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3 Ways to Live a Beautiful Successful Life According to Stephen Hawking

Words we can all live by.<p>Stephen Hawking was an iconic man and inspirational to all. The famed theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and author died yesterday of a progressive neurodegenerative disease at the age of 76.<p>What struck me the most about Hawking was his ability to provide such powerful …

Time I

The Basics of Blockchain Technology, Explained in Plain English

Anything and everything you need to know about what makes blockchain technology tick.<p>Historically, no asset has been a greater source of wealth …

Blockchain

How Do You Improve Yourself in 2018? Focus on Improving These 5 Areas of Your Life | Inc.com

Every year, you have the opportunity to audit yourself.<p>Unfortunately, most people plunge into New Year's Eve focusing only on their shiny new goals.<p><i>"I'm going to start working out."</i><p><i>"I'm going to have better work-life balance."</i><p><i>"I'm going to get a handle on my finances."</i><p>The problem is that setting …

Living Rooms

Work Smarter, Not Harder: 10 Ways to Be More Effective at Work | Inc.com

Regardless of your job or industry, there aren't always enough hours in the day to get everything done. As a result, you constantly feel like you're always behind. And that's just not good for your productivity or your health.<p>So, what's the answer? Work more hours?<p>Not necessarily. As Bob Sullivan …

Time Management

How to Reverse Aging and Become Whoever You Want to Be | Inc.com

In 1978, Ellen Langer, a Harvard psychologist, conducted an important study. She gave houseplants to two groups of nursing-home residents. One group was told they were responsible for keeping their plant alive, and that they had autonomy in their daily schedule. The other group was told that staff …

Self-improvement

Sami Atiya from ABB says industrial robots will add jobs, not take them away

In and interview earlier this week at the TechCrunch Robotics Session held on the MIT campus in Cambridge, MA, Sami Atiya, president of ABB’s Robotics and Motion division, said he believes bringing robots into the manufacturing process actually adds jobs instead of killing them.<p>ABB certainly has …

The Future

17 helpful Google products and services you never knew existed

While those products and services sound amazing, most of us can't use them just yet. But the company actually has a bunch of other ones that are incredibly useful that you might not even know existed.<p>For example: Did you know Google has a massive free library of fonts?<p>Here are some of the …

Apps

12 Life-Changing Habits You Can Honestly Start Today

Ridiculously simple. H/T Quora

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10 Wireframing Tools to Help you Create Great Websites, and Make Great Design Decisions

As a web designer or developer, you’re probably familiar with wireframes and their place in the design process.<p>Wireframes are skeleton structures …

Wireframing

Some Central Banks Are Exploring the Use of Cryptocurrencies

In a world were financial transactions are largely electronic, central banks are exploring the idea of using virtual currencies, even as cyberattacks …

Central Banks

America's top cyclist entering the Tour de France has been using a portable brain stimulator to try to gain an edge, and he says it actually works

The highest-ranked American cyclist heading into this year's Tour de France, Andrew Talansky, is using portable neuroscience technology to try to gain an edge over his world-class rivals, and he says his performance has improved since he began using it regularly in December.<p>The state-of-the-art …

Tour de France

An ex-Tesla exec reveals how the company is transforming itself into a data powerhouse

Lattner's public résumé highlights how data is playing an increasingly important role in Tesla's business model going forward.<p>"One of Tesla's huge advantages in the autonomous driving space is that it has tens of thousands of cars already on the road," Lattner wrote. "We built infrastructure to …

Tesla

Here's a comparison of bitcoin and all of the world's money

<i>As you see on this head-spinning graph below,</i><i>the total amount of money in the world is $84 trillion</i><i>. But that includes money in the bank. In physical coins and notes, the total global money supply is only $31 trillion. See the problem? Hence the rise of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.</i> Bitcoin …

Cryptocurrency

18 quick and easy daily habits that can significantly improve your life

The best approach is to start small.<p>In the Quora thread "What are some good 'mini habits' to practice each day?" readers shared the simple habits you should follow every day to become a happier, healthier, or more productive person.<p>The best part is, each one takes only a few minutes to …

Quora

We Are at the Dawn of a New Era of Innovation. Will You Still Be Able to Compete? | Inc.com

I recently appeared as a guest on Wharton Professor David Robertson's radio show, <i>Innovation Navigation</i>. David is an old pro and recently published an excellent new book on innovation, <i>The Power of Little Ideas</i>, so it was an interesting, wide ranging discussion that covered a lot of ground.<p>One of the …

