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Here's what you need to know before buying a Tesla

There may be questions about Tesla's financial future, but its vehicles remain quite popular — so much so that the company is having trouble making them as quickly as customers order them.<p>That's bad for Tesla's bottom line, but it speaks to the level of acclaim its cars have received since the …

15 Tips For Sounding Much More Professional At The Office

A little bit of rephrasing goes a long way.<p>"Using positive language in a negative situation can have a big impact on how you're remembered." —yourmate155<p>"It'll make them respect you more." —Inebriatedclusterfuk<p>"The phrase 'I assumed...' has a very negative connotation, and people will view it as …

19 Interview Questions That Cut Through the BS to Reveal a Great Hire

Employee turnover is downright costly. A great way to avoid it is to ask the right questions in the interview process.<p>I hate to start on a grim note, but it's necessary. Bringing in a few bad apples because of a lack of due diligence in the hiring process can be very costly (and inexcusable). Check …

Healthy Dips You Can Make with Basically Any Vegetable

Your Super Bowl snack plan is here.<p>Super Bowl Sunday definitely doesn't need to be a day for healthy eating, but we can still add a few more veggies to the spread. The best place to sneak them in? A couple healthy dips. There's a lot to love about this easy roasted vegetable dip recipe: the …

Food

The Periodic Table of Blockchain

<i>Dr. Pavel Kravchenko holds a PhD in technical sciences and is the founder of Distributed Lab.</i><p>For many years, people used to believe that the Earth …

50 startups that will boom in 2018, according to VCs

Who better to ask than the startup experts, the VCs that watch the industry, guide the startups, hear their pitches, and invest in them?<p>We reached out to a number of top VCs and asked them which startups will boom in 2018. We invited participation from investors from a variety of backgrounds and …

Startups

A Man Made an Insanely Slick Ad to Sell His Girlfriend's Very Old Car. This Is What Happened Next | Inc.com

<i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>Things are always what they seem.<p>Until they aren't.<p>An old car, for example, is just an old car.<p>Until you dress it up a little and claim that it's the apogee of luxury.<p>That's what Max Lanman tried …

Honda Accord

How Did J.K. Rowling Become a Self-Made Millionaire? She Found the Perfect Response to Failure | Inc.com

Twenty-three years ago, Joanne Rowling, an unemployed single mother, applied for welfare benefits so she could take care of her 1-year-old daughter. Clinically depressed and occasionally contemplating suicide, she considered herself as "poor as it is possible to be in modern Britain, without being …

Harry Potter

Boys aren’t learning how to handle rejection, with dangerous consequences

Unfortunately, there’s never a shortage of examples of men displaying their inability to accept a woman telling them “no” and move on.<p>These range from the creepy: the man who won’t stop playing the piano in the park until his girlfriend of four months takes him back, to the deadly: the Texas man …

What your worst stress dreams really mean, according to experts

The unfortunate thing about dreams is that most of them — or at least the ones we remember — are bad.<p>According to Kelly Bulkeley, a dream researcher and the author of "An Introduction to the Psychology of Dreaming," current evidence suggests the majority of our dreams are characterized by negative …

This is now the most powerful passport in the world

Collecting passports has become a status symbol for the super-rich— or those who simply love to travel.<p>However, some are much more sought-after than others.<p>And Singapore has been named as the country with the most powerful passport in the world in a new report.<p>The 2017 Global Passport Power Rank, …

Why Hospitals Need Better Data Science

Airlines are arguably more operationally complex, asset-intensive, and regulated than hospitals, yet the best performers are doing a better job by far than most hospitals at keeping costs low and make a decent profit while delivering what their customers expect. Southwest Airlines, for example, has …

In a Distracted World, Solitude Is a Competitive Advantage

“Always remember: Your focus determines your reality.” Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn shares this advice with Anakin Skywalker in <i>Star Wars,</i> but in our hyper-distracted work world, it’s advice that we all need to hear.<p>Technology has undoubtedly ushered in progress in a myriad of ways. But this same force …

The World's Most Epic Day Hikes

These tremendous treks don't require an overnight bag.<p>Every trail offers a fresh adventure, whether you meander along a river, through a forest, or into a valley. With these 10 treks from around the globe, you'll take in views of gorgeous landscapes, challenge your abilities, and see a new part of …

Hiking

Research Reveals 16 Signs That an Employee Is a Sociopath (and Is Destroying Your Company Culture) | Inc.com

In times of low unemployment, companies become desperate to hire enough people. They often need to speed up their hiring decisions, or risk losing a good candidate. However, this also leads to hiring mistakes. There's nothing more costly than an employee who kills productivity and hurts your …

Psychology

Science Says Time Really Does Seem to Fly as We Get Older. This Is the Best Way to Slow It Back Down | Inc.com

