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Want to Land One of the Best Jobs of 2018? Here Are 3 Smart Tips | Inc.com

Glassdoor just released its annual report of the 50 Best Jobs in America for 2018. Data scientist and DevOps engineer took the top two spots. But if you don't have the degree or experience for either of these, fear not! There are plenty of others you can choose from. And if you want to increase the …

Employment

Moms Are LOVING This 4-Minute Clip That Calms Down Angry Kids

There are plenty of resources for teaching mindfulness to moms, but it's an equally beneficial practice for children. Which is why we are loving this …

Mindfulness

How to fix broken Christmas lights

Don't throw away that strand. There's a simple fix.<p>If your holiday lights aren't lighting, there may be a simple fix. One broken bulb or fuse can stop the glow show and leave you with a dark strand. Here's how to identify the problem and how to replace it.<p>Find a broken bulb<p>First, look for any …

Home Automation

The Five Most Important Years for Your Financial Life

To secure your retirement, make the proper moves at a few key moments.<p>When you’re saving and investing for retirement, you can make a lot of progress …

Retirement

A Brief History of Blockchain: An Investor’s Perspective

<i>After many friends and family members asked me to explain my investments in blockchain assets, I decided to write an email. That email turned into</i> …

Blockchain

The Secret to Learning a Foreign Language as an Adult

<i>Answer by David Bailey, CEO of Spotnight, on Quora.</i><p>I’ve learned several foreign languages as an adult. I was able to learn French to conversation …

Language Learning

This Saucy, Speedy Beef & Broccoli Stir-Fry Will Ruin You For All Others

My mother is one of those amazing, self-taught cooks who never uses any recipes or measurements, which is wonderful if you’re eating her food, but frustrating if you’re trying to learn how to cook like her.<p>One year, I decided to try to document some my favorite recipes of hers. I shadowed her when …

Why Do So Many Bosses Fail or Quit? Here's the Whole Reason, Summed Up in 1 Sentence | Inc.com

Increasingly over the years, I have witnessed more companies racking their collective HR brains trying to figure out how to best engage their employees to perform at a high level.<p>Well, put the foosball tables, climbing walls, and nap pods away. Culture is king in shaping employee engagement, and it …

Logging

10 Life Habits All Extremely Happy People Prioritize | Inc.com

Many things in this world are a waste of time. I find myself wanting to maximize every second of my day--from the moment I wake up to the minute I fall asleep. Unfortunately, this high motivation creates a problem--discerning worthwhile habits from practices that don't contribute long-term …

Happiness

One of the Biggest Ethereum and Bitcoin Exchanges Got Hacked

Hackers have stolen user data and money from Bithumb, one of the top five biggest Ethereum and Bitcoin cryptocurrency exchanges, the company said …

Cryptocurrency

Flamingos are tough as hell

With their gangly legs, beady eyes and misshapen beaks, flamingos can come across as comical and wimpy but they're actually incredibly spunky.<p>Most of …

Birds

'Time-Outs' Are Hurting Your Child

Time-out is the most popular discipline technique used by parents and the one most often recommended by pediatricians and child development experts. …

Parenting

Being a ‘Digital Bank’ Goes Beyond a Pretty App

Becoming a 'digital bank' provides an opportunity to improve the customer experience, reducing costs and increasing revenues.

Banking

17 Simple Ways to Save Money Around the House

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Personal Finance

My 400-Person Company Has A Great Work Culture, And We All Work Remotely

FYI, IBM.<p>Here’s a thought experiment: Think of the two cultures of Los Angeles and New York City. Got a mental image of both? Great. Now try to strip out everything geographical—major landmarks, local weather, and so on. What are you left with?<p>When we think of “culture,” so much of that is tied to …

The Workplace

6 Amazing Body Changes When You Give Up Carbs

Simple carbs, such as those found in cookies, candy and chips, are <i>The Bachelorette</i> of the food world. They’ll give you a quick thrill — but you know …

Nutrition

Let’s Be Real, You’re Never Getting A Mentor, So Do These Six Things Instead

Formal mentors are hard; besides, chances you already have the resources you need if you know where to look.<p>I’ve never had a “mentor,” no well-connected older colleague I go to for career advice and moral support. I don’t have regular check-ins involving my professional life with anyone other than …

Employment

Derek Carr makes fun of Seahawks' Super Bowl blunder, says he'll give ball to Marshawn

Raiders quarterback Derek Carr spoke at a press conference on Friday after signing his record 5-year, $125-million deal. At one point, he took a dig at his new teammate Marshawn Lynch’s former team.<p>Carr made it clear that he doesn’t care about his personal stats, which means, he continued:<p>“There’s …

NFL

The Amazon-Walmart Showdown That Explains the Modern Economy

With Amazon buying the high-end grocery chain Whole Foods, something retail analysts have known for years is now apparent to everyone: The online retailer is on a collision course with Walmart to try to be the predominant seller of pretty much everything you buy.<p>Each one is trying to become more …

Customer Service

The Arrival of Artificial Intelligence

Chris Dixon opened a truly wonderful piece in the Atlantic entitled How Aristotle Created the Computer like this:<p>The history of computers is often …

6 Ways Consistently Productive People Get Things Done | Inc.com

You are frustrated because you didn't get enough done.<p>You are not alone. The lack of time (and lack of time management) is an epidemic and a virus eating away at your productivity.<p>Sure, there are thousands of ways to manage time. Smart phones, planners, whiteboards -- there are tools galore. But …

Time Management

A cautionary tale of what can happen when a sports parent pushes too hard

The son suffered his first injury when he lost a tooth on a Brentwood basketball court. He picked it up, threw it to the sidelines, and kept playing as the father cheered the greatest athlete he had ever seen.<p>Aidan Cullen was 8.<p>"I should have said, 'Stop, are you OK?'" said Mark Cullen. "But I …

Parents of Successful Kids Have These 12 Things in Common

<i>This story originally appeared on businessinsider.com.</i><p>Good parents want their kids to stay out of trouble, do well in school, and go on to do awesome …

Achievement Gap

The European Parliament votes to reintroduce visas for Americans

EUROPE and America have been slowly drifting apart for millions of years. Tectonic shift means that the physical distance between the continents …

Trump Administration

This old-school ‘technology’ will make you way more productive

Krista Ray, a 22-year-old theater producer based in New York City, used to keep all of her to-do lists and schedules in one place: Google calendar. …

Productivity

'The 4-Hour Workweek' author says a 3-step process he learned from Tony Robbins drastically improved his life

In many ways, Tim Ferriss carries on a tradition well established by Tony Robbins: finding people at the top of their fields, determining what makes them tick, and then passing those insights along to a general audience.<p>After Ferriss, who wrote the best-seller "The 4-Hour Workweek," interviewed …

Self-improvement

What Are 5 Books That Can Change Your Life?

Little, Brown<p>Bloomsbury Publishing<p>Alfred A. Knopf<p>Farrar, Straus and Giroux<p>Harper & Brothers<p>Farrar, Straus and Giroux<p>Jonathan Cape<p>Viking Press, Dell …

Books

14 ways you can control your home with your voice using Amazon's Echo and Alexa

But then what? Adding to your shopping list? Setting timers? Asking about the weather? Great, but it's pretty similar to Siri in what it can do, and using your voice to buy things from Amazon isn't super exciting.<p>Alexa can do so much more than that, especially for your home. With the help from …

Smart Homes