Sam Gerlach

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What to watch in 2018

As the new year begins, here are the smartest predictions of what's coming in politics, tech and business in 2018.<p><b>The big picture:</b> In many ways 2018 …

Here Are the First 6 Books You Should Read In 2018 | Inc.com

If you love lists, December is a fun month to browse the internet. These lists usually take one of two forms: You're looking back on the previous year or eyeing the horizon for the year to come.<p>Some of the lists in the rearview mirror are autopsies. Here's what went wrong or the biggest flame …

Self-improvement

Want to Start Your Own Business? 15 Signs You Were Born to Be an Entrepreneur | Inc.com

In many ways, entrepreneurs are just like everyone else: they come from all types of backgrounds, a variety of demographics, they possess different levels of education and experience and skill....<p>Yet when you look closely you'll see that in some ways, entrepreneurs are very, very different, even if …

Entrepreneurship

How I Set Aside Two Days Each Week To Work On Just One Thing

You already know about time “batching,” but when those batch periods slide all over your schedule, they aren’t much good to you.<p>My company recently surveyed more than 350 U.S. business owners on the biggest time-wasters in their workdays. The results weren’t much of a shock, with email coming up on …

Time Management

Four Secrets Of People Who Finish Their Workweeks On Thursday

Polishing off the bulk of your work before Friday all comes down to your work habits from Monday to Thursday.<p>We all often face the same problem: The workweek drags by at a glacial pace, while the weekend speeds past us before we even realize what’s happening.<p>Mathematically, of course, it all makes …

Time Management

5 Reasons Why Non-Digital Time Management Is More Productive

As technological innovation marches forward in so many aspects of life, there is a movement gaining momentum to return to the past in search of something important that progress may have left behind.<p>No, you can’t beat the convenience of streaming and digitized music, but the listening experience …

Time Management

7 Targeted Countries React To Trump's Ban On Immigration

Surprise and a desire for retaliation are some of the reactions to President Trump's temporary ban on travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries.<p>The ban, abruptly imposed Friday, led the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, a 57-nation body that's based in Saudi Arabia, to call on the U.S. to …

Middle East

The Top Entrepreneur Conferences to Check Out in 2017 | Inc.com

I remember my first conference well. It was like I was the new kid in school, except no one introduced me or showed me around. I felt kind of like a loner and was pretty intimidated by so many other entrepreneurs and leaders who seemed to know exactly what they were doing.<p>As an entrepreneur, …

Entrepreneurship

10 Ways To Stay Productive (and Avoid Your Afternoon Slump) | Inc.com

By the time 3:00 p.m. hits, my body starts telling me that it's time to check out. Despite my high motivation and earnest desire to achieve my goals, simple biology causes my energy levels to plummet, negatively impacting my concentration and ability to stay productive. My experience is not …

Time Management

Fearing White House Purge Of Climate Science, Scientists Frantically Copying Data

The moment Donald Trump took office on Friday, the official White House website was purged of all references to global warming and climate change science.<p>In its place is an energy plan to increase development of fossil fuels, get rid of regulations, open up public lands and parks to drilling and …

Climate

7 Simple Things Successful People Do Every Night | Inc.com

How you spend your night can have a huge impact on the day that follows. Do you spend your time ruminating over issues? Or maybe you stress over something that didn't quite go right during the day. There's no doubt: How you think affects how you feel. This is particularly important at night, as you …

Success

Why The Most Productive People Do These Six Things Every Day

The secrets behind four-minute meetings and scrapping your to-do list.<p>Of all our available resources, everyone has the same number of hours in a day. Some, however, happen to get more done. Are they faster or smarter? Do they have more help? Perhaps. But they’ve also learned tricks that can help …

Time Management

Ride 100 Miles a Week in 2017

With the right strategies, any cyclist can achieve this impressive cycling goal<p>‘Tis the season for making resolutions and setting cycling goals. A simple one we’d suggest: Ride 100 miles each week.<p>Why? For one, it sounds pretty badass when you tell people you bang out 100 miles on your bike every …

New Jersey

North Korea says can test-launch ICBM at any time: official news agency | Reuters

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea declared on Sunday it could test-launch an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) at any time from any location set by leader Kim Jong Un, saying a hostile U.S. policy was to blame for its arms development.<p>Kim said on Jan. 1 that his nuclear-capable country was …

North Korea

6 Meditation and Mindfulness Apps That Will Help You Feel More Zen This Year

Ways to be that well-adjusted person.<p>If you've ever wondered how that impossibly calm, resourceful colleague or friend keeps a level head under pressure—while juggling a full schedule and not pitching a fit about it—chances are she's already up to speed on mindfulness and daily meditation exercises.<p>…

Why do Buddhists Meditate?

