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11 habits of highly successful people

But that's probably not the case. While luck and genetics may play a role, there are certain learnable behaviors which make success more likely.<p>So just what are those behaviors?<p>Over on Quora, there's a thread dedicated to sharing the most important habits of highly accomplished individuals. We …

Self-improvement

10 life skills every young professional should have

You've still got plenty of important skills left to master — but now you're on your own.<p>To help you navigate this confusing time, we reviewed several Quora threads on helpful skills and ways to spend time in your 20s and 30s and highlighted the most useful insights.<p>Here are the life skills every …

Self-improvement

101 Greatest Quotes About Success and How to Achieve It | Inc.com

What makes something smart? It can mean many things for many people.<p>But the kind of smart I'm talking about is the smart that inspires, the smart that speaks to us and makes sense, the smart that allows us to move past ourselves and do something about the things that keep us stuck.<p>Let these smart …

Motivation

My 5-year study of rich and poor people found 4 types of habits that will keep you from getting rich

Your money habits can make you rich or put you in the poor house. According to a recent study by Brown University, in which nearly 50,000 families were surveyed, most of the habits we pick up in life come from our parents.<p>This includes money habits.<p>If your parents had bad money habits, it is likely …

A big flaw in Seagate external hard drives made it incredibly easy for hackers to steal your data

The drives included a function that allowed them to connect to the internet. But the problem came in the way that the devices connected — it was possible for anyone on the same Wi-Fi network or from elsewhere on the internet to gain access to the device simply by using the default username and …

Seagate Technology

5 habits that helped turn ordinary people into self-made millionaires

Habits save the brain work and conserve brain fuel. There is very little processing power involved with respect to habits.<p>So what does that have to do with being rich? I studied 177 self-made millionaires and uncovered certain unique good habits that made it possible for them to automatically …

The stock market roller coaster is not being felt by most Americans for one simple reason

That's because fewer people are invested in the stock market today than at any time in nearly the last two decades -- the product of dogged wage stagnation and a dramatic loss of faith in markets.<p>Data varies by source. But according to the U.S. Federal Reserve's most recent survey, only about 48 …

What Amy Schumer and Warren Buffett Have In Common

Just because you're a celebrity doesn't mean you have to spend like one<p>We’ve all heard the refrain: To keep your finances in order, you must live …

Chinese hackers may have turned sights on India, new report says

BEIJING — India is under attack, virtually.<p>A sophisticated cyberespionage group, probably based in China, is taking advantage of India’s weak cyberdefenses to burrow into government bodies and academic institutions to steal sensitive diplomatic information, a leading U.S. network security company …

China

7 Ways To Save For Retirement Even If You're Broke

If you are one of the many who don't have enough saved for retirement, don't despair.<p>The numbers aren't pretty: More than a third of Americans haven't saved a nickel for retirement. About 36 percent of workers have less than $1,000 in savings and investments that could be used for retirement, not …

Retirement

Facebook canceled a student's internship after he highlighted a massive privacy issue

In May, computer science and mathematics student Aran Khanna built Marauder's Map. It was a browser plugin that made use of the fact that people who use the Facebook Messenger share their location with everyone they message with by default.<p>Upon installing the plugin, users could use it to precisely …

Meet the Fantastically Bejeweled Skeletons of Catholicism’s Forgotten Martyrs

Paul Koudounaris is not a man who shies away from the macabre. Though the Los Angeles-based art historian, author and photographer claims that his …

Archaeology

Override: A story about the future of work

<i>In May, Amazon hosted the “Amazon Picking Challenge“—a competition to build a robot that can identify objects of any shape and take them off shelves. Such a machine could one day replace most of the human workers in Amazon’s warehouses. So what will life be like when those jobs are gone?</i><p><i>As it</i> …

Mind

10 Best Investing Books to Read for Summer 2015

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Here are my picks for the 10 best books every investor should read this summer.<p>Hey, why not? Alfred Hitchcock put himself in …

How to Make Money Like a Millionaire

These millionaires have figured out the keys to financial success<p>A seven-figure nest egg may feel far off, but these millionaires—and millionaires in …

The return of Iranian oil might cause more tensions in OPEC

Tehran and major powers -- Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia and the United States -- clinched a historic agreement in Vienna on Tuesday aimed at ensuring Iran does not obtain a nuclear bomb, and which paves the way for the removal of sanctions and the gradual return of Iranian oil to the …

Apple and Samsung are said to be working on a technology that would change the wireless industry as we know it

The GSMA, an industry association that represents mobile-phone makers worldwide, is working on a standardized, embeddable SIM card that would let you jump between carriers more easily.<p>Apple and Samsung, two of the world's biggest phone makers, are said to be in "advanced talks" with the GSMA about …

IPad Air

A new startup has emerged to take on Tesla and wants to deliver cars by 2017

Tesla has been the leader in pure EVs for quite some time now. Tesla is one of many Silicon Valley EV startups, but it's the only one to actually make it to production and become profitable.<p>All of these other EV startups are nothing more than smoke and mirrors. New car companies claim to be …

Tesla

Deciding on a Roth or Traditional IRA Is All About Strategy and Timing

This is a tale of two types of individual retirement accounts: Traditional IRAs and Roth IRAs. Regarding taxes, the two are direct opposites -- a …

7 Simple Steps to Financial Freedom | Inc.com

For anyone who not only bought but also made the long and difficult slog through Benjamin Graham's book, <i>The Intelligent Investor</i>, congratulations, you're one of the 10 percent who made it past the first chapter. For the other 90 percent, there is a much simpler, easy to understand book from Tony …

Retirement

8 Books Warren Buffett Tells Millionaires to Read | Inc.com

I've previously posted reading recommendations from Steve Jobs, Bill Gates and Elon Musk, all of whom are legendary high tech entrepreneurs. Warren Buffett is a different sort of icon: a true pioneer of investment philosophy.<p>Not surprisingly, Buffett's recommendations are almost entirely about …

Investing

The Rule of 300: How Much You Need for Retirement

There are countless models you can use to calculate the amount of money you need to retire comfortably in your golden years. But if you’ve ever been …

Retirement

After 10 breakthroughs and $3B in research, IBM announces tiny 7-nanometer chips

In semiconductor chip research, IBM has been racking up the breakthroughs for decades. And now it says that work is paying off with the creation of the first 7-nanometer chips. This means that the miniaturized electronics are so small that transistors on the chips are only 7 billionth of a meter in …

Nanotech

George Zimmer, a millionaire with a plan to help the middle class

In 2010, not long after the tea party was making its presence felt, a group with a different makeup and mission was created: the Patriotic Millionaires. Its membership requirements are an annual income over $1 million and/or assets of $5 million, and it wants policy changes that will open more …

Middle-class