sworley88

44 Added | 2 Magazines | 59 Likes | @sworley88 | Keep up with sworley88 on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “sworley88”

Never Be Awkward Again: 6 Ways To Be Confident In Your Conversation With Anyone

You just met her. Maybe it was at a party, a networking event or even on the street.<p>Your heart is racing and your mouth is, too, but just as quickly …

Public Speaking

What Is Mindfulness and How Does It Work?

It is readily arguable that the single most significant development in mental health practice since the turn of the millennium has been the …

Mindfulness

Why We Want Who We Want

Throughout her 20s, management consultant and author Nita Tucker dated doctors—usually tall ones. She was drawn by their status and her mother's …

Psychology

The Surprising Way People Can Tell if You're Rich, According to Science

Even if you walk tall and wear designer pieces, you still might look poor to others.<p>Like politics and religion, we usually consider it a little impolite or touchy to talk about how much money someone does or doesn't have. But what if there wasn't a way to hide our financial situation? What if …

Research

The key to Leonardo da Vinci's genius is a practice that anyone can learn

In late 2017, <i>Salvator Mundi</i>, one of Leonardo da Vinci's paintings, sold for $450.3 million.<p>For a child born out of wedlock in the 15th century, that's quite an accomplishment. And yet, many would argue that this isn't even close to being his greatest contribution to humanity.<p>When the word</i> …

Creativity

10 Principles for Leading Through Change: A Navy SEAL's Approach

Dealing with change can suck on any battlefield. Here are 10 principles for success.<p>It wasn't long after I left the SEAL Teams, attended graduate school and started my first company that I realized <i>change</i> is a consistent reality in today's more volatile and disruptive business landscape. It affects …

Leadership

Caterpillar’s rugged S61 features an improved thermal camera and costs as much as an iPhone X

• Caterpillar announced the S61, the successor to 2016’s S60.<br>• The S61 features an improved thermal imaging camera with greater contrast, a larger temperature range, and more.<br>• The S61 will launch sometime in Q2 2018 for the equivalent of $1,105.<p>Known for its bright yellow bulldozers and dump trucks, …

3 Ways to Make Memorable Small Talk That Gets People Interested In Working With You

The easiest way to be intriguing is listen closely after you've asked someone to tell you about themself.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>"Small talk is the biggest talk we do." ~ Susan RoAne, author/keynote speaker</i><p>Most people try to avoid small talk---the often …

Profit

Air Hogs' Supernova packs motion controls in a kid-friendly drone

Toy drones have been cheap and plentiful over the past few years, but it's really hard for new products to stand out from the pack when they need to keep the price down and can't throw in premium features like a 4K camera. But that hasn't stopped Spin Master from trying new things with its Air Hogs …

How a Person Uses Language Can Be a Clear Sign of Depression Symptoms

Here's what you need to know.<p>From the way you move and sleep, to how you interact with people around you, depression changes just about everything. …

Enneagram: The Road Back to You, Or to Somewhere Else?

If you haven’t heard of the Enneagram yet, it won’t be long before you do.After being used for several decades in Catholic retreats and seminars, the …

Evangelical Christianity

Are You Socially Awkward? Use These 20 Tips To Help You Communicate with Confidence | Inc.com

Not everyone has the ability to walk into any room, job interview, dinner party or public gathering and "own it."<p>If you struggle in social situations, here are 20 tips to help you become a more confident communicator.<p>Never forget, when in doubt, the most valuable thing that you can give someone is …

Self-help

This mini Bluetooth speaker packs an FM receiver into its handmade vintage casing

While Bluetooth speakers are nothing special at this point, with just about every smartphone-wielder packing one in tow. But odds are your portable music player of choice has nowhere near as much charm as the Muzen OTR, a new radio and Bluetooth speaker fusion sporting a handmade wooden …

These Two Interview Questions Accurately Predict Job Success | Inc.com

The problem starts by using laundry lists of skills and competencies to screen candidates and then asking a hodgepodge of supposedly clever questions to confirm the interviewer's initial biased reaction to the candidate. These emotional feelings are then voted on using thumbs with the biggest thumb …

