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These Are the Prettiest Places on Earth to Feed Your Wanderlust

It's normal to overlook the simple pleasures in life when we feel stuck in a place or routine that doesn't fulfill us. But ironically, those are also …

You can take Google's Machine Learning Crash Course for free now

Google’s new ‘Machine Learning Crash Course’ is now available and it’s free for everyone. If robots are coming for your job this class will prepare you for your next one.<p>This same course has been taken by more than 18,000 Google engineers, and this is the first time it’s been made available to the …

Car negotiating secrets for people who hate to haggle

A short stint as a car salesman taught me that dealers are pros who negotiate all day for a living — and they always have the home field advantage.<p>Later, while buying dozens of test vehicles for an automotive website, I was on the other side of negotiations, and experienced the tricks dealers use …

Personal Finance

10 red flags that could trigger a tax audit in 2018

Less than 1% of tax returns get audited by the IRS, but this percentage varies significantly depending on several factors. There are several "red flags" that the IRS looks for that can make it far more likely that you'll be audited and others that make it a near certainty. Here's a list of 10 of …

Retirement

Why These 3 Resume Mistakes Make You Look Out-of-Date in 2018

Some resume formats make you look 'old school' and can get you knocked out of the running.<p>Studies show employers are literally getting thousands of online applications for their open positions today. Thanks to technology, it's never been easier to apply to a job. Unfortunately, that creates a …

Want a Side Hustle That'll Actually Make You Rich in 2018? Read This Book Now | Inc.com

The podcast Don't Keep Your Day Job with Cathy Heller showcases creatives who make a living doing what they love. It tells the stories of people who have figured out how to pursue their life's purpose and get paid for it (it was also, incidentally, the #1 podcast in the "New Year, New You" podcast …

Entrepreneurship

10 Data Science, Machine Learning and AI Podcasts You Must Listen To

With the rapid pace at which technology is driving innovation in machine learning and artificial intelligence, it has become immensely important to …

Data Science

Where the super rich store their money, and where everybody else does

Last month, President Donald Trump reportedly floated a potential new campaign slogan: “How’s your 401(k) doing?”<p>Fair enough... the stock market has …

Stock Markets

Bad Leaders React, But Here's What Good Leaders Do | Inc.com

Driven by their emotions, bad leaders react quickly to situations often without worrying about the facts or the repercussions of their actions, believing that they can always show good emotional intelligence by apologizing later.<p>Unfortunately, it doesn't work like that.<p>Leaders can't just react, …

Emotional Intelligence

4 Nighttime Habits That Will Keep You More Rested, Motivated, and Productive (and They Only Take 5 Minutes) | Inc.com

You've had a long and hopefully productive day. You're ready to unwind and relax until you fall asleep at some point.<p>However, doing that is leaving a lot of potential growth on the table, along with quality sleep. After a long day at work, most people unfortunately fall on autopilot, execute a …

Motivation

Seven apps and tools to organize your life

Restore order to your days.<p>Between work, activities, appointments, and ever-growing to-do lists, many of us constantly feel rushed and anxious. And all too often, the distractions of our smartphones only make this busy pace more hectic. But phones can also simplify your life—it all depends on how …

Apps

4 books every good boss has read

Business leaders think differently, and that's what sets them apart.<p>Once you know how your leadership team thinks, you'll be able to unlock doors that may otherwise be inaccessible. Either your bosses will realize that you have what it takes to move up the ranks, or you will be better situated to …

This App Will Turn You Into a Grammar Wizard

Be a more productive writer in 2018 with Grammarly.<p>Save yourself from grammar-induced embarrassment and invest in a tool that will serve as your personal editor. Developed by linguists and language lovers, Grammarly Premium is an innovative writing app that examines and corrects hundreds of …

Want to Work From Home? Here's the Best Advice From 3,000 People Who Are Doing It Right | Inc.com

Roughly 43 percent of Americans work from home at least some of the time; a fifth of us work from home primarily. Despite some companies recalling employees to the office, the overall trend is rising, in part because science shows people are more productive and happier when they work from …

Home Offices

How to get your hands on a historic M1911 pistol from the US Army stockpile

Americans will soon have the rare opportunity to get their hands on a historic military gun.<p>Only American citizens can purchase one of these World War II combat pistols, the M1911, from the U.S. Army stockpile. And only one can be purchased a year by a qualified buyer.<p>The 1911 is one of the most …

