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50 Books Recommended by This Year's TED Speakers | Inc.com

<i>Thank You for Being Late</i> by Thomas L. Friedman; recommended by World Bank president Jim Yong Kim and Martin Ford. Amazon calls it "a field guide to the 21st century."<p><i>Success Through Stillness</i> by Russell Simmons and Chris Morrow and; recommended by Serena Williams. The hip-hop mogul on</i> …

Books

25 Cheat Sheets That Make Cooking Healthier Less Of A Freaking Chore

Proof that cooking a little healthier can be pretty simple and damn tasty.

Healthy Eating

21 Thought-Provoking Books That Will Stay On Your Mind For Days

Prepare to make your bookshelf considerably heavier.<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

Books

9 podcasts that will change how you think about human behavior

Fortunately, there are no shortage of podcasts designed to cater to that interest — whether it's a short one-one-one chat about building good habits or an hour-long compilation of novel ideas.<p>Here are some of the best podcasts that help put life in perspective.

Self-improvement

7 Leadership Lessons From the Coach Who Mentored Steve Jobs, Eric Schmidt, and Jeff Bezos | Inc.com

Most Silicon Valley titans are familiar figures. They make commencement speeches that rack up millions of views on YouTube, get profiled by business websites such as this one, and have irreverent movies made about their lives.<p>And then there was Bill Campbell, who died of cancer on Monday at 75. He …

Silicon Valley

9 Motivational Videos to Help You Succeed in Business and Life | Inc.com

There are videos that energize us, inspire us, and motivate us to do great things. Then there are the very few that do all of that--and touch us so deeply that we wind up watching them over and over. We find their messages so compelling, we know we can turn to them whenever we feel dragged down and …

Motivation

The 20 most popular TED Talks of all time

Since its founding in 1984, the TED nonprofit has hosted thousands of short speeches around the world on technology, entertainment, and design.<p>It began posting video of the presentations online in 2006, and there are now more than 2,100 TED Talks that have been viewed well over a billion …

You Don't Have a Procrastination Problem, You Have an Impulsivity Problem

Procrastination is like bad signal or crappy Wi-Fi. Everyone deals with it, but most of us don’t understand how it works. Here’s the key: It’s not …

Procrastination

5 Secrets for Daily Joy, Backed by Research

We all wanna be happier, right?<p>Thing is, depression is at epic levels. More people are unhappy and they’re getting miserable at an even younger …

Twitter Launches #PositionOfStrength Campaign For Women Empowerment In India And The MENA Region

As a recent UN report on cyber violence against women and girls maintained, “online crimes are not a ‘first world’ problem; they seamlessly follow the spread of the Internet.”<p>In countries where women often already face higher chances of being discriminated and attacked offline, digital platforms …

Some Syrian refugees can now pay for food just by scanning their eyes

In Jordan, some Syrian refugees can now pay for their groceries with the blink of an eye.<p>The United Nations World Food Programme, which addresses the …

World Food Program

Android app turns your phone into an earthquake detector

Your smartphone can already warn you about earthquakes. UC Berkeley, however, is going one step further: it wants your phone to help <i>detect</i> those quakes. The school has released an Android app, MyShake, that uses your phone's motion sensors to detect the telltale signs of tremors and combine that …

UC Berkeley

Spotify will make a playlist out of your Valentine's love note

Back in the day, people had to painstakingly make carefully curated mixtapes for the apple of their eyes. Then we all moved on to making playlists. Now, Spotify is making it even easier for bashful, lovestruck folks to send V-day messages to their crushes. See, all you've got to do is visit the …

Michael Jackson

This quirky voicemail message hints at the kind of future that Facebook is drooling for

"This is what I want you to do," he says in a friendly southern accent, after explaining that he's probably out on a photo shoot.<p>"I want you to hang up the phone. I want you to go to Facebook. Don't do it right now, you won't know what to do, so stay here, alright? Go to the Facebook Page Michael A …

33 business books every professional should read before turning 30

To help you figure out how to navigate the professional world and set yourself on the right trajectory, we've rounded up some of our favorite business books.<p>They include career guides, business memoirs, and academic research on how to maximize your time and network.<p>Here are the business books we …

