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Product strategy means saying no

If you’re building a product, you have to be great at saying no. Not “maybe” or “later”. The only word is no.<p>Building a great product isn’t about …

Yes, the NSA contributed code to Android, but don't freak out about it

To call the avalanche of leaks triggered by Edward Snowden a scandal is an understatement. Not a week passes without an embarrassing disclosure, and the secretive National Security Agency is at the center of it all.<p>The NSA is allegedly snooping on the electronic communications of everyone from …

5 Essential Elements of Natural Self-Confidence

Do you find yourself wishing you had more self-confidence?<p>I know what it is like to look around and see people who appear to have all the …

Fitbit Flex band: a replacement for self-motivation? [Review]

For the past three weeks, I’ve been wearing the new Fitbit Flex, a new competitor in the health wristband market. As a former unofficial beta tester of the original Jawbone Up, I was excited to start using a new wristband to track my steps and sleep. With great battery life promised and a sleek …

Lost Egyptian City Found Underwater After 1200 Years

1,200 years ago the ancient Egyptian city of Heracleion disappeared beneath the Mediterranean. Founded around 8th century BC, well before the …

Problems Saying No? 11 Ready Tips to Say No To Others

For the original unedited article on saying no, visit Celestine’s blog, Personal Excellence.<p>Do you have difficulty saying no to other people?<p>I’ll …

A Rare Peek At The Guidelines That Dictate Google’s Graphic Design

A pair of “Visual Assets Guidelines,” posted by one of the company’s senior graphic designers, outline precisely how Google designers are supposed to sweat the small stuff.<p>In April 2011, Larry Page took the reins as Google’s CEO. He didn’t waste any time getting down to business. On his very first …

Graphic Design

Here’s how the NSA analyzes all that call data

The National Security Agency might not have the names of Verizon’s (s vz) wireless customers, but the agency probably can figure out what they’re up …

So That's What Baking Soda Is

The Many Health Benefits of Honey

You probably already know that honey is healthier than sugar, but you'll be amazed how many health benefits it, and other bee products, can offer.

21 Moments with Humans of New York

After losing his job as a bond trader in Chicago, Brandon Stanton moved to the Big Apple and started a blog called Humans of New York (HONY) in the …

Are You Wasting Time with Bad Friends? Here Are 5 Traits of True Friends

If you feel like you’re the awkward person at social events or you struggle to enter into conversations because you’re shy, it can impact your social …

Self-help

10 Killer Ways To Rock Your Life By Setting Goals That You’ll Actually Achieve

Learn how keying into a few old-school tactics can help us to set goals any time of the year that we’ll actually achieve!

The Mood Ring Gets Its Quantified-Self Update With The W/Me Wristband

A lot of the gadgets that help people monitor and track their physical health focus on providing feedback related to physical activity for use with tracking workout data and energy expenditure during the day. Now, a new Kickstarter projected called the W/Me band wants to leverage similar data …

The Impact of the Electric Car

More and more people these days are looking to electric vehicles (EVs) as a greener alternative to gas-guzzling cars. But is the electric car really …

FAD: File, Action, Delete. Move Your Goals Happen

It is almost June and the question on my mind is whether or not I can really enjoy my holidays because my goals are on track. The summer sun is …

Skype Call & Click Creates New Advertising Revenue Stream

We all know Facebook has 500 million users–heck, it’s even advertised on movie posters now. But many often forget another service that boasts more members than Mark Zuckerberg’s social network: Skype. Today, the Internet-phone service announced Click & Call, its first foray into advertising. And …

Skype

Make Both Abstract Art And Techno Beats With This Minimalist Music App

LET THE BEAT DROP–but first, can you draw me a tetrahedron?<p>The earliest musical notation was chiseled on stone tablets in cuneiform, but it wasn’t until the Classical era of music that we developed the standard arrangement of notes on bars we know so well today. Now, it’s handy having a universal …

Elasticity

What happens when pirates play a game development simulator and then go bankrupt because of piracy?

When we released our very first game, Game Dev Tycoon (for Mac, Windows and Linux) <b>yesterday</b>, we did something unusual and as far as I know unique. We …

n o u m e n o n

Why Introverts Make the Best Sales People

What is your idea of a great salesperson? An email came across my desk the other day that really made me think about this question. Like so many …

How to Mix Cocktails Like an Expert

Mixing cocktails is easy, as long as you have a handy cheat sheet, like this infographic featuring the recipes for some of the most popular drinks …

20 Delicious and Cheap Dinners For Two

Simple, cheap dinners don't have to skimp on flavour—here are 20 ideas for low-cost, delicious meals for two.

Users or Customers? | Platform Strategy – by Sangeet Paul Choudary

Beyond The Bitcoin Bubble

A few months ago, while visiting a hacker friend’s magnificent new San Francisco loft, he gestured to a little alcove stuffed with server racks and said: “And over there are the Bitcoin mines.” I smiled and nodded, thinking, <i>Oh, right, Bitcoin. Is that still a thing?</i><p>Andy, if you’re reading this, I …

Adweek

Go Minimalist: 6 Easy Tips for Living With 100 Items or Less

Ben Affleck just recently got in bodybuilding-shape for the movie Batman vs. Superman. What few people know is that Ben Affleck is 45 years old at …

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