Crystal Nicholson

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What Do Runway Numbers Mean?

They’re the same square footage of a New York City two-bedroom apartment: the runway designation markings. You’ve seen them before, a curious mix of …

Flying

8 signs people are intimidated by you — even if you don't realize it

1/<p>They won't make eye contact<p>NBC<p>There are a whole number of reasons as to why someone might not want to make eye contact with you. Maybe they're …

Self-help

40 Home Repairs Anyone Can Do

You can quickly master these yourself, even if you’re not very handy. They’re all smallish jobs that can fend off big problems later.<p>Risk: If the …

Home Improvement

17 Essential Mindfulness Quotes to Inspire and Motivate You

Live the happiest and healthiest life you can with these inspirational words of wisdom.<p>Want to live a happier, healthier, and more efficient life? Follow in the footsteps of Steve Jobs and try practicing mindfulness.<p>The wisdom of mindfulness can be found in daily meditation, regular spiritual …

Meditation

Staring Into Someone's Eyes For 10 Minutes Induces an Altered State of Consciousness

Volunteers even ended up hallucinating.<p>In 2015, a psychologist in Italy figured out how to induce a drug-free altered state of consciousness by …

Neurology

5 Ways to Project Confidence in Front of an Audience

Employees, investors, and partners don’t just follow anyone — they follow leaders who have command of the business and command of the stage. Whether you’re presenting on an analyst call or speaking to your entire organization in a town hall meeting, you’re being judged on your confidence and …

Public Speaking

Night Stalker MH-47D Chinooks Once Snatched A Libyan Hind Gunship From Chad

Eager to get ahold of one of the Soviet helicopters largely intact, the U.S. military sent the elite Army aviators on an unusual covert mission.<p>US …

5 Job Interview Questions That Reveal What a Candidate Has Really Accomplished

Want to ask job interview questions that let you find out what a job candidate has really accomplished? Here are some great questions, along with some of the best answers.<p>Some job interviewers (including CEOs) take a fairly unusual approach to interview questions, and most job interviews involve …

Career Development

What is Reiki Meditation And What Are Its Benefits

Complete silence is hard to find. Our noisy world has deprived us of simple and subtle experiences.<p>But did you know that there is an ancient Japanese …

7 Small Words And Phrases That Make A Big Impact On My Mental Health

Don't call something a "problem" — call it a "challenge."<p>Here are some of the most effective changes I've made:<p><b>BTW, here are some helpful posts about therapy:</b><p>• Here's How to Know if You Could Benefit From Therapy<p>• A Beginner's Guide to Starting Therapy<p>• 17 Things Therapists Want You to Know Before …

31 Forgotten Native American Herbal Remedies That Work Better Than The Pills

Maybe you are one of those who deem that the herbal remedies are not as useful as pharmaceutical ones, but the real truth is that these herbal …

Want to Know If Someone Is Trustworthy? Look for These 15 Signs

If a person demonstrates these cues and traits, they're keepers.<p>Great relationships give live significantly more purpose, and in business, they translate to resources, advice and stability. Trust is at the heart of these connections. These 15 signs are dead giveaways that you're dealing with a …

Secrets Of A Public Speaking Coach: 'Don't Waste Your Audience's Time'

'Be real and sincere and it’s very hard to go wrong.' 📚<p>When doing presentations at work, employees usually fall into two camps: those that thrive …

Public Speaking

Chasing Down a Mentor to Help You Grow? Be Ready to Answer These 4 Questions

Do you want someone to mentor you? Before you ask them to step up, make sure you know the answers to these 4 questions.<p>One of the most important strategies for personal and professional growth is to strategically surround ourselves with mentors and advisors that have achieved what we want to …

F.A.A. Halts All ‘Doors-Off’ Helicopter Flights After New York Crash

In the wake of the crash that killed five people in New York City, federal regulators on Friday afternoon ordered an immediate stop to all “doors-off” helicopter flights that attach passengers to the cabin with harnesses that cannot be removed quickly in an emergency.<p>The Federal Aviation …