Innovation

If your home wifi router is on this list, it might be vulnerable to CIA hacking tools

For the past four months, WikiLeaks has been slowly publishing a series of documents that describe a plethora of hacking tools, which the anti-secrecy organization says belong to the US Central Intelligence Agency. The latest release, published June 15, is a batch of documents describing tools that …

Wi-Fi

The purpose of life is to be a nobody

We all experience the world like we are at the center of reality.<p>We think and we feel in relation to how our senses absorb information and how this information mingles with our personal memories. The subjective perception created by these interactions provides the illusion of importance.<p>We forget …

Self-improvement

Goodbye doctors, hello robots

It’s time we started treating our healthcare with the same respect that we’ve given our music libraries. It’s time to personalize mental health and optimize physical training — and I don’t want to wait around for appointments with six-figure graduate students using decades-old technology to give me …

Apple is making moves to take over the digital healthcare industry (AAPL)

What would happen to Apple's share price if the company took its hardware and software prowess to the healthcare field?<p>Investors may not have to wait long to find out.<p>At the company's developer conference on Monday, Apple announced GymKit. In the newest update to the watchOS, Apple is letting …

Apps

Shopping Malls Struggling to Survive as Online Retail Sales Surge

Experts forecast that over the next five years, 20-25 percent of malls in the U.S. will close permanently. On Friday, the Labor Department reported that 6,000 retail jobs were lost last month.

Retail

Robocars Could Add $7 Trillion to the Global Economy

Mention autonomous vehicles, and people conjure two visions of the future. The rosy picture features a world in which cars zip around by themselves, …

Retail Wreck? Over 1,000 Stores Close in a Single Week

It’s been a tough week for the retail industry, with more than 1,000 stores closing their doors for good. Luxury retailer Michael Kors announced it would be closing over 100 locations, and electronics giant Radio Shack closed 1,000 locations across America.<p>The retail industry, which represents $5 …

eCommerce

These robots are milking cows without any humans involved, and the cows seem into it

Stensland Family Farms, which sits in the northwest corner of Iowa, has 170 dairy cows, but nobody milks them. Robots do.<p>Aided by sensors, lasers, and data collection, automated technology is cropping up on dairy farms around the world. The shift offers benefits for farmers who struggle to find …

Forestry

Flying economy in America has become an awful experience — and it will likely only get worse

In other words, flying in America is terrible.<p>This has long been the pervasive narrative surrounding the US airline industry.<p>And a recent series of embarrassing customer-related incidents have managed to turn this deep-seated disdain into unadulterated anger towards the airlines.<p>However, the …

American Airlines

Try This New '5 Goals in 5 Months' Action Plan for Every Employee | Inc.com

Pull the drawstring on a bow, shut your eyes, and shoot an arrow in any direction.<p>What will you hit?<p>Most of us will miss the target by a mile.<p>That's essentially what happens when you don't set specific and attainable goals for employees. More to the point, it's what happens when <i>they don't set their</i> …

Mentoring

Digital transformation consulting market booms to $23 billion

<i>The booming digital transformation consulting market is worth $23 billion today, according to a report. In total, the sector now represents more than</i> …

Alibaba: What You Should Know About New Retail

The concept of New Retail was raised by Jack Ma in 2016, which refers to generic retail that is data-driven and centered on consumer experience.<p>Three …

Paul Allen's Mammoth Stratolaunch Is Actually A Lean Weapon In A New Space Race

To the skeptics out there: Paul Allen’s gigantic Stratolaunch plane is no Spruce Goose.<p>Do we owe Howard Hughes an apology?<p>Probably not.<p>The brilliant yet exceedingly eccentric billionaire engineer, aviator, industrialist, film producer and studio owner who in the last years of his life became a …

Space Exploration

Draper’s DragonflEye cyber-bug takes flight

Back in January we heard about Draper’s efforts to outfit a living dragonfly with a sort of solar-powered mind control backpack. This project, known as DragonflEye, is cruising right along, and the R&D firm just released a video of the modified insect taking flight.<p>The idea is to control a living …

Synthetic Biology

Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein Joins Elon Musk In Condemning Trump's Paris Accord Exit

When President Donald Trump decided to exit the landmark Paris Climate Accord on Thursday, he hailed the move as favoring American interests and its sovereignty. The CEOs of some of the biggest and most important corporations in the United States, however, saw the decision differently, pointedly …

Donald Trump