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Want to Raise Kids Who Won't Give Up Easily? Teach Them the 'Batman Effect' | Inc.com

It's tough to teach kids perseverance and mental strength in the modern world. Technology allows for instant gratification and our digital devices offer an easy escape when things get tough.<p>Kids have shorter attention spans and less patience than ever when things aren't going their way. The good …

Kids

Worried About Your Performance Review? Work Harder on Building Relationships.

Eating your loner sandwich in your cubicle to squeeze in more work won't help your career nearly as much as lunch table laughs with co-workers.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Let’s take a reminiscent journey back to our days in primary or secondary school. As we roamed …

Leadership

Six Keys To Becoming A Great Persuader

Most of us have been in a situation where we need to persuade others to accept our position or approach. When this happens to me, I will often ruminate in my mind how the conversation might go. I imagine that my colleague will state their position, to which I will respond with such great power and …

Leadership

Playing Office Politics Without Selling Your Soul

Politics is a dirty word. But office politics are unavoidable; as Aristotle noted, “man is by nature a political animal.” Whether you participate in them or not, politics have a big influence on what happens to you, your projects, and your team, so it’s hard to be indifferent to them.<p>To borrow from …

Leadership

Psychologists studied 5,000 genius kids for 45 years — here are their 6 key takeaways

Follow thousands of superbright kids for four and a half decades, and you learn a thing or two about how to raise a high-achiever.<p>One of the biggest takeaways: Even kids with genius-level IQs need teachers to help them reach their full potential.<p>Since it began in 1971, the "Study of Mathematically …

Education

How to Spend the First 30 Minutes of Your Day to Maximize Productivity

How you spend your morning makes or breaks your day.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As entrepreneurs, we often work late into the night, only to roll out of bed the next morning, picking up where we left off. One day bleeds into the next, making it seem as if we're …

Time Management

What Your Innovation Process Should Look Like

Companies and government agencies often make the mistake of viewing innovation as a set of unconstrained activities with no discipline. In reality, for innovation to contribute to a company or government agency, it needs to be designed as a process from start to deployment.<p>When organizations lack a …

Innovation

Tired of Ending Your Emails With 'Regards'? Here Are 69 Other Options | Inc.com

I have an embarrassing confession: The vast majority of the time, I sign off my emails with "Thanks!" It doesn't matter if I have anything to show appreciation for or not--it tends to be my default signature.<p>When I'm not busy expressing my gratitude for absolutely nothin'? I go with a standard …

Owe

What The Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast

Between wrangling children, walking dogs, and checking email, your early hours might be more crazed than calm. Carve out some a.m. tranquility (and productivity) with these steps.<p>Mornings are a great time for getting things done. You’re less likely to be interrupted than you are later in the day. …

Time Management

These 3 Unexpected Foods Will "Literally Give You New Brain Cells"

In the world of functional medicine, you could write a food prescription for basically any physical ailment. And when it comes to mental clarity and …

Columbia University

Writing Your Résumé When Your Job Title Doesn’t Reflect Your Responsibilities

You’re ready to make a career move, up to a higher level or into a different industry or an entirely new field. But your current title doesn’t match the titles on the job postings that most excite you. How do you avoid your applications getting tossed by HR or automated filters? How do you use your …

Management

11 Job Interview Hacks That Give You the Edge Every Time | Inc.com

We all know that the most important part of the hiring process comes after your resume has been chosen from the batch of hundreds--and you move on to an interview.<p>Afraid you'll stutter, trip yourself up, or be asked questions you weren't prepared for? Don't worry; here are 11 tricks to help you do …

Reality TV

A Microsoft alum shares 12 things he wishes he knew before he started his career

I've done my fair share of work. First in the accounting department of an airline (not awesome). Then at an investment bank (surprisingly boring).<p>Finally, I spent about 14 years at Microsoft Corporation (great place to work). Now I'm an entrepreneur (ahhh … finally!).<p>Over the years, I've learned a …

Microsoft Corporation

The Reasons Why We Can't Put Down Our Smartphones

The long-running news program <i>60 Minutes</i> is taking on the smartphone industry by uncovering the ways mobile app makers keep people hooked. Former Google exec Tristan Harris, interviewed for the episode, argues that we’ve been fooled into believing the “technology is neutral” argument. Instead, he …

Psychology

An analysis of 700 presentations revealed that adopting one speaking skill can make you more persuasive

