Jenn Looney

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7 brilliant ways successful leaders start presentations

<i>“The beginning is the most important part of the work.” —Plato</i><p>When we speak, we have about 60 seconds to capture our audience’s attention, establish …

The 20-Minute Workout That’ll Help You Get a Dancer’s Body

Exercise 1 Traveling Plank with Walkout<p>Start with forearms on the floor, elbows directly under your shoulders, and legs extended behind you <b>(A)</b>. Step one hand backward so it's under your shoulder; do the same with your other hand, straightening your arms to press up into a pushup position <b>(B)</b>. Walk …

A secret startup saved the worst website in America

"If your response isn't 'no way,' then we should talk ASAP, like tomorrow," Wang wrote.<p>At the time, Yu was working for an education startup in New York called SkillShare. SkillShare had two technical employees. Yu was one of them.<p>Wang's proposal would take him away from the young company, but there …

Helicopter viewings, 'lifestyle films': Outlandish luxury real estate marketing may now be the norm

Rayni and Branden Williams spent months lining up a director, cast and crew for their "lifestyle film."<p>The plot line: A husband takes off for a business trip in his Corvette, leaving his wife to invite friends to hang out in their wine room, gym, massage space, movie theater and infinity-edge pool …

Real Estate

10.1 Tips From My 101-Year-Old Grandmother on How to Lead a Good Life

My grandmother Helen has lived for more than a century. Born in Brooklyn in 1913, she has been fortunate to lead not just a remarkably long life but a remarkably gratifying one. At 101, she remains lucid, perceptive, and curious -- and equipped with a roomy and reliable memory. She has a quick step …

Watch this Philadelphia dad totally school his kids’ principal over ‘unexcused’ absences for family travel

MIKE ROSSI, a Philadelphia father, decided to pull his two kids out of school for a couple of days so they could travel together and support him as …

Family Travel

How Do I Know If I Should Take A Job At A Startup?

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>James Altucher is an investor, programmer, author, and several-times entrepreneur. His latest book is “Choose Yourself Guide To Wealth”</i><p>Imagine if someone asked “would you invest in this company?” Your answer is going to be similar. With a few additions.<p>Here’s the checklist I would …

Why Compassion Is a Better Managerial Tactic than Toughness

Stanford University neurosurgeon Dr. James Doty tells the story of performing surgery on a little boy’s brain tumor. In the middle of the procedure, the resident who is assisting him gets distracted and accidentally pierces a vein. With blood shedding everywhere, Doty is no longer able to see the …

5 reasons why parenthood actually is the very best time to create a startup

There is never a good time to have a child. And there’s never a good time to start a startup. We hold these truths to be generally self-evident.<p>But …

15 of the most expensive homes you can rent around the world

If luxury hotels aren't your scene, and you aren't in the market to buy an estate of your own, there's another option available: renting.<p>RentCafe.com put together a list of the most expensive rentals in 15 countries, ranging from a picturesque villa on the French Riviera to a streamlined luxury …

New app Nerd lets you order an on-demand Stanford student, who can help you with anything you need

That's the premise behind Nerd. It's an "invisible app," meaning that it works via a text messaging layer without requiring an actual app that you download from the Apple App Store or Google Play.<p>All you have to do is text that phone number and someone — the company says it's a Stanford student — …

22 Men Dish on the Hottest Oral Sex They’ve Ever Received

It never hurts to give your guy some incentive to return the favor…<p>There are lots of great reasons to have guy friends, but one of the biggest ones is that they are amazing advice givers. Since you’re not dating them, they have no problem telling it exactly how it is—and from a dude’s perspective, …

25 of the Best Typefaces from March 2015

<i>Sean Mitchell is an interactive designer based in Vancouver, British Columbia, and the editor of TypeRelease.</i><p>Sincerest apologies for missing last month’s roundup – the past couple of weeks have been quite busy! Nevertheless, we’re happy to present our selections of the most beautiful typefaces …

Typography

The 12 Most Luxurious All-Inclusive Resorts in the World

Let's face it -- all-inclusive vacations really take the worries out of travel. No matter the destination where you're heading on your all-inclusive getaway, it's nice to know that once you get there, everything will already be taken care of; that is, as long as you pick a top-notch spot that won't …

Think You Could Draw The Apple Logo From Memory? Think Again.

