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How to Be a True Friend: 8 Things People Who Build Great Relationships Refuse to Do | Inc.com

When I was young, my parents used to warn me against running with the wrong crowd. The stakes seemed high. What if I fell in with the wrong people?<p>My parents were right (even though the wrong people tended to be the fun people), but the stakes for finding the "right crowd" are arguably even higher …

Self-improvement

Thich Nhat Hanh recommends 5 meditation techniques that rewire your brain to live in the present moment

To become successful and joyful, you must succeed in generating inner peace. But when our lives are full of chaos, it can be difficult to work out …

5 Steps Every Entrepreneur Can Take to Make The Journey Easier | Inc.com

Simply put, entrepreneurship is hard. At almost every turn, there are challenges and barriers to overcome. It can be difficult to keep your focus in the face of so many setbacks, but there's good news: new tools, resources, and technology are emerging every single day that will make your journey as …

Entrepreneurship

The end of the world as we know it: The Donald Trump White House is set to destroy decades of U.S. foreign policy

In less than 2 weeks, Trump has unraveled decades of diplomacy, weakened alliances and made us all less safe<p>When Stephen Colbert decided to close out 2016 on “The Late Show” with a rendition of R.E.M.’s “It’s the End of the World As We Know It,” it was already getting hard to find much irony in the …

Radical ketamine therapy could treat alcohol addiction

Scientists believe that a radical treatment involving the tranquilliser ketamine could help overcome alcohol addiction by “erasing” drink-related memories.<p>Psychologists based at University College London are testing whether a one-off dose of the drug could help hazardous drinkers who are trying to …

Drug Addiction

A Chinese graduate student who can’t get enough U.S. politics ‘decodes’ Trump

GUANGZHOU, China — From his perch in the Pearl River Delta in southern China, Yin Hao tries to make sense of America. Lately, that’s been tough.<p>Yin, a 30-year-old PhD student, spent the Obama era obsessing over U.S. politics. When he’s not conducting doctoral research on 3-D printing or singing …

China

65 Free Web Resources for Starting Your Own Business | Inc.com

Where starting a business is concerned, there never seem to be sufficient resources available, and that includes one of the most precious resources of all: information.<p>Here's a handy guide that was originally created by Ubuntu Company Services, a South African company registration and compliance …

Small Business

Eight men own more than 3.6 billion people do: our economics is broken

Today, eight people have the same wealth as the poorest half of the world’s population. Stop and think about this. It is a mind-boggling concept.<p>Last year we said we would have needed a double-decker bus to transport the 62 people we thought owned the same as the poorest 3.6 billion on the planet. …

Economics

The massive election-rigging scandal the media ignored

<b>In this Oct. 26, 2016, photo, casino workers vote at an early voting site in Las Vegas. With Election Day approaching, many small businesses want to make it easy for staffers to vote. So they’re giving them flex time, balloting breaks or are opening several hours late. (AP Photo/John Locher) (AP)</b><p>In …

Government

A year ago, I quit my job to start a business — here's what I wish someone had told me at the beginning

My goal was to create a life where I could travel more, learn more, have greater ownership over my time, and work in my pajamas.<p>I spent six months preparing, but I still wasn't prepared for the plot twists, the highs, and the lows.<p>Over the last 12 months, I've collaborated with 29 clients from …

The Secret to Keeping Your Goals When You Have Zero Willpower

Don't worry, this is not another New Year's resolutions how-to article. This is a beautiful challenge to be accepted, a desperate call to action, and …

Putin’s Real Long Game

The world order we know is already over, and Russia is moving fast to grab the advantage. Can Trump figure out the new war in time to win it?<p>A little over a year ago, on a pleasant late fall evening, I was sitting on my front porch with a friend best described as a Ukrainian freedom fighter. He was …

Political Science

The ‘Gerasimov Doctrine’ and Russian Non-Linear War

<b>A BELATED BUT HEART-FELT PS: When using the term ‘Gerasimov Doctrine,’ I was just going for a snappy title. I really didn’t expect (or want) it to</b> …

Here's What Magic Mushrooms Do to Your Body And Brain

The good, the bad, and the ugly.<p>There's evidence that tripping on magic mushrooms could actually free the mind. Several studies, including two …

5-minute morning routines that can make your whole day better

You don't have to add three leisurely hours to your morning routine to be happy or productive.<p>In fact, plenty of the habits that can help you start your day take <i>five minutes or less</i>.<p>Several of those habits are listed under the Quora thread, "What can I do in 5 minutes in the morning to make my …

