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These 20 pictures will teach you more than reading 100 books

“Art isn’t only a painting. Art is anything that’s creative, passionate, and personal. An artists is someone who uses bravery, insight, creativity, …

Motivation

A hot startup raised $66 million in 5 days using these 24 slides

Tech investors are throwing money at Front, a five-year-old startup that aims to change the way teams get work done. The startup makes a shared-inbox app that lets teams handle messages from email, texts, Slack, and social media, all in one place.<p>This year, Mathilde Collin, the 28-year-old …

Startups

The Wounds of the Drone Warrior

<b>I</b>n the spring of 2006, Christopher Aaron started working 12-hour shifts in a windowless room at the Counterterrorism Airborne Analysis Center in Langley, Va. He sat before a wall of flat-screen monitors that beamed live, classified video feeds from drones hovering in distant war zones. On some …

U.S. Dept. of Defense

Feeling Anxious? This Simple Navy SEAL Trick Calms Your Nervous System in 5 Minutes Flat

If it works in combat, it will work for what you're going through.<p>Mark Divine is a U.S. Navy SEAL and the founder of SEALFIT, a fitness organization for those who want to push themselves to the max.<p>Divine is no stranger to stress and extreme circumstances. And there's one practice he says has risen …

Yoga

A series of marvelous events: A Marvel Cinematic Universe timeline

Marvel Universe

15 rules that Kate Middleton makes her children follow

What is it like to grow up as a little prince or princess? While many children are and always will be their parents' little princes and princesses, there are a selected few who actually get to grow up as members of the royal family and live a life quite different than the rest of the families in …

Here's how 10 of the largest and most important naval battles in modern history played out

The waters of the Earth's oceans have seen as much violence and conflict as its land.<p>For centuries the only way to travel the world was to brave the high sea. Control over shipping routes was essential for the security of nations and empires. Throughout history, the nations of the world have built …

11 job interview tricks that are hard to master, but will pay off forever

<b>• If you're wondering how to interview for a job, these tips</b> <b>can help you really take your interview game to the next level.</b><p><b>• From slowing down your speech to doing your homework when it comes to salary, these strategies will pay off in your next job interview.</b><p>Okay, you've wowed your potential …

Employment

Most of us misunderstand metabolism. Here are 9 facts to clear that up.

We talk about metabolism like it's something we can manipulate by gulping a pill, downing some green tea, or running faster. You've seen the articles headlined "Boost your metabolism" or "Try this high-metabolism diet to lose weight."<p>But this obscures many truths about this essential, yet still …

Fitness

Good Bosses Switch Between Two Leadership Styles

Think back to the last team project you participated in at work. How did the person running the project lead the group? Did they lead by presenting a plan and using their authority to insist that others follow along? Or did the person instead lead by explaining why a particular course of action …

Leadership

Top 12 Oldest Castles in Japan

One thing's for sure about 16th and 17th century Japan: they loved their castles. The nation is still dotted with white donjons that once housed …

PR Is Not A Subset Of Marketing.

Just as a kind reminder, PR is not a subset of marketing. Just saying...<p>PR, Public Relations, is a term used to describe the activity responsible for …

Public Relations

6 Steps You Can Take When You Don’t Feel Welcomed At Work

Your job shouldn’t keep you up at night, every night.<p>The awkwardness, the cliques, the struggle of who to sit with at lunch … when you feel like the odd person out at work, it might seem like you were transported back to high school. It might feel juvenile to worry about whether or not your …

Hung Up

Former British MI6 spy reveals how to remember information without writing it down

Remembering things can be hard.<p>Former British Secret Service MI6 and Australian Secret Intelligence Service agent Warren Reed learned a simple technique during his spy training to help remember any information without writing it down.<p>One of the very first things spies learn is how to train their …

Leadership Communication: “Here is the Most Important Place for Me to Be”

Inherent to leadership is communication. Whether it is an organizational vision, leader priorities and areas of emphasis, or showing genuine interest …

26 time-management tricks I wish I'd known at 20

Time-management skills can take a while to learn.<p>Étienne Garbugli, a Montreal-based product and marketing consultant, the author of "Lean B2B: Build Products Businesses Want," and the creator of a course to help entrepreneurs find their target market, distilled the lessons he wishes he'd known when …

Time Management

Savitri Devi: The mystical fascist being resurrected by the alt-right

<b>Savitri Devi, a mystical admirer of Hitler and a cat-loving devotee of the Aryan myth, seemed destined to fade into obscurity after her death 25 years ago. But thanks to the rise of the extreme right, her name and her image now crop up online more and more, writes Maria Margaronis.</b><p>In 2012, browsing …

I retired at 30 with $1.25 million — here are the 3 key strategies I used to get there

I started my financial independence journey in 2010 and saved $1.25 million in 5 years, reaching financial independence at the age of 30.<p>I get asked a lot how I did it and how someone else can too, so I decided to outline the variables and scenarios that impact how fast you, depending on your …

Japan's Samurai Warriors

From the Taiki Reforms to the Meiji Restoration<p>The samurai, a class of highly skilled warriors, gradually developed in Japan after the Taika reforms …

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 …

Want to Raise Mentally Strong Kids? Do These 3 Things (Most Parents Don't Do Any of Them)

All kids have the ability to develop mental muscle. We just need to teach them how.<p>Challenges, hardship, and setbacks are inevitable. Teaching kids to build mental muscle helps them become resilient. It's also the key to helping them reach their greatest potential in life.<p>But, it's easy to get so …

Self-help

Seven Guiding Principles For True Leadership Success

Shutterstock<p>Taking a true measure of our leadership success is no easy task. Do we measure net profit? Gross revenue? Customer satisfaction and …

Leadership

9 high-impact books that will make you smarter every day

Lifelong learning is the "ongoing, voluntary, and self-motivated" pursuit of knowledge for either personal or professional reasons. The pursuit of knowledge is easier than it has ever been before.<p>Cultivating the mind is essential for your personal growth. Digging deeper will separate you from the …

5 Components Of Succeeding At Anything

“What would you do if you knew you couldn’t fail?”<p>That’s truly the billion-dollar question, and it’s timeless. Brush aside the image of what success <i>should</i> look like, and consider what success means to you. I ask each of my high-performing clients this question, and invariably, the answer involves …

Motivation

Why It’s So Hard to Leave a Job (Even the Ones We Secretly Hate)

Most of us have experienced moments where we struggle to move forward. We may have detected that something vital has shifted, yet we hang on to a …

Leadership

Four Things You Probably Didn't Know About High Potential Employees

Shutterstock<p>Although psychologists have evaluated human potential for over a century, it is only recently that HR practitioners became obsessed with …

These Are The 4 Emotional-Intelligence Job Skills You’ll Need In The Future

Here are four easy ways to build your EQ.<p>All the data suggesting that coding is rapidly becoming an essential skill for any job–not just one in tech–only tells one side of the story.<p>The other side indicates that soft skills such as critical thinking, problem solving, attention to detail, and …

Emotional Intelligence

15 books Malcolm Gladwell thinks everyone should read

A 2015 New York Times article poked fun at how often he blurbs books and recommends them on social media.<p>The bestselling author has published multiple books and articles exploring human behavior from all angles; he also recently launched a hit podcast.<p>We dug through years of his tweets, book …

18 jokes that will make you seem smarter

As with inside jokes, we often appreciate intellectual jokes because we understand them in a way that others may not.<p>For the nerd in us all, INSIDER combed through Reddit to compile a list of the best jokes for smart people that we could find.<p>You don't have to be a genius to understand these, but …