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Picture Perfect: TV Settings That Deliver the Ultimate Picture Quality

If you recently bought a new television, you’ll notice that things have changed when it comes to out-of-the-box TV settings.<p>It used to be that when …

Tutorials

This CO2 machine could transform the way we fight climate change

We feast on fossil fuels to power our cars, trains, manufacturing plants and cities, but our reliance on them means we continue to flood our atmosphere with carbon dioxide now reaching levels higher than ever before.<p>What if we could directly capture CO2 from the atmosphere and turn that into …

British Columbia

Non-Invasive Vision Correction Innovation Could Prove Alternative To Laser Eye Surgery

In what is likely a result of our reliance on digital displays, there are now twice as many people in the US and Europe with shortsightedness (or myopia) as there were 50 years ago. Some have estimated that about 2.5 billion of people across the globe will be affected by the condition by 2020.<p>For …

Medicine

Weekend Project: Build your own DIY fat tire electric bicycle for just $700

<i>Update: While we originally featured Mongoose brand bicycles in this post for their low price and wide availability, their lawyers responded indicating that their bicycles are not tested for the added load of a motor and batteries and should not be used for e-bike conversions. We have replaced</i> …

Meet The Tech Company Disrupting The Music Industry (And It's Not Spotify)

When I first came across Kobalt Music, I didn’t get it. Is it a music company or a tech startup? A publishing business or a digital platform? Do they represent artists or songwriters?<p>The answer, I learned, is all of the above.<p>In fact, I had the chance to sit down with Kobalt founder & CEO Willard …

How to Become An Expert At Just About Anything In Just 45 Minutes A Day

“It takes 10,000 hours to become an “expert in an ultra-competitive field” but to go from “knowing nothing to being pretty good”, actually takes 20 …

A Massachusetts company claims to be close to a solid-state battery

New Investments<p>According to <i>Axios,</i> technology giants like Samsung and Dyson have collectively invested $65 million in Massachusetts-based Ionic …

Clean Energy

10 core exercises that are better for your back (and body) than crunches

The abdominals are a pain point for many gym goers. We habitually grab a mat, get down on our backs and start crunching away with the goal of finally carving out those elusive six-pack abs. But is this really the most effective way to work towards a toned midsection? The answer is no.<p>"When most …

Workouts

How to set up your new 4K TV for the best possible picture

The wrong moves will make your new UHD set look worse than your old display.<p>Getting a new TV is exciting, especially when you had to battle the Black Friday crowds to get it. But, if you want the best out of your new display, you’ll need to make sure you’re setting it up properly. Here are some …

How This Entrepreneur Went From Cleaning Bathrooms to Cleaning Up on 'Shark Tank'

Robbie Cabral was able to lock down a $200,000 investment for his company, BenjiLock.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In a tear-jerking final segment on a recent episode of <i>Shark Tank,</i> Robbie Cabral accepted a $200,000 investment for 15 percent equity of his company from …

Company Uses Patients' Own Cells To Put An End To Baldness, Aging Skin And Tendon Degeneration

Hollywood has made movies about it. Industries have made billions from it. And if the volume of scripture is any indication, the Almighty God must have placed great value on his creation of the head of human hair. After all, He gave Samson—the strongest man of whom the Bible tells—his immense …

For Teens Knee-Deep In Negativity, Reframing Thoughts Can Help

"Why didn't she text me back yet? She doesn't like me anymore!"<p>"There's no way I'm trying out for the team. I suck at basketball"<p>"It's not fair that I have a curfew!"<p>Sound familiar? Parents of tweens and teens often shrug off such anxious and gloomy thinking as normal irritability and moodiness — …

Self-help

It’s 10 P.M. Do You Know What Apps Your Children Are Using?

