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I graduated from Harvard debt-free — here are my 5 best tips on paying for college

At a price tag of over $250,000, it seems hard to believe that I could graduate from Harvard without any student loans.<p>Thanks to substantial need-based aid from Harvard, outside merit scholarships, and my school year and summer jobs, the cost to my parents for me to attend Harvard over four years …

Education

A Man Who Stopped Working at 34 Says He's Still Coming to Terms With a 'Shocking and Uncomfortable' Truth

Money isn't everything.<p>At the age of 34, Brandon realized he had been motivated by money his entire life.<p>And now, he no longer is.<p>The software …

Money

This Little Japanese Girl And Her Pet Poodle Will Make Your Day

Mame is a one-year-old Japanese girl, Riku is a giant poodle, and together they make the cutest companions you’ve ever seen. Mame’s grandmother …

Dogs

Ask Your Employees These Questions. They Will Thank You

How can leaders help employees find meaning at work?<p>Organizations spend considerable resources on corporate values and mission statements, but even the most inspiring of these — from Volvo’s commitment to safety to Facebook’s desire to connect people — tend to fade into the background during the …

Harvard Business Review

15 Scientifically Proven Ways to Work Smarter, Not Just More

Nobody cares how busy your are or how work you late, they just care what you get done.<p>Whether you're working a traditional 9-to-5 gig or running your own business, we all struggle with productivity. For many this is a daily struggle. The good news? That struggle will be a thing of the past if you …

Productivity

How to Motivate Yourself: 3 Steps Backed By Science

You make goals… but then you procrastinate.<p>You write a to-do list… but then you don’t follow through.<p>And this happens again and again and again. …

to-do list

Leaders Who Make Good Decisions Do These 6 Things Constantly

Bad cultures are created by bad decisions by leaders who are not ready for the accountability leadership requires<p>The ongoing workplace difficulties at Uber -- accusations of discrimination against women, rebellion among its employees and drivers against what they feel is a complete lack of …

Leadership

Becoming a Magnetic Personality Is How You Attract More Business

Potential clients and partners notice when your actions prove you mean what you say.<p>Every entrepreneur who has started a business and succeeded has one particular skill that guaranteed his or her business would thrive: Put that entrepreneur in a room or gathering -- anywhere people can hear or see …

Entrepreneurship

12 Lessons You Learn or Regret Forever

Sticking your neck out and taking charge of your career is no trivial matter.<p>Sticking your neck out and taking charge of your career is no trivial matter. Whether that's switching careers, going back to school or walking away from a j-o-b to start your own business, it takes a lot of guts.<p>But guts …

Self-improvement

Willpower Doesn't Work. Here's How to Actually Change Your Life

If you want to make any permanent change in your life, willpower won't get you there.<p><i>"Many people think that what the addict needs is willpower, but nothing could be further from the truth."--</i>Arnold M. Washton, Ph.D.<p>If you want to make any permanent change in your life, willpower won't get you …

Self-improvement

A Best-Selling Author Just Gave Some Brilliant Career Advice. Here It Is in 1 Sentence

According to Simon Sinek, the best leaders don't consider themselves experts.<p>Author Simon Sinek is famous for his leadership advice, including the 2011 best-selling book, <i>Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action</i>. (The book expands on the ideas put forth in Sinek's famous TED …

Leadership

Here’s an On-Feet Look at the Nike Air Max Woven Boot In “Black/Gum”

Keeping the Air Max family moving forward.<p>Earlier this month, we caught a glimpse of Nike’s Air Max Woven Boot as the Swoosh continues to reimagine its coveted AM catalog. In preparation for its impending drop, we now take a look at the contemporary silhouette in action with this functional on-feet …

Sneakers

DeLorean (Aerospace) Is Making a Flying Car That Really Won't Need Roads

“Roads? Where we’re going, we don’t need roads,” Doc Brown says, before flipping down his reflective goggles and launching his nuclear-powered …

Aerospace

How to Sell Anything to Anyone by Telling Great Stories

Storytelling is arguably the most powerful tool in your selling toolbox.<p>Whatever line of business you’re in, almost everyone nowadays is in the business of selling. Whether you’re trying to get customers to buy your product, pitch your company to investors, motivate your employees or get your …

