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Infographic: Pro tips for creating a top-notch presentation

Speaking to a crowd can be terrifying.That shouldn’t stop you from delivering an incredible performance, though.Preparation goes a long way in easing …

Public Speaking

12 Essential Bourbons for Your Liquor Cabinet

What’s not to love about the quintessential American whiskey? Bourbon is an enduring favorite, a spirit that survived the years of Prohibition; …

Grandparents

22 Jokes That Any Grammar Nerd Would Appreciate

Today I will be as useless as the "g" in lasagna.

Comedy Central

How I use Alfred to become a more efficient macOS user

If there’s one app I’d be lost without on macOS, it would Alfred. I’ve been using Alfred for years, and I continually discover new ways to use it. So what is Alfred?<p>Backblaze<p>If I had to sum up Alfred into one sentence, it would be: It’s macOS spotlight on steroids. In my day job, I spend a lot of …

Apps

Alpine ecosystems struggle to recover from air pollution

What happens to high mountain ecosystems when you take away air pollution? Not much, not very quickly. A new National Science Foundation-funded …

Pollution

CleanMyMac X is all you need to maintain a healthy Mac

Are you maintaining a healthy Mac? It doesn’t have to be hard. CleanMyMac X offers all the tools you need to ensure your machine is always speedy and safe.<p>The brand new app stops malware in its tracks, ensures your apps are always up to date, and keeps your Mac running as fast as it can be. It also …

How to Build a Space-Saving Flip-Top Workbench

A space-saving workshop on wheels!<p>Of course, you could configure the workbench so one side holds bench top tools while the other serves as a …

This 32-Minute Morning Routine Is the Best Way to Start Your Day, According to Science

Are you on the path to personal mastery and self-improvement? If so (and I hope you are), I want to offer you a powerful daily morning routine that has four key themes: giving, gratitude, breathing, and growing (in that order).<p>But fair warning: Sometimes when we think about self-improvement, we …

Business Strategy

Logitech’s new vertical mouse packs pro features into ergonomic design

To create its new vertical mouse, Logitech borrowed from its expertise creating peripherals for players of first-person shooters. The goal? A kill shot aimed straight at the ugly heart of repetitive strain injuries.<p>The result of the company’s efforts is the Logitech MX Vertical. The ergonomic …

Logitech

15 Terrifying Horror Movies On Netflix You Have To Watch Now

There has never been a better time to be a horror movie fan. The sheer number of films available on VoD, subscription, and streaming services means that the biggest challenge viewers have is deciding what to watch--we've all spent way too much time scrolling through page after page of movies in …

How to Hold Meetings That Nobody Will Complain About

Everybody's telling you to avoid having so many meetings. Here's some opposite advice.<p>It's almost a cliché that people hate going to meetings, and many of the complaints are legitimate. Meetings take up a lot of time. They distract people from important tasks. To add insult to injury, if you're the …

21 Very Dumb Jokes That Are Guaranteed To Give You The Giggles

"Dogs can't do X-Rays...but cats can."

This guy really knows how to kill yellowjackets

In his YouTube channel description, Sean Woods explains that he created his channel in 2012 as a "fun way to share my passions for history, primitive …

Use this Harvard Law checklist to prepare for any negotiation

When it comes to workplace conflict, many of us sabotage ourselves. Instead of preparing for difficult conversations—which requires dealing with uncomfortable emotions and complex strategies—we avoid the issue until we’re forced to confront it, face-to-face. Emotions like anger and fear then get …

Jack Ma Says Becoming a Leader Will Complicate Your Life: 4 Quotes Strong Leaders Should Live By

They're hung on the walls of my office. I've returned to them hundreds of times.<p>If you walk into my office, you learn quickly that I have a thing for leadership quotes.<p>I have printed out and hung dozens of them on my walls. There are quotes from modern-day tech bosses alongside timeless thinkers …

This is how you Bring an Outdoor Movie Theater to your Backyard

Who says you can't enjoy your favorite flicks outdoors?I've hosted movie night in my backyard a couple of times for a few friends, and while it can …

