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Your Brain Benefits Most When You Listen to Absolutely Nothing, Science Says

Here's what happens to your brain when it's surrounded by the noise of nothingness.<p>When's the last time you sat in total, utter silence? While it's not easy to find true peace and quiet, there's now evidence you may want to find more opportunities to embrace noiselessness throughout your day.<p>We …

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> …

6 Simple Ways to Increase Sales for Your E-Commerce Website

Credit<p>The way people shop around the world is changing. More of us are turning to purchasing our goods online rather than in a brick and mortar store. In fact, 40% of the world's online population has bought something on the web. And it seems this trend is only set to grow.<p>Worldwide B2C e-commerce …

eCommerce

Are Corporate Data Centers Obsolete In The Cloud Era?

Ten years ago one of the most disruptive modern threats to the corporate data center formally debuted: Amazon Web Services officially launched, first offering S3 and then launching EC2 in August 2006. While far from the first large-scale “cloud” offering, Amazon’s sheer size and scale forever …

Academic Research

7 Reasons To Start An E-Commerce Business In 2016

You’re talented, you have great ideas and you’re hard working, but you’re often unrecognized, misunderstood and taken for granted.<p>Whether it’s in …

Why chatbots should be more like R2D2 than C3PO, and other lessons for Silicon Valley's hottest trend

Everyone's obsessed with "conversation as a platform," or the idea that you should be able to interact with a service with natural language, spoken or written, instead of in the traditional click-an-icon way you'd interact with a computer.<p>Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Amazon, and a slew of startups …

Designing Great UIs for Progressive Web Apps

Progressive Web Apps give us an opportunity to reset our expectations and to loudly declare that We Can Do Better when designing user experiences on …

Social media use linked to depression

Social media isn't necessarily good for us. In fact, studies suggest that Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms may have fueled a spike in suicide, addiction, and a host of other mental health problems. Now, a new study in Depression and Anxiety finds that social media use is strongly …

These stick-on lenses turn your smartphone into a digital microscope

Thin enough to fit in your wallet, and with up to 100x magnification<p>It's a cliché to say that your smartphone is a pocket-sized computer, but sometimes we forget exactly how powerful these devices are. BLIPS — a set of thin, stick-on lenses that turn your cell phone into a portable, digital …

Korea will pay to move your startup to Seoul — and why you should let them

<i>This sponsored post is produced by K-Startup Grand Challenge.</i><p>At the start of 2015, I did something that would have seemed insane ten years earlier: I launched a startup in Seoul, Korea, as a Brit.<p>When I arrived in Korea in 2004, the nation was developing very rapidly, but it wasn’t seen as the …

Startups

How to Build Your Business Like a Fortune 500 CEO

Fake it till you make it.<p><i>Nick Chasinov is the founder and CEO of Teknicks, an agile digital marketing agency specializing in adaptive and analytics-driven strategies powered by research, client collaboration and goals. Teknicks was ranked four times in Inc Magazine's 500 fastest growing companies</i> …

The bionic skin that can feel a tumor

<b>Tokyo (CNN) —</b> Our skin is our largest organ. A gateway between our brain and the rest of the world.<p>Imagine then a scene where skin could communicate what's going on inside a human body. It could inform surgeons, provide alerts when our body is about to fall ill, or even diagnose diseases inside …

Neuroscientists Have Recorded The Brain Activity of a Man at The Exact Moment He 'Saw God'

A serious case of epilepsy gave him a 'religious experience'.<p>Medical case reports are incredible things. Like real-life episodes of <i>House</i>, they offer …

Top 10: the best design hotels in Amsterdam

The best design hotels in Amsterdam, featuring the top places to stay for canal views, imaginative interiors and quirky touches.<p>Hotel Pulitzer Amsterdam<p>A privately owned hotel stretching through 25 houses, the Pulitzer (and its superb restaurant) is in a prime canal-belt location, close to the Anne …

