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10 Plants to Grow for a Pest-Proof Yard

It’s inevitable—just as you sit down to enjoy a quiet moment in the garden, the irritating buzz of an insect approaches. Your hopes of enjoying a cup …

Why We Love to Hate HR…and What HR Can Do About It

Recent complaints about the HR function have touched a nerve in a large, sympathetic audience, particularly in the United States. The most vocal critics say that HR managers focus too much on “administrivia” and lack vision and strategic insight.<p>These feelings aren’t new. They’ve erupted now and in …

$117 Billion Market For Internet of Things In Healthcare By 2020

According to a new report from MarketResearch.com, the healthcare Internet of Things market segment is poised to hit $117 billion by 2020. Depending on the company talking about it, you will hear different terms: Internet of Things (abbreviated IoT by many companies), Internet of Everything …

Internet of Things

Little Lemon Lava Cakes

These lovely little lemon lava cakes are a lemon lovers dream, with warm lemon curd spilling from a light cake. Made with homemade lemon curd.I never …

10 Flowers To Grow With Vegetables

Companion Planting: How To Deter Pests and Encourage Beneficial Insects<p>Flowers among the vegetables are more than just a colourful addition. They …

10 Free Apps That Will Change How You Decorate

Plan, measure, & more with your phone.<p>Whether you're planning, measuring, renovating or redecorating, we've rounded up the best, free home makeover tools for your phone.

Apps

12 Daily Habits of Super-Happy Couples

It really is the little things.<p>You know those couples who are so darn cute all the time? Those people who are so in love and just seem to have it all figured out? <i>What</i> is their secret? Well, it might be simpler than you think. We asked real women and relationship experts to share some of the daily …

Time I

Thriving While Parenting a Toddler

While gathering information for articles about toddlers, I have discovered desperate posts like this on the Internet: "Two-year-old for sale. Cheap!" Raising little ones can be very hard!<p>In order to parent children under 3, adults need to accept the challenging parts that come during this time …

21 Genius Hacks for Fixing Ruined Clothes

From the editors of Cosmopolitan.com, easy tricks for salvaging those damaged goods you just can't seem to part with.<p><b>1.</b> <b>Stop your sweaters from shedding by sticking them in the freezer overnight.</b><p>If you have a cashmere or wool sweater that won't stop shedding, toss it in the freezer before each …

Hacking

The Case For Intelligent Failure To Invent The Future

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Vinod Khosla is the founder of Khosla Ventures.</i><p>The world is changing at an increasingly rapid pace. In the past, experts with spreadsheets and econometric models or social scientists with subscale studies and linear models may have been useful. These so-called experts extrapolated …

Look Bigger And Smarter Than You Really Are With These 7 Web Tools

I always get a kick when someone calls my office (read: calls my cell phone while I’m working on my couch) and expects a receptionist to answer the phone and transfer them to the company president. Er, no, that’s me. I buy my own printer cartridges, design my own website, and pretty much handle …

7 Super Effective Habits for Working Smarter Not Harder | Inc.com

It's a common misconception that the harder someone works, the more successful he or she will be. You can't just work hard to attain the most important goals you set for yourself and for your organization: You've got to work smart. As management guru Peter Drucker once said, "Efficiency is doing …

Time Management

10 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Productivity Experiments

Over the last 12 months I have conducted countless productivity experiments on myself, interviewed some of the most productive people in the world, …

4 Ways to Build an Extraordinarily Innovative Organization | Inc.com

I've written a bit recently about how David almost always beats Goliath. That's true in business as well--provided that you understand the story correctly as a lesson about using innovative strategy to overcome a seemingly superior adversary.<p>The problem is that though it's possible to build a new …

Innovation

10 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read Before Starting Up (Infographic) | Inc.com

Save this book list for a rainy day. Here are some great read recommendations for entrepreneurs from team-building and corporate events agency, TravelOutThere.

Create Big Success From Your Small Talk | Inc.com

Going to networking events can be valuable for surfacing opportunities if you can manage the art of conversation well.<p>If you are too scripted, people will avoid you, because they don't want to be sold. If you are too casual, people will avoid you, because you bring little substance or value. And …

How Venture Capitalists Decide What to Fund | Inc.com

What do venture capitalists look for in a startup?<p>In a recent article by Arianne Cohen in BloombergBusinessweek, Cohen shared the responses of six different venture capitalists to this essential question.<p>For Adele Oliva of 1315 Capital, it was great leadership teams. For Tony Grover of RPM …

Venture Capital

How to Raise Happy Kids: 10 Steps Backed by Science

<b>When you ask parents what they want for their kids, what’s usually the most common reply? They want their children to be</b> <b>happy</b><b>.</b><p>Via Raising Happiness: …

Why You May Want to Eliminate Sales Commissions | Inc.com

A related change in sales is the impact of social media on your company’s reputation. Your salespeople are the face of the company. Prospects who have a bad sales experience can tell hundreds of people in seconds, or post a review that will last for years and be seen by thousands. Commissions that …

3 lessons in big data from the Ford Motor Company

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>“Big data” means many things to the Ford Motor Company, which has ones and zeros piling up everywhere it looks. There’s data …

The 13 Questions Great Leaders Ask Their Teams

We’re often encouraged to “lead by example,” and that through your explanations of various tasks at hand or answers to conundrums, your team members will grow. While <i>good</i> leaders may voice a solution when a problem rears its ugly head, <i>great</i> leaders ask their teams how to solve it. By framing a …

Using Technology To Teach Financial Literacy

If one thing has changed in the nearly 30 years since Neale Godfrey wrote the bestselling book, <i>Money Doesn’t Grow On Trees</i>, it’s that people now agree with the importance of teaching financial literacy to kids. The question is: What’s the best way to make those lessons stick?<p>Today’s kids grow up …

The World's Top 50 Leadership and Management Thinkers

Every two years since 2001, Thinkers50 has published their ranking of the world’s top 50 management and leadership thinkers. I’ve watched the popularity of this ranking grow over the last few years, and today being nominated for a Thinkers50 award is largely considered akin to being nominated for …

Three Ways Millennials Can Succeed At Work

Millennials are a powerful demographic force – an 80 million strong posse of 20-33 year-olds that dwarfs even the Baby Boom generation. But they’re also just starting out in the workplace, and their cultural quirks (such as a fondness for texting and an aversion to phone calls) haven’t yet …