Allison Bright

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Want to Be a Better Public Speaker? Stop Talking and Do This Instead

Successful presentations motivate, educate, and inspire listeners to take action. From the attention-getting opening to the powerful close--and the concrete, key messages in the middle--memorable presenters know to how to deliver their content in an engaging way.<p>How?<p>By combining stories and …

Mark Twain

Stop Holding Yourself Back

Publication Date: <b>January 01, 2011</b><p>After working with hundreds of leaders in a wide variety of organizations and in countries all over the globe, the authors found one very clear pattern: When it comes to meeting their leadership potential, many people unintentionally get in their own way. Five …

Customer Service

Why Design Thinking Works

Occasionally, a new way of organizing work leads to extraordinary improvements. Total quality management did that in manufacturing in the 1980s by combining a set of tools—kanban cards, quality circles, and so on—with the insight that people on the shop floor could do much higher level work than …

Design Thinking

Make This Mexican Street Corn Pasta Salad Tonight — Delicious Links

<i>Kitchn's</i> <i>Delicious Links</i><i> column highlights recipes we're excited about from the bloggers we love. Follow along every weekday as we post our …

Cooking

Increase Your Productivity by Switching Tasks Every Half Hour 

There’s a hundred things to keep track of in a typical work day, and even more to get done. And trying to accomplish everything at once typically …

Time Management

Modern Fans Sew-Along: Color & Layouts

Although the Modern Fans Sew-Along does not officially kickoff until next week, I want to give you some more color options and creative layouts to …

Quilting

Easy Red Enchilada Sauce

Enchilada sauce is one of my very favorite things, ever. I love when it soaks into a flour tortilla while baking and makes everything tangy and spicy …

Black Bean and Avocado Enchiladas

I’ve been eating these Black Bean and Avocado Enchiladas for lunch all week and the fact that I only have one serving left almost makes me want to …

Recipes

How To Work Out If You're Not A "Gym Person," Because There Are So Many Options

I like a good sweat as much as the next person, but the gym is not my jam. I'm the kind of person gyms love — I sign up, and then I never set foot in …

Skating

5 Proven Benefits Of Play

It may be a new school year, yet I come to sing the praises of trampolines and bubble-blowing, pillow forts and peekaboo, Monopoly and Marco Polo.<p>A new paper in the journal <i>Pediatrics</i> summarizes the evidence for letting kids let loose. "Play is not frivolous," the paper insists, twice. "It is brain …

Brookings Institution

Design Thinking for High Potential Learning

Earlier in the year, I reported that a team of staff from across the school are involved in a long-term research project with a focus on learning …

Prototyping

Sustainable flatpack SysHaus pops up in less than a month

Homes that come in easy-to-assemble flat-packed components are gaining in popularity, and a new one to pop up in São Paulo, Brazil is undoubtedly one …

São Paulo

The Puberty Book Embraced by Preteens, Parents, and Sex Educators Alike

Since its publication 20 years ago, The Care and Keeping of You has taught young girls about their bodies in a uniquely forthright and approachable way.<p>I first learned about periods from a cartoon. Just before I started middle school, my mom handed me a large white book with three cartoon girls on …

Puberty

Homemade Freezer Garlic Bread

I’ve made my own garlic bread in the past and it’s to die for, but when do I ever need a whole loaf at once? While I probably <i>could</i> eat a whole loaf, …

Recipes

Which Of These 3 Types Of Learner Are You?

Quick fixes. Step-by-step guides. Cheat sheets. Checklists. And time-saving hacks.<p>Have you ever tried to learn a new skill like copywriting, business development, Spanish or even tennis using any of the above?<p>If so, you probably enjoyed a little progress before hitting a frustrating plateau. Then …

Copywriting

You Won't Get Ahead Just by Being More Productive

Don't fall into the productivity trap.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>How would you finish this sentence? "If I were just more productive, I could ______." You've probably filled in that blank more times than you can count. If you were just more productive, you could …

Time Management

Recipe: Chef Kevin Belton's Croque Monsieur and Hot Bacon-Crab Dip

NEW ORLEANS - Over the course of its 300-year history, New Orleans’ cuisine has been one of its greatest gifts to the world. Now, as we celebrate the …

Recipes

5 Science-Approved Ways to Break a Bad Habit

Having habits can often be a good thing. When you drive to work for example, you don’t need to wonder whether you should turn left or right; the …

Psychology

How to find meaningful mentorship without asking anyone to mentor you

What do we talk about when we talk about mentorship? Too often, we focus on mentorship with a capital M: how to find a Mentor, how to be a great Mentee, why every company should have a Mentorship program.<p>But the notion of gleaning all of your career insights from one highly successful, all-knowing …

Leadership

This 23-word sentence reveals the secret to winning with people

“<b>When you meet someone, treat them as if they were in serious trouble:</b><br>… and you will be right <b>more than half</b> the time.” — Henry Eyring<p>Every person you …

William Shakespeare

This Kale Lentil Bowl With Thai Almond Sauce Has 44% of Your Daily Fiber

This reigning leafy green is jam-packed with vitamins A, C, and K. Kale’s fibrous greens maintain integrity even in long-cooked soups and braises, …

Healthy Eating

peach shortbread

Is there an unsaid rule that bar cookies have to be heavy and gooey? Two weeks ago, we picked up a cup of coffee on our way to the park so that the …

corn chowder with chile, lime and cotija

Soup<p>8 medium/large ears corn, husks and silks removed<p>1 tablespoon olive oil<p>1 tablespoon butter<p>1 large onion, preferably Spanish, chopped fine<p>2 medium …

Recipes

broccoli slaw

I have been craving broccoli something fierce lately. Yes, broccoli as in <i>helloooo</i>, need iron much? Because I am apparently that predictable of a …

10 Easy, Healthy Lunch Ideas for Kids

Packing 180 school lunch boxes every year can get old, fast. The easier the better, am I right? If you're looking to fill kids' lunch boxes with more …

Healthy Eating

49 Phrases to Calm an Anxious Child

<i>The following story, written by Renee Jain, was originally published on GoZen.</i><p>It happens to every child in one form or another — anxiety. As parents, we would like to shield our children from life's anxious moments, but navigating anxiety is an essential life skill that will serve them in the years …

Self-help

jalapeño-cheddar scones

I wore heels to the hospital when I showed up for my induction four weeks ago. <i>Heels</i>. And a sundress. Oh, and my mother and I decided to walk there …

Creating An Explainer Video? Follow These 12 Tips From The Pros

Video content is at the top of the priority list for many modern brands, and it’s not hard to see why. Visuals are always more engaging than plain text, and a video can communicate much more information than a still photo can. Most importantly, a well-executed video is highly shareable: 92% of …

Marketing

Hustle is for amateurs (do these 8 things instead)

Some spastic guy on Youtube, eyes bulging, frantically swears hustle is the solution to all your problems.<p>“If hustle isn’t bringing you results, you …

Success

BBQ Tofu Sliders

I’ve been experimenting with tofu a lot lately because it’s an incredibly inexpensive, and now quite readily available source of protein (okay, and …

Tofu