New Study: Open Offices Kill Teamwork

People don't like to have serious conversations in public, it turns out.<p>Employees hate open office plans, but at least they help employees collaborate and work together? It saves companies money and it increases teamwork, right? Well, wrong.<p>Ethan Bernstein and Stephen Turban, at Harvard Business …

The Workplace

The Best Leaders Are Great Teachers

Cristina Daura<p>Kundapur Vaman Kamath was a teacher. But he didn’t work at a school or stand in front of a class. Instead, he delivered his lessons at the office—to the employees who served under him during his four decades as a senior executive at, and then CEO of, India’s ICICI Bank. Whether he was …

Bring the power of progress into your one-to-one meetings

Acknowledging team success via a “Friday Wins Meeting” like this one at content marketing tech firm Percolate has become standard practice at many …

Developing These 5 Habits Will Make You a Once-in-a-Career Leader to Employees

Practicing these five powerful tenets of leadership will make you unforgettable to employees and irreplaceable to employers.<p>The thing I wanted more than anything "growing up" as a leader was to be unforgettable to employees--for my impact on their performance, growth, happiness, and life. Did I …

NookDesk reinvents the standing desk with upper & lower storage compartments

Recently, it was reported that everyone in Apple Park will receive standing desks because “sitting is the new cancer.” I started using a standing desk recently, and though I don’t use it quite enough, I still love the fact I can go from sitting to standing with no issue.<p>I use an UpDesk daily, and …

Standing Desks

14 of the most popular board games on Amazon this summer

<i>Editor's note: This article has been updated to remove items not sold on Amazon on 6/13/18.</i><p>Board games are an underrated adult activity, in my humble opinion.<p>They're perfect for those nights when you don't feel like going out, yet don't want to sit mindlessly in front of the television either. …

Board Games

Drink These 25 Bottles and Become a Wine Master

Want to take your wine smarts to the next level? Easy peasy. Just follow this simple, can't-miss tasting tutorial —Ray Isle<p>1 of 23<p>Drink These 10 …

Napa Valley

Google Has an Official Process in Place for Learning From Failure--and It's Absolutely Brilliant

How do you view failure?<p>For many, the act of failing or committing a major mistake is enough to send them spiraling down into a pity party. But there is a lot to be gained from any given failure. The key is not to ask "what if," but rather, to treat the event as a learning experience.<p>To truly …

Machine Learning

Building a Portable, Collapsible Workbench

Some of our most popular posts here on Make: have been about workbench construction. People always seem to be in the mood for a new workbench. Or, at least, dreaming about having a new bench in their shop.<p>We’ve covered permanent benches, folding benches, and quick and sturdy benches. Here, Elisha …

The cast of 'The Avengers: Infinity War' gifts us with 'The Marvel Bunch'

<i>The Avengers: Infinity War</i> might be the most ambitious crossover in history. But at the core of the epic superhero narrative is our eclectic band of …

13 Ways to Develop Laser-Like Focus

Here are some surprising ways to help boost your focus and performance.<p>If you want to be successful, you have to find strategies that will help you focus despite all of the distractions that prevent you from doing the task at hand. Luckily, with the help of science, developing laser-like focus is …

How to Respond When You’re Put on the Spot in a Meeting

“Katherine, have a go at it?”<p>I love this scene from the 2017 movie, <i>Hidden Figures.</i> Katherine, played by Taraji P. Henson, is put on the spot by her boss, played by Kevin Costner, in a room filled with top brass NASA officials — all male. She is asked to go to the chalkboard and lay out the math to …

The best gaming headsets of 2018

Whether you’re playing from your couch, or getting up close and personal with your PC, a gaming headset has become a near necessity for gamers of any …

Consumer Tech

18 Documentaries That Have Shocking Endings

"I'm thinking the allegations are clearly false, and then...bam!"<p><i>Warning: Some spoilers ahead. Continue at your own risk.</i>

Agriculture