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You Will Regret These Choices in 10 Years

This curated column is authored by Thomas Oppong, Founding Editor at Alltopstartups LifeThe post You Will Regret These Choices in 10 Years appeared …

Motivation

A Green Beret explains how the average person can learn mental toughness without joining the military

Mental toughness is, as inferred, a state of mind. An average person can develop this without being part of the military.<p>Mental toughness is resilience, an ability to stick to something regardless of obstacles, to be goal oriented, to be always trying to improve, to be dependable and consistent.<p>I …

Self-improvement

A former FBI agent shares 8 qualities the most resilient people share

As an FBI agent, I was assigned investigations where I had no idea how to solve them, but this was my thinking: Drop me in the middle of any squad or any situation, anywhere, anytime.<p>I will not be scared, nor will I give up. If I'm knocked down, I'll drag myself back up and keep at it until I solve …

10 Things I’ve Let Go and How This Has Set Me Free

<b>“I do not fix problems. I fix my thinking. Then problems fix themselves.”</b> <i>~</i> <b>Louise Hay</b><p>Looking back on my life, I came to understand that perfection was …

Google Just 'Shattered' An Old Crypto Algorithm -- Here's Why That's Big For Web Security

It might not sound like the most important milestone in cybersecurity, but today Google cracked an old cryptographic algorithm called SHA-1. It’s significant because SHA-1 has been in use across the web for some time, largely to check the authenticity of digital artefacts flying around the internet.<p>…

IT security

Why Self-esteem Is Different From Confidence and How to Build Both Effectively

As humans, we sort of depend on certain qualities and traits. For example, self-esteem and self-confidence (or confidence) are two fundamental …

5 Important Business Lessons You Can Learn From Billionaire Oprah Winfrey

Oprah isn't just a T.V. personality -- she's a businesswoman who grew her brand and worth over decades.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There’s no doubt that Oprah Winfrey is one of the most inspirational figures in business, and, while not everyone can have Oprah's …

'Digital Sense' Is Marketing 101 For Digital Marketers Who Don't Know It All

It’s hard to be a digital marketer.<p>Using Snapchat doesn’t make you a digital marketer. Tweeting about bots and messaging doesn’t make you an expert on conversational commerce. And while sharing Alexa stories to your Facebook friends might make you look hip and smart, it’s not a sign that you know …

Marketing

Consumers Have Increasing Option To Cut Out Middleman, Thanks To ERA, Khubani

Considering the roughly 3.8 million retail establishments across the country, the brand-retailer-consumer relationship chain isn’t likely to break down any time soon. But selling goods through direct marketing, a form of advertising that bypasses retailers to let brands sell directly to consumers, …

eCommerce

5 Signs That You've Landed in the Wrong Relationship

Whether a relationship is “meant to be” is often determined by how much work each partner decides to put into it. And if you feel you've done all …

Sloth, begone! Here are 11 little ways to motivate yourself when you're feeling lazy

No matter how much we’ve slayed in the past few weeks, we all run into a wall of laziness every now and then. Whether it arises out of tiredness or …

3 Tips for Landing the Lowest Mortgage Rate

A year ago, the benchmark interest rate for 30-year fixed-rate mortgages was 3.78%. In the second week of February, it was4.27%. Rates have been inching up, and the Federal Reserve Board is likely to graduallyincrease interest rates further. Thus, if you're thinking of buying a home, sooner is …

Personal Finance

25 of the Most Inspiring Books Everyone Should Read | Inc.com

Whether you turn pages, tap a tablet, or listen to audio, a good book can be a perfect relaxation aid, tutor, or source of inspiration. Here are quotes from more than two dozen executives who name their favorite book and explain why it's worth your attention.<p>1. <i>The Checklist Manifesto</i> by Atul Gawande<p>…

Mission Impossible

The 7 Principles That Can Make You a Millionaire By 30 | Inc.com

Most people dream about being independently wealthy. They envision a reality where they have all the money they'd ever want, without the need to work, and with plenty of time to spend and enjoy that money. You might picture this scenario sometime after you retire, well into your 50s, 60s, or even …

Self-improvement

12 Free Resources to Help You Get More Organized In 2017

2017 has already started but you are not really too late to reflect about what has worked for you and what is not really cutting it. And, after much …

