Brandon Tan

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9 Things Highly Effective People Do After They've Been Away on Vacation

You've had a great vacation but you're not-so-ready to go back to work. Here's how to handle it.<p>As an American, you legitimately could spend every day of your life on vacation--and still make a good living. But the truth is, few of us actually do this. Instead, we work hard, take time off when we …

Selling for Entrepreneurs: Enroll in MaRS' open online course

MaRS has published the last unit of its online course, Selling for Entrepreneurs. Designed for startups, this free course offers on-demand lessons in …

Selling

5 Tricks to Dramatically Increase Your Motivation

Most of us are better at imagining what we want rather than putting forth the effort to get it. From dreams to everyday responsibilities, people say …

Chinese buyers predicted to snap up more Aussie properties in 2016

A poll of 150 China-based agencies revealed 149 of them believed Chinese spending on foreign real estate would jump to levels beyond what 2015 had …

Tougher buy-to-let rules could backfire and reduce homes for first-time buyers

Despite hopes that small landlords selling up in response to tax changes would increase the number of homes on the market, a mortgage expert has …

This Is the Best Exercise to Erase Your Belly Pooch, Says Science

Start planning a goodbye party for your tummy.<p>In the weight-loss game, not all fat is created equal. And if you're trying to lose that belly pooch you just <i>know</i> is hiding a six pack, stomach fat is a particularly stubborn beast.<p>But never fear: A recent study just found that one workout is …

This gadget simulates oral sex with suction

Fiera wants to jumpstart women's libido<p>Fiera Arouser for Her, on display at CES 2016, is one of the latest in a new trend of sex toys for women called suction oral sex stimulators. It's aimed at stimulating blood flow to the genitals, to help women suffering from low libido get in the mood before …

Top Five Apps for On the Go Entrepreneurs

During the stressful times of being a traveling entrepreneur, these 5 apps can be the PA in your pocket, helping you keep track of it all and eliminating the hassle.<p>For many of today's top entrepreneurs, one of the biggest challenges that come with running their own business lies in stresses that …

The 15 biggest equity crowdfunding rounds of 2015

After achieving its first two exits in 2015, the equity crowdfunding market is all grown up. We take a look at the year that was.<p>Crowdfunding projects, from artists' ventures to Kickstarter campaigns, have been around for years.<p>But equity crowdfunding, when investors front up cash in return for a …

Microsoft, IBM Eye Big Business Opportunity in China's Air Pollution

Air pollution in China could be big business.<p>Two of the world's largest technology firms, IBM and Microsoft, are vying to tap the nascent, fast-growing market for forecasting air quality in the world's top carbon emitters.<p>Bouts of acrid smog enveloping Beijing prompted authorities in the Chinese …

Samsung's Galaxy S7 will reportedly come in two new sizes

A 5.2-inch version with a flat display, and a 5.5-inch curved screen variant<p>Samsung's Galaxy S7 smartphone will be released with two different screen sizes, according to a report from South Korea's <i>ET News</i>. One version will reportedly have a flat, 5.2-inch display, while the second — the "Edge" …

Significantly wider inequality between UK rich and poor by 2030

Almost 2 million more children than now will be in poverty in 15 years’ time, says thinktank analysis of government policies<p>Almost 2 million more children than there are at the moment will be in poverty at Christmas in 15 years’ time, according to a highly critical thinktank analysis of government …

The real estate trends that shaped 2015

<b>Investors look beyond emerging markets</b><b><br>Jeremy Kelly, Director, Global Research, JLL</b><p>“We’ve seen emerging markets partly fall out of favour in 2015, …

CONFIRMED: The Carb Habit That Takes You From Overweight To Slim

Although a bit of body chub is necessary to keep us in good health, too much of the stuff can have the opposite effect on life expectancy and …

Nutrition

The Investing Show: What next for the property market and buy-to-let?

Will Britain's small army of buy-to-let investors continue to profit in the years ahead - or will the property market finally run out of steam?<p>Rob …

5 Ways to Learn and Remember Absolutely Anything

Start too early on the details and you'll miss the context of the whole.<p><i>What learning strategies do "quick learners" follow? originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question.</i><p><b>Answer by Alessio Bresciani, strategist with 15 years of experience in digital and mobile, on Quora:</b><p>Your …

20 All-Time Best Steve Jobs Quotes

Steve Jobs died in 2011, but his legacy as the co-founder of Apple lives on. He was a master of innovation, an entrepreneur to model. Here are his all-time best quotes.<p>Which is your favorite Jobs quote? Post it on my Twitter feed.<p>1. "Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to …

10 Brilliant Business Books You Can Read To Find Your Shortcut To Success

The top rated business books to find your shortcut to success. How many of these 10 books have you read?

Here’s Apple’s full list of supported Siri HomeKit commands

With the first products using Apple’s <i>HomeKit</i> platform for home automation accessories arriving earlier this month, Apple has updated its support page detailing a full list of supported Siri commands.<p>The Siri commands, which will act as the main method of controlling HomeKit accessories, include …

Home Automation

5 Time Management Personality Types: Which Are You?

For better or worse, how we spend or misspend our time is our own choice. While you might already <i>know</i> that you procrastinate, or that you're always late, or that you're a little flaky, you might not recognize how much of that behavior is rooted in your own unique and possibly dysfunctional …

Success

Welcome to the orgy! How the sex movie got its groove back

After the success of Fifty Shades of Grey – and with audiences having reached peak-porn – old-fashioned erotica is re-entering the movie mainstream. We find out why stars such as Jason Schwartzman, Keanu Reeves and Jack Black are chucking their keys into the bowl<p>“Everything comes in cycles,” says …

This One Simple Thing Can Make Your Life Much Better

Many people have written to me saying they love all the research on bettering themselves but need that first step on how to shoehorn it in to their …

University of Pennsylvania

Samsung reveals plans for new mirror and transparent OLED displays

Samsung has unveiled its new mirror and transparent OLED displays in Hong Kong, and from the sound of it, the company has big plans for both of them. While the event has only showcased the screens as ad billboards and as a virtual necklace stand, Samsung believes they have bigger uses in the future …

Hong Kong

Cyber Attack on German Parliament Still Active, Could Cost Millions

Replacing more than 20,000 new computers could cost several million euros and take months.<p>A cyber attack on the German Bundestag lower house of parliament reported last month is still stealing data and could force officials to spend millions of euros replacing the entire computer system, German …

Microsoft wants to help capture mosquitoes to prevent disease outbreaks

Microsoft isn’t renowned for its ability to prevent disease epidemics, but the computing giant is helping with some early-stage research that could do just that.<p>Project Premonition is being showcased publicly today at an event in Washington, D.C., where the company’s research arm will discuss a …

Public Health

This might be the best graduation speech of all time

America's colleges have already selected impressive graduation speakers this year, but it's going to be hard for even Tim Cook and Samantha Power to outshine history's greatest commencement speech.<p>Although the choice is obviously subjective in nature, we noticed one speech that repeatedly makes …

David Foster