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11 Research-Backed Ways to Boost Confidence

Confidence is something of a psychological trick, and it is possible to “fake it until you make it.” Try these 11 easy tips the next time your …

7 Important Things Online Entrepreneurs Should Consider Before Building a Website

Credit<p>There's a new breed of online, creative entrepreneurs popping up on our screens every day, and they need consistent communication with their target audiences. With a website built to strategically increase traffic and generate leads, online entrepreneurs can effectively engage their customers …

Web Design

9 Amazing Female Graphic Novelists, Illustrators And Cartoonists You Should Read

It's been a big couple of years for women in the comic book world, with Marvel Comics unveiling female versions of their previously male-dominated troop of heroes. Last month, a girl-powered Avengers cast was announced, including such superheroes as She-Hulk, Dazzler, and Medusa. It's a bound in …

Graphic Novels

21 of the Best B2B Growth Hacks

<i>David Arnoux is Head of Growth and co-founder of Twoodo, helping teams organize using simple #hashtags. This post originally appeared on the Twoodo blog.</i><p>As you are all probably tired of hearing by now, growth hacking is not simply a series of tricks or tactics, but a mindset to do what it takes to …

From Design to Street Art, 5 Looks Inside Great Creators' Notebooks

<i>A round-up of intimate drawings from Meriwether Lewis, Milton Glaser, Stefan Sagmeister, and other bright minds</i><p>The nature and origin of creativity is the subject of many a theory. But, rather than theorizing about it, wouldn't it be great if we could just lift the lid of a great creative mind and …

Google: 100,000 lives a year lost through fear of data-mining

The search firm's CEO and co-founder, Larry Page, estimates 100,000 lives could be saved next year if mining of healthcare data was acceptable<p>Fear of data-mining of healthcare could be costing as many as 100,000 lives a year, according to Google's Larry Page.<p>Speaking out in response to fears over …

A Tool For Building Beautiful Data Visualizations

Visage makes infographics easy, and they customize palettes for free.<p>If you’re an art director at a media outlet, odds are you have to assign and commission each data visualization you publish. That gets time-consuming, even when the graphic in question is nothing but a small pie chart running …

Data Visualization

What declining reach, rising click fraud, & skyrocketing prices mean for Facebook advertisers

Facebook has been taking a lot of flack the last few weeks — thanks in part to Ogilvy, which discovered that brands can now reach just 6 percent of fans organically, down from 12.05 percent in October.<p>According to Ogilvy’s report, Facebook sources have hinted that this number will approach zero in …

The TSA’s new ‘Randomizer’ app could cut down security lines in 100 airports

At your next trip to the airport, look out for the Transportation Security Administration’s new app: the “Randomizer.”<p>The TSA is testing a new app to randomly decide which airline passengers don’t need to remove their jackets, shoes, and belts, Bloomberg Businessweek reports. Traditionally, only …

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick Is So Competitive, He Once Ranked No. 7 In The Nation For Angry Birds

Protests and controversies are nothing new to Uber cofounder and CEO Travis Kalanick. He faces what he calls "protectionist schemes" in nearly every city where Uber launches, he said in an interview with the Financial Times' Tim Bradshaw.<p>But Kalanick can handle the pressure. Those who know him say …

Angry Birds

Electric aircraft are on the way: Stylish Airbus plane makes its first flight

While electric vehicles are gaining popularity in the automotive world, the aviation industry is also looking into ways to clean up its act.<p>French firm Airbus is best known for its large passenger jets — including the double-deck Airbus A380 — but its latest project is rather smaller.<p>The E-FAN is a …

Y Combinator Startup CareMessage Takes Health Care To Low-Income Patients

Jaime Martinez, a healthcare worker at St. Anthony’s Free Medical Clinic in San Francisco’s Tenderloin district, has a problem that’s common among health care providers for low-income groups. The patients in his diabetes program often don’t show up for appointments.<p>They also don’t always have a …

Data Engineering Is The Bottleneck For The Internet Of Things

The numbers thrown out by analysts such as Gartner about savings achieved by the Internet of Things are staggering. Vendors will garner $309 billion by 2020. Positive economic impact is estimated at $1.9 trillion. But the path to creating that value is not what most people think it is.<p>The bounding …