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Ask The Expert: Five Books That Will Help You Master Storytelling

Propoint’s resident raconteur, Brian Roff, sat down with Columbia professor and presentation consultant Jesse Scinto to discuss how to create and deliver great presentations. In this excerpt from their conversation, we focus on storytelling. In our next article, we’ll continue with how to really …

Writing

You don’t have to go to bed super early to get a good night’s sleep

Sleeping in over the weekend is one of life’s great pleasures. Yet some of us are much better at it than others. A teenager is much more likely to emerge from their bed at midday than their middle-aged parents—but even within age groups, individual differences exist.<p>Why is this? It’s well-known …

Sleep

12 Photographers Shot Portraits in the Same Room, and This is What Resulted

A group of 12 photographers gathered in a beautiful villa in Tuscany, Italy, last year to be creative, learn from one another, and exchange ideas. On …

A hotel for gamers has opened in Amsterdam

A hotel dedicated to gamers has opened in Amsterdam this week.<p>The Arcade Hotel, located in the De Pijp area of the city, has 36 rooms in total, all of which come with consoles and games for the guests to enjoy.<p>And if you venture beyond the room, you can use the handheld consoles on offer in the …

Comic Books

20 Cookies to Move to the Top of Your List

It's time to prioritize. You're up to your ears in holiday recipes and the harsh truth is that it's not all going to happen. But before you break out the red pen and start slashing, promise us you'll spare at least one or two of these cookie recipes, each of which surprised us and brought silly …

Dessert

People of All Shapes and Sizes Walk the Streets of Germany in Lingerie for #BodyLove Campaign

Women and men are taking to the streets of Germany in their underwear in the name of greater body acceptance.<p>It’s all part of the #BodyLove campaign, …

23 Things People With Borderline Personality Disorder Want You To Know

It isn't about getting attention.<p><i>Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a mental illness affecting approximately 1.6% of adults in the U.S. Symptoms — usually beginning in adolescence and early adulthood — include emotional instability, extreme reactions, distorted sense of self, chronic feelings</i> …

Mental Health

Puttanesca Recipe

This traditional Italian favorite is a cinch to make!

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Dear Media: People With Mental Illness Are Not Monsters -- Stop Making Them Look Like They Are

Dear Media,<p>I get it. I get why you constantly scare people. Fear gets higher ratings than brilliance.<p>But I am wondering, have you thought about the ramifications of portraying people with mental illness as evil, scary monsters who commit heinous crimes? Of telling only one story about mental …

7 Hilarious Foreign Language Mistakes

Ever feel like you're speaking another language? Well, sometimes you are which is why we asked the members of travel website, Trippy.com to tell us about times they tried to use the local tongue and got, well, totally tongue tied.<p>Have you ever gotten it wrong in another language? Click here to tell …

People Around The World Show Off Tattoos Honoring Paris

Some include the city's motto: "She is tossed by the waves but does not sink."<p>We tattoo ourselves because we are moved by love, wish to show our beliefs or want to honor something we’ve lost. And after Friday’s terrorist attacks on Paris, many people are showing off homages to the city on their …

France

Call of Duty therapy: Treyarch designer tells us how to get better in Black Ops III multiplayer

Over a few weeks of intermittent play, I’m slowly working my way up the multiplayer levels in Call of Duty: Black Ops III. I’m at level 14 [Update: Now at level 28], and my kill-to-death ratio is a frustratingly low 0.42. For every four kills I get, I’m killed 10 times. That is no doubt familiar to …

Prototypes

Watch: You’ve Never Seen Tattoos Move Like This Before

No matter the situation, projection mapping typically yields results that are simply stunning. We know that a projector is simply displaying a video onto the surface of something, but the dimension of the objects receiving the projection somehow add an amazing amount of life to the …

11 Beautiful Italian Words And Phrases That Just Don't Translate

Image: IakovKalinin<p>Italy is indisputably a land of beautiful things: beautiful landscapes, cities, cuisine, fashion and people. It’s also home to a beautiful language -- a language after our own heart that celebrates adventure, the art of treating yourself and, of course, mind-blowingly delicious …

