Ali Tawfiq

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Wireframe Basics for Beginners: An Agency Perspective

Wireframing is one of the most effective and valuable exercises during the project lifecycle. Whether you’re building a mobile application, a …

20 Entrepreneur Quotes That Should Become Your Motto

Web design is a business – a wonderful artistic business, but still, a business. If you want to be successful you must have an entrepreneur mindset …

What every product manager needs to know about product analytics

<i>This post is part of our collection on product management. Learn best practices and get advice from Atlassian’s product managers here.</i>As product …

Product Management

5 Secrets of All Successful Product Presentations

Buying a used car or delivering a presentation to a large group -- what tweaks you more? Presentations are a necessity for product managers, but they usually aren't something that folks look forward to giving (or attending). But if you want to make it big in product management, you are going to …

10 Dream South America Adventure Travel Expeditions

An expedition is more than just a trip, it’s a journey undertaken for purpose of exploration. It’s a way to experience the world in a new way and …

Get Sacked: 20 Best Rucksacks for Men

Herschel Supply Co. Little America Backpack<p>Canadian outfit Herschel Supply Co. makes a ton of different styles of bags in a seemingly endless parade …

9 of the best apps for sharing files between devices and friends

We depend on our mobile devices for everything from messaging to taking pictures. They’re also great for carrying and sharing files — provided you have the right tools for the job.<p>I’ve rounded up the best apps for moving files between your computers and devices and sending them to your contacts. …

The Metric Watched by Top Startup Growth Teams

It is easier to create technology products today than it has been in the past (and is only getting easier.) With more entrepreneurs building new …

Entrepreneurship

Ethiopia has been voted the world’s best tourism destination for 2015

Ethiopia has been chosen as this year’s top destination in the world for tourists by the European Council on Tourism and Trade (ECTT), a non-profit group of European Union tourism trade organizations.<p>Africa’s second-most populated country was chosen for its “excellent preservation of humanity …

Africa

Scientists made an online calculator that tells you your ‘fitness age' — and you can try it right now

But if you exercise pretty frequently and eat right, you might be a lot younger than you think — at least as far as something called your "fitness age" is concerned.<p>The "fitness-age calculator," which determines your fitness age based on how physically fit you are (rather than how many years you've …

Albert Einstein

12 Steps to Go From Employee to Entrepreneur

If you’re fed up with your job, it may seem like there are only two steps to becoming an entrepreneur. The first is to quit your job, and the next …

8 True Tests of Your Overall Fitness

Just because you run doesn't mean you're in shape.<p>As a runner, it’s easy to enter a training bubble: sleep, eat, run, repeat. It can be a cycle that helps you become a better runner, but it’s easy to forget—or flat-out ignore—that you should be doing other exercises to stay in the best overall …

[Inside Look] Data Visualizing WWII's Devastating Death Toll

Talking to Neil Halloran about his viral data-doc, 'The Fallen of World War II.'<p><i>The Fallen of World War II from Neil Halloran on Vimeo.</i><p>It’s been nearly 70 years since the end of World War II, but for the more than four million viewers of creator Neil Halloran’s interactive web-based documentary <i>The</i> …

The World’s Mother Tongues Mashed Up Into A Big Data Bubble

Of the 7,100 languages on the planet, only 23 are spoken by more than 50 million people natively.<p>Most maps are structured according to the world’s geopolitical borders, but there are other ways to map the globe. In his latest infographic, Spanish designer Alberto Lucas López creates a globe filled …

How to make money the startup way

16 incredible European destinations that haven't been discovered by tourists

A recent thread on Quora discussed some of the best destinations in Europe that remain unknown.<p>The answers hit on a number of hidden gems, which we included in this list, along with some others that came from our own research.<p>From Denmark's Faroe Islands to one of Armenia's oldest monasteries, here …

European Travel

This startup has an algorithm that finds discount flight tickets 'hidden' on airline websites

Some of these flights can be priced 50% to 90% lower than those booked via a regular flight ticket, according to Lucie Bresova, the CFO of the Czech Republic-based Skypicker. Skypicker is a flight-booking app that blew our minds when Business Insider discovered it on a visit to Prague last …

Flying

Nat Geo Travel Staff’s 2014 Bucket List

The staff at National Geographic Travel is continually criss-crossing the globe to uncover the best and the brightest places, but we have travel wish lists just like everyone else.<p><b>Here’s where we want to go in 2014 and why:</b><p><b>> Iceland and Greenland</b><p>“I have a strange love for quiet, empty, ‘desolate’ …

The 12 most romantic small towns in Europe

In need of a little romance away from the bustling crowds, city lights and sounds? Head to one of these <b>romantic small towns in Europe</b> for a holiday …

10 Insanely Gorgeous, Under-The-Radar European Destinations

The value of the dollar against the euro is the highest it has been in years, making now the perfect time to take that trip you've been meaning to plan. But instead of the usual suspects (lookin' at you, London and Paris), why not try one of these under-the-radar spots that are far less crowded but …

European Travel

How to choose machine learning algorithms

How to choose algorithms for Microsoft Azure Machine Learning<p>15 minutes to read<p>Contributors<p>The answer to the question "What machine learning …

This Trippy Blur Lapse Effect Was Created by Stacking Still Frames from Video

“In Motion” is a short film by photographer Aaron Grimes showing the city of Tokyo, Japan. It features a novel, surreal effect that was created by …

Machine learning algorithm cheat sheet

The suggestions offered in this algorithm cheat sheet are approximate rules-of-thumb. Some can be bent, and some can be flagrantly violated. This is …

What is the internet of things?

Google searches have been filled with questions about the internet of things. What is it and why does it matter? Is it safe? Is it even real? Here are some answers<p>Among its many other cultural and economic assets, Google is accumulating a rather comprehensive record of what is troubling us, from …

How To Breathe When Working Out And Running!

Whether you're lifting heavy reps, building shirt-ripping biceps, or racing to the finish line, your diaphragm might be the last muscle on your mind. …

Exercise

8 Food Blog Links We Love

<i>We've scoured the web for our favorite food blog posts, and now we're bringing them right to your desktop. It’s hard work, but someone has to do it.</i><p>This week we celebrated Earth Day, which inspired us to turn to vegetable-focused recipes. Whether you make soup, fried rice, fritters, or tacos this …

AfterFocus

AfterFocus - Create DSLR-style background-blurred photos. (Android, iPhone, and Photography) Read the opinion of 9 influencers. Discover 2 …