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The 5 Biggest Mistakes Speaker's Don't Know They're Making | Inc.com

I am a professional speaker, and I have given thousands of presentations in the last 28 years. I have seen hundreds of people give presentations. I am sure you have too.<p>Most presentations are, sad to say, just awful and boring.<p>Why?<p>People who speak often don't know what they don't know.<p>You want to …

Public Speaking

20 Gmail Hacks Only Savvy Users Know

These tricks and tips will make you a Gmail power user.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There’s an endless amount of tricks, tips and extensions that can boost your Gmail game. From undoing a sent email to pre-writing messages to sending money -- Gmail has taken email to …

The Best Habit Tracking App for iPhone

Tracking your habits is a great way to keep an eye on your progress for a variety of self-improvement goals, and you have an insane number of apps …

Apps

Take Back Your Garage With These Fast Organizing Fixes

Whether used as a parking spot or hobby hub, your garage is valuable real estate. Don't let that extra square footage go to waste! Clear the clutter …

Checklist of ADHD Symptoms

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a condition that people discuss a lot these days, often ascribing the term casually to persons who …

7 tricks to motivate yourself to clean your house even when you don't want to

I've always thought of myself as relatively clean and organized — I shower daily, launder weekly, and make it a point to never leave food wrappers or dirty dishes lying about. Impressive, no?<p>And yet. I found dust bunnies that had grown into mutant rabbits under my bed; a bag of dried mascara on my …

5 Deadly Meeting Mistakes And How To Fix Them

The hot-shot product manager burst into the conference room ten minutes late.<p>“Sorry guys, I’m on ‘marketing time.’”<p>The six of us already in the room had been waiting on him to start the meeting. Six people, times 10 minutes each, equals a full hour of wasted time.<p>There was a standing joke in the …

Time Management

New Neuroscience Reveals 4 Rituals That Will Make You Happy

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them.Actually, don’t trust …

Self-improvement

How To Stop Being Lazy And Get More Done – 5 Expert Tips

Some days the to-do list seems bottomless. Just looking at it is exhausting.<p><b>We all want to know how to stop being lazy and get more done.</b> I certainly …

This Is The Lazy Way To Kill Bad Habits: 8 Secrets From Research

Bad habits; we all got’em. You know what they are. You know you should stop. But… it’s hard. In fact, sometimes you feel downright powerless. And …

Self Control

This Is How To Make Good Habits Stick: 6 Secrets From Research

We all want to get to the gym, be more productive, be kinder to our loved ones… and then we don’t do it. Why?Well, building solid personal habits can …

University of Pennsylvania

Do open-plan offices make you more productive and happy?

No. They’re an utter nightmare.<p>Open-plan offices have been found to reduce productivity and impair memory. They’re associated with high staff …

How To Manage Your Time: 5 Secrets Backed By Research

It’s the problem we all face at the office: how to manage your time. You’re so overwhelmed with meetings and email that you always wonder if you’re …

Time Management

This Is How To Be Productive: 5 New Secrets Proven By Research

Want to know how to be productive? Create goals, make a plan and execute. We all know this is a good idea… and it never, ever seems to work.It’s like …

Time Management

Here’s The Schedule Very Successful People Follow Every Day

All too often, productivity tips are a dime a dozen. Some even <i>conflict</i> with each other. What we need is a system.<p><b>What schedule do the pros use? What</b> …

17 Brilliant Ideas That Will Inspire You To Actually Pack Your Lunch

Make the second meal of the day as important as the first.

10 essential books on personal growth to boost your self-belief

Although it might sound cheesy, self-confidence comes from within. But sometimes we all need a little boost. So to help give you a nudge in the right …

How To Make Freezer-Friendly Breakfast Sandwiches — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

I don't think it's <i>too</i> extreme to say that this whole concept of freezable breakfast sandwiches has changed my world. Or at least my mornings. …

Breakfast

New York Case Could Provide Key Test For Establishing Legal Protections For Gay People

Members of Congress and LGBT advocates are expected to file briefs this week urging a federal appeals court to provide protections against sexual orientation-based discrimination under existing civil rights law. The Obama administration is yet to take a position on the issue.<p>WASHINGTON — Over the …

LGBTQI

14 Foods You Can Freeze | Men's Health

14 Foods You Probably Didn’t Know You Could Stick In the Freezer<p>Save yourself some time and money by freezing these foods<p>Shutterstock<p>Freezing is one of the easiest ways to make your groceries last—as long as you follow some basic rules: Cool foods before freezing, don’t refreeze after thawing, and …

17 Writers Share Their Most Important, Necessary LGBT Books

A vital reading list for Pride Month and beyond.<p>Every June, LGBT Pride Month honors the 1969 Stonewall Riots. The Orlando shooting is just one significant, heartbreaking reminder that we must fiercely celebrate the voices and books that have meant so much to the LGBT community. We asked 17 LGBT …

What Happens When Gay People Are Told That Homosexuality Is A Sin?

The message alone is harmful.<p>In the immediate aftermath of the shooting at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub, Christian conservatives known to be anti-LGBT …

LGBTQI

Gordon Ramsay's Transformative Way to Scramble Eggs

Yes, there are a million different scrambled eggs techniques out there, but Gordon Ramsay's will be your full-stop method. While at a press event to promote his new game with Glu Mobile, I asked chef Ramsay to go through the proper way to scramble eggs. His unique method has a heartwarming …

Tips for making the best chocolate chip cookie

There are endless recipes for making chocolate chip recipes. But if you follow these few simple tips, you'll make a delicious cookie, no matter the …

Dessert

Staying Organized And On Task (Even If It's Not Your Forte)

<b>by Liz Gutman</b><p>I will be the first to admit that I'm not the most organized person in the world. In fact, I'm not even the most organized person in my company. Shockingly -- appallingly -- I might not even be the most organized one who lives in my apartment. (My dog has a weird habit of organizing …

Productivity

Here’s All The TV And Films Coming To Netflix In July, Including ‘Stranger Things’

There’s certainly some solid entries being added to Netflix‘s streaming catalog in the month of July, with <i>Dreamcatcher</i> definitely going in my queue as quickly as possible. <i>Back to the Future</i> and <i>Beverly Hills Cop</i> will get you in touch with the ’80s you, and a new special from Jim Jefferies is sure to …

Silence Is Killing Your LGBT Relatives

LGBT Pride Month 2016 will always be remembered for the worst mass shooting in American history to date, one which took 49 lives at an Orlando, Fla., gay club June 12. Yet in the past week, I have spoken with too many queer people whose families did not reach out to them at all, not even to simply …

We Created the Perfect Cupcake Recipe (And Yes, There’s Lots of Frosting)

From this day forth, you will need no other cupcake recipe.<p>Our resident baking savant and senior associate food editor <b>Claire Saffitz's</b> idea of a good time involves whipping up homemade bagels on the fly. There's no one else we trust more to develop the cupcake recipe of our dreams, and she came up …

Dessert

Want to Be Happier? Science Says Do These 11 Things Every Single Day

Try them. They work. (If you can't trust science, what can you trust?)<p>Obviously, we all want to be happier. But there's another reason to wish to be more lighthearted and content: Happiness is definitely a result, but happiness is also a driver.<p>While I'm definitely into finding ways to improve …