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12 Simple Phrases That Are Guaranteed to Make People Like You More | Inc.com

The late, great American poet Maya Angelou once said, "People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."<p>The truth is, your word choice creates a brief impression that can lead to a lasting impression, long after the particulars …

Self-improvement

What Happened When I Forced Myself To Wake Up At 5 A.M. Every Day For A Month

Some early risers might get more done, but it turns out there are times when getting up earlier can make you less productive.<p>Early risers get a lot of good press: They are supposedly more productive and possibly better problem solvers. But after a month of forcing myself out of bed at 5 a.m., I …

Time Management

Trump, Congressional GOP Back Off From Immediate Obamacare Repeal

There's a moment in the Broadway musical <i>Hamilton</i> where George Washington says to an exasperated Alexander Hamilton: "Winning is easy, young man. Governing's harder."<p>When it comes to health care, it seems that President Trump is learning that same lesson. Trump and Republicans in Congress are …

Trump leans on ‘fake news’ line to combat reports of West Wing dysfunction

The president appears especially irked by the growing narrative of Bannon as the real power in the White House.<p>President Donald Trump on Monday lashed out via Twitter at a series of news reports revealing the turmoil inside the White House, leaning on his crutch of “fake news” as he struggles to …

Donald Trump

Donald Trump should not be allowed to speak in Westminster Hall, says Speaker

Government sources describe John Bercow’s comments about US president as ‘hugely political and out of line’<p>Donald Trump is unfit to address MPs, according to the Speaker of the House of Commons, who said that he would refuse to invite the US president to speak at Westminster because of parliament’s …

Great Britain

These smart locks will let you ditch your keys

Keys are a time-tested means of access, but they won't do you much good if you leave them inside on your way out the door.<p>Today's crop of smart locks ($120 at Amazon.com) think they have a better way. All of them offer convenient, key-free access to your home, whether by code, by app, by proximity, …

Home Automation

If You Do This, Your Life Will Be Changed in 2017--Guaranteed | Inc.com

If you haven't incorporated meditation into your routine yet, you're not alone. Maybe you've always heard about it but aren't sure where to start. Maybe you've tried it out but felt like you weren't getting a lot out of it. No matter what your experience, it's time to take another look at this …

Meditation

Questions of illegitimacy dog Team Trump on Inauguration Week

The more Donald Trump faces questions about the legitimacy of his election, the more his allies and supporters are pushing a very specific talking …

Flying car prototype ready by end of 2017, says Airbus CEO

(<i>Reuters</i>) – Airbus Group plans to test a prototype for a self-piloted flying car as a way of avoiding gridlock on city roads by the end of the year, the aerospace group’s chief executive said on Monday.<p>Airbus last year formed a division called Urban Air Mobility that is exploring concepts such as a …

The new year is peak time for breakups. But the emotional skills that help a relationship endure can be learned<p>We expect love to be the source of our greatest joys. But, in practice, it is one of the most reliable routes to misery. Few forms of suffering are ever as intense as those we experience …

Relationships

Want to Raise Successful Boys? Science Says Do This (but Their Schools Probably Won't) | Inc.com

This is a story about successful kids (especially boys), common sense, and research.<p>Most of us spend hours each day sitting at work. Science says it's killing us, and we have developed all kinds of fads to combat it--from standing desks to smartphone alerts to get us up and moving.<p>Armed with that …

Standardized Testing

It now owns five of the world’s six largest solar-module manufacturing firms and the largest wind-turbine manufacturer<p>China is cementing its global dominance of renewable energy and supporting technologies, aggressively investing in them both at home and around the globe, leaving countries …

Renewable Energy

Tesla Flips Switch on Gigafactory to Accelerate World's Transition to Renewable Energy

Elon Musk's Master Plan to accelerate the world's transition to sustainable energy is becoming reality. Tesla and Panasonic have officially kicked …

Here's your first peek at Lenovo's low-cost VR headset

One of the first of the virtual reality headsets using Windows Holographic, promised by Microsoft last year, has finally debuted at CES.<p>Lenovo's VR …

Virtual Reality

Japanese white-collar workers are already being replaced by artificial intelligence

Most of the attention around automation focuses on how factory robots and self-driving cars may fundamentally change our workforce, potentially eliminating millions of jobs. But AI that can handle knowledge-based, white-collar work are also becoming increasingly competent.<p>One Japanese insurance …

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence isn't the scary future. It's the amazing present.

