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The Glory That Was Yahoo

For one brief shining moment, Yahoo was the king of all it surveyed. Then everything went to hell.<p>Everyone knows how the story ends.<p>In July 2016, 22 years after it began as a hobby for Stanford graduate students Jerry Yang and David Filo, Yahoo agreed to sell its core operating business to Verizon …

Advertising

Geniuses aren't born, they're made — and 3 of their daily habits can make you smarter

The word "genius" is one of the most misused terms in history.<p>While it's often referenced accurately, the connotation that we commonly associate with it diverges away from the truth.<p>We correctly label intellectual brilliance and creative power as genius — and we should — but it's about time we …

Self-improvement

Gandhi on God and Religion: 10 Quotes

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869 to 1948), India’s “Father of the Nation,” spearheaded the country’s Freedom Movement for Independence from British …

Faith

How to tell if you're a 'conversational narcissist'

The one thing you should never say to a grieving person — or anyone going through a rough time.<p>We love to talk about ourselves. It’s what journalist and author Celeste Headlee calls “conversational narcissism.” Not only can it ruin conversations, she warns, it can also destroy …

Self-help

Dig, If You Will, Some Never-Before-Seen Pictures Of Prince In 'A Private View'

Afshin Shahidi misses Prince.<p>"Nothing seemed impossible, everything was possible for him," he says. "And that's just the way he lived his life and the way he communicated and wanted us to live our life."<p>The Iranian-born Shahidi grew up in Minneapolis and met Prince in 1993 when he got a call to …

Music Videos

“If You Think He’s Going to Tie Himself to the Kid, You Don’t Know Anything”: As Mueller Closes in, Jared Kushner May Be on His Own

One person close to the Trumps told me recently that as loyal as the president is to his family, the first priority always has been, and will continue to be, his own survival.<p>On Friday morning, shortly after the news broke that <b>Mike Flynn</b> had pleaded guilty to lying to the F.B.I. about his …

Donald Trump

The Struggle and Triumph of America's First Black Doctors

African American physicians have dealt with distrust and misperceptions for more than a century.<p>Around 1906, a young boy in Atlanta was stricken with a condition that cut off the circulation in his legs. His family feared it was life-threatening.<p>His father, an African American minister named Briny …

Black History

Sheryl Sandberg Mastered 3 Presentation Skills in 3 Minutes. And You Can, Too | Inc.com

When it comes to making a persuasive presentation, there are several elements that are core to making it a success. As Aristotle said eons ago, persuasion requires appealing to ethos (trust), logos (intellect), and pathos (emotions), no matter who your audience is. From sharing your company's …

Public Speaking

How to Write Emails That People Will Actually Read

When it comes to emails, I tend to be pretty wordy.<p>I live with an intense fear of coming off as too direct or cold, and there’s something about all …

Productivity

How to Network on Social Media and Massively Grow Your Brand | Inc.com

Let's face it. As an entrepreneur or small business owner, networking isn't always at the top of the to-do list. Between meetings, calls, and other daily essentials, it can feel like a drain.<p>And yet, networking is a critical aspect to business success and career advancement. But it's not enough to …

Marketing

Harvey Weinstein is disputing Lupita Nyong'o's account, and Twitter's got ideas about why he's only coming for her

We’ve seen the name Harvey Weinstein in the news quite a bit these past few weeks, after several women publicly shared their stories of sexual …

Twitter suspends Rose McGowan while Nazis post freely

The actress has been vocal in criticizing Harvey Weinstein, Ben Affleck and others over the Weinstein scandal<p><b>Update:</b> Twitter released a statement explaining that McGowan had been temporarily locked out of her account because one of her posts "included a private phone number, which violates our …

Ben Affleck

iOS 11: How to turn off your iPhone without the power button

There are some handy new features in iOS 11 that aren’t very sexy, but can be really useful when needed. One of these new features is the ability to power down your iPhone without the sleep/wake (power) button.<p>iOS 11 brings the option to completely shut down your iPhone with the software. This …

Mark Zuckerberg's Response to Donald Trump's Tweet Is a Master Class in Handling Criticism | Inc.com

What would you do if you were falsely accused--in front of almost 40 million people? That happened to Facebook yesterday morning when President Donald Trump tweeted, "Facebook was always anti-Trump." The tweet went on to claim that the networks, <i>The</i> <i>Washington Post</i>, and <i>The New York Times</i> were all …

Donald Trump

What is Labor Day and Why Do Americans Celebrate It?

