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The newest public speaking world champion beat 30,000 other competitors by using a body-language trick she learned from a past winner

Last month, high school teacher Ramona Smith was crowned the Toastmasters world champion of public speaking.<p>Smith outlasted 30,000 other competitors over the course of six months and seven rounds of competition before being named the winner at the Toastmasters annual convention in Chicago. Her …

Public Speaking

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

How to hack your memory and remember almost anything

My foray into the world of memorisation began with a single memory — a startling, gut-wrenching memory, at that. I was in France, visiting my …

Living Rooms

Was Council of Nicaea Church Just Found Under a Lake?

In the past week, scientists announced the discovery of ancient Roman ruins underneath the surface of the lake in Iznik, Turkey. But this was not …

News (U.S.)

Having a fruitful day is all about learning the art of self-control

<i>This post originally appeared at LinkedIn.</i> <i>Follow the author</i> <i>here</i><i>.</i><p>I don’t know anyone who couldn’t use a little boost in their energy and self-control.<p>Researchers at the University of Nottingham recently published findings from their exploration of 83 separate studies on energy and self-control. What …

Self Control

LOQL Cannabis Concentrates – Brand and Packaging Design by TRÜF

Brand development and packaging design by studio TRÜF for cannabis extracts company, LOQL.<p>LOQL specialize in organic, solvent-free, locally grown …

Packaging Design

Why Messy People Are Smarter, According to Science

Albert Einstein was famously messy. The Nobel Prize-winning scientist quipped of his disorderly workspace, "If a cluttered desk is a sign of a …

Open-Mindedness

Essential Design Thinking Videos and Methods

<i>The following resources are recommended in order to assist you to better understand Design Thinking. These resources, videos, and tools should be</i> …

Human-Centered Design

Meet the Transhumanists Turning Themselves Into Cyborgs

“Transhumanism” is a relatively new word for the very old belief that humans can transcend the limitations of our mortal bodies, perhaps even …

Vocabulary

How to be the designer every agency wants to hire

Creativity is an obvious quality to showcase in your portfolio, resumés and applications and interviews for dream jobs. But how do you showcase it …

Employment

Science is testing claims about psilocybin microdoses, and finding some truth - STAT

The microdosers also took a “progressive matrices” test: In blocks of two-by-two or three-by-three patterns, with the bottom right one missing, they …

The Brain

The Last of the Universe’s Ordinary Matter Has Been Found

For decades, astronomers weren’t able to find all of the atomic matter in the universe. A series of recent papers has revealed where it’s been hiding.<p>…

Dark Matter

What Does Quantum Theory Actually Tell Us about Reality?

For a demonstration that overturned the great Isaac Newton’s ideas about the nature of light, it was staggeringly simple. It “may be repeated with …

Particles

Texas Home CCTV Video Shows Woman in Broken Arm Restraints Ringing Doorbell in Dead of Night

Montgomery County, Texas police are investigating an eerie incident captured on a home surveillance system in which an unknown, partially dressed …

Crime

Insight Selling Is The New Solution Selling

In 2012, Harvard Business Review published a bold article entitled “The End of Solution Sales”. It declared that solution selling had become obsolete. The verdict was, in large part, founded on the argument that B2B buyers are coming to the table more prepared and better educated than ever before. …

Selling

German Researchers Have Built a Quantum Transistor Using Just a Single Atom

A team of researchers at Germany’s Karlsruhe Institute of Technology have developed a quantum transistor using just a single atom, and capable of …

Nanotech

How to turn casual team conversation into productive, creative brainstorms

Mondays are prime time for casually catching up with colleagues, whether you’re chatting about an inspiring new museum show you hit over the weekend, sharing highlights from a recent TED Talk, or discussing a great idea you had for your latest group project. But conversation isn’t just a friendly …

A Student Took Down One of Quantum Computing’s Top Applications—Now What?

The possibility that quantum computing could turbocharge machine learning is one of the most tantalizing applications for the emerging technology. …

8 Essentials of Digital Marketing Strategy for Small Business

Why is marketing so important to your business? It is simple: success of your business depends on the right marketing strategy. Marketing can bring …

Scientists may have solved one of the biggest problems holding back hydrogen-powered vehicles

One of the biggest obstacles the hydrogen fuel industry is faced with — its transportation and storage — may have been solved by scientists at the CSIRO.<p>With some of the world's biggest car companies, including Toyota, Hyundai and BMW, betting on hydrogen as a future fuel source, the national …

Scientists achieve world first by following a thought through the human brain

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF<p>If we are ever going to unravel the mysteries of the mind, and help find new treatments for cognitive diseases, we first …

40 Funny Jokes Only Designers Will Understand

<i>Sit down, grab a coffee, and enjoy these 40 Funny Jokes Only Designers Will Understand! Psss, I’m sure other people from this office would like to</i> …

Scientists say your “mind” isn’t confined to your brain, or even your body

You might wonder, at some point today, what’s going on in another person’s mind. You may compliment someone’s great mind, or say they are out of their mind. You may even try to expand or free your own mind.<p>But what <i>is</i> a mind? Defining the concept is a surprisingly slippery task. The mind is the seat …

The Eternal Enigma of Leonardo da Vinci

Biographer Walter Isaacson’s <i>Leonardo da Vinci</i>, which became a bestseller when it was published last year, had many good things to recommend it, …

How 9 Creative Minds Got Their Ideas (Infographic)

From doing headstands to drinking 50 cups of coffee a day, check out the quirky things that these nine creatives have done.<p>Coming up with new, creative ideas can be tricky. That’s why it’s important to find a way to get inspired. After all, it’s our own unique rituals that can bring mental clarity …

A Stanford researcher’s 15-minute study hack lifts B+ students into the As

Policy makers, tech executives, teachers, and parents are forever trying to find new ways to improve kids’ performance at school. Schools design and redesign curricula, teachers embrace and reject new learning technologies, and parents plot ways to get their kids to study more.<p>One novel solution …

Ancient lake holds secrets to Mayan civilization's mysterious collapse, study finds

The sediment under a lake in Mexico contains some of the long-sought answers to the mystery of the Mayan demise.<p>Ancient Mayans, primarily concentrated in what is now the Yucatán Peninsula, were among the most advanced civilizations of their time. Mayans were some of the first to build cities. They …

Mayan Civilization

7 Unexpected Physical "Tells" That Show Someone Is Into You

Knowing whether or not someone is interested in you can be a tricky thing. For instane, when you're dating and trying to figure people out, the …

There is now an Airbnb for boats so you can holiday like the A-list

The idea of chartering a boat is, for many, seen as an exclusive pastime of the glamorous and wealthy, a pursuit that largely eludes the majority. A new travel company entitled Borrow a Boat seeks to bring yachting to the masses, where affordability and accessibility are key.<p>The concept works along …

How to name your company, according to the go-to gurus of startup branding

Don’t be literal. Think about feelings. Tag lines are useless.<p>To create an effective brand in the startup age, you sometimes have to challenge established rules of corporate marketing.<p>That was the key takeaway from a talk given by Emily Heyward and Jonah Fay-Hurvitz, two strategists at the …