Is Donald Trump a traitor? His path to the White House suggests a pattern of profound disloyalty

<b>(Reuters/Lucas Jackson)</b><p>There’s a word for someone who colludes with a foreign power to subvert democracy and overthrow political norms<p>Chauncey DeVega<p>December 22, 2016 10:00am (UTC)<p>During the 2016 presidential campaign, Republican nominee Donald Trump urged a foreign power, Russia, to interfere in …

Donald Trump

Born of slavery, the Electoral College could stand against racism in 2016 — and stop Donald Trump

Part of the Electoral College’s original purpose was to protect slave-state power. Will it redeem its history now?<p>History often comes full circle. It can be darkly ironic as well. The Electoral College, an institution that helped to protect the white supremacist ignominy of black chattel slavery …

How baby boomers became the most selfish generation

Instead of spending money on education, our government has repeatedly chosen to cut taxes. Instead of investing in infrastructure, politicians have several times shut down the government over budget disputes.<p>Time and time again difficult decisions have been pushed off for later, and complicated …

Bernie Sanders on Donald Trump’s Victory, Identity Politics, and the Failures of the Democratic Party

His improbable run for the presidency sharpened Hillary Clinton and awakened a new generation of voters, but has Bernie Sanders got what it takes now to turn his moment into a movement?<p>In a presidential campaign that was less about hope and change and more about resignation and horror, there was, …

Giving thanks for the Barack Obama we had — and imagining the one who could have done so much more

Our current president looks better all the time — but his errors and compromises clearly fueled the rise of Trump<p>With Donald Trump representing a frightening unknown future, more akin to foreign authoritarian leaders like Vladimir Putin, Recep Tayyip Ergodan of Turkey and Abdel Fattah el-Sis of …

The death of net neutrality begins today

Months later, when net neutrality comes and end, today is the day we’ll look back at as the one that started it all.<p>If appointing a climate change contrarian to the EPA didn’t get your blood boiling, maybe President-elect Trump messing with where you get your porn will. Hell hath no fury like the …

Net Neutrality

Traditional Asian Ink Paired with Cartoon Lines Create Larger-than-Life Comic Worlds

Korean comic artist Kim Jung Gi breaks out of the panel and into large scale illustrations.<p>In the comic and cartoon worlds, "adult" often refers to excessive gore and sexual material. But what happens when the art form is elevated to a higher level of thoughtfulness with diverse subject matter and …

The Six Key Steps to Healthy Finances in Your Relationship

If you’ve ever been in a relationship for very long, especially if you were married or living together, I can almost guarantee that you’ve had a …

Ina Garten's Filet Mignon with Mustard and Mushrooms

<b>Ingredients</b><p>4 (2-inch-thick) filets mignons, tied (10 to 12 ounces each)<br>• 2 tablespoons canola oil<br>• 1 1/2 tablespoons fleur de sel<br>• 2 teaspoons coarsely cracked black peppercorns<br>• 2 tablespoons unsalted butter<br>• 12 ounces cremini mushrooms, stemmed and sliced into 1/4-inch pieces<br>• 2 tablespoons dry sherry<br>• Kosher …

How often is it normal to have sex?

<b>During a recent game of 'Truth or Dare', one of my friends claimed they have sex several times a week. Another said they always do it at least once a week and the rest of us were less often. We all think we're right about how much you should be having sex. But now I'm wondering, is having sex more</b> …

Mainstream Media

This 23-Minute Morning Ritual Will Transform Your Whole Day

How cool is science? Now you can set yourself up every morning for an awesome day by doing these simple activities.<p>When I learned of Harvard-trained happiness researcher Shawn Achor's recommendations for training your brain to be more positive, I admit, I did a little eye-roll. I mean, watching …

How H.R. Giger Invented Sci-Fi's Most Terrifying Monster

Taschen's monograph on the late genius H.R. Giger took ten years to complete and is one of the most comprehensive examinations of the artist's inimitable work. In this excerpt, writer Andreas J. Hirsch explains why Giger's work is like a "Rosetta Stone."<p><i>The following excerpt from Taschen's</i> …

How to use Switch Control on iPhone and iPad

How to enable Switch Control<p>Launch <b>Settings</b> from your Home screen.<p>Tap <b>General</b>.<p>Tap <b>Accessibility</b>.<p>Tap <b>Switch Control</b>.<p>Tap the <b>switch</b> next to <b>Switch Control</b> to …

Relationship Secrets You Won't Find In Most Men's Magazines

Keeping it steamy is important for any relationship, but your partner is soon going to get over the hot bod and rad moves if they are not paired with …

Relationships