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How to quit bad habits without willpower: 3 secrets from neuroscience

Got any serious bad habits? The extra-strength ones with the FDA warning. The kind you really beat yourself up about — but still engage in all the …

Self-help

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 …

Democrats Are Walking Into a Trumpian Trap

Take a walk with me, dear reader, into the yard, down the street — anywhere, really, just so that we can step outside of our house of outrage. It’s a roomy house, with space for everyone from woke progressives to disillusioned conservatives. It’s a good house, filled with people united in a just …

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 …

How many people make more than $150,000 in every US state

Each state in the U.S. is unique, with different economic prospects and opportunities available to its residents.<p>For example, in a state such as New York, there is a surplus of high-paying jobs available in tech and finance sectors. Meanwhile, in places like North Dakota and Alaska, there is an …

A retired Navy SEAL commander who wakes up at 4:30 a.m. to work out shares his weekly fitness routine

Regardless of when you read this, Jocko Willink woke up today before dawn to get in a hard workout.<p>As a Navy SEAL, Willink learned the extent to which the human body and mind can be pushed. And after he retired in 2010, after commanding the most decorated US special-operations unit of the Iraq War, …

Read This Before You Pay For That Masters In Data Science Program

The rise of the “Data Scientist” job title has created unprecedented interest in data analytics careers. That’s good, and also bad.<p>Among the 300 or so articles that I’ve published, no topic draws readers like careers. One of my career posts has been viewed well over 200,000 times, dominating over …

Data Science

12 books Bill Gates, Richard Branson, and other moguls think everyone should read

Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates reportedly reads 50 books a year. Oprah Winfrey has called reading "her personal path to freedom."<p>Gates and Winfrey, along with a number of other successful people, have made book recommendations over the years. Here are some of the titles that could help mold the …

10 things to know about Social Security before you retire

What you don't know could cost you valuable retirement income.<p>Social Security is, for tens of millions of Americans, an indispensable financial foundation. As of August, more than 42 million seniors were receiving a monthly stipend from the Social Security Administration (SSA), with 62% of these …

How to learn 5 of the most important computer languages at home

<i>"The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Most of us understand that coding is important in today's workforce. We also understand that our society's increased dependence upon …

The 7 Books Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Says You Need To Lead Smarter

The well-read CEO recommends books that have informed his own thinking and that of his team at Microsoft in formulating the company’s turnaround.<p>If you spend time with Satya Nadella—as I did on several occasions this year while researching our new cover story on the dramatic impact he’s had on …

A CEO and founder shares 9 tough skills that will improve all aspects of your life

<i>"Anyone who stops learning is old whether at 20 or 80. Anyone who keeps learning stays strong."  —  Henry Ford</i><p>We often focus only on learning skills that are directly pertinent to our jobs during the busy workweek.<p>Wealthy and successful people, on the other hand, never stop reaching for new heights …

12 skills you can learn in a week that will impress just about anyone

Proficiency, Kaufman says, is really only 20 hours away.<p>Divided into two- or three-hour chunks, that's about a week's worth of practice. As responders to recent Quora threads have attested, that's plenty of time to learn a host of impressive skills.<p>Here are just a sample of the many you could pick …

10 Tweaks To Your Morning Routine That Will Transform Your Entire Day

How you start your day has a huge impact on your energy level and self-control.<p>9 min read<p>I don’t know anyone who couldn’t use a little boost in their energy and self-control.<p>Researchers at the University of Nottingham recently published findings from their exploration of 83 separate studies on …

5 things I wish someone had told me about money right out of college

But zero clarity.<p><i>Where do you start with money?</i><p><i>How do you handle the debt you've built up?</i><p><i>What do you invest in and how?</i><p>There are lots of questions, and it's overwhelming.<p>I know the feeling all too well. Coming out of college, I was $81,000 in debt (how I paid it off here).<p>But within a few years, I …

32 books that will make you a more well-rounded person

There's any easy way to do it: Read everything!<p>You can't just stick to the mystery novels, anthologies, or biographies you've grown partial to. If you really want to become a more well-rounded person, you'll need to force yourself out of your comfort zone at the bookstore.<p>If you're not sure where …

