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15 Questions That Will Instantly Increase Your Emotional Intelligence

Want to sharpen your EQ? It all begins with self-awareness.<p>The decisions you make today will be heavily influenced by your emotions. Sure, hard data and rational thinking may help you reason and draw conclusions, but it's how you <i>feel</i> about those conclusions that will determine whether or not you …

Emotional Intelligence

12 Poor Decisions You Are Probably Making Every Day

The wrong decision could put a damper in your productivity.<p><b>From email to social media to online dating, we make decisions every day without thinking about it.</b>• <b><br>But many of the choices you arrive at this way aren't so wise, like staring at a computer all day or refusing to let your partner's slightly</b> …

A Young Steve Jobs Once Gave This Priceless Leadership Lesson. Here It Is in a Few Sentences

A pre-black turtleneck era Jobs defines the essence of great leadership.<p>A YouTube video that is circulating the internet shows a young and brash Steve Jobs candidly describing his feelings about management and hiring. It's a bit comical to hear him lambasting the idea of having professional …

Here's How I Reduced Robocalls by About 95 Percent

D<p>Have you been getting a lot of robocalls lately? Yeah, join the club.<p>You know what I mean. These are unsolicited calls made to your cell phone. They come in waves - sometimes ten or eleven in a row, particularly if you don't pick them up. Sometimes they identify themselves as "robocaller" but not …

6 Tips When Buying Your Next House Your Realtor Isn't Telling You

Buying a house is not all about checking it out and writing a check, it goes far and beyond this. The house might look perfect for you, and it might …

21 Low-Cost Ways to Make Money from Home

Startup costs can be a real barrier to getting up and running, so here are some work ideas that cost little to no money to consider.<p>Startup costs for training, schooling or equipment can be a real barrier for many people who want to make money from home and are limited to what they already have in …

Employment

You Won't Believe What a Roth IRA Can Do for You

Don't assume that annual $5,500 contributions won't amount to much. They can grow to surprising sums -- like $500,000 or more.<p>Compare the maximum …

What You Need To Know About Russia Memo Mania: Minority Report Edition

After nearly a month of pronouncements, melodrama, headlines and strife, Round One of memo mania is finally complete.<p>House Intelligence Committee Republicans went first with their Feb. 2 salvo that alleged "biased" FBI and Justice Department officials had abused their surveillance powers by …

Cobalt Stocks: What Investors Need to Know

The material is an integral component of the latest lithium-ion battery chemistries. Does cobalt belong in your portfolio?<p>If current technological …

The One Thing That Could Make Or Break Your Small Business

It's not as glamorous as designing your products, developing branding and customer experience strategies, or finding the best people to work for you. If your cash flow isn't right, though, your business won't be either.<p>If you run a small business, you know how critical it is to nail the big things …

What Trump's budget would mean for your medical bills

Health care plays a big role in President Donald Trump's budget released on Monday. While the document serves mostly as a wish list -- Congress …

Health Care

We're about to get the clearest picture yet on how far Trump will go to wreck Obamacare

Blue Cross of Idaho announced Wednesday it would take advantage of the state's new loophole for Affordable Care Act regulations, prompting questions over how the Trump administration will respond.<p>In January, Idaho's government announced it would allow insurers to offer "state-based plans" that did …

We asked Jamie Dimon why JPMorgan is forming a new healthcare company with Amazon and Berkshire Hathaway — here's what he said

Jamie Dimon is fed up with the way America does healthcare.<p>In a conversation with Business Insider's Matt Turner, the JPMorgan CEO explained why he, along with Amazon and Berkshire Hathaway, are banding together to form an independent nonprofit venture to lower healthcare costs for their …

Americans Should Get Ready To Spend Even More Of Their Money On Health Care

The numbers are only rising a little bit, but the U.S. already spends quite a lot.<p>Imagine spending 20 percent of every paycheck on health care. That’s basically what the U.S. as a whole will be doing in 2026, according to a new federal government report published in the journal Health Affairs on …

A Lufthansa passenger filmed a 'demonic' child screaming for 8 hours on a flight — and people are horrified

