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Trump and GOP lawmakers are making it easier for auto dealers to racially discriminate

Senate Republicans have voted to allow car dealers to discriminate against black and Latino customers.<p>Maybe I could have phrased that more delicately so as not to bruise sensitive conservative feelings. But why bother?<p>In voting last week to repeal an Obama-era guideline from the Consumer Financial …

I've studied happiness for years — here are the 12 best pieces of advice I'm giving my daughter

"Drift" is the decision we make by not deciding, or by making a decision that unleashes consequences for which we don't take responsibility.<p>You go to medical school because both your parents are doctors. You get married because all your friends are getting married. You take a job because someone …

With a library of 500,000 movies and shows, SelectTV puts Netflix to shame

popsci shop<p>Get one year of service for just $19 and receive a free HDTV antenna.<p>Neither Netflix nor Hulu can claim to be the biggest entertainment library on the web. That accolade goes to SelectTV by FreeCast, an awesome cable-cutting platform that costs less than a coffee per month. You can get …

How to speed up your internet and stop your ISP tracking you

Your entire DNS browsing history can be recorded by your ISP, and will soon be sold to anyone who wants it.<p>DNS is what sends you to the correct site when you browse the internet, but it is also non-encrypted, and reveals your entire browsing history. Your browser’s private mode does nothing, and …

How to purge all your search histories

Asking for a friend...<p>Every time you run a search online, the websites where you maintain an account can record that information. This data—collected and stored by search engines like Google, social media networks like Facebook, and retail giants like Amazon—won't disappear when you erase your …

Social Media

How to Position Yourself as an Expert Even If Nobody Has Heard of You

You don't need fancy credentials to prove you're worth hiring.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Launching a new business can be a daunting task and entrepreneurs need to be creative with how they stand out in their market.<p>Many entrepreneurs feel they need credentials, …

Do Just 1 Thing Differently to Learn Faster and Remember Longer: No Extra Time, Effort, or Technology Required

You don't even have to change the manner in which you study or practice. You only have to do this.<p>Even though many people feel that success is all about whom you know, success is almost always based on <i>what</i> you know. That's why so many people want to learn faster, retain more information, and …

21 Books to Help You Get Ahead in Business and Life

Successful people are readers because being at the top of your game involves perpetually working on self-improvement.<p>Successful people are readers. For one thing, people at the top of their game are typically big into self-improvement. Not only that, research has shown people who read books …

How You Can Deduct That New Car -- up to 100 Percent! -- on Your 2017 Tax Returns

The Trump tax plan offers deductions for SUVs, trucks and passenger cars.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As part of the new “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act," many entrepreneurs may not realize how much more they can deduct for 2017 new car purchases on their tax returns, due …

8 Things Highly Successful LinkedIn Users Do Right Everyday

There are unwritten rules of engagement on LinkedIn. Do you know what they are?<p>LinkedIn is currently the number one professional networking platform. With over 500 million profiles, it's also where hiring managers and recruiters go to find their next rockstar employee, freelancer, vendor, etc. The …

How to make $400,000 a year writing about what you love — according to someone who's doing it

After posting my blogging income report from last year (where I made $401,681 with my blogging side hustle), I've been getting a lot of reader questions about how much money can you actually make blogging? I think blogging is the perfect side hustle because you can do it in your own time, you can …

The Breathing Technique a Navy SEAL Uses to Stay Calm and Focused

Breathing is a unique process in the human body. Unlike, for example, digestion, breathing has both an involuntary control mechanism as well as …

11 of the best Google Chrome extensions to make your life easier

Chrome's web store is full of little digital gadgets to help make your web browsing simpler, more productive, and more enjoyable. Here are our top …

I Went From $4k to $8k Per Month in Writing Income with These Essential Skills

When I decided I wanted to become a full-time freelance writer, I was honest with myself about which industries and skills would earn me decent money.<p>…