New York City

6 Reasons This Is the Perfect Thank-You Email to Send After a Job Interview

When you don't send a thank you email or letter after an interview, you often eliminate yourself from the competition.<p>This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>You spend weeks preparing for a job interview and give 110 percent once you're in the hot seat. You walk out feeling confident and …

7 Grammar Hacks to Elevate Your Writing and Public Speaking

Master these and you will ooze authority and confidence<p>Bad grammar can cost you an opportunity -- a speaking engagement, a referral, an interview, a job, and you might not ever know about it. You've seen that phrase, "I'm silently correcting your grammar," emblazoned on t-shirts and coffee mugs, …

We climbed into an Apache helicopter's cockpit and saw why it's one of the most difficult aircraft to fly

FORT BLISS, Texas — It was a bright, warm day when I walked onto Biggs Army Airfield, surrounded by desert mountains.<p>But it was also loud.<p>I saw Chinook, Blackhawk, and Apache helicopters sprawled across the airfield, many of which were on the ground and being worked on, while a few periodically …

Aviation

Research Says There Are 4 Personality Types. Knowing Yours Is the Key to Success

When you know what motivates you to set yourself up for reaching your biggest goals<p>I crave blocks of unscheduled time, but I inevitably waste them when I get them. Without a deadline or a clear task, I squander this time with more list-making, planning, researching, and then sort of mindlessly …

9 Questions Interesting People Ask to Cut Through the Small Talk

It alls starts with having a genuine interest in the other person.<p>I remember early in my young 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 wind-bag …

The Surprising Way to Be More Effective at Storytelling | Inc.com

By now, most of us are familiar with "the irresistible power of storytelling as a business tool" (as <i>Harvard Business Review</i> describes it) to get people's attention, involve them emotionally and help them remember the content you're trying to convey.<p>But you may not know that the traditional way we …

Public Speaking

16 Home Projects That'll Make You Say "OMG, I Can Totally Do That"

It's easier than you think.

16 Tiny Home Improvement Hacks That Actually Make A Big Difference

Smart problem solvers, from drilling to decor.<p><i>Note: Responses have been lightly edited for length or clarity.</i>

Want to Immediately Become More Successful? Stop Using These 4 Toxic Words | Inc.com

We know that relationships, nutrition, sleep, and exercise all play a positive effect on our chances for succeeding in business. However, what you may not know or simply be overlooking is the role your daily language plays.<p>Whether it's a health goal, building a business, or any other goal, success …

Self-improvement

5 Things You Need For A Successful Second Interview

You've got your foot in the door, so here's how to nail the next step.<p>This story originally appeared on Glassdoor<p>Congratulations! Earning a second interview invitation is no small feat. You’ve surpassed ample and stiff competition to get this far. So bask in your success for a moment. You deserve …

Instinct Can Beat Analytical Thinking

Researchers have confronted us in recent years with example after example of how we humans get things wrong when it comes to making decisions. We misunderstand probability, we’re myopic, we pay attention to the wrong things, and we just generally mess up. This popular triumph of the “heuristics and …

How Breathing Calms Your Brain, And Other Science-Based Benefits Of Controlled Breathing

The science of breathing stands on quite ancient foundations. Centuries of wisdom instructs us to pay closer attention to our breathing, the most basic of things we do each day. And yet, maybe because breathing is so basic, it’s also easy to ignore. A brief review of the latest science on breathing …

Immune System

33 Smart Habits That Will Train Other People to Treat You With Respect | Inc.com

What do people want out of work? More than money, more than benefits, much more than job security, a recent survey says, they want to be treated with respect.<p>If that sounds like you, how can you increase the respect you get each day at work? It turns out that there are specific habits you can …

Jeff Bezos

10 Mysterious Discoveries That Still Puzzle Archaeologists

Without archaeological puzzles, researchers wouldn’t have much of a career. Luckily for archaeologists, known objects turn up where they shouldn’t …