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Jeff Bezos Banned PowerPoint in Meetings. His Replacement Is Brilliant

Narrative memos have replaced PowerPoint presentations at Amazon. Here are three reasons why.<p>In his 2018 annual letter, Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos repeated his rule that PowerPoint is banned in executive meetings. What Bezos replaces it with provides even more valuable insight for …

Public Speaking

End Blackheads With These Genius Skin Tricks

You've seen the YouTube tutorials (google "Blackhead Removal SHOCKING Video" — or don’t), the DIY facial-scrub recipes, and yes, even the little …

Endangered animals could get life-saving boost from oil, gas funds under new bill

<i>CORRECTIONS & CLARIFICATIONS: An earlier version of this story misidentified the home state of the pygmy rabbit and wolverine and misnamed the yellow-billed cuckoo.</i><p>The Texas horned lizard. Moose in New Hampshire. The pygmy rabbit of Idaho.<p>These and thousands of other wildlife species are slinking, …

Wildlife

Indian Wells: Saturday's Order of Play and Match Points

<b>ORDER OF PLAY</b><p><i>Play starts at 11am on all courts except Stadium 8, which starts at noon</i><p><b>STADIUM 1</b><p>After Men's Singles match<p>Venus Williams (USA) [8] v …

Most unhappy people are unhappy for the exact same reason

We’d all like to be a little happier.<p>The problem is that much of what determines happiness is outside of our control. Some of us are genetically predisposed to see the world through rose-colored glasses, while others have a generally negative outlook. Bad things happen, to us and in the world. …

Happiness

Patterns In Black And White Photo Contest Winner

Thank you to all the photographers that shared their photos with patterns in B&W in the Patterns In Black And White Photo contest with chances to win …

Black & White Photography

The Supra Is Back, But This Time It's A Toyota-BMW Collaboration

The Supra is back. Yes, the fast, cool-looking Toyota coupe that featured in the <i>Fast and Furious</i> movie series and was once quicker than a Porsche 911, but half the price, will make a long-awaited return after a 16-year hiatus. And given the fact that Toyota and BMW joined forces to co-develop the …

Autos

EPA cuts could risk a public health emergency

<b>(CNN) —</b> With time running out for Congress to reach an agreement on the budget, lawmakers are advancing a quiet but crippling assault on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which has already suffered years of hollowing out from budget cuts. At stake is the EPA's fundamental ability to carry …

Pew Research Center

A county in Utah wants to suck 77 million gallons a day out of Lake Powell

Sun-scorched desert mesa, 140 miles of it, lies between Lake Powell, the nation’s second-largest reservoir, and Utah’s Washington County, one of America’s driest metropolitan regions.<p>It’s a long way in miles — but not insurmountable to the Washington County Water Conservancy District, which is …

Water

Photography gifts for every budget

Shopping for a photographer? Whether you are one yourself or not, chances are you could use some ideas. From stocking stuffers on up, we've got some …

Gift Guides

Inside Serena Williams’s Fairy-Tale Wedding in New Orleans

It’s 3:00 p.m. the day before their wedding, and Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian are practicing their first dance one last time with a choreographer in the depths of their venue, the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans. Outside, paparazzi are ensconced across the street hoping to catch a …

Weddings

A huge salmon die-off is happening -- and our cars might be responsible

Silvery coho salmon are as much a part of Washington state as its flag. The fish has a sacred place in the diets and rituals of the state’s indigenous peoples, beckons to tourists who flock to watch its migration runs, and helps to sustain a multimillion-dollar Pacific Northwest fishing industry.<p>So …

Puget Sound

Mom Uses Optical Illusion to “Dress” Her Daughter in Fabulous Food Fashion

Artist mom Alya Chaglar and her 3-year-old daughter Stefani create fabulous optical illusion photos using nothing but fruits, vegetables, and flowers. The charming pictures feature Stefani as she seemingly sports the latest in unconventional dresses—like “wearing” a piece of watermelon! The results …

19 Reasons Why Pit Bull Puppies Are The Most Dangerous Creatures On Earth

Furrocious beasts.

Cute Animals

The (Matchbox) Auto Design & Production Process, Circa 1965

That's one tiny assembly line<p>This is both fascinating and fun to watch. Here we get a look inside an automotive design and production facility in …

'SNL' comes up with a new Amazon Echo, just for the olds

Amazon Echo Silver responds to dozens of names that sound like "Alexa," tolerates rambling anecdotes without argument, and is programmed to carefully …

Islamic State magazine steers followers to U.S. gun shows for ‘easy’ access to weapons

In August, a former Islamic State recruit caused a stir when he described how the terrorist organization sought to exploit America’s lax gun laws.<p>“They say the Americans are dumb — they have open gun policies” the recruit told the New York Times from a German prison. “They say we can radicalize …

Guns

Mysterious Gold Toilets Are Popping Up So People Can 'Take A Trump'

They're pooping up all over.<p>Since Donald Trump’s approval rating is really in the toilet ― a lowly 42.4 percent ― maybe it’s not a surprise that he’s the subject of a potty-themed protest.<p>A series of gold toilets with the words, “Take A Trump,” started popping up in cities all over the U.S. on the …

Donald Trump

20 All-Natural Spring Cleaning Tricks For the Kitchen

Sharing kitchen cleaning tricks is like handing out chocolates: More is never a bad thing! It follows suit that despite how much we love to test and share our favorite methods for stain-busting, pest-control, and grime-scouring, we also love to listen up.<p>I went back to a few of our past cleaning …

Border Wall Could Leave Some Americans on 'Mexican Side'

BROWNSVILLE, Texas — The last time U.S. officials built a barrier along the border with Mexico, they left an opening at the small road leading south to Pamela Taylor's home on the banks of the Rio Grande.<p>Taylor hadn't been told where the fence would be built, and she doesn't know now whether …

Immigration

Google may be quietly tracking everywhere you go — here's how to turn it off

You probably don't know the answers to these questions — but Google might.<p>How? It's thanks to a feature nestled away in your Google account called Location History. If you care about your privacy, you should probably check it out.<p>Location History is exactly what it sounds like: It's a comprehensive …

Trump admin pledges tougher prosecutions of undocumented immigrants

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The Justice Department announced Tuesday it would take further steps to up prosecutions against undocumented immigrants -- the latest in a series of steps by the Trump administration to more aggressively enforce immigration laws.<p>Attorney General Jeff Sessions traveled to the …

Immigration

Boeing and JetBlue just invested in a tiny electric-jet startup that could revolutionize air travel

"I consider us very fortunate to have backers like JetBlue and Boeing," Zunum Aero founder and CEO Ashish Kumar told Business Insider. "We have been engaged with both companies for about a year, and both are as passionate as we are in this opportunity to reinvent regional air travel."<p>JetBlue's …

Aviation

10 Best Sites for Freelance Services

When it comes to finding potential gigs, freelancers, startups, solo-operators and other independent contractors have never had it so good – all they …

Employment

Home Run Inn bakes plan for pizza delivery, restaurant expansion

Dan Costello's great-grandparents first served pizza in the Home Run Inn tavern in Chicago's Little Village neighborhood in 1947 in hopes of enticing patrons to drink more beer.<p>Today, the fourth-generation family-owned business is a frozen pizza empire, distributing in 30 states and bringing in …

Drawing Cars is Hard—Here's a Way to Make it Slightly Simpler

In this episode of Yo! C77 Sketch, learn how to set up a relatively simple perspective for drawing cars<p>A lot of you have been asking me to draw a car …