Michael Portis

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Your Career Depends On Split-Second Decisions People Make About Your Appearance

You gotta love any conference speaker who begins her mid-afternoon session with a challenge to uncover your own unconscious workplace biases. That’s …

9 signs you’re successful even if it doesn’t feel like it

If you’re ambitious, you’re bound to feel like a failure from time to time. Lofty goals lead to inevitable moments when you aren’t yet living up to …

Self-improvement

Want to Remember the Notes You Take? Here's Why You Need to Write Them By Hand

Handwriting notes has been proven to solidify thoughts better than typing, helping us retain information.<p>It's the worst feeling. We get a call or an email suddenly reminding us that a project is due or an important meeting has passed by and we've totally forgotten it.<p>I'm no stranger to the pitfalls …

Productivity

5 Things Successful People Do Every Sunday

Don't wake up Monday without doing these five things.<p>Successful people know that the week starts the moment their alarm sounds on Monday - and they're ready to get after it. It's not hard to realize that elite performers, and the people who live full lives, maximize all the different moments that …

4 soft skills LinkedIn says are most likely to get you hired in 2018 — and the online courses to get them

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Navigating the job search as a candidate can feel pretty opaque. From your perspective, it's difficult to identify which skills you should …

1000+ Motivational and Inspirational Quotes | Positive motivational quotes, Business motivation and Flipping

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Top 30 Motivational Quotes for Success

success is not that easy to come, if you want to get something big you need to get out of your comfort zone, here is some great motivational quotes …

Warren Buffett Says This 1 Simple Habit Separates Successful People From Everyone Else | Inc.com

Billionaire Warren Buffett, the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, is 87 years old and still capturing the world's attention as the second richest person on the planet (as of this writing).<p>So, how has he done it? Actually, it's not so much about <i>what he has done</i> as it is <i>what he hasn't done</i>. …

Self-improvement

Ask Yourself These Seven Questions Before Setting 2018 Goals

The end of December is a great time to step back to reflect on the year before the frenzy of a new year starts again. One of the activities I cherish the most (and recommend to my executive coaching clients) is to do a personal year-end review.<p>Doing a personal review is critical before you set new …

Happiness

A step-by-step guide to get richer, healthier, and happier in 31 days

If you don't yet have a plan for 2018, you might be in trouble.<p>Lucky for you, we've already made a plan for you. Above is our 31-day guide to starting off a healthy, wealthy, happy year. Each day is accompanied by a task, along with a quick explanation, below, of why it's important.<p>Read on to find …

Here Are the Best Inspirational Quotes for 2018 | Inc.com

Want inspirational quotes? Each year for the past several years, I've gathered the best inspiring quotes, one for each of the coming 365 days. Here's our latest installment: the top inspirational quotes for 2018.<p>Monday January 1, 2018<p>"There's a tremendous bias against taking risks. Everyone is …

Motivation

How to Stop Doubting Yourself Right This Second (And Live Your Best Life)

Self-doubt is a universal human emotion that no person is exempt from. But when this way of thinking becomes second-nature, self-doubt can wreak …

Self-help

The Modern Executives Essential Social Media Toolkit Plus [INFOGRAPHIC] - Jeffbullas's Blog

Privacy on-line is fast disappearing as search engines and social networks publish information in an instant. Conversations about people and brands …

14 Dollar Store Buys That Can Organize Your Entire Home

The 5 biggest time-sucks at work — and how to avoid them

Since time is so precious, it's imperative to use it wisely in the office. Otherwise, you won't reach your goals.<p>But even if you know this, there are many ways to drain valuable hours from the workday, keeping you stuck in place.<p>If you succumb to these "time-sucks" on the job, you'll quickly find …

15 Little Confessions of Graphic Designers You’d Never Expect

From using editing shortcuts to preferring taboo styles, these graphic designers reveal their dirty little secrets. Find out their 15 worst skeletons …

10 Ways Teens Are Hiding Their Online Behavior from Parents

According to security company McAfee, most parents don’t actually know the <i>real</i> online behavior of their teens.<p>Veer<p>Remember the slogan from those old …

8 science-backed mind tricks to beat procrastination and do that thing you've been putting off right now

But the thing about getting things done? It's hard — especially when whatever you're supposed to be doing is daunting, unpleasant, or particularly high stakes.<p>And as we've written before, there are powerful reasons you might be having trouble getting started. But the bills must be paid, the work …

11 Eating Habits That Will Uncover Your Abs

Your six-pack solution is finally here. The video above features the essential exercises guaranteed to blast flab from your belly—no crunches …

This 6-Move Resistance-Strap Workout Tones Your Abs and Back Like Whoa

Hang tight to build strength and jack flexibility.<p>Maybe you've seen those dangling straps at your gym and wondered, <i>Since when do they offer S&M classes here?</i><p>They're actually suspension-training systems, and there are some awesome reasons to strap one on: The contraptions tap your body weight and …

Leave Home

How-To: Clean your iOS device with free downloads, recovering lost space

When Apple was designing the Mac app iDVD, then-CEO Steve Jobs directed his development team to build a dead-simple DVD-burning application: instead of a mess of options and windows, Jobs wanted one window with one button marked “Burn,” which would be pressed once the desired video file was …

Lily is the World’s First Throw-and-Shoot Camera

Lily is a new robotic camera drone that aims to shake up not only the drone industry, but the camera industry as a whole. It’s the world’s first …

Drones

New California Laws 2015 - Interactive Graphic

Want to see a run-down of all the new laws we covered in this series? We made this interactive graphic to pull it all together.

Sacramento

President Obama Is Waging a War on Hackers

In next week's State of the Union address, President Obama will propose new laws against hacking that could make either retweeting or clicking on the …

National Security

Amazon sends out more invites for its Echo 'smart speaker'

When Amazon announced its cylinder-shaped Echo device in November, interested consumers were placed on a waiting list to purchase the product. Now …

Smart Homes

The Best Selfie Sticks: Look Ridiculous, Shoot Great

If You’re Going to Join the Silly Trend, You Might as Well Get the Best<p>Since the dawn of time, the stick has been essential to human survival. Without it, our ancestors may not have been able to create fire, figure out writing or trudge their way toward new frontiers.<p>History books may soon be …

Mobile

25 top-class website templates

While using website templates for your website layout might have something of an iffy reputation among web designers and developers, there are plenty …

Apple Gets Action-Cam Patent; GoPro Shares Tumble

Apple's filing specifically cites what it considers weaknesses in GoPro's system.<p>Apple has been granted a patent for a wearable camera that could possibly challenge action cameras made by GoPro.<p>The patent, which cites specific weaknesses in GoPro’s cameras, includes details about a camera system …

Your Online Avatar May Reveal More About You Than You'd Think

My Nintendo Wii character, my Mii, looks a lot like me. She has the same haircut, the same skin tone and even the same eyebrow shape. And while my Mii plays tennis slightly better than I do, I designed her to be a real, virtual me (albeit with balls for hands).<p>But it turns out I might not have …