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How to Tell a Story the Right Way

When he jokes about the heavy snow falling outside, Peter Aguero‘s chuckle sounds like a quiet echo in a deep cavern. But now, after the champion …

11 tips for calming your nerves before a big presentation

She was presenting an oral book report on "Great Expectations" to Mrs. Weaver's tenth grade English class. She was nervous and could feel her hands shaking, heart racing, knees knocking, and palms sweating. As she reached the front of the room and turned to face her 33 classmates, she froze.<p>Moments …

Using Photoshop to Create a Magical Photo of a Man Rowing Into the Clouds

My name is Mohammed Sattar, and I’m a photographer and digital artist. My goal isn’t to capture reality — it’s to create dreams.<p>One of my most …

Does It Help To Hit The Snooze Bar? [video]

Short answer: it depends on how deeply you're sleeping<p>For those of you who aren't morning people, the alarm clock can be torture. But you might be surprised how hitting snooze a time or two can impact the rest of your day.<p>Wake up, rub that sleep out of your eyes, and check out the latest …

States go after unclaimed property, use it to patch budgets

When Americans lose track of money — in old, neglected bank accounts, paychecks they forgot to cash, unredeemed life insurance policies and the like …

Finance

10 Tips to Draft a Killer Resume on Word

The design defaults in Word aren't doing you any favors. Here's how to craft a resume that truly stands out.<p>Gone are the days of Clippy and being offered some help with our resume. The design defaults in Microsoft Word aren't doing you any favors, and many common mistakes can be avoided. …

Tutorials

20 words you should never put on your résumé

"Nearly everyone is guilty of using buzzwords from time to time, but professionals are evaluated increasingly on their ability to communicate," says Paul McDonald, senior executive director for professional placement firm Robert Half.<p>One of the major problems with using buzzwords and terms, …

How to Dress for the Office Every Day for an Entire Month

Twenty outfits selected to boost your career.<p>We're a long way from the Don Draper era, when men were expected to wear the same gray suit everyday to the office, day in, day out. With most offices today having a more relaxed approach to dress codes, the doors have opened on a whole new world of …

Men's Fashion

Why Mark Zuckerberg wants everyone to read an Israeli historian's book about the human race

Zuckerberg's book club, A Year of Books, has focused on big ideas that influence society and business. For his 12th pick, he's gone with "Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind" by Hebrew University of Jerusalem historian Yuval Harari.<p>First published in 2014, "Sapiens" is a critically acclaimed …

How to Conquer Fear, Backed By Research

Fear is… really scary, actually.<p>Research shows being afraid you’re going to lose your job can be worse than actually losing your job:<p>“…perceived job …

How to Ace the 50 Most Common Job Interview Questions | Inc.com

Most people's biggest job-hunting fear is being put on the spot by oddball interview questions such as these (which are real):<p>"Describe the color yellow to someone who's blind." <i>- Spirit Airlines</i><p>"If you were asked to unload a 747 full of jelly beans, what would you do?" <i>- Bose</i><p>"Who would win in a …

Employment

10 Ways To Make The Most Of Your First Month At A New Job

Starting a new job can be daunting. Keep these 10 tips in mind to make the most of those important first few weeks.<p>You recently accepted a new job offer, and you can’t wait to start. After a necessary between-jobs vacation, you’re ready for your first day.<p>Setting yourself up for success at your new …

Conquer Your Nerves Before Your Presentation

You know the feeling: You’re about to give a big presentation (maybe it’s not even that big), and your nerves set in. You feel pressure in your chest. Your breathing gets shallow. Your blood pressure increases. And suddenly it seems inevitable that you’re going to mess this up — and everyone will …

When Exxon Wanted to Be the Next Apple

And why it failed.<p>This weekend is the anniversary of the release of the Apple IIc, the company's fourth personal computer iteration and its first attempt at creating a <i>portable</i> computer.<p>In 1981, Apple's leading competitor in the world of consumer ("novice") computer users was IBM, but the market was …

10 Uncommon Habits of Extraordinarily Productive People | Inc.com

Whatever your definition of success (each person's definition of "success" is and should be different), one thing is true for everyone: Success means getting things done.<p>Highly successful people are able to get a lot more things done, and here are simple ways you can too.<p>1. They eliminate every …

