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Banksy’s Latest New York City Masterpiece Is A Garden Inside A Delivery Truck

With the promise of a month-long residency, British graffiti artist Banksy has been using New York City streets as a canvas for about a week. But despite the subversive goodness he’s rolled out on walls so far, his latest 3-D creation may be our favorite: It’s a mobile garden inside a standard New …

New York City

Flood insurance: Costs rising, claims 'confusing'

More homes and businesses in the U.S. are feeling the devastating impact of flooding, as was dramatically demonstrated in Colorado. But most households don't have flood insurance—and it might become harder to get.<p>Only 18 percent of Americans have any kind of flood insurance coverage. For those who …

Health Care

The rent may be too damn high—but it’s not high enough for these landlords anymore

If there’s been one clear beneficiary of the housing crisis, it’s landlords. With people losing or unable to purchase homes, the rental market has been flooded with demand. And though the housing market has improved a lot since 2008, the amount of money the typical American household pays in rent …

Housing

Housing recovery stumbles as pending home sales slide

U.S. home buyers signed fewer contracts to buy existing homes in August, as higher mortgage rates and higher home prices weighed on housing affordability. So-called pending home sales fell 1.6 percent month-to-month, according to the National Association of Realtors, but are still 5.8 percent …

Real Estate

Americans Are Still Moving Way Less Than They Used To

Peerby’s Local Lending App Is Ready To Help Neighbours Participate In The Sharing Economy

You’ve got stuff, but not all the stuff you need. Dutch startup and TechStars London first cohort member Peerby is hoping to unlock the use value of that stuff with a collaborative consumption model that features some crucial differences when compared to others who’ve tried to turn caring into …

Nate Silver on Finding a Mentor, Teaching Yourself Statistics, and Not Settling in Your Career

Perhaps no one has done more for the cause of data-driven decision-making in the minds of the public than Nate Silver. His book, The Signal and the Noise, explains the power of statistical modeling to improve our predictions about everything from the weather to sports to the stock market. Data …

The Truly Staggering Cost Of Inventing New Drugs

During the Super Bowl, a representative of the pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly posted the on the company’s corporate blog that the average cost of bringing a new drug to market is $1.3 billion, a price that would buy 371 Super Bowl ads, 16 million official NFL footballs, two pro football stadiums, …

Blake Shelton: The Truth About My Marriage

On any given morning in the Blake Shelton–Miranda Lambert household in Tishomingo, Okla., there’s one thing you can count on, sometimes before the …

Blake Shelton

Onboard a New Employee the Right Way: 4 Tips | Inc.com

You work hard to find, interview, and hire the right employees. They have great skills, great experience, and great attitude.<p>So once they're hired... turn them loose, right?<p>Not so fast. Knowing <i>how</i> to do a job is certainly important, but approaching a job with the right perspective and right mindset …

Employment

Do You Have What It Takes To Be A Great Leader? Take The Test

Most everyone, regardless of their current role, wonders if they’ve got the right stuff to become a strong leader. Today is your chance to find out.<p>I became aware this week of an interesting platform and philosophy of character-based leadership created by Aprille Trupiano, an International Business …

Don't Multitask: Your Brain Will Thank You | Inc.com

The ability to juggle work is a standard job requirement.<p>Researchers have another name for this supposedly desirable skill, however: chronic multitasking.<p>If this sounds more like an affliction than a resumé booster, that's because research has shown again and again that the human mind isn't meant …

Time Management

3 Types of Dysfunctional Teams | Inc.com

Team dynamics are complicated, and only a charlatan would claim to be able to diagnose the underlying causes of a team's dysfunction instantaneously.<p>One exception stands out, however. It's a cause of team dysfunction I've seen in practice so often that not only is it instantly recognizable, I've …

Management

6 Actions of Great Managers | Inc.com

How would you measure yourself as a manager? There are plenty of good business leaders out there, but what separates the good from the great? Every situation is different, but we have consistently seen six qualities--all of which must be juggled simultaneously--that great managers demonstrate.<p><b>1.</b> …

Employment

Why So Many People Resist Networking and Miss Out

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Every year, more evidence comes out on the success people have using networking to grow and promote their businesses. But I still see so many people who, for one reason or another, continue to resist networking. I began to wonder why so …

The Catalyst Leader: An Interview with Brad Lomenick

• Brad and I talked about the 40-year-old age cap that used to exist for the Catalyst Conference.<br>• Brad shares his favorite Catalyst moments.<br>• “Being a …

7 Characteristics of Highly Creative People | Inc.com

Sure, it's possible for everyone to nurture his or her creative side, but honest observation shows that fresh ideas come more easily to some people than to others. If you're in the market for individuals to drive innovation at your business, how can you hire these naturally creative folks?<p>A new …

Creativity

Want to Be More Creative? Conflict Is the Answer | Inc.com

Brainstorming sessions often begin with the assertion that there's no such thing as a bad idea.<p>That sounds lovely in theory, but research has shown that it's lousy for productivity. Teams produce many more ideas when team members are encouraged to challenge one another in a debate setting, …

Psychology

3 Questions For Monitoring The Health Of Your Team

I’m addicted to learning. At one point, my parents almost convinced me to go to graduate school for no reason other than the fact that I enjoyed school. Luckily, I chose a different option and started Digital Talent Agents instead, but the learning bug has not let me go just yet.<p>As we build our …

Your body language may shape who you are | Amy Cuddy

A cyber-magic card trick like no other | Marco Tempest

Jeff Hancock: 3 types of (digital) lies

4 Lessons in Creativity | Julie Burstein | TED Talks

Colin Powell: Kids need structure

When you're making a deal, what's going on in your brain? | Colin Camerer

The emergence of "4D printing" | Skylar Tibbits

Vine Launches Trending Hashtags

Vine hopes to make exploring content easier with the launch of trending hashtags.<p>The new feature allows users to easily see what the community is …