The year 2017 arrives and we humans are still in charge. Whew! The machines haven't taken over yet, but they are gaining on us.<p>Google's DeepMind AlphaGo computer program recently beat the world champ at Go, a complex board game, while Japanese researchers plan to build the world's fastest …

Artificial Intelligence

The Sixth Great Mass Extinction Is Your Fault

‘Billions of years to evolve such magnificent creations, now being decimated by humans in the blink of an eye, with no regard for beauty or life …

Las Vegas' City Government Is Now Powered Entirely by Renewable Energy

Las Vegas is now the largest city in the country to run entirely on renewable energy.<p>Just last week, Las Vegas announced it has reached its goal of powering the city governement entirely with renewable energy, meeting a goal the city has been working toward for nearly a decade. The goal was reached …

Renewable Energy

Jarvis is real! Mark Zuckerberg has spent 2016 building an Iron Man-style AI that controls his life

Mark Zuckerberg has ended 2016 having completed his personal challenge to build a Jarvis-style AI to run his home.<p>He announced at the start of the …

The Future of TV isn’t apps

Tom Goodwin Contributor<p>Tom Goodwin is EVP, head of innovation at Zenith Media and the co-founder of the Interesting People in Interesting Times podcast and event series held at Soho House in New York.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>The battle for consumers gets physical (instead of virtual)<br>• In the …

AI isn't coming for our jobs, it's coming for our planet and will one day 'colonise the galaxy'

Jürgen Schmidhuber is painting an image of the future of our Universe. And it’s plain to see, we are neither a real part of it, nor is it our …

White House Announces Massive Electric Vehicle Charging Network

The White House said on Thursday it will establish 48 national electric-vehicle charging corridors on nearly 25,000 miles of highways in 35 U.S. …

A third GOP senator backs an indefinite Supreme Court blockade

Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr (R) recently spoke to a Republican audience in North Carolina, where he unwisely told a joke …

Longtime Progressive Activist Tom Hayden Dies At 76

Tom Hayden, a radical activist and advocate for progressive causes, died Sunday at the age of 76.<p>In the early 1960s, Hayden was a freedom rider in the South and a community organizer in Newark. He was a civil rights activist who became famous for his anti-war efforts and made several high-profile …

Democratic National Convention

American vigilante hacker sends Russia a warning

An American vigilante hacker -- who calls himself "The Jester" -- has defaced the website of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in retaliation for attacks on American targets.<p>On Friday night, the Jester gained access to the Russian government ministry's website. And he left a message: Stop …

Hillary Clinton

In 2016, ‘basic facts’ are the subject of major disagreements

The Pew Research Center published an interesting report last week, noting more than 80% of Americans believe partisans “not only disagree over plans …

The largest wind farm in US history just got the green light

Called Wind XI, the $3.6 billion project will include 1,000 turbines and is expected to be completed in 2019. Once it's up and running, the wind farm will have the capacity to generate up to 2,000 megawatts of electricity — enough to power roughly 800,000 homes in the state.<p>On August 29, the Iowa …

A glimpse into Facebook’s notoriously opaque—and potentially vulnerable—Trending algorithm

With its human editors out the door, Facebook is letting the inmates run the asylum.<p>This week, a story about a man violently engaging a McChicken in intercourse lived as a topic on Facebook’s Trending bar for more than a day—despite the fact that an extraordinarily small percentage of Facebook’s US …

Women bare breasts for equality in New York City

They took it off for equality.<p>A few dozen women, and some men, went topless Sunday afternoon as they walked down Broadway in New York City. It was part of GoTopless Day, which calls for women to have as much right as men to be bare-chested in public.<p>The march was led by some women carrying a …