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Want to Raise Successful Kids? Richard Branson Says Work From Home (Here's How to Do It)

Of course, for Branson working from home means spending time on his private island--but you can make working from home work for you, too.<p>Want to raise successful kids? Richard Branson has a few ideas.<p>He's written at length about how important he thinks it is not to protect kids from their …

3 Top Augmented Reality Stocks You Should Consider Buying

This isn't just a fad anymore.<p>When Niantic's <i>Pokemon Go</i> game launched in early 2016, it helped bring augmented reality (AR) to the forefront of many …

Learn the Difference Between a Variety of Lighting Modifiers for Beauty, Fashion, and Portraiture

If you shoot a lot portraits or beauty work, you likely spend a lot of your time thinking about lighting, including what the right modifier for the …

Rylo is a game-changing 360-degree camera from the makers of Hyperlapse

Shoot first, frame later<p>Just like the $299 Insta360 One or the $699 GoPro Fusion, Rylo is a 360-degree camera that’s not really about filming 360-degree photos and videos. Rylo, which costs $499 and goes on sale today, is a dual-lens camera that lets you do creative things with the full 360-degree …

Videography

Coda is a next-generation spreadsheet designed to make Excel a thing of the past

From rows and columns to custom apps<p>When Shishir Mehrotra worked at YouTube, he was struck by the relatively pedestrian tools that kept the site running. Mehrotra, who served as the company’s head of product until he left in 2014, managed his team largely using a combination of Google Docs and …

Stop buying Apple's flimsy Lightning cables. Try these instead

Apple's iPhone cables just aren't good. These alternatives from Amazon and Anker are cheaper and better.<p>A frayed Apple cord ranks high on my list of first-world problems, right up there with stepping on a Lego or living in a city without a Shake Shack. I've had some sort of portable Apple product …

Tech Trends

What you need to know before buying a magnesium supplement

Magnesium is all the rage right now, and for good reason. Nutritionist Adrienne Dowd, RD, of Parsley Health explains, “In general, magnesium is a …

Wellness

MASTER CAMERA SETTINGS: Aperture, Shutter Speed ISO

Over *50* sample images with settings--but more importantly--the process behind HOW to pick camera settings that give you SHARP, CREATIVE, CLEAN, and …

How Will Digital Transformation Change the Marketing Funnel?

The marketing funnel goes something like this: Awareness, interest, consideration, intent, evaluation, decision. Normally, marketing is responsible for the first part of the funnel, and then sales takes over toward the end. However, the digital transformation has changed — and is continuing to …

Marketing

How to Build a Profitable Side Hustle While Working Full Time

Follow these four steps to make your side hustle a success.<p>Dreaming of becoming your own boss? You're not alone. Tons of people wish they could quit their job and work for themselves, and some are even making it happen.<p>Today more than ever, working from home and starting your own business is a …

Entrepreneurship

Understanding Manual Mode of a DSLR Camera

One of the scariest things for every new photographer is the moment when you pick up your new DSLR camera and turn it to manual mode.It is safe to …

Ansel Adams

The only 4 money rules you need to follow to become rich

They're simple, but they can change your financial future.<p>Managing your finances can sometimes seem like a full-time job, with lots of decisions to make and things to learn. But, money management does not have to be complicated if you just step back and look at the big picture.<p>If you follow best …

15 Photography Hacks That Can Turn You Into A Professional Photographer

With all kinds of fancy phones in our hands, clicking pictures has become our daily routine, right? From clicking selfies to filtered pictures of …

Mobile Photography

GetAccept raises $1.6M to help companies close sales leads faster

GetAccept co-founder Mathias Thulin is very familiar with a common problem sales representatives have: they have a great meeting with a potential customer, fire off an email to follow up on that deal and send a thank you note, and then hear nothing back.<p>With all these leads going dark, Thulin and …

This app will do all the SEO heavy-lifting for you

Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable's commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, …

Labor Day

5 essential tips to sell anything to anyone, according to a 'Shark Tank' Shark

Most people don't realize how important selling is — unless your paycheck depends on it!<p>Every time I mention selling, I always hear, "It's not for me", "You have to have knack for sales", or ;"I just can't do sales" — but this can't be farther from the truth.<p>Salespeople aren't the only ones selling …

Entrepreneurship

How to Become the Best in the World at What You Do

It can feel impossible to move toward your dreams.<p>It can feel impossible to move toward your dreams. You know exactly what you want to do, but there are endless obstacles in your way.<p>There is so much competition -- thousands or millions of people competing to do exactly what you want to do.<p>How do …

Motivation

How to Book a 5-night Hawaiian Vacation for Only $768 — Including Flights and Hotel

The rate is per person and only for families of four.<p>Priceline is offering a discounted hotel and airfare package to Hawaii that includes five nights …

Oahu

Everything you need to know before selling on Amazon

Before the days of Amazon, eBay was the premier online marketplace for anyone looking to sell their vast collection of Beanie Babies and vintage …

How to get all of your text messages on your Mac

There's nothing worse than missing out on a text message because you didn't see it. Luckily, you can now start getting your texts sent to iMessage on …

iOS

Cramer's game plan: A make-or-break week for every key sector

Monday's proxy fight between activist investor Nelson Peltz and the board of consumer goods giant Procter & Gamble captivated plenty of …

Here’s how much you should have saved and how to catch up

There are numerous studies and theories about how much you should have saved for retirement, emergencies, necessities and other expenditures.<p>For …

10 Stocks You Will Want to Own Forever

That’s not exactly the stuff of riveting dinner party banter. But as dividends go, Dover even outdoes J&J with a yearly winning streak going on 61 …

3 common iPhone battery problems and how to fix them

Sudden shutdowns got you down? Battery life next to nil? iPhone feels like it's on fire while charging? I've got fixes.<p>Is your iPhone slowing down with age? Or, in the case of its battery life, speeding up? One of the first signs of age on an iPhone is the battery not holding a charge as long as it …

Travel for Cheap: A beginner’s guide to maximizing travel points and miles for your next vacation

In a lyrical French accent, a front desk agent in a dark tailored suit welcomed me to the Park Hyatt Paris-Vendôme and thanked me for my loyalty. I'd …

Forget chatbots — you should create a workbot instead

It’s no secret that chatbots are growing in popularity. From Facebook’s ecommerce bots for consumers to a plethora of customer service tools that now rely on chatbots to interface with customers, it’s clear that consumer chatbots have hit mainstream. Even Apple is expanding its commitment to chat …

Chatbots

How to rank on the first Google page if you have a low-authority site

The other day I was reviewing an archive of my client’s SEO articles and their rankings. A whole lot of articles didn’t even make the top-30 positions because the competition had much higher DA ranks.<p>Since we were syndicating more newsworthy content to high-profile publications likes Forbes, …

Marketing

Apple’s Business Chat will bring customer service to the iMessage platform

Apple is working on a way to bring businesses to the iMessage platform, in order to answer customer questions, offer customer service and even perform transactions. Though not announced at WWDC, a new page on Apple’s Developer site briefly details this new service, dubbed “Business Chat,” which …