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Here's a breakdown of the speech that won the 2015 World Championship of Public Speaking

On August 15, Saudi Arabian security engineer Mohammed Qahtani won the title of Toastmasters International World Champion of Public Speaking. He survived seven rounds of a competition that lasted six months and included 33,000 competitors from around the world.<p>He and nine other finalists competed …

Public Speaking

Do schools kill creativity?

Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.

The Most Well-Rounded Workout of All-Time

If you’re interested in putting on some serious size, the most well rounded workout of all time is one that encompasses multiple major muscle groups …

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John Calipari invites 64 former players on stage at Hall induction

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. -- Holding true to his "players first" mantra, John Calipari filled the stage at Symphony Hall on Friday night with former players …

Officer Who Detained James Blake Has History of Force Complaints

Days after retired tennis player James Blake was mistakenly and forcefully arrested by a plainclothes officer working for the New York Police Department, previous complaints against Officer James Frascatore citing the use of excessive force have emerged.<p>According to the <i>New York Times</i>' Benjamin …

These Are Andrew Carnegie's 10 Rules of Success

Andrew Carnegie arrived in the U.S. in 1848 with barely a dollar to his name. By 1901, he was the richest man in the world.<p>At the height of his …

11 signs you aren't as good with money as you think you are

Newsflash: We all make money mistakes sometimes.<p>The trick is to know what they are, and to improve upon them on the road to building wealth.<p>If you think you're the exception to the rule, take a look at the points below — you might not be as flawless with your finances as you think.

Personal Finance

11 Coming-Of-Age Books With The Power To Change Your Life

We are what we read. Time to revisit some of these classics.<p>There are some books that just stay with us, no matter how many decades ago we read them. In some cases, they gave voice to our lives and articulated our coming-of-age. Now, a few are showing up in our teenagers' high school literature …

Literature

Question William Lynch... Does Black Lives Really Matter?

Recently the <i>New York Times</i>, The Opinion Pages Editorial published an article: The Truth of 'Black Lives Matter', stating that...<p>Former Gov. Mike Huckabee of Arkansas crystallized this view when he said the other week that the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., were he alive today, would be "appalled" …

Mayor, Police Commissioner Apologize to James Blake

Tennis player was taken into custody and allegedly tackled in a case of mistaken identity<p>Retired tennis star James Blake’s mistaken arrest outside of a Manhattan hotel drew strong apologies from Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner William Bratton Thursday, as the police officer involved …

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5 Keys to Eliminating Debt

By Kara I. Stevens<p>Eliminating credit card debt is a top priority for many African-American families. The good news is that there are a few straightforward solutions to this problem.<p>The other good news is that is each step is simple to do, and completing each step successfully will arm you with the …

Personal Finance

Want to Lose Weight? 6 Ways That NFL Players Stay in Shape

en_US<p>article<p>NFL stars didn't get to where they are by slacking off on their workouts. Here are 6 rules they always follow to stay …

NFL

Why It Matters That Colin Powell and Debbie Wasserman Schultz Support the Iran Agreement.

A Republican former secretary of state and a Democratic "Jewish mother" may have just given us the strongest case yet for the nuclear agreement with Iran.<p>The first is a pillar of the "realist" camp in the American national security establishment. The second is a rising star in the Democratic Party …

Meet the Press

Brady says Goodell has his 'respect' despite legal battle over Deflategate

PITTSBURGH -- New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said something nice about the man who tried to take four NFL games away from him.<p>When …

NFL Leaves Tom Brady Off Photo of Elite QBs

On Sunday night, the NFL tweeted out a graphic showing seven of the game’s elite quarterbacks and posed the question of which teams will square off in the Super Bowl.<p>Here’s the problem: The guy who won it last year isn’t pictured.<p>That’s right, the NFL left New England Patriots QB and four-time …

From the Folks Who Brought You the Civil War: The Political Legacy of Slavery

"The Hermitage by Jim Bowen" by Jim Bowen from Zhenhai, China - Andrew Jackson's Home. Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Commons.<p>Church burnings, police shootings, and of course the horrific murders at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, remind us that, although the …

War

The Fearful and the Frustrated

Donald Trump’s nationalist coalition takes shape—for now.<p>On July 23rd, Donald Trump’s red-white-and-navy-blue Boeing 757 touched down in Laredo, Texas, where the temperature was climbing to a hundred and four degrees. In 1976, the <i>Times</i> introduced Trump, then a little-known builder, to readers as a …

Donald Trump

Hitler’s World

Nothing can be known about the future, thought Hitler, except the limits of our planet: “the surface area of a precisely measured space.” Ecology was …

Adolf Hitler

Tom Brady issues statement on judge's ruling over 'Deflategate'

Like every game, Patriots coach Bill Belichick says he's focused on his next opponent. But he doesn't feel as if he's got a new edge with star quarterback Tom Brady able to play in the regular0season opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers.<p>"He never left," Belichick said Friday when asked how it …

Dear Amazon: Your work culture really is terrible

In response to the <i>New York Times</i> much-read takedown of Amazon’s harsh workplace culture, CEO Jeff Bezos asked employees for stories that might …

Amazon workplace story raises dread of 'rank and yank' reviews

Do a good job - or even a very good job - but get fired anyway.<p>That's a risk when you work for a company that uses a "stack ranking" performance review system.<p>It's known as "rank and yank" because managers are supposed to get rid of their lowest-ranked performers every year, even if those …

These 2 editing strategies help cure my blindness to dumb writing mistakes

My least favorite part about writing is how blind I can get.<p>The more time I spend with a piece, the harder it is to see the words with fresh eyes. I miss mistakes that would be obvious to anyone — except me.<p>The psychological research on concentration suggests so-called "disfluency" promotes deeper …

Text-To-Speech

The hidden consequences of hunting Africa's lions

After the global uproar over the death of a Zimbabwean lion dubbed Cecil, the hunting industry had a response: By killing animals, trophy hunters are actually saving Africa's wildlife.<p>Trophy hunting, the industry contended, gives the animals an economic value to local communities, which otherwise …

Tech Tips: Stuff you didn't know you could do on Facebook

NEW YORK (AP) — Did you know you can add a pronunciation guide to your name on Facebook? Overlay colorful text on the photos you post? How about mark …

Text Messaging

How a Florida beautician and 'bag holder' in a drug conspiracy got Obama on her side after a life sentence

The out-of-the blue call terrified her. Only a couple months earlier, she'd been hit with the news that her 20-year-old son had been murdered.<p>"Mostly when they call you up there, it's either a death or somebody's sick," George told me over the phone recently from her home in Florida. "Everything …

Criminal Sentencing