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A nutrition blogger posts easy food swaps that prove you don't have to stop eating to lose weight — and the internet loves it

1/<p>After struggling with an eating disorder in high school, Meixner was inspired to learn how to lose weight in a healthy way.<p>Meixner wanted to …

The Ultimate Body Transformation Plan

How much can you change your body in four weeks? More than you think – but only if you have three things: a good exercise plan, smart eating rules, …

There's an African High-Fiber Diet That Can Turn Your Gut Bacteria Into Super Fat Busters

Not long ago, scientists realized that “trillions of bacteria living in our guts have a surprising effect on our weight,” according to Dr. Oz. As it …

9 Luxury Menswear and Accessories That Are Worth Your Money

It is a very hard task to keep up with all the apparel and accessories that comes out every week. Luckily you, me and my RF team works tirelessly to …

Dolce & Gabbana

Will This Swedish Wearable Tech Start-Up Become The Next Beats By Dre?

I’ve always fundamentally hated the concept of “wearable technology”. I’m surrounded by tech in every facet of my life already, so call me stubborn that I want to keep fashion one of the last sacred spaces where my personal style decisions have nothing to do with function.<p>Then my wife reminded me …

Headphones

Here's how 'Daredevil' star Charlie Cox got ripped to be a superhero

"The truth is, before I did this show, I'd never really been in shape, I never really had a gym membership, and I'd always just occasionally go for a run, that kind of stuff," Cox told Business Insider.<p>On "Daredevil," which just released its second season, Cox has to perform extensive fight scenes, …

Daredevils

Life and death in the App Store

<b>As last year began,</b> the app developer Pixite held its company retreat at a converted Old West movie set outside of Palm Springs. They spent a few days dreaming about the future while eating barbecue and sipping whisky in the sun. But 2015 was not a good year, and by last month the company’s dreams …

How not to be successful as a startup

It’s often very amusing trawling through the startup zeitgeist to see how many posts there are on ‘<i>How to succeed’</i> or ‘<i>The secret to startup …

9 UX Secrets I Stole From People Smarter Than Me

The best ideas are the ones someone else has. Here, UX advice from experts at Ideo, Polar, CapitalOne, and more.<p>Like most people, I like to think I have good taste. But if I do, it’s only because I’ve been ruthless about one thing: stealing secrets and strategies from people a lot smarter than …

How To Stem The Global Shortage Of Data Scientists

Data scientist might be considered the “sexiest job of the 21st century,” with many companies eager to hire data science talent. But 20 years ago the term was barely used, save for a few academic articles.<p>Even a decade ago, explaining data science to employers was challenging. Few people understood …

How to Get Sculpted Abs - Abdominal Workout

<i>This piece originally appeared on Fix.com.</i><p>Whether your goal is washboard abs, a six-pack, or just for your clothes to lay a little flatter on your …

How to start Android app development for complete beginners in 5 steps

So you have a killer app idea and you’re ready to turn it into a reality and take it to market. No doubt you’re itching to start getting your first downloads, reviews and profits… But there’s just one problem: you don’t have a clue where to start!<p>Learning to code is difficult enough on its own but …

Android News

Misused mobile UX patterns

If you are an experienced designer, you probably agree that being inspired by others is not stealing in UI design. It’s best practice research. It’s …

This Dutch startup is designing a plan to beat Dropbox — and it's already profitable

His company, WeTransfer, is still small, but biting at the ankles of companies like Box and Dropbox. Further down the road, his competitors are Apple, Google, and the email attachment.<p>But along the way, Nalden wants to be distracted by the view.<p>The key to the Dutch startup's success are large, …

Startups

QuizUp Looks To Gamify Corporate Learning With QuizUp At Work

Work isn’t all about fun and games, but QuizUp is trying as hard as it can to change that.<p>The popular and frustratingly addictive trivia game is announcing a new initiative today to change corporate learning with QuizUp at Work. The program allows corporations to take the fun and competitive nature …

