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Learn everything you need to know about personal finance from 11 simple sketches

New York Times columnist, author, and financial planner Carl Richards boils down his wisdom into black-and-white "napkin sketches" — little bits of insight that you could reproduce with a marker and a napkin.<p>Here, in honor of his newest book "The One-Page Financial Plan: A Simple Way to Be Smart …

The Science Of Why You Should Spend Your Money On Experiences, Not Things

You don’t have infinite money. Spend it on stuff that research says makes you happy.<p>Most people are in the pursuit of happiness. There are economists who think happiness is the best indicator of the health of a society. We know that money can make you happier, though after your basic needs are met, …

Happiness

'Tell Me About Yourself' -- Why Job Interviews Really Ask That Question And Four Ways To Answer

<i>Tell me about yourself. Walk me through your resume. Walk me through your career.</i><p>Many interviews will open with an invitation to tell your story, so you want to prepare to address that specific question. Don’t answer this question in the most literal sense! This isn’t a storytelling contest or a …

Job Interviews

7 Inspiring Steve Jobs Quotes That Just Might Change Your Life | Inc.com

He came, he saw, he conquered...and he left behind some words to live by:<p><b>"I'm convinced that about half of what separates successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance."</b><p>Everyone says they go the extra mile. Almost no one actually does. Most people who do go there think, …

Motivation

The hidden tricks of powerful persuasion

Are we always in control of our minds? As David Robson discovers, it’s surprisingly easy to plant ideas in peoples’ heads without them realising.<p>Are we all just puppets on a string? Most people would like to assume that they are free agents – their fate lies in their own hands. But they’d be wrong. …

Al Gore

30 Ways to Boost Your Mental Fitness Today

You can build mental fitness. Everything you think, learn, see and do shapes you brain and changes your life. But sometimes it's hard to make conscious choices in a busy day. So here are 30 ideas that require nothing more than your commitment. Choose a combination of the suggested exercises below …

5 Lessons on Being Wrong

As a rule, we are incredibly hard on ourselves when it comes to making big decisions in life.<p>If our first five relationships end with a break up, we …

5 Superior Alternatives To Apple's New MacBook

Apple describes their New MacBook as “the future of the notebook.” But I’m not buying that prophesy, and neither should you. From an engineering standpoint, Apple’s newest SKU is nothing short of brilliant; its elegant chassis a true evolution in a tech world that measures sexiness in millimeters. …

Computer Hardware

Squats Are Safe, But You're Probably Doing Them Wrong

One of the most persistent myths in the entire panoply of conventional exercise wisdom is that squats below parallel are somehow bad for the knees. This old saw is mindlessly repeated by poorly-informed orthopedic surgeons, physical therapists, and chiropractors all over the world. Better-informed …

How to Build Muscle: Strength Lessons from Milo of Croton

Nearly 2,500 years ago, there was a man of incredible strength and athleticism roaming the hills of southern Italy. His name was Milo of Croton and …

Olympics

The Complete Guide to Productivity

<i>This post originally appeared on The Growth List</i><p>Let’s face it.<p>We all want more time in our lives.<p>It could be an evening to spend more time with our family and friends, a 30-hour day to grow our business, or simply time to close our eyes and relax.<p>If you would like to make more effective use of your …

Time Management

I Went 7 Days Without Complaining

Really, it should’ve been a wonderful weekend. An old friend was in from out of town and a group of us got together to drink margaritas, eat …

The 6 Key Components Of Writing A Business Plan

Having prepared a good business plan before starting your venture can often be the difference between startup success and failure. I am not saying you need a 50 page detailed report, as investors don’t typically have the time to read them anymore. But, it is more about taking the time to think …

Small Business

6 Timeless Strategies That Drive Successful Entrepreneurship

Adhere to these key principles to build a high-growth company amid changing circumstances.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In today’s ever changing business climate, an entrepreneur can easily become overwhelmed. It’s vital, though, to stay focused on your goals for the …

Lust and Love in the Workplace

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Let’s face it. Almost every businessperson works day and night.<p>Is your iPhone next to your bed? Do you check your email before your sleep?<p>So as work cascades into every aspect of life, it is not surprising that personal issues (including …

Four ways to take advantage of the new age of marketing

Television, print and billboard ads were once the gold standard for marketing. Basically, companies pushed their name in front of the masses in an attempt to build brand awareness.<p>But now customers want personalized, one-on-one interactions with brands, and marketers are beginning to see how a …

Replace Your Bad Leadership Habits In 2015

Contrary to popular belief, leadership isn’t always a natural born trait. It’s possible to learn leadership and to become increasingly skilled at leading others in both personal and professional capacities. The flip side of this is that if one is a natural born leader (i.e., they have the traits …

Leadership

3 Things You Must Do Before Any Meeting, Conversation, or Meal | Inc.com

Heading into a meeting, a conversation, or a meal with your boss, your team, or your kid? Here are three quick and dirty things you must do to make that meeting not only productive, but enjoyable as well.<p><b>Set your intentions.</b> What do you want to get out of this conversation? What do you want to have …

Time Management

How to Travel on Business Like a Pro (Infographic) | Inc.com

When it comes to business travel, being an expert flyer doesn't require paying up for business class airfare.<p>All it takes to fly like a pro is knowing what to pack, how to pack it, and where to spend your time once you get through airport security.<p>The infographic below from Business Insider has all …

Flying

February Freebies: Coffee and More

Imagine if you could walk up to the cashier at your local McDonald’s, order a burger and fries, and, instead of pulling out your wallet to pay for …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

“Note And Vote”: How Google Ventures Avoids Groupthink In Meetings

Meetings want to suck. Wrest control of them with this seven-step strategy.<p>You know when a meeting turns into a complete waste of time? Maybe you’re trying to come up with ideas, or make a decision. Before anyone realizes it, the meeting starts to suck.<p>Meetings want to suck. Two of their favorite …

15 successful entrepreneurs share the most important lesson they learned in their 30s

If your 20s are a time for figuring out who you are and what your purpose is, then your 30s are a time for discovering how to turn your aspirations into reality.<p>We asked entrepreneurs, including billionaire "Shark Tank" investor Mark Cuban and the cofounders of popular retailer Warby Parker, to …

Entrepreneurship

How to talk to anyone at a networking event

The only problem is you've never met any of these people before, and you're terrified of making an awkward first impression.<p>First of all, lighten up, says master networker Jon Levy, and take comfort in knowing there are tactics you can use to make your next networking event not only worth your time …

Facts About Weight Loss and Fish and Beer

Tongue-tied between the sheets? New research confirms old advice: <b>Just asking for what you want usually works</b>, according to a study in <i>Sexual and Relationship Therapy</i>.<p>Explicitly asking to try a new position, for example, succeeded 85 percent of the time, says study author Shawna Harris, Ph.D.<p>"If …