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Rape victim wiped her blood on attacker in bid to catch him

A teenage rapist who threatened to stab his victim to death was brought to justice after she wiped her blood on his clothes.<p>Jack Ian Walker, 18, attacked and raped his victim, who is in her 50s, as she walked her dog in Workington, Cumbria.<p>He grabbed her hair, repeatedly punched her and threatened …

Start These 225 Franchises for $50,000 or Less

This story appears in the June 2016 issue of <i>Startups</i>. Subscribe »<p>There once was a time when franchising appeared to be the domain of people with deep pockets who could afford to build a restaurant or retail store. But no longer. Today some of the most popular and successful franchise categories -- …

This Neuroscience Hack Can Make You Unstoppable

Because your brain recreates your memories, you can train it to automatically create memories that propel you forward.<p>Successful people always find ways to manage their emotions and thoughts. Steve Jobs, for example, used mindfulness meditation to remain centered and focused. Many CEOs have …

The Science of Making Friends

Our number of friends starts to decrease steadily in adulthood; there are ways to reverse the tide<p>I’ve been going on a series of dates lately.<p>I exchanged numbers with the person sitting next to me at a Cabernet tasting at my favorite wine bar and went for a coffee with a neighbor I met walking my …

Relationships

This 10-Minute TED Talk Will Teach You Everything You Need to Know About Presenting | Inc.com

Think back to the last time you were mesmerized by a magnificent public speaker.<p>What went through your mind? Did you think, "Wow, I wish I could give presentations like that. I'd love to be able to get my message across effectively to my [team/employees/potential investors]."<p>But here's the thing: …

Public Speaking

These 20 books can polish your Networking, Leadership and Time Management Skills better than any B-school

You do not always need an MBA degree from the Ivies to boost your business acumen and prepare yourself for a challenging career ahead. Here's a list …

The Tom Ford Polo Shirt That Doesn’t Belong at Summer BBQs

<i>We’ve joined forces with Mr Porter to bring you a carefully chosen set of products that’ll turn your style up to 11, all chosen by GQ creative director Jim Moore. See the rest of our May picks here.</i><p>"You know if it’s a knit and it comes from Tom Ford, it’s going to be the most luxurious knit money …

Men's Fashion

How Great Leaders Keep Top Performers Happy and Productive | Inc.com

When asked what their company's No. 1 asset is, smart leaders will answer that it's their employees. Yet a whopping 50 percent of employees who leave a company do so because of their relationship with the boss.<p>There are obvious consequences in lacking a culture that embodies positive company values …

Employee Engagement

A Month of Quotes to Inspire Creative Entrepreneurs

Instead of listening to those who tell you to keep your feet on the ground, remind yourself how great it feels to soar.<p>Creative entrepreneurship is a difficult path, especially because, as Einstein noticed, "Great ideas often receive violent opposition from mediocre minds."<p>Here are 31 quotes to …

JP MORGAN STRATEGIST: Central banks tried to control the world … and failed miserably

The Federal Reserve kept US interest rates at 0% for seven years.<p>The Fed, the European Central Bank (ECB), and the Bank of Japan (BoJ) all launched massive quantitative-easing programs.<p>And most recently, the BoJ joined the ECB in doing what was once unthinkable: instituting negative interest …

How to Improve Your Emotional Intelligence and Be A Better Leader

<b>We get promoted because of our IQ and we get fired because of our lack of EQ.</b><p>I remember when I was first promoted to a leadership position, I was so proud, and yet I was so unprepared too.<p>It was my technical skills that had gotten me the job, not my leadership skills, as these had barely had the …

A Google exec shares the 4 biggest leadership lessons he's learned throughout his career

In a recent interview with the The New York Times' Adam Bryant, Amit Singh, president of Google for Work, shared some of the biggest lessons he learned early in his career.<p>Here are four of them:

5 Signs You're Working For A Truly Great Company

If you were to ask people, “what makes a great company,” you would get quite a variety of responses. It’s one of those things that’s hard to define but easy to identify if you are part of a great company. I’ve had the opportunity to interview, work and speak with some of the world’s top business …

The Workplace

The top 10 skills that will be in demand by all employers by 2020

In fact, on average more than one third of the desired skill sets of most occupations will be comprised of skills that are not yet considered important to the job today, according to a recent report from the World Economic Forum.<p>The report, called "The Future of Jobs," surveyed executives from more …

