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The most important skill nobody taught you

Before dying at the age of 39, Blaise Pascal made huge contributions to both physics and mathematics, notably in fluids, geometry, and probability.<p>This work, however, would influence more than just the realm of the natural sciences. Many fields that we now classify under the heading of social …

Self-improvement

Answering These 10 Questions Yes Will Instantly Prove You Are Meant to Lead People

This self-diagnosis will help determine employees' commitment to their boss, and to their work.<p>Conventional thinking demands that we throw more perks, bonuses, and pay raises at employees to increase their work satisfaction or "boost their morale."<p>But carrot-and-stick methods of motivation don't …

Employee Engagement

8 phrases a great boss will constantly tell their employees

The characteristics that make a good boss differ greatly from those that make an average or subpar one. And communication can play a large role in …

Employment

20 books Bill Gates says you should read this summer

Bill Gates loves to read.<p>The billionaire co-founder of Microsoft and chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation reportedly reads around 50 books a year, and he chronicles his literary adventures on his blog, Gates Notes.<p>Gates' book recommendations have included historical accounts like Walter …

Books

What Every Leader Needs to Know About the Rule of 7

Leaders need to shift their management approach as their teams grow.<p>I've written before about the importance of corporate culture, how to define it, and how to enforce it to help your company reach peak performance. Culture is the line a group draws that separates the behaviors they stand for, …

Management

The Best Knives and Multitools of 2018

When weather rolls in, grab one of these. (Courtesy Outdoor Research) Outdoor Research Interstellar ($299) At long last, the holy grail of waterproof jackets. The Interstellar blew our crew away with an uncanny mix of weatherproofing, breathability, and stretch. “It feels softer than a soft shell …

Camping

Warren Buffett and Bill Gates agree this is one of the best books out right now

If you're in search of summer reading suggestions, billionaires Warren Buffett and Bill Gates have you covered.<p>On Monday, the two men, along with …

Sales Emails Getting Zero Replies? It's Probably How You End Your Messages

Use these three steps to write the kinds of calls to action that make people excited to respond to your emails<p>So you've invested time in researching your prospective customers, writing an email that addresses their problems, and making sure to include an enticing subject line and lots of benefits …

Learn Today's Top Job Skills With These 8 Online Courses

Whether you're looking to climb corporate the ladder, try something new, or know who to hire, these resources can help.<p>Competition in the job market …

This Is What Happens When You Combine Weed and Meditation

Marijuana can be a shortcut to enlightenment.<p>I’m a cannabis nurse—a registered nurse who specializes in medical marijuana—and I serve as a patient educator at MarjuanaMommy.com. This makes me intimately familiar with the medical benefits of weed. I also meditate daily. And while I do use cannabis …

Android Is Still Failing Where Apple's iOS Is Winning

Google isn’t to blame for the specific problem of out-of-date Android installs, the device manufacturers are, but that doesn’t stop it being a blight on the OS. Numbers released by Statista show that 25% of Android devices currently in use are running a massively outdated version of the OS from …

Android Phones

25 buzzwords that make smart people sound stupid

At first, euphemisms surfaced in the workplace to help people deal with touchy subjects that were difficult to talk about. Before long, they morphed …

How to Get Out of Your Anxious Mind

You want to feel calm, confident, and in control of your life. Every morning you wake up and vow to find time to meditate, to practice deep-breathing …

Researcher Who Studied the World's Happiest Places for 15 Years: If You're Unhappy, Move

If you're unhappy, you don't just need a new attitude. You need a moving van.<p>Every year various organizations crunch numbers to come with rankings of the world’s happiest places. You’ve probably clicked on one of these lists, and if you’re anything like me, scratched your head at the results. It’s …

11 Seemingly Innocent Habits That Can Actually Make Someone A Toxic Person

For people who are struggling to maintain healthy relationships with their friends, family, and partners, it can help to look at any toxic …