Sitting next to an upset child is every airline passenger's worst fear — but a YouTube video taken by a passenger on a Lufthansa flight from Germany to New Jersey in August takes it to another level.<p>The Daily Mail first reported the video, which shows a child yelling, climbing on a seat, and …

How to sell yourself in 30 seconds and leave people wanting more

How do you get people interested in you when you only have 30 seconds?<p>Whether you're in a job interview, networking at a cocktail party, or happen to …

Public Speaking

Here’s the Trump Tax Loophole Your Accountant Can Blow Wide Open

If exploiting a tax loophole is as much an art as a science, then the tax planning profession is poised for a creative renaissance.<p>The inspiration is …

4 Ways to Take Money From Your 401(k) or IRA Without Paying a Penalty

Typically, withdrawing from a tax-advantaged savings account before age 59 1/2 results in a 10% penalty. However, there are exceptions.<p>In an ideal …

Warren Buffett Says This 1 Simple Habit Separates Successful People From Everyone Else | Inc.com

Billionaire Warren Buffett, the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, is 87 years old and still capturing the world's attention as the second richest person on the planet (as of this writing).<p>So, how has he done it? Actually, it's not so much about <i>what he has done</i> as it is <i>what he hasn't done</i>. …

Self-improvement

Finally Starting Your Business This Year? Here's Your Ultimate 12-Point Checklist | Inc.com

It's 2018,and you are really doing it. You have long imagined your product on the endcap at Walmart and practiced what you'll say when Mark Cuban grills you about your competitive edge. But this year, you are finally launching a business. Where do you start? We asked some of the top business minds …

Entrepreneurship

The 10 Senate seats most likely to flip in 2018

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> <i>UPDATE: This list, first published January 3, was updated with the news that former sheriff Joe Arpaio is entering Arizona's Senate race and state treasurer Josh Mandel is dropping out of Ohio's.</i><p>Republicans rid themselves of Roy Moore after his loss in Alabama's special election. …

Republicans

Democratic AGs sue Trump at record pace

Democratic attorneys general in a handful of states are mounting a fierce battle against President TrumpDonald John TrumpPruitt dined with Cardinal …

House Approves Temporary Funding to Avert Federal Shutdown

The Senate gave final approval Thursday night to a short-term extension of federal funding to keep the government running for three more weeks while …

Health Care

Bitcoin: New Financial System or Same Old Boys' Club?

As the price of Bitcoin soared to record highs this week—$10,000, $15,000, then $17,000—the meteoric rise that turned early investors into paper …

Fruits and vegetables you should never eat raw — and the ones you should

Depending on how we prepare our favourite vegetables and fruits, some can lose their nutrients if they are cooked for too long.<p>“The best methods for …

15 Foods You Should Eat to Stay Healthy All Winter

Eating a variety of nutrients will keep you going when the cold weather hits<p>Sniffling. Sneezing. Hand sanitizer. It’s that time of year again. Your risk of dealing with an unpleasant sickness spikes once the days get shorter and the air gets colder.<p>The good news is, loading up certain nutrients can …

Wellness

Understand These 7 Types of Investments and You'll Practically Be a Pro

<i>When it comes to your finances, do you take a head-on or head-in-the-sand approach? If you identify with the latter, the good news is you're not</i> …

7 Books That Will Make You Smarter In a Single Plane Ride

Spend your plane ride getting smarter.<p>Flying offers the opportunity to disconnect from the internet — unless you pay for it — and turn your mind off …

Doug Jones’s stunning victory could be the beginning of the end of tax reform

+ Doug Jones and - Susan Collins = real trouble for the GOP’s big tax overhaul.<p>It was supposed to be smooth sailing for the Republican tax plan from here on out. Both the House and the Senate have passed bills that would fundamentally change the tax code for the next generation. They still have …

Republicans

How to Be the Ultimate Networker, According to Tim Ferriss | Inc.com

The media platform Scribd's new podcast, ScribdChat, launches today with the big guns: An interview with Tim Ferriss. The author gets into his new book <i>Tribe of Mentors</i> and secrets behind his popular TED Talk. The biggest insight actually is about networking which, after assembling a who's who for …

Self-improvement