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Leading Universities Just Released 65 Free Business Courses to Make You Smarter | Inc.com

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR): A Strategic Approach from University of Pennsylvania<p>Influence from University of Pennsylvania<p>Accounting for Decision Making from University of Michigan<p>Valuing Companies from University of Michigan<p>Budgeting and Finance for Public Libraries from University of …

University of Illinois

Are You Really a Leader? This Simple Test Lets You Know | Inc.com

We have all worked for really bad bosses at least once in our life. My worst boss ever was both clueless, and mean. Not only did she think she was some sort of incredible leader, but in reality, no one trusted her nor liked working for her. She once gave me an assignment that should have taken a …

Leadership

12 everyday stretches that will help you stay flexible and fit at any age

When it comes to stretching, there are a lot of options to choose from.<p>But what are the best everyday stretches for anyone looking to avoid sore muscles, get more flexible, and protect his or her muscles from injuries?<p>We turned to Marilyn Moffat, a professor of physical therapy at New York …

How to read more effectively

Whether you’re dissecting Adam Smith’s <i>The Wealth of Nations</i> or relaxing poolside with <i>50 Shades of Grey</i>, reading is, for many of us, a regular source of joy, perspective, and ideas, which enable us to grow personally and professionally. But here’s the catch: We live in a world of never ending …

I woke up an hour earlier for a year and I'm convinced it ruined my productivity — and my health

But don't be so quick to judge. Listen to my story first.<p>I'm a meticulous sleep planner. In the evening I calculate when I have to go to bed, so that I can get at least eight hours of sleep - nine is even better.<p>I hardly nap in the afternoon and I rarely sleep in on weekends, even if I did …

Why Successful People Spend 10 Hours a Week on ‘Compound Time’

Warren Buffett, Albert Einstein, Oprah Winfrey all do this one thing outside their to-do-lists everyday.<p>One question has fascinated me my entire …

The Secret To Building Unrivalled Character

Universal appeal is bred, not bought<p>Winston Churchill said, “A man does what he must – in spite of personal consequences, in spite of obstacles and …

15 Must-Read Business Books on Leadership and Personal Development From the Past 5 Years | Inc.com

The problem with producing any "top" business book list is the elimination process. Over the last five years, there have been numerous publications by top authors worthy of mention.<p>For this list, I have focused heavily on science-backed leadership books that teach us where the future of motivation …

Self-improvement

Poor night's sleep triggers brain chemical linked to Alzheimer's disease, scientists find

Just one night of poor sleep is enough to trigger a spike in a brain chemical linked to Alzheimer’s disease, a new study has shown.<p>Although scientists knew there was a link between dementia and lack of sleep, it was unclear whether the disease was driving insomnia or vice versa.<p>Now researchers at …

The 15-Minute Daily Habit That Can Boost Your Team's Productivity | Inc.com

Leaders can quickly increase their team's productivity by introducing a new habit to help them work more effectively.<p>This seems counterintuitive, but if you and your team stop working 15-minutes before you walk out the office door or log off your computer and reflect on what you learned, you can …

Harvard Business School

7 Harsh Truths About Life That No One Wants to Accept | Inc.com

We all face some degree of struggle and suffering in life and in business. Some are unavoidable; some are errors we can learn and grow from; some come from the neglect or bad actions of others.<p>Sometimes the worst struggles are the ones we inflict upon ourselves through bad habits of thought. As …

Self-help

UX Designers: Here are the 56 Best Websites To Learn Something New

All progress takes place outside the comfort zone.<p>(Michael John Bobak)<p>…you get the point.<p>…and become a better design in the process.<p>Change is the end …

A neuroscientist explains the radical theory that our free will is just an illusion

Dean Buonomano, a professor at UCLA and author of "Your Brain Is a Time Machine: The Neuroscience and Physics of Time", gives a simple explanation of the theory of eternalism. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><i>It seems that everything in the universe has already happened under eternalism.</i><p><i>In</i> …

18 renovation apps to know for your next project

Everybody needs a little help sometimes<p>Embarking on a home renovation project is no easy feat, but thanks to today's advances in internet technology, there is probably a stellar app out there ready to assist with every part of the process.<p>Below, we rounded up 15 standouts across three …