As summer draws to a close and schools prepare to open their doors again, Labor Day comes around like a sweet salve to workers in the United …

This Just In: WHIPs Are the New MILFs

From Mrs. Robinson to “Stifler’s Mom,” Demi Moore to Brigitte Macron, sexy women of a certain age—particularly those in relationships with younger men—have long been slapped with vulgar labels like “MILF” and “cougar.” That is, until now. Today on the British daytime show <i>This Morning</i>, writer Bibi …

Black History

This Sign Is The Saltiest About Their Personality Type

The wonderful thing about astrology is that you can choose to take it seriously or ignore it completely. Of course, the downside of trusting in the …

Astrology

9 Personality Tests Every Woman Should Take To Learn More About Herself

If you're on a mission to figure yourself out, then you likely already know it's a process that'll take a lifetime. You'll have to travel, and move, …

6 Things INFPs Wish They Could Tell You About Themselves

Being an INFP personality type has a lot of upsides: we see the best in people, we’re thoughtful and creative, and as idealists, we see what could be …

What Your Rising Sign Says About Your Personality

By now, we’re pretty sure you’ve got a good grasp on all the major personality traits that make up your zodiac sun sign — honestly, is there anyone among us who <i>doesn’t</i> peek at their horoscope every week? Someone born in mid-October knows what it means to be a Libra: diplomatic and fair, generous …

Astrology

The New York Times Made A Comprehensive List Of Every Blatant Lie Trump Had Told Since Taking Office

There have been only two straight weeks in Donald Trump’s presidency when he hasn’t told a lie, according to a new study by the <i>New York Times</i>. The longest consecutive stretches he’s managed to stay truthful are a twelve day stretch in May, and fifteen days this month.<p>The <i>Times</i> not only tallied up …

Donald Trump

Who You Are As The Single Friend, Based On Your Myers-Briggs Personality Type

Composite image via DesignTAXI. Left image via Shutterstock, right image via Shutterstock<p><b>Almost everyone would</b> agree that being the third wheel …

Donald Trump

What's The Link Between Creativity and Depression?

The relationship between depression and creativity is often romanticized as the key to creating good art. It’s been called the dark side of creativity, or the key to genius. There’s hundreds of think pieces online about how depression can supercharge your creative endeavors, but do those think …

Creativity

How medical marijuana can help those with ADD and ADHD focus

The chronic condition is treatable, though not curable<p>Attention Deficit Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD) is a chronic condition that affects over three million people per year.<p>From hyperactivity to impulses and inattentiveness, ADD and ADHD are most common in …

Cannabis

Science Is Saying These 3 Things Will Define the Workplace of the Future | Inc.com

Great Place to Work recently released a report where they predict three key trends for the workplace <i>culture</i> of the future. Fair warning: If "culture" is not yet a business priority for your company, this may change your mind. From the report:<p>In a recent survey of CEOs by PriceWaterhouseCoopers, 41 …

Employee Engagement

To Be a Strong Leader, There Are 6 Things You Must Give Your People (Most Rarely Do) | Inc.com

The impact of work cultures on the bottom line is a hot business topic. More execs and HR leaders are connecting the dots on how an ecosystem of commonly held values, beliefs, and positive work behaviors drives engagement, innovation, and high performance.<p>Yet culture doesn't just happen. It takes …

Leadership

6 Tiny Habits That Are Slowly Ruining Your Relationship

There are obvious ways you can self-sabotage your relationship, and then there are also sneaky and subtle things you and your partner are both guilty of that can do harm. Small habits that you don't even think about can take a toll more than you think. They can slowly ruin your relationship without …

Self-help

8 qualities that will help you be great in any relationship, according to a psychotherapist

Do you ever wonder how some people seem so natural and at ease in relationships, while others really struggle to maintain them?<p>Is it a difference in temperament, like introversion or extroversion?<p>It could be, but as a psychologist, I can say the approach to relationships for each temperament is …

Self-awareness