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How to immediately change your life for the better

There’s an old joke where a man says, “I really want to go to medical school, but it takes at least seven years–and I’ll be 50 in seven years!” A …

Self-improvement

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12 Speedy Keto Recipes You Can Make on One Sheet Pan

Cooking

Here are some of the ways experts think AI might screw with us in the next five years

Remember: forewarned is forearmed<p>When we talk about the dangers posed by artificial intelligence, the emphasis is usually on the <i>un</i>intended side effects. We worry that we might accidentally create a super-intelligent AI and forget to program it with a conscience; or that we’ll deploy criminal …

Artificial Intelligence

7 surprising books that will make your life better

I read a lot of books. I reference at least one book a week in these blog posts but I have to read a lot more than that — usually 4 to 5 times as …

10 incredibly useful online sites you didn't know about

If you had to guess, how many different websites do you think exist in the world today? From simple blogs to complex businesses, the Internet spans the gamut, dispensing and gathering information. Keep your answer in your head because, at the very end of this article, I’ll tell the closest estimate …

Information Systems

How to Start an Online Business in 10 Simple Steps

How to Start an Online Business<p>Updated July 20, 2017<p>Eager to start an online business or start a new blog, but not sure where to start? With …

Want to Fall in Love With Your Partner Again? Science Says to Ask Them These 36 Questions | Inc.com

Relationships are hard. They can bring out the best in us, yes, but also the worst. They test the very essence of our beings: our capacity for forgiveness; our ability to trust (both ourselves and another); the true extent of our self-love; the strength of our boundaries; and the power of …

Relationships

Research Shows the Best Resumes and Cover Letters Use These Words and Phrases (in Moderation) | Inc.com

While your résumé won't get you the job you really want, if you're following a standard hiring process, a good cover letter and résumé are necessary to get you to the next stage, the interview (which is when you had better be ready for the most commonly asked job interview questions).<p>Oddly enough, …

Employment

21 Epigrams Every Man Should Live By | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest article from Ryan Holiday.</i><p>As long as man has been alive, he has been collecting little sayings about how to live. We …

Motivation

What I've Learned From A Year Without Alcohol

On New Year’s Eve 2016, after years of berating myself, I finally took the plunge and decided to stop drinking for a year<p>Instants via Getty Images<p>On …

Alcohol

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

A Philosopher's Advice For Managing Midlife

(<i>Excerpted from</i> MIDLIFE: A Philosophical Guide by Kieran Setiya<i>. Copyright © 2017 by Princeton University Press. Reprinted by permissio</i>n.)<p>Many of us are casualties of the midlife crisis, striving to achieve what seems worthwhile, succeeding well enough, yet at the same time restless and …

Middle Age

Giving up alcohol for a year salvaged my mental health

My self-worth and confidence were shot to pieces, and something had to change. Quitting drink gave me some control over my life<p>As the clocks strike midnight on New Year’s Eve, I will finish a 12-month stretch of self-imposed sobriety. A year ago I had got to a point where I was drinking and smoking …

Mental Health

How to Become a Data Scientist Without a Degree

This article will explore what it’s like to be a Data Scientist, the skillset required, and how to acquire these skills using mostly free or cheap …

Data Science

To Find Meaning in Your Work, Change How You Think About It

A wonderful <i>New York Times</i> article from 2007 recounted the 20th annual “Operator’s Challenge” — aka the “Sludge Olympics” — a competition for New York sewage treatment workers. The participants compete to show skill in their work, and often do so with great passion. Emily Lloyd, the commissioner of …

New York City

The Must-Read Brain Books Of 2017

The must-read brain books of 2017 featured persuasion, compulsion, popularity, fear, technology, distraction, and the reasons why we’re capable of so much good and so much evil. The eight books on this list all reveal important, timely insights about who we are, what we do and why we do it.<p><b>The Fear</b> …

Books

The 50 Best Albums Of 2017

30. Ron Miles<i><br>I Am a Man</i><p>The cornet, as Ron Miles plays it, is an instrument of warm color and rounded projection. There's no hint of stridency in his tone, and not much slash in his attack. But it would be a gross underestimation to file him away as an easy listen, or someone who'd trade urgency for …

New Albums

15 books Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, and Elon Musk think everyone should read

Books have always been important to billionaire moguls like Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, and Elon Musk.<p>Over the years, the trio has sung the praises of several books that influenced the way they see the world, from their approach to technological innovation to how they manage their businesses.<p>Here are …

Books

Donald Trump and the Success of the Narcissistic Sociopath

Psychological studies and evolutionary biology show that an overconfidence and brash leadership style is both dangerous—and can work.<p>While the rest …

Yuval Noah Harari: ‘Homo sapiens as we know them will disappear in a century or so’

Last week, on his Radio 2 breakfast show, Chris Evans read out the first page of <i>Sapiens</i>, the book by the Israeli historian Yuval Noah Harari. Given that radio audiences at that time in the morning are not known for their appetite for intellectual engagement – the previous segment had dealt with …

Singularity

5 questions from Buddhism, Stoicism, and neuroscience that will make you emotionally stronger

When we're anxious, angry, or sad, we rarely do the smart thing. And that can seriously mess up our lives.<p>At work, in love, or pretty much anything we do, we need emotional strength to stay cool and do the right thing.<p>Now dealing with the ups and downs of feelings isn't anything new. And nor are …

Self-help

15 Quotes That Bring You Inner Peace to Cope with Tough Times

Finding inner peace is the one of the most important goals for most people on Earth, even though it can be quite difficult.<p>However, we are all …

Analysis: Russia's Mideast Actions Show Bid for Superpower Status

TEL AVIV — A casual observer could be forgiven for thinking that Russian diplomats and soldiers have taken to impersonating their American counterparts, gallivanting around the Middle East and inserting themselves into conflicts far beyond their own borders.<p>Just this week, Moscow hosted a summit of …

Russia

Listen Up! These 6 Podcasts Will Make You Smarter About Money, Startups, Tech and More | Inc.com

Credit the mass proliferation of smartphones, the breakaway success of shows like Serial and NPR's Fresh Air, or the retro radio quality of the format , but Americans are now more obsessed with podcasts than ever. More than 57 million Americans now listen to at least one podcast per month, …

Self-improvement

Michelin's guide to the best restaurants in New York City is out — here's who earned a spot on the list

Earning a spot in the Michelin Guide is a sure sign you've made it as a chef.<p>For the second year in a row, the New York edition of the world-famous Michelin Guide is out a few days earlier than expected.<p>According to Eater, which obtained the 2017 edition after spotting a copy of the guide on sale …

New York City

5 Essential Foam Roller Exercises Your Muscles Will Love

<i>This article originally appeared in the December 2015 issue of SELF. For more from the issue, subscribe to SELF and download the digital …

Exercise

Google Made a Major Change to Its Privacy Policy—Here’s How to Opt Out

Over the summer, Google abandoned a policy that had set them apart from other big sites like Facebook and Twitter. The search giant once vowed to …

Researchers have measured the cost of using a smartphone around your kids

Before we had smartphones and iPads, parents ignored their children by getting lost in a newspaper story or keeping one eye on the television. Now parents are distracted by mobile technology more than anything else, according to new research, and the consequences are worse.<p>In a recent study of …

University of Michigan

Blockchain could soon power stock markets, music sales, and health records — here's how it works

It's a technology conceived by the mysterious creator of bitcoin— the digital currency championed by a motley crew of privacy-obsessed libertarians, social activists, and some criminals.<p>Now the idea of blockchain has gripped Wall Street's biggest institutions.<p>Its enthusiasts think it could change …

Blockchain