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Best Buy customer info may have been exposed in data breach

It’s been a week filled to the brim with customer security compromises, and here’s one more to add to the pile. A day after Sears, Kmart and Delta confirmed that they’d been impacted by a breach of data firm, [24]7.ai, Best Buy issued a public statement noting that it’s in the same boat.<p>At last …

Homeland Security database would track journalists, 'media influencers': report

The Department of Homeland Security is seeking contractors for the creation of a database that would monitor news outlets around the world and collect information on journalists, bloggers and “media influencers.”<p>The plan comes amid concerns of so-called “fake news” and its effect on U.S. elections, …

Homeland Security

A step-by-step guide to get richer, healthier, and happier in 31 days

If you don't yet have a plan for 2018, you might be in trouble.<p>Lucky for you, we've already made a plan for you. Above is our 31-day guide to starting off a healthy, wealthy, happy year. Each day is accompanied by a task, along with a quick explanation, below, of why it's important.<p>Read on to find …

UC Berkeley

Want More Courage? Follow Elon Musk's 3 Rules Every Day | Inc.com

Throughout history we tend to remember bold thinkers. Try changing the world while being un-bold. Elon Musk revels in thinking big, from inventing the most exciting car company of the 21st century (Tesla) to making space travel a reality (SpaceX). At the last count, Musk has disrupted at least five …

Motivation

4 Dumb Things Managers Do That Make Their Best People Want to Quit | Inc.com

Ever heard the expression <i>for every finger you point, there's three pointing back at you?</i> It certainly applies to management. When team morale is low, resignation letters are flying in, and people are avoiding eye contact with you in the hallways, it may be time to accept that you may be the problem.<p>…

Employment

10 Business And Personal Tasks You Should List On Your Calendar

I can’t live without my calendar. It’s the primary tool that I rely on to remain organized and productive. In fact, I check my calendar every evening and morning to know what exactly is going on in my life.<p>Of course, there has to be a method to the madness. If you list every miniscule task onto …

Productivity

12 Simple Phrases That Are Guaranteed to Make People Like You More | Inc.com

The late, great American poet Maya Angelou once said, "People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."<p>The truth is, your word choice creates a brief impression that can lead to a lasting impression, long after the particulars …

Charisma

How the '5 Second Rule' Can Help You Fight the Urge to Procrastinate | Inc.com

We have all done it -- hit the snooze button a few more times than necessary on a big day. The reluctance to face new challenges, make a phone call or finish a major project has affected us all at some point in life. However, habitual procrastination can create limitations for entrepreneurs, who …

Procrastination

The founder of Instagram makes a 5-minute deal whenever he catches himself procrastinating

Five minutes doesn't seem like enough time to accomplish anything of real importance. That's why, when we have these little scraps of time to spare, we often just throw them away on social media or cat videos.<p>But according to Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom five minutes is actually all the time …

The Food and Water Distribution Challenge and the EBT System in Puerto Rico

In every disaster there is a lifecycle. There is a time for immediate life saving response activities, which, include search and rescue, distribution …

6 Signs You Shouldn't Be Running Your Company Anymore | Inc.com

One of the biggest wastes of talent and time I've witnessed is when founders don't walk away from their companies. Like an overserved party guest, they just don't take the hint to leave. And I'm not talking about companies that are still growing and fundraising (though sometimes founders should …

Employment

9 Hard Things You Have to Do to Move Forward with Your Life

Maybe it’s the life lessons I was forced to learn the hard way, or the toll of loss and failure I had recently endured, but a decade ago, in the …

Health

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Five years ago, many social media influencers were thrilled to promote partner brands in exchange for nothing more than a few product samples. Today, the biggest names in social are raking in millions as they turn their feeds into heavily #sponsored online destinations.<p>If you're a smaller brand, …

Public Relations

How to Finally Start Living on Your Own Terms | Inc.com

1. Stop consuming caffeine.<p>Although people think they perform better on caffeine, the truth is they don't. Actually, we've become so dependent on caffeine that we use it to simply get back to our status-quo. When we're off it, we underperform and become incapable.<p>Isn't this absurd?<p>In his book, <i>The</i> …

