Ivan Meduri

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Daily Routines: Work

According to the infographic <i>The Daily Routines of Famous Creative People</i>, not all great minds think alike. In fact, they plan their days very differently from one another. Podio, a project management software company, created this chart that visualizes how artists, writers, and musicians went about …

First time Amsterdam: top tips for your first visit to the Dutch capital

Golden Age canals lined by gabled houses, candlelit cafes, whirring bicycles, lush parks, monumental museums, colourful markets, diverse dining, quirky shopping and legendary nightlife make the free-spirited Dutch capital one of Europe's great cities. With so much on offer it can be overwhelming …

Top 10 things to do in Barcelona this January

The wassailing of Christmas and New Year is over, but in Spain the best is yet to come, with the advent (or – more precisely – Epiphany) of the Three Kings on January 5th and all the associated festivities.<p>After that the city winds right down and you’ll find quiet, tourist-free streets, empty …

Is Ikea The End Of Design? See The Italian Counterattack At This Powerful Milan Design Exhibit

Future archeologists studying the material culture of austerity need look no further than the Ikea catalogue. Even in Milan, the design capital of Europe, people under forty are likely to eat on a <i>Tärendö</i> table and to sleep in a <i>Fjelsse</i> bed – if they’re not couch-surfing on the <i>Knislinge</i> sofa of a …

This Luxury Hotel Lets You Stay For Free If You're Popular On Social Media

You've heard of internet celebrities getting paid to mention a product in a tweet or shoot out an Instagram with a brand in the shot. Now a hotel in …

Social Media

Early Facebook Executive On Mark Zuckerberg: 'It’s Obvious He’s Going To Be One Of The Single Best CEOs In The World'

At age 26, he became the youngest VP in AOL's history. Later, he spent a year at Mayfield Fund as a venture capitalist before joining Facebook as VP of Growth, Mobile & International in 2007. He spent nearly four years at Facebook during its early formative years, becoming the social media's …

Woman Opens A Professional Cuddle Store And Charges $60 An Hour To Snuggle

She charges $60 an hour for private cuddling sessions, and business is apparently booming.<p>Hess had 1,000 customers in the first week of her store opening.<p>Hess, 30, says her work is a form of therapy and is purely platonic.<p>She started her business in the beginning of the year after being inspired by …

Facebook's 'Newspaper' Ambition Could Be Trouble For Media

The huge social network has become a key source of news for many users, as part of a dramatic shift in how people get information in the digital age.<p>Company founder Mark Zuckerberg told a forum in early November that his goal is to make Facebook's news feed "the perfect personalized newspaper for …

Airbnb Is Releasing Its Own Print Magazine — Here's What It Looks Like Inside

Airbnb announced today that it will start publishing a print magazine highlighting the people and local flavors you can experience while traveling.<p>Called "Pineapple" in reference to the traditional symbol of hospitality, the magazine will be published quarterly and distributed to 18,000 Airbnb …

Silicon Valley's Race to Hack Happiness

Anxiety and depression are on the rise. One study shows that the rise in anti-depressant use has risen over 400 percent in recent years. One in 10 Americans is currently using a psychotropic medication for anxiety, depression or similar forms of mental distress. A recent study found that this rise …

Big Businesses Are Racing To Adopt The Internet Of Things, Creating A Massive New Enterprise Device Market

But the IoT is actually much more important to the enterprise sector.<p>IoT devices and software can offer businesses huge benefits, including better security, more effective monitoring of machinery and equipment, efficiency, energy management, and more.<p>In a new IoT report from BI Intelligence, we …

How This 25-Year-Old Made $66,000 In A Month By Teaching An Online Course

"When I got home, my dad was super nice and bought me an iPhone 4, and it was my first introduction to apps," the 25-year-old remembers. "I was like, 'These things are crazy! They can do anything!'"<p>Since that first introduction, Walter, who graduated from Brigham Young University with an …

7 Things Japan Can Teach You About Living A Long, Healthy Life

Want to know where to look to live a long, prosperous, healthy life? It’s simple. Just look east.<p>Japan, the land that gave us such treasures as Hokusai, Mothra and the delicious snack-stick known as Pocky , offers what may be the world’s best blueprint for a healthy life. Not only do Japanese men …

The Europeans invade Silicon Valley

In a bare office in downtown San Francisco, European bureaucrats wearing suits and ties cleared their throats and spoke about the glory of European …

Seven European Startup Hotspots To Watch

As every entrepreneur knows, startup success is often about getting the timing right. But as many of those based in Europe are discovering, it is also about being in the right place. And while the likes of London and Berlin continue to dominate headlines as Europe’s leading hubs, there are some …

This Is The Ultimate Bedtime Routine For Better Sleep

A bedtime routine might sound like something that's only necessary for the grade-school set, but following a nightly schedule can greatly improve the sleep of the biggest of kids adults, too.<p>Sleep experts recommend establishing a bedtime routine, both to calm and relax you as you get ready to sleep …

Photos Bring Creepy Renaissance Paintings To Life

The work of legendary Renaissance painter Florentine Agnolo di Cosimo, better known as Bronzino, is remarkable for the juxtaposition between the painter’s realistic attention to detail and his choice of otherworldly seeming subjects. In <i>1503</i>, artist Christian Tagliavini takes Bronzino’s paintings …

The Neuroscience Of “Harry Potter”

Or, what happens to your brain when you’re lost in a book.<p>Let’s do a casual experiment. Here’s a brief passage from the first book in some obscure fiction series called <i>Harry Potter:</i><p>A bush on the edge of the clearing quivered. … Then, out of the shadows, a hooded figure came crawling across the …

How LinkedIn's Reid Hoffman taught Stanford students to build billion-dollar businesses through personal networks (in 4 quotes)

The founder of LinkedIn visited Stanford University’s super-popular tech startup class and dispensed some advice on how to lead a business to Internet fame. The course is curated by noted investor Sam Altman, who has opened up his Rolodex of tech celebrities and asked them to teach the next …

If Dropbox's CEO Could Give Advice To His Younger Self, It'd Involve A Tennis Ball And The Number 30,000

At Web Summit in Dublin on Tuesday, CNN's Laurie Segall asked Houston to clarify what two things mean.<p>Houston said the tennis ball reminds him to work on a business he's obsessed with — like a dog who is focused on retrieving a tennis ball. He once started an SAT prep company and lost interest; he …

How Your Mindset Determines Your Success, Well-being, And Love Life

She was astonished by what the kids did.<p>As she writes in her book "Mindset":<p>Confronted with the hard puzzles, one ten-year-old boy pulled up his chair, rubbed his hands together, smacked his lips, and cried out, "I love a challenge!" Another, sweating away on these puzzles, looked up with a pleased …

Self-improvement

Here's Why Mark Zuckerberg Studies Chinese Every Day

To the delight and amazement of the crowd, he spoke in Mandarin Chinese.<p>"I'm very glad to be in Beijing," he said to the group. "I love this city. My Chinese is really a mess, but I study using Chinese every day."<p>Students and faculty cheered, the New York Times reports.<p>The Facebook CEO was holding …

What Some Of Google's Most Elite, Entrepreneurial Employees Are Doing Now

Mayer started the two-year rotational training program to home-grow managers who would be "Googley." The program has since become rather legendary, and former Google CEO Eric Schmidt told Steven Levy that he expects an APM alumni to run the company someday.<p>When you pick people who are leaders and …