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16 Prebiotic Foods to Eat Now

Feed your gut flora with these prebiotic-rich foods.<p>Try to eat more of these prebiotic-rich foods — and for extra credit, pair them with the …

Beyoncé knew Coachella’s white audience wouldn’t understand her set. That’s why she did it.

Tina Knowles-Lawson: Beyoncé wants to do “what’s best for the world and not what is most popular.”<p>As Beyoncé herself reminded the crowd during her historic Coachella performance last Saturday, she is the first black woman to headline the music festival. (“Ain’t that about a bitch?” she added, with …

DIY Li-ion battery building kit opens door for homemade ebikes, powerwalls and even EVs

For DIY enthusiasts in the green energy community, homemade lithium-ion battery packs have long been a holy grail. For everything from home solar energy storage to garage-built electric bicycles, go-karts and full-size EVs, lithium-ion batteries were once one of the most limiting factors for …

11 Scientific Tips That Will Help You Learn Anything Faster - And Actually Remember It

Hack the learning process.<p>Kids can and should practice the skill of learning if they want a fighting chance at fulfilling all those lofty goals their …

How to Stop Overthinking

Overthinking is a byproduct of trying to control. The "human" part of our being believes that we can think our way to safety and resolution when in fact, it is a combination of our left (thinking) brain and our right (intuitive/creative) brain that we form the best decisions and conclusions for our …

5 Things This Serial Entrepreneur Does Again and Again That Makes Millions

Jesse Itzler, of Zico coconut water, the Atlanta Hawks, and 100 Mile Man, on what it takes to launch more than one venture, and the success principles he swears by.<p>Jesse Itzler is a man of many hats. He's the co-owner of the NBA's Atlanta Hawks, partner in ZICO Coconut Water, founder of Marquis …

Scientists discover ancient Mayan city hidden under Guatemalan jungle

Researchers using a high-tech aerial mapping technique have found tens of thousands of previously undetected Mayan houses, buildings, defence works and pyramids in the dense jungle of Guatemala’s Peten region, suggesting that millions more people lived there than previously thought.<p>The discoveries, …

Archaeology

A Former Facebook VP Says Social Media Is Destroying Society

He says he has "tremendous guilt".<p>Speaking at a recent event at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, Chamath Palihapitiya – a former vice …

Scientists unearth 1st direct evidence of 1st Americans

Genetic analysis of DNA of an infant found at an Alaskan archaeological site is evidence of a previously unknown population of ancient people in …

This Startup Is Using Pollution to Help Build a Clean Energy Future | Inc.com

Everywhere you look today, it seems like we're on the brink of a clean energy revolution. Electric car sales are estimated to have topped a million units in 2017. Wind and solar installations are booming with rapidly declining costs. Goldman Sachs predicts that $3 trillion will be invested in clean …

Clean Energy

7 Simple Habits for Becoming a More Helpful Person | Inc.com

I've seen plenty of entrepreneurs and established business leaders who believe they have to do everything on their own. Yet accepting help from others is not admitting weakness. And the same can be said in reverse.<p>In business, people often forget how valuable it is to develop a helpful mindset. …

Entrepreneurship

DIY Detox: Simple Recipes to Master Your Cleanse, Naturally

A handful of years ago detoxing was approached with curiosity and maybe a little skepticism. It has now become a popular method for jump starting a …

Learn how to build your very own robot by mastering Raspberry Pi

Dream of building your own robots? Read on.<p>Raspberry Pi is a tiny, inexpensive, single-board computer that you can use to make cool Internet of …

Raspberry Pi

The Man Behind Trump’s Voter-Fraud Obsession

<b>K</b>ris Kobach likes to bill himself as “the A.C.L.U.’s worst nightmare.” The Kansas secretary of state, who was a champion debater in high school, speaks quickly for a rural Midwesterner, with the confidence of a man who holds degrees from Harvard, Oxford and Yale Law School, and until January he …

AIRS

When you think of the Deep Web, what comes to mind? Illegal activity? Phishing and scams? Bitcoins? Well, you’d be kind of right…and kind of wrong. …

3 Practices To Become A Great Listener

Are any of these phrases familiar to you?<p>• “You just don’t understand.”<p>• “How many times do I have to repeat myself?”<p>• “I can’t tell if you’re distracted, or you just don’t care.”<p>Whether you’re hearing these phrases or saying them, they’re all signs of <i>ineffective</i> listening. And ineffective …

Body Language

How to Live Off the Grid: A Beginner's Guide

Some people embrace modern-day technology. Others dream of a simpler life -- <i>much</i> simpler. If you're in the latter group, you've probably wondered how to live off the grid, so to speak.<p>But just how do you do that? And what exactly is the "grid," anyway?<p>Originally, the grid referred to the United …

7 Ways to Earn Passive Income (and Why It's So Important)

The tradeoff is that most passive income sources require an upfront investment of time or money to begin paying off.<p>If you're looking to build wealth, if you're looking to save up a nest egg for retirement, or if you're merely looking for a way to alleviate financial stress in your life, passive …

5 Signs You're Going to Fail as a Leader

Avoid these common management mistakes and watch your company morale soar.<p>The best leaders I have witnessed over the years are committed to understanding how to meet the needs of employees from every generation. Have you noticed how drastically different a Millennial needs to be led versus, say, a …

Learn Android Programming & Android App Development Online

Android is the hottest mobile technology today. With Google investing heavily in taking Android to every nook and corner of the globe it is set to …

10 Secret Strategies to Take Your Small Business to the Next Level - Small Business Trends

Advancing your business success can be a tricky process. But there are plenty of methods and tools you can use to get your business to the next …

4 Steps to Make Employee Development Stick

Improve the way you improve your employees by making a plan for training and development.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>According to Training Magazine, 2015 training expenditures in the US were $70 billion. Small companies spent an average of $1105 per employee, which …

Want to Come Up With Brilliant Ideas? Do This 1 Thing First | Inc.com

There's no single magic formula for generating brilliant ideas. But there is a magic formula for increasing the odds it will happen. And the key is building a culture that stimulates people's intrinsic motivation in the work they're doing. Without intrinsic motivation, and a culture that supports …

Creativity

4 Side Gigs You Can Start Today

When you really have things running right you will make money while you sleep.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s no secret that we’re shifting gears into a “gig-economy.” The typical 9-to-5 workday is slowly becoming a thing of the past as skilled freelancers are able …

How I Built a Platform of 100 Crowdfunding Supporters in 45 Days

Running a crowdfunding campaign is not just a trendy approach to funding a book through a public Internet campaign, but it is also a great way to …

5 Essentials for Your Crowdfunding Project to Succeed

Lots of good projects flop as crowdfunding projects, not because the idea was bad but because the funding campaign was poorly executed.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You have this amazing business idea, product idea or an art hobby. You want to take it to the next …

When a College Degree Isn't Enough

Small-bite credentials are being used as supplements.<p>SEATTLE—Last June, Martin Chibwe, a computer-science major, graduated from Evergreen State College, in Olympia, Washington, a liberal-arts campus with a hipster ethos that shuns letter grades and urges exploration (“We don’t tell you what to …

Higher Education

Week four is when most people experience a crash, and mine is monumental. But by week six, I’ve come through the other side<p>• From getting stronger to writing that novel – how to achieve your goal<p>It’s Monday night, and I’m clutching an eight-pack of mini Kellogg’s cereals in the queue of my local …

Nutrition

Roasted pumpkin soup with caramelised confit

Place the pumpkin, garlic cloves and some of the pumpkin seeds on a baking tray, toss with olive oil and a pinch of salt. Roast for 30 minutes at …