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33 Daily Habits Highly Successful People Have (and the Rest of Us Probably Don't) | Inc.com

Ever wonder why getting ahead can sometimes seem like such a struggle? The truth is: If you want to be highly successful, you need to be highly disciplined. I've polled countless executives and entrepreneurs about the things they're doing every day which help them succeed, and typically they credit …

Success

Break the Cycle of Stress and Distraction by Using Your Emotional Intelligence

Being able to focus helps us succeed. Whether it’s focusing inward and attuning ourselves to our intuitions and values or outward and navigating the world around us, honing our attention is a valuable asset.<p>All too often though, our focus and attention get hijacked, leaving us feeling frazzled, …

Emotional Intelligence

13 books Bill Gates, Richard Branson, and other moguls think everyone should read

Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates reportedly reads 50 books a year. Oprah Winfrey has called reading "her personal path to freedom."<p>Gates and Winfrey, along with a number of other successful people, have made book recommendations over the years. For last-minute Christmas shoppers, here are some titles …

Books

Donald Trump accidentally admits Republican tax bill was deceptively sold as boost to middle classes

President Donald Trump was so excited about passing his first major piece of legislation on Wednesday that he blurted out that the Republican Party …

Rupert Murdoch and President Trump: A Friendship of Convenience

The calls to the White House come at least once a week. “Murdoch here,” the blunt, accented voice on the other end of the line says.<p>For decades, Rupert Murdoch has used his media properties to establish a direct line to Australian and British leaders. But in the 44 years since he bought his first …

Donald Trump

Ten great things Donald Trump will give America and the world in 2018

I met Senator John McCain a few times this year, and a couple of things he told me about Donald Trump stick in my mind. First, on what the …

Donald Trump

Deducting a CEO’s jet, but not a cop’s uniform

What the Republicans’ tax bill really means for people like us<p>Donald Trump often declares his support, even love, for police, firefighters and other first responders. That isn’t stopping him, however, from nicking their wallets in the new tax law that he is expected to sign in early January.<p>Buried …

Income Tax

The Bully Doctrine: Trump once again makes threats on the world stage — and has his bluff called

President Donald Trump this week suggested he may seek retribution against countries that voted for a United Nations resolution condemning his …

Donald Trump

Pink Shares Hilarious Letter Her Daughter Wrote to Santa About Her Elf on the Shelf: 'Mom Fail!'

Pink is confessing to a “mom fail.”<p>The pop singer shared a photo Friday of her 6-year-old daughter Willow’s funny letter to Santa Claus asking the …

Ubisoft combines AI research and game development at ‘La Forge’

When it comes to gaming, one usually thinks of “artificial intelligence” as somewhat less exalted than elsewhere; after all, for years we’ve been raging at cheating AI players, bemoaning their bad pathfinding, and laughing at their buggy antics. But AI can be and is being applied creatively, and …

Artificial Intelligence

Challenge Yourself to Do 1 Killer Workout a Day in our ‘5 Minutes to Fit’ Series

Work your entire body with these quick, kick-butt routines.

Workouts

Trump Just Used His Presidential Power to Declare a 'National Emergency' Right Before Christmas

<i>Pool/Getty Images</i><p>Just when people thought Trump was done shaking things up after a historic two weeks, he's going into the Christmas weekend after …

Inside San Francisco's most exclusive neighborhood, where old money rubs elbows with tech billionaires

In a slice of San Francisco known as the Gold Coast, a residential enclave that has long housed the city's old-money families, blue bloods and tech oligarchs now live as neighbors.<p>Members of the high-tech elite, including Oracle's Larry Ellison, Apple's Jony Ives, and Zynga's Mark Pincus, have left …

San Francisco

Personality trait shares genetic link with depression: study

London, Dec 22 (PTI) People affected by depression may have genes associated with anxiety, worry and low mood, a study suggests.<p>Scientists analysed …

Retirement Strategy: Dividend Growth Investing Might Be Retirement 'Alpha'

There are numerous paths to building wealth by investing.<p>If you look hard enough, you will find one that fits just for you.<p>No matter what anyone …

Investing

Losing the wilderness: a 10th has gone since 1992 – and gone for good

A new study warns if the degradation rate continues, all wilderness areas will be at risk over the next 50 years<p>The world’s last great wildernesses are shrinking at an alarming rate. In the past two decades,10% of the earth’s wilderness has been lost due to human pressure, a mapping study by the …

