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PayPal Alum: How Blockchain Will Change Investing and Why Real Estate Will Be First

There’s a lot of hype about turning property into digital tokens and trading it on a blockchain—but so far no one is actually doing it. That’s going …

Blockchain

Camilla Akerberg shares the diet and exercise regime she swears by

A VERY healthy 5.30am drink, SEVEN meals a day and minimal cardio: Personal trainer Camilla Akerberg, 28, shares the diet and exercise regime behind …

Nutrition

'The most significant development since the safety belt'

<b>Here is an extraordinary statistic: since the Volvo XC90 went on sale in the UK in 2002 it has sold over 50,000 vehicles, yet not a single person has been killed while driving it, or as a passenger.</b><p>It is, according to the independent laboratory Thatcham Research, the safest car it has ever …

Autonomous Cars

Want to Get in Shape With Exercise? Here's How to Get Started

Many of us want to get in shape, but exactly does it mean and how do you do it? Getting in shape is an individual experience, depending on your age, …

How babies learn – and why robots can’t compete

Deb Roy and Rupal Patel pulled into their driveway on a fine July day in 2005 with the beaming smiles and sleep-deprived glow common to all first-time parents. Pausing in the hallway of their Boston home for Grandpa to snap a photo, they chattered happily over the precious newborn son swaddled …

Parenting

This Trainer's Insane 20-Minute Treadmill Workout Incinerates Fat and Tones Your Body

An insane 20-minute workout by fitness blogger and trainer Stefanie Williams recently resurfaced, making us second-guess our use of the treadmill's full potential. Williams originally posted the video on her Instagram back in 2016, but it's still as awesome as ever. The high-fat-burning and toning …

How Cambridge Analytica’s Facebook targeting model really worked – according to the person who built it

The researcher whose work is at the center of the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica data analysis and political advertising uproar has revealed that his method worked much like the one Netflix uses to recommend movies.<p>In an email to me, Cambridge University scholar Aleksandr Kogan explained how his …

This 10-Minute Circuit Might Be the Hardest Cardio Workout You Ever Do

You can thank fitness all-star Felicia Romero for this plyo box burner.<p>What pops into your head when you hear the word "cardio"? Treadmills, bikes, …

This App Enables You To Keep Your Kids Safe Online Without Helicopter Parenting

If you have kids, you will most likely run into a time when they ask for their first Smartphone. And when that day arrives, it is best to be prepared to keep an eye on their social media accounts.<p>Whether teens use technology for school, communication or research, there are many times when they can …

Machine Learning

How to Lose 50 Pounds in Three Months

Losing 50 pounds in three months is an ambitious goal for sure — but one that could completely change your life and appearance, not to mention …

Fundamentals of Data Visualization

5 Visualizing amounts<p>In many scenarios, we are interested in the magnitude of some set of numbers. For example, we might want to visualize the total …

I got my son a STEM toy that teaches kids the basics of robotics and programming — and he loved it

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Steven John<p>Have you got an iPad, smartphone, or a computer? Good. Do you have a kid age six or older who has shown an interest in the way …

Kids

How to lose weight like a pro even if you’re a beginner

How to lose weight like a pro even if you’re a beginner<p>Planning how to lose weight and getting to the gym to execute your plan can be a daunting …

Walmart’s problem isn’t Amazon — it’s a lack of interest in who its customers are

This week investors held a collective freakout over the fact that Walmart’s online sales grew at just 23 percent over the fourth quarter of 2017, down from 50 percent the previous quarter. They tanked Walmart’s stock by 10 percent, its biggest one-day decline in several decades.<p>While I also happen …

Celebrities like Katherine Heigl are praising a viral fitness regimen for whipping them back into incredible shape — here's how it works

Do you have seven minutes? You could spend them getting into shape.<p>It may sound like hype, but working your body fast and hard for just a few minutes — interspersed with short periods of rest — is an effective means of toning your muscles and improving your heart health.<p>This type of exercise goes …

Exercise

How To: Make Anonymous Calls from Your iPhone

When you don't want somebody you're calling to know the real phone number associated with your iPhone, whether it's for privacy reasons, to avoid …

Discovering ketosis: how to effectively lose weight

<i>Here is a chart of my weight vs. time in the past 16 months or so:</i><p>The chart was generated from a data-set weight.2015.csv by the script date-weight.r …

Nutrition

Somms Shift to Wine Club Model

Determined to share the wines they love, sommeliers are now launching their own clubs.

Robotics

This simple script renders data collected by your ISP unusable

After voting last month to strip Obama administration guidelines, the Federal Communications Commission ceded control of the internet to ISPs, at least for now. Corporations like Comcast and Verizon won the right to police themselves, operating on a scheme tantamount to the honor system.<p>With a …

Obama Administration

This 20-Minute Full-Body Workout Will Give You Results in Just 4 Weeks

Start making fitness a priority by incorporating these strength training exercises into your daily routine. It'll leave you looking and feeling …

Workouts

A dad tries to explain sex to his son and finds the meaning of life

In 2011, my oldest son, then just weeks shy of his eighth birthday, perched on the corner of my wife’s and my bed, his head tilted just far enough to the side so he couldn’t quite see the home birth of his baby brother. He wanted to be in the room; we told him he was welcome, and we prepared him …

Parenting

Observations on Product Management

I’ve spent 10 years now building products — from consulting, to startups, to larger teams like Airbnb. I wanted to capture some of the things I’ve …

This company will self-destruct after its ICO

Eden Shochat Contributor<p>Eden Schochat is a partner at the Israeli venture capital firm, Aleph.<p>Investors and entrepreneurs are moving into a world where token networks influence the way new businesses are established and run. This is a sea change, a complete rethinking of the startup model for …

New York’s fitness elite are crazy for these $600 vibrating ‘guns’

Flexing your guns in front of the mirror at the gym? So last year, bro! At hot workout studios and on social media, New York’s fitness elite are all …

How to lose weight: 21-day New Year Fitness Challenge

How to lose weight: 21-day New Year Fitness Challenge<p>Before 2017 ends and you start planning how to lose weight in 2018 as part of your New Year’s …

Jane Chen: the entrepreneur whose sleeping bags are saving infants worldwide | Personal investments | The Guardian

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Entrepreneurship

The Bear Case for Crypto, Part II: The Great Bank Run

<i>This is the latest in my ICO mania series of blog posts. I have written a follow-up to this post, The Bear Case for Crypto, Part IV: Bitprime …

The Ultimate Blockchain Reading Guide

I’ve recently had a lot of friends and acquaintances reach out asking to learn more about bitcoin and blockchain technology. Some ask rudimentary …

Bossa Nova raises $17.5 million for retail robots

Why count inventory when the robots can do it?<p>Retailers are using machines from a startup called Bossa Nova Robotics to analyze what’s selling on the shelves. The robots drive autonomously through store aisles figuring out what has sold and then sends back data.<p>The company is now raising $17.5 …

Tulip Retail Thinks It Can Save Brick-And-Mortar And Become A $100 Billion Business. Really.

Ali Asaria, a 37-year-old Canadian entrepreneur, says that despite what you may have read, brick-and-mortar retail is not dying. Asaria is CEO and founder of Tulip Retail, a four-year-old Toronto-based company that makes mobile apps for store salespeople. While many retailers have poured resources …

eCommerce