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25 Tiny Changes That Will Make You a Happier Person | Inc.com

Most of us spend over half our waking days at work. And too many of us consider it a necessary sacrifice, something we're required to do to provide for ourselves and our families and make it possible to enjoy the time we have for ourselves.<p>That attitude needs a rethink.<p>What if the workplace could …

Happiness

10 Reasons Why You Haven't Fulfilled Your Potential | Inc.com

You're frustrated that you aren't where you think you should be in life. With your career, your family, and your bank account--and you can't put your finger on the problem. You just want to be happy.<p>Here's the brutal reality you need to confront. The problem is you. You have to get out of your own …

Motivation

This 5-Step Method Will Tell You If Your Product Solves a Real Human Need | Inc.com

Design has quickly evolved from an aesthetic choice to becoming a revolutionary way to differentiate companies. Design thinking is now a proven approach to solving problems and producing innovations with a wide range of entrepreneurs and product creators. But it's not a slam dunk. The risk is that …

Design

11 new trailers you should watch this week

11 new trailers to watch this weekend<p>I love movies that take place in pretty much a single location. There's something really wonderful about watching a director make use of a limited space and budget and creating a compelling world out of something far more limited than what you see in a typical …

Entertainment

Netflix’s 'Death Note' is Almost Finished and Ready to Air in 2018

Netflix’s long-awaited live-action <i>Death Note</i> is in the final stages of editing, according to director Adam Wingard. The highly anticipated project is …

Entertainment

Exclusive Performance: Carla Bruni-Sarkozy sings Little French Songs | NET-A-PORTER.COM

Delicate Paper Calligraphy Showcases a Cheerful Alphabet

Find your paper-cut initials in Sabeena Karnik’s delicate typeface and calligraphy pieces.<p>For the last 10 years, Sabeena Karnik has worked in the paper medium, pushing its boundaries and experimenting with its different capacities and styles. It wasn’t until a few years ago that the artist stumbled …

Calligraphy

China's first vertical forest is rising in Nanjing

Stefano Boeri Architetti is bringing the vertical forest concept popularized in Milan to Nanjing, China with the Nanjing Towers. The two green towers …

5 Ways to Tell If Someone Is Untrustworthy | Inc.com

I'm going to ask you to trust me on this. It's a lesson I've learned the hard way, and it may be one of the most important ones I have to pass on.<p>It's been said that the only way to definitively tell if you can trust someone is to trust that person. While that may well be true, there are certainly …

Psychology

Expansion – Underwater Photography by Mallory Morrison

Dreamlike underwater photography of the series “Expansion” by Mallory Morrison.You may remember our article from 2016 about Mallory Morrison’s …

Photography

As His Wolverine Send-Off ‘Logan’ Looms, Hugh Jackman Reveals His Early Trouble With The Role

Hugh Jackman has done a bang-up job as cantankerous Canadian mutant Wolverine. So much so that it’s not unreasonable to imagine Jackman undergoing the painstaking effort to get an adamantium skeleton for the role BECAUSE HE BELIEVES IN THE CRAFT! As the Tony approved Aussie is on the cusp of going …

Comics

Want to Be Successful? Start Setting Embarrassingly Small Goals | Inc.com

Big goals sound sexy.<p>Take these for instance: <i>"My business is going to make $1 million this year,"</i> or <i>"we're going to grow our customer base by 40 percent,"</i> or even <i>"I'm going to launch three new products by year end."</i><p>All these aspirations seem great in theory, but they can actually do more harm for …

Small Business
Malcolm Gladwell

The Most Important Aspect of Emotional Intelligence That No One Talks About | Inc.com

I recently facilitated one of my monthly CEO Roundtable groups, and a member raised the topic of Emotional Intelligence (EI). My members all run multimillion-dollar businesses, and have high emotional intelligence. (By the way, "Emotional Quotient" and "Emotional Intelligence" are different. EQ …

Emotional Intelligence

31 Artists Who Transform Ordinary Paper Into Astonishing Works of Art

Paper is one of the great artistic chameleons. This easily accessible material that’s used in crafting incredible, gallery-worthy works of art is the same that contains crude sketchbook doodles never meant to see the light of day. It’s this fascinating dichotomy that entices creatives to experiment …

Art

Warner Bros. eyes Attack On Titan for American remake

Hajime Isayama‘s <i>Attack On Titan</i> jetted to the top of the anime and manga worlds by combining a razor-sharp premise—mobile, grappling-hook-equipped …

4 Things Companies Should Consider Before Hiring New Employees

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

Employment

7 Cozy Bedroom Ideas That Will Make You Want to Stay in Bed All Day

Learn how to make your bedroom cozy with these style tips and tricks<p>When the world—or even just Twitter—gets crazy, there's nothing like stepping away from it all and retreating to a cocoonlike bedroom that ensures quality hibernation. Interior designer Thomas Hamel is based in the sunny climes of …

The Museum Workout

"<i>Madame X,</i> meet Ladies in Sequined Dresses and Sneakers." —<i>The New Yorker</i><p>Part gallery tour, part dance performance, part workout, <i>The Museum Workout</i> …

Artist Uses Optical Illusions to Create Mind-Bending Room Installations

We’ve been fans of Peter Kogler’s psychedelic room installations since last year, when we he wowed us with his warped walls and trippy walkways. Now, the Austrian artist continues to bend time and space with a new series of impressively perplexing optical illusion rooms.<p>Using simple, intersecting …

Science Says This 1 Quality Matters Hugely for Success (and It's Not Your IQ) | Inc.com

Being smart only takes you so far in life. You probably know a person (or several) whose level of intelligence seems questionable, yet has managed to achieve a great deal success. That person is not an anomaly. According to a new paper from Dutch and American economists, success is correlated with …

Self-improvement

Five Essential Lessons I Learned In 20 Years Of Managing People

One longtime manager explains how he learned that you don’t actually need the best people.<p>Management guru Henry Mintzberg once observed, “The great myth is the manager as orchestra conductor. It’s this idea of standing on a pedestal and you wave your baton and accounting comes in, and you wave it …

Leadership

These Universities Are Training The World’s Top Coders

HackerRank tapped over 120 top universities around the world and had each of their best coders go head-to-head.<p>With early college admissions under way for many universities around the country, we got to thinking: Which colleges have the best coders in the world?<p>While there are academic rankings, …

College & University

The Best Streetwear Brands of 2016

What was your favorite?<p>With the trend-based nature of the streetwear, it is extremely difficult to remain relevant amidst the sea of brands throughout the year. As the changing temperaments of consumers dictates emerging trends, it forces labels to be dynamic while remaining true to its brand …

I've been a financial adviser for more than 20 years, and here are 4 of the biggest investment traps I see young clients fall into

Twenty years into my career as a financial adviser, I still love going to the office every day. I am blessed with a great team and a fantastic group of clients with whom I share many personal affinities. I find it particularly satisfying to help the young professionals — many of my favorite clients …

Retirement

Every geek movie we're excited about in 2017

Construction

Artists in residence: the best interior architects for one-off homes

<i>Three cutting-edge practices are blurring the boundaries of interior design and architecture to meet the growing demand for one-off homes</i>.<p><b>Michaelis Boyd</b><p><i>Friends and business partners Alex Michaelis, 51, and Tim Boyd, 57, co-founded their firm in 1995. Their projects stretch from Botswana to</i> …

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