Top 10 Tips to Make You Interesting in Front of Strangers

Who doesn’t want to look smart in front of strangers? Be it an interview or a date, the first impression can make or break the deal. Without confidence or the right strategy, you could end up falling in front of strangers. Here are the top 10 tips to help you get off on the right footing.

Dress up

Clothes maketh the man. Or woman! A well-dressed person instantly makes him or her approachable and influences others. When you are dressed to the occasion, you automatically become more confident and less self-conscious – two key aspects to look smart in front of strangers. Clothes and accessories are not just for comfort or protection. They can be great conversation starters too.

Be creative

To avoid falling in front of strangers, don’t give a boring introduction of your name and job. Instead, try and make it warmer to draw others in and start a conversation. For example: If you are a receptionist you could say “I meet and guide interesting people every day at my company.” Of course, it doesn’t have to be cheesy. You could add something unusual about what you do to your job title to make it more interesting.

Watch your body language

Learning about body language can be interesting tips for in front of strangers  as that can reveal more than words. To look smart in front of strangers, practice better body language. Having a good posture, that is upright, makes you look appealing. Looking people in the eye assures them that you are paying attention. Make sure it does not come off as staring though. Not crossing your arms and legs when you meet someone makes you seem open and engaged. Giving a firm handshake indicates confidence and control.

Tap your inner humor

One of the interesting tips for in front of strangers is to be funny. Humor rubs off on people and instantly establishes a rapport with others. Remember the things that make you laugh. Chances are that the same things make the other person laugh as well and offer a way to make a conversation interesting.

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Melbourne Airport jet fuel shortage begins to ease, airlines reporting no delays

A shortage of jet fuel at Melbourne Airport has started to ease with supply resuming to some terminals and airlines reporting no delays.

A fuel shortage on Friday sparked concerns of diversions and flight delays following the delivery of a substandard shipment of imported aviation fuel.

The ABC was told that less than 2 million litres of aviation fuel was available at the country’s second busiest airport.

An A380 can require more than 300,000 litres of fuel for a long-haul flight.

ExxonMobil, the representative of the fuel suppliers, said the issue had arisen following disruptions in recent weeks to jet fuel deliveries from a number of terminals across Melbourne.

“While the issue is not yet resolved, supply has started to resume from some of the impacted terminals which may help bolster supply at the airport and soon alleviate the need for customer allocations,” the company said in a statement.

Airlines make contingency plans to avoid delays

Airlines Qantas and Virgin made contingency plans and said so far there had been no delays.

Two Qantas international flights were diverted to Sydney to refuel after airlines were rationed to half of the amount of fuel they would normally use.

Virgin said it was flying as normal and that most domestic flights were arriving in Melbourne with extra fuel on board.

“The fuel supply issues at Melbourne Airport have so far had no impact on Virgin Australia’s operations in or out of Melbourne,” the company said in a statement.

“We do encourage our guests to check the flight status page on the Virgin Australia website for the most up-to-date information.”

Storage capacity ‘needs to be improved’

Victorian Energy Minister Lily D’Ambrosio said the shortage highlighted the need for Melbourne to match other airports like Sydney, in terms of storage capacity.

“Melbourne Airport is a world-class international airport but for far too long, Melbourne Airport has not had sufficient jet fuel storage to be able to meet the growing needs of the flights that are coming in and out of Melbourne,” she said.

“We cannot continue this level of uncertainty where there is potentially from moment to moment insufficient jet fuel supply because of storage issues at Melbourne Airport.”

A decade ago seven fuel refineries operated in Australia but now there are only two in Victoria and imports from Asia are needed to meet the demand.

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Celebrities lose their minds over Donald Trump as his supporters troll them

HOLLYWOOD’S biggest A-list stars have taken to social media, freaking out about Donald Trump’s victory.


Katy Perry, Lena Dunham, Ariana Grande, Lady Gaga, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and other celebs have expressed their devastation and anxiety over the fact that Trump is going to be their new president.

The news of Trump becoming America’s 45th President-elect has hit hard with some of Hillary Clinton’s biggest celebrity supporters like Lady Gaga, who staged a protest outside Trump Tower in New York City, where Trump had been watching the results with his family and campaign team.

The singer was photographed crying and holding a sign saying “Love trumps hate” on a garbage truck.

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Rs 500, Rs 1000 currency notes stand abolished from midnight: PM Modi

Live update of PM Narendra Modi’s address to the Nation. Corruption, terrorism, black money weakening the nation. Stay with us for the latest news and live updates from PM Modi’s speech


In a major step to check black money, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday announced demonetization of Rs 500 and 1000 currency notes with effect from midnight, making these notes invalid in a major assault on black money, fake currency and corruption. In his televised address to the nation, Modi said people holding notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 can deposit the same in their bank and post office accounts from November 10 till December 30.

Read: Are banks equipped to replace 2,300 crore pieces of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes?

Modi said the notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 “will not be legal tender from midnight tonight” and these will be “just worthless piece of paper.” However, he said that all notes in lower denomination of Rs 100, Rs 50, Rs 20, Rs 10, Rs 5, Rs 2 and Re 1 and all coins will continue to be valid. He also announced that new notes of Rs 2000 and Rs 500 will be introduced. Modi added that there will be no change in any other form of currency exchange be it cheque, DD, payment via credit or debit cards etc.