Productivity

9 Unconventional Habits That Supersede All Others – Period!

A not so common list of habits that will inspire you and guide you to big things and maybe even becoming a billionaire.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We’ve all read a hundred and one posts on habits. The lists look pretty much the same and talk about similar ideas. …

Johnson & Johnson will begin disclosing drug price increases

For quite a few investors, healthcare conglomerate Johnson & Johnson is a portfolio staple.<p>Johnson & Johnson is comprised of more than 250 different subsidiaries and three primary operating segments -- healthcare products, medical devices, and pharmaceuticals.<p>All of J&J's segments are healthfully …

The six habits of highly organized people

<b>By Nicole Anzia,</b> <i>The Washington Post</i>People often lament that despite their best efforts, they just cannot seem to get, and stay, organized. Even …

Productivity

Microsoft Excel — Productivity with Add-In’s and the Quick Access Toolbar

Installing an Add-In and Adding Items to Your Quick Access Toolbar (“QAT”)<p>**Updated 2/27/17 to fix link — see below**<p>Excel users likely use add-in’s …

Want to Break a Bad Habit? Science Says Do These 4 Things | Inc.com

It's 3 p.m., and you're knee-deep in an afternoon energy slump.<p>You head towards the office kitchen to grab a glass of water where you're encountered by a box of treats that seems to be calling your name. "Just one," you swear. But that's the third time you've given in to your sweet tooth this …

Freelancing

5 Inexpensive Office Perks That Give Huge Payoffs | Inc.com

It's no surprise that teams around the globe continuously look for ways to improve their workspace. We spend the majority of our week at the office, so it's important to create an environment that is not only productive, but also fosters creative thinking. Here are a few things that can be …

Successful people think differently than the rest of us — here's how you can, too

They always find a way to come out on top regardless of the curveballs life throws at them. They seem to live by the motto, "When life gives you lemons, make organic artisanal lemonade."<p>Meanwhile other people, even with the bigger advantages, somehow lack the ability to plan and execute… and end up …

The myth of self-control

Psychologists say using willpower to achieve goals is overhyped. Here’s what actually works.<p>As the Bible tells it, the first crime committed was a lapse of self-control. Eve was forbidden from tasting the fruit on the tree of knowledge. But the temptation was too much. The fruit was just so …

11 Ways to Have the Prettiest Porch on the Block This Fall

This year, instead of gazing enviously at your neighbor's decked-out porch, make your own home something to be admired. With Fall's rich color palette and focus on striking natural elements, it only takes a few pieces of decor to make your entrance a head turner. We've rounded up the most beautiful …

Decorations

Meet the university students who have been through hell

"Everything changed when I got a chance to come here," the now 26-year-old said.<p>Mlisho, who was granted a humanitarian visa to come to Australia in …

Factors to consider for refinancing into a 15-year mortgage

<b>Dear Liz:</b> I am considering refinancing my home from a 30-year mortgage to a 15-year loan and wondered if it would be a wise decision. I am 57, divorced and make a little over $100,000 a year as a high school teacher (and I plan to keep working until at least age 65). Other than a car loan, I have …

Personal Finance

Never mind the Gucci, here's the fish oil: China's shopping army reboots Australia retail | Reuters

SYDNEY (Reuters) - In 2013, student Na Wang began shipping fish oil capsules to China from Sydney to help pay the rent. Now, she’s in business, part of a growing army of Chinese shopping agents sending Australian food and diet pills home to feed rampant demand.<p>Chinese "daigou" shopping agent Na …

China

5 Bad Habits That You Need to Ditch Right Now

These poor habits can limit your success--and make you less likeable. Kick them to the curb and see what happens!<p>The longer I work with entrepreneurs, the more certain I am that the ability to succeed isn't strictly dictated by skill, creativity, and intellect. Things like integrity and personal …

The Best Resources On Students Having A “Purpose For Learning”

There has been some useful recent research on the importance of students having a “purpose for learning,” and I’ve also previously posted about the …

Teaching

41 Books to Motivate You to Become Your Best Self

Live Your Startup Dream Without Leaving Your Day Job<p><i>By Patrick J. McGinnis<br>April; Portfolio; $28</i><p>Everyone knows that building a startup means hard work …

Sigmund Freud