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This 22-year-old college student makes $10,000 a month off Amazon's Alexa

David Markey, a 22-year-old senior studying applied mathematics and economics at Brown University, got his first Amazon Echo during the e-commerce …

Smart Homes

5 Things People With Emotional Intelligence Do When Their Buttons Are Pushed

When you clash with difficult people at work, how do you manage your emotions?<p>Do you work with people who display emotional intelligence? Better yet, do <i>you</i> display your own emotional intelligence (EQ) when working with others? I've experienced my fair share of conflict and drama in the workplace -- …

Emotional Intelligence

5 Ways to Turn Your Negative Self-Talk Into a More Productive Inner Dialogue

Negative self-talk will prevent you from living a positive life. Here's how to create a more powerful inner dialogue.<p>Whether you tell yourself, "I'm never going to be promoted," or you constantly think, "People think I'm weird," negative self-talk affects how you feel and how you behave. In fact, …

Self-help

Best Weekend Hikes on the Appalachian Trail

The Appalachian Trail is a 2,189-mile walking trail, spanning from Georgia to Maine. An estimated 3,000 people make travel plans to hike the entire …

Hiking

19 Great Truths My Grandmother Told Me on Her 90th Birthday

<i>“I have seen and touched and danced and sang and climbed and loved and meditated on a lifetime spent living honestly. Should it all end tonight, I</i> …

Happiness

The Beginner's Guide to Recognizing and Changing Negative Thoughts

This strategy will help you learn to recognize and replace the negative thoughts that can hold you back in life.<p>A pessimistic, dismal outlook can take a toll on your life in more ways than you might think. Research consistently links negative thinking to increased risk of mental health problems, …

Self-help

We’re Teaching Grit the Wrong Way

To get students to choose schoolwork over immediate pleasures, stop focusing on willpower.

Will Power

Duke's Coach K Just Shared a Lesson on the 1 Thing You Need to Succeed, and It's Brilliant

The all-time winningest coach in NCAA history has many life lessons to offer, but this one tops them all.<p>It's the middle of March and that only means one thing for sports fans -- March Madness. The yearly NCAA men's college tournament begins today, and as usual, the Duke Blue Devils coached by the …

Duke Blue Devils

Living Vicariously Through Your Kids Could Heal Your Emotional Wounds (Unfortunately, It Will Likely Harm Your Kids)

It can be tempting to steer your kids toward the things you love--and help them to reach your unrealized dreams.<p>You've likely met at least one parent who lives vicariously through their kids. Maybe you know a dad whose NFL dreams were crushed because of a knee injury. So now, he pushes his son to …

Kids

Meditating on Your Death Could Make You Happier

Try this death meditation to feel a little happier about life.<p>I was 26. I watched my fair complexion darken to grey, then black. The flesh fell off my skin in damp patches that were absorbed into the earth. Then I was bone. Those, too, deteriorated to fine grains that were picked up my the wind. …

Meditation

15 cities across the world that should be at the top of your travel bucket-list

Kobby Dagan/Shutterstock<p><b>These visitor-friendly cities are rich in history, nature, and adventure.</b>• <b><br>Known for its impressive preservation of</b> …

If you want to know how to stop school shootings, ask the Secret Service

While President Donald Trump has not shied away from offering suggestions on how to prevent school shootings – including one controversial idea to …

Secret Service

What I Saw Treating the Victims From Parkland Should Change the Debate on Guns

They weren’t the first mass-shooting victims the Florida radiologist saw—but their wounds were radically different.<p>As I opened the CT scan last week to read the next case, I was baffled. The history simply read “gunshot wound.” I have been a radiologist in one of the busiest trauma centers in the …

Guns

Want To Become A Multi-Millionaire? Do These 15 Things Immediately.

