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Willpower Doesn't Work. Here's How to Actually Change Your Life | Inc.com

<i>"Many people think that what the addict needs is willpower, but nothing could be further from the truth."  -- </i>Arnold Washton, PhD<p>If you want to make any permanent change in your life, willpower won't get you there.<p>Whether you want to get healthier, stop using social media so much, improve your …

Self-improvement

Graphic Shows the House Plants That Naturally Clean the Air in Your Home, According to a NASA Study

This is a quick public service announcement. If you believe in science and facts, read on.<p>Back in the 1980s, NASA published a research report called …

Why Content Marketing on LinkedIn is More Important Now Than Ever Before

LinkedIn’s not the biggest social network out there.But it’s one of the most lucrative ones.That’s because it’s full of senior-level business …

Marketing

These 7 companies control almost every single beauty product you buy

As consumers, we like to think that we're making a conscious decision when we buy from a certain brand, especially when it comes to something as personal as beauty products.<p>But it turns out that 182 beauty companies fall under the massive umbrellas of seven huge manufacturers.<p>Inspired by a similar …

Advertising

The 25 Most Innovative Ag-Tech Startups

<b>By Maggie McGrath and Chloe Sorvino</b><p>When our nation was founded 241 years ago, farming was the economy’s primary driver. By 1870, nearly half of the employed population held jobs in agriculture. Today, it’s a $3 trillion industry – but only 2% of Americans hold a farm-oriented job.<p>This is, in many …

Venture Capital

GOLDMAN SACHS: Hedge funds are betting billions that these 18 stocks are doomed

To see which stocks bear the biggest burden of hedge fund shorts, the equity strategy team at Goldman Sachs analyzes 821 funds that hold a combined $1.9 trillion in gross equity positions, then identifies the stocks that have the highest dollar value of short interest outstanding.<p>Known as the Very …

Canada is North America’s up-and-coming startup center

They say that nice guys finish last — and Canada, with its reputation for polite citizenry and its charming prime minister, is used to being overlooked. Sure, Canada may tower over the United States in physical size, but many countries of similar stature — G7 nations, for example — dismiss the …

Linear Thinking in a Nonlinear World

Test yourself with this word problem: Imagine you’re responsible for your company’s car fleet. You manage two models, an SUV that gets 10 miles to the gallon and a sedan that gets 20. The fleet has equal numbers of each, and all the cars travel 10,000 miles a year. You have enough capital to …

Elon Musk’s Billion-Dollar Crusade to Stop the A.I. Apocalypse

Elon Musk is famous for his futuristic gambles, but Silicon Valley’s latest rush to embrace artificial intelligence scares him. And he thinks you should be frightened too. Inside his efforts to influence the rapidly advancing field and its proponents, and to save humanity from machine-learning …

Artificial Intelligence

Five Ways To Attract More Customers To Your Website

In a sea of never-ending changes to the digital landscape that we call the internet, there seems to always be a new way to market your business and attract new customers to your website. While newcomers to the field of online marketing seem to chase one strategy after another, the veterans in the …

Marketing

The Top 15 Blogs All Startup Managers Should be Reading | Inc.com

Being a manager within a startup often means feeling unappreciated. CEOs are the idea guys - you're the glue holding everything together while translating their visions into executable actions.<p>These blogs have your back, and they're packed full of great advice on everything from running an …

Startups

Why VR vs. AR is an obsolete argument

Over the past year, virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) technology have become hot topics, particularly when it comes to how they stack up against each other. Enthusiastic publications are treating these two as fiercely competitive technologies, while in fact, it’s much more likely …

Augmented Reality

Internet Of Things Will Revolutionize Retail

• 70% of retail decision makers globally are ready to adopt the Internet of Things to improve customer experiences.<br>• 73% of retailers rate managing big data as important or business-critical to their operations.<br>• 78% of retailers say it is important or business-critical to integrate e-commerce and …

eCommerce

The 5 Greatest Holiday Cookie Recipes Created by a Master Chef Finalist

If you're hoping to exercise some portion control this holiday season, you may want to reconsider. In fact, you probably won't even have a choice in …

2016 was supposed to be the year of VR. Instead, augmented reality ruled

All signs pointed to a revolution: Powerful VR headsets — Facebook’s Oculus Rift, the HTC Vive and Sony’s PlayStation VR were about to make their …

