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4 Conversational Habits That Successful People Always Practice | Inc.com

<i>How do I become well spoken? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Jane Chin (陳盈錦), President, Medical Science Liaison Institute, on Quora:</b><p><b>The first key to being well spoken is making</b> …

Public Speaking

What Donald Trump, Mark Cuban, and 23 other highly successful people were doing at age 25

For some, it's mostly linear. Others encounter more twists, turns, and bumps along the way.<p>While some like Steve Jobs and Richard Branson were already dominating the business world at 25, others like Larry Ellison and Mark Cuban took a little longer to hit their stride and saw their mid-20s as …

Ralph Lauren

The 8 types of intelligence that influence how successful you are

We all know of successful businesses started by first-time entrepreneurs who dropped out of school, and according to many sources, "street smarts" (experience) tends to trump "book smarts" (intelligence) every time.<p>Another perspective is that there are in fact multiple types of intelligence, and we …

Artificial Intelligence

Articles about 6 bathrooms loaded colorful tile on Dwell.com - Dwell

As a space that can sometimes be left void of character, a bathroom can be immediately brought to life with a splash of color.<p>If you’re nervous about diving into the dizzying world of tile, read this guide before tackling your bathroom project.<p>Equipped with 25 years of experience designing …

Logging

This Is Exactly What It's Like To Be A Woman, Explained In 10 Illustrations.

Artist named Agustina Guerrero draws funny illustrations about everyday life led by women all round the world. She is very talented and observant …

20+ Best Home Decor Trends That Shaped 2016

Let's face it: This year looked mighty stylish.<p>Click through to see the show-stopping styles that got us the most excited this year.

Home Decorating

8 Fascinating Things We Learned About The Mind In 2015

As the New Horizons spacecraft made its historic flight to Pluto and some scientists explored the far reaches of our solar system, others were making some incredible advances in their exploration of the inner workings of the mind.<p>Studies published this year shed light on the mysteries of the brain …

The Brain

A Yellow 1950s Kitchen Gets a Clean White Update

<b>Project by:</b> Bridgett <b><br>Location:</b> Trussville, Alabama<p>We purchased our 1950s home one year ago and have been remodeling it one room at a time. We did all …

Laundry Rooms

The 5-Minute Updo That Will Keep Your Hair Out of Your Face Through Dinner (+Beyond!)

Whether you’re hosting a part-tay this Thanksgiving or playing the role of guest at friends or family banquet, planning your look for the holiday <i>has</i> to be top of mind (right after making sure you finished baking your dish for the potluck, right?). And just like we’ve showed you how to ensure your …

Hair

10 Foods to Eat to Avoid a Winter Cold

'Tis the season to get sick.<p>The drop in temperatures brings with it a spike in sicknesses, but you can outsmart the common cold in the kitchen. Lisa Yarah, New York State Certified Nutritionist and Registered Dietitian, shares the 10 immunity-boosting items to stock your fridge and pantry with this …

23 uncommon gifts for the science-lover in your life

Or maybe you're one yourself who always gets stuck with unsophisticated gifts?<p>Good news! The science team at Tech Insider has compiled a 2015 gift guide for science-lovers by scouring the web for stuff we'd add to our own lists, plus some help from the science-themed products site GeekWrapped.<p>Keep …

Shopping

What's Hot Now: 9 Ideas for a Modern Nursery

Some nursery trends have become staples that seemingly will never fall from grace (looking at you, flokati rug!), while others will make a short, …

Home Decorating

5 Ways to Make Your New Bathroom Stand Out

Some bathrooms are boring, but that doesn't mean yours has to be. Here's a little inspiration for your next remodel — 5 design ideas a little off the …

Audio Mixing

Have you mastered this commonly overlooked career skill?

