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Your Answer to This Question Will Determine Your Success in Life | Inc.com

Your time on this beautiful planet is brief.<p>The more consciously awake you become, the more you realize how short life really is.<p>You have no time to waste on pursuits that aren't taking you where you want to go.<p>If there is any form of internal conflict at all in the decisions you are making, you …

Motivation

10 Ways To Stay Productive (and Avoid Your Afternoon Slump) | Inc.com

By the time 3:00 p.m. hits, my body starts telling me that it's time to check out. Despite my high motivation and earnest desire to achieve my goals, simple biology causes my energy levels to plummet, negatively impacting my concentration and ability to stay productive. My experience is not …

Time Management

The benefits and harms of marijuana, explained by the most thorough research review yet

A new report looks at more than 10,000 studies on marijuana. It has good and bad news for pot users.<p>Marijuana has been with humans in some way or another for thousands of years. But after all this time, there is still a lot of public debate about what, exactly, pot’s risks and benefits are.<p>A recent …

Cannabis

Why The Most Productive People Do These Six Things Every Day

The secrets behind four-minute meetings and scrapping your to-do list.<p>Of all our available resources, everyone has the same number of hours in a day. Some, however, happen to get more done. Are they faster or smarter? Do they have more help? Perhaps. But they’ve also learned tricks that can help …

Time Management

Make Your Kid an Investing Genius

Because who else is going to support you?<p>A woman once told me she had come up with a great idea to educate her 14-year-old son about investing: She …

Investing

Fights break out at malls across United States

<b>(CNN) —</b> Massive brawls and food-court fights played out at more than a dozen malls across the country in what proved to be a chaotic day after Christmas.<p>Some of the mayhem was captured on social media. The chaos prevented some shoppers from grabbing clothes off clearance racks and returning …

Crime

7 Things You Can Do Right Now to Be More Productive in 2017

Now that 2016 is (finally) coming to an end, we want to make sure you start the new year on the right note. All of those ideas, projects, and new …

Time Management

Federal lawsuits filed in 5 states after African-American voters purged from registration rolls, targeted for intimidation by the Trump campaign

In violation of the Voting Rights Act, the NAACP and Democrats allege Republicans have targeted black voters<p>New federal lawsuits were filed in five different states Monday, alleging that thousands of black voters are illegally being purged from voter registration lists by Republican officials and …

Government

#CrimingWhileWhite does pay: Ammon Bundy and weaponized white privilege prevails again in Oregon

Just consider: An all-white jury acquitted militant religious fundamentalists whose avowed aim is hurting the U.S.<p>During the 2016 election season, Donald Trump’s rise and run for the White House has drowned out numerous important news events. One such neglected news story is the trial of Ammon …

Justice

Study: Uber and Lyft have ‘pattern of discrimination’ against black passengers

Waiting times for black Seattle passengers were 35% longer, and Boston drivers cancelled rides for black passengers more than twice as frequently, study found<p>A new academic study has found “a pattern of discrimination” against passengers with African American-sounding names by Uber and Lyft drivers.<p>…

Rights & Freedoms

5 Ways To Create A Powerfully Productive Mind

How often do you feel busy, but feeling as if you’re not actually getting anything done?<p>Days go by and you feel consistently overwhelmed with so many …

How Aydin Senkut Helped 11 Different Companies Grow to $1 Billion Each

Over the past 10 years, Aydin and the Felicis Ventures team have helped 11 companies grow to over $1 billion each. They also assisted 36 portfolio companies surpass the $100 million mark. Out of their 180 investments, 60 have turned into notable exits. That would be considered quite a great track …

The Lean Startup Budget: How To Start A Big Business On The Cheap

PhotoCredit<p>A couple of years ago, a friend of mine coined a phrase to describe startups that required a lot of money; he called it 'the fortune 500 startup budget'. There are so many reasons why startup ideas never become a reality, or die soon after the business is established. Two of the reasons …

Small Business

The Next Wave Will Be Built on This One Thing, According to Steve Case

If AOL represented the first wave of the Internet, and Google and Facebook represent the 2nd wave, what will the 3rd wave look like?<p>If you are a budding entrepreneur you need to understand the ways that emerging companies will be built and what type of playbook is required to ensure success. The …

