Erwin Feliciano

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The business of dating apps is disrupting Indian culture

The success of Tinder in India has encouraged several Indian entrepreneurs to try their luck at matchmaking. A raft of dating apps has come up in the last few months, attracting both handsome funding and an ever-increasing user base from across the country.<p>“Now dating apps have become mainstream,” …

Startups

3 ways you can learn economics without going back to school

Perhaps you've gone to university and don't want to go back, or perhaps you haven't but still yearn to know more about the subject.<p>The good news is that there are plenty of ways to pick up a self-made education in economics, even if you don't want to learn the maths or go back to school.<p>Here are …

Addictive app Byte turns your iPhone into stupid, creative fun

If there’s anyone at TNW who is really into what the hip kids are looking at, it’s Owen Williams. My Amsterdam-based colleague slipped a URL of an app launching today, Byte, into our Slack channel and left it there for me to find.<p>What I didn’t expect was spending an ungodly long time staring at …

Why the Half Marathon is the Best Distance Race

1. Running: It Does a Body Good<p>1 of 11<p>It's no secret that running delivers many health benefits including improved cardiovascular performance and …

33 Documentaries That Are Way More Interesting Than Mainstream Films

If you believe that truth is often stranger than fiction, and if you love true stories, or even alternate media for that matter, it's very likely …

Israeli Settlements

7 Powerful Lessons From TED Talks About Leadership

What makes a great leader in today's world? Answers from the likes of Sheryl Sandberg and Simon Sinek.<p>What does it take to be a great leader? In a fascinating series of talks, business leaders, researchers, a famed general, and an orchestra conductor tackle that question from their diverse …

Leadership

A Scientific Solution to (Finally) Stop Muscle Cramps

You’d think that after completing 13 Ironman Triathlons, running across the country in 14 days as part of a nine-member relay team, and clocking a sub-three-hour marathon, Casey Boren would have his training and race-day nutrition and hydration strategy dialed. But throughout his endurance-sports …

Take a Wittgenstein class: He explains the problems of translating language, computer science, and artificial intelligence.

The best class I took in college was on the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein. Until that point, I had avoided philosophy of language as simply being …

Artificial Intelligence

Studies Show That Sleeping Alone May Be Better For Your Health

Catie Keck is a New York-based staff writer at LittleThings who has produced work for various web and print publications.<p>We spend a third of our …

Scientists find a fat hormone toggles a runner’s high

A long run feels the worst until it feels the best. That’s primarily thanks to the runner’s high — those euphoric feelings that strike halfway …

These 12 Interviewing Tips Reveal Management Potential

The best managers are rarely the best techies or subject matter experts. Instead, they make the best techies and subject matter experts even better.<p>Too many people who get promoted into management come up short. These people are then hired into other companies since they have management experience. …

Project Management

5 Important New Insights About Why We Get Angry

At the edge of Seoul, South Korea stands an amazing UNESCO World Heritage Site —the Hwaseong Fortress. I went there as an escape from the city's …

Psychology

No Escape Review: The Most Breathtaking Movie Of 2015

If you see <i>No Escape</i> this weekend, bring a pacemaker and an oxygen tank. It may very well be the most breathtaking film you'll see all year.<p>In <i>No …

Guilty of being black in a white world: The ludicrous reason these women were thrown off of a train last weekend

<b>(Lisa Renee Johnson)</b><p>The Napa Valley Wine Train left a 10-woman book club on the side of the train tracks… and for what?<p>Brittney Cooper<p>August 26, 2015 9:46pm (UTC)<p>Over the weekend, the Sistahs on the Reading Edge Book Club, composed of 10 Black women and one white woman, were kicked off the Napa …

Will 5G Kill Free WiFi?

Intel's techno-utopian vision of a single unified meta-internet has a dark side.<p>At the Intel Developer Forum 2015 last week, the hardware overlord took the opportunity to clarify its vision of the 5G future. It's not about speed, it's about integration. All wireless services will eventually (if not …

The Promise Of 5G

The evolution of personal communication has fundamentally altered the everyday lives of most people on our planet. Armed with a smartphone connected to a seemingly infinite ocean of information, entertainment and applications, many of us cannot remember a time when we weren’t dependent on our …

Internet of Things

8 Signs That You're An Amazing Leader

What kinds of amazing leaders draw and develop the best talent? Generally, they possess many of these qualities.

6 Skin Care Ingredients Dermatologists Say Really Work

Trying to decipher a skin care product label can be downright confusing. Some brands use highly scientific terms and some take a more user-friendly …

Tinder and the Dawn of the “Dating Apocalypse”

As romance gets swiped from the screen, some twentysomethings aren’t liking what they see.<p>It’s a balmy night in Manhattan’s financial district, and at a sports bar called Stout, everyone is Tindering. The tables are filled with young women and men who’ve been chasing money and deals on Wall Street …

Can we reverse the ageing process by putting young blood into older people? | Ian Sample

A series of experiments has produced incredible results by giving young blood to old mice. Now the findings are being tested on humans. Ian Sample meets the scientists whose research could transform our lives<p>On an August morning in 2008, Tony Wyss-Coray sat in a conference room at the Veterans …

Medicine

Light Raises $25 Million To Put DSLR-Quality Camera In Your Next Smartphone

Our phones have turned everyone into a photographer and laid waste to a huge portion of the camera market. But even though we use our phones these days to take all of our pictures, the cameras in our phones still can’t compare to something like a $2,000 DSLR camera.<p>A Palo Alto-based startup called …

Mobile Photography

15 Simple but Powerful Back Exercises to Ease Stiffness and Lower Back Pain

Almost every single person on this planet has experienced some sort of back pain, whether it be in their lower, middle, or upper back. I can tell you …

7 Amazing Things That Will Happen When You Do Plank Every Day

Szabo Laszlo<p>Content Marketer and Fitness Enthusiast Read full profile<p>Bodyweight exercises are gaining ground in the fitness world due to the …

7 TED Talks that will make you a better leader

But soon I was hiring people and had to figure out on my own how to be a good boss and business person. That was 25 years ago, before Ted and the Internet made expert learning fast and accessible.<p>Today, the most amazing experts are available in powerful short bursts that will be sure to increase …

Lensbaby's latest lens brings a new facet to iPhone photography

Lensbaby's initial foray into mobile lenses, the LM-10 Sweet Spot Lens for Mobile , was a fun first effort but slightly awkward to use. The company follows it up with the Creative Mobile Kit, a new $90 mount system with two trademark special-effects lenses and a kickstand. (I don't have overseas …

How to Play Nintendo DS Games on Your iPhone Without Jailbreaking

As we discussed in a recent post, iPhone and iPad owners who are willing to jailbreak their devices are treated to countless features, tweaks and …

How to cancel your Apple Music subscription before your free trial is up

The new Apple Music streaming service comes with a three-month free trial as a way to entice users. Get them hooked early on and they'll be more …

The story of Yamaha should terrify HP, Dell, Cisco, and anybody else who sells hardware

Thomas ought to know. He completed an unprecedented project to move nearly all of the company's 200 computer servers to Amazon's cloud, Amazon Web Services, getting rid of his company's data centers and saving $500,000 a year in the process.<p>Nearly every company is using public cloud computing …