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10 Tips for Giving Great Online Presentations | Inc.com

You're in charge of a big project that requires the support of lots of people. It would be easy to engage and inspire them if they were all in your office, but as often happens today, they're spread out around the country. So instead of connecting with each person individually, you decide to set up …

Public Speaking
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How to Be an Overnight Success | Inc.com

I recently had a conversation with one of the top thinkers in the business world, best-selling author Geoffrey Moore, whose classic <i>Crossing the Chasm</i> has just been issued in a revised third edition.<p>Moore explained that this is an amazing period of time for entrepreneurs and innovators, with …

Business Strategy

India plans mission to the Sun

India's Mangalyaan spacecraft is on its way to Mars, but the county is already planning its next major space exploration mission.<p>The country visited …

How to stop NSA spying through your webcam

You already know that laptops, desktop computers, tablets and mobile phones are all at risk of being hacked. But did you know that intruders might …

Best- And Worst-Performing Cloud Computing Stocks March 10th To March 14th And Year-to-Date

The six highest performing cloud computing stocks year-to-date in the Cloud Computing Index are Fusion-IO (NYSE: FIO), Akamai (NASDAQ: AKAM), Workday (NYSE:WDAY), Qualys (NASDAQ: QYLS), F5 Networks (NASDAQ: FFIV) and VM Ware (NYSE:VMW). A $10K investment in Akamai shares made on January 2nd of this …

Photo highlights of the day

The Guardian's picture editors bring you a selection of the best photographs from around the world

20 free things to do in Amsterdam

It's easy to spend a fortune in the Netherlands' stylish capital, but the city has plenty of gratis goodies up for grabs.<p>Check out our pick of the freebies on offer.<p><b>1. Canal Ring</b><p>More canals flow in Amsterdam than in Venice, and get this: the 400-year-old waterways are a UNESCO World Heritage site. …

European Travel

Ten of France’s natural wonders

France's smorgasbord of cultural delights could keep even the most avid museum-hopper busy for a lifetime, but don't forget about the great outdoors. France smoulders with natural beauty, so why not go <i>au naturel</i> at mountain ranges, canyons and startling stretches of coast? This round-up of …

France

One day in Brooklyn: the perfect itinerary

For many first-time visitors to New York, New York equals Manhattan. But just a couple of subway stops across the river lies a whole other delicious world that deserves your exploration. So set aside a day to take a tour of Brooklyn, with these hand-picked highlights from Brooklyn local, Brian …

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Glimpsing the future in Singapore

The future has arrived early in Singapore with more ultra-modern infrastructure - skyscrapers, parks, metro lines - being built every day. Many of the projects showcase technologies that we may soon see in other countries - and that could someday help all of us deal with global challenges such as …

Skyscrapers

Digital Health Update: The Google Contact Lens

Today, Google told the world about their experimental contact lens. The story in the official Google blog and can be read here. It’s another part of the expansion of Google into health and wellness.<p>We’re now testing a smart contact lens that’s built to measure glucose levels in tears using a tiny …

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Loneliness

7 tips for a successful shared homestay experience

You’re staying in someone’s home you don’t know on a trip. Naturally that means you walk around in your underwear, fart, make a mess in the kitchen, throw used towels on the bathroom floor and hog the TV remote. Right?<p>Of course not. But this picture isn’t as rare as it sounds. Now that more …

San Francisco

What an eyeful: the world's most beautiful buildings

Straight away we'll say that this isn't a top 10 list. There are just far too many styles of buildings, each worthy of a top 50: sacred buildings, homes, skyscrapers, theatres...<p>Instead, this is a list showing the variety of architectural beauty across the globe - and pointing you in the direction …

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Eating out in Japanese: a guide to Japan's restaurants

The Japanese love to eat out, and the profusion of culinary options, even in the smallest towns, can be overwhelming. There’s something for every taste and budget, from humble slurp-and-go noodle stands, to refined traditional eateries serving seasonal fare. With Japan’s range of dishes and cooking …

Japan

Ireland's best drives

Whether or not you're used to getting into the driver's seat from the right, and driving on the left, Ireland's (often pot-holed) two-lane roads make up some of Europe's most scenic drives. Particularly going village to village, pub to pub, on and off the rugged coastal drives of western and …

Ireland

Tokyo on a budget: tips for making your yen go further

You don’t have to live off vending-machine coffee and rice to experience the grandeur and excitement of Japan’s singular capital. Here are our tips for doing Tokyo a budget.<p>Finding a place to stay<p>Shop around online months ahead for Tokyo accommodation, as rates can fluctuate dramatically. The best …

Japan

Comoros Islands: tropical charm off the beaten path

Here’s a challenge for you: could you place the Comoros Islands on a map?<p>Named after the Arabic word for ‘moon’, <i>Qamar</i>, this poetically named but little-known archipelago is located between Madagascar and Mozambique.<p>It was an important trading post for Arab, Persian, African and European traders …

East Africa

Six weekend breaks in Europe

If you’ve ticked off Europe's big city hitters such as Paris, Rome and Madrid, then <i>Lonely Planet Traveller</i> magazine has some suggestions for your next trip.<p>Jerez de la Frontera, Spain<p>Jerez distils Andalucian culture down to its most dramatic elements. It is a beguiling town of sherry bodegas, sleek …

European Travel

Nobel Prize in Literature: the women who've won it

Alice Munro has become the 13th female winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature. But who are the other women laureates, and which of their books should you read first?<p>Out of the 110 winners of the Nobel Prize for Literature, only 13 are women.<p>During a century when women writers have often been …

Where to go in 2014 - UK travel hot list

The Tour de France starting in Yorkshire and the Commonwealth Games coming to Glasgow are just two of the events set to make the UK a top destination for tourists in 2014<p>Glasgow<p>If your image of Glasgow is filled with anachronisms of rusting shipyards and deep-fried confectionery, 2014 would be a …

Ecological Artist Basia Irland and Her “Ice Books” Engage Communities and Restore Rivers

Basia Irland is a sculptor, poet, and installation artist who has focused her creativity on rivers for thirty years. Her aim is to connect people to their local waters and watersheds in ways that will motivate concern, caring, appreciation, and stewardship.<p>I first met Basia more than a decade ago …

Everything you need to know about trips to see the Northern Lights

The Northern Lights are one of nature's great displays, a free, multicoloured light show that is most commonly seen in the Arctic regions. Every performance is different, a beautiful, shifting dance of nocturnal rainbows that many viewers find a humbling and spiritually uplifting …