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19 Things About Life You Should Know Before You Turn 29 | Inc.com

It's October.<p>Which means 2017 has officially flown by. (Remember all those things you swore you were going to do back in January? Have you done any of them?)<p>One of the things I prioritize doing Q4 of every year is taking a considerable amount of time to reflect on what worked well and what …

Self-improvement

The 40% Rule: The Simple Secret To Success

There is no shortage of business books on the market (including mine), most of which claim to hold the secrets to success.<p>As a business book writer myself, I’m not inclined to disparage any of these. Most offer useful tactics that entrepreneurs can use to streamline their processes and boost their …

Motivation

How to Never Run out of Things to Say - Keep a Conversation Flowing!

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Social Media

8 Ways to Read (a Lot) More Books This Year

How much do you read?<p>For most of my adult life I read maybe five books a year — if I was lucky. I’d read a couple on vacation and I’d always have a few slow burners hanging around the bedside table for months.<p>And then last year I surprised myself by reading 50 books. This year I’m on pace for 100. …

Books

Millennials Are Worth Half as Much as Their Parents Were at the Same Age

Are millennials better off than their parents were at the same age? A new analysis suggests they aren’t.<p>Advocacy group the Young Invincibles looked …

Demographics

Successful people think differently than the rest of us — here's how you can, too

They always find a way to come out on top regardless of the curveballs life throws at them. They seem to live by the motto, "When life gives you lemons, make organic artisanal lemonade."<p>Meanwhile other people, even with the bigger advantages, somehow lack the ability to plan and execute… and end up …

Self-improvement

iBooks App: The Ultimate Guide

iBooks is two apps in one. It lets you find and buy ebooks and audiobooks in the iBooks Store, and organize, view, and sync them in the iBooks …

Binge on video, read until your heart's content, and more with the best apps for your new iPad or iPhone

Not only can you work with it, but that new iPad of yours is going to be how you relax and how you stay informed -- AppleInsider picks the apps that …

Apple Music

Meet NationBuilder, the mercenary software that powered Trump and Brexit

What do the Brexit campaign and Donald Trump’s ascent to the position of U.S. president have in common?<p>They were both facilitated by a piece of …

Cambridge Analytica

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 …

Immune System

The Biggest Secret to Success: Spend at Least 10 Hours a Week Just Thinking | Inc.com

<i>What are the best-kept secrets of successful business people? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Brian Scudamore, Founder and CEO of O2E Brands, on Quora:</b><p>You've heard of people like Elon Musk …

Time Management

5 Planners That Will Make 2017 Your Most Productive Year Yet | Inc.com

As we approach the new year, many entrepreneurs are reflecting on the last 12 months and looking for ways to more efficiently reach their goals in 2017. There are plenty of apps that will help you increase your productivity, but there's just something about good old-fashioned pen and paper that …

Productivity

7 Powerful Phrases to Boost Your Productivity | Inc.com

As with any growth and expansion, becoming more productive doesn't happen overnight. It takes consistent investment of time and commitment.<p>If you want to take yourself to the next level, you must be more productive.<p>To be more productive isn't always easy -- sometimes we need repeated reminders.<p>Here …

Time Management

Forget wearables. In the future, your clothes will connect to the internet

Imagine you’ve just purchased a new jacket from your favorite brand. You put it on for the first time, and scan a tag embedded in the sleeve with your phone. A menu of options pops up.<p>You can find information about the jacket’s design, how the brand selected only sustainable materials, and details …

3 Daily Habits That Can Set You Up for Success

<i>Nela Canovic, productivity hacker, writer and entrepreneur, answered the question “If a happy and successful life is all about developing three good</i> …

Self-improvement

10 Fundamental Truths We Forget Too Easily

It's surprising how easy it is to lose sight of the important things in life. Busy schedules and weekly routines have a tendency to put the brain on autopilot.<p>Some of life's essential truths need repeating. Keep this list handy and give it a read any time you need a boost.<p><b>1. Being busy does not</b> …

Emotional Intelligence

12 Business Leaders on How They Handle Stress

Stress seems to be part of every job description, particularly when you reach the C-suite. But that doesn’t mean it gets to take over your life. When …

Michelle Obama

The 8 Most Recommended Books for Entrepreneurs

As an entrepreneur, finding time to read may be difficult. The one thing you can gain from taking the time to read is inspiration. By reading through …

Give Up Command And Control -- It Kills Productivity

Paul’s new boss, Mary, asked him to write a report about his area of work, metrics, and after he finished the report, he spend hours editing it to make it readable and prefect. A few days after he turned in the report, Mary handed the document back covered with redlines. After a few more days of …

Management

Economist says uploaded brains will take over all jobs within 100 years

Robin Hanson predicts in "The Age of Em" that we'll develop cheap technology for emulating brains on computers in the next 100 years.<p>He expects emulations, or ems, to be like human brains but able to run 1,000 times faster and be copied. He predicts they will quickly put every human out of work and …

Singularity

Scientists are one step closer to understanding nuclear fusion power

In order to get closer to understanding these cosmic oddities, scientists have to constantly push the boundaries of science, advancing technology and marrying seemingly unrelated fields of physics to create more powerful theories.<p>Researchers at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) have …

Physics

3 Ways to Fix the EU From a Nobel-Prize Winner

Nobel prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz, in a new book, <i>The Euro: How a Common Currency Threatens the Future of Europe</i>, argues that the EU’s …

Nobel Prize

15 Things Amazingly Productive People Do Differently

While we all have the same amount of time, we don't all use it in the same way. Here are 15 ways productive people make good on their time.<p>What if you could get more done without feeling overwhelmed, overworked, and overloaded?<p>Very productive people do it all the time. It actually has less to do …

Time Management

4 essential home office productivity hacks

The home office is a blessing and a curse.<p>I love working from home as much as the next person — free snacks, zero commute, awesome lunch options in the area. Sometimes I stroll through the park on the way back from lunch, just because I can.<p>Coworking spaces and trendy startup offices offer a …

Here's every key Brexit date you need to know until the end of the year

No nation has ever left the 28-nation bloc and the surprise Brexit victory has plunged UK politics into chaos, with the Prime Minister resigning, Tory candidates vying for his position stabbing each other in the back, and opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn facing a rebellion from Labour MPs.<p>While the …

United Kingdom

'Explosive shock' as Britain votes to leave EU, Cameron quits | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain has voted to leave the European Union, forcing the resignation of Prime Minister David Cameron and dealing the biggest blow since World War Two to the European project of forging greater unity.<p>Global financial markets plunged on Friday as results from a referendum defied …

North Africa

How to invest like ... Hetty Green, the world's richest woman

Hetty Green was the first woman to invest on Wall Street. She was also the pioneer of Warren Buffett-style “value investing”.<p>When she died in 1916 at 81, she had an estimated $100m in cash and owned more than 6,000 assets, including railways, hotels, office buildings, theatres, churches and …

The Best Time-Management Tool You'll Ever Use

Forget all those fancy apps or hiring an assistant. The easiest way to free up more time is staring at you right in the face.<p>For those who have been following my saga on Facebook, you know I recently threw my back out.<p>I did the same thing back in 2012 when I was burning both ends of the candle, so …

Time Management