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7 Ways to Go From a Boss to a Leader

Many people view the terms “boss” and “leader” as interchangeable — but they are vastly different. To determine which one you are, I encourage you to …

Self-improvement

How Do You Measure Hustle in the NBA? There’s a Stat for That

In basketball, defense will always play Robin to offense’s Batman. Yes, defense wins championships. It’s just that, well, when you think of a loved …

Americans battling Ebola fueled by faith -- and, in one case, Starbucks

Like the other American who volunteered to help others in Africa and ended up with Ebola, Nancy Writebol is driven first and foremost by her fervent faith.<p>Still, that doesn't mean she doesn't need -- or deserve -- a pick-me-up.<p>So, after arriving at Atlanta's Emory University Hospital from Liberia, …

Cop to see tot he saved in '94 become a bride

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — A young Palestinian-American nursing school graduate in Buffalo and a career police officer from Yonkers ordinarily might not have much in common.<p>But fate brought the two together 20 years ago, after 2-month-old Shammarah Hamideh went limp and stopped breathing. It was …

Google Maps App Will Show Cyclists the Flattest Route

It's about to get easier for cyclists to use the Google Maps app to plan the best route.<p>Google is rolling out an update to the Android version of …

13 Ways to Improve Digestion Naturally

Tips for re-booting your broken digestive system and achieving overall better health.<p>The most common problem I see preventing people from achieving optimal health is a broken digestive system. This occurs for a variety of reasons—from overuse of antibiotics, to stress, excess alcohol and infection. …

Google launches weirdly fun 'Smarty Pins' trivia map game

“Ask as many questions as you can before you run out of miles.”<p>That’s the first instruction you get at the start of the new mapping trivia game from Google, Smarty Pins.<p>You first see a map in this web game, and it asks you trivia questions, with the answer being a city name. You have 15 seconds to …

Twitter Scoops Up AdTech Firm Tap Commerce for Around $100 Million

The deal is expected to be announced later on Monday, sources tell Re/code.<p>Twitter is in the process of acquiring Tap Commerce, a New York-based mobile advertising technology firm, according to sources familiar with the situation. The deal is expected to be announced later on Monday.<p>The purchase …

Boston's solar-powered benches can charge your phone

Soofas are coming to parks next week<p>Visitors at select Boston-area parks will soon be able to sit, relax, and charge their mobile devices. Dubbed "Soofas," these solar-powered benches will also disseminate location-based information such as noise, temperature, and air pollution levels through a …

Backtracker Helps Bikers Keep From Being Rear-Ended

iKubu has created something that just might save a biker’s life. Called the Backtracker, the device notifies you how fast and how close cars are approaching behind you and it reacts by flashing a light and telling the rider they are about to get hit.<p>The founders describe it as a notification system …

Facebook investor Andreessen sarcastically defends Facebook's mood experiment

Facebook’s public relations department is apparently letting Marc Andreessen speak for the company this weekend.<p>Yesterday, news broke that Facebook had conducted a massive experiment — wherein the social network’s leadership decided to mess with the news feeds of Facebook users to see if it …

5 Data-Driven Ways To Get Your Facebook Post Seen

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>If you’ve been struggling with Facebook lately for your brand page, don’t think you’re alone.<p>Between changes to the layout of brand pages, News Feed algorithm adjustments, and countless other tweaks and changes, marketers are constantly on their toes …

Twitter Is Experimenting With A New Way To Retweet

The best thing about Twitter is that it forces users to embrace brevity thanks to its 140-character updates. It’s also the worst thing about Twitter, turning loquacious tweeters into Twitter stream hogs – as with the disaster that is the multi-part running commentary known as the Tweetstorm. But …

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

Workouts

These Two Guys Built Dropcam To Catch A Dog — And Just Sold It For $555 Million

Late Friday, Google's Nest announced that it was buying Dropcam for $555 million in cash.<p>Dropcam is a five-year-old San Francisco company, founded by two engineers from Xobni, Greg Duffy and Amir Virani. (Xobni was an email inbox app sold to Yahoo in 2013 reportedly for more than $30 …

