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Apple overtakes Fitbit to become world’s top wearables vendor thanks to Apple Watch growth

While Apple itself doesn’t break out Apple Watch sales numbers due to competitive reasons, we can usually get a good idea of performance from analytic companies. Now, Strategy Analytics is out with its latest numbers, reporting that Apple sold 3.5 million Apple Watch units during the most recent …

The Beauty of Simplified Navigation

Interactive. Consistent. Minimal. Those are all words commonly heard when talking about website navigation. But there is another word that should be …

Most of Us Are Guilty of This 1 Stress-Causing Habit

How to avoid the trap of artificial urgency and the stress it manufactures.<p>I wouldn't characterize myself as the classic Type-A personality who is driven to win at all costs, but I certainly set high standards for myself personally and for the business I'm building. I have high standards, want to …

Work-life Balance

The 5-Minute Technique That Will Help You Fall Asleep Faster

Follow this easy tutorial and you'll be catching zzzs in no time.<p>A good night's sleep can do so much for our bodies, from boosting our energy levels to protecting us from disease and even keeping our weight down. So any trick we can find to help us get to dreamland quicker is more than welcome.<p>One …

Modern Blackout Curtains Turn Windows into Penthouse Views of a City at Night

When it comes to window blinds, our options for something that’s truly unique can seem limited. But as Ukrainian designers HoleRoll demonstrate, modern blinds for windows can transcend their practicality and double as spectacular shadow art for your home. They’ve created panels that, when closed, …

The Most Simple and Effective Meditation Technique To Quieten Your Mind And Be Present

Have you tried breathing meditation before? Didn’t like it?<p>Don’t worry, we have a easier technique for you to try.<p>Another way to meditate is to …

Revolutionary Exercise Pill Can Boost Fat Burning And Endurance By Up To 70%

Where do we sign up?<p>If the idea of getting all the benefits of exercise in one handy pill (and without leaving the sofa) sounds too good to be true, …

Exercise

How Mindful Meditation Can Help Mind Wandering For People With Anxiety

Just 10 minutes of meditation every day can help people suffering from anxiety prevent mind wandering, a new study conducted by the University of …

Tip: Build Your Grip & Forearms Like This

This old-school strength test can be used as a new-school method for building wrist mobility and strength. Check it out.<p>Seems like almost every guy …

6 Weeks to Great Abs

The Best Ab Exercises, The Right Program<p>The Problem with Ab Workouts<p>Most ab training is a smorgasbord of "functional" exercises or a hapless diet of …

The Hardest Bodyweight Workout You’ll Ever Do

No gym membership? That’s no excuse to swerve a workout. After all, if the Ancient Greeks taught us anything, it’s that an Adonis physique came long …

Workouts

Today's Workout 40: The pushup variation circuit for a massive chest

<b>Duration</b> 30-45<p><b>Exercises</b> 4<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>It's chest day. And while you could just do your same old routine, we pretty much guarantee you're better off …

9 things bosses do that make great employees quit

It's pretty incredible how often you hear managers complaining about their best employees leaving, and they really do have something to complain about — few things are as costly and disruptive as good people walking out the door.<p>Managers tend to blame their turnover problems on everything under the …

The Best and Worst Breads You Can Eat, Ranked

Bread is like a modern-day curse word. When you're trying to clean up your eating habits, it's typically the first thing to go. But we love bread, so …

Medium – Read, write and share stories that matter

Calming paint shades that help reduce stress

<b>For Stress Awareness Month we asked the experts to tell us the top calming paint shades for the home to help reduce stress and anxiety.</b><p>'We all have …

Home Decorating

4 Simple Ways to be Mindful All the Time, Without Even Needing to Meditate

When we usually think of mindfulness, we picture someone in solitude meditating in a calm environment.<p>But can you practice mindfulness throughout the …

Amplification of Cretaceous Warmth by Biological Cloud Feedbacks

That’s the title of an article in <i>Science</i> today (available here with subs.) I’m giving a talk this morning so don’t have a lot of time to comment on …

6 Tips to Reduce Your Daily Stress and Anxiety

There are two major reasons that for several decadesmore Americans become stressed, agitated and anxious — which in turn increases their daily …

Mindfulness

You May Soon Be Able To Take A Drug To Prevent Depression

At TED, neuroscientist Rebecca Brachman talked about pharmaceutical methods of preventing stress as a way to stop depression before it starts.<p>Right now, someone with depression has only two clinical options: antidepressants (that often don’t work particularly well) and therapy. But there soon may …

Depression

6 Books to Get You Unhooked from Negative Habits

1) THE CRAVING MIND<b>From Cigarettes to Smartphones to Love—How We Get Hooked & How We Can Break Bad Habits</b><br>Judson Brewer (Yale)We’re forever reaching …

The inventor of Siri says one day AI will be used to upload and access our memories

Tom Gruber says AI memory enhancement is inevitable.<p>Artificial intelligence may one day surpass human intelligence. But, if designed right, it may also be used to enhance human cognition.<p>Tom Gruber, one of the inventors of the artificial intelligence voice interface Siri that now lives inside …

Artificial Intelligence

Going Through A Hard Time? Here Are 6 Ways Mindfulness Can Help

After the birth of my daughter, a lot of unexpected challenges came my way. A birth complication left me unable to walk for a month, my hormones were …

3 pillars of building a great product to help stand out against your competition

Every business can relate to this, whether you’re running a business that caters to consumers or even if you are running a B2B operation. While packaging isn’t everything, it <i>does</i> deliver the first blow to the customer. You want that first blow to hit hard enough for anyone receiving it to be …

This Is How Long Certain Drugs Actually Stay in Your Body

We’re not encouraging anyone to do drugs, but we’re also not going to pretend that our readers don’t do any. If you do and have to, say, take a drug …

Drug Addiction

6 Delicious Salad Dressings With 4 Ingredients Or Less

Easy Homemade Italian Dressing<p>Add A Pinch<p>Your favorite joint with the red- and white-checked tablecloth doesn't pour bottled Italian dressing over that mouthwatering house salad. They use a homemade recipe made with olive oil, red wine vinegar, garlic, and a sprinkle of Parmesan and oregano—just …

50 most useful Alexa skills

Out of the box, Alexa can do an impressive number of things. It can stream Amazon Music or Spotify, control your Philips Hue smart bulbs or anything connected to a SmartThings hub and integrate with IFTTT for a laundry list of other functions. You can also order millions of products off Amazon …

Smart Homes

7 Most Important Mindsets That Will Set You Up For Long-Term Success

This curated column is authored by Thomas Oppong, Founding Editor at Alltopstartups The post 7 Most Important Mindsets That Will Set You Up For …

Yes, you need a morning mantra—here are 12 that wellness it-girls swear by

Just because being healthy is your job doesn’t mean you automatically wake up happy, energized, and free of under-eye circles—wellness gals have …