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Dustin O'Halloran - Constreaux No 2

Run Your First 5K Like a Boss: The 4-Week Training Plan You Need

3.1 miles? Done.<p>Sure, running might <i>seem</i> easy—just lace up your sneakers and go. But the thought of actually training for a race can be intimidating AF.<p>That's exactly why you should start with a 5K. At 3.1 miles, this distance is totally doable, even if you've been sticking to the elliptical since …

Start your own business with these 4 great offers

Starting a business takes more than a great idea. The best way to ensure that your small business has a fighting chance in a competitive market is to develop a core set of skills to prepare yourself for every challenge, hurdle or roadblock you’ll find along the way.<p>That’s why we’ve put together a …

The benefits of a fully agile workplace -- or why you should not stop at scrum

In theory, the scrum methodology is an excellent way to make the product development cycle more efficient. Scrum is better able to incorporate …

Scrum vs. Kanban: How to combine the best of both methods with Scrumban

Though scrum is by far the most popular agile methodology, in recent years, many organizations have been experiencing issues with it and are moving …

Project Management

12 must-see concerts in Toronto this March

The top concerts in Toronto this March are playing it a bit more low-key - I imagine a lot of bigger acts are saving themselves for the impending …

43 Life-Changing Books You Need To Read

Eat, pray, read.<p><i>Note: Some entries have been edited for clarity and length.</i>

100 Podcasts That Will Make You Smarter, Better, and Wiser

Listen to these 100 podcasts and you will become wiser, smarter, and better at business and life.<p>Podcasting is a great way to learn and be inspired. It's a new use of technology that hearkens back to the original social medium, storytelling.<p>If you have an interest in entrepreneurship, tech, …

Entrepreneurship

7 Things Your Husband Isn't Telling You He Needs

What your tight-lipped spouse really needs from you.<p>What makes makes men truly content in their marriages? Below, marriage therapists share seven things husbands say they need from their wives.<p><b>1. Men w</b><b>ant their wives to say "I love you."</b><p>After years of being married, don't assume that your husband …

Here Are the Tech Stocks You Should Buy in 2016

Let’s face it—today’s top companies are radically different from the ones we grew up with. The corporate campus has given way to the private home or …

The best novels of 2015

Best books of 2015,Books,Fiction,Marlon James,Kazuo Ishiguro,Elena Ferrante,Benjamin Markovits,Anne Enright,Marilynne Robinson,2015 in review,Best books,Best books of the year<p>A truly vintage year for fiction with a strong Booker shortlist, dazzling debuts and a real masterpiece from an old hand

Books

Boomer retirement planning: A nine-step guide to ease your mind

Here's an investing tip for baby boomers that pays dividends. Spend 90 minutes or so using these online resources and feel better about your retirement. Presented here is a nine-step process that will take you through 20 or so online calculators, worksheets, databases and other tools. The goal is …

Pantry

A Calendar of Wisdom: Tolstoy on Knowledge and the Meaning of Life

On March 15, 1884, <b>Leo Tolstoy</b> (September 9, 1828–November 20, 1910) wrote in his diary:<p>I have to create a circle of reading for myself: Epictetus, Marcus Aurelius, Lao-Tzu, Buddha, Pascal, The New Testament. This is also necessary for all people.<p>So he set out to compile “a wise thought for every …

Why We Hurt Each Other: Tolstoy’s Letters to Gandhi on Love, Violence, and the Truth of the Human Spirit

In 1908, Indian revolutionary Taraknath Das wrote to Leo Tolstoy, by then one of the most famous public figures in the world, asking for the author’s support in India’s independence from British colonial rule. On December 14, Tolstoy, who had spent the last twenty years seeking the answers to …

Science says lasting relationships come down to 2 basic traits

<i>In most marriages, levels of satisfaction drop dramatically within the first few years together.</i><p><i>But among couples who not only endure, but live happily together for years and years, the spirit of kindness and generosity guides them forward.</i><p>Every day in June, the most popular wedding month of the …

Can The 21st Century Corporation Operate Without Agile?

“The world,” writes Alan Murray in Fortune announcing an interesting article by Geoff Colvin, “is in the midst of a new industrial revolution.” The “frictionless corporation” of the 21st Century is “driven by technology that is connecting everyone and everything, everywhere and all the time, in a …

Innovation

Our favorite music of 2014

<b>The best things about Chicago music</b> | Leor Galil<p>Much of what I loved about Chicago's music scene in 2014 can't be summed up with a list of LPs (or …

Music Festivals

The top 10 records (and 30 best tracks) of 2014

Every year at this time, my friend Andy sends out an excitable email asking his most music-crazed friends – sound engineers, clubsters, DJs, me, anyone for whom music is less a casual dalliance and more like lifeblood – to send around their personal lists of the year’s best music, so we can all …

Honey & Sorrow (grey) Art Print

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Honey

What is it about free-market ideas that gives them staying power in the face of such failures as persistent unemployment, widening inequality, and financial crises? The Power of Market Fundamentalism extends economist Karl Polanyi's work to explain why these dangerous utopian ideas have become the dominant economic ideology of our time.

What is it about free-market ideas that give them tenacious staying power in the face of such manifest failures as persistent unemployment, widening …

The Best Made In Britain Shoe Brands

We Brits may have plenty to complain about – our weather sucks, we’re crap at almost every sport we invent and the last time we won Eurovision …

55+ Best Men's Online Shops For Fashion & Clothes

Online shopping is the final frontier of the retail experience. It’s a burgeoning marketplace accessible from your smartphone, and the virtual stores …

Our 20 Most Popular Grilling Recipes of All Time

From chicken tacos to barbecued ribs, here are our 20 most popular grilling recipes of all time.<p><b>It's grill time.</b> Though we love our charred kale salads and grilled squid, you love some of our grilling recipes way more than the others. Here are our 20 most popular grilling recipes of all time.

Our Favorite Burger Recipes from Classic to "Crunchified"

Juicy burgers—from beef, to turkey, to veggie—that you'll want to get on your grill right now.<p><b>Fire up that grill already</b>—it's practically begging for one of these juicy burgers to make that delightful sizzling noise.

Cooking

Dinner Tonight: One-Pot Pastalaya + Sazerac

Be honest with yourself for just a moment: Some nights, you don't need <i></i>to eat your vegetables.<p>Some nights, you want only to be alone with a big bowl of something savory and carb-laden, with nothing too virtuous or leafy to distract you from the important business at hand. The best -- the only -- …

Chicken Soup with Onions and Garlic for the Endless Winter Recipe on Food52

• 1 small chicken or whatever chicken you have frozen for stock (if you use assorted parts, you will want a couple of pounds worth)<br>• 3 scallions, trimmed<br>• 1 bunch cilantro, stalks and roots included (optional: do not scour the city for cilantro with the roots still on; feel free to make without any …

Whiskey Sour Recipe on Food52

• 2 ounces whiskey (some prefer bourbon, I like rye)<br>• 3/4 ounce simple syrup (1:1 ratio sugar:water)<br>• 3/4 ounce lemon juice<br>• 1 egg white<p>Combine ingredients in a shaker and dry shake until well combined, at least 10 seconds. Add ice to your shaker and shake again as normal. Strain into a chilled cocktail …