A new study shows that people are awful at drawing the Apple logo. Guess exposure to branding isn’t everything.<p>Does bombarding people with your logo actually make it memorable? Apparently not.<p>Scientists at UCLA put 85 students in a room and asked them to draw what you’d think would be one of the …

Infographic: The Death Of The Office

Today, nearly 24% of the U.S. working population telecommutes for at least a few hours each week. Seventy-eight percent said they’d forego free meals and 31% would take a salary cut for the privilege of working at home. Sounds like the makings of a workplace revolution–perhaps the very “Death of …

Infographics

20 Ways To Create Common Sense Content

“Common sense is not so common” — Voltaire Ah, common sense.It seems somewhere along the path someone got it wrong; calling it COMMON sense, that …

Infographics

America's 11 poorest cities

4. Memphis, Tennessee<p>Percentage of incomes under $25,000: 34.9%<br>• Percentage of population with bachelor's degree: 23.7%<br>• Percentage of incomes over …

The 10 best beaches in the world, according to travelers

With temperatures below freezing in much of the northern hemisphere, it's the perfect time to escape to one of the world's most beautiful beaches.<p>TripAdvisor has just released its 2015 Travelers' Choice Awards, which ranks the best beaches in the world based on millions of reviews from real …

Here are all the commercials that ran during the Super Bowl, in order

There were some clear stand-outs, and a few ads t hat didn't go down too well with the tens of millions of viewers watching the game.<p>There were 71 national ads in total (Many more ads aired during the game, but these were bought on a regional — and far cheaper — basis.) Re-watch your favorites.

19 Castle Homes You Can Actually Buy

Well, turns out you can — for a price.<p>Our friends at property search site Estately.com, rounded up some of the best castle-like homes in the US.<p>Complete with secret wine cellars, custom indoor lap pools, rose gardens, multi-floor libraries, and stone walls, these 19 castle homes are available for …

How To Use LinkedIn to Engage Your Entire Workforce

If you still think of LinkedIn as an online resume for job seekers, it’s time to get real and gain the competitive edge offered by this unparalleled branding resource. LinkedIn is one of your company’s most powerful tools for building relationships with key stakeholders while amplifying and …

Employee Engagement

Living The Dream In Argentina's Wine Country: The Vines Of Mendoza Resort & Spa

Who among us, at least after a glass or three of Malbec, hasn’t fantasized about growing some grapes on a little plot of land somewhere beautiful and blending our own wine?<p>That daydream is just an idea for most of us, who leave the gentleman-winemaker fantasies aside when we consider what’s …

Wine

Cleanse your body with the alkaline diet

Alkaline eating helps the body maintain healthy pH levels which improve digestion, skin tone and mood as well as weight loss. Natasha Corrett's new book has a range of four cleanses with recipes to rebalance your body.<p>Five years ago, Natasha Corrett was overtired, overworked and unhappy with her …

There's A New Way To Land A Job In Tech: The Collegiate 'Hackathon'

But the project he made in those 36 hours was enough to land him a summer job.<p>Working with three other students, Wissmann and his team created an app that chose the safest walking route on Google Maps by evaluating crime history in the area.<p>"It was absolutely terrible compared to anything I'd make …

This Audi Can Predict When a Parking Space Will Open Up

When the wife and I head into San Francisco for a night on the town, I don't bother entering the restaurant's address into the sat-nav. I find the …

The Future Of Bike Sharing: Becoming Part Of Public Transit

The operator of bike-share programs across the nation wants to make hopping on a bicycle a more seamless experience.<p>Today, U.S. bike share members have to receive specialized key cards to unlock bikes within their city’s system. A New York Citi Bike member can’t use his or her membership while …

Ex-Googler: 'Tons Of Engineers' Want To Leave Google

"The goog" that Paparo is referring to is, of course, Google.<p>Paparo was responding to a tweet from venture capitalist Hunter Walk, also an ex-Googler.<p>Walk wrote that for his firm, Homebrew, and the startups in its portfolio, there had been a "seasonal January increase in big company people looking …