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A Dutch 'boy genius' said he could get the ocean to clean itself. Turns out, he's right.

<b>In 2012 — when he was just 18 — Dutch inventor and entrepreneur Boyan Slat gave his first TEDx Talk about cleaning up the ocean .</b><p>In his talk, he laid …

Pollution

Science Discovered That Banning Small Talk from Your Conversations Makes You Happier (Try Asking These 13 Questions Instead)

It's time to delete questions like 'what do you do?' and 'where do you live?' from your vocabulary forever.<p>Ever walk into a networking event or cocktail party and all you hear is superficial chit-chat? The small talk is deafening and doesn't evolve into anything substantial. You can hardly stand …

Happiness

Bill Gates Wants You to Watch These 9 TED Talks

You can read what Gates called "one of the most important" books he's ever read, or you can watch these short but amazing TED Talks.<p>In an interview published in <i>Time</i> magazine earlier today, Bill Gates said that the late Hans Rosling's book <i>Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World--and Why</i> …

Bill Gates

How Ordinary People Become Extraordinary

Everyone has the potential, but the habits necessary are adopted only by the few. Will you be one of them?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Elon Musk has been quoted as saying, “I think it’s possible for ordinary people to choose to be extraordinary.” Now, whether you …

Motivation

7 Ways to Get People To Like You From an FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

Self-help

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 …

20 Luxury Vacations That Are Surprisingly Affordable

Just because you’re not a member of the one percent, it doesn’t mean you can’t travel like it. Whether it’s booking a safari adventure or vacationing …

Luxury Lifestyle

51 Motivational Quotes to Inspire Willpower, Determination, and Success

Success requires inspiration... and determination.<p>Every successful person I know has willpower, determination, and drive. They may not be smarter than everyone else. They may not be more talented, more skilled, or more experienced.<p>But what they do have is the willingness to persevere. Here are 51 …

Motivation

3 Things You Need to Solve a Really Tough Problem | Inc.com

By the early 20th century, the world's great mathematicians knew they had a big problem. The very foundations of logic, held sacred since the time of Aristotle, were under siege after the discovery of troubling paradoxes by Cantor, Frege and Russell. It was unclear whether things could ever be set …

Eli Lilly

Google's Genius Productivity Hack Will Change How You Innovate | Inc.com

At Google X, the company's "moonshot factory," the mantra is "#MonkeyFirst." The idea is that if you want to get a monkey to recite Shakespeare on a pedestal, you start by training the monkey, not building the pedestal, because training the monkey is the hard part. Anyone can build a pedestal.<p>The …

Innovation

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

Want to Raise Successful Kids? Richard Branson Says Work From Home (Here's How to Do It) | Inc.com

Want to raise successful kids? Richard Branson has a few ideas.<p>He's written at length about how important he thinks it is not to protect kids from their mistakes--to let them fail. But in a recent interview, he also says there's something parents should definitely try to do if they want to spend …

Work from Home

How Working Smarter -- Not Harder Drives Motivation | Inc.com

I'm sure you've come across that old business axiom that says "work smarter, not harder." Whether you're a freelancer, self employed, small business owner, or working nine to five, we're constantly on the lookout for way to improve our productivity. That's why everyone loves that old saying.<p>You're …

Productivity

This 60-Second Breathing Technique Beats Stress, Improves Health and Might Even Cure Your Insomnia | Inc.com

You know that getting a good night's sleep is vitally important for your mental and physical health, mood, and even your brain function. But what if you just can't fall asleep? We all have trouble sleeping at times in our lives, and for some people, it's a constant battle.<p>But there's a simple and …

Yoga

Stop Beginning Your Speeches with 'Good Morning and Thank You' and Start With This Instead | Inc.com

Every presentation is an opportunity to make an impression. You can either use your pitch to build credibility, engagement and buy-in, or blow the chance to share your story in a way that sells.<p>No matter how compelling your message is, if you don't capture your audience's attention in the first …

Public Speaking

The 1 Book That Most Impacted Malcolm Gladwell's Worldview | Inc.com

Every once in a while, you come across one of those books. You know the one: It challenges you; it delights you; it has you consider something vital in a deeper way. You find yourself recommending it to people, gifting it to people, telling strangers on the subway about it.<p>For Malcolm Gladwell, …

Self-improvement

How to Free Yourself From Toxic Situations That Are Bringing You Down | Inc.com

Ever wondered what makes some people highly successful in life while others struggle with basic things?<p>The answer lies in developing habits which yield highly successful results. These habits can be adopted by a simple change of mindset. But in order to do so, we need to know what are the best …

Self-improvement

The 27 Best Books on Writing

An Editor's Advice to Writers<p>For both established and prospective authors alike, the publishing house can seem like a jungle. Luckily, Betsy Lerner is here to lead a safari, citing her vast collection of experiences as an editor as her field guide. <i>The Forest for the Trees</i> motivates writers by …

Writing

A Beginner’s Guide to Adobe Lightroom: Part 1

It is easy to feel overwhelmed with the many different features of Adobe Lightroom. Lightroom has so many possibilities, that even after years of …

Tutorials

Cruise control: a more sustainable alternative in Croatia

Croatia’s hot spots are overflowing with cruise ship passengers but there is a more sustainable way to see the Dalmatian coast – on a 31-passenger vessel that can put in to smaller ports off the big-boat radar Top 10 small-scale cruises worldwide<p>‘And now,” said the old man with the moustache and …

Cruise Ships

Don’t Waste Time Writing Company Blogs Until You Do These 6 Things

Company blogs are an essential part of modern day marketing and brand journalism. I think most organizations realize this by now, but what remains a …

Marketing

A Quick-Start Guide to Video Content: Become Confident on Camera in 5 Steps - Copyblogger

Videos are everywhere.<p>They’re on your Facebook feed, your Instagram wall, and they also come up in search engine results.<p>As a former TV journalist, I …

Videography

‘Red’ Rijeka is ready to rock as European Capital of Culture 2020

Rijeka, Croatia’s third-largest city, will be European Capital of Culture in 2020. But don’t wait, this left-leaning, punk-loving city is ready to rock now – as its locals reveal …<p>Brits flocking to the Adriatic coast this summer have booked more than one million overnight stays, trampling Dalmatian …

European Travel

How to Navigate Google Analytics Like a Pro (Way Beyond the Basics)

It’s not often that we get this lucky.One of the most powerful analytics tools is right at our fingertips.I’m talking about Google Analytics.It …

Analytics

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

World’s Most Beautiful Kayaking Trips for the Ultimate Adventure

Unspoiled nature, stunning scenery, and an increased heart rate are cravings of the adventure travel lover’s soul, and there are few better ways to …

7 athletic brands designing gym clothes that are nice enough to wear in public

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Rhone<p>In the past, sports and athletic wear was mostly regarded as attire that should only be worn to the gym and other training …

Clothing

23 Sure-Fire Conversion Rate Optimization Tactics for Striking Online Gold

CRO is the difference between making a living online and getting rich online.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Want to make money online? Live the life of your dreams? Travel the world as a digital nomad, roaming to remote white-sanded beaches replete with pristine …

Marketing

Get a Complete, College Level Education on Photography - For Free!

One of the most common questions that comes up when a noob is getting into Photography or is thinking about starting a photography business is, …