Diane House

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How to Get (and Keep) Someone's Attention with a Great Story. Yours.

You can be more memorable by mastering this critical storytelling skill<p>We all love a good story. They're effective as a teaching method because they make us feel something, and feeling (over rational thinking, surprisingly) helps us retain information. It's much easier to recall the opening of a …

A judge asks basic questions about climate change. We answer them

California judge William Alsup put out a list of questions for a climate change ‘tutorial’ in a global warming case<p>California is a hotbed of climate change activism, so it perhaps wasn’t a surprise to see the cities of San Francisco and Oakland sue the world’s largest oil companies last year for …

Climate Change

Why You Should Never, Ever Drain Your Pasta In The Sink

Don't let that liquid gold circle the drain again.<p>If you drain your pasta water through a colander and down the sink, you’re throwing away an invaluable asset that cooks call “liquid gold.”<p>(The term “liquid gold” has also been used to refer to wood cleaner, hair products and of course, urine. For …

Italian Food

25 Vegan Recipes That Won't Mess With Your Weight-Loss Goals

If you're vegan you know that if you don't meal-plan ahead of time, it's very easy to fall into the pasta-and-tomato-sauce trap. Once that happens, …

What Does the Bible Teach About Transgender People?

If the Bible is our guide, then God’s design for gender is a gigantic rainbow of variation, not a black-and-white conformity with sex.<p>On February 18, …

Mushroom Brown Hair Is Trending for 2018—And It’s Much Prettier Than It Sounds

Cool and earthy, this shade is surprisingly refreshing for spring and summer.<p>When sunny and warm summer days are finally on the horizon, most …

Hairstyling

If You Read These 9 Books on Leadership, You Probably Don't Need a Mentor

While no aspiring leader's bookshelf is complete without a copy of Sheryl Sandberg's <i>Lean In</i>, there are literally hundreds of other books on the topic …

6 under-the-radar Amazon Prime clothing brands every woman should know

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Ella Moon's aesthetic is very Anthropologie-esque, but the price points are slightly lower with most pieces between $60 and $100. This …

Beautiful Balayage Highlights Inspiration for Your Next Salon Visit

Say farewell to foils—forever.<p>Some personal realizations occur when sitting under a red-tinted hood of heat and wearing enough foils to make contact …

Hairstyling

The Best Short Hairstyle of 2018 So Far

Lobs and bobs and crops, oh my!<p>Coco Chanel once said, “A woman who cuts her hair is about to change her life.” While that might be a tad …

Hair

Shoulder Length Haircuts To Show Your Hairstylist Now

Ah, this length is just right.<p>Shoulder-length hair gets flack for lacking gumption. It’s often dismissed as a transition stage between, say, a blunt …

Hair

23 Plant-Based Ways To Eat Protein If You're Cutting Back On Meat

No meat? NBD.

41 Insanely Innovative Products On Amazon Trending With Millennials

There’s nothing millennials love more than some instant gratification — think: full seasons of television shows always available, the answer to …

12 Classic Beef Stroganoff Recipes That Are Actually Easy

According to Google, it was the top trending recipe of 2017.

Cooking

3 Myths About Your Teen’s Bad Attitude

Does this scenario feel familiar? Marisa is 12-and-a-half years old. She has become moody and irritable, wants much more private time alone in her …

4 Hair Color Trends That We're Seeing Everywhere in 2018

When it comes to hair color, trends don’t really change, they <i>shift</i> — which is the perfect way to describe the breakout looks we'e seeing in 2018. …

Hair

This school librarian teaches students about (actual) fake news. Here’s how parents can, too.

Recently, congressional committees summoned executives from Facebook, Twitter and Google to Capitol Hill to explain their company’s roles in the national security issue of fake news planted by the Russians to manipulate our last presidential election. Congress wants something done to protect U.S. …

Fake News

Can Anyone Top Lady Gaga’s Epic Holiday Makeover?

When you’re Lady Gaga everything you do has a fashion component. The pop superstar has always used clothing to express herself so it’s only natural that when she gets into the spirit of the Christmas season, it involves a dramatic outfit or two. Taking to Instagram this afternoon to wish her fans …

Lady Gaga

The Most Successful Kids Have Parents Who Give Them These 10 Things | Inc.com

Think about someone who made you believe in yourself -- someone who saw more in you than you believed was possible.<p>How did they inspire you to stop settling and start reaching for what is possible?<p>They <i>gave.</i> They gave generously. They gave selflessly. And they didn't expect anything in return. …

Parenting

Science Says Kids Who Become Great Leaders Have Parents Who Teach Them 8 Things | Inc.com

All the extremely successful people I know -- and all the great leaders I know -- are exceptionally good at persuading other people to follow them.<p>But being persuasive doesn't mean you have to manipulate or pressure other people. At its best, persuasion is the ability to effectively describe the …

Self-improvement

Jennifer Lopez Debuted a New Hairstyle With a Skintight Dress and the Perfect Pumps

Jennifer Lopez on Monday continued filming her romantic comedy “Second Act” in style. Not only did she show everyone on the New York set her new bob …

20 Protein-Packed Meals That Don't Contain a Single Piece of Meat

"But how do you get enough protein?" is easily the most common (and often annoying) question posed to vegans and vegetarians, especially those who are highly active. But new converts need not be alarmed — as it turns out, there are tons of protein-packed options available to meatless athletes, from …

Cooking

10 Ways to Motivate Yourself When You're Really Not Feeling It

When your business is small and your challenges are big, success depends on your willingness to keep putting one foot in front of the other.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Can you imagine Elon Musk ever waking up on a Monday morning only to press the snooze button …

The Complete, 12-Step Guide to Starting a Business

Everything you need to know about how to start a business.<p>There are no limits on who can become a great entrepreneur. You don't necessarily need a college degree, a bunch of money in the bank or even business experience to start something that could become the next major success. However, what you …

Small Business

27 Dump Dinners That Basically Cook Themselves

Winner, winner, slow-cooked dinner.

Yes, You Should Try Swapping Lentils for Ground Beef

During my stint as a vegetarian, my boyfriend (now husband) took me on a date to The Meatball Shop in lower Manhattan. While he relished the many …

Cooking

Mark Zuckerberg's Response to Donald Trump's Tweet Is a Master Class in Handling Criticism | Inc.com

What would you do if you were falsely accused--in front of almost 40 million people? That happened to Facebook yesterday morning when President Donald Trump tweeted, "Facebook was always anti-Trump." The tweet went on to claim that the networks, <i>The</i> <i>Washington Post</i>, and <i>The New York Times</i> were all …

Donald Trump

Parents need a strength switch: to help them and their kids

Focusing on what children do well helps them to behave better – and you to parent well, says Lea Waters<p>When will he ever learn? That was my thought as I arrived home and saw that my eight-year-old son Nick had failed to put away his new bicycle… again. The day before, I’d snapped: “I’m tired of …

Parenting

How Mentally Strong People Deal With Snarky Comments

A well-timed witty comment among friends is good humor. But passive-aggressive comments that mask anger lurking just beneath the surface constitute snark.<p>Sometimes, snarky comments involve backhanded compliments like, “You look good for someone your age.” Snark also includes cynical comments like, …

Self-help

9 Signs an Employee Deserves a Promotion (Which Never Appear on Performance Evaluations) | Inc.com

Along with, "How do I get a raise?" one of the most common questions that even exceptional employees ask their boss is, "What can I do to get promoted?"<p>For some bosses, the answer to getting promoted is obvious: complete a specific task, gain a certain amount of experience, or simply be the next in …

Leadership