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If You Want to Be a Great Leader, You Should Stop Using These Phrases Now

Your words have the power to either inspire or discourage your employees<p>When you're a manager, your employees are constantly watching to see how you behave and what you say. As a result, it's important to be intentional about your choice of words in any setting.<p>As the boss, there are certain things …

Leadership

Does a Bigger Brain Mean a Higher IQ? Nope, and This Is Why

As a student of neuroscience, what impresses me the most about the way science has impacted modern culture is in the number of movies that talk about …

The Brain

10 habits of mentally strong people

Despite West Point Military Academy’s rigorous selection process, one in five students drop out by graduation day. A sizeable number leave the summer …

Self-improvement

A psychologist reveals outstanding traits of the super rich

Dr. Craig Malkin, a clinical psychologist and the author of "Rethinking Narcissism" reveals the common traits you can find in the super-rich. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><b>Craig Malkin</b>: When we look at the relationship between wealth and wealth accumulation and measures of narcissism, …

Self-improvement

This CEO Built a $200 Million Empire Before He Turned 30. Here Are His 7 Tips for Starting a Business | Inc.com

What does it take to create a multi-million dollar empire, is it luck, is it finding the right market? Lawrence Ng built a $200 million business empire before he turned the age of 30. When Ng was 21 years old, he decided to take his knowledge of digital marketing and strike out on his own, sinking …

China and the US are moving closer to a trade war

US President Donald Trump's mantra before and since his tour of Asia earlier this month touted the need for countries to accept each other's unique characteristics to ensure prosperity for the world's great civilisations.<p>The message of harmony might have offset discord caused by Trump's harsh …

China

The Fascinating Link Between Gut Health and Cancer Treatment

Why do some therapies work wonders on some patients, but seem to have virtually no effect on others? Two fascinating new studies in <i>Science</i> shed light …

How often you actually need to shower, according to science

When was the last time you showered?<p>If you're like most people, the answer is probably less than 24 hours ago.<p>There's no official protocol for how often to shower, but folks around the world — in countries like India, the US, Spain, and Mexico — all bathe about once a day (either with soap or …

Skin Care

5 little-known things that are just as deadly as smoking, according to science

The rate of American adults who smoke has declined from 42% in 1965 to 15% in 2015.<p>However, there are a number of risk factors taking its place, many of which stem from people's growing preference for sedentary, isolated lifestyles.<p>As smoking makes its exit in the US, here are the risk factors …

Saturated Fats

10 'Bad' Habits That Are Actually Signs You're Smarter Than You Think

Not an excuse to be gross though!<p>Here's the thing about bad habits. Many of them can hurt you when taken to the extreme. But in small doses, those …

What "Introvert" and "Extrovert" Really Mean

Think about what an ideal evening for you might look like. Do you imagine yourself going out to dinner with a large group of friends, attending a …

Psychology

Mindfulness Is More Than A Buzzword: A Look Behind The Movement

The popularity of mindfulness in the western world has skyrocketed in recent years. It’s on the cover of magazines and appears on the evening news. Celebrities swear by it, scientists study it, monks still practice it and business leaders use it to thwart burnout.<p>As mindfulness becomes a buzzword …

Mindfulness

3 steps to figure out how much mortgage you can afford

Generally, the amount a lender will allow you to borrow for a mortgage is the amount at which the monthly loan payments (including principal, interest, property taxes, and homeowners insurance) equal no more than 28% of your gross monthly income.<p>If you have excellent credit, some lenders may allow …

Personal Finance

How to download music from YouTube and transfer it to your Android device

A lot of people who aren’t subscribed to a music streaming service like Google Play Music or Spotify like listening and discovering new tracks on YouTube. In a way, this is a great option, but it’s far from ideal.<p>For one, the screen of your device has to be turned on all the time for the audio to …

Your schedule could be killing you

Viktor Koen<p>Modern lifestyles are at war with the way our bodies evolved to function.<p>It is 7 p.m. on a spring Friday, and the Highland Hospital emergency room in Oakland, one of the busiest trauma centers in northern California, is expecting. When the patient—a young bicyclist hit by a car—arrives, …

