Michael Janney

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15 Ways to Boost Your Confidence Before a Big Presentation

Here's how to stop those butterflies for good.<p>You have to give a big, important presentation in just 15 minutes. Your heart is racing, your palms are damp--you're starting to panic.<p>It's completely normal. In fact, most speakers, beginners and veterans alike, readily admit to feeling nervous in the …

Public Speaking

Here’s how Silicon Valley’s startup guru can instantly tell if you should start a company

With four IPOs and eight startups under his belt, students and budding entrepreneurs frequently seek him out for advice, including what to do with their careers.<p>But one thing Blank has learned from working in Silicon Valley since 1978 : building a startup or becoming a consultant isn't a hard …

10 cities with the worst quality of life

Where you live in this country may help determine how satisfied you are with your life.<p>Overall, the well-being of residents in the U.S. was unchanged …

Demographics

Crazy Sounding Tax Deductions That IRS (Or The Tax Court) Says Are Legit

Are you searching high and low for tax deductions? In the run up to April 15, you aren’t the only one. Unfortunately, it is too late to date checks December 31, 2015! Since taxes are annual, you must think about <i>last</i> year, 2015. Still, if your facts are right and you feel adventurous, here are some …

22 Grooming Habits Women Wish Men Would Embrace More Often

<i>Producer’s note: Someone on Quora asked: What are some grooming tips for men by women? Here is one of the best answers that’s been pulled from the</i> …

Alaska Airlines Flight Diverts to Denver After Passenger Threatens Crew

An Alaska Airlines plane was forced to land midway through its flight after an intoxicated passenger became abusive and threatened crew members, the airline said late Tuesday.<p>Flight 769 was en route from Boston to San Diego on Tuesday evening when the male passenger "became disruptive," according …

Teaching: Just Like Performing Magic

One half of the entertainment duo Penn & Teller explains how performance and discomfort make education come alive.<p>Education, at its most engaging, is performance art. From the moment a teacher steps into the classroom, students look to him or her to set the tone and course of study for everyone, …

Zzzzzzzzz … 12 simple steps to a good night’s sleep

Insomnia affects up to one in three of us. So what can you do about it? From the ‘magic yawn’ to the 90-minute rule, psychologist Richard Wiseman offers 12 rules for the perfect rest<p>A few years ago, I carried out a large-scale survey examining the lifestyles of people who sleep well and wake up …

Sleep

6 Words You Should Know Before Talking About Islam

A lot of the suspicion surrounding Islam comes from a lack of knowledge or understanding of a religion that is still foreign to many people, despite its 1.6 billion followers. Often this lack of knowledge results in the public cooptation of important aspects of the faith.<p>Words like <i>jihad</i> and <i>shariah</i> …

6 Ways to Dress Better and Make a Great First Impression

If you're like me, your wardrobe can use an upgrade -- and so can the impression you make on others.<p>I'm the furthest thing from a fashion plate or style guru. My go-to wardrobe is jeans and a T-shirt. "Dressy" for me is a golf shirt.<p>Would I like to dress better? Sure. But to me -- and to most …

clothing

Churchill's Advice on Work and Hobbies | The Art of Manliness

“If ever there was a Renaissance man, he was it. In the age of the specialist, he was the antithesis, our Leonardo. As a writer he was a reporter, …

Want to work from home? Try one of these companies

Maybe you've had a soul-sucking commute for years. Or maybe you just log way too many long days away from your family and faithful hound.<p>So no wonder you'd love to find a comparable job with benefits that lets you work from home.<p>The good news: That's now a real possibility at many companies, large …

Remote Working

10 habits of chronically unhappy people

Happiness comes in so many different forms that it can be hard to define.<p>Unhappiness, on the other hand, is easy to identify; you know it when you see it, and you definitely know when it's taken hold of you.<p>Unhappiness is lethal to everyone around you, like secondhand smoke.<p>The famous "Terman …

Happiness

Texas grand jury clears Planned Parenthood, indicts its accusers

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> A Texas investigation into Planned Parenthood on Monday culminated in an indictment -- of the organization's accusers instead of the group.<p>The Harris County District Attorney's office announced that Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast had been cleared in the two-month-long …

