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Stop Ending Your Speeches With 'Any Questions' and End With This Instead

Don't let your audience decide how you're going to end your presentation<p>You have a big presentation to make to your client, your funders, or your boss. You've spent hours developing a deck that's concise, crisp, and visually stunning. You've practiced the delivery so that you speak with clarity, …

Public Speaking

What Is the Dunning-Kruger Effect?

The Dunning-Kruger effect is a type of cognitive bias in which people believe that they are smarter and more capable than they really are. …

Psychology

3 Rules I Use to Stay Productive and Not Overwhelmed

I get 1,000 emails a week, but I only work 40 hours. Here's how I do it.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>To say my life is busy is an understatement.<p>I'm a father of three kids under the age of three. I have a portfolio of 40-plus startups I've invested in and actively …

Hunger And Homelessness Are Widespread Among College Students, Study Finds

As college students grapple with the rising costs of classes and books, mortgaging their futures with student loans in exchange for a diploma they're gambling will someday pay off, it turns out many of them are in great financial peril in the present, too.<p>More than a third of college students don't …

College & University

7 Ways to Get People To Like You From an FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

Self-help

Honduras 'unpleasantly surprised' by Trump aid threat

TEGUCIGALPA (AFP) -<p>Honduras said Tuesday it was "unpleasantly surprised" by a tweeted threat US President Donald Trump made about suspending aid to the poor country over a "caravan" of Central American migrants headed to the US border.<p>"We are unpleasantly surprised by this allusion to our country. …

Immigration

Tech execs call for gun control after YouTube shooting

Major tech executives from the likes of Twitter and Uber have called for gun control following a shooting at YouTube’s California headquarters.<p>Three …

Gun Control

New Science Says Making a Great First Impression Comes Down To This 1 Thing (Clue: It's About Your First Word)

This could be helpful.<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>Hello.<p>Or, should I say, <i>He-looooo</i>?<p>Or, perhaps, <i>Hell-o</i>.<p>We're going to be practicing all of these very shortly.<p>You see, the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), …

Business Strategy

Twins who underwent cutting-edge surgery died in suicide pact: cops

Twin sisters — who made headlines for undergoing a cutting-edge surgery to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder — were found shot dead near a Colorado …

Mental Health

Borderline Personality Disorder and Problems Related to Thinking

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is associated with a few different problems related to thinking. These cognitive problems often contribute to …

2,322 reasons to hate Congress

<b>(CNN) —</b> On Wednesday night, congressional leaders unveiled a spending bill that will fund the entire federal government through September -- at a whopping estimated cost of $1.3 trillion. The bill is 2,322 pages long. It has be to be passed through both chambers of Congress by midnight Friday or …

The Problem Isn’t Just Trump. It’s Our Ignorant Electorate.

It is not effete snobbery or elitist condescension to note that ill-informed voters contributed to the current mess.<p>For many of us, mornings have …

The 17 Democrats selling out on bank regulation is worse than it looks

There was room for a deal, but they did a giveaway instead.<p>A fierce debate is taking place in Democratic Party financial regulation circles over whether the Senate bill to relax Obama-era bank regulations is a disastrous giveaway to industry or really more like a small and unimportant giveaway to …

Mitch McConnell

Elizabeth Warren attacks 'dangerous, wrong' bill to relax rules on US banks

Democratic senator says Congress has forgotten the ‘devastating impact of the financial crisis’ and vows to stop bill passing the Senate<p>Congress has forgotten the “devastating impact of the financial crisis”, Senator Elizabeth Warren said on Tuesday as Republicans moved closer to relaxing banking …

Financial Services

The Quiet Radicalization of the Democratic Party

During the primaries, Donald Trump’s appeal could be summed up in two words: “He fights.” The assumption embedded in this assertion was that the rest …

Opioid crisis: overdoses increased by a third across US in 14 months, says CDC

Results show opioid overdoses increasing across all regions and in most states, for most men and women and most age groups<p>Opioid overdoses increased by roughly 30% across the US in just 14 months between 2016 and 2017, according to a new report by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention …

