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How to Stay Fit After 40

How do athletes perform at a top level beyond age 40? This 41-year-old reveals strategies that even regular guys can use.<p>I'm not an elite athlete. I'm just a guy on the precipice of middle age who enjoys running, biking, soccer, and tennis. If I can push myself to my physical limit a couple of …

Johnson & Johnson

There are two ways to read, but one is useless

Reading is telepathy, and a book is the most powerful technology invented.<p>Homer, Shakespeare, Voltaire, Flaubert, Tolstoy, Woolf, Hemingway—these are names without a living body. We can’t talk to them, nor touch them, but their thoughts are immortalized through the written word.<p>Aristotle’s logic, …

Self-improvement

Using Analytics to Prevent Customer Problems Before They Arise

A non-negligible percentage of customers who buy a new smartphone return it within the “free return” window. Many of these returners claim that the phone does not work correctly. However, the data clearly indicates that this is often not the real issue. The reality is that these customers simply …

Profit

6 Income Streams You Can Create in the Corporate Consulting Space

Corporations have billions budgeted for consultants.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Last year, according to Bloomberg, corporations paid outside consultants $39.3 billion dollars. Corporate consulting is one of the highest margin business opportunities …

Small Business

What is Interaction Design?

Interaction design is an important component within the giant umbrella of user experience (UX) design. In this article, we’ll explain what …

UX Design

Bill Gates: Skip the Page Turners This Summer and Read These 5 Provocative Titles Instead

Skip the usual mysteries and romances and feed your brain with these big idea books, Gates recommends.<p>Bill Gates is known not only for his voracious appetite for books, but also for his eclectic taste. The billionaire founder and philanthropist has recommended everything from young adult romances, …

Capitalism is unfolding exactly as Karl Marx predicted

One hundred and sixty years ago, at a time when the light bulb was not yet invented, Karl Marx predicted that robots would replace humans in the workplace.<p>“[O]nce adopted into the production process of capital, the means of labor passes through different metamorphoses, whose culmination is the …

Globalization

Anon Is a Scifi Movie That Shows How the Singularity Is Going to Screw Us All

In the alt-reality of <i>Anon</i>, everyone’s brain is hooked up to a massive shared network and authorities can see what you’re seeing whenever they want. …

People With ‘Too Many Interests’ More Likely to be Successful, According to Research

The most comprehensive case that has ever been made for why nearly everyone should become a polymath in a modern knowledge economy<p><i>“Jack of all</i> …

Why kids should learn mindfulness before getting a smartphone

Science<p>These close-up photos of Jupiter are incredible<p>Vox<p>Health<p>How exercising works to keep your arteries from stiffening up<p>BBC<p>Education<p>China values …

Effective Yoga Stretches for Sciatica

If you have sciatica, then you know that it's a real pain in the butt, both literally and figuratively. In fact, the affected areas can include your …

Pain

Two Ways to Instantly Make Your Photos Pop Using Photoshop

Have you ever felt like your photos were missing something? In this quick Photoshop tutorial, learn how to make your photos pop with this simple …

Geniuses Are Lazy — and You Should Be Too

What do you do when you are facing a tough problem? Get a cup of coffee, buckle down and prepare for a long night? Break out the library books, or an …

When Poses Go Wrong: The Do's and Don'ts of Model Posing (VIDEO)

Any photographer who’s worked with a model knows that one of the hardest things about the process is creating photogenic poses. It might seem simple, …

Agile at Scale

By now most business leaders are familiar with agile innovation teams. These small, entrepreneurial groups are designed to stay close to customers and adapt quickly to changing conditions. When implemented correctly, they almost always result in higher team productivity and morale, faster time to …

Management

How to bring mindfulness to your career

A thousand years ago, there was a cobbler who hated his work, but could not escape it. One day, heartsick, he met a monk, who suggested that he practice his craft as a meditation—by reframing the attention, intention, and emotion with which he approached his work. He followed the monk’s advice. …

Mindfulness

Track Your Time for 30 Days. What You Learn Might Surprise You.

It’s hard to know if we’re really making efficient use of our time. It seems like we’re working hard — and we’re certainly stressed out. But are we spending our time on the right things? That’s the question I set out to solve at the start of this year. I was feeling overwhelmed after spending the …

Now That I'm 50, Here's What I've Learned About Achieving Success That Escaped Me at 25

Hitting the big fifty requires reflection almost as a duty. So I focused mine on what I've learned about success since being half my current age.<p>I like writing about timeless lessons for success or key behaviors that lead to success. I've even written about famous failures that will inspire you to …

Learn How to Fold a World-Record-Setting Paper Airplane

Growing up with six brothers, John Collins got really good at folding paper planes.<p>"Anything you can beat your siblings at is good," he says.<p>But he …

I earn $950 an hour writing from my couch — here are my best tips for people who want to work for themselves

People are intrigued when I say I'm a writer: "Ooooh, novels? TV shows? Anything I know?"<p>When I explain that I have a blog and a copywriting business, they say, "Cool!" but sometimes, their eyes mist with pity. They offer to help me find work. They picture me living in a water-stained basement …

Homework

Two new imprints have been launched. Things must be looking up for children’s publishing in India

Interviews with the publishers of new imprints for children’s books at Speaking Tiger and Harper Collins India.<p>It’s all looking rather sunny for …

Books

The skill set of the future: Seven essential habits to own and hone for greater success

The business world gets more competitive every day. To stay in demand in this tough environment, you need to perform at a higher level than ever …

Self-improvement

Exercises for a pinched nerve in your hip

A pinched nerve in the hip can be very painful. Certain home remedies and exercises can help relieve the pain.<p>In this article, we look at how to …

Yoga

Doctors say they've figured out how often you need to work out to offset the effects of sitting all day

Middle age is not too late to start exercising. In fact, new evidence suggests that doing so can reverse some of the dangerous and deadly effects of a life spent sitting in a chair or on a couch.<p>In a new study released in the journal Circulation on Monday, doctors found that as a little as two …

I Tried a Bullet Journal for One Week—Here’s What Happened

In case you haven’t heard: Bullet journaling is a thing (it’s also known as bujo-ing or productivity journaling). The idea: Combine all your to-dos, …

Productivity

3 Simple Changes This Chef Made to Drop 30 Pounds and Sculpt a Six Pack

Joshua Ingraham feels better than he ever has<p>Most guys who have struggled with their weight have experienced that “ah-ha!” moment—that split second in time when something clicks. Your health is deteriorating and you know you need to do something about it.<p>Josh Ingraham, our recent Ultimate <i>Men's</i> …

Fitness

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What Everyone Gets Wrong About Change Management

Corporate transformations still have a miserable success rate, even though scholars and consultants have significantly improved our understanding of how they work. Studies consistently report that about three-quarters of change efforts flop—either they fail to deliver the anticipated benefits or …

You Can Never Build The Future By Looking To The Past | Inc.com

"The biggest change you are going to see over the next year is that we want to bring our toy stores to life," newly minted Toys R Us CEO Dave Brandon told a reporter a little over a year ago. "I want kids to be dragging their parents to our stores because they want to see what's going on at Toys R …

Innovation

DON’T Make These 5 Common Photo Mistakes: Here’s How to Correct Them (VIDEO)

Even the best photographers make mistakes on occasion, and there’s nothing wrong with that as long as you correct the errors and make different one’s …