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30 Things About Life Everyone Should Learn Before Turning 30 | Inc.com

Life is full of lessons. Some lessons are learned in an instant--like when you touch a hot stove. Others take time to fully understand--for example, what it truly means to be in love. But regardless of the size of the lesson, there are 30 important ones everyone should know before exiting young …

Self-improvement

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft just caught a glimpse of Earth, all the way from Saturn

NASA and its spectacular space hardware often spend so much time checking out our planetary neighbors that we forget Earth offers some pretty cool …

25 photos that prove we're all stowaways on a tiny, fragile spaceship

From the ground, Earth looks like a boundless fertile plain that beckons to be explored and exploited.<p>But astronauts would beg — and even plead— to differ.<p>"You realize that people often say, 'I hope to go to heaven when I die,'" Jim Lovell, an astronaut who flew on the Apollo 8 and Apollo 13 …

Space

9 Ways to Train Your Brain to Be a Better Leader | Inc.com

Admittedly, it took me years to realize that success is achieved not over long periods of time, but instantaneously in life's brief, honest moments.<p>I can remember each instance when a thought or belief occurred to me out of the blue, which forever changed my outlook on my entrepreneurial journey. …

Self-improvement

11 bizarre things the Mars Orbiter has spotted on the red planet

Ten years ago this week, NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) began its visit to the red planet.<p>In the time since, the MRO has completed about …

How to Visualize and Analyze Customer Feedback

Never before have companies received as much feedback from their customers as today. Take mobile apps: we get data about acquisition from the app …

Apps

Nasa's laser-powered engine could get us to Mars in 72 hours (if it works)

For all its real-life benefits and future potential for saving our entire civilisation, space travel is still a long-term effort. Current estimates …

24 Valentine's Day Desserts That Are Better Than A Date

All the chocolate.<p>Unless you're one of the lucky few, Valentine's Day sucks. It either makes you feel like you're all alone (don't worry, you're not) or it convinces you that the romance from your relationship has simmered to a neutral (not true, either). The expectations of love for this one …

Dessert

NASA is giving away its vintage-inspired travel posters for free

When NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory reached out to Don and Ryan Clark — the design duo behind Invisible Creature — in hopes that they might create …

This Quick Morning Ritual Primes Your Brain for Success | Inc.com

Want this to be the year you finally achieve some of your biggest goals? It can be--if you get your subconscious mind on board. That advice comes from May McCarthy, serial entrepreneur, angel investor, and author of <i>The Path to Wealth</i>.<p>"Good leaders know that for a company to run successfully, …

Self-improvement

BBC World Service - Discovery, Enceladus: A second genesis of life at Saturn?, “I’m flabbergasted by what we’re seeing at Enceladus”

Within Saturn’s icy moon Enceladus, there is a large salty ocean. The water contains organic compounds and hot water springs emerge from the ocean’s rocky floor. These findings make Enceladus the most promising place in our solar system to search for extra-terrestrial life. On Earth, forms of life …

My strategy for turning $15,000 into $200,000 every month

Each company starts off with $100 in capital.<p>One has a one-month sales cycle (i.e., people go from prospect to client in one month). The other company has a four-month sales cycle.<p>Not surprisingly, the slower business brings in less over time. But do you know how much less after one year?<p>It only …

Marketing

Alien Hunters Spent the Last Century Looking for the Black Knight Satellite

Is it a 13,000-year-old blanket from outer space? Maybe.<p>In 1899, Nikola Tesla heard from aliens.<p>The pioneer of radio had constructed a massive tower at his home/laboratory in Colorado Springs for the purpose of experimenting with wireless power, but instead may have accidentally become the first …

A simple retirement investing strategy that actually works

<i>I contribute 15% of pay to my 401(k) plan, but I don't really know much about investing. So I just picked the funds that looked the best to me. Any suggestions for how I can do a better job investing for retirement? --M.A., Mississippi</i><p>You're not alone in being unsure about how to invest your 401(k) …

Investing

Animal astronauts: the unsung heroes of space exploration

From intrepid turtles to pioneering jellyfish, a host of animals have made their mark as the unsung heroes of space exploration.<p>Early animal astronauts were used to test the effects of zero gravity and extreme pressure on the body, and their modern-day counterparts are used in experiments on board …

10 Proposed Solutions To The Problems Of Interstellar Travel

Right now, interstellar travel and colonization is pretty unlikely. Basic laws of physics suggest that it just can’t be done, and for many people, …

Space Travel

Images of Pluto and Charon continue to captivate Nasa: 'This world is alive'

The newest images and data from Pluto continue to astound Nasa scientists, lead researcher Alan Stern said on Monday, telling a university hall that “2015 will be a year in textbooks forever” as the point when mankind unveiled the world on the edge of its solar system.<p>“This world is alive,” Stern …

Solar System

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<i>This project was a collaboration between 18F and the U.S. Digital Service (USDS). The team was led by Mollie Ruskin (USDS) and Julia Elman (18F) and</i> …

UX Design

Expedition 44

NASA.gov brings you the latest images, videos and news from America's space agency. Get the latest updates on NASA missions, watch NASA TV live, and …

Space

Here's the disturbing impact that space has on the human body and mind

The mission saw a cosmonaut clock up more days in space than any other human being, the launch of the most audacious twin study in the history of science, and astronauts eating lettuce grown in space for the first time.<p>The crew have taught us plenty about how to survive beyond our own planet - …

Space Science

UX Flows: How to Create Navigations that Guide Your User to the Goal

Within the UX Flows column we’re defining a “UX flow” as the actions a user goes through on a website, which are directed by a UX designer. If the UX …

Lean Analytics

<i>Lean Analytics</i> is <i></i>the latest addition to the Lean Series. The book has been a year in the making, and authors Ben Yoskovitz and Alistair …