Alasdair Thomas

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These 20 Books Are Game Changers, Read Them Before You Turn 30

Mike Bryan<p>Read full profile<p>Books offer wisdom that we ourselves might need years to figure out. Between 20 and 30, we all would undergo lots of …

Why Can’t You Remember Your Future? Physicist Paul Davies on the Puzzlement of Why We Experience Time as Linear

The curious question of how and whether we can tell the difference between an experience and the memory of an experience.<p><i>“If our heart were large enough to love life in all its detail,”</i> French philosopher Gaston Bachelard wrote in his 1929 meditation on our paradoxical experience of time, <i>“we would</i> …

Nativefier Will Instantly Convert Any Web Page Into a Desktop Program

Including this one.<p>Despite the ever-increasing capabilities of web pages most of us probably still tend to think of them as things that live within browsers and that do typical old-school website stuff, much of which consists of just sitting there displaying some combination of links, text, and …

The Strange (But Effective) Way to Stick to Hard Goals

There’s a saying that you should never trust a skinny chef. By that logic, you should never trust an out of shape behavioral designer.<p>Over the past …

3 Fatal Ecommerce Mistakes You Must Not Make

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When you own or help run a company that sells products or services online, you'll need to do a lot to help it grow. Marketing, customer service, and even speedy load times are all important.<p>With ecommerce businesses on track to generate …

SEO Manager's Digital Marketing Tools

There are hundreds of digital marketing tools, but it can be hard to decide which to use. One expert breaks down his go-to tools.<p>There are many …

Marketing

5 Proven Ways Remarketing Will Make Your Business Ridiculously Successful

Updating your brand strategy can accelerate growth and make 2016 a breakout year for your business. Here are a few ways technology can help you with remarketing your brand.<p><b>Editor's note:</b> <i>"The First 90 Days" is a series about how to make 2016 a year of breakout growth for your business. Let us know</i> …

The 1-page usability test plan

How to sleep better at night<p>A week or so before a usability test, I often have a least one bad night’s sleep where I wake up worrying that I’ve …

The search for alien life: How close we really are to solving one of the universe’s great mysteries

The “Fermi paradox” has plagued scientists for generations. At long last, an answer appears to be on the horizon<p>Mario Livio • Joe Silk<p>January 15, 2016 8:45am (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>Physicist Enrico Fermi famously asked the question "Where are they?" to …

This Is When You Should Ditch Your Startup Idea

<i>The Entrepreneur Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

5 Alternative Ways To Market Your Business Other Than Social Media

Social media isn't the only way to market your business. Looking for more ideas? Try these 5 tactics.<p>Tapping into social media to raise brand awareness and convert an audience into engaged customers is the new normal in marketing. In fact, it's not even new, it's just "the normal." But your …

The 11 Daily Habits of Supremely Happy People

These 11 happy habits aren't created overnight -- they're part of a repertoire of behavior that form over time. So, if you want to be happy, mimic and build these 11 happy habits into your daily routines.<p>We all have different goals, values, beliefs, and experiences, but there is one universal thing …

Happiness

Best iPad and iPhone apps UK 2018: Photography, work, eating, dating and more on iOS

Our pick of best iPhone and iPad apps for iPhone and iPad for 2018, so you can make the most of your iOS device<p>The sheer number of apps for iOS can …

I Hate Building Static Websites. But These Tools Changed My Life.

Slowly but surely the gaps between regular users and designers and web developers are bridging. The HTML5 frameworks, CMS, and numerous …

You Need To Visit These 20 Websites If You Want To Learn New Skills

It’s Monday again.<p>The annoying alarm breaks the piece of silence you are enjoying. You keep pressing snooze and don’t want to leave your bed. As the …

9 Productivity Tips from People Who Write About Productivity

In recent years, work has become infinitely more complex.<p>Technological innovations have led to round-the-clock work schedules and mounting expectations. Our assignments have grown more collaborative, requiring more coordination, conference calls, and meetings. We now face an endless barrage of …

26 weight-loss tips based on science

People are being advised to do all sorts of crazy things, most of which have no evidence behind them.<p>Over the years, however, scientists have found numerous strategies that seem to be effective.<p>Here are 26 weight-loss tips that are actually based on evidence.<p>It is often said that drinking water can …

The Beginner's Guide to Getting Ripped

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Must-have OS X apps: Malcolm Owen

It isn't a surprise that I came back to OS X less than a year ago, after a few years of being a Windows user. I will readily admit that, when I got …

Why Graph Technology Is Ready For Its Close Up In 2016

Whether it’s leaving a beer for Santa and a carrot for Rudolph on Christmas Eve, making New Year’s resolutions, or year-end “Best Of” lists, this time of year is filled with traditions. One of my favorites is hearing the predictions of tech leaders for the year ahead. Which is why, a few weeks ago, …

1 Million Cups

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Entrepreneurship

Ten handy python libraries for (aspiring) data scientists

Data science has gathered a lot of steam in the past few years, and most companies now acknowledge the integral role data plays in driving business …

My top 5 ‘new’ Python modules of 2015

As I’ve been blogging a lot more about Python over the last year, I thought I’d list a few of my favourite ‘new’ Python modules from 2015. These …

Strikethru Makes Paper Productive by Combining GTD and Bullet Journal

If you prefer a pen and a notebook to digital to-do lists, then there’s a new productivity system on the block. Strikethru combines elements of the …

Productivity

The Bullet Journal Productivity Method Empowers Your Paper Notebook

If pen and paper are your favorite tools, or at least are the ones you’re most comfortable using to stay organized, the Bullet Journal is a …

Productivity

Statistical tools for data analysis and visualization

The traditional clustering methods, such as hierarchical clustering (Chapter @ref(agglomerative-clustering)) and k-means clustering (Chapter …

My strategy for turning $15,000 into $200,000 every month

Each company starts off with $100 in capital.<p>One has a one-month sales cycle (i.e., people go from prospect to client in one month). The other company has a four-month sales cycle.<p>Not surprisingly, the slower business brings in less over time. But do you know how much less after one year?<p>It only …

20 apps you need on your Mac

You've got a Mac, and now you need the best apps.<p>Don't worry, we've got you covered.<p>In this list you'll find apps you've probably never heard of before to help you be more productive, creative, and entertained. Here are 20 of the best Mac apps worth checking out:

Apps