Utaka Springer

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How to Give Employees Structure Without Stifling Them

Leaders know they need to give people room to be their best, to pursue unconventional ideas, and to make smart decisions in the moment. It’s been said so often that it’s a cliché. But here’s the problem: Executives have trouble resolving the tension between employee empowerment and operational …

Management

5 Things to Do the Moment a Loved One Passes Away

You might not be thinking about the practical tasks that need to be accomplished as soon as possible, but these steps are critical to safeguard an …

Retirement

Bill Gates Thinks These 6 Innovations Could Change the World

When Johann Gutenberg invented the printing press, he changed the course of history. You could say the same about Thomas Edison’s light bulb, Jonas …

Artificial Intelligence

A new Monsanto-backed company is on the verge of producing the first fruit made with a blockbuster gene-editing tool that could revolutionize agriculture

In a move aimed at securing a place in the rapidly evolving food technology scene, the agricultural giant Monsanto has invested $125 million in a gene-editing startup called Pairwise.<p>The alliance could tee up Monsanto, long known for its controversial dealings with farmers and its role in …

Genetics

What is a project manager responsible for? Here's everything you need to know

In the next few years, you may find yourself either working with a project manager, or taking on a role in this growing field. This quick guide will …

Project Management

Darpa Wants to Build an Image Search Engine out of DNA

Most people use Google's search-by-image feature to either look for copyright infringement, or for shopping. See some shoes you like on a frenemy's …

Startup Wants to Sell Your DNA for Cryptocurrency

EncrypGen wants to help people sell their genetic code for cryptocurrency. Cryptocurrency fans have already given it $3 million.<p>If you’re broke with …

A portfolio manager who has crushed his peers for the past half-decade identifies one stock every long-term investor should own

Every long-term investor should own some Amazon shares, according to T. Rowe Price's David Eiswert.<p>Eiswert manages the firm's $950 million Global Stock Fund.<p>Amazon's stock, along with others picked by his team, has helped Eiswert's fund outperform its MSCI benchmark over the past one, three, and …

Investing

Stanford analyzed 292 retirement strategies, says this one is best

When you're ready to retire, how can you be sure you'll have enough money to last? And what's the best way to withdraw your savings over the …

9 Terrible Habits You Need to Stop Immediately

Author Tim Ferriss suggests some common bad habits you should definitely add to your not-to-do-list.<p>Perhaps you’ve heard of a “not-to-do list.” CEOs …

Country Lifestyle

Is everything you think you know about depression wrong?

In this extract from his new book, Johann Hari, who took antidepressants for 13 years, calls for a new approach<p>• Johann Hari Q&A: ‘I was afraid to dismantle the story about depression and anxiety’<p>In the 1970s, a truth was accidentally discovered about depression – one that was quickly swept aside, …

Depression

Scientists Discover an Entirely New Biological System That Regulates Body Fat

Independent of diet and exercise.<p>New research has identified a mechanism in the body that appears to act as a kind of internal bathroom scale, …

Diabetes

Top 6 Things No One Tells You About Retiring

To make your retirement years truly golden, understand what may be coming your way.<p>Many of us look forward to retirement as the reward for a lifetime …

[Podcast] #62: Alex Rucshner – Navy Veteran, Keys to Progress

On Borne the Battle, we like to spotlight Veterans with valuable experiences, important insights, and powerful stories. This week we talk to Alex …

Military

This Brilliant Strategy Used by Warren Buffett Will Help You Prioritize Your Time | Inc.com

With more than $70 billion to his name and majority ownership of 70+ companies through his holding company Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett has proved he knows a thing or two about prioritizing important work.<p>But this level of focus doesn't come naturally. For most of us, we fall into choice …

Time Management

Are migraines a self-defense mechanism?

An emerging theory suggests that migraine attacks might be the brain's self-protective response to oxidative stress, which is a cellular process tied …

Blockchain Will Change Health Care (for the Better) | Inc.com

Bitcoin, the leading cryptocurrency of the digital age, has captured the attention of the general public primarily because of the dramatic rise in its value. What most people do not realize is that Bitcoin's rapid growth has demonstrated the value of "blockchain technology." This new technology can …

Blockchain

Maslow’s hierarchy of needs is the source of our self-obsession

Whether you know it or not, a powerful cult is recruiting you. Cults display unwarranted admiration for a person or thing, and this one has chosen an especially irresistible figurehead: you.<p>The Cult of Self lulls us into believing that we’re better than others, that our needs matter more, and that …

Inexpensive or Free Homemade Soap Molds

Many of the ingredients to make soap can be found locally or at the grocery store, and even more can be ordered online for quick delivery.<p>But let’s …

15 things you can do today to become rich in the future

<i>"The greatest reward in becoming a millionaire is not the amount of money that you earn. It is the kind of person that you have to become to become a millionaire."  — Jim Rohn</i><p>Most people wish their circumstances would magically change for them. They don't have the desire to become better themselves …

Self-improvement

Is Health Care a Right?

It’s a question that divides Americans, including those from my home town. But it’s possible to find common ground.<p>Is health care a right? The United States remains the only developed country in the world unable to come to agreement on an answer. Earlier this year, I was visiting Athens, Ohio, the …

Here’s how to become more self-aware — and more successful — at work and in life

Are you a good worker? How do you sound when you talk at meetings? And how much would your coworkers agree if they heard your answers to those first …

Self-help

Gift-Giving Showdown: Gift Cards vs. Actual Gifts

If you think it’s too early to celebrate the start of the Christmas Creep, think again. Sure, it’s not even the first week of October, but September …

This 17-Second Rule Will Make You More Productive (and Happy) | Inc.com

Everyone experiences stretches of life, whether a few days or many years, when the down moments are more frequent than the good. These periods of time can rob you of your passion, energy, and ultimately your vision. Most people find it easier to hold on to a bad mood rather than to shift their …

Happiness

8 Things the 1% Do That the 99% Doesn't | Inc.com

Success is not a coincidence. It is achieved on purpose.<p>The difference between what makes some people successful and others not successful is that the highly accomplished have learned to do what the majority of people do not.<p>Let's look at the 8 top things they do that set them apart from all the …

Self-improvement

Quick Ways to Recall Things You've Forgotten So You Don't End Up Like Jeff Sessions

Some things are tough to remember: where you parked, your entire middle school years, and, of course, whether you had conversations with Russian …

Now five men own almost as much wealth as half of the world’s population

While Americans fixate on Trump, the super-rich are absconding with the fruits of our labor<p>Last year it was eight men, then down to six, and now almost five.<p>While Americans fixate on Trump, the super-rich are absconding with our wealth, and the plague of inequality continues to grow. An analysis of …

Bill Gates

Why Adolescence Lasts Forever

A new book explores the dynamics of popularity, and the ways our high-school selves stay with us far beyond the teenage years.<p>In August of 2001, Mitch Prinstein, a psychology professor who had just been hired at Yale University, offered his first class at the school: a course he had developed about …

Psychology

Next Time You Need to Make a Point, Use Your Left Hand

It's all about metaphors.<p>Gesturing is often something we poke fun at for being theatrical and distracting. But a study suggests that not only is …

Psychology