How To Answer The Five Dumbest Job Interview Questions

This story lays out five old-school, insulting job interview questions that have no business on any 21st-century interviewer’s agenda or lips.<p>Some people haven’t gotten the memo that the traditional, power-inequality-driven interview questions are embarrassing throwbacks. They brand an employer as …

Employment

These 8 in-demand programming languages are the ones to have on your resume in 2016

<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>Tech Hub/flickrIn early 2015 Glassdoor.com made a list of the 25 highest paying in-demand jobs in the country. Of the 25 careers …

Programming

The 25 hottest startups that launched in 2015

Take live-streaming app Periscope.<p>It was acquired before even launching to the public, then capped off the year being named Apple's iPhone app of the year. Meanwhile, Jet had a splashy debut that aimed to chip away at Amazon's ecommerce empire.<p>We narrowed down the list of startups which launched …

These are Google’s 4 best practices for fostering creativity and innovation

“How many golf balls could you fit in a school bus?” This is the kind of question Google and its big tech brethren were once known for asking would-be employees. The reasoning behind the technique seemed intuitive. Ask people odd questions, see how original and well analyzed their thought process …

Human Resources

50 Most Innovative Companies

The Boston Consulting Group released its 10th annual listing of the world’s 50 Most Innovative Companies this morning. The list is based on a survey …

This $3 billion startup with no outside investors could turn out to be the most successful tech IPO of the year

Atlassian set its IPO price range between $16.50 and $18.50, giving it a $3.8 billion valuation at the high end, according to its latest paperwork filed with the SEC. That's slightly higher than its last private-market valuation of $3.3 billion from last year.<p>That means Atlassian could turn out to …

10 Videos That Will Make You Smarter for 2016 | Inc.com

As ZinePak co-founder Kim Kaupe explains, the most successful entrepreneurs tend to be supported by great mentors. Until you find one or two to work with, however, we've got you covered.<p>Our most-watched videos in 2015 feature some of the biggest names in business describing the secrets they've …

Entrepreneurship

Too many people are pretending to be rich

His mother- and father-in-law are in their early seventies and have virtually nothing put away for retirement. Before too long, they're going to be unable to work, and because his spouse is an only child, his in-laws are expecting that Tim's family will take them in.<p>On the other hand, Tim's parents …

18 books billionaire Warren Buffett thinks everyone should read

Even now, he still spends about 80% of his day reading.<p>"Look, my job is essentially just corralling more and more and more facts and information, and occasionally seeing whether that leads to some action," he once said in an interview.<p>"We don't read other people's opinions," he said. "We want to …

Opinion: This very day will decide whether you’ll be rich or poor in the future

Good morning.<p>Welcome to Monday.<p>Today is actually a very big day for you, and this week is a very big week. But I’ll bet nobody else told you.<p>So brush …

The biggest difference between rich people and everyone else isn't how much money they have

Yet, so many of us fail to accumulate wealth simply because of our doubts and fears.<p>"<b>The primary difference between a rich person and a poor person is how they manage fear,</b>" writes Kiyosaki, who grew up observing two father figures: "poor dad" — his real father who died with bills to pay — and …

If you want to get a bigger salary and expand your skill set, this is the programming language you should learn

<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>Shutterstock Coding is cool. We don't know how it happened, but in 2015 it's a fact. Even Chris Bosh, arguably a top ten forward in the …

'Shark Tank' star Kevin O’Leary: Entrepreneurs must be willing to miss their kid's birthday party

There's no question that "Mr. Wonderful" enjoys embracing this persona for television, but it's still representative of the pragmatic business philosophy he's used to build his career.<p>And it's why, he told Business Insider, he only invests in entrepreneurs he believes will deliver results and not …

The Invisible Skills That Are Crucial To Success

You should rethink your definition of skills: the small, often invisible, things contribute most to your success.<p>If someone asked you to list your skill set, you probably wouldn’t mention the fact that you show up for work every day. But Jon Acuff, author of <i>Do Over: Rescue Monday, Reinvent Your</i> …

17 Steps To Start Your Own Business Even Working Full Time

Don’t let a 40 hour week working life put your dreams on hold – every spare hour is an opportunity to get your own business up and running. Starting …