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This 15-30 minute routine makes your brain healthier, younger, and smarter

“Everything popular is wrong”  —  Oscar Wilde<p>In the book, <i>BLUE ZONES: Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who’ve Lived the Longest</i><i>,</i> author Dan …

Albert Einstein

What Skills Do You Need to Be a Blockchain Engineer?

If you’ve been considering transitioning your career to blockchain development, this article is going to be right up your alley.<p>As you might know, …

Blockchain

A study of more than 100,000 people has found that one food group is closely linked with cancer

If scientists told you there was a single lifestyle factor that may best predict whether you get cancer, you'd want to know, right?<p>Researchers in France may have found just that. After studying more than 100,000 adults for years, they found that eating processed food was more closely linked with …

Here’s the Perfect Thing to Say When Someone Is Rude

Recently, the British IVF pioneer Lord Robert Winston was sitting on a train traveling from London, England, to Manchester, when he found himself …

8 Actionable Instagram Marketing Tips

These tips will help you grow your social presence.<p>This story originally appeared on Buffer<p>At Buffer, we’re big fans of using data and research to guide our social media strategy. So when it came to finding the best Instagram strategy, I turned to social media studies.<p>I read through more than 20 …

34 Random But Seriously Clever Products On Amazon That Are Quickly Skyrocketing In Popularity

When it comes to products on the internet, there are two types of weird: "Why would anyone ever spend money on <i>that</i> thing" weird, and the products so …

57 startups became unicorns this year and seven lost their horns

2017 is the third-busiest year for companies reaching $1 billion valuation.<p>The unicorn club gets new members by the week. This year alone, 57 startups around the world attained unicorn status with a valuation of $1 billion or more, according to data from venture capital tracker PitchBook.<p>Seven …

9 Ways to Start a Company in 48 Hours | Inc.com

<i>By Kasey Kaplan, co-founder and president of Urban FT.</i><p>Can you start a company in 48 hours? You bet. You can apply these concepts to companies in almost any industry. Keep in mind, this advice is only on how to get started. As you go, you will need to productize, optimize, upgrade and possibly fund …

Marketing

How to Create a Marketing Funnel That Will Increase Sales and Profits

Learn what types of content will move consumers through the funnel and help you earn conversions.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It takes time to convince people to make a purchase. One of the best ways to move people through the buyer journey is to create a conversion …

8 indispensable (and free) Google tools

Google is so much more than just the world’s premier search engine.<p>Google has a bevy of helpful products—many of which are completely free. If you …

<b>5 Steps to Build a Social Media Marketing Plan for 2018</b> | Inc.com

Let's face it. It's not an easy time to be a social media marketer. After all, it's hard to build a social media marketing plan with all of the uncertainty that we face. However, in my time advising clients at Firebrand Group, I find that there are some attributes that separate those that succeed …

Marketing

When Social Media Marketing Goes Right (And How to Copy It)

Social media marketing is all the rage right now.There are more than 2.56 billion global social media users.The social media boom is a goldmine for …

Marketing

Free Ways to Advertise Your Business Online

Free Ways to Promote Your Business Online<p>How to Promote Your Business Effectively Without Paying a Dime<p>Updated April 23, 2018<p>When you have any sort …

10 Illustrated Truths About Investing And The Markets

This morning, as I was catching up on my reading, I stumbled onto this gem of an interview from <i>Business Insider</i> with the founder of Robinhood, a …

Here Are The Exact Words To Use On Social Media To Get More Customers | Inc.com

Every month, I consult with a variety of entrepreneurs and brands on their social media strategy. When I first meet with them, they always raise the concern that they are generating likes and followers on social media, but not a high enough percentage of them are actually being converted into …

Customers

How to Build Your Startup Without Hiring a Single Employee | Inc.com

Ten years ago, I raised money with a PowerPoint presentation. Today, the expectations of investors are much higher. Investors want to see working products with paying customers before writing you a cheque.<p>But what should you do if you're a non-technical founder with no way of building your idea …

San Francisco

How to create fake Instagram star accounts and trick brands to give you money

An influencer marketing agency called Mediakix showed how easy it was to create a phony Instagram star and get brands to pay money for the star to …

5 Technological Innovations That Could Change the World

Scientists and technology companies are working to make us smarter, safer, and healthier -- and connect us all like never before.<p>Technology is often …

Big Data Is Coming to Take Your Health Insurance

Universal government coverage may be the only solution.<p>For all its absurdity, the debate over Obamacare has accomplished something positive: It has educated people that insurance is really about risk pooling -- as in you need both healthy and sick people to participate if it’s going to be …

Health Care

Here's How PayPal Became the Internet's Largest Payment System

Elon Musk played a part and now Venmo is keeping it strong.<p>PayPal is the global online payment system that helps individuals and businesses make electronic money transfers. The company played a crucial role in the development of e-commerce by serving as the world’s first digital wallet — a …

FinTech

How wannabe Instagram influencers use bots to appear popular

Jason Wong founded a clothing store called Fifthtee this year that pledges a fifth of its proceeds to nonprofit Best Friends Animal Society. Wong …

How to Become a Niche Thought Leader & Build Your Brand

How do you build brand recognition and develop brand authority in your niche?<p>As we say in the industry, “Content is king.”<p>After selling my old …

Marketing

How data is helping SMEs make better business decisions

From encouraging repeat custom to tracking delivery costs, here's how data might help with your next big business decision.<p>Gut instinct is an important element of running a successful business, but in most cases, cold hard facts make for the smartest decisions. Now that the technology that can …

Business Development

These Tips Can Help You Launch Your Consulting Startup | Inc.com

<b>Editor’s note:</b> Jordan Kasteler's articles have been removed from the Inc.com archive because his relationship with Inc. has been terminated.

Consulting

The 18 hottest enterprise startups of 2017, according to how investors value them

For that we turned to Pitchbook, the website that tracks financial investments. Pitchbook sifted through its vast database to uncover the 383 startups that received funding so far in 2017 and that sell products or services to businesses, aka enterprise startups.<p>We chose a metric called a "valuation …

How to Grow Your Startup Using YouTube

You’ve got a great product, a great team, and everything is lined up. Your startup is ready. Next, it’s time to grow your startup, and social media …

Social Media

Educational YouTube Channels For Day Traders

Educational YouTube Channels For Day Traders<p>Add some free videos to your trading education<p>Updated February 15, 2017<p>Video is sometimes better than …

Mobile Payments Bring Revenue And Change To Airline Corporate Finance

Airlines and other travel companies are getting the hang of converting mobile technology and payment innovation into sources of revenue. It’s rare today to find an airline that isn’t making money from, say, upgrades and other ancillary purchases made by their smartphone-equipped travelers.<p>This …

Travel Industry

14 Podcasts That Will Make You a More Successful Entrepreneur | Inc.com

If you're starting or growing a business, you need all the help you can get. But you're probably too maxed out on your schedule to read another business book, and you need information on the go.<p>So, while you're hitting the treadmill at your gym, tackling the morning commute, or taking the dog for a …

Entrepreneurship

Paying too much for health care? You may be able to reduce your expenses.

If your health-care costs are ballooning, you have plenty of company. About 25 percent of Americans reported having trouble paying their medical bills in the past year, according to a survey from the Kaiser Family Foundation and the New York Times.<p>Everything — including insurance premiums, …

Health Care