Biodiversity

New York delivers huge blow to the fossil fuel industry

New York just sent a big message to the fossil fuel industry. The state is freezing all fossil fuel investments – and they are divesting almost $400 …

Energy

Banks are looking to use artificial intelligence in almost every part of their business: Here's how it can boost profits

LONDON — Banks are getting excited about the potential of artificial intelligence in finance, with hopes that AI could both cut costs and boost revenues.<p>Artificial intelligence has advanced in recent years and financial services companies are now looking at its potential applications in both …

Artificial Intelligence

Why Trump's Decision to Send Javelin Anti-Tank Missiles to Ukraine Could Escalate Tensions with Russia

President Trump has approved a plan to send Javelin anti-tank missile systems to Ukraine to help the U.S.-backed government there fight …

Military

10 Healthy Lunches That Aren't All Lettuce

Don't let yourself fall victim to the January lettuce rut. If you, like us, have made a resolution to up your home-cooking and lunch-packing games, …

Leonardo da Vinci was an extraordinary artist because he was an extraordinary scientist

A new biography by Walter Isaacson explains how da Vinci’s explorations shaped his art.<p>If you’re still looking for a Christmas gift for the science nerd in your life, consider <i>Leonardo</i> <i>d</i><i>a Vinci</i> by Walter Isaacson.<p>The outstanding biography — from the same author who brought us <i>Steve Jobs</i> and <i>Einstein</i> — …

Creativity

Algae, thrilled about a warming climate, is making Greenland melt faster

Arctic algae are one life form for whom climate change is great news. They thrive in warmer temperatures, and are flourishing beyond old boundaries as more of the icy far north becomes climatically hospitable.<p>But as algae grows over ice, it reduces how much light the ice can reflect. Like wearing …

8 Carbs You Should Stop Eating in 2018 For Weight Loss, According To A Nutritionist

Not all carbs are bad for you. The best ones are converted to energy your body can use to exercise and burn fat. The worst ones just become fat. …

The Top Leadership Lessons of 2017 From Steve Jobs, Richard Branson, Tim Cook, and Google | Inc.com

As the year draws to a close, I thought I'd look back at the stories that stood out and most resonated with my readers, involving some of the biggest names in business. You'll find great leadership lessons here to move you forward in 2018.<p>1. Steve Jobs: Hire smart people. Then let them tell you …

Leadership

12 things we can definitively say the Russia investigation has uncovered so far

To review everything we've learned about Russia this year, let's rewind to May. That was a big month President Trump, who fired his FBI director because he thought “this Russia thing with Trump and Russia is a made-up story."<p>His own administration didn’t see it that way. A few weeks later, the No. …

Donald Trump

3 disruptive industries that will thrive in the southern U.S. next year

In the U.S., the Southeast’s tech ecosystem is traditionally strong in a few defined sectors: Fintech, SaaS, and health IT are among the industries thriving in terms of successful exits, high-growth companies, and venture dollars.<p>But just as the broader tech scene is constantly changing, new …

Eating Salad Every Day Keeps Brains 11 Years Younger and Prevents Dementia, Study Shows

<i>Updated</i> | Trade the ginkgo biloba for a bag of spinach during your next stop at the store: Leafy greens may be your best resource for boosting memory.<p>…

As Amazon Ramps Up Furniture and Appliance Business, Home Depot Is Sweating

In early December, pharmacy chain CVS decided to move big time into the insurance market by purchasing Aetna for $69 billion—a move clearly motivated …

Home Depot

I Tried a Bullet Journal for One Week—Here’s What Happened

In case you haven’t heard: Bullet journaling is a thing (it’s also known as bujo-ing or productivity journaling). The idea: Combine all your to-dos, …

Productivity

Living in a parking lot amid Santa Barbara's wealth is a kind of middle-class homelessness

Kathy is a senior citizen, Marva is a nurse, Santiago is a chef and Luis is an eighth-grade student.<p>All of them live in Santa Barbara with one thing in common.<p>When night falls, they head to designated parking lots and sleep in their vehicles, all clients in the region's Safe Parking program.<p>"I was …