Brett Hennesey

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Why We Smile And How To Spot A Fake One

Flickr/Nana B Agyei<p><b>BI Answers: Why do we smile?</b><p>Studies have shown that smiling can help us cope, make us feel good, and even increase our longevity.<p>Some say we even smile in the womb and can understand the social significance of those toothy grins very early on. "At just 10 months, for instance, an …

The complete guide to working out before work

Life inevitably gets in the way of your gym date. That’s why people who exercise in the morning are more likely to stick with it, Barbara Brehm, a professor of exercise and sport studies at Smith College in Massachusetts and author of the recently released textbook, <i>Psychology of Health and Fitness</i>, …

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4 Motivating TED Talks to Help You Bounce Back From Failure

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We’ve all heard the preachy platitude “Failure isn’t an option.” And, generally speaking, it’s not. At least not an option most would purposely choose. But failing is inevitable. Everyone eats humble pie in some way at some point, …

Unique Pop Fine Art by Limpfish

It's always a great day when you find a real slick set of works like these by artist David Barton, aka Limpfish. These are his take on famous fine …

Fitbit Tops 1M Downloads On Android, Now Works With 44 Android And iOS Devices

Fitbit was a key part of HTC’s One (M8) announcement yesterday, as it’s coming preloaded on devices in select markets, to act as the fitness hub of the new Android flagship. But it’s making strides across all Android devices, with one million downloads total of its free fitness tracking app for …

Mt. Gox consults with cops on the case of the missing bitcoins

The embattled bitcoin exchange says it’s consulted with the metropolitan police department over the disappearance of 650,000 bitcoins.<p>Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox is now working with local police in Japan to find out what happened to all those missing bitcoins.<p>In a newly-posted document on the Mt. Gox …

As Facebook Buys Oculus, Is A Virtual Reality Social Network In Our Future?

It’s hard to imagine the last time a tech news item was met with such unbridled…confusion. Yesterday, Facebook announced they were buying Oculus, creator of the Kickstarted Oculus Rift, for $2 billion. While Google or Microsoft making the same purchase might have made some degree of sense, many …

LastPass for Android can now fill your app logins in for you

You may know LastPass, the cross-platform password manager, as a safe haven for website login details and common form info. Now, as well as playing nice with Chrome for mobile devices, the latest version of LastPass for Android can fill in app login data for you, too. Once it's updated and you've …

Amazon WorkSpaces, Amazon’s Cloud Desktop Service, Launches To Public Along With New Sync Client

Amazon WorkSpaces, the company’s virtual desktop computing environment introduced last fall at the AWS re:Invent conference, is today available to the public. Up until now, Amazon was testing the service in a “Limited Preview” with select customers large and small, including Peet’s Coffee & Tea and …

Google denies accessing journalist's email to spy on leakers

TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington has charged Google with accessing his Gmail account to find out who leaked news to him. Google denies it ever happened.<p>Google has responded to claims by TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington that the company accessed his Gmail account to find a person who leaked …

Put your best face forward with PortraitPro's airbrushing app for Mac and Windows

Portrait touchups have always been controversial—especially now with ongoing debates about extreme Photoshopping that transforms humans into wiry, plastic facsimiles of themselves. The relevant question with software like Anthropics Technology’s PortraitPro is not only how to use it properly, but …

Intel buys wearable technology firm Basis Science

<b>US chipmaker Intel has stepped up its investment in wearable technology with the acquisition of Basis Science, a firm known for its health tracking services and devices.</b><p>The start-up from San Francisco will be merged with Intel's New Devices Group, which focuses on wearable computing and connected …

Bitcoin Gets Another Boost As Circle Internet Raises $17 Million

After a stormy few weeks, the ship of bitcoin seems like it’s beginning to right itself.<p>Regulators are beginning to refine their thinking around the currency, and new startups based on the cryptocurrency keep raising money. The latest of these is Circle Internet Financial, which has raised $17 …

Snowden: Obama’s plan to reform NSA spying is a turning point

The NSA whistleblower says the latest development “marks the beginning of a new effort to reclaim our rights from the NSA.”<p>The person who triggered the furor over the National Security Agency's spying activities has given a tentative thumb's up to plans to change some of the agency's controversial …

CHART: Samsung Is Catching Up To Apple In Smartphone Loyalty

iPhone users are notably devoted to Apple, with few making the switch to other handset-makers when they upgrade. But now Samsung users are catching up in terms of brand loyalty.<p>Roughly three out of four existing iPhone users in the U.S., U.K, and Australia who upgraded last year chose to upgrade to …

Google Play Music Now Lets you Drag and Drop to Upload Songs

Google today announced Google Play Music now lets you upload your own library by simply dragging and dropping files in the browser. Unfortunately, the feature is only available as a Chrome app, and it’s still a lab, meaning you have to manually enable it.<p>In addition to being able to upload music …

Box Launches New Tools for Developers

Box is rolling out new tools that will allow developers to build into the cloud-storage company's enterprise applications.<p>Box CEO Aaron Levie …

London’s AdBrain lures Jesse Hurwitz from Google mobile

Jesse Hurwitz has left the Googleplex.<p>Hurwitz, Google’s now former head of global strategy for mobile ad platforms, has joined London-based AdBrain as its vice president for the United States. He will take an equity stake in the U.K. startup, which enables advertisers to strategically target ads …

FireChat sees 100K app downloads a day with a huge uptake overseas

China's Huawei Condemns NSA Spying, Calls For Unity Against Cyber Mischief

China-based Huawei is calling for its global peers to establish standards and disciplines that would deter cyber mischief after news reports said the NSA has been hacking into the tech giant’s email servers since early 2009.<p>The New York Times and German news magazine Der Spiegel said on Saturday …

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No Self-Immolations by Locals in Tibet, Says Senior Chinese Government Official

Don’t be fooled by all those foreign news reports and incendiary images leaked at the risk of imprisonment. At the National People’s Congress (NPC) …

Louisiana Inmate About to Go Free, After 30 Years on Death Row

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Glenn Ford has spent the past three decades on Louisiana's death row for the 1983 murder of jewelry …

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W.H.: 'Ferns' boosting ACA traffic

President Barack Obama’s sit-down with Zach Galifianakis led to a spike in traffic to HealthCare.gov on Tuesday, the administration said, as it touted the effectiveness of the president’s latest effort to reach out to young adults.<p>As of 1 p.m. ET Tuesday, the website had racked up more than 19,000 …