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Build Really Strong Teams Using These 5 Uncommonly Powerful Secrets

Teams are an extremely powerful and important tool for getting the most out the most important resource you have: your human resource.<p>One of the most difficult challenge for business leaders is to get the right group of people together on a team that will deliver the results you desire for your …

40 Things You Should Know About a Home By Age 40

Home repair is learned over time<p>Even if a power outage stops your well pump or the city water supply, you can still flush the toilet. Dump a couple …

Water

Google Has an Official Process in Place for Learning From Failure--and It's Absolutely Brilliant

Recently, Google described its internal process for documenting and learning from mistakes, and there's a lot here that can benefit any company.<p>How do you view failure?<p>For many, the act of failing or committing a major mistake is enough to send them spiraling down into a pity party. But there is a …

Business Strategy

5 Iconic Road Trips to Take Before Your Kids Grow Up

Talk about memories they'll cherish for life.<p>American highways have inspired more great music, books, and movies than any other roads in the world …

Civil Rights

I've studied happiness for years — here are the 12 best pieces of advice I'm giving my daughter

"Drift" is the decision we make by not deciding, or by making a decision that unleashes consequences for which we don't take responsibility.<p>You go to medical school because both your parents are doctors. You get married because all your friends are getting married. You take a job because someone …

10 free tools for creating infographics, images and more

In the world of PR and marketing, visuals rule.You can boost interest and engagement with your social media and blog posts by adding compelling …

How to make your home a Smart Home

The smart home is no longer a dream stuck inside a Disney movie. It's real, it's attainable and it's a lot easier to set up than you think. CNET's Guide to Smart Living, launching today, is going to show you exactly how.<p>To do this, we outfitted a home in the heart of San Francisco with smart home …

Hacking

4 soft skills LinkedIn says are most likely to get you hired in 2018 — and the online courses to get them

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Navigating the job search as a candidate can feel pretty opaque. From your perspective, it's difficult to identify which skills you should …

27 Incredibly Useful Things You Didn’t Know Chrome Could Do

Give your internet experience a jolt of fresh energy with these easily overlooked features, options, and shortcuts for Google’s browser.<p>These days, a browser is more than just a basic navigator for the web. It’s effectively a second desktop—a gateway to countless apps, sites, and services. And …

Amazon Spent Years Learning What It Takes to Do Great Work. These 4 Steps Contributed Most to Its Success

"Skill is overrated," says Jeff Bezos. These four things are not.<p>Yesterday, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos published his annual letter to shareholders, and it's got some great advice for anyone who is striving to do great work.<p>After commending Amazon employees for their commitment to excellence, and …

Want more self-reliant, responsible kids? Try Selbständigkeit, the German way.

When journalist Sara Zaske moved to Berlin with her family a few years ago, she noticed something different about German parents. They don't hover. They don't follow their kids on the playground or intervene when they fight. They let them go places on their own and play with knives and matches. …

Parenting

This Simple Strategy Will Make You a Faster, More Effective Learner

A little structure goes a long way in making the mind more effective.<p><i>What is the best approach for learning new things? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Praveen Tipirneni, CEO of</b> …

Top questions you should ask during an interview to raise eyebrows

Job interviews are laced with questions that give the interviewer the opportunity to get to know A) if you will be an asset to the company and B) if …

Short Inspirational Quotes to Memorize

<b>Short Inspirational Quotes to Memorize</b> will help give you the tools to transform your situation with ideas to propel you to greater heights. …

8 Things You Can Do Daily That Will Boost Employee Engagement

Employee Engagement Is The Difference Between Success And Failure<p>Employee engagement is running at around 32%. Which means that a staggering 68% of staff, potentially your staff, are either disengaged or even worse actively disengaged. According to Gallup, this costs the US economy anywhere between …

Taking a Train Through the Great Smoky Mountains Needs to Be on Your Bucket List

If you've never been to the most visited national park in the U.S., you should make a train trip through the Great Smoky Mountains a priority.<p>The …

National Parks

27 underrated US destinations everyone should visit in their lifetime

If you're traveling in the US, cities like New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago are probably on the top of your list of places to see. Outside of big cities, however, there are also tons of smaller, underrated destinations that are totally worth a trip.<p>We asked our colleagues for their favorite, …

20 Fancy-Looking Home Buys We Can't Believe Are From Etsy

Take a look around the Home & Living section on Etsy, and you'll likely notice that many of its offerings carry a certain "look": Mason jar crafts, …

A 20-Minute HIIT Workout You Can Do Anywhere

Is anyone else having some serious whiplash with fall zipping by? We feel you. And with the holidays right around the corner, we're starting to feel …

7 Kitchen Storage Ideas to Steal from Real-Life Tiny Houses

(Image credit: Dwell)<p>While most of us probably couldn't stand the idea of living in a tiny house, we can all stand to take some ideas from these …

9 gorgeous US islands to visit—other than Hawaii

Hawaii may be the most famous island in America, but there are actually <i>a lot</i> of picturesque offshore destinations to visit—that don’t require a …

A 30-Minute Running HIIT Workout to Speed Up Weight Loss

HIIT (high-intensity interval training) workouts have gotten a lot of attention lately because they're one of the best workouts for losing weight and shedding belly fat. A HIIT workout mixes shorts bursts of activity with even shorter rest periods.<p>Here's a very basic HIIT running workout that can …

Exercise

Want to Be a Better Leader? Ask Your Employees These 3 Questions | Inc.com

From professors to managers to mentors, I've had the opportunity to be inspired by some great leaders so far in my somewhat short professional life.<p>When thinking about what they have in common, it's easy for me to come up with some shared characteristics. They were all supportive, encouraging, …

Leadership

How to choose the best smart speaker for you

Compare and contrast.<p>So you've decided to upgrade your home with a smart speaker. What, you thought it was just a matter of choosing which Amazon Echo you prefer? Think again: At this stage, it's probably easier to list the tech companies that <i>don't</i> sell their own smart speakers.<p>After the Echo hit …

Smart Homes

4 Ways to Create Happier, More Engaged Customers | Inc.com

When was the last time you had a terrible customer service experience? How about a great one? Chances are the former is much easier to recall, and you're not alone in feeling that way.<p>Unfortunately, traditional customer service models are designed around these negative experiences - the only time a …

The 10 Best Travel Tips of All Time

With these insights, going from tourist to traveler just got a whole lot easier.<p>In our office, between conversations about visas and gorging on international chocolate, we often discuss the difference between a tourist and a traveler. There's a quote by English writer G. K. Chesterton that we keep …

How to Spend 7 Days in Big Bend National Park (and Why You Should)

If you’ve spent time in the wilderness, you probably think you’ve experienced remoteness. And if you’ve driven through Dallas, you probably think …

The Yosemite most people never see: 10 dazzling hikes

YOSEMITE — Gazing at the spectacular scenery surrounding Yosemite’s Hetch Hetchy reservoir, I can’t help but marvel. Nature has endowed Tuolumne …

Nothing but wow moments on this tour of Utah's five national parks

Leave the driving to Austin Adventures on an eight-day exploration of Canyonlands, Arches, Capitol Reef, Bryce and Zion national parks.<p>Moab, Utah, is base camp for two days of hiking in Arches and Canyonlands. An afternoon trek will introduce participants to colorful Capitol Reef, followed by two …

20 Smart And Practical Home Decor Tips Our Readers Actually Swear By

Do you follow the 1-3-5 rule?<p><i>Note: Some responses have been lightly edited for length or clarity.</i>