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The Pacific Northwestern Lodge You've Been Dreaming Of

When I lived in Seattle, it seemed everyone had a story about Salish Lodge & Spa, located atop Snoqualmie Falls some 30 miles east of the city. For some, it was an over-the-top wedding venue. For others, it was an upscale home base for a weekend of hiking, fly fishing, and escaping the city. The …

DIY Hanging Lounge Chair

I know I always get pretty excited about the projects on here but, seriously, this is one of my favorites! I’ve had a hanging chair on my to-make …

Woodworking

Don’t Play with Dead Snakes, and Other Management Advice

<i>“If you see a snake, kill it. Don’t play with dead snakes. And everything looks like a snake at first.” This sounds like it might be advice from a paranoid outdoorsman. But its author, Jim Barksdale, meant it as a guide to the business world</i> — <i>that dangerous environment where, famously, only the</i> …

The Daily Routines of Geniuses

Juan Ponce de León spent his life searching for the fountain of youth. I have spent mine searching for the ideal daily routine. But as years of color-coded paper calendars have given way to cloud-based scheduling apps, routine has continued to elude me; each day is a new day, as unpredictable as a …

A Quick Guide to Breakeven Analysis

In a world of Excel spreadsheets and online tools, we take a lot of calculations for granted. Take breakeven analysis. You’ve probably heard of it. Maybe even used the term before, or said: “At what point do we break even?” But because you may not entirely understand the math — and because …

15 Uses For Pipe Shelving Around The House

Pipe shelves are great if you want to add an industrial-chic touch to your home. They are very versatile and can be used in any room. There are tons …

Minute Manager Series)

Description<p>Publication Date: <b>June 03, 2014</b><p>Whether you're new to running meetings or a seasoned executive with no time to waste, leading effective (and even pleasant!) meetings is a must. "Running Meetings" guides you through the basics of: (1) Crafting a useful agenda, (2) Inviting the right team …

How to Spend the First 10 Minutes of Your Day

If you’re working in the kitchen of Anthony Bourdain, legendary chef of Brasserie Les Halles, best-selling author, and famed television personality, you don’t dare so much as boil hot water without attending to a ritual that’s essential for any self-respecting chef: <i>mise-en-place.</i><p>The “Meez,” as …