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Value Proposition Design

• <b>Author:</b> Alexander Osterwalder and Others<p><b>The authors of the international bestseller Business Model Generation explain how to create value propositions customers can’t resist</b><p><i>Value Proposition Design</i> helps you tackle a core challenge of every business — creating compelling products and services …

'Ikigai': The Japanese Lifestyle Trend Promising To Find Your Life Purpose

Is this the new 'hygge'?<p>From yoga retreats in the Himalayas and weekly mindfulness classes to downloading mediation apps such as Headspace and Calm, many of us spend our lives (and paycheques) on trying to achieve happiness and fulfilment.<p>However, having tried out the Danish concept of finding …

Having Your Smartphone Nearby Takes a Toll on Your Thinking (Even When It’s Silent and Facedown)

“Put your phone away” has become a commonplace phrase that is just as often dismissed. Despite wanting to be in the moment, we often do everything within our power to the contrary. We take out our phones to take pictures in the middle of festive family meals, and send text messages or update our …

Cognition

Ninja Selling

• <b>Author:</b> Larry Kendall<p><b>Stop Selling! Start Solving!</b><p>In <i>Ninja Selling</i>, author Larry Kendall transforms the way readers think about selling. He points out the problems with traditional selling methods and instead offers a science-based selling system that gives predictable results regardless of …

A new tool uses legal loopholes to get you cheaper flights by checking prices 17,000 times a day

A new service is trying to exploit legal loopholes to get people cheaper plane tickets by automatically checking flight prices 17,000 times a day.<p>DoNotPay, an automated legal tool, is branching out into helping users book airline tickets, it announced on Monday. It says its services have previously …

Air Travel

New Blood Test For Alzheimer's Is So Precise It Could Predict It 30 Years Ahead

It was accurate in 90% of patients tested.<p>Scientists have developed a new blood test where a tiny drop of blood could be enough to predict the onset …

Alzheimer's Disease

Got the flu? Here’s when to go to the ER

For the first time in 13 years, the flu is just about everywhere in the continental U.S., widespread in 49 states. And the rate of hospitalization …

How to Build An Injury-Proof Knee

It’s time to stop blaming your knee pain on running, especially if it’s why your only exercise is a circuit between the couch and the fridge. Recent …

9 Atlanta coffee shops and cafes where you can get work done

Photograph courtesy of Jonathan Wade<p>As a freelance writer, <i>technically</i> all that I really need to do my job is a laptop and a Wi-Fi connection—but …

Coffee

What Exactly Are Adaptogens and How Do You Know if Need Them?

“I slept eight hours but I’m exhausted.”<p>“I’d love to meet for dinner, but I’m just so tired.”<p>“I can barely keep my eyes open, thank goodness for …

Cancer cell growth halted with cold and flu drug

"Feed a cold, starve a fever," so the saying goes. The results of a new study, however, suggest that "treat a cold, starve cancer cells" might be a …

The Best Interview Questions We've Ever Published

Hiring is by far the biggest concern we hear from founders. Finding the right people to work at your company is high-stakes. Poor performers can take …

A startup that charges $8,000 for young blood transfusions swears they're worth every penny

Young blood actually does have health benefits for older adults, if you’re willing to take the word of a startup CEO who led the trial.<p>At the Recode conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, Jesse Karmazin, who leads the small biotech startup Ambrosia, told New Scientist that he had positive …

Cancer cures of the future

Scientists are optimistic that gene-editing techniques could lead the way toward new, more effective cancer treatments that are also less harmful to …

These mice went from couch potatoes to marathon runners with an exercise drug

Who needs ‘couch to 5K’?<p>Lots of ideas for receiving the benefits of exercise without actually, you know, <i>exercising</i> have come and gone in the last 50 years. So it’s worth being a little skeptical about this one: mice, when given a certain molecule, could run 100 minutes longer without any …

Carbohydrates

27 Quotes to Change How You Think About Problems

Great minds give you the benefit of their experience.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It happens to even the most seasoned of entrepreneurs. You’ve built momentum for your latest project, you’re excited to embrace new challenges and you’ve visualized success at the end …

Motivation

Putting patients into a deep sleep 'could help cure their terminal cancer' say scientists

Doctors hope to be able to cure terminal cancer patients by putting them into a deep sleep, after experiments on animals proved …

5 5-Minute Routines That Will Make You Wildly Wealthy and Successful

Success and wealth don't happen in one fell swoop, but maybe they can happen five minutes at a time.<p>Success and wealth don't happen in one fell swoop, but maybe they can happen five minutes at a time. The ultra-wealthy may seem larger than life, but if we break down the habits of millionaires and …

How Marketing Turned the EpiPen Into a Billion-Dollar Business

In a 2007 purchase of medicines from Merck KGaA, drugmaker Mylan picked up a decades-old product, the EpiPen auto injector for food allergy and …

Simple eye test could detect Parkinson’s before symptoms develop

A simple cost-effective and non-invasive eye exam may be able to detect Parkinson’s disease – crucially before any symptoms develop, according to new …

New Diagnostics Platform Hopes To Speed Diagnosis Of Parkinson's Disease And Breast Cancer

Oxford Impedance Diagnostics, a spin-out from the University of Oxford, in Oxford, UK, is commercializing an ultrasensitive rapid diagnostic test for Parkinson’s disease, breast cancer, a range of infectious diseases and several cardiovascular health conditions.<p>The company was cofounded by …

Breast Cancer

Why Prothena Corp plc Skyrocketed 43% in July

An advancing pipeline of drugs targeting important diseases could provide market-moving news over the coming year.<p><b>What:</b> Ahead of second-quarter …

A solution to the paradox of Parkinson’s disease

Parkinson’s disease is a disorder of movement caused by damage to a learning system. Why has been unclear for decades. Now a new study shows us a way …

The 5 Best Healthcare ETFs

Image source: Getty Images.<p>With nearly 50 healthcare ETFs on the market,there isn't a shortage of choices for fund investors. The best healthcare ETFs have managed to attract a lion's share of the assets, and thus a disproportionate amount of daily trading volume. From Vanguard to iShares, here's a …

When you can't afford to make a mistake, this’ll keep you sharp

<b>Peter Baumann</b> suggests that our <b>biases can get a bad rap</b>, but that <b>they’re essential</b>. He sees them as unconscious inclinations that we’ve developed …

Psychology

Cancer riddle solved: How cancer cells form tumors

Using real-time recording of cellular movement, biologists have discovered how tumors form. Cancer cells extend cables and grab other cells. As …

We asked industry experts what the 'Uber of healthcare' would be — here's how they responded

At JPMorgan's annual healthcare conference this month, Business Insider had the chance to sit down with industry leaders and ask them what could disrupt healthcare in the same way.<p>In as varied areas as gene therapy and robotics, these are their predictions:<p>The difference between healthcare and …

Genetics

Why Some Men Pretend to Work 80-Hour Weeks

In many professional jobs, expectations that one be an “ideal worker”—fully devoted to and available for the job, with no personal responsibilities or interests that interfere with this commitment to work—are widespread. We often think of problems with these expectations as women’s problems. But …