Marketing

The key to Leonardo da Vinci's genius is a practice that anyone can learn

In late 2017, <i>Salvator Mundi</i>, one of Leonardo da Vinci's paintings, sold for $450.3 million.<p>For a child born out of wedlock in the 15th century, that's quite an accomplishment. And yet, many would argue that this isn't even close to being his greatest contribution to humanity.<p>When the word</i> …

How to get a world-class education for free on the internet

As crucial as a university degree has become for working in the modern economy, it is not the only route forward into a wildly lucrative and satisfying career—just ask famous dropouts Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey, Michael Dell, Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg.<p>In the future, a single bachelor’s degree in a …

Learning

How to embrace your awkwardness and feel better

If you hate awkwardness, an author who studies the uncomfortable feelings shares some advice and a few words of comfort.<p>You’re going about your life when it suddenly happens: A humiliating memory from your past pops into your head, making you wince. It’s a cringe attack!<p>It’s been more than a …

13 Words You Should Never Use When Replying to a Customer

It takes a lot for a customer to be willing to interact with a company. People brush by thousands of brands—from restaurants to online tools—on a …

11 Books That'll Change Your Life For the Better

Sometimes all we need to help place us on the right path in life is a well-written book with advice from an expert. Reading in general can help with …

Books

This is the real reason many Americans stay poor

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org. It is part of a partnership between Next Avenue and Chasing the Dream, a public media …

This Amazingly Simple Technique Lets You Learn Anything in 5 Minutes and Remember It Forever | Inc.com

If you're struggling to master a complex topic, a new language, or anything else that seems to strain your brain, Michael Nielsen has a suggestion for you: Try flashcards. Nielsen is a scientist and a research fellow at Y Combinator, and he's written books on such brain-straining topics as quantum …

The 4 Types of Problem-Solvers (and Why Knowing Which One You Are Will Make You More Successful)

There is more to motivation than ambition and work ethic. Learn how to recognize and maximize key drivers for business success.<p>Entrepreneurs are typically highly motivated individuals. Driven and ambitious, they see the reward in taking less predictable approaches and embracing routines that stray …

How to Start an Online Business in 10 Simple Steps

Updated July 20, 2017<p>Eager to start an online business or start a new blog, but not sure where to start? With improving technology, including …

Small Business

Want to Increase Your Presence? Start by Telling One of These Stories | Inc.com

Leading business schools, from Stanford to Wharton, teach storytelling as a business communication strategy. The ability to tell an engaging, compelling, and persuasive story is a hallmark of effective leadership and executive presence.<p>Stories are a powerful way for leaders to engage customers, …

Leadership

You might want to turn yourself into an LLC under the Republican tax plan

There has been an a lot of discussion about how, under the Republican tax plan, highly paid professionals will want to turn themselves into LLCs in order to take advantage of special cuts for business owners. This week, the Tax Policy Center produced the clearest analysis I've seen yet …

How self-made millionaires get rich working for others

If you never thought that you could become a millionaire by working for someone else, think again.<p>Tom Corley, the author of "Rich Habits," explains what executives do to set themselves apart.<p><i>Following is a transcript of the video.</i><p><b>Tom Corley:</b> There are really three groups of millionaires.<p>Hi, this is …

How one of the richest dynasties in American history lost its fortune

Cornelius Vanderbilt might have been the greatest capitalist in history.<p>When he was just 16, in 1810, Cornelius borrowed US$100 from his mother. Using that money, he went on to build a fortune of around US$100 million. That would be worth over US$200 billion today. And it was roughly equivalent to …

The impact of self-learning software now and in the foreseeable future

We’ve spent so long wringing our hands and worrying about artificial and virtual intelligence that we forgot to roll out the welcome mat when they finally arrived.<p>Now, when major tech companies give their annual keynotes, they can’t help but pepper the narrative with phrases like “machine …

How to Find More Meaning in Your Life With Photography

Dear friend,If you’re feeling a bit lost with your photography or life– here are some heart-to-heart advice:1. Why is photography useful?ERIC KIM EYE …

7 Signs That You’re More Attractive Than You Believe

You’re an attractive person!. Self-confidence is incredibly important especially when you’re looking to win over the attention of other people. …