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The Best Presentations Are Tailored to the Audience

Nicholas Blechman for HBR<p><i>When preparing a presentation, we all remember to think about the basics: what you want to say, the data you need to back it up, any visuals that might help. But what about the people you’re presenting to? The following excerpt from the book</i> Presentations <i>will help you</i> …

I Heart My City: Jen’s Las Vegas

Though her travels have taken her around the globe—from South Korea to South Africa—<b>Las Vegas</b> is the only home <b>Jen Lee</b> has ever known.<p>After more than a decade of welcoming visitors to Sin City as a convention planner, you might think she would tire of talking up her town. But for Jen, Las Vegas …

Travel

The 100 greatest novels of all time

<b>Our critics choose the best novels ever written, from Tolkien to Proust</b><p>100 <b>The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien (1954-55)</b><p>Hairy-toed hobbit Frodo leaves home to defend the world from dark forces by destroying a cursed ring, in Tolkien's epic trilogy. WH Auden thought this tale of fantastic creatures …

Literature

15 apps for transforming your phone into the ultimate toolkit

From apps that makes budgeting beautiful to ones that let you know the exact minute it's going to rain, there's something for every lifestyle.<p>We've collected the best of the best in this unique mix, and we tossed in a few lesser-known surprises to show what modern apps can do.

Make-Ahead Oatmeal Smoothies

Awhile back, I wrote a post about Overnight Refrigerator Oatmeal that has been very popular with Yummy readers. (Thanks for all of the enthusiastic …

10 Awesome Gmail Hacks That Make Life Easier

These top-secret ninja moves will help you take control of your inbox and become a Gmail expert. I'll show you how to save time, avoid mistakes, and add a bit of style to your inbox. Read on, grasshopper.<p><b>GMAIL HACK #1 UNSEND</b><p>Have you ever pressed send only to regret it moments later because of a …

33 Gifts The iPhone Addict In Your Life Will Want

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Shopping

Talent is Overrated: What Really Separates World-Class Performers from Everybody Else

How to Transform Your Life in 6 Minutes a Day

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Oh, you’re busy? Weird, I thought it was just me.<p>No matter where you are in life at this moment, there is at least one thing that you and I have in common: We want to improve our lives and ourselves. I’m not saying there’s anything wrong …

Leading Change: Why Transformation Efforts Fail

Over the past decade, I have watched more than 100 companies try to remake themselves into significantly better competitors. They have included large organizations (Ford) and small ones (Landmark Communications), companies based in the United States (General Motors) and elsewhere (British Airways), …

Personal Best

Top athletes and singers have coaches. Should you?<p>I’ve been a surgeon for eight years. For the past couple of them, my performance in the operating room has reached a plateau. I’d like to think it’s a good thing—I’ve arrived at my professional peak. But mainly it seems as if I’ve just stopped …

Leading The Life You Want

<i>A guest post by Stephanie Denning, who writes about leadership issues from a Millennial perspective.</i> <i>The views expressed here are her own.</i><p>We all struggle with Work-Life balance. Among my own Millennial generation, I have yet to see someone work a true 9-5 job. The new 9-5 of today means 9-5 in the …

6 Mindful Habits to Help You Stop Worrying & Start Loving Yourself

<b>“Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow. It only saps today of its joy.” ~Leo Buscaglia</b><p>We all want to be happy, but sometimes we hold ourselves back …

25 Quick and Healthy 4-Ingredient Breakfast Recipes

When you're short on time and low on energy, the answer doesn't have to be your local drive-through or corner mart. These quick and healthy breakfast …

Breakfast

25 Cheap and Easy 3-Ingredient Smoothie Recipes

Fire up your blenders, folks! Smoothies are a quick and convenient way to get a blast of nutrients, including protein, carbs and vitamins A, B, C and …

Healthy Eating

12 Qualities of an Enlightened Person

By Charles A. Francis<p><b>”If you think you are enlightened, go home for Thanksgiving.” ~ Ram Dass</b><p>We sometimes say that some people are enlightened, but …

The Most Important Question To Ask New Employees

Groupthink can set in for new employees in mere days–which is why you should ask them on Day One what’s wrong with your company.<p>When something isn’t working out quite right, CEOs are often the last to know. But not at Emerald Therapeutics.<p>The biotech startup tasks all new hires with an unusual …

Ten Keys to Happiness

1. Listen to your body’s wisdom, which expresses itself through signals of comfort and discomfort. When choosing a certain behavior, ask your body, …

Measure Backward, Not Forward

<i>James Clear writes about using behavioral science to master your habits and improve your health. His free guide, Transform Your Habits, has been downloaded more than 80,000 times. This post originally appeared on his blog.</i><p>We often measure our progress by looking forward. We set goals. We plan …

20 Daily Habits That Will Enrich Your Life

Here are 20 ways that will hopefully rekindle that passion of yours and help make each day amazing.<p><b>1. Engage in consistent action.</b><p><b>2. Constantly picture yourself beyond your current circumstances.</b> Dream enormously big and hold that dream deep within your mind, body and spirit.<p><b>3. Spend time in</b> …

30 Little-Known Features of Popular Social Media Sites

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>When I first set foot in Disneyland, I race to the most famous rides first—Splash Mountain, the Matterhorn, Indiana Jones, all the biggest and best. Little do I know there are just as many hidden gems and overlooked attractions that I’ve likely …

Stop Waiting for Life to Change: How to Feel at Peace Now

<b>“Every day brings a choice: to practice stress or to practice peace.” ~Joan Borysenko</b><p>Humans are amazing creatures. We have so much potential to …

Positive Thinking

The Best Travel Advice, from the Pros

One mark of a truly experienced traveler is that you never know what to expect when you ask them how they make travel easier. We asked five people who define the jet-setting lifestyle for their best recommendations—so download that obscure app, pick up those weird supplements, and thank us …

Immune System

A Predictive Analytics Primer

No one has the ability to capture and analyze data from the future. However, there is a way to predict the future using data from the past. It’s called predictive analytics, and organizations do it every day.<p>Has your company, for example, developed a customer lifetime value (CLTV) measure? That’s …

How An Early Facebook Employee Messed Up, Got Fired, And Cost Himself $185 Million

When Kagan was 24, he was hired as Facebook's 30th employee. He joined the company when it was one year old; it had a few million users and was getting 50,000 new signups per day. Kagan was given two salary options when he joined:<p>Kagan selected the first option, and the stock options would have …

6 Simple Alterations to Become More Present | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Do you think about the day ahead, the deadlines, projects, meetings; while driving? Do you worry and stress over an email you sent days ago that …

Mindfulness