Chances are you’ve heard a friend complain about having to "manage up." The act of managing up is often cast in a negative light — an inappropriate …

Science Says It's OK to Watch That Kitten Video at Work | Inc.com

If you're like most people, occasionally you can't resist the pull of a cute video when you really should be working. Maybe your friend emails you a link to a baby panda taking its first steps, or perhaps a quick Facebook break devolves into a longer-than-intended contemplation of a cow that wants …

Cute

Stop Drinking: Here's How it Will Help Your Body

Alcohol may make you sleepy, but it also disrupts the quality of your sleep. Which means you're now getting the sounder shut-eye that leads to increased energy and concentration levels.<p>Your liver is loving you! It no longer has to work double time to neutralize boozy toxins and can now home in on …

Articles about house week clean renovation run down london victorian on Dwell.com - Dwell

Minute details and judiciously applied materials create a refined home in San Francisco.<p>Tigg Coll Architects takes a new approach to a straightforward town house renovation and expansion.<p>In this new, exclusive series for Dwell.com, Linda Taalman of Taalman Koch Architecture will track the hands-on …

Architecture

4 renovations that could decrease your home’s value

Thinking of getting rid of a bedroom to expand another? Make your choice carefully.<p>Removing a bedroom is one of those home-improvement blunders that …

Real Estate

What the Dalai Lama said when he was asked whether we should pray for Paris

<b>Following the terror attack which left more than 100 people dead on the streets of Paris last week, one of the first reactions of many people, as in</b> …

Meet the Only Doctor in the World Legally Allowed to Use LSD to Treat Patients

Last year, Swiss psychiatrist Peter Gasser received permission from his government to use acid in his practice, which he says can help people deal with anxiety and fear of death, among other things.<p>It's not hard to get acid in 2015. A lot of people sell it and a lot of people do it. But there's …

Mental Health

5 Things That Help Prevent Cancer (That You Can Actually Control): A Doctor Explains

No doubt, cancer is scary. However, the worst thing you can do is succumb to hopelessness. There <i>are</i> in fact things you can do to help lower your risk …

Learn how much it costs to Remodel a Kitchen.

The kitchen serves as the heart and hearth of your home. It's where you prepare your meals and it's where all of your parties gather. Is it any …

13 Common Kitchen Renovation Mistakes to Avoid

Don't pass on seemingly small add-ons and storage features, like additional drawer dividers, or cabinet storage solutions like pantry pullouts and lazy Susans. These storage solutions will increase your kitchen storage efficiency, and are much more costly to add on if you decide you need them down …

It's OK to Not Be Happy

After years of reading countless self-help books and articles about how to be happy, I realized happiness is the wrong goal for me.<p>The moment I realized this, something ironic happened... I felt happier! I stopped feeling inadequate because I don't feel a constant buzz of inner happiness all the …

Happiness

7 Strategies to Relieve Chronic Pain

View image | gettyimages.com<p>Chronic pain is different from acute pain. Acute, sudden pain is a signal to fight or flee, to struggle or run. Chronic pain by contrast is not an adaptive survival response but a nuisance, a defense gone wrong. It's like those car alarms in your neighborhood going off …

Pain

Five new apps for a more efficient you

"There aren't enough hours in the day" is the common refrain of the overworked worker. But perhaps it's not so much a case of having too much to do, but rather not being able to handle the load efficiently.<p>Here comes technology to the rescue. New gadgets and software help us do more, with the best …

Articles about 8 solutions tiny kitchens on Dwell.com - Dwell

For a Toronto couple with a love of minimalist Japanese architecture, a sleek, storage-packed kitchen was the first priority in...<p>2017 is promising to be an exciting year.<p>Batiik Studio fashions a minimalist black box that integrates the bedroom, bathroom, and storage to save space in this …

Kitchens

11 Tweaks to Your Daily Routine Will Make Your Day More Productive

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I don’t know anyone who couldn’t use a little boost in their energy and self-control.<p>Researchers at the University of Nottingham recently published findings from their exploration of 83 separate studies on energy and self-control. What …

Time Management

Mental Floss

MENTAL FLOSS STUDIOS<p>Fun<p>Unleash your inner lumberjack<p>Fun<p>Unleash your inner lumberjack<p>Food<p>Bug cuisine<p>Food<p>Bug cuisine<p>Fun<p>The six pack that's saving the …