What to Do If You Suffer From Middle-of-the-Night Insomnia

It is a common story. You haven't slept well for three days now. The alarm is set for 7 a.m. You get into bed early, hoping that tonight you'll fall asleep early and stay asleep. Instead, you wake up at 2 a.m., staring at the ceiling, wide awake, frustrated and worrying about how you'll function at …

Rethink Mental Illness

News & Views<p>02 November 2015<p>New graphic novel shows what it's like to experience psychosis<p>Date published: 02 November 2015<p><b>Elaine is a writer and</b> …

Why We Can't Afford To Ignore 'Stage 1' Psychosis

Last fall, I had the pleasure of seeing Jewel perform as part of a spectacular day of fundraising for brain research at the Music Festival for Brain Health in Napa, California. I was instantly transported back to my 17-year-old self, sitting with my brother in a beach town coffee shop that served …

5 Reasons Why I'm Not Ashamed of My Mental Health Condition

I used to feel ashamed of my mental health condition, but now I refuse to let stigma and stereotypes dictate how I feel about myself. If you stigmatize me, that's <i>your</i> ignorance, not <i>my</i> truth. Cool people, who are educated about mental illness and confident in their <i>own</i> mental health, don't …

Bloodborne Update Adds New Covenant Ahead of The Old Hunters Release

Sony has released a rather large update for Bloodborne, From Software's macabre PS4 exclusive RPG. The update comes ahead of the release of its expansion, The Old Hunters, which will be available from November 24.<p>Although official patch notes have not yet been released in English, fans on the …

Dark Souls

Ireland Is The Prettiest Country In Europe, Just FYI

What luck! 🍀🌊<p>For adventurous travelers, Ireland is the ultimate playground. This blazing-green country is home to not only historic castles, quaint cobblestone streets and charming medieval towns, but also a robust national park system that boasts -- among other things -- one heck of a road trip …

Ireland

Students across U.S. march over debt, free public college | Reuters

(Reuters) - Students held rallies on college campuses across the United States on Thursday to protest ballooning student loan debt for higher education and rally for tuition-free public colleges and a minimum wage hike for campus workers.<p>Graduating students listen to U.S. President Barack Obama …

College & University

The Difference Between Responsive and Adaptive Design

This is a question that comes up more regularly than you might expect. We see it pop up in the CSS-Tricks forums from time-to-time. It's also a …

Web Design

How to Get the Perfect Cup of Coffee Anywhere, Anytime

AeroPress<p>You don’t have to be a coffee snob to know the difference between a great cup of coffee and one that’s just meh. Most coffee makers—from the …

How to turn coffee love into a career

Coffee. It’s the only thing that gets some of us out of bed in the morning. It fuels the world’s workforce, with more than 1.3bn cups consumed around the world every day according to coffee researchers Allegra Strategies.<p>More than 1.3bn cups are consumed around the world every day<p>Yet unlike wine …

Coffee

Straight man has lovely response to a gay man who asked for his number

Shane asked for Chad's number at a wedding, and although Chad had a girlfriend he gave a brilliant response<p>It takes a lot of courage to ask someone you don't know for their number - especially if you are gay and don't know whether or not they are too.<p>"I thought it was extremely brave and I know …

Some Seamless Restaurants Were Totally Fake, But Feeding You Anyway

Do you know who made your noodles? 🍜<p>Think you know where your late-night pizza order came from? Think again.<p>Food delivery sites Seamless and GrubHub changed their policies yesterday after a local NBC news investigation found <b>over 10 percent of their 100 top-rated restaurant partners in New York</b> …

Hospitality

How Apple Is Giving Design A Bad Name

For years, Apple followed user-centered design principles. Then something went wrong.<p>Once upon a time, Apple was known for designing easy-to-use, easy-to-understand products. It was a champion of the graphical user interface, where it is always possible to discover what actions are possible, …