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9 bad manager mistakes that make good people quit

It’s pretty incredible how often you hear managers complaining about their best employees leaving, and they really do have something to complain …

The Workplace

This Super Bowl Coach Ignited Nick Foles's Performance By Doing 1 Research-Backed Thing

The turnaround performance of the Philadelphia Eagles quarterback traces back to a wily adjustment made by his coach, Doug Pederson--a play you can run for your team too.<p>The Philadelphia Eagles backup quarterback, the igniter of a great team performance that earned him Super Bowl MVP, the man who …

NFL

Vegan Sweet Potato Pecan Cinnamon Rolls

Makes 12 Rolls<p>For the dough:<p>1cup plain unsweetened soy milk or other non-dairy milk<br>• 1/4 cup vegan butter<br>• 1cup mashed sweet potato (from 1 baked medium …

Recipes

A Norwegian Cluster House By Norm Architects

An hour drive north of Oslo, surrounded by Norwegian woodland and the magnificent Mjøsa lake, the Gjøvik house by Danish practice Norm Architects …

Design

How to Let Go: Learning to Deal with Loss

Recently, my wife and I passed by the spot of one of our first dates. For the next few minutes, we smiled and reminisced and rehashed a small happy …

Relationships

Two Colors That Could Dethrone Millennial Pink in 2018

Pepto pink—and all its rosé-colored incarnations—really enjoyed a moment in 2017 in the home and fashion design space. And by moment, I mean a whole …

Home Decorating

The rise of JR: how a French graffiti artist with a Xerox conquered the art world

In September last year, a one-year-old child appeared on the American/Mexican border near the crossing at Tecate, south east of San Diego. He was peering over the wall and smiling, his fingertips resting on the top.<p>He was 65ft tall. The image, which went viral, was the latest politically charged …

Seeking Submissions For Annual Worcester Poetry Contest

Winners get cash, and a published poem.<p>WORCESTER, MA—<b>Via Worcester County Poetry Association</b>: The Worcester County Poetry Association (WCPA) is now …

Art in 2018: Check out Frida Kahlo's wardrobe and Michael Jackson On The Wall

<b>From celebrity closet gazing, through to fanfare openings and reopenings, surreal theatricality, Parisian delights and Michael Jackson, there is much on offer from the arts world to fill your diary from spring to winter this coming year.</b><p>People's wardrobes and what they chose to keep in them is …

Art

How to Use a DSLR Camera Infographic

When you use a DSLR camera for the first time, it’s natural to be intimated by the sheer number of buttons and options. The manual might seem too …

Here are 10 enchanting tree tunnels (and where to find them)

Tunnels of trees have a way of making you feel safe, as if the branches are stretching out to form a protected path just for you. It's like walking …

Steamboat Springs, Colorado for Non-Skiers

Planning a winter vacation can be a challenge when some of your friends and family members are hard-core skiers, while others aren't into the sport. …

Skiing

Easy Tiramisu Recipe on Food52

Cooking is more fun with friends.<p>Find your friends who are already on Food52, and invite others who aren't to join.<p>Join Our Community<p>Follow amazing home cooks. Collect recipes and articles. Get inspired.<p><b>Author Notes:</b> Easy Tiramisu —Oh Sweet Day!<p><b>Makes 8-inch square cake</b><p>4 pieces egg yolks<br>• 1/4 cup …

Dessert

Hard Work? It's Not All It's Cracked up to Be. It May Even Be Irrelevant. Here's Why.

Ever hear of how Neflix let go of many of its hardest-working employees in favor of those who most greatly impacted the company's bottom line?<p>From a young age, we're raised to believe that we can accomplish pretty much anything so long as we work hard enough to achieve it. And, for the most part, …

The Consumerist Church of Fitness Classes

Gyms provide ritual and community, serving as a sort of religion. They also promote values American culture already worships—capitalism and overwork.<p>You pay a regular tithe to support the community. In public, you wear symbols that identify you as one of the faithful. When you gather with other …

Happiness

10 Facts About Solar Energy That Might Surprise You

After decades of development and political debate about solar energy, the industry is finally ready to stand on its own. Solar power projects around the world are beating fossil fuels on price without subsidies, and each time they do, the future looks a little brighter.<p>But there's still a lot most …

Solar Power

This Coffee Shop Creates A Warm Interior With The Use Of Wood And Hidden Lighting

YUDIN Design have recently completed TAKAVA, a new coffee shop in Kiev, Ukraine, that features a warm wood facade with a view of the inside through …

Interior Design

How to prepare for the cryptocurrency revolution

Blockchain is quickly becoming one of the most anticipated technologies of our time. Much like the early internet, experienced technologists foresee blockchain as a vehicle to drive society forward. Implementations of secure, decentralized systems can empower us to conquer organizational issues of …

Cryptocurrency

Cheesy Crockpot Reuben Dip

This crockpot Reuben dip recipe has our favorite Reuben sandwich ingredients. Serve the dip warm with party rye rounds, melba toasts, or crackers.

Shakespeare told us about the plight of refugees 400 years ago – it’s time to revisit his words

A new piece of theatre coming to London reminds us why Shakespeare is still essential – to hold the mirror up to nature and to one of the most …

A screenwriter's home in Silver Lake gets a major rewrite

When screenwriter Jason Micallef was house-hunting, he was ready for a challenge.<p>"I looked for a major fixer-upper or tear-down," he said. He found it, in the form of a two-bedroom house next to the Silver Lake Reservoir. Although the house itself was unimpressive, Micallef climbed the hillside …

Architecture

Sleep Scientist Warns Against Walking Through Life 'In An Underslept State'

The National Sleep Foundation recommends an average of eight hours of sleep per night for adults, but sleep scientist Matthew Walker says that too many people are falling short of the mark.<p>"Human beings are the only species that deliberately deprive themselves of sleep for no apparent gain," Walker …

‘Saved By a Story’ Benefit Raises Money for Charity — and Builds a Community of Storytellers

“Enough.” One simple word inspired a raft of powerful stories at “Saved By a Story,” a benefit held at Jason and Kathy Katims’ home on Saturday night.<p>…

Account Suspended

A Cake You Can Take With You Anywhere

Over the years, and almost without meaning to, I have become an obsessive collector — not of objects but of recipes. I have accumulated boxes’ and files’ worth. I search for them casually in print and online, and relentlessly, determinedly and often shamelessly when I’m out, whether close to home …

The Chemistry and Physics Behind the Perfect Cup of Coffee

Coffee is unique among artisanal beverages in that the brewer plays a significant role in its quality at the point of consumption. In contrast, …

Coffee

Tights, Tutus and ‘Relentless’ Teasing: Inside Ballet’s Bullying Epidemic

“If this were not the arts, it would be considered a child health crisis.”<p>For years, ballet phenom David Hallberg was bullied. Growing up in South Dakota and Tucson, Arizona, the boy who would go on to become one of his generation’s greatest dancers endured teasing, name-calling, ostracism and …

Plant-Based Ways to Achieve Umami in Your Dishes - One Green Planet

Everyone knows there are four basic tastes: sweet, sour, bitter, and salty. We even label ourselves as being ruled by one these tastes – some people …

Healthy Eating

Carbs like roti, bread are NOT bad for your health, if you eat them the right way

Chapatis, bread, pasta or even noodles are not bad for health if they are cooked the right way, say experts.<p>The cooking process determines how much …

The Most Epic Social Moments From Music City Food & Wine in Nashville

We came, we ate, we conquered. This year's Music City Food & Wine festival was off the charts epic—and here are the social moments to prove it.<p>Every …