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Suze Orman's 7 Rules for Retirement Success

Change your actions—and your language.<p>Knowing the right moves to make—and those not to make—is only one aspect of a successful retirement plan. The …

How the 20/10 Rule Will Change the Way You Clean

So, what should you do instead?<p>The solution is what Hoffman calls 20/10s—as in every time you clean, you should spend 20 minutes cleaning, then take …

Time Management

15 Easy Ways to Make Extra Money at Home

A side income feels like being rich if you already have a day job that covers the bills.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Thanks to the internet, there are plenty of ways we can make extra money from home. In fact, making money online from the comfort of your home, no …

3 Things Smart Bosses Do to Effectively Manage Smart People | Inc.com

If you've been charged with managing a group of really smart and savvy employees, you have your work cut out for you. Smart people obviously know they're smart, which works to their advantage. They have high expectations of not only themselves but also of the people they work with, which ups the …

Team Building

When you die you know you are dead: Major study shows mind still works after the body shows no signs of life

Death just became even more scary: scientists say people are aware they’re dead because their consciousness continues to work after the body has …

Buffalo sauce lattes are now a thing for some unknown reason

When did regular coffee become so passé?<p>Every coffee house these days seems to be offering exotic latte flavours, from Cinnamon Dolce to Pumpkin …

Google X and the Science of Radical Creativity

How the secretive Silicon Valley lab is trying to resurrect the lost art of invention<p>I. The Question<p>A snake-robot designer, a balloon scientist, a liquid-crystals technologist, an extradimensional physicist, a psychology geek, an electronic-materials wrangler, and a journalist walk into a room. The …

What You Should (and Shouldn't) Use Your Credit Card For

Credit cards offer more benefits and fraud protection, making them a better way to pay than debit cards or cash for most purchases. That said, there …

It won’t be long before coffee becomes a luxury. Make the most of it.

Fall is always a good time to create new habits, and coffee chains know it. These days, they are desperately trying to find any excuse to get you to drink their java.<p>Many chains used National or International Coffee Day, just passed, as a reason to offer their coffee at a discount, or even for …

Coffee

4 Tips To Become A Consultant For Your Second Career

<i>(The following is adapted from</i> The Consulting Economy: How to Manage Your Career in the Coming Workforce Revolution <i>by Jonathan Dison, published by Lioncrest.com.)</i><p>I’ve had the same conversation hundreds of times with different professionals. It’s the one in which I convince them that not only are …

Employment

6 Smart Things Super Productive People Do to Get More Things Done Every Day | Inc.com

Ever wish you had more than 24 hours in a day to get more things done? I'm with you. In the struggle to be more productive amid so many distractions, we need tools and techniques that work to our advantage without us working ourselves to death.<p>While these may not involve the benefit of technology …

Time Management

Highly Motivated Employees Have a Boss That Always Does This One Thing | Inc.com

How do you motivate employees?<p>It's not always about higher wages. Or a comfortable chair. Or making sure there are free bagels in the break room. In my experience, motivating someone on your team is all about setting a vision for the future, but to do that you have to get into the nitty-gritty …

Employment

10 Things Incredibly Likable People Never, Ever Do (and Why You Love Them for It) | Inc.com

Some people are incredibly likable because of the things they do. Some people are incredibly charismatic because of the things they do.<p>And some people are incredibly likable because of the things they <i>don't</i> do.<p>If you know someone who possesses the following qualities, share this with them -- and …

Self-improvement

Introverts make great leaders—but lack confidence in their capabilities

Introverts often don’t think they will enjoy leadership roles and so are less likely to go for the top job, new research finds. In fact, introverts in our study thought they would be worried and distressed in leadership situations.<p>Whether or not someone is an introvert is usually measured by how …

Psychology

Everyone says time is more valuable than money — but they're missing the most important resource of all

<i>"Money isn't the most important thing in the world. Your time is."</i><p>Parents, teachers, and mentors all around the world have spoken these words to us, in one form of another, throughout our lives. It makes sense, too.<p>Most of us come to realize at some point that money is a means, not an end. It …

3 scientists just won the Nobel Prize for discovering how body clocks are regulated — here's why that's such a big deal

