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10 Ways to Become a Paid Speaker

To turn you into a better public speaker, I'm not going to tell you to stand up straight, avoid verbal "fillers," speak clearly or abstain from reading from your slides. That was probably on your group-presentation rubric back in high school.

Instead, I want to focus on what differentiates a …

Public Speaking

A complete guide to designing your morning routine to double your productivity

On average, each of us wake up to 25,000 mornings in our adult life, which means we have 25,000 days to maximize how we spend it.

Your morning defines the rest of your day.

If you can optimize your morning routines, you’ve set yourself up to have a productive day ahead of you.

The good news is, we all …


A Cultural History of the Fever

The fever phobia that parents experience is ancient and useful.

For most of human history, an unusually high body temperature was a sign of the supernatural. Fevers were sinister but common, unnatural but real. And without a theoretical underpinning by which to understand them, fevers long seemed to …


5 Things Elite Entrepreneurs Always Do (And You Should, Too)

Entrepreneurs spend their money to make the most money.

What are some of the habits entrepreneurs have that other people dont? originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question.

Answer by Oliver Emberton, Founder of Silktide, on Quora:

Most people spend their money to get the most utility


He Poked 10,000 Holes In A Photo And Made Something You'll Want In Your Home

As a hobby, blogger and photographer Jesse Rockwell takes photos of the night sky, reaching with his lens into the deep regions of space to bring the …

12 apps that showcase iOS 9

So, you've downloaded iOS 9, now what? Update all your apps, of course.

Though iOS 9 offers more subtle improvements, like better searches and time-saving multitasking features, developers are already putting Apple's newest update to good use.

From ad blockers, to games, to the first wave of 3D …


How To Clean and Freshen Your Mattress

This past weekend my niece Jennifer was freaking me out!

It was a perfect evening and we were eating a lovely dinner in my sister’s beautiful backyard …


Wal-Mart test truck aims to slash fuel consumption on big rigs

If Bruce Wayne ever had to vacate the Batcave, he might insist on moving his Batgear with an arrow sleek microturbine big rig with a carbon-fiber cargo trailer, an electronic dashboard of three computer tablets and tires wider than any race car.

This is WAVE, the Wal-Mart Advanced Vehicle Experience …


Young man stunned by rare 'rainbow cloud' in Costa Rica

Rainbow cloud phenomenon, known scientifically as cloud iridescence, is caught on camera in Costa Rica

A so-called rainbow cloud formed over Costa Rica on Tuesday, leaving residents and tourists in awe as the natural phenomenon glided through the sunny skies.

The scientific name is cloud iridescence, …


How a crowd-sourced map changed Kuala Lumpur’s ideas about cycling

“I was a bit naive,” admits Jeffrey Lim. “I thought it would be easy.” In Lim’s bright studio in Kuala Lumpur, bike wheels adorn the walls and a large table is spread with maps of Malaysia. Lim, a graphic designer, has spent the past three years mapping the city for cyclists.

To anybody familiar …


A dying Californian shopping mall gets the world's largest green roof

This week’s best city stories from around the web explore Silicon Valley’s newest sustainability project, an app which automatically sprays potholes you cycle over, the “missing” Guatemala City neighbourhood and Indianapolis’ growing pains with a new electric car share scheme.

We’d love to hear your …

Green Roofs

Transformers Stuntman Shawn Robinson Found Dead

Famed Hollywood stuntman, Shawn Robinson, was found dead in his hotel room early last week, Deadline reports.

Robinson was in the middle of work on Lionsgate's new film Deepwater Horizon in New Orleans when he failed to show up to work on July 28. Another stuntman went looking for him and found …


How to setup mobile Hotspot on Android – Android customization

Ever since you followed along last week’s Android customization post, turning on data compression in Chrome, you’ve had data to spare. We can think …


Answer to earthworm's ability to digest poisons unearthed by scientists

British scientists have cracked the global earthworm mystery: they have worked out how the planet’s great subterranean reprocessing system copes with the poisons that would choke most herbivores.

Earthworms underwrite almost all life on earth: they drag fallen leaves below the soil and digest them, …


Man Stopped by Police in England for Driving to McDonald’s With Sheep in Backseat

This old farmer had a McDonald's

“Two bald tires and a sheep in the boot” might sound like the last line of a nursery rhyme, or maybe a long-lost Dave Matthews Band album from the 1990s, but it’s also the reason that police stopped a driver in northern England this week.

The man had a large sheep …


This Ultra-Thin Solar Charger Can Power Up Your iPhone On The Go

Practical off-the-grid phone charging is becoming a reality.

