Ted Werbel

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14 things successful people do in the first 10 minutes of the workday

What you do in the first 10 minutes of your workday can largely determine how productive and effective you'll be the rest of the day.<p>Here's what successful people do when they first get to the office:

10 Bad Habits That Are Killing Your Productivity

The solution to deal with these toxic traits might just save your job.<p>In my twenty years of coaching leaders, I have seen countless behaviors that can keep a person from staying productive at work.<p>But there's one specific toxic trait that will surely strip you of your joy and vitality, kill …

Self-help

What Is 'Being in the Zone'? -- the Fascinating Psychology of Super Productivity

Being "in the zone" is delicious, immersive, and...kinda trippy. Time collapses. Sound falls away. Suddenly we look up, and it's 4 a.m.<p>This tunnel-vision phenomenon is reported by athletes, creatives, and psychologists alike as a hyper-focused, sometimes spiritual, state of mind where anything is …

According To DARPA, This Is What The World Will Look Like In 2045

The U.S. military’s scientific and technological wing, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), is essentially tasked with constructing …

Teach Yourself to Become a Better Digital Marketer in 7 Easy Steps

6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Being a digital marketer is a lot different today than it was a decade ago. Where we used to focus almost exclusively on website content and SEO, acting like specialized engineers, today's digital marketers have evolved into …

Marketing

Comfy raises $12 million for app to end office thermostat wars

Building Robotics Inc., better known as Comfy, raised $12 million in Series B funding for building automation software that helps companies save energy on office air conditioning while gathering employee-contributed data about the use and occupancy of a workspace.<p>Emergence Capital led the …

12million

Speed up your web workflow with a style guide

Style guides: Quick links<p>Style guides are now firmly established as a key part of the modern web design workflow. Their use in web projects has been …

Style Guides

1 Almost Foolproof Way to Achieve the Goals You Set, Backed by Science

We all have goals. Here's an easy way to make sure you achieve yours.<p>Anyone can be <i>good</i> with a little effort. Anyone can be <i>really</i> good with a little more effort.<p>But no one can be <i>great</i>--at <i>anything</i>--unless they put in an incredible amount of focused effort. There are no shortcuts. There are no …

Toy Story

Inside The Organic UX Design Process At Slack

“Because we use Slack every day ourselves, new ideas keep coming every day–that’s a serious competitive advantage.”<p>Valued at more than $3 billion dollars with more than 600,000 paying customers at the start of 2016, Slack is on a mission to simplify how teams communicate–a philosophy echoed in the …

UX Design

This Neuroscience Hack Can Make You Unstoppable

Because your brain recreates your memories, you can train it to automatically create memories that propel you forward.<p>Successful people always find ways to manage their emotions and thoughts. Steve Jobs, for example, used mindfulness meditation to remain centered and focused. Many CEOs have …

The Brain

Product Design Tools On a Startup Budget

If you want to pursue a new side project, launch an app, or build a startup, the beginning stages are typically lean. You don’t want to sacrifice …

XD Essentials: Icons as Part of a Great User Experience

Icons are an essential part of many user interfaces as a visual expression of an object, action, or idea. When done correctly, they can communicate …

From Broke To A Billionaire Overnight - Here‘s How You Do It

I have covered the subject of fundraising extensively in this blog and also in my book <i>The Art of Startup Fundraising,</i> since fundraising is one of the …

Use These Lunge Variations to Avoid Mistakes

Lunges are a powerful exercise, allowing you to shape and strengthen almost every muscle in the lower body –- the hips, glutes, quads, hamstring and …

5 Meditation Techniques to Get You Started

Meditation is widely recommended as a healthy way to manage stress, and for good reason. It provides many health-enhancing benefits, like reducing …

The 10 Commandments of Obtaining Angel Funding

<i>This piece was originally published on AllBusiness.</i><p>To get angel investors to invest in your start-up, you have to make sure you understand their …

The Evolutionary Argument Against Reality

As we go about our daily lives, we tend to assume that our perceptions — sights, sounds, textures, tastes — are an accurate portrayal of the real world. Sure, when we stop and think about it — or when we find ourselves fooled by a perceptual illusion — we realize with a jolt that what we perceive …

Next Time You're Late To Work, Blame Dark Energy!

Ever since Lemaitre and Hubble’s first proposed it in the 1920s, scientists and astronomers have been aware that the Universe is expanding. And from …

The Mindfulness of the Buddha

As secular mindfulness continues to expand into many layers of our society, from psychotherapy offices and schools to corporations and the military, …

Meditation

Next-gen Tor to use distributed RNG, 55-character addresses

The Tor project has cooked up a new way to generate random numbers to help secure its next-generation onion router.<p>Random numbers are essential for …

3tags.org is coming soon

When it comes to fitness, grit counts more than genetics

Take a look around you and you’ll see an endless range of body types: scrawny, lithe, pudgy, toned — even Hulklike upper bodies paired with skinny chicken legs. We might tell ourselves we’re fitter than one person because we’re more dedicated or that we’re scrawnier than someone else because of …

Muscle

The world's 2nd-smartest man says these 'brain drugs' make him smarter

Rick Rosner, the world's second-smartest man, starts his day by swallowing around 50 pills.<p>Omega 3 fish oil capsules (to control the bad fat), a baby aspirin (for longevity), Metformin (for the metabolism).<p>Pop, pop, pop.<p>Then breakfast.<p>The regimen, he says, "makes my brain work better." If you …

Wireless Keyloggers Hidden in USB Wall Chargers, FBI Warns

A private industry notification sent by the FBI in late April to its business partners warns of the risks associated with KeySweeper, a tool released …

Information Security

You Are (As Productive As) What You Eat: How To Make It Through The Workday

This morning, you woke up well-rested and ready to seize the day. You’re whistling on the way to work, already envisioning conquering that pesky …

Sketch Resources — Issue 40

Wirebase — Wireframe Elements<p>A super useful wireframing kit containing a few basic elements that are repeating a lot in many projects. Author: Patryk …

The intelligent app ecosystem (is more than just bots!)

Application intelligence is the process of using machine learning technology to create apps that use historical and real-time data to make predictions and decisions to deliver rich, adaptive, personalized experiences for users.<p>We believe that every successful new application built today will be an …

chatbots

How the US military is beating hackers at their own game

But it's not a shooting war; not a war where combatants have been killed or wounded — at least not yet.<p>It's a war that pits nations against each other for dominance in cyberspace, and the United States, like other nations employing professional hackers as "cyber soldiers," sees it as a battlefield …

Simple brain hack from Harvard can stop you forgetting important tasks

But Harvard University has uncovered a simple ‘brain hack ’ to bring back those forgotten to-do lists - the mental equivalent of tying a piece of …

Why It's Best Not to Tell Friends and Family Your Business Ideas

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Every entrepreneur has likely experienced the same scenario at one point: sharing a great idea and execution plan among friends and family, only to be told bluntly that it wouldn’t succeed.<p>It is frustrating, and in some ways …

Entrepreneurship