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25 Cheap Spots for Working Out on a Budget

<i>Welcome to Racked's Fitness Week: five days of workout coverage, so that you can start your New Year's resolutions off right.</i><p>Synergy Fitness; Image via Synergyfitclubs.Tumblr.com<p>Though we'd love to attend the city's boutique fitness studios every day, the truth is our wallets won't allow it. …

How to Be a Family-Friendly Boss

I have a friend who is an ascending executive at an international financial firm. His career has always been demanding- long hours, lots of travel, ultra-high performance standards (which he always has met or exceeded). Several years ago, when his daughter was quite young, he was considering …

The scary thing about Puerto Rico’s population: It’s leaving the island for good

Times are tough in Puerto Rico. The financial crisis has left the island buried in $70 billion in debt, and it’s on the verge of seeing its bonds downgraded to junk.<p>It’s people are also leaving the island at a near record rate. The mass exodus seen in the 2000s is the worst since almost half a …

Caribbean

6 End-Of-Year Questions To Ask Your Tax Advisor

Your end-of-year to-do list may seem full already. But it’s not complete unless it includes a conversation with your accountant.<p>Now that you can see how your year has ended up — whether you’ll be getting that raise you angled for, had your first child, bought a new house or launched your own …

Five Signs that Your Mentor Is Giving You Bad Advice

Not long ago, I attended the “Forever Green Leadership Gala” in Menlo Park, a fundraiser for The Girl Scouts of Northern California. The event honored two women with impressive accomplishments: Noosheen Hashemi, who earlier in her career spent a decade at Oracle and was instrumental in its 1991 …

This company wants to help you escape your terrible corporate job

After three years of working at Ernst & Young in London as a management consultant, Dominic Jackman felt unfulfilled and decided it was time for a change. In 2009, he asked his boss for a sabbatical but was told “no.” In the past three months, six of his colleagues had also asked for sabbaticals …

Android vs. iOS Development: Fight!

The eternal startup question “Android or iOS first?” grows ever thornier, with news that Android’s market share exceeds 80%. But never mind the managers and non-technical founders: what do <i>developers! developers!</i> think of that divide? Whoever makes life easier for them gains a sizable edge.<p>And by …

How I Became the Kind of Person Who Can Work a Room | Inc.com

I did it. I went to a cocktail party where I didn't know anyone, and successfully chit-chatted for two hours. (Not to myself. I actually spoke with other people.)<p>I have never been good at the kind of networking where you're supposed to walk into a room full of strangers and walk out with …

Yahoo Adopted One Of Microsoft's Worst Ideas, Just As Microsoft Killed It Off

Looks like Yahoo and Microsoft are pulling a switcheroo.<p>Microsoft told employees on Tuesday that it's ending its so-called "stack-ranking" system. Under Microsoft's infamous system, workers were ranked on a curve, and those at the low end would be fired or dealt with in some way. The goal in …

North Korea publicly executes 80, some for videos or Bibles, report says

As many as 80 people were publicly executed in North Korea earlier this month, some for offenses as minor as watching South Korean movies or possessing a Bible.<p>South Korean newspaper JoongAng Ilbo reported that the so-called criminals were put to death in seven cities across North Korea on Nov. 3, …

New heart scans could identify those at highest risk of attack

A new method of scanning the heart using high resolution images and radioactive tracers could help identify people at highest risk of a heart attack.<p>The test, developed by researchers at the University of Edinburgh, can identify dangerous fatty plaques in the heart's arteries, which can lead to …

There’s one key difference between kids who excel at math and those who don’t

“I’m just not a math person.”<p>We hear it all the time. And we’ve had enough. Because we believe that the idea of “math people” is the most self-destructive idea in America today. The truth is, you probably <i>are</i> a math person, and by thinking otherwise, you are possibly hamstringing your own career. …

Mathematics

The Extreme Measures One Man Took To Learn About Online Tracking

Curtis Wallen spent 10 Bitcoin and six months scouring the deep Web for enough details to create an entire new person. His project raises questions about anonymity, identity, and privacy.<p>Aaron Brown has scruffy brown hair, a thin mustache-goatee combo, and one of those mouths that rests in a frown. …

Slow Cooker Sugar + Roasted Garlic Pot Roast Sandwiches

Crockpot Brown Sugar + Roasted Garlic Pulled Pot Roast Sandwiches.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> September 13, 2013 141<p>It’s Friday. Let’s do this thang.<p>This crockpot …