How to make money without doing anything

Making money takes work, but working can suck.<p>Though some of these methods do take some work up front, they can set you up to earn passive income for the long term.<p>Here are 21 ways to make money with minimum effort.<p>View As: Slides<p>1. Become a referral source for local businesses.<p>A lot of small, …

How often you need to exercise to see results, according to the creator of the viral 7-minute workout

If you've renewed your commitment to getting fit now that summer is around the corner, you may be wondering how much time that goal requires.<p>For workouts to produce real results, exercise has to be a consistent habit, Chris Jordan, the exercise physiologist who came up with the popular 7-minute …

9 Podcasts That Will Make You 10% Smarter

The results are in! Thirty-one percent of podcast listeners earn upwards of $100,000 per year and monthly listeners have increased from 21% to 24% according to Edison Research. Listening to podcasts during my commute or while walking my dog has turned downtime into productive learning. Listening on …

Self-improvement

13 pieces of money advice you can't afford to ignore

There's so much financial advice out there that it's near impossible to follow all of it.<p>But missing the most important — and often most basic — words of wisdom could end up costing you big time.<p>To help out, we combed through our archives to round up the best money advice from financial planners, …

Personal Finance

The coach who taught Sheryl Sandberg to communicate better explains how to give a better presentation

"Lay out everything you want to take with you. Then cut it in half."<p>It's a brilliant tip, of course, but using it — as a traveler or as a writer — is an absolutely horrifying experience. <i>Leave behind</i> my beach sandals? <i>Cut</i> that paragraph about my mom? I couldn't possibly!<p>You could.<p>As Bill McGowan …

The 14 best US stocks you can buy right now, according to Credit Suisse

The Swiss bank asked every analyst to pick up to three stock picks based on a six- to 12-month time horizon, and ended up with 140 names. Of that 140, 14 were listed on the US focus list.<p>The US focus list is a compilation of 15-20 of the bank's analysts' "highest conviction catalyst driven …

Credit Suisse

AP FACT CHECK: Trump jumps the gun on NATO, jobs claims

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump boasted in his speech to Congress that new money "is pouring in" from NATO partners, which it isn't. He also …

Mark Cuban, David Bach, and other successful people share their best money advice for 2017

GOBankingRates asked 17 of the most well-known names in personal finance and entrepreneurship to share their No. 1 money tip for the year.<p>They offered their advice as part of our Best Money Expert 2017 competition in partnership with ImportantScore.com.<p>1. Eliminate credit card debt<p>Self-made …

Trump wants to renegotiate NAFTA — here's what you need to know

It's one reason Trump won the White House, amid populist calls for protectionism. Many blue-collar workers in traditionally manufacturing-heavy states like Michigan blamed the trade deal for job losses, declining wages, and companies shifting manufacturing to Mexico.<p>President Trump, in particular, …

12 Mac search tips from a Spotlight addict

Spotlight search is a handy tool for any Mac user, even if you use it only to locate files. If you become familar with these tips they way I have, you can get around your Mac faster -- and without reaching for the mouse.<p>1. First things first: The Spotlight keyboard shortcut<p>You can click the …

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Turn any hard drive into networked storage with Raspberry Pi

Networked hard drives are super convenient. You can access files no matter what computer you're on -- and even remotely.<p>But they're expensive. Unless you use the Raspberry Pi.<p>If you happen to have a few of hard drives laying around you can put them to good use with a Raspberry Pi by creating your …

Raspberry Pi

10 Movies Every Entrepreneur Should Watch and Why | Inc.com

Hollywood loves a good story, and what better story is there than a story about someone facing the struggles of trying to succeed in business? From scrappy underdogs trying to succeed against powerful, established competitors to simple explorations of the daily struggles faced by business, there …

Same Kind of Different as Me: the year's most astonishing trailer so far, by far

This is a real trailer for a real film. It isn’t a spoof or a satire. Same Kind of Different as Me is distributed by Paramount Pictures and stars several Academy Award winners and nominees. It is a real film that people made on purpose.<p>Why am I telling you this? Because the first trailer for Same …

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Justice Department says it will end use of private prisons

The Justice Department plans to end its use of private prisons after officials concluded the facilities are both less safe and less effective at providing correctional services than those run by the government.<p>Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates announced the decision on Thursday in a memo that …

U.S. Department of Justice