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Smartwatch can help detect signs of cardiac arrest for at-risk patients

Fitness trackers typically monitor users’ sleep, activity and exercise patterns. But the iBeat, a new wearable technology, does those things while trying to reduce deaths due to the leading fatality worldwide, heart disease.<p>The iBeat smartwatch uses microsensors to measure users’ heart rate for …

Biomedicine

Charismatic People Do These 7 Things, According to Science

Recent scientific studies reveal the 'secret sauce' that helps great leaders influence and inspire us all.<p>Charisma is the ability to influence and inspire others merely by your presence. According to a recent article in <i>The Atlantic</i>, several new scientific studies reveal that charismatic people …

Body Language

Remembering Avant-Garde Midcentury Furniture Master Vladimir Kagan

The New York-based designer made a massive impact on Midcentury modern decor<p>To the late master furniture designer Vladimir Kagan, who passed away last week, seating and design was an art form, akin to "interior landscaping."<p>"We don't all have to sit like birds on a telephone wire facing in one …

Art

Goodreads Picks the Hottest Books of the 2015 Summer

Just in time for the official start to summer, Goodreads, the popular book recommendations site, has crunched the numbers on the titles filling beach …

7 coworking spaces with childcare designed for better work-life balance

There are almost 1,000 coworking spaces located across the country, but only a handful offer on-site childcare for entrepreneurs with a second title …

Work-life Balance

6 Top Productivity Trends for Business Owners

<i>This is part of the Increased Productivity series where tips on productivity, brain training, and business success are shared.</i><p>If you're a business owner, you know that productivity is one of the keys to making your business grow. If you're not running a productive business, chances are you're …

Time Management

Eight ways to radically increase your productivity

Beginnings are the most exciting and energizing times in life. If things have been in a slump for you, make some changes. Lasting success comes from making pointed shifts in your behavior on a daily basis. Success is rarely the result of the major decisions you have to make due to the long and …

Artist Maude White Creates Intricate Scenes by Snipping Away at Paper

Maude White snips away tiny bits of paper to reveal incredibly intricate scenes. The artist, based in Buffalo, New York, brings imaginative animals and fanciful panoramas to life with her lacy, hand-cut designs. She calls her technique “paper carving.” Most of her creations are cut from plain white …

Elephants

Why Female CEOs Thrive In Nonprofits

Will we have fewer female CEOs in the future? That is what a new study by the talent management firm Saba and WorkplaceTrends.com suggests. It found that people who identified as female and/or as a millennial lagged behind those who identified as male and/or a generation Xer in their aspiration to …

Leadership

The Underlying Psychology of Office Politics

All organizations are political – and to some degree, they always will be. The underlying reasons are psychological. First, work involves dealing with people. That means finding a compromise between what they want and what we want; and it’s often a zero-sum game. Second, humans are emotional …

16 Awesome New Books To Read This Spring

Spring into reading a new book.

The Morning Routine Experts Recommend for Peak Productivity

What’s the best way to start your day so that you really get things done?<p>Laura Vanderkam studied the schedules of high-achievers. What did she find? …

Time Management

9 Intense Film Scores to Boost Your Productivity | Inc.com

TRON

Malcolm Gladwell's 5 Best Life Lessons for Entrepreneurs | Inc.com

<i>New Yorker</i> writer Malcolm Gladwell is the master of dissecting conventional wisdom and coming up with powerful conclusions that challenge what we think we already know. Over his career, Gladwell's insightful books have cracked <i>The New York Times</i> bestseller list five times, most recently with</i> …

Self-improvement

14 Simple Productivity Resolutions for 2015 | Inc.com

Maximizing productivity is a goal often discussed but rarely reached. As a result, though entrepreneurs actively strive to make the most of their time--reading books, exploring productivity hacks, testing project management tools--too often they feel they've fallen short. Meanwhile, the to-do list …

Time Management

Photo // @jimmy_chin @realwillgadd climbing through a rarely formed ice tunnel in the Ghost River Wilderness outside Calgary, Alberta. A typical day w Will is rarely a typical day. You never know where you'll end up. #explorealberta @thephotosociety

4 Key Ingredients For Creating An Ideas Incubator

When fostering in-house innovation, companies need to understand exactly what startups thrive on.<p>There’s a crazy game played in Japan that looks like a cross between rugby, wrestling, and capture the flag. It is called “Bo-Taoshi” and the goal is simple: defend your pole while simultaneously …

Innovation

Underwater Wedding Portraits Off the Coast of Maui

Adam and Shawn-Marie Ravazzano are a photographer couple who left their homeland of Australia to start a photography studio in Hawaii called Love and …

Weddings
Medical Technology

The Urban Death Project: Designing A Better Way To Die

With her Urban Death centers, Katrina Spade wants to create a more environmentally sustainable way to die. Morbid or brilliant?<p>In her thirties, Katrina Spade* started thinking about death. She wondered what her parents would do with her body if she were to die and realized she had no idea. In …

Composting

Samsung Trumps Apple With Digital Health Announcement - Again

Yesterday, the Silicon Valley‒based division of Samsung known as the Strategy and Innovation Center (SSIC) hosted a launch event at the San Francisco Jazz Center. As product announcements go it was fairly typical and lasted just under 60 minutes. The event itself was billed “Voice of the Body,” but …

Meticulously Cut Paper Illustrations by Maude White | Colossal

<p>Paper artist Maude White cuts meticulous depictions of birds, people, leaves and other compositions embedded with hidden scenes and stories. Each …

The password of the future may be your heartbeat — no, really

That pesky string of numbers and letters required to log into your online accounts is moving towards extinction — hastened by new technologies that …

Information Systems

Most Expressive Pumpkin Faces Ever!

Just when we thought our pumpkin carvings were creative, we ran across these! We've seen Ray Villafane's expert hand at sand sculpting, but his original expertise lies in pumpkin carving. With Halloween creeping up on us, the New York native's pumpkin sculptures are in season. Each wrinkly, orange …

Sculpture

The 3 Habits Productive People Find Time for Every Day

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It's funny, really. Most of us who get into entrepreneurship start with the intention of working LESS than we did at our regular jobs. The startling reality is that we often end up doing way more because we love the projects we're …

Productivity

London's first cereal cafe will serve more than 100 types from around the world

LONDON — Have you ever found yourself out on the town and hankering for a bowl of Lucky Charms? If so, you're in luck: The city's first cereal cafe …