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This online course wants to help you become your own boss

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>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/9998127New year, new you.<p>It's a mantra adopted by many this time of year, but it's a tough one to stick to.<p>As ambitious as our goals …

Freelancing

2 degrees for price of 1: School offers free grad training

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Come for your college education, stay for a master's degree on the house. In the higher education equivalent of a fast-food …

College & University

Broaden and Deepen Your Network Using This Simple Hack | Inc.com

How often do you see a practice you love and teach taken to a whole other level? Or two or even three?<p>Sometimes practices fit together so well to become so much more than the sum of their parts, you almost can't believe them. But you have to practice and share them.<p>I'll explain and show you how you …

Self-improvement

U.S. News names top online bachelor's and graduate programs

If you want to earn a bachelor’s without ever leaving the house, you could do much worse than Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.<p>The latest college rankings from <i>U.S. News & World Report</i> put the Daytona Beach, Fla.-based school at the top of its 2017 Best Online Bachelor’s Programs. The …

College & University

Google claims the hottest programming language of 2016

While the TIOBE Index only catalogues the relative popularity of programming languages via search engines, not how often they're actually used in real life, it's a handy tool for figuring out what skills to learn if you're chasing a career in technology.<p>Every year, this award goes to "the …

What's More Important for Parents Than a 529 Plan? | Investopedia

Among my friends and family, it seems that everyone is having kids. And, as the fee-only financial planner in my community, I’ve been getting the …

College & University

Want a Lifetime of Better Brain Function? Science Says Stop Doing This (It's Not What You Think) | Inc.com

We all want brains that function at their best, today, tomorrow, and--we hope--for the rest of our lives. What can we do to make that happen? To try and answer that question, scientists at Massachusetts General Hospital studied 17 "superagers," people over 65 who have the mental function of those …

The Brain

5 Ways to Kick the Bad Mental Habits That Keep You From Reaching Your Goals | Inc.com

No matter what goals you've set for 2017, you'll struggle to reach them if your brain is working against you. The way you think affects how you feel and how you behave. And it only takes one bad mental habit to hold you back.<p>Getting rid of your bad mental habits will help you work smarter, not …

Self-help

‘Romantic realism’: the seven rules to help you avoid divorce

The new year is peak time for breakups. But the emotional skills that help a relationship endure can be learned<p>We expect love to be the source of our greatest joys. But, in practice, it is one of the most reliable routes to misery. Few forms of suffering are ever as intense as those we experience …

Relationships

A Drug Meant for Alzheimer’s Treatment Regrows Human Teeth

The drug blocks an enzyme and allows a cavity to heal.<p>Goodbye, cavities. So long, fillings and dental drills. You may soon be replaced by a tooth-growing drug.<p>Researchers at King's College released a study today stating they've discovered a medicine that can prompt teeth to regrow over cavities or …

A New Study Explains How to Raise an Honest Kid

When it comes to morality, as research has shown, little kids don’t really do nuance — there’s right, and there’s wrong, and there’s not really space …

Psychology

‘Digital heroin’ is killing your relationship with your kids

Kids are more likely to snuggle when adults are reading real books to them than when they are reading tablets.<p>This is the result of a new, albeit …

Graduate Who Ate 2,500-Calorie Meals Ditches Carbs And Reveals Staggering Weight Loss Transformation

'I knew I needed to make a change.'<p>A woman who used to consume 2,500 calories in one meal alone has lost more than seven stone after removing bread, …

I started 2016 weighing 300 pounds. How I got my weight — and my life — under control

When you’ve spent your entire life overweight, you try to convince yourself that it’s just normal. You tell yourself that it must be bad genetics, and perhaps a bad digestive system. Big bones run in the family, you say, and oh well, food is a required sustenance of life, so you might as well eat …

IBM is working on a robot that takes care of elderly people who live alone

In conjunction with Rice University, IBM is developing a series of sensors that can someday live inside a robot interface to help senior citizens stay safe.<p>Susann Keohane, senior technologist at IBM Research, says the project addresses a growing need for technology that helps aging populations …

Florida family sues hospital after toddler swallows battery

MIAMI (AP) — A Florida family sued a hospital for malpractice on Wednesday, saying their baby suffered severe burns because it took too long to …

Remote Controls

If You Have An Idea For A Startup It's Time To Stop Tinkering

The bulk of our work at The Value Builder System is helping entrepreneurs with between $1 million and $20 million in annual sales build their value, but occasionally I get asked for feedback from a would-be entrepreneur with a new business idea.<p>These requests usually follow a similar pattern: …

Entrepreneurship

6 simple ways to get healthy for 2017

We're counting down to the New Year, when a lot of folks put their health front and center on their resolution lists.<p>But being healthier for 2017 doesn't have to mean revamping your entire routine. Sometimes, all it takes are a few simple changes. It’s all about the small moves you make that reap …

9 lifestyle changes to make if you want to earn more money in 2017

When it comes to earning more money and growing your wealth, sometimes all it takes is establishing smart habits and making small lifestyle …

Five ways to help manage the costs of kids

Raising a child isn't cheap. Learn about some key expenses and how you can best prepare.<p>Raising a child isn't cheap. The price tag (in today's …

Retirement

I went overboard policing my kids’ diets. Here’s why I changed my ways.

Ten years ago, my husband became sick with an autoimmune disease, and nutrition played a significant role in his recovery. What did I do when he got better? I became the food police, imagining that if I could control the food he and my kids ate, I could keep us all healthy and safe. I figured this …

Nutrition

Five Questions to Ask in an Interview That Will Reveal a Lot About the Company

You’ve heard it a zillion times: “Remember, you’re interviewing them just as much as they’re interviewing you. Ask your own (good) questions to get a …

This Is the Best Workout for Women

When it comes to exercise, the aerobic kind steals all the glory. All of the fun ways to sweat can help you get the government-recommended 150 …

For the love of God, eat more nuts… and other 2016 diet derps

As you plan your New Year’s resolution diet, there’s plenty to take in—and skip.<p>As a new year dawns and we try to recover from a 2016 hangover, many …

Holistic Medicine

I've been a headhunter in Silicon Valley for decades — here's my best advice for people who hate networking

<b>Nick Corcodilos:</b> I know — it's awkward to meet people to get a job. (It makes you cringe, right?) You're in good company. And everybody in that company is wrong.<p>When I bring up making new personal contacts, everyone likes to excuse themselves by saying they just don't have professional contacts, …

How to Create a Booking Form with jQuery UI

Scheduling is an important part of the online ecosystem. Not only does it play a huge role in almost every web and mobile application we use, …

Posting pictures of your kids on Facebook? Think twice.

You might think it's cute to snap a photo of your toddler running around in a playground or having a temper tantrum, and then posting it on social …

Social Media

8 Metabolism Secrets That Help You Burn Calories

It’s no wonder metabolism is a subject of fascination and speculation: The process that turns food into fuel powers all that we do. “Even when you’re …

Crafting an Engaging Homepage

Designing your home page can make or break your success online. Some home pages are filled with too much content or are too difficult to navigate or …