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Want to do PR right? Here's what not to do

In recent years, the pressure for page views has transformed online journalism. No longer can writers spend a day, half a day, or even much more than an hour (if that) to get a story researched and posted.<p>In that environment, journalists depend to a disproportionate degree on contacts in the …

Public Relations

How to master your fear of failure

There’s an aspiring adventurer, entrepreneur or novelist in all of us. Yet when it comes to chasing after our goals and dreams we’re often too scared to take the leap.<p>Fear holds us back. It destroys dreams. It kills productivity and, in all honesty, sucks the fun out of life.<p>Before embarking on …

Self-improvement

How to master the art of political manipulation

Is the world of Westminster really as Machiavellian as it seems on House of Cards?<p>“There are two kinds of pain,” says Kevin’s Spacey’s Frank Underwood in the opening scene of <b>House of Cards,</b> bending down to reach a neighbour’s dog that has been left injured in a hit and run. “The sort of pain that …

This 10 Minute TED Talk by Bill Gates Will Teach You Everything You Need to Know About Presenting

How do you give a great presentation? Here are 10 tips from Bill Gates in action.<p>With a net worth of $80 billion, Bill Gates happens to be the richest man on the planet. More than that, though, many are drawn to Gates and his ideas due to his everyday demeanor and down-to-earth presentation …

Public Speaking

Shuffle’s New iPhone App Lets You Create Disposable Phone Numbers…And Emails, Too

A new mobile app called Shuffle has launched a simple utility that lets you create additional, disposable phone numbers you can use to call or text as well as receive voicemail through, right from your iPhone. The app is a competitor to longtime favorite Burner, which has, for some time, offered …

There is one mid-credits scene in 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' — Here's what it means for future Marvel movies

If you're heading out to see the "Avengers" sequel this weekend, don't head out right after the movie is over.<p>Although there won't be any added scenes after the entire credits roll, there is one brief mid-credits sequence that appears right after the initial credits.<p>If you left early or are …

Marvel Universe

The Physics of the Racing Line: How to Have the Absolute Quickest Lap Times

Whether you’re aware of it or not, you learned the basic rules of track lapping in kindergarten: Get in line, stay in line, and follow the line. And no hitting others. Mastering the concept, however, requires a physicist’s understanding of how dramatically a slight misstep can adversely affect your …

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