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Science Discovered That Banning Small Talk from Your Conversations Makes You Happier (Try Asking These 13 Questions Instead)

It's time to delete questions like 'what do you do?' and 'where do you live?' from your vocabulary forever.<p>Ever walk into a networking event or cocktail party and all you hear is superficial chit-chat? The small talk is deafening and doesn't evolve into anything substantial. You can hardly stand …

Nonprofits

How to Respond When You’re Put on the Spot in a Meeting

“Katherine, have a go at it?”<p>I love this scene from the 2017 movie, <i>Hidden Figures.</i> Katherine, played by Taraji P. Henson, is put on the spot by her boss, played by Kevin Costner, in a room filled with top brass NASA officials — all male. She is asked to go to the chalkboard and lay out the math to …

Management

Google Increased New Employee Productivity by 25 Percent With 1 Email. Here's What You Need to Know

Yet another example of when 'back to the basics' is great advice.<p>Onboarding, a term used to describe the period between job offer acceptance and assimilation (anywhere from 30 days to a year depending on the organization), is a critical time for new employees. Not only do they have to tackle a …

Employment

I'm Very Inflexible. So I Got Stretched Out By a Pro.

The nice lady folded my left leg just north of my right ear. My hip flexors wept. When at last she let up, relief surged through my hamstring and calf and several other muscle groups I hadn’t been aware of before today. Something else I was made aware of: my body is largely defective.<p><i>Defective</i> …

Exercise

The Physics Of Productivity: Newton’s Laws Of Getting Sh*t Done

In 1687, Sir Isaac Newton published his groundbreaking book, Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy, which described his three laws of …

Physics

16 Optical Illusions Your Brain Will Refuse To See Correctly

"Wait, what?!" –Your brain<p><i>This post was translated from Japanese.</i>

Only 2% of people can solve this Einstein riddle — see if you can figure it out

There's nothing like a good riddle to stimulate your mind and give you an excuse to channel your inner Sherlock Holmes. Sure, the thrill of solving puzzles may not give you the adrenaline rush of a skydive, but regularly doing logic and crossword puzzles can keep your brain young as you age. And …

Puzzles

How to Negotiate Your Next New-Car Lease Like a Pro

Car salespeople will tell you that most people who end up leasing a new vehicle don’t walk through the door thinking of themselves as lease customers. Rather, like proposals on New Year’s Eve, leasing often just kind of happens, and the person has to live with the consequences of a spontaneous …

Personal Finance

23 Photos That Are Frustrating To Look At

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What Your LinkedIn Profile Should Look Like in 2018

Stop treating it as a Rolodex.<p>Hate to break it to you, but if you’re treating LinkedIn like an old-fashioned Rolodex, you’re doing it wrong.<p>Nearly …

Employment

10 core exercises that are better for your back (and body) than crunches

These exercises protect your back and neck, and target more of your abdominal muscles than crunches alone.<p>The abdominals are a pain point for many gym goers. We habitually grab a mat, get down on our backs and start crunching away with the goal of finally carving out those elusive six-pack abs. But …

Workouts

In 6 Words, Elon Musk Explained Why So Many People Are Afraid to Take Risks and Achieve Greatness | Inc.com

<i>This series examines the stories behind some of the best inspiring quotes of all time. Check out the full list: the best inspirational quotes for 2018.</i><p>The most powerful threat to greatness isn't evil. It's mediocrity.<p>Of all the colorful ways to articulate that truth, one of the best is what Elon …

Cold War

How to Highlight Your Talents in a Job Interview Without Showing Off

In a perfect world, job interviewers would be able to gauge your talents with great accuracy, so that you wouldn’t need to engage in any form of boasting or self-promotion. But talents can be notoriously hard to judge, particularly in short-term interactions with other such as job interviews: there …

Employment

Understanding the Five Stages of a Successful Project

Understanding the Five Stages of a Project<p>Updated September 09, 2017<p>While some project methodologies such as agile approaches compress or repeat the …

Project Management

8 years after LeGarrette Blount’s punch, Oregon and Boise State tried to keep the tradition alive in the Las Vegas Bowl

These punches are nowhere near as memorable as the original, but it’s the thought that counts.<p>In the opening week of the 2009 season, this happened after Boise State upset Oregon:<p>In the 2017 Las Vegas Bowl, this happened in the third quarter as Boise State was whomping Oregon:<p>OK, so the sequel …

