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6 Ideas From 2015 That Will Change the World | Inc.com

Advances in science and technology move at an insane pace these days--and luckily, many of the great minds leading the charge are using their innovations for good.<p>Here are six ideas that wowed us in 2015.<p>1. Beaming the internet to the entire world.<p>Most people laugh nostalgically at the sound of a …

Space Travel

The 10 Most Important Things to Prioritize if You Want to Be Successful | Inc.com

Business cares about enterprise.<p>Leadership cares about people.<p>Entrepreneurship cares about flexibility.<p>Creativity cares about innovation.<p>What you care about defines who you are.<p>When you care, you want to do your very best--and that commitment and energy are a powerful force.<p>If you want to be …

Self-improvement

Read These 3 Books to Make 2016 Unforgettable | Inc.com

There is one solid way to prepare yourself for the upcoming year: read. Tech mogul Bill Gates has an annual must-read list and trailblazing entrepreneur Jessica Mah reads a new book every week. It's not a coincidence.<p>I've had a particularly intense 12 months, from selling my first startup to …

Bill Gates

You Can Be Productive or Creative, Not Both | Inc.com

In order to be successful in business you need to have good ideas and to execute on them. If you want to accomplish both you'd better not bury your head in the sand -- the tough truth is these two aims are at odds with each other.<p>That's the thought-provoking takeaway of a recent HBR post by …

Creativity

At Last, A Device To Help Men Strengthen Their Penises

It's a better idea than it sounds.<p>Men, get ready for a different kind of workout.<p>A new device will help you perform a variety of pelvic floor exercises -- a.k.a. Kegels -- that can boost sexual stamina and prevent leaks from your bladder, making it a nice idea for guys young and old. It's called …

How To Master Your Life With The Decision-Making Diet

When I first noticed that Steve Jobs, Barack Obama and Mark Zuckerberg are mostly seen in the same clothes, I wondered why these powerful and wealthy people (globally influential to the nth degree) didn’t seem to buy new clothes. Clearly, it wasn’t about affordability. There simply had to be some …

Duke University

China is spending billions in Africa

China is still spending billions in Africa despite its economic slowdown, inking trade deals, investing in mining and infrastructure, and offering development aid.<p>Just this week, during a visit to the continent, China's President Xi Jinping agreed to invest $6.5 billion in South Africa.<p>China's …

The Best Times to Sleep, Wake, Exercise and Eat Are Based on Age, Circadian Rhythms

If you're wondering what the optimal times are to engage in certain activities, listen to your body's circadian rhythms. Circadian rhythms are physiological, mental and behavioral changes governed by the body within a 24-hour clock, according to the National Institute of General Medical Sciences. …

Elon Musk Powers Up: Inside Tesla’s $5 Billion Gigafactory

Elon Musk is venturing headfirst into the battery business. Here’s why it might be his boldest bet yet.<p>Elon Musk walks briskly onto the stage as hard rock blasts in the background. The guitar riff, which sounds like entrance music suitable for a professional wrestler or a minor-league cleanup …

After Paris, We Need More Fellowship, Not More Leadership

I was waiting to be let in for our first university exam when the machine gun went off outside. My classmates and I rushed to the windows and saw the killers escaping while pedestrians hovered around the victims’ car.<p>When the police arrived, we were already sitting our test in silence. All I …

The myth of the eternal war between science and religion

For the last several years, starting long before I was appointed auxiliary bishop in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, I've been posting short commentaries on YouTube. I've covered movies, music, books, cultural trends and more. But I've given special attention to New Atheism, a social and political …

Religion

5 Insights & Predictions On Disruptive Tech From KPMG's 2015 Global Innovation Survey

• 15% of U.S. tech leaders see biotech/digital health/healthcare IT as the most disruptive consumer-driven technology in the next three years.<br>• 13% of U.S. tech leaders predict data and analytics will be the most disruptive enterprise technology in three years.<br>• Global tech leaders predict cloud …

