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Want to Be a Better Public Speaker? Stop Talking and Do This Instead

Successful presentations motivate, educate, and inspire listeners to take action. From the attention-getting opening to the powerful close--and the concrete, key messages in the middle--memorable presenters know to how to deliver their content in an engaging way.<p>How?<p>By combining stories and …

Mark Twain

These 10 Books Under 200 Pages Are the Answer to Not Having Time to Read

If you do a quick Google search of the phrase "the best books under 200 pages," you'll find list after list containing proverbial classics such as …

Books

Trump’s Student Debt Policies Are Mind-bogglingly Corrupt

The Republican Party’s economic policies have grown so corrupt and regressive as to be literally unbelievable. In focus groups, Democratic operatives …

Student Finance

How to Get Rid of Pimples Overnight

8 ways to take care of acne as quickly as possible.<p>Aaaaaaand you got a pimple. A big one. Maybe you feel it growing under your skin, or maybe you woke up like this, but it’s there, and it’s throbbing, and it’s going to catch everyone’s attention like a third eye on your forehead. And now you want …

Skin Care

Harry Potter: 57 Harry Potter Posts That Are Practically Like Going To Pottermore

Magically amazing!!!

Harry Potter

“I’m Tired of America Wasting Our Blood and Treasure”: The Strange Ascent of Betsy DeVos and Erik Prince

Since the 1970s, the DeVos family has been quietly advancing a plan to make government act more like a private business. Now, they appear ready to take the next step.<p>On Friday, September 30, 2016, Republican nominee Donald Trump made his fifth campaign visit to Michigan, a battleground state where …

Grand Rapids

Here's how to win the lottery, according to a Romanian-born mathematician who hacked the system, won 14 times, and retired on a remote, tropical island

You're four times more likely to be struck by lightning than to win the lottery.<p>Those odds apparently don't apply to Stefan Mandel, a Romanian-Australian economist who's won the lottery 14 times, The Hustle reported in a feature on the mathematician.<p>Mandel's first two wins were in his native …

Mathematics

Interviews with Pakistani civilians and Pervez Musharraf tell a complicated story of drone warfare

“I often wonder if the drone will appear again and linger there forever like the all-seeing eye of God,” says Saifullah Dawar, 65, as he looks up at …

Pakistan

29 Of The Best Places To Buy Inexpensive Furniture Online In 2018

Who needs Chip and Joanna?<p><i>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.</i>

Shopping

Akira Kurosawa and the Rashomon Effect

Akira Kurosawa‘s Rashomon (1950)<p>On August 25, 1950, Akira Kurosawa‘s film Rashomon premiered. <b>Rashomon</b> marked the entrance of Japanese film onto the …

Akira Kurosawa

Remembering an African Lion That Defied Death

Animals<p>C-boy, an iconic African lion, lived a longer-than-average life for his kind, and was admired for his tenacity and fierce spirit.<p><i>Deceased: Adult male lion, roughly fourteen years old, with a dark mane, known to researchers—and to readers of</i> National Geographic <i>magazine—as C-Boy. Dead of</i> …

34 Silent Signs That Your House is Failing

Your house can’t talk, but it can give you hints of failure, if you pay attention. Learn what your house is trying to tell you with these silent …

Home Improvement

The Ghost Companies Connected To Suspected Money Laundering, Corruption, And Paul Manafort

“This adds to the growing evidence that UK companies are being used to aid financial crime on an industrial scale.”<p><b>A vast web</b> of shell companies is operating freely in Britain despite flagrant warning signs and documented ties to suspected money laundering, alleged bribery, and even Donald Trump’s …

Corruption

Everything Trump Touches Dies review: a poison dart in the neck of the Republican monster

Trump's far-flung empire of bullshit makes the Teapot Dome scandal look like a warm-up act in the Corruption Olympics Rick Wilson<p>The monster is out of its cage, and its trainers encourage only its dumbest, darkest, most cruel and violent behaviors Rick Wilson<p>A lifetime of adultery, venality, and …

