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For Animals, Plastic Is Turning the Ocean Into a Minefield

From getting stuck in nets to eating plastic that they think is food, creatures worldwide are dying from material we made.<p><b>On a boat off Costa Rica,</b> a biologist uses pliers from a Swiss army knife to try to extract a plastic straw from a sea turtle’s nostril. The turtle writhes in agony, bleeding …

Pollution

Global warming will depress economic growth in Trump country

A working paper recently published by the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond concludes that global warming could significantly slow economic growth in the US.<p>Specifically, rising summertime temperatures in the hottest states will curb economic growth. And the states with the hottest summertime …

Climate Change

Deadly heat waves will destroy India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh if our current rate of climate change keeps pace

If the scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) are to be believed, almost the whole of South Asia, including the northern part of India would be uninhabitable, thanks to climate change.<p>If this rate of climate change keeps in pace, deadly heat waves will destroy India, Pakistan …

8 habits incredibly interesting people all have in common

Interesting people have a special magnetism. They tell incredible stories and lead unusual lives. But what exactly makes them so captivating?<p>They're curious more than anything else. An interesting person is always excited to explore the world, and this energy radiates outward.<p>Some people are …

This Quick Mental Exercise Will Bring You Immediate Clarity & Motivation | Inc.com

A common way to clarify what you want in life is by imagining yourself on your death bed. Similarly, Dr. Stephen Covey invites readers of <i>7 Habits of Highly Effective People</i> to imagine their own 80th birthday party.<p>What kind of legacy would you like to <i>leave behind</i> is the idea.<p>Although imagining your …

How Emotionally Intelligent People Give Negative Feedback | Inc.com

It's a moment you always dread. Someone--your employee, your partner, your child, or even a vendor--has failed to fulfill a commitment to you, or delivered a poor performance. Now you have to give that person negative feedback. Your goal is to avoid a repeat of whatever went wrong. Your fear is …

Emotional Intelligence

You Have a Great Idea, But Do You Have the Confidence and Persistence To Build It?

How this health care innovator and his partners built a business that mattered.<p><i>In this ongoing series, we are sharing advice, tips</i> <i>and insights from real entrepreneurs who are out there doing business battle on a daily basis. (Answers have been edited and condensed for clarity.)</i><p><b>Who are you and</b> …

Number One Habit You Need To Develop To Become A Great Leader | Inc.com

If you want to be a great leader then you need to have great leadership qualities such as authenticity, integrity, humility, etc., and you need to deliver.<p>At the end of the day, great leadership is all about getting results.<p>That doesn't mean the <i>end justifies the means</i>, but it does mean that if you …

Motivation

4 Social Media Trends You Need to Know About for Next Year

2018 is just around the corner. Are you ready for it?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The end of the year is quickly approaching -- the holiday season is right around the corner and 2018 is just a few months away. Social media gives your brand an incredible opportunity …

This 3-Letter Word Will Make You Live Longer and Happier, According to Science | Inc.com

Ever encountered something so vast, so beautiful, so intense, that your mind struggled to comprehend it? There's a word for that, and multiple studies have concluded that it's very good for your health. It's the experience of <i>awe</i>.<p>Psychologists describe awe as those feelings we get when we're touched …

Psychology

The 2 Most Important Attributes of Any Good Entrepreneur

Maximize these attributes in your work and expect a big payoff.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneur Network partner Greg Rollett has always said there's no real secret to success -- if you do the work, you'll get the reward. That's why, when Rollett got sick …

14 Podcasts That Will Increase Your Business and Make You More Successful | Inc.com

If you own or aspire to own a business, here's my new list of recommended podcasts for founders and entrepreneurs looking for wisdom on anything from internet marketing, productivity and motivation to virtual assistants, startup growth and scaling. Have one you'd like to recommend? Leave me a …

Entrepreneurship

6 Social Media Trends to Prepare for in 2018 | Inc.com

When it comes to reaching audiences, effectively distributing your content, and building a following around your brand, social media offers a wealth of possibilities. It's where your audiences already live and engage with content, which makes it a convenient platform for brands. Its built-in …

Social Media

20 Things That Homeowners Should Do Annually, but Don't

Inspect the House After Winter<p>1/20<p>1/20<p>Canadian winters can be brutal on houses. After a long, hard winter, head outside and inspect your home. Check …

