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NASA hopes to send a probe to Alpha Centauri in 2069

If you thought NASA was playing the long game with its plan to put people on Mars in the 2030s, you haven't seen anything yet. <i>New Scientist</i> has learned that a team at the administration's Jet Propulsion Laboratory has started planning a mission that would send a spacecraft to the Alpha Centauri …

Space

Self-hosted email marketing software | Autoresponder software

• Periodic & recurring campaigns, campaign series, drip email campaigns, follow-up campaigns and more.<br>• Set up autoresponders and email triggers.<br>• Send …

Marketing

Why We No Longer Use arpReach as Auto-Responder

We were using Sendy as an autoresponder when my wife, Britt, found arpReach. She liked the product a lot since it could do things Sendy couldn’t (and …

Compensation

5 Books You Should Read If You Want To Write - Erin's Inside Job

As you already know from this year’s gift guide of personal development books, I read a lot this year. In addition to those books, I also read some …

Writing

What It Takes To Build An Innovative Business Model

Apart from having a strong foundation, there are certain traits that an entrepreneur should try to develop, like applying creativity and out-ofthe-box thinking.<p>4 min read<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Why is the US or Israel so innovative? Why a …

Innovation

9 things parents who raise successful kids have in common

When it comes to raising children, parents often seek advice from a variety of sources: family members, friends, experts, books, and more. Of course, every parent wants their kids to be happy and successful, but what's the magical secret?<p>Tina B. Tessina, Ph.D., a psychotherapist and author of "How …

Kids

Scientists Have an Experiment to See If the Human Mind Is Bound to the Physical World

Perhaps one of the most intriguing and interesting phenomena in quantum physics is what Einstein referred to as a “spooky action at a distance” — …

Quantum Physics

How to Use Emotion Coaching With Your Kids

Emotion coaching is one of the five main types of discipline that is based largely on Washington state's psychology researcher John Gottman. …

Self-help

Want To Prevent Neurodegenerative Disease? Science Says To Start Here

Neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's are on the rise in a big way; in fact, Dr. Lisa Mosconi, a neuroscientist and associate …

Neuroscience

First-time Startup Owners in 2018: 5 Must-Have Startup Kits That Nobody Tells You About

These startup kits cannot be purchased externally.<p><b>Writing skills</b>: Believe it or not, sharp writing skills coupled with good oratory skills are big assets while you start-off with your first entrepreneurial venture. As a founder of a business/company, it is important that you master the skill of …

Writing

Just 21 Completely Genius Life Hacks From R/LifeProTips

When buying bedsheets, look for striped ones. It will make it much easier to find the long and short sides.<p>The tips span everything from home & garden and travel to workplaces and food & drink. Here are some of the best life hacks on there that'll make you say "How did I not think to do that?!"<p>"I …

Lifehacks

Five years later, 86 percent of patients are cancer-free thanks to Nohla Therapeutics’ leukemia treatment

Just days after announcing $45 million in new funding, startup Nohla Therapeutics has released extended results from a study of dilanubicel — its …

Cancer

The 30 Secrets a Plumber Won’t Tell You

Home › DIY Advice › The 30 Secrets a Plumber Won’t Tell You<p>These secrets could save you a lot of time and money. Get the scoop on things a plumber …

Home Improvement

The Beginner's Guide to Index Funds

Everything you need to know to start investing in index funds.<p>In Warren Buffett's 2016 letter to <b>Berkshire Hathaway</b> shareholders he wrote, "If a …

Investing

Do it now! Protect your router from Russian hackers

A few weeks ago, the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) issued an alert about state-supported Russian hackers carrying out attacks against a large number of home routers in the U.S. These hackers are organized, motivated and well-funded.<p>They’re not a bunch of misanthropic …

Wi-Fi

6 Entrepreneurs Share the Brilliant, Crazy Ways They Took Their Companies From Pennies to Profit

Whether you're self-funded or not, there's plenty to learn from a bootstrapper.<p>This story appears in the May 2018 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>Strapped for cash? You’re not alone. The business press may make it seem like every startup rakes in millions from VC firms, but in reality, many, many,</i> …

