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10 Things Incredibly Likable People Never, Ever Do (and Why You Love Them for It)

What you do can make you extremely likable, but so can what you don't choose to do.<p>Some people are incredibly likable because of the things they do. Some people are incredibly charismatic because of the things they do.<p>And some people are incredibly likable because of the things they <i>don't</i> do.<p>If you …

Self-improvement

At Facebook and Google, Highly Successful Teams Use This 3-Word Question to Spark Creativity (With Incredible Results)

This short phrase has immense power, and can help your team block out doubt and find creative solutions.<p>Imagine you're a leader, and you want your team to accomplish ambitious goals. (Maybe you don't have to imagine.) There are three basic questions you can ask at the outset.<p>All three questions …

Creativity

8 Places Successful People Find Their Motivation

I had 22 jobs before I started my own business at the age of 23, and I didn't want one more boss telling me what to do. - Shark Tank investor Barbara Corcoran<p>A lot of us struggle with motivation -- especially after a personal or business failure. Not to be cold, but at some point we all have those …

Motivation

50 million-dollar business ideas you can launch for cheap (or even free)

It’s no longer taboo for people to ditch the daily 9-to-5 grind and start their own business. In fact, it’s beyond easy starting a business for …

The end of the internet startup

We haven't had a major new technology company in more than 10 years.<p>Silicon Valley is supposed to be a place where a couple of guys in a garage or a dorm room can start companies that change the world. It happened with Apple and Microsoft in the 1970s, AOL in the 1980s, Amazon, Yahoo, and Google in …

Silicon Valley

What the King of Hawaii Can Teach Us About Trump

A political fable from 1819.<p>To the ever-expanding literature of How to Explain Trump, I’d like to add a short little fable. It was first told 35 years ago by Alasdair MacIntyre, one of our greatest living philosophers, but it concerns an actual event that took place in the kingdom of Hawaii in …

Political Science

The most breathtaking natural wonder in every state

Picking 50 wasn't easy, but here are the most beautiful natural attractions in each state.<p><i>Melissa Stanger contributed to an earlier version of this post.</i>

The next education secretary: Polarizing, powered by personal story

The nation’s next education secretary is a man driven by what might have been had he not found refuge in public schools.<p>John B. King Jr.’s mother died of a heart attack when he was 8, and then his father descended into Alzheimer’s disease, leaving King an orphan at age 12. He moved around a lot, …

The Most Misread Poem in America

By David Orr September 11, 2015<p>On Poetry<p><i>Everyone knows Robert Frost’s “The Road Not Taken”—and almost everyone gets it wrong.</i><p>Frost in 1913.<p><i>From</i> The Road Not Taken: Finding America in the Poem Everyone Loves and Almost Everyone Gets Wrong, <i>a new book by David Orr.</i><p>A young man hiking through a forest …

A Prefab Shed that Provides Refuge for Work and Play

When Marco V. Morelli’s home office became his daughter’s bedroom, he found an ideal workspace in an unexpected place—his backyard.<p>In the end, it was sheer desperation that pushed Marco V. Morelli out his back door and into his yard.<p>Morelli and his wife, Kayla, were running a successful Web-design …

7 Smart Tactics for Running Your Startup on a Budget

Whether you're just starting out or need to cut down on current expenses, these economical tips will set your business up for success.<p>A. Be Flexible With Your Finances<p>If you aren't independently wealthy, you're probably going to take a pay cut (or work for free). Bootstrapping doesn't work if you …

Young Monmouthshire entrepreneurs to pitch on Dragons' Den

<b>Two entrepreneurs are among the youngest to ever face the Dragons' Den panel.</b><p>Sky Ballantyne, 12 and sister Kia, 14, will appear on the BBC Two show on Sunday.<p>They will pitch their gadget Crikey Bikey, a harness to help parents teach children to ride bikes safely.<p>After winning their Monmouthshire …

August in Latin America: All the tech news you shouldn't miss

Brazilian personal finance management startup GuiaBolso raised a $7 million series B round of funding led by Ribbit Capital, with participation from five other international VC firms, as well as angel investors. Existing investors Kaszek Ventures, e.Bricks and Valor Capital were among them.<p>As for …

iPhone 6S Will Crush All Previous Sales Numbers, But Will Kill The iPad Mini

Speculation grows over what else Apple will announce next week (Ewan Spence covers the predictions here on Forbes), and we’ve had enough leaks about the specs of the iPhone 6S to spoil what product announcement Tim Cook will make for the device itself. But what is being overlooked is just the sheer …

Fall Home Decor: 9 Color Trends To Try

You might want to rethink this season's color palette.<p>For some reason – it's hard to say exactly how it came about – fall is largely associated with dark colors. Perhaps it's the early sunset or the leaves' shift from green to orange to brown, but pastels, and fun prints shouldn't be relegated to …

Ryanair and 3 More Aviation Trends We're Tracking at Skift This Week

Every week we post hundreds of stories across various sectors in travel, connecting the dots across various global trends, and in these weekend posts …

Tourism

Apple will show a lot more than iPhones at its September event

In just a few days, Apple will hold its annual iPhone event in San Francisco.<p>And although we're not expecting any announcements on the scale of the …

Why the new Apple TV could be the most revolutionary Apple product in years

At long last, it appears that Apple is going to unveil the updated version of Apple TV.<p>This will be an enormous disappointment to some Apple faithful, who have been fantasizing about an entire television set designed by Apple. But that was always a dumb dream. No matter how beautiful an …

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Should this couple dig away at mortgage debt or grow their RRSPs?

Since their June wedding, Jen and Jay have been consolidating their finances with a view to paying off their mortgage as quickly as possible and retiring in a few years. She is 57, and he will be 60 this fall.<p>Both have senior positions, Jay in management, Jen in education. Together they bring in …

15 Qualities You Need to Develop Mental Toughness

Mental toughness is a huge indicator of success. Here's how to know if you've got it.<p>We all reach critical points in our lives where our mental toughness is tested. It might be because of a toxic friend or colleague, a dead-end job, or a struggling relationship.<p>Whatever the challenge, you have to …

Emotional Intelligence

Ice Chefs are Real, and Hope Clarke Is the Realest

Crystal-clear no-bubble ice cubes and spheres inspire awe at fancy cocktail bars. There's an art and a science to it. And ice chef Hope Clarke (the "Ice Queen") wants to tell you about it.<p>They call her the Ice Queen. And for <b>Hope Clarke</b>, a professional ice chef who gained a cult following for her …

David Bowie

Up in the Air: Meet the Man Who Flies Around the World for Free

The boarding procedure has barely started at Chicago O’Hare, and Ben Schlappig has already taken over the first-class cabin. Inside Cathay Pacific …

University of Florida

How to Be More Productive and Eliminate Time-Wasting Activities by Using the 'Eisenhower Box'

Dwight Eisenhower lived one of the most productive lives you can imagine.<p>Eisenhower was the 34th president of the United States, serving two terms from 1953 to 1961. During his time in office, he launched programs that directly led to the development of the Interstate Highway System in the United …