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How to Collaborate with a Perfectionist

It can be draining to work with a perfectionist. While it’s great to work with colleagues who care about the quality of their work, perfectionists take it a step further. Their unrelenting standards can result in unnecessary stress, conflict, and missed deadlines due to a failure to prioritize the …

Self-help

How to Fix the Most Soul-Crushing Meetings

Meetings are notoriously one of organizational life’s most insufferable realities. U.S. companies spend more than $37 billion dollars a year on them. Employees in American companies spend more than one-third of their time in them. And 71% of senior managers view them as unproductive. In one global …

Management

Grilled Kale Salad with Ricotta and Plums

4 to 6 Servings<p>Prep Time: 20 min<p>Total Time: 20 min<p>Quickly grilling kale makes it crispy. Pairing it with fresh plums and ricotta transforms it into our new favorite salad.<p>July 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided<p>3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar<p>2 teaspoons chopped fresh …

Ricotta

Strawberry-Rosé Spritzer

8 Servings<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 pint strawberries, hulled and sliced<p>1 750-ml bottle rosé wine<p>2 cups soda water<p>1/3 cup Aperol<p>2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Combine strawberries and wine in a large pitcher; cover and chill for 3 hours to infuse wine. Strain wine into a large bowl, …

Strawberries

Are airline passengers getting ripped off by robots?

On July 24, the Department of Transportation announced that it was launching an investigation into fares set by major airlines after the May crash of …

For 3 months in 2015, Tesla did something we've almost never seen before

Take a look at its stock chart.<p>Then draw a line at about March 11, 2013:<p>Tesla's 2010 IPO price was $17. After a bit of a bump, for roughly the first two years of its life as a public company the stock traded flat.<p>Then the stock exploded. Eventually, it would surge to $291 in September 2014 and give …

Videos: Bruce Springsteen Plays Surprise Show At Asbury Park Bar

Sometimes you're just hanging out your Jersey Shore bar, enjoying a beer and listening to the band. And then suddenly Bruce Springsteen shows up.<p>The …

Concrete: A Cultural History

Concrete polarizes opinion. Used almost universally in modern construction today, it is a material capable of provoking intense loathing as well as …

5 ways you’re killing your productivity and how to fix it

How diligently do you work each weekday?<p>Americans waste a supposed $1.8 trillion in lost workplace productivity, according to <i>The Washington Post</i>. …

Time Management

How Nike Turned Running Shoes Into Fashion

The company’s long-serving chairman, Phil Knight, insisted that he wasn’t in the shoe business. He was in the entertainment business.<p>The first Nike shoes were made in a waffle iron. The running field near the Oregon home of the runner and trainer Bill Bowerman was making a transition from cinder to …

The Condensed Guide to Running Meetings

We love to hate meetings. And with good reason — they clog up our days, making it hard to get work done in the gaps, and so many feel like a waste of time. There’s plenty of advice out there on how to stop spending so much time in meetings or make better use of the time, but does it hold up in …

An Innovative House Carved Out of a Cliff

• 1 |<p>The house does not protrude from the ground, with the upper portion lying flush with the surrounding dirt. Instead, the home’s volume is set …

High-Grade Marijuana, Delivered to Your Door Each Month

You're high. Or, maybe, you're not high, but you want to be. Maybe you're a cancer patient, or a stressed-out elementary school teacher, or maybe …

Cannabis

13 Incredibly Smart Tips To Be Happier From Mental Health Experts

Genius tips from people whose job it is to make you feel better.

Mental Health

17 Frozen Dinners That Aren't Terrible For You

Not all frozen dinners are created equal.

Healthy Eating

26 Packaged Snacks To Eat When You're Trying To Be Healthy

Plenty of options for your everyday snacking needs.<p>When you need to just grab something and GO, here are some great and healthy packaged snacks that will hold you over to your next meal and satisfy those pesky cravings.<p><b>Remember:</b> Snack time is inevitable. And if you're hungry you should eat.

