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The modern-day version of a thousand-year-old philosophy can help anyone be more confident

Ever feel like you're not good enough? Something bad happens and your brain plays a YouTube highlight reel of every mistake you've ever made. Your confidence crashes and your self-esteem flatlines.<p>You're not alone. People have been feeling like this as long as there have been people. It's an old …

Self-help

How to Live ON PURPOSE and Maximize Every Freaking Day | Inc.com

Today can be as great as you want it to be.<p>Your fate isn't set. You get to decide how much of yourself you're going to put into today.<p>Rather than saying, "Well, we'll see what happens," you must powerfully state, <i>"Today, I'm going to make it happen!"</i><p>When you go into the gym, you get to decide how …

Self-improvement

4 Consequences of Raising Money in Initial Coin Offerings (ICO) | Inc.com

Goldman Sachs and CB Insights recently reported that startups have raised over $1 billion in Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) this summer--more than the total amount of venture capital raised during the same period.<p>At Flybridge, we are wading into this uncharted territory as a result of one of our …

Cryptocurrency

‘Solar paint’ breakthrough can provide endless energy source

It harnesses sun and the moisture in the air to harvest hydrogen<p>There’s big business in disguising energy-generating tech like solar panels as innocuous building elements like roof tiles, window blinds, and even stained glass. But researchers at RMIT University in Melbourne may have created the …

Clean Energy

How smart people react when others take credit for their work

Watching someone else take credit for your idea is one of the most infuriating things that can happen in the workplace. You don’t want someone to get …

Obama Administration

The purpose of life is to be a nobody

We all experience the world like we are at the center of reality.<p>We think and we feel in relation to how our senses absorb information and how this information mingles with our personal memories. The subjective perception created by these interactions provides the illusion of importance.<p>We forget …

Self-improvement

College Graduates: Follow These 7 Habits and You'll Have Your Most Productive Summer Yet | Inc.com

Congratulations.<p>No, not for graduating. That's meh. That's expected.<p>Congratulations for exiting the Training Area of life and entering the real world. Now, the game begins for real.<p>Habit 1: Wake Yourself Up (Keep Your Alarm)<p>Now that the world is your oyster, it's time for you to make something of …

Motivation
Religion

10 Ways Smart People Stay Calm

The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted research with more than a million people, and we’ve found that 90 percent of top performers are skilled at managing their emotions in times of stress in order to …

Mindfulness

All Extremely Confident People Give Up These 13 Habits | Inc.com

Real confidence is not narcissism.<p>Although the two often get confused, people with narcissistic tendencies need everyone to think that they're special. They have a need for admiration and a sense of entitlement that's rooted in deep-seated insecurities. Authentic confidence has nothing to do with …

Self-help

Scientists figured out how to convert polluted air into clean energy

In an era of growing concern for the environment, scientists in Belgium have come up with the groundwork for one possible solution: converting air …

Pollution

8 words to avoid when you want to seem confident, according to an executive coach

Word choice can be the difference between getting your opinion brushed aside or having someone take your opinion seriously.<p>If you would like it to be the latter (which you obviously should), it's time for a quick check-up on your office vocab.<p>We spoke with Joel Garfinkle, executive coach and author …

Public Speaking

How I Wake Up in Under 1 Minute Every Day | Inc.com

For decades, I'd take at least 20 minutes to get out of bed, often 40 minutes or more.<p>But since November, I've gotten out of bed in under 60 seconds, without fail, each day, at 6:15 a.m. I've made it my habit to turn off my alarm, which is across my room from my bed, while it still says 6:15.<p>I …

Time Management

30 Things About Life Everyone Should Learn Before Turning 30 | Inc.com

Life is full of lessons. Some lessons are learned in an instant--like when you touch a hot stove. Others take time to fully understand--for example, what it truly means to be in love. But regardless of the size of the lesson, there are 30 important ones everyone should know before exiting young …

Self-improvement

MIT's app only needs a second to teach you a new language

You know the seconds and minutes you waste waiting for the elevator to arrive, for a friend to reply to an IM or for a website to load? A team of MIT CSAIL researchers believe you can put them to good use, so they created a series of apps called the WaitSuite that makes the most of those idle …