Employment

Want to Be the Most Interesting Person in Any Conversation? Experts Say These 5 Techniques Will Work | Inc.com

You walk into a room at a social event where people are mingling and networking near the bar. In one corner of the room, something catches your eye. You notice a small crowd of people gathered around one individual.<p>She's not doing much talking, yet it appears that people are gravitating to her …

George Mason

Everything you know about the Gospel of Paul is likely wrong

This past year, I burdened the English-speaking world with my very own translation of the New Testament – a project that I undertook at the behest of …

Theology

34 tools that let you make the most of your MacOS

A few months ago, Ask Product Hunt launched, a community-powered product search engine. The idea was simple: Ask your product discovery questions on Product Hunt, and the community chimes in with their recommendations.<p>To date, more than 2,300 questions have been submitted, with one of the most …

Apps
Faith

4 Very Different Types of Relationships That Must Be Healthy for You to Succeed

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The relationships in your life can take your business to new levels of success, or they can make you want to quit entrepreneurship entirely. Often, we struggle in our business, and different areas of our lives, and don’t make the …

Small Business

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 …

Public Speaking

A $88-a-month startup that wants to help straighten your teeth just raised $15 million

You wouldn't be able to tell it just by glancing at him, but 28-year-old Nick Greenfield is wearing something on his teeth.<p>The CEO of Candid Co. is wearing clear aligners, an alternative to braces that are used to straighten out people's smiles. Greenfield's startup is one of a growing number that …

Dentistry

Pixar Shares 3 Storytelling Secrets That Take Your Pitch From "We'll Get Back To You" to "Approved!" | Inc.com

If you want your biggest dreams to come true, at some point, you'll probably have to pitch them to someone. Maybe it's pitching a pit project to your boss. Or pitching your startup's business plan to raise money. No matter what future you're convincing folks to fashion with you, how do you give …

Animation

11 Habits of Remarkably Likable Bosses | Inc.com

Are leaders born or made? That's the age-old question. Since that question is above my pay grade, why don't we ask a bonafide psychologist to rest this case?<p>Ronald E. Riggio, Ph.D., is the Henry R. Kravis Professor of Leadership and Organizational Psychology at Claremont McKenna College and the …

Leadership

4 Surprising Things That Are More Important Than a High IQ Score | Inc.com

Going through school, we're told that good grades and stellar test scores are important. Those at the top of the class are thought to be the smartest, the ones most primed for success in the real world. That thinking, however, is flawed. Although intelligence is often a factor in success, it's not …

Emotional Intelligence

New iMessage hack lets you crash friends’ iPhones via text message

A new nefarious text message has been discovered that has the power to completely crash iPhones, even those running the latest version of iOS 10.<p>Instead of using infected links or weird text like previous iMessage hacks, this new one allows attackers to disable a person’s Messages app by simply …

Feeling like a good leader could mean the exact opposite

Fortunately, there's one tell-tale sign: Terrible leaders tend to boast of their leadership prowess.<p>TED speaker and "Leaders Eat Last" and "Together is Better" author Simon Sinek recently told Business Insider that the worst leaders often think they're the best ones, and vice versa.<p>If and when you …

Leadership

I read the 87-year-old book recommended by Elon Musk, and my favorite chapter reveals the dark side of innovation and adventure

The book spotlights a dirty dozen of historical characters who rebelled against convention in some form (with occasionally disastrous results). Bolitho's renderings of this rogue's gallery of figures is historically problematic in parts, but it still makes for an interesting read — one that reveals …

Ancient History

Compact Controllers Automate Window Blinds

Commercially available motorized window blinds are a nice high-end touch for today’s automated home, but they tend to command a premium price. Seems …

21 Video Marketing Ideas for Small-Business Budgets [Infographic]

Lights, camera... budget-buster?<p>Small-business marketers often forgo video marketing for fear it'll be prohibitively expensive. But it doesn't have …

Small Business