Beth Blecherman

16,855 Added | 41 Magazines | 21 Likes | 260 Following | 18,906 Followers | @BethBlecherman | Curator (Flip-per) of all things tech, social media, business, education technology , design, healthy tips.... @TechMama on Twitter, Tech & Lifestyle blog:   Techmamas.com , Entrepreneur , Author: MyParentPlan,  Past: Sr.Mgr Deloitte

BMW is investing in the future with a new test track for self-driving cars

There’s a new track in the works in the Czech Republic, but don’t expect to see just <i>any</i> vehicle take to the new loop. Rather, this test track is made …

Transportation

With IoT, any company can enter the SaaS market

We’re at a precipice when it comes to the internet of things. Everyone loves prognosticating about the implications, but many are still unclear about how exactly IoT will impact their businesses. Still, it’s clear the tide is turning quickly. In a July McKinsey survey, 98 percent of respondents …

Internet of Things

CSS3 HTML5 web templates that perfectly fits startups

Business is growing worldwide, hence the number of startups mushrooming. The identity of a company matter from the day it starts operating, be it …

Web Design

Apple enthusiasts need this dock that will charge all of the things

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission.<p>These days, everyone and their mother has an …

Smartwatches

Best Ever Flourless Chocolate Cake

This Flourless Chocolate Cake recipe is rich, delicious and simply the ultimate chocolate treat!<p>If you’re not a fan of chocolate, this recipe may not …

Dessert

5 Skincare Products You Should Start Using Right Now

These go beyond your regular face wash and moisturizer<p>By now you’re probably in a good rhythm with your baseline skincare regimen—cleansing, exfoliating, and moisturizing. Since you have that down, it's time to consider adding a couple more simple grooming products, whether you want to take a …

Skin Care

Kids around the world are suing their governments for ruining the planet

What’s the point of inheriting the Earth if it’s only going to burn (or drown)?<p>Kids around the world are asking governments this question and demanding answers in court. For example, on Dec. 11, <i>Juliana v. US</i> pitted the president and American lawmakers against the very children whose future they so …

Climate

How to Create a Content Editorial Calendar

Gone are the days in which you simply run ads to generate interest in your business. Today consumers want information about the products and services …

Digital Marketing

7 tips to start caring for (gulp) aging skin: Confessions of a 40-something

I have been blessed my whole life with the gift of “can I see your ID please, Miss?” skin. (All credit goes to my mom and grandmother for that one.) …

Skin Care

Net Neutrality Is Going To Be Saved By Trolling Commenters

If you’ve taken Admin Law, you know that the “notice and comment” period on executive agency rulemaking is a joke, in terms of actual influence, and …

Net Neutrality

Houseplants that clean the air of carcinogens

You know that rumor that plants can improve your air quality? Turns out it’s totally true.<p>A 1989 study by NASA tested common house plants to see if they could remove harmful chemicals from the air. Scientists put plants in sealed chambers and pumped in benzene, formaldehyde, and …

Plants

31 Homemade Salad Dressings That Are Way Better Than Store-Bought

I'm a big fan of salad, but that hasn't always been the case. In the last couple years, I've gone from someone who'd maybe eat a dozen salads a year …

Creamy

Fruits and vegetables you should never eat raw — and the ones you should

Depending on how we prepare our favourite vegetables and fruits, some can lose their nutrients if they are cooked for too long.<p>“The best methods for …

Healthy Eating

Bitcoin: New Financial System or Same Old Boys' Club?

