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A 7-Step Plan for Generating Leads With Facebook Ads

Do you want to generate more leads from Facebook? Interested in using Facebook ads to promote a lead magnet? Facebook ads are a great way to build a …

Facebook Ads

Poverty Can Alter Your DNA So You’re At Greater Risk For Depression

Being poor isn’t just about not having money–it also has damaging physical effects.<p>Being poor is about more than just finances. A growing body of research has shown for awhile that the cycle of poverty is also psychological–and physiological. Having no money makes people stressed, which changes …

Genetics

How to cultivate winning writing habits

As many professional writers will tell you, good habits are everything.<p>If procrastination or writer’s block sets in, the writer’s bank account might …

7 Scientific Ways to Become Smarter

You can vastly improve your brain's performance by making a few minor changes in your daily routine.<p>A while back, I posted a column describing five scientific ways to become smarter. Since then, I've been reading more about neuroscience, hoping to find additional easy techniques to improve brain …

Co-founders of Ben & Jerry's arrested at Capitol

<b>(CNN) —</b> The co-founders of Ben & Jerry's ice cream were arrested at the U.S. Capitol on Monday.<p>Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield were among approximately 300 people arrested as part of the "Democracy Awakening" protests that converged on the nation's capital this weekend.<p>"Democracy Awakening," which …

Middle-class

Tech and the Race to Read: the Case for Early Literacy

“I learned to read in a snap!” exclaimed an excited four year old. The magic of the moment permeated the entire room and shouts of “me too!” burst …

Education Technology

Federal agency making waves in battery storage, energy tech innovation

Whenever the military sets up operations in isolated and hostile locations like Iraq or Afghanistan, one of the biggest challenges is ensuring troops get reliable power.<p>Until now, that often has meant trucking in vast amounts of diesel to power generators, a strategy that isn’t all that …

Clean Energy

Five key figures implicated in the 'Panama Papers' scandal

The story starts with a Panama-based law firm, Mossack Fonseca, which sets up shell companies in offshore tax havens to protect the global elite.<p>After an anonymous insider leaked a vast trove of the firm’s documents to a German newspaper more than a year ago, hundreds of journalists from dozens of …

Corruption

Total Inequality

Researchers know that it’s expensive to be poor. But they are only beginning to understand the sum of the financial, psychological, and cultural disadvantages that come with poverty.<p>Two years ago this month, Thomas Piketty published his massive tome on inequality, <i>Capital in the 21st Century</i>. …

15 science-backed tricks to instantly seem smart

But that doesn't mean anyone can't <i>appear</i> to look more intelligent than they actually may be.<p>In fact, there are plenty of science-backed ways to convince others that you're a modern-day Einstein as soon as you meet them.<p>We rounded up 15 of them so you can impress your boss and buddies with your …

7 Powerful Tricks That Will Improve Your Writing Today | Inc.com

I'm not a writer, yet I've written three books. I have ideas. Big ideas. And so do you. Maybe you already launched a blog. Maybe you're even interested in publishing a book.<p>If you have big ideas, and want to communicate your ideas to as many people as possible. Read on.<p>You <i>must learn</i> how to write …

Google Trends

10 podcasts to sharpen your sales skills

In the competitive 21st century marketplace, it’s more important than ever to keep your sales skills sharp. Regardless of how busy you are, podcasts provide an opportunity to continue learning without disrupting your daily routine. Whether you’re traveling, exercising or sitting in a waiting room, …

Marketing

21 books successful people read to their kids

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, reading aloud to your children and talking about pictures and words in age-appropriate books can strengthen language skills, literacy development, and parent-child relationships.<p>What's more, a study conducted last year by a number of pediatricians …

Books

Why Apple's Defeat to Samsung Was a Victory for Innovation

Apple just suffered an important legal defeat to Samsung in its battle over patents. This is good because Apple's claims were frivolous; its patents were questionable; and its use of litigation to hold back a competitor set another wrong precedent for the industry. Because of these patent wars and …

3 communication skills 35 business legends, billionaires, and TED experts have in common

Branson is one of 35 billionaires, business legends and famous TED speakers who I interviewed or feature in "The Storyteller's Secret," a book to help business leaders understand the language of narrative and the role it plays building a career, growing a brand, selling a product, or launching a …

10 most important things in advertising

Facebook is investing in virtual reality with a new "social VR" team.Facebook<p>Good morning. Here's everything you need to know in the world of advertising today.<p><b>1. Here's who Yahoo could approach to buy its core business today.</b> Yahoo's board announced on Friday that it had created an independent …

Advertising

Qubit Raises $40M To Power Big-Data Analytics For Marketing That Goes Beyond Adwords

The halcyon days of people clicking on Google search links and instantly converting into customers are over. But a startup called Qubit, founded by four ex-Googlers, has built a big-data analytics platform that it believes could make selling online today and in the future nearly as easy and …

The Essential Guide to Branding Your Company [Free Kit]

Big tech companies belatedly join Apple in encryption fight

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Leading tech companies are rallying behind Apple — some belatedly — in its fight against a court order requiring the company to help investigators break into an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino mass shooters.<p>A U.S. magistrate ordered Apple to produce software that would …

Privacy

18 things you should do immediately to best prepare for the next five years

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What Can People Start Doing Now That Will Help Them A Lot In About Five Years?</i> <i>Answer by David Cannon, Founder, Solutionbank.org.</i><p>There’s already a lot out there, but I couldn’t resist writing a note to my 23-year-old self:<p>If you do anything, do this first …

Entrepreneurship

How Storytelling Hooks Your Audience

If you want people to pay attention to you, wrap your idea in a story. The story provides the bliss point; the moment your audience falls in love.<p>In music the bliss point is ‘the hook,’ the lines and beats that turn a song into a hit. In pop music a handful of writer-producers have mastered the …

TED Talks

7 Ways to Boost Your EQ (Emotional Intelligence)

IQ gets all the fame and glory when it comes to how we are perceived by our peers — we blame Albert Einstein, the poster child of the smarty-pants contingent out there. But your EQ, or emotional intelligence, is equally as important in your personal success — plus, it’s key in the development of …

Fake Tesla ad nails the promise of Elon Musk's electric cars

Talk to an owner or fan of the Tesla automobile brand and you'll soon realize that you're talking to someone who believes they're pioneering the …

This Quick Morning Ritual Primes Your Brain for Success | Inc.com

Want this to be the year you finally achieve some of your biggest goals? It can be--if you get your subconscious mind on board. That advice comes from May McCarthy, serial entrepreneur, angel investor, and author of <i>The Path to Wealth</i>.<p>"Good leaders know that for a company to run successfully, …

Self-improvement

Just 6 Seconds of Mindfulness Can Make You More Effective

Some days it’s really draining to be a senior executive. You sit in meetings for hours on end, and every decision you need to make is difficult — all of the easy decisions have already been made at levels below you. On those days, you know you could be a much more effective leader if you could …

Here’s a Month-by-Month Look at the Most Engaging Brand Content of 2015

Social media analytics company Unmetric has compiled a list called "Awesome Things Brands Did in 2015," which looks at social campaigns throughout …

Tesla Is On a Hiring Spree

Tesla is planning to hiring thousands of new employees in the coming years, with a particular focus on its race to build an autonomous car.<p>The …

Database of 191 million U.S. voters discovered on the Internet

<i>(By Jim Finkle and Dustin Volz, Reuters) –</i> An independent computer security researcher uncovered a database of information on 191 million voters that is exposed on the open Internet due to an incorrectly configured database, he said on Monday.<p>The database includes names, addresses, birth dates, …

Security