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What is ‘smart’ nutrition, and how will it revolutionize food?

By on May 18, 2016 at 9:10 am<p>Economists envision humans as rational, cost-benefit-maximizing individuals, a position which sometimes makes it …

Artificial Intelligence

Larry Page's dream of building a 'Google Island' could be coming true

Sidewalk Labs wants to build a city-within-a-city<p>Top executives from Google are reportedly weighing a pitch from its "smart city" spin-off Sidewalk Labs about taking over a section of a preexisting city and rebuilding it with a particular focus on technology, efficient infrastructure, and …

12 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Started My Own Company

You have to trick yourself into thinking that you will succeed, no matter the odds.<p><b>1. There's never a "good time" to start your business.</b> Quitting a comfortable job to start a new company is a leap of faith, regardless of whether you have funding, an investor, or great mentorship. We had this idea …

Former Top Gear trio hope to create an online universe for car fans

Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May — the trio of presenters from BBC's <i>Top Gear</i> who have a new show in the works for Amazon — have invested heavily in a new company that is aiming to create the ultimate online destination for fans of cars and the show. It's called DriveTribe and it is, …

6 golden rules to learn anything in record time

The speed at which we learn anything can determine the quality of our lives.<p>Imagine if you could pick up that skill you’ve always wanted to learn, in a matter of months versus years. How would that affect your life?<p>Blockchain and cryptocurrency news minus the bullshit.Visit Hard Fork.CLICK …

Motivation

Be the Shakespeare of Facebook: The enormous guide to writing spectacular social media content

Very few writers really know what they are doing until they’ve done it.<p>This quote from Anne Lamott resonates with me quite a bit. I seldom know what I’m doing until I’ve done it.<p>I also seldom know what other writers are doing either.<p>Have you visited TNW's hype-free blockchain and cryptocurrency …

People are reportedly sharing fewer personal updates on Facebook

Has your Facebook feed turned into a stream of brand updates, memes, and re-shared videos? That's partly because Facebook wants it that way, but it's also partly because people are posting fewer personal updates to Facebook than they used to, according to a report in <i>The Information</i>.<p>Facebook says, …

9 Motivational Videos to Help You Succeed in Business and Life

Can a few minutes of watching change your life? These deeply inspirational videos just might.<p>There are videos that energize us, inspire us, and motivate us to do great things. Then there are the very few that do all of that--and touch us so deeply that we wind up watching them over and over. We …

Are millennials wreaking havoc on employers, or vice versa?

“Quick, help me, the inmates are running the asylum” is what is running through the heads of most business owners with multi-generational employees these days.<p>That is another way of saying those business owners are struggling with the rapid rise of the millennials generation in the workforce, and …

5 Powerful Mind Hacks to Read 10X More Books This Year

Sean Kim<p>Read full profile<p>Unlike articles that can be written in a matter of hours, well-written books take several years of research, writing, and …

Productivity

Microinteractions: the secret of great app design

The best products do two things well: features and details. Features are what draw people to your product. <i>Details</i> are what keeps them there. And …

Adam Neumann’s $16 Billion Neo-Utopian Play To Turn WeWork Into WeWorld

Can the hipster mecca for getting $#%! done live up to its staggering valuation, shush haters, & bend society to the WeWork worldview?<p>A Beatles chorus bounces off the bare concrete walls of what was once J.P. Morgan’s headquarters. “Come together, right now.” The nearly 1,000 chattering WeWork …

10 hot design tools you absolutely must try

A recent design tools survey conducted by Khoi Vinh, one of Fast Company’s “fifty most influential designers in America”, shows that Photoshop is slowly losing its popularity among designers.<p>Answers from over 4,000 participants hailing from almost 200 countries prove that designers are open to new …

Wireframing

Let these apps illuminate the words that you could not find 🎶

Dear writer,<p>How many words have you written today?<br>We heard you’re facing obstacles:<br>like writer’s block and keeping distractions at bay.<br>It sounds pretty dire. We’re writers too – we also stray.<p>Still, we hate that you’re having these problems – they’re pretty biting.<br>So in our series of …

The 6 Stages of a Startup

Startups are never successful overnight. It's important to understand that running one is a process that requires patience, perseverance, and a realistic evaluation of its evolutionary stage.<p>In my days as a VC I noticed several patterns when meeting with founders and asking a basic question -- "At …

7 conversion optimization trends to stay ahead of the game

The ever-increasing competition on the web has forced marketers to be more creative in their content marketing endeavors than ever before in order to drive conversions. In fact, conversion optimization has now become a must. Conversion rate optimization is one of the most crucial aspects of …

Insider | The Next Web

All stories in Insider<p>Google to kill Inbox early next year<p>According to a report by Fast Company, Google is giving its popular bundled email client service, Inbox the axe early next year. In March 2019, we'll have to say our goodbyes. First launched in 2014, Inbox was sort of the antithesis to its …

British Airways

5 ways to get the most out of mobile UX

The ethos of mobile user experience (UX) has become narrow and indifferent to human needs.<p>Today, designers boast about the “ease of use,” “intuitiveness” and “addictiveness” of their apps, as if these traits were worthy goals in themselves. I’d like to propose a more empathetic goal for mobile UX:</b> …

The 4 Universal Requirements For Great UX

The prestigious UX consultancy Nielsen Norman Group inspires a set of tips for designing butter-smooth user experiences.<p>As the saying goes, build the right thing, then build the thing right.<p>Usability is how well a product serves its purpose, and encompasses a variety of interface aspects: How …

Tech, necessity, and the discomfort of sitting with ourselves

1997 called, it wants its quietude back<p>Last week I found myself lying prone on an operating table, awaiting arthroscopic surgery. I remember mumbling something about my eyeglasses just before the lights went out. Holes were poked into my knee, cartilage was removed, bone was micro-fractured, and …

How To Create Digital Double Exposure Portraits

This technique is inspired by what was possible way back using film, by exposing the same position of the roll for several times. Doing this, enabled …

Photographer Secrets: How to Show Your Subject's Best

We’ve all mastered the art of the selfie – finding our best angles, our best lighting in our homes, and that exact face we need to make to get the …

11 Life-Changing Books To Help You Build Better Habits

When you woke up this morning, what did you do first?<p>Did you hop in the shower, check your email, or grab a doughnut from the kitchen counter? Did …

5 Life-Changing Tips to Stay Motivated Forever

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A lack of motivation hinders your ability to stay ahead of the game. If you're having trouble getting stuff done, then you may want to evaluate what motivates you -- and what doesn't. Understanding the various factors that affect your …

Heterarchy: An Idea Finally Ripe for Its Time

<i>This article was originally published at Stratfor.com.</i><p>While browsing a recent issue of <i>Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology</i>, I came across an essay titled, “Towards a heterarchical approach to biology and cognition,” and my heart soared. “What a strange heart,” you say. “What an odd person …

5 (Non-Obvious) Daily Habits That Unleash Your Best Work

Are you stacking the deck in your favor, or leaving your work to chance?<p>Success doesn't occur overnight, but <i>neither does failure</i>. Luck aside, both are typically the result of cumulative choices, and how well you position yourself to take advantage of opportunities. By putting a handful of daily …

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20 Small Things To Do To Be Mentally Stronger

Join the elite group of people who challenge themselves every day to be Mentally stronger. By managing your emotions, thoughts, diet and outlook on …