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9 Tips From Warren Buffett to Make Kids Better at Business and Life | Inc.com

So what advice does Warren Buffett's Secret Millionaires Club's new book have to offer young people who want to take their lemonade stand to the next level? Text taken from <i>How to Start Your Very First Business.</i><p>1. Don't be afraid to speak up and ask for what you want. If you need something to start …

Self-improvement

London's black cabs to accept contactless payments next year

Transport for London (TfL) lost its high court battle to challenge Uber on behalf of London's black cabs last month, and now it's announcing proposals to modernize all London taxis. If approved in February, all London taxis will be required to accept card payments from October 2016. Currently, if …

Sheryl Sandberg Remembers Late Husband Dave Goldberg: 'I Still Have So Much to Be Grateful For'

In her first Thanksgiving since late husband Dave Goldberg‘s death, Sheryl Sandberg is giving thanks to her loved ones.<p>“There were days when …

Sheryl Sandberg

Capitalism simply isn't working and here are the reasons why

Suddenly, there is a new economist making waves – and he is not on the right. At the conference of the Institute of New Economic Thinking in Toronto last week, Thomas Piketty's book <i>Capital in the Twenty-First Century</i> got at least one mention at every session I attended. You have to go back to the …

The Best Places To Launch A Startup In 2014

<i>I’ve long had an interest in developing a new way of looking at startup communities, based less on the usual government statistics (tax and crime rates, income growth and so forth) than on a cluster effect: that groups of entrepreneurs tend to attract more entrepreneurs. So, several months ago, I</i> …

One Of The Most Important Strategies For Changing Your Habits

In an excerpt from her new book, best-selling author Gretchen Rubin explains how to schedule habit change into your daily routine.<p>The Strategy of Scheduling, of setting a specific, regular time for an activity to recur, is one of the most familiar and powerful strategies of habit formation. …

4 Steps to Successfully Cut Down Sugar in Your Diet

The average American adult consumes the equivalent of about 32 teaspoons of sugar per day. Sugar is really the number one food additive: it is added to drinks, often in the form of high-fructose corn syrup, to bread, sauces, dressings, and to all kinds of processed foods including many low-fat …

The Secret To Momofuku Milk Bar's Amazing Cakes Is ... Milk

If you've ever had a cake from Momofuku Milk Bar, you know they're impossibly moist and and unreasonably delicious. Milk Bar's cakes are beautiful layer cakes stacked to fanciful if not dizzying heights. It's impossible not to feel giddy at the sight of them.<p>Once you get a load of their amazing …

6 Important Things To Know About How Your Brain Learns

<i>This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>Whether you want to learn a new language, learn to cook, take up a musical instrument, or just get more out of the books you read, it helps to know how your brain learns.<p>While everyone learns slightly differently, we do have similarities in the way our …

The Brain

Google Fiber is working on a game-changing way to measure TV ad views

Google will be rolling out a system that allows advertisers to see exactly how many views their TV ads are getting from Fiber users in Kansas City, one of the first places to get its blazing fast internet and TV service.<p>With the current status quo, advertisers rely on viewership numbers from …

How to Buy Things in the Future

Cut up your credit cards, and prepare for your retinal scan.<p>Humans have been trying to figure out the easiest way to pay for things for a very long time. First, they traded goats and shells, then gold and coins, then they got fancy and upgraded to cardboard Diners Club cards—followed, eventually, …

Threat to contaminate New Zealand infant formula over pesticide use | Reuters

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Suspected environmental activists have threatened to contaminate infant formula in New Zealand, the world’s largest dairy exporter, in an attempt to halt the use of an agricultural poison on pests such as rats and possums.<p>New Zealand police said on Tuesday letters were sent …

New Zealand

22 Contemporary Authors You Absolutely Should Be Reading

These writers are not to be missed.

