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Happiness Isn’t the Absence of Negative Feelings

Happiness feels intolerably elusive for many of us. Like fog, you can see it from afar, dense and full of shape. But upon approach, its particles loosen and suddenly it becomes out of reach, even though it’s all around you.<p>We put so much emphasis on the pursuit of happiness, but if you stop and …

11 things successful people do right before bed

Successful people understand that their success starts and ends with their mental and physical health, which is almost entirely dependent upon their getting enough sleep.<p>That is why good bedtime routines are a key ritual for so many of them.<p>Here's what many successful people do right before bed:

Facebook revokes internship after student points out privacy flaw

A Harvard student who built an app mapping Facebook users' whereabouts to less than a metre, has had his Facebook internship offer revoked.<p>Aran …

11 incredible psychological tricks to get people to do what you want

Psychological research suggests there are plenty of ways to get people to do what you want — without them even realizing you've persuaded them.<p>We've rounded up 11 science-backed strategies for getting people to like you, to buy stuff, and to give you what you're after.<p>All of them will leave you …

3D-printed clothing collection took student 2,000 hours to produce

Nine months of research and 2,000 hours to print: That's how long it took student Danit Peleg to complete her final design project.<p>Peleg, a …

3D Printing

Google Will Now Tell You When A Restaurant Is Too Busy

A new feature in Google will show users when local restaurants are booked up and stores have the most foot traffic. The Google Search tweak is rolling out today on mobile for some users, and shows graphs–presumably based on geolocation from smartphones–indicating when a given venue is busiest …

The hot new luxury car isn’t a car at all

The blue-collar, middle-class, mid-priced pickup truck still exists. But it’s becoming more the exception than the rule.<p>In June, the average price …

This map shows the US really has 11 separate 'nations' with entirely different cultures

In his fourth book, "American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures in North America," award-winning author Colin Woodard identifies 11 distinct cultures that have historically divided the US.<p>"The country has been arguing about a lot of fundamental things lately including state …

Coca-Cola made a big bet that moving to smaller packages would make people spend more on soda — and it's paid off

Coca-Cola said in its second quarter earnings report published Wednesday that it gained non-alcoholic ready to drink (NARTD) beverage volume for the 21st consecutive quarter, driven by an increase in both the quantity and quality of marketing investments, and also its "continued rational approach …

10 traits Harvard looks for in ideal MBA candidates

For the class of 2014, 93% of graduates seeking employment received an offer, and those who accepted offers received a median base salary of $125,000, according to Harvard.<p>It's clear that receiving an HBS education pays off, but the school doesn't accept your everyday applicant.<p>What separates those …

5 Excellent Retirement Calculators (And All Are Free)

Confession time. I’m a pushover for online calculators. Actually, any type of gadget gets my attention (hold on while I check email on my Apple Watch). But there’s just something sublime about an online financial calculator that enables us to see our finances or investments in a unique and …

Retirement

As Steve Jobs Once Said, 'People With Passion Can Change The World'

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In 1997, Steve Jobs returned to Apple after a 12-year absence. The company he had co-founded was running out of cash and close to bankruptcy. Jobs held a staff meeting and explained the role passion would play in revitalizing the …

Psychographic Marketing: The Power Of The Right Audience

Psychology and marketing go together like cookies and milk; you can have one without the other, but it’s just not as good.<p>However, when it comes to social media marketing, finding a tool that incorporates psychology has been like finding the Higgs—nearly impossible. That is, until now.<p>There is a …

Marketing

What Makes You So Special?

<b>If you want to help your college interns launch meaningful careers, tell them to think like a corporate strategist.</b><p>Every year at this time a cadre of college students and recent graduates descends upon companies like ours, trying to get a feel for what life is like inside of a business. For those …

Skip Being a Millionaire. Here's How to Become a Billionaire | Inc.com

<i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>Deep in your heart, you know that being a millionaire is likely dull.<p>If you already are one, you know that with some force. You still don't have a 100-foot yacht. You still don't have a stable …

Intellectual Property

Stop Worrying About How Much You Matter

Photo by Andrew Nguyen<p>For many years — almost as long as he could remember — Ian* owned and ran a successful pub in his small town in Ireland. Ian was well-known around town. He had lots of friends, many of whom he saw when they came to eat and drink, and he was happy.<p>Eventually, Ian decided to …

16 Crazy-Awesome Examples Of Eyeshadow Art

Proof that makeup is artistry.

Eye Makeup

These charts reveal how to lead people in 50 countries

Understanding them is key to international success, according to British linguist Richard Lewis, founder of consulting firm Richard Lewis Communications.<p>In Asian countries, for instance, leadership is portrayed as a circle, where consensus rule is valued and leaders are seen as benevolent.<p>In …

Leadership

7 Books Arianna Huffington Wants You to Read for Personal Growth | Inc.com

In a society where a lack of sleep and burnout are worn as badges of honor, Arianna Huffington knows that there is a better way to find success and happiness.<p>While Huffington acknowledges that some people succeed despite exhausting themselves, no one succeeds because of it. "Many, many more people …

Biographies

The Little Known Secret To Pixar's Creative Success

With 15 Academy Awards and an average worldwide gross of over $600 million per film, Pixar might just be the most successful creative enterprise ever—and one of the most profitable. Out of the 14 features the firm has produced, all but one have made the list of top 50 highest grossing animated …

Creativity

How the Navy SEALs Train for Leadership Excellence

Almost every world-class, high-performance organization takes training and education seriously. But Navy SEALs go uncomfortably beyond. They’re obsessive and obsessed. They are arguably the best in the world at what they do. Their dedication to relentless training and intensive preparation, …

Traveling the World Made Me a Better Entrepreneur

Photo by Andrew Nguyen<p>After college, I took an unconventional career path. No two-year contract with a bank or consulting firm, no paralegal work, not even a stint on my parents’ couch. I took a contract to teach English in China for a month and decided I’d figure out the rest along the way.<p>Over …

25 Best Personal Finance Books for Your Summer Reading List

<i>By Laura Woods, Contributor</i><p>While you relax in the sun by the pool this summer, make the most of your free time by checking out 25 of the hottest, newest and best-selling personal finance books. Learn how to catapult yourself to success and better manage your funds so that you can have even more …

10 Behaviors of Unstoppable Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Being an entrepreneur isn’t easy. It requires the kinds of habits that most people simply don’t have, along with a discipline, passion and dedication that are unmatched among non-business owners. And while every entrepreneur is different, …

What Parents Should Tell Their Kids About Finding a Career

Photo by Andrew Nguyen<p>“After board dinners, we inevitably sit around and talk about our kids and their careers,” Dave Calhoun recently told me. “Frankly, we’re often at a loss with how to help them.” If someone with Calhoun’s experience has trouble with this – he’s chairman of Nielsen’s board, sits …

Taylor Swift’s Seven Marketing Lessons

In the past ten years, Taylor Swift has gone from a little-known country singer in cowboy boots to a global pop star whose latest album, '1989', is …

Marketing

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3 Psychology Books to Change Your Mindset (and Your Business)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>“A mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge," says author George R.R. Martin of <i>Game of Thrones</i> fame.<p>I read to keep my edge. I get especially excited about books rooted in psychology -- about the way we …