Michael Laird

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Coding Is An Overrated Skill: Here's What You Really Need To Know | Inc.com

There's a myth floating around Silicon Valley that you need to be able to code to run a successful company. And it's duped us all. The companies we aspire to start are tech-based, overnight unicorns that fundamentally disrupt the industry they are entering. But there are other ways to do it. At …

Business Strategy

10 CEOs Reveal the Apps That Can Make You More Productive

And reclaim your sanity.<p>For many, modern-day work life means 24/7 connectivity, a constant barrage of emails and meetings, and the feeling you’re …

From a beach house to a luxury treehouse: Britain's best new homes

Though a UK-wide competition, 2017's House of the Year is dominated by English submissions, mostly in the south. Just three of the homes are located …

The Sony A9 inches the mirrorless camera market forward

Mirrorless cameras. On paper, some of them seem perfect. They’re quick and powerful with lightweight bodies, but their main drawback has been equally light lens catalogs.<p>Having a variety of prime, telephoto, macro, sport and the like, all with distinctive shooting characteristics is what give …

The workout plan to get six-pack abs in 6 weeks

For most guys, ripped abs are the holy grail of fitness: Something they've always wanted, but may never find.<p>But with this program, developed by …

Build Apple apps and get hired as a designer with this $35 learning package

If you aren’t familiar with Swift 3 and you’re interested in app creation, it’s time to get on board. Swift 3 is the latest version of Apple’s proprietary programming language that allows creators to build cool new apps for Apple desktops, iPhones, iPads and Apple watches everywhere.<p>Whether you’re …

4 Books to Get What You Want in 2017 | Inc.com

Say what you want about politics or culture--the past year has been amazing in terms of the books that have come out.<p>People dedicated to getting what they want in life are on a constant journey to learn more about themselves and the world around them, and the best way to do that is to read.<p>Below, …

Self-improvement

20 Fail-Proof Conversation Starters for a Fab First Date

Your date-night makeup is perfect. You’ve got the perfect not-too-chill, not-too-crazy first date planned. You’re hoping this night turns into a second date. But despite all that preparation, the time you’ll spend interacting with each other is still an important variable — one that’s pretty hard …

Get Outside Your Comfort Zone: How To Tackle Your Fear

How can you become more comfortable, and even confident, in all those areas that make you squirm like public speaking, giving negative feedback, or even shmoozing at those dreaded networking parties?<p><b>Watch on Forbes:</b><p>We’ve all encountered opportunities that both delighted and filled us with fear. …

Self-help

70 Powerful Habits That Will Get Your Life Back on Track | Inc.com

<i>What can I do to quickly get myself back on track? originally appeared on Quora--the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p>Understand that life is the ultimate video game: It keeps leveling up, and you have to level up with it.<br>• Do …

Harley Quinn

4 Killer Playlists to Make Any Workout Less Boring

Whether we’re pounding the pavement or pushing through Pilates class, there is one thing that keeps us motivated more than anything else: music. We …

7 Design Portfolios That Double As Awesome UIs

Well-designed or distracting? These portfolios are bound to spark debate.<p>It goes without saying that having a professional website is a necessity for anyone in a creative field. But for designers, an online portfolio isn’t just an opportunity to showcase your past work–it’s also a way to show off …

Elon Musk turned down Uber’s self-driving partnership offer

A new book on Uber by <i>Fortune</i>'s Adam Lashinsky is coming out soon, but <i>Bloomberg</i> has revealed one juicy anecdote ahead of time. CEO Travis Kalanick reportedly called up Tesla CEO Elon Musk to propose a partnership on self-driving cars, but Musk rebuffed the offer and even tried to talk him out of …

Netflix codes: The secret numbers that unlock thousands of hidden films and TV shows

Netflix's incredibly niche, personalised subgenres have long captivated movie nerds, from "Steamy Crime Movies from the 1970s" to "Period Pieces About Royalty Based on Real Life".<p>The genres, based on a complicated algorithm that uses reams of data about users' viewing habits to recommend exactly …

Entertainment

50 Questions You Can Ask Your Partner Instead Of ‘Khaane Mein Kya Khaaya’

When you start dating someone, it's all fun and games in the beginning, until you realize that you're both running out of topics to talk about. I …

How to build muscles to look better in your T-shirt

While attacking the large muscle groups in your upper body—your back, chest, shoulders—is obviously important, the key to looking great in a t-shirt …

AIRS

When reading Wikipedia’s 1992 Ten Commandments of Computer Ethics you can easily substitute “Internet” for “computer” and it’s amazing what you …

Data Modeling

6 entrepreneurs share the million-dollar advice they got from their mentors

Great mentors offer some of the most valuable words on the planet. A single breakthrough, idea, or phrase can be worth millions of dollars.<p>These six highly successful entrepreneurs and members of The Oracles share their mentor's wisdom that propelled them to incredible success.

7 TED Talks That Will Change the Way You Look at Business

These presentations can teach you about the importance of time off, where you can do your best work, how to pitch to investors and more.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>TED Talks are a godsend. They introduce us to people we should keep on our radar and concepts we can …

Big, Thick, Chunky Ab Training

10 Ways to Build Abs, Not Just Uncover Them<p>To see your abs, diet plays a big role. Yeah, no crap. Everyone knows that. But a lot of people forget one …

An H-Shaped Home With A Greenhouse-Like Extension

We’ve seen a lot of houses with unusual configurations and this H-shaped one is pretty unusual although not as odd as others. This spatial …

Architecture

Escape into the glass rivers and lakes of these beautiful wood tables

If getting lost in a coffee table sounds improbable, you may change your mind once you see these beautiful furnishings. Artist and designer Greg …

Furniture

A Yearlong Dry Spell Taught Me I've Been Approaching Dating All Wrong

I was waiting in line at a coffee shop when I felt a tap on my shoulder. I turned around to see a thirtysomething guy with reddish hair and glasses. …

Scan text with your iPhone and make the real world searchable

Paper is still great for a lot of things. It’s lightweight, it’s fairly water-resistant, and is just about the best tool available for reducing the number of trees in the world. But it doesn’t sync with iCloud, and anything written on it is not searchable.<p>Luckily, there’s an easy way out of this …

Apple reportedly updating entire MacBook lineup at WWDC

Apple is reportedly planning on upgrading all three of its MacBook products at WWDC this year, according to a report from Mark Gurman at <i>Bloomberg</i>.<p>The company is said to be working on three updated models: a MacBook Pro with Intel’s latest Kaby Lake processor, a more powerful version of the 12-inch …

Apple

Can’t Do Pull-Ups? Here’s Your Game Plan

There are two inconvenient truths about pull-ups. One, they’re a standard marker of fitness. Two, just performing a single pull-up is extremely …

The ink-less pen that writes forever!

This pen is literally timeless. In the sense that it will run forever, that too without a single drop of ink. Coming from the one company that knows …

Apple's Sneaky Strategy To Replace Your MacBook Pro

This month saw Apple declare one of its MacBooks obsolete. The final ‘white’ MacBook with the plastic casing has passed through the system and is now considered a relic. Those out in the wild will not magically stop working, but repairs are going to be uneconomical compared to buying a …

MacBook Pro

8 steps every guy should follow to upgrade their grooming routine after college

Not true in the professional world. Or the dating game.<p>You're gonna find out that the learning doesn't end after school — and no one's going to grade you to your face. But take our word for it, this s--- matters. A bad haircut and slightly over-long nails could be the deciding difference between …