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Google Opens Up Its Tech Training Program to All, Giving You a Reason to Learn New Skills

Google is offering 10,000 Americans access to subsidized online courses with the hope of recruiting some of the students.<p>If you want to work at Google someday but aren’t sure you have the resume for it, the company wants to train you. To help prospective employees bridge skills gaps, the tech giant …

College & University

Why More One-Person Businesses Are Breaking $1 Million In Revenue

The number of solo entrepreneurs and partnerships hitting seven-figures rose 33 percent since 2011.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>[Adapted essay from <i>The Million-Dollar, One-Person Business</i>]<p>When Katherine Krug raised $1.2 million on Kickstarter to manufacture …

Entrepreneurship

Neuroscience Says Listening to This Song for 15 Seconds Will Instantly Make You More Creative | Inc.com

Innovation matters. Creativity matters. Finding new solutions to old problems is what businesses -- and careers -- are often built on.<p>Sound therapy is a popular way to relax and reduce stress. But now you can use the power of music to be more creative.<p>Researchers at Radboud University split …

Creativity

Google starts certificate program to fill empty IT jobs

There are 150,000 open IT jobs in the U.S., and Google wants to make it easier to fill them. Today the company is announcing a certificate program on …

Bank of America

The Price Of Leadership

<i>Want to lead? Here’s the price you must pay.</i><p>We just named a new president to run Maddock Douglas, the innovation consultancy I founded 27 years ago. As you can imagine, finding the right person was difficult, but the decision was made easier because Maria, our new president, understands the …

Leadership

The Milky Way ate 11 other galaxies - Futurity

In a quest to discover the mysterious nature of dark energy, astronomers found something else: evidence of our galaxy's violent past.

Universe

How to Brew Cafecito (Cuban Coffee)

A Cuban coffee, or cafecito, is the nation's history in a cup. Iconic trademarks associated with a cafecito — such as its slightly bitter flavor, the …

Coffee

CES 2018 Proves Artificial Intelligence Will Take Over Our Lives

Artificial intelligence (AI) is suddenly everywhere. From phones and TVs to air conditioners and even a toilet, the flashy new products at the year's …

Artificial Intelligence

9 Steps to Get You Ready to Move Abroad

Whether you're moving to London to study abroad for a year or working in Bali indefinitely, the process is entirely manageable.<p>It's finally …

Health Care

Sorry, Siri, Alexa's got you beat — Here's why Apple's going to lose the voice computing war to Amazon

One of the favorite go-to talking points among Apple fans every year is how the company always seems to "win" the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas without ever showing up.<p>For years, the event seemed to be merely a venue for the rest of the industry to show how it was catching up to …

Smart Homes

Learn the secrets to becoming a full-time freelancer by taking these online classes

Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable's commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, …

Employment

These will be the world's 10 biggest cities in 2050

The human population is growing at an alarming rate. By 2050, there will be almost 10bn people on the planet.<p>We've been hearing this for years, but …

Urbanization

Why an Old Theory of Everything Is Gaining New Life

Twenty-five particles and four forces. That description—the Standard Model of particle physics—constitutes physicists’ best current explanation for …

Google's Genius Productivity Hack Will Change How You Innovate | Inc.com

At Google X, the company's "moonshot factory," the mantra is "#MonkeyFirst." The idea is that if you want to get a monkey to recite Shakespeare on a pedestal, you start by training the monkey, not building the pedestal, because training the monkey is the hard part. Anyone can build a pedestal.<p>The …

Innovation

Everyone Is Getting Hilariously Rich and You’re Not

SAN FRANCISCO — Recently the founder of something called Ripple briefly became richer than Mark Zuckerberg. Another day an anonymous donor set up an $86 million Bitcoin-fortune charity called the Pineapple Fund. A Tesla was spotted with a BLOCKHN license plate. There’s a surge in people looking to …

Cryptocurrency

4 Powerful Lessons You Gradually Learn as You Let Go of the Past

If somebody is working on themselves and changing for the better, it’s unnecessary to keep bringing up their past. People can change and grow. You …

Boats

NASA is going back to the moon — if it can figure out how to get there

NASA is going back to the moon — somehow, someway. The White House has ordered the agency to put American boots back on the lunar surface. The major unknowns at this point include the when, how, scale of the operation and cost. Also unclear is what exactly NASA would accomplish with such a mission …

Space Exploration

Will SpaceX Realize the World’s Most Powerful Rocket This Week?

It’s a new year, and a new kind of musk is in the air. Sometime this month, Elon Musk and SpaceX are hoping to test launch what would be the world’s …

Tesla

A Mexican artist is painting the 'world's longest mural' on the US-Mexico border wall — take a look

As the Trump administration seeks $18 billion over the next decade to more than double the length of the US-Mexico border fencing, one artist has another plan for the barriers.<p>Mexican artist Enrique Chiu is working to cover the existing border wall in colorful murals. His ultimate goal is to paint …

Mexico

Meet Portugal's Answer to Banksy

“A simple spark can destroy the foundations of civilization.” Ominous words, but Alexandre Farto, aka Vhils, has built his reputation on unleashing …

Streetwear

Berlin Artists Transform Hateful Swastika Graffiti Into Creative Works of Friendly Street Art

Neighborhood activist and street artist Ibo Omari of Die kulturellen Erben e.V. in Berlin, Germany, has created “#PaintBack“, an empowering artistic …

Streetwear

Avoid These 8 Common Solo Travel Mistakes

Expecting to Save Lots of Money at Hostels<p>Budget travelers know that hostels frequently offer a selection of private rooms that are basic but cheap. …

Solo Travel

This is How Wind and Solar Energy Will Crush Fossil Fuels

Wind and solar energy can't make fossil fuels obsolete by themselves, but they can with the help of cheap energy storage.<p>Wind and solar energy have …

Sweden Hits the Jackpot With a ‘Crazy’ Surplus

Sweden’s surplus last year was more than twice as big as the country’s debt office estimated.<p>The largest Nordic economy posted a surplus of 61.8 …

Economy

4 Cryptocurrencies That Could Surpass Bitcoin

Could bitcoin's dominance as the world's largest digital currency by market cap soon come to an end?<p>Historically, the stock market has been the …

Cryptocurrency

It Takes 10,000 Hours to Become an Expert in Anything: Use These 4 Techniques | Inc.com

10,000 hours.<p>That's how long it takes to master your craft, according to bestselling author Malcolm Gladwell. Whether you want to become a better leader, an expert in marketing or a master of a language, it's going to take time. With all of the new social media platforms and business opportunities, …

Leonardo Da Vinci

Forget Cryptocurrencies, Invest In Platforms

Total market capitalization for cryptocurrencies has surged 400% in just 60 days, while Bitcoin has mostly stayed flat since December.<p>The emerging …

Cryptocurrency

Want to Increase Your Happiness This Year? Science Says 1 Rare Habit Truly Stands Out | Inc.com

Positive psychology has got me hooked. This explosive field's body of research is telling us that if we desire a life of happiness, and if we truly want to experience its psychological, physical, and social benefits, we need to train our brain to the "positive." This can only be done through …

Happiness

Online graphic design startup Canva is now worth $1 billion

Canva is Australia's first unicorn of 2018, after raising $40 million (AUD$50.9 million) to push the design startup's value over $1 billion.<p>Now …

Venture Capital