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There’s one way to stop school shootings without taking away anyone’s guns

One achievable solution can stop the epidemic of school shootings in the United States without restricting the guns of law-abiding citizens.<br>Read More


How to disagree well - 7 of the best and worst ways to argue

A classic essay defines different ways to disagree, from the worst to the best, with lessons that ring true in our divisive times.<br>Read More

Donald Trump

How to perfect your pitch deck — according to a guy that gets a lot of pitches

One of the most critical tasks startups face, is creating a killer elevator pitch — a short, verbal description of who they are, what they do, and how they are going to succeed as a business. There are countless blog posts and listicles that have been created to guide founders through this process, …

Elevator Pitches

4 behaviors that transform ordinary people into CEOs, according to a study of 2,600 leaders

If you think all CEOs are Ivy League educated individuals who set their eyes on the C-suite at a young age, you're mistaken. According to Elena …


The Secret to Perfectly Cooked Jambalaya: Use Your Oven

My first trip ever to Louisiana was exactly what it should have been: a debauchery of food and drink. I'd flown into New Orleans late one night with my best friend, and within an hour of landing, we were tucking into platters piled with oysters. The next morning, we got up and headed to breakfast …


Wok Skills 101: Stir-Frying Basics

GalleryWok Skills 101: Stir-Frying Basics<p>Real Deal Kung Pao Chicken<p>Spicy, numbing, and no-holds barred: Kung Pao Chicken as it's meant to be is <b>right this way! »</b><p>Before we begin this tutorial, a quick rant about woks vs. skillets:<p>[rant] I've read in some otherwise reputable sources that using a wok …

Making Better Use of Health Care Data

At Sanford Health, a $4.5 billion rural integrated health care system, we deliver care to over 2.5 million people in 300 communities across 250,000 square miles. In the process, we collect and store vast quantities of patient data – everything from admission, diagnostic, treatment and discharge …

Health Care

How to Be a Good Board Chair

Most board chairs are experienced leaders. Half the chairs of the S&P 500 double as their companies’ chief executives, and the vast majority of the rest are former CEOs. But the close association of the two positions creates problems. It’s difficult for a board led by the CEO to serve as a check on …


Merck CEO Kenneth Frazier: “Businesses Exist to Deliver Value to Society”

Kenneth Frazier’s story is far from that of a typical CEO. He grew up in a tough inner-city neighborhood in Philadelphia. His education focused on a career in the legal field. And he is one of a tiny number of African-American CEOs in the Fortune 500.<p>Frazier has certainly beat the odds. As Merck’s …

Kenneth Frazier

Whiteboard Session: This Is Your Brain on Mindfulness

Daniel Goleman and Richard Davidson show how it can improve resilience.


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 …


Mentoring Women Is Not About Trying to “Rescue” Them

We know that male mentors and sponsors are essential for helping talented women get ahead. When women are mentored by men, they make more money, receive more promotions, and report greater satisfaction with their career trajectories. Although advantageous for all employees, mentoring is …


Mueller Subpoenas Trump Organization, Demanding Documents About Russia

WASHINGTON — The special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, has subpoenaed the Trump Organization in recent weeks to turn over documents, including some related to Russia, according to two people briefed on the matter. The order is the first known instance of the special counsel demanding records …

Donald Trump

Internet of things needs to use sound in ways computers and phones never have

With many consumer devices, we can find out about their status without having to look at them directly. When a kettle clicks off, you know the water …

Internet of Things

What Retail Can Teach Health Care About Digital Strategy

Retailers know they have to find the right blend of digital convenience and in-person service. Consider Walmart’s latest advertising campaign in which customers gleefully place orders online and through its app, selecting to receive smart-looking blue boxes on their doorsteps or seamlessly pick up …

