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Mentally Strong People: The 13 Things They Avoid

<i>Editors’ Note: Following the huge popularity of this post, article source Amy Morin has authored a guest post on exercises to increase mental strength here and Cheryl Conner has interviewed Amy in a Forbes video chat about this article here.</i><p>For all the time executives spend concerned about physical …

Syria: West vows to increase backing for rebels

Britain, France and the United States agreed to strengthen the Syrian opposition and increase pressure on President Bashar al-Assad to respect a deal to give up his chemical weapons arsenal to avoid military action.<p>But Russia warned that talks between the three powers in Paris on a “strong” United …

News curation startup Upworthy closes $8M round

Editorially curated content startup Upworthy has secured a new $8 million round of funding to help grow its service, the company announced today.<p>The round may seem large for what’s essentially a content/media startup, and indeed it is. But Upworthy has released plenty of traffic stats that show its …

Why naming a startup funding round wrong could cost millions

While raising outside capital is not the only way to obtain financing for a startup, it seems to be the preferred method for new technologies where revenue or a business model is unclear. A common trend is emerging: more often than not, I hear that folks are raising their “seed round,” typically …

Venture Capital

A Surprising Way To Get Things Done On Time

Do you need help getting things done on time? Are you late with business projects—are you late meeting arrival times? Here’s what works for a lot of people. It’s called the <b>Reverse Calendar</b> method. I first started using this technique when I needed to drive somewhere and arrive on time. I’ll admit, …

The Most Important Decision You Have To Make, If You Want To Be Successful

Let me give you three different real world examples, involving three separate (slightly disguised) entrepreneurs, and see if you can find the one common solution.<p>Barbara returned to her hometown in the upper Midwest following a messy divorce. A wonderful cook with an outgoing personality, she …

The 6 People You Need in Your Corner

Nothing incredible is accomplished alone. You need others to help you, and you need to help others. With the right team, you can form a web of connections to make the seemingly impossible practically inevitable.<p><b>The Instigator:</b><p>Someone who pushes you, who makes you think. Who motivates you to get up …

Facebook isn't making you depressed, but the internet is

Status update: the link between Facebook and depression isn't so simple<p>Another day, another "Facebook makes you miserable" headline. For the last few years, the social network, which now claims nearly 700 million daily users worldwide, has been the subject of an endless stream of stories in the …

4 Tips for Dealing with Founder Depression

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you've ever gone through a period of depression as you battled the ups and downs of entrepreneurship, you are not alone.<p>Many entrepreneurs go through short periods of depression (meaning less than a month), especially after …

Depression

The One Easy Daily Habit That Makes Life More Awesome

Life happens whether we are mindful of it or not. So start a journal, remember the moments that you never want to forget, and improve, well, just about everything in the process.<p>Twenty years ago, I picked up what turned out to be a stubborn habit.<p>During a particularly angsty time in seventh grade, …

Matt Lauer

How Upstart hopes to get you out of debt and into startups

Getting through college is tough and even more so in a recession. The Consumer Financial Protection Board (CFPB) estimates that Americans are currently carrying $165 billion worth of private student loans and nearly a total of $1.2 trillion worth of student debt.<p>I recently spoke with Dave Girouard, …

How One Startup Is Fueling the Pop-Up Retail Revolution

<i>The Launchpad is a series that introduces Mashable readers to compelling startups. If you would like to have your startup considered for inclusion,</i> …

Can You Innovate Too Much?

Google has quietly reduced resources for innovation. Prudent move or short-sighted? Here, Inc. columnists offer advice on finding the right amount of experimentation for your business.<p>Not every company or department needs to constantly focus on innovation. At some point, you might find that you …

Innovation

How To Organize Your Day For Success

The most successful people are immersed minute-to-minute in the way they become successful. With small scheduling tweaks, could we all do the same?<p>Author-entrepreneur David Kidder gave <i>Inc.</i> a definition of success that we can all act upon:<p>(Success is) when you have discovered your innate gift or …

Success

LocationInsight becomes Placeable as it aims to eradicate dirty location data in the enterprise

There really is such a thing as being a victim of your own success. And for brands with large brick-and-mortar footprints one manifestation of this …

How to Build a Really Strong Brand

The most brand marketing can do is call attention to your customer's positive feelings.<p>Conventional wisdom says building a strong brand entails creating a cool brand name, advertising that brand to potential buyers, and enforcing brand message consistency in all customer interactions.<p>However, …

Marketing

Google Glass to see policy questions

Wide-eyed fascination induced by Google Glass is about to smack into a real wall of policy implications — from the doctor’s office to the driver’s seat.<p>The wearable computer, subject of media interest and a strategic public relations push, has Congress swooning even as it triggers trepidation …

Twelve South HiRise for iPhone gives iOS devices an adjustable perch

There's an abundance of iOS device docks, but many aren't well-suited to deskside use when they sit too low and limit use of the audio jack. Twelve South's new HiRise for iPhone bucks that trend. The stand raises smaller iOS devices closer to eye level, where they're well-positioned for video chats …

Entrepreneurs Were More Likely To Cause Trouble As Teens, Study Says

"Disrupting" norms is profitable when you're a 35-year-old tech maven. When you're 16, it just makes you a delinquent.<p>In many respects, we view entrepreneurs as successful, self-made men and women. We value their innovation and charitable endeavors. Yet we also associate plenty of negative …

Signs of new climate 'normal' apparent in hot 2012: report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Last year was one of the 10 hottest on record, with sea levels at record highs, Arctic ice at historic lows and extreme weather in various corners of the globe signaling a “new normal,” scientists said Tuesday in the 2012 State of the Climate report.<p>Sea ice of Greenland is …

One year on from the Higgs boson find, has physics hit the buffers?

A little over a year ago, physicists put the finishing touches to the most successful scientific theory of all time: the Standard Model of particle physics. When the Higgs boson was found at the Large Hadron Collider in July 2012, it was the final piece in our picture of the universe at the …

Robots, Humans and Future Exploration

Billionaire meat chase: Bill Gates, Peter Thiel are funding engineered burgers too

Google co-founder Sergey Brin forked over $325,000 of his own cash to fund the development of the world's first lab-grown burger — which went through a public tasting on Monday. But, as <i>The Washington Post</i> pointed out in a report today, Brin isn't the only tech industry billionaire to back …

NASA has high hopes Mars rover's winning streak will continue

(Reuters) - The NASA rover Curiosity survived its daredevil landing on Mars one year ago Tuesday and went on to discover that the planet most like Earth in the solar system could indeed have supported microbial life, the primary goal of the mission.<p>“The stunning thing is that we found it all so …

From The Planetary Society: Pluto's Surprising Problem of Cartography

*Editor's Note: This post was originally published by The Planetary Society on July 30. Emily (@elakdawalla) generously agreed to let us re-post it …

Space History Photo: A technician mounts a model of the Apollo Launch Escape System (LES) in the Unitary Wind Tunnel at the NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, California, on Jan. 1, 1963. http://oak.ctx.ly/r/99ce