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The Internet of Growing Things

Connected sensors and big data are changing how farmers grow crops and raise livestock—making food safer and better for everyone.<p>The Internet of Things (IoT) is turning the ancient practice of farming into precision agriculture. Sensors implanted in the soil can tell you when and where to irrigate. …

Farming

15 things you should be doing after work instead of watching TV if you want to be happier

For the longest time, I would come home from work and immediately pop on the TV. It was mindless — after a day of meetings, intensive heads-down work, and never-ending email chains, the only thing I thought I wanted to do was watch five episodes of some sitcom I'd seen hundreds of times before.<p>But …

Coloring Book

To Our Readers

<b>How we will continue to inform and inspire you in 2018</b><p>The world in 2018 will be full of dramatic change, improbable victories, and game-changing breakthroughs. Elections will be won and lost. Olympians will be hailed. Cryptocurrencies will rise and fall. And technology will continue to inexorably …

A step-by-step guide to get richer, healthier, and happier in 31 days

If you don't yet have a plan for 2018, you might be in trouble.<p>Lucky for you, we've already made a plan for you. Above is our 31-day guide to starting off a healthy, wealthy, happy year. Each day is accompanied by a task, along with a quick explanation, below, of why it's important.<p>Read on to find …

UC Berkeley

Jerry Seinfeld's Secret to Being More Productive and Healthier, In Just 4 Words | Inc.com

Whether you're looking to improve your health, wealth, creativity, or transform your year-- Jerry Seinfeld's rise as a comedian can provide a valuable blueprint to achieving your goal.<p>Jerry Seinfeld is a legend to the comedic world and is also part of one of the most successful shows in history. …

Procrastination

This 100-Year-Old To-Do List Method Promises Maximum Productivity

When you’re writing your to-do list, it’s tempting to write down all the tasks you might <i>possibly</i> get done the following day. But where do you even …

Time Management

The Peter F. Drucker Reader: Selected Articles from the Father of Modern Management Thinking

Description<p>Publication Date: <b>December 06, 2016</b><p>The best of Peter F. Drucker's articles on management, all in one place. That "management" exists as a concept, a practice, and a profession is largely due to the thinking of Peter F. Drucker. For nearly half a century, he inspired and educated …

Project Management

How to Keep Your Team Focused and Productive During Uncertain Times

Uncertainty is uncomfortable for everyone. Whether it’s political turmoil or a reorganization at your company, employees who are concerned about their future are likely to be distracted and unproductive. What should a manager do? How can you keep people focused while also helping them cope with the …

Employment

In Your 40s? 2 Stocks You Should Consider Buying

These two stocks could be great additions to your portfolio in the years before you retire.<p>Your 40s are a somewhat transitional time when it comes to …

Investing

This Type of Employee Gets More Sleep, Eats Better, and Exercises More | Inc.com

Every employer wants high-performing employees. Millions of dollars are spent each year trying to improve the engagement and productivity of workers. Yet with all the efforts to improve office environments, a new study shows one group of employees enjoy more sleep (45 percent), eat healthier (42 …

The Workplace

Employees Naturally Trust Leaders That Display These 3 Powerful Habits | Inc.com

A friend recently told me about a previous company trying to lure him back to his old position. In a moment of crisp clarity, he said he could never go back no matter how enticing the offer.<p>The reason? One toxic leader up in the ivory tower making life miserable for others below. I agreed that my …

Leadership

10 Things Employees Want From Leaders (But Won't Tell Them) | Inc.com

It's no secret. Employee satisfaction has everything to do with business success. An employee who jumps ship costs your business around 20 percent of his or her salary -- and that's just part of the impact. Workplace productivity, company culture and brand reputation can all suffer when just one …

Employee Engagement

150+ Educational Websites For Lifelong Learners

This list keeps being updated with more online educational resources:<p>Take a look at EVERLEARNERS.COM<p>If you are anything like me, you have discovered …

Learning

How to Make $1,828 From Every Blog Post You Publish

Earning money from your blog can seem like an uphill battle. It can be particularly disheartening if you’re brand new to it and playing “catch up” …

Marketing

Wisconsin Cheese 'Roth Grand Cru Surchoix' Is Best in the World

10 must-have travel tech accessories

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>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>Vacations are fun (hopefully), but getting to the destination and losing out on some of the creature comforts of home is kind of a drag. …