The data firm Quantified Communications has added to the growing body of evidence that storytelling plays a critical role in effective business presentations.<p>Quantified Communications maintains a large database of written and spoken communication from Fortune 500 executives, TED speakers, political …

Public Speaking

Using a 2,500-year-old method, you, too, can become a memory athlete

It’s like a magic trick: Some people can memorize a list of hundreds of random words and numbers in seconds, and then recite it perfectly hours later. But unlike magicians, these memory athletes are open about the secrets of their trade.<p>They use something called the method of loci, and a new study …

The Brain

Three Perfectly Legit Alibis For Avoiding Last-Minute Meetings

For all those times you really can’t “just touch base real quick.”<p>A coworker sends you an email asking if you’re available for a 2:30 p.m. meeting, and your first thought is: <i>How am I going to get out of this?</i><p>You haven’t blocked out that time on your calendar, because technically you aren’t already …

Productivity

15 ways to drown out the negative voice in your head that is keeping you from being successful

The prospect of making any of the above adjustments to your life is empowering — that is, until your mind starts to wander.<p>Any time you've thought about making a change or pursuing a passion, you've probably dwelled more on your present state than your potential.<p>Or once you got started, minor …

Self-help

How Do You Know Someone Has Emotional Intelligence? Look for These 5 Signs | Inc.com

It should be no secret by now that people exhibiting high levels of emotional intelligence (EQ) are drastically more self-aware, work better with others, and are promoted at a much faster pace.<p>Studies over the past three decades prove this. It's also no secret that whole work cultures of …

Emotional Intelligence

I've been working for myself for a decade — here are 4 ugly truths about freelancing no one tells you

Suddenly that afternoon workout wouldn't be out of reach, and I could release my wardrobe of work clothes into the wild, never to be seen again.<p>At the time, I was so tired of the 9-5 grind, the pointless meetings, and unfulfilling work that consumed most of my career. I knew I needed a change. …

Employment

Time, Talent, Energy: Overcome Organizational Drag and Unleash Your Team's Productive Power

Description<p>Publication Date: <b>March 07, 2017</b><p>Managing Your Scarcest Resources. Business leaders know that the key to competitive success is smart management of scarce resources. That's why companies allocate their financial capital so carefully. But capital today is cheap and abundant, no longer a …

Management

Why Grit Is More Important Than IQ When You're Trying To Become Successful

You attended the party of a long-time friend and ran into a lot of people from high school that you hadn’t seen in years. During chit-chat over appetizers and drinks, you could feel the friendly competition heating up.<p>While comparing career accomplishments, you were shocked to learn that the kid …

Self-improvement

5 Habits of Successful People Before 8 a.m.

Setting a positive, productive tone for the day is all about giving yourself time to get your wits together. Prepare for your entry into the work arena, if you want to win there.<p>CEO of Fifth Avenue Brands<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The difference between successful …

Success

Master the art of presenting: tell a story, keep it brief

Don’t assume an audience will listen, convince them that they must – and have the confidence to lead with your strongest point<p>Poor communication can be disastrous – literally. According to accident investigators it helped lead to the disintegration of the Space Shuttle Colombia as it re-entered the …

Computer Science

Does Sex Really Sell? An Entrepreneur's Guide to Flirting With Success.

It's always worth the effort to put your best foot forward, so long as what you present is authentically you.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Sex sells.<p>At least that’s a phrase advertisers have been proclaiming for well over a century.<p>Going back to 1871, companies have …

Customers

Here's what 10 Wall Street pros are predicting for the stock market in 2017

All the major indexes rebounded to records and defied the doomsday forecasts that preceded events like Brexit and President-elect Donald Trump's election.<p>For next year, no strategist at a top Wall Street firm forecasts that the bull market will end. Many expect America's largest companies to return …

Stock Markets

An exercise scientist reveals a surprising trick he uses to get stronger

Shawn Arent, the director of the Center for Health and Human Performance at Rutgers University and a Fellow in the American College of Sports Medicine, explains his secret to bigger gains.<p><b>Follow Tech Insider:</b>On Facebook

Exercise

6 Things Seasoned Bloggers Do To Earn More Money

Are you a blogger? want to make more money? This post shares some of the easiest methods to make money while blogging online.

Personal Finance

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Bristol is one of the hottest property markets in Europe

Average property prices in Bristol, in southwest England, rose by 15.8% in the third quarter of the year compared to the same period last year, Knight Frank says. It means the city ranks third for house price growth in across Europe, behind only Budapest and Oslo, and twentieth for house price …

Housing