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Morning Yoga Poses That Will Wake You Up

If you want to establish a consistent yoga practice, one of the first steps is to find the time of day that works best for you and make sure to be on …

Yoga

Stop what you’re doing and buy these $38 headphones

The Carbo Tenore could cost ten times as much and they’d still be a steal<p>Words fail me. I’ve seen — or, more accurately put, <i>heard</i> — the audio price-performance curve shattered into tiny little pieces and I’m still reeling from it. The Carbo Tenore ZH-DX200-CT earphones from Japan’s Zero Audio are …

Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff relies on the same Zen Buddhist concept that propelled Steve Jobs to success

Benioff calls this approach to business "beginner's mind." It's a concept from Zen Buddhism, and it describes constantly seeing the world anew, as if you didn't know anything about it.<p>The Forbes profile is hardly the first time Benioff has spoken about his beginner's mind. Earlier in 2016, for …

Zen

If You Own These 9 Home Décor Books, You Don't Need a Decorator

Can’t afford a decorator? A well-curated library is your strongest ally. While we’re consistently in awe of the expertise and editorial eye that …

19 Instagrams You Should Follow If You're Slightly Obsessed With Pretty Handwriting

Say yes to penmanship porn.

How To Find Your iPhone's Mobile Data Hog

When you’re constantly connected to your home and/or work Wi-Fi network, it’s easy to be complacent about data use. If an app or system service like Siri is going to chew through data, it doesn’t really matter when you’re on Wi-Fi.<p>It’s when you take a trip or a vacation and find yourself relying on …

Apps

Guatemala security: 'Those who can afford it buy protection'

<b>A guard carrying a shotgun paces back and forth outside a commercial building in central Guatemala City.</b><p>On the bustling Avenue Reforma in the capital of Guatemala, in Central America, he has to keep his wits about him.<p>He has to be prepared at all times for the very real threat of armed robbery, a …

Good fats can cut risk of death by 27%, study says

<b>(CNN) —</b> We've long known that "bad" fats aren't the healthiest choices in our diets, but the latest news from Harvard is lethal: Eating too much saturated or trans fat can increase your risk of dying.<p>The silver lining? You can reverse some of that risk by making healthier fat choices.<p>"This study is …

Nutrition

Google's 'My Activity' is like your browser history on steroids

Google collects a ton of information about you. Pretty much everyone who cares about tech knows that, but now the company is looking to make it easier to control the data it has on throughout all your various devices.<p>According to Wired, you’ll soon see a prompt on Google services that, should you …

5 Minute Workout Routines

How many times have you said that you don't have enough time to work out? If you're like most non-exercisers, you say it all the time. But if you're …

Exercise

How to see everything Google knows about you

The tech giant collects tons of data about you, including your search history, location, and voice searches that help improve Google's services and provide relevant ads.<p>But you might be surprised to know that Google can easily take a look at all of the data it has on you.<p>In October, The Guardian …

Apps

Bose finally made a wireless version of its great noise-cancelling headphones

Plus noise-cancelling neckbuds and new earbuds for the fitness crowd<p>Perhaps Bose won't ever truly win over the obsessive audiophile crowd, but the company sure has built a loyal following thanks to its best-in-class noise cancellation technology. And today, those top-notch headphones are going …

Watch This Makeup Artist Flawlessly Transform Her Face into Famous Paintings

Her face is her canvas.<p>If you ever find yourself in need of proof that makeup is its own spectacular art form, look no further than Lexie Lazear's gorgeous Instagram. Every look the makeup artist and wig designer posts is as stunning, magical, and colorful as the last — but recently, Lazear has …

What a Chess Grandmaster Can Teach You About Solving Problems

Have a complex problem? International chess grandmaster Maurice Ashley suggests trying this.<p>How do <i>you</i> go about solving problems?<p>My father grew up playing chess in his native Philippines, where the game is hugely popular. He became fairly skilled, and even won a few tournaments after immigrating to …

