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Relationships

The Most Successful Kids Have Parents Who Give Them These 10 Things | Inc.com

Think about someone who made you believe in yourself -- someone who saw more in you than you believed was possible.<p>How did they inspire you to stop settling and start reaching for what is possible?<p>They <i>gave.</i> They gave generously. They gave selflessly. And they didn't expect anything in return. …

Parenting

9 Ways to Start a Company in 48 Hours | Inc.com

<i>By Kasey Kaplan, co-founder and president of Urban FT.</i><p>Can you start a company in 48 hours? You bet. You can apply these concepts to companies in almost any industry. Keep in mind, this advice is only on how to get started. As you go, you will need to productize, optimize, upgrade and possibly fund …

Marketing

You Need to Check Out This Viral 'Body Vs. Baby' Instagram Feed

Say hello to your new favorite Instagram account!<p>OK guys, we've officially found you're new favorite Instagram account. It's called babyandthebody, and it features matching posed pics of a super-hot male model and an 18-month-old baby boy.<p>Like this one:<p>And this one:<p>And this one:<p>So much cuteness, …

Parenting

Advice From an Educator on How to Raise Successful Kids | Inc.com

Every good parent wants to raise children who succeed in the world, but some kids do better than others once they leave the nest. If you want to do everything you can to prime your offspring for health, happiness and prosperity, take some advice from Marlin Detweiler, president and cofounder of …

Entrepreneurship

When the shooter is white

In the hours and days following the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history, politicians and many media outlets reflexively described the shooter, Stephen Paddock, as a solitary madman who planned and carried out the mass killing without apparent connection to any larger network, group or …

Guns

Hugh Hefner, Iconic Playboy, Dies at 91

The founder of the Playboy empire gave generations of men a robe-clad role model.<p>The 1992 documentary <i>Hugh Hefner: Once Upon a Time</i> was aptly titled. For generations of men, Hefner—who died September 27 at the age of 91, according to <i>Playboy</i>—lived a fairy-tale existence. As Kiss frontman <b>Gene Simmons</b> …

U.S. Army

Having A Best Friend In Your Teenage Years Could Benefit You For Life

David Thomas and I met when we were about 5 years old. We celebrated his 26th birthday last weekend, marking roughly two decades of friendship. Once, while walking down the street, a man looked at us and said, "Ain't it Harold and Kumar!" He was almost certainly making light of our race, but …

Psychology
Parenting

Want to Be a Lot Happier? Never Do Any of These 9 Things | Inc.com

If you're less than happy with your life -- either personally or professionally -- the problem isn't education, upbringing , a lack of opportunities, being held back by other people, or even bad luck.<p>If you're unhappy, the problem is you. While approximately 50 percent of your happiness (your …

Self-improvement

World-Class Athletes Use This Productivity Trick to Get More Done. Now You Can Too (Rarely Anyone Does) | Inc.com

Want to be more productive during your day or week? Who doesn't. Well, you can do what some of the world's most successful people do -- wake up at that ungodly hour of 4 a.m.<p>If that's not your cup of tea (I couldn't pull it off beyond a few days myself), know this: To become more productive, first …

Time Management

4 Signs to Immediately Identify Someone With True Emotional Intelligence | Inc.com

In a recent report, top human resources officers from global companies were asked what they see as the 10 job skills required by the year 2020 for workers to thrive.<p>One of those critical skills for success that made the top 10 list? Wait for it ... emotional intelligence.<p>According to emotional …

Emotional Intelligence

My mom wrote me over 100 'lunchbox letters' when I was a kid — and 15 years later, I've realized her advice still works

One day in 2003, when I was in 6th grade, my mom put a letter in my lunchbox with some advice on it. "Don't be quick to judge the girls at school — it's up to you to look for something good in each one."<p>My mom, Stephanie Skylar, was the Executive VP and Director of Marketing for Chief Super Market …

Parenting

The single best type of exercise for your brain, according to scientists

Get moving.<p>A wealth of recent research, including two new studies published this spring, suggests that any type of exercise that raises your heart rate and gets you moving and sweating for a sustained period of time — known as aerobic exercise— has a significant, overwhelmingly beneficial impact on …

