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The Number 1 Secret in Separating Your Work and Your Personal Life | Inc.com

From time to time, we've all contemplated the question of how to create a balance between our work lives and our personal lives. When our workload seems to make it impossible for us to ever get caught up, that makes it even more difficult to devote the time we know we should to relationships, …

9 free things rich people do that make them more successful

Sure you have.<p>A great idea, motivation, persistence, and a little luck helps, but most successful people share certain habits.<p>Here are nine habits that have helped place them on the top:<p>Ray Dalio, the founder of Bridgewater Associates, told The Huffington Post in 2013 that "Meditation, more than …

5 Ways to Strategically Price Your Freelance Rates

How you price your services makes a big difference in how your business is viewed by prospective clients. For freelancers, especially those just …

Employment

A Three-Step Formula On How To Shun Corporate Life To Start Your Own Business

Corporate life.<p>Upon hearing those words, you either jump for joy, or double-over in agony.<p>If the latter, pull up a chair and take notes because today calls your name.<p>You see–in a prior article on Julia Beardwood, founder and owner of Beardwood & Co., she shared her ten keys for success in the …

Why the Tech Elite Is Getting Behind Universal Basic Income

Why not give money to people just for being alive?<p>As if Silicon Valley hasn't given us enough already, it may have to start giving us all money. The first indication I got of this came one evening last summer, when I sat in on a meet-up of virtual-currency enthusiasts at a hackerspace a few miles …

This new service wants to be the Airbnb for Airbnb

Airbnb has grown so large that it's now spawning other startups that fill the tiniest of niches. Meet "Can I Stay with You While I Rent my Place on Airbnb?" which, perhaps due to the unwieldy name, is also being called the "Airbnb for Airbnb." Just like the name suggests, this startup — featured …

This Week's Top Downloads

Every week, we share a number of downloads for all platforms to help you get things done. Here were the top downloads from this week.<p>Windows: Program …

What 'The Interview' Accidentally Taught Us About Digital Film Distribution

In the end, Sony couldn’t have come up with a better marketing campaign for The Interview if they tried. The Seth Rogen/James Franco feature was originally destined to be forgotten nearly as soon as it was released, sandwiched somewhere between Pineapple Express and This is The End in terms of …

Yes, Your Toddler Can Watch TV: The New Rules for Screen Time

Researchers say it’s OK to break with hardliners—provided you’re interacting right along with your kids. A look at new guidelines that defy …

When will man become machine?

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/science_environment/1128000/1128605_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524637653_faa8bed61f092214c9660a83097ead47<p><b>"I think the development of full artificial intelligence [AI] could spell the end of the human race."</b><p>Professor Stephen Hawking's verdict …

This is what London's Heathrow airport would look like as a futuristic city

London's Heathrow Airport is one of the world's busiest airports, serving 72.3 million travelers in 2013 alone, and demand for more flights is only growing. But in the near future, it could be replaced entirely with a city of 190,000 people. At least if London Mayor Boris Johnson gets his way.<p>In …

No More Malls: 5 Disruptive Techs Transforming Retail

Five technologies are converging to transform the retail shopping experience forever.<p>This is big. This isn’t Amazon, it’s Amazon x100. Very social, …

10 Sci-Fi Technologies Moving Us Closer To Immortality

The average life expectancy is constantly rising as we improve our knowledge of medicine and the human body. We have eradicated diseases, discovered …

Nine weeks to launch Vox — it’s easier to go downhill than up

Launch quickly<p>It can be anxiety-inducing to release something into the world when you know it could be better if only given a little more time, but …

The psychology of Soylent and the prison of first-world food choices

Why are some repulsed by Soylent, but others desperate to receive their orders?<p>Back around Labor Day 2013, Senior Editor Lee Hutchinson passed on the …

These Are The Surprising Jobs You'll Be Doing By The 2030s

As our technological and sociological realities change, so too do our jobs. But just what, exactly, will we be doing 15 years from now? Here are some …

Wireless electricity? It's here

Katie Hall was shocked the second she saw it: a light-bulb glowing in the middle of a room with no wires attached.<p>Looking back, it was a crude experiment, she remembers: a tiny room filled with gigantic copper refrigerator coils -- the kind you'd see if you cracked open the back of your freezer.<p>She …

Tesla’s stock is up 644%. Why it may not last.

So it’s a great car. Is it a great stock?<p>Shares of Tesla Motors shot up 17 percent Tuesday morning, putting the value of the company at more than $31 billion – and that was before Consumer Reports announced that Tesla’s Model S was the best overall car of the year.<p>Tesla rose after Morgan Stanley …

Creative Types: Embrace Chaos

<i>Question: What advice do you have for aspiring writers?</i><p><b>Malcolm Gladwell:</b> This I think is true, not just of writers, but of anyone who is in a …

Creativity

Ask yourself, says a notorious ‘Occupy’ academic, should your job exist?

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> If you’re reading this at work, you’re probably not all <i>that</i> busy. Don’t you ever wish you could just fit your “work” into fewer hours, …

Experience Project is taking a break. We thank our tens of millions of members for being a part of the largest community of shared experiences ever …

Empathy

His girlfriend constantly corrects him

<i>Adapted from a recent online discussion.</i><p><i>Dear Carolyn:</i><p><i>My girlfriend is always correcting me when we’re out with friends or family. It is EXTREMELY annoying. She corrects my grammar, pronunciation, even minor facts in stories. I’ve asked her to stop but she says she can’t help herself, it’s just</i> …

Codecademy Redesigns Website To Focus On Project-Based Learning

When aspiring developers decide to learn how to program, their first stop is often checking out online resources like Codecademy to learn the basics. Building on top of its success, which includes 24 million learners on its platform to date, the interactive coding school unveiled a redesigned …

Do Cold Busters Like Emergen-C and Airborne Actually Work? | Mark's Daily Apple

November 06, 2007<p>By Mark Sisson<p>Yes, they do. However, understand that these natural cold and flu remedies are not really “curing” anything. If you …

Immune System

Enterprise

Network of 75 Million Neurons of the Mouse Brain Mapped for the First Time

With improved visualization tools and souped-up computers to crunch the massive numbers involved in studying the 100 billion neurons in the human …