Healthy Eating

How Old-School Management Kills Work Culture

Early in my career, I had an encounter with a senior leader that left such a vivid impression on me that I can still remember it like it was yesterday. It was our first meeting as manager-employee. We were less than five minutes into our conversation when he abruptly and sharply interrupted, “Wait, …

13 Excellent Beer Destinations in New York City

Interest in craft beer shows no signs of slowing down, and the continuation of local breweries making excellent beer stokes excitement. Here's a list of places to go when a room-temperature can of adjunct lager just isn't cutting it. Whether it's a bar that custom carbonates, a vintage beer haven, …

First Look Inside One West End's Condos, Starting at $1.3M

One West End Avenue - Renderings - June 2015<p>Renderings by DBOX.<p>Despite the early June rumor that sales launched at Elad and Silverstein's <b>One West End</b>, listings have yet to trickle down from the higher-ups. What <i>has</i> made its way down the pipeline is a <b>slew of new interior renderings</b> for the Riverside …

Leading People When They Know More than You Do

If you’re a manager in a knowledge-driven industry, chances are you’re an expert in the area you manage. Try to imagine a leader without this expertise doing your job. You’ll probably conclude it couldn’t be done. But as your career advances, at some point you will be promoted into a job which …

A Better Way to Map Brand Strategy

Marketers have always had to juggle two seemingly contradictory goals: making their brands distinctive and making them central in their category. Central brands, such as Coca-Cola in soft drinks and McDonald’s in fast food, are those that are most representative of their type. They’re the first …

How One Company Reduced Email by 64%

If you’re going to achieve growth in the knowledge economy, your employees need to be able to quickly find people inside and outside the company whose expertise can help them solve critical business problems. That takes a highly effective communication tool.<p>Oh, we already have that, you might say: …

10 Things to Do With Garlic Scapes, the Best Veg You're Not Cooking Yet

Love garlic? You need to be cooking with garlic scapes.<p>Perhaps you've been seeing wild-looking tangles of garlic scapes at your local farmers' market. These thin, curly, vibrantly green stalks come into season in the late spring and early summer, when they're often sold by the bunch. Garlic scapes …

Cooking

9 Reasons Why Sleep Deprivation Is Killing Your Success | Inc.com

We already knew that sleep gives your brain a much-needed break from the stresses of the day, rejuvenates your mind, and processes emotions.<p>But a study from the University of Rochester provides the first direct evidence for why your brain actually needs you to sleep. It found that when you sleep, …

University of Pennsylvania

Feds: Second Avenue Subway Opening Is (Kind Of) On Schedule

Like a bat out of hell, the Federal Transit Administration has come out of nowhere and given the MTA a <b>vote of confidence</b> in opening the Second Avenue Subway's first phase <b>as soon as early 2017</b>; over a year prior to the feds' forecasted February 2018 arrival. Yes, this is the same Second Avenue …

A Treasure Trove of New York City's Historic Photos, Mapped

Attention history buffs: the <b>New York Public Library</b> debuted a new interactive map this morning that takes its <b>vast, digitized collection</b> of vintage photos and allows folks to <b>browse them according to geography</b>. Essentially, start by zooming in and out of the incredible resource that is <b>OldNYC.org</b>. …

Ed Sheeran Creates Guitar Magic, Covers 50 Cent at Queens Show

Ed Sheeran has studied at the Conan O'Brien school of self-denigration. For a multiplatinum, Grammy-nominated singer headlining a mostly sold-out …

Music

If the 2nd Ave. Subway Is Good for Anything, It's Cool Photos

The <b>Second Avenue Subway</b> is, as we all know, a never-ending nightmare of proportions unmatched, except by every other MTA project. It is, however, good for at least one thing, and that thing is very cool construction photos that end up on the MTA's Flickr page. Now those photos are being compiled …