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107 free online courses from the best colleges in the US — including Princeton, Harvard, and Yale

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Coursera was founded by two professors at Stanford University. Shutterstock/MintImages<p>Every year, US News & Reports releases its ranking …

Online Education

13 Books These High Achievers Say Helped Them Get Ahead

These titles foster creativity, self-improvement, and open-mindedness.<p>Reading is good for you in many ways. It fosters creativity, self-improvement and open-mindedness. Researchers even have determined it can help you live longer. Here are popular titles suggested by more than a dozen successful …

Startups

There's a 24-hour rule that lets you cancel a flight for free — here's how to use it

Purchasing flights can be stressful. Unless you're confident you've found an unbeatable fare deal (or you're traveling on a corporate card at your employer's expense), making the decision to click "buy" can be one wrought with doubt and insecurity.<p>Unless, of course, you knew you could cancel your …

Flying

UC Berkeley Is Offering Data Science, Its Fastest-Growing Course Ever, for Free Online

It's worth passing along a message from UC Berkeley. According to its news service, the "fastest-growing course in UC Berkeley’s history — …

Online Education

3 Rules I Use to Stay Productive and Not Overwhelmed

I get 1,000 emails a week, but I only work 40 hours. Here's how I do it.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>To say my life is busy is an understatement.<p>I'm a father of three kids under the age of three. I have a portfolio of 40-plus startups I've invested in and actively …

Time Management

This Study of 300,000 Leaders Revealed the Top 10 Traits for Success

According to leadership development consultants Jack Zenger and Joseph Folkman, these are the skills that leaders need to succeed.<p>Leadership was once called by historian James MacGregor Burns "one of the most observed and least understood phenomena on earth." Given the results of some recent …

Leadership

Opinion: Why VCs should fund more women entrepreneurs

During a recent Freakonomics podcast, PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi said Doritos is working on snacks for the modern lady — chips that won’t crunch too …

Venture Capital

6 Habits That Will Help You Become a Better Leader, According to Someone Who Coaches CEOs

Start implementing these now.<p>Over the past 25 years, I’ve coached a mix of executives in for profit and not-for-profit companies like Kellogg’s, …

Leadership

These 5 Speaking Habits Make People Want To Collaborate With You

The words you use can either turn people away or make them fall over themselves for a chance to work with you.<p>Everyone needs to know how to collaborate well, and you can practice that skill in many ways: by setting up working groups, lending a hand to your coworkers, and checking in to make sure …

Leadership

People Who Are Happy at Work Asked These 6 Questions in Their Interview

While the prospect of asking an interviewer questions is undeniably daunting, a recent study found that people who ask follow-up questions are better …

Employment

Chasing Down a Mentor to Help You Grow? Be Ready to Answer These 4 Questions

Do you want someone to mentor you? Before you ask them to step up, make sure you know the answers to these 4 questions.<p>One of the most important strategies for personal and professional growth is to strategically surround ourselves with mentors and advisors that have achieved what we want to …

Mentoring

IBM has created a computer smaller than a grain of salt

If there's one downside to powerful computers, it's that they're too damn big.<p>Luckily, that's about to change. At least, if IBM has anything to say …

28 Brilliant Questions to Ask at the End of Every Job Interview

Always ask questions at the end of your job interview.<p>Thinking up questions to ask during job interviews is key.<p>Remember, every interview is a …

Job Interviews

19 Interview Questions That Cut Through the BS to Reveal a Great Hire

Employee turnover is downright costly. A great way to avoid it is to ask the right questions in the interview process.<p>I hate to start on a grim note, but it's necessary. Bringing in a few bad apples because of a lack of due diligence in the hiring process can be very costly (and inexcusable). Check …

Employment

1 Interview Question That Reveals the Right Job Candidate, Regardless of Intelligence or Experience

You should always aim the bar high for hiring your knowledge workers. This question will tell you who they really are.<p>Billionaire Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, once gave sound hiring advice:<p>You're looking for three things, generally, in a person: intelligence, energy, and …