Military

Science says the happiest couples have 13 characteristics

Romantic relationships are challenging, rewarding, confusing, and exhilarating—sometimes all at the same time.<p>Should you take things slowly at the beginning or dive right in? Can things stay hot in the bedroom even after years of being together? What happens when one of you wants to use a holiday …

Relationships

Here's what's in the Senate tax bill - and how it differs from the House's bill

Republicans crossed another major hurdle in their effort to get a tax bill to President Trump's desk by Christmas.<p>In the early hours of Saturday morning, the Senate passed a sweeping tax overhaul bill in largely party-line vote.<p>Just one Republican, Tennessee Senator Bob Corker, voted against it on …

Retirement

Top 5 Ways to Go Into Business for Yourself

Research your target, time it right and then it's all about follow through.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Business makes the world go around. You can either work for one or make your own. I’ve always believed that it’s better to control your own destiny, though.<p>The way …

4 Tips To Become A Consultant For Your Second Career

<i>(The following is adapted from</i> The Consulting Economy: How to Manage Your Career in the Coming Workforce Revolution <i>by Jonathan Dison, published by Lioncrest.com.)</i><p>I’ve had the same conversation hundreds of times with different professionals. It’s the one in which I convince them that not only are …

Employment

Who Pays U.S. Income Taxes (and Who Doesn't)

In a progressive tax system, making more money means paying a higher tax rate. Does it actually work that way?<p>The federal individual income tax has …

LinkedIn's CEO Jeff Weiner Just Shared Some Brilliant Career Advice | Inc.com

With a 97 percent employee approval rating on Glassdoor, LinkedIn's Jeff Weiner has developed a reputation as one of the most beloved CEOs in the world.<p>Weiner recently shared his advice on what it takes to reach employees on a deeper level:<p>"Inspire, empower, listen & appreciate. Practicing any one …

Leadership

The Simple Secret to Building a Great Relationship With Your Boss | Inc.com

<i>What do developers/programmers expect from their manager/supervisor? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p>Everyone will have different assumptions and expectations of their manager and want …

Relationships

The Amazing Ways Coca Cola Uses Artificial Intelligence And Big Data To Drive Success

The Coca Cola Company is the world’s largest beverage company selling more than 500 brands of soft drink to customers in over 200 countries. Every single day the world consumes more that 1.9 billion servings of their drinks including brands like Coca Cola (including Diet and Zero) as well as Fanta, …

Artificial Intelligence

3 Unconventional Sales Tactics That Will Close More Deals

If you keep marketing the same way you have in the past, you'll keep getting the same results. Try something different.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There are a lot of articles on how a business owner can learn to close more deals or sell more product. These articles …

Why a '5 to 9' Schedule Will Make You More Successful Than the '9 to 5' | Inc.com

Before you read on, let's be clear: This article is not another Tim Ferriss wannabe regurgitation about time management or some cheesy cliche about the "early bird catches the worm."<p>I'm not talking about filling your calendar to the brim to make yourself look busier than you really are, but rather, …

Time I

12 Tax Write-Offs That Are Easy to Overlook

Make sure you take advantage of these favorable tax provisions.<p>No one wants to pay more in taxes than they have to, but the U.S. tax code is so …

These 5 Skills Are What It Takes to Become a CEO (And Stay There) | Inc.com

I have had a few C's on my resume over the years: CFO, CEO, and even Chairman of the Board. From that perch, I have observed many capable middle and senior managers seek the "corner office" by demonstrating their management abilities, but without the understanding that most enterprises are …

Leadership

Valero Energy: 10 Minutes Is All You Need To Analyze A Stock's Financials

I am a value investor and a dividend growth investor. I love to build my passive income through increasing dividend payments from high-quality stocks …

Investing

6 truths about money that are tripping you up

<i>— John D. Rockefeller</i><p>The irony of a strong financial life is that you don't really want it. You want what a strong financial life <i>represents</i>: options.<p>the ability to fail and try again someday<br>• more time, to be spent in personally meaningful ways<br>• stronger choices for our loved ones, e.g. schools and …

3 Stocks That Cut You a Check Each Month

Looking for a few stocks that will supplement your monthly income? Here are three for you to consider.<p>If you're investing for income, then you'll …

Investing