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‘Our Towns’: How small cities aren’t just surviving, but thriving

Journalists Deborah and James Fallows’ 100,000-mile trip to find what’s working in this country<p>A kind of journalistic cottage industry has sprung up since the last presidential election. Writers parachute into an area—identified as a rural or small town, real, authentic, yet mostly forgotten—and …

How to buy art for your home

In six easy steps<p>Many galleries are all austere white walls, curators with good hair cuts, and intimidation. Walking into one on a whim to buy a painting that will fill that yawning empty space above your couch requires gumption and a fair amount of knowledge.<p>But that’s no reason to settle on an …

Homebuyers face ‘most competitive market in recorded history’

Low inventory, demographic shifts, and rising prices will cause frustration this spring and summer<p>Rising real estate costs, demographics shifts, and low inventory have hamstrung homebuyers for years. But according to Danielle Hale, chief economist for Realtor.com, this spring buying season may …

What Should My Net Worth Be At Age 30, 40, 50, 60?

Everything is relative when it comes to money. If we all have a net worth of $1,000,000, then nobody is truly rich. As such, we must first get an …

Retirement

The 8 Best Emergency Preparedness Kits You Can Buy Online

There's no better way to set your mind at ease than to be prepared for anything that comes your way. Mother Nature is unpredictable, so it's smart to set yourself and family members up in case of a natural disaster. You can DIY your own, but if you want to make sure you don't miss anything …

First Aid

9 Surprising, Little-Known Side Effects Of Anxiety

When people think of anxiety, they tend to think of a racing heart, incessant negative thoughts, and fatigue or low energy. But there can be more to …

Immune System

Oprah Winfrey’s 5 Rules to a Better Life

When Oprah Winfrey speaks, the world listens. And with health and wellness top of mind, who better than the woman who has always been transparent about her journey to a healthier lifestyle—struggles, triumphs, et al.—to inspire change. Overcoming a decades-long struggle to control her weight …

How to Make a Great First Impression: 9 Powerful Tips | Inc.com

Want to make the people you meet instantly feel more comfortable? Want to make the people you meet instantly feel immediately valued and respected? In short, want to make a great first impression?<p>The key, according to Amy Cuddy, is to realize that people subconsciously ask themselves one question …

Self-improvement

Top Ten Business Books For 2017

Just in time for the holidays, here is a list of 10 books, published this year, that you may want to consider putting under the corporate tree for your boss or colleague. While much of what I read is focused on customer service and customer experience, you’ll also find books listed here about …

Customer Service

Jay Fai’s shophouse, known for her crab omelette, is one of 17 restaurants awarded prestigious stars in listing for Thai capital<p>A 70-year-old Thai street food seller who makes wok-fired dishes has been awarded a Michelin star at the launch of Bangkok’s first guide.<p>Jay Fai, or Auntie Fai, is known …

Hong Kong

12 Furniture Stores Like IKEA To Buy Minimalist Home Decor

IKEA, who?<p>We’re not hating on IKEA, but they aren’t the only ones doing minimalist modern home decor right. Although IKEA’s prices are hard to beat, we’ve found some awesome alternatives at every price point that will have you saying, “IKEA who?”<p>Get creative with your modern aesthetic and <b>check out</b> …

San Francisco rent is so expensive that a law firm bought a $3 million plane to fly its people in from Texas instead of having them live there

Rent and home prices in the Bay Area are so high that one Houston-based law firm is using an alternative to hiring expensive local talent: a private jet.<p>Patterson and Sheridan, an intellectual-property law firm headquartered in Houston, bought a nine-seat plane to shuttle its patent lawyers to …

6 Behaviors That Push People Away From You

While the right people will always accept us for who we are, there are some behaviors we demonstrate that make it difficult for them to do so. …

Millennials are abandoning the suburbs for a new kind of neighborhood — see inside

Farm life isn't what it used to be.<p>A new type of housing community called an agrihood— short for "agricultural neighborhood" — is one of the latest real-estate trends gaining popularity across the US.<p>Agrihood developers aim to bring the amenities of a rural farming community, like fresh produce and …

12 of the Best Business Books of 2017, According to the Stanford Business School | Inc.com

A good book is like food for the soul. When you want to curl up by the fire with a truly great one, look no further than this list furnished by members of the Stanford Graduate School of Business.<p>If you've got an entrepreneur or two in your life, these might make good holiday gifts, too:<p>1. Good to …

Self-improvement

Amazon Launches Affordable Furniture Collection with Stylish Small Spaces in Mind

If you reside in a dense metropolis, chances are that your living space is limited. Small square footages are one of the tradeoffs for being among hustle and bustle, but it doesn’t mean you have feel cramped while in your home. Through clever industrial design, furniture for tiny spaces can …

I Read More Than 20 Instagram Studies so You Don’t Have to. Here’s What I Found.

