Here are a half-dozen Capital City restaurants — some brand-new, others not so — all of which belong on your dining-out radar. Elephant Bar Lucas Almendinger has always been a chef worth watching. His impressive work at Co-op Creamery, Third Bird and Union Fish Market — as well as his tenures at Steven Brown’s Tilia — have always caught my eye. Which is why I’m thrilled to know that he’s back in his own kitchen, this time in Lowertown, in the handsome warehouse space most recently occupied by Hygga. Elizabeth Flores Of his tasting menu, Elephant Bar chef Lucas Almendinger says, “It’s whatever I’m feeling.” “It’s a beautiful room, and it kind of fell into my lap,” he said. Almendinger and partners Jeff Heegaard and Nabeel Ahmad have split the space in half; in front, it’s a counter-service daytime spot, and in back it’s the more formal dining room and bar. As always with Almendinger, … [Read more...] about 6 restaurants you should know about in St. Paul
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Hubert Joly in June will turn over leadership of Best Buy to Corie Barry, currently chief financial and transformation officer, after leading a turnaround lauded by Wall Street and employees. But Joly isn’t ready to retire yet. He will become executive chairman, helping with external and government relations, leadership development and really anything Barry asks him to do, he said. “Leading this iconic Minnesota company has been the greatest honor and delight of my professional career,” said Joly, 59. The Richfield-based company already has met financial goals set for fiscal year 2021 and Joly is a new grandfather, which he said made him decide this was the right time to put his succession plan in place. When Best Buy lays out strategic plans for the next phase of the company at an investors day in September, Joly said he wanted Wall Street to see the leaders who will see that plan through. Barry, having been promoted to executive vice president of transformation and … [Read more...] about Best Buy CEO Hubert Joly turning over reins to Corie Barry
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Robert Weisman Globe Staff April 08, 2019 For a frugal tribe of bargain-hunting seniors, scarfing up the potpourri of newly available discounts can take some of the sting out of a milestone birthday.Turning 50 means activating an AARP member card to save 15 percent at Denny’s. The big six- oh shaves 30 percent off tickets at AMC movie theaters. And octogenarians ski for free at Bretton Woods, a New Hampshire resort dubbed “Medicare Mountain” by its grizzled regulars.“I’ve earned it,” said Justin O’Connor, a 66-year-old Woburn resident who estimates he saved $75 last year on daily pilgrimages to the local Dunkin’, where he gets 10 percent off his extra large decaf coffee. Advertisement But some question whether senior discounts are warranted in an era when many of those enjoying them are relatively well off, while … [Read more...] about ‘I’ve earned it.’ Or have they? Are senior discounts deserved?
By The Washington Post | PUBLISHED: February 16, 2019 at 5:43 pm | UPDATED: February 16, 2019 at 5:43 pm By Christopher Rowland · The Washington Post IRVING, Texas – On his 21st day back at work after a heart attack and triple bypass surgery, Chris Zubko received a call from the main office. Through an app on his phone, his boss was literally monitoring every step of Zubko’s recovery. “Man! I noticed your steps have picked up,” gushed Wayne Gono, 65, whose family operates Regal Plastics, a small fabrication business with satellite shops around Texas. “You used to be under 2,000, now you’re over 6,000. Two times you worked out this week. Good!” Welcome to a rapidly growing phenomenon in the workplace: constant health surveillance. A digital fitness tracker strapped to Zubko’s wrist sends a tally of his daily movements, via the company’s UnitedHealth Group insurance account, to an app on his boss’s phone. While some … [Read more...] about Your next ﬁtness coach is . . . your boss?
By Madalyn Mendoza, mySanAntonio.com Published 2:03 pm CST, Friday, January 11, 2019 Now Playing: "Buying paper towels takes entirely too much math," JJ Hodge tells the camera in a video that has gone viral. Media: San Antonio Express-News What was supposed to be a quick trip to H-E-B for one man turned into a 20-minute dilemma over paper towel measurements -- and a viral video. JJ Hodge, 30, said he and his family were in the middle of post-holiday cleanup when the paper towel supply ran low and he was sent to his neighborhood H-E-B in Buda to restock. When he started filming a video, he didn't realize 100,000 people would relate to the headache-inducing mental gymnastics that goes into shopping for paper towels. Hodge said he spent so much time debating rolls that his wife had to call to check in on him. FIND OUT FIRST:Get San Antonio breaking news directly to your inbox "When you realize you're in a word problem, and the train is traveling at 2 double … [Read more...] about H-E-B shopper breaks down the confusion of comparison shopping paper towels in hilarious video