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Zara has a fleet of secret stores where it masters its shop design and plots how to get you to spend money

It doesn't matter if you're shopping in New York, Hong Kong, or Bogotá — every Zara store you walk into has an identical aesthetic and an almost identical layout.<p>That doesn't happen by chance. In fact, there is a full-time team of architects and visual-merchandising experts whose sole job at Zara …

Customers

Knowledge graphs beyond the hype: Getting knowledge in and out of graphs and databases

What exactly are knowledge graphs, and what's with all the hype about them? Learning to tell apart hype from reality, defining different types of …

Algorithms

Homeowner Gets Locked Out When the Nest Doorbell Mistakenly Identifies Him as the Batman on His T-Shirt

When homeowner B.J. May stepped out of his Georgia home wearing a vivid purple <i>Batman</i> shirt, he was surprised when his Nest doorbell wouldn’t let him …

How To Fix Slouching

A rounded upper back, sometimes called a slouch, is correctly called hyperkyphosis. Hyperkyphosis can be caused by a number of factors including …

Yoga

The Untold Story of NotPetya, the Most Devastating Cyberattack in History

It was a perfect sunny summer afternoon in Copenhagen when the world’s largest shipping conglomerate began to lose its mind.<p>The headquarters of A.P. …

Maersk

The Surprising Benefits of Being an Introvert

There are a lot of misconceptions about introverts — like that they’re antisocial, unfriendly, shy or lonely. But in many cases, being an introvert …

Personality

15 Podcasts You Should Be Listening to Every Week

A list of podcasts that will educate, inspire, and empower you to be the best you can be.<p>A growth mindset is one of the qualities that separates successful people from others. When you believe you are always learning and growing, you are free to take action, make mistakes, and evolve. Successful …

Self-improvement

Think Abs Are Impossible After 40? All You Need Are These 5 Moves.

Carve out a harder core—without doing situps—using a routine that spares your lower back.<p>For decades, ab training meant situps, curling your upper body all the way up off the floor, rounding your lower back. Some people got nice-looking abs doing this—and lots more ended up with back pain.<p>Today, …

Workouts

Academics created a periodic table of mind-blowing tech, and it's a handy guide to how the world will change forever

• <b>Academics at Imperial Tech Foresight have created a periodic table of mind-blowing tech.</b>• <b><br>The table is designed to be a visual conversation starter about where the world is going.</b>• <b><br>It features 100 innovations, ranging from the benign and everyday, to the mind-blowing and potentially …

Imperial College London

A Stanford researcher’s 15-minute study hack lifts B+ students into the As

Policy makers, tech executives, teachers, and parents are forever trying to find new ways to improve kids’ performance at school. Schools design and redesign curricula, teachers embrace and reject new learning technologies, and parents plot ways to get their kids to study more.<p>One novel solution …

Strategy and culture, not just tech, drive digital transformation

Companies geared for success in the rapidly changing business ecosystem can turn to an ally that can help them rethink and develop a digital go-to-market strategy<p>The new business ecosystem we are living in today is shaped by three key factors: global broadband coverage; the incredible expansion of …

Internet of Things and Digital Transformation in the Workplace

When you think of businesses that are leading a digital disruption — using the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence or mobility to alter …

12 Yin Yoga Poses to Awaken Dormant Energy and Recharge Your Practice

Want to learn a style of yoga that's focused on bringing balance—physically, energetically, and mentally? Join Josh Summers, founder of the Summers …

How Netflix uses AI and Data to conquer the world

What if I tell you that Netflix is NOT in the business of media entertainment? Keep reading.<p>Netflix not only has the largest worldwide subscriber …

Nike knows what Angelenos like to buy. Its new data-driven store will stock those products

Nike launched another of its retail-of-the-future experiments Thursday in West Hollywood, opening a concept store that aims to lure the digital shopper with personal services and experiences. And the products are chosen based on the shopping preferences of local users of a newly enhanced NikePlus …

AI algorithm teaches a car to drive from scratch in 20 minutes

Wayve's Amar Shah and Alex Kendall believe there's been too much hand-engineering going on as people try to solve the self-driving car problem.<p>"The …

10 inspirational quotes to make you more productive

By and large, motivational quotes have a bad name. We associate them with cheesy poster designs or mood boards featuring sunsets, lions and rainbows, …

Robot Learns to Sort and Organize After Watching a Human Do It Only Once

Having a robotic butler hand you a steaming cup of coffee and the newspaper in the morning is something science fiction has made us yearn for and …

The 13 Types Of Data

Data is a thorny subject. For a start, we’re not sure how we are supposed to refer to it, that is – data is the plural of datum. Strictly speaking we should talk about data that ‘are’ not ‘is’ available to support a theory etc. The Guardian newspaper discussed the debate here and appeared to …

Red Hat

How L’Occitane is using AI to improve customer experiences online

Artificial intelligence has been steadily transforming the online experience for L’Occitane en Provence.<p>Most recently, the French skin-care brand …

Walmart: Boosting retail performance with Big Data, machine learning, AI and the IoT

Walmart may have been around since the 1960s, but the company is still on the cutting edge in terms of finding new ways to transform retail …

Burberry: How Big Data and AI is driving success in the fashion world

With 500 stores in 50 countries, Burberry is one of the best-known luxury fashion brands in the world. The British label has been busy reinventing …

Why Jeff Bezos Puts Relentless Focus on Amazon's Company Culture

Your company culture can be a source of competitive advantage.<p>Many business leaders who ignore company culture. They don't make it a priority because they don't see how culture drives business results.<p>The challenge with that approach is if you don't proactively <i>design and nurture</i> the culture you …

Doing These 4 Things Will Make You Happier, According to Neuroscience

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the Internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them.<p>Actually, don’t trust …

Highly empathic people have a unique view of music

People with higher empathy levels view music as more than just an art form, with brain scans showing one significant difference, reports a new …

The Slow Pace Of Digital Transformation

Last year a report by SAP highlighted the poor state of digital transformation efforts around the world. It found that 84% of companies regard digital transformation as crucial, yet just 3% have actually finished any company-wide effort.<p>“Digital transformation is no longer a choice, it’s an …

Teach Your Kid Machine Learning With These Free Lessons

You probably use machine-learning systems every day without even knowing it. The technology gives us spam filters, our Facebook News Feeds, digital …

Why 50,000 ships are so vulnerable to cyberattacks

The 50,000 ships sailing the sea at any one time have joined an ever-expanding list of objects that can be hacked. Cybersecurity experts recently …

This 10-Minute Yoga Flow Will Loosen Up Your Tight Hips

Sky Ting Yoga’s Chloe Kernaghan demos moves to release tension in your pelvis.<p>Stuck in front of a computer all day? Spending too much time parked in …

Coming of Age Digitally

MIT