JenBonhomme

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Clothing

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 …

Machine Learning

Jessica Alba's Honest Company Is Reportedly In Talks to Sell to Unilever

The Honest Company, the consumer packaged goods company co-founded by actress Jessica Alba, could soon be joining Unilever.<p>The five-year-old company, …

Startups

Excess Management Is Costing the U.S. $3 Trillion Per Year

More people are working in big, bureaucratic organizations than ever before. Yet there’s compelling evidence that bureaucracy creates a significant drag on productivity and organizational resilience and innovation. By our reckoning, the cost of excess bureaucracy in the U.S. economy amounts to more …

Profit

The CEO of Popeyes on Treating Franchisees as the Most Important Customers

Gregory Miller<p>My first official day as CEO of Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen was November 1, 2007, but the company was holding a big franchisee meeting in Orlando a few days earlier. I wasn’t technically an employee yet, but I decided to attend and make a presentation. My hope was to inspire the …

Leadership

Good Presentations Need to Make People Uncomfortable

It’s no secret that our digital communication tools are overwhelming us. A Deloitte study found that U.S. workers (in aggregate) look at their phones almost 8 billion times a day, and research shows that U.S. productivity has waned since the introduction of the smartphone. But the world of business …

Public Speaking

Warby Parker is getting better results by reducing managers’ control over workers

The problem Warby Parker faced was not unusual nor particularly complicated: How could the trendy eyewear company make better use of its computer programmers’ time?<p>To solve that mundane quandary, the company could have hired an outside consultant, or reorganized its engineering department.<p>Instead, …

Warby Parker

5 ways artificial intelligence will change enterprise IT

It’s been a busy summer in the artificial intelligence (A.I.) space, but the most interesting A.I. opportunities may not come from the biggest names.<p>You may have heard about Tesla’s self-driving cars that made headlines twice, for vastly different reasons — a fatal crash in Florida in which the …

The Decline Of Premium American Fashion Brands. What Happened, Ralph And Tommy?

Once aspirational, companies like Ralph Lauren and Tommy Hilfiger have lost their luster, while innovative new brands are shining bright.<p>Fifteen years ago, when I was in high school, I remember flipping through the pages of <i>Teen Vogue</i> and marveling at glossy Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, and Calvin …

Ralph Lauren

Are Corporate Expense Policies Biased Against Women?

Some companies are starting to question their reimbursement policies for working mothers.<p>In most jobs, your everyday living expenses are your own responsibility. Commuting, lunch, and childcare are funded out of your salary for a normal workweek. But at a number of companies, if you stay late, or …

FaceTime

She Found Her Biological Father On Ancestry And 23andMe

DNA services are revealing relationships that once were cloaked in anonymity. And the world is still figuring out how to deal with that.<p>When she was 22, Jordon Goulder lost her dad to the neurodegenerative disease called ALS. That same year, she discovered that he wasn’t her biological …

Molecular Biology

The Long Road From Kickstarter Blockbuster To Retail Reality

Emma Jorn had a crowdfunding hit on her hands with her bike-friendly fashion. Here’s what happened afterwards.<p>Plenty of waterproof rain gear exists for bikers, but finding stylish garments that’ll keep you dry is a dilemma. Instead of riding in the rain looking like Paddington Bear, Danish designer …

Crowd Funding

IBM Pushes Deep Learning with a Watson Upgrade - MIT Technology Review

IBM’s <i>Jeopardy!</i>-playing computer system, Watson, combined two separate areas of artificial intelligence research with winning results. Natural …

Cognitive Computing

Design principles behind user interface

There’s no magic equation to superb interface design, but when you see it, you know.<p>Most can recall a moment when they encountered brilliant UI (user interface). Maybe it was the first time your tiny iPhone screen powered on and greeted you with a grid of pleasantly organized square application …

Here's The Ultimate Road Trip To Visit All The National Parks

Life<p>Here’s The Ultimate Road Trip To Visit All The National Parks<p>Here's what to do if you want to hit up every national park in the continental …

National Parks

The Danish Way of Parenting review – how to raise the world’s happiest kids

Denmark approaches childhood, and society as a whole, very differently to Britain or the US, argue Jessica Joelle Alexander and Iben Dissing Sandahl<p>Having muddled through six years of parenthood without consulting any books on the subject, I was pretty excited about this, my first one. Perhaps it …

Parenting

UX Visualization Examples & Tips

via UX Alive, UX Conference & Workshops in Istanbul<p>** UX Visualization **<p>Every UX work needs to be clearly understood by all the stakeholders in a UX …

Foetal Cells Hide Out in Mum’s Body, But What Do They Do?

A mother’s children will remain part of her long after they leave her body and enter the world. This isn’t just a saying or a metaphor; it’s biological reality. Every foetus sends some of its own cells into its mother. They cross the placenta, travel through her bloodstream, and lodge in various …

Breast milk is not the 'pure' food we thought

But while babies may receive chemicals and allergens in breast milk, it doesn't mean breastfeeding is unsafe. For most women, breast milk is the best food for new babies.<p>Breastfeeding is the natural way to feed human infants. After all, infant formula is made with cow's milk, and our babies are not …

Breast Feeding

31 Signs You're Not Getting Enough Vitamins

Dietitians Emily Haller and Keri Gans on the dead giveaways that you need to step up your nutrient intake.<p>Back in 2004, nutritionists everywhere were screaming at movie theater screens, threatening to boycott <i>Mean Girls</i> when Regina George "innocently" (you never know with Queen Plastic) asked how …

Wellness

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Earlier this month we asked you, the Headspace community, to share how your expectations of parenthood compared with the reality. From the heartfelt …

Google Analytics Reports Every Business Needs to Know

Posted on 7/16/2015<p>A website can be your company’s best sales tool for lead generation, but knowing if and how your site is working is the key to …

Round Pintuck Pillow

Gifts we love for the ones you love.<p>VALENTINE'S DAY GIFTS<p>$12 or Less $25 or Less $50 or Less<p>Tap image to zoom.<p>Hover to zoom.<p>Round Pintuck …

Comparing the ROI of Content Marketing and Native Advertising

Many companies today rely on content marketing and native advertising to gain visibility for their brand — after all, 70% of people say they’d rather learn about products through content rather than through traditional advertising. But is either content marketing or native advertising a surefire …

Marketing

Alibaba's web pharmacy merger pushes deeper into China's online health market

(Bloomberg)— As Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. copes with slowing e-commerce sales growth, billionaire founder Jack Ma is expanding further into China’s …

Pharmacy giant CVS Health will open digital innovation lab in Boston

Rhode Island-based CVS Health, operator of Minute Clinics and the country’s second-biggest drugstore chain, is planning to open a technology …

Walgreens Launches App for Apple Watch to Support Medication Adherence

DEERFIELD, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Walgreens today officially launched its app for Apple Watch that helps people take medications as prescribed …

New Research Shows How Digital Connects Shoppers to Local Stores

While some might say that the rise of digital has made the role of the local retail store obsolete, new research from Google conducted with Ipsos …

Report: 80% Now Use Smartphones in Retail Stores

JiWire put out its Q2 Insights Report today. It contains consumer-survey findings from JiWire network users from earlier this year. It should be …