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You Can Start This 6-Figure Service Business Tomorrow Morning for Under $100

The people delivering bread to grocery stores make good money but never get a vacation. That's a lucrative problem you can solve.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>About a year ago, I wrote an article about a six-figure service business that you can start for less than a …

A couple keeps getting mysterious Amazon packages they didn't order — and they can't make it stop

One Boston-area couple is getting the Amazon treatment — and they want it to stop.<p>Since October, Mike and Kelly Gallivan have received 25 Amazon packages that neither of them ordered, they told The Boston Globe. Low-cost items like USB-powered desktop plastic fans and humidifiers, computer vacuums, …

10 Australian Scifi Movies You Need to Watch

When someone says “Australian science fiction movie,” thoughts immediately and inevitably turn to <i>Mad Max</i>—if not George Miller’s insanely influential …

Want to Raise Kids With Great Empathy? Always Ask Them This One Simple Question | Inc.com

"How am I doing as your dad?"<p>It's a question I didn't ask often enough.<p>Yet, it's an incredibly valuable question to ask, because to my kids it meant I was being vulnerable enough to ask for their feedback. More importantly, I was revealing that I was interested in what my kids were <i>feeling</i> and</i> …

Parenting

The Queen’s unusual jet lag remedy and 13 more of her fascinating travel habits

Queen Elizabeth II, officially the most widely travelled head of state in history - if anyone has a polished coping strategy for jet lag, surely it is she.<p>Perhaps surprisingly it's barley sugar, sold in the form of boiled sweets, along with unspecified homeopathic remedies, according to an …

Being single will kill you faster than obesity, study says

Loneliness is deadlier than obesity and should be considered a public health risk, experts have warned.<p>Those with bad social connections have a 50 …

19 Psychological Principles That’ll Improve Your Homepage Conversion Rate

Psychology is the magic bullet of conversion optimization.Well, maybe that’s a tad bit idealistic.But psychology is arguably <i>the most important</i> weapon …

Research Shows Color Is Critical in Consumer Purchasing Decisions | Inc.com

I learned in my years in the toy business that more than 75 percent of snap judgments about consumer products are based specifically on the color of the packaging or the actual product. Whether or not a person purchases a product depends on whether or not he or she believes its color is appropriate …

How many hours of sleep do you actually need?

It depends on how well you want your brain to work<p>Sleep is a time suck. If you multiplied the average recommended number of hours we should sleep in a day—eight for a typical adult—by the number of days in an average lifespan (78.8 years in the United States), that would amount to about 9,587.3 …

The cover letter format that made my job application response rate go from 0% to 55%

Around the 10th unanswered application, the negative chatter started to kick in — and it sounded suspiciously like Meryl Streep in "The Devil Wears Prada."<p><i>Go home, Lisa</i>, said the small, icy voice in my head. <i>You're just not cut out for this. Also, you have no sense of style</i>. At my lowest point, …

These Skills Are Hard To Learn But Pay Off For The Rest of Your Life

The ability to expand your mind and strive for lifelong learning is more critical to your success than you think. Don’t give up on lifelong learning.Ever. Research shows that it pays beyond the skills you acquire. More than ever before, a challenged, stimulated brain may well be the key to a …

You Don't Have to Be Good at Math to Actually Be Good at Math

Does it make you happy?<p>We know that we’re more inclined to perform something well <i>if</i> we actually enjoy whatever it is. But few things in life are as …

Mathematics

This explorer discovered human time warp by living in a cave

On July 16, 1962, French geologist Michel Siffre entered a darkened cave, where he planned to remain for two months.<p>Tracking the days according to …

Archaeology

It’s 2017, every city needs buses with USB ports

Smartphones have been around for a decade already<p>Tokyo has begun quietly testing out USB ports on a single bus in its metro area, according to the Japanese publication <i>IT Media</i>. There’s been no official word from Tokyo transportation authorities, and given that the test includes only one bus, that …

How Thinking Like an Introvert Can Help You Get Ahead in Business

Research suggests that introverts possess qualities that can rocket them to the top of their fields.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Business has a habit of assigning privilege to "extrovert" traits, like being assertive, talkative and highly social. And that's not right.<p>…

We can't directly see black holes. But this time lapse shows the awesome power of their gravity.

Watch: stars orbit the supermassive black hole in the center of our galaxy.<p>No astronomer has even seen a black hole through a telescope. They’re dark, often occluded by matter, and actually very small compared with many of the stars in the sky. We’ve never directly seen the ring of material around …

Black Holes

Evidence that the Heart Has Its Own ‘Brain’ and Consciousness

(In5D.com) Many believe that conscious awareness originates in the brain alone. Recent scientific research suggests that consciousness actually …

This device is an Oxygen farm

This one’s going to blow your mind away. Do you know which plant’s responsible for 70-80% of the oxygen you breathe? It’s just one species. Stumped? …

Algae

This Conspiracy Theory May Explain Why Starbucks Employees Always Misspell Your Name

Guys, this could be why the names on your Starbucks cups are often a hodgepodge of consonants smushed together instead of an eligible moniker.<p>The …

Unemployed - Our Style Tips

Although always causing consternation, little did anyone know that the traditional job interview would evolve into such an onerous task with …

Employment

Google employees confess all the things they hated most about working at Google

A job at Google.<p>It's career heaven, right? How could a gig at the biggest, most ambitious tech company on the planet possibly be bad?<p>Well, take a …

Employment

10 Companies With Ridiculously Enviable Staff Perks

1. <b>Airbnb</b> gives employees $2000 a year to travel the world, lets people bring their pooches to work and provides free organic lunches.<p>Advertisement - …

More S’poreans Are Turning to Freelancing as a Career Option, Here’s Why

Singapore is getting more and more expensive to live in as the years goes by… especially when us mere mortals need to eke out a living.<p>You leave …

The Skills You Should Highlight When You're Underqualified for a Job

You see a job you’d like to apply for—but there’s a catch, you don’t meet all of the requirements. Despite that, you know the difference between …

Ten Reasons Not To Lowball Yourself

It’s easy to see why job-seekers might lower their ‘asking price’ in hopes of getting a new job more quickly, but it’s not a good idea.<p>When you low-ball yourself by setting an artificially low target salary range, you set off alarm bells in a recruiter’s mind. Their first thought is not “Wow! What …

Employment

How One Simple Question Landed Me a Job I Didn't Want

<i>What is the craziest thing you have ever said (or done) at an interview and still got the job? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Gil Yehuda, technology strategist, on Quora:</b><p>In response to a …

The truth about willpower

Not so long ago, my post-work routine looked like this: After a particularly grueling day, I'd sit on the couch and veg for hours, doing my version …

Introverts Overperform in a Crisis, New Study Shows | Inc.com

Extroverts are at an advantage in business. Psychologists tell us this, and so, indirectly, do the countless blog posts and books instructing introverts on how to fight back against this reality. If extroverts didn't have a leg up due to their more outgoing nature, we wouldn't need bestsellers like …

A Nobel prize-winning physicist identified three simple steps to mastering any subject

I wasn’t always a good learner. I thought learning was all about the hours you put in. Then I discovered something that changed my life.<p>The famous Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman understood the difference between “knowing something” and “knowing the name of something,” and it’s one of …

Scientists Are Turning Nuclear Waste Into Super-Efficient Diamond Batteries

With a half-life of 5,730 years.<p>Scientists have figured out how to use nuclear waste as an energy source, converting radioactive gas into artificial …