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Yale Is Letting Anyone Take Its Most Popular Class Ever for Free

Everything you ever wanted to know about how to truly be happy.<p>When Yale began offering a new course this semester, over 1,000 students jumped at the opportunity. It wasn't about business, technology or innovation. It's about how to be happy.<p>Nearly a fourth of the undergraduate student body …

Living Rooms

Retirement planning: Here's how much money you should have saved at every age

When it comes to savings, Americans are falling short. Nearly 70% of adults have less than $1,000 in their savings accounts.<p>Retirement funds are looking equally bleak. In fact, about half of US families have zero retirement account savings.<p>"Particularly the younger generation likes to think, 'I'll …

Retirement

Ask These 9 Questions Before Every Meeting To Avoid Wasting Time

A lot of meetings are pointless. But they don’t have to be.<p>Many activities suck up a lot of our time at work. And no activity feels more like a time suck than pointless meetings.<p>Of course, not all meetings are a waste of time. If done right, a meeting can solve problems or convey information …

Productivity

101 Positive Quotes to Help You Look on the Bright Side | Inc.com

Sometimes, when you need inspiration in your life--whether for love, success, or work--it helps to hear the motivational words that others have shared. So here are 101 of the best positive quotes guaranteed to change your attitude and make you feel happy.<p>There are some classics in the list, and …

Motivation

5 Tiny Changes to Your Desk That Will Make You Much More Productive | Inc.com

Increasing your productivity can often seem like a big task, involving radically rethinking your workflow, investing in new tools, or breaking bad habits that are deeply ingrained in your lifestyle.<p>Sometimes though, all that's just overkill.<p>What's holding many of us back at work aren't massive …

Time Management

4 Things Great Bosses Say to a New Employee That Most Bosses Never Think to Say | Inc.com

You work hard to find, interview, and hire the right employees. They have great skills, great experience, and great attitude. So once they're hired and in the door, all you need to do is set them loose, right?<p>Not so fast. Knowing how to do a job is certainly important, but approaching a job with …

Employment

How to build muscle: a complete guide to making a bigger, stronger you

As a personal trainer of some ten years now, I’ve seen hundreds if not thousands of people transform their physiques from the classic ‘nine stone weakling’ to walking, talking mountains of muscle.<p>Unfortunately, I’ve also seen a lot of effort wasted in the pursuit of gaining muscle size. There are …

Learning to code isn't just for full-time developers; it can boost anyone's productivity at work — here's how

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Shutterstock We've spent a lot of time telling you about the career-related benefits of learning Python, one of the web's most versatile …

Programming

15 Powerful Quotes From a Zen Master That Will Blow Your Mind Wide Open

Mooji is a spiritual teacher and Zen master originally from Jamaica. Mooji shares self-inquiry, directing his students to the non-dual Self by …

Opinion: 20 simple ways you can be smarter about your money

Meb Faber asked a bunch of us bloggers to give him our top 3-5 most-read blog posts of the year. I looked back at my trusty Google Analytics for the …

Personal Finance

Simple and Effective Strength: The Perfect Beginner Workout

Meet Jimmy: Jimmy is a 32-year-old insurance salesman. <b>He’s been happily married for the past six years and has two beautiful children.</b> He loves …

Workouts

How to Activate SUPER Night Mode on Your iPhone

Fine, okay, yes. We know we shouldn’t be using our phones in bed. It’s basically the 21st century cardinal sin, and yet we all do it. Even though scientists have told us that the light from our phones will keep us awake even longer, it’s hard to resist a good Instagram scroll when it’s impossible …

Hacking

This Calculator Will Tell You Whether to Pay Down Debt or Save for Retirement

It’s a frequently asked personal finance question: should I pay off my student loans or save for retirement? It’s possible to do both, but this …

Here's How Much a Millennial Needs to Save Each Month to Retire With $5 Million

For your retirement to comfortably last the decades you can expect to live, you need to start saving now.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>How much will you need to retire?<p>Well, in 2014, Matthew Illian, a member of the Investment Committee at Marotta Wealth Management, …

Retirement

The Great Big List of Awesome Relationship Advice

Women share their favorite words of wisdom for a long and happy marriage.<p><b>By: Leah Maxwell</b><p>Romantic relationships are usually between two individuals, …

