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9 Bad Manager Mistakes That Make Good People Quit

If you want your best people to stay, you need to think carefully about how you treat them.<p>It’s pretty incredible how often you hear managers complaining about their best employees leaving, and they really do have something to complain about—few things are as costly and disruptive as good people …

Don't Look for a Great Idea. Look for a Good Problem

To create anything that is truly pathbreaking, you need to look for it in new places<p>At the center of every significant innovation is always an idea. Clarence Birdseye's idea about freezing fish revolutionized the food industry and American diets. Charles Schwab's idea about flat commissions changed …

The 10,000-Hour Rule Won't Help You, But This Will

To achieve a high level of excellence, you need to do more than just show up.<p>In <i>Outliers</i>, Malcolm Gladwell introduced the world to the 10,000-hour rule. As he described it, world class talents like Bill Gates, The Beatles and chess grandmasters attained their great prowess only after 10,000 hours of …

What to Do Instead of Going to College (or After You've Already Gone)

There is a lot more to living a full life than getting your degree and paying your bills.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If I had to do it all over again, I would skip the university route and, instead, spend three or four years working on a kickass, meaningful project …

Jiu Jitsu

Astronomers are about to photograph a black hole and its point-of-no-return for the first time

It might sound trite to say that the Universe is full of mysteries. But it's true.<p>Chief among them are things like Dark Matter, Dark Energy, and of course, our old friends the Black Holes.<p>Black Holes may be the most interesting of them all, and the effort to understand them—and observe them—is …

Black Holes

NASA discovers 7 Earth-sized planets outside our solar system

In a press conference today, NASA scientists revealed an extraordinary new discovery – the first known system of seven rocky, Earth-sized planets …

The most beautiful library in every US state

Even as ereaders make paper books less necessary, people still crave a physical space to surround ourselves with knowledge. When done right, those spaces can be works of art.<p>To find the most beautiful libraries in each state (and a couple bonus libraries at the end), Business Insider looked at past …

The warning signs of fascism that Americans should be watching for under president Donald Trump

“When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross,” goes the aphorism commonly attributed (perhaps mistakenly) to Sinclair Lewis. The election of soon-to-be president Donald Trump suggests the prediction may turn out to have been only half-true.<p>As Trump opponents …

Donald Trump

Stop Setting Goals You Don’t Actually Care About

At the start of 2016, I asked myself one question: “How can I make achieving my professional growth goals effortless?” I found the answer was elegantly simple — by focusing on alignment goals.<p>Many people fail on their professional development goals for the year because they take on a lot of goals — …

Get the world's smallest camera drone at a discount

Bigger isn’t always better. The SKEYE Nano 2 Drone’s miniature design gives it an edge over the competition. Outfitted with an HD and …

Drones

This Is NASA's Plan For Humanity's Return to the Moon, and Beyond

A decades-long plan that could end with humans finally reaching the Red Planet.<p>There is still no official NASA mission to Mars, but after years of uncertainty, America's space agency is giving us a glimpse of its grand strategy to extend human presence beyond low-Earth orbit with a plan to build a …

Intrinsic Motivation Models Lead To Business Success

In my experience mentoring new entrepreneurs and aspiring business leaders, I see far too many who seem to be driven by all the wrong reasons. Everyone seems to espouse extrinsic motivations, such as getting rich, having power, and fulfilling parent dreams, when in fact a focus on satisfying …

Letters for Black Lives now seeks translators to address all immigrant communities

After the shootings of Alton Sterling and Philanto Castile last week, the online Asian American community pooled their efforts to pen a letter explaining Black Lives Matter to their immigrant family members. The letter became so popular that the open Google Doc became inaccessible at times due to …

BOSEbuild Speaker Cube kit teaches kids the power of DIY

School may be out for the summer, but Bose is showing its commitment to the next generation of tinkerers with the launch of BOSEbuild, a new category of products designed to empower kids through discovery and education.<p>The first product in the series is the $149 (about £111 or $200 AU) BOSEbuild …

How to Answer the Common Application Essay for College Admissions

By Chris Hunt and Ishan Puri<p>The Common Application has long been the hub for applications to U.S. colleges. Every year, more than half-a-million students seeking a place in the Ivy League and 600-plus other private and public colleges, log on to a portal that collects and distributes much of a …

U.K. Google Searches Show Surging Interest in Leaving the Country

Google search data have shown a major spike in U.K. citizens interested in leaving the country after the Thursday vote to leave the European Union. …

