T L Chandranath

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FDA OKs a blood sugar monitor that doesn't need fingerpricks

A fingerprick isn't <i>just a fingerprick</i> when you have to do it all the time to test your blood sugar levels. Thankfully, the Food and Drug Administration has approved the first continuous glucose monitoring system for adults that doesn't require you to draw blood several times a day. Abbott's …

Diabetes

The 28 Best Books on Writing

An Editor's Advice to Writers<p>Betsy Lerner<p>For both established and prospective authors alike, the publishing house can seem like a jungle. Luckily, Betsy Lerner is here to lead a safari, citing her vast collection of experiences as an editor as her field guide. <i>The Forest for the Trees</i> motivates …

Writing

Google’s Secret Formula for Management? Doing the Basics Well

Google has opened its trove of management processes to one and all, for free. It might not feel that surprising — after all, Google has created plenty of free tools for the world to use, from internet search to email. Management tools may not seem that different. And it also follows Google’s many …

Management

7 Questions Interesting People Always Ask in Conversations

Replace those typical (and boring, I may add) questions like 'What do you do for a living?' with these refreshing questions that lead to great conversations.<p>Want to be the most interesting person in the room? Well, whether you're introverted or extroverted, it doesn't really matter: There are …

George Mason

You Might Not Feel Tired, But Your Brain Needs More Sleep

You might not feel tired, but your sleep deficit is probably holding back your cognitive functioning.<p>Are you getting enough sleep? Before you answer, try this: Sometime during your workday, sit down (at your desk is fine) and close your eyes. For the next few minutes, just focus on your breathing, …

Sleep

Linear Thinking in a Nonlinear World

Test yourself with this word problem: Imagine you’re responsible for your company’s car fleet. You manage two models, an SUV that gets 10 miles to the gallon and a sedan that gets 20. The fleet has equal numbers of each, and all the cars travel 10,000 miles a year. You have enough capital to …

Management

Everyone is a designer. Get over it.

Recently, Jared Spool caught my attention with an article about how Netflix’s performance engineers are <i>actually designers</i>. It’s a provocative idea, …

Making the Case for an Unlimited Vacation Policy

It has long been understood that employees do their best work when they are well rested and healthy. Therefore, having the option to take a few days …

The Workplace

Server Storage I/O: Converged (CI) and Hyper-Converged (HCI)

This article provides insight into Converged Infrastructure (CI), Cluster-in-Box or Cloud-in-Box (CIB), along with Hyper-<i>Converged</i> Infrastructure …

Three Habits Of Motivational Leaders

Here’s what it takes to earn the real commitment of your team.<p>Everyone should know a thing or two about how to inspire and motivate others–even non-leaders. It’s an important skill that helps us not only take on leadership challenges but engage better with new people, build new relationships, and …

17 Lessons Henri Cartier-Bresson Has Taught Me About Street Photography

<i>As this article is very long, I recommend reading this by saving it to Pocket or Instapaper. All photos in this article are copyrighted by Henri</i> …

Video: The Technologies Inside Canon’s EF Lenses

If you’d like a primer on the technologies found inside Canon’s EF line of lenses, look no further than this 12-minute introduction created by Canon. …

How to Light an Amazing Portrait with a Low Cost DIY Lighting Kit

How I Made a Homemade Ice Light for Less Than $30

The Ice Light is “a portable, dimmable, daylight balanced, continuous LED light source with a built in battery” that costs $450. In this post I will …

Focal Length Explained

Focal length has a <i>lot</i> to do with modern photography. It’s always been important, and now, even more so. Changing the focal length makes a photograph …

Create Your Own FREE Art Paintings (from photographs)!

In keeping with my completely, absolutely, totally not weird obsession with budget-friendly wall art I wanted to share a really cool and easy way to …

Tutorials

6 Bad Entrepreneur Habits to Kick in 2015

Bad Habits. We all have them. Entrepreneurs have some more than others.<p>New Year's resolutions change and evolve as the year moves along. As people try to transition away from old habits and replace them with new ones, they need proper expectations. These transitions don't happen overnight. Many …

Entrepreneurship

Overworked And Overwhelmed? Use These Mindfulness Secrets To Restore Balance In 2015

<i>“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle, as quoted by Scott Eblin, author of “Overworked and Overwhelmed: The Mindfulness Alternative“</i><p>Stress and burnout are an all-too-frequent condition for executives, and especially for entrepreneurs. But feeling …

How to Assemble Your All-Star Sales Team

Want to build a dominant sales force? Read this.<p>As Alumnify has started to grow, I've had to serve less and less roles in sales that I wasn't passionate about. Another benefit is that since I've been working with my team for a while, we know each other's strengths and weaknesses. The great part …

Team Building

5 Things Entrepreneurs Know That Other Professionals Don’t

What do entrepreneurs know that no one else knows?<p><i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What do entrepreneurs know that no one else knows?</i><p><i>Answer by Peter Baskerville, Wrote the Australian national qualification for Vocational Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship, teach it at Southbank</i> …

Entrepreneurship

German Crowd-Sourced Software Testing Firm Adds Cloud Product

Testbirds introduced a new cloud testing product today they are calling TestChameleon.<p>The German company to this point has been known for offering crowd-sourced software testing. They have a group of 50,000 testers who will put your mobile apps and software through its paces and report back to you …

Why You Should Get Out Of Your Comfort Zone Right Now | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

You’ve probably been told to start thinking outside of the box at some point in your life. You’ve also likely been encouraged to get outside of your …

Brainwaves

You Are Not Your Thoughts and Feelings, and They Don't Have to Bring You Down

<b>“Give</b> <b>me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.</b> <b>” ~Reinhold</b> …

Coding is made child’s play by new electronic building blocks

The SAM electronic building system promises to turn anyone into an instant engineer<p>If Lego had a 21st-century facelift, it would look a lot like SAM, a new kit where the building blocks are electronic modules (or SAMs: sensor actor modules), which wirelessly communicate with each other over …

5 Reasons Optimists Make Better Leaders

How your brain processes failure determines whether you'll succeed in the future.<p>It's long been known to neuroscience that stressful situations trigger a fight/flight response. This is useful in life-threatening situations but less so in business, where a cool head works best in a crisis.<p>The …

Self-improvement

6 Types of Photos Every Photographer Should Know How to Make

While the popularity of some creative photography techniques rises and falls, there are some photo tricks that continue to stand the test of time. …

Simon Sinek on Why Founders Fail in Leadership

Simon Sinek is a popular book author and speaker. Here, he explains why company founders sometimes fail in leadership.<p>Failure in leadership is a crisis of misdirection. The founder sets out to lead by example but ends up doing all of the work. He or she births a brilliant new idea that attracts …

Leadership

At Nearly $1 Million, Apple-1 Is the World’s Most Expensive Computer

Analysis<p>,<p>What is the world’s most expensive personal computer? The groundbreaking Apple-1, which fetched nearly a million dollars at the first …

A Simple Technique to Quiet Your Mind & Be Present

<b>“Get out of your head and get into your heart. Think less, feel more.” ~Osho</b><p>Meditating. It’s one of those things that we all know we’d be better off …

Dodging and Burning to Create More Effective Black and White Images

With the huge assortment of software and plugins you have at your disposal these days, the photo processing technique of burning and dodging is …