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How to Build Your Business Like a Fortune 500 CEO

Fake it till you make it.<p><i>Nick Chasinov is the founder and CEO of Teknicks, an agile digital marketing agency specializing in adaptive and analytics-driven strategies powered by research, client collaboration and goals. Teknicks was ranked four times in Inc Magazine's 500 fastest growing companies</i> …

Entrepreneurship

Google's new smart products might force it to rethink its ad business

Google Inc.’s latest technological marvels point to a future where you'll never need to visit websites, write a term paper or stress over what to buy for your mother's birthday.<p>For consumers seeking convenience and speed, it all sounds great. But how will any of it make Google money?<p>The Mountain …

When Silicon Valley Takes on the Marijuana Industry: Growth Like the Industry Has Never Seen

Eaze powers an Uber-like delivery service for medical marijuana in 80-plus cities in California fueled by digital marketing, big data, and technology.<p>If you live outside of California, you may not know about one of the best-kept secrets coming out of Silicon Valley. When the company Eaze, was first …

Cannabis

FDA Considering Pricey Implant As Treatment For Opioid Addiction

Amid a raging opioid epidemic, many doctors and families in the U.S. have been pleading for better treatment alternatives. One option now under consideration by the Food and Drug Administration is a system of implanted rods that offer controlled release of buprenorphine — a drug already used in …

The chef cooking his way to a cannabis revolution: 'I'm a scientist at heart'

As others find the perfect wine to match their meals, Christopher Sayegh, the Herbal Chef, pairs pot and cuisine as he subtly infuses meals with marijuana<p>On Wednesday morning, 9 November 2016, the consumption of marijuana might be legal in the state of California. Those only familiar with my home …

Cannabis

A memo to Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump on marijuana policy

Dear future nominees:Eight months from today one of you will be inaugurated the 45th President of the United States. There is much to think about …

A New Growth Industry for Native Americans: Weed

Can cannabis revive Oregon’s long-struggling reservation economies?<p>WARM SPRINGS, Oregon—The tribes on this reservation, located in the high desert on the eastern side of Mt. Hood, are accustomed to bad deals. Until the 19th century, the Wasco, the Walla Walla, and the Pauite survived off of the …

Oregon marijuana market growing thousands of jobs

SALEM, Ore. — Legalization of marijuana in Oregon has created at least 2,165 jobs and will add more as the market matures, a new report suggests.<p>Nearly $46 million in payroll will be paid to retail cannabis employees statewide in 2016, according to the "Oregon Cannabis Jobs Report," sponsored by …

How Much Does It Cost to Start a Software Company?

A lot of startups talk about revenue, but not many talk about costs--operating or starting up.<p>How much money do you think it takes to start a software company? $10,000? $100,000? ONE MILLION DOLLARS?<p>A lot of startups talk about revenue, but not many talk about costs--operating or starting up.<p><i>Note:</i> …

Google Analytics

How One Insurer Plans to Cut Customers' Opioid Use By 25% in 3 Years

Health insurer Cigna (ci) announced on Thursday an ambitious goal of slashing its customers’ use of potentially addictive opioid pain medications by …

The answer to treating drug and alcohol addiction may be far simpler than you think

The answer is far simpler than you might think, at least according to neuroscience journalist and author Maia Szalavitz, whose new book, "Unbroken Brain," throws water on most of the modern assumptions that plague our understanding of drug and alcohol addiction.<p>Addiction, she writes, is not a …

The Incredible Alternative To Mindfulness Meditation You Probably Haven't Tried

We keep seeing more studies demonstrating us how mindfulness meditation can change the brain, make us feel better, and generally improve our lives. …

7 Daily Rituals Successful People Use to De-Stress and Stay Productive

If you feel that stress is affecting your work, health, and well-being, you are not alone. Here are some tips on how to de-stress that actually work.<p>Today most of us are expected to do more with less. We lead lives that are more demanding on every front--work, family, social, health--with little …

Success

The Cheaper, Tastier Cuts of Meat Your Butcher Really Wants You to Order

Forget filet mignon and rib-eye—these cheap-and-tasty cuts are going to be the star of your next meal.<p>So you finally decide to visit that cool new butcher shop—the one that’s breaking down whole animals that sound like they had a better childhood than you did—but the meat case is full of a bunch of …

