If We Gave Oprah a Car

Mike: Omg, I want to give a car to Oprah.

How Are You Spending Thanksgiving, And What Will You Spend?

We rounded up a bunch of our pals from around the Internet and asked them how they’re spending their Thanksgivings.

Open Thread

Who is the highest paid active public employee in your state? Answer: Probably an athletic coach of some kind.

Open Thread

This week in “Room for Debate”: Sweatshops.

Open Thread

Apples!

We’re pausing for a bit and waiting for more information about what’s happening in Boston. We’ll return to our regularly scheduled program in the morning.

A Thread That is Open

Time to go for a walk.

A Thread That Is Open

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.

Photo: katinalynn

A Thread That Is Open

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).

A Thread That Is Open

Who has a good happy hour recommendation?