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Florida lawmakers advance a bill that requires 'In God We Trust' displayed on school grounds

<b>(CNN) —</b> A Florida lawmaker has introduced a bill that requires public schools to display the motto "In God We Trust," saying that while gun violence is a problem, "issues of the heart" need addressing as well.<p>"It is not a secret that we have some gun issues that need to be addressed," said Rep. …

Education

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4 Toxic Habits That the Most Productive Leaders Never Do | Inc.com

Being productive sometimes isn't about what you're doing, but more so about what you're not doing. Whether it's becoming a better leader, growing your business or growing personally, being more productive is in your best interest.<p>It's easy to look at what top-performing CEOs do to be more …

Time Management

Elon Musk Uses This 6-Step Process to Make Decisions | Inc.com

Inventor and engineer Elon Musk has successfully started four billion-dollar companies: PayPal, Solar City, SpaceX, and Tesla.<p>To launch them -- and to answer any complex question -- he uses the same approach each time, he told <i>Rolling Stone</i> reporter Neil Strauss.<p>It's "the scientific method," Musk …

Jeff Bezos

4 Ways to Make Your Mission and Values Statements Actually Matter | Inc.com

When you're building your business, defining your mission statement and core values may feel unnecessary. After all, these are nothing more than feel-good platitudes destined for a slide deck or a brochure someday, right?<p>In some cases, they may be. Some companies write down a few broad statements, …

Employee Engagement

This 4-Minute Bedtime Routine Will Help You Sleep Soundly (It Might Even Change Your Life) | Inc.com

I decided to stop cold. I needed to break the cycle. I was getting a little nervous about what's been happening to me lately, and this was a pretty drastic measure.<p>That's right, I have started turning off my Apple iPad at night. I'm here to tell you that leaving the device in my office has worked …

Sleep

3 Tips to Sound Smart When Someone Puts You on the Spot | Inc.com

Public speaking can be terrifying, but at least you tend to have time to prepare.<p>Speeches and presentations are scheduled well in advance so nervous speakers have plenty of opportunity to read up on public speaking tips, dig into the psychology of taming your nerves, or even go the Malcolm Gladwell …

Public Speaking

Tips of the Trade From a Professional Storyteller | Inc.com

Connecting with your audience is vital to your business.<p>It is the same for when you're on stage.<p>Last week I wrote about every business is show business when it comes to public speaking. This week, I asked for tips and insights from a professional story coach, The Moth storyteller and podcaster and …

Public Speaking

End Your Public Speaking Fears With These 3 Key Techniques | Inc.com

The dreaded day is drawing nearer. Agreeing to the public speaking event that's looming up on your calendar now seems like the most stupid thing you ever did. It's one of your weak spots, so why on earth did you agree to it?Just thinking about having to stand up and speak is making your heart race, …

Public Speaking

5 Simple Hacks to Improve Your Writing | Inc.com

With today's thought leaders expected to be prolific writers and public speakers in addition to running successful companies, much of the conversation on writing centers around SEO tactics and discoverability. But what of the writing itself?<p>Algorithms change, but good writing never does. It's based …

Creative Writing

I've adopted a '2-hour rule' based on the habit that led Einstein, Darwin, and Nietzsche to brilliance — and it's had the highest ROI of anything I've done

Albert Einstein was 16 years old when he first flirted with the idea of special relativity.<p>He was a daydreamer. The pioneering theory that lead him to establish the foundation of modern physics was actually envisioned in one of his many famous thought experiments.<p>He wondered, specifically, what …

Creativity

Trump's chief of staff John Kelly has read this grim WWI novel after every promotion since age 25

Shortly after he became an officer in the Marines, John Kelly met a captain who told him that he should approach his new position as "a real professional."<p>"A doctor who doesn't read peer articles and stay attuned to the developments in his field is not the kind of doctor you would want to go to, …

Donald Trump

10 maps that explain Russia's strategy

In fact, they are the first place to start thinking about a country's strategy, which can reveal factors that are otherwise not obvious.<p>The 10 maps below show Russia's difficult position since the Soviet Union collapsed and explain Putin's long-term intentions in Europe.<p><i>This article was originally</i> …

Easy Dog Treats You Can Make For Your Furry Friend

Dogs are a <i>very important</i> part of life, and they deserve treats. Sure, there are a ton of store-bought options out there, but recent recalls have made …

The Food Lab: These Fried Chicken Sandwiches Take Only 5 Ingredients to Make

More<p>Fried Chicken<p>Digging into the cluckin' awesome world of our favorite fried food.<p>Look at that fried chicken sandwich. Check out the crisp, craggy crust with that <i>come bite me</i> sheen that promises juicy, tender meat underneath. Look at that potato bun, its buttery, golden dome beckoning to you. And …