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Science Says This Technique Can Help You Raise Calmer, More Resilient Kids | Inc.com

My eighth grader is back to the books after a week of pneumonia-induced absence. With each missed school day came another layer of overwhelm at the thought of making up all that work.<p>He'd finish a coughing jag and immediately ask me if any teachers had emailed assignments, even though he didn't …

Mindfulness

The 5 secrets to becoming a Super Attractor

<i>When was the last time you thought about what you</i> really <i>wanted? I’m not talking about a matcha latte or new leggings (don’t get me wrong, those are</i> …

How to View Uranus Without a Telescope as It Nears Earth Tonight

Sky-gazers will have a good chance of seeing the icy planet Uranus from just 1.7 billion miles away Thursday night — without the help of a …

The 1 Secret Brain Exercise That Will Help You Achieve All Your Goals | Inc.com

There's a funny truth in the business world: hard work does not equate to success. If you've believed in this supposed connection for any length of time, you may find it unbelievable that there is in fact no direct cause-and-effect relationship between those two things.<p>So, if you can't draw a …

Self-improvement

You Can Become Highly Productive If You Start Keeping a 'Defensible Calendar' | Inc.com

Most executives I work with who struggle with productivity complain that their schedules are overloaded and they can't "find" the time to work on their key priorities. They show me calendars which are full of meetings and phone calls scattered across the day.<p>While I have infinite understanding, I …

Time Management

This Email From Elon Musk to Tesla Employees Describes What Great Communication Looks Like | Inc.com

Throughout the years, billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk has demonstrated the art of masterful communication.<p>The following is a perfect example: It's a copy of a previously unpublished email Musk sent to Tesla employees a few years ago. Sent with the subject line "Communication Within Tesla," it …

Tesla

6 Simple Strategies to Instantly Reduce Stress and Anxiety | Inc.com

Whether we like it or not, the demands of modern society generate stress and anxiety. The jobs we work and the material wealth we value make significant demands on our time and energy--both of which have an impact on our emotional state. And since most people experience stress and anxiety in some …

Mindfulness

9 tricks highly successful people use to get things done

But that's usually easier said that done.<p>So how can we go about achieving what we set out to achieve?<p>For starters, it helps to look at some real world examples of highly successful people who've employed tricks and strategies to help conquer their own goals.<p>Here are nine tricks that incredibly …

Bill Gates

I've adopted a '2-hour rule' based on the habit that led Einstein, Darwin, and Nietzsche to brilliance — and it's had the highest ROI of anything I've done

Albert Einstein was 16 years old when he first flirted with the idea of special relativity.<p>He was a daydreamer. The pioneering theory that lead him to establish the foundation of modern physics was actually envisioned in one of his many famous thought experiments.<p>He wondered, specifically, what …

Creativity

In 2 Minutes, the Secretary of Defense Showed the Difference Between True Leadership and Just Being the Boss | Inc.com

<i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>When corporate types use military terminology, it slips past the pathetic and into the risible.<p>When executives talk about killing the competition, fighting in the trenches and running things up …

Leadership

5 essential tips to sell anything to anyone, according to a 'Shark Tank' Shark

Most people don't realize how important selling is — unless your paycheck depends on it!<p>Every time I mention selling, I always hear, "It's not for me", "You have to have knack for sales", or ;"I just can't do sales" — but this can't be farther from the truth.<p>Salespeople aren't the only ones selling …

You Don't Control The Outcomes Of Your Life, Principles Do. | Inc.com

You don't control the outcomes of your life.<p>You don't control how other people will respond to you.<p>You don't control your health.<p>You don't control how much money you make.<p>Principles control these things.<p>Said Dr. Stephen R. Covey, "We control our actions, but the consequences that flow from those …

Self-improvement

This Matrix Helps Growing Teams Make Great Decisions

As CTO of Flatiron Health, Gil Shklarski has had to keep a rapidly-growing technical team aligned through many tough decisions. This is the framework …

Management

11 Strategies to Develop an Unshakeable Belief in Yourself

Success requires that you believe in yourself 110 percent, 25 hours of every day. For some, this belief comes naturally. For others, it must be …

You Can Reprogram Yourself to Be a Positive Person and You Should

Rational optimists are much more in touch with reality than chronic pessimists.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The end of a relationship or the failure of your business can make you feel negative. <i>Life</i> can make you feel negative. We all have to persevere through …