Employment

17 Simple Things Successful Executives Do Every Day, No Matter What

The things you repeatedly do define your quality of life.<p>Whether it's your physical condition, emotional outlook or level of productivity, the things you repeatedly do every day define your quality of life. Here are the daily habits several executives credit for the success they have achieved in …

Phoenix Suns

This beautifully designed 'dumb phone' can only make calls and send texts — and it might be the key to curing our addiction to apps

The Brooklyn-based startup Light has set an impossible goal of getting people to put down their smartphones.<p>Light launched in 2014 and a year later debuted its first product, the Light Phone. It could only make calls and tell the time, and the company described it as a "quite a smart 'dumb' …

Apps

8 Traits of Outstanding People

Outstanding isn't something a person has, it is something a person does.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We know that the outstanding stand amongst us because we can feel it when we’re around them. They have something special inside we wish we possessed inside of …

Motivation

Public Speaking Is the 1 Skill that Will Make You Stand Out. Here Are 4 Simple Ways to Master It

Sometimes, it's the small things that make the biggest difference.<p>Public speaking can feel overwhelming and maybe even terrifying, especially if you don't do it often. Whether it is a simple presentation to just a few co-workers or a huge event to a ton of people and your career depends on it, the …

Public Speaking

How to Fly the Best First-Class Seats, Cheaper Than Economy

Airline industry experts have been proclaiming the death of first class for years. While some airlines have done away with it altogether, others are …

American Airlines

Bringing Your Lunch to Work Just Got So Much Easier Thanks to This $20 Device

Ever since the ‘40s, the Crock-Pot has made dinnertime even better by making it easier to enjoy a nice home-cooked dinner without all the fuss. The …

This Disney-Themed Bottomless Brunch Is What Weekend Dreams Are Made Of

Saturdays don't really get much better than bottomless drinks, brunch, and Disney. Beginning March 3, Impossible Things Entertainment will be hosting a Disney-inspired event series called When You Wish Upon a Brunch at The Aeronaut in London. I know, dreams do come true!<p>Guests 18 and over are …

The Most Famous Hotel in Every State

Each of these iconic inns has a story to tell.<p>There are plenty of ritzy resorts and high-end hotels around the world to choose from, but some spots have particularly interesting stories behind them. We went beyond the concierge and tracked down the most intriguing accommodations in every state, …

Our Top 10 Tips for Exploring NYC Like a Pro

Visiting NYC can be overwhelming if you're not used to the crowds, the traffic and diversity of culture, but there's no place like it. Follow these …

Why it's cool to be a tourist – and not a pretentious traveller

“Oh no, I’m not a tourist – [pause for effect] – <i>I’m</i> a traveller.” I’ve been faced with this statement (often with a side-dose of self importance and a smug grin thrown in for good measure) in Melbourne bars, at street food stands in Bangkok, and while wandering around the pristine footpaths of the …

The Best Places to Travel in Europe in March

It's the shoulder season — and festival season — in Europe this month.<p>It’s shoulder season in Europe, and the kids are off from school — what more …

European Travel

The Most Breathtaking Views in the U.S.

America’s most breathtaking views aren’t reachable by elevators or highway off-ramps. They’re hidden at the end of rocky trails, at the bottom of …

How to Fly for Under $400 Round-Trip

Search-engine site Kayak reveals the best bargains for international and domestic travel, month by month—all for less than $400.

26 Reasons To Pack Your Bags And Visit Meghalaya Right Now

The "abode of clouds" will definitely leave you spellbound.

Bill Gates and Warren Buffett Say You Need to Stack Your Network With These Types of People

Buffett says this advice applies to choosing your spouse too.<p>Most parents at some point give their kids a lecture about the importance of not getting caught up hanging with the "wrong crowd." The well-meaning warnings come because our parents know how closely our actions (and at times inaction) are …

Bill Gates