We rounded up a bunch of our pals from around the Internet and asked them how they’re spending their Thanksgivings.
Who is the highest paid active public employee in your state? Answer: Probably an athletic coach of some kind.
Time to go for a walk.
Is the “praise sandwich” the best way to give criticism?
Mr. Harford knows the problem well. He calls it the “praise sandwich,” where we stuff the bad stuff between two slices of compliments. But people often hear only the praise.
“We say, ‘That was a great piece of work, there was just a small problem,’ ” Mr. Harford said. “What we tend to hear is, ‘That was a great piece of work.’ ”
The better way, Ms. Ching said, is to be straightforward.
Julie Weiss has run 52 marathons in 52 weeks and raised more than $179,000 for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (her father died in 2010 from the disease).
Who has a good happy hour recommendation?
This episode was filmed in 1995 and continues to haunt dinner tables everywhere.
We usually cry for free. Usually.
Creative Mornings is a monthly lecture series started by Tina Eisenberg that now takes place in over 40 cities around the world. Last month’s New York speaker was Jessica Jackley, one of the founders of international micro-loan non-profit Kiva. The theme was MONEY. (She starts talking about the awkwardness of talking about money at about 13:00!)
Hope you enjoy your Presidents Day! (And hope you get take the day off.)
If we’re going to be snowed in this weekend, we might as well queue up all the classics.