Intercepted communications appear to contradict Jeff Sessions' claims about his conversations with Russian ambassador

The officials' assessment was based on communications between Kislyak and Moscow that were intercepted by US spy agencies.<p>Since it emerged in March that Sessions, a prominent Trump campaign surrogate, had failed to disclose his contacts with the Russian ambassador, he consistently said he did not …

The 1-Hour Weekend Activity That Will Totally Change Your Week | Inc.com

The weekends are a time for relaxation and rejuvenation before another workweek starts. Taking time away from work helps with creativity, your mental health, and various other aspects of your well-being.<p>The weekends are also the time that high achievers and peak performers use to ensure growth and …

Productivity

This CEO's Viral Email Is a Master Class in Great Leadership | Inc.com

Discussing mental health at work just got a little less taboo.<p>It's all thanks to a conversation sparked by an email one CEO wrote that went viral. <i>Washington Post</i> called it the "mental health email shared 'round the world."<p>In case you missed it, here's how it all went down.<p>Olark developer Madalyn …

Mental Health

These are the top 5 books you must read to be successful

I post about a lot of books. Most people don’t have the time to read them all, so here are a few of my must-reads.<p><b>1.</b> <i>Influence</i><p>What is it?<p>Most consider …

An entrepreneur with an 8-figure net worth shares the biggest lesson he's learned about earning money

While impressive, Altucher went on to explain that he's learned the number in his bank account is no excuse to stop actively evolving and growing as a person.<p>"At worst, money can make you think that your job is done as a human," said Altucher, who is the author of more than a dozen books, including …

How to Inspire a Group of People to Do the Impossible | Inc.com

It was Andrew Carnegie who said, "Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision, the ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results."<p>When you want to motivate people to do amazing …

Motivation

Why Bad Ideas Are The Key To Being More Creative | Inc.com

Growing up, we're all taught to follow the rules. Wait your turn in line. Fill in the bubble of the right answer. Eat your dessert last. Tie your shoes and tuck your shirt in. Don't ask stupid questions. We're rewarded for caution and deliberation, punished for coloring outside the lines.<p>Over time, …

Creativity

Chill Out: Guided Meditations for Every Part of Your Day

If you feel like you can stand to become more centered and relaxed throughout your day, then take a look at the guided meditations free on YouTube – …

US F-15E shoots down 'hostile' predator-like drone in Syria

A U.S. aircraft shot down an unidentified drone deemed hostile toward coalition forces in At Tanf, Syria, a spokesman for Operation Inherent Resolve said Thursday.<p>The drone, similar in size to a U.S. MQ-1 Predator, was suspected to be "pro-regime" and was shot down Thursday by an F-15E Strike Eagle.<p>…

8 Rules Successful People Live By to Make Their Time Well Spent

<b>Always</b> short on time and behind on tasks? Is your productivity getting affected since there are only 24 hours in a day? Then what you need are …

Time Management

5 Inspiring TED Talks That Will Free You to Be Happy and Successful

What’s the secret to happiness and achievement? Sometimes it’s not so much what you do as what you stop doing. That’s the lesson behind some of the …

The 50-Year-Old Business Book You Need to Read (or Reread) Right Now | Inc.com

There aren't a lot of business books from a half-century ago that have stood the test of time, but Peter Drucker's <i>The Effective Executive</i> (Harper Business), now available in a spiffy new 50th Anniversary edition, is one of the select few. In 1967, back before Millennials were a gleam in their …

Management

The Pomodoro Technique Is the Productivity Hack Designed to Halt Procrastination

Ever heard the word "pomodoro"? Yes, it's the Italian word for "tomato," and it's also a style of pasta sauce. If you're a big fan of life hacks, …

10 Business Ideas to Make Easy Money and Change the World

If problems are opportunities to sell solutions, this world is very rich with opportunities.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Up-and-coming generations have become increasingly conscious of world issues and they are motivated to make a difference. From being better …

No Twee Here: A Tiny Home For the Pickiest Modern Design Fan

A lot of the tiny houses out there are very, very <i>cute</i>—sweet little peaked roof, petite double-hung windows, teeny tiny front porch. So what if you're …