Alejandro Ochoa

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Running prolongs your life – and 10 more reasons to reach for your skort

If you want a longer life, nothing beats running – not even quitting smoking or losing weight. But it’s also a good route to happiness and fancy toenails<p>Running can prolong your life, or at least keep death at bay for an average of three more years, according to a new study that examined health and …

Alan Turing

Billion-Dollar Babies: World's Most Valuable Startups | Investopedia

While the vast majority of venture capital investments lose money, more than 200 startups, also called "unicorns," have turned into billion-dollar …

Startup spending guide: Where to spend money

We’ve all come across numerous “Top 100 resources for startups”-type posts at least once as we Google our way to entrepreneurial success. But after reading just one of them, it’s not hard to go from “I have no idea what’s out there” to “I have no idea how to choose” … Oh good: Only 14 helpdesk …

Content Management

Only known film of Louis Armstrong in studio discovered in storage facility

Louis Armstrong House Museum has acquired the 33-minute, 16mm film, which captures Armstrong recording his 1959 album Satchmo Plays King Oliver<p>The Louis Armstrong House Museum has acquired the only known film of the great jazz musician in a recording studio, footage that was discovered in a storage …

Why Uber won

The start of 2016 marked the end of the steroid era of startups  —  the time between 2010 and 2015 when money was cheap and more plentiful, and used as a performance enhancing drug for company acceleration.<p>No question, venture money has always been used to accelerate company building. But this was …

Sustainability

How to Learn New Skills Twice as Fast, According to Science

Learning a sport or instrument? A new study says this subtle change to how you practice will help you improve twice as fast.<p>You probably practice your favorite hobby for the simple reason that it's fun, but there are other reasons having an after-hours pastime is awesome. Not only does science show …

Mozart at 250: how to explain a 10-year-old talent for all time

Conductor Ian Page has embarked on a 27-year project to play Mozart’s music, in order, 250 years after it was written. He has reached 1766, when Mozart was 10 and his music was already breaking new ground<p>Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756‑1791) is probably the most famous composer of all time. But how …

Leadership

The coding illusion: you don’t need tech skills to work at a startup

Admit it — for the 1.85 million students who just earned a college diploma, there’s no cooler calling right now than working at a fast-growing startup. Recent graduates know that startups offer more responsibility and less paper-pushing: there’s no such thing as entry level when you’re a company’s …

Sheryl Sandberg

How one woman turned her passion for tinkering into a $33 million business — without a dime of funding

Her classmates couldn't help but notice her personal style, and they asked how they could build their own. Fried started selling little kits with all the electronics they needed to get started.<p>It became a nice little business for Fried, and she saw the opportunity to turn her passion for teaching …

Microcontroller

Five car fixes you should know how to do yourself

With the ever increasing technology in today’s vehicles and with the speed at which it is developing, most drivers would be excused for leaving the …

Home Improvement

GetTaxi becomes Gett, starts ordering takeaways, plumbers and massages

The taxi app and Uber rival rebrands, and will also let you order a variety of third-party services.<p>Taxi app GetTaxi is changing its name to Gett and hitting the road for all sorts of services, bringing you everything from takeaways to dry cleaning.<p>Launched in 2011 in Tel Aviv and London as …

Conquer Your Nerves Before Your Presentation

You know the feeling: You’re about to give a big presentation (maybe it’s not even that big), and your nerves set in. You feel pressure in your chest. Your breathing gets shallow. Your blood pressure increases. And suddenly it seems inevitable that you’re going to mess this up — and everyone will …

4 Steps to Starting a Web Business Without Knowing Coding

<i>Eddy Lee, Ph.D, is a venture capitalist investing in Silicon Valley and Singapore. He is also a Consulting Assistant Professor at Stanford University.</i><p>So you have a great idea for a new mobile app or Web service—but you don’t know anything about coding or developing. You might have started searching …