World Health Organization

Back to Basics: 6 Valuable Lessons You Should Know Before Starting a Business | Inc.com

There are many business degrees and classes you can take as an aspiring entrepreneur. However, not all of these courses will be able to teach you valuable lessons only an experienced business owner would know.<p>Owning a business isn't easy. It takes a lot of different skills and experience to lead an …

Business Strategy
Medical Technology

9 dangerous diseases that could be prevented by vaccines within the next decade, from HIV to cancer

Vaccines prepare the body's immune system to fight an incoming infection; they've been credited with the widespread eradication of smallpox and the near-eradication of polio.<p>But for all the conditions vaccines have succeeded in eradicating, there are still many diseases for which no vaccine …

Public Health

There's even more evidence that one type of exercise is the closest thing to a miracle drug that we have

Want an all-natural way to lift your mood, improve your memory, and protect your brain against age-related cognitive decline?<p>Get moving.<p>A wealth of recent research, including a new study published this month in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, suggests that any type of exercise that raises your …

The Brain

Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2017 shortlist - in pictures

The Milky Way, the Northern Lights and hurtling asteroids feature in the shortlist for the Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year award. The winners will be announced on 14 September, and an exhibition of the winning images will be displayed in a free exhibition at the Royal Observatory …

Astronomy

94% Of New Jobs Created Share This One Trait -- Are You Prepared?

A 2016 employment study by a team from Harvard, Princeton and NBER and highlighted in Quartz found that, of the jobs created from 2005-2015, 94% were temporary, on-call, contract or freelance. Are you prepared for the increasing impermanence of employment? An increasingly contingent workplace means …

10 Uncommon Skills You'll Need to Be a Successful Entrepreneur | Inc.com

Do you want to be successful? Of course you do. But are successful entrepreneurs born or made? If you weren't "born with" what it takes to be successful, is it something you can learn or cultivate? Or should you just give up now, and find a new job?<p>Success is a relative term. It means different …

Entrepreneurship

Poor quality sleep could increase Alzheimer's risk, research suggests

Findings raise possibility repeated disruption of slow wave sleep could lead to a buildup of proteins linked to disease<p>Prolonged periods of poor sleep increase levels of proteins involved in Alzheimer’s disease, research suggests, although quality, not quantity, of sleep is at the root of the issue.<p>…

Neuroscience

Money Management Tips: 6 Reasons Why You'll Never Be Rich

Most people on on this planet yearn to wake up rolling in a pile of cash. The concept of getting ahead has long been the fragment of modern society, …

Warren Buffett

The Secret to Chimpanzee Super-Strength Has Finally Been Revealed

More than raw power.<p>A new study on the power of chimpanzees has challenged a century of assumptions on the super-strength of our primate cousins, …

Chimpanzees

The iPhone almost looked completely different, and, well, it's not good

You love your iPhone: the form factor, the user interface, the just straight-up coolness of it all. But a peek into the early days of the …

Steve Jobs
Climate

Farewell my friend, Roger Moore

Roger Moore – star of the television series <i>The Saint</i>, seven times James Bond, subsequently tireless Unicef ambassador and internationally acclaimed good egg - was part of my life from the time I was 12.<p>Immediately after the Second World War, for his National Service, Roger, aged 18, joined the …

Travel Buddies: Our 10 Favorite Cameras & Lenses for Travel & Landscape Photography

<i>“Landscape photography is the supreme test of the photographer, and often the supreme disappointment.”</i>—Ansel Adams<p>When I was a student at the …

Cameras

8 Reasons to Skip Thailand and Head to Myanmar Instead

There are a million and one reasons to visit Thailand, and you've no doubt read them all: beautiful beaches, mouthwatering cuisine, staggering landscapes, and ancient culture. However, the word is out and millions of visitors—from backpackers to families—are flocking to Thailand's cities, beaches, …