College Football

The 20 best ESPN 'College GameDay' signs of the season

If it felt like something was missing from your Saturday morning, here’s a look back at the funniest, most outstanding and well-executed College GameDay signs of the 2017 season.<p>20. Hey Darnold<p>19. Dabo puts the milk in before the cereal<p>18. Tim bats .226 at Single A<p>17. Villanova looked at the …

College Football

The Five New Forces In Innovation Strategy

The Drucker Forum 2017 in Vienna last month gave considerable attention to the role of a corporate strategy in a rapidly changing world. In particular, Steve Blank explained how CEOs have to grapple with five new forces, that led, among other things, to Jeff Immelt losing his job as CEO of General …

Innovation

Even Senior Executives Need a Side Hustle

The rise of the “gig economy” has prompted much soul-searching about the future of the economy. But portfolio careers aren’t only for stay-at-home parents looking to freelance a few hours a day while their kids are in school or grad students moonlighting as Uber drivers and Task Rabbits. Even …

Entrepreneurship

5 Questions You Absolutely Must Answer When You Pitch to Investors | Inc.com

I've said it before, and I will say it again: an investor presentation is not a presentation about your product, its features and how amazing it is. Yes, investors care about what you do, your big idea, and how your product solves a big customer problem. But they care even more about making …

Business Strategy

Research: Why 70 Percent of Employees Aren't Working to Their Full Potential Comes Down to 1 Simple Reason | Inc.com

According to Gallup research, an astounding 70 percent of U.S. employees are not showing up to work fully committed to deliver their best performance. Adding insult to injury, 52 percent of those workers are basically sleepwalking through their day, and 18 percent of them are busy acting out their …

Employee Engagement

The 25 Best Inventions of 2017

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Inventions

21 Side Projects That Became Million-Dollar Startups (and How Yours Can, Too) | Inc.com

Maybe you want to start a business. Or maybe you want to expand your business into a new area. Or maybe you don't want to quit your full-time job--at least not yet. You're trying to find a side hustle. Should you?<p>Absolutely.<p>The following is from Ryan Robinson, a content marketing consultant to the …

Startups

Here's some ways to get extra money from a side gig

What’s your side hustle?<p>Whether you’re a moonlighter, solo entrepreneur, or love working random gigs, you’ve landed here because you thought “I want to earn more money!” <b>Moonlighting’s</b> mission is to help kick start your freelancing journey, empower you to succeed in the gig economy, and make money …

Small Business

An Internet-Famous Cookie Worthy of Baking in Real Life

Last fall, an aberrant chocolate chip cookie turned up in my Instagram feed. As wide as a salad plate and flat as a flounder, it appeared thin, but it was somehow layered with slabs of chocolate. Oddest of all, it was ringed, like a tree trunk — as if a chunk of chocolate had been dropped in the …

Dessert

3 Attributes That Many of the Best Innovators Share | Inc.com

Everyone understands that innovation is important, even if we aren't quite sure how to do it or what the outcomes may be. As the demand for innovation increases, more and more people will claim to be "innovative", and most businesses need to hire people with the insight, creativity and innovation …

Innovation

15 neat hidden features in iOS 11

After months and months of beta, iOS 11 is finally here — and it’s a huge update. In particular, Apple has tucked away many little features that you won’t see right away.<p>If you want to impress all your friends with your mad iOS skills, here is a list of some of these features. I also wrote a short …

Neat

13 Brilliant Quotes From Billionaire Investor Warren Buffett | Inc.com

Warren Buffett is one of the most successful investors in history. "The Oracle of Omaha" has an estimated net worth of nearly $77 billion, making him the fourth-richest person in the world.<p>From drinking Coke for breakfast to carrying around an old-school flip phone, Buffett has always done things …

Warren Buffett

What to Eat Before and After a Strength Training Workout

If you lift weights, you’ve got to fuel your body—but no matter what you pick, chances are somebody at your gym will tell you your choice of snack is …

9 Signs an Employee Deserves a Promotion (Which Never Appear on Performance Evaluations) | Inc.com

Along with, "How do I get a raise?" one of the most common questions that even exceptional employees ask their boss is, "What can I do to get promoted?"<p>For some bosses, the answer to getting promoted is obvious: complete a specific task, gain a certain amount of experience, or simply be the next in …

Self-improvement