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How to Memorize an Entire Deck of Cards, Guaranteed (and Supercharge Your Memory) | Inc.com

Do you want to improve your short-term memory? Do you want to remember names, faces, important details -- basically anything -- more reliably and much more easily? (Or, if you're like me, do you just want to stop feeling embarrassed by your inability to remember the names of people you met five …

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30 New Toys of 2017 That Will Teach Your Kids Valuable STEAM Skills

Play is important for kids of all ages, and learning through play has become increasingly easy, thanks to toys that encourage STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) concepts. From learning how to code to building their own droid or robot, there are so many STEM toys and kits that …

13 Successful People on the Books That Changed Their Lives

Get these on your shelf now.<p>Need a book recommendation for a young, out-of-work, or fledgling wild-card on your Christmas list? Or some words of …

26 of the best business books you can read, from the CEOs and execs who can't put them down

Highly successful people typically work hard, practice the right habits every day and strive for self-improvement, with the latter often coming in the form of a book. If reading is something you're willing to do to sharpen yourself, take some suggestions from more than two dozen executives who have …

Self-improvement

Rebranded as the Palace Royale, This Luxe Illinois Mansion Still Seeks a Buyer

We've come to expect lavish estates in Beverly Hills, CA, and Palm Beach, FL—but not in the suburbs of Chicago. A familiar sight to locals, this …

Evergreen | The Next Web

All stories in Evergreen<p>Coding is fun: here's how to ignite the developer spark in children<p>Basic coding fundamentals are no longer optional for high school graduates who want to excel in the modern workforce. Every child won't grow up to be a developer, but the ability to understand how computers …

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10 Harsh Lessons That Will Make You More Successful

Everyone fails in life, and failure can be a crushing experience. The only thing that separates successful people from the rest is how they respond after they fail.<p>When facing obstacles, you have to decide if you're going to let them be the excuse for your failure or if you're going to make them …

The power of talking sideways to children

Good family communication is the key to successful parenting at all stages, but it’s not always easy. We all know the advice about getting down to a toddler’s tantrumming level, offering a stroppy six-year-old a non-judgmental ear and giving a tired teenager peace to think and a cup of tea after a …

Parenting

23 Things These Successful Executives Do Every Day, No Matter What

Getting ahead in life and work is all about doing the right things, day in and day out.<p>The high achievers in your life likely didn't get where they are by lucky accident. Among other things, success usually involves hard work, perseverance as well as a supportive and loving network of friends and …

14 books every modern gentleman should read

Being a modern gentleman is about more than just knowing what to wear or what to put in your bathroom. It's also about being informed about the world around you.<p>We asked our friends at Amazon Books to put together a list of essential books every man should read, ranging from fiction to …

Books

Are Kids Of Working Moms Better Prepared For Their Future Careers?

Your mommy guilt might be misplaced: A new book shows that working mothers raise great kids.<p>Juggling work and family obligations makes working mothers feel that they’re always dropping the ball somewhere. When you’re at work, you’re missing time away from your kids. When you’re at home, you’re …

5 Best Mail-Order Bacon Companies

The snack of the gods, meat candy, pork belly, edible sex — bacon, by any other name, would taste as sweet and salty. Getting its start as a common …

20 Health Mistakes to Stop Making Before You Turn 40

Want look and feel young into your 40s and beyond? Now’s the time to hit the refresh button.<p>“When you’re in your 20s and 30s, you have forever”—or so …

Salt Self Defense Gun

There's a reason that guns are great for self-defense: they let you subdue potential attackers and intruders from a safe distance. Unfortunately, …

Keep the Pantry Organized with These Storage Essentials

Before kitchens had refrigerators and freezers, the pantry (and related rooms like the “larder” or “buttery”) was an essential storage room for all …

13 tricks Steve Jobs, Jeff Bezos, and other famous executives have used to run effective meetings

We know that meetings tend to fall apart thanks to sloppy agendas and unclear ground rules, but what makes them successful?<p>We researched how some of the most effective executives in history — from the late Apple founder Steve Jobs to Amazon chief Jeff Bezos and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg — run …

Silicon Valley

12 Truths We Wish We'd Known When We Were Young

Dear 16-Year-Old Me,<p>Just you wait.<p>Oh how I cringe when I hear those three words.<p>I cringe because what is inferred is this: you don't have a clue, you haven't seen anything yet, all because the life you have led thus far doesn't measure up to what someone else has experienced.<p>Truth is, I don't want …

Positive Thinking

The Ultimate Nightstand

We are such stuff<br>As dreams are made on; and our little life<br>Is rounded with a sleep.<br>– Prospero, <i>The Tempest</i><p>Sleep is sacred, and the bedroom, the domain …

5 Things I Learned When I Quit My Six-Figure Life and Moved to Mexico

I had my mid-life crisis during a sales meeting. Or more specifically, during one of those cliché icebreaker games in a room of a hundred real-estate …

A Rare Look at Design Genius Jony Ive: The Man Behind the Apple Watch

<i>How Apple’s under-the-radar design genius, Jonathan Ive, has found the way to our hearts.</i><p>I first catch sight of Jony Ive across the Apple campus, in a plain Dodger-blue T-shirt and white painter’s pants, in conversation, nodding. The head Apple designer, who brought you the iMac and the iPad and …

Product Design

11 Quotes About Success From History's Greatest Entrepreneurs

"I didn't fail the test, I just found 100 ways to do it wrong," Benjamin Franklin once said. These attitudes of success are timeless and guide every entrepreneur's journey.<p>While there's an abundance of contemporary entrepreneurs worth quoting, I've long had a fascination with legendary …

Helicopter parenting is increasingly correlated with college-age depression and anxiety.

<i>Excerpted from</i> <b>How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success</b> <i>by Julie Lythcott-Haims, out now from Henry</i> …

Nine Steps for Public Speaking Like a Pro [Infographic]

Worried about your public speaking? The following infographic from the London Speaker Bureau offers tips and tricks for shaking off the fear and …

Presentation that Wow!

How to prepare and deliver effective and engaging presentation. | Five Easy Tricks To Make Your Presentation Interactive, 6 Ideas for Engaging …

Public Speaking

Public Speaking 101: How To Wow An Audience

Over the past year, I’ve started my paid speeches in a counter-intuitive fashion. “I’m not that good a speaker,” I say. “I’m also not smarter than you or more accomplished than you.”<p>My goal is not to lower the audience’s expectations. It’s to stress that everything I’ve accomplished, they can, too. …

Public Speaking

Baselift | By Twelve South

Baselift is another clever and functional product by Twelve South. The thin pad attaches to the bottom of your MacBook, and when needed becomes a …

5 Powerful Productivity Boosts From TED Talks About Life Hacks | Inc.com

Ever get to the end of the workday and wonder where the time went? At 4:54 p.m., I'm having that experience myself right now. It turns out that the way our workplaces and work lives are structured saps our creativity, energy, efficiency, and even our health.<p>To help us all fight back, the folks at …

Time Management

Beautiful book celebrates fatherhood

Becoming a dad is arguably one of the most significant experiences in a man's life. Lincoln-based freelance illustrator Tom Anders Watkins is a man …

Bill Ackman explains everything you need to know about the basics of finance and investing

As the CEO of Pershing Square Capital Management, the hedge fund he founded, he oversees $19 billion in assets.<p>But before he became one of the elite, he learned the basics of investing in his early 20s.<p>He gave a Big Think presentation in late 2012 aimed at young professionals just starting out, as …