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Learn how to build your very own robot by mastering Raspberry Pi

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15 apps to power up your productivity

Boomerang<p>(Android/IOS, free/from $5)<br>Important emails have a habit of arriving at inconvenient times. Boomerang is a plugin for Gmail, Outlook and Android that lets you temporarily dismiss messages from your inbox, to reappear in a few hours or days when you’re better able to deal with them. You can …

Apps

8 Powerful Habits of Profoundly Influential People

The confidence that makes influence possible is earned—and can be learned by anyone.<p>Influential people have a profound impact on everyone they …

Self-improvement

3 Books Every Franchise Buyer Needs to Read

With technology disrupting the world of franchise, use the tools from these three books to stay innovative with your business.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There are many new authors in the franchise and small business category that have written some very helpful …

Grow Your Business 10 Times With This 5-Minute Exercise

Build a sustainable, successful business by overcoming these three growth blocks.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I want you to take a second and visualize what your life would look like if your company grew by 10 times. Could you spend more time with your family? …

This Email From Elon Musk to Tesla Employees Is a Master Class in Emotional Intelligence | Inc.com

Tesla, the electric-automobile manufacturer led by famed CEO Elon Musk, has struggled mightily with safety over the past few years. California nonprofit Worksafe, a worker safety advocacy group, recently made headlines when it reported that the injury rate at Tesla's Fremont, California, plant was …

Tesla

There’s a mathematical formula for choosing the fastest queue, and the intuitive choice is often not the best

It seems obvious. You arrive at the checkouts and see one queue is much longer than the other, so you join the shorter one. But, before long, the …

Mathematics

Why You Should Rewrite Your Business Plan Every 90 Days | Inc.com

Throughout our lives, we're told that preparation is everything. We make New Year's resolutions, create vision boards, and write endless to-do lists. If we fail to plan, we plan to fail, which explains why so many leaders feel the overwhelming need to map out the company's future well in advance. …

Profit

Your Resume Is a Waste of Time: 8 Better Ways to Get Hired for the Job You Want | Inc.com

A friend of mine can't find a job. "I've worked hard on my resume," he says. "I've written a killer cover letter. I've applied for dozens of jobs and I haven't even gotten an interview, so clearly no one must be hiring."<p>Maybe you've done the same. Maybe you've submitted plenty of resumes. Maybe …

Employment

Ask More Explores the Extraordinary Power of Asking Good Questions

Questions are like furniture. They are in our environment but we often don’t pay attention to them until someone asks something and grabs our …

Small Business

25 Ways to Ask for a Referral Without Looking Desperate

Make it as easy and enjoyable as possible for your clients to let people know that you do good work.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Everyone agrees: referrals are the most effective, and cost-effective, way to generate new business, yet asking for referrals can feel …

Want to Start Your Own Coaching Business? These Are the 4 Mistakes Every Entrepreneur Makes | Inc.com

If you don't have a product to sell, you sell information instead.<p>A consultant, for example, sells information. You bring a consultant in, and he or she instructs you and/or your team on how to do what it is you do, better.<p>The Internet has made the industries where information is sold extremely …

Business Strategy

5 Strategies to Help You Say NO to Difficult Clients | Inc.com

A few years back I was going through the "new client" dance with a chap who ran a telecommunications business. The topic turned to expectations, and he stated that he likes his marketing people to be on call all the time, especially on Friday and Saturday nights. He said he does his best thinking …

Time I

4 Ways You Should Plan to Plan Ahead Now | Inc.com

As a small business owner, you probably have a lot to do. I know I wear a lot of hats day to day. Something that helps me manage it all is by planning ahead.<p>But how do you plan ahead, when you have too much to do right now? You plan to plan ahead.<p>Do a brain dump.<p>Maya Elious, a content strategist, …

Time Management

‘Your animal life is over. Machine life has begun.’ The road to immortality

Here’s what happens. You are lying on an operating table, fully conscious, but rendered otherwise insensible, otherwise incapable of movement. A humanoid machine appears at your side, bowing to its task with ceremonial formality. With a brisk sequence of motions, the machine removes a large panel …

