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How to Reshape Your Brain and Learn Anything, Based on the Most Popular Coursera Class Ever | Inc.com

You know that old saying that if you give a person a fish, they'll eat for a day, and if you teach them to fish, they'll eat for a lifetime? It's the perfect summary of just how important learning can be. But what's the best way to make sure you learn and don't forget? After all, you can fish all …

University of California

Neuroscience Tells Us How to Hack Our Brains for Success

Tricks like visualization and writing down your goals have a strong basis in science.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What’s the secret to success? Some would argue that insanely successful people possess traits like having a vision, showing gratitude, being honest, …

Uber’s New Fare System Raises Its Cut While Angering Drivers

Uber has acknowledged that an experimental pricing system it introduced last year may result in drivers collecting a smaller portion of some fares. …

Nursing home fees reach £1,000 per week on average, report finds

Average nursing home fees have reached £1,000 a week for self-funders, new figures show.<p>A report by analyst LaingBuisson found that fees for nursing care had broken the £1,000 barrier and had reached £1,200 in some places.<p>Weekly fees for self-payers in residential care homes without nursing care …

10 Amazing Life Lessons You Can Learn From Albert Einstein

Everyone is familiar with the work of Albert Einstein, and he has long been regarded as one of the greatest scientists in recorded history.<p>While his …

How artificial intelligence learns to be racist

Simple: It’s mimicking us.<p>Open up the photo app on your phone and search “dog,” and all the pictures you have of dogs will come up. This was no easy feat. Your phone knows what a dog “looks” like.<p>This and other modern-day marvels are the result of machine learning. These are programs that comb …

Stop wasting money: 3 sneaky ways you throw away cash — because of your friends

The only thing worse than being a broke millennial is feeling like all your friends have way more cash — and way cooler lives — than you. Thanks to …

How to Make a Smart Marketing Plan

Reexamine your assumptions before planning this year's marketing campaigns.<p>The first quarter of the year is traditionally when companies update their marketing plans. Here are the key questions marketers should ask before making major changes:<p>1. Can our sales team close leads that we generate?<p>This …

Marketing

Steps You Can Take if You Want to Buy a Home Next Year

Have big dreams to buy a home next year, but don't know where to begin? Just because you don't think you'll have your down payment together for 2018 …

10 Books Every Leader Should Read to Be Successful

Reading is the only proven shortcut to success.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This article is included in</i> Entrepreneur Voices on Effective Leadership<i>, a new book containing insights from more than 20 contributors, entrepreneurs, and thought leaders.</i><p>One of the best ways …

Don’t set goals for yourself—instead, create systems that make it easy for you to succeed

A lot of my friends are spending the month of January “going dry” or giving up sugar or training for marathons. I can relate. As a Type-A, goal-oriented masochist, I tend to make deeply ambitious New Year’s resolutions each year. Witness Exhibit A: My resolutions from 2016. I’m embarrassed to say …

New York City

5 Benefits You Will Experience Once You Become Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable

As human beings, we often view “stress” as a dirty word. We try to avoid it at all costs. But sometimes a little bit of healthy stress can push us …

Whole30 Is Actually the Worst Diet You Could Do

Experts just threw some major shade at the popular program.<p>In proof that the most talked-about diets aren't always the best ones, <i>U.S. News & World Report</i> just released its annual ranking of diets and stuck Whole30 — the diet everyone's friend's sister's boss's wife has tried and raved about — at …

Just One Dose of This Psychedelic Drug Can Ease Anxiety

Cancer is a brutal disease on both the body and mind. Not only do treatments like chemotherapy take a massive toll, but the emotional side effects …

10 Creativity Apps I Used the Most in 2016 | Inc.com

Your creativity is your ability to generate ideas that are novel and useful, whether for business, art, or other areas. However, to implement your creative ideas, you need tools. I use many helpful apps to let my creative ideas materialize.<p>The criteria for selecting the apps for the following list …

Apps

Could One Person Take Down the Internet?

If you want to commit the greatest conceivable act of terrorism and declare a version of war against every country on the planet, you only need to take the world offline.<p>So many facets of human life are nowadays facilitated by a giant machine called “the internet,” which networks the world to …

3 Science-Backed Ways to Stop Overthinking Everything in Life

Overthinking is both a blessing and a curse. While some see it as a sign of a curious, analytical brain primed for problem-solving, others believe it …

Psychology

The Anxiety Secret Too Many People Are Carrying Around

One night around 3 a.m., I awoke suddenly, with a tightness in my chest. I could feel my heart pounding, fast, and my mind racing with desperate …

Habits of extremely boring people

Mike Nudelman/Business Insider<p>We fear boredom — that we might be bored or, even worse, bore others.<p>One example: For a 2014 University of Virginia psychology study, participants gave themselves electrical shocks to avoid sitting alone with their thoughts for 15 minutes.<p>In a similarly themed Quora …

How to put your mind to sleep

My sleep schedule:<p><b>8:30</b>: Get ready for bed<p><b>9:00</b>: Be in bed<p><b>9:30</b>: Hopefully be sleeping<p><b>9:55</b>: Definitely be sleeping<p><b>10:00</b>: Oh god, you’re not asleep? Why …