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He said the government has been fighting the menace of black money and corruption ever since it assumed power two years ago. He also urged people to help government in its fight against fake currency and black money.

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The prime minister expressed confidence that the staff of banks and post offices will rise to the occasion to introduce the new order within the available time. He said he is hopeful that political parties, workers, social organisations and the media will go further than the government in making it a success.

Read: Amit Shah says ‘fight against blackmoney will continue’

“Banks will be closed tomorrow. It will cause some hardship to you….Let us ignore these hardships… In country’s history, there comes a moment when people will want to participate in the nation building and reconstruction. Very few such moments come in life,”  Modi said.

Read: Congress ‘Will support any step against black money’

The prime minister said the measures were aimed at curbing the “disease” of corruption and black money which have taken deep root. “There is a need for a decisive war against the menace of corruption, black money and terrorism… Corruption, black money and terrorism are festering wounds which make the country hollow from within,” he said.

Read: Govt demonetises Rs 500, 1000 notes: Here is how India Inc reacted

Following the announcement, there were huge crowds outside ATMs across the country as people lined up to withdraw currency of smaller denominations.

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CMA Awards 2016 Winners: The Complete List

It’s that time of the year again!The 2016 Country Music Association Awards are in full swing in Nashville and the stars are already dressed the nines and ready to rock the house.Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley once again take center stage as the evening’s co-hosts at the sold-out award show at Bridgestone Arena where the likes of Trisha Yearwood, Eric Church, Garth Brooks, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Tim McGraw, Kacey Musgraves, Reba McEntire, Keith Urban and more are set to perform for the millions of viewers.

But tonight’s show isn’t just another CMAs in the books, it’s way more than that.This year marks the 50th Annual CMA Awards, a feat not too many award shows can stake their claim to, and the famous faces are turning out in droves to celebrate the special occasion.And while we now know that tonight’s show means something extra special for those in the country music biz, let’s take a look at who is going home a winner this evening:

Entertainer of the Year: Garth BrooksMale Vocalist of the Year: Chris StapletonMusician of the Year: Dann HuffFemale Vocalist of the Year: Carrie Underwood

Pinnacle Award: Kenny Chesney

Vocal Group of the Year: Little Big Town

Vocal Duo of the Year: Brothers Osbourne

Album of the Year: Eric Church, Mr. Misunderstood

New Artist of the Year: Maren Morris

Song of the Year: Lori McKenna, “Humble and Kind”

Single of the Year: Thomas Rhett, “Die a Happy Man”

Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award: Dolly Parton

Music Video of the Year: Chris Stapleton and Tim Mattia, “Fire Away”

Musical Event of the Year: Dierks Bentley and Elle King, “Different for Girls”

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Sydney weather: Sydney prepares for an early taste of summer heat

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IT’S the season we’ve all been waiting for — Sydneysiders will be treated to an early splash of summer next week with temperatures expected to soar to a whopping 37 degrees.

But weather forecaster at the Bureau of Meteorology Sarah Chadwick said while it’s a nice taste of summer, a cool change will quickly follow to remind us it’s not quite summer yet.

“We often see a similar thing happen in spring, where we have bursts of warm and cool changes,” Ms Chadwick said.

Beach weather is on the way and Alana Falfouchinski of Zetland is getting in early enjoying the sun at Maroubra Beach. Picture: John AppleyardSource:News Corp Australia

Scarlett Williams, 3, and her dad Paul Williams play it sun-safe at Maroubra Beach. Picture: John AppleyardSource:News Corp Australia

Temperatures in Sydney’s CBD have been in the low twenties this week, but they are set to rise from 24 degrees today to 26 degrees on Thursday and 27 degrees on Friday.

On Thursday, Penrith and Richmond will soar to 29 degrees, and Campbelltown to 28 degrees.

By Tuesday next week, temperatures in the west could reach 37 degrees.

Ms Chadwick said the sudden spike in temperature is due to a high pressure system, which is moving in from outback Queensland.

“It looks like we’re expecting to see a change later on Tuesday evening, Wednesday will be a fair bit cooler and we will see temperatures drop,” she said.

She said there is a chance of a storm and showers on Tuesday evening, so Sydneysiders should lap up the sunshine while they can.

On the weekend, temperatures could reach 26 degrees on Saturday and 25 degrees on Sunday.

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Turnbull ‘relying on untenable senator’

Labor leader Bill Shorten has accused Malcolm Turnbull of showing weakness by continuing to support Family First senator Bob Day despite the collapse of his housing group Home Australia.

Mr Shorten says the senator’s position is “untenable” while he is preoccupied with helping creditors, as his company owes almost $38 million.

“This is a morally weak prime minister. A morally bankrupt prime minister relying upon an insolvent senator,” Mr Shorten said in an address to the Queensland ALP state conference on the Gold Coast on Saturday.


“Although Bob Day himself has declared his position untenable, has left a trail of unpaid subcontractors and distressed families without completed homes behind him, the Liberals are willing to keep him in the Senate for just long enough to secure one more vote in their attack on unions.”

Greens leader Richard Di Natale called on the government to encourage Senator Day’s resignation.

“Think about those many families who are hurting right now, who invested their life savings because they wanted to follow the great Australia dream of buying a house, and who have had that ripped away from them,” Senator Di Natale said in Melbourne on Saturday.

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