As the price of Bitcoin soared to record highs this week—$10,000, $15,000, then $17,000—the meteoric rise that turned early investors into paper …

Bitcoin

ISPs won’t promise to treat all traffic equally after net neutrality

Lots of talk, little promise<p>The FCC voted to put an end to net neutrality, giving internet providers free rein to deliver service at their own discretion. There’s really only one condition here: internet providers will have to disclose their policies regarding “network management practices, …

Internet

How to Write the Most Effective Social Media Posts [Infographic]

Questions abound about social media posts: How long should my post be? How many hashtags should I include? Is an image always necessary?<p>Today's …

Social Media Marketing

Ripple hires Facebook communications manager after its cryptocurrency triples in one week

• <b>Ripple's XRP cryptocurrency has more than tripled in one week.</b>• <b><br>The company hired a Facebook communications manager to keep up with demand.</b><p>Ripple, the company behind the third-largest cryptocurrency, has hired Tom Channick to serve as its head of communications. Channick, who will start January 2, …

Cryptocurrency

Janet Yellen says bitcoin is a highly speculative asset — but the Fed played a key role in its rise

• <b>Bitcoin came into existence in 2009 in part as a response to fears about financial intermediation and banking following the financial crisis of 2008.</b>• <b><br>Aggressive rate cuts from the Federal Reserve and other central banks sparked fears, which proved unfounded, of high inflation that would sharply</b> …

Economy

Why I Would Bet Against Bitcoin

I am not one of those economists who has been looking down his nose at Bitcoin from the start. As I argued back in 2013, I think the condescension that some economists bring to the topic of Bitcoin is an instinctive dismissal of anything with a whiff of anti-central banking. I have believed my …

Cryptocurrency

The Best Things We Bought in 2017

As 2017 comes to a close, we at Wirecutter are reopening our blog. As people who are truly passionate about how the things we own affect our lives, …

Shopping

Opening paragraphs for blog posts | Stellar Marketing Activity

Did you know that 88% of statistics are made up? That cats are the secret overlords of the web, and the pugs are trying to takeover? No? Okay, the …

Writing

28 Hidden iOS 11 Tips You Need to Know

You think you know iOS 11? Not until you master all of these under-the-hood goodies.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate …

UPS bets on blockchain as the future of the trillion-dollar shipping industry

The world is run by trade. Freight and logistics in the U.S. alone account for nearly $1.5 trillion annually (2015 data). As the world’s economies scale up, that number is only expected to increase as we become more dependent on the international supply chain for our goods and services.<p>The …

Bitcoin

The FCC just repealed net neutrality. What happens next?

The FCC voted this morning to nullify 2015’s Open Internet Order and its strong net neutrality rules, substituting a flimsy replacement with a deeply (and deliberately) incorrect technical justification.<p>The battle is lost. What of the war? Here’s what happens next, and what you can do to …

Net Neutrality

Science Has Just Uncovered the World's Easiest Hack for Faster Learning

Want a five to 15 percent boost in learning speed? Then make this dead simple change to your study habits.<p>We've all spent a minimum of a decade in formal education, so you'd think that in all that time, we'd have at least mastered the most basic principles of how to study efficiently. But study …

Learning

How to Build a Killer Crowdfunding Campaign Page

Failing to stand out can be harmful to your campaign.<p><i>By Evan Varsamis, entrepreneur, founder/CEO at Gadget Flow, investor and marketing advisor at Qrator Ltd.</i><p>When you look at successful crowdfunding campaigns, the one thing that stands out is that they nailed it right from the beginning. …

Crowd Funding

How an Etsy Exec Overseeing Nearly $3 Billion in Sales Is Giving Power to the Female Micro-entrepreneur

Startups

How to Write a Painless Product Requirements Document

While the bulk of documentation is produced in the earlier stages, the implementation stage is one of the most crucial phases of the UX design …

Product Requirements Document (PRD) template

Product Requirements Document is one of the main documents a product manager is supposed to deliver. Lack of proper documentation leads to terrible …

UX Design

How Machine Learning Can Turn You Into a Marketing Rock Star

Let your tech analyze data and deliver fresh marketing insights. With machine learning advances, it's possible for many businesses.<p>Do you remember a moment when you heard an artist or band that made all other music obsolete to you? Most likely the music transported you to a place where it felt as …

Machine Learning