Televisions

7 Amazing Things You Probably Didn't Know About REM Sleep

The mysterious phase of deep sleep when our most vivid dreams occur has long fascinated scientists and artists. But it wasn't until the 1950s that sleep period -- also known as rapid eye movement, or REM, sleep -- was actually discovered and documented in a lab.<p>You've certainly heard the term REM …

Sleep

The 50 best films of 2015 in the US: No 10 – Mistress America

Continuing our countdown of the best movies released in the US this year, we remember Noah Baumbach’s zippy screwball comedy about female friendship<p>• Tell us your favourite film of the year … and comment on ours • See the full US top 50 so far<p>One of the many recurring themes in Noah Baumbach’s work …

Woody Allen

You can now get a flu vaccine via a 'jet injector,' which shoots it straight into your arm without a needle

Though it may look like something from a sci-fi movie, the PharmaJet Needle-free Jet Injector is inspired by vaccination guns that have been used since the 1960s, according to the US National Library of Medicine.<p>The first ones were powered by electricity or foot pumps and administered smallpox …

Public Health

The Top 10 Workout Songs for September 2015

<i>Flickr: John Loo</i><p>As summer gives way to fall, let the played out songs in your gym mix give way to some current alternatives. This month's top picks have plenty going for them -- with a variety of genres and tempos represented. Moreover, with just a few new tracks here and there, you can re-energize …

Top 10

Sunny Leone's condom ads cause rapes, says this Left leader

After Sri Ram Sene leader Pramod Muthalik, senior CPI leader Atul Anjan holds Sunny Leone and her work responsible for rising rape cases in India. He …

India

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley launches mobile wallet app 'Buddy'

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday launched State Bank of India's mobile wallet app - SBI Buddy - in collaboration with Accenture and …

Perseid meteor shower 2015 – in pictures

The annual meteor display, so-called because it appears to radiate from the constellation Perseus in the north-eastern sky, is a result of Earth’s orbit passing through debris from the comet Swift-Tuttle. This weekend is considered the peak of the shower, which is visible every August

Meteor Showers

Here's Proof That 'Fantastic Four' and 'The Fly' Are the Same Movie

It may not be an obvious connection to make, but Couch Tomato makes it clear in its new "24 Reasons" comparison video: "The Fly" and "Fantastic Four" are indeed the exact same movie.<p>The 1986 20th Century Fox movie starring Jeff Goldblum and Geena Davis, is compared to the 2005 20th Century Fox …

Fantastic Four

Scentbird Aims To Help Men Smell Better

Perfume subscription platform Scentbird was once just for the ladies. But participation in Y Combinator influenced the startup to create a men’s cologne service, Scentbird Men.<p>Scentbird launched out of the Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator nearly a year ago with the goal to provide the roughly …

Startups

Josh Trank's Fantastic Four sinks at US box office

New take on iconic Marvel Comics quartet scores just $26.2m on debut, with Tom Cruise’s Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation retaining top spot<p>Superhero epic Fantastic Four tanked at the US box office at the weekend, taking only $26.2m in the wake of poor reviews and audience derision.<p>20th Century …

Movies

Largest plane in the world to perform test flights in 2016

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen started planning to build the largest plane in the world in 2011, along with several partners -- including Elon Musk. Now, that plane (called Stratolaunch) is under construction at the Mojave Air and Space Port in California, and is expected to undergo testing as …

‘When will India replace cricket with baseball?’ The best comments from a mistaken Indian story on baseball Reddit page - Firstpost

We all know that Reddit users are some of the funniest people on the internet.<p>So can you imagine what happens when a question about Indian news story …

Edge of Stability: A Time-Lapse of Severe Weather and Natural Wonders

Photographer Jeff Boyce of Negative Tilt recently took an epic photography journey across the United States, shooting 70,000 photos across 15 states …

Scientists have taken a high energy x-ray of the sun and the results are stunning

NASA pieced together high energy X-ray images from three of its telescopes around the world to create a stunning mosaic of the sun.<p>The image shows the star's flaring, active surface regions which contain material heated to several millions of degrees. And it's absolutely stunning.<p>Here it is:<p>The …

Astronomy