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8 Breakfast Bars Under 250 Calories That Will Make Your Mornings So Much Easier

Breakfast

Too Many Executives Are Missing the Most Important Part of CRM

For all the emphasis placed on customer relationships these days, very few large organizations really understand how to manage them. Whether you’re a corporation, a nonprofit or a government agency, chances are that your approach to customer relationships at a system-wide level begins and ends with …

Customer Experience

5 Secret Islands In Southeast Asia To Visit Before They Become Too Mainstream

Whether it is for a quick escape from your chaotic work schedule or a laidback holiday with your family, these secret islands are your best …

“Health” in the Buddhism and Science Dialogue

July 4, 2016 by Justin Whitaker<p>Guest post by Kin Cheung<p>In the current dialogue between Buddhist traditions and the sciences—an engagement dominated …

20 best Chinese recipes: part 3

Andrew Wong’s Michie’s sweet and sour ribs<p>I learned the recipe for these ribs while I was in Sichuan and since then it has even found its way to the island of the Seychelles where my sister-in-law Michie makes a special request for them whenever my family and I fly over. I am hoping that, armed …

Food & Dining

Upgrade Your Suitcase: The Best New Travel Bags of 2016

[Brightcove Video ID=5157556428001]<p>You want a better cabin level for yourself—so why shouldn’t your clothes (and other accoutrements) travel first class?<p>There are many reasons to be discerning when it comes to luggage. And while everyone needs a bag that can stand up to the hazards of life on the …

Luggage

I Ate Like Gwyneth Paltrow for a Week and Now Nobody Can Stand to Be Near Me

"My breath smells like an egg truck crashed into a sulfur factory."<p>Somewhere between the launch of Gwyneth Paltrow's first and second cookbooks, hating her became trendy—like wearing all-white Stan Smiths or doing CrossFit.<p>When you Google "hate Gw," the immediate auto-fill suggestion is "does …

A Refresher on Return on Assets and Return on Equity

Profit is king, as the saying goes. There are people who disagree with that adage, of course, some saying that cash and cash flow are more important (and too often ignored). But no one would disagree that you need to monitor your company’s profitability to ensure its financial health. There are …

Investing

Make Silky Carbonara—Not Scrambled Egg Pasta

Carbonara can go from velvety to scrambled eggs in seconds. But it won't happen to you.<p><i>Yes, everybody makes basic cooking mistakes. Like, say, something as simple as overcooking mushrooms or toasting grains and spices. Below, reader Marcy confesses clumpy carbonara to associate food editor Rick</i> …

21 Recipes We're Bookmarking Just for the Marinades

These recipes all have one thing in common: Awesome, versatile mariandes.<p>These recipes are perfect as-is—but we'll be honest: Most of the time, we just use them for the versatile, crazy-flavorful marinades.

You can now stream movies from The Pirate Bay

A new browser plugin for Windows and Mac computers has turned The Pirate Bay into the world's biggest streaming site.<p>The Torrents Time plugin lets …

Televisions

Everything You Need to Know About Going to Disney World

Haven’t been to the Florida parks in a few years? Here’s a cheat sheet to get you up to speed.<p>If you haven’t been to Walt Disney World in the past …

Walt Disney Company

At last, self-check-in kiosks come to these Las Vegas hotels

After a long drive up Interstate 15 to Las Vegas, you're either ready to unwind or get the party started -- without waiting in a long line to check in to your room. Three hotels on the Strip are helping that happen with new self-check-in kiosks.<p>Kiosks that allow guests to cut the line are now …

Want to Be an Outstanding Leader? Keep a Journal.

