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9 Habits for Optimal Brain Power

Key lifestyle and nutrition habits to keep your head in the game<p>Running a business requires mental energy and stamina. Long multi-tasking days and critical decision-making skills are integral to maintaining your success. In order to meet these demands, you need to protect and preserve the integrity …

Amazon Echo Can Now Control Appliances via Voice Command

The elusive Amazon Echo, a voice-activated assistant for your home, got a new update today that’ll allow users to power appliances on and off using voice commands.<p>Amazon partnered with Belkin’s connected home device WeMo and Philips Hue smart bulbs to enable voice control for products both …

3 Ways to Get Cash for Your Old Tech Gadgets

Planning on getting a new cell phone for Christmas? Here's how to get some money for your old one.<p>Half of consumers say they own at least two unused …

Fortune.com

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Cost of a House Made of Money? Try $441 Million

Real Estate<p>Even after the recession, many Americans view their homes as investments or stores of value. But what would it cost to actually build your home out of money?<p>The folks at Redfin have come up with an answer. The real estate brokerage figured out the dimensions of the average American …

Real Estate

Top 25 Business Podcasts for Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In 2014, podcasts have resurfaced as a fantastic learning and marketing tool. Podcasts allow experts to bring a variety of ideas and perspectives to the table - plus their format makes them easy to produce and listen to. Podcasts make …

Do You Need a Great New Idea? Stand On the Shoulders of Giants.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If I have seen further it is only by standing on the shoulders of giants. -- Sir Isaac Newton<p>Entrepreneurs constantly strive to come up with new ideas, concepts and business practices. One of the best ways to generate profitable new ideas …

12 habits of highly productive writers

Many writers I know love Joyce Carol Oates—some even refer to her as JCO, as if she were a brand as recognizable as CBS or BMW. But just as often, the mention of her name is met by groans and complaints about how much she’s written. Her productivity seems like an affront.<p>When someone’s doing a lot …

10 Ways to Protect Your Creativity

Don't let your fear of having your ideas stolen prevent you from taking action.<p>Whether you intend to license or venture an idea, you will need to protect it. Your point of difference is what makes your business valuable. It's natural to fear that your ingenuity might be stolen from you. Thankfully, …

It’s a myth that half of all marriages end in divorce

Most couples who marry force a gruesome statistic to the back of their heads: There’s a 50% chance this won’t work out. Turns out that isn’t so.<p>The New York Times compared divorce rates over time for couples married in the US every decade since the 1960s and found that divorce rates peaked in the …

The Biology Of Altruism: Good Deeds May Be Rooted In The Brain

Four years ago, Angela Stimpson agreed to donate a kidney to a complete stranger.<p>"The only thing I knew about my recipient was that she was a female and she lived in Bakersfield, Calif.," Stimpson says.<p>It was a true act of altruism — Stimpson risked pain and suffering to help another. So why did …

15 Websites To Jump Start Your Career

<i>Whether you're kicking off a job hunt, preparing to ask for a raise, or just looking to refresh your personal brand, these sites offer a vast array of resources for any point in your career or search.</i>

Successful Men Carry These 7 Things Around With Them — Do You?

To succeed in this world, it takes smarts, confidence, likability — and a handful of portable items to help you stay organized, current, fit, and …

Frugal Living

Want To Be Great? Make Yourself Uncomfortable

Let’s say someone wants to learn to build a cabinet. Imagine that person being encouraged to read a number of books about successful cabinet-builders, and what has worked for them in their careers. Then imagine that person sitting in a room with a bunch of other cabinet-making-hopefuls, listening …

A 10-Point Checklist to Confirm You Can Be an Entrepreneur

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As entrepreneurs, we are in complete control of our destiny. We steer our own ship, and have two possible outcomes: Sailing into a glorious sunset or crashing and watching the ship sink. This scenario appeals to true entrepreneurs and …

This World Map Shows Every Device Connected To The Internet

A striking map created by John Matherly at search engine Shodan shows significant disparities in internet access across the world.<p>The graphic maps every device that's directly connected to the internet. We first noticed it when geopolitical expert Ian Bremmer tweeted it.<p>Some of the dark spots on …