Singularity

Tyler Florence Shares His Genius Trick For Cooking Mashed Potatoes

We're already drooling.<p>We're always ready to take any cooking advice <i>Food Network</i> star Tyler Florence has to offer, and his simple method of making …

Cooking

Ten weird signs that you are highly intelligent, according to science

In the real world, spotting intelligent people isn’t quite as simple as looking for people who babble gibberish like Benedict Cumberbatch in Sherlock.<p>…

This mayor is 21, lives at home, goes to school part time and is on a mission for his hometown

Something huge happened in 2016, something we don’t yet fully understand. There was such a revulsion toward politics as usual that America located …

Ocean City

Become a 'Follow Up Guru' and Watch Your Business Boom | Inc.com

One of the biggest and most common causes of customer complaints and frustrations is a lack of follow up. This means we have a great opportunity - master this simple business practice and your business will really reap the rewards.<p>All of us have had to deal with a business that is just plain lousy …

Turn into a robotics mastermind with the 2017 Arduino Starter Kit and Course Bundle (84% off)

We all have visions of being a technical genius, whipping up amazing robotics and electronic innovations at the drop of a hat. Making that dream happen isn’t as farfetched as you might think, at least not if you grab the Arduino Starter Kit and Course Bundle. Right now, you can get the components …

How to schedule your day for maximum productivity when you run your own business

Time is a precious commodity, especially when you're a small business owner and it feels like there are always a million things to do.<p>"Most small business owners don't build time into their workdays for things that are not just run, run, run for the business," Laura Vanderkam, time-management …

10 Ridiculous Sales Mistakes You Need to Stop Making | Inc.com

I'm an investor and advisor in a New York-based Ad Tech company. Recently I worked with their sales team to help improve some processes.<p>We identified a few mistakes the team was making. I'm going to share 10 sales mistakes you may be making too:<p>1. Stop apologizing for contacting them.<p>Many sales …

Voice Mail

3D Print and Program This Cute Bipedal Arduino Bot

Build an Arduino-powered, 3D-printed, moon-walking bot with preprogrammed and custom gaits<p>Bipedal robots aren’t always easy to build (this one is) but they’re so human! I built my first humanoid robot when I was 8. It rolled on training wheels, with pseudo-circuits built from HVAC foil tape and old …

Arduino

Dr. Mark Hyman: 4 Food Myths That Drive Me Nuts

Since the release of my book <i>Eat Fat, Get Thin</i>, I've noticed fierce debates on social media and other news sources about things like calorie counting, …

Nutrition

Easily Add A Guest House Retreat With These Gorgeous Backyard Rooms

Everyone can use some solitude from time to time. But if you have a rambunctious household this much needed regrouping ritual becomes increasingly …

Environmentally Friendly

How to make the perfect mashed potatoes, according to science

As food writer Jeffrey Steingarten says in <i>The Man Who Ate Everything</i>, “the potato is the most important vegetable in the world.” Over 10 billion bushels of potatoes are grown every year, and you can live for 167 days eating just potatoes, Steingarten says (you’d have to eat about 3 3/4 pounds per …

Food

5 TED Talks Every Business Owner Needs to Watch

When you’re running a small business, the last thing you need is to waste time watching videos online. That is, unless those videos might help your …

How Humans Will Colonize Mars (Much Sooner Than You Think)

We chatted with Stephen Petranek, author of How We'll Live on Mars.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate commissions from …

This 2-Minute Video Shows What Sets Good and Great Leaders Apart (and It's Not What You Think)

Do you want a good leader, or a great one? The answer might surprise you.<p>Ask most people what type of leader they prefer--good or great--and most would choose great. After all, who doesn't want the best?<p>But according to James R. Bailey, the Hochberg Professor of Leadership Development at George …

INFOGRAPHIC: NASA's top houseplants for improving your wellbeing and removing air pollution

Next time you’re cruising Amazon for an air purifier, consider heading to your local nursery instead. Thirty years ago, NASA studied houseplants as a …

Self-improvement