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9 questions the most interesting people ask to cut through small talk

I remember early in my career, one of my biggest fears walking into a networking event to schmooze or meeting someone for a business lunch was boring the other person to tears in conversation.<p>I didn't want to be the windbag who dragged on forever, so I learned to be brief, to the point, and …

Self-improvement

The Beguiling Science of Making Planet-Saving Pavement

When it comes to beating back climate change, the big ideas get the most buzz. But among talk of banning gas-burning cars, making tech companies run …

Here Are the First 6 Books You Should Read In 2018 | Inc.com

If you love lists, December is a fun month to browse the internet. These lists usually take one of two forms: You're looking back on the previous year or eyeing the horizon for the year to come.<p>Some of the lists in the rearview mirror are autopsies. Here's what went wrong or the biggest flame …

Self-improvement

5 Excellent Apps to Make This New Year Your Strongest Yet | Inc.com

In researching the productivity-focused <i>The Ultimate Bite-Sized Entrepreneur</i>, I discovered one strong truth: The difference between success and failure is priorities. You have to know what to focus on, what to keep on the radar and, to paraphrase LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman, what fires to let …

Time I

An Internet-Famous Cookie Worthy of Baking in Real Life

Last fall, an aberrant chocolate chip cookie turned up in my Instagram feed. As wide as a salad plate and flat as a flounder, it appeared thin, but it was somehow layered with slabs of chocolate. Oddest of all, it was ringed, like a tree trunk — as if a chunk of chocolate had been dropped in the …

Dessert

Goodbye streetlights, hello ‘smart nodes’

<i>DnA</i> was on its way to check out CAFAM’s timely show of art, craft and architecture, <i>The U.S.-Mexico Border: Place, Imagination, and Possibility</i> — and …

Smart Cities

10 Hard Things to Start Doing for Yourself

In 1911, two explorers, Amundsen and Scott, embarked on a race against each other to become the first known human being to set foot upon the …

Hiking

Ethereum hits another record high after bitcoin and is now up over 5,000% since the start of the year

Ethereum prices surged on Monday to record levels, after bitcoin also hit all-time highs, as appetite for digital assets continues to grow.<p>The …

Cryptocurrency

These game-changing solar panels are cheap and can be printed

Despite places like Australia being bathed in sun, the cost of traditional silicon-based solar cells hasn't inspired people to buy, buy, buy.<p>But what …

Clean Energy

Thich Nhat Hanh recommends 5 meditation techniques that rewire your brain to live in the present moment

To become successful and joyful, you must succeed in generating inner peace. But when our lives are full of chaos, it can be difficult to work out …

This Recipe For Crusty Roasted Fondant Potatoes Will Change Your Food Loving Life

Potatoes are the most versatile vegetable in your kitchen, as they can be used in both sweet and savory dishes, but most will agree the best potato …

Cooking

Advice From 2,000 Years Ago: Buddha On The Art of Critical Thinking

This is a brilliant quote from Siddhartha Gutama (AKA Buddha). This quote is supposed to have occurred around 2500 years ago.<p>This was Buddha’s …

Critical Thinking

10 Fundamental Truths That Will Change Your Life

You can achieve amazing things if you stay focused on the right things.<p>Co-author of Emotional Intelligence 2.0 and President at TalentSmart<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s surprising how easy it is to lose sight of the important things in life. Busy schedules and …

Self-improvement
Engagement Rings

Stuck? We've Got 50 Secrets Motivated People Use to Get Things Done.

Put yourself in the right frame of mind to achieve your goals.<p>You have your plan, you know what you want to accomplish, but after awhile, the novelty of your goal can start to wear off, and it becomes more of a struggle to get started every day.<p>We’ve all been there and we want to help.<p>Read on for …

Motivation

5 Reasons Why You Should Man Up and Start Taking Cold Showers

It’s currently 5:25 AM and I’ve just started working. My alarm, a motivational speech, woke me up at 5:00 AM and I immediately got out of bed and …

Muscle

Keep It Clean at Every Meal With These Recipes

Following a meal plan to learn the basics of eating clean is a great way to jump-start your healthy life. But when the plan ends, you're going to need some extra recipes to keep your new habits going, especially if you commit to eating the 80/20 way. Just to review: that's eating clean 80 percent …

Healthy Eating

18 of the hottest under-the-radar startups to watch in 2017

Founders, venture capitalists, and tech employees flock to the Bay Area and New York City to launch and build startups, fund new ideas, and simply just live among their tech-obsessed brethren.<p>But there's a new wave of companies eschewing the Valley/Alley life in favor of building their startups in …

Startups

9 Unconventional Habits That Supersede All Others – Period!

A not so common list of habits that will inspire you and guide you to big things and maybe even becoming a billionaire.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We’ve all read a hundred and one posts on habits. The lists look pretty much the same and talk about similar ideas. …

Motivation

Healthy breakfast recipes that'll actually keep you full

It's perhaps the most important meal of the day, but are you doing it right?<p>Sure, a bowl of cereal — even organic cereal with hormone-free milk — may …

Breakfast

This *Capsule* Menu, Recipes, and Grocery List Makes Meals for a Month

So, everyone is all over the capsule wardrobe concept, and you can see why. It’s AH-mazing how paring down to a core group of mix-and-match essentials can save so much time getting dressed every morning — time you’d otherwise waste making the <i>very</i> same decisions day after day throughout the season. …

Cooking

Marcus Aurelius's Thoughts On Motivating Yourself to Get Out of Bed

We all have mornings where we want nothing more than to stay in our beds, warm and comfortable, all day. If you’re having a morning like that, stoic …

Climate fast forward: America on track to become net energy exporter by 2026

But with or without the Clean Power Plan, energy-related carbon emissions are not expected to change much<p>The amount of energy Americans use and the pollution they emit from using coal, oil and natural gas are not likely to change radically over the next 30 years, even as the United States becomes a …

Fossil Fuels

Extreme Personal Productivity: 90 Ways to Boost Productivity in 90 Days | Inc.com

Ninety days, 90 ways to be more productive in 2017. While some will only take a few minutes, they will still make a major impact on your productivity. Others might take a little longer, especially if creating a new habit is involved, but once that habit is formed, you reap productivity benefits …

Productivity

Incredible rooftop farm takes over Israel’s oldest mall to grow thousands of organic vegetables

An amazing farm has sprouted in an unlikely place—the rooftop of Israel’s oldest mall in the heart of Tel Aviv. Hidden between high-rises, “Green in …

Raw Brownie Bites (Vegan, Paleo)

Meet my new solution to your next chocolate craving.<p>These brownie bites are something special. They are a simple combination of dates, walnuts, and …

Six innovative rooftop solar technologies

<i>By Cat DiStasio</i><p>It's never been easier to give your house a solar roof. Falling manufacturing costs and increasing demand have led to a number of fascinating new solar products in recent years, including roof shingles with integrated solar cells, modular solar arrays and even efficient thermal tiles …

24 Microwave Recipes For When You're Hungry But Lazy

Lazy chefs, represent.

How India's 'smart villages' are centralising solar power

<b>The Indian government has committed 980bn rupees ($14.5bn; £10.9bn) to a flagship smart cities' programme, but the social entrepreneur behind the country's first smart village thinks they've missed some low-hanging fruit.</b><p>City-dwellers tend to take electricity for granted, says Ashok Das, but for …

Renewable Energy

9 TED talks that can help you become insanely productive

Reaching optimal productivity is about working smarter, not harder, and making the most of each day.<p>The following TED talks offer valuable lessons in doing just that.

TED Talks