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5 Plants That Can Help Purify Indoor Air, According to Science

New research shows these common house plants all absorb harmful chemicals.<p>Dracaena (Dracaena frangas)<p>All five plants did a good job removing acetone …

Science Says Doing This Regularly Could Add 2 Years to Your Life

Choosing the right kind of beach read could be beneficial to your health.<p>Most of us want to live long, healthy lives, full of purpose and vitality. While there is no fountain of youth, there are certain practices everyone knows help extend your time on earth: wearing your seatbelt, eating fruits …

Bill Gates

Disney launches child-focused messaging app w/ built-in games & safety features

Just when you think there can’t possibly be room for yet another messaging app, along comes Disney with what looks like a decent attempt to prove us wrong. Disney Mix is a new messaging app designed for use by kids as young as four, using the tagline ‘chat, share, play.’<p>The free app offers stickers …

6 Friendly Phrases You Can Use to Delight Customers

Provide more consistent customer service by adding these phrases to your playbook.<p><i>By Gregory Ciotti, marketing at Help Scout</i><p>Repeatable phrases are helpful for bringing consistency to customer conversations.<p>They enhance your personal replies, and make providing great customer service easier, because …

Customers

Branding rules for social media managers

<i>This article was originally published in July 2016.</i> <br>How a brand is perceived online has a lot to do with its presence on various social media …

Public Relations

PrivacyMeter

While we’re rebuilding the app pages to provide better usability, we would like you to have a look our latest report Q3. The purpose of this report …

Let Seth Godin Break Everything You Know About Leadership

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>Entrepreneur has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Leadership determines the survival, success, and legacy of organizations.<p>Whether they lead a small tribe, a powerful nation, or just a loose …

Leadership

10 Success lessons from Tony Hsieh - "Zappos Founder" for entrepreneurs

Share21<p>Tweet<p>Share111<p>+13<p>Shares 135<p>Tony Hsieh, founder and CEO of Zappos, is widely regarded as one of the most successful CEOs of our time. He has …

27 of the Most Beautiful Places In America

From sea to shining sea and everything in between.<p>Narrowing down the list of America's most scenic spots is clearly an impossible task, but these stunning places are totally worth bumping to the top of your travel bucket list.

National Parks

Want Successful Kids? Science Says Do This | Inc.com

We all know that our brains are the most malleable when we're young. The trick to raising smart (and successful) kids, then, is to start developing their thought processes when they're still at that fresh and unjaded state.<p>In a 1960's study conducted by Stanford professor Walter Mischel, hundreds …

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Good Leaders Know When To Hug And When To Kick

I’ve long held the belief that authenticity is the key to successful leadership. Authenticity requires taking the time to reflect on your personal weaknesses. Everyone has different faults that influence their decisions and behaviors. One of my big weaknesses as a leader is that I tend to be too …

Leadership

How to help keep teens off their smartphones

It’s summertime, the kids are out of school, and likely spending more time than ever on digital devices. In a recent poll of 1,240 teens and parents by Common Sense Media, a whopping 50 percent of kids admitted that they were addicted to their mobile devices, and 59 percent of parents said their …

Parenting

Parenting as an expat: The Dutch taught me how to loosen up and give my kids some much-needed freedom

It wasn’t until I moved to the Netherlands with my 3-year-old that I learned why Dutch children are the happiest<p>Parenting as an expat in the Netherlands means surrounding your own children with some of the most confident, self-possessed and happy children in the world.<p>On good days, I feel like I’ve …

Parenting

Who Do You Love More? Your Partner Or Your Kids? Is One A Priority?

Women struggle with the question of who comes first. My partner or husband vs. my children? Maybe it isn't a question of who comes first all the time, but some of the time. This seems to make more sense and become a more realistic question.<p>When people say that you're kids will leave home and your …

Parenting

Make Edible Paper in 3 Easy Steps

Whip up this edible paper in as little as 10 minutes and use it for secret messages, decorative foods, and more!<p>Paper is commonly made from plant material — so why not food plants? Every plant’s cells are surrounded by a tough, fibrous material called <i>cellulose</i>. When chopped up and soaked, the tiny …

Inventions

Here is the perfect way to end an email — and 28 sign-offs you should usually avoid

Is "cheers" too casual? Too pretentious? Too British? Is "sincerely" timeless and professional, or stodgy and overly formal?<p>Perhaps, as Matthew J.X. Malady persuasively argued at Slate, we should just call the whole thing off and ditch the email closer altogether.<p>But as anyone who has sat staring …

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American parents are miserable: Moms and dads alike face a massive “happiness gap”

“Having kids in the U.S. is brutal.” Sociologists blame the country’s paltry social services, among other factors<p>“The days are long, but the years are short,” goes the old saying. That’s true of life itself, but the phrase has become a mantra of parents and caregivers, a reassuring bit of what’s …

Child Care

11 basic Excel tricks that will change your life

Microsoft Excel is an amazing piece of software, and even regular users might not be getting as much out of it as they can. Improve your Excel efficiency and proficiency with these basic shortcuts and functions that absolutely everyone needs to know.<p>Of course you can move from cell to cell with …

Analytics

Science says parents of unsuccessful kids could have these 6 things in common

Parenting is a tough job and there are infinite ways to succeed and fail. With so many ways to parent, how can you be sure that what your doing is best for your child? Here are six things parents do that might be making kids unsuccessful, according to psychology research.<p><i>Produced by</i> <i>Darren Weaver</i> …

Parenting

15 Daily Habits of the Most Productive Entrepreneurs

Here's a clear list of the 15 habits the most successful entrepreneurs have cultivated.<p>Have you ever wondered how the world's top entrepreneurs get so much done in their days? After all, they have the same 24 hour days and 7 day weeks, yet they consistently get so much more done in that time.<p>Here …

Entrepreneurship

Want Your Kids to Grow Up Successful? Here's What You Need at Home

What's more important than how much money you make or where you live.<p>Parents are eager to do everything they possibly can to help their children be successful. If you want your kids to earn big salaries as adults, what should you buy them now? Piano lessons? Coding camp? Mandarin class?<p>None of the …

Kids
Parenting

33 things you should never say to your boss

Honesty is the best policy in the workplace -- but like any rule, this one has a few exceptions.<p>"It's important to be cautious with what you say to …

These innovative suitcases will solve one of the most annoying aspects of traveling

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>RISE gear While innovation in travel has increased at an impressive rate over the past fifty years, the creativity in the luggage …

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The Secret to Being a Better Leader: See and Hear Others

Abraham Lincoln’s rise to power was entirely unexpected — he was poor, outside the political mainstream, and lacking the connections and refinements …

Easy Ways for Educators to Get Organized

Frank Buck provides a total organizational system for the busy classroom or administrative leader. Mary Langer Thompson reports his paper and digital …

17 Gmail Extensions that Make Your Life Easier

In today’s email-centric work environment, you have to make sure you’re on top of your game.<p>But that’s easier said than done. You likely use email to …

Top 10 Books for Entrepreneurs

Share21<p>Tweet<p>Share27<p>+17<p>Shares 55<p><i>This is an Influencer post by Patrick Bet-David, founder of PHP Agency startups.</i><p>I cover the top 10 books I believe …

These 7 Questions Will Change The Way You Lead Forever

Coaching is one of the most powerful leadership and sales tools.<p>It can be tempting to dismiss it as time-consuming or handholding, but both of those assumptions are mistaken. In his book, The Coaching Habit, Michael Bungay Stanier gives busy leaders advice on how to coach effectively.<p>In ten minutes …

Business Development