Jess Valenzuela

2,621 Added | 7 Magazines | 593 Likes | 153 Following | 55 Followers | @cyfocus | Founder of cyfocus.com & diversemediacorp.com. Author of Ancient Colony

Forget Smartphone Addiction. Here's What Experts Are Really Worried About

Our phones are not the problem when it comes to gadget addiction. It's this @jmbrandonbb<p>It's not the smartphone in your hand. It's not the tablet or the laptop. Reports about shiny objects captivating us all day miss the mark by a long shot. Apple is not to blame for making a useful phone, and …

Social Media

Jeff Bezos Absolutely Killed It With this Brilliant Customer Support Hack

A customer support executive learns the hard way that it's a hugely dumb idea to shovel BS on the big guy.<p>I don't know about you, but I dread calling customer service, regardless of the company I'm calling.<p>Most of the time, I end up on hold for what seems like forever, listening to music that's …

Customer Service

A 36-year-old who learned to invest like Warren Buffett explains Buffett's No. 1 rule

When Danielle Town found herself burnt out and even starting to get sick from her work as a corporate attorney, she knew she didn't want to keep …

Investing

Reuters News wrote a new post, National Bank, others test debt issuance on blockchain: Reuters, on the site PE Hub

JPMorgan Chase & Co has tested a new blockchain platform for issuing financial instruments with the National Bank of Canada and other large firms, …

Investing

The raw fruits and vegetables that improve mental health, according to study

Eating raw fruits and vegetables could boost mental health and assuage depressive symptoms, a new study suggests.<p>Researchers at the University of …

Mental Health

4 Qualities Of Viral Content That Will Expand Your Reach

Have you ever been excited about a piece of content you and your team worked on, only to see it kind of flounder after going live? It happens to the best of us every once in a while. In a perfect world, audiences who see my content would be as excited to share it as they are to share memes and …

Marketing

Memo to Alberta: Get a grip

Stephen Maher: Indignation over pipelines is over the top—B.C.’s concerns are valid and Ottawa has far from failed to back the oil sands.<p>Sit down, …

Canada

4 Reasons To Buy Two Greek Banks For Less Than One Dollar A Share

The time may be ripe to go bargain hunting in the stocks of two major Greek banks that are trading under $1 per share. The National Bank of Greece (NBGIF) and the Eurobank Ergasias S.A. (EGFEY), the combination of Eurobank and Ergasias Bank, in Greece.<p>There have been better times and worse times …

Central Banks

Mum, 82, who couldn't recognise her own son due to dementia gets memory back - after changing her diet

An 82-year-old dementia sufferer who failed to recognise her own son has incredibly got her memory back after changing her diet.<p>When his mother's …

Dementia

Here's Why Killing Yourself With Cardio is the Wrong Way to Get in Shape

Want to look better? Forget about the gym.<p>If getting in better shape is something you'd like to do, know this: You'll make more of a dent watching what you eat as opposed to trying to burn calories doing cardio. It's because a person burns roughly 100 calories running one mile, and since you need …

Exercise

Commodities are on a ‘crazy’ ride today after talk of $100 oil

LONDON — Talk that Saudi Arabia has its sights on US$80-US$100 a barrel oil again and of more U.S. sanctions on Russia ignited a rally in commodities …

Oil

JPMorgan, National Bank of Canada, others test debt issuance on blockchain

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: JP Morgan Chase & Co sign outside headquarters in New York<p>By Anna Irrera<p>NEW YORK (Reuters) - JPMorgan Chase & Co (N:JPM) has …

Bank of Canada

Warren Buffett's Advice for a Stock Market Crash

Author: Daniel Sparks | April 18, 2018<p>Source: The Motley Fool<p>1 of 9<p>Why you should heed Buffett's advice<p>If you could only listen to one person's …

Investing

Addicted to Your Business? Never Satisfied? It's Not a Bad Thing.