Exercise

7 crucial lessons people often learn too late in life

However, the hardest part about that process is realizing that sometimes not every opportunity lasts forever. You finally "get it" long after the fact.<p>If possible, it's best to learn these things sooner rather than later.<p>1. If you want to 'do what you love,' you have to work three times as hard as …

Self-awareness

Why Are Smart People So Miserable? | Inc.com

There's a scene in the Oscar-winning movie where Woodie Allen sees a happy couple on the street and asks them why they're so happy. Their response is classic:<p>The scene works because, as with most jokes, there's some truth behind it. According to many studies, intelligence (of the intellectualizing …

Happiness

The 1 Book Bill Gates and Warren Buffett Say You Should Read to Succeed | Inc.com

Both Bill Gates and Warren Buffett--two of the most successful businessmen of our time--have said that <i>Business Adventures</i> by finance journalist John Brooks is the read that brought them enlightenment in business.<p>Why this book in particular? Well, the nonfiction publication--released almost half a …

Bill Gates

52 Good Morning Meditations that Will Calm the Chaos in Your Life

<i>It’s not what you say to everyone else that determines your life; it’s what you whisper to yourself that has the greatest power.</i>The happiness of your …

Meditation

Science Explains Why Toddlers Don't Care About You or Anyone Else

Unfortunately, kids' ability to give a fig about anyone except themselves doesn't develop until a little later than we'd like.<p>Do you ever feel like your 2- or 3-year-old doesn't care about anyone but him or herself? Well, there's a scientific reason for that!<p>According to a new study published in</i> …

Never-before-seen snaps show The Beatles enjoying cuppas and fags in the Abbey Road canteen

<b>Some incredible black and white shots of The Beatles taking a break at the famous Abbey Road studios, never before seen by the public, are now being</b> …

How to stop wasting time & start living your life

Adventurer Matt Prior shares some practical advice for our busy world.<p>We all have plates to spin and balls to juggle. And I'm not from the camp that …

Conscious Breathing: A Simple Way to Work Through Emotional Pain and Be Present in Your Life

<b>“Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh</b><p>I never gave much thought to my breath unless I …

What I Wish I'd Known About Having A Toddler

Funny and frustrating, but treasure your child's toddler phase.<p>We asked parents to tell us about the funny, cute, challenging and plain odd …

Parenting

This Is How To Make Friends As An Adult: 5 Secrets Backed By Research

When you were a kid it was a lot easier. In college you almost had to be trying not to make friends. But then you’re an adult. You get busy with …

Happiness

‘Everybody Loves Somebody’: a bilingual delight

Like its bilingual heroine, the multicultural romantic comedy “Everybody Loves Somebody” breezily bounces back and forth from Baja to Los Angeles, and it’s a pleasant diversion, on both sides of the border.<p>In a nifty opening sequence, gifted gynecologist Clara (Karla Souza, very good) tells us — in …

Los Angeles

How to Reduce Stress by Breathing Like a Navy SEAL

These are stressful, uncertain times. How are we supposed to be calm and productive workers amid all this chaos?<p>There is one simple way to cage the …

Military

How to Live with Purpose if You Don’t Have a Clue

How I stay focused every day<p>“The mystery of human existence lies not in just staying alive, but in finding something to live for.” — Fyodor …

Elizabeth Blackburn on the telomere effect: ‘It’s about keeping healthier for longer’

The Nobel winner says keeping telomeres – the ends of our chromosomes – in prime condition can stave off diseases associated with ageing<p><b>You won your Nobel prize for medicine for your discoveries concerning telomeres, found at the ends of chromosomes. What are telomeres and what happens to them as</b> …

Telomere

3 Tips For Finding Your Ideal Workflow

When most of us think of flow at work, we may think of charts, project plans and deadlines. But there is another kind of work flow that is incredibly important, especially for entrepreneurs.<p>Hungarian psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi popularized the concept of “flow” in the early 1990’s. …

Self-improvement

Airfare hacks: 5 ways to fly for less | CNN Travel

Editor's Note — This article was originally published in September 2016.<p>(CNN) — Frequent fliers know that in the competitive world of modern airlines, it takes a skilled player to spot the good deals among the gimmicks.<p>In this episode of Business Traveller, we meet with bloggers and aviation …

Flying