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Asking your team how you can help isn't as useful as you thought — and you should stop doing it

You'd think this would be a great question to ask your employees. Surely, I've asked this question, as a CEO myself, to my own team countless of times.<p>Turns out, I'm wrong.<p>The question, "How can I help you?" hurts employees more than it helps.<p>Let me explain.<p>The other week, I ran a workshop. One of …

Employment

What houses look like in every state

If you've ever moved from one state in the US to another, you've probably noticed how much home designs vary across the country.<p>With some help from our friends at Realtor.com, we've rounded up the most popular style of home in each state, according to prospective homeowners.<p>If you love a …

Real Estate

The New Bedtime Story Is a Podcast

James Kee, a 7-year-old from San Francisco, has found something even better than TV. Since the NPR podcast for kids “Wow in the World” debuted in May, he’s listened to every episode three times. “It’s a little funner” than television, James said. “My brain works better.”<p>When the show’s co-host Guy …

Kids

Buy Your First Home in One Year: A Step-by-Step Guide

This is why we created our First-Time HomeBuyer Checklist. The 12-month timeline will help you sidestep common mistakes, like paying too much …

How a high-achieving school in one of America's poorest areas is saving the local community

The otherwise neglected corner of the country is also home to the Red Cloud Indian School, an academic institution of high achievers. Over 95% of the graduating class of 2017 will attend colleges across the country, including Brown University, Creighton, the University of South Dakota, as well as …

Demographics

How to build a strong local food system

<b>It goes beyond farmers' markets and CSA shares.</b><p>Before we had ‘local food,’ we just had food. Communities fed themselves with whatever was produced in …

Agriculture

Buying Like It’s 1999

First-time homebuyers are buying like it's 1999, according to a recent Genworth Financial report, which said 570,000 single-family homes were …

How Redlining’s Racist Effects Lasted for Decades

The appraiser who went to Brooklyn in the 1930s to assess Bedford-Stuyvesant for the government summarized the neighborhood’s prospects on a single …

The Costs of Workplace Rudeness

Aug. 18, 2017 8:59 a.m. ET<p>When we’re pressed at work, it’s tempting to let manners slip. Whether it’s ignoring a colleague’s email request, snapping …

The Ways Your Brain Manages Overload, and How to Improve Them

Information overload is everywhere, from non-stop news to rat-a-tat email inboxes. At the receiving end of this deluge of verbiage is the human brain—<i>your</i> brain— metaphorically endowed with a vacuum cleaner that sucks up information; a container for short-term memory; a blender for integrating …

The Brain

#Koauka. #Koakai. #Thanksgiving. #GivingIsBetter. #KaNupepaKuokoa. In the June 8, 1922 edition of the Hawaiian language newspaper, Kuokoa, a beautiful editorial was written about the virtue and respectful aspects of giving unto others freely and generously. -Translated by Mrs. Mary Kawena Pukui [Source: Hawaiian Ethnographic Notes: Newspaper Collection (HEN) at the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum Archives.] “He Koauka a he Koakai” - “Those of the Upland, Those of the Shore” “The places lived in by this race were divided into two divisions, the places between mountain and sea, and the places on the shore all around the island, called a mokupuni. Those of the upland were called koa-uka and those of the shores, koa-kai. There were recognizable signs that told where a man had come from by his appearance and by what he had in his hand or on his back. What he did made it better known. These things made a better understanding between the two walks of life. When a koauka longed for some fish, he prepared some bundles of poi, wrapped them in ti leaves, put them in a lauhala bag and outside of the whole a carrying net (koko). Then it was carried slung over the shoulder to the shore with the idea of meeting with a koakai and making him a friendly present of these bundles of food. Not for sale, Oh no! Although it might resemble it. The thought in back of it was hidden in the mind of the man for it was a matter of shame among the people of this sacred land to sell to each other. That is, to wait until you were given something before giving anything. Selling is but a modern thing.

The reason why the music industry is about to have a big turnaround, according to Wall Street analysts

Morgan Stanley thinks music streaming subscriptions are the real deal, and it's predicting steady growth for the music industry on the backs of companies like Spotify and Apple Music.<p>"We estimate that industrywide subscription streaming spending grew nearly 50% in 2015 in the US, and has climbed to …

Morgan Stanley

This Entrepreneur Saved His Local Boys & Girls Club $1.8 Million Dollars With A Green Energy Solution

Going green can help businesses save millions.<p>Ted Torre-Bueno, President of Empowered Energy Solutions, was standing in a boardroom at a Boys & Girls Club in San Diego watching a third-grade basketball game through the window and smiling to himself. His company had just turned the facility where …

Fossil Fuels

This MIT Eco-Startup Wants You to Grow Veggies With Your Fish Tank | Inc.com

Inc.<i>'s 11th annual 30 Under 30 list features the young founders taking on some of the world's biggest challenges. Here, meet Grove.</i><p>In 2013, when he was a senior at MIT, Jamie Byron bought $500 worth of supplies at Home Depot and used them to build a fish tank and food-growing ecosystem in the bay …