Employment

The New York Daily News Is Incubating An Ad-Tech Startup Called Optimera

The second startup participating in the New York Daily News’ Innovation Lab began at the Daily News itself.<p>Optimera was founded by Keith Candiotti (pictured above), the ad operations manager at the Daily News. Candiotti joined the newspaper last year, where his team has been working to implement …

How Fitness22 is making 'millions of dollars a year' selling iPhone apps with no marketing

It's been raking in big bucks selling iPhone apps.<p>The company makes about a dozen (so far) fitness apps and charges $2 to $6 apiece for them, plus offers them in bundles for $9 to $25.<p>All told, Fitness22 — formerly known as ClearSkyApps— has wracked up 30 million downloads so far, all on iOS, and …

Apps

THE APP-STORE MARKETING REPORT: User acquisition, retention, and strategies for getting apps to stand out

In this report from BI Intelligence, we discuss why it is becoming increasingly important that developers field a competitive app-marketing strategy for triggering downloads and encouraging sustained use, and retaining users. There are a number of different tactics, both paid and free, that …

Apps

Only 33% of app marketers use in-app messaging, but they get 3.5X higher retention

Only a third of app marketers are currently using in-app messaging. That could soon change, however, if the other two-thirds find out that apps that use in-app messaging tend to get 3.5 times better retention.<p>A 3.5-times better retention rate adds up to a 50 percent third-month retention of new …

Supercharge App Downloads With Email Marketing

I recently met up with a developer who created a cool app, which took him about eight months to create.<p>“My problem is that few people are downloading my app,” he said to me. “So I’m thinking of developing something else.”<p>Well, as is common, this developer adheres to the proverbial “build it and …

YouTube Marketing: What to Consider Before Getting Started - Business - Small business - Entrepreneur.com | NBC News

<i>This is the first in a six-part series on how your business can get started on YouTube. In this installment, we examine how to create a strategy for marketing on YouTube.</i><p>YouTube has become a hot site for businesses looking to promote their products and services. But not every business gets …

Mobile SEO in 2015 — everything you need to know

User experience is not only important for the happiness of your visitors, but it can lead to improving your mobile SEO by increasing some of the technical factors that search engines look to understand if you’re offering an enjoyable experience to your visitors like a quick load time, easy to use …

Mobile Devices

This new site keeps track of failed startups and why they flopped

A new website — Autopsy.io— just launched to keep those failures all together in one neat place, complete with a summary of why each company flopped, in hopes of providing a lesson for others to learn from.<p>In a simple spreadsheet format, the site lists each startup name, its basic idea, the …

Startups

Adblocking And The End Of Big Advertising

I have a confession to make as an internet writer: I block ads. It’s not a habit I formed recently – I have pretty much blocked ads my entire life, in every medium that I can. In middle school, I bought the first-generation TiVo in order to skip television ads (my mother may have helped with this …

Digital Advertising

Pinterest Reveals Mock-Up For Its First “Buy Button”

See a yummy recipe, instantly order all the ingredients. Find a cool product, instantly add it to your Amazon Wish List. That’s the plan for “Action buttons” on Pinterest’s new developer platform. Today at MIT’s Emtech Digital conference, Pinterest’s head of partnerships, Tim Kendall, showed …

How To Make The Most Of Your Startup Accelerator Program Experience

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Lyle Stevens is the CEO and co-founder of</i> <i>Mavrck.</i><p>Seed accelerators have been around for 10 years now and their popularity doesn’t appear to be waning any time soon. Sure, criticism for the programs themselves and the proliferation of different programs around the world have taken some …

Google finds that only one in two video ads it serves across the web have the chance of ever being seen

There's a number of reasons why ads are deemed not "viewable," such as users never scrolling to the part of the page where the ad appears, ads loading in a background, or users simply scrolling past the ad too quickly to count as an impression (the industry standard for a viewable video impression …

Digital Advertising

Google is making a giant change this week that could crush millions of small businesses

The algorithm will start favoring mobile-friendly websites (ones with large text, easy-to-click links, and that resize to fit whatever screen they're viewed on) and ranking them higher in search. Websites that aren't mobile-friendly will get demoted.<p>About 60% of online traffic now comes from mobile …

Small Business