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Hack your psychology and unlock the tricks to help that inner writer.

Ready for a spot of meta-cognition? Knowing how you think will help you learn how to be the most effective writer you can be.I’m not going to give …

Creative Writing

5 Best Smart Door Locks In 2018 – Top Rated Front-Door & Back-Door Locks With Alexa Reviewed

<b>“Our</b> team tested different Smart Door Locks on the market today and came to agree that <b>Schlage Z-Wave Connect Camelot Touchscreen Deadbolt and</b> <b>Samsung</b> …

Home Automation

A BEGINNER’S GUIDE FOR UPGRADING YOUR CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS – Page 15

Probe Different Points of View<p>Once you have identified and broken down the possible assumptions that you or others might be making, you are now ready …

Critical Thinking

A BEGINNER’S GUIDE FOR UPGRADING YOUR CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS

The Keys to Becoming a Critical Thinker<p>Each of us tends to perceive and understand the problems, events, and circumstances of our lives somewhat …

Critical Thinking

Existing drug may prevent Alzheimer's

Emerging evidence suggests that a "potent" drug could prevent the development of Alzheimer's disease — but only if a person takes the medication long …

Dementia

Infographic: Storytelling tips to capture readers’ hearts

Not much has changed since childhood; compelling narratives are still captivating.<p>Whether it was listening to your parents read bedtime stories, …

Branding

Best Smart Locks that Support Amazon Alexa

Making your home smarter seems to be all the rage these days. There are smart speakers, smart TVs and other accessories to let you control your life …

Home Automation

Scientists are pushing the limits of 3D printing with these shape-shifting materials

The tech could be used to create magnetically controlled implants or "soft robots."<p>Three-dimensional printing has been used to create all sorts of things, from car parts and experimental rocket engines to entire houses. Now scientists at MIT have found a way to 3D print objects that can change …

Magnetism

ecobee thermostat’s new Peak Relief feature cuts down on energy usage, saves you money

One of the big perks that come with being a smart home owner is monetary savings stemming from scheduling your internet-connected thermostat alongside energy efficiency of smart lighting and more. Today ecobee, maker of one of the more popular HomeKit-enabled thermostats currently on the market, is …

Home Ownership

4 Indispensable Resources For Digital Marketing Professionals

As digital marketing professionals, we’re inundated with companies offering us certification after certification. Some cost a lot of money, such as a …

Marketing

Extreme Nest: Taking your smart thermostat to the next level with zones and sensors

The Nest system is remarkably powerful and flexible for smart home heating and cooling. David Gewirtz shows how he's using multiple Nests to manage …

Home Automation

The customer’s problem is always more important than your solution

Ever fall deeply in love with a business idea on paper, only to find out that in reality it doesn’t resonate with customers? It’s a story I’ve seen play out a lot, experiencing many failures of my own before finally succeeding with two startups in the early days of the internet. While I enjoy those …

Product Management

10 Reasons Your Content Marketing Has Failed

Nobody wants to fail. And yet, it happens all the time. Especially in content marketing.<p>Content marketing can work, of course. It does work. But if you’re among those marketers who aren’t getting the results they need, it may be time to look at what went wrong.<p>These ten issues are the usual …

Marketing

Pitch Deck Template: Exactly What To Include

What exactly do startup entrepreneurs need to include in a pitch deck that leads to a successful fundraising round?<p>Throwing together a dozen slides with a couple of bullet points in exchange for landing millions of dollars in startup capital may not sound that challenging. Yet, with thousands of …

Investing

Three Little Words Are Making You a Negative Person—and You Probably Say Them All the Time

<i>This article originally appeared on Shape. For more stories like this, visit shape.com.</i><p>Here's something that'll make you think twice: "The majority …

A Stanford neurologist’s nine simple tips for quality sleep

The serious consequences of sleep deprivation perennially capture society’s attention. And, as kids head back to school, sleep and a lack of it are of particular concern.<p>Compared to historical norms, how have our contemporary expectations of sleep changed? What are the effects of inadequate sleep? …

Sleep

The one habit that can transform your world forever

<b>What is the one habit that can transform your world forever?</b><p>The habit of tracking.<p>No, I don’t mean stripping down to a loincloth and sniffing animal …

Body Fat

Hands-on: Titan Security Key brings custom firmware and Google’s brand to 2FA

One of the few hardware announcements at the software-heavy Cloud Next is the Titan Security Key. This method of two-factor authentication is particularly resistant to phishing, with Google deciding to offer its own solution for high-value users. Fortunately, anybody is able to purchase one and use …

Authentication

The complete pitch deck I used to raise 10m in VC as a 25 year-old first-time founder (with explanations)

For first-time founders it is usually <b>hard to build up their first pitch deck</b> because they have never done it before. It can also be a little scary to …

72% of Older Americans Are Sorely Misguided on Medicare

Understanding how Medicare works is a crucial step on the road to a secure retirement. Yet most older adults fall short in this regard.<p>Millions of …

5 Strategies for Building Brand Trust Through Video

Building trust with a customer makes them far more likely to commit to your products and services. Trust is the one element that factors into nearly …

When It's Time To Consider Chatbots As Part Of Your Customer Experience Strategy

Chatbots are increasingly being used by companies to engage with their customers. In fact, it has been reported that 8 in 10 companies have already adopted them or are planning to do so by 2020. This points to fast growth in the market. In fact, 15% of consumers have interacted with a chatbot in …

7 Time Management Tips from Jim Rohn

You're reading 7 Time Management Tips from Jim Rohn, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, …

Blockchain beyond the hype: What is the strategic business value?

Companies can determine whether they should invest in blockchain by focusing on specific use cases and their market position.<p><b>Speculation on the value</b> …

Blockchain

A hot startup raised $66 million in 5 days using these 24 slides

Tech investors are throwing money at Front, a five-year-old startup that aims to change the way teams get work done. The startup makes a shared-inbox app that lets teams handle messages from email, texts, Slack, and social media, all in one place.<p>This year, Mathilde Collin, the 28-year-old …

Startups

These 40 Powerful Life Lessons Can Immediately Change the Rest of Your Life

Truth resonates in your bones. Recognize it. Feel it. And do something about it.<p>Sometimes we get lost.<p>Other times we get distracted.<p>But most of all, we often get so consumed with the game of life--all of its pursuits, sensations, and experiences--that we forget the truths that lie at the core of …

Happiness

5 Tips Marketers Can Glean From Hemingway to Improve Their Storytelling Strategy

Why do so many brands botch their storytelling? Stories are a powerful tool. By making us feel something—not just think something—they make …

10 Email Newsletters Business Owners Should Subscribe To

geralt / PixabayIt’s a very rare entrepreneur or small-business owner who couldn’t benefit from a little expert advice. How fortunate that there are …

Conversational Selling: The 5 Critical Questions That Will Help You Generate Sales Leads From The Traffic You’re Already Getting

I want to start this post with a quick question:<i>What is the highest-converting sales medium of all time?</i>I’ll give you a second to think about it.(Cue …

How To Actually Market Your Content Marketing Initiatives

Consumers are sick and tired of bold, brash, in-your-face marketing and advertising initiatives. And in all honesty, those are a lazy and tacky way to reach your audience anyway. Put yourself in your consumers’ shoes — do you want to interact with a brand that is trying to reach out to you in an …

Marketing