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Forget mega yachts — this mobile private island just upped the ante on billionaire toys

Yacht design has gotten pretty extravagant in recent years, but nothing compares to Kokomo Ailand.<p>More mobile island than yacht, Kokomo is a floating, semi-submersed vessel with a level of luxury that rivals a four-star resort. According to renderings, the "private floating habitat" features …

Boating

6 things you should never do if you want to be happy

It is said the great American president, Abraham Lincoln, once remarked, "Folks are usually about as happy as they make up their minds to be." How …

Don't Be a Miserable Success: 5 Ways to Build a Great Business and a Great Life

If we have both financial success and personal joy in our lives, we can be unstoppable as entrepreneurs. But the fact is, there are far too many business owners out there who are hugely successful but extremely miserable. I've been there myself.<p>Ask yourself: Is my business helping me lead a deeply …

Entrepreneurship

5 strategies for conquering fear and anxiety, from one of the most successful self-help authors in history

His 1948 book, "How to Stop Worrying and Start Living," deals with tactics for liberating yourself from nagging anxieties that make you less happy and less productive.<p>The book grew out of Carnegie's experiences teaching adult education courses at the YMCA in New York City. Carnegie realized that …

Self-improvement

How To Become A Genius

Whether you’d like to admit it or not, you probably have an average IQ. Luckily, there’s a lot you can do to increase your intelligence.<p>You probably think you’re pretty smart. Most people believe they’re smarter than the average American, according to a study from YouGov. Yet when it comes to IQ, …

10 Habits Successful People Give Up to Increase Their Productivity

What are you willing to do in order to reach success? It is common among people these days to be average and not stand out too much. But those who …

Motivation

A List of Books that May Change your Life

I started off 2015 with a 10-day silent Vipassana meditation course, one of the hardest things I’ve ever chosen to do. I wasn’t a meditator. I had …

Books

The 2017 Top Programming Languages

It’s summertime here at <i>IEEE Spectrum</i>, and that means it’s time for our fourth interactive ranking of the top programming languages. As with all …

Simple Ways To Improve Your Life