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How to lead with influence instead of authority

Clearly, leadership potential exists within each of us. That potential can be triggered by outside events, or it can be learned by exploring …

Gig Economy

Olympians Are Using Nonalcoholic Beer As Recovery Drinks. Here's The Science

In Greek mythology, the Olympians were said to drink ambrosia, which bestowed upon them immortality. Occasionally, athletic heroes like Heracles were also gifted a sip. But the myths don't say much about the golden-amber liquid getting them all drunk.<p>Today's Olympians have been swept up in a new …

Alcohol

The 100 Best Albums of the 2000s

This feature was originally published on September 9, 2009.<p>As Joni Mitchell once sang, "you don't know what you've got till it's gone." Even now, as …

Albums

19 hidden gems you need to add to your phone right now

They're the apps that aren't exactly at the top of the App Store, but we love and use them often. Maybe we heard about them from friends or discovered them through trial and error — either way, they're the apps we tend to believe are our own little secret.<p>It turns out, 21% of people say they have …

What is a fartlek? Plus 6 other super-common terms every runner should know

Even though running is an activity anyone can do with minimal gear, it’s got a whole set of its own terminology—which can feel intimidating or …

Interval Training

Motion Picture Mixtape: Music Discovery Through Film Soundtracks

While original film scores are tailor-made for visuals onscreen, creating the perfect soundtrack is an art unto itself. With the right song, at the …

Want More Success? Science Says Do This 1 Thing First (Most People Do The Opposite) | Inc.com

Like modern-day explorers ascending K2 or reaching the North Pole, entrepreneurs like Elon Musk, Brian Chesky and Arianna Huffington have what the Finnish call <i>sisu</i>, a flair for turning extreme adversity into advantage. Where <i>sisu</i> flourishes, entrepreneurs report higher levels of hope (unshakeable …

North Pole

What you can learn from ancient coffee rituals around the world

For many caffeine lovers, coffee drinking is less of a habit and more of a sacred ritual. In fact, the history of coffee rituals around the world is …

15 Must-Read Business Books on Leadership and Personal Development From the Past 5 Years | Inc.com

The problem with producing any "top" business book list is the elimination process. Over the last five years, there have been numerous publications by top authors worthy of mention.<p>For this list, I have focused heavily on science-backed leadership books that teach us where the future of motivation …

Self-improvement

11 Habits of Mentally Strong People

Mental strength is a choice and a discipline, not an innate quality bestowed upon the lucky.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We all reach critical points in our lives where our mental strength is tested. It might be a difficult friend or colleague, a dead-end job or a …

7 Questions That Lead to an 'Aha Moment', According to Research | Inc.com

At the heart of any successful business is a great idea. But how do some entrepreneurs dream up game-changing idea after game-changing idea while others fade into mediocrity?<p>Cracking the code on "aha moments" and creative epiphanies is a topic Stanford Start X innovation experts Olivia Fox Cabane …

Creativity

The best password managers

<i>By Joe Kissell</i><p><i>This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. When readers choose to buy The Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read the full article here.</i><p>If you're not using a …

The Rise, Fall and Rebirth of the Slam Dunk Contest

2017's contest features fewer big names and contestants. That's a good thing.<p>In the 1980s, the Slam Dunk Contest was was the event to watch during …

Basketball

10 Creativity Quotes to Kick Off Your Year

<i>For many of us, 2017 was a doozy, but we here at Brit + Co are ready to hit refresh in 2018! Follow our Hit Refresh series through January for new ideas, hacks, and skills that will help you achieve (and maintain!) those New Year’s resolutions.</i><p>If accessing your creative side is one of your …

Reality Is Not What It Seems by Carlo Rovelli review – physics versus certainty

Carlo Rovelli’s slim poetic meditation <i>Seven Brief Lessons on Physics</i> managed to clarify the troubling uncertainties of Einsteinian relativity, quantum theory and other physical exotica. Less than 80 pages long, it became one of the fastest-selling science books ever, and has now sold a million …

Shades of Grey

We can't directly see black holes. But this time lapse shows the awesome power of their gravity.

Watch: stars orbit the supermassive black hole in the center of our galaxy.<p>No astronomer has even seen a black hole through a telescope. They’re dark, often occluded by matter, and actually very small compared with many of the stars in the sky. We’ve never directly seen the ring of material around …

Tested: The Best Totally Wireless Earbuds

When Apple released the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus this year with no headphone jack, it didn’t bother me. I was already a convert to Bluetooth earbuds—the not totally wireless kind with their cord looping behind your neck. I suspected that the unveiling of the $160 AirPods—the supposedly perfect listening …

Consumer Tech

32 Easy Exercises to Boost Your Creativity Everyday | Inc.com

For a lot of people, creativity is a talent that few people have.<p>For me, creativity is a skill we all have and can improve with regular exercise.<p>"Creativity is not just for artists. It's for businesspeople looking for a new way to close a sale; it's for engineers trying to solve a problem; it's for …

Creativity

The Trouble with Quantum Mechanics

The development of quantum mechanics in the first decades of the twentieth century came as a shock to many physicists. Today, despite the great …

Quantum Mechanics

How to Watch Every Major 2016-17 College Football Bowl Game Online

ESPN's got a stranglehold on the action.<p>Big college football bowl games like the Rose Bowl are traditionally held on New Year’s Day—but not this …

College Football

Make Crispier Roasted Potatoes by Roughing Them Up First

Boiling your potatoes with salt or vinegar before you roast them can help make your roasted potatoes come out crispier, but there’s an even better …

12 sci-fi technologies already changing the way we live

Technology is advancing at a rapid rate, with many new developments, from drones to brain scanning headbands, resembling devices from a science fiction movie.<p>So what cutting-edge technology can we expect to experience in our lives in the near future, and what will be developed next? To find out, I …

Entrepreneurship

How to use Activity Monitor to make your Mac faster

Activity Monitor for Mac<p>Activity Monitor is a little know gem of an app hidden in the Utilities folder in your Applications folder. It can look daunting when you first launch it but once you look past the information overload and find out what to focus on it can become an invaluable tool to make …

Adventures by Rail: The Most Scenic Train Vacations in North America

Train voyages and vacations have been part of European and U.S. culture as long as there have been tracks on the ground. Millionaires Jay Gould and …

The best pop music of 2016 (so far)

So much about the first few months of pop in 2016 has been about mourning.<p>David Bowie,Glenn Frey,Merle Haggard, <b></b>Paul Kantner, George Martin, Prince, Scotty Moore, Maurice White, Bernie Worrell and the just-starting-out Christina Grimmie are among those who have left us.<p>But while the music community …

New Albums

Which iPhone lens is best? The Zeiss ExoLens looks like a winner.

The iPhone has one of the best smartphone cameras out there. The only thing holding it back? Its fixed lens.<p>Committed iPhone photographers have long …

Music you may have missed in the last three months

The past three months have been crammed with twists and turns: Kanye West finally released his punk gospel odyssey <i>The Life Of Pablo</i> via a truly chaotic public unveiling, Rihanna came back into our lives and speakers for good with sexy stoner creation <i>ANTI</i>, Beyoncé unleashed the powerful and defiant …

David Bowie

The secret to making perfect Chinese fish balls

One of the best things about living in a melting pot is other people’s holidays. Each one is a window into someone else’s experience, a snippet of someone else’s culture. And, almost invariably, it comes with food.<p>My Irish husband, in marrying me, became a Menu Jew. I know it’s Purim when Kevin …

Food & Dining