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Sell vs. Tell: Five Ways to Engage Your Audience During a Presentation

PowerPoint's best attributes often turn it into to a sales or marketing presentation's worst enemy.<p>Its linear outline format makes it easy to …

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Senior tastings and testings editor Lisa McManus butchers a top loin beef roast down into individual New York strip steaks. No, we’re not throwing a …

Making five versions of the same picnic classic takes serious organization.

Cook’s Country test cook Ashley Moore chops a bowl of Yukon gold potatoes while preparing ingredients for potato salad as ingredients for five …

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Egypt's President Sisi: A Titan For Freedom in the Islamic World Calls for Reformation of Islam - Geller Report

Is it possible that 1.6 billion people [Muslims] should want to kill the rest of the world’s inhabitants—that is 7 billion—so that they themselves …

How Low Income New Yorkers Are Benefiting From The NYPD’s Work Stoppage

In response to growing tensions between the New York Police Department and the city, police unions encouraged officers last week to not make arrests …

Law Enforcement

Heard at science meet: Ancient Indian planes flew to planets

MUMBAI: Indians had mastered aviation thousands of years before the Wright brothers, claimed a controversial paper presented at the 102nd Indian …

Dajjal - Anti-Christ

<b>Who is the evil Dajjal (the "anti-Christ")?</b> <br>by Mohammed Ali Ibn Zubair Ali<p>Note: Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wassallam) has exhorted the regular …

Al-Qaeda's Intellectual Legacy: New Radical Islamic Thinking Justifying the Genocide of Infidels - Jonathan D. Halevi

Jerusalem Viewpoints<p><i>No. 508 6 Kislev 5764 / 1 December 2003</i><p>AL-QAEDA'S INTELLECTUAL LEGACY:<br>NEW RADICAL ISLAMIC THINKING<br>JUSTIFYING THE GENOCIDE OF …

Stop Islamophobia Now!

A hate group consisting of well-known “street preachers” showed up at Tempe mosque, desecrating a Qur’an and confronting worshipers.<p>Imagine stepping …

Stop Islamophobia

The Koch Brothers Launch A Surrogate War Against Pope Francis

One of the greatest things to happen over the past year is the remarkable revelation that there is finally, at long last, a major Christian leader, …

Beyond 'Serial': Unraveling Jay's stories

Though the popular podcast wrapped up on Dec. 18, Serial continues to stir conversation online after Jay Wilds, the state's key witness in the case …

Why Airlines Want to Make You Suffer

This fall, JetBlue airline finally threw in the towel. For years, the company was among the last holdouts in the face of an industry trend toward smaller seats, higher fees, and other forms of unpleasantness. JetBlue distinguished itself by providing decent, fee-free service for everyone, an …

What You Can Learn From 8 Kids Already Making a Million Dollars

Entrepreneur and Connector<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There’s no age limit when it comes to being a millionaire these days, and a handful of kids have struck it rich well before they can legally vote. They’re small business owners, inventors and entrepreneurs. I …

Entrepreneurship

How to Criticize with Kindness: Philosopher Daniel Dennett on the Four Steps to Arguing Intelligently

<i>“In disputes upon moral or scientific points,”</i> Arthur Martine counseled in his magnificent 1866 guide to the art of conversation, <i>“let your aim be to come at truth, not to conquer your opponent. So you never shall be at a loss in losing the argument, and gaining a new discovery.”</i> Of course, this …

A Century of Silence

A family survives the Armenian genocide and its long aftermath.<p>I. RESURRECTION<p>When I try to imagine my grandfather, the face that appears to me is a variation of a pencil drawing that hangs in my parents’ house. The drawing captures the earliest image of him that we have in our family. He appears …

Sydney's Lindt Cafe siege and the death of Chivalry

Sydney's Lindt Cafe siege began last Monday morning and concluded, tragically, in the early hours of Tuesday, with the deaths of barrister Katrina …

Why Did President Bush React Calmly When Told About the Sept. 11 Terrorist Attacks?

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Inside Beijing's airpocalypse – a city made 'almost uninhabitable' by pollution

The 21 million inhabitants of China’s capital appear to be engaged in a city-wide rehearsal for life on an inhospitable planet. Only it’s not a rehearsal: the poisonous atmosphere is already here<p>The scene could be straight from a science-fiction film: a vision of everyday life, but with one jarring …

10 National Geographic Photographers Give Thanks for the Photos That Changed Them

<i>As a new photo editor at</i> National Geographic<i>, I was eager to learn more about the photographers we work with, many of whom I haven’t met in person. In honor of Thanksgiving, I asked ten of them to share an image that they were especially thankful for having taken – one that had perhaps changed the</i> …

The Most Horrifying Fast Food Menu Items Of 2014

According to Chinese zodiac, 2014 is the year of the horse. People born this year are said to be full of personality, enjoy socializing and have a great sense of humor. But, there's nothing funny about the fast food nightmares this year brought. From black hamburgers to chicken corsages, let us …

Angelina Jolie and Amy Pascal Come Face to Face in Wake of Sony Hacking Scandal

Fancy seeing you here!<p>Angelina Jolie and Amy Pascal had what must have been an awkward moment Wednesday morning, as they ran into each other at an …

Angelina Jolie

The Science Of Flirting

Afghanistan: The Making of a Narco State

After 13 years of war, we haven't defeated the Taliban, but we have managed to create a nation ruled by drug lords<p>Helmand Province in southern …

Afghanistan

The Palaeolithic Diet And The Unprovable Links To Our Past

We still hear and read a lot about how a diet based on what our Stone Age ancestors ate may be a cure-all for modern ills. But can we really run the …

Seven Things Leaders Can Learn from Bill Clinton About Connecting with People

Posted 11.13.2014<p>Delivering his monologue after the midterm elections last week, David Letterman was talking about President Obama’s low approval …

12 Ideas to Boost Your Happiness

Want to be happier? Try these 12 steps and move in the right direction.<p>Complimenting<p>Look for opportunities to compliment others today everywhere you …