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20 World-Class Presentation Experts Share Their Top Tips

Have you ever sat through a presentation that seemed to slog on and on? Presenters that are disorganized, dwell on trivial information and give long winded explanations that lead nowhere?<p>Too many presentations are afflicted by poor planning and poor visuals. The audience who come to see these …

World War I in Photos - The Atlantic

World War I in Photos: Introduction<p>Alan Taylor<br>• Apr 27, 2014<p>World War I in Photos: The Western Front, Part I<p>Alan Taylor<br>• Apr 27, 2014<p>World War I in Photos: Technology<p>Alan Taylor<br>• Apr 27, 2014<p>World War I in Photos: Animals at War<p>Alan Taylor<br>• Apr 27, 2014<p>World War I in Photos: Aerial Warfare<p>Alan Taylor<br>• Apr …

World War I

How to Delete Yourself from the Internet

Americans love the Internet, with 87% of us active online. We have accounts everywhere, letting us kill time at work on Facebook, check Twitter for …

5 Dirty Secrets About the U.S. Economy

If there’s one thing I hate these days, it’s discussing the U.S. economy.<p>Will raising wages by seventeen cents destroy humanity? Will edible deodorant add 0.000007 percent to GDP? If we resurrected giant man-eating dinosaurs, could we use them to keep our warehouse pickers in line? Isn’t it awesome …

The one thing missing from too many job applications is effort

As the 6.3% of Americans who are still unemployed know, looking for a job can be an incredibly frustrating process, where dozens of resumes are met with rejection or, even worse, a deafening silence.<p>But reading a pile of poorly constructed applications can be a drag too, according to several …

Employment

11 Ways To Raise Your Credit Score, Fast

A recent survey from the National Foundation for Credit Counseling indicates that more people would be embarrassed to admit their credit scores (30%) than their weight (12%).<p>While crash diets don’t usually work and can be unhealthy, it <i>is</i> possible to change your credit score fairly quickly. But just …

5 Life Lessons That Will Help You Make Fewer Mistakes

I don’t necessarily consider making mistakes a bad thing, because I’ve learned so much more from them than my successes. If you own up to the mistakes you make and do your best to learn from them, they can be helpful, actually. I like to think of them as necessary evils.<p>That having been said, who …

7 Killer Tips for Logo Design

Designing a logo is simple, right? Think again. There's more to crafting a brand's visual identity than just placing a name in a square and calling …

10 Things You Should Do In The 15 Minutes Before A Big Presentation

In the 15 minutes before you're about to give a big, important presentation, it's too late to change the content of your speech, says Darlene Price, president, of Well Said, Inc. and author of "Well Said! Presentations and Conversations That Get Results."<p>Building blocks such as analyzing the …

Public Speaking

Trading Places: United States As The New China?

We’re all familiar with the reasons why the U.S. outsources large parts of its manufacturing resources overseas. But the surprising results from two recent reports suggest the global supply chain game is about to get turned upside down. Will businesses be ready?<p>On April 25th the Boston Consulting …

Affordable healthy diet 'too expensive for many'

<b>Many people do not have enough income for a "decent diet", public health experts have claimed in an open letter to the prime minister.</b><p>The UK Faculty of Public Health said the situation had become so serious that an independent group should be set up by the government to investigate.<p>The letter …

OECD

Scientists Argue That Neanderthals Weren’t Incompetent Dimwits

No offense, but your ancestors probably were no brighter than a Neanderthal.<p>That's the message a pair of researchers delivered on Wednesday after analyzing archaeological evidence detailing the capabilities of Neanderthals, our closest extinct human relative, compared to the early modern humans who …

Anthropology

10 (insane) things I learned about the world reading Ayn Rand’s “Atlas Shrugged”

The only thing that matters in life is how good you are at making money — and other gems<p>Over the past year, I've been reading and reviewing Ayn Rand's massive paean to capitalism, <i>Atlas Shrugged</i>. If you're not familiar with the novel, it depicts a world where corporate CEOs and one-percenters are …