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The ultimate guide to becoming an excellent public speaker

Most people dread public speaking and avoid it at all costs. But it's a great skill to have and hone, since almost every job requires at least some of it.<p>In fact, the ability to speak confidently in front of others, whether it's a group of five colleagues or five thousand college students, will …

Public Speaking

Why most of the world’s banks are headed for collapse

This brief article will explain why the world's banking system is unsound, and what differentiates a sound from an unsound bank. I suspect not one person in 1,000 actually understands the difference. As a result, the world's economy is now based upon unsound banks dealing in unsound currencies. …

Finance

Here's A Ton Of Party Tricks To Fool Your Friends And Family

Getting bored sitting around your family's house? Sick of hanging out with friends from high school? Here's a bunch of videos of awesome party tricks to keep yourself entertained, from Richard Wiseman's Quirky Mind Stuff blog.<p>10 amazing science stunts for parties:

Amazing

A Programmer Describes How He Nearly Went Insane Learning To Code

With free services such as Codecademy and other cheap online courses, it almost seems like a no-brainer. But just because the information is accessible doesn't mean it's necessarily easy to learn.<p>Quincy Larson, a software engineer for online coding tutorial site Free Code Camp, recently shared his …

17 Books About Money Everyone Should Read In Their 20s

Head back to the gym, explore a new neighborhood ... learn more about managing money and building wealth.<p>If that third one is on your list, you're in luck.<p>Here, we've highlighted some of the best personal finance books out there for 20-somethings, from expert-recommended classics to some of our …

33 Things Every New Yorker Should Do This Fall

There are crisp days perfect for walks in the park, hot apple cider from local farmers markets, and football.<p>Plenty of events and festivals, from the New York City Marathon to the Wine & Food Festival, also take place.<p>Autumn officially starts Sept. 22, so get ready for the new season with our …

58 Cognitive Biases That Screw Up Everything We Do

In fact, we are prone to hundreds of proven biases that cause us to think and act irrationally, and even thinking we're rational despite evidence of irrationality in others is known as blind spot bias.<p>The study of how often human beings do irrational things was enough for psychologists Daniel …

This Is How You Make Spaghetti Without Eating Flour

People like to boo-hoo avoiding gluten and to be fair, it’s annoying and overly popular, but whatever — I genuinely notice a difference in how hungry …

20 ETF Picks to Fill the Gaps in Your Portfolio

We winnow down the thousand-plus offerings to find stock and bond funds that will help you meet your investing goals.<p>Two decades after the first …

25 Of The Funniest Tweets You’ve Ever Seen

Honestly, Officer, I wouldn't have pulled over had I known you were just going to criticize me<p>— Bridger Winegar (@bridger_w) July 19, 2014<p>If you pull …

7 Ways Black Sociology Shows What Is Wrong With Feminism

I’ve been a long time reader of prominent MHRM website A Voice for Men but even with over 4000 articles and bulletins I still find new stuff that …

The CIA's Style Guide Is Surprisingly Good

Previously unknown until early 2013, the 8th edition of the CIA's style guide surfaced on social media last week.<p>Despite being intended to guide both creators and analyzers of government intelligence, the document helps us plebeian writers, to0. Even Strunk and White, the godfathers of writing …

Style Guides

20 Free Things to Do in Washington, D.C.

Our nation's capital offers a variety of activities to keep you entertained at no cost.<p>There’s nothing like celebrating Independence Day in our …

The 12 Most Popular Free Online Courses For Professionals

Based on data from online education platform Coursera, we compiled a list of the 12 most popular, free online classes for working professionals.<p>Here they are, ranked by popularity:<p>Coursera's most popular course offers an introduction to classic and contemporary social psychology, covering topics …

11 Myths About The Economy That Just Won't Die

MacMillanWhen assessing economic health and policies, it's helpful to reference theory and past experiences.<p>Unfortunately, many people love to reference ideas that are just false.<p>In Chapter 8 of his book "Pragmatic Capitalism," Cullen Roche challenges several widely accepted economic concepts that …

This Top Investor Reveals What He's Learned Over The Last 10 Years

Jeff Clavier.Flickr / Joi Ito Jeff Clavier, founder and managing partner at SoftTech VC, has closed a deal or two in the 10 years since he started the firm.<p>He was named one of Forbes' most active angel investors last year, and SoftTech has backed success stories like Mint, Milo, and Eventbrite. …

