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A 19-Year Study Reveals Kindergarten Students With These 2 Skills Are Twice as Likely to Obtain a College Degree (And They Have Nothing to Do With Reading) | Inc.com

It's hard to believe that what your child knows at age 5 could influence his future chances of success. But that's exactly what a 2015 study published in the <i>American Journal of Public Health</i> found.<p>But researchers discovered that the skills that predict future success had nothing to do with reading …

Emotional Intelligence

An underground Silicon Valley sensation just got $20 million from Google's venture arm to take over the world

The news that GitLab was close to announcing a new round of funding was first reported by Business Insider on Friday.<p>You may never have heard of GitLab: It's one of the chief rivals to both $2 billion Silicon Valley darling GitHub, as well as $8.8 billion Atlassian's popular BitBucket product, …

Startups

Police bodycam shows officer fatally shoot a man who ran. Prosecutors say it was justified.

Authorities in Salt Lake City have cleared a police officer in the fatal shooting of a man <b></b>who ran after being stopped on his bicycle, an incident caught on police body-camera video that was released this week.<p>The ruling comes after a month-and-a-half-long investigation into the Aug. 13 shooting. …

Law Enforcement

In a Surprise Discovery, Engineers Have Turned a Laser Beam Into a Liquid Stream

Um, what?<p>They're calling it laser streaming. No, it's not a new sport or some Netflix-like pastime. Instead it's a new observable phenomenon …

Engineering

Physicists Want to Rebuild Quantum Theory From Scratch

Scientists have been using quantum theory for almost a century now, but embarrassingly they still don’t know what it means. An informal poll taken at …

Atomic discovery opens door to greener, faster, smaller electronic circuitry

A key step in unlocking the potential for greener, faster, smaller electronic circuitry was taken recently by a group of researchers led by UAlberta …

Nanotech

Creating a Universe in the Lab? The Idea Is No Joke

Physicists aren’t often reprimanded for using risqué humor in their academic writings, but in 1991 that is exactly what happened to the cosmologist …

Physics

MIT Creates Tool That May End Thirst, Even in the Desert | Inc.com

As summer begins to heat up across most of the United States, one issue that doesn't seem to go away is drought--especially in dry or desert climates. Deserts make up a third of earth's surface (and oceans are 71%). Neither of these environments has traditionally been easy to live in, in large part …

Water

Learning These 9 Tough Skills Will Immediately Improve Your Entire Life

This curated post is authored by Elle Kaplan, Founder &The post Learning These 9 Tough Skills Will Immediately Improve Your Entire Life appeared …

Self-improvement

We can officially collect solar energy without solar panels

The discussion on climate has persisted for decades since we first discovered that there is a man-made influence on the environment. From then, many researchers have come together to finagle innovations that reduce our industrial carbon footprint. One such innovation is the molecular leaf.<p><b>The</b> …

Carbon Dioxide

When the Lights Went Out in the Universe

<i>Paul Sutter</i> <i>is an astrophysicist at</i> <i>The Ohio State University</i><i>and the chief scientist at</i> <i>COSI Science Center</i><i>. Sutter is also host of</i> <i>Ask a</i> …

The 5 Secrets of Today's Billionaires (And What They Have to Teach You About Producing More With Less) | Inc.com

The world today is different in many ways, one key way is how the most successful business leaders have learned to break the chain between one hour of time worked and one unit of value created.<p>Time cards and grueling days don't help business leaders create value. We create value by what we do with …

Self-improvement

US Marine captain writes stinging op-ed: 'We lost the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan'

The biggest problem, according to Capt. Joshua Waddell, is "self-delusion."<p>"Let us first begin with the fundamental underpinnings of this delusion: our measures of performance and effectiveness in recent wars," he wrote. "It is time that we, as professional military officers, accept the fact that …

Military

Uh, John Boehner: Trump Is the Opposite of Teddy Roosevelt

The former speaker said Trump reminds him of our 26th president, which just shows he knows little about Trump—and nothing about Teddy Roosevelt.<p>“I …

Neuroscience Says These Are the 8 Best Ways to Build Trust in the Workplace | Inc.com

It's the foundation behind the happiest marriages and the intangible quality that makes the best teams click. Put simply, it's the key ingredient to all successful relationships.<p>It's called trust.<p>But how do you really gain another person's trust?<p>Paul J. Zak, professor of economics, psychology, and …