Corporate development strategy: Thriving in your business ecosystem

Explore related interactive infographic<p>The continuing evolution of corporate development<p>The recent surge in M&A activity means that corporate …

10 Minutes to Your Flattest Belly Ever

You have to mix up your moves to get cut abs, and this 10-minute workout does just that. After a short warmup, be prepared to go all out with a core-focused circuit filled with plank and roll-up variations that will leave your abs burning. For a fun twist on the basic plank, we use towels for …

The Ultimate Guide to the Amazon Echo

Imagine Steve Jobs walking out onto the stage in January of 2007, holding up the never-before-seen iPhone, and saying, “It’s a phone!” Of course, he …

Study Reveals A Conversation Trick That Motivates People To Change Their Behavior

Whether you want your New Year’s resolution to actually stick this year, or you want your team to do something different, behavior change can be hard. Although there are lots of theories about what really motivates people to create long-lasting change, new research shows the secret might be simpler …

Psychology

Meet the Brothers Osborne, the embodiment of country music’s evolution

By Emily Yahr<p>, Reporter<p>Maryland natives John and TJ Osborne are part of a new class shaking up country music.<p>Maryland natives John and TJ Osborne are part of a new class shaking up country music.<p>DEALE, Md. — “Y’all know Blake?”<p>It’s late afternoon, and John and TJ Osborne are starving, having not …

Meet the 26-year-old entrepreneurs using Instagram to build an art empire from scratch

Three years on, they've developed an online network of young, international buyers from Hong Kong, the Middle East and the US and they have a 4,000-square-foot gallery in Soho, London. They now have plans to expand internationally and turn Unit London into the first major art gallery …

Social Media

France’s Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron On French Startups

Last week, 190 French startups came to Las Vegas for CES. Everywhere around Vegas, people were talking in French, as if French entrepreneurs were trying to take over the city. And France’s Minister of Economy, Industry and Digital Affairs Emmanuel Macron was also there, trying to make a point about …

Startups

Zappos has now lost 18% of its employees to its radical buyout offer

• ~50 employees took the Super Cloud teal offer – this is inline with expectations and represents 38% of those who were given the super cloud teal offer, and 3.5% of the total number of employees we had in Q1 2015, which brings the total number of people taking the original teal offer or super cloud …

Employment

29 Healthy (Easy!) Slow Cooker Recipes to Help You Stay on Track

<b>Follow us on</b> <b>Pinterest</b> <b>for more healthy eating inspiration.</b><p><i>Additional reporting by</i> <i>Justina Huddleston</i>

This Country Has A Style That's All Its Own

After five months of travel, we finally got to see some familiar faces again. Our dear friends from home had planned to take a vacation in December …

Work out at home: easy exercises to try in 2016

Photograph: James Drew Turner<p>Part one.<p>84<p>image/jpeg<p>http://media.guim.co.uk/4678faa4cbbda5e98c9c527a0f417748b4317e1a/0_0_2559_1536/140.jpg<p>140<p>Photograph: James Drew Turner<p>Part two.<p>84<p>image/jpeg<p>http://media.guim.co.uk/14de574a61cb21fed854c701869f603b61f57cf7/0_0_2559_1536/140.jpg<p>140<p>Photograph: James …

Make Your Facebook Profile More Private in 6 Easy Steps

Managing Facebook’s labyrinthine privacy settings is an ongoing challenge, not least because the options available to users are constantly changing. …

2016 brings tax hikes for Chicago, Cook County, city schools

Even by Illinois standards, where city, state, county and mass transit officials have become increasingly less hesitant to raise taxes and fees in recent years, 2016 will be financially painful.<p>The biggest hits come in the form of higher City Hall and Chicago Public Schools property taxes, as well …

New Research Shows How the Liver Fights off Sugar Cravings

It’s been known for decades that the liver helps to regulate sugar intake. But researchers have recently discovered the organ’s secret weapon in the …

7 Must-Read Tips From Ace iPhone Photographers

Darren Pearson lights up the night with colorful characters and scenes in his LED paintings. For Tree of Light, he “sket<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Darren Pearson<p>1 …