From The New York Public Library<p>Research has documented that outstanding leaders take time to reflect. Their success depends on the ability to access their unique perspective and bring it to their decisions and sense-making every day.<p>Extraordinary leadership is rooted in several capabilities: …

United Nations

The Chart Every Meat Eater Needs To See

Avid meat eaters are generally pretty knowledgable about beef cuts. They know the difference between a chuck roast and a shoulder steak, and how differently each needs to be cooked. But not many occasional meat consumers know that kind of information, and most have never heard of a bavette cut. Or …

Food

The Best Secret Streets Around the World

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Travel

16 Best Places to Visit in 2016

From the medieval Spanish town most people overlook on their way to Madrid to the U.S. city experiencing a cultural renaissance, these 16 editor-endorsed destinations are best places to travel this year.<p>Australia<p>At this moment, on all fronts, Australia is simply—as the kids say—crushing it. Its …

National Parks

A Record Breaking 3.1 Million Tourists Visited Cuba in 2015

But was the island-nation ready for it?<p>Whether it’s the allure of sampling one of Cuba’s fabled freshly rolled cigars or sipping minty mojitos in one …

Cuba

17 Foods That Should Absolutely Be Taco'ed

All that's left to do now is secure some A+ tortillas.<p>The only thing standing between you and a 24/7/365 taco diet is infinite choice in fillings. These recipes get it. Now all you'll need is stacks on stacks on stacks of perfect tortillas.

10 Ways Air Travel Will Change in 2016

Creative seating, upscale airports, and more affordable private air travel are all on the horizon in the new year.<p>This past year fliers experienced plenty of turbulence in the skies, what with labor disputes disrupting international flying, and new security fears after the bombing of a Russian …

Flying

15 Ways to Cook Healthy-ish In 2016

In these healthy-ish times, no one better embraces the clean and simple approach to food than Jeremy Fox. Let the chef of Santa Monica’s Rustic Canyon wine bar show you how to be a better (and healthier) cook.<p>Chefs like to complicate things: recipes, techniques, their lives. <b>Jeremy Fox</b> isn’t one of …

All the Indian Food You Should Be Ordering that Isn't Tikka Masala

Yes, we know you love tikka masala. But these dishes are the hidden gems of any takeout Indian menu—according to these Indian chefs.<p>If you are anything like us, your love of Indian food knows no bounds—particularly takeout Chicken Tikka Masala. We can't blame you for being mildly addicted: The …

10 Homemade Stocks for All Your Soup Needs

Don't ever throw those bones away—utilize them to make these 10 flavorful, long-simmering stocks.<p><b>There's nothing like a large pot of simmering goodness</b> to welcome you home after a long, tiring day. In case you didn't know, stock, as opposed to broth, is made with bones, and the collagen from those …

Your Favorite HBR Articles of 2015

Here are the 20 articles you and your fellow HBR readers spent the most time reading in 2015. I’m biased, of course, but I think it’s a particularly good list this year. And as usual, it reveals a lot about what managers around the world are thinking and worrying about right now. A lot of us are …

Networking

Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards: The Ultimate Funny Animal Photos

Nature can be beautiful and majestic—but it can also be pretty funny. The annual Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards, which accepts photographers' (amateur and professional) submissions, honored some of the cutest and funniest animal photos taken in 2016. The real winner? Everybody who gets to look …

Photography

Crispy and Delicious: 17 Recipes to Get Your Pan-Fry On

More delicious than roasting, easier than deep-frying. Presenting: 16 excellent recipes for pan-fried everything.<p>Tastier than roasting, easier than deep-frying, pan-frying is here to make things golden-brown and very, very crispy.

Cooking

Canberra pet crematorium owner called to 20 dog deaths from snake bites this summer

Dog deaths from snake bites are on the rise this year according to the owner of a Canberra pet crematorium, who says she has been called following …

Pets

New Vertical Cabin Design Stacks Passengers to Increase Room in Economy

A patent filed by Airbus this year, which considered using vertical space in the cabin to make more room for passengers, was not universally well …

Aviation

What Matters in Travel Technology in 2016?

To kickstart the new year, Skift and Amadeus are hosting a live Twitter Chat to find out <b>What Matters in Travel Technology in 2016</b>.<p>How does it work? …

You Can’t Engage Employees by Copying How Other Companies Do It

Employee trust in management and commitment to the company have been in decline for decades. Yet we know that trust and commitment are essential for high individual and corporate performance. Only a minority of companies have managed to buck this decline and have built companies worthy of the human …

Employee Engagement