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9 Things You Should Always Do Before a Big Presentation

The most successful public speakers use these tips to make their point and manage their fear<p>"Maybe I should have prepared a bit more."<p>I'll admit it. I've said these words to myself right before stepping in front of a group to make a presentation or pitch. I feel sorry for both the audience and …

Short Stories

Cancer survivor who cried herself to sleep over stoma bag bravely poses for photos in underwear to fight stigma

A cervical cancer survivor who was once so ashamed of her stoma bag that she would cry herself to sleep has posed for photos in just her underwear to …

Cancer

Editor's Letter: The Best Golf Of Your Life

For as far back as I can remember, I've hit the ball like a 10-handicapper. I've been better and I've been worse, but that's about who I am. My only distinguishing characteristic is that I hit it low. Our late columnist Charley Price once told me, "If you hit it any lower, you'd be playing …

Golf

I've Criticized Airlines a Lot Lately. These Two Passengers Are Worse.

Earlier in the month two passengers turned up late in Los Angeles for an American Airlines flight to Phoenix. They’re at Gate 52F for an American …

Airlines

‘Busy busy world’

Reaping the benefits of good weather by indulging in my default sketching mode: people watching. Bath is blessed by a huge variety of visitors from …

This Mom Isn't Letting Her Age Stop Her From Rocking Amazing Cosplays

Solange is a 50-year-old Brazilian mum, and she has some of the most creative Disney cosplay costumes we've seen in a while. The adorable woman, who …

Cosplay

Why I’m a Remainer who accepts the EU referendum result

Having a reasoned debate about Brexit is impossible. That’s not because of the large majority of people in Britain, irrespective of how they voted. …

Brexit

Funniest

This week, our first place winner on the insightful side is a simple anonymous comment, saying something that shouldn't need to be repeated so often …

Say No—it’s Good for your Spiritual Growth.

"My ex-partner and his new lover are living in my guest bedroom and I can hear them having sex at night, but that’s okay, because I am learning to …

Relationships

Comment on Live Action Getup: Gray Linen by Zac Silk

I’ve tried linin, but I can’t seem to get on with it. I think it has to do with my sensative skin, so I think I’ll try a linin cotton blend.How do …

Fashion

These Are The Most Unreliable Cars You Can Buy, A Study Of More Than 50,000 Cars Says (It Isn't The Ones You Might Think)

Please file this under Counterintuitive, as this study makes for sobering thought.<p><i>Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>I've been test-driving cars lately.<p>At certain times, I get the craving for the new-car smell and the …

Luxury Lifestyle

Russian connections, internal defections and, oui, a French confection — a new TrumPoem

Here are a few new verses in my rhyming chronicle of the presidency of Donald J. Trump.<p><b>THE SIX-MONTH MARK</b><p>'Twas my sixth month in office and through the White House<p>My allies were grumpy, including my spouse<p>I couldn't trust Sessions and Spicer defected<p>I'm president, fellas! I should be respected!<p>Of …

U.S. Women's Open

Last Chance For The Dollar Rally

I think we need to focus on what is happening to the dollar. The intermediate cycle is now 63 weeks long. Clearly that isn’t normal. I’ve maintained …

Market Trends

A-Rod’s Next Chapter Is a Whole New Ballgame: Business

Give Alex Rodriguez some credit. Who else sinks from superstar to scourge of his industry and uses his time in purgatory—in this case, a …

Alex Rodriguez

Using “Wrote My Way Out” From Hamilton With Students (Including Writing Prompt)

My wife took me to see Hamilton has birthday present this past week and, of course, it was amazing!<p>Regular readers know I’m a big fan (see The Best …

Teaching

'I've just hit a wall': Why one of Cork’s most famous restaurants has suddenly shut

ONE OF CORK’S best-known and highly rated restaurants, Fenn’s Quay, suddenly shut this week.<p>The establishment has been a staple of the Rebel County …

News (Ireland)

Next Week's Meal Plan: 5 Budget-Saving Summer Suppers

It's that time when my monthly grocery budget and my zeal for overbuying must work in unison. To put it more plainly, I've got a bunch of produce to …

Corn On The Cob

Fuji X-T1 macro experiments

Home <b>›</b> Cameras <b>›</b> Fujica <b>›</b> <b>Fuji X-T1 macro experiments</b><p><i>on</i> July 22, 2017 • ( 1 )<p>Over the last couple of weeks I’ve been taking some Fuji X-T1 macro pictures …

Cameras

Why Behold the Kickmen is a surprisingly important game - by Troy Lonergan

Behold the Kickmen, a pastiche on football most certainly. In the following post I will explain why I believe it could be a hugely important title …

Game Design

VR Real Feel Racing 3D reality simulator review

Virtual reality gaming continues to grow in popularity and VR headsets are all over Amazon and other online retailers. Today I want to show you the …

Virtual Reality

From the Editor's Desk: Hitting the road

While we wait for the next big thing, it's time to take stock, and a break.<p>I'm out of town. When you read this, I'll be blissfully <i>offline</i>.<p>I often …

Phones

Alpina B4 S: Driven

Unimpressed by the current BMW M4? The Alpina alternative might be just what you need

Autos

In Moncada’s shadow, Tim Anderson works to break season-long slump

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Tim Anderson had not only a front-row seat to the Yoan Moncada experience, but a unique perspective. A year ago, he was the …

Baseball

Carson Chats: Cardinals were resilient, but last season was 'a trying year'

GLENDALE, Ariz. – Quarterback Carson Palmer, now in his fifth year with the Arizona Cardinals, meets the media several times during training …

Carson Palmer

14 steps that will help you become culturally Californian

1. Figure out how to be outside as much of the time as possible.<p>Find your favorite outdoor cafe with Wi-Fi, learn which parks you can work from, …

Southern California

9 Beauty Secrets Italian Women Know (but You Don't)

<i>Italiana in fondo al cuore</i> means "Italian at heart," and since I was a kid, that's how I've always felt. We Americans tend to value work over play, …

Beauty

America Is Changing — One Carry Permit at a Time

A recent increase in law-abiding gun ownership bodes well for the country’s future.<p>The great arming is underway, and that’s a very good thing for our …

Guns

Listening Closely to the Conspiracy-Theorist-in-Chief

The big hard-news takeaways of President Trump's interview with <i>The</i> <i>New York Times</i> this week were his trashing of his attorney general for being insufficiently corrupt, and the threats he made in the direction of the special counsel investigating him and his circle.<p>But I'm more interested in …

Bastille Day

Amateur poker-playing granddad who never staked more than £10 wins £2m in world tournament

A granddad has shocked the gambling world by taking home a staggering £2m in an international poker contest after only ever playing for fun in a seaside casino.<p>Amateur poker player John Hesp, of Bridlington, East Yorkshire, had only ever staked £10 a time playing poker in the resort.<p>But the former …

East Yorkshire

Loupedeck vs PFixer: Editing Wedding Photos in Lightroom

As a professional documentary wedding photographer, actually taking photographs is a small (but essential!) part of my job. Much of what a wedding …

Tutorials