Archives for 2015

What 2,000 Calories Look Like (NY Times)

BreakfastMost adults should limit their calorie intake to somewhere between 1,600 to 2,040 calories a day, but that’s really tough to do at some popular restaurants where these numbers can be exceeded in a single meal. Here, courtesy of The New York Times, are some pictures to illustrate the point.

Comic Hari Kondabolu ’04 Among ‘Fresh Air’ Best of 2014 (NPR)

Hari Kondabolu '04. Photo by Karsten Moran '05.

Hari Kondabolu ’04. Photo by Karsten Moran ’05.

Terry Gross interviewed comic Hari Kondabolu ’04 on NPR’s Fresh Air in April 2014. She included Hari in her Fresh Air holiday series of favorite interviews of the year.

Eric Goldwyn ’03 On the Design of Times Square (Next City)

Times SquareEric Goldwyn ’03, a doctoral candidate in urban planning at Columbia, writes about the design of Times Square and its recent “people-centered” redesign that makes it a more pleasurable place to be on New Year’s Eve.

Getting a Second Chance at Leaving the Right Impression (Harvard Business Review)


Not coming off as you might intend, especially in your first encounter with someone, can cause lingering regret — not to mention problems in your social and professional life.

Heidi Grant Halvorson, associate director for the Motivation Science Center at the Columbia University Business School, delves into what it takes to have “A Second Chance to Make the Right Impression.