Internet of Things

Science says lasting relationships come down to 2 basic traits

<i>In most marriages, levels of satisfaction drop dramatically within the first few years together.</i><p><i>But among couples who not only endure, but live happily together for years and years, the spirit of kindness and generosity guides them forward.</i><p>Every day in June, the most popular wedding month of the …

How to Live Your Best Life, According to a Roman Emperor

Marcus Aurelius has been read for 1800 or so years now and he’s arguably just as relevant today as he was when he was ruler of the Roman …

Best Workout Songs: Workout Music Playlist 2015

It's no joke that music can make exercise way more fun—if you ever forgot to bring your headphones to the gym, you likely learned this the hard way. But more than just upping the enjoyment factor, good music can help you get more out of your workout too: Studies have shown that listening to upbeat …

China's New Five-Year Plan Embraces the Third Industrial Revolution

BEIJING -- Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has not only read Jeremy Rifkin's book "The Third Industrial Revolution" and taken it to heart. He and his colleagues have also made it the core of the country's 13th five-year plan announced in Beijing on Oct. 29.<p>"The future development of China," Premier Li …

This is how startups make money

Going the startup way is riskier but more straightforward than working a job. Here there’s no boss to decide what happens to you. You’re the boss. …

The 40 most exciting innovations of the year

1/<p>Ikea makes a much better shelter.<p>IKEA Foundation<p>Ikea brought its ethos of simple, well-designed products into a new genre: refugee shelters that …

Does Distance Running Have a Weight Problem?

A few months back, I wrote about distance running and bodyweight. In the article, I quoted running coach and nutritionist Matt Fitzgerald, who argued that, despite what some stereotypes might claim, successful elite-level runners are not too thin. To be a successful elite-level runner in the first …

Fitness

Forget Counting Calories, Science Says Count Your Bites

Forget Counting Calories, Science Says Count Your BitesLONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 29: A 'Zombie' member of staff bites into a burger during a …

Are any foods safe to eat anymore? Here’s the truth

Is bacon really as bad for you as cigarettes? Will coffee give you a heart attack? Do wheat-eaters suffer “brain fog”? BBC Future examines the foods, the fears – and the facts.<p>Food was once seen as a source of sustenance and pleasure. Today, the dinner table can instead begin to feel like a …

Immune System

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Elizabeth Holmes Wants You to Have Control of Your Health Info

__Elizabeth Holmes is a Woman of the Year because... "At only 31, she is already proving the outsize impact one fiercely determined individual can have on the lives of so many." __<p><b>—philanthropist Melinda Gates, cochair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and 2013 Woman of the Year</b><p>The Valley's …

Unemployment in Germany drops to 24-year low

The unemployment rate in Germany has dropped well below the 3-million mark, the Federal Labor Office has reported. Seasonally adjusted, the figures …

It Takes Courage To Use Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence. We hear the term all the time, thinking it's some abstract leadership model that only the elite use to improve themselves and their teams.<p>I'm here to tell you that EQ is real and the opportunity to use it occurs many times a day, if you're willing to listen and use it. Here …

Self-help

Want to Shed Pounds? These 3 Apps Will Kickstart Your Weight Loss

<i>For</i> InStyle<i>'s November issue, on newsstands now and availale for digital download, we teamed up with Google to uncover your most-searched questions</i> …

This Is What Happens to Your Body When You Eat Sugar

Getty Images (4)<p>Getty Images (5); Gif by Mia Tramz for TIME<p>Getty Images; Tara Johnson for TIME<p>Getty Images (1); Gif by Mia Tramz for TIME<p>Getty Images …

'Breakthrough' Cancer Discovery Could Treat 90% Of Tumours, Scientists Claim

Scientists have accidentally stumbled across a "breakthrough treatment" that could kill nine in 10 cancer tumours.<p>In the hunt for a vaccine against …