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Why Pushing Doesn’t Work … and a Better Way to Change Minds

Why Pushing Doesn’t Work … and a Better Way to Change Minds

Sometimes change doesn’t require more horsepower. Sometimes we just need to unlock the parking brake. This book is about finding the parking brakes — discovering the hidden barriers preventing change that are thwarting action and learning how to mitigate them. This is an excerpt from Jonah Berger’s The Catalyst: How to Change Anyone’s Mind (Simon …

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‘This Was My Biggest Fear’: Jenn Lee Eliminated From The MasterChef Kitchen During Time Challenge

‘This Was My Biggest Fear’: Jenn Lee Eliminated From The MasterChef Kitchen During Time Challenge

The judges explained the familiar challenge, that each chef would have 90 minutes spread across two rounds. In the first round you could cook whatever dish you wanted, with as much time as you needed, but the four dishes that impressed the judges the least would go into the second round. If you were one …

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Tom Daley Reveals All in His New Memoir, ‘Coming Up for Air’

Tom Daley Reveals All in His New Memoir, ‘Coming Up for Air’

Tom Daley knows excellence. At just 7, he made it clear that he had a talent for diving, and he eventually participated in a variety of competitions. Then at only 13, he won a gold medal at the European Championships. At 14, he was the youngest British athlete to compete in the 2008 Olympics. But …

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Here’s What a Recession Could Do to the Housing Market

Here’s What a Recession Could Do to the Housing Market

The US economy has experienced its share of prolonged economic downturns. In fact, many of us might remember the Great Recession, which lasted from 2007 to 2009. During that time, unemployment levels soared while home values ​​bottomed out. And so back then, it was a tough time to be a homeowner and real estate investor. …

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San Francisco city guide: Where to stay, eat, drink and shop in California’s bohemian coastal city

San Francisco city guide: Where to stay, eat, drink and shop in California’s bohemian coastal city

The Summer of Love, sourdough bread and steep hills: these are just a few things that make San Francisco stand out. Despite being home to fewer than a million people, the “City by the Bay” has a global reputation, one which has drawn visitors from across the world for centuries. You’ll find yourself among locals …

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MasterChef’s Minoli De Silva ‘startled’ by Chrissie Swan’s The Project gaffe

MasterChef’s Minoli De Silva ‘startled’ by Chrissie Swan’s The Project gaffe

A MasterChef contestant has broken her silence about a deeply awkward encounter with Chrissie Swan on The Project last month. MasterChef Australia contestant Minoli De Silva has spoken about the incredibly awkward response she received on The Project when she revealed her breast cancer had returned. In an interview last month, De Silva explained that …

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Portlander Christina McAlvey Showcases Filipino Cuisine on a New PBS Cooking Show

No cooking competition cast is truly complete without a Portlander, and The Great American Recipe, premiering June 24 on PBS, is testament. Southwest Portland’s Christina McAlvey is one of the show’s ten home cook contestants from across the country, and she’s bringing her own spin on Filipino cuisine, which she calls “Fili-fusion,” …

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7 Perks of Having a Social Security Account Online

Amnaj Khetsamtip / Shutterstock.com You might figure you don’t need to create a Social Security account until you’re ready to start collecting your money. Actually, there are quite a few services offered by the Social Security Administration that make it worth signing up for a free account as soon as you can. Of course, it …

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