Amazon Same-Day Delivery Comes to 6 New US CIties

Amazon has expanded its same day delivery service to six new cities in the US — Baltimore, Dallas, Indianapolis, New York , Philadelphia and the Washington DC metro area.<p>The company’s ‘Get It Today‘ service allows customers to have orders delivered to their door the same day if they are placed …

The Secret To Amazon's Efficiency Is Part Man, Part Machine

While we're still a ways away from completely robotized Amazon "fulfillment centers," the company has done the next best thing. It has essentially optimized the ratio of humans to machines in its warehouses worldwide, Wired reports. The number of each they've chosen leaves their operations as …

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Live blog: Amazon’s mobile phone event in Seattle

We’ve heard rumors about an Amazon(s AMZN) smartphone for over a year. Is a 3D phone with subsidized data through AT&T(s T) for real?<p>Wednesday …

BlackBerry Turns To Amazon To Fix BlackBerry’s App Problem

BlackBerry has partnered with Amazon in a deal that will bring Amazon’s Android Appstore to BlackBerry devices. Why? As BlackBerry’s CEO John Chen tells the WSJ, he simply doesn’t have time, energy and money to build a proper app ecosystem, which sounds about right. The Amazon Appstore will be …

Amazon's big bet: How a smartphone intensifies war with Apple, Google

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is rolling the dice once more with his riskiest wager yet.<p>When the Seattle e-commerce giant introduces its smartphone -- which is widely expected to happen at a company-hosted event on Wednesday -- it will be only Amazon's fourth device in the last seven years.<p>But where its …

Amazon's unusual launch event teaser: CEO Jeff Bezos' favorite childhood book

Beyond any hints contained within an invitation, companies don't often send journalists clues about product launches ahead of the event. And certainly not in the form of a children's book.<p>That jolt of confusion, followed by curiosity, and perhaps even delight is exactly what Amazon was going for in …

Amazon's Mayday button average response time is under 10 seconds

Amazon's Mayday feature, which provides on-device tech support all day, every day on the Kindle Fire HDX, has become a popular option among owners.<p>Three-quarters of Kindle Fire HDX tablet owners are using the Mayday button for IT support and other forms of customer service, Amazon announced on …

Amazon taking on PayPal by expanding online payments business

Amazon wants to take the lead in the crowded online payments market. Reuters reports that the e-commerce company is now letting users manage their digital subscriptions and monthly bills using credit card information stored on their Amazon profiles. The move puts Amazon in line to potentially …

TechCrunch: Amazon's first phone uses 'Okao Vision' for 3D effects

Amazon's June 18th event is still mostly shrouded in mystery, but general consensus is that the e-commerce giant is releasing a phone of its own with an interactive 3D interface. Now, <i>TechCrunch</i> claims to have identified the technology behind that feature, and it's supposedly Omron's Okao Vision …

Amazon’s new phone is a shopping powerhouse with 3D browsing, augmented reality, and indoor GPS

Amazon is planning to announce a new phone June 18 that will use lots of cutting edge mobile technology to unite real-world shopping with Amazon’s online marketplace.<p>Not surprisingly, the phone is ideal for shopping with a large screen and multiple 3D cameras and sensors built in, a source with …

What Are The $10+ Billion Big Industries Of The Future?

<i>Answer by Balaji Viswanathan, Founder of Belimitless.co, on Quora,</i><p><b>Sharing Economy</b>: There are 100s of things that we have, but don’t use it all the time (home, car, office, bike). Sharing economy refers to someone else using it while you are not using. This is already a billion dollar industry (led …

Get those software patents fast: take advantage of special U.S. patent programs

Obtaining a patent has traditionally been a long process, which is particularly burdensome for software patents. But it doesn’t have to be that way.<p>As of March 2014, the average time between filing of a patent application and having that application examined by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office …

Aiming for the moon: technology's most audacious projects

At the recent Ted conference, Google CEO Larry Page was on hand to discuss 'moonshots' which, according to the company's definition, are those …