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Carne Asada

<b>by Lisa Bryan | Downshiftology</b> — April 22, 2018<p>When it comes to the <b>best carne asada</b>, I’ve had my fair share in Mexico. And the truth is there’s no …

Cooking

5 Professional PowerPoint Tips for Building the Ultimate Presentation

I remember the presentation well, but for all the wrong reasons.The keynote speaker at a well-known project management conference had decades of …

Public Speaking

Want to Improve Your Communication Skills? Stop Saying These 25 Words.

Stop saying these words in the office. You'll improve your communication skills and your coworkers will thank you.<p>For thousands of years, our most powerful tools to change the world and our surroundings have been our words. That’s still true today.<p>From the lines you hear on TV, the commentary you …

Communication Skills

Want to Ask Better Questions? Try This Powerful Exercise

The questions you ask may not be helping you learn anything new.<p>Imagine this scenario: A woman walks into a hardware store. She can buy 6 for $6, 12 for $12, or 24 for $12. What is she buying?<p>I've asked this question of thousands of executives over the years, and no one has ever gotten the correct …

Fast Food

Stop Ending Your Speeches with 'Any Questions' and End With This Instead

Don't let your audience decide how you're going to end your presentation<p>You have a big presentation to make to your client, your funders or your boss. You've spent hours developing a deck that's concise, crisp and visually stunning. You've practiced the delivery so that you speak with clarity, calm …

Public Speaking

If You Don't Do These 4 Things, Your Meetings Might Just Be a Complete Waste of Time

The truth that most leaders don't want to hear.<p>Have you ever stopped to do the math behind meetings?<p>Every time you bring 10 people together in an one hour meeting, you are basically trading 10 hours of productivity for one. That means you're sacrificing nine hours in the process.<p>Considering that …

Time Management

7 Ways to Get People To Like You From an FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

Self-help

5 Vitamins You Should Be Taking For A Faster Metabolism

Looking for a metabolism boost to help you burn more fat and lose weight faster? The best ways to increase your metabolism naturally include simple …

Wellness

Port Ludlow House

Port Ludlow, Washington<p>The Port Ludlow House is a compact, 2400 SF modern house located on a wooded waterfront property at the north end of the Hood Canal, a long, fjord-like arm of western Puget Sound. The house creates a simple glazed living space that opens up to become a front porch to the …

Architecture

Brightwood Cabin

Mount Hood Village, Oregon<p>In form, this cabin is a simple bar of cedar and glass running along the length of an old logging road. Anchored into the hillside, a sweeping concrete wall serves as the main organizing spine to the home, holding back the earth. Entering the interior space of the cabin, …

Architecture

5 Public-Speaking Tips From Seasoned Experts

Here's a tip you probably haven't heard: Speak so slowly that it actually feels strange.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What are you most afraid of? If you're like most Americans, public speaking bothers you more than heights, bugs, snakes, enclosed spaces, flying, …

Public Speaking

Best Ever Meat Loaf Recipe

"The best meat loaf I have ever found. Try it and you will see."<p>Ingredients<p>2 eggs<p>2/3 cup milk<p>2 teaspoons salt<p>1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper<p>3 slices …

Food

12 Amazon Prime Perks You Might Be Missing Out On

From diapers to camera equipment to jewelry, you can buy just about anything on Amazon and have it delivered to your doorstep in a matter of days—or …

Hands on: Do more, faster on your iPad or iPhone with Launch Center Pro 2.9

Automation tool Launch Center Pro starts easy and gets complicated very quickly. For hardcore users, the app is great, but first timers might want to …

Apps

How to Avoid Long Customs and Immigration Lines on Your Next Trip

The most painful part of traveling often starts when you arrive at the airport. If you’re traveling internationally, the experience is even more of a …

Pitching an Investor? This Is Exactly How Many Slides You Should Have in Your Pitch Deck

A killer investor presentation only needs to convey these key things.<p>When I sit down with new startup founders, most ask me about one thing: raising money.<p>This is smart of them, because, as I've stated previously, fundraising needs to be one of the core competencies of any young company. Yet for …