13 grammar myths you should stop believing

Myth 1 — Never start a sentence with 'and,' 'but' or 'so'<p>According to the grammar experts at the 'Chicago Manual of Style,' you don't have to do mental gymnastics to avoid starting a sentence with a conjunction. "There is a widespread belief — one with no historical or grammatical foundation — that …

ISP Data Pollution

Congress's party-line vote will allow ISP's to exploit your family's private data without your consent. See "<b>Senate Puts ISP Profits Over Your …

Machine Learning

Steve Jobs's Advice on the Only 4 Times You Should Say No Is Brilliant | Inc.com

In the frantic pace of life to do more and be more, we hardly think about the importance of <i>focus.</i><p>That's why, for those free-spirited, creative thinkers and entrepreneurs chasing after their dreams, this prophetic quote by Steve Jobs 21 years ago hits the nail on the head even more so today. Here's …

Time Management

Bank of America has found the formula for a market meltdown — and we're dangerously close

The scorching-hot stock market is fresh off yet another week of new record highs, yet one glaring question remains: When will it all come crashing down?<p>The global investment strategy team at Bank of America Merrill Lynch has an idea.<p>The firm, which has repeatedly warned of investor overexuberance, …

4 Powerful Lessons You Gradually Learn as You Let Go of the Past

If somebody is working on themselves and changing for the better, it’s unnecessary to keep bringing up their past. People can change and grow. You …

In this extract from his new book, Johann Hari, who took antidepressants for 13 years, calls for a new approach<p>In the 1970s, a truth was accidentally discovered about depression – one that was quickly swept aside, because its implications were too inconvenient, and too explosive. American …

Depression

12 Knots Everyone Should Master

<i>Last Updated December, 2017: We’ve updated the formatting on this post for clarity. Links have also been updated.</i><p>Our Go-To: Water Knot<p><b>Climbing</b> …

The Ultimate Outdoor Gear Repair Kit

To avoid spending your hard-earned money on new outdoor gear, invest in a gear repair kit. Keep one in your thru-hiking backpack, your gear closet, …

Outdoors Gear

This is What Entrepreneurs Must Do in 2018 To Drive Sales Success | Inc.com

Every year, around this time, business leaders set goals, plan, and strategize.<p>Nothing ever goes according to plan. Yet, if you don't plan, you fail.<p>You plan so you will know what to execute on and how you will grow your business.<p>As entrepreneurs and sales leaders, you all know that taking the …

Entrepreneurship

What are your must-read tech books for 2018?

Hey there!<p>Though New Year’s resolutions have never played an important role in my life, I am now taking this occasion of a new year to purposely …

Books

Here Are the First 6 Books You Should Read In 2018 | Inc.com

If you love lists, December is a fun month to browse the internet. These lists usually take one of two forms: You're looking back on the previous year or eyeing the horizon for the year to come.<p>Some of the lists in the rearview mirror are autopsies. Here's what went wrong or the biggest flame …

Self-improvement

5 Excellent Apps to Make This New Year Your Strongest Yet | Inc.com

In researching the productivity-focused <i>The Ultimate Bite-Sized Entrepreneur</i>, I discovered one strong truth: The difference between success and failure is priorities. You have to know what to focus on, what to keep on the radar and, to paraphrase LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman, what fires to let …

Time I

Is Your Culture Suffering From Death by Meeting? Try This 1 Simple Change | Inc.com

As an executive coach, I hear a lot of reasons why senior people can't get more done: everything from direct reports who don't take initiative, bosses who have unrealistic expectations, vendors who fail to deliver, and customers who want the world but don't want to pay for it. However, the number …

Management

The Best National Park in Every State

From sea to shining sea, our nation is packed with unforgettable, beautiful, and important sites from the National Park Service.<p><i>Originally appeared</i> …

29 of The Most Surreal Landscapes on The Planet You Must See

Alien visions right here on Earth.<p>Earth is full of bizarre landscapes. Some are land formations moulded over thousands of years, while others are …

National Parks