Home Improvement

This 10-Minute Routine Will Boost Clarity and Creativity | Inc.com

"Your subconscious mind works continuously, while you are awake, and while you sleep." -- Napoleon Hill<p>Your subconscious never rests. It controls your heartbeat, blood circulation, digestion, and all the vital processes and functions of your body. It knows the answers to your problems.<p>What happens …

Creativity

H&M Group unveils new vision for retail with opening of Arket brand in London

H&M Group is set to unveil its new approach to retail tomorrow with the launch of its Arket brand in London.<p>The store on Regent Streetwill sell …

Want a drone to deliver your online purchases? Move to Iceland

From the country that’s <i>still</i> live-streaming a McDonald’s hamburger eight years on comes a stab at an altogether more sensible project: drone delivery.<p>…

McDonald's

The Beginner's Guide to Ecommerce SEO

Getting more traffic is top of mind for any business owner, so the thought of mastering ecommerce SEO has probably crossed your mind once or …

Here’s a Retail Job That’s Still in High Demand: Data Scientist

Despite an onslaught of bankruptcies, store closures and layoffs, there’s one retail job that’s still in hot demand: data scientists.<p>The battle …

New Research Shows a Good Brand Website Is More Important Than Ever | Inc.com

<b>For generations, retail was simple. Brands sold to retailers and retailer sold to shops. But in the age of the internet, consumers can interact directly with brand manufacturers. And while this may seem like a small thing, it actually has a dramatic change on the way people interact with business</b> …

eCommerce

4 Little Things that Will Matter a Lot More to You in 40 Years

God willing, you’ll be gifted another 40 years of life experience.But even if you aren’t, the core principle of this article remains relevant:<b>As you</b> …

How to Get a Life-Changing Haircut According to Garren, the Legendary Hairstylist Who Has Transformed Everyone from Victoria Beckham to Kendall Jenner

When Kendall Jenner wanted to transform her hair, she asked for Garren, the legendary hairstylist who has worked with the likes of Diane Sawyer, Linda Evangelista and Gigi Hadid. "She did her homework, that helps me," Garren explained. It turns out, that's his first piece of advice to anyone who …

The Mental Trick You Can Use This Weekend to Become More Resilient and Confident | Inc.com

Abundance is commonly accepted as something that helps us live more fulfilling lives. But why?<p>Simply, it's because operating in a state of abundance leads to a growth mindset. While operating in a state of scarcity leads to a fixed mindset that places invisible ceilings on your potential.<p>Abundance, …

Self-improvement

The world’s largest floating solar farm is producing energy atop a former coal mine

The Chinese city of Huainan is rich in coal—very rich. By one 2008 estimate, it has nearly a fifth of all of China’s coal reserves.<p>Now the city has become home to the world’s largest floating solar farm. Appropriately, it has been built atop a former coal mine, which had become a lake after being …

Renewable Energy

Successful Entrepreneurs Never Compromise on These 5 Fundamentals

Caring for your health and family gives you the stamina and motivation to develop a sound business strategy that delivers real value.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you’re reading this, more than likely, you have ventured into the world of online business at some …

The teenagers getting plastic bags banned in Bali

<b>(CNN) —</b> "Welcome to Bali! Do you have any plastic bags to declare?"<p>If you've traveled to the lush Indonesian island of Bali recently, you might have received this peculiar greeting at the airport.<p>It would have come from Melati and Isabel Wijsen who have been campaigning for four years to get …

20 Truths About Billionaires That Nobody Understands

The world has billions of people but only a few billionaires.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Successful individuals are known for sharing similar habits such as waking-up early, saving, providing value to others, and taking calculated risks. But, sometimes the person or …

Want to Be Much Happier? Science Says Always Do Any 1 of These 8 Things | Inc.com

We all want to be happier and feel a greater sense of fulfillment. That's why I often write about what happy people do more often, about some of the habits of remarkably happy people, about things to stop doing so you can be happier at work, about simple daily habits of exceptionally happy …

Happiness

Willpower Doesn't Work. Here's How to Actually Change Your Life | Inc.com

<i>"Many people think that what the addict needs is willpower, but nothing could be further from the truth."  -- </i>Arnold Washton, PhD<p>If you want to make any permanent change in your life, willpower won't get you there.<p>Whether you want to get healthier, stop using social media so much, improve your …

Self-improvement