This One Change to My Morning Routine Has Made My Life Better

<i>Nela Canovic, productivity hacker, writer and entrepreneur, answered the question “What single change in your daily routine has had the biggest</i> …

Time Management

6 ways to speed up iOS 10 on older iPhones

Is your iOS device is feeling sluggish after updating to iOS 10? Learn what you can do to put a little pep back in its step.<p>After I updated my iPhone 6S to iOS 10 it felt like it was on fire for the first few hours, and not in the good way. My iPhone got hotter than it ever has while performance …

Apps

20 Best Motivational Quotes to Get Your Day Off to a Great Start

Motivational quotes that provide inspiration, enthusiasm, a jolt of confidence... and that extra little boost you sometimes need.<p>When the going gets tough, you sometimes need a burst of motivation and inspiration to start your day off right. Here are twenty great motivational quotes to help you get …

Motivation

iOS 10: New features that change how I use my iPhone and iPad

iOS 10 is finally here and it’s loaded with tons of new features. You can read Benjamin’s expansive overview of everything new in iOS 10 to see just how big of an update it is. Major iOS updates usually have so many new features that it’s hard to appreciate exactly what’s different. After using iOS …

The 28-Day Planking Challenge You Must Try!

Try the one month challenge. Your strength and endurance will improve. It is a slow progression, but something that shows wonderful results.<p>Start …

10 Troubling Habits Of Chronically Unhappy People

Happiness comes in so many different forms that it can be hard to define. Unhappiness, on the other hand, is easy to identify; you know it when you see it, and you definitely know when it’s taken ahold of you.<p>Unhappiness is lethal to everyone around you, just like second-hand smoke. The famous …

Happiness

13 House Cleaner Habits You Should Totally Steal

Anda Tanaka is a pro (literally) at mopping, dusting, and stain-removing. Here are her secrets.<p>Anda Tanaka didn't set out to become a house cleaner — but after listening to her geek-out about cleaning tips, you realize its the sort of job that couldn't <i>not</i> find her.<p>Tanaka is actually an artist …

Diapers

16 Interesting Signs You're A Highly Creative Person (And You May Not Know It Yet)

Creativity knows no bounds. But we as humans are finite, so where does that leave us with creativity?<p>Truth be told, having the gift to create is not …

This simple trick can free up a ton of storage on your iPhone

Some popular ways include using Google Photo's free, unlimited cloud storage for photos and streaming music.<p>We've even seen a strange, roundabout way where you have to "pretend" that you're about to rent a movie, even when you don't have enough space for it.<p>The method I'm talking about here is to …

Mobile Technology

Thin Slices of Anxiety: An Illustrated Meditation on What It’s Like to Live Enslaved by Worry and How to Break Free

A guided tour of this pernicious prison of the psyche, honest and assuring in its honesty.<p>Kierkegaard called anxiety “the dizziness of freedom” and believed that it serves to power rather than hinder creativity. For Darwin, it was a paralyzing lifelong struggle — he accomplished his breakthroughs …

The 16 Best Summer Foods to Eat If You're Trying to Lose Weight

They're in season and delicious.<p>If you actually need to lose weight, you'd probably love a magic food that you could eat as much as you want without impacting your weight. Real talk: Anyone who claims they've discovered that is basically doling out bullshit.<p>"There is not a lot of evidence for …

New Acer Chromebook 11 and 14 hit the Google Store

Looking for a new Chromebook? Acer has been one of the key players in the Chrome OS market, and today they are introducing a couple new iterations to their Chromebook line-up. These are the all-new Acer Chromebook 11 and Acer Chromebook 14, which have just arrived in the official Google Store.<p>Both …

Google

Here's Why the Japanese Diet Is Keeping People Alive So Long

Japanese people are some of the healthiest on the planet. They have the highest life expectancy for men (76) and women (86), and, at 3 percent, the …

Nutrition

An Easy 6-Day Plan to Lose 10 Pounds

Get the motivation you need to slim down and stick with it.<p>If you could design your dream diet, what would it include? Lots of variety so meals and snacks never get boring? Plenty of treats? A day to cheat a little? Well, we hear you — and we've worked all that into our program. Follow this easy …