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Oregon Pinot Noir: tasting 11 top examples blind

For the last few days I’ve been at the Southern Pinot Noir workshop at Hamner Springs. It’s an event that brings together winemakers from across New …

14 best Oregon pinot noir wines

You may be familiar with pinot noir, the classic red Burgundy grape that produces some of France’s most elegant and complex wines. But let’s take it …

Wine & Spirits

Yes to Pinot

A recent pilgrimage to the annual Willamette Valley auction yielded several enticing expressions of the heartbreak grape. Charm, elegance, supple red …

Defining Oregon Pinot Noir: A Round Table Discussion With Some Oregon Winemakers

Oregon Pinot noir first burst onto the world wine stage when French wine judges found it impossible to distinguish it from its Burgundian cousin. David Lett’s Eyrie Vineyards’ 1975 South Block Reserve Pinot Noir surprised the wine world when it was ranked 10th in its category in the Wine Olympics …

Wine & Spirits

The Best Mentors Ask These 8 Questions

An essential part of being a good mentor is asking the right questions. Here’s a cheat sheet to get you started.<p>It’s hard to deny that good mentors are important. The best workplaces have formal programs to develop mentoring relationships. LinkedIn has even launched a feature to help you find one. …

Leadership

Dwane Casey, NBA Coach of the Year, Was Fired. His Response Is a Genius Lesson in Emotional Intelligence

Dwane Casey just role-modeled high-level emotional intelligence. His response to his firing will inspire you to up your game, too.<p>As the great Norm Peterson of <i>Cheers</i> fame once said, "It's a dog-eat-dog world and I'm wearing Milk-Bone underwear." That's how Dwane Casey must have felt last week.<p>In a …

Emotional Intelligence

4 Trailblazing Women Get Real About Being a Leader

Though the path to success looks different across different fields and industries, there are a few common denominators, like aspiring to "get to the …

2019 Volkswagen Arteon Makes U.S. Debut in Chicago

Swoopy sedan arrives in dealers later this year<p>Nearly a year after we first saw it at the 2017 Geneva auto show, the 2019 Volkswagen Arteon has arrived for its North American closeup.<p>The U.S.-spec model of the new stylish four-door made its U.S. premiere on the floor of the 2018 Chicago Auto Show …

Volkswagen Arteon

The Morning Routine Experts Recommend for Peak Productivity

What’s the best way to start your day so that you really get things done?<p>Laura Vanderkam studied the schedules of high-achievers. What did she find? …

Time Management

Rob Deemer

Articles January 24 2018 | By Rob Deemer<p>Over the years, there have been a great many calls for diversification within the concert music community, …

How Marvel's Black Panther Marks a Major Milestone

The Revolutionary<br>Power of <i>Black Panther</i><p><b>Marvel’s new movie marks a major milestone</b> <br>By <b>JAMIL SMITH</b><p><b>The first movie I remember seeing</b> in a theater had a …

Black Panther

10 Tips On How To Be Likeable & Get What You Want

You’d think being a likeable and magnificent bastard these days shouldn’t be so hard, but as social media and text messaging become widely accepted …

Are You Exceptionally Likable? 9 Reasons People Decide They Like You

More good news: possessing each of these qualities will also make you happier.<p>No one has enough friends. And if that's not reason enough to be likable, we tend to do business and build professional and relationships with people we like. We're instinctively drawn to people who are modest, agreeable, …

Self-improvement

4 Reasons You Should Never Hide Your Personality in the Workplace

Your macho man attitude and shoulder pad power suit aren't fooling anyone.<p>Have you ever felt the need to put on a "game face" while you're at work? Do you have to act "manly" or "tough," so that others will respect you? I know that many women feel that they can't act overly feminine, in fear that …

The Workplace

How to Be More Productive with a Daily System for High Output

<i>“The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable</i> …

7 brilliant ways successful leaders start presentations

<i>“The beginning is the most important part of the work.” —Plato</i><p>When we speak, we have about 60 seconds to capture our audience’s attention, establish …

Public Speaking

The 20 Most Popular DSLR Lenses Among our Readers

Over the last few days we’ve published a post revealing the most popular DSLRs among our readers (based upon what they’ve been buying in the last few …

A Navy SEAL Explains 8 Secrets To Grit And Resilience

Sometimes you just want to quit. You know you shouldn’t but nothing seems better than crawling back into bed and hiding under the covers. (I am there …

Osama Bin Laden

10 Things Employees Want From Leaders (But Won't Tell Them)

What keeps employees happy isn't always as obvious as it may seem.<p>It's no secret. Employee satisfaction has everything to do with business success. An employee who jumps ship costs your business around 20 percent of his or her salary -- and that's just part of the impact. Workplace productivity, …

Employee Engagement

6 Crucial Things to Do in Your First 100 Days in a New Leadership Role

You've signed the offer, now what?<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The rate of change in technology is unmatched. Companies are constantly being funded, getting acquired and, unfortunately, going out of business. These dynamic conditions create both challenges …

Employment

Where to Drink and Eat in the Willamette Valley

There’s more than just award-winning wine in Willamette Valley. Tear out our fun-packed itinerary and 
enjoy your pinot with a side of stellar views …

7 Essential Habits of Highly Mindful People (That They Never Talk)

I think we can all agree that we want to be more mindful in our lives. Not only does practising mindfulness increase your sense of calm, but it can …

Mindfulness

11 Simple Things You Can Do To Make Yourself Happier

Neurotransmitters have a huge impact on our overall feelings of wellbeing, pleasure, and mood. Low levels of these important substances in our brains …

Morning ritual: The 7 steps that will make you happy all day

We read a lot about this or that morning ritual that will make you productive. But what about one that makes you happy?<p>Research shows that being …

A former Navy SEAL commander explains the surprising way he trained his troops to respond to failure

During his deployment in Iraq in 2006, Jocko Willink oversaw about 100 people as the commander of US Navy SEAL Team 3 Task Unit Bruiser.<p>In an episode of his podcast, Willink explained that he developed a habit that could annoy his troops but also serve as a real motivator.<p>From the podcast:<p>"One of …

10 Simple Productivity Tips for Your Work Day

<i>This article originally appeared on Entrepreneur.</i><p>Productivity is all about efficiency—doing more, faster and with less. And with increasing demands …

Productivity

Secrets of Waterfall Photography

Beginner’s Guide to Waterfall Photography<p>Rating:<p>4.33 based on 3 Ratings<p>April 22, 2017 By Jonathan Ma<p>Beginner’s Guide to Waterfall Photography …

7 Essential Morning Rituals of Happy People

Life is busy. It can feel impossible to move forward sometimes. From having a full-time job, to working on your relationships with your loved ones, …