Alexander Graham Bell didn’t expect his telephone to be widely used for prank calls. And Steve Jobs was chary of children using his iThings.<p>But social media apps are appendages for tweens and teens. It’s one way they earn social currency. Below, a guide to what parents will (or should) be anxiously …

20 Amazon tips to save you time and money

Shop smarter.<p>Amazon has become synonymous with online shopping. The company, which started out in 1994 as a web-based bookseller, expanded over the years to sell just about every type of product you can imagine. That breadth of coverage means <i>Amazon.com</i> isn't always the easiest site to navigate. …

How to quickly make a bow and arrow

Here's how to craft a serviceable bow for survival situations.<p><i>This story originally appeared on outdoorlife.com.</i><p>In a survival situation, or even just when you are camping or exercising your outdoor skills, a bow is a great tool to have. Building a quality set takes time and skill, but you can knock …

These hologram-like projections are so good they’ll make you question reality

These projections are so convincing they'll make you question reality.<p>Visual Studio THEORIZ developed technology that creates 3D hologram-like projections, designed to give you an immersive experience.<p>Interactive video is projected onto the walls and ground, responding to the movements of the …

App specific passwords will be required to sign in to iCloud with third party apps from June 15, here’s how to make them

In its ongoing efforts to ensure strong security for customers, Apple will require the use of app-specific passwords from June 15th. This affects you if you use a third-party app that logs in with an iCloud email and password (Outlook, Thunderbird, etc) to access contacts, calendar and mail …

To Be an Exceptional Boss, Here Are 11 Things You Must Give Your Employees | Inc.com

Think about a boss you truly respected. Think about a leader you truly admired. Think about a leader you not only loved to work for, but <i>with</i>.<p>What sets that person apart from every other boss?<p>Simple. They <b>gave</b>: generously, selflessly, and without expectation of return. They gave because their …

Positive Thinking

10 Fundamental Truths That Will Change Your Life

You can achieve amazing things if you stay focused on the right things.<p>Co-author of Emotional Intelligence 2.0 and President at TalentSmart<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s surprising how easy it is to lose sight of the important things in life. Busy schedules and …

Lithium-ion battery inventor touts new battery breakthrough

Not all tech geniuses are barely old enough to shave. For proof, look no further than John Goodenough, who was 57 years old when he co-invented the lithium ion battery, which is very likely the power source for, among other things, the device on which you’re reading this.<p>But that was 37 years ago. …

Could underwater farming feed the world?

Ocean-bound entrepreneur envisions ecological restoration and economic revival.<p>Worldwide, farmland consumes an area roughly the size of Canada and the United States put together. It takes that much land to produce enough fruits, vegetables, and grains to feed the world, to say nothing of the …

LinkedIn Just Rolled Out A Redesign—Here’s How To Clean Up Your Profile

Now that LinkedIn has a new look, it’s time to update your account–starting with these four cuts.<p>With its largest desktop redesign ever, LinkedIn is fighting the good fight against distraction. The 2017 updates make for less clutter across the platform and a more focused experience on every front, …

12 Little Known Laws of Mindfulness That Will Change Your Life

Ever heard of mindful living? It’s become incredibly popular in recent years thanks to countless scientific research studies showing its benefits.<p>The …

Is my SSD dead?

<b>I tried turning on my computer, but it won’t boot. After checking out things in the BIOS, it looks like my SSD is no longer being detected by the</b> …

Scientists are One Step Closer to Reversing the Aging Process Entirely

I’m determined to age gracefully. Though my wife plucks every gray hair she finds, I’d be bald if I did. Even so, I’ve kept myself up over the years, …

Genetics

Scientists take on what was once thought impossible: reversing aging

Thinning and graying hair, wrinkles, arthritis, cataracts, heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and maybe dementia. The list of age-related maladies is …

How to Hack Your Hormones So You Can Sleep Better, Gain Muscle, and Have More Sex

Science says you can control your chemistry. Here’s how<p>Think of your body as a Fortune 500 company. There are layers of management, countless systems that must work together seamlessly, and tons of goals that occasionally conflict.<p>In other words, it’s complicated. Thankfully, you don’t have to …

Wellness

SnapLogic snaps up another $40 million

SnapLogic solves a big problem for companies. It helps them connect legacy data sources to the cloud or to an in-house data lake. Today, it announced a $40 million round, almost exactly a year after announcing a $37.5 million round.<p>The round was led by European private equity firm Vitruvian …

12 Inspirational Soccer Quotes For Bulletproof Success

Entrepreneurialism can often wreak havoc on your emotions. One minute you’re up in euphoria land, the next you’re down in the dumps and doubting your …

The One Thing That is a Better Indicator of Your Success Than Talent

<i>The trait that takes you from average to spectacular is not your IQ!</i><p>You are unique, and so is everyone else. Success means a lot to every person. …

Self-improvement