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7 Storytelling Structures to Improve Your Presentations (Infographic)

What your favorite plots and your next business presentation should have in common.<p>Giving presentations, whether during meetings with co-workers or to potential new clients, can often seem intimidating. But luckily, there are tried and true ways to organize your information so that it is both easy …

This formula will make you happier at work and at home in 2018 | Inc.com

Growth is good and we all want to be part of a growing company. But there is a dark side; a year of late nights, working on weekends, always-being-connected can really take a toll on people--depleting energy and impacting wellbeing.<p>Research shows that people who have more personal resources like …

Happiness

51 universal truths that will make you more successful

I've been a journalist for the better part of two decades and during that time I've interviewed and written about thousands of people in various stages of success, from CEOs of multibillion-dollar companies to entrepreneurs launching startups, to entrepreneurs shutting down their startups, to CEOs …

Natural Optical Illusion Looks Like an Impossible Lake Sits Hundreds of Feet Above the Ocean

Halfway between Iceland and Norway lies the rugged Faroe Islands. This windy and wet archipelago is home to the curious Lake Sørvágsvatn, a body of water that appears as if it’s situated hundreds of feet above the ocean. At first glance, it hardly seems real—Sørvágsvatn could easily find its place …

Sea Level

Talented Architect Demonstrates His Clever Method For Drawing Accurate Points of Perspective

Talented Iranian architect Reza Asgaripour demonstrated his clever method for accurately calculating and drawing points of perspective using elastic …

12 Habits Of Genuine People

There’s an enormous amount of research suggesting that emotional intelligence (EQ) is critical to your performance at work. TalentSmart has tested the EQ of more than a million people and found that it explains 58% of success in all types of jobs.<p>People with high EQs make $29,000 more annually than …

Emotional Intelligence

Critics claimed Saudi 9/11 bill would have serious consequences. Were they right?

The Obama administration last month warned Congress there could be serious national security consequences for overriding the president’s veto to enact a law giving families of 9/11 victims a chance to sue Saudi Arabia for allegedly supporting the terrorists who carried out the attacks.<p>The law …

Saudi Arabia

This is everything Edward Snowden revealed in one year of unprecedented top-secret leaks

In June 2013, The Guardian reported the first leak based on top-secret documents that then 29-year-old Edward Snowden stole from the National Security Agency. At the time, Snowden worked as an intelligence contractor for Booz Allen Hamilton in Hawaii.<p>That leak would certainly not be the last. In …

5 Ways to Drastically Increase Motivation and Productivity (Hint: Your Parents Were Wrong)

Execution is everything.<p>Procrastination gets a bad rep.<p>We've been told that it destroys productivity, and it can when not used correctly. But if you know what you're doing, then procrastinating can be a purposeful act to ignite your motivation and inspire peak performance.<p>Procrastination should not …

A UK Supreme Court case will provide a clear legal path to block Article 50 and stop Brexit

The case is crucial because it sets out a legal path that could allow the House of Commons to ignore the result of the EU referendum.<p>The plaintiffs argue that an Article 50 request to leave the EU can only be triggered by a vote in Parliament, not the mere request of the prime minister.<p>If the …

How to Wake Up at 4 a.m. and Be Successful

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>On this episode of <i>Spartan UP!</i> podcast series, Entrepreneur Network partner Joseph De Sena meets with athlete and attorney Amelia Boone to discuss the daily habits that have driven her to success. A typical day for Boone starts with a 4:07 …

Five Habits Of Successful (And Famous) Men

It scarcely seems possible, but rumours of President Barack Obama’s habit of eating just seven salted almonds as a late-night snack have been greatly …

Clothing

Saudi Arabia is losing the oil price war

When a nation is unable to provide food to its migrant workers, it says a lot about their financial condition.<p>The oil price crash has forced the oil-rich Kingdom to introduce austerity measures, and delay payments to already cash-strapped contractors.<p>"It looks like austerity has hit hard and more …

Oil

In heat of the campaign, White House and Clinton face questions about $400-million payment to Iran

President Obama and Hillary Clinton both expressed surprise Thursday that a $400-million cash payment to Iran early this year has suddenly become an issue in the presidential campaign.<p>After all, Obama had publicly disclosed the payment to Iran at a White House news conference in January called to …

Donald Trump

A human skin handbag is not fashion – it's a crime

Fashion student Tina Gorjanc plans to make clothes using Alexander McQueen’s cloned skin. Is this a macabre joke or an ethical minefield?<p>Should art ever be made from human skin? It used to be serial killers like Ed Gein, the real life model for Alfred Hitchcock’s Norman Bates, who made themselves …