Not so long ago, solar chargers were a better idea in theory than in reality. Typical devices would require as much as four times as long to power up a phone as plugging into a wall outlet. This might work if you were spending all day in …


Super Typhoon Soudelor stirs monster waves, powerful thunderstorms

Japanese astronaut Kimiya Yui snapped this image of Super Typhoon Soudelor from the International Space Station. Photo: Via Twitter

Super typhoon may …

Find Out What the Statue of Liberty Looked Like in the 1800s

Transporting the Statue of Liberty from Paris to its permanent home in New York City was quite the task. The entire statue was built in parts and needed to be transported as so—even with today's technology, toting a masterpiece that massive in one go is practically impossible.

All together, Lady …

Statue of Liberty

Green Pie In The Sky? Vertical Farming Is On The Rise In Newark

From the outside, the AeroFarms headquarters looks like any other rundown building in downtown Newark, N.J. It used to be a store, and more recently a nightclub. Now it's a test farm.

"My favorite is the mustard green that's called a Ruby Streak, which is this leaf right here," says AeroFarms CEO …

The most cost effective 10 DIY Back garden Projects That Any person Can Make | Diy & Crafts Ideas Magazine

You’ve very little place in your property and don’t understand what to try and do with it. With little effort you could change it right into a snug …

Turning Suburban Tysons Into a Walkable City Will Take Time

A year into the Silver Line era there have been some failings, but that doesn’t make the great planning experiment a failure.

Tysons, Virginia, has become a national case study for whether or not car-first suburbs can become more walkable urban areas. (Walkability scholar Christopher Leinberger told …


Airbus has patented a jet that could take you from Tokyo to Los Angeles in three hours

Imagine a transcontinental flight that allowed you to wash your hands of screaming babies and cranky flight attendants after just a few hours. Airbus wants to make it so. The aircraft manufacturer has patented an “ultra-rapid” plane that could fly at more than four times the speed of sound. The …


Five urban design mistakes that create unhealthy and inactive communities

We all want to be fit, healthy and happy but the best intentions – whether it’s to jog to the shops, eat a balanced diet or strike a better work-life balance – can often elude us.

At least some of the blame can be laid at the feet of those who design the city spaces some of us call home. Many …

Urban Design

Chinese-owned Volvo to open its first U.S. car plant - Mar. 30, 2015

Volvo will build its first car plant in the U.S., hoping to reverse a decline in sales in the world's second biggest auto market.

The Chinese-owned car maker said Monday it would invest $500 million to build the plant.

Volvo (VOLVY) sold nearly half a million cars in 100 countries last year, up 8.9% …


Anglo-Saxon cow bile and garlic potion kills MRSA

Microbiologists were astonished to find that not only did the salve clear up styes, but it also tackled the deadly superbug MRSA, which is resistant to many antibiotics.

A thousand-year-old medieval remedy for eye infections which was discovered in a manuscript in the British Library has been found …

Top 10 Qualities of Extremely Successful People

This post is in partnership with Inc., which offers useful advice, resources and insights to entrepreneurs and business owners. The article below was originally published at

By Lolly Daskal

If you really want to bring success into your life, you should cultivate yourself just as you’d …


Like Mars: Dusty Sandstorm Blocks Visibility And Travel In Dubai

Dubai took on a Mars-like glow Thursday, after a major sandstorm descended upon the city in the United Arab Emirates. Conditions forced airlines to delay or cancel flights in Dubai after the sandstorm arrived from Saudi Arabia early in the morning.

For a sense of the scale of the sandstorm's impact, …

An Enormous Sandstorm Is Making Life Hellish in Dubai

Amateur footage shows the city blanketed under a thick orange cloud

A massive sandstorm has hit the United Arab Emirates, massively reducing visibility and causing disruption to air and road traffic in several Gulf cities.

The bad weather is caused by strong winds that have whipped up desert sand and …


Giant Spanish 'Superslug' set to invade British gardens

After a mild winter the UK is set to see an explosion of slugs. Make sure you're prepared

Gardeners’ least favourite pest is set to have a record year in 2015. It appears the warm winter may have protected plants from frosts, only to have them eaten by slugs and snails in summer.

The mild …

Taken out: Liam Neeson to quit action movies in two years

His new film may be called Run All Night, but Liam Neeson knows there’s a limit to his energy – and has said he’s getting ready to call time on ass-kicking action roles.

“Maybe two more years. If God spares me and I’m healthy,” he said in a US interview. “But after that, I’ll stop [the action] I …

Film (UK)