Books

How to Start a Company for Less Than $10,000 | Inc.com

Looking to launch? Do show off your work--and follow these other tips to start up cheaply<p><b>Do give away samples.</b> When Ginny Simon was launching the organic foods company Ginnybakes, she gave out cookies and snack bars wherever she went, from her yoga studio to her hair salon. Proprietors began …

Small Business

Everything You Need to Know About Video SEO | Inc.com

While online videos and how to utilize them as part of a larger internet marketing strategy or individual campaign is largely misunderstood, it's the SEO part of the equation where most business professionals really miss the mark. They either forget it all together or implement a faulty strategy …

Marketing

Amanda Palmer on the Art of Asking and What Thoreau Teaches Us about Accepting Love

<i>“Have compassion for everyone you meet, even if they don’t want it,”</i> Lucinda Williams sang from my headphones into my heart one rainy October morning on the train to Hudson. <i>“What seems cynicism is always a sign, always a sign…”</i> I was headed to Hudson for a conversation with a very different but no …

Three Entrepreneurs Who Pitched Richard Branson Share Secrets Of Their Presentation Success

Three entrepreneurs got the opportunity of a lifetime to pitch their startups to billionaire Sir Richard Branson at Branson’s home on Necker Island. The Extreme Tech Challenge was created by MaiTai Global, a group of innovative entrepreneurs who pool their talents and resources to advance startups …

Entrepreneurship

How to Create a Paperless Office With Evernote

Is 2015 the year you finally go paperless at work?For effective team collaboration to work, you need a central place where everyone can quickly store …

Productivity

4 Inspiring Must-Watch TED Talks for Entrepreneurs | Inc.com

Have you been to Boston lately?<p>I'm not sure if you've heard, but my very own stomping grounds have become one of the most innovative cities in America!<p>I'm fortunate to live in this place where the start-up community is massive and supportive. It's 100% true that living in a hotbed of creativity and …

Entrepreneurship

5 Creativity Myths you Need to Stop Believing

<i>This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>There’s a letter from an 1815 issue of <i>General Music Journal</i> where Mozart describes his creative process as instantaneous: no struggle or writer’s block. The muse simply showed up and he was ready.<p>“75% of European digital ecosystem is present at …

Creativity

Babies & Toddlers: Ages 0-2

Babies Play With Sound<p>"Babies and toddlers may use the same word (often Mama or Dada) to indicate wanting different things such as food, comfort and …

Parenting

Color Us Happy: Designers Team Up with Crayola to Create Dresses Made of Crayons

For its spring 2015 campaign, Bloomingdale's recruited the talents of seven designers to create exclusive pieces saturated in a bright, spring-ready …

Clothing

The Top Video Games Of 2015

It’s very difficult to pick a top 10 list for upcoming video games.<p>2015 is filled with interesting and exciting titles, from PC and new-gen exclusives, to cross-platform entries, and from sequels to brand-new IPs.<p>In this post we’ll take a look at a bunch of these, and we’ll do so in alphabetical …

How to Tell a Great Story

We tell stories to our coworkers and peers all the time — to persuade someone to support our project, to explain to an employee how he might improve, or to inspire a team that is facing challenges. It’s an essential skill, but what makes a compelling story in a business context? And how can you …

Why Saying Is Believing — The Science Of Self-Talk

From the self-affirmations of Stuart Smalley on <i>Saturday Night Live</i> to countless videos on YouTube, saying nice things to your reflection in the mirror is a self-help trope that's been around for decades, and seems most often aimed at women. The practice, we're told, can help us like ourselves and …

You Can Increase Your Intelligence: 5 ways to Maximize Your Cognitive Potential

By Andrea Kuszewski | Aug 22, 2014<p>Synopsis<p>Five strategies to increase your fluid intelligence.<p>"One should not pursue goals that are easily achieved. …

How Negative Thoughts Are Ruining Your Life

Last year, a study of more than 30,000 people revealed that harping on negative life events (particularly through rumination and self-blame) can be …

How To Rewire Your Brain For Greater Happiness

The bad news: Our brains are wired to be negative. The good news: You can train your brain to hold on to happiness in 10 seconds.<p>Wouldn’t it be awesome if we could hack into our own brains and rewire them to be happier?<p>Science has shown we actually can thanks to a phenomenon called …

From OM To OMG: Science, Your Brain, And The Productive Powers Of Meditation

Using fMRI scans, we can now see what meditation does to the brain. The author suggests it can lead to a happier, more productive, and creative life. And even two minutes a day can do wonders.<p>Ever since my dad tried to convince me to meditate when I was about 12, I’ve been fairly skeptical of this …