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Here's How One Millennial Entrepreneur Turned Failure Into $10 Million | Inc.com

Every entrepreneur has their own story. Some find success rather quickly and without much effort, while others deal with failure. Then, there are people like Sam Ovens who find success early in life but experience their own fair share of troubles along the way.<p>Sam Ovens: Millennial Success …

Entrepreneurship

8 Character Traits Mentally Strong People Avoid in Social Settings

Character Traits Mentally Strong People Avoid<p>We all feel mentally strong in ordinary situations and in our comfort zone. But in the adverse …

25 book recommendations from some of the smartest people in tech

Our goal has always been to give you rare, unprecedented access to the people shaping the tech industry— specifically, the advice that they've gained through experience, or used to get where they are today.<p>So when we sat down earlier this year to double down on this mission, we wondered who these …

Books

Apple just launched 'the absolute best way to teach everyone to code'

Swift is already a smash hit: Over 100,000 apps have started using Swift to build at least some of their code, including Twitter, Uber, and Lyft, not least because Apple purpose-built it to be easy to learn.<p>Indeed, Swift has seen a lot of love from schools and classrooms everywhere. To keep that …

Apple

Innovation Is Not Enough. Consider an Alternative Disruption Path | Inc.com

Michael Docherty defines <i>Collective Disruption</i> as "harnessing the power of two seemingly disparate groups and aligning the best of both worlds at each stage of the value creation process."<p>Those two "seemingly disparate groups" are (1) startups and (2) large corporations. The brilliant insight that …

Innovation

Sleeping With Technology: Harming Your Brain One Night at a Time

Here is an all-too-common scenario: <i>Jeff and Mary put the kids to bed and settle down for the night to watch television. Jeff has his smartphone at his bedside and keeps checking email, social media, texts and the baseball scores while Mary checks her work emails, plays Words With Friends and checks</i> …

Teens

A UPenn psychologist says 'grit' is key to success in life — here's how to become a grittier person

Your agreement or disagreement with 10 statements, including "I often set a goal but later choose to pursue a different one" and "I have overcome setbacks to conquer an important challenge," produces a total grit score, which reveals how much passion and perseverance you typically display. (You can …

Self-improvement

GM's Technology Revolution: Why The Pentagon Should Put Its Next Innovation Center In Detroit

Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter is pressing hard to develop closer ties between cutting-edge commercial innovators and the military. Secretary Carter and key subordinates are convinced the Pentagon must tap into the technology revolution unfolding in places like Silicon Valley if it is to stay …

General Motors

Was Einstein Wrong?

Last week's announcement of the direct detection of gravitational waves proved, once again, the enduring power of Albert Einstein's scientific vision. Once again, Einstein was right in that this theory accurately predicted the behavior of the world.<p>But with last week's triumph, a deep and …

Physics

What Higher Consciousness Really Means, How We Attain It, and What It Does for the Human Spirit

“At such moments, the world reveals itself as quite different: a place of suffering and misguided effort … but also a place of tenderness and longing, beauty, and touching vulnerability. “<p><i>“[Leonardo da Vinci’s] unique brain wiring … allowed him the opportunity to experience the world from the</i> …

25 Trips to Take in Your Lifetime

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Travel

A brain expert says these are the 6 habits you should be doing to boost your mental health

How does this mysterious three-pound organ called the brain hold such sway over the matters of life, death, consciousness, perception, sleep, and so much more? And, does this bran we were born with achieve its optimal state, then fail, little by little, and inevitably, as each year passes?<p>Sandra …

The Brain

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French Polynesia

The 22 best small towns to visit in your lifetime

All around the globe, there are lots of small towns with an old-school atmosphere, incredible landscape, and an array of activities for travelers.<p>We've put together a list of 22 delightful small towns to visit around the world, from the coastal town of Positano, Italy, to Bled, Slovenia, whose …

European Travel

12 Ways to Make Yourself Feel Better in Uncomfortable Situations | Inc.com

It's the holiday season. I really don't need to say anything else. There will be many uncomfortable situations this year and in the coming years. There will be that one person at your holiday party that you'd rather not talk with or the neighbor down the street that you heard fighting that come to …

