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The most important skill nobody taught you

Before dying at the age of 39, Blaise Pascal made huge contributions to both physics and mathematics, notably in fluids, geometry, and probability.<p>This work, however, would influence more than just the realm of the natural sciences. Many fields that we now classify under the heading of social …

Consciousness

8 Signs to Immediately Recognize Someone With the Gift of Leadership

In 'Servant Leadership in Action,' best-selling author Raj Sisodia details the rare qualities of great leaders.<p>In <i>Servant Leadership in Action</i>, a collection of essays from 44 renowned servant leadership experts, Raj Sisodia, co-founder of the Conscious Capitalism movement and best-selling author, …

Leadership

Why hiring an ‘average’ employee can be dangerous

Every leader knows that bad employees are bad for business, but average employees can be even worse. A recent McKinsey & Company paper suggested a …

27 tips, tricks and hacks for creating your very first vegetable garden

Oh, vegetable planting time! Tomatoes, cucumbers, pumpkin, basil and other delicious summer edibles can all be planted now.<p>If you are building your first vegetable garden, here are some tips for success:<p><b>1.</b> Put the garden near your kitchen door. That might not be the most attractive spot for it, but …

10 essential career lessons to embrace before it’s too late

Keep your head down and your nose to the grindstone—or so we’ve been taught.Is that really the best career guidance?People often take this sort of …

What Your Boss Doesn’t Want You To Know About Negotiation

<b>In Life, everything is a negotiation.</b><p>Your Job.<p>Your Bonus.<p>Your Promotion.<p>Your Project.<p>Your Deadline.<p>And the negotiation doesn’t stop when you get home …

This is how to become mentally strong: 3 secrets from neuroscience

Ever get to the point where your brain is just pooped? The ol’ grey matter is waving the white flag. You’re exhausted. You can’t go on. You’ve got no …

Self-help

6 Mental Habits of People Who Manage Their Emotions Remarkably Well

When anger rises to the surface, they don't react--they respond.<p>Anger is one powerful human emotion. It is also a very <i>normal</i> human emotion that needs to be expressed in a healthy way. But there's a place and time for appropriate anger, and we all have to learn how to manage it before it …

Bill Gates Wants You to Watch These 9 TED Talks

You can read what Gates called "one of the most important" books he's ever read, or you can watch these short but amazing TED Talks.<p>In an interview published in <i>Time</i> magazine earlier today, Bill Gates said that the late Hans Rosling's book <i>Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World--and Why</i> …

Self-improvement

This $10,000 3D Printed Home Could Provide Cheap Housing For Millions

Each one takes just 24 hours to build.<p>As proof that 3D printing is so much more than a gadget that some of us have in our sheds, a company has …

5 Anti-Inflammatory Breakfast Smoothie Recipes You Should Try To Lose 5 Pounds Fast

Maybe you don’t always want to sit down to a cooked meal — especially at breakfast time when you’re already rushing around and trying to get out the …

One Insanely Popular Reason So Many of Us Are Unhappy

<i>It’s not too late. You aren’t behind. You’re exactly where you need to be. Every step is necessary. Don’t judge or berate yourself for how long your</i> …

Fighting

10 subtle signs you're smarter than you think you are

You might be surprised to know which of your quirks can reveal your inner genius.<p>1. You accept that there are plenty of things you don't know<p>You may think that pretending you know everything, even when you don't, makes you come across as smarter. But in reality, people who aren't afraid to be …

12 Simple Habits That Will Make Your Professional Life and Personal Life Better

Nice guys (and gals) don't finish last.<p>I'd be the first to admit that as a young entrepreneur, I was in it for myself. Credit? Yep, I'll take some. Money? I could always use more of that. Attention? Sure, put the camera on me.<p>It's sad and strange to think about now. Over time, I've been fortunate …

Warren Buffett Once Told a 14-Year-Old Kid the Secret to Success in 1 Simple Sentence

At a Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting over a decade ago, Warren Buffett tells a 14-year-old kid a success lesson that was meant for all of us.<p>On May 1, 2004, Berkshire Hathaway held its annual meeting in Omaha, Nebraska, where nearly 20,000 people attended this annual ritual.<p>As reporter Jason …