The 50 Most Beautiful Places in the World 2017

Pinpointing all of the most beautiful places in the world could take a lifetime, but we think that these 50 otherworldly landscapes and awe-inspiring natural wonders need to move to the very top of your travel bucket list. This piece was originally published in 2015 and has been updated.<p>Cliffs of …

The Many Ways Of WeChat: How Messaging Is Eating The World

Edith Yeung Contributor<p>Edith Yeung is a partner at 500 Mobile Collective.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>How Uber Scaled The Great Wall, Or 5 Tips For Acquiring Mobile Users In China<p>In February 2011, I visited my friend Bill Huang who worked for Tencent in Shenzhen. Bill was telling me about their …

Amazon’s New Bookstore Flips The Script

Tien Tzuo Contributor<p>Tien Tzuo is the CEO of Zuora.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Why newspaper subscriptions are on the rise<br>• Large CPGs are under attack by startups… and consumers are winning<p>Amazon’s new bookstore in Seattle has been getting a lot of questions and criticism — but only from people …

Rewiring the Brain for Success

Success in life depends on the state of our brain, and the state of our brain depends on our state of mind. The negative mental states that stress generates literally shrink the higher order brain function that is needed to succeed.<p>The good news is that by actualizing qualities that promote a …

4 Books Introverts Wish You Would Read

These four books take you inside the minds and private worlds of the introverts you encounter every day and illuminate this misunderstood personality …

The funniest animal photos of 2015 revealed

The above image of a wild hamster, cheeks filled with food, expression of quiet determination writ large across its furry brow, has been named the funniest animal photo of the year at the inaugural Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards.<p>The hamster, or rather Julian Rad, the Austrian who captured it, …

A Design Classic, Now in 3D

Yves Béhar teams up with Movado to reinvent its 1947 Museum Dial watch.<p>The Swiss watchmaker Movado is probably best known for its Museum Dial watch, …

Compensation

Fall Pesto Recipes, For When You've Run Out Of Summer Basil

A lesson on resourcefulness.<p>Most people hear the word pesto and they think basil. That's because the kind of pesto most people are familiar with hails from Liguria, where basil grows abundantly. But pesto can include just about any herb that has been pounded with cheese and nuts, which means that …

The 54 Best Romantic Comedies of All Time

There is no “best” romantic comedy. Something is funny when someone laughs, or romantic when their heart swells, for better or for worse, and we have no right to say why one of these should top another. Your uncle, or cube-mate might say, “That’s stupid. <i>Breakfast at Tiffany’s</i> is obviously the best …

La La Land

UberCommute is the company's new carpooling service for drivers

Uber has released yet another product called "UberCommute," which the company describes as "carpooling at the press of a button." Unlike the UberPool service that's geared more towards passengers willing to share rides with strangers, though, this one is specifically for drivers going to certain …

Transportation

Dutch team launches free 'Airbnb' site for refugees

But on Refugee Hero, created in just four days and launched on Monday, no money changes hands.<p>Instead private individuals, and organisations such as churches, schools and mosques, can advertise how much space they can spare for free, and leave a contact phone number for migrants seeking …

Our Essential Chocolate Chip Cookie Guide

Simultaneously one of the most popular snacks, the first treats we learned to bake, and perhaps <i>the</i> most quarreled-over cookie, the chocolate chip cookie has a hard-won place in our hearts. Depending on your preferences—crispy? chewy? cakey? nutty? oatmeal-filled?—some will hiss sacrilege, while …

25 Books Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, and Other Top CEOs Recommend | Inc.com

Successful CEOs never stop learning. Personal growth is almost as important as hard work in building a winning business. Many entrepreneurs accomplish this through workshops, conferences, and even a few continuing education courses. However, for a busy entrepreneur, being away from the office for a …

Self-improvement

Google, Apple, Microsoft Join Business Pledge to Fight Climate Change

Thirteen of America's best-known companies -- including Apple, Google, Microsoft, Walmart and Bank of America -- have pledged $140 billion toward efforts to reduce carbon emissions. The companies on Monday helped launch the American Business Act on Climate Pledge, part of an Obama administration …

Coca-Cola can without a label asks Muslims to fight prejudice on Ramadan

Cans of Coca-Cola will go conspicuously unmarked in the Middle East this month as part of a Ramadan-themed ad campaign aimed at drawing attention to …