Digital Health

Be a Person Who Makes Focaccia on the Regular

Top it with crunchy flakes of Maldon salt, thinly sliced red onion, a big red ribbon—you do you.<p>I hear that if you say “classic focaccia” three times aloud on the night of a full moon, it might appear hot and puffy from the oven right before your eyes. And if that doesn’t work, we’ve got a …


Bracketology update: Upset in Mtn. West tourney costs Louisville an NCAA bid

The Aztecs took down the top seed in the Mountain West and stole a bid from Louisville<p>San Diego State destroyed Nevada in the semifinals of the …

College Basketball

Using Blockchain to Secure the "Internet of Things"

<i>The following essay is reprinted with permission from The Conversation, an online publication covering the latest research.</i><p>The world is full of …

Internet of Things

A Provision Hidden in the Banking Bill Could Hurt Black Homeowners

The country's racial wealth gap might widen if banks don't have to disclose as much about their mortgage-lending practices.<p>Imagine two families in Mobile, Alabama, trying to buy a home. The households are similar in many ways. They have roughly the same income and employment history. They are …

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Fintech could be bigger than ATMs, PayPal, and Bitcoin combined

Fintech broke onto the scene as a disruptive force following the 2008 crisis, but the industry's influence on the broader financial services system is changing.<p>The fintech industry no longer stands clearly apart from financial services proper, and is increasingly growing embedded in mainstream …


IoT, connectivity & data analytics are transforming manufacturing

Thanks to remote monitoring, predictive maintenance and connected field service, the Internet of Things is reshaping manufacturing and stimulating a …

Internet of Things

Still Not Sold on the IoT? Check Out These 6 Statistics

Still not sold on IoT tech? Check out these facts.<p>The Internet of Things (IoT) helps drive a reliable mode of interaction with customers, providing real-time insights to help streamline operations and make for greater personalization in the consumer experience. As a result, understanding the IoT is …

Internet of Things

Nanoparticle eyedrops could eliminate the need for glasses

Getting glasses is something of a bittersweet life event. You can now see much better than you previously could, but keeping glasses clean and …


The One Step Guaranteed to Make Your Homemade Chili Even Better

The first time my husband made chili for me when we were dating, I was blown away. If I hadn't already been head-over-heels in love with him, that …


6 Reasons This Is the Perfect Thank-You Email to Send After a Job Interview

When you don't send a thank you email or letter after an interview, you often eliminate yourself from the competition.<p>This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>You spend weeks preparing for a job interview and give 110 percent once you're in the hot seat. You walk out feeling confident and …


6 Businesses That Need to Be Launched Right Now

We asked entrepreneurs the one idea they wish someone would create to help their company.<p>This story appears in the March 2018 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>Entrepreneurs always need more -- more help, more time, more insight. So we asked: What's the one product you wish someone would create to …


7 Healthy Foods You Should Always Have in Your Freezer

Attention, home cooks! These foods make cooking fast, weeknight dinners a cinch, keep for ages, and are packed with nutrition. They also all happen …

Healthy Eating

What Is Miso, the Secret Weapon in Every Healthyish Pantry?

Salty, earthy, and funky, miso is the fermented, versatile ingredient that we put in everything from pasta salad to apple pie.<p>Sure, the concept of a "secret ingredient" might be kind of silly. But if we tell you there's a secret ingredient and you guess miso, you'll probably be right. We use miso …


No-Fail Roast Chicken with Lemon and Garlic

February 2018<p>4 servings<p>This recipe eliminates one of the most common complaints about whole roast chickens—that it’s hard to know when they’re cooked all the way through. We’ve made it easier to check for doneness with lots of visual cues that anyone can follow, but if you have an instant-read …


The Only Miso Soup Recipe That Can Actually Satisfy Me for Dinner

By Sarah Jampel<p>Most soups have me raiding the kitchen 30 minutes after my last slurp. But not this noodle-y, herb-packed exception.<p><i>Welcome to Never Fail, a semi-regular column where we wax poetic about the recipes that never, ever let us down. This week: the miso soup recipe that contributing web</i> …