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Stop The Costly 'Summer Slide.' Turn Your Kid Into A Summer Entrepreneur

There is actually a condition affecting school children called the “summer slide,” which the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) describes as, “a term that suggests a playful amusement park attraction but actually describes a grim reality. The phenomenon was studied …

Kids

This May Be The Most Boring--And The Most Useful--Article You Read All Day | Inc.com

As an entrepreneur, you might be tempted to jam-pack your schedule you're doing something productive every minute of the day. But one activity you might not have considered making more room for: boredom<p>According to recent studies, boredom is a productive, regulatory state. It warns us that we are …

Creativity

3 Exercises That Build Mental Strength In Just 5 Minutes A Day

Whether you’re tempted to give in to that craving for a cupcake, or you’re about to give up on your goals, perseverance isn’t easy. But before you blame your lack of God-given willpower and before you make an excuse for your less than stellar performance, consider this; it only takes a few minutes …

Self-help

People Who Learn 10 Times Faster Know These 5 Techniques

Have you ever sat down and tried to read for work or school and wondered if there was a way that you could learn the material faster and not forget …

Self-improvement

This Study Reveals The 5 Biggest Regrets People Have Before They Die

Do you have any regrets? Most people do. But it appears our regrets gain a lot of weight as we approach the end of our lives. For many years, Bronnie …

A minimalist explains how a psychological trick called 'the beginner's mind' could make your life easier

A lot of joy could be found with the same practice.<p>And it is simple: practice seeing life with a beginner's mind.<p>I'm stealing this of course from Zen Buddhism's shoshin and Shunryu Suzuki's "Zen Mind Beginner's Mind," and I've written about it numerous times. But it's more fundamental than most …

Meditation

The Surprising Creativity Killer We All Want More Of | Inc.com

Sometimes pursuing it can be exhausting.<p>What is it?<p>Happiness.<p>There are countless articles here at Inc. offering you advice on how to be happier and creative. Because, as we all know, creativity is essential if you want to grow your business and be successful.<p>But is happiness really all its cracked …

Creativity

Frequent Flier Miles Are Kaput—The Game's About Credit Cards Now

Oh, Thanksgiving: A time for turkey, a time for uncomfortable political discussions, a time for the most nightmarish airplane trips imaginable. …

How your brain tricks you into believing you’re the reasonable one

It’s so natural to ignore everything we disagree with<p>Few people saw Donald Trump’s victory coming, including Donald Trump. There are easy culprits to blame for the surprise win (skewed polls and fake news come to mind), but the biggest enemy might be our own egos. It’s natural to ignore everything …

Best air-purifying houseplants, according to NASA

NASA recommends one air-purifying plant for every 100 square feet of space<p>While architects are raving about the benefits of plant-covered facades, you don’t need to entirely mask your building with greenery in order to get the same benefits. Starting in the 1980s, NASA scientists began to study the …

6 Cognitive Biases That Are Messing Up Your Decision Making | Inc.com

Over millions of years of evolution you'd think your brain would have gotten pretty good at thinking. But the truth is natural selection hasn't been nudging our brains to be ever more rational. It's been nudging them to keep us alive. Those aren't always the same thing.<p>If our brains were bad at …

Critical Thinking

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A travel hacker with 45 credit cards reveals his tricks for maximizing airline miles, points, and rewards

<b>The INSIDER Summary:</b><p><b>• Daniel Gillaspia is a pro at managing airline miles, points, and rewards.<br>• He recommends using many credit cards carefully.<br>• Flying out of airline hubs and using companion passes also saves time and money.</b><p>When Daniel Gillaspia isn't working as a full-time attorney in Houston, …

The Most Impressive Thing About All 50 States

Every state in the Union has something to boast about. From their famous food to historic achievements, here are some of our favorites.<p>1. ALABAMA<p>The</i> …

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20 Bucket List Trips to Take In Your 20s

Your 20s are usually when you get started out in your career, so it's easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of everyday life. But if you can …

Dangerous cities you should never tour alone

Many people are leaving their homes and embarking on new exciting adventures. Solo traveling seems to be the new big thing (<i>Most Incredible Trips for Solo Travelers</i>). While this sounds like fun, it’s important to take precaution and research your travel destination before you head there.<p>Some places …

This small trick can save you serious cash on flights

Sometimes, the trick to finding the best flight price isn't just the time that you book your trip, but also where you're booking from.<p>A ticket's "point of sale," or the location where it's being purchased from, can affect its pricing.<p>When you're looking at flights online, there's a trick that you …

The world's 30 greatest trips right now

• Share<br>• Post on facebook wall<br>• Share on twitter<br>• Share via Email<br>• Pin to Pinterest<br>• Share on Google Plus<p>Discovery is what travel is all about. And nothing …

There's a lake on top of the ocean

Lake Sørvágsvatn is in the Danish Faroe Islands, and looks as though it's floating on top of the Atlantic Ocean.<p><i>Story and editing by Jeremy Dreyfuss, footage courtes</i> <i>y of ParagonSkies.</i><p><b>Follow INSIDER Travel</b> on Facebook <b><br>Follow INSIDER</b> on YouTube

The No-Fail Guide to Finding the Coolest Hotel in Any City

Los Angeles–based makeup artist Jillian Dempsey has been to Paris, London, New York City, and Beijing—and that was just in one month. "I spend more time in the air than on solid ground, so I've learned a lot about finding a great hotel," says Dempsey. I asked her to share her four best tips for …

Guy uses frequent-flier strategy to take $30,000 trip around the world

David F.<p>David Friedeberg is an entrepreneur who figured out how to use the rewards miles he accumulated through traveling and credit-card purchases to book an incredible trip — one that took him almost a year to complete.<p>Friedeberg traveled first class on airlines like Qatar Airways, Cathay …

Best Sandwiches in Philadelphia

Philadelphia is a serious sandwich town with legendary take-out shops, venerable deli counters and ambitious new spots scattered all over the city. …

19 Realistic Ways To Actually Work Travel Into Your Life

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New York City

The 10 Most Romantic Small Towns in Italy

When it comes to setting the mood, Italy has so much more to offer than serenades along the canals of Venice. In fact, some of its most dreamy holiday destinations are little-known towns and villages, from low-key Sicilian seaside escapes to medieval hamlets in the Umbrian countryside. This roundup …

Italy

5 Adventures For Your 2016 Bucket List

<i>Photos by Goats on the Road</i><p>With the first month of 2016 in the books, there’s no better time than now to get this year’s bucket list organized. …

Is This the Most Romantic Restaurant in the World?

Grotta Palazzese has drawn praise for its atmosphere and beauty, but some visitors say the food was overpriced and lacked flavor. Traveler readers suggest where spend Valentine's Day instead.<p>Objectively speaking, the Grotta Palazzese in Puglia, Italy, is sweeping with romance: Tucked inside a …

The 10 worst days to fly in 2016

This week we revealed how being clever with your annual leave could turn 23 days off into 53 - but there are 10 dates this year on which you should avoid travelling altogether.<p>That is according to Flight Centre, a travel comparison website, which has analysed flight data over the whole of 2016 to …

The Best Tips for Finding Cheap Airfare With Google Flights

Google Flights is a solid tool for booking travel. You’re probably already familiar with its basic functions, like finding the best price for flights …

Google Flights

24 cities every music lover should experience before they die

Thanks to their rich musical history, many of these cities have become hubs for music lovers to explore.<p>From the US and Canada to Europe and South America, here are 24 cities every music lover should add to their bucket list.