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7 reasons why today’s left should be optimistic

The election of Donald Trump was a major shock to the left. It was not supposed to happen. It was not even supposed to be <i>possible</i> for it to happen. Many shuffle about their daily tasks suffused in gloom and pessimism. With Trump in the White House, and the Republicans in control of Congress and …

Fossil Fuels

Why Americans Are So Angry Despite America’s Strong Economy

One thing we know for certain from the presidential primary campaigns is that a lot of people in America are not just unhappy with the status quo — they are angry about it. Media outlets frequently report that the economy is foremost among concerns of the average citizen, and according to …

11 TED Talks to watch when you're feeling totally burned out

If this sounds like you, odds are you're burned out.<p>Burnout isn't just the greatest challenge to the global health system or a drain on the American workplace — it's wreaking havoc on your well-being.<p>But with the help of TED's expansive online library of presentations, you can quickly learn what …

TED Talks

7 Trickiest Job Interview Questions: Answered.

The job interview can be a minefield.<p>Even seemingly simple job interview questions work on several levels – what you say, how you say it and the …

Losing weight was easier in the 1980s than it is now

Scientists say people 30 years ago could eat more and exercise less and still keep the weight off<p>It was easier to lose weight in the 1980s than it is now, according to scientists who found that adults today must eat less and work out more to avoid obesity than their parents had to a generation …

Climate Change Is Not Our Fault

It's time to change the way we talk about climate change.<p>Political leaders have acknowledged human-driven (or "anthropogenic") global warming since 1964 (when President Lyndon Johnson mentioned it in a speech to Congress). Since then, however, we've done almost nothing to address its dangers. As …

New Neuroscience Reveals 4 Rituals That Will Make You Happy

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them.Actually, don’t trust …

The best free online business courses starting in August

It's surreal to look back on business 20 years ago. Back then, employees railed against their short-sighted overlords, who lived and died by their quarterly numbers.<p>Business cycles were measured in years. And few could wrap their arms around this "internet" thing.<p>Fast forward to today. Armed with …

University of Maryland

Why America is Falling Behind the Rest of the World

America is declining, in large and important measures, yet policymakers aren’t paying attention. So argues a new academic paper, pulling together …

How 5 Voices Inside You Can Make Your Day

“Self-talk” is the psychological term for the inner conversation that streams constantly through one’s mind. Self-talk is something we all do. In …

Self-help

20 Time Management Hacks I Wish I'd Known Before My 20s

Being able to manage your time most appropriately is something best done as early as possible. The earlier in life that you start, the better such …

Time Management

5 Basics for Building an Online Business That Actually Makes Money

<i>Photo: Flickr/ Daniel Foster</i><p>With the boom of the Internet and social media has arisen a new category of entrepreneurship. Successful entrepreneurs such as Mark Cuban, Elon Musk and Peter Thiel got their start with online businesses. An online business offers an unparalleled opportunity to run a …

Small Business

In These Urban Forest Neighborhoods, The Houses Are Disguised As Trees

“Imagine living with nothing but green around you,” says architect Raimond de Hullu. “Imagine growing flowers or tomatoes on your façade.”<p>De Hullu’s …

UC Berkeley

40+ Life-Changing Books to Read This Year

Books

Why You're Pretty Much Unconscious All the Time

Your body has a lot of nifty parts, but it’s the brain that’s the <i>it</i> organ of the summer. The brain’s all-the-rage moment is mostly a result of the …

2 Things That Lead to a Happy Life, Backed By Research

I’ve posted a number of times about two nearly-lifelong studies: the Terman Study (covered in The Longevity Project) and the Grant Study (covered in …

5 Great Online Resources For First Time Entrepreneurs

“To any entrepreneur: if you want to do it, do it now. If you don’t, you’re going to regret it.” – Catherine Cook<p>I starved my entrepreneurial hunger …

Top 10 Business Plan Templates You Can Download Free | Inc.com

Writing your business plan. Ughhhh.<p>It's definitely not the most exciting part of starting a business. In fact, if you're like a lot of entrepreneurs, you're probably going to find yourself pulling a few all-nighters to get one done before heading into your first pitch for funding. Because that's …

Small Business

The fitness apps that gave me six-pack abs

I saw my six pack for the first time at the age of 40. Prior to that, my abs had been hidden behind a thick layer of fat that I’d built up over years of living a sedentary geek lifestyle. The only exercise I got was racing to be first in line at the Apple Store for a product launch.<p>Then one day, a …

Apps

How to Start a Small Business in a Few Hours | Inc.com

A neighbor had been talking about starting a business for at least six months. Whenever I saw him, that's all he talked about. Eventually, I got tired of it.<p>"What the heck are you waiting for?" I finally asked.<p>It turns out, he thought the process of starting a business was really complicated. "I …