Top 5 Fashion E-commerce Websites That Change The Way You Shop

The times have changed – fashion brands are appearing in the market so quickly, that sometimes it is pretty easy to miss something. Browsing each one of those websites are time consuming – choose same size, same style, same pattern, etc… That is why e-commerce aggregators are becoming so popular. …

eCommerce

Sugar can cause brain damage, claim scientists (but salmon reverses it)

Bad news for people with a sweet tooth - a new study suggests that sugar can damage the brain.<p>Researchers at the University of California in Los Angeles found that fructose - a type of sugar naturally found in fruits and vegetables, but also present in soft drinks and sweets - damages brain cells …

The 40 coolest people in UK fintech

British fintech startups raised $962 million (£676.9 million) in investment funding last year, according to KPMG. London alone accounting for $743.7 million (£523.3 million) of that.<p>Business Insider has been covering the sector closely and has rounded up the 40 most exciting people in the scene …

Financial Services

Seeking Start-Ups: Topshop Launches Innovation Program Geared To Wearable Tech

British retailer Topshop is aiming to bring technology-enabled fashion product to its consumers with the launch of a start-up program focused on wearables.<p>Top Pitch, as it’s called, aims to discover and co-develop prototypes that move wearable technology further into the fashion arena while …

One of the best interviews with online entrepreneurs

Travis <b>Kalanick</b><p><b>Travis Kalanick is the co-founder of Uber.</b><p><b>Travis Cordell Kalanick</b> (born August 6, 1976) is an American entrepreneur. He is the …

7 tricks to free up storage space on your iPhone

<b>1. Find out how much space you actually have left</b><p>To find out exactly how much spare capacity you have, and to see which apps are using the most, open …

Apps

Here's how marketers are using different mobile technologies to reach consumers

Mobile marketing is getting more spotlight these days. Revenue from mobile advertising accounted for 30% of total ad spend in the first half of 2015, according to the IAB, and it's on track to account for more than one-third in the second half of the year. Despite this growth, mobile ad spend still …

Interesting Animation Explains How Airplanes Are Able to Fly

Drag. Thrust. Lift. Jet engines. Propellers. Wings. This animation breaks down just exactly how an airplane flies and it’s pretty damn interesting. …

Engines

38 Design Tips for Creating an Amazing User Experience

The SEO and online marketing landscape is one that is constantly in flux, changing with small steps or big leaps as the online realm itself evolves to stay in touch with what users want and need.<p>If you are still focusing your optimization and marketing efforts on keeping pace with search engine …

Online Life

9 Ecommerce Marketing Skills That Drive Success

From pay-per-click advertising to blogging and from search engine optimization to analytics, ecommerce marketing is broad, diverse, and, potentially, …

The 10 Most Popular Startup Revenue Models

Regardless of how good your product, service, or app is, it’s only useful when you can get it into the hands of your target customers. But once …

4 High Rise Condos with Balcony Pools

The idea of swimming hundreds of feet in the air might not appeal to everyone but in recent years and thanks to advances in engineering and …

Skyscrapers

Green Card Sponsorship Policy: Does Your Company Have One?

Why companies should create and more actively promote Green Card policies to help foster innovation and a strong economic climate in the U.S.<p>Immigration policies in the United States are a mess and Congress won't do anything about it. But the tech and startup community doesn'thave to wait for …

Why The Sharing Economy Is More Than a Trend--It's a Revolution

Exchange based marketplaces and new currencies may represent the future of the economy.<p>In 1995, Pierre Omidyar inadvertently built a new company from a side project--a company that has since helped to redefine the current economic environment. Originally known as AuctionWeb, eBay facilitated a new …

Digital Marketing Strategy ROI for Entrepreneurs: It's a Marathon, Not a Sprint

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As any marathon runner will tell you, covering 26.2 miles is no easy task. Preparing for a race that grueling requires an abundance of time, willpower and commitment. You can’t train for it in a few days -- or even a few weeks. But when …

Tools of Engagement: How to Boost Your Social Traffic Without Paying for It

As social media moves toward a 'pay for play' model, brands need to use even smarter tools and strategies to reach their fans and followers.<p>Remember when all your brand needed for a strong social-media presence was a Hootsuite account, an intern, and an internet connection?<p>Fast-forward five years …