Brain Activity

17 Bad Habits You Need to Kill in 2017 to Be More Successful | Inc.com

Many of you will resolve to start a new positive habit in 2017. Adding good habits can be fun, but unfortunately (most of the time), they don't work. Approximately 38 percent of Americans will make resolutions, and only 8 percent will succeed.<p>Instead of adding a new diet or workout regime, let's</i> …

Self-help

4 counterintuitive ways to increase your mental toughness at work

That is, we believe the more we put our noses to the grindstone and endure, the stronger and grittier we'll become as a result. Picture: a Marine slogging through the mud, or a football playing dusting themselves off to make one more play.<p>However, Shawn Achor, world-famous speaker and author of …

Time Management

I read 15 books this year on happiness, productivity, and success — here are the most meaningful insights I've taken away

The bad thing is that one time a stack of said books collapsed on my desk neighbor.<p>Without a doubt, the books that moved me most this year focused on psychology and behavioral science — and as 2016 draws to a close, I'm reflecting on everything I learned.<p>Below, I've rounded up the most meaningful …

Self-improvement

When The New York Times Defended Putting a Black Man in the Bronx Zoo

One of the biggest attractions in New York City in 1906 was none other than an African man bought and placed in a cage with apes.<p>Just as the late …

Black History

13 Secrets to Being Super Successful | Inc.com

Super successful people understand that there are traits, behaviors, and actions they must take in order to succeed.<p>Their thinking is, "I will do what it takes to get to where I want to go" They know success doesn't come to them. They have to go out and get it for themselves.<p>Here are 13 ways super …

Self-improvement

Solar-Panel Roads to Be Built on Four Continents Next Year

Electric avenues that can transmit the sun’s energy onto power grids may be coming to a city near you.<p>A subsidiary of Bouygues SA has designed rugged …

Clean Energy

10 Brutal Truths About Success No One Wants to Hear (Except People Who Hunger for Success) | Inc.com

Ask successful people how they achieved their success and you'll hear words like "hard work," "sacrifice," and "persistence."<p>Dig a little deeper and you'll find some other common attitudes and habits, like these:<p><b>1. They know their success was only inevitable in hindsight.</b><p>Read stories of successful …

Self-improvement

Want to Perform at a Higher Level Without Doing More Work? Science Says Try This 1 Thing.

Get more done in less time.<p>Running a business can feel like a never-ending battle. You're constantly fighting and putting out fires. Crazy demands are made on your time, mind and stamina. It's not easy, and to succeed, you need to find your competitive edge.<p>Spare time is in short supply, so you …

Synthetic Biology

Surface Studio and Dial hands-on: Microsoft made desktops exciting again

The main attraction is the fancy hinge, which allows you to easily switch between a traditional all-in-one angle to a drawing-board-like 20 degrees. The hinge action is <i>very</i> smooth and extremely easy to activate with one hand. Once set at 20 degrees, it feels sturdy enough to support my weight …

Gear & Gadgets

Machine Learning Is No Longer Just for Experts

If you’re not using deep learning already, you should be. That was the message from legendary Google engineer Jeff Dean at the end of his keynote earlier this year at a conference on web search and data mining. Dean was referring to the rapid increase in machine learning algorithms’ accuracy, …

Machine Learning

Why Most People Will Never Be Successful

Success is continuously improving who you are, how you live, how you serve, and how you relate.<p>"Success" isn't just having lots of money. Many people with lots of money have horribly unhappy and radically imbalanced lives. Success is continuously improving who you are, how you live, how you serve, …

Self-improvement

A world without work is coming – it could be utopia or it could be hell

Robots will eventually do all our jobs, but we need to start planning to avert social collapse<p>Most of us have wondered what we might do if we didn’t need to work – if we woke up one morning to discover we had won the lottery, say. We entertain ourselves with visions of multiple homes, trips around …

Economics

Want to get better at coding? You just have to play this game

Coding is the new English. At least, that’s what websites like Codecademy want you to think.<p>But maybe you’ve held off on trying to improve your coding skills, because you still thought it wasn’t fun enough. Turns out there’s no excuse for you anymore.<p>With Codingame, you practice your coding skills …