Debra Perskie Schwartz

417 Added | 9 Magazines | 47 Likes | 15 Following | 16 Followers | @DebPS | Designer seeking, sighting & sharing style & beauty in all forms

A day in the life of the average person in 2038, when artificial intelligence will grant everyone services currently reserved for the rich

The digital assistant you got for Christmas may endlessly entertain you with its ability to read you a recipe as you cook in the kitchen, but ultimately it feels like a novelty.<p>This form of artificial intelligence is simply in its infancy, however, and if Microsoft's leadership team is correct, in …

World Economic Forum

5 habits of financially successful people

To me, success is awareness of specific goals and deliberate action toward those goals. There are often distinct financial steps along the way and the attainment of each step is reason to celebrate.<p>And, of course, most successful people create new goals as they finish the old ones.<p>Your measures of …

Self-improvement

The Behavioral Psychology Of In-Store And Online Shoppers

<i>Listen to Dr. Volker Hildebrand on The Modern Customer Podcast</i> <i>here.</i><p>Online shopping and new technology has changed how customers interact with brands and make purchases, and it has had a huge effect on the customer experience. Knowing who your customer is and what they expect from your company is …

Customer Experience

Warren Buffett Increased His Wealth 7,268% Using This 1 Method

Albert Einstein called compound interest the eighth wonder of the world. But it doesn't just apply to finance.<p>My mind on my money, money on my mind. If you owe me ten dollars, you ain't giving me nine. --Jay-Z<p>With an estimated net worth of $76 billion (that's growing steadily), Warren Buffett is …

Investing

The 4 Secrets of Productivity, According to 7 Billionaires

Forget the small hacks -- these productivity secrets of Bezos and Zuckerberg have material impact.<p>Frigid offices. Summertime weather. Fantasy football leagues. What do these three things have in common? Studies say they all cause your productivity at work to plummet.<p>You cannot always control your …

Time Management

When the Mind Wanders

An anatomy of daydreaming<p>In 2014, one in 16 Americans visited the ER for home injuries that resulted from, among other things, fumbling knives (the cause of at least 249,000 injuries), ladders (at least 105,000), and cookware (at least 22,000). One of the main causes of these accidents? A wandering …

Mindfulness

Whiter teeth on a budget? Here's the one product you need to know about

When it comes to our quest for whiter teeth, some of us will do <i>anything</i> (within reason) to brighten up our smiles. Cutting out coffee, rubbing strawberries on our teeth, using that rank-tasting charcoal toothpaste religiously - the search for a gleaming grin knows no bounds.<p>It doesn't have to be …

Skin Care

Face-reading AI will be able to detect your politics and IQ, professor says

Professor whose study suggested technology can detect whether a person is gay or straight says programs will soon reveal traits such as criminal predisposition<p>Voters have a right to keep their political beliefs private. But according to some researchers, it won’t be long before a computer program …

Can't concentrate? Here's five ways of acquiring superhuman focus – tried, tested, and reviewed

The fact that you’re even reading this suggests you have a problem with – right, so at this point I was going to artfully pretend to get distracted, but I actually did get distracted and for a good couple of minutes was reading about football transfer rumours, not even Premier League rumours, pity …

Time Management

You don’t need a lawyer to sue Equifax–use this chatbot instead

The DoNotPay chatbot has been helping people settle their parking tickets for a while now, but now it’s moved on to bigger things: helping people sue Equifax for its epic security breach, reports the <i>Verge</i>. The bot will take you through a series of questions you’ll need to answer and then help you …

Nordstrom's New Concept: A Store That Doesn't Stock Clothes

It sounds like a bit of a head-scratcher: Department store giant Nordstrom says its new concept store won't actually have any clothing in stock.<p>Instead, Nordstrom Local will focus on free consultations with personal stylists, who will advise customers and then have the merchandise brought in. …

West Hollywood

Brand expert who predicted Amazon would buy Whole Foods says ‘logical next one’ is Nordstrom

In May, NYU professor and brand expert Scott Galloway made a prediction on the Recode Decode podcast that Amazon would buy Whole Foods. We know how …

10 Changes to Your Morning Routine That Will Transform Your Entire Day

Some people dread mornings, and other people relish them. No matter which type you are, there’s still a good chance that you can tweak your morning …

Yes, It's True: These Natural Supplements for Anxiety Actually Work

Anxiety is one of those things that isn’t an issue until it hits you like a ton of bricks—whether in the form of unexpected heart palpitations, …

