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14 Keys to Making Any Leader a Compelling Public Speaker

Why do some talks stick in your mind with vivid clarity, while others are almost instantly forgotten? And more important, how do you make sure yours fall in the first category?<p>For leaders, our ability to persuade, motivate, convince and inspire is a determining factor in whether we have a motivated …

Public Speaking

Breathing Is the Key to Persuasive Public Speaking

Have you ever wondered why two people can say exactly the same thing in a meeting, but only one of them gets credit for it? Many times it’s the way we <i>sound</i> that makes the difference between whether or not we are actually <i>heard</i>.<p>We all know when someone sounds nervous or confident. Think about the …

Public Speaking

MONICA CROWLEY: Vladimir Putin targets world oil supply

<b>ANALYSIS/OPINION:</b><p>It’s the oil, stupid.<p>That’s what Russian President Vladimir Putin is really up to in Syria.<p>In the early 1970s, President Richard …

Middle East
Government

Joseph Walsh Studio's Stunning Furniture Designs

The self-taught designer-builder's aesthetics are otherworldly<p>In County Cork, Ireland, stands a furniture studio billing themselves as "one of the …

Republic of Ireland

Ted Cruz booed on Stephen Colbert

CBS<p>The crowd on "The Late Show" did not like Sen. Ted Cruz's (R-Texas) answer to a question about gay marriage.<p>In an episode of the Stephen Colbert-hosted show on Monday, Stephen Colbert confronted Cruz about his opposition to the Supreme Court's ruling legalizing gay marriage. Cruz maintained that …

Government

The best (and worst) ways to spot a liar

Forget body language or eye movements. There are much better ways to identify the deceitful.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>-<p>Thomas Ormerod’s team of security officers faced a seemingly impossible task. At airports across …

Body Language
Zoology

McGraw-Hill Education Files for IPO

McGraw-Hill Education Inc. on Friday filed initial paperwork to go public, just two years after being sold to private-equity firm Apollo Global Management LLC.<p>The company, previously owned by what is now McGraw Hill Financial Inc., publishes textbooks for the college market and has recently …

Back to School: What Industrial Design Students Once Had to Carry

Current ID students, be thankful it's not the early '90s anymore<p>Welcome back, ID students!<p>Back in July—when you were doing shots of Jaegermeister …

Product Design

25 minute walk could add 7 years to life

New research shows that exercise can delay the ageing process, with experts suggesting one walk a day could halve the risk of heart attack death and add seven years to the lifespan<p>Just 25 minutes of brisk walking a day could add to seven years to your life, heart experts have said.<p>Researchers said …

Conservatives Are Missing the Point of Black Lives Matter

Those that questioned Shaun King about his race think that it’s relevant to the movement. They’re wrong.<p>Shaun King, a prominent figure in the Black Lives Matter movement, responded last week to accusations published by some conservative websites that he has lied about being biracial, and about …

Shaun King

Oil prices below $39 for first time since 2009

Get ready for even lower oil prices.<p>Futures for a barrel of West Texas Intermediate crude fell below $39 a barrel Monday -- a level not seen since 2009. Oil settled Monday just above $38, down more than 5%.<p>It was just June of 2014 when oil was at $100 a barrel.<p>Click for the latest: Dow's insane …

Oil

Clinton Campaign On Alert For Undercover Conservative Sting

Gregory Heisler<p>Steve Liss<p>Dirck Halstead<p>Brad Markel<p>TIME<p>Patrick Demarchelier<p>TIME<p>Blake Sell—Reuters<p>Cover Credit: DOUG MILLS-AP, KHUE BUI, DAN LOH-AP & …

Government
Donald Trump

Cops Sue Over Video That Allegedly Shows Them Eating Weed Candy During Raid

Three unidentified Santa Ana Police Department officers -- allegedly caught on a surveillance video eating weed-infused candy and mocking a disabled woman during a dispensary raid -- are suing to prevent the video from being used against them in an ongoing investigation of police misconduct.<p>The …

8 Habits Of Leaders Who Know How To Delegate

The more leaders micromanage, the more their teams push for independence. Here’s how to break the cycle.<p>Many leaders would say they already delegate a lot, yet plenty of employees would say their bosses are micromanagers who don’t delegate enough.<p>[Delegating] isn’t about managers losing control and …

Leadership
Barbara Starr

Infographic: How we’ll live on Mars

Humans are off to live on Mars. At least, that’s the case journalist Stephen Petranek makes in his TED Book, <i>How We’ll Live on Mars</i>. According to …

Infographics

The Iran deal means more for oil companies than just a short-term drop in prices

The nuclear accord, of course, is far from implementation. Among other steps, the U.S. Congress has 60 days to approve the deal; should it disapprove, Congress may struggle to overcome a White House veto. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) also must verify that Iran has completed its …

Oil

How to Fly on a Private Jet for Under $150

Dinosaurs

No more dodging a bullet, as U.S. develops self-guided ammunition

<b>(CNN) —</b> You know the phrase "dodging a bullet"? Forget about it. Probably not going to happen anymore.<p>The U.S. military said this week it has made great progress in its effort to develop a self-steering bullet.<p>In February, the "smart bullets" -- .50-caliber projectiles equipped with optical sensors …

Military

How to Negotiate Nicely Without Being a Pushover

We all want it both ways: to get what we want from a tough negotiation and to walk away with our relationship intact. The good news is that kind of outcome is possible. But how exactly do you drive a hard bargain while also employing soft skills? How do you advocate for what you want without …

Stanford University

Watch the Transformation of NYC's Skyline Unfold in an Elevator to the Top of the World Trade Center

Visitors to the One World Trade Center can now watch the evolution of New York City unfold before their eyes. The elevators to the observatory at the top of the building show an animated timelapse depicting the development of the city's skyline from the 1500s to today, as is seen in this video by …

Skyscrapers

Architizer

How Dalziel and Pow Realized This Awesome Interactive Touch Wall

The London studio explains the construction of its touch-animated display.<p>The branding and retail design studio Dalziel and Pow sparked some interest …

Digital Design