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April Finds On Huckberry

We continue our hunt for some of our favorite products on Huckberry, a shop that hooks you up with the coolest apparel and travel gear for an active …

After I banned tipping at my restaurant, the service got better and we made more money

Tipping, as a compensation scheme, is great for everyone.<p>Restaurant customers like tipping because it puts them in the driver’s seat. As a diner, you control your experience, using the power of your tip to make sure your server works hard for you.<p>Restaurant servers like tipping because it means …

Hospitality

Recipe: Mexican Avocado Salad

Food

How Independent Should Spouses Be?

"We hardly see each other, and we each have our own lives," Lyudmila Putin told a reporter last week as she and her husband announced their divorce.<p>Late last week, as they were leaving a ballet performance at the Kremlin State Palace, Vladimir Putin and his wife, Lyudmila, announced their plans to …

Notes From the First Year: Some Thoughts on Teaching at MIT

Teaching science and engineering kids, and why toughness might be the most important quality in a writer<p>A commenter asks:<p>If this isn't too off topic, what do you find motivates most of your students at MIT? Do they really love the subject, or do they see it as a pathway to bigger things, or are …