Startups

Mourning Mother Hugs Her Daughter's Killer In Court

ABC US News | ABC Celebrity News<p>Two years after her 13-year-old daughter was shot and killed inside a school bus, a Florida mother faced her child's killer in court this week and did something so profound, it stunned everyone gathered: she approached the young man, and hugged him.<p>“In 20 years, I’ve …

The Father Behind The Bulletproof “Bodyguard Blanket” For Kids Defends His Creation

It might seem like a sad acceptance of the fact that schools are dangerous, but the blanket aims to protect kids in areas that politicians are not.<p>In the last couple of days, you may have heard something about a bulletproof blanket: A bright orange tool developed with Marine-grade armor …

Gun Control

'I Wanted to Live': 'Slender Man' Stabbing Victim Released From Hospital

A 12-year-old Wisconsin girl who was stabbed 19 times last weekend mustered the resolve to crawl out of the woods because "I wanted to live," her parents said Friday.<p>The girl, who isn't being named because she is a juvenile, was released Friday from Waukesha Memorial Hospital, her parents said in a …

Crime

Open Apple, closed Apple

Apple II keyboards were flanked by two logo-themed modifier keys. One, the outline of Apple’s logo, was known as Open Apple. The other, a silhouette of its logo, was called Closed Apple.<p>The yin-and-yang of these two symbols represent the struggle that Apple — indeed, all platform vendors — face in …

Sorry, Apple: These Are The Best Headphones You Can Buy

The headphones have received pretty negative reviews, but it turns out that teens absolutely love them— likely for the status symbol rather than quality of sound.<p>A standard pair of Beats by Dre headphones sells for around $300 or less, but there are plenty of other headphones out there — in that …

Audiophile

Square starts loaning cash to small businesses with 'Square Capital'

Square today formally announced “Square Capital,” a selective cash advance program for merchants already using Square’s payment services.<p>The program, which leaked back in February, signals a curious shift for Jack Dorsey’s Square. The cash advance business often carries negative connotations, yet …

Intel's vision for wearables includes... a shirt?

The next biggest thing in wearables is apparently something that's already technically... wearable: A smart shirt. Intel CEO Brian Krzanich came to the Code Conference wearing a shirt laden with sensors capable of monitoring your health, such as heart rate and even emotion. These sensors can …

Here’s Mary Meeker’s Big Deck On Key Internet Trends

Mary Meeker, a partner at VC firm KPCB and one of the legendary observers of the Internet industry, is presenting her annual outlook on the industry this morning at Code Conference put on by Re/code. Here data gives deep insights into the state of the technology industry that’s useful for …

Quick Key, The Quiz Scanning App For Teachers, Raises Over $250,000

When we last saw Quick Key, founder Walter Duncan was working to get his quiz grading app into schools across the country. Now they’ve announced a $250,000 raise to help expand their reach and improve the product.<p>So far in 2014 we have closed on $100,000 in cash plus an additional. They also have a …

8 things we wish Apple designed

[avocado-gallery ids=”279267,279268,279266,279264,279262,279260,279258,279274″]<p>Thanks to its amazing products, Apple already runs your social life, your work life and your downtime. But what if the Cupertino company designed products for the rest of your world? Over the years, there’s been much …

Getting In Bed With Mattress Startup Casper

Earlier this year, I wrote about Casper, a Lerer Ventures-backed startup that says it’s trying to reinvent how mattresses are built and sold. Since then, the company actually launched its first product, so I decided to swing by Casper’s office in the Noho neighborhood of New York to try the …

This Is How Little Kids React These Days When You Show Them Old Computers

We saw them cringe when they learned what a Walkman was, and now the infamous little kids are back to learn about more old technology.<p>The Fine Brothers created another video, showing little kids what computers looked like before the days of iPhones and MacBook Airs.<p>As usual, the kids can't even …

Kids