Art

You Need To Hear This Powerful Poem On Mental Illness

Wow.<p>This is one creative way to be a mental health advocate.<p>After being diagnosed with bipolar I disorder, a serious mental illness that causes manic episodes and periods of depression, poet Yashi Brown decided to educate everyone about her condition through her art. She wrote a powerful poem …

Mental Health

4 Traits of Exceptional Leaders That Appeal to Every Generation

Yes, Boomers and Gen Xers love these as much as Millennials.<p>Somebody asked me the difference between management and leadership. In a rush to a meeting, I said, "You <i>manage</i> the work, and you <i>l</i><i>ead</i> your followers."<p>Sure, in the context of the day-to-day corporate grind, you cannot have one without the …

How Big Data Is Helping the NYPD Solve Crimes Faster

On December 4, 2015, NYPD officers in New York’s 73rd precinct received alerts on their mobile phones from a new high technology “shot-spotter” …

Summer reading lists at prestigious private schools

High-school classic "Lord of the Flies."Amazon<p>For many people, the summer months symbolize pleasure reading at its best.<p>It's a time to indulge in the texts that are most appealing, without scrutiny: an easy beach read, a guilty pleasure, or that book you've always meant to start.<p>But students at …

Don't Confuse The Fear Of Accountability With The True Underlying Fear

There is one fear that tops other fears as the single most self-debilitating belief (at least in my mind). One fear that looks like one thing but actually reveals its true ugly face as something else entirely. If you guessed accountability, you’d be… wrong.<p>Don’t get me wrong, accountability is …

Self-improvement

Five Ways To Be More Productive (From An Expert)

As a Pulitzer Prize-winning <i>New York Times</i> reporter, Mr Charles Duhigg has always known a thing or two about getting stuff done. But since writing</i> …

9 Much-Needed Reminders That Humans Are Inherently Good

We could all use this right about now.<p>The weight of the world certainly feels heavy lately.<p>It’s easy to get discouraged about human nature and our society at large at times like these. However, research shows it can be helpful to keep a positive perspective as a method of self-care in order to …

Happiness

In South China Sea Dispute, Filipinos Say U.S. Credibility Is On The Line

An international tribunal in The Hague delivered a stinging rebuke to China last week, ruling that China's claims to nearly the entire South China Sea were invalid.<p>The decision also questioned the legality of China's claim of — and construction on — several reefs also claimed by the Philippines, …

China

Attack on Nice: Five held by French police

<b>Five people believed to be linked to the man who killed 84 people in Nice are in police custody, the Paris prosecutor's office says.</b><p>Three arrests were made on Saturday and two on Friday, including the man's estranged wife, Le Monde reported.<p>Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel drove a lorry into crowds …

Extremism

Terror attack kills scores in Nice, France, Hollande says

<b>(CNN) —</b> Scores of people were killed Thursday night when a large truck plowed through a Bastille Day crowd in Nice, France, in what President Francois Hollande called a terror attack.<p>The death toll grew through the night, with Hollande saying 77 people died. Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said …

Bastille Day

This Exercise Will Make You Much Smarter, Says Neuroscience

A recent study reveals the workout that's good for both your body and your brain.<p>We already know that exercise can help make us smarter, happier, and less stressed. But all exercise is not created equal. If you're a time-crunched entrepreneur, might you like to know which kind of exercise is most …

The Terrifying U.S.-Israeli Computer Worm That Could Cause World War III

Alex Gibney’s new doc ‘Zero Days’ chronicles the Stuxnet worm, a piece of malware the west used against Iran, and its even more dangerous sister …

Middle East

Experts Warn Of Police Militarization After Bomb Disposal Robot Is Used To Kill Dallas Gunman

Legal experts and ethicists raised the alarm after Dallas Police Chief David Brown informed the public that an armed robot was used to kill the …

Law Enforcement

US economy exceeds expectations to add 287,000 jobs

Figure comes after two months of disappointing job growth Unemployment climbs to 4.9%, labor department says<p>The US economy added 287,000 jobs in June – exceeding expectations after two months of disappointing job growth.<p>The unemployment rate went up to 4.9%, the Department of Labor announced on …

Economy

5 Thought Experiments That Will Melt Your Brain

<i>Some science is too big, dangerous, or weird to happen in a lab.</i><p>By Evan Dashevsky<p>Albert Einstein famously made use of “thought experiments” (i.e. …