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How Many Days a Month Should You Work Out? We Have the Answer

It's probably more than you think<p>Maybe you're new to the whole fitness game. Or maybe you've been working out for what seems like an eternity, and aren't seeing results. Either way, you're likely to ask yourself: Um, how long do I need to do this before I can detect the presence of an ab?<p>This is a …

Amazon Debuts Its Online Black Friday Deals Store, Gives Prime Members Early Access To Discounts

Expanding on the success of the Amazon-created sales holiday Prime Day earlier this year, Amazon announced it’s now launching a dedicated Black Friday Deals Store where Amazon Prime members will get early access to some of the best discounts. The Deals Store itself is open to all consumers, as the …

Shopping

17 (More) Really Surprising Things About 'Shark Tank' and Success

Nearly 500 founding teams have faced the Sharks on Shark Tank. Here's the crucial, surprising (and just plain interesting) information they need to have a shot at winning.<p>You're here on Inc.com, so I'll assume that probably means you're interested in entrepreneurship. And if you watch a little …

Entrepreneurship

Your First 10 Customers Can Make Or Break You

Early in a startup’s life, the main focus is building the right product for the right market. For most B2B startups, this is the period when you start winning your first 10 customers. These 10 customers are unlike any others you’ll have over the course of your company.<p>You’ll sell to them …

Product Management

14 Ways for How to Lose Belly Fat Fast

My friend Kimberly was making yet another series of desperate New Year’s weight loss resolutions.<p>“Every year, I starve myself for months, I lose …

The secrets to a healthy life

What we choose to eat has a powerful impact on both our internal and external environments. When we realize that something as primal as what we …

15 Signs You Should Definitely Stop Trying To Lose Weight

"Diet is 'die' with a 't.'" — Garfield<p>Which is why we've shared the inspiring stories, advice, and motivational tips of people who have successfully lost weight by overhauling their relationships with nutrition and fitness in a healthy way, and found ways to stay sane while they did it.<p><b>• Retrain</b> …

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The Decline of the American Actor

Why the under-40 generation of leading men in the U.S. is struggling—and what to do about it<p>Is it time for American actors to take a hard look in the mirror? Earlier this year Michael Douglas mused darkly to a magazine interviewer, “I think we have a little crisis going on amongst our young actors …

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Amazon Web Services Leading Cloud Infrastructure as a Service App Development

Evangelizing development on any cloud computing or enterprise platform is challenging, costly and takes a unique skill set that can educate, persuade, sell and serve developers at the same time.<p>The companies who excel at this exude technical prowess and as a result earn and keep trust. For Cloud …

The walls have ears: Samsung and Intel bet big on a startup that searches every word you say

A future where machines track our conversations to offer us advice and info<p>Back in October of last year, <i>The Verge</i> wrote about the app MindMeld, a sort of Siri on steroids that could listen to an eight-person conversation and suggest information the speakers involved might want to see. Today …

Create Your Personal Brand: 8 Steps

Take control of your online presence to create a memorable personal brand.<p>Personal branding has evolved since management guru Tom Peters defined the term way back in 1997. (He also provided some wicked quaint advice, like "sell the sizzle, not the steak.")<p>Today, your personal brand reflects the …

Marketing

Is There A Short-Cut To Entrepreneurial Success? Well, Maybe A Little One

You shouldn’t try to get rich, of course. <i></i>If you set out to make a lot of money in a short-period of time you are more than likely to short-change customers; create faulty products and services, and–to be blunt–become a jerk in the process.<p>So what’s with the headline promising (sort of) that there …

Ken Adams - Co-Founder of Marketing Team Houston

[quote style=”boxed”]There are three kinds of people in this world: people who watch things happen; people that make things happen; and people that …

How to Really Understand Someone Else’s Point of View

The most influential people strive for genuine buy in and commitment — they don’t rely on compliance techniques that only secure short-term persuasion. That was our conclusion after interviewing over 100 highly respected influences across many different industries and organizations for our recent …

Spotbros Launches API To Let Companies Build Mini Apps For Its Mobile Messaging Platform

Mobile messaging app Spotbros, backed by ex-Nokia President and CEO Olli Pekka Kallasvuo, has announced the launch of an API to enable companies to build mini apps for its messaging client so that they can use the platform to engage with and provide various services to customers — not dissimilar to …

WD SmartWare Pro automates backups to both Dropbox and external drives

We're used to external hard drive makers offering some kind of backup software to add value, although it's usually forgettable for the experienced users among us -- what we erase while we're busy setting up Windows 8 File History, Time Machine or a cloud service. Western Digital thinks some cloud …

TomTom refreshes GO sat nav, offers 3D maps and lifetime traffic information

In addition to some redesigned sports watches, TomTom has just launched a refreshed version of its GO GPS unit for drivers who still prefer a dedicated sat nav. The hardware comes with interactive 3D maps, a lifetime's supply of real-time traffic information and up to four free map downloads a …

SendHub, A Google Voice Alternative For Enterprise, Arrives On Android

SendHub, the Y Combinator-backed call and messaging solution targeting business users and other organizations, is today extending its platform to include support for Android. The company had previously rolled out support for iPhone almost a year ago, promising that an Android option was on the …

BodeTree, A Startup Making Small Business Finance Less Boring, Raises $1.4 Million

BodeTree, an online service that helps small business owners better understand their finances, has raised $1.4 million in seed funding, led by Denver-based Greenline Ventures. Though a company working to address the money management needs of business owners would seem, at first blush, to be a …

GE Is Freeing Up 'Thousands' of Patents to Fuel Your Imagination

Today, at an event in New York, GE announced that it will open up "thousands" of patents from its library of some 20,000 to inventors using Quirky's …