Transform your single-minded dedication into meaningful work that demonstrates your commitment to success.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Are you an addict? Those four simple words make many people feel uncomfortable. The human tendency is to automatically assume the …

Entrepreneurship

David Hogg calls for boycotts of top investment firms

David Hogg, one of the student leaders to emerge from the school shooting in Parkland, Fla., is calling on investors to boycott BlackRock and The …

Guns

What Bitcoin Is Really Worth May No Longer Be Such a Mystery

It took two economists one three-course meal and two bottles of wine to calculate the fair value of one Bitcoin: $200.<p>It took an extra day for them …

Cryptocurrency

AI pharma start-up BenevolentAI now worth $2 billion after $115 million funding boost

British artificial intelligence start-up BenevolentAI has bagged $115 million from investors, lifting its pre-money valuation to $2 billion.<p>The …

Artificial Intelligence

Why You Should Never Hire an Entrepreneur

Born company-builders belong in the wild, not in your organization.<p>The last time I went to work for someone else was more than 20 years ago.<p>I was barely paying my bills and had spent the previous several months renting office space from a chain-smoking, 70-year-old car dealer while trying to come …

Entrepreneurship

This time-lapse video shows how one man lost 42 pounds in 3 months

Hunter Hobbs' time-lapse video shows his dramatic transformation from 202 to 160 pounds in just 3 months.<p>When Hunter Hobbs’ weight hit 202 pounds, he was shocked. But he turned his disbelief into a three-month challenge that dramatically changed his health — and looks.<p>“That is the most I ever …

Fitness

It’ not a Bubble, George Soros Plans to Invest in Cryptocurrencies

George Soros is well known for his influence on the financial markets, Soros has made a name for himself when he took the Bank of England to the …

Stock Markets

Artificial intelligence accelerates discovery of metallic glass

If you combine two or three metals together, you will get an alloy that usually looks and acts like a metal, with its atoms arranged in rigid …

Machine Learning

How 10 Billionaires Faced Failure (Infographic)

Success doesn't come easy.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When you’re starting a business, you can expect mistakes and sometimes even failures to come along with it. For most successful people, failure is always a part of their journey. It’s learning how to handle and …

Bill Gates

A Dietitian Shares How a Keto Diet Can Help Boost Your Sex Drive

Although many turn to the keto diet for health reasons or as a weight-loss solution, the low-carb, high-fat diet could also result in a higher sex drive. In addition to helping your libido naturally by boosting your energy and providing more mental clarity, reducing your intake of refined …

Ketogenic Diet

In Just 11 Words, Billionaire Richard Branson Gives his Best Career Advice (It Came From His Mom)

Mother knows best.<p>Richard Branson is a force of nature.<p>In addition to being an actual knight, he is the founder of the Virgin Group, which now controls more than 400 companies. His net worth is $5 billion, which puts him seventh on a list of the wealthiest British billionaires. Plus, he's known for …

Immune System

Scholars Have Found a Rare Copy of Heretical Writings on Jesus And His 'Brother'

This didn't make it into the Bible.<p>Near what is today the Egyptian town of Nag Hammadi, some 1,400 years or so ago, somebody buried a whole bunch of …

Theology

Tip: Mini-Fasting for Fat Loss

A new type of intermittent fasting allows you to lose body fat fairly painlessly while simultaneously improving fitness.<p>Lifters are often wary of …

Nutrition

Exploring the Mirror Link Between Two Geometric Worlds

Twenty-seven years ago, a group of physicists made an accidental discovery that flipped mathematics on its head. The physicists were trying to work …

Mathematics

If Facebook isn't spying on us, why did I get ads for obscure things I had just chatted about?

A Facebook user has been left spooked after two obscure products she had been chatting about then randomly appeared as targeted ads on her …

Social Media

The No. 1 trait highly charismatic people all share, according to science

William von Hippel, a psychology professor from the University of Queensland in Australia, conducts eccentric experiments to uncover the thought …

Psychology

7 Bad Habits Truly Wealthy People Never Have

Almost all of those in the 1 percent have this in common: They don't spend their time doing these things.<p><i>What does the 1 percent do with their time compared to the 99 percent? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better</i> …

Success