Google Is Offering Free Coding Lessons To Women And Minorities

In a blog post from Gregg Pollack, CEO of the Code School, Google is paying for three free months for any women and minorities interested in tech to expand their skills.<p>While Google is also offering the same vouchers to the women in attendance at its annual I/O developers conference this week, the …

The 14 Worst Tourist Traps In New York City — And Where To Go Instead

People love to visit New York City.<p>But tourists, especially those seeing the Big Apple for the first time, often get sucked into expensive and overrated tourist traps.<p>These are the places you should skip, and alternatives that are more authentic, cheaper, and more fun.<p><b>Instead of seeing the sights</b> …

14 Mouth-Watering Korean Dishes That Everyone Should Try At Least Once

But for novices, a Korean restaurant and its menu can be intimidating. Most dishes don't have names that translate into English. If you're not familiar with the names, you might make your order based on your analysis of the English ingredients and hope for the best.<p>The goal of this feature is to …

Side Dishes

The Goldman Sachs Elevator Guide To Winning Father's Day

Most men don't get too excited about their birthday; we're aware — every single day — of the fact that we're getting older.<p>Not only do we not expect presents, we don't want any. The same is true for Christmas — a day spent selflessly ensuring that our partners and offspring have magical memories …

This Excel Trick Will Save You A Ton Of Time When Updating Charts

Here's a really easy setup for displaying data in Excel. The key is to create dynamic named ranges. Watch the video to see how to do it in a few easy steps.<p><i>Produced by Sara Silverstein.</i><p><b>Follow BI Video:</b>On Twitter

7 Ways You Can Become More Successful By 'Thinking Like A Freak'

The authors have returned with a new book, "Think Like a Freak," which lays out the unorthodox tactics and styles of thinking they use to reach their surprising conclusions.<p>This way of problem-solving, they argue, can allow you to overcome seemingly impossible challenges and soften up even the most …

4 Things You Have To Stop Doing If You Want To Achieve Your Dreams

By Rob Fee,<p><b>1. Settle</b><p>Have you ever come home after a long day of school or work and wanted nothing more than a big, home-cooked meal? You wanted a …

16 Of The Most Profound Jokes Ever Told

In a Quora thread, users answered the question, "What are some of the most profound jokes ever?" Their responses touch on heavier topics like death, philosophy, and religion. Many of the punch lines are comments on how people live or instructions on how they should live.<p>Here are some of our …

The Best Scotch On The Market Right Now

Choosing a good Scotch whisky can be tricky. Unless you really know your stuff, it's hard to tell a good Scotch from a mediocre one.<p>Luckily our friends over at FindTheBest helped us narrow down the 10 best bottles of Scotch for experienced and novice drinkers alike.<p>FindTheBest used a smart rating …

10 Life Lessons From Navy SEAL Admiral McRaven's Amazing Commencement Speech

Below is an abbreviated transcript of his speech:<p>The University's slogan is,<p>"What starts here changes the world."<p>I have to admit—I kinda like it.<p>"What starts here changes the world."<p>Tonight there are almost 8,000 students graduating from UT.<p>That great paragon of analytical rigor, Ask.Com says that …

Beyond Being Likeable, Become More Highly-Valued

“The way to get someone to like you immediately is to find a commonality. Almost any commonality, no matter how trivial – a shared alma mater, an interest in running, a love of dogs – will get the ball rolling,” <i>Influence</i> author, Robert Cialdini told <i>Reinventing You</i> author, Dorie Clark, notes Judy …

These Harvard And MIT Kids Say They've Made NSA-Proof Email

Those who worry that Gmail or the National Security Agency may be rifling through their emails now have a new alternative: ProtonMail, a super-secure email service created by students from Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.<p>"It was the Snowden leaks that got us started," …

The Ultimate Guide To Researching A Company Pre-Interview

You know that weird feeling between excitement and dread that accompanies an invitation to interview? It’s especially strong when you know next to nothing about your potential workplace.<p>But, even if the first time you’ve ever heard of the company you’re interviewing with was the day you sent in …