Self-improvement

6 Steps to Go from Procrastinating to Productive

As an entrepreneur, practice saying to yourself, "I will not do the work of my smart, very talented and motivated team."<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As entrepreneurs and business owners, we have tasks on our list that we'd rather not do. So, we keep moving the goal …

Since You're No Steve Jobs -- 7 Proven Decision-Making Hacks For Product Managers

Steve Jobs was an iconic product genius. Many product managers want to be like Steve Jobs, but they’re not. And that’s not all bad. Aspiring to Steve’s amazing product vision is laudable. But luckily most product people are not abusive jerks. That is because unlike Steve Jobs, you are a product</i> …

Product Management

College students in the US are using Venmo to buy drugs

33%<p>Some 400 of about 1,200 college students surveyed in the US in June have used mobile payment service Venmo to buy drugs.<p>Published | Photo by …

The 17 Painful Life Lessons Men Don't Want to Admit (but Need For Maximum Self-Development) | Inc.com

Mastering life lessons doesn't need to be painful. When information is available at your fingertips, you can take advantage of the wisdom others discover and integrate that knowledge into your life. And while many men are stubborn--always wanting to learn things on their own--sometimes listening …

Self-improvement

9 Bad Habits You Must Break to Be More Productive | Inc.com

Nothing sabotages your productivity quite like bad habits. They are insidious, creeping up on you slowly until you don't even notice the damage they're causing.<p>Bad habits slow you down, decrease your accuracy, make you less creative, and stifle your performance. Getting control of your bad habits …

Time Management

25 Profound Quotes From Thich Nhat Hanh That Will Make You Rethink Love, Life and Happiness

Ever heard of Thich Nhat Hanh? If you haven’t, he is master Buddhist teacher who is renowned for his amazing wisdom on self-compassion, mindfulness …

11 Habits Of Mentally Strong People

Mental strength is a choice and a discipline, not an innate quality bestowed upon the lucky.<p>We all reach critical points in our lives where our mental strength is tested. It might be a difficult friend or colleague, a dead-end job, or a struggling relationship.<p>Whatever the challenge, you have to be …

7 Crucial Morning Rituals, According to a Mindfulness Expert

I think we can all agree that the morning is the most important part of the day. If you have a peaceful and productive morning, you’ll be ready to …

The Dalai Lama Reveals the Ultimate Morning Ritual That Will Brighten Your Day

How do you usually start your day? If you’re like most of us, it involves hitting the alarm clock several times before struggling to get your body …

Meditation

Meditation for Beginners: 7 Tips For Those Who Say They Can't Meditate

One of the most healthy habits you can develop for yourself is meditation, hands down.<p>Countless research studies have shown its benefits, ranging …

7 Warning Signs That You Will Never Achieve Your Dream

According to the title of a popular motivational magazine manual, there are no UN-achievers, but please don’t mention that to the people who are …

3 Questions That You Should Regularly Ask Yourself That Can Transform Your Life

Start with "Where am I"? and "Where do I want to be"?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Asking great questions regularly can drastically transform your life in many amazing ways. Doing this also encourages you to pause and think more deeply. What's more, asking the right …

Are You Always Chasing the Urgent at the Expense of the Strategic? Here's How to Flip That | Inc.com

No matter what you read, most entrepreneurs and business leaders talk about how critical ruthless prioritization is as a singular driver of success.<p>There are a lot of ways to figure out what your priorities should be, such as methods used by icons like Warren Buffett or a simple five-step process …

Time Management

Organizational Change, and Why You Can't Go It Alone | Inc.com

Organizational transformations are always more difficult, take longer and require more resources than we think. Especially in today's VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex, ambiguous) global business environments. Twenty or thirty years ago, organizational change really could be "managed." Hence the …

Leadership

Four Secrets Of People Who Finish Their Workweeks On Thursday

Polishing off the bulk of your work before Friday all comes down to your work habits from Monday to Thursday.<p>We all often face the same problem: The workweek drags by at a glacial pace, while the weekend speeds past us before we even realize what’s happening.<p>Mathematically, of course, it all makes …