Apps

3 Tough Truths About Our “Priorities” No One Wants to Admit

<i>“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.”<br>― Annie Dillard</i>Fifteen years ago he walked into my dorm room on the verge of tears.“I …

Computer Science

The Future Of Energy Isn't Fossil Fuels Or Renewables, It's Nuclear Fusion

Let’s pretend, for a moment, that the climate doesn’t matter. That we’re completely ignoring the connection between carbon dioxide, the Earth’s atmosphere, the greenhouse effect, global temperatures, ocean acidification, and sea-level rise. From a long-term point of view, we’d still need to plan …

Nuclear Energy

Three Habits Of The Best Job Candidates I’ve Ever Interviewed

Take it from an experienced recruiter: Making a great impression isn’t rocket science, but it’s easy to get wrong.<p>Tell me if this sounds familiar: You continually make it to the interview stage, and then—crickets. You have the skills to get in the door, but for some reason, you stall out when it …

Employment

Soldiers attack 'unfair' one per cent pay rise and warn they are facing 'perfect storm' of rising rents and tax hikes

Soldiers warn they have been left feeling "undervalued" and that the Army faces a recruitment crisis after the Government announced that they will receive a pay rise of just one per cent.<p>Serving members of the Army say they face the "perfect storm" of below-inflation pay rises, rising taxes and the …

Armed Forces

The Story Behind The Most Successful Crowdfunded Font In History

Thanks to a 10,000-person waiting list, Futuracha Pro has broken previous records.<p>Up until this week, the most successful crowdfunded font was an almost predictable winner: Black Tie, a flexible, sans-serif typeface that scales from web CSS to apps with all the seamless utility of Helvetica. It was …

Typography

These 7 TED talks have completely changed how I make decisions

Psychologists have found decision-making is fraught with hidden influences, tricky nuances, and the ability to make us happy in the short-term but unhappy in the long-term.<p>Some of my greatest insights into this aspect of human behavior have come from TED talks, which break down research findings …

Self-improvement

8 Things Every Person Should Do Before 8 A.M.

Life is busy. It can feel impossible to move toward your dreams. If you have a full-time job and kids, it’s even harder.<p>How do you move forward?<p>If you don’t purposefully carve time out every day to progress and improve — without question, your time will get lost in the vacuum of our increasingly …

Self-improvement

A top psychologist says there's a huge misconception about setting goals

"I think goals are inherently a broken concept in a lot of respects," Alter, author of the new book, "Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked," tells Business Insider.<p>"Irresistible" reveals the myriad ways smartphone apps and games hijack our brains, and …

Writing

What Happens When You Take Full Responsibility for Your Life | Inc.com

Four realities exist.<p>The first is that indecision is potentially your greatest threat. The second is that most people are "drifting," which means they haven't taken command of their mind or their life. Drifting is when you let external circumstances determine where you go in life.<p>The third: Just …

Self-improvement

IBM thinks it’s ready to turn quantum computing into an actual business

Today, IBM announced that it is forming “IBM Q,” a new division around its quantum computing research. IBM has been working on quantum computing nearly as long as it’s been an area of study, but the new business unit is a bold indication that it believes its research could be commercialized in the …

Quantum Computing

A scientist explains the very real struggle of talking to climate-change deniers

The world needs people like Andy Jorgensen, a professor of chemistry and environmental science at the University of Toledo. One of Jorgensen’s jobs is to create educational material on global warming, its impact, and what we can do to fight against it.<p>In a conversation with Redditors, Jorgensen …

Climate Change

Humans causing climate to change 170 times faster than natural forces

Researchers behind ‘Anthropocene equation’ say impact of people’s intense activity on Earth far exceeds that of natural events spread across millennia<p>For the first time, researchers have developed a mathematical equation to describe the impact of human activity on the earth, finding people are …

Climate Change

UK set for cannabis boom as GW Pharma storms ahead

The UK could become the world’s biggest grower and processor of cannabis plants destined for use in prescription medications after one of the country’s most promising biotechs announced plans to ramp up its production of the plant.<p>GW Pharmaceuticals, which in 2010 launched the world’s first …

6 reasons the clean energy revolution doesn't need Trump’s blessing

President Donald Trump’s anti-environment blitzkrieg is leaving many of us struggling to catch up to and understand the dramatic changes being made …

Clean Technology