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The Floyd Leg

by Emily Bihl<p>Furnishing a new home can be a daunting task for anyone, but for those who tend to regularly relocate, it's an even greater challenge. Furniture shopping oftentimes inspires a special blend of dread and guilt at the thought of having to transport new purchases, or leave them behind. …

Bill Gates' favorite books of 2013 point to a better future for the world

Bill Gates prioritizes disease eradication over the proliferation of internet access and uses his vast wealth for the purposes of malaria research. It's perhaps not a surprise, then, that his favorite books of 2013 are all pragmatic works of non-fiction that question how the modern world was built, …

Why the 9-to-5 Day Is So Tough on Creative Workers

"Knowledge workers" tend to be more unfocused in both the early morning and mid-afternoon. Why force them to work when they're least productive?<p>Today, workers are putting in increasingly more hours—so much so that the 40-hour week has become a relic of the past. But pushing employees to clock up …

How successful people make themselves luckier

The two most important days in your life are the day you are born, and the day you know why.<p>Unfortunately for some people, that second day never occurs. For lucky people, though, the second day—the day you know why—is often described as a personal epiphany. The most successful people have a clear …

From Berg, A DIY Kit That Connects Your Gadget To The Internet Of Things

The Berg Cloud Devkit makes it easy for anyone to create their own cloud-connected device.<p>Over the last two years, product and design consultancy Berg London has been bringing smiles to our lips with button-cute devices like the Little Printer and its Twitter-connected cuckoo clock, #Flock. Now, …

Why Intuit Founder Scott Cook Wants You To Stop Listening To Your Boss

Why do gigantic companies made up of insanely intelligent people make bad decisions? Because they rely on persuasion and PowerPoint, Cook says, not experimentation.<p>One thing that’s surprising about Scott Cook, the founder of Intuit, is that this intensely smart guy who’s become one of the most …

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet For Starting And Running Your Business

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>James Altucher is an investor, programmer, author, and several-times entrepreneur. His latest book, “Choose Yourself!”</i> <i>(foreword by Dick Costolo, CEO of Twitter) came out on June 3. Follow him on Twitter @jaltucher.</i><p>This is going be a bullet FAQ on starting a business. No joke. If …

BITalino Is A Low Cost, Modular Bio-Signal Sensor Kit That Makes It Quicker & Easier To Build Medical Devices & Health Tracker Apps

As the quantified self movement continues to pick up momentum, the range of consumer devices tracking physiological signals is set to expand. But harvesting bio-signals requires specialist kit — which can be either expensive to buy or tricky to put together yourself for prototyping purposes, unless …

Nimble keeps punching at Salesforce — integrates Dropbox (exclusive)

Nimble, a company that offers customer relationship management software that is more social that its competitors, today will launch support of Dropbox integration.<p>Starting today, you can see a list of the files you’ve shared with your contacts on Dropbox, and you can sort them by people or by file …

Heinemann Special Fonts Collection

Heinemann Special Font Family.<p>The <b>Heinemann fonts</b> were designed by the in-house design team of Heinemann educational publishing. The focus was to …

Medivizor wants to one-up Dr. Google with a personalized medical research service

Dr. Google may be the most popular medical “expert” on the internet, but yet another company wants to push the faux authority off its perch.<p>For the …

Automatic Mini Donut Factory

The Mini Donut Factory automatically forms, fries and drains delicious mini donuts in approximately 90 seconds.<p>After the donuts are finished, simply …

Sometimes, the boss really is a psycho

Your money<p>The bully, the narcissist, the know-it-all, even the psychopath.<p>We may not like them, or want our children to be like them. But chances are, almost everyone who has worked long enough has a horror story about a superior who generally behaved like Homer Simpson’s boss, Mr. Charles …

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