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How to make sure your new chatbot gets a head start

For most of us, building a chatbot serves a real business purpose and isn’t just an amusing project. Since a chatbot is meant to serve or interact with customers in some way, it should be given as much information and intelligence as possible to properly interface with customers. The sooner this …

Machine Learning

This 7-minute workout is all you need to get in shape

This 7-minute workout is ideal if you have little time to exercise or don't have access to a gym.<p>According a study published in the American College of Science and Medicine's Health & Fitness Journal, the combination of aerobic and resistance training performed at a high-intensity can be extremely …

Exercise

11 Workouts For Ab Day Inspiration

This post is a love letter to ab day, because who doesn't love a workout dedicated to just your midsection? From two minutes to 20 minutes, we hope that one of these 11 workouts will be central to your next ab day.

Psychology Principles & Laws To Influence People with Your Designs

This curated post is authored by Graphic Designer, Jacob CassThe post Psychology Principles & Laws To Influence People with Your Designs appeared …

Emma Stone’s personal trainer tells us how to get super fit at home, no equipment required

Beloved by A-listers including Hilary Duff, Bradley Cooper, and Emma Stone, personal trainer Jason Walsh is a notorious ass-kicker who can whip …

Torch Fat and Build Muscle With Jen Widerstrom’s 7-Minute Dumbbell Circuit

Widerstrom’s dumbbell circuit workout torches fat and works muscles all over your body in just seven minutes.<p>Who says you need to spend hours in the …

The secret to living a meaningful life

Your ambitions to improve your life do not need to be confined by your personality.<p>Brian Little, one of the world’s leading experts on personality psychology, is renowned as a public speaker. If you watch his recent TED talk on personality, as millions of others have, you will see an engaging and …

Stanford professors created a simple tool to use when you hate your job but don't know what to do instead

Bill Burnett and Dave Evans call this all-too-common quandary being "stuck." And the best way to get "unstuck," they say, is to create a <b>mind map</b> .<p>Together, Burnett and Evans teach a course called "Designing Your Life" at Stanford University's design program; in 2016, they published a book by the …

30 Self-Reflection Questions That Will Make You Reevaluate Your Life

As each month flies by and we ask ourselves, "What have I been doing with my life?," we're struck with a little panic. But the passing of time doesn't have to scare us if we check in with ourselves regularly.<p>Self-reflection is vital for self-improvement. By acknowledging your concerns, needs, and …

How to get toned arms like Pippa Middleton

With just weeks until her wedding, there's no doubt that Pippa Middleton will be following a strict workout regime to ensure she looks her best on 20th May. And, if her defined arms, which the bride-to-be showcased in a sleeveless dress in London last night, are anything to go by the routine is …

13 great tools for pitching to clients

Giving the perfect pitch is never easy. You have to know your subject inside-out. You have to grab people’s attention and know the answer to all …

Prototyping

The Ultimate LinkedIn Cheat Sheet [Infographic]

Did you know that only 51% of LinkedIn users have complete profiles, yet profile completeness is the first priority in how the LinkedIn search …

The 7-Minute Workout That Science Says Actually Works

By now you've probably heard about the Scientific 7-Minute Workout that blew up a few years ago. If not, allow us to fill you in.<p>A recent study laid …

Workouts

A 'Bulletproof' Method For Staying on Track

It's hard to stay innovative while you're trying to focus on the core business. The Bullet Journal is one approach that may just help.<p>As we start 2017, a number of entrepreneurs out there are working off of the list of things they'd do or not do differently this year. From growing key metrics in …

These 30-minute workouts will get you the body you always wanted

Warmup<p>1. MOUNTAIN CLIMBERS: 3 sets of 20 reps<p><b>Liveing says:</b> “Mountain climbers will raise your heart rate — they’re a cardiovascular jolt.”<p>Start in a …

5 Deep Questions You Should Ask Yourself At The End Of 2016 (To Make Next Year Even Better)

You can't change what you don't know needs changing.<p>At the end of every year, I advocate for taking a significant amount of time to reflect. I believe reflecting is a key part of growth--because unless you take moment to acknowledge what is working and what isn't, you will continue working hard …

Omnity's search engine uses rare word matching to find unexpected results

When it comes to search, there's Google and there's everyone else -- the company is basically synonymous with searching the internet. But Omnity, a relatively new company from San Francisco, thinks its own search that's based on "semantic mapping" offers something that Google can't do. Omnity's …

These are the top financial services providers and fintech startups

After reaching $19 billion in total in 2015, global fintech funding had already hit $15 billion by mid-August 2016. Several innovative financial services and fintech companies are driving that growth by attracting investors who are offering new financial products and services.<p>But as more and more …

Employment

Build This Flowchart to Overcome Procrastination

Psychologist Dr. Patrick Keelan has a series of questions to ask yourself when you feel stuck with your work. These four questions can act as a …

Procrastination

10 top UI trends for 2017

<i>At</i> <i>Generate San Francisco</i> <i>on 9 June, Aaron Gustafson will demonstrate how interfaces can smartly morph to meet their users’ needs — slow connections,</i> …

Personal finance bot Trim says it’s saved users $6 million — and counting

Since Thomas Smyth and Daniel Petkevich created the chatbot Trim to rid their personal bank accounts of forgotten but costly subscription fees seven months ago, it has helped more than 50,000 people save $6.3 million.<p>That may be only the beginning.<p>Now Trim wants to find more ways to take proactive …

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How We Started Releasing Features Twice As Fast (Case Study)

• 15 min read<br>• Business, Workflow, Strategy<p>Smashing Newsletter<p>Upgrade your inbox and get our editors’ picks twice a month.<p>With useful tips for web devs. …

Customer Experience vs User Experience: Why the difference matters

First, let’s say you bought an app that edits pictures on your phone.<p>You bought it because you love programs like Photoshop, and you wanted such detailed features for your phone, especially one in particular. However, when you actually start using the app, you find the interface confusing and you …

23 High-Protein Breakfasts to Keep You Full All Morning

Most of us have no problem getting in our daily dose of protein—in fact, we might be consuming even more of it than we need. But it turns out it's …

5 public speaking tips to help you conquer stage fright (that don't involve naked co-workers)

Whether you’re delivering presentations in front of colleagues, teaching industry workshops, or stepping on stage at a local or national conference, …

Here's What You Should Eat For Breakfast This Week

Makes enough for breakfast all week!<p>Makes 9 pop tarts<p>recipe by Christine Byrne<p><b>INGREDIENTS<br>For the filling:</b><p>1 pint strawberries, hulled and halved<p>2 cups pomegranate juice<p>2 tablespoons honey<p><b>For the pastry:</b><p>2 cups white whole wheat flour<p>1 tablespoon sugar<p>1 teaspoon salt<p>1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, …

Matcha and Strawberry Layer Cake with Mascarpone Filling

My beloved childhood friend Ellie and her family were staying with us the past four days. We hadn't seen each other in over 2 years and yet it feels …

Dessert