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Lectures aren't just boring, they're Ineffective, too, study finds

Are your lectures droning on? Change it up every 10 minutes with more active teaching techniques and more students will succeed, researchers say. A …

The Scientifically Proven Ways to Deliver Bad News

No one likes hearing bad news, but you can soften the blow with these research-backed strategies.<p>4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>This story appears in the November 2017 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>Bad news is hard. It’s hard to get, and it’s hard to give. …

Self-help

Cool Cousin’s social app for travellers raises $2M round, led by Elevator Fund

Imagine if you could go to the profile of a friend of Foursquare and instead of scrolling through the long list of coffee shops they’d checked into in Berlin, you could simply click a button and add all their recommendations to your personal map in one go. That’s essentially the offering of Cool …

Social Media

I Am Blown Away By How This Genius CEO Is Growing Her Business

A technical genius is trying her hand at starting a company. It's off to a great start because its technical innovations are solving a major pain point for large companies. It's sales are taking off but can its CEO sustain that growth?<p>Liz Maida -- who I interviewed this month after being contacted …

Startups

27 Tragically Underrated Movies You Need To Watch Immediately

Give 'em a shot!<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

MeWe builds a bridge between government and business

Manik Suri, a former D.E. Shaw hedge fund wunderkind, for years has been wrestling with how best to help government put compliance policy into practice.<p>A recent affiliate at Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society and former director on the board of Entrepreneurship for America, Suri’s …

Hedge Funds

You can now buy the brains behind Amazon’s Alexa

The deep neural networks that power Amazon’s popular voice assistant are up for sale.<p>Developers will now be able to build their own virtual personal assistants for platforms like Facebook Messenger and Slack with a tool called Amazon Lex, the company announced at its Amazon Web Services Summit …

Machine Learning

Agile vs Lean vs Design Thinking

There’s an unforgettable scene in my favorite movie, Goodfellas, where Joe Pesci, Robert DeNiro and Ray Liotta pay a late night visit to Pesci’s mom. …

Project Management

Angel.ai, a company that builds chat bots, acqui-hired by Amazon

<b>Update on 21st of September:</b> A day later, Amazon has decided to offer further comment. A spokesperson for the company now says “Amazon did not acquire Angel.ai . We made an individual hire of Navid Hadzaad. His title is Product Lead, New Initiatives”. That’s seen Hadzaad update his LinkedIn profile …

Chatbots

What Do Investors Look For When Evaluating a Startup?

When you’re building a startup from the ground up, one of the first things you have to think about is whether you need seed funding. If you decide …

How the 4-7-8 breathing technique could help you fall asleep

From bedtime aromatherapy to pre-sleep yoga, our Sleep Sanctuary series shares some top tips to help you get a good night’s sleep.<p>In this video, we show you how to utilise the 4-7-8 breathing technique. Pioneered by the US sleep expert Dr Andrew Weil, the technique works by calming the mind and …

You don't need an extreme bucket list to find happiness. Just eat more waffles | Mary Elizabeth Williams

Take it from a cancer survivor: living each day like it’s your last is exhausting. Do small things that make you happy now instead<p>Five years ago, I was diagnosed with an inoperable, rapidly fatal form of cancer. But then I didn’t die.<p>Instead, I went on a new drug treatment that eradicated my …

Cancer

IoT is already here, and we are not ready for it

The costs of IT infrastructure deployment are rising by billions of dollars every year. Yet, it might be surprising that the Internet’s growth is …

Internet of Things

How the most connected hospitals will use chatbots

Sure, chatbots are useful for service industries like hospitality and food delivery, but in health care? Some groups are testing the use of chatbots to retrieve medical information from within a messaging app. At first glance, that seems a bit impersonal, but a closer look reveals a wide range of …

Newly-Added Features in Mockplus 2.19 Release - Copying Text from Demo Package

In the coming Mockplus v2.19, a suite of new features will be launched to refine your design and better meet your needs. Another useful new feature th …

Prototypes

The 16 best startup logos

Tech startups have for several years now placed a very strong focus on design. From the product that they're building to the marketing page that …

The Unbundling Of Finance

Scott Walchek Contributor<p>Scott Walchek is the founder and CEO of Trov<p>In a world where everything is being unbundled, allowing consumers to pick and choose from things like television shows and college courses, financial services are becoming à la carte, as well. People, particularly millennials, …

Financial Services

Mentat will apply for jobs on your behalf and guarantee you get an interview

Did you know nowadays there are more people who dislike their jobs than like them?<p>While there was once a time where the vast majority of Americans were happy with their current job, now anywhere from 50 to 70 percent of employees are dissatisfied with their current position.<p>Combine that statistic …

Employment

How you can master machine learning and AI

Any conversation about the current state of tech would be incomplete without mention of Machine Learning, the latest wave of programming that's making once futuristic inventions like artificial intelligence, self-driving cars, and smart homes a reality.<p>Believe it or not, you can learn the …

This Should Be Your Approach to Hiring

<i>The Leadership Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i> …

The Democratization of Innovation for the Internet of Things

It seems we are in a perpetual waiting game for the so-called Internet of Things (IoT) to become a reality. Despite this wait, if the IoT is realized …

Innovation

Facebook simplifies confusing chatbots with buttons, not text commands

“What do I type?” is the big question making chatbots hard to use. So today Facebook Messenger is giving chatbot developers new “Quick Reply” buttons and persistent menu options to make their bots easier to navigate.<p>Messenger bots can also now send videos, audio, GIFs, and files so they can …

Chatbots

The Real Reason It’s So Hard for Startups to Find Investors

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

10 Ways to Promote Innovation in a Team Environment - Small Business Trends

“Talent is never static. It’s always growing or dying” – Stephen King<p>No truer words have ever been uttered.<p>Regardless if you work in a creative …

Small Business

What first-time home buyers need to know about insurance

The pressures of life in today's economy are pushing millennials into a relationship with a surprising player in the financial business.<p>It's insurance, the least-evolved entity in a financial world struggling to make itself relevant to millennials and the technology they use. If you're buying …

Bee Partners closes $30 million fund to seed very early-stage startups

Bee Partners in San Francisco has raised a $30 million fund, its second, to lead investments in very early stage startups based in the U.S.<p>Founded in 2009, the firm is best-known as the first investor in TubeMogul, now a publicly traded adtech company. Bee was also an early backer of the …

Venture Capital

10 Must-have apps every startup needs right now

Share17<p>Tweet<p>Share24<p>+11<p>Shares 42<p>We all like things that make our lives a little easier and this is even more true in our working lives. Startups are …

How To Design A Perfect Form Validation ?

Sometimes designers tend to forget basic ways to achieve usability in designs. And, one of the most common is form validation. Generally, users …

11 things to do in your 20s to become a millionaire by 30

"In a free-market economy, anyone can make as much money as they want," emphasizes self-made millionaire Steve Siebold, who has also studied over 1,200 of the world's wealthiest people. That applies to 20-somethings.<p>To help you reach the seven-figure mark by 30, we rounded up 11 pieces of advice …

Self-improvement

Here’s What You Need to Ask Yourself Before Starting a Business

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …