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How to Increase Your Influence at Work

To be effective in organizations today, you must be able to influence people. Your title alone isn’t always enough to sway others, nor do you always have a formal position. So, what’s the best way to position yourself as an informal leader? How do you motivate colleagues to support your initiatives …

The 3 Things Employees Really Want: Career, Community, Cause

Strike up a conversation about work values, and it won’t be long before someone brings up a pyramid — a famous psychologist’s best-known theory. Abraham Maslow’s big idea was that we all have a hierarchy of needs: once our basic physiological and safety needs are fulfilled, we seek love and …

How to Cultivate Gratitude, Compassion, and Pride on Your Team

As a leader, what traits should you cultivate in your employees? Grit – the ability to persevere in the face of challenges? Sure. A willingness to accept some sacrifices and work hard toward a successful future are essential for the members of any team. But I believe there’s another component that …

Happiness

Cinnamon Scone Bread Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> Scones are one of the most versatile baked goods around. They can be sweet or savory and filled with pretty much any combination of flavorings you can think of. This is my version of a cinnamon quick bread, adapted from my recipe for Royal Wedding Scones here in the archives. The …

Baking

Honey Yeast Rolls - Everyday Annie

01<p>In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine the yeast and warm water. Add the honey, oil, salt, and egg and mix well. Add 3 cups of the flour and mix …

Forget the Strategy PowerPoint

I have for decades watched CEOs and other executives try to explain a corporate strategy to a small group of senior managers or to a much larger group of staff. For the most part, it has not been a pretty sight. In the case of senior managers, I usually hear 3 or 4 different interpretations of what …

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14 Chocolate Cakes

Forget the jewelry. Forget the flowers. Forget the fancy dinners, the oysters, the caviar, the steak. Let's be real here: chocolate cake is the best part of Valentine's Day.<p>Chocolate cakes aren't moody, aren't choosy. They're gorgeous. They can be consumed wherever you desire: at a candlelit table, …

How to Make Homemade Yogurt

309<p>5<p>6<p>Shares 320<p>I was goofing around on social media the other night, conversing with someone and recollecting our fondness for our Salton yogurt …

Banana Nut Bread

Honey Rolls

Dill Dinner Rolls

Nutella Espresso Rolls

Strawberry Vanilla Doughnuts - Everyday Annie

01<p>In the bowl of a mixer fitted with the dough hook, combine the yeast with the milk and whisk briefly to dissolve. Add in the flour, sugar, salt, …

Cupcake Basics: Classic Yellow Cupcakes - Everyday Annie

01<p>Preheat the oven to 350˚ F. Line cupcake pans with paper liners. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt. Whisk to blend. In …

Baking with Whole Grains: Blueberry Buckle Coffee Cake - Everyday Annie

Coffee cake has been a love of mine since childhood. Whenever we went to visit our grandparents, or when they came to visit us, coffee cake (of the …

Soft Pretzel Bites, Three Ways - Everyday Annie

01<p>To make the basic pretzel dough, combine the water, sugar, salt and yeast in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Mix on …

Red Velvet Cupcakes - Everyday Annie

01<p>Preheat the oven to 350° F. Line cupcake pans with paper liners. In a medium bowl, combine the cake flour, sugar, baking soda, cocoa powder and …

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strawberry shortcakes

Let me guess: It’s Sunday. If you’re lucky, you’ve got at least a whole extra day left of a summer-summoning holiday weekend and if you’re even …

chocolate yogurt snack cakes

Every summer, chocolate grows a little neglected in my kitchen. I don’t mean to let it happen — in my mind, there are few higher confectionery …

light brioche burger buns

Do you know what this is? This is <b>It</b>. This is the hamburger bun recipe I’d been obsessing, dreaming and fretting over when I had my Incident back in …

best birthday cake

Some people find out they’re going to be parents and — you know, after the whole “yay babies!” cheer has simmered down a bit — freak out because they …

peach and crème fraîche pie

Inadvertently, Martha has become my girl this week as I’ve been floundering around trying to figure out what to do with my seasonal produce that a) I …

plum kuchen

I’ve been curious to make a yeasted coffee cake for years, but every time I got close to making one, I decided against it. Would it be dry or …

nectarine galette

Has it really been nearly two years we talked about the Simplest Apple Tart? What a bummer, I say, a darn shame because there’s no reason to limit …

southwestern pulled brisket

I had the very best New Years Eve meal, and I can’t wait to tell you about it. But first, I must scroll back to tell you my favorite kind of story, …

edna mae’s sour cream pancakes

The short, fat and balding love of my life woke himself, and thus <i>my</i>self, up at 6:15 yesterday morning, all too few hours after we’d returned from …

breakfast pizza

My son’s favorite game in the whole world is Let’s Play With The Other Baby! You Know, The One We Keep In The Mirror. We bring him over to this giant …

oatmeal pancakes

I don’t gush much, do I? I mean, I try not to be a gush<i>er</i>, someone who oohs and aahs so much, it loses meaning after a while, you know? I make …