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Home Depot's CEO Did This 25,000 Times. Science Says You Should Do It Too | Inc.com

When Frank Blake announced his retirement three years ago as the CEO of Home Depot, employees flooded him with handwritten notes of appreciation.<p>"I got boxes and boxes of notes," Blake recalls. "They are my most important mementos from my time at Home Depot."<p>Those notes brought the spirit of …

Home Depot

12 everyday stretches that will help you stay flexible and fit at any age

When it comes to stretching, there are a lot of options to choose from.<p>But what are the best everyday stretches for anyone looking to avoid sore muscles, get more flexible, and protect his or her muscles from injuries?<p>We turned to Marilyn Moffat, a professor of physical therapy at New York …

Pain

Mindmapping: The Most Useful Software You Don't Have | Inc.com

I can only speak for the software I use, Freeplane. Besides basic mindmapping, it has some bells and whistles but I haven't used them yet. I recommend Freeplane, though I can't compare it with alternatives since I haven't used them.<p>It's also free software that runs on Linux, Mac, and Windows.<p>How it …

Software

13 Habits of Exceptionally Likeable People

Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that being likeable comes from natural, unteachable traits that belong only to a lucky few—the good …

How to Finally Stop Focusing on the Negative

For many of us, it’s second nature to focus on the negative. We tend to dwell on criticisms (while brushing off compliments), and brace ourselves for …

Self-help

Amazon club gives your kid a science toy every month

A well-made educational toy can do a lot to foster curious young minds. But what if you're not sure where to start shopping, or wonder which toys are appropriate at your kid's age? Amazon is taking an unusual step to help out. It just launched a STEM Club that delivers one pre-selected science, …

The best thing to eat in every EU country

Traveling through Europe is likely to be at the top of anyone's bucket list — in fact, people probably even have a whole <i>other</i> bucket list for it.<p>But forget the sites for a moment and think of the food, which is as varied as the many different countries themselves.<p>Whether you're high up in the Alps …

European Travel

The Anatomy of the Underwater Fiber Optic Cables That Connect the Internet

Google employees Natalie Hammel and Lorraine Yurshansky look at the anatomy of the Monet underwater fiber optic cable that will be installed between …

A Nobel prize-winning physicist identified three simple steps to mastering any subject

I wasn’t always a good learner. I thought learning was all about the hours you put in. Then I discovered something that changed my life.<p>The famous Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman understood the difference between “knowing something” and “knowing the name of something,” and it’s one of …

Self-improvement

Map of the world's rudest place names is a thing of beauty

LONDON — If ever you needed proof that the world is a truly wicked, despicable place, just cast your eyes over the map below.<p>From the American …

Remix OS now available as a virtual machine for Windows PCs

Jide's Remix OS has turned a lot of heads in the last couple of years, thanks to an interesting initial tablet offering and subsequent …

16 of the most beautifully odd & useful places on the internet that you didn't know existed

From the weird and wondrous to the mesmerizing yet educational and useful, check out these wonders of the internet that you probably haven’t …

Windows 10 could be limiting your internet speed, here's how to change it | On MSFT

Microsoft began shipping a feature that improved the performance of programs that sent TCP data via a network. This feature first arrived in Windows …

Microsoft Windows

21 Movies From The '80s You Need To Show Your Kids

These are treasures everybody should have on their must-see list.

Why Doesn't The Signal From Spacecraft Get Lost?

How does radio signals from spacecraft accurately reach Earth, doesn’t collide with objects in space or disperse?<p>Radio signals can and do collide with other objects in space, and definitely do disperse between the spacecraft and the Earth, but they will reach the Earth for two reasons. The first; …

Space

Wonderful Websites You Should Bookmark Right Now to Learn From Internet

The internet can be a wonderfully, immense place for interesting content. If you've ever wanted to learn a new skill or to accomplish a seemingly monumental task, you need look no further than the internet. There is basically a site for every interest under the sun. It is also a great place to …

Tutorials

20+ Signs That Humanity Is Devolving

If you need any proof that mankind is regressing as a species then, well, you probably need to pay more attention to the world. Take a look at these …

NASA’s dreamy new space posters recall the golden age of air travel

Riding a wave of popular interest in space travel, NASA has unveiled a treat for its fans. In an online gallery called “Visions of the Future,” the US space agency’s Jet Propulsion Lab has released a collection of colorful retro posters.<p>With tongue-in-cheek advertising tag lines like “<i>Earth: Your</i> …

Posters

150 Years Of Immigration In America, Visualized

An interactive map shows how waves of diasporas from all over the world arrived in the U.S., from the 1850s to today.<p>Amid a flurry of anti-immigration rhetoric coming from certain GOP presidential candidates, a new interactive map reminds us just how much of our country’s foundation was built on …

Immigration

Window cleaners in Texas rescued after dangling 71 storeys up

Two men stranded on JPMorgan Chase tower in Houston for nearly an hour<p>Two window washers in Texas have been rescued after dangling nearly 1,000 feet off the ground for almost an hour.<p>The two men were working near the top of the 75-storey JPMorgan Chase Tower in Houston, the city’s tallest …

Extreme Weather

Watch a 80-Foot Tall Boat Somehow Clear a Bridge That's Way Too Low

It’s the classic dilemma of being on a sailboat that has a 80-foot tall mast but needing to get under a bridge that only has a 65-foot clearance. The …

25 Trips to Take in Your Lifetime

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Travel

Google's problems building products for billions of people

REUTERS/Arko Datta<p>Google's scale is unparalleled.<p>There are now more than 1.4 billion monthly active Android users, while its core search business racks up an astonishing 1.2 <i>trillion</i> searches every year. It operates in just about every market in the world (with the exception of mainland China, …

China