Paul O'Donoghue

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3 Public Speaking Secrets From The Most Successful TED Talks

At least that is according to Carmine Gallo, author of the new book "Talk Like TED." To write it, Gallo combed through 500 talks to find lessons that could help anyone who has to give a pitch or a presentation.<p>What makes a TED Talk pop? For Carmine, it's a combination of making an emotional …

What The Greatest Self-Help Books Of The Last Decades Can Teach You In 7 Minutes

As a writer, I’m fortunate to connect with authors and experts all over the globe who have vitally important messages to share. While each of these experts sees the world in his or her own very unique way, and shares a special filter or perspective on life, progress and success, when you peel the …

Blyde River

The Behavioral Economics of Your New Year’s Resolutions

It’s simple: decide not to decide. Here is how behavioral economics can help shape your habits and how you can make your New Year’s Resolution stick …

Lens Guide: Best Lenses to Move up to from a Kit Lens

Kit lens—to use or not to use? While kit lenses are much less expensive than better hobbyist and professional lenses, in the world of photography, …

Your First DSLR - now what?! - Digital Photography School

DIY: Bottle-Fed Paperwhites

Chilly weather means that I spend a lot more time inside than I’d like to. Happily, I’ve found one January treat that brightens even my most …

How Simple Mini Habits Can Change Your Life

<b>“The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.” ~Alan Watts</b><p>It was late 2012, just after Christmas, …

Will Power

Morning Workout

Last night I watched a little SNL (2 weeks in a row) to see Will Farrell and Green Day...there were a few good skits. I liked the stupid funeral skit if you saw the show - particularly the random guy that just came in and threw the mic on the ground.<p>After that I started reading a book called, "The …

Sudden Progress on Prime Number Problem Has Mathematicians Buzzing

On May 13, an obscure mathematician — one whose talents had gone so unrecognized that he had worked at a Subway restaurant to make ends meet — …

How to Be Charismatic | The Art of Manliness

According to Olivia Fox Cabane, author of <i>The Charisma Myth</i>, there are three components to charisma: Presence, Power, and Warmth. Last week we talked …

How to Develop Charisma | The Art of Manliness

For the last few weeks we’ve been talking about the three components of personal charisma. First we explored the importance of Presence – giving …

How to Be More Charismatic | The Art of Manliness

Are you a senior in high school running for Student Council President?<p>Are you an entrepreneur looking to make a successful pitch and attract …

The Most Popular Netflix Show in Every Country

You already know big name destinations like the Great Pyramids, Stonehenge, the Great Barrier Reef, Machu Pichu, and the Taj Mahal. But these …

Black Mirror

Using Story Sticks to Build Furniture

Charles Harvey, of Berea, Ky., has created story sticks for more than 80 different chairs over the past 20 years. The stick at left contains all of …

Scientists find black hole spewing iron, nickel in powerful jets

Has a black hole mystery just been solved?<p>Writing in the journal Nature, a team of scientists said it found traces of nickel and iron in the powerful jets shooting out of black hole candidate 4U 1630-47, a small black hole just a few times the mass of our sun. It may help solve a scientific puzzle …

How to Set Up the Ultimate Personal Google Maps

Google Maps is constantly getting updated with new features, but the use of those features isn't always obvious. If you find yourself using Google …

24 Best New Color Combinations for 2018

Is dusty rose and charcoal grey not the happiest palette for spring?<p>If you mastered the blue-and-white palette long ago and are ready for the next crop of bold, fabulous, and truly inspiring color pairings, get excited: We asked our go-to designers which pairs they love the most, when someone's …

The 9 Paint Color Mistakes You Should Never Make

Case in point: This bedroom — it makes four of them.<p>If you ever spent more time agonizing over the difference between "Sunshine Yellow" and "Daylight Yellow" than you have with your family in a given week, we feel your pain. Choosing a color isn't a decision to take lightly, as it sets a room's …

Watch These 13 Amazing Documentaries On Netflix Instant And Abandon All Hope Of Productivity

By Ted Pillow,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1aPdssL<p>1. Man on Wire<p>I avoided Man on Wire for a few years – something about an Oscar-winning …

Can you really save £300 a year with a wood burning stove?

We investigate the realistic savings of installing a wood-fuelled heating system<p>A press release popped into my inbox last week, claiming that the average household could save more than £300 a year by installing a wood burning stove.<p>The figure, worked out by wood burning stove manufacturer …

Facebook has some less well-known features and tricks that even its most avid users might have missed out on. We round up 10 of the best here. http://fw.to/ipScrmV Photo: AP

Olympus' $700 Stylus 1 compact tempts enthusiasts with 28-300mm constant f/2.8 lens

After watching Sony rejuvenate its compact lineup with the RX-series, Olympus is having a go as well with its latest effort, the Stylus 1. It looks to be a step up from last year's Stylus XZ-2, bringing a more DSLR-like form factor and new 1.44 million dot EVF. The fixed lens is also markedly …

Top 10 war movies

10. Where Eagles Dare<p>As the second world war thriller became bogged down during the mid-60s in plodding epics like Operation Crossbow and The Heroes of Telemark, someone was needed to reintroduce a little sang-froid, some post-Le Carré espionage, and for heaven's sake, some proper macho thrills …

Aaron Brown has scruffy brown hair, a thin mustache-goatee combo, and one of those mouths that rests in a frown. He just turned 29. Last June, he completed a boater's safety course from the Department of Natural Resources in Ohio, where he went to college. He drives a 1994 Toyota Corolla and is a certified member of the Lipan Apache Tribe of Texas. Sometimes he tweets, but he's not particularly coherent--his tweets are mostly stand-alone sentiments like "#life" and "dinner time" and "hiiiiiiii." He is six feet tall and weights 160 pounds. Also, he is not real. At least, not in a physical sense. http://f-st.co/bAUiu19

7 Smart New Window Technologies

With the latest technologies, the windows in your house can offer more than a pretty view. Unfortunately, you'll still have to clean them yourself.<p><b>1. Save the Birds</b><br>Every year, millions of birds fly into glass windows. This patterned coating — visible to birds but not humans — prevents that. All …

Home Ownership

The HistoMap – Four thousand years of world history

40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World

If you’re a visual learner like myself, then you know maps, charts and infographics can really help bring data and information to life. Maps can make …