Amanda Gamblin

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Sony shares fall 8% on fund raising plan

<b>Shares in struggling Japanese electronics giant Sony have fallen more than 8% after it announced plans to raise billions of dollars in a sale of shares and convertible bonds.</b><p>Sony said the sale would help it to finance increased production within its image sensor business.<p>It said it hoped to raise …

Investing And The Aging Brain: What You Need To Know

It is often said that with age comes wisdom. When it comes to investing, however, new research suggests that this long-held doctrine may be only partly true.<p>Michael S. Finke, the head of Texas Tech University’s doctoral program in personal financial planning, has studied the effects of normal aging …

Five of the best smartwatches for 2015

Photograph: Samuel Gibbs for the Guardian<p>Sony’s latest Smartwatch 3 finally brings acceptable battery life to Android Wear with a comfortable, waterproof and future-proofed …

Wearable Tech

Public Access to Startup Investments

In the United States, for the first time since 1933, you do not have to earn more then $200k annually or be a millionaire to invest in startups. As long as the startup raises less than fifty million dollars annually, anyone can now get into the game at the ground level.<p>In the past, crowdfunding has …

How To Be A Better Person Every Day

OMG.When I think about the mistakes I’ve made, the unkind words I’ve spoken, the opportunities I’ve let slip by, the unhealthy mindsets I’ve fostered …

How To Turn Your Smartphone Into Your Personal Therapist

Could the technology that causes so much of our stress and anxiety also be the cure?<p>Last spring, Paul Ford was sick of the self-sabotaging, disparaging voice in his head, so he decided to do something about it. He’d been living with anxiety all his life, but it was getting in the way of his …

Mental Health

Apple wins over more customers than Samsung, report says

You can call it customer loyalty, brand stickiness, or whatever other terms the cool marketing kids are using these days, but it all means the same thing in this case: Apple is doing a better job than Samsung of retaining customers and winning over new ones.<p>This is according to a report from RBC …

Chronic depression shrinks brain's memories and emotions

The hippocampus, an area of the brain responsible for memory and emotion, shrinks in people with recurrent and poorly treated depression, a global study has found.<p>The findings highlighted the importance of treating depression early, particularly in teenagers and young adults, the study …

Hippocampus

Security Exercise on London Streets Prepares for Terror Attack

First responders and security forces engaged in Exercise Strong Tower outside a disused tube station in London, England. ITV News' Rohit Kachroo reports from the scene.

Why Growth Hacking Needs To Grow Up

[A five-part series on the emergence of growth strategy in the 21st century enterprise]<p>It’s time for growth hacking to grow up.<p>As an employee of Facebook at 500 people, I got to see a few interesting things. I was there at a pretty explosive time of growth. In fact, that summer the company became …

Is Your Marketing Old School? What About Your Customers?

Photo: UnSplash - Kyle Szegedi<p>Marketing can be one of those disciplines when tactics and strategies vary greatly based on the industry your business is in. Some businesses prefer traditional media, direct mail and face-to-face personal selling. Others understand going exclusively digital is perfect …

Hot

A Dutch city is giving money away to test the “basic income” theory

Some people in the Dutch city of Utrecht might soon get a windfall of extra cash, as part of a daring new experiment with the idea of “basic income.”<p>Basic income is an unconditional and regular payment meant to provide enough money to cover a person’s basic living cost. In January of 2016, the …

University of Manitoba

The Popular Assumption About SSRI Meds That Could Be Completely Wrong

Millions of people suffering from depression and anxiety disorders take SSRI medications that alter levels of the neurotransmitter serotonin in their brains. The common assumption is that these meds increase the amount of serotonin available in the brain, which in turn helps alleviate symptoms. But …

How Computer Science Education Got Practical (Again)

jfruh writes: <i>In the 1980s and 1990s, thousands of young people who had grown up tinkering with PCs hit college and dove into curricula designed</i> …

The Playground Workout That Will Channel Your Inner Child

Now that summer is finally here, we are officially on the lookout for any fun workout we could possibly do outside. So when we found this outdoor fitness playground near the East River in downtown New York City, we just couldn't resist a little playtime!<p>Spaces like these look like an adult jungle …

3 Strategies to Help on Your B2B Marketing

In some ways, business to business marketing, or B2B marketing, is very similar to selling direct to customers. In other ways, it's incredibly different. A B2B business might have far fewer customers or clients than a B2C business, but each of those clients might spend thousands of dollars a year …

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11 Things We Fake in Our Social Media Lives

It is our instinct to blame the media for our poor perceptions of reality and the ways in which we compare ourselves to idealistic standards. At one time, that all may have been true. It may have been the airbrushed models in magazines and the seemingly flawless lifestyles of celebrities that made …

This Is What World War III Will Look Like

W. Eugene Smith—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images<p>Alfred Eisenstaedt—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images<p>William Vandivert—Time & Life Pictures/Getty …

U.S. Army

Digital transformation: What the $#%&@! is a business model and why you should care

Companies like Uber and Airbnb are transforming industries with business model innovation. Here's what you need to know.<p>Serious discussions of …

Innovation

4 Essential Guidelines for Successful Startups

<i>Author Shawn Porat is the CEO of Fortune Cookie Advertising, a non-traditional and out of home media placement company selling advertising space within fortune cookies at Chinese restaurants throughout the United States.</i><p>Some people decide to start a business because they have a brilliant idea for a …

3 Tools to Reduce Employee Turnover for Your Small Business

According to an article in The Wall Street Journal, employee turnover can cost a business more than double an employee's yearly salary. Finding and training a replacement takes financial resources as well as management time and energy. Additionally, turnover often hurts morale.<p>Experts agree that …

Microsoft sets release date for Visual Studio 2015

Visual Studio 2015 is slated to appear nine days before Microsoft launches Windows 10, the Windows 10 SDK, and the Universal Windows App Development …

Microsoft Visual Studio

The 9 Traits That Define Great Leadership

Many leaders are competent but few qualify as remarkable. If you want to join the ranks of the best of the best, make sure you embody all these …

Leadership

The Business Skill That Will Give You a 100x Advantage

Millionaire entrepreneurs, innovators, and learning experts share how to improve at the most important skill in business.<p>Sometimes I wonder, "How would my life as an entrepreneur be different if I had learned sales at 16 years old instead of at 26?"<p>Before learning how to do a proper sales call, I …

Entrepreneurship

I Got A Marijuana Prescription And Pot In Minutes Without Leaving My Couch

I’ll begin this story with a disclaimer: I rarely smoke weed. Aside from the few times that I’ve tried it recreationally, marijuana has never really appealed to me as it does to the millions of Americans who light up for medical purposes or just for fun.<p>Perhaps that’s what makes my experience with …

Cannabis