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This 50-Year Study Revealed the 4 Secrets to Making a Relationship Last | Inc.com

<i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>It's a disposable world, as Depeche Mode should have sung, but didn't.<p>We're encouraged to keep changing, disrupting and, that most painful of euphemisms, growing.<p>Yet we watch movies that make us …

Depeche Mode

Doing These 9 Uncomfortable Things Will Pay Off Forever

<i>This story originally appeared on Businessinsider.com.</i><p>What makes someone uncomfortable depends on the person, but what's universally true is the …

Communication Skills

1,884 Startup Founders Say This 1 Thing Is More Important Than Making Money

Serving customers? Becoming rich and famous? No, these are not the only reasons why startup founders do what they do.<p>Entrepreneurs start businesses to make lots of money and change the world, right?<p>Not exactly, says a new survey of 1,884 company founders conducted by marketing automation firm Drip, …

Small Business

Researchers have measured the cost of using a smartphone around your kids

Before we had smartphones and iPads, parents ignored their children by getting lost in a newspaper story or keeping one eye on the television. Now parents are distracted by mobile technology more than anything else, according to new research, and the consequences are worse.<p>In a recent study of …

University of Michigan

A sociologist trained to become a tax-avoidance expert

"All the world's a stage." — Shakespeare AP/John Lent<p>Shakespeare said that all the world’s a stage, but the sociologist Erving Goffman added that most of the interesting stuff lies behind the scenes, in what he called the “backstage” areas of everyday life.<p>Having spent the past eight years doing …

Income Inequality

3tags.org

14 alternatives to Apple's default apps that will supercharge your iPhone

Leadership And The 7 I’s For Influencing Others | Inc.com

One of the most important aspects of being an effective leader is the ability to influence others to believe in the mission and the results you want to achieve. In the SEAL teams, when we were down range on deployments to some of the most dangerous places on Earth we had some tough missions to …

Leadership

Fintech could be bigger than ATMs, PayPal, and Bitcoin combined

Fintech broke onto the scene as a disruptive force following the 2008 crisis, but the industry's influence on the broader financial services system is changing.<p>The fintech industry no longer stands clearly apart from financial services proper, and is increasingly growing embedded in mainstream …

ATMs

15 Steps I Took to Successfully Reinvent Myself After Losing Everything

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Just because everything in your life is running smoothly right now doesn’t mean that that’s going to last. You may dream of starting a new business. You could move across the country. You fall in and out of love. You lose a loved one.<p>In …

Self-improvement

20 Easy Life Hacks That Will Make You Wealthy

Stop blaming failures on bad luck.<p>Many people strike it rich by just making one smart career move, investing in the right stocks or even inheriting a …

The world's 2nd-smartest man says these 'brain drugs' make him smarter

Rick Rosner, the world's second-smartest man, starts his day by swallowing around 50 pills.<p>Omega 3 fish oil capsules (to control the bad fat), a baby aspirin (for longevity), Metformin (for the metabolism).<p>Pop, pop, pop.<p>Then breakfast.<p>The regimen, he says, "makes my brain work better." If you …

Wellness

Leverage Your Fear of Failure to Become More Successful Than You Imagined

No one likes to fail. We live in a culture of achievement and success. We hear about the Oscar nominations, the Fortune 500 companies and cutting-edge medicines, but we rarely hear about the countless auditions, the challenges of building an exceptional product, or the years of medical school. The …

Motivation

38 Startup Pitch Decks From Companies That Changed The World

To celebrate the launch of my book The Art of Startup Fundraising, I thought it would be interesting to put together a blog post with a good amount …

9 Tricks That Will Change How You Use Your iPhone

Forget hammers and screwdrivers — iPhones are the most important tool of our times. But do you wield yours like a pro, or do your thumbs fumble its …

iOS Apps

5 Ways the Smartest Entrepreneurs Build Million-Dollar Brands

An exceptional personal brand can lead you onto a million-dollar thought leader path<p>Building a personal brand can play a crucial role in shaping an entrepreneur's impact, both on his or her business and on their wider audience as a whole. A strong personal brand connects a face to the company, …

Thought Leadership

The Millennial Work-Or-Life Myth: 4 Goal-Setting Steps To Achieve Both Happiness And Success

As we plan our careers and seek the most effective, fulfilling combination of work and life, many millennials wonder: will success make me happy? Some of us worry that ambition and well-being are mutually exclusive.<p>Researchers, meanwhile, are divided on the relationship between high achievement and …

Goal Setting

6 Tips to Beat Fear From a Man Who Purposely Gets Rejected

How does someone go from crippling social anxiety and lonely Friday nights to becoming an active part of a community and inventing a game to help people from all over the world beat social anxiety?<p>I want to share a true, remarkable story about Jason Comely, a man who beat his social anxiety by …

Self-help

Keynote at Mobile World Congress #4YFN 2016 – Entrepreneurial Success

Keynote: The 3 Keys for Entrepreneurial SuccessWhen I was 14 years old, my grandfather told me that “Success is earning more than your father.” This …

Motivation

The 80/20 Rule And How It Can Change Your Life

What is the 80/20 Rule and could it actually make 80% of your work disappear?<p>If you’ve studied business or economics, you’re well familiar with the power of the Pareto Principle.<p><b>The Man Behind The Concept</b><p>Vilfredo Federico Damaso Pareto was born in Italy in 1848. He would go on to become an …

Time Management

A real estate investor outlines 4 ways real estate can make you a millionaire

Sometimes a team can accomplish far more than a group of lone individuals. For example, cyclists in the Tour de France take turns riding at the front of their group, decreasing the wind for those behind them. Wolves hunt in packs to take down animals 20 times their size. And for those of us who …

Real Estate

Anxiety: The Brain Bully

A lot of my friends are writers or other creative type people. By being a creative person and hanging out with similar folks, I have learned that with creativity comes mental illness. I'm sure not ALL creative types are mentally ill, but I have yet to meet one who does not suffer from some sort of …

Depression

The most elite school for Silicon Valley startups just threw a wrench into the works

Y Combinator graduates get an even $120,000 investment in exchange for seven percent of equity. From there, the alumni network helps take care of their own, but there's no more financial support from the program.<p>The system has worked. The elite startup school that has funded more than 800 startups …

Venture Capital

8 things that happen when you stop drinking alcohol

Maybe your nightly glass of vino has turned into two or three. Or you're overdoing it on the beer and have the paunch to prove it.<p>Whether you want to clean up your diet or you're trying to nip a potential issue in the bud, giving up alcohol can be tough—but the benefits make it worth the effort, …

Alcohol

The Ugly But Honest Truth About Motivation

Motivation alone will not help you accomplish your goals. There, the elephant in the room has been called out. We are fascinated by motivation, its origin, how to obtain it, keep it, fuel it and more. We have motivational speakers, self-help books and gurus all available and ready to help us be and …

Motivation

Vacation Habits Lead to Sustainable Happiness Year-Round

When you are on vacation, you're transported out of your normal habits and patterns. You feel free and alive and renewed. Everything is new.<p>And the focus is on fun, pleasure, discovery, and exploration -- no guilt required.<p>There's nothing you <i>have</i> to be doing during this time. And it's fantastic!<p><b>But</b> …

Happiness