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

"The best elevator pitch doesn't feel like an elevator pitch," says Dorie Clark. "It feels like a conversation."<p>Clark is a marketing strategist, an adjunct professor of business administration at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business, and the author of multiple books, the most recent of which …

Business Administration

This Consumer Reports' TV buying guide will answer every question you have about picking a TV

You'd think shopping for a TV would be simple, especially now that plasma TVs are gone and almost all new TVs are LED LCD sets. But buying a TV still involves many choices, some of which may be new to you.<p><i>Video courtesy of Consumer Reports</i>

High-speed Rail

How to Spot the Signs of a Hidden Handgun

Regardless of your opinion on handguns, you probably want to know how to spot someone carrying one. This graphic illustrates some tips from the New …

A University's Success with Flipped Learning Began by Phasing Out Lectures

While some universities are wondering how to integrate online coursework into their classes, Adelaide University is actively phasing out lectures.<p>The …

Financial Fridays: It's Financial Suicide To Own A House

I am sick of me writing about this. Do you ever get sick of yourself? I am sick of me.<p>But every day I see more propaganda about the American Dream of owning the home.<p>I see codewords a $15 trillion dollar industry uses to hypnotize its religious adherents to BELIEVE.<p>Lay down your money, your hard …

Real Estate

Don’t Fire Up Your New Home’s Fireplace Until You Read This

Steven Pinker: 'Many of the alleged rules of writing are actually superstitions'

Bad English has always been with us, but clarity and style are far more important than observing dusty usage diktats<p>People often ask me why I followed my 2011 book on the history of violence, The Better Angels of Our Nature, with a writing style manual. I like to say that after having written 800 …

World Financial System Now At Maximum Risk Of Collapse As It Faces Catastrophic Debt Trap

<b>Today the man who has become legendary for his predictions on QE, historic moves in currencies, and major global events warned King World News that</b> …

Jump on the George Soros coal train

If there ever was a sector in the stock market where the trend — the relentless, unforgiving trend — was your friend, it has had to be in the coal …

Stock Markets

Cutting the Cord | Wake Up World

Creating Images for Blogs

One of the strengths of writing on the web is the possibility of presenting ideas and information in different forms. The most common form is visual …

Infographics

Voice-over actors are talking up the apps that help them get work

Beau Stephenson gets gigs as a voice-over actor in much the same way people order a car on Uber or find a date on Tinder.<p>The 27-year-old Pasadena resident flips on his computer and logs on to an online marketplace that connects voice actors to clients who need them. Profiles are searchable, have …

What’s in all that e-cig vapor?

By Sara Shipley Hiles<p>Wander into a vape shop in the mall or online, and you can find a smorgasbord of flavors: cotton candy, vanilla custard, even Unicorn Milk or Katy Perry’s Cherry.<p>Flashy flavors have helped e-cigarettes, designed to vaporize a nicotine solution, grow into an industry with an …

Public Health

Habits of Successful People

If you take a look at the world's most successful people, whether their millionaire investors, established entrepreneurs, or elite athletes chances are they have one major thing in common. Today's most successful individuals tend to be creatures of habit. These are the people that have found …

5 Free Podcasts That Will Make You Smarter

<i>By: Joe Oliveto</i><p><i>Credit: iStock/kupicoo</i><p>Podcasts are so hot right now. From comedy to news to 20-minute segments about concrete, there are literally hundreds of podcasts to pique the interest of pretty much anyone with a pulse.<p>That said, these podcasts will not only entertain, they'll also inform, …

High School

Learning Graphic Facilitation - 7 Elements by Bigger Picture

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The Science of Storytelling [Infographic]

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10 Tips on Giving a Killer Presentation

Here's how to stand out from the crowd when you're in front of the room.<p>As presentation software goes, PowerPoint has long been ubiquitously chosen by presenters, but other good options exist, depending on what you want to communicate and how you're putting it all together. For example, Google …

How to make money on Instagram

Although these are not directly clickable links within Instagram, using these techniques can help guide interested consumers to find your products or services. You’re trying to create an experience that gives your audience an easy path to make a purchase. Use caution if including a call to action …

What is Character? | The Art of Manliness

<i>Character</i>. Like honor, it’s a word we take for granted and probably have an affinity for, but likely have never really had to define and may struggle …

Getting The Most Out Of Your HDTV

Whether you bought a new TV last week, last month, or last year, chances are it can look better than it does. All it takes is a few simple tweaks, a menu setting adjustment or two, and unleash its full potential.<p>OK, “unleash its full potential” is a little over the top, but seriously, it’s easy and …