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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, calm …

Public Speaking

How to make $400,000 a year writing about what you love — according to someone who's doing it

After posting my blogging income report from last year (where I made $401,681 with my blogging side hustle), I've been getting a lot of reader questions about how much money can you actually make blogging? I think blogging is the perfect side hustle because you can do it in your own time, you can …

Marketing

GOP confronts another failed tax experiment in Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — When the GOP took full control of Oklahoma government after the 2010 election, lawmakers set out to make it a model of Republican principles, with lower taxes, lighter regulation and a raft of business-friendly reforms.<p>Conservatives passed all of it, setting in motion a grand …

Republican Primaries

How Much Protein Is Required for a Weight Lifter? | Healthy Eating | SF Gate

Weight lifting involves moving a resistance through a range of motion by bending joints and contracting muscles. Following through with a consistent weight lifting plan is only part of the equation. To optimize size and strength gains and get the most from workouts, diet needs to be taken into …

'Corporations Are People' Is Built on an Incredible 19th-Century Lie

How a farcical series of events in the 1880s produced an enduring and controversial legal precedent<p>Somewhat unintuitively, American corporations today enjoy many of the same rights as American citizens. Both, for instance, are entitled to the freedom of speech and the freedom of religion. How …

19th Century

An AI just beat top lawyers at their own game

The nation's top lawyers recently battled artificial intelligence in a competition to spot errors in contracts — and they lost.<p>A new study, conducted …

Are You Self-Aware? 5 Key Traits You Need to Have to Be a Great Entrepreneur.

Ask how you can improve yourself on a daily basis.<p>Founder, Market Domination Media®<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurial success stories are few and far between. Only 30 percent of businesses survive a decade, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics' …

Entrepreneurship

Forget the 9 to 5 — research suggests there's a case for the 3-hour workday

Over the course of an eight-hour workday, the average employee works for about three hours — two hours and 53 minutes, to be more precise.<p>The rest of the time, according to a 2016 survey of 1,989 UK office workers, people spend on a combination of reading the news, browsing social media, eating …

Time Management

Top 44 Hikes in the West

Williams Lake, Taos, NM<p>Get an alpine start to your day on the gradual 2-mile hike to Williams Lake, at 11,300 feet in the high country above Taos Ski …

8 times Bernie Sanders made a total fool of Ted Cruz during their town hall debate

The Vermont senator was in vintage form Wednesday night<p>After failing miserably to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, Republicans have set their sights on tax reform, confident that if there's one thing the party can agree on, it's tax cuts for the rich. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin has …

Middle-class

Anyone who wants to be president needs to understand these 5 maps

Maps shape how we see the world.<p>But most of the maps hanging on our walls are dangerously incomplete because they emphasize political borders rather than functional connections.<p>The world has less than 500,000 kilometers of borders.<p>By comparison, it has 64 million km of highways, 4 million km of …

United Kingdom

America last: The case for moral disengagement from politics in the age of Trump

We may well be seeing the rise of fascism — but Democrats and liberals have helped make it possible. Just say no!<p>There are a lot of killers. What, you think our country’s so innocent?<br>— Donald J. Trump, Feb. 6, 2017<p>There continues to be a gross underestimation, even among politically aware liberals, …

Political Science

Constitutional collapse: Why we could be on the verge of a democratic apocalypse

If Republicans gain full control, they have the power to amend the Constitution into their own authoritarian image<p>As Donald Trump vilifies the press, the courts, immigrants, Muslims, Democrats, protesters and anyone who disagrees with him, it isn't hard to imagine a modern-day Mussolini — or worse. …

Middle-class

Why Do So Many Americans Fear Muslims? Decades Of Denial About America’s Role In The World.

