Craig Menzies

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50 Ways to Relax Without Spending a Dime

If you’re on a budget and you’re looking for some great ways to relax and unwind beyond just going for a walk or taking a nap, this graphic has about …

Productivity

24 hidden settings to maximize your Mac

We mean Mac-simize.<p>Apple prides itself on the polish and slickness of its software, and on the surface, macOS proves itself an intuitive and easy-to-navigate operating system. Dig deeper, however, and you'll find a heap of useful settings and options that let you customize your computing …

Apps

Everything You Could Possibly Want to Know About Cryptocurrency Is Now All in One Place

Over the past few months, I’ve written a lot of articles trying to demystify the world of cryptocurrency (from the coins themselves to blockchain to …

Cryptocurrency

4 Storytelling Strategies Political Speech Writers Love (That You Can Steal)

Don't let your next presentation be a snooze-fest. Use these simple tips from a great speaker's playbook instead.<p>At the 2016 Democratic National Convention Michelle Obama took the stage. Confident. Calm. Passionate. She spoke approximately 1,561 words while she was on that stage and the critics …

Michelle Obama

9 Things You Should Always Do Before Presenting in Front of a Big Crowd

The most successful public speakers use these tips to make their point and manage their fear<p>"Maybe I should have prepared a bit more."<p>I'll admit it. I've said these words to myself right before stepping in front of a group to make a presentation or pitch. I feel sorry for both the audience and …

Public Speaking

Why Every Great Presentation Begins With the End

Preparing the perfect speech starts with considering the journey. Make each talk a call to adventure that your audience can't wait to take.<p>A confident speaker steps onto the stage and gives the most persuasive speech you've ever heard. Credible, informative and engaging--the crowd loves it.<p>Where …

Public Speaking

TED Speakers Use This Pro Trick to Instantly Improve Their Presentations

Got toes? Then you're all set to use this odd but effective trick.<p>If you want to improve your speaking skills, you can learn a lot from watching TED speakers. After all, the best among them are some of the most accomplished presenters around. But there might be an even better source of presentation …

Self-help

The 4 Things Every Great Speaker Must Do Before Delivering a Presentation

Warm-up like an actor, perform like an athlete, succeed like the speaker you are.<p>What do athletes, actors and speakers have in common? They need to perform--and do it well.<p>With every public speaking engagement, speakers need to "step up to the plate" and "hit their mark." Eloquent delivery and an …

Michael Phelps
Public Speaking

Steve Jobs Practiced 1 Habit That Turned Good Presentations Into Great Ones

The best CEO presenters follow one rule that made Steve Jobs a master showman.<p>Steve Jobs was a master showman. In my opinion, Jobs was the best business storyteller of our time. Every product launch was brilliantly performed. Every move, demo, image and slide was in sync and beautifully …

Everything You Need to Build Your Own Bodyweight Workout

An effective bodyweight training program can whip you into shape and even pack on muscle, but “effective” doesn’t look the same for everyone. Some …

Bodyweight Exercise

Razor-Sharp Thinking: the What-Why Method

Charles Mingus once said, “Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that’s creativity.” As a …

Jazz

5 Things Every Millennial Needs to Know About Becoming a Leader

Even best-selling author Simon Sinek struggled to develop the confidence that's made him famous. Here's his advice for young leaders-in-training.<p>You probably know Simon Sinek as a best-selling author and accomplished speaker. But what you probably don't know is that he struggled early on in his …

Leadership

18 products people waste too much money on that you should stop buying immediately

Waste not, want not.<p>We make so many purchases that we don't always realize what we are buying. If we take a step back and think about all of our additional costs, we could cut a few out of our lives.<p>These 18 products can often be a huge waste of money.

50 Remarkably Wise Quotes That Will Inspire You to Success in Life

Get inspired by these wise words and make the very best out of your life, each and every day.<p>Life is a gift that has been given to you. It is in your hands to make the best out of it--dare to believe that you can. Through the ups and downs, you'll find a lesson to learn that will make you a better …

Motivation

Speech Coach: This Is the Real Reason Oprah's Golden Globes Speech Was So Powerful

Yes, she had powerful subject matter and used clever rhetoric, but the real magic goes deeper.<p>What made Oprah Winfrey's speech at the Golden Globes so incredibly powerful? Yes, of course, Oprah is a seasoned communicator. She was armed with searing material and propelled by the full weight of …

Write a To-Do List Before Bed to Fall Asleep Faster

If you’re having trouble falling asleep at night, your ticket to snooze town might be making a to-do list.<p>A recent study published in the Journal of …

Sleep

Try These Cognitive Restructuring Exercises to Improve Your Mood and Reduce Stress

Cognitive restructuring is a core part of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). CBT is one of the most effective psychological treatments for common …

MuscleWiki Helps You Discover New Exercises for Specific Muscle Groups

If you’ve ever wanted to learn a variety of new exercises for specific muscle groups, check out MuscleWiki. It’s free, easy to use, and even …

Fitness

3 Simple Steps To Hold People Accountable

Great leaders and managers know these 3 Simple Steps To Hold People Accountable<p>There is a common theme that many leaders struggle with: they don't know how to hold their people accountable. Even if they are great at hiring A players, many leaders still are left with that feeling that their people …

Hyperscale data centers reached over 390 worldwide in 2017

Hyperscale operators are defined as enormous companies like Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google that need to provide computing on a massive scale. You would think that there would be a limited number of this type of highly specialized data center, but recent research from Synergy Research found that …

How to Give a Speech Like Oprah

We all listened to Oprah’s acceptance speech for the Cecil B. de Mille Award? Yes? Good. Did you notice how even though she’s Oprah, and could …

The Best 'How I Work' Interviews of 2017

This year on How I Work, we learned about the work habits of comedians, writers, developers, and a haunted house designer. Here are the best …

The biggest AI stories of 2017

Artificial intelligence — already a much-discussed science in recent years — moved to the center of public conversation in 2017. Leading tech voices …

Artificial Intelligence

Just how big is Big Data?

Big Data started with algorithms helpfully scouring vast amounts of data to find patterns. These days it feels a bit like Big Brother. Using machine learning and AI to tweak algorithms, companies are now able to deliver profound insights from datasets once considered impossible to compile.<p>This …

10 Cheap But Smart Home Applications Everyone Needs

Remember when that big TV was a trend and every home had one and small stereo radios were an absolute must-have? Well, these TVs are gone forever, …

Amazon Says These Are the 100 Books Everyone Should Read

Hidden away in the books department on Amazon.com, shoppers can find a list of 100 great reads everyone should read in their lifetime, recommended by …

Best Explainers of 2017

You can’t improve your life if you don’t understand it. Here are the best of our explainers from 2017 to help you make sense of the news and all the …

Protect Your Morning Routine to Unlock Unrivalled Work Performance

Having a solid morning routine is one of the best ways to increase your productivity and improve your overall well-being.<p>My morning routine was in …

Time Management