CDC

‘I have survived the most unimaginable things in the only way that my body knew how’: What happens when you grow up with depersonalisation disorder?

opinion<p>Vanessa is a volunteer with Rethink<p><b>Since the age of 12 – 35 years ago – my mind has sought to protect itself from the abuse that I was</b> …

Become a Public Speaking Phenom With These 8 Simple Tips

Speaking onstage to hundreds of people can be daunting, so follow these tips to captivate an audience.<p>As a television anchor, I'm used to being in front of a camera. What I'm not used to is speaking to a room full of blinking, live human beings. It's one thing to stare into a camera lens; it's …

Public Speaking

3 Secrets Every Successful Negotiator Knows

Here's how to handle yourself in even the most aggressive of negotiations.<p><i>How do you handle a difficult negotiation? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Praveen Tipirneni, CEO of Morphic</b> …

Hung Up

Ask These Questions to Ace the Job Interview

Too many candidates leave it up to the interviewer to judge their ability. Savvy candidates know how to turn the odds in their favor by asking a few pointed questions.<p>Once you get an interview, the chance you'll be assessed properly is remote. You can improve your odds 5-10X by asking …

Employment

IVF to fix male infertility 'infringes human rights of women' argue scientists

Women are unfairly paying the price for men's falling fertility, scientists have warned.<p>Mens sperm counts have reduced by more than 50 per cent worldwide since the 1970s with chemicals in the environment, pollution, steroids, protein shakes, and even tight underwear all blamed for the downturn.<p>But …

College Republicans Propose an Unusual Idea From the Right: A Carbon Tax

As the Republican Party struggles to find its footing with the next generation of voters, several conservative college groups have banded together to champion something anathema to the party: a carbon tax.<p>The group is led by the Yale College Republicans, the main campus student organization for …

4 Myths About Success That Too Many People Still Fall For

Hard work will only take you up to a certain point.<p><i>What are some myths about success? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Awdhesh Singh, Director of AwdheshAcademy.com, on …

Self-improvement

4 ways to finally choose a side hustle you actually love

Finding a way to earn a little money on the side when you already have a packed schedule is only half the battle — picking a source of this new …

Duke University

Model Chrissy Teigen offers to pay $100K fine so McKayla Maroney can speak at Larry Nassar abuse sentencing

Model Chrissy Teigen has offered to pay the reported $100,000 (£72,594) fine to release gymnast McKayla Maroney from her non-disclosure agreement about Larry Nassar, who she alleges abused her.<p>Maroney said in a lawsuit last year that she was paid to keep quiet about the allegations, and signed a …

The Epic Tale of Hank the Dog and His Beloved Stuffed Purple Hippo Made Our Week

Meet Hank, a super cute former shelter pup who has a crazy obsession with a fuzzy purple hippo. Hank's hippo, who doesn't have a name, is his very …

Pets

5 Things Super-Organized People Do Every Day

They're simple, but can save you time and money.<p>We all have those super-organized people in our lives: the ones who always seem to get things done …

Productivity

What's wrong with the Trump base?

Our view: One year later, Donald Trump voters aren't moving the goalposts on his presidency; they're not even looking at themNot long ago, Politico …

Kids for sale: 'My mom was tricked'

<b>(CNN) —</b> The 7-year-old girl, dressed in bright pink and holding one of her favorite stuffed animals, sees her mother for the first time in nearly a year. A brilliant smile spreads across Namata's face, punctuating her excitement.<p>She and her mother are speaking via Skype more than 7,400 miles apart. …

Siblings

San Francisco Is Choking On A Thick Haze Of Smoke. These Are The Health Risks.

“It’s very rare for it to get this bad anywhere in the United States,” one expert said. The main hazard is tiny particles of soot that can cause lung disease.<p>Thursday morning in San Francisco, the air quality was as bad as in Beijing, China’s notoriously polluted capital. Since Bay Area residents …