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The internet is obsessed with a woman who can transform herself into virtually any character

The term "cosplay" finally seems to be making its way into the mainstream. Usually reserved for conventions, the act of "costume playing" is becoming more visible thanks to its presence all over Instagram and Tumblr.<p>Alyson Tabbitha is the latest cosplayer making a splash with her incredibly …

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 …

hair loss

SpeechCoach.ai helps you step up your public speaking game

Public speaking can be terrifying. Before every TechCrunch Disrupt, moderators are required to go through mandatory speaker training to ensure we’re not flaming disasters on stage. Our bosses bring in a real-life human to train us and point out how often we use filler words or simply don’t make any …

Public Speaking

Tony Robbins Has 1 Question That Can Turn Your Worst Day Around

Try his Jedi mind trick every time you're facing a seemingly impossible challenge.<p>I erupted out of sleep only to be jerked back by the handcuffs and leg cuffs that held me to the wooden bench. It took a few minutes of drunken processing to realize I was in a Boston jail cell with zero recollection …

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This Email From Elon Musk to Tesla Employees Describes What Great Communication Looks Like

A newly acquired email from Musk outlines a brilliant philosophy. But it's easier said than done.<p>Throughout the years, billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk has demonstrated the art of masterful communication.<p>The following is a perfect example: It's a copy of a previously unpublished email Musk sent …

Tesla

Whiteboard Session: Clashing with a Coworker? Here's What to Do

These 4 steps will help you resolve conflicts, whether you're a seeker or an avoider.

Whiteboards

How one man saved $1 million in 5 years

In fact, GOBankingRates found that saving for retirement isn't a priority for 40 percent of all Americans.<p>It certainly wasn't at the top of Grant Sabatier's to-do list when he graduated from the University of Chicago in 2007.<p>As a philosophy major entering the job market on the brink of the Great …

2 former Navy SEAL commanders say most managers need to rethink how they lead their team

Willink was the commander of Task Unit Bruiser, the most highly decorated special operations unit of the Iraq War, and Babin was his second-in-command as the senior of the unit's two platoon commanders. They formed a leadership consulting firm, Echelon Front, in 2010 and their 2015 book "Extreme …

Creative Commons' New Search Engine Makes It Easy To Find Free-To-Use Images

Busted! You copied an image on your blog that you saw on the internet. You didn’t think you were doing anything wrong but it turns out you were. The image was copyrighted and now the copyright holder is threatening to take you to court unless you pay a fee. That threat may be nothing more than …

Creative Commons

This Calculator Will Tell You Whether to Pay Down Debt or Save for Retirement

It’s a frequently asked personal finance question: should I pay off my student loans or save for retirement? It’s possible to do both, but this …

This Grid Shows You How Long It Will Take to Retire, Based on Your Spending

Retirement is pretty far away for some of us. And it’s better to set smaller milestones for your savings now than to focus on the big, lump sum …

A startup cofounded by Michael Dell's brother Adam and backed by George Soros is promising to save you money

That's what personal finance app Clarity Money, launching on Tuesday, promises.<p>Clarity Money is cofounded by Adam Dell, Michael Dell's brother, and backed by some heavy hitters including the Soros Fund, Maveron Partners and Bessemer Venture Capital.<p>Once you download the app and link your bank …

Today in Apple history: Apple lays out its core company values

<b>September 23, 1981:</b> Years before Steve Jobs told us to “think different” and Tim Cook argued Apple should be a “force for good” in the world, Cupertino lays out what it calls its “Apple Values.”<p>Despite being written 35 years ago, the values Apple viewed as being crucial to its brand remain relevant …

Tim Cook

10 Success lessons from Eric Ries – “The Lean Startup” for entrepreneurs

Share36<p>Tweet<p>Share72<p>+13<p>Shares 111<p>Eric Ries is the creator of the Lean Startup methodology and the author of the popular entrepreneurship blog Startup …

How We Turned A Fun Idea Into A 6 Figure Business In Just 1 Year

by <b>Maxwell Finn</b> on September <b>14, 2016</b><p><b>UPDATE: This post has gone viral so we want to give every reader 15% off their first order as a special thank you!</b> …

Marketing

Check Out These Pitch Decks From Airbnb, YouTube and Other Famous Startups

Airbnb described its service as a way to “save money, make money, and share culture.” BuzzFeed billed itself as a “one stop shop for web buzz.” And …

What Are Dividend Kings?

If you are reading this blog from time to time, you are definitely interested in dividend investing. The idea of buying shares from a company and …

Griffin’s new adapter fixes iPhone 7’s most hated feature

Apple is set to kill the century old headphone jack when it unveils the iPhone 7 during an event on September 7th, which is bad news for your favorite pair of wired headphones, but great news for accessory makers like Griffin.<p>The popular iPhone accessory maker is already prepared to cure your …

How to Respond to Every Email Within 24 Hours (Even When You Don't Have an Answer)

You nod along when everyone around you is talking about how they achieve inbox zero. But truthfully, you never feel like you get there.And in your …

3 Best Dividend Stocks Owned by Warren Buffett

Berkshire Hathaway has billions invested in Verizon, Sanofi and General Motors.<p>With the S&P 500 making new all­time highs recently, it’s getting more …

Investing

Review: Anker's Powerhouse is 120k mAh of battery power

You may not think you need 120,000mAh of battery power, and that might be accurate. Anker’s massive new Powerhouse proved to me that I don’t really need it, but it’s better than the alternative in some cases.<p>The device itself is — day to day — totally unnecessary. When I think about a battery pack, …

Gear & Gadgets

3 Mutual Funds That Can Beat the S&P 500

These three mutual funds have great potential for monster gains.<p>Most stock mutual funds, especially those that are actively managed, aim to beat one …

Investing

Heads up, Haiku: Hunter's HomeKit ceiling fan is here

Seven months after its CES debut, the first of Hunter's Apple-friendly smart ceiling fans is now available for purchase. Called 'The Signal,' the fan sells for $379, and offers full compatibility with Apple HomeKit, the company's iOS-based smart home platform.<p>With Apple HomeKit, you'll be able to …

Home Automation

Brainstorming Is Dumb

Studies show it produces fewer good ideas than when people think on their own. Thankfully, there’s a better way to work in groups.<p>If you work in an office, your boss has probably forced you into a brainstorming session or two (or 12). Brainstorming, after all, is supposedly a killer way to come up …

Creativity

20 Essential Content Marketing Tools For Your Business

Do you have a weakness for marketing tools?<p>I do, especially for content marketing tools that can help with:<p>Editorial acumen for planning and shaping great content<br>• Project management skills for getting it t all done<br>• People skills for interfacing with all the different groups<p>Here’s my list of 20 …

Marketing

In 1916, the biggest threat to America was unmarried women and men

How much (and how little) we've changed in the last 100 years.<p>A news story from The Tacoma Times in 1916 states, in big, bold letters, "Scientists …

People lost it over this 'Game of Thrones' character's super frustrating death

<b>Warning: Contains spoilers for Game of Thrones Season 6, episode 9.</b><p>LONDON — If there's one thing everyone in any battle situation should know, it's …

Game of Thrones

6 ways safety could have been improved in that epic 'Game of Thrones' battle

<b>Spoilers for Game of Thrones season six follow. Stop reading this if you didn't watch!</b><p>The Battle of the Bastards is over, and the Stark forces have …

TV Series

This fake TED Talk about nothing might be the best you've ever seen

If you've ever clicked on an inspirational video link before, you've probably seen a TED Talk.<p>They promise lofty ideas and profound truths, and yes, …