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The Surprising Reason Dinosaurs Avoided One Area for Over 30 Million Years

Scientists have long wondered why the dinosaurs that spread across the globe 230 million years ago largely avoided living near the equator—and now …

This Week's Top Downloads

Every week, we share a number of downloads for all platforms to help you get things done. Here were the top downloads from this week.<p>Chrome: The …

Apps

Bazinga! 6 Genius Money Lessons from 'Big Bang Theory'

The Secret to Happiness Isn't Income or a Lot of Stuff

Would you like to be happy?<p>Of course -- but how? How much income do you need to feel financially secure enough to feel happy? How should you spend …

Get Free Shipping For Life -- Savings Experiment

Attention, online shoppers! You can get free shipping on your purchases even if the site doesn't offer it. Yes, it's true.<p>All you have to do is …

Do This in the Morning and Be More Productive All Day | Inc.com

<i>Everyone has a unique way of starting their day off on the proverbial right foot. What do successful entrepreneurs do every morning to ensure they are über-effective at getting things done? We asked members of the</i> <i>Entrepreneurs' Organization</i> <i>to provide their tips and tricks for maximum …

Time Management

14 Surprising Things That Affect Your Willpower and Decision Making | Inc.com

President Obama only wears blue or gray suits.<p>As he tells <i>Vanity Fair</i>, it's a way of managing his willpower.<p>"I'm trying to pare down decisions," he says. "I don't want to make decisions about what I'm eating or wearing. Because I have too many other decisions to make."<p>Obama's focus on routine is …

Will Power

Make the Most of a Business Opportunity: 4 Tips | Inc.com

Opportunity has a way of making a soft <i>tap-tap</i> on your door. Smart entrepreneurs listen for these signals--they have ears specifically attuned to the sound.<p>A recent book called <i>Opportunity Knocking: Lessons From Business Leaders</i>, by CNBC senior talent producer Lori Ann LaRocco, focuses on the sound …

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The 5 Things You Must Give Employees | Inc.com

According to research conducted by the Gallup Organization, only 30 percent of U.S. workers are engaged in their jobs--that is, they are "involved in, enthusiastic about, and committed to their work and contribute to their organization in a positive manner." That leaves 70 percent of workers either …

Employee Engagement

4 Things Entrepreneurs Need to Know, April 18 | Inc.com

1. Attention, App Developers<p>Dropbox has been quietly snatching up small app platforms to help the cloud storage company become more of an app platform itself. Recent acquisitions, which have happened at a rate of roughly one per month, include Loom, Zulip, and Hackpad, among others. App developers …

Entrepreneurship

12 Simple Tricks For Saving Time on Email | Inc.com

Office workers spend about two hours a day on email.<p>Cal Newport, author of "So Good They Can't Ignore You," argues that this is terrible for your career.<p>While sending emails might feel productive, he says, it doesn't help you grow your professional skill set.<p>With that in mind, we gathered these …

Productivity

3 Beliefs of Highly Successful People | Inc.com

Here at Inc.com, we frequently round up things you can do to be more successful. That makes sense--we all want to know what we can do to achieve more, but as Hubspot founder and CTO Dharmesh Shah recently pointed out in one of his LinkedIn Influencer columns, success isn't just a matter of what you …

Self-improvement

How to Be More Self-Confident: 5 Tips | Inc.com

I just listened to one of the most interesting interviews I've ever heard on NPR, It was a talk with Katty Kay and Claire Shipman, authors of <i>The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of Self-Assurance--What Women Should Know</i>.<p>The interview and book are about women and self-confidence, but the advice …

Self-improvement

How to Make Good Decisions: One Simple Tip | Inc.com

While it might be true that good leaders excel at consistently making good decisions, great leaders try to involve others in the process, at least when there's the time and opportunity to do so.<p>That's according to John Canfield, management consultant and author of <i>Think or Sink: A Parable of</i> …

Management

3 Ways to Be a Leader in Your Industry | Inc.com

No business can afford to blindly follow the crowd. Your company needs to be driving innovation, not sitting in the passenger seat. You need to be ahead of the trends.<p>I recently talked to RED Interactive Agency's CEO, Brian Lovell, and president, Donny Makower, about leading the way. RED …

Team Building

How Knitting and Writing Poetry Can Make You a Better Worker

Here’s a reason to embrace your inner guitar hero or secret poetry writing habit: It may be making you better at your day job.<p>Read more here.

'Most Haunted Place in the World' Up for Auction

Buying a Venetian island might sound like a dream investment. This particular one on the auction block has a nightmarish history.<p>The island of Poveglia, purportedly the most haunted place in the world, is among several properties that Italy is selling at auction to cut its public debt. The …

Real Estate

Michaels Stores Says Up To 3 Million Cards Affected in Data Breach

Michaels Stores Inc. said Thursday that about 2.6 million customer credit and debit cards used at its namesake stores may have been affected in a security breach but it has received "limited" reports of fraud.<p>The nation's largest arts and crafts chain, based in Irving, Texas, said that its …

Personal Data

When Is the Price of Gas Cheaper? Weekdays or Weekends?

People tend to grouse about gas stations jacking up their prices on weekends, but in most states, gas prices are higher during the workweek.<p>The crowdsourced gas-price aggregator GasBuddy.com took an exhaustive, four-year look at what days gas was cheapest in each of the 50 states and Washington, …

News Aggregators

10 National Parks Worth a Visit This Spring

That big summer vacation may still be months away, but that’s no reason to stay indoors. This month, many of America’s national parks are just now shaking off winter’s chill and welcoming visitors with warmer temperatures, fields of wildflowers and blessedly few crowds.<p>The following 10 parks offer …

National Parks

Three 5-Minute Traffic Strategies You Can Use Now

Building up a steady influx of Web traffic is rarely easy, but every once in a while we stumble across simple fixes that make a big difference. The 3 …

Got 2 Hours and a Management Challenge? Read "Managing Your Business"

Do you know why your business isn’t growing? It’s probably because you think you know how to manage it all. But, if you find yourself thinking you …

Automate Your Business Where Possible and Boost Employee Productivity - Small Business Trends

It’s time again for our Small Business Trends community news and information roundup. Much of the talk lately on small business blogs and communities …

Can Wal-Mart Really Make Organic Food Cheap For Everyone?

It could be another milestone in organic food's evolution from crunchy to commercial: Wal-Mart, the king of mass retailing, is promising to "drive down organic food prices" with a new line of organic food products. The new products will be at least 25 percent cheaper than organic food that's on …

The Transformation of HR is Underway

HR is being transformed while we watch. It’s not going to be a grass-roots endeavor to disrupt the function.<p>HR is being transformed while we watch. …

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McCormick: Man Crafted<p>Driven by audience insights, Food Network and UM Studios partnered to reinvent the McCormick brand for a new generation of home …

Beverages

Mindfulness Meditation Could Reduce Drug User Relapse

By Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer<p>Published: 03/19/2014 05:32 PM EDT on LiveScience<p>Many people who undergo treatment for addiction will relapse and begin using drugs again soon after their therapy ends, but a new study suggests that meditation techniques may help prevent such relapses.<p>In the study, …