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5 privacy settings you should change in Windows 10

Taking back the operating system, one privacy setting at a time...<p>With its Windows 10 Creators Update, Microsoft is attempting to be more transparent with its privacy settings. It may have simplified some of the language of its policies, but there is still work to be done.<p>Here are five …

12 high-paying jobs college students can do in their spare time

The key to finding a part-time job for a busy college student is to look for high-quality positions with a flexible schedule that are from a trustworthy source, says Brie Reynolds, a senior career specialist at FlexJobs.<p>"There are a lot of scams in work-from-home jobs, so college students should be …

How To Trick Your Brain To Slow Down Time

You may not be able to warp space-time, but you can use these two psychological processes to slow your perception of time.<p>“Where did the time go?” is a question we often ask ourselves. The average life span in the U.S. is 79 years, but some people do a lot more living than others while they’re …

7 Things to Do During Your Lunch Break (Infographic)

Breaks are important. Learn how to use them wisely.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Lunch isn’t just for gobbling down a sandwich and carrying on with your work -- it’s a time to recharge your mind. That’s why it’s important to use your breaks wisely.<p>Sometimes, we …

10 Of The Most Common Symptoms Of Anxiety

Jedi scientists freeze light in midair to bring quantum computers a step closer to reality

Remember that scene in "The Force Awakens" where the dark side warrior Kylo Ren stops a laser blast in mid-air? In a Canberra laboratory, physicists …

Best Exercises for Your Brain

Most people are probably familiar with how to exercise your body effectively but are you aware of exercises for your brain? Often a little …

The Science of Journaling: Why Writing Things Down Makes You More Productive

A few months ago, I was tasked with starting Shopify’s own ecommerce store and the idea for The Stockroom was born: a place where ambitious …

Narcissists Make Good First Impressions, But Emotionally Intelligent People Make More Friends

A new study examines two personality traits and how they affect your ability to form and maintain good relationships.<p>Most leadership advice these days plays up the importance of emotional intelligence--or the ability to process social cues and approach relationships with empathy. So why is it that …

21 Amazing Science Fiction and Fantasy Books to Add to Your October Reading List

October is nearly here, which means it’s time to re-up your pile of reading material for a new month. And there is some excellent subject matter …

Science Fiction

3 Simple Habits That Will Make You Insanely Productive

Remove the unnecessary. Automate decisions. Maintain good health.<p><i>What are the best productivity hacks of startup CEOs? originally appeared on Quora--the knowledge-sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Mikael Cho, founder of Crew | Unsplash,</b> …

17 Books To Drop Everything and Read Right Now

Now that fall is here, the idea of wrapping up in a comfy fleece blanket with a cup of cider and a good book is all-encompassing. From lesser-known …

22 Greatest Novels Everyone should Read

We have put together the list of 22 Greatest Novels everyone should read, in which not all are the most famous ones, but all of them have one …

7 Things Steve Jobs Said That You Should Say Every Single Day | Inc.com

He came, he saw, he conquered...and he left behind some words to live by:<p><b>1. "Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower."</b><p>Ideas without action aren't ideas. They're regrets.<p>Every day, most people let hesitation and uncertainty stop them from acting on an idea. (Fear of the unknown and …

Self-improvement

When computers learn human languages, they also learn human prejudices

Implicit biases are a well-documented and pernicious feature of human languages. These associations, which we’re often not even aware of, can be relatively harmless: We associate flowers with positive words and insects with negative ones, for example. But they can also encode human prejudices, such …

How Sweden diverts 99 percent of its waste from the landfill

Sweden is already an environmental leader with its electric roads and plans to be 100% fossil fuel-free by 2050, but they’re not stopping there. The …

10 Brain Hacks of the Most Mentally Focused People

Here's a big hint: Don't multitask.<p>Ever have a day like this? One minute you're prepping for your next status meeting. The next, an urgent email pops up and you begin replying--and before you can hit send a co-worker alarms you with an instant message demanding your immediate attention to put out a …

12 Instagram Beauty Hacks Worth Trying

Instagram is no longer just a place where you can post photos of your lunch and secretly creep on your ex. It is slowly becoming a beauty hack haven. …

Warren Buffett & Bill Gates Discuss Success, Mistakes and Work/Life

In this discussion, students from the University of Nebraska got to ask Bill Gates and Warren Buffett questions of their choosing. The questions vary …

Philosopher Martha Nussbaum on Anger, Forgiveness, the Emotional Machinery of Trust, and the Only Fruitful Response to Betrayal in Intimate Relationships

“All too often, anger becomes an alluring substitute for grieving, promising agency and control when one’s real situation does not offer control… Anger is often well-grounded, but it is too easy for it to hijack the necessary mourning process.”<p><i>“We’ve got to be as clear-headed about human beings as</i> …

Here are Google, Amazon, and Facebook’s secrets to hiring the best people

Google, Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Google, Amazon. These top tech companies each receive over a quadrillion resumes per year (source needed). So it’s safe to say they have a good process for choosing the best job candidates. But what is it?<p>No, it’s not that list of popular Google interview questions …

This Is What Happens To Your Brain On No Sleep

Bedtime is one of the most important parts of the day for the brain. The latest studies show that when we slumber, the brain performs important …

These Are the Most Inspirational Videos Ever Made

These 13 videos will motivate and inspire you to succeed no matter where you are in your journey.<p>Last week, I posted the most motivational books ever written. Today, I'm posting videos that will inspire and motivate you each time you watch them. Enjoy!<p>1. <i>Dream</i><p>In order to achieve great things, you …

50 documentaries you need to see

<b>Joshua Oppenheimer</b><p><b>The Texan director’s feature debut, The Act of Killing (2012), and its follow-up, The Look of Silence (2014), explore the aftermath of massacres in Indonesia. Both were nominated for Oscars.</b><p>Salaam Cinema, Mohsen Makhmalbaf, 1995<p>For this film, Mohsen Makhmalbaf announces a casting …

Stephen Hawking

12 Fictional Journeys Any World Traveler Will Envy

Visit Marfa, Mallorca, and Paris -- all without canceling your Seamless order.<p>A shift in perspective, or at least a quick, cool dip into the mind of another person, is the objective of travel, and also of reading great books.<p>So if you’re both knowledge-hungry and couch-bound, pick up a road trip …

A Stanford psychologist says these 6 things are the keys to happiness and success

But that notion is completely wrong, according to psychologist Emma Seppala, science director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education at Stanford University.<p>As Seppala explains in her new book "The Happiness Track: How to Apply the Science of Happiness to Accelerate Your …

Mark Zuckerberg Says That People Should Read These 23 Books During Their Lifetime | Inc.com

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has a single mission: to connect people around the world.<p>It's one reason why he decided to launch a Facebook-based book club last year, with a reading list that focused on "different cultures, beliefs, histories, and technologies."<p>Although the birth of his daughter, …

Books

The Lamborghini Centenario Will be Carbon-Fiber Madness

Ferruccio Lamborghini would probably be flattered to see the company that bears his name celebrate his 100th birthday. But this year also marks the 50th anniversary of the March 1966 debut of the Lamborghini Miura at the Geneva auto show. The mid-engined Miura, of course, is often considered the …

Anyone can use the '20-Minute Rule' I learned from 5 years of studying rich people

In other words, don't put your ladder on someone else's wall. Pursue your own dreams. Not those of your parents, teachers, or some other significant influence in your life.<p>In order to make that ideal life a reality, you need to follow a process:<p>1. <b>Define each specific dream</b> that is part of your …