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12 Quotes From Ancient Chinese Philosophy That Will Change Your Perspective on Life

As China’s only indigenous religion, Taoism’s influence is found in everything from calligraphy and politics to medicine and poetry.<p>It represents the …

Is mental illness real? You asked Google – here’s the answer

When people ask whether mental illness is real or not, my suspicion is that they really mean: does mental illness have a physical, material cause, in the same way as cancer or a broken leg? Can it be tested for, diagnosed and treated with the same certainty as a physical disease? Whatever the …

Mental Health

5 Simple and Effective Ways to Make a Good Impression | Inc.com

The other day I was getting ready for work and listening to my Alexa give me my morning brief. In the middle of telling me the news, she offered a "management tip of the day" from the Harvard Business Review. The subject was first impressions and how to overcome a bad one.<p>It made me think a lot …

CEOs
Times Square

20 Profound Quotes From Eckhart Tolle That Will Help You Let Go of Your Ego and Embrace Every Moment in Life

Eckhart Tolle is a German-born resident of Canada, best known as the author of The Power of Now and A New Earth: Awakening to your Life’s Purpose. In …

There’s a Shift Happening in eCommerce and It’s for the Better

<b>Ecommerce is on the verge of a paradigm shift.</b> For the better part of the last decade brands have focused their efforts to create a site experience …

eCommerce

Get Ready to Love Math With This Sweet VR Calculator

<i>“Our universe isn’t just described by math, but it is math in the sense that we’re all parts of a giant mathematical object.” – Max Tegmark</i><p>I knew …

Virtual Reality

Use the Five Folder System to Finally Organize Your Email Inbox

We’ve come a long way from the simple “trusted trio” method of organizing our inbox, and for many of us our email is as disorganized as it’s ever …

Archives

The 10 Hottest Productivity Tools of 2017 | Inc.com

Tools--hardware, software, apps, etc.--come and go. That's the nature of progress. But what never goes away is knowledge. Once you know a way to be more efficient and effective--a new approach, a new mindset, a new strategy or technique--that tool is yours forever.<p>And so is your ability to get more …

Time Management

The Best Days to Send Email Campaigns and Other Email Marketing Tips

Email marketing can be an effective way to drive business, but it requires that you invest time into a strategy.<p>This story originally appeared on PR Newswire's Small Business PR Toolkit<p>Reportedly, 83 percent of marketers consider email their primary lead generation channel. While email marketing …

Marketing

17 Google products you've never heard of

Most of us have heard of Google's well-publicized moonshots: Self-driving cars, smart contact lenses, internet-beaming balloons, and more.<p>While those products and services sound amazing, most of us can't use them just yet. But the company actually has a bunch of other ones that are incredibly …

Apps

This Common Résumé Mistake Could Cost You a Job

Be careful of how you represent your experiences<p>Back when I worked in HR, a candidate I wanted to hire had listed a bachelor’s degree on her résumé. …

Employment

A Crash Course For Freelancers On Using Google To Find Leads

Google is an amazing tool for a lot of reasons. It remains the gateway to the internet, with 60 trillion pages indexed and 2 trillion searches annually. There are plenty of freelance sites and job boards out there to help you find clients, but don’t forget Google as another powerful option.<p>Here’s a …

AdWords

Barack Obama Won The White House, But Democrats Lost The Country

What happened?<p>In 2000, Barack Obama had just lost a congressional race and was feeling blue. So when a friend suggested that he head to the …

Democratic Party

Are Duolingo Users Actually Learning Anything Useful?

Addictive language-education apps are essentially mobile games, and they add to your second-language vocabulary. But are users making any real gains toward fluency?<p>When I first tried the free language learning app Duolingo, which calls itself "the most popular way to learn languages in the world," …

Language Learning

Pay gap between college grads and everyone else at record high

WASHINGTON — Americans with no more than a high school degree have fallen so far behind college graduates in their economic lives that the earnings …

Eric Schmidt-backed HouseCanary raises $33 million

The total U.S. housing market is worth $30 trillion, but the data to value individual properties is still imprecise, according to HouseCanary. The real estate startup thinks it has better analysis and counts believers like Eric Schmidt and Kobe Bryant, who are participating in its $33 million …

Real Estate

15 Marketing Tools To Check Out in 2017

Brands are facing more competition than ever. They need help, and these tools provide it.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Brands working to communicate with consumers are facing more competition than ever: On a daily basis, people are bombarded with marketing messages, …

Marketing

21 Hidden Facebook Features Only Power Users Know

There are so many things you can do on Facebook.com that you probably don't know about everything.<p>Features Editor<p>This story originally appeared on PCMag<p>Facebook is the principal digital public square of today. Well, it's the principal digital public square for those <i>of a certain age</i> (i.e. …

Social Media

How to Get Google to Instantly Index Your New Website

<i>Do you want more organic search traffic to your site?</i><p>I’m willing to bet the answer is yes – we all do!<p>Organic search traffic is critical for growing …

Matt Cutts

After writing about money for half a decade, here's the spreadsheet I built to keep track of my spending

<i>A lot</i>.<p>I don't pretend to be a financial expert or hold any kind of certification, but between writing, editing, and reading hundreds (thousands?) of stories about money, I've picked a few things up.<p>Chief among them is that the best, most critical first step you can take to improve your finances is …

Personal Finance

Does a College Degree Still Matter?

A diploma is still an employer's best assurance a candidate possess the skills needed to help run a company.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Go to school, focus on your studies, do all your school tasks, get a degree, get a good job and take care of business.<p>This age-old …

College & University

Tech Majors Pay Highest For College Grads

Majors related to computers, math and engineering pay college graduates the highest, according to an analysis by Glassdoor. This contradicts the doom and gloom from some lawmakers who, in their effort to argue against immigration, have at times wrongly discouraged Americans from entering science …

College & University

18 bad habits you should break in 2017 to be more productive

While this is no easy feat, getting more done in less time is a much more attainable goal if you're not sabotaging yourself with bad habits.<p>Below are 18 things you should stop doing right now to become more productive.

Time Management

The Top 10 Habits of Highly Organized People

Spend a few minutes on any organized blog ( or watching any of the hundreds of organizing channels on Youtube) and it’s not hard to start FOMO-ing. …

Minimalism

7 TED Talks on Happiness That Will Make You Smile From Ear to Ear

Fact: Bad days happen to good people. Even when you give up those old habits to be happier, switch up your morning routine, and do that one thing all …

50 Inspiring Motivational Quotes About Mental Toughness and Willpower | Inc.com

Arguably one of the most important qualities successful people possess is mental toughness: the drive and determination and willpower to keep going when the going gets tough.<p>Fortunately, determination and willpower are qualities you can develop. Anyone can develop greater mental toughness. (Even …

Motivation