At The Airport

Elon Musk reportedly gave his assistant a 2-week test when she asked for a big raise — what happened to her is an important career lesson

In his 2015 book, "Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future," Ashlee Vance shares the story of how Musk stopped working with his longtime executive assistant in early 2014.<p>According to Vance, the assistant, Mary Beth Brown, asked Musk for a significant raise after she'd been …

Elon Musk

Want to Accomplish More in Less Time? 9 Things the Most Effective People Always Do

Execution is everything. Here's how you can execute at a much higher level, each and every day.<p>Some people are highly efficient. They get things done. They consistently check items off their to-do lists. They're extremely busy working... but are they accomplishing what matters most?<p>Highly effective …

Self-improvement

7 things you'll never hear a successful person say

If you spend time around truly successful people, you may notice that there are some things they simply refuse to say.<p>They don't waste their time dwelling on negative thoughts or making excuses. They know that self-limiting beliefs keep them from success and excuses are simply stories that don't …

Self-improvement

Sculptor Spends 2 Years To Build Knife Angel Out Of 100,000 Weapons

There’s a giant 26-foot-tall Knife Angel sculpture in the UK, built entirely out of 100,000 donated knives. But besides the impressive statistics, it’s also a monument built out of morbid necessity to remember the victims fallen to the increasing knife violence in the United Kingdom and to finally acknowledge that there is a real problem. (Via BoredPanda)

I've been traveling on a budget for years — here are my 10 best tips to book luxurious getaways at enviable prices

Lay in the lap of luxury, and while you're at it, close your eyes and stay the night. Planning a vacation on a budget doesn't mean you can't experience the best of the best; it simply means you have to be resourceful. As my thirst for travel has only grown stronger with age, I've learned to book …

Hotels

Live like you could lose everything, but know there’s nothing to lose

For most people, the stakes simply aren't high enough.<p>There's not enough reason to get up early and work, get off Facebook or get into shape.<p>Put most …

Self-improvement

This is the one skill that all great leaders have

What separates good leaders from great ones?<p>In a recent <i>Inc.</i> video, author and ethnographer Simon Sinek explains how great leaders keep the learning …

Leadership

Leading Effectively When You Inherit a Mess

An executive I work with recently stepped into the biggest challenge of her career. Recruited from outside the organization, she faced multiple problems: The business was losing money, costs were bloated, customer loyalty was fading, and key talent was defecting. Her predecessor had made a failed …

Management

The Brutal Truth About Why Being a Leader Is So Hard

It's not about being right. It's about this instead, alright?<p>Being a great leader is so much harder than it looks.<p>What's difficult about leadership is that nobody ever sits you down and "teaches" you what being a real leader is all about. There's no class in early education that defines leadership. …

Leadership

How Successful People Make Decisions Differently

Once you realize which decisions are really important, use these four strategies to make sure you get what you want.<p>We make hundreds of big and small decisions every day. Many of these decisions are opportunities that can change your life, yet many of us don’t know how to assess a decision to yield …

Self-improvement

A therapist outlines the 3 main reasons people never change

<i>Katherine Schafler is a New York City-based psychotherapist with 14 years’ counseling experience.</i><p>1. True change is about taking personal accountability<p>The first reason is best explained by the father of psychology himself, Sigmund Freud:<p><i>"Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom</i> …

9 things bosses do that make great employees quit

Flickr/Erich Ferdinand<p>LinkedIn Influencer Dr. Travis Bradberry published this post originally on LinkedIn.<p>It's pretty incredible how often you hear managers complaining about their best employees leaving, and they really do have something to complain about — few things are as costly and disruptive …

Self-improvement

These Modern Record Players will get the most out of your vinyl collection

Anyone that has kept their old vinyl collection might not necessarily have a device to play it on. When CDs came onto the market a lot of us ditched …

Music

Introducing the world’s most affordable private jet

Imagine no longer having to queue to go through airport security, but instead simply hopping into your own private jet and flying off to your desired …

Luxury

25 Things About Life I Wish I Had Known 10 Years Ago

Socrates, considered as one of the founders of Western philosophy, was once named the wisest man on earth by the Oracle of Delphi. When Socrates …

Self-improvement