Richard Branson, Elon Musk, Peter Thiel and Other Successful Entrepreneurs' Favorite Interview Questions

The unusual questions these bosses ask to find out what they need to know about prospective employees.<p>Savvy executives know that interview questions like, "What's your biggest strength?" and, "What's your biggest weakness?" aren't as telling as they seem.<p>That's why they steer clear of these clich …

A Jellyfish So Surreal That It Looks Unreal Is Discovered on the Enigma Seamount

If I ever worried that I’d run out of weird and wonderful new life to blog about, that fear has long been laid to rest. Take, for instance, this …

This simple formula can tell if you’re getting ripped off by an airline

Travelers no longer have to guess whether they got a decent deal on airfare or not.<p>There’s now a straightforward formula that can reveal whether …

Air Travel

B2B Executives Expand Customer Experience Investments

B2B executives dedicate great time and effort to developing growth and retention initiatives. But, in recent years, leaders have begun to recognize …

Don't Get Uninvited to the Next Potluck. Don't Make These Common Mistakes

Potlucks are a most excellent way to get the whole crew together for dinner without having to spend hours over a stove. Just don't make these mistakes in planning and executing the party.<p>Potlucks are a most excellent way to get a crew together for dinner without having to spend hours over a stove. …

Kitchens

IBM SoftLayer Performance Less Impressive Than Claimed

VoltDB's latest cloud performance benchmark claims IBM SoftLayer is 3X faster than Amazon, but that's only true if you compare apples to …

Business Technology

Why asparagus makes pee smell funny, and other amazing facts about everyday foods and spices

By digging deep into the molecular chemistry of everyday foods and spices, Cambridge-based chemistry teacher Andy Brunning has the answers.<p>And you don't have to be a chemistry-expert to understand them.<p>Brunning heads the popular science website Compound Interest and recently published the book "Why …

The Easiest Way to Plan for Leftovers Right Now

If you're going to do one ounce of prep this Thanksgiving week, make it this.<p>You know our Parker House Rolls? The fluffy, butter-brushed pull-apart buns of divinity pictured at the top of this page? Our food director <b>Carla Lalli Music</b> is pre-making batches of them (they're freezable—but more on that …

Baking

Carrot Recipes That Make This Root Vegetable Worth Eating

Seriously.<p>Carrots aren't the most exciting veggie out there. For many of us, they were one of our first foods, fed to us as a pureed mush before we could even talk. After a lifetime of eating this root vegetable it's no wonder that few people get excited about cooking with them. But here's the …

Healthy Eating

How to defeat ISIS

<b>(CNN) —</b> <i>CNN Opinion asked a range of contributors for their take on last week's attacks in Paris and how the war on ISIS must change if the U.S. and its allies want to defeat it. The opinions expressed in these commentaries are solely those of the authors.</i><p>Fareed Zakaria: What does ISIS want?<p>The …

Islam

Spanish doctor missing for 19 years found living as a hermit in the forests of Tuscany

A doctor who disappeared from his home in Spain 19 years ago has been discovered living as a hermit in the forests of Tuscany.<p>Carlos Sanchez Ortiz de …

Forests

The identity of one of Putin’s daughters — along with the details of her billionaire status — is revealed

LONDON/MOSCOW — Since Vladimir Putin began cementing his grip on Russia in the 1990s, many of his friends have grown famously rich.Not so the …

Russia

Russian medallists under fire after doping report's release

There has been plenty of reaction to the release of a World Anti-Doping Agency-commissioned report alleging widespread doping, coverups and extortion …

Marissa Mayer is reportedly asking Yahoo's top execs to sign 3- to 5-year commitments to the company

Mayer asked top executives in meetings in August and September to make a promise to stay at the company for multiple years, the report said.<p>As part of Mayer's attempted turnaround of the company, Re/code reports, Yahoo has hired the elite management consultancy McKinsey & Co. to help decide how to …

Time Warner plans to cut Netflix out of your cord cutting future

Less than 24 hours after reporting Time Warner’s completely out-of-touch idea to woo back cord cutters by showing fewer commercials, we’re now seeing there is indeed more to its plan.<p>They plan to piss off Netflix users.<p>“We are evaluating whether to retain our rights for a longer period of time and …