Time Management

New Study Shows How Thinking Less Can Enable Faster Learning

One of the recent waves of insight moving across neuroscience research tells us that our brains, for all their wonder, frequently get in their own way. What seems increasingly evident is that we don’t have precise machines running behind our eyes, but rather an enormous collection of imprecise …

The Brain

4 Ways to Become a Pullup Powerhouse

Every man should be able to perform 5 reps of the pullup. Here’s how to get there<p>The pullup is one of the best training movements you can do. It’s unparalleled for building grip, upper-body, and core strength, and should be a staple in your routine.<p>Your goal: five pullups with perfect form. That’s …

20 Ways to Supercharge Your Ability to Learn

Chris Pecoraro—Getty Images<p>Sam Edwards—Getty Images/Caiaimage<p>Jetta Productions—Getty Images<p>by nacoki ( MEDIA ARC )—Getty Images/Flickr RF<p>Reza …

Here's how Steve Jobs trained his own brain

What's less known, though, is that Steve Jobs was a pioneer in what was once a rather esoteric "mind technology" — the use of Zen mindfulness meditation to reduce his stress, gain more clarity, and enhance his creativity.<p>As the Financial Times recently pointed out, Jobs was quite specific about how …

Science Says These 9 Tactics Will Help You Win Any Argument

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>Arguments aren't logical. To win them, you have to understand people.<p>We've scoured the research and compiled the following science-backed tactics that will help you win any argument.<p>1. Be civil.<p>Contrary to what your debate coach said, arguments …

The Most Remote and Beautiful Landscape in the World Is in Westfjords, Iceland

It’s early June and a mild 53 degrees, but the overland trail to Galtarviti is still blocked by heavy snow. So we’re on the backup route, a path …

European Travel

6 Easy Steps to Getting the Right Suit Fit Every Time

Your baggy suit is making you uncomfortable, and your too-tight suit is making us uncomfortable. Here's how to find the middle ground.<p><b>1. Shoulders</b><p>The seam of your shoulder should end where your shoulder ends, and any padding or rigid structure that adds so much as a millimeter of unnecessary shape …

Men's Fashion

A Symphony for Cats

Felines aren't keen on human music, so scientists created special songs for them.<p>Have you ever tried grooving with your cat to some song, only to have your feline friend shake you off? Perhaps your pet is apathetic about music. Typical.<p>But new research shows that cats <i>do</i> enjoy music; just not the …

Solar-powered cats create furry feline sundial

A time-lapse video focuses on a room filled with cats, all of whom are determined to sleep in a narrow sunbeam as it moves across the floor.<p>Saturday is commonly known on the internet as “Caturday” to recognise it as the one day each week when warring factions lay down their angry words for 24 hours …

Pets

Poland’s controversial Oscar

While Paweł Pawlikowski’s film <i>Ida</i> won the Best Foreign Language Oscar, not all Poles are happy with its success. Some fear it will resurrect …

Israel

Hello Kitty’s Ancestors? The Zany Cats Of Japan’s Edo Period

The world was obsessed with pictures of kitties long before LOLCats took over the Internet. That human-feline love transcends time and culture is clear in an upcoming exhibit at the <i>Japan Society, Life of Cats: Selections from the Hiraki Ukiyo-E Collection,</i> which showcases the glorious cat-themed …

Heartwarming Photos of the Amazing Friendship Between a Dog and an Owl

Dogs may be man's best friend, but Ingo the shepherd dog's special buddy is Poldi, a little owl who loves to pose for pictures and cozy up to his canine pal. Germany-based animal photographer and collage artist Tanja Brandt documents their unlikely friendship in heartwarming portraits that show the …

Pets

America's Top Couples Therapist Says All Successful Marriages Share This Trait

So does the right age difference.<p>But if you want to have a long-lasting, intimate partnership, you and your boo need to be able to "repair" after conflicts that inevitably come up.<p>"In every good relationship," says psychologist John Gottman, couples have "repairing skills, and they repair …

Michelle Obama

How giving your loved-one the silent treatment can do more harm than arguing

People who sulk or expect their partner to mind read their mind end up even unhappier in their relationship<p>It is a tactic every couple knows but new research has found that people who give their loved-one the silent treatment end up only making themselves unhappy.<p>Being withdrawn is a form of …

Relationships