Planned Parenthood

ISIS cuts its fighters' salaries by 50%

Wartime pressure on the Islamic State is forcing it to slash its fighters' salaries by half, according to documents leaked from inside ISIS territory.<p>ISIS might seem like a ragtag group of terrorists, but in reality, it operates as a government over parts of Iraq and Syria. And it hands out …

Salaries & Wages

An economist told us 5 huge changes that could happen when robots take over the economy

That's what George Mason University Robin D. Hanson theorizes about in his upcoming "The Age of Em: Work, Love and Life when Robots Rule the Earth."<p>At the center of Hanson's theory is "emulated mind," or "em" for short. Basically, he says that one day — in 400 to 600 years, by his estimation — …

Theodore Roosevelt used this productivity trick to get more done in a couple hours than most people do in a day

Theodore Roosevelt, widely regarded by political scholars as one of the greatest American presidents, was also one of the most prolific.<p>Before becoming the country's youngest president at age 42 following President William McKinley's assassination in 1901, Roosevelt had already served as police …

I write about money every day, and here's the best financial advice I can give you

<b>1. Managing money is so easy once you figure it out.</b> It's scary and frustrating and all kinds of annoying before hand, but once you "get it" you're good forever. It's like riding a bike — you fall down a ton early on, but the more you practice the better you get. You'll still fall afterwards, but …

AP-GfK Poll: Decisiveness key for Trump among GOP voters

WASHINGTON (AP) — Most Americans don't have much affection for Donald Trump. Even Republicans tend to think he's not so likable.<p>But he's running for …

King Leopold's Ghost

• <b>Author:</b> Adam Hochschild<p>In the 1880s, as the European powers were carving up Africa, King Leopold II of Belgium seized for himself the vast and mostly unexplored territory surrounding the Congo River. Carrying out a genocidal plundering of the Congo, he looted its rubber, brutalized its people, and …

How to fly on a private jet for under $150 per person

No security lines or TSA pat downs. Cushy leather seats and legroom for days. Fido curled up right next to you. The perks of flying on a private jet …

Flying

Everything That's Leaving Netflix in December 2015

Let's all take a moment to give thanks that this week is a holiday—because we are going to need all the extra time we can get to squeeze in one last viewing of these titles before they vanish from Netflix this December. From '50s classics (<i>All About Eve</i>) to rom-com favorites (<i>My Best Friend's</i> …

Entertainment

Siri Tips & Tricks: 21 Useful Things You Can Ask Siri

Whether you’re new to iPhone or have been using your device for a while—there are plenty of Siri tips and tricks you may have never tried. We know Siri has opinions on the meaning of life but what other things can you ask Siri to do? There are plenty of lists on the cool and funny things to ask …

Siri

10 New Truths Great Leaders Know That Most People Don't

Leadership isn't the same field that it was even a decade ago. Here's a map to the new landscape.<p>Like any other field, leadership goes through trends and changes--and if you want to be successful, you need to stay on top of them. Old-school leadership is just that, and what we do today is very …

Leadership

Here’s What The Most Successful People Read And Why

There’s a reason why the most successful people look to other leaders’ lives for guidance and inspiration.<p>One of my favorite things to ask people in job or story interviews has nothing to do with business or work: “What do you read?”<p>We already know that the simple act of reading can have …

Fed up with years of bad internet service, a small community of islanders built their own network from scratch

Frustrated with slow internet service and frequent outages? A rural community in Washington state was—enough so that residents decided to take matters into their owns hands.<p>A group of neighbors on Orcas Island, part of the San Juan Islands, rebelled against local internet service provider …

Internet

Red Sox owner launches science site Stat

Veteran journalist Rick Berke says he's "not a science geek." And he's never been on the ground floor of a startup before.<p>But when he was offered a job to lead Stat, a new site focusing on science and medicine that launched Wednesday, Berke said it was a no-brainer.<p>"To have someone say you can …

A trend in how young people invest could cost them money in the long run

My dad, ever the CPA, stressed the importance of capturing those tax-free dollars in my company's 401(k) plan, even when I could barely make ends meet in my first job out of college.<p>For the most part, my friends also understand the value of saving and investing, as we every once in a while compare …

How Your Ego Is Sabotaging Your Retirement

<i>By Gina Horkey, Contributor</i><p>As diligent as you have been about saving for retirement, your ego might have been quietly working against you the whole time. Even the best-laid plans fail, and your retirement plan is no exception. Here are six ways your ego is rearing its ugly head and how you can …