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Where to Eat (and Drink and Sleep) in Boston

New England

Inside the Cheater’s Mind

A few years ago, acting on a tip, school administrators at Great Neck North High School, a prominent, academically competitive public school in Long Island, took a closer look at students’ standardized test scores. Some of them seemed suspiciously high. What’s more, some of the high scorers had …

Why you should be hunting for a new job – permanently

<i>Reprinted by permission of Harvard Business Review Press. Excerpted from</i> The End of Competitive Advantage: How to Keep Your Strategy Moving as Fast as Your Business<i>. Copyright 2013 by Rita Gunther McGrath. All rights reserved.</i><p>The way we think about the concept of strategy needs to change. Where we …

7 ways to shred body fat in 7 days

1. Start lean<p>Here’s the tough-love truth: If you can’t see your abs pretty well already, you need to diet to get your body fat down first. The …

Fitness

The 12 Most Game-Changing Fitness Tips

It's been said that the best kind of exercise is the one you'll stick with. So whatever you're into, we won't judge you (unless it's prancercise). …

Exercise

How to Pick Your Battles at Work

You hate that people consistently show up to meetings late. You find your company’s maternity policy woefully inadequate. You think the company’s IT system is out of date. It’s normal to be bothered by work issues like these, but when do you move from complaining to taking action? How do you decide …

21 Smoothie Recipes That Are Actually Good

With ingredients like kale, apples, parsley, spinach, kiwi, and avocado, these 21 smoothie recipes are the quickest, easiest way to get in your fruits and veggies.

Breakfast

Five Banned Books That You Should Read (That You Probably Haven't)

This week is Banned Books Week, where librarians and other organizations highlight the books that have been subjected to threats of censorship – and actual censorship – in schools, libraries and nations around the globe. Among the frequently challenged books include classics like <i>The Adventures of</i> …

How I Learned To Stop Comparing Myself To Others, And Love My Own Ideas

That last bragging tweet by a talented so-and-so got you down? Jealous of a competitor’s Facebook status update? It’s time to step away from the social media, forget about forces you can’t control, and concentrate on only one thing: being the best you realistically can be.<p>When I first started my …

What Successful People Do With The First Hour Of Their Work Day

Many successful people schedule themselves a kind of grown-up home room at the start of every day. You should, too–here’s how.<p>Remember when you used to have a period at the beginning of every day to think about your schedule, catch up with friends, maybe knock out a few tasks? It was called home …

Creating Slack: The Quick Scheduling Trick To Make Your Week Most Productive

Constantly canceling appointments, showing up late, and rushing from thing to thing is a terrible way to spend your time. The answer? Build slack into your schedule. Here’s how.<p>I work on Fridays. But if you look at my calendar on a good week, you wouldn’t think I do.<p>I got in the habit of leaving …

This Note-Taking System Turns You Into An Efficiency Expert

Bullet Journal is an all-new system for note-taking that’s better than any schmancy designer notebook.<p>Note-taking is a skill not easily acquired. In the hands of an artist, designer, or Hollywood serial killer (à la <i>Seven</i>’s John Doe), an idea-crammed notebook can even become a rarified, and in the …

Omega 3s protect men from heart failure

Attention MEN!!!<p>Eat one serving of fatty fish per week and reduce your risk of heart failure<p><b>The Science</b><p>According to this new study:<p>Men who eat <b>one</b> …

Watch: Elon Musk And Sir Richard Branson Talk Business, Space Travel

It’s not every day you get the opportunity to ask two great businessmen any question you wish. On Thursday, Tesla Motors CEO and the man who wants to use a hyperloop to send people from L.A. to San Francisco in 30 minutes, Elon Musk, and Virgin’s Richard Branson participated in a Google Hangout, …

Once Upon A Time At The Office: 10 Storytelling Tips To Help You Be More Persuasive

Storytelling is the most effective to way to get your point across. Here are some expert tips for doing it right.<p>Once upon a time, in a faraway kingdom, there was a salesman who traveled the countryside, peddling his wares. Everyone loved his product except the evil king, who wanted to do away with …

How You Can Make Your Brain Smarter Every Day

<b>By Michael Merzenich, Ph.D., Next Avenue Contributor</b><p><i>“Smarter Brains,” which reports on the latest research and discoveries in neuroscience and how we can apply them to our daily lives to boost our brain power at any age, airs on PBS stations nationwide in August. (Check local listings.) Michael</i> …

27 Business Leaders Name Their Favorite Books Ever

Many of them cite books — whether strategy guides or novels — that inspired them or changed the way they think.

Books

Bon Appétit Magazine: Recipes, Cooking, Entertaining, Restaurants

The Hidden Link Between Breakfast And Productivity

If you don’t decide on how to make decisions, you’ll be exhausted by the time you finish that bowl of cereal. Or oatmeal. Or maybe eggs, instead. Pancakes?<p>When David Cain was 31 years old he had a life-changing breakthrough: He figured out breakfast.<p>As he writes on his superb Raptitude blog, fixing …

Catching on at last

IN A small school on the South Side of Chicago, 40 children between the ages of five and six sit quietly learning in a classroom. In front of each of …

Spicy Thai Coconut Quinoa. Get the recipe: http://bit.ly/15Fm3le