Body Language

10 incredible hotels you can only reach by boat

It seems like the new trend in hotels these days is putting them in weird places. Like, in an airplane. Or in a treehouse.<p>Or in railroad cars, train stations, helicopters, or any of the other cool places they've popped up.<p>But what if you want to stay in a hotel so secluded from humanity that the …

Key West
Gear & Gadgets

Relativity's Long String of Successful Predictions

When he unveiled his general theory of relativity, Albert Einstein wasn’t exactly met with applause. Almost no one else could do the math necessary …

Physics

Developer Of Space Engineers Searches For Universal AI

Even with a 30-strong R&D team, the amount of work needed to create a truly universal AI is huge.<p>“We have three pillars in our work,” Rosa explained. “First is to come up with a proper cognitive architecture or architectures, which can do the intelligence in specific training or testing …

Is Our Universe One of Many? Here's How We Can Find Out

The existence of parallel universes may seem like something cooked up by science fiction writers, with little relevance to modern theoretical …

Dark Matter

Has Stephen Hawking solved the mystery of black holes?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Black holes have a way of capturing our imagination. That's why when Stephen Hawking recently talked about them the media went wild.<p>But what was he really saying? Was it a breakthrough moment?<p>At the Hawking Radiation Conference organized by Laura Mersini-Houghton, a professor of physics at …

Universe

You need to pay attention to Switzerland as a startup nation

Switzerland is no stranger to innovation. Einstein published some of his most influential and revolutionary works at the University of Zurich; the country is home to the Large Hadron Collider, located in Geneva, and the world’s first webserver was Tim Berners-Lee’s NeXT computer at CERN, on which …

Marty McFly’s hoverboard is finally real, and it’s on Kickstarter right now

Ever since Marty McFly took to the air in the 1989 classic "Back to the Future II,"humanity has been eagerly awaiting the arrival of a real, fully-functional hoverboard. Since then, tinkerers and scientists the world over have launched countless attempts at building such a device, and now, after …

Secret Rooms in Houses Aren't Just in Nancy Drew Mysteries These Days

Secret rooms in houses aren't the first thing you notice when you walk in the door. They are secret, after all! But secret rooms are surging in …

Framing

Research shows that these 7 hobbies will make you smarter

Scientists have now proven that we can actually <i>increase</i> our potential and enjoy ourselves in the process.<p>We now know that by learning new skills the brain creates new neural pathways that make it work faster and better.<p>Here is a list of seven hobbies that make you smarter and why.<p>Playing music …

Brainwaves

5 mistakes standing between you and your first million

The total number of millionaire households reached 9.6 million in 2013, but has topped 10.2 million already in 2015.<p>With the technology, resources, mentorship, research, and information available, it's becoming easier than it has in the past. Sadly, most still won't reach the seven-figure annual …

Self-improvement

Forget Brain Workouts—Chanting Mantras Takes Half the Time and Is More Effective

I read some disquieting news recently. Apparently, science isn’t sure that brain workouts work. This bothers me because it means that I will have to …

The Great American Total Solar Eclipse Is Coming 2 Years from Today

Two years from today, on Aug. 21, 2017, North Americans will get an opportunity to observe nature's greatest sky show.<p>Picture this: The day starts …

European Space Agency

19 books by CEOs that will teach you how to run the world

But the ones worth reading ditch the platitudes in favor of instructive anecdotes — which is why they so often come from execs who have lived through it.<p>From the memoir of a former gang member to an analysis of the most efficient hiring methods, here are the best leadership books from people who …

Market Capitalization

Steve Jobs’s And Elon Musk’s Counterintuitive Leadership Traits

History’s best leaders have mastered these traits.<p>A friend of mine recently left Tesla, the renowned electric car maker, saying both, “It was incredible,” and “I’d never work there again.”<p>His sentiment echoed that of several former employees of another of today’s most celebrated companies, SpaceX, …

Leadership