Olivier Stroomer

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4 Lessons From TED Talks on How to Find Inner Calm and Happiness

Want a happier life? Stop rushing through it.<p>How much time do you intend to spend reading this post? A couple of minutes? A few seconds? The problem with our modern lives is that we're always pushing so hard to get our work done, visit that exciting new place, and connect with our many friends in …

Meditation

3 Tricks to Becoming a Better Public Speaker

Getting feedback on your presentation style is critical.<p><i>This story first appeared on The Muse, a Web destination with exciting job opportunities and expert career advice.</i><p>I recently attended the best training I’ve ever been to. At the end of day four, we—the audience—were as engaged as we were on …

Public Speaking

Watch Nearly 5 Minutes of Halo 5 Campaign Footage

Ahead of its release next month, Microsoft is now showing more of Halo 5's campaign. The company today released nearly five minutes of gameplay footage from the the campaign mission Swords of Sanghelios.<p>Note that this is a solo playthrough (with AI companions rounding out the fireteam), and it's …

10 Ways to Become a More Confident Person (Infographic)

2 min read<p>Confidence. You’re not born with it. Well, probably not. Like muscle mass, you build it up over time. Many of us don’t, though. We sheepishly slog through life at half-strength, not even close to living up to our full potential, at work, in love, you name it. How sad is that?<p>Truth is, we …

Muscle

18 things every modern gentleman should have in his closet

But do you have the right pieces? The essentials? The pieces no wardrobe should be without?<p>It's probably time to take stock of your wardrobe to make sure.<p>Don't get caught in the rain without a raincoat (literally).

The 10 most beautiful cars money can buy

Cars are more than just a means to get from point a to point b. They can be works of rolling automotive art. Legendary designers such as Marcello Gandini, Giorgetto Giugiaro, and more recently Ian Callum are artistic geniuses as much as they're "car guys."<p>While beauty is without a doubt purely in …

The philosopher who studies the experience of coffee

Is coffee much deeper than it appears? David Robson meets a philosopher who certainly thinks so – he's attempting to use the drink to probe the human mind.<p>It’s like I’m drinking the dying embers of a log-fire – smoky and tinged with the tang of creosote. As I concentrate harder, I notice its …

Coffee

The Interview: Bill Gates on philanthropy and optimism

The billionaire on how he and Canada work together, the setbacks Ebola represents—and why he has a positive outlook<p>Bill Gates is still best known as …

How to Optimize Your Life in Just Four Weeks

What sounds more ridiculous: That I paid $199 to attend a class called "2015: Like a Boss," or that it actually made my life better in a for-real way?<p>Enlightenment can rear its divine head in many ways. In my case, it came in the form of a postcard someone placed on my car windshield in a strip …

The Rise Of The Alpha Stoners

From Seth Rogen to Zach Galifianakis to the Broad City women, pot-powered productions are dominating the cultural landscape.<p>Consider <i>True Romance</i>.<p>The Quentin Tarantino-penned movie still holds up, but a few elements have aged poorly since its debut in 1993: Aerosmith on the soundtrack; the excessive …

Comedy

How to learn with zero effort

What is the easiest way to learn? David Robson meets a group of scientists and memory champions competing to find techniques that make facts stick... fast.<p>Face to face with the world’s leading memory experts, my mind is beginning to feel very humble. Ben Whately, for instance, tells me about the …

Language Learning