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The 14 Best Data Visualization Tools

<i>Nishith Sharma is the co-founder of frrole, a social intelligence startup.</i><p>Raw data is boring and it’s difficult to make sense of it in its natural form. Add visualization to it and you get something that everybody can easily digest. Not only you can make sense of it faster, but you can also observe …

Data Visualization

Is Deadlifting Safe?

Some people say this exercise is king, others say it's an injury waiting to happen. We settle the debate<p>Some trainers say that the deadlift is the purest strength exercise. What’s more transferable to real life than training your body to pick heavy things up off the ground? (Watch <b>Hugh Jackman</b> …

Why Exercising Is a Higher Priority Than My Business

There’s a prevalent attitude among entrepreneurs that the business, whatever that business is, comes first. It is the high priority that trumps everything else, including family, friends and especially health.<p>I’ve seen entrepreneurs sacrifice all these things, sometimes with tragic consequences, to …

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Slow Watches

The watch isn't an accessory that is easily innovated upon, but Slow Watches are up for the challenge, and will change the way you tell time with …

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Suunto Essential Sport Watch

Suunto's well-known for their rugged outdoor watches. Now it's combining those same features with city-friendly style in the Suunto Essential Sport …

Wearable Tech

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Georg Jensen Koppel Watch

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Clothing

Ventus Caspian Watch

Inspired by a classic WWII pilots watch, the Ventus Caspian Watch merges old-school looks with modern features. Those include a precise Seiko NH35 …

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The Backed Pack: A VPN secure box, a comfortable keyboard, & a clever waking solution

<i>Each week, our friends at Backerjack bring us updates on some of the most successful gadget crowdfunding campaigns.</i><p>Shellfire Box<p>There’s nothing positive about a censored Internet, so solutions that can provide easy to access VPN service can embolden many more users to take action and keep it free. …

Crowd Funding

20 Great Technology Quotes To Inspire, Amaze, And Amuse

6) Computers are useless. They can only give you answers. – <i>Pablo Picasso (Artist)</i><p>7) One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man. – <i>Elbert Hubbard (Author)</i><p>8) Technology is a word that describes something that doesn’t work yet. –<i>Douglas Adams</i> …

Kurt Vonnegut

The Most Productive Ways To Waste Your Time

<i>This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>You’re a responsible adult.<p>Like most of us, you want to improve your personal and professional life and think about the things you could do to get there. But (like most of us) rather than working towards those goals the second you get home you post up …

American Psychological Association

The Secrets To A Successful Kickoff Meeting

According to Lindstrom, the greatest threat to many kickoff meeting discussion is confirmation bias. Because solutions are not easy to come by, group mentality makes people latch on the first reasonable solution they develop. In discussing this singular solution more and more, their attachment to …

Creativity

What I Learned Losing $1.5m of My Own Money

<i>Vitaliy Rizhkov is the founder of Finic, which helps turn your memories into art. He is running the startup with 100 percent transparency sharing every little detail such as all financials, salaries, hiring, firing, successes and failures on his blog StartupLabs. This post first appeared in Russian</i> …

Entrepreneurship

How to Stick With Good Habits Every Day by Using the "Paper Clip Strategy"

In 1993, a bank in Abbotsford, Canada hired a 23-year-old stock broker named Trent Dyrsmid.<p>Dyrsmid was a rookie so nobody at the firm expected too …

Procrastination

Stuck at Your Desk? Give These Stretches a Try. (Infographic)

Staff Writer. Covers media, tech, startups, culture and workplace trends.<p>Sitting all day isn’t good for you – and we’re not just talking about it making you stir crazy.<p>Being stuck at your desk doesn’t just make it hard to focus -- it can ultimately cause damage to your spine, muscles, circulation …

Yoga

Personal Development Blogs

<i>“You don’t overcome challenges by making them smaller but by making yourself bigger.”</i> —John C. Maxwell<p>This is my <b>map of top personal development …

Self-improvement

10 Effective habits of organised people

Never underestimate the power of organisation - the world's most successful individuals all have something in common; they're all organised and …

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