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18 Daily Habits Highly Successful People Have (and the Rest of Us Probably Don't)

People who accomplish the most in life don't conduct themselves like everyone else.<p>People who accomplish the most in life don't conduct themselves like everyone else. Generally, they wake early, are good at planning and take care of their physical and emotional health. Here are other good habits …

Your Strategic Plans Probably Aren’t Strategic, or Even Plans

It happens all the time: A group of managers get together at a resort for two days to hammer out a “strategic plan.” Done and dusted, they all head home. But <i>have</i> they produced a plan with a strategy?<p>At the start of my public seminars on strategic planning I ask attendees, who rank from board …

Apps to Increase Healthcare Independence

Given the aging population across the world, many tools and medical advances have been accelerated to meet the growing demand for accessible …

4 things I learned building chatbots for major brands in 2017

In 2017, my team powered chatbots and voice skills for leading brands like Nike, Vice, Jameson, Marriott Rewards, Simon, Gatorade, and more. We witnessed new user behaviors and uncovered an evolved set of best practices to build a chatbot. Here are four actionable learnings from our work that you …

Chatbots

Vuzix: Solid Foundation For 2018 Growth

The path to success in bleeding edge technologies such as augmented reality (AR) remains difficult no matter the size of the company. Microsoft …

13 Places Where You Can See the Bluest Water in the World

1 of 14<p>Egremnoi, Greece<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 14<p>Crater Lake, Oregon<p>3 of 14<p>Con Son, Vietnam<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 14<p>Devil’s Bay, Virgin Gorda, British Virgin …

Collective Health Seeks Funding at $1 Billion Valuation

Collective Health Inc. is trying to raise money from strategic and financial investors in a round that would value the do-it-yourself health …

FedEx Mulls Peak-Pricing Charges as E-Commerce Spurs Deliveries

FedEx Corp. is studying whether to charge customers more during the busiest shipping periods, aiming to profit even more from the surge in online …

Goldman Sachs is ready to disrupt the financial industry's startups

Since Goldman Sachs was founded more than a century ago, Wall Street has adapted to everything from the invention of the automobile and the demise of the gold standard to the rise of the internet. More recently, bank CEOs have contended with regulations that are reshaping their businesses in the …

Goldman Sachs

North American fintechs are ahead on customer experience

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "Fintech Briefing" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>Fintechs have long relied on their superior customer experience to win market share from incumbent financial institutions (FIs), and it now seems this strategy is paying off …

Customer Experience

11 wireless earbud headphones that aren't the Apple AirPods

Early impressions of the Apple wireless AirPods had us worried the little white earbuds wouldn't work with non-Apple sources, but the new W1 chip is actually device agnostic. In the company's own words, "AirPods do work with non-Apple devices via Bluetooth. You lose the magic as a result."<p>That …

The 15 Most Important Exercises for Men

Every guy who’s into fitness has some methodology, piece of equipment, or program they like over anything else. Some like to circuit train every day, …

The Workout to Burn Off Your Belly Fat

“You can rip out ab exercises all day long in the gym, but without the right combination of high-intensity fat-burning cardio along with specific …

Workouts

Top 10 Best Dumbbell Exercises to Explode Your Arm Muscles

To build big arm muscles you need to work them intensely and with heavy weights. Dumbbell exercises are the best for that because they allow you to …

Workouts

How to Crush 12 Percent More Calories on Your Next Run

Follow these 7 tips to get fitter faster, and to recharge your run-of-the-mill cardio routine<p>Forget for a moment about the quiet serenity of a run in the woods. About the peace, solitude, and freedom. About the clean air and gentle breeze. And about the absence of cars, crowds, smog, traffic …

4 Exercise Combinations That Crush a Ridiculous Amount Of Calories

Put them all together to experience the biggest sweat storm of your life<p>One of my favorite ways to increase muscle activation and minute-to-minute calorie burn: combination exercises. They should be an essential part of any rapid fat-loss program.<p>Check out four of my favorite brutal combinations in …

2 Strength Exercises Every Runner Should Do

Before you step out on the road or trail, build power and strength in your hip flexors, quads, and glutes with these exercises<p>Want to kick asphalt? Then you need these runner’s lunges and stepups in your gym routine.<p>“They not only improve running mechanics, but they strengthen your hip flexors, …

The 12-Minute Workout That Burns More Calories Than Sprinting

Want to burn fat fast? Skip the treadmill and grab a kettlebell instead<p>To incinerate your cheat meal faster, skip the treadmill and exercise bike: A 12-minute kettlebell circuit burns more calories than doing all-out cardio for the same length of time, a Southeastern Louisiana University study …

Why business faces a reckoning on data privacy

After years of negotiations, European Union officials this month unveiled the Data Protection Reform, a uniform legal regime for data collection and sharing that will replace the various data privacy laws of its individual member countries by 2018.<p>The imminent passage into law of this massive new …

Privacy

The Best Ways To Get Started On Quick Weight Loss

The key to losing weight and keeping it off, say experts, is not a crash diet or sending yourself to a brutal boot camp, but making long-term …

Nutrition

Lose Belly Fat With Just Two Exercises

It's simple, but effective—and will rev your metabolism for hours afterwards<p>A while back, I asked Alwyn Cosgrove, C.S.C.S.—one of the world’s top trainers—to create a cutting-edge fat loss program for <i>Men’s Health</i>. And, of course, he obliged.<p>But a curious thing: One of the workouts in the plan …

The Top 10 Workout Songs for October 2015

<i>Flickr: Robin McConnell</i><p>In a workout playlist, balance is key. Too much familiarity can be boring. At the same time, too much novelty can be jarring. Getting the right ratio often takes a little work, but the songs voted into this month's top 10 list manage the feat naturally.<p>Starting with the …

Top 10

SodaStream: Is It Really Healthier?

You heard the claim in the Super Bowl ad. Here’s the truth<p>If you didn’t stop watching in the second half of the Super Bowl, you might have caught Scarlett Johansson seductively sipping a glass of bubbly SodaStream from a straw. We’re not averse to this type of marketing, but when ScarJo said that …

3 Fat-Blasting Cardio Combos You Must Try

Do these drills once, and they’ll forever change the way you think about cardio<p>Looks like Punxsutawney Phil was right: Temperatures have plummeted outside, and we’re facing another six weeks of winter. But you don’t have to brave the icy weather or grind away on a treadmill to get in your cardio …

The Healthiest Time to Exercise

A recent study suggests the time of day can make a difference<p>Good things come to those who wait to work out. Hitting the gym in the evening may produce bigger heart benefits than sweating in the a.m., according to new research from China. People who regularly worked out after 6 p.m. were 19 percent …

The Indoor Cardio Drill That Scorches Fat

Discover a sprinting exercise that burns calories and stokes your metabolism—while staying in one spot<p>Sprinting is a great way to sizzle fat, but you don't need to head to a track or jump on a treadmill to do it. All you need is 6 feet of floor space and an exercise called the sprinter to get a …

The Body-Fat Burner

This four-move, muscle-blasting challenge is brutal, and requires all the willpower you can muster. Do you have what it takes to finish as strong as you started?<p>This week's fitness challenge will leave you collapsed in a puddle of yourself—in a good way. Todd Durkin, C.S.C.S., author of <i>The IMPACT!</i> …