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7 Pet Peeves of Highly Successful People

<i>By Morgan Quinn</i><p>With more than 25 million copies sold worldwide in more than 40 languages, <i>The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People</i> is one of the most popular self-help books of all time. In this book, author Stephen R. Covey ignored psychology fads and instead offered seven proven principles of …

Elon Musk's ex-wife explains what it takes to be as successful as the tech billionaire

Justine shares some compelling insight into what it takes to reach this level of success in response to a recent Quora thread asking, "How can I be as great as Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, and Richard Branson?"<p>"Extreme success results from an extreme personality and comes at the cost of many …

New software and tech platforms let farmers harvest data, work with precision

JUNIATA, Neb. — Silicon Valley’s reputation for challenging the status quo is becoming apparent in this Adams County farming village. The local …

Artificial Intelligence machine gets testy with programmer

Researchers have shown that machines are inching closer to self-learning, and perhaps even copping a little attitude.<p>Over at Google, a computer program using a database of movie scripts was asked again and again by researchers to define morality. It struggles to do so, and in a conversation …

The science behind losing weight

There are thousands of diet plans out there with lots of different approaches to achieving the same goal: trim the fat.<p>Are there universal truths about weight loss that we can all learn? The answer is yes. There is an undeniable science behind the process of losing weight, and it all boils down to …

God is not on our side: The religious right’s big lie about the founding of America

Reagan and others pushed the idea that we’re a Christian nation chosen by divine providence. That’s not the case<p>One of the more popular and enduring accounts of America’s past is that of its religious founding. Belief that the British-American colonies were settled largely by religiously devout …

8 Things Every Person Should Do Before 8 A.M.

Life is busy. It can feel impossible to move toward your dreams. If you have a full-time job and kids, it’s even harder.<p>How do you move forward?<p>If …

Self-improvement

On Sadness, Family, and the Parenting Lessons of ‘Inside Out’

This weekend, my wife and I took our three sons — 8-year-old twins and their 2-year-old brother — to see <i>Inside Out</i>, which had been described to me by …

In Theory: Is spirituality 'worse' than religious?

Speaking at the Skeptics Society Conference at Caltech late last month, author and outspoken atheist Richard Dawkins addressed the recent Pew study, …

7 Challenges Successful People Overcome | Inc.com

It's truly fascinating how successful people approach problems. Where others see impenetrable barriers, they see challenges to embrace and obstacles to overcome.<p>Their confidence in the face of hardship is driven by the ability to let go of the negativity that holds so many otherwise sensible people …

Self-improvement

How this startup is using algorithms to help farmers battle the drought

As California farmers face sharp water cuts for the first time in decades because of drought, startups are emerging with technology that can help …

Samsung attaches screen to semi-truck to show the road ahead

Getting stuck behind a slow, smelly semi-truck is no fun, but big vehicles are often too hard to pass on a narrow two-lane road. But Samsung just …

Semi Truck

RV Travel Newsletter - RV Travel

13 Truths of RV Living

A week ago, my husband, my three boys, and I loaded all of our earthly belongings (well, it felt like it) into a rental RV and headed out for a 9-day cross-country road trip to see national parks and monuments.<p>We stopped for a swim in the Great Salt Lake, posed under an arch of antlers in Jackson, …

Brutal ESPN report says the LeBron James-David Blatt relationship got ugly during the NBA Finals

Stein, who sat right near the Cavs bench all series (you could see him on in the background on the live broadcast at times), says he saw LeBron "emasculate" Blatt in a variety of ways first hand.<p>In the worst example of the awkwardness between the two, Blatt had to erase a play off his whiteboard …

Microsoft just blew everyone's minds with another incredible demonstration of its holographic headset

Microsoft invited Lydia Winters from Mojang, the creator of Minecraft, to demonstrate how gaming works with the Hololens. For those unfamiliar, Minecraft is pretty similar to Legos, but applied to a virtual world: You can create entire worlds and create little blocky players to explore those worlds …

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The 10 Fastest-Growing Industries In Small Business

Trucking companies and building contractors dominate the fastest-growing industries for small businesses, according to new data from Sageworks, a financial information company.<p>General freight trucking companies have posted, on average, nearly 25% sales growth for the 12 months ended May 31, based …

Small Business

Larry Page and Elon Musk attended the most important robotics event of the year — here's what it was like

There's also spot-the-billionaire.<p>The first one I clock is Larry Page, co-founder of Google, who walks right in front of me leading his young son by the hand.<p>"Larry!" I say, but then hesitate. I'm not sure how this question will end. "Is Google planning to build a race of superbots that will take …

Will Bitcoin Finally Bring Down The House Of Medici?