At Buffer, we’re big fans of using data and research to guide our social media strategy. So when it came to finding the best Instagram strategy, I …

10 Surprising Places to Get Cheap Home Goods, According to Interior Design Experts

Not including IKEA or Target.<p>Sick of your IKEA bookcase and Target sheets, but don’t quite have the budget to splurge on more expensive furnishings? …

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

How to win an argument, even when you're wrong

I taught him a technique that I have found incredibly powerful. So powerful, you can even use it to great effect, with evil intent.<p>I'm not suggesting that you'd do this, but I do love a good debate. It's possible there may have been times, at a dinner party or two, where I've used this approach to …

4 Simple Ways to Grow Your Brand on Instagram

Instagram is one of the most widely used networks today.<p>This story originally appeared on Personal Branding Blog<p>Having a smart mobile marketing strategy is an important part of building your personal brand online. Leveraging your social networks to their fullest potential is also important for …

The most unaffordable housing markets in North America

There are a lot of them. It's called "crisis" for a reason.<p>What is the most severely unaffordable housing market in North America as measured by local household incomes in relationship to local home prices?<p>By this measure, I'm happy to report that San Francisco, which sports the highest median home …

This 1 Bad Habit Prevents Millennials From Achieving Financial Freedom, According to a Millennial Who Retired at 28 | Inc.com

Dandan, who turned 30 recently, also hosts a popular podcast, <i>Daily Dandan</i>, in which she dishes out punchy, practical career advice for professionals of all stripes.<p>I met up with Dandan in a coffee shop in Boston, where she shared several pieces of tough-love-style advice for Millennials struggling …

Personal Finance

Google's taking on Apple's AirPods with $160 wireless headphones that can translate different languages in real time

Google is taking on Apple's $160 wireless AirPods headphones with a direct competitor: Google Pixel Buds.<p>Google introduced the headphones during an event on Wednesday morning in California, alongside new entries in the Google Home smart-speaker line, a new Chromebook laptop, and the next generation …

12 eerie photos of enormous Chinese cities completely empty of people

Throughout China, there are hundreds of cities that have almost everything one needs for a modern, urban lifestyle: high-rise apartment complexes, …

Urbanism

26 of the best business books you can read, from the CEOs and execs who can't put them down

Highly successful people typically work hard, practice the right habits every day and strive for self-improvement, with the latter often coming in the form of a book. If reading is something you're willing to do to sharpen yourself, take some suggestions from more than two dozen executives who have …

Self-improvement

If a Customer Says Your Product or Service Is Too Expensive, This Is What You Should Say | Inc.com

There is a big difference between selling your cost versus selling your value.<p>Companies that sell on cost comparison end up losing in the end. It's very difficult to build a profitable and sustainable company when your primary strategy is to undercut the competition--because what ends up happening …

Real Estate

This Sweet Potato & Chorizo Soup Is Ready in 20 Minutes

Soup season is right around the corner! When the weather cools down, there's nothing like a big bowl or mug of soup to warm you up. Now's the time to …

7 Products That Will Erase Those Freaky Brown Spots On Your Face

TY, skin-care gods.<p>Ever looked in the mirror and wondered, <i>WTF is that dark spot on my face?</i> It's not a zit, it's not a mole...what even?<p>And once you've figured out that no, it cannot be washed off, panic might set in. <i>This is not happening,</i> you might think. <i>Dark spots are for grandmas. I'm not a</i> …

Skin Care

Mark Cuban Shares His Views on the Things Bad Leaders Do that Great Ones Don't | Inc.com

Mark Cuban sold his first company for six million dollars and his second for six billion. He cashed out his Yahoo stock for another two billion just weeks before the market crashed. He owns a cable channel and an NBA team, and he's accomplished exactly none of this by soft-selling his opinions or …

Business Strategy