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Three Nasty Little Words: 'No, But, However'

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 06.11.2014 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

An easy habit for people who like to win to fall into, and a surefire shortcut to killing conversations, is to start a sentence with "no," "but," or "however." It doesn't matter how friendly your tone is or how honey sweet you say these words, the message to your recipient is "You are wrong."

Jamie Johnson: Vices, or I Will Not...

Shana Nys Dambrot | Posted 05.05.2014 | Arts
Shana Nys Dambrot

In a very real sense, these are the opposite of iPhone selfies, and they are as much about the history of photography as the narratives they contain.

The Secret Tells in a Rand Paul Interview

Peter Watts | Posted 04.29.2014 | Politics
Peter Watts

Although a surface level look at Senator Paul does suggest a politician confidently trying to broaden the base of his appeal, a closer inspection provides reasons to dispute this. Paul's interview style suggests he has frequent self-doubts about the acceptability of his message.

Kitchen Hack: Cleaning Shrimp to Prevent Overcooking

Jeffrey de Picciotto | Posted 11.17.2013 | Taste
Jeffrey de Picciotto

These few tips will make your shrimp faster, easier, cleaner and more beautiful.

In Sports, Think Now, So You Don't Have to Think Later

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 10.19.2013 | Sports
Dr. Jim Taylor

Why so much thinking about your sport now? Because when you head out to the field, court, course for the first competition of the season, you will have done all of the "heavy lifting" necessary and you can say, "I'm totally prepared to perform my best and achieve my goals."

The Simple Way to Crispy Chicken Skin

Jeffrey de Picciotto | Posted 09.23.2013 | Taste
Jeffrey de Picciotto

Crispy skin is the holy grail of chicken roasting.

The Clean & Easy Way to Roast Beets

Jeffrey de Picciotto | Posted 08.14.2013 | Taste
Jeffrey de Picciotto

A simple and straightforward workaround for the messiness of roasting beets.

Runners: Don't Let Poor Technique 'Run' You Into the Ground

Dr. Joseph Horrigan | Posted 08.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Joseph Horrigan

As a track coach once said to me, "Just because they can run, it doesn't mean they know how to run. You wouldn't golf without lessons. You wouldn't play tennis without lessons. What makes you think you can run without lessons?" It couldn't have been better stated.

"4-Hour Chef" Tim Ferriss Reveals Secrets of Meta-Learning and Living the Good Life

Shira Lazar | Posted 01.18.2013 | Food
Shira Lazar

Following up from his entrepreneur manifesto "The 4-Hour Workweek" and fitness-themed "The 4-Hour Body," best-selling author Tim Ferriss tops off his self-help trilogy with "The 4-Hour Chef," which highlights culinary tips and techniques for healthy, fresh, and easy-to-prepare meals.

Studio View: Jodi Colella, Fiber Artist

Hilary Harkness | Posted 10.23.2012 | Arts
Hilary Harkness

Colella has a degree in biology, and her artworks often resemble natural forms. A piece in progress on a wall has gnarly twigs suspended by and interconnected with tendrils of pale skeins of fiber.

Wassup In The Air?

Norb Vonnegut | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Norb Vonnegut

'Tis the season to be jolly, right? Not if you're flying coach

A Question for Dick Cheney: Should We Now Waterboard Tiller's Murderer?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Roeder is claiming the now-infamous "ticking time bomb" scenario of what can only be termed domestic terrorism. Doesn't this mean that he should immediately be waterboarded?