Luke Barley

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Jump-start your coding career by learning one of the most widely used programming languages on the web

<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>Flickr / VFS Digital DesignFor anyone pursuing a career as a programmer, there are a lot of different options in terms of what coding …

Incorporated

5 free apps that can boost your creativity

In itself, no app can make you creative. But sometimes it can help to give you that nudge you need to release your inner creativity. We’ve all …

Creativity

Dear Google, the future is fewer people writing code

Google recently launched Project Bloks — a “platform” that will enable developers, educators and designers to work together in order to build “physical programming experiences” for children.<p>This actually has the potential to be a great educational tool — but not in the way Google presents it (or at …

In 5 years of studying millionaires, I learned one huge factor of success has nothing to do with money

In my Rich Habits Study, where I interviewed 233 wealthy individuals (177 of which were self-made millionaires) with at least $160,000 in annual gross income and $3.2 million in net assets, I found:<p>As it turns out, the rich in my study were on to something big. According to a Columbia University …

Self-improvement

4 body language mistakes successful people never make

Besides charm and smarts, successful people have a skill that’s crucial to getting ahead and getting along: a good understanding of body language.<p>It’s not always what you say — but the subtle cues you send and pick up on that lead to a good first impression.<p>“Successful people have been taught this …

Oprah's Real Secret to Success May Not Be What You Think It Is

Oprah Winfrey came from nothing and built a media empire, but her most impressive quality worth emulating is her EQ (emotional quotient).<p>Like so many people in the United States--and around the world--I truly admire Oprah Winfrey. She came from nothing and built a media empire. From creating …

Leadership

How To Appear Confident When You Feel Insecure

Whether you’re about to step on stage to give a presentation, or you’ve just entered an important job interview, self-doubt could lead to failure. If you look insecure, your audience may be distracted from your message and they might not take what you have to say seriously.<p>A little insecurity and …

Self-help

'Unbroken Brain' Explains Why 'Tough' Treatment Doesn't Help Drug Addicts

Tough love, interventions and 12-step programs are some of the most common methods of treating drug addiction, but journalist Maia Szalavitz says they're often counterproductive.<p>"We have this idea that if we are just cruel enough and mean enough and tough enough to people with addiction, that they …

Drug Addiction

Donald Trump’s Case for Higher Prices

<i>Welcome to the Week in Business, a look at some of the biggest stories in business and economics.</i><p>Donald Trump has broken the mold for major-party Presidential candidates in more ways than one can count. Certainly no presumptive nominee has ever suggested, as Trump did a few days ago, that a Mexican …

Economics