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This chart shows every major technological innovation in the last 150 years — and how they have changed the way we work

LONDON — Humanity is always moving forward with innovation after innovation improving global quality of life.<p>The last 150 years have seen the most remarkable advancement of technology in history. Electric lighting, cars, plastic, the telephone, and television are all less than 150 years old, while …

Innovation

Bill Gates: Every American Who Lives a Comfortable Life Should Read This Book | Inc.com

How was your holiday season? If it was filled with love, plenty, and relaxation, congrats! I hope you enjoyed it to the fullest. But now that you're back to work and settling into 2018, Bill Gates has a book recommendation for you that will remind you just how many of your fellow Americans aren't …

Bill Gates

Senate Approves Budget Plan That Smooths Path Toward Tax Cut

WASHINGTON — The Senate took a significant step toward rewriting the tax code on Thursday night with the passage of a budget blueprint that would protect a $1.5 trillion tax cut from a Democratic filibuster.<p>The budget resolution could also pave the way for opening up the Arctic National Wildlife …

Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

How to learn to play the piano in six weeks

In How to Play the Piano, the concert pianist James Rhodes teaches readers how they can learn the instrument in just six weeks. Watch the video above to find out more.<p>Many adults express a desire to learn an instrument, but may have been put off by childhood lessons, the dread of long and tedious …

Flute

Wander helps you travel spontaneously - to a budget

My favorite feature in SkySkcanner is the ability to pick a destination airport, and see where in the world you can fly to, and at what cost. I actually once planned an entire trip around Europe using this tool, which took me to Switzerland, Italy, Malta, France, and Belgium.<p>Wander takes this to …

The Best Small Town to Visit in All 50 States

The paradox of big-city travel is that you never really get a break. You ditch work in New York, LA, or Chicago to go visit your buddies in New York, …

Want to Invest in the $6 Billion Marijuana Industry? Here Are 3 Stocks You Can Buy | Inc.com

bvThere's no question, legal marijuana is a growth industry, in every sense of the word. Legal cannabis sales reached $6.7 billion in 2016, and experts predict that number may triple now that California has voted to legalize recreational use. Bloomberg forecasts that the industry may reach $50 …

Cannabis

5 Steps to Multiply Your Savings in Months, Not Years

It’s no secret that we’re a little obsessed with small-space hacks, but there comes a time when every renter grows weary of the struggle. There are …

Personal Finance

Understanding Your Gaps: Why Some People Succeed and Others Don't | Inc.com

Do you ever wonder why some people succeed and others don't? We've all seen deserving people who never quite got things off the ground, and others who made it look easy. It doesn't always seem to make sense.<p>Over the past three decades of coaching top leaders and entrepreneurs all over the world, I …

Leadership
Investing

Do These Things After Work Everyday And You Will Achieve Anything You Want In Life

This curated column is authored by Thomas Oppong, Founding Editor at Alltopstartups TheThe post Do These Things After Work Everyday And You Will …

Motivation

12 Important Career Lessons Most People Learn Too Late in Life | Inc.com

If there's one thing we all have in common, it's that we all make mistakes along the way (and hopefully learn valuable lessons from them). But if you're smart, you'll learn as much as possible from the mistakes of others and spare yourself some of the grief.<p>Here are 12 important career lessons that …

Self-improvement

Harvard Academics Reveal Blueprint for Avoiding Stock Crashes

Good news for everyone waiting for a bubble to burst. Predicting sectorwide crashes in the equity market isn’t impossible.<p>That’s the conclusion of …

Stock Markets

The albums you need to hear this month

February has seen the release of dozens of full-length projects, be that the return of Brooklyn indie stars Dirty Projectors, a star-studded new album by Thundercat, or two new albums by Future. We’ve rounded up five of our favourite records this month, from Kingdom’s bleary-eyed club/R&B …

Sam Smith

I Was a Muslim in Trump's White House

When President Obama left, I stayed on at the National Security Council in order to serve my country. I lasted eight days.<p>In 2011, I was hired, straight out of college, to work at the White House and eventually the National Security Council. My job there was to promote and protect the best of what …

