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The Outbound Journal

10 Terminal commands for power users

Apple's Terminal offers a lot of functionality compared to the macOS GUI. Power users and anyone else who wants to work smarter will benefit from …

Study: For those over 90, alcohol better than exercise for longevity

Cheers to life — seriously.<p>When it comes to making it into your 90s, booze actually beats exercise, according to a long-term study.<p>The research, led by University of California neurologist Claudia Kawas, tracked 1,700 nonagenarians enrolled in the 90+ Study that began in 2003 to explore impacts of …

Alcohol

This Is How Generation Z Will Bypass College

Coming soon(er) to a workplace near you is Generation Z after participating in these education alternatives.<p>School originated to train obedient factory workers but hasn't evolved much since then.<p>Coursera and the University of Phoenix paved the way for people to digitally learn from a distance. …

Learn how to build 25 different websites for less than $10

If you’re looking for a new way to make some extra money, you should consider becoming a web developer. Whether you’re looking to switch careers or …

These truly wireless earbuds are like AirPods, but they cost $40 instead of $159

Apple’s AirPods weren’t the first truly wireless earbuds to hit the market, but they created a tidal wave of followers that now offer similar …

Tech Trends

Your cable company is going to be so angry when you get this $40 box

What would you say if we told you that there’s a way to enjoy the exact same internet service you have now, but for between $96 and $120 less each …

Tech Trends

Paris hotels: 11 best places to stay for style and value

The City of Lights: it’s the place to stroll down boulevards, gaze at world-famous art and eat like a king – but where should you bed down when it’s …

France

If you're serious about cleaning your home, you need a canister vacuum

<i>— Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. However, our picks and opinions are independent from USA TODAY’s newsroom and any business incentives.</i><p>If you're serious …

How 5 Minutes Can Change Everything

Our minds create success. If you don’t believe that, you might be losing the game of life or at the very least feeling like the odds are against you. …

Meditation

This Venture Capitalist Gives Founders Much More Than Money | Inc.com

The venture capitalist's job can be rewarding -- but it's hard work. VCs must find great entrepreneurs with big ideas, compete with other VCs to convince their partners to invest, close an investment deal on reasonable terms, and serve on a startup's board -- offering the guidance the entrepreneur …

Venture Capital

Willpower Doesn't Work. Here's How to Actually Change Your Life | Inc.com

<i>"Many people think that what the addict needs is willpower, but nothing could be further from the truth."  -- </i>Arnold Washton, PhD<p>If you want to make any permanent change in your life, willpower won't get you there.<p>Whether you want to get healthier, stop using social media so much, improve your …

Self-improvement

Want to Be Much Happier? Science Says Always Do Any 1 of These 8 Things | Inc.com

We all want to be happier and feel a greater sense of fulfillment. That's why I often write about what happy people do more often, about some of the habits of remarkably happy people, about things to stop doing so you can be happier at work, about simple daily habits of exceptionally happy …

Happiness

New device can heal with a single touch, and even repair brain injuries

A new device developed at The Ohio State University can start healing organs in a "fraction of a second," researchers say.<p>The technology, known as Tissue Nanotransfection (TNT), has the potential to save the lives of car crash victims and even deployed soldiers injured on site. It's a dime-sized …

Cell Biology

Microsoft makes containerized applications insanely easy

In just a few short years, containers have gone from a curiosity for a handful of developers to a preferred platform for next-generation applications.<p>…

HotelTonight Now Lets You Upgrade That Cheap Room to a Suite

When it comes to last-minute travel, HotelTonight can be a lifesaver. The app allows you to get same-day hotel rooms at a fraction of the cost you …

Hospitality

New corporate titans are rising faster than ever, but they’re also fading faster, too

The forces governing business today might just come down to understanding the difference between “weapon” and “tool.”<p>In last year’s hit film “Arrival,” there was a fundamental misunderstanding between aliens and humans over the words “weapon” and “tool,” with the fate of the world balancing …

Innovation

The One Question You Must Be Prepared to Answer When Pitching Investors

It's a weirdly hard question to answer, especially when pitching your company.<p>This story appears in the June 2017 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>When you’re a VC, your job is like drinking from a fire hose. You have a constant stream of business plans and pitches coming at you. There’s no way to …

How to rank on the first Google page if you have a low-authority site

The other day I was reviewing an archive of my client’s SEO articles and their rankings. A whole lot of articles didn’t even make the top-30 positions because the competition had much higher DA ranks.<p>Since we were syndicating more newsworthy content to high-profile publications likes Forbes, …

Setting Up a Production-Quality Kubernetes Cluster on AWS

Bootstrapping a microservices system is often a very difficult process for many small teams because there is a diverse ecosystem of tools that span a …

How to Email a Venture Capitalist, According to One | Inc.com

It's a truism that if you can't secure the right meetings, you can't grow your business. With that in mind, the editors at Inc.com pointed me to an article about Christian Hernandez, co-founder and managing partner of London-based White Star Capital.<p>Hernandez recently tracked and analyzed the 5,000 …

Venture Capital

6 trends that will shape cloud computing in 2017

<b>Public, private and hybrid cloud implementations will accelerate in 2017 as CIOs seek to take advantage of the cloud’s economies of scale to build</b> …

A Free Course on Machine Learning & Data Science from Caltech

Right now, Machine Learning and Data Science are two hot topics, the subject of many courses being offered at universities today. Above, you can …

Machine Learning

We switched to Amazon ECS and you won’t believe what happened next

The Mapbox platform is powered by Amazon Web Services — specifically, most of our computing workloads run on AWS EC2. We’re in the process of …

Cloud Computing

How I went from zero to San Francisco software engineer in 12 months

One year ago, I was working part-time as a route setter at a rock climbing gym in Tennessee. Today I’m working as a software engineer at a cyber-security startup in San Francisco.<p>My journey to this point has been unforgettable and life-changing. And yet as challenging as everything was, I think …

What Is Machine Learning - A Complete Beginner's Guide In 2017

Computers have helped us to calculate the vastness of space and the minute details of subatomic particles. When it comes to counting and calculating, or following logical yes/no algorithms – computers outperform humans thanks to the electrons moving through their circuitry at the speed of light. …

Machine Learning

Getting Started With Kubernetes and Redis using Redis Enterprise

Kubernetes provides simpler orchestration with containers and has been widely adopted. It is easy to get a Redis Enterprise cluster on Kubernetes …

A new venture firm focused on real estate has raised $212 million from real estate industry giants

It isn’t easy to find white space in the world of venture capital, where every venture firm must have a specific vision to sell to the universities, pension funds and family offices that tend to fund them. But Brendan Wallace and business partner Brad Greiwe have a fresh pitch, as well as …

2 Emails You Should Never Send Again | Inc.com

Every day, more than 205 billion emails are sent around the world. Despite how easy it is to jot off a quick note from your phone and connect with anyone instantly, there's still some basic etiquette involved. Certain kinds of emails are not only ineffective, but unwelcome.<p>Here are two email …

A guy who runs an 8-figure business explains how to tell if you should be an employee or an entrepreneur

While sharing top marketing tips on OkDork, I founded AppSumo and Sumo, which is now an 8-figure business. (Before that, I saw what it's like to build a business as employee #30 at Facebook and employee #4 at Mint.com.)<p>For all the freedom to choose your own schedule, there are 90+ hour …