Affirmative action advocates shocked — and thrilled — by Supreme Court’s ruling in University of Texas case

By Emma Brown<p>, Reporter<p>Danielle Douglas-Gabriel<p>, Reporter<p>The Supreme Court’s decision Thursday to uphold race-conscious college admissions came as a welcome surprise to many university officials and civil rights activists, who celebrated the ruling as essential to preserving and promoting diversity …

College & University

Why Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen is building an airplane as wide as a football field

Created by Microsoft cofounder and Seattle Seahawks owner Paul Allen, the Stratolaunch will be larger than any other airplane every built. According to Christian Davenport at The Washington Post, the plane is staggeringly huge:<p>Its wingspan measures more than the length of a football field — 385 …

Seattle Seahawks

Robot Bike Co. 3D Prints Custom Titanium and Carbon Fiber Bike Frames

Three years ago I wrote an article titled “Is 3D Printing the Future for Mountain Bikes?” Well, if you ask Robot Bike Co., the answer is yes!<p>Robot …

3 Reasons To Believe The Singularity Is Near

When Ray Kurzweil published <i>The Singularity Is Near</i> in 2006, many scoffed at his outlandish predictions. A year before Apple launched its iPhone, Kurzweil imagined a world in which humans and computers essentially fuse, unlocking capabilities we normally see in science fiction movies.<p>His argument …

Singularity

This Cardboard House Was Designed to Last for 100 Years

Wikkelhouse from Amsterdam-based Fiction Factory is a sustainably built, customizable cardboard-based house that was designed to last for up to 100 …

Architecture

Johnny Depp says a President Trump would be the 'last president of the United States'

At the red-carpet premiere of "Alice Through the Looking Glass" in London, he told the Daily Mail what he thinks would happen if Trump took the White House.<p>"If Donald Trump is elected president of the United States in a kind of historical way, it's exciting because we will see the actual last …

Donald Trump

Supreme court grants FBI massive expansion of powers to hack computers

Intelligence committee senator said he plans to introduce bill to block expansion to ‘rule 41’ on warrants for suspects who hide their location, set for December<p>The US Congress has seven months to block a potentially massive expansion of the government’s ability to hack into suspects’ computers.<p>At …

Surveillance

How Mentally Strong People Evaluate Others

<i>This article first appeared on the blog of Intentional Insights, a nonprofit organization that empowers people to refine and reach their goals by providing research-based content to help improve thinking, feeling, and behavior patterns.</i><p>So imagine you are driving on autopilot, as we all do much of …

Microsoft sues US government over secret data requests

Microsoft is suing the US Department of Justice to try to prevent the government from forcing tech companies to turn over data without their customers' knowledge.<p>The software giant filed the case in federal court on Thursday with an aim to strike down a key legal mechanism used by the government, a …

Billionaire Yuri Milner And Stephen Hawking Team Up To Send Nanospaceships To Alpha Centauri

Last summer, billionaire technology investor Yuri Milner announced he was investing $100 million into searching for extraterrestrial life.<p>Today, the billionaire science philanthropist has once again teamed up with physicist Stephen Hawking to announce a new investment – $100 million with a goal of …

Zika virus 'scarier than initially thought'

<b>(CNN) —</b> "Everything we look at with this (Zika) virus seems to be a little scarier than we initially thought," Dr. Anne Schuchat, CDC principal deputy director, told reporters during a White House briefing on Monday.<p>Zika virus: What are the chances I'll get it? (And other Q&As)<p>She was joined by Dr. …

BlackBerry plans to release two mid-range Android smartphones this year

But will they fare better than the $699 Priv?<p>BlackBerry isn't finished with the hardware business yet. CEO John Chen said this week in an interview with Abu Dhabi's <i>The National</i> that two new BlackBerry smartphones are on the way: one with a physical keyboard, and another with a full touchscreen. …

How to start a business with almost no money

You're willing to take some risks, like leaving your current job or going without personal revenue for a while.<p>But there's one logistical hurdle stopping you: You don't have much money.<p><b>Related: 7 Myths About Starting a Business That I Used to Believe</b><p>On the surface, this seems like a major problem, …

Small Business

3 Trends That Will Completely Change the World by 2020

Ideas are the true currency of this next century.<p><i>What are the most promising disruptive innovations for the decade 2011-2020? originally appeared on Quora--the knowledge-sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by James Altucher, blogger, author,</b> …