Charlie Hamilton: Most Successful People Worked When They Were Young | Inc.com

Charlie Hamilton, a serial entrepreneur and champion of Lemonade Day in Lubbock, Texas, knows all about running a successful business. But when it comes to raising successful kids, he realizes you sometimes just have to say "no."<p>“Successful adults often worked when they were young," he writes in <i>The</i> …

Change the World and Get to Bed by 10:00

Let’s say you believed deeply in the importance of sleep health, and you wanted to start a movement to change people’s attitudes and behavior. Maybe, like Arianna Huffington, it’s a personal crisis that convinces you. Or maybe it’s a key piece of research or two that opens your eyes, as it were, to …

Living the 7 Entrepreneurial Virtues | Inc.com

Last month, I shared how to avoid the 7 deadly entrepreneurial sins so you could innovate without fear. But entrepreneurs, and those who are entrepreneurial in their roles, aspire to live life beyond mere survival and safety. They strive for something bigger and more meaningful.<p>So here are …

Entrepreneurship

Big Data Tools Are Not Just for Big Business | Inc.com

I've written in the past that big data is a big deal, and in the words of marketing technology specialist Robert Cole, "too bad the vast majority of business leaders have no clue what it is, how to use it, or why it's important to their businesses."<p>So what is it, exactly, besides this year's …

Do Yourself a Favor: Hire Nice People | Inc.com

<i>Luis von Ahn, the co-founder of Captcha, never cared much about culture. But that was then. He tells Inc.'s Jeremy Quittner that in his new venture--Pittsburgh-based language teacher Duolingo--his priorities are very different.</i><p><b>What is the single most important thing you've learned from your</b> …

Manufacturing Can Help Save the Economy, If We Fix These 6 Gaps | Inc.com

It seems hard to believe with people still struggling to find work, but there are 600,000 jobs in U.S. manufacturing that aren’t being filled because employers say they can’t find applicants with adequate skills, according to a recent survey.<p>At a recent event at the Aspen Institute in Washington, …

Are Americans Overly Confident About Entrepreneurship? | Inc.com

The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor, a yearly report funded by Babson College, concluded Wednesday that Americans are more bullish than ever about starting a business--even if their entrepreneurial ambitions will never materialize into the profitable business they believe it will become.<p>So does …

The Case for the 'Entrepreneur Generation' | Inc.com

My neighbor Adam is a so-called Millennial. That means, according to those who follow pop culture today, that he is between the ages of 19 and 30. (He's 21.) Adam will be entering his senior year of college in September at Penn State. He was born the same year that Bill Clinton was elected …

How to Raise Funding Without Selling Out | Inc.com

Change.org, the online petition platform which we recently named one of <i>Inc</i>.'s Most Audacious Companies, has landed $15 million funding from the Omidyar Network, as well as the impact investing firm Uprising. It's the first institutional investment Change.org has accepted since it was originally …

Is NYC the Next Silicon Valley? | Inc.com

Four entrepreneurs think New York is on the way to becoming the next Silicon Valley. Are they right?<p>New York is notoriously unfriendly to start-ups, and during a recent mayoral forum the candidates said as much. But launching a company here has gotten easier, explained members of a Made in New York …

Build to Sell (Even If You Don't Plan on It) | Inc.com

We all know the saying that it's better to be lucky than smart. I needed a lot more than luck to build the records-storage business that I sold in 2007 for $110 million, but I've recently realized I was luckier than I knew in deciding to sell when I did. Therein lies a lesson in the importance of …

3 Ways to Spot a Liar | Inc.com

It would be nice if every job candidate, negotiating partner, and potential supplier told the truth. But here in the real world, being in business means separating spin from reality.<p>Police shows and folk wisdom offer suggestions, but these commonly held "tells" aren't useful for spotting deception. …

Super Coder, or Manager? Why Your Top Geek Can't Be Both. | Inc.com

If you’ve bootstrapped your business to survivability--you’re out of the Uht-Oh-I-Don’t-Know-If-We’re-Going-to-Make-It zone--you can probably see the next big challenge just waiting for you. And this one’s no piece of cake, either.<p>You’re probably adding people, and you can’t have 30 direct reports, …