Old Kindles will be disconnected from the internet unless you update by Tuesday

That old Kindle sitting in your desk drawer is about to get locked out from the internet. Amazon is warning customers of older Kindle e-readers that they must update by Tuesday, March 22nd, or else they will no longer be able to access the Kindle Store or sync with the cloud. That means, most …

6 Qualities Mindful People Enjoy That Mindless People Don't

Being more mindful about your work can make you more innovative, productive, and even attractive.<p>Mindfulness, as hot a topic as it is, is also an oft-misunderstood concept. Many confuse being mindful with being meditative, but you don't have to become a dedicated yogi to enjoy the professional and …

Mindfulness

The Best Breakfast For Weight Loss

<b>Question:</b> What are the best foods to eat in the morning for weight loss? —<i>Dylan Maehrlein</i><p>One word: Protein. A slew of research shows that a high-protein breakfast, like eggs and bacon, trumps high-carb eats such as cereal. In addition to helping you feel more full after your meal, the effects last …

Nutrition

Philips goes after Sonos with its izzy multi-room audio line

Companies have finally caught on to Sonos' style of multi-room audio and are trotting out similar products of their own. Philips is jumping on the bandwagon as well, and at CES this year, the company is debuting its izzy line. Made up of four speaker options, the izzy series aims to blanket your …

Smart Homes

Will LiFi Take Big Data And The Internet Of Things To A New Level?

The enormous demand for WiFi and transmissions of mass quantities of data is putting a strain on the current technologies. With the predicted exponential growth of mobile devices, by 2019 more than ten billion mobile devices will exchange 35 quintillion (1018) bytes of information each month — and …

Internet of Things

This device lets you watch broadcast TV shows with the convenience of Netflix — and without having to pay for cable

For those who have fled TV and live mostly in the world of Netflix and Hulu, the idea of not being able to watch shows whenever they want, on whatever platform they are in the mood for, can be irritating.<p>Tablo is a device that solves this problem by recording broadcast TV and letting you play it …

You Know, Cord Cutters Might Actually Like This $219 DVR for Free TV

Tablo connects TV antenna with Wi-Fi and an easy-to-navigate app interface, allowing you to DVR all your favorite shows.<p>As a "cord never"—someone who has never bought cable—I feel like I can get pretty much all the entertainment I need through the mix of streaming services I subscribe to like Hulu, …

7 counterintuitive secrets to being insanely productive

In fact, there are plenty of proven strategies for getting more done while staying happy and healthy.<p>To find out what those strategies are, we checked out the Quora thread "What is the secret to insane productivity?" as well as some other research, and picked out our favorite techniques.<p>Quora user …

Cannabis Legalization News & Politics

Are you eligible to visit Leafly.com?<p>I am at least 21 years old or a valid medical marijuana patient and agree to the Terms of Use<p>I am at least 21 …

These are Google’s 4 best practices for fostering creativity and innovation

“How many golf balls could you fit in a school bus?” This is the kind of question Google and its big tech brethren were once known for asking would-be employees. The reasoning behind the technique seemed intuitive. Ask people odd questions, see how original and well analyzed their thought process …

Creativity

Amazon's Tablets Are Getting a Killer New Feature

Do you often find yourself curled up in bed at night, reading a good book on your Amazon tablet? Then you’ll love the company’s latest …

Tablets

Teach yourself to stop procrastinating with the '2-minute rule'

I want to share it with you today so that you can try it out and see how it works in your life.<p>The best part? It's a simple strategy that couldn't be easier to use.<p>Here's what you need to know…<p>I call this little strategy the "2-Minute Rule" and the goal is to make it easier for you to get started …

What Makes a Buddhist a Buddhist?

photo credit: Steven Schwartzberg<p>Here's an old Jewish joke:<p>Stan has been shipwrecked on a desert island for decades. One day he is rescued. Before leaving the island, he shows the rescuer how he spent his years alone: Building a main street with several huts, each with a different purpose.<p>"This hut …