<b>“The greatest reward in becoming a millionaire is not the amount of money that you earn. It is the kind of person that you have to become to become a</b> …

Self-improvement

40-Year-Old Stanford Study Reveals the 1 Quality Your Children Need to Succeed in Life | Inc.com

The world is becoming fiercely competitive. As each year passes, new industries emerge, only to quickly become saturated with competition to launch successful businesses or obtain top jobs.<p>How can you, as a parent, prepare your child with the best opportunity to succeed in life amidst such immense …

Self-improvement

What Your LinkedIn Profile Should Look Like in 2018

Stop treating it as a Rolodex.<p>Hate to break it to you, but if you’re treating LinkedIn like an old-fashioned Rolodex, you’re doing it wrong.<p>Nearly …

Employment

Want to Raise Kids Who Won't Give Up Easily? Teach Them the 'Batman Effect' | Inc.com

It's tough to teach kids perseverance and mental strength in the modern world. Technology allows for instant gratification and our digital devices offer an easy escape when things get tough.<p>Kids have shorter attention spans and less patience than ever when things aren't going their way. The good …

Parenting

Geniuses aren't born, they're made — and 3 of their daily habits can make you smarter

The word "genius" is one of the most misused terms in history.<p>While it's often referenced accurately, the connotation that we commonly associate with it diverges away from the truth.<p>We correctly label intellectual brilliance and creative power as genius — and we should — but it's about time we …

Creativity

Developing Internal Confidence

<b>Comparisons – Measuring yourself or your accomplishments to others.</b><p>While drawing confidence from these things isn’t necessarily bad, it can be a …

Management

The Iceberg Illusion: What People Don’t See

Success is an iceberg. There is what people see on the surface: confidence, wealth, beauty, relationships, seniority. Then there is what people don’t …

Schadenfreude

13 Places Where You Can See the Bluest Water in the World

1 of 13<p>Egremnoi, Greece<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 13<p>Crater Lake, Oregon<p>3 of 13<p>Con Son, Vietnam<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 13<p>Devil’s Bay, Virgin Gorda, British Virgin …

National Parks

Don't Set Goals for 2018 Until You've Done This (Most People Don't) | Inc.com

If you're like most people, January is when you plan your goals for the coming year. You may or may not make New Year's resolutions, but you do spend some time thinking about what you want to accomplish in the next twelve months, in your business, your career, and possibly in your life as well. If …

Selling

The 10 Best Books of 2017, According to Barack Obama | Inc.com

What has former president Barack Obama been doing since leaving office in January 2017? There was jury duty, a few speeches, kitesurfing with Richard Branson, and of course some golf, but it looks like our last president still had plenty of time to kill last year.<p>"With some extra time on my hands …

Books

Three books Stanford asks every new student to read

Fresh off the excitement of gaining acceptance into the most competitive university in America, Stanford University incoming freshmen will likely …

Books

These three strategies can help you master any subject

I learned a lot in 2017. I learned about how the European Union works, because Britain decided to leave it. I learned what a social media-obsessed presidency looks like, and the distinctive outlines of a political party that picks power over principle. I learned that a Trump presidency can force a …

Pedagogy

Science Discovers Why Some People Are Motivated to Succeed While Others Aren't

People who seem naturally motivated really are. If you're not, you can motivate yourself.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There are mornings when I look over my to-do-list and just keep staring blankly at it. Instead of getting to work, I keep checking my inbox, news …

Neuroscience

Slash Your Debt: 4 of the Best Debt Reduction Apps for iPhone and iPad

iPhone and iPad Apps for Reducing Debt<p>Updated December 24, 2017<p>While there are great options for debt reduction software and solid debt reduction …

50 Tough Questions You Never Ask Yourself, But Should | Inc.com

With the dawn of every New Year, pledges are made by hopefuls everywhere to do or change something big in their life and business. Most of these commitments are shelved or forgotten altogether soon after we ring in that very same New Year.<p><i>"Your vision will become clear only when you can look into</i> …

Self-improvement

What the living can learn from the dying

“When we come close to the end of our life, what’s really important makes itself known.”<p>We know that we will die, yet we spend much of our lives trying very hard not to think about it. But is it wise to ignore death? Could we live better if we spent more time thinking about our own mortality?<p>Frank …

Spirituality

How parents behave is linked to suicide risk: Research

Adolescents who feel their parents rarely express interest in their emotional well-being are far more likely to consider suicide than youths who see …

Mental Health