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The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

Workouts

Pushup Circuit for Strong Shoulders

The circuit works like this: Do each exercise—the pushup, the side pushup to your right, and the side pushup to your left—for 30 seconds, and then move on to the next one. Rest 15 seconds between each exercise. That's one round. Rest one minute, and repeat.<p>"You'll not only ignite muscle growth and …

Build a Collapsible Workbench for Easy Storage Anywhere

We don't all have the luxury of enough space to have a permanent workbench setup. To counter this problem, Instructables user schoonovermr made a …

Your Company Is Only as Good as Your Writing

Good writing: Businesses claim to practice it, support it, and value it. But more often than not, their money isn’t where their mouth is. Poor grammar and jargon-riddled writing are rampant. We’re great at inventing terms — the instruction manual for my toaster refers to the lever that pops up the …

80 – Dr. Michael Watkins: Founder Genesis Advisers, Author of “The First 90 Days: Critical Success Strategies for New Leaders”

Subscribe: Android | RSS<p>Michael Watkins is an adjunct professor at IMD. He has spent the last two decades working with leaders – both corporate and …

Use the "Fewer and Better" Principle to Invest Your Time and Money

We all have a limited amount of time and money to spend. Warren Buffett suggests employing the "fewer and better" principle to decide which things to …

How to Trick Your Brain Into Thinking Your Day is Longer

<i>How many times have you wished for more hours in a day? Though adding time isn't possible, it is possible to trick your brain into feeling like the</i> …

The Brain

The Only 8 Reasons Companies Will Buy From You | Inc.com

There are eight (and only eight) reasons that companies buy things from other companies.<p>You ability to sell B2B is directly dependent upon your ability to appeal to one or more (or all) of these reasons:<p><b>1. Revenue improvement.</b><p>Every company is interested in the "top line" of how much money is …

Customers
Remote Working

Why Product Innovation Isn't Everything | Inc.com

How was Starbucks able to build an empire in just 35 years by charging premium prices for what is essentially a commodity? The coffee purveyor's legions of loyal patrons seem to find significant value in what it offers, to the point that it has become one of America’s most beloved brands. Others, …

Innovation

The Founding Fathers Were (Mostly) Entrepreneurs | Inc.com

We all know about Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin, true entrepreneurs before the word was even in use. But what about the other Founding Fathers?<p>Curious about the paths the signatories followed, I found an 1829 book, <i>Lives of the Signers to the Declaration of Independence</i> by Rev. Charles A. …

Entrepreneurship
The Brain
The Brain

Tested: Best Sources for Company Schwag | Inc.com

Nothing beats high-quality schwag to promote your products, whether you're handing it out at conferences, mailing it to customers, or simply wearing it yourself wherever you go. The keyword, however, is high quality--because cheap, poorly made promotional products will only do you more harm than …

eCommerce

Cut the Bullshit. Here's What Customers Really Want | Inc.com

A first impression. A moment of bonding. An incident that rubs you the wrong way. All of these scenarios contribute to the opinions you form about the people you encounter.<p>Customers experience the same thing each time they interact with your company. They either come away feeling valued--or duped …

Customers

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team

• <b>Author:</b> Patrick M. Lencioni<p>In <i>The Five Dysfunctions of a Team</i> Patrick Lencioni once again offers a leadership fable that is as enthralling and instructive as his first two best-selling books, <i>The Five Temptations of a CEO</i> and <i>The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive</i>. This time, he turns his …

The Forbes 2013 Investment Guide

We live in an era when immediacy and short-term thinking often trump the foundational wisdom that can make a real difference in one’s financial life. In this special 2013 Investment Guide we combine smart, actionable advice—like our ETF Best Buy list and our story on ways to wangle out of an …

How to Caulk a Bathtub

Someone told me to fill the tub with water first before caulking. I didn't really understand the reason why. Is this advisable?<p>wikiHow Contributor<p>I …

Stop Keeping Up With The Joneses - They're Broke

It used to be that spending money on status symbols for the sake of flaunting your wealth was an activity reserved for celebrities and millionaires. That has all changed. Conspicuous consumption, what was once referred to as “keeping up with the Joneses,” has brought the lifestyles of the rich and …

Top 10 Ways to Hack Your Car

You spend an awful lot of time in your car every day, especially if you have a long commute—so why settle for what you're given when you can make it …

How to End a Letter

So you've written your letter, but how do you finish it? There are lots of ways to end a letter, depending on the type of letter you are writing. …

10 Ways To Save Money Once You Retire

The financial experts are right, in principle. We do need a lot of money to retire, generally in the form of Social Security, plus pensions, 401(k) plans and IRA balances, as well as the value of the help we get from family and friends. But maybe we don't need quite as much as the experts would …

Personal Finance

Paranoid Android's Halo theme is ready for public beta testing!

Paranoid Android was enamored with Facebook Home when it came out. We all were, really, but the thought of Facebook in our face all the time was a bit much. Chatheads was a particularly cool concept, but just not as finished or nice as we would have hoped. Paranoid Android fixed that for us.<p>Their …

Beta Testing

Meet Any Challenge Head On with This Four Step System

When life deals us a tough hand, it's natural to get frustrated and wallow in self pity. Unfortunately, that's not very productive, so Guy Neyens at …

Should Tipping Be Banned?

(Photo: Aaron Stidwell)<p>Our latest podcast is called “Should Tipping Be Banned?” (You can download/subscribe at iTunes, get the RSS feed, or listen …