3 Rare Signs That Say You Were Meant to Be a Good Leader

Practicing these every day will lead to great results and, even better, great relationships at work.<p>As I've written in the past, great leadership is about serving others. More specifically, serving your employees and putting them on equal par with customers (and sometimes even ahead of them).<p>It's …

Leadership
Employee Engagement

Here Are The Exact Words To Use On Social Media To Get More Customers

How you phrase your calls to action on social media can be the difference between just racking up impressions online and actually generating sales.<p>Every month, I consult with a variety of entrepreneurs and brands on their social media strategy. When I first meet with them, they always raise the …

Marketing

Stop Throwing Away Overripe Bananas And Make These Chocolatey Peanut Butter Banana Brownies

Look at you, saving the environment.<p>2 ripe bananas<p>1 cup sugar<p>½ cup, plus 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted<p>1 teaspoon vanilla extract<p>¾ cup flour<p>¼ cup, plus 1 tablespoon cocoa powder<p>⅛ teaspoon salt<p>½ cup smooth peanut butter<p>1. Preheat oven to 350°F/180°C.<p>2. In a bowl, use a fork to mash the …

11 Signs That You Might Be Experiencing High-Functioning Depression (Yes, It’s A Real Thing)

If I were to ask you to picture and describe a depressed person, what would you envision?<p>Someone having trouble getting out of bed every day? Someone …

This simple daily habit will raise your IQ by 23 percent, according to neuroscience

In less than the time it takes you to have breakfast, you could be raising your intelligence. Sound too good to be true? You might want to read …

Meditation

5 Tips to Sharpen Your LinkedIn Presence

Just getting started? Make sure these steps are done!<p>My daughter, Kristin, is an Ohio University student just getting started on her LinkedIn …

Tutorials

If You Do Nothing Else to Get Healthy, Do These Three Things

<b>Everyone needs a foundation, no matter what they are struggling with, and there are three steps to creating a healthier life recommended for everyone.</b><p>…

Wellness

Does Parkinson's disease begin in the gut? New research suggests it does

They say that "what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas." But this is definitely not true of the vagus nerve, which wanders from the stomach to the brain, passing through the heart, esophagus and lungs along the way.<p>A new study offers fresh support for an intriguing theory about the vagus nerve’s role …

Medical Research

Buddha Reveals 5 Profound Truths About Life That Will Blow Your Mind

Buddhism is a profound philosophy that counters what we are taught in the west. It offers something for everyone, no matter your faith or …

Spirituality

How to get the best tax deduction on items you've donated

If you keep track of your donations and keep all of your receipts, your itemized deductions can really add up.<p>About 30 percent of taxpayers itemize their taxes, claiming an average of $27,447, according to the Internal Revenue Service. Notably, a growing percentage of that sum is due to donations …

Personal Finance

A Microsoft alum shares 12 things he wishes he knew before he started his career

I've done my fair share of work. First in the accounting department of an airline (not awesome). Then at an investment bank (surprisingly boring).<p>Finally, I spent about 14 years at Microsoft Corporation (great place to work). Now I'm an entrepreneur (ahhh … finally!).<p>Over the years, I've learned a …

Sonia Sotomayor

This Simple Sales Habit Will Give You an Unbeatable Edge in Business

Do you know how many customers you lost today?<p>15 years ago, after renting for all of my post-university life, my wife and I were looking to purchase our first home.<p>It was 2002, and the market had hit bottom. Prices were low, and properties were being snapped up very, very quickly. Real estate …

Business Strategy

13 tips every iPad owner should know

Check yourself<p>Root out outdated apps<p>Weather in Maps<p>Unlock without pressing Home button<p>Slide it on over<p>Swipe to switch apps<p>Hidden Control Center panel<p>iPad read aloud<p>Split keyboard<p>iPad as magnifying glass<p>Lock screen limits<p>Time for bed<p>Working the Night Shift

iOS

From Decapitation to Consciousness: How One Nerve Connects Body, Brain, And Mind

What we learned from gruesome decapitation experiments.<p>The relationship between mind, brain, and body has kept philosophers and scientists busy for …

11 Habits Of Mentally Strong People

Mental strength is a choice and a discipline, not an innate quality bestowed upon the lucky.<p>We all reach critical points in our lives where our mental strength is tested. It might be a difficult friend or colleague, a dead-end job, or a struggling relationship.<p>Whatever the challenge, you have to be …