Gary Shaw

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Neuroscientist And Former Addict Explains What We Get Wrong About Addiction

He says addiction is "not a disease" -- and recognizing that may be the first step to better treating it.<p>The prevailing view that addiction is a disease, just like depression or diabetes, is wrong, according to a leading neuroscientist.<p>Marc Lewis, the author of <i>Memoirs of an Addicted Brain</i> and <i>The</i> …

Drug Addiction

How to Get Things Done with Trello

My work involves prioritizing, organizing and managing tasks, information and ideas. I have tried hundreds of todo lists and project management tools …

Project Management

15 Tools To Help You Get More Done: Favorites of Million-Dollar Entrepreneurs

If you run a one-person business, you know how hard it is to get everything done. To help you amp up your personal productivity, Elaine Pofeldt asked owners of million-dollar, one- and two-person businesses to share the tools they use to extend their reach.

Entrepreneurship

This tech can cut your water bill, save energy, oh and stalk your cat

The coolest things about the Internet of things are not the things themselves (though those are undeniably awesome) but the services they …

7 habits of exceptionally successful remote employees

I am an extrovert. I gain energy from being around others and thrive on communication. So when I first considered joining a fully remote team, I was hesitant. Working from home was a new frontier for me – one that I was unsure I would like.<p>When I accepted my role at Aha! I found out I was not …

Remote Working

Today's stock-market bubble is bigger than the dot-com boom

A bubble occurs naturally when market forces converge. Trends come together and make the markets so hot that everyone starts piling in.<p>But it's one thing when investors speculate on the fundamentals such as demographics, rising technology, and falling interest rates. For example, as in 1925 to 1929 …

6 dashboards I use daily — and why every startup CEO should as well

<i>This sponsored post is produced by Klipfolio.</i><p>In order to succeed, we need to create value and grow. Sound familiar? In a fast-paced startup, the business environment is always in flux. You need to be able to course correct at a moment’s notice, and make changes to products, programs, campaigns, and …

Analytics

Ology® Drone – With First Person View FPV Live Video Feed

Editor's Rating<p>4.8?<p>Discovered on 2015-06-21<p>For those who take super interest in quadcopters, the Ology® Drone is one which comes with camera aerial …

Drones

AeroMobil flying car set to take off in 2017, autonomous version to follow

AeroMobil has been around for five years, pursuing the dream of building a functional and (somewhat) practical flying car. Its third-gen prototype was revealed last October, and today at SXSW, AeroMobil CEO Juraj Vaculik revealed a bit more about the company's past and future and the challenges …

How to Build Better Buyer Personas to Drive Killer Content (Bonustip: use Google Analytics)

Just like starting your startup, with marketing you shouldn’t just dive straight into content marketing without a proper strategy. Without knowing …

Readers' Challenge - Cutting Down Your Expenses in 2015 To Save 50% of Your Money

You may have heard advices to save 10% or 20% of your money every month. But, is that enough to grow your money to achieve financial freedom? The …

Founders From Zappos, Spotify, Basecamp And More Share Their Top Productivity Hacks

They say the definition of an entrepreneur is one who moves a resource from an area of lower utility to an area of higher utility. But a more apt description of an entrepreneur might be one who never has enough time to get everything done. As an entrepreneur I’m drawn to any product, service, …

5 Weak Words Writers Should Avoid (And What to Use Instead)

<i>This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>When I first began writing, I was unsure of myself. My sentences were rife with meaningless words and fillers. What I didn’t realize is that by using them, I was sabotaging myself and my writing. Weak words can sneak into our writing anywhere, anytime …

6 Ways An Empathy Map Can Help Craft Winning Headlines

<i>Demian Farnworth is the Chief Copywriter for Copyblogger Media. This article originally appeared on the Mention blog.</i><p>We all have our pet formulas. The go-to sources we love for great headline ideas.<p>For some it’s a swipe file full of head-turning advertising headlines. For others it’s scanning the …

Defend Your Home With Artificial Intelligence

The Canary security system learns about your daily routine -- and picks up on anything out of the ordinary.<p>You’re out of town for the weekend, and you want to keep tabs on your home. You could set up a sophisticated security system -- with live video feeds, multiple sensors, and remote access -- …

The ultimate guide to Google Now cards

Google Now cards can offer a lot of information at a glance. This is how to make them work for you.<p>Google Now is much more than a Siri- or …

Google

'Thank You' Is Golden, 'No Problem' Is A Problem

It has happened to all of us: You’re being waited on at a restaurant, buying a product or returning something to a merchant, and as an employee is delivering some kind of service you say, “Thank you.”<p>Good for you; your mother would be so proud. But she wouldn’t be impressed by what has become an …

Top 49 Tools For The Internet of Things

<i>On 07.14.14, In Cloud Computing, by William Toll</i><p>Everyone’s talking about the Internet of Things (IoT), but for a long time many weren’t quite sure …

The Withings Activité hides a fitness tracker inside a gorgeous watch

The Withings Activité isn't a smartwatch. Not in the notifications-on-your-wrist, Android Wear sense, anyway. But it's not just a watch, either. The $390 device that was announced on Monday and will be available this fall exists somewhere in between: it's one part high-end, Swiss-designed watch, …

Singapore Is Planning The World’s Largest Floating Solar Farm

“The vast majority of photovoltaic installations in Singapore will obviously be on rooftops, but even those are limited,” says Thomas Reindl, deputy …

5 Applications For Graphene, The 'Wonder Material,' That Could Change The Way We Live

Graphene, the pure carbon material that's just one atom thick and nearly transparent when laid out in sheets, manages to be roughly 200 times stronger than steel, even though it's 60,000 times thinner than Saran Wrap.<p>Graphene is also an excellent conductor of energy, can be synthesized from unique …

Nanotech

Tile, The Lost-Item Tracker With Millions In Crowdfunding, Was Worth The Wait

The first thing you’ll notice about Tile, the crowdfunded lost-item finder that attaches to bags, keys, bikes and more, is that it’s big. I mean, I know the company provided the device’s specs beforehand, but it’s still a surprise to see this large white square — bigger than a Wheat Thin and …

Where Are They Now: The Cast Of Napoleon Dynamite

It’s been a full decade since the world was introduced to the awkward awesomeness that is Napoleon Dynamite and his sweet dance moves. Few low-budget indie comedies rise as quickly to cult status as <i>Napoleon Dynamite</i> did in 2004. I was well out of high school at the time of the movie’s release, but …

The Best Small Houses Of The Year

Ready for some home design porn? The American Institute of Architects has just announced the winners of its 2014 Small Projects Award, a prize recognizing some of the country’s best design and construction on a small scale. This year’s crop of winners features a handful of stunning residential …

Spansion goes battery-less with tiny 'Internet of things' chips

Spansion says it can eliminate the need to put a battery in the tiny sensors that will deliver the measurements from the Internet of things.” That should make it much more affordable to deploy billions of such sensors.<p>The new solution uses chips that can harvest their own energy from the sun, …

Teaching Kids to Code Will Change The Way We Program

<i>Raj Sidhu is a designer, Web developer, and creator of Code Monkey Island, a board game that introduces kids to programming fundamentals.</i><p>I felt pretty jealous as I walked into the computer room of the elementary school I was visiting. The hulking PCs of my youth – with their giant floppy disk …

Scientists achieve reliable quantum teleportation for first time

Albert Einstein once told a friend that quantum mechanics doesn't hold water in his scientific world view because "physics should represent a reality in time and space, free from spooky actions at a distance." That spooky action at a distance is entanglement, a quantum phenomenon in which two …