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German coal mine set to become "giant battery" for storing renewable energy

A German coal mine is about to become a massive battery for storing electricity from renewable energy sources. The Prosper-Haniel hard coal mine in …

The secrets of people who never get sick

Some lucky folk claim to never get a cold or take days off work. Can we become more like them?<p>Every now and then one pops up at work, down the pub, in the park, outside the school gate, or in your own family’s mythology. The person who claims never to get sick. Colds brush past them without leaving …

Immune System

America’s First All-Renewable-Energy City

Burlington's decades-long commitment to sustainability has paid off with cheap electricity—and some pretty great homegrown food.<p>To understand what makes Burlington unlike almost any other city in America when it comes to the power it consumes, it helps to look inside the train that rolls into town …

Sustainability

Six ways to work less but get more done

Everyone shares the same 24 hours in a day and yet some entrepreneurs simply get more done than others. Is it just a case of some people work harder than others?<p>We've all heard the saying, "work smarter, not harder," but many successful entrepreneurs have come to realize that productivity is part …

Time Management

How To Tell Great Stories During Presentations

By now, most of us have heard how crucial storytelling is to a presentation. But it's not always the easiest thing to do: Which story do you choose to illustrate your message, and what parts do you leave out? What's the best way to deliver the story once you've chosen it? I've provided an easy …

A Magical Way To Make Children Focus (Without Any Rewards Or Punishment)

You find that your child loses focus easily at school. The teacher has told you that she loses concentration by the end of the lesson; and as the day …

How to Become the Next Warren Buffett

In 23 easy steps.<p>Warren Buffett, also known as the Oracle of Omaha, is the third richest man in the world worth close to $60 billion, according to …

Investing

The Science of Why You Do Your Best Thinking While Walking

Science explains why so many of history's great thinkers have been obsessive walkers.<p>Charles Darwin, Friedrich Nietzsche, William Wordsworth, even Aristotle: The list of great minds that were also obsessive walkers is long. Why is the connection between wandering feet and a productive brain so …

The Brain

5 questions that reveal the personality of someone you just met

It's impossible to learn everything you need to know about someone the first time you meet unless you have some sort of telepathic insight. But there are some questions you can ask that will give you a deeper, more accurate picture of someone than others.<p>Certainly, simple questions, like "Are you …

Entrepreneurship

The 4 Rituals That Will Make You an Expert at Anything

We hear a lot about “10,000 hours” being what it takes to become an expert. But the majority of people totally misunderstand the idea.<p>So I decided to …

Self-improvement

7 scientifically proven ways to be more successful

I'm an entrepreneur just like you, working my tail off daily. Failure isn't an option. We all want success and over the past year I've been fortunate enough to work with, interview, and get to know many successful people.<p>I've learned from almost every successful person that I've me that regardless …

Self-improvement

Read These Books Instead of Getting an MBA

<i>This piece originally appeared on The Hustle.</i><p>I don’t blame people for wanting to get an MBA. It’s not their fault they’ve been duped into believing …

Fundraising
Public Speaking

10 Simple Steps to Becoming a Networking Pro

Here's how to make the connections that can accelerate your career.<p>Are you looking for a new job, new customers, new investors, or new opportunities? You likely know that networking is one of the best ways to find them. Unfortunately, if you're like most people, networking doesn't come that …

Employment

25 Quotes From Bill Gates on How to Succeed | Inc.com

Bill Gates was a mastermind not just in terms of starting the most famous tech company of all time (with apologies to Apple and Google) but also for figuring out how to do business at such a grand scale. Here are his top business quotes.<p>1. "Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into …

Bill Gates

6 reasons you shouldn't go back to school

No doubt, there are many good reasons for going back to school.<p>But, wait — before you consign yourself to poring over books in dark libraries all day long to churn out abstract essays of questionable value or choose to suffer the pain of reckoning with your intellectual limits, expressed through …

College & University

How to use search like a pro: 10 tips and tricks for Google and beyond

Searching with regular sentences will only get you so far – if you need to find something a bit tricky turn to these advanced yet simple methods<p>Search engines are pretty good at finding what you’re looking for these days, but sometimes they still come up short. For those occasions there are a few …

SEO

All the water on Earth fits into a shockingly small space

Since most of the Earth's surface is literally covered with water, it's easy to assume that we have a useable surplus of the stuff. But the total …

U.S. Geological Survey

This Is Why You Should Sleep on Your Left Side (Backed by Science)

We all know that duration of sleep is critical for mental and physical wellbeing, but it turns out that sleep position may be another important …

Sleep

The 37 Best Tools For Data Visualization

It's often said that data is the new world currency, and the web is the exchange bureau through which it's traded. As consumers, we're positively …

What the end of the financial crisis means for investors

The prospects for economic activity are improving, while those for financial assets are deteriorating<p>The global financial crisis began in early 2007 when institutions were hit by problems with portfolios linked to US sub-prime mortgage loans, as the US housing market began to falter. But what …

9 Productivity Tips from People Who Write About Productivity

In recent years, work has become infinitely more complex.<p>Technological innovations have led to round-the-clock work schedules and mounting expectations. Our assignments have grown more collaborative, requiring more coordination, conference calls, and meetings. We now face an endless barrage of …

Time Management

How to train your brain to make better decisions

Overcoming obstacles is synonymous with entrepreneurship. The ability to engage with difficulties and stress in an empowering way is described as the biggest factor for success in life -- more significant than your IQ, social networks, physical health, or socio-economic background.<p>When you …

Self-improvement

The 10 Richest People of All Time

A comparison of wealth across history<p>Who had more money, John D. Rockefeller or Genghis Khan? It’s a simple question with a very difficult …

Genghis Khan

30 Websites That Will Make You Unbelievably Smarter | Inc.com

Most of us spend some amount of time--sometimes a lot!--online. Instead of chasing after provocative headlines and weird old tricks, why not spend time on sites that will make you smarter in life, shrewder in business, and wiser in leadership?<p>Here are 30 of the best sites for professional and …

Learning

8 documentaries that will make you smarter about money

The wealthiest, most successful people continually self-educate, which is why most of them spend so much time reading.<p>If the classic finance books don't work for you, there are other ways to get smarter about money.<p>Here, we've compiled eight documentaries that will keep you entertained <i>and</i> teach you …

Success

12 rules for learning any language in 3 months

I've written about how I learned to speak, read, and write Japanese, Mandarin, and Spanish. I've also covered my experiments with German, Indonesian, Arabic, Norwegian, Turkish, and perhaps a dozen others.<p>There are only few language learners who dazzle me, and Benny Lewis is one of them.<p>This …

Language Learning

13 psychological biases that explain why we make terrible financial decisions even though they 'feel' right

We all have these biases, yet most of us don't know how powerful they are. They frame information for us so that it "feels" like you're being rational. But they're leading you to make decisions that are completely wrong. That's why you end up making horrible decisions with your money.<p>You may have …

Critical Thinking