Bill Clinton

100 Products That Will Make Your Home Smarter

You might need a minute to pick your jaw up off of the floor after seeing these seriously cool home tech products.<p>Moen’s Magnetix showerhead …

Home Automation

An Indian author’s last days in the Lahore of 1947

I was a lawyer practicing at the high court of Lahore (now in Pakistan). We were a small family consisting of a wife, two children and four white leghorns—one rooster and three hens. Early in the morning, I used to let the birds out of the hatch to let them join me for my morning cup of tea. The …

If You Don't Own Any Of These 35 Genius Products From Amazon, You're Doing Life Wrong

Are you by chance reading this out in public somewhere? On the subway, maybe? In a doctor's office? Good. Look to your left. Now to your right. …

The 10 Best Pairs of Unisex Aviator Glasses Under $30

Some looks never go out of style. Aviator glasses have been around for nearly a century and for good reason: They look great on men and women. They …

Better Relationships Make You Happier, Healthier, and Richer: 7 TED Talks on How to Build Them

Twenty minutes isn't too long to invest in healthier, happier relationships.<p>The science is definitive: People need people. When researchers followed the lives of more than 200 people for seven decades to discover the key to human flourishing, the study director summed up the essential takeaway from …

What If Trump Has Been a Russian Asset Since 1987?

On June 14, 2016, the Washington <i>Post</i> reported that Russian hackers had broken into the Democratic National Committee’s files and gained access to its …

Amazon Is Recruiting People to Start Delivery Businesses. Here's Why I Think Some People Could Get Rich

There's risk in any business. But if you asked me to invest in a business with these built-in advantages, I'd certainly listen.<p>I know a lot of people who have made a ton of money on Amazon.<p>Now, Amazon says it wants to recruit entrepreneurs to build a national network of small, independent delivery …

How I’m getting richer every day: 4 ways to increase wealth

I’m not hungry for money. Compared to several years ago, when I had less money, I still have the same life.<p>I wake up, drink my freshly brewed coffee, …

Personal Finance

The Only 2 Core Exercises You Really Need

When it comes to strengthening your abs, keeping it simple is key. These core exercises are classic for a reason.<p>Two exercises keep proving to be …

2 Must-Read Books That Will Help You Win the Stock Market Game

Jesse Livermore is the Michael Jordan of stock trading.<p><i>What are some recommended books for beginners to learn about finance and Wall Street? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by John</b> …

Billionaire Ray Dalio says these 3 books have 'had the biggest impact' on his life

Billionaire hedge fund magnate Ray Dalio has been fascinated with finance since he was 12, when he bought his first stock.<p>He graduated from Harvard …

FIFA World Cup 2018: Complete schedule of games, how to watch

The 2018 World Cup — the 21st edition of the international soccer tournament — will be held in Russia. This is the first time that the tournament will be held in Russia.<p>A total of 32 teams will be competing, with the group stage set for June 14-June 28, Round of 16 from June 30-July 3, …

Costa Rica

22 books we can’t put down (AKA your search for the perfect summer read stops here)

Summer is undoubtedly a time to be active, whether for you that means surfing near a millennial-pink beach, hiking to Instagram-worthy waterfalls, or …

The 19 Travel Apps You’ll Want to Download for the Summer

If you’re daydreaming about basking in the summer sun, now's the time to find a deal on a summer vacation. The right apps can help you find great …

Apps

Iran Is Now Unfettered

Are the Gulf countries ready?<p>During the Obama years, Saudi Arabia and its Middle East allies were enraged by Washington’s perceived indifference to their security concerns over Iran. They couldn’t seem to convince the president that Tehran’s ambitions posed the greatest security threat to the …

This College Dropout Made Almost $1 Billion Betting on Horses. Now He's Finally Telling How He Did It

Beating the odds was so easy that when he won $13 million on a single horse race once, he never bothered to cash the ticket.<p>Does gambling on horse racing seem like a good career path? For a college dropout from Pittsburgh who spent years figuring out how to increase the odds, it became amazingly …