When one hears the word "Buddhism", one of the first things that pop up into people's heads is the idea of meditation. While Buddhism is much more than meditation and meditation isn't unique to Buddhism, meditation is something that holds very deep importance in Buddhist teachings. The Buddha …

Meditation

Context Matters

When Western Buddhists sit down to meditate, many of us may imagine that we are doing the same thing Buddhists across the globe have done for …

Meditation

Tour de France 2017 route is good news for Chris Froome and Mark Cavendish

Cavendish will be pleased by an increase in sprint finishes, while Froome can battle for a fourth Tour triumph on the shorter but steeper mountain stages<p>Mark Cavendish and Chris Froome had reason to smile on viewing the 2017 Tour de France route owing to an increase in the number of sprint stages …

Road Cycling

The Biggest Mistake New Entrepreneurs Make When Coming Up With a Business Model

Having an innovative product is nice--but providing exceptional service is the core differentiator.<p>I'll never forget how my dad supported me when I dropped out of college to build my junk removal business. As one of the top surgeons in Canada, he could have been embarrassed; after all, he expected …

Business Strategy

The Reason So Many Successful Entrepreneurs Are Into Cycling (and Maybe You Should Be, Too) | Inc.com

On a beautiful summer evening, struggling to tread water about 400 yards from shore as the sun sank toward the horizon, I realized I was going to drown.<p>It started innocently enough. I was drafted onto a corn hole team without realizing the losers had agreed to swim out to to a red crab pot float.<p>Of …

Motivation

4 Rules Brands Need To Know About Storytelling

For a long time, marketing was driven by taglines—short, evocative slogans that captured the essence of a brand’s message. Nike encouraged us to “Just Do It,” while Apple inspired us to “Think Different.” Miller Lite simply had to say, “Tastes great, less filling” and product flew off the …

Marketing

How Instagram’s Head Engineer Is Using Quantum Mechanics To Manage His Team

James Everingham’s passion for physics predated his management role at Instagram. Here’s how he’s brought one to bear on the other.<p>I didn’t intend to go into computer science, and I definitely didn’t expect to become a manager. Instead, I started out thinking I’d be a laboratory scientist. In …

Computer Science
Road Cycling

7 lessons learned growing from $1,000 to $15,000 a month in 100 days

$15,000/mo in 100 days. Here’s how we got here…<p>I’m about to hit “publish.”<p><i>What’s the worst that could happen, right?</i><p><i>Mm… maybe we should wait until tomorrow.</i><p><i>Let me get back to this after taking a few calls.</i><p>…<p>Alright, let’s do this.<p><i>*Few more hours more of pondering*</i><p><i>Screw it.</i><p><b>*Click*</b><p>The first version of …

3tags.org

How to Keep Your Brain Young and Healthy

Learn how mindfulness can protect your brain from aging, make you more productive, and improve your overall happiness.<p>The death of Muhammad Ali is a somber reminder of what can happen when we take our neurological health for granted. A magical and iconic figure, Ali, the most eloquent of pugilists, …

Mindfulness

How to do the most work in the shortest time

Here are eight simple rules to be time-efficient (so you can do some really focused work when you’ve finished). What are you waiting for?<p>We are designed by evolution to be busy. That’s OK for the caveman, who needs to feed himself; not OK for you in the 21st-century when you have to deal with an …

Time Management

3tags.org

A minimalist shares 2 ways to form habits effortlessly

But sticking to a habit can be difficult, because life gets in the way. And we get discouraged when the habit gets disrupted.<p>How can we form habits without all the struggle?<p>I'm going to share two strategies that I've found to be priceless:<p>They're so painless you will barely feel them. And your life …

Meditation

Where's the Edge of the Universe?

<i>Paul Sutter</i> <i>is an astrophysicist at</i> <i>The Ohio State University</i> <i>and the chief scientist at</i> <i>COSI Science Center</i><i>. Sutter is also host of the podcasts</i> <i>Ask a</i> …