There’s been lots attention-grabbing opposition to Trump’s “Muslim ban” executive order, from demonstrations to court orders. But polls make it clear public opinion is much more mixed. Standard phone polls show small majorities opposed, while web and automated polls find small majorities continue …

Political Science

Colorado Made an Insane Amount of Weed Money in 2016

And eight more states just voted to legalize.<p>In 2016, Colorado brought in a total of $1.3 billion in recreational and medical marijuana sales, as recorded by the Colorado Department of Revenue, officially making it a billion-dollar industry.<p>According to the <i>Cannabist</i>, during eight out of the 12 …

Cannabis

This Technology Could Be a Game-Changer for the Marijuana Industry

The marijuana industry is scorching hot right now, and it's no wonder that investors are seemingly champing at the bit to get their hands on a company, or series of companies, with strong double-digit growth potential.<p>According to cannabis research firm ArcView, the legal marijuana market could …

Sorry, Bernie fans. His health care plan is short $17,000,000,000,000.

Sen. Bernie Sanders has proposed paying for his policies that transform large sectors of the government and the economy mainly through increased taxes on wealthy Americans. A pair of new studies published Monday suggests Sanders would not come up with enough money using this approach, and that the …

Health Care

America’s Great Divergence

A growing earnings gap between those with a college education and those without is creating economic and cultural rifts throughout the country.<p>CONNERSVILLE, Indiana—Ashley Gabbert and Dan Dark are both white Indiana residents in their early 30s, but their lives look nothing alike.<p>Gabbert, 32, lives …

Income Inequality

'Too big to fail' is making a comeback

According to a recent Bloomberg report the hedge fund industry has officially gone over <b>$3.02 trillion in global assets under its management</b>.<p>To put that into perspective, <b>that figure is nearly six times the amount that it took for Lehman Brothers</b> to crash and throw the world into financial calamity …

Finance

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20 Romantic Date Ideas for Any Budget

When’s the last time you had a date night with your partner?<p>If you’re like most couples, chances are, it’s been a few months since you had some …

Eight Men Are As Rich As Half The World–And Other Depressing Inequality Stats

Meet your wealthy overlords: Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, Carlos Slim Helú, Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, Larry Ellison, Michael Bloomberg, Amancio Ortega.<p>This year’s meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos once again saw the issue of income inequality high up the agenda. It topped the group’s …

Eight men own more than 3.6 billion people do: our economics is broken

Oxfam’s statistics are beyond belief. Inequality is the biggest threat to the global economy – and it’s getting worse<p>Today, eight people have the same wealth as the poorest half of the world’s population. Stop and think about this. It is a mind-boggling concept.<p>Last year we said we would have …

Economics

Where The American Dream Is The Most Dead, People Believe In It The Most Strongly

A child born into poverty in Denmark has a better chance of being wealthy than one born in the U.S., but people here–especially in the South–drastically overestimate their chances of moving up in the world.<p>Americans have traditionally distinguished themselves from people in other countries by …

Here are the home improvements with the best payoff

They're not what you might expect<p>We love stunning renovations and exquisite remodels as much as anyone, but even Chip and Joanna would know that money put into a reno isn’t a 1:1 investment in your home’s future price tag. Every year, researchers with Remodeling magazine study the most popular home …

The great garbage fire debate: Should we be burning our trash into energy?

Other countries convert incinerated waste into electricity and heat. Could this help our trash crisis?<p>Earlier this year, a video explaining Sweden’s efficient trash burning system made the Facebook rounds, touting a shocking statistic: less than one percent of this country’s household waste ends up …

Sustainability

The 20 best destinations to visit in 2017

From the charms of Chile to glorious Granada and the beaches of Bermuda, our experts select the 20 best destinations to visit in the coming months.<p>1. Chile<p>If Brazil owned South American travel last year, Chile takes over for 2017. Slowly, methodically, the continent’s most overlooked wonderland has …

11 Times Donald Trump Looked Like He Was Done For

Some politicians seem to have nine lives, constantly evading scandal and overcoming the odds. But this past year, now-President-elect Donald Trump may have had more than that.<p>Many things he did would have been the death knell for any other candidate's political hopes — mocking a disabled reporter, …

Donald Trump