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The Most Common Cause of Suffering According to Buddhism (and What You Can Do About it)

Ever heard of the four noble truths of Buddhism? If you haven’t, it’s basically the four principles of life that govern Buddhism philosophy. They are:<p>…

10 Facts About the Internet That Will Blow Your Mind | Inc.com

Do you remember the telephone? My memory takes me to a time when long distance (even calling to another area code) was expensive, which limited my ability, geographically speaking anyway, to find a girlfriend in my youth (at least that is my excuse). Also, the rotary dial was awkward and, unless …

Why Grit Is More Important Than IQ When You're Trying To Become Successful

You attended the party of a long-time friend and ran into a lot of people from high school that you hadn’t seen in years. During chit-chat over appetizers and drinks, you could feel the friendly competition heating up.<p>While comparing career accomplishments, you were shocked to learn that the kid …

Self-improvement

The Only Gym You Need Is a Good Staircase

A new study finds that some brief, intense stair climbing has more health benefits than you'd think.<p>As rewarding as it is to pay $100+ a month for the right to watch elderly gentlemen do an inordinate amount of wandering around a locker room sans towel, we've already argued why that money might be …

Study Says The Oldest Child Is The Smartest

If you are the oldest child in a family, here’s a way to win an argument. Just tell them about this study published in the <i>Journal of Human Resources</i>, which found that firstborn children score higher on IQ tests than their younger siblings. Then ask them if they understand these findings, …

Siblings

10 Lies You Need to Stop Telling Yourself Immediately | Inc.com

You know you do it. You believe you're protecting yourself when in reality you're sabotaging your success.<p>These negative thoughts and toxic people are holding you back from true success and real happiness.<p>Here are 10 lies you need to stop telling yourself.<p>1. I'm too scared to start my own …

10 Free Online Marketing Courses to Try Today (Infographic)

Boost your marketing skills with these online resources -- for free.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>An abundance of free resources are available online today, especially when it comes to marketing. Although sometimes it can be tricky to weed through them and get to the …

A Single Tip That Will Make 2017 Your Best Year of Work, Ever | Inc.com

It's a new year, and that means a fresh start.<p>Want a simple tip that will help you make this year your best year of work, ever?<p>Use every morning to focus on your Most Important Task (MIT).<p>Your MIT isn't your easiest task, or the one you'll enjoy the most. It's not even the task that's most pressing.<p>…

Time Management

10 Ways The Best Leaders Reach Goals

Things I really ought to do:<p>1. Be more considerate of others<p>2. Listen more<p>3. Get in shape<p>4. Eat more vegetables<p>5. Recycle more waste<p>6. Finish that project I started several years ago<p><i>Watch on Forbes:</i><p>Like me, you know what you ought to do, and it’s important to do it. Occasionally you are reminded by …

Self-improvement

Small changes can sometimes make the biggest difference. Here our readers suggest the hobbies or routines that might make 2017 that bit brighter<p>“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” If it’s good enough for Aristotle, it’s good enough for us. So what rituals …

Die Hard

Solar Power Is Now The World's Cheapest Energy

The drop in price is driven by investments from developing nations.<p>Over the past six years, the cost of solar energy has dropped dramatically, to the point where it is now even cheaper than wind power in emerging markets like China and India. This may be largely due to rising investments in solar …

Renewable Energy

Brainstorming Is Worthless. Here's What You Should Do Instead | Inc.com

A creative director walks into a meeting room (sounds like a joke, doesn't it?).<p>He walks up to the white board, grabs a dry erase marker from the shelf, and says, "Who's got an idea?"<p>One of the creatives, the one wearing a vest over a corduroy shirt looking all "indie," throws out an idea.<p>Then the …

11 Websites To Learn To Code For Free In 2017

You know that it’s totally possible to learn to code for free…but what are the best resources to achieve that? Whether you already have some knowledge under your belt or have never typed a line of code before, start by exploring your options on these 11 fantastic websites.<p><b>1. Codecademy</b><p>Codecademy is …

Online Education

Africa Finds Power Off the Grid - MIT Technology Review

For most residents of rural sub-Saharan Africa, sunset means a world of darkness.<p>But recently those in areas without electricity are taking advantage …

Africa

How to Fix the Most Common Communication Habits that Hold You Back at Work

Most of us could use some advice when it comes to navigating the unspoken rules of work because we don't learn them in school. <i>Skirting the Rules</i> caught up with Jocelyn Greenky, an office culture and politics expert and co-author of "The Big Sister's Guide to the World of Work," at an Art of Being …

The 1 Thing You Should Do Today to Increase Sales | Inc.com

One of the advantages of working with different companies is that you start seeing commonalities among successful companies that are successful. You also see different commonalities among companies that fail.<p>Probably the most important characteristic of successful companies is that they understand …