Entrepreneurship

Ashton Kutcher’s simple, yet brilliant, email strategy

On a recent episode of The Thrive Global Podcast, Thrive Global founder and CEO Arianna Huffington sat down with television and film actor, venture …

Time Management

24 Phrases You Should Start Saying More Often in the Workplace

What can you say that will cause a colleague to gravitate toward you? What words will cause an employee to light up with a smile?<p>A recent CareerBuilder survey says 50 percent of employees would stay longer with their companies if they were recognized more frequently.<p>To pull this off takes a leader …

Leadership

How one woman used the '3-hour reset' rule to lose 65 pounds

This diet philosophy helped one fitness trainer regulate her hunger and lose the baby weight.<p>It’s a typical weight-loss tragedy: You ate healthy for a week, then you devoured a donut at the office party and now you’re mourning your diet.<p>Instead of feeling like you’ve ruined your progress — or …

Fitness

48 Ways To Get Out Of Your Own Way And Start Making Real, Lasting Change In Your Life

So often in life, our greatest obstacle is ourselves.<p>It’s not that we can’t force ourselves to grit our teeth and push through another four hours of work. It’s not that we don’t <i>know</i> what we should be doing, or how we could better apply ourselves. Self-sabotage happens in small, almost undetectable …

Self-help

The Amish understand a life-changing truth about technology the rest of us don’t

The Amish have negotiated a pact with modernity. Whereas much of the contemporary world sees technological progress as inevitable, even a moral imperative, the Amish ideal lives in the past, circa 1850.<p>It’s not that the Amish view technology as inherently evil. No rules prohibit them from using new …

Amish Mennonites

According to Harvard, This 1 Leadership Trait Separates Exceptional Leaders From the Rest

Better team collaboration, stronger employee commitment and lower staff turnover are possible, if you can lead with compassion.<p>When researchers Rasmus Hougaard and Jacqualine Carter looked at the factors that separated exceptional leaders from the pack, one trait stood out above the rest: …

Self-Reflection

There are three levels of self-awareness you need to hit before you know yourself

Self-awareness is like great sex: everyone thinks they have a ton of it, but in reality no one knows what the fuck they’re doing.<p>The fact is that the majority of our thoughts and actions are on autopilot. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing either. Our habits, routines, impulses, and reactions carry …

Self-help

This physicist’s ideas of time will blow your mind

Time feels real to people. But it doesn’t even exist, according to quantum physics. “There is no time variable in the fundamental equations that describe the world,” theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli tells Quartz.<p>If you met him socially, Rovelli wouldn’t assault you with abstractions and math to …

Equations

Why Being Kind to Yourself is the First Step Toward Personal Growth | Heleo

“Self-compassion actually makes you more motivated and more resilient to setbacks.”<p><b>READ ON TO DISCOVER:</b><p><i>Why self-care is anything but selfish</i>• <i><br>Why</i> …

Mindfulness

A man paid off $100,000 in debt by doing these 5 simple things

Making a good salary, buying a home, and starting a family has long been a description of the American dream. Unfortunately, things such as student loan debt, mortgage payments, and living expenses can make that dream a nightmare.<p>That's what happened to Michael Hambrick, founder of The Ate Truths …

Personal Finance

Four Questions To Ask For Better Employee Engagement

My friend and mentor John Maxwell defines leadership as “influence — nothing more, nothing less.” If we do not have the ability to influence people, our ability to lead them will be lost. Another big factor in leadership is remembering that leadership is a verb, not a noun. It is not the position …

Leadership

This woman’s list of “realistic” ways to help during a panic attack might be the most useful thing on the internet today

If you’re never had a panic attack, it’s impossible for you to understand the experience. And that likely means you don’t have a clue of what you’d …

Panic Attacks

Green-Blooded Lizards an Evolutionary Mystery for Scientists

Green-blooded lizards in New Guinea bleed lime green thanks to evolution gone weird, according to scientists who can't explain why the phenomenon …

Biology

What to Do Right Away After Inheriting Money

The first thing to do is absolutely nothing.<p>Turns out, grandma was hoarding millions.<p>Or grandpa. Or maybe your old ex who forgot to update their will, or your aunt who you had a close relationship with, or you’re a participant in any number of scenarios where huge inheritances suddenly come out of …

Personal Finance