Archive for April 19th, 2016

New York's Best Sommelier Hails From Philly

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016:

Updated April 19, 2016 7:41 p.m. ET New York is home to many knowledgeable sommeliers. But how many of them know what Handgelsen means? Or the specific subregions of Styria, west to east? Or the maximum percentage of a single variety allowed in Wiener Gemischter Satz? Those were just a few of the questions that the Austrian Wine Marketing Board and Wine & Co. asked in their search for “New York’s Best Sommelier.” Seventy men and women applied for the honor, but only half scored well enough on a preliminary quiz to qualify for the final exam given Monday at […] Read More →

How to Survive Office Competition

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016:

Updated April 19, 2016 2:43 p.m. ET Every office has at least one—the hypercompetitive employee who’s out to win at all costs. These adversarial types go beyond striving for success. They turn every endeavor into a competition, whether it is intended to be or not, psychologists say. And they spark strong reactions in colleagues, from fighting back to just shutting down. Competition is often healthy and encouraged at work, of course. People who compete in a healthy way see it as a route to developing their skills, reaching shared goals, staying motivated and thriving on the job. Research on hypercompetitors […] Read More →

An India-Pakistan love story that went horribly wrong

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016:

Image copyright Mansi Thapliyal It’s often said that falling in love can be dangerous. But as a young man growing up in the town of Rampur in northern India, Mohammad Javed never imagined his love for a Pakistani relative would see him branded a terrorist and sent to jail for eleven and a half years. Two years after a court cleared him of all charges, he shared with the BBC his extraordinary tale of falling in love, the letters they exchanged, his abduction and torture by the Indian authorities, the long years spent in prison and the most heartbreaking part […] Read More →

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