Religion

Despite Snapchat's IPO, it's not just another Silicon Valley tech titan

Social media start-up is following a familiar path, but attitude to tax and reluctance to be ‘creepy’ set it apart from its peers<p>Snap, the company formerly known as Snapchat, has finally confirmed it is planning to go public, with an IPO expected sometime in March. If all goes to plan, the company …

Silicon Valley

Oscars 2017: Where to Stream the Nominated Movies

Here‘s how you can catch up before the Academy Awards on February 26.<p>Oscar nomination day has finally arrived, and it‘s full of all the standards and surprises viewers were hoping to see. <b>Meryl Streep</b> picked up a record-breaking 20th Oscar nomination, while <b>Viggo Mortensen</b> surprised with his …

Entertainment

Alphabet posts strong revenue growth, higher taxes hit earnings

(Reuters) - Google parent Alphabet Inc posted fourth-quarter profit below analysts' estimates on Thursday, hurt by a higher tax rate, but analysts cheered the company's progress in diversifying its business beyond advertising.<p>While advertising still accounts for the lion's share of Google's …

Investing

79 books Barack Obama recommended during his Presidency

Throughout his time in the White Office, President Barack Obama has recommended hundreds of books.<p>For the last two years, for instance, Obama has …

Obama’s Secret to Surviving the White House Years: Books

Not since Lincoln has there been a president as fundamentally shaped — in his life, convictions and outlook on the world — by reading and writing as Barack Obama.<p>Last Friday, seven days before his departure from the White House, Mr. Obama sat down in the Oval Office and talked about the …

Books

Where to Travel in Europe in Your 20s, 30s, 40s, and 50s

With so many different countries (44 to be exact) and cultures, Europe is likely to be a lifelong source of wanderlust for many travelers. So where …

Read This Before You Buy Dividend Stocks

What should you know before you buy into dividend stocks? Lots of things -- such as the fact that investing in dividend stocks is a smart and effective way to increase your wealth. Here are six considerations that can help you be a better dividend investor.<p>Image source: Getty Images.<p>First off, …

The 13 best novels of 2016

2016 will go down in history as a year that changed America’s political landscape forever. And it gave us books that grapple with that changing landscape, fiercely and provocatively; books that delve deeply into the American identity and change the way we see it.<p>But it also gave us books that allow …

Books

What It Took

How a lifetime of compromises and concessions brought one woman to the brink of history.<p>In early 1979, on a community access television program called <i>In Focus</i>, the wife of the new governor of Arkansas was peppered with question after question about all the ways in which she was an untraditional …

Government

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Want to invest and grow your money but can't figure out how to get started? Here's a simple tip: Start small. If you don't have an investment portfolio or enough spare cash to create one, you can still start making even small sums of money work for you. On the other hand, if you do have a portfolio …

Investing

Europe to west coast USA alliance routes $350 to $450 round trip Sep-Mar 2017

There is a good ticketing opportunity available today if you would like to travel to Europe two or three times over the next eight months, especially …

Flying

10 Motivational TED Talks to Watch With Breakfast | Inc.com

One of my favorite innovations in recent years is the idea of TED Talks. Whether you attend a session in person or watch online, you can learn and gain inspiration and see and hear people tell their stories and share their expertise firsthand. It's accessible, substantive information on virtually …

Goal Setting

Want to Be Happier? Science Says Do These 5 Simple Things Every Day

Is it possible to improve your happiness simply by doing these things for only two minutes per day? Yes, says a Harvard-trained happiness researcher and best-selling author.<p>Can you improve your happiness simply by breathing for two minutes a day? Apparently so, says Shawn Achor, Harvard-trained …

Happiness

The 10 Best Resort Hotels in the West

Get ready for the great outdoors: dude ranches, golf retreats, and ski havens were among our readers’ top choices.<p>Jim Morrison said it: “The West is …

Jim Morrison