Boston

Florida Lawns Are Being Transformed Into Edible Farms

Gary Henderson can eat his lawn.<p>Row upon neat row of tomatoes, carrots, sweet lettuce and arugula are growing in the front yard of his home in Orlando, Florida.<p>“I just think that the whole idea of lawns, especially in a place like Florida, is absurd,” Henderson told NPR this month. “Once you get to …

Urban Agriculture

The Music Industry Buried More Than 150 Startups—Now They are Left to Dance with the Giants

High royalty rates prevent profitable businesses from emerging<p>S<b>ince 1997</b>, according to PitchBook, approximately 175 digital music companies were …

Why Financial Literacy Will Not Save America's Finances

The problem with Americans’ household budgets isn’t that people are too dumb to save, but that the system asks too much of them.<p>From taking out loans to pay for higher education to investing for retirement, Americans are shouldering enormous levels of personal financial responsibility—more so than …

Personal Finance

The Bank of Mum and Dad is huge, but not enough to solve housing crisis

If you are aged 50-plus and have children, then the UK’s strongest “Challenger Bank” is probably headquartered in your living room. If on the other hand you are under 40 and trying to buy your first home, your bank managers may well include your parents, or even grandparents.<p>Legal & General’s …

Housing

How To Save 53.8% Of Your Small Business Income Without Tracking Individual Expenses

If you're finally ready to get serious about saving money, then here's how I do it without tracking any individual expenses, disrupting my business cash flow, or making any personal sacrifices.<p>Before I dig too deeply into the technical details, let me tell you a story.<p>When I was 18, everything was …

Personal Finance

ASK A FINANCIAL PLANNER: 'What's the difference between an ETF and index fund?'

<i>What's the difference between an ETF and index fund, and which is better?</i><p>Great question. Before I delve into the specifics, let me give a little context as to why both can be good additions to an investment portfolio.<p>Two of the things that can help your investments weather a tough economy are time …

Investing

These 6 charts explain the world's looming demographic crisis

Those changes will broaden the scope of our study of economics and investing; they will alter our understanding of sociology; and they will radically affect politics and governments.<p>Precisely what these changes will be is difficult to discern and predicting them requires some guesswork, but the one …

Demographics

Prince Gave Us ‘Diamonds and Pearls’ — Plus a Vision of Artistic Control

Prince was a creative legend. He was also a flawed business genius.<p>0<p>SHARES<p>Prince died yesterday of unknown causes, about six weeks shy of his 58th …

'His Music Does The Talking': Manager Owen Husney On Prince's Legacy

When Owen Husney first met Prince Rogers Nelson, the musician was barely old enough to vote — and still going by his government name. "When you meet someone before they became the unapproachable icon, you tend to have a different relationship with them," he says.<p>Husney became Prince's first manager …

Comic Books

Prince, an Artist Who Defied Genre, Is Dead at 57

Prince, the songwriter, singer, producer, one-man studio band and consummate showman, died on Thursday at his home, Paisley Park, in Chanhassen, Minn. He was 57.<p>His publicist, Yvette Noel-Schure, confirmed his death but did not report a cause. In a statement, the Carver County sheriff, Jim Olson, …

Top 10

Cautionary Advice On Getting A Home Equity Line

Since home buying has sputtered, banks are feverishly pushing home equity lines of credit (or HELOCs) to homeowners whose properties have regained much of the value they lost during the housing bust. “Lenders are opening up their spigots,” Sam Khater, deputy chief economist at CoreLogic, a …

Personal Finance

Apple Recovered More Than A Ton Of Gold From Recycled Devices

Helping the environment pays back -- in Apple’s case, to the tune of millions.<p>The tech company says it recovered more than a ton of gold from recycled devices last year -- 2,204 pounds, according to Apple's environmental responsibility report.<p>It came from Apple products that were either dropped off …

Sustainability

How One Tiny Vermont College Is Taking On Big Agriculture

Nobody knows better than a farmer that big things can grow from tiny seeds. The small state of Vermont has already driven major food producers to adopt GMO labeling nationwide.<p>Next, could a humble, environmentally focused college in that Northeastern state help bring Big Ag to its knees?<p>Sterling …

Agriculture

Why Are Music And Journalism Going In Opposite Directions With Micropayments?

You are currently reading this article for free. In fact, Forbes has no paywall, so you can access any article on this website free of charge. Yet, if you are like me or any publisher or, incidentally, a growing cohort of the tech world, you would agree that journalism is not worthless.<p>How do we …

Payment Systems

This is why Finland has the best schools

Unlike in the United States, where many schools are slashing recess, schoolchildren in Finland have a mandatory 15-minute outdoor free-play break …

Brisbane