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Science Says This Is the Simplest Way to Remember More of What You Read

Hit pause. Reflect on the content. Excel. Repeat.<p>Whether it's Facebook content, Bill Gates' favorite book or the latest critical business report, most of us enjoy reading or have to do quite a bit of it through the day. But in the rush to do everything in less time, you might be missing a crazily …

Online

Science Says the Most Successful Kids Have Parents Who Do These 9 Things | Inc.com

Much has been written about the attributes of high-achieving adults, and what makes them different from everyone else. But if you're a parent, a more compelling question may be: "What can I do to make sure my kids succeed in life?" Here's what researchers say.<p>1. Don't tell them they can be anything …

Teen Pregnancy

5 Willpower Habits Every Man Should Develop | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: The following selection on “Will Power Habits” comes from</i> The Technique of Building Personal Leadership <i>(1925) by Donald A. Laird. We</i> …

10 Home Upgrades That Boost Resale Value -- and How to Pay for Them

The housing market is still recovering, but these updates are full of earning potential.<p>Like most HGTV addicts, I caught the home renovation bug …

How Big Is the Average Person's Retirement Account?

New data from Fidelity Investments shows that balances are growing in Americans' 401(k) plans and IRAs.<p>Comparing your savings to those of your peers …

Retirement

How to write the perfect cover letter, according to experts

Cover letters might seem quaint in an era when you're almost always applying for jobs online — and the first reader of your application may be a …

Employment

Become a Social Media Influencer in 10 Simple Steps | Inc.com

<i>How can you be a social media influencer? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Magdalena Urbaniak, works at Brand24, on Quora:</b><p>In order to become a social media influencer, I've crafted a …

Public Relations

Should I Buy or Lease a Car?

Do you know all the pros and cons of each option?<p>There are several factors to consider when deciding to buy or lease a car, as both options have …

Personal Finance

5 secrets of people who spend way less than they earn

If you want to get rich, or at least enjoy some financial security, you have a few options. One: Win the lottery (a bad bet). Two: Inherit a lot of …

Personal Finance

14 Best Money-Making Apps for Earning Passive Income

1. The Ibotta App: Pays You for Taking a Picture of Your Receipts<p>Tina Russell/The Penny Hoarder<p>Yeah, did you know you can get paid cash back just for taking a picture of your receipt? Well, basically.<p>Here’s how it works:<p><b>Sign up for Ibotta here (you just need a name and email address to …

Personal Finance

Be the Most Persuasive Person in the Room: 9 Things Highly Influential People Always Do, According to Science | Inc.com

Every successful person I know is extremely good at persuading other people. Not manipulating or pressuring, but genuinely <i>persuading</i>: Describing the logic and benefits of an idea to gain agreement.<p>When you think of it that way, everyone needs to harness the power of persuasion: to convince other …

Self-improvement

A Narcissist at Work Can Kill Your Confidence. Here Are 8 Ways to Save Your Career | Inc.com

Gaslighting is a manipulation tactic narcissists, abusers, and other aggressive people use to control others. It's devastating in that, slowly, it makes you doubt your ability to think and judge for yourself, stealing away your confidence. That low self-esteem directly affects your career, making …

Self-help

50 Books Recommended by This Year's TED Speakers | Inc.com

<i>Thank You for Being Late</i> by Thomas L. Friedman; recommended by World Bank president Jim Yong Kim and Martin Ford. Amazon calls it "a field guide to the 21st century."<p><i>Success Through Stillness</i> by Russell Simmons and Chris Morrow and; recommended by Serena Williams. The hip-hop mogul on</i> …

Books

30 Books You Should Read at Least Once in Your Lifetime

There’s nothing quite as satisfying as settling down with an exhilarating new read on a rare day off. But while we’re always on the hunt for brand new books to binge-read, there are certain literary staples that every bibliophile should read at least *once* in their lifetime — plus, it doesn’t hurt …

Books

5 Daily Choices the Smartest People Make | Inc.com

According to multiple sources, the average number of decisions an adult makes each day is about 35,000. Some are smart, others ... well, lets just keep things on a positive note and say it's the smart decisions you make every day that will lead to success.<p>Speaking of, there are countless …

Self-improvement

It's Not How Well You Invest, It's How Long

"Time is on my side, yes it is."- Rolling Stones<p>With the market near all-time highs, it's tough for some investors, especially new investors, to put …

Investing

What Percentage of Your Income Should You Save Each Month?

How Much Money Should You Save Each Month?<p>How to Save for Your Financial Goals Successfully<p>Updated June 26, 2017<p>How much money should you save every …

8 Tiny Changes to Make Your Life 10 Times More Enjoyable

Don't underestimate the cumulative power of small, steady changes in your daily routines.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I think we are all open to making changes in our lives that make us happier and more successful, but few of us follow-through because committing to …

Happiness

10 Podcasts That Will Make You Smarter | Inc.com

Hate your commute? Struggle to motivate yourself to hit the treadmill? Perhaps both these problems (and many more) have the same solution. Why not turn these odds and ends of unpleasant time into opportunities to learn by popping on a podcast? That's how many luminaries like Bill Gates manage to …

Self-improvement

Don't Aim for Work-Life Balance, Do This Instead | Inc.com

If you're in the American workforce today as an employee, business owner or entrepreneur, it's almost impossible not to hear about work-life balance. Just Google the phrase and you get more than 113 million search results. This is a big topic that concerns a lot of us.<p>But I actually prefer to think …

Work-life Balance

The biggest health threat facing middle-aged men is loneliness

Two weeks ago, I took an epic trip to Salt Lake City with four of my old college friends to watch the Northwestern University men's basketball team play in the NCAA Tournament for the first time in history.<p>As we were saying our goodbyes before heading to the airport, my friend Josh said, "So, we'll …

Psychology

Today's Workout 18: The plank-only circuit for a concrete core

It's time to target your core and build solid strength in your center. The good news? You only need to know one basic exercise that we're pretty sure …

'I feel duped': Why bank employees with impressive but misleading titles could cost you big time

Mike Black says he feels "completely betrayed" after trusting RBC Dominion Securities employees with impressive-sounding titles to manage his life …

Finance

Kids Who Do Chores Are More Successful Adults | Inc.com

Want your kids to grow up to be successful? Make them do chores. When they balk (and trust me: they will probably balk), you can tell them that scientific research supports you.<p>It sounds great, and it's true--but there is a catch. (We'll get to that in a minute.) For now, the science.<p>In the Harvard …

Kids

25 Things About Life I Wish I Had Known 10 Years Ago

This curated column is authored by Darius Foroux, Founder ofThe post 25 Things About Life I Wish I Had Known 10 Years Ago appeared first on iamwire.

Self-improvement

30 Behaviors That Will Make You UNSTOPPABLE

This curated column is authored by leadership & startup consultant Benjamin Hardy AThe post 30 Behaviors That Will Make You UNSTOPPABLE appeared …

Motivation

The 50 Best Books for 11- and 12-Year-Olds

Eleven and twelve is a time of big change for kids, both emotionally and physically. Which is why reading coming-of-age books becomes very relevant …

Books

11 Daily Habits of Exceptionally Successful People | Inc.com

Succeeding in business and in life obviously requires mastering a set of skills that will produce extraordinary results, says conventional wisdom.<p>None of them, unfortunately, come from reading books or articles such as this one, but it's certainly a good start.<p>The real success factor comes from the …

Self-improvement