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Change Your Brain, Change Your Life

Our personalities, thought patterns and emotional responses are wired into our brains, says Richard Davidson, Ph.D., author of <i>The Emotional Life of Your Brain</i>, but you can change your brain. Here are several exercises that will help rewire the neural pathways to help you think more positively, …

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Google Confirms It Has Acquired Android Smartwatch Maker WIMM Labs

Google has confirmed it acquired WIMM Labs last year, a company that previously made an Android-powered smartwatch before shuttering operations in 2012. At the time a message on its website said it had entered into an exclusive partnership without releasing further details, but it’s now clear that …

This is Samsung’s Galaxy Gear smartwatch: A blocky health tracker with a camera

<i>Editor’s Note Sept. 4: Samsung announced the Galaxy Gear Smartwatch as expected. We’ve got all the details on the Galaxy Gear smartwatch right here on VentureBeat.</i><p>Samsung is set to reveal its Galaxy Gear smartwatch next Wednesday, Sept. 4, in Berlin. But this weekend, we got a first look at the …

Yahoo Acquires IQ Engines To Add Image Recognition Service To Flickr

Image recognition service IQ Engines has been acquired by Yahoo. As part of the deal, the service has closed its sign-ups and will shut down its API in the next 30 days. Yahoo intends to put its latest acquisition to work helping bolster its Flickr team.<p>First reported by TechCrunch, the company …

Win Business: The Professional’s Guide to Business Development

While reading a National Public Radio (NPR) story about snails having teeth, I became astounded at how even nature shows the value of systematic …

Is WordPress Easy To Work With? Depends on Your Web Developer

Small business owners all have one thing in common: They’re all on a budget, trying to do the best they can to build their businesses with a limited …

Benefits of CRM Software and How to Choose a Platform

Forming and maintaining relationships with customers is one of the most important aspects of any business. Without positive relationships, it’s hard …

Yes, Managing IT Is Your Job

In order to see the future more clearly, it’s almost always helpful to look back — and this certainly goes for IT and its ever-increasing impact on operations, and ultimately on competitive advantage.<p>“Information Technology Changes the Way You Compete” was a trailblazing HBR article by Warren …

The Power of Sponsorship

Why having a mentor might not be enough.<p>I grew up in a family of six sisters in a bleak corner of Wales. Across the coalfield, the mines were closing …

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How To Build a High-Performing Digital Team

Digital skills are in high demand and short supply. But first things first — how do you define a digital team when nearly everything is digital?<p>Digital teams are responsible for developing, testing, and implementing a strategy to reach and engage target audiences through digital channels like web, …

Taking Your Brand Global Is Easier Than You Think

There’s a prevalent myth that I’ve encountered repeatedly in my years advising companies with intentions of going global — that it’s a massive project, one that takes extensive advance planning, and one that only the largest companies can pull off successfully. This conclusion is understandable. …

Borrow These 5 Smart Startup Habits To Maximize Your Productivity

Startups create systems of efficiency to make organizations maximally awesome. That works for individuals, too.<p>“Entrepreneurship, by definition, is the art of creating systems that generate more value for less effort,” Contently cofounder Shane Snow writes on LinkedIn. “Startups realize that the …

What People Hate About The Most Popular Fitness Trackers

Fitness trackers might be all the rage these days, but consumers have some big complaints, from battery life to comfort. Compiling their gripes in a report, Q&A site Fixya examined the troubleshooting requests of its users regarding the Fitbit Flex, Nike FuelBand, Jawbone Up, BodyMedia Fit Link, …

The 4 People You Need For An Awesome Network

How many of these types do you know?<p>How can you tell if a project is going to be successful? Look at the people involved–and their networks.<p>Larry Miller, CEO of Activate Networks, once gave us a telling case study. His consultancy was hired by an engineering company to map metrics of success–things …

How Criminals Crack Two-Step Authentication

Two-step authentication is the hot new thing for service providers like Google and major banks like Chase. But organized crime, which loves swiping credit card and debit card numbers for those sweet, sweet fraudulent transactions, will find a way to crack anything. Even, it seems, two-step …

Hacker Shows How To Attack An Airplane’s Systems–Using A Phone

A German security researcher has demonstrated how easy it can be to hack into the digital systems of an airliner in flight using the right coding knowledge and hardware that’s not hard to get–including a Samsung smartphone.<p>Hugo Teso presented at the Amsterdam security conference The Hack In The …

Reflecting on mirror neurons

<i>Chapter 11 of my book, 50 Human Brain Ideas You Really Need to Know. Here's the introduction to the book, and my post about the most important idea in neuroscience</i>.<p>Summary: Mirror neurons are cells that fire during both the execution and observation of a specific action. They have been linked to …

Rethinking Global Public Health

<b>Click here to read an original op-ed from the TED speaker who inspired this post and watch the TEDTalk below.</b><p>In 2007, Nicholas Christakis and James Fowler concluded in the pages of the <i>New England Journal of Medicine</i> that obesity appears to spread through physical social networks. This was an …

Why You Should Never Extend Deadlines

Constantly fielding requests for deadline extensions? Try this simple solution to keep employees on track.<p>Sometimes, getting employees and contractors to stick to deadlines can seem futile--but it doesn't have to be that way.<p>According to Dr. Heidi Grant Halvorson, associate director for the …

Big Problem, Smart Solution: An App That IDs the Pills You're Taking

Two years ago Patrick Hymel’s grandfather was being treated for metastatic prostate cancer. The 90-year-old had a host of pills he was supposed to …

Yes, Vaccines Work [Infographic]

Some numbers before and after the introduction of common childhood vaccines<p>Do vaccines really work? Over the past decade, some parents in the U.S., Canada and Europe have started refusing to give their kids the recommended childhood vaccinations. They worry about safety, believing vaccines may …

Why Productive Teams Have 3 Kinds Of Diversity

There are many different kinds of diversity. Here are a few you likely haven’t considered–and how they considerably help your work.<p>Here’s the bad news: People hire people who are identical to them. Here’s the good news: Working with people who <i>aren’t</i> identical to you is good for you work.<p>How so? A …

NIH researchers discover how brain cells change their tune

News Release<p>Thursday, July 25, 2013<p>Study may advance fundamental understanding of how brain cells communicate.<p>Brain cells talk to each other in a …

Watching Neuron Attachments in Real Time

Posted on July 25th, 2013 by Dr. Francis Collins<p><b>Caption:</b> A living cortical neuron in a culture dish. Red and green dots reveal synapses—potential …

A 76-year-old woman presented with a several-year history of slow-growing masses on both lateral aspects of her tongue. She reported having no pain, dysphagia, or dysarthria. She also reported no intake of alcohol, and she was not obese (body-mass index [the weight in kilograms divided by the square of the height in meters], 23.4). http://nej.md/12T7EKw