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A former investment banker has condensed an entire MBA into one online course — and it's only $10 right now

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Flickr / Roman Kruglov<p>There's a lot to learn before you're ready to break out in the business world. You need to be knowledgeable in …

Goldman Sachs

Saudi Arabia, Shale & Iran: Everything You Need To Know About The Oil Crisis

In just 15 trading days, oil prices have managed to plunge another 20%, after a fall of 29% in 2015 and 44% in 2014. While markets took these drops in stride in the past few years, something seems different about the volatile plunge so far in 2016.<p>Why are oil prices so low? And why are the world’s …

Oil

Grace Coddington: the woman who made fashion art

Over 30 years she created some of US Vogue’s most exciting and influential photo spreads, but now Grace Coddington has stepped aside. Is this a turning point for the industry?<p>A camel, a biplane and a monster truck convene in the Californian desert. A trio of dalmatians flank Naomi Campbell in a …

Reality TV

How One of Berlin’s Coolest Women Is Reworking the 9-to-5 Dress Code

The connection between Berlin and New York has been deepening for some time now, what with the two city’s most creative denizens traveling back and forth between the respective cultural capitals. Which is perhaps why what began as a spontaneous move from the Big Apple to Germany’s capital for …

Clothing

Make Yourself Immune to Secondhand Stress

<i>HBR STAFF</i><p>Over the past decade, we have learned how our brains are hardwired for emotional contagion. Emotions spread via a wireless network of mirror neurons, which are tiny parts of the brain that allow us to empathize with others and understand what they’re feeling. When you see someone yawn, …

Self-improvement

Why Your Body May Be Refusing To Drop Weight No Matter What You Do

If you've been putting in the hard work that's necessary to lose weight, but your attempts have just felt like an endless series of banging your head against the same wall, hear me now. You're not crazy. Weight loss resistance is a description for an entire category of people who, due to certain …

Take Charge of Your Bank Account With the 30-Day Spending Hiatus

If you're seeking some financial control this Fall, try saving like a boss with our 30-day spending hiatus challenge, and then shop away without the usual financial anxiety.<p>Keep in mind that you don't necessarily have to start on the first day of the month to take on this challenge — just start …

Fat vs. Sugar: Which Do We Crave More?

Scientists scan the brain for clues to obesity.<p><b>In the drama of obesity in America, fat and sugar have been fingered as indisputable villains. But which prime suspect is more sinister?</b><p>Eric Stice, a senior researcher at the Oregon Research Institute, and his colleagues fed milkshakes to 106 high …

5 New Secrets to Achieving Your Goals, Backed By Research

Goal setting is one of the four techniques the military used to increase Navy SEAL passing rates from 25% to 33%. Studies have also shown it makes …

Happiness

Women's Health

19 Ways to Measure Perfect and Healthy Portion Sizes<p>Forget your measuring cups, spoons, and scale. Use this handy guide to dish up right-sized servings every time.<p>There's a difference between "portion size" and "serving size." A portion is the amount you pile on your plate, while a serving is a …

How to Bounce Back After a Food Binge

‘Tis the season to overdo it with stuffing, turkey, buttery rolls, and pie, pie, and more pie. With all the office parties, cookie swaps, and holiday …

Self Control

The best free online business courses starting in June

To many, marketing seems like an art.<p>You almost imagine a divine inspiration behind those clever narratives, slogans, and promotions.<p>Like any art, there is a hard science behind marketing. Even in the <i>Mad Men</i> heyday, as Poets&Quants staff writer Jeff Schmitt notes, advertisers would comb through …

University of Michigan

5 things you can start doing today to attract wealth

We all want more money, but the fact is some people are better at acquiring it than others.<p>The good news is, like most things in life, becoming good at attracting money is no different than becoming good at anything else, be it being a sub-par golfer, losing weight, or mastering a second …

Self-improvement

5 Writing Rules That Work No Matter What You’re Writing

by Emily WenstromShort stories. Marketing copy. News reporting. Poetry. Business proposals. Literary fiction. Technical writing. Blogs. …

Creative Writing

Top 12 Tools for Creating Animations with HTML5

With evolution of internet and particularly more stress on web development, HTML5 is scaling record breaking heights. HTML5 is unarguably one of the …

Why Wait to Start Your Dream Business? Do It Today! | Inc.com

At some point, nearly everyone dreams of leaving behind the corporate world and starting a business. Whether you have a compelling vision, a rare skill, or simply love the idea of working for yourself, your plan can be both exciting and scary. But deep down, you know it's right for you.<p>If that …

Small Business

25 Best Personal Finance Books for Your Summer Reading List

<i>By Laura Woods, Contributor</i><p>While you relax in the sun by the pool this summer, make the most of your free time by checking out 25 of the hottest, newest and best-selling personal finance books. Learn how to catapult yourself to success and better manage your funds so that you can have even more …

Self-improvement

How Can I Get A Good Job With No Experience?

It’s a question as old as time. Here’s how to get your foot in the door when you don’t have any previous work experience.<p>Thousands of college students across the country will soon be asking this age-old question: If all jobs require experience, how can you get that first job when your only …

Employment

How to Start a Side Project Without Quitting Your Day Job

You might love working as an employee, but is your position stable? It's almost impossible to have guaranteed stability in the workplace, which is …

Six horrible excuses for not chasing your entrepreneurial dreams

Do you have dreams that keep getting pushed to the side, and every time they are revisited you make another excuse as to why it's not the right time to chase them? Successful entrepreneurs all have one thing in common – they pushed the excuses aside, not their dreams.<p>While there are countless …

Entrepreneurship

How to ace the 50 most common interview questions

<i>This post originally appeared at LinkedIn. Follow the author here.</i><p>Most people’s biggest job-hunting fear is being put on the spot by oddball interview questions such as these (which are real):<p>“Describe the color yellow to someone who’s blind.”—Spirit Airlines<p>“If you were asked to unload a 747 full …

Employment

What Quitting My Job Taught Me About Business, Blogging, and Pursuing Your Passion

This time last year, I was working full-time as a mental health counselor.<p>On the surface, I had it all; a nice office, great work colleagues, a decent salary. But something deep within my soul just wasn't satisfied.<p>If I stayed in my role, I knew exactly where I was going to be in ten years. That …

Entrepreneurship

Employers want three major things from new graduates: writing, language and leadership skills

Image: interview image via Shutterstock<p>Image: interview image via Shutterstock<p>THOUGH IT LOOKS as though companies are, in a general sense, more open …

Employment

'Shark Tank' investor Daymond John explains why working at Red Lobster was the perfect job for him in his 20s

But for 'Shark Tank' investor and Fubu founder Daymond John, it was a great way to get started as an entrepreneur.<p>John recently stopped by Business Insider's offices to talk about his latest project, subscription service Gillette Shave Club. He also described why waiting tables at Red Lobster in …

Entrepreneurship

Makerbook Is a Huge Collection of Free Resources for Creative Projects

When you’re working on a big project, tracking down free assets is often key to keeping costs down. Makerbook is a collection of a variety of places …

Mockups