The thing that makes you a "morning person" or a "night owl" isn't an arbitrary preference or tendency. It's something that's fundamentally part of your biological makeup — and something that we ignore at our own peril.<p>On Monday, Jeffrey Hall, Michael Rosbash, and Michael Young were awarded the …

Nobel Prize

How Emotionally Intelligent People Give Negative Feedback | Inc.com

It's a moment you always dread. Someone--your employee, your partner, your child, or even a vendor--has failed to fulfill a commitment to you, or delivered a poor performance. Now you have to give that person negative feedback. Your goal is to avoid a repeat of whatever went wrong. Your fear is …

Emotional Intelligence

To Get People to Really Want to Buy Your Product, You Must Focus on the 3 P's

Side-hustling pro Chris Guillebeau explains that when you're presenting an offer, you want to make sure to give people all the pertinent information they need to make a purchase.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>Editor’s Note: In</i> <i>"Tough Love Tuesday,"</i> <i>we’re connecting</i> …

29 Budget-Friendly Sites To Find Cheap Home Decor

Because nobody needs to know how much you pay for toss pillows and wall art.<p>Though there are loads of sites to snag discount furniture, it seems finding cheap and inexpensive home decor is its own unique challenge.<p>From finding cheap rugs and expensive-looking coffee tables, to snagging affordable …

Equifax has been directing victims to a fake phishing site for weeks

In failing to correctly patch a known vulnerability and exposing the personal data of potentially 143 million Americans to hackers, Equifax made a …

The Only 4 Money Rules You Need to Follow to Become Rich

They're simple, but they can change your financial future.<p>Managing your finances can sometimes seem like a full-time job, with lots of decisions to …

Why Do Employees Really Quit Their Jobs? Research Says It Comes Down to These Top 8 Reasons | Inc.com

I've done a lot of research over the years to drill down to the most likely reason for employees to quit and answer the question, "How do you stop the bleeding?"<p>As in bleeding money. The cost of employee turnover is exorbitant, with some recent estimates putting the price at $45,000 to $150,000 to …

Employee Engagement

10 Flawless Ways to Lay Out a Living Room

Our living rooms wear a lot of hats: we watch TV, entertain friends, have conversations and spend time reading in them. Sometimes they double as home …

Living Rooms

14 things ridiculously successful people do every day

Having close access to ultra-successful people can yield some pretty incredible information about who they really are, what makes them tick and, most …

Self-improvement

6 High-Performance Habits Only the Most Extraordinary People Share, Backed by Science | Inc.com

Why do some people succeed more quickly than others, and maintain that success over the course of decades? And out of that extremely small subset of people, why do some of them seem miserable, while others live happy lives?<p>Success and happiness: <i>That's</i> the combination we all hope to achieve. But the …

Self-improvement

Here's how much you should have saved at every age

But there's no way around it: To set yourself up for a secure financial future, you have to have money in the bank.<p>For most people, having a little cash leftover each month is doable. After taxes and expenses, the average American manages to put away 3.5% of their income, according to the US Bureau …

These 5 Financial Apps Will Help You Save Thousands Of Dollars Every Year

Being from the 21st century and a part of the millennial era, virtually everything is going mobile. Whether it’s getting a lift on the countless ride sharing apps like Uber, making a late night dinner reservation or ordering lunch to be delivered straight to your door, and even booking a last …

Personal Finance

LinkedIn's CEO Jeff Weiner Just Shared Some Brilliant Career Advice | Inc.com

With a 97 percent employee approval rating on Glassdoor, LinkedIn's Jeff Weiner has developed a reputation as one of the most beloved CEOs in the world.<p>Weiner recently shared his advice on what it takes to reach employees on a deeper level:<p>"Inspire, empower, listen & appreciate. Practicing any one …

Leadership

SEO Is Simpler Than You Think. 5 Things Every Beginner Needs to Know to Get It Right | Inc.com

As a non-tech founder, I understand the resistance that comes with doing anything that makes you feel stupid. For me, that includes web design, HTML, and search engine optimization (SEO). This was particularly embarrassing since SEO is one of the most foundational digital marketing tools in the …

Digital Marketing