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13 Minutes. 9 Stretching Exercises. One Routine That'll Make You Feel Like a New Person

We're all guilty of skipping out on the stretch at the end of a workout (sorry g2g!), but stretching can decrease recovery time, reduce your risk of …

Congress just killed your right to online privacy

<b>Update (April 4):</b> <i>President Trump has signed into law a resolution that rolls back the FCC’s rules that prevented ISPs from collecting and selling customers’ data to third parties without their consent.</i><p><i>Our original report follows.</i><p>Congress today approved a measure that allows internet service …

We can't let Congress eliminate consumers' online privacy protections

The FCC put in place critical broadband privacy protection rules late last year to protect your right to privacy online. Now, some members of …

Net Neutrality

Wireless providers argue your web history isn’t ‘sensitive’ and they should be able to sell it

Internet providers are continuing to argue that they should be free to share and sell your web browsing history without permission because it isn’t “sensitive information.”<p>The latest group to make that argument is the CTIA, an industry association that represents AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, and …

300 Hours Training Required to Shampoo Hair In Tennessee

The Beacon Center of Tennessee is trying to change this. The libertarian-leaning think tank is suing the state cosmetology board over its onerous …

Study: Obama issued $743B in regs

Since President Obama took office in 2009, the federal government has issued 600 major regulations totaling $743 billion, according to a new study …

A Decades-old Product Can Stop 80% of Cavities, and the FDA Only Just Now Approved It | Alex Tabarrok

The <i>New York Times</i> has an incredible story on a simple, paint on liquid that stops tooth decay and prevents further cavities:<p>Nobody looks forward to …

The Regulatory Industry Is Growing Faster than the Real Economy | Matthew Andrews, James L. Gattuso

Want to work in a field that has more than quadrupled in size since 1960? Consider being a regulator for the federal government. Even during the last …

Never Run Out Of Money: The Gift That Keeps On Giving

<i>Author's note: Subscribers to</i> "Retirement: One Dividend At A Time" <i>got an early look at this material and receive instant text message trade alerts</i> …

Retirement

You're fired as a customer

As a customer, it’s only fair to demand the best customer service possible from a company. You expect to be treated justly and fair. And this happens… most of the time.<p>But there are instances in which customer service sucks. How can they treat you like this? Should you complain? Don’t they care …

Spanning the Decades: How to Market to Each Generation on Social Media [Infographic]

There are over 2.3 billion active social media users in the world, across all generations, but each generation interacts with social media …

Smart, beautiful and award-winning packaging from around the world

From multi-coloured beer cans to illustrated coffee cups that reflect how the drinker is feeling, a new book is celebrating how clever design can …

Google Ran Secret Video Ad Experiments and Here's What It Found

YouTube ran a series of secret ad tests to help brands get a sense of what works in mobile video and what grabs people's attention for the most …

iPhone users are abandoning their loyalty to Apple

iPhone users are becoming less loyal to Apple over time, according to research by UBS analysts Steven Milunovich and Benjamin Wilson. While users largely remain loyal to their iPhones in the West, the anti-Apple trend is so pronounced in China that it has lowered Apple's average customer retention …

Mobile Technology

Amazon to customers: Start shopping

The holiday season has begun at Amazon.<p>The online shopping service on Tuesday launched its Black Friday Deals Store, featuring sales on clothing, electronics, toys and other products. The site will feature new deals every day -- sometimes as often as every five minutes -- until December 22.<p>Some …

eCommerce

Twitter Is Now Offering Brands Customer Service Chatbots to Use in Direct Messages

Twitter is upping its chatbot game.<p>To better help brands converse with users and offer customer support, the company is launching two new products …

SEC Says Apple Must Allow Investors to Vote on Executive Pay Probe

Think Tim Cook is paid too much?<p>Apple investors may now have a chance to change that. In an Oct. 26 letter, The Securities and Exchange Commission …

5 Big Data And Analytics Learning Resources That Most People Miss (But Shouldn't)

It’s 2016, and pretty much everybody who’s interested in analytics (or politics or sports) has read a bit of FiveThirtyEight. Nate Silver and other bloggers write compelling posts that explain the thinking behind the predictions, so that’s a good educational resource for budding data analysts. …

Customer Experience

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

Amazon’s algorithms are misleading customers and causing them to spend way more than they should

Amazon’s algorithms are causing customers to pay significantly more than they should for popular products, while promoting those that benefit the corporation, according to an investigation by journalism non-profit ProPublica published today (Sept. 20).<p>The e-commerce company doesn’t disclose exactly …

eCommerce

Mobile games continue to spend big on TV advertising

Where, oh where, have the console games gone?<p>GamesBeat has partnered with iSpot.tv, which measures TV advertising in real time, to bring you a monthly report on how gaming brands are spending. The results below are for the top five spending gaming industry brands in August.<p>Picking back up the pace …

Advertising

Mobile Best Practices & Mobile Technology Research for Large & Small Business - BI Intelligence

The Ultimate Mobile Research Bundle<p>The future of mobile is being redefined. Smartphone and tablet markets are nearing saturation, and now media, advertising, software, and services are where the next stage of transformation is taking place. Keeping pace with this change requires an understanding of …

Olive Garden’s ‘pasta passes’ for sale on eBay for as much as $4,500

Missed out on your chance to purchase one of Olive Garden’s Never Ending Pasta Passes? You can still get one — for a few thousand dollars extra.<p>A …

We are currently performing a series of upgrades on Core Spirit and will be back soon.<p>Since the launch, Core Spirit has been growing, improving and …

15 Kings of eCommerce Content Marketing

As much as I’d love for the term “Content is King” to die it doesn’t look like it’s going to, at least not anytime soon. The reason I want it to die …

Marketing

A Comprehensive Guide to Social Media ROI

To secure executive buy-in and budget for your social marketing strategies you need to demonstrate how your efforts are contributing to the business’ …

Public Relations

Facebook Custom Audiences Now Targets Canvas Ad Viewers: This Week in Social Media

Welcome to our weekly edition of what’s hot in social media news. To help you stay up to date with social media, here are some of the news items that …

Marketing

How This Company Is Using Deep Learning to Change the Retail Game

Houzz is offering people who are remodeling their homes a brand-new way to buy products.<p>Online shopping has the potential to be so much smarter. If you stumble across a rug or lamp you like in a photo, shouldn't it be easier to track down where to buy it? One home design website is aiming to do …

After FTC Crackdown, 'Brain Training' Companies Rethink Their Marketing Strategies

Industry giant Lumos Labs is trying to figure out how to tout its products without making unverifiable health claims.<p>Want to find an app that will train your brain to make decisions more quickly, remember more information, or increase your attention span? There are plenty of products that promise …

Bonjour, Barbie! An American Icon Packs Her Heels And Heads To France

Barbie at the Louvre?! <i>Sacré bleu!</i> But it's true — the impeccably dressed blonde bombshell has her very own exhibition in Paris. As a '70s feminist, I've always disparaged that doll — a wasp-waisted, clothes-horse, sex pot. But for all the Barbie lovers out there, I paid a visit to the lavish …

France