14 changes to make in your 30s that will set you up for lifelong success

Sam Walton founded Walmart at age 44; Julia Child published her first cookbook at 60. Your best years may be way ahead of you.<p>It'll depend a lot on …

Self-improvement

I retired a millionaire at 30 — this is the key to earning more money

Over the past 2 years I've written over 300,000 words about money, spent over 200 hours talking and recording for the podcast, answered over 1,700 reader emails, and done over 200 media interviews all about money. Many people ask me what's my best piece of advice about money.<p>I usually give some …

Here's What Introverts Find So Annoying About What Extroverts Think | Inc.com

Anywhere from a third to half of the population fits the definition of being introverted, meaning these people are at their best in quieter environments compared with the extroverts who do well with a lot of stimulation. And if you're someone who clearly identifies with being on either side of the …

Personality

How to Turn an Idea into an Income Stream in 5 Clear Steps | Inc.com

In today's world, a single income is an antiquated idea.<p>Dorie Clark, adjunct professor of business administration at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business and author of the book "Entrepreneurial You", sums up the reason why <i>multiple</i> income streams should be the norm.<p><i>"Everybody knows if you have</i> …

14 money lessons rich parents teach their kids

Author and self-made millionaire Steve Siebold has spent a lot of time studying the ultra wealthy. He's interviewed more than 1,200 millionaires and …

Seven memory skills that will make you smarter

Learning ability is probably the most important skill you can have.<p>Take it from Peter Brown, Henry Roediger, and Mark McDaniel, authors of <i>Make It</i> …

The Brain

Failing This 1-Minute IQ Test May Actually Mean You Have a High IQ | Inc.com

There are plenty of ways to measure intelligence -- or at the very least predict intelligence, since it's hard to get people to agree on what intelligence is, much less measure it. (A test that says I'm stupid must be wrong, right?) Spatial intelligence measures your ability to comprehend …

4 Nighttime Habits That Will Keep You More Rested, Motivated, and Productive (and They Only Take 5 Minutes) | Inc.com

You've had a long and hopefully productive day. You're ready to unwind and relax until you fall asleep at some point.<p>However, doing that is leaving a lot of potential growth on the table, along with quality sleep. After a long day at work, most people unfortunately fall on autopilot, execute a …

The joys and benefits of bilingualism

Everyone knows that it’s moving and melancholic to watch your children change over the years. But to hear them alter their language, over the course of a few weeks and months, is almost surreal. It’s as if the precious beings you thought you knew are completely different and the experience is both …

Language

7 Things Your Psychologist Wishes You Knew About Self-Esteem

Self-esteem can be a slippery concept. It's hard to quantify just how we feel about ourselves and our self-worth, but low self-esteem is definitively …

Psychology

Life lessons from Tadahisa Sakai, the last descendant of a Japanese samurai clan

About 150 years ago, at the end of Japan’s Edo period, a civil war resulted in the end of the samurai culture and the birth of modern Japan. One …

1 Simple Habit Practiced by Tim Ferriss That Can Transform Your Career in 2018 | Inc.com

For over 16 years, I wrote a journal in first, second and third person, taking on the roles of colleagues, clients, and even friends to help me better understand their perspectives. I wanted to grow as a person, and as an entrepreneur, I always thought it was critically important to put oneself in …

Want to Raise Successful Kids Who Aren't Perfectionists? This 27-Year, 41,000-Person Study Shows How | Inc.com

I'd hazard a guess that one out of every three interview respondents uses "I'm just too much of a perfectionist" as the weakness to talk about in interviews--as if it were an okay thing to slide by with. (Although I guess it's better than my old go-to response of "I have chronic …

Self-improvement

Science Says This Technique Can Help You Raise Calmer, More Resilient Kids | Inc.com

My eighth grader is back to the books after a week of pneumonia-induced absence. With each missed school day came another layer of overwhelm at the thought of making up all that work.<p>He'd finish a coughing jag and immediately ask me if any teachers had emailed assignments, even though he didn't …

Mindfulness

The Buddhist monk who went viral as 'the happiest man in the world' says you can learn to meditate in 5 minutes at a time

"Mindfulness" may be a buzzword and meditation a fad across both Wall Street and Silicon Valley, but that certainly doesn't mean they are worth ignoring.<p>We recently spoke with Tibetan Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard for Business Insider's podcast "Success! How I Did It" around the launch of his new …

Meditation