Home Improvement

A Free Course on Machine Learning & Data Science from Caltech

Right now, Machine Learning and Data Science are two hot topics, the subject of many courses being offered at universities today. Above, you can …

Adventurous Typography Design & Calligraphy

Let's finish off the week with a typography design and calligraphy project that totally defines a genre and style. Overall, It kind of reminds me of …

9 Podcasts That Will Make You 10% Smarter

The results are in! Thirty-one percent of podcast listeners earn upwards of $100,000 per year and monthly listeners have increased from 21% to 24% according to Edison Research. Listening to podcasts during my commute or while walking my dog has turned downtime into productive learning. Listening on …

Self-improvement

16 Things All Entrepreneurs Should Immediately Stop Doing | Inc.com

Entrepreneurs are the rock stars of the modern era.<p>Pioneering new business ventures and building tech start-ups is the contemporary equivalent of tight leather pants, big hair, and sold-out concerts of the 1980s. Even if you disagree with the idea that Gary Vaynerchuk shouting into an iPhone …

Entrepreneurship

Dividend Dog Followers Luckily Found 13 Safe, High-Yield Picks In March

Arnold "followers" submitted 34 choices for 30 Follower Favorite (FFave) dividend stocks between 2/15 and 3/13. Duplicated entries were AMZA, NRZ(3), …

How This Coach Built A $500K/Month Business Teaching The Art Of Automated Digital Marketing

The world’s best digital marketers all share one thing in common: the very strategies, processes, and tactics they sell to their clients, they have proven by first building successful businesses themselves.<p>That’s because what makes a great digital marketer is someone who has actually been in the …

Marketing

A major study finding that voter ID laws hurt minorities isn’t standing up well under scrutiny

A follow-up study suggests voter ID laws may not have a big effect on elections.<p>It was supposed to be <i>the</i> study that proved voter ID laws are not just discriminatory but can also have a big impact on elections. And it was picked up widely, with outlets including ThinkProgress and the Washington Post …

Forget Coding: Writing Is Design’s “Unicorn Skill”

In a new report, John Maeda explains why writing is a must-have skill for designers.<p>These days many designers can code–an increasingly important skill for landing a job. But few are just as fluent in their own language as they are in Javascript. That presents a serious problem in terms of design. …

The Legal Issues You Need To Know If You’re Launching A Startup In 2017

A legal expert from the J+O Firm talks capital, patents, taxes, crowdfunding, and—oh yeah—remembering to form your company.<p>Thinking of finally launching that startup in this year? You’d be in for a ride even if the next 12 months weren’t shaping up to be as change-filled as it appears they might. …

How to install Kodi on an Amazon Fire TV Stick

Amazon's Fire TV Stick is really cheap, really easy to use and delivers a ton of content to any TV. That's why it's so popular. But it's also a small …

7 books that will change the way you work in 2017

Over the past year, we've covered a bunch of books that redefine "work" and offer solid tips for making it a less terrible way to spend your time.<p>Our list is a diverse sampling of advice and strategies from business-school professors, psychologists, and career coaches — all with the same goal of …

Canadian students have invented a fridge that runs without electricity

Between 25% to 50% of the world's food goes to waste every year. The Biomimicry Global Design Challenge sought to inspire students and researchers to find a solution to food spoilage issues in areas without reliable power. The winning team from the University of Calgary created a refrigerator that …

The Hammock Sky Tent 2 keeps you cozy while camping

When you go camping, there are two options for where you can sleep if you have the right gear. You can either sleep on the ground, or in a hammock. …

Review: $40 Camping Hammock, Straps Included

Camping hammocks can be expensive, but with price usually comes quality. This one is a contender, and at a price that won’t make you balk.<p>When I set …

The Search and Rescue Pack

Working for search and rescue is no easy task, and when your job is to go out and save people, you need the right gear not just for yourself, but …

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The Best EDC Pouches

LinkOur friends at Everyday Carry usually share lots of great items like tools, knives, pens, and survival gear. Now you need a place to put all your …