Whiteboards

Gary Vaynerchuk: All Successful Entrepreneurs Have These 5 Traits

Without these five traits, you're going to struggle to succeed as a founder, Vaynerchuk warns.<p>If you want to become an entrepreneur, where do you start?<p>It's a sensible enough question to consider, but when a curious user asked essentially this of the community on question-and-answer site Quora, …

Entrepreneurship

Christians should put their faith above their race and culture, the Rev. Tony Evans says

<i>The Rev. Tony Evans is pastor of the 10,000-member Oak Cliff Bible Church in Dallas. He delivered the sermon “A Biblical Response on Race” on Sunday, July 17. By Thursday, July 21, it had been watched 114,000 times. Below are excerpts from the sermon.</i><p>Father, we need you today at a level that is …

Black Lives Matter

AP FACT CHECK: Trump resurfaces debunked claims in speech

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite promising "the truth, and nothing else" in his convention speech, Donald Trump presented the nation with a series of previously debunked claims and some new ones Thursday night — about the U.S. tax burden, the perils facing police, Hillary Clinton's record and more.<p>A look …

Middle East

Philando Castile's Driving Record Raises Questions About Racial Profiling

ST. PAUL, Minn. ― A black St. Paul man whom police fatally shot during a traffic stop last week appears to have been previously cited by police at least 31 times while driving, raising questions about racial profiling practices in the suburban St. Anthony police department.<p>Philando Castile, 32, had …

Want to Be a Great Leader? Ask Yourself These Questions Weekly | Inc.com

Whether you're running a business, an aspiring entrepreneur, or somebody with big dreams, achieving requires that you have goals, plans, and a way to hold yourself accountable. If you really want to stay on track, a weekly check-in can be a valuable tool.<p>Spend some time every week with these …

Motivation

Let this sink in: The Republican Party has chosen a birther as its presidential candidate

Remember this, no matter what Trump now says, his entire political existence is built on bigotry<p>This is happening, people. This is really happening. Donald Trump will be the Republican nominee for president of these United States. Let that sink in.<p>The hot takes will abound in the days and weeks …

Donald Trump

11 daily habits of self-made billionaires anyone can adopt

If you want to get rich, start by studying the people who have already done so.<p>"The only person who can teach you how to think like a millionaire is a millionaire," writes Steve Siebold in his book, "How Rich People Think."<p>The same could be said about billionaires.<p>Below, we've rounded up 11 habits …

Jack Dorsey

5 Harmful Thought Patterns Keeping You From Reaching Your True Potential

Researchers have proven that the way you think directly correlates with what you achieve in life.<p>What you achieve in life is directly proportional to the thoughts you allow to roll around in your mind. And know this: You are in control of your mental content. In fact, the most successful people …

Will Power

Seven of the best to-do list apps

Tick off your tasks and get more organised using this selection of apps, from Wunderlist and Google Keep to Any.do and Habitica<p>Juggling tasks is an important skill in the modern world. From that presentation you promised to send your boss by today to picking up some ingredients for dinner, from …

Apps

Chris Christie isn’t the first moderate Republican to jump on the Trump-wagon this week

<i>On Friday, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) surprised the political world by endorsing Donald Trump for president. But just a few days before, two relatively moderate Republican members of Congress surprised Capitol Hill by being the first sitting members of Congress to share their support for</i> …

Republicans

In Apple-FBI Fight, Congress Considers Aggressive And Measured Approaches

While Apple and the FBI fight in court over the government's demand that the tech company to help it break into the iPhone of one of the San Bernardino shooters, Congress is trying to find its own solution to the digital security/national security debate.<p>Lawmakers' best hope for consensus may be …

Privacy

Oh, snap: Apple’s latest motion turns the US government’s own security record against it

Apple is showing some sass in its campaign against the US government’s attempt to bypass iPhone security. The company filed a motion today (Feb. 25) to vacate the court order (pdf) requiring Apple to help the FBI break into an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters.<p>The government wants …

Privacy