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Opinion: One chart shows all the bubbles that are about to pop

It wasn’t always this way. We never used to get a giant, speculative bubble every seven to eight years. We really didn’t.<p>In 2000, we had the dot-com …

Coding Is An Overrated Skill: Here's What You Really Need To Know | Inc.com

There's a myth floating around Silicon Valley that you need to be able to code to run a successful company. And it's duped us all. The companies we aspire to start are tech-based, overnight unicorns that fundamentally disrupt the industry they are entering. But there are other ways to do it. At …

San Francisco

School Accused Of Hiding Bathroom Assault Before 8-Year-Old Boy's Suicide

He was allegedly knocked unconscious, but his mother was told that he had merely fainted.<p>The attorney for the parent of an 8-year-old Ohio boy who died by suicide has accused his school of failing to tell his mother that he had been assaulted in a bathroom just two days before he took his life in …

17 icebreakers to use at uncomfortable networking events

But talking to new people doesn't have to be such a drag.<p>There are ways to get the conversation going without resorting to irritating clichés.<p>Check out these 17 icebreakers that will help ease you into an engaging conversation with people you've never met before.

Warriors GM keeps a striking quote from Gregg Popovich in his cellphone about how to build the perfect franchise

The Golden State Warriors (23-0) and the San Antonio Spurs (18-5) have the same makeup in that they have flexible front offices, several generational stars, dynamic schemes on both ends of the court, and an enviable culture.<p>Of course, this mark was set by the Spurs first, who have had an …

The Breathing Trick That Puts You to Sleep in Seconds

Sweet slumber can be yours in a minute or less.<p>Nothing is worse than lying awake at night, willing your brain to shut down so you can rest. Warm milk, lavender oil, and counting sheep — we've all tried them. But the new solution could be simply learning to breathe.<p><b>What is it?</b><p>The 4-7-8 breathing …

Housekeeping

8 Phrases That Will Instantly Boost Your Reputation at Work | Inc.com

<i>This story first appeared on The Muse, a Web destination with exciting job opportunities and expert career advice.</i><p>When we were younger, we heard “use your words” all the time. And maybe it’s time to bring that mantra back—because using the <i>right</i> words at work is an easy and effective method of …

The Best Business Advice From The Past 30 Years

<i>An edited version of this post first appeared on Blinkist.</i><p>Each year brings with it scores of new business books filled with secrets. <i>Become a better leader! Start a million dollar company! Be your best at work!</i> They tell you, <i>we’ll show you how!</i> Even if you maxed out on vacation days, it would be …

21 Great Quotes to Read Before Going to Sleep

Everybody loves a good quote, and these words of wisdom can help you settle in for sweeter dreams and better night's sleep.<p>Mood and perspective play a significant role on our mindsets before bed, which can in turn influence our quality of sleep. Think about your own experiences -- is there a …

5 Tips for Impressing Everyone You Meet

An expert's tips for mastering the first impression<p>Quick poll: Have you ever walked into a party, realized that you basically knew no one, and felt totally awkward? We're guessing you answered in the affirmative (we've all been there). Get-togethers—whether it's a business-networking event or your …

Self-help

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

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How Credit Card Numbers Work

Most of us carry credit cards and ATM cards. These, typically, have sixteen digits on the front. These digits are the unique account number for the …

Mathematics

News is bad for you – and giving up reading it will make you happier

In the past few decades, the fortunate among us have recognised the hazards of living with an overabundance of food (obesity, diabetes) and have started to change our diets. But most of us do not yet understand that news is to the mind what sugar is to the body. News is easy to digest. The media …

The Best People To Follow During Earnings Season – StockTwits

In the spirit of earnings season, we’re building a list (in no particular order) of the best people to follow for everything about earnings. If you …

How successful people make themselves luckier

The two most important days in your life are the day you are born, and the day you know why.<p>Unfortunately for some people, that second day never occurs. For lucky people, though, the second day—the day you know why—is often described as a personal epiphany. The most successful people have a clear …

This chart means the US isn’t in a stock bubble—yet

The best measure of the US stock market, the Standard & Poors 500 index, has been shooting up to record highs in the past several weeks. Given the searing memory of the 2008 crash, it’s almost impossible not to ask if this is a bubble. Indeed, with interest in IPOs renewing, tech entrepreneurs …

Let Me Tell You Something About The Internet Bubble ...

Matt Yglesias makes an important point here: Almost everyone talking about how there's a tech bubble these days has no recollection of what the late '90s was like. It was orders of magnitude more crazy.<p>Let me just share some observations, memories, and personal experiences from that time.<p>- The …

How Google Sold Its Engineers on Management

Artwork: Chad Hagen, Graphic Composition No. 1, 2009, digital<p>Since the early days of Google, people throughout the company have questioned the value of managers. That skepticism stems from a highly technocratic culture. As one software engineer, Eric Flatt, puts it, “We are a company built by …

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How I Became the Kind of Person Who Can Work a Room | Inc.com

I did it. I went to a cocktail party where I didn't know anyone, and successfully chit-chatted for two hours. (Not to myself. I actually spoke with other people.)<p>I have never been good at the kind of networking where you're supposed to walk into a room full of strangers and walk out with …

America's Most Popular Boys' Names Since 1960, in 1 Spectacular GIF

An infographic depiction of the epic battle between "Michael" and "Jacob"<p>Call it Jacob's ladder.<p>When it comes to the most popular names for baby boys in the United States, "Michael" long held sway. For most of the 1960s, and then on throughout the '70s and '80s (and almost all of the '90s!), the …

The 24 Most Adorable Kids Halloween Costumes

As we continue on the hunt for the perfect Halloween costume, we turn our attention to adorable costumes for kids. Little ones have it pretty good in the costume department, mostly because they can turn even the more grown-up costumes (read: Lady Gaga or Edward Scissorhands) into absolute cuteness. …

Costumes

What bookies don’t want you to know about NFL underdogs

When the Denver Broncos lined up against the Jacksonville Jaguars last weekend, the question for gamblers wasn’t whether the Broncos would win, but rather by how many points they would pummel the lowly Jaguars. Bookmakers predicted that this margin, known as the “spread”, would be 28 points—the …

MasterCard and Visa look to woo Africa’s unbanked

As incomes rise in Africa, the battle is on to snap up the millions of ‘unbanked’ – those without a bank account. The potential is vast: the African …

32 Books That Will Actually Change Your Life

And all you have to do is read them!

Just A Cat, Dressed As A Shark, Riding A Robotic Vacuum Cleaner

You'll be glad you watched this.<p>Delightful. Watch the clip in full.

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