Profit

Woodland House

With a palette of cedar and glass, the Woodland House fades into the forest landscape. It's situated on a wooded plateau. Comprised of three realms, …

The settings you should change immediately after buying a new TV

It's finally a good time to make the jump to a 4K TV. Prices have come down, HDR is up to snuff, and there are a bevy of great models to choose from. But once you bring your new TV home, you may want to take a trip through its settings and tweak a few in order to get the best possible picture.<p>If …

All Parents With Young Kids Should Know About These 23 Hacks

How to handle finger paints, blocked sinuses, and muddy strollers like a boss.<p><i>This post was translated from German.</i>

9 questions the most interesting people ask to cut through small talk

I remember early in my career, one of my biggest fears walking into a networking event to schmooze or meeting someone for a business lunch was boring the other person to tears in conversation.<p>I didn't want to be the windbag who dragged on forever, so I learned to be brief, to the point, and …

Entrepreneurship

How Athletes Train Their Minds for the Olympics

During the women’s downhill race on Wednesday, Bode Miller, who has been an NBC color commentator for the alpine ski events at this Olympics, offered some insight on the mental toll of his former profession.<p>“Everyone says that the pitcher’s mound is the loneliest place in sports. I would say the …

Self-confidence

Here's the Average Length of Retirement. Will Your Money Last That Long?

There's a good chance you'll live longer than average, and you don't want to outlive your money. Here's how to avoid that.<p>If you're financially …

11 First Sentences That Guarantee the Rest of Your Email Won't Get Read

Even if your intentions are professional and sincere.<p>Imagine you get this email. You don't know the sender, but you open it anyway. How long would you keep reading?<p>Dear Jeff,I hope you're having a great President's Day! I definitely am. Even though I'm spending a little time at work right now, I …

Top 10

It's Time To Say It, Retirement Is Dead, This Is What Will Take its Place.

The tired old notion of retiring is absolutely the wrong way to think about the most important part of your life.<p><i>"We get old when the weight of our memories and regrets starts to exceed that of our dreams."</i><p>When it to comes to the topic of retirement the old rules no longer apply.<p>In 1935 when the …

Retirement

67% Of Presenters Are Making This Huge Mistake, And It's Ruining Their Presentations

We’ve all experienced the pain of having to listen to, and sit through, a terrible presentation. Maybe the presenter was just awful. Maybe the performance was as dry as sand. But most likely, the presentation just completely missed the mark in terms of giving us the information we were hoping to …

Public Speaking

Try This Exercise to Be a Better Speaker, and Have More Fun in a Room Full of People

This nugget of mental jiu jitsu has turned many nervous executives into great speakers.<p>Public Speaking makes people very nervous. Jerry Seinfeld famously joked that most people would rather be in the casket than speaking at their own funeral. And, it makes sense. Public speaking is dangerous! Look …

Public Speaking

Utterly charming lake house was built to party

No rooms for sleeping, only hanging<p>Commissioned by a 26-year-old DJ who wanted a place to listen to music with friends, this lovely modern lake house in Imigrante, Brazil, has a few custom quirks. Designed by Cadi Arquitetura, the 1,000-square-foot cabin has no bedrooms. The majority of its space …

How to sell yourself in 30 seconds and leave people wanting more

How do you get people interested in you when you only have 30 seconds?<p>Whether you're in a job interview, networking at a cocktail party, or happen to …

Lake Austin Residence

Austin, Texas<p>Like a butterfly specimen pinned to its mounting, this sinuous lake-front home’s light floating roofs are anchored to its site by heavy rusticated limestone masses, while its horizontal footprint is spread out and sewn through the vertical punctuation of mature sycamore, cypress and …

Transparency

The Best Speakers Answer These 3 Questions Before Walking on Stage

Start with the structure to ensure success.<p>Every great TED talk begins with a good outline. If you want your presentation to leave a TED worthy impression, you'll need to start planning long before the day of the speech: how can you make your message memorable? What should be included in the talk? …

Public Speaking