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Google Is Giving Away Its Best Tools for Managers Absolutely Free | Inc.com

When it comes to developing great managers, Google doesn't leave much to chance. The data-obsessed company famously spent years studying the attributes of effective managers for its Project Oxygen, determining that technical expertise was less important than less-sexy attributes like consistency, …

Goal Setting

If You're Too Busy for These 5 Things, Your Life Is More Off Course Than You Think | Inc.com

Despite turbulence and other conditions keeping airplanes off course <i>90 percent</i> of flight time, most flights arrive in the correct destination at the intended time.<p>The reason for this phenomenon is quite simple -- through air traffic control and the inertial guidance system, pilots are constantly …

Self-improvement

Octopus research shows that consciousness isn’t what makes humans special

Whether or not octopuses should be viewed as charming or terrifying very much depends on your personal perspective. But it’s hard to deny their intelligence.<p>Octopuses can squirt water at an annoyingly bright bulb until it short-circuits. They can tell humans apart (even those who are wearing the …

Consciousness

The most offensive curse word in English has powerful feminist origins

Cursing is a good way to be bad. It’s mostly harmless and signals authenticity to listeners. For the linguistically bold, vulgarity is just one element of a rich vocabulary, a spice for speech. Yet even those of us who curse like sailors shirk the word “cunt.”<p>Breathe deep, because we’re about to …

Linguistics

Connecting People to Company Purpose and Values with Micro-Habits | Inc.com

Purpose, values and habits: they're the three pillars of workplace culture. They're what keep your people engaged and connected with their work. Purpose and values exist to inspire and guide your people. But they alone don't determine what your employees do in a given situation. Your people's …

Employee Engagement

Scientists successfully used CRISPR to fix a mutation that causes disease. This is huge.

CRISPR/Cas9 is a gene editing technology that’s revolutionizing science at a breathtaking pace.<p>One of its most exciting, taboo, and controversial applications is tweaking the genes of eggs, sperm, or early embryos to alter a human life. This could one day mean the ability tocreate smarter or more …

Genetics

Why You Need Plenty of Potassium

When it comes to ­dietary strategies to control blood pressure, sodium gets all the atten­tion. But too little potassium could be just as important …

Healthy Eating

The Greeks really do have near-mythical origins, ancient DNA reveals

Ever since the days of Homer, Greeks have long idealized their Mycenaean “ancestors” in epic poems and classic tragedies that glorify the exploits of …

Ancient History

Albert Einstein Had 3 Rules for Work That Guarantee Unexpected Discoveries | Inc.com

Albert Einstein's life was about making the complex, simple. He was a master of so many aspects of life, including creativity, the state of the world, and the power of imagination and intuition. He was a true mystic in scientific garb.<p>These three guidelines for work should be on your computer, …

Creativity

How Teaching Is Changing: 15 Challenges For The 21st Century Teacher

The post How Teaching Is Changing: 15 Challenges For The 21st Century Teacher appeared first on TeachThought. Terry Heick Trends & Shifts …

Teaching

How does the brain turn unconscious information into conscious thought?

Neuroscience tells us that most of the work done by our brains happens on an unconscious level, but when does that "a-ha!" moment occur? And what …

You Don't Control The Outcomes Of Your Life, Principles Do. | Inc.com

You don't control the outcomes of your life.<p>You don't control how other people will respond to you.<p>You don't control your health.<p>You don't control how much money you make.<p>Principles control these things.<p>Said Dr. Stephen R. Covey, "We control our actions, but the consequences that flow from those …

Self-improvement

How Two Millennials Made +$700K In Five Months By Bringing Together Successful Entrepreneurs

If there is anything that spending nine months circumnavigating the globe by staying with people in my social network has taught me, is that our vision is only as strong as our network. The people that we choose to surround ourselves with — and the type of relationship we ultimately build with …

Entrepreneurship

Try These Simple Stretches Before Bed For A Better Night's Sleep #WellnessWednesday

Stretching before bed is proven to help relax your muscles, get you to sleep faster and ensure you have a restful night’s of sleep. If you’re having …

What vitamins should I take?

It seems like simple, obvious advice: Eat your vegetables, get some exercise, and — of course — take your vitamins.<p>Or not.<p>Decades of research has …

Wellness

I've held 1,000 interviews, and I've found only 4 questions truly matter

Hiring the best talent is a massive and never-ending challenge. It's hard to hire your first employee, it's hard to hire your 50th employee, and it's still hard to hire your 500th employee.<p>If you're just starting your company, you may as well get over the fact that you'll likely lose sleep over …

Team Building

A 21st-century form of indentured servitude has already penetrated deep into the American heartland

Corporations want to make sure that laborers never again have the power to tell big business how to treat them<p>Indentured servitude is back in a big way in the United States, and conservative corporatists want to make sure that labor never, ever again has the power to tell big business how to treat …

Middle-class

Why SHOULD Can Suck It: How to Make Progress and Move the Needle Every Day

The ceiling, as usual, is frustratingly silent about my predicament.<p><b>Just like any other day, I’ve woken up with my head on the pillow, my eyes on the</b> …

Time I

6 Ways to Give Effective Individual Feedback | Inc.com

As the boss, it's your job to bring out the best in every member of your team. Inevitably, this means you will have to give individual feedback along the way, but how can you be sure your advice will be taken to heart and not met with defensiveness?<p>These six entrepreneurs share their experiences …

Business Development

Introduction to the Five Shen of Chinese Medicine

The Five Shen are the spirits associated with each of the body’s five yin organ-systems (Heart, Kidney, Spleen, Liver and Lungs). The origin of the …

Spirituality

10 Ways To Lower Estrogen Toxic Load | Poliquin Article

Helping your body eliminate estrogen safely can help you lose excess body fat and reduce cancer risk. Estrogen is a problem for men as well as women …

You call it cheating, but this entrepreneur calls it the new math

In the old days, it would be called cheating — hoodwinking your high school calculus teacher by use of an artificial intelligence algorithm that …

Mathematics

999 callers assessed by Skype instead of being sent ambulance

Patients who phone 999 are being offered a video call assessment rather than an ambulance.<p>Video consultations using smartphone apps like Skype and FaceTime are being tested out in different areas of England for patients suffering from non-life-threatening conditions, such as falls or back pain.<p>The …

Health Care

Most birth control milestones happened much later than you might think

It took more than 70 years from the time the founder of Planned Parenthood coined the term for what we now know as "the pill" to be approved and legal for all Americans to use.<p>Here is the history of major milestones in the fight for universal access to birth control — that happened much later than …

Planned Parenthood
Alternative Medicine

Tell Us 5 Things About Your Book: ‘Why,’ About the Science of Curiosity

The physicist Richard Feynman once wrote of the universe’s vastness: “It does not do harm to the mystery to know a little about it. For far more marvelous is the truth than any artists of the past imagined!” In his new book, “Why? What Makes Us Curious,” the astrophysicist and best-selling author …

Creativity

14 Lemon-Kissed Dinner Recipes to Enjoy on Summer Nights

With its bright color and fresh flavor, there’s nothing that screams “summer” quite so loudly as lemon (even if it is technically a winter fruit). Lemon chicken recipes to help you detox when the heat has you feeling groggy are always a delight, and lavender and lemon recipes are perfect for …

Cooking

The Best Listens of Summer

My 7 favorite podcasts<p>One of the surprise hits of new media these days is podcasts.<p>Many of the most popular ones are descendants of the 2014 hit …

Podcasting