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A Harvard doctor says these are the best exercises for your body

If you think running a marathon is the quickest way to a rock-hard body, I-Min Lee, a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, has news for you: That classic feat isn't as good for your body as it seems.<p>Instead of long-distance running, which can be hard on your joints and digestive system, …

Exercise

Uber Co-Founder Travis Kalanick Calls Benchmark Lawsuit a `Fabrication'

Uber Technologies Inc.’s co-founder Travis Kalanick fired back at investor Benchmark, saying its lawsuit seeking to oust him from the ride-hailing …

The Best Food Festival in Every U.S. State

Eat your way across America with this ultimate map of foodie celebrations.<p>When it comes to quirky food festivals, America stands united. Our cross-country map of state-by-state cuisine celebrations, adapted from National Geographic's new book, <i>Great American Eating Experiences</i>, takes you from …

Festivals

Tech giants are scrambling to get their hands on the 'hottest commodity on the planet'

Driven by the rise of battery gigafactories and game-changing Powerwall and energy storage businesses, the world now finds itself at the beginning of a lithium super cycle that is all about securing new supply, much of which is poised to come from lithium superstar Argentina.<p>We have Tesla in the …

Well-Funded Fundrise Fires CFO, Citing Extortion Attempt

It’s strange days for Fundrise, a Washington, D.C.-based crowdfunding platform that allows a range of investors to fund commercial real estate projects.<p>Earlier today, The Real Deal, an outlet that covers New York real estate news, turned up an SEC filing which states that Fundrise has fired its …

Real Estate

15 Homemade Pancakes That Will Make You Skip Diner Brunch

It may seem <i>totally</i> necessary to hit up brunch every Sunday, right when that mad pancake craving hits you like clockwork. But before you know it, you’ve had too many mimosas, your bill is up to $40 and somehow it’s 3PM and you’re wondering where the heck the day has gone. The simple solution to this …

uBeam Banks $10M For Ultrasound Wireless Power, Adds Mature COO And CFO

uBeam’s getting ready to ship its wireless phone chargers, so its 26-year old CEO Meredith Perry has hired some hardware industry veterans to whip the business into shape. Former Apple and Palm finance leader Monica Hushen will be uBeam‘s new CFO, and Cisco, Palm, and Nokia VP Jeff Devine is …

Why walk? Ride this portable personal transporter instead

Technically Incorrect: Why would humans ever want to walk when they can have a laptop-size platform to roll along sidewalks? Welcome to the amazing shrunken Segway.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>Here's something I find bonkers.<p>People …

Wall Street

Montana Couple Develops American-Made 5-Axis Desktop CNC Mill that Retails for $3,300!

The Pocket NC is only 17.5" x 12.5" x 11"<p>What do you get when a machinist marries a mechanical engineer? If you're Matt (the machinist) and Michelle …

Samsung is 'placing the wrong bet' on its flagship smartphone and now the company is going into total meltdown

Over the past year, the South Korean company has seen a catastrophic collapse, with sales in China dropping by more than 50%.<p>Now shipments of its latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S6, are also down, while the iPhone soars to unprecedented heights.<p>So what's the issue?<p>In April, Samsung released …

This Power Plant In Australia Is The First Ever To Send Energy From Waves Into The Grid

Waves are reliable and powerful. But only now is the world beginning to look at their true potential as a source for renewable energy.<p>Looking off the coast of Garden Island in Western Australia, all you’ll see is the ocean. But under the waves, the world’s first grid-connected power plant is …

Renewable Energy

Is LinkedIn Poised To Be The Next Media Giant?

When LinkedIn introduced Pulse, providing commentary from a hand-chosen set of thought leaders, they made a major impact. Paired with the long-form publishing platform they launched last year, LinkedIn is significantly changing the media landscape.<p><b>First, the statistics</b><p>LinkedIn has 330+ million …

Thought Leadership

Scientists Have Figured Out a Way to Convert Solar Energy Into Liquid Fuel

Researchers at Harvard have discovered how to convert solar energy into liquid fuel, potentially accelerating our switch to the alternative-energy …

Four ways to take advantage of the new age of marketing

Television, print and billboard ads were once the gold standard for marketing. Basically, companies pushed their name in front of the masses in an attempt to build brand awareness.<p>But now customers want personalized, one-on-one interactions with brands, and marketers are beginning to see how a …

Can new drill tech unleash the potential of geothermal energy?

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>Credit: Image courtesy of the Bureau of Land Management.<p>The next generation of geothermal energy technology — called enhanced …

Code.org Breaks Indiegogo Fundraising Record As It Reaches Halfway Point

Code.org, the organization backed by Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates that aims to teach children how to program, has set a new fundraising record on the crowdfunding platform Indiegogo. On Tuesday, the nonprofit’s campaign surpassed the $2.5 million benchmark set in August, with 41 days left to …

9 Must-Have Features for Social Media Software

Share<p>Social media managers wear a lot of hats: marketer, customer service representative, campaign manager, videographer… the list goes on.<p>What if …

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The 20 Schools With The Most Alumni At Google

The search giant receives between 2.5 million and 3.5 million job applications a year, yet only 4,000 people get hired.<p>Landing a gig is typically influenced by which school you attend, since networks, geography, and prestige are such powerful predictors in a job hunt.<p>With that in mind, we took to …

College & University

Marketing Tools for Any Self-Publishing Authors

Once you’ve got an intention, move onto your audience. Who are they? Why will they care? Where do they currently get their information from?<p>If you don’t know who your audience is, consider this:<p>Why did you write the book?<br>• What do you want people to get from it?<br>• Why would those people be motivated to …

Shipping Container Housing Guide

Shipping container housing, also known as <b>ISO container homes</b>, are created out of any type of shipping container usually used for transporting goods …

How to Buy Used Shipping Containers

People use shipping containers—also known as cargo or storage containers—to ship domestically and internationally. They also use them for on-site …

How to Design Your Own Container House

Building a home from shipping containers is cheaper and greener than traditional construction methods. Because it is more expensive for manufacturers …

2 x Shipping Containers, - The Container Restaurant, - Durango, Colorado,

2 x Shipping Containers, - The Container Restaurant, - Durango, Colorado,<p>Ska opened The Container in August. The Container takes the form of two …

How To Turn A Clothespin Into A Matchstick Gun

Update your desktop arsenal with this creation<p>DIY enthusiast Grant Thompson, who previously made a 10-penny battery that powered a small light for almost two weeks, is at it again. Inspired by another project tutorial, Thompson created seven variations of a mini-pistol that can fire matches over 20 …

Ammunition

10 Apps You Probably Never Heard Of That Employees Are Sneaking Into Work

With our tablets, smartphones and cloud services, if we need an app, we get it ourselves.<p>This is drastically different than the way work tech used to be: bought by IT, set up by IT, issued by IT and controlled by IT. You didn't like what you were given? Oh well.<p>Interestingly, this has created …

Unpakt is 'Yelp for moving companies'

Call it Yelp for moving vans.<p>Unpakt, a comparison site that lets visitors find reputable moving companies and book them online, announced Monday that it's expanding its services, adding the ability to get free, instant price quotes through the site and a tool to help calculate the total cost of a …

U.K.-based Purplebricks raises £8m ($13.4M) for real-estate deals

When selling or renting out your real estate property, all the back-and-forth with agents can often drag out the process and make the whole process more painful. One company, Purplebricks, has built an online set of online tools to help ease this, and announced today that it has raised £8 million …