Dan Morehead Contributor<p>Dan Morehead is CEO of Pantera Capital.<p>In the 14th century, the Medici family used the power of its newly invented, double-entry accounting system to build a cross-border banking empire that banks still use today. Now more than 600 years later, cross-border payments total …

Urban Farming Is Booming in the US, but What Does It Really Yield?

A child stands in an organic garden on a roof in Brooklyn, overlooking the Manhattan skyline. Photo by Flickr user Evan Long. CC-BY-NC-SA 2.0<i>This</i> …

I Got My Genes Tested. Should You?

What gene tests can tell us now and in the future<p>It takes me two subway rides, a fifteen-minute walk, one very large cup of coffee, and knocking on two incorrect office doors to arrive at the offices of the Program for Jewish Genetic Health in the Bronx. I am there for a genetic screening designed …

12 things that surprise foreigners when they visit the US

But it happens.<p>We took a look at a Quora thread that asked, "What facts about the United States do foreigners not believe until they come to America?"<p>Answers ranged from tipping customs to the need for healthcare to the lack of public transportation.<p>Put yourself in a tourist's shoes and take a look …

Police Killed An Unarmed White Man In Iowa And His Community Didn't Seem To Notice

A few minutes before Des Moines police killed Ryan Keith Bolinger Tuesday night, the 28-year-old white man was dancing in the street, according to an officer. Police didn't find the display funny. In a news conference Wednesday, Des Moines Police Sgt. Jason Halifax said Bolinger had earlier pulled …

These 9 startups you've never heard of could be worth $1 billion very soon

But a $1 billion valuation is still a huge milestone for any startup.<p>Pitchbook, a private-equity and venture-capital research firm, analyzed various patterns and other data to identify the next nine startups expected to reach the $1 billion threshold.<p>They may not all be household names, but they …

The CEO of a Chipotle-style pizza chain says he'll destroy chains like Pizza Hut, Domino's, and Papa John's the way Netflix destroyed Blockbuster

Rick Wetzel, Blaze Pizza's cofounder, told QSR Magazine that he expects to deliver a "big blow" to major delivery chains like Domino's, Papa John's, and Pizza Hut.<p>"Apple dethroned record stores; Netflix killed Blockbuster; and Starbucks is decimating Folgers and Maxwell House," Wetzel tells the …

What the economy faces today is far more dangerous than what we've seen before

Alan Greenspan and Ben Bernanke have made famously clueless predictions with respect to stock and housing bubbles, and rank and file Fed economists have consistently overestimated the strength of the economy ever since their forecasts became public in 2008 (see my previous article on the subject). …

Play the video game Elon Musk created at age 12

In 1984, before he started PayPal, or SpaceX, or Tesla, or posted his Hyperloop design, Elon Musk was a 12-year-old kid with a computer. Like many of the nerdier children of the '80s, myself included, Musk set out to create a video game reminiscent of the blocky Atari and Intellivision titles of …

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12 Productivity Blogs Smart People Read

Smart is smart. That’s obvious. But how exactly do you become smart? And how do you turn yourself into a productivity ninja? Generally, smart people …

5 secret habits of self-made millionaires

Nearly every one of the millionaires attributed their success in life to habits they learned primarily from their parents or some mentor in life.<p>The secret to success is our daily habits. I thought this was a secret that needed to be shared with everyone so I began writing books about these …

Sarah Palin Brands Lena Dunham a 'Pedophile' as She Drags Her into the Duggar Scandal

Sarah Palin isn’t too happy with what she calls “obvious double standards” between the Duggar family and actress Lena Dunham.<p>“HEY LENA, WHY NOT LAUGH …