Time flies as we get older. But why?<p>Research shows your brain's internal clock runs more slowly as you age -- which means the pace of life appears to speed up. Other research suggests that the perceived passage of time is related to the amount of new perceptual information you absorb; when you're …

Self-improvement

Asics is using microwave technology to create custom midsoles in as little as 15 seconds

It’s been a fascinating couple of years for high tech sneaker heads, between self-lacing Nikes and Adidas’ experiments with 3D printed midsoles and biodegradable yarn. Asics isn’t generally uttered in the same breath as those sorts of bleeding edge offerings, but the running shoe company has just …

This Company Is Trying To Disrupt The Braces Industry And Dentists Are Fighting Back

SmileDirectClub offers to straighten your teeth at a fraction of the cost of braces, without a visit to the dentist. But orthodontists claim the company has endangered the oral health of tens of thousands of people.<p><b>Dentists are waging</b> a war against SmileDirectClub, a startup whose mail-order …

This map of Amazon's warehouse locations shows how it's taking over America

Amazon's fulfillment center in Robbinsville, New Jersey. Sarah Jacobs Amazon is expanding its reach across America.<p>The ecommerce giant now has 140 fulfillment centers where they pack and ship a myriad of goods.<p>The warehouses range from large-scale centers where items ship in their own boxes — think …

The 5 biggest bubbles in the market today

We never used to get a giant speculative bubble every 7-8 years. But that has been the case since the new millennia.<p>In 2000, we had the dot-com bubble.<p>In 2007, we had the housing bubble.<p>In 2017, we have the everything bubble.<p>Why do we call it the everything bubble? Well, there is a bubble in a …

Expressive Portraits Reveal the Quirky Human-Like Qualities of Different Dogs

Ask any dog owner and they’ll tell you that their pooch has a dynamic personality. Pet photographers prove this, time and again, with portraits that reflect the idiosyncrasies of an individual canine. In a single picture, they capture their subtle expressions—including fuzzy furrowed brows, …

Adan Medical is bringing technology to Epi-Pens

Going into anaphylactic shock is terrifying. The last time I went into shock, called my mom first, injected myself with an Epi-Pen second, injected myself with a shot of epinephrine third, and 911 last. I had that a bit backwards.<p>Had I been using Adan Medical‘s smart case for Epi-Pens, my mom and …

Cats, ranked

Which cat is the top cat? You're about to find out.<p>Using the same complex (kind of) algorithm we used for our dog ranking, we have ranked 30 of the …

14 Epic Libraries Around the World

Calling all bookworms.<p>A cab driver once told me that, at the age of eight, he walked 10 miles from his Egyptian hometown in search of a private library rumored to have a copy of Nizar Qabbani’s <i>Arabian Love Poems</i>. Disregarding Washington D.C.'s late-night club-goers jaywalking outside the taxi, he …

University of Oxford

Nobody wants to be a pilot anymore — here's how working for an airline lost its glamour

One airline ventured to blame its 2016 bankruptcy on its inability to hire enough pilots, and even at always-profitable and carefree Southwest Airlines, the challenge of recruiting millennial aviators keeps middle management awake at night. "The biggest problem," a Southwest executive told …

Jeff Bezos Just Explained How to Achieve Customer Loyalty in Only 1 Sentence | Inc.com

In his letter to Amazon shareholders following the 2015 fiscal year, Jeff Bezos made a brief statement that all leaders should take note of: "We want Prime to be such a good value, you'd be irresponsible not to be a member."<p>It can be tempting to gloss over the sentence as puffery. Don't. The …

Jeff Bezos

Why Are Fewer Startups Getting Seed Funding Deals From VCs?

Seed funding is the lifeblood of the startup ecosystem. It plants the seeds for companies that might turn into tomorrow’s Airbnb or Uber or WeWork. …

This Startup Is Helping America's Independent Grocers Take On Amazon in the Fight for a $600 Billion Market | Inc.com

Co-founded in 2012 by CEO Nick Nickitas, a former Wall Street executive with an MBA from Cornell, Rosie is backed by investors like NXT Ventures of Boston. Nick and his co-founders are launching their second round of venture financing to help them scale up from the 27 employees they have today.<p>I …

Struggling SoundCloud receives new funding from Raine Group of New York and wealth fund Temasek

SoundCloud, the world's most popular streaming music app, but one that has struggled to find a profitable business model, said it received new …

Blue Apron is spending more than $400 for every new customer — and that's creating a major problem for the company

Blue Apron is spending big to get new customers.<p>The meal-kit company is spending more than $400 to recruit each new customer, despite making only $236 a customer a quarter, Eater reporter Whitney Filloon said in an interview on Cheddar on Monday.<p>When Blue Apron filed for its initial public offering …