Konrad Baranowski

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9 Psychology Backed Strategies to Dramatically Increase Online Sales and Revenue

No matter how good your product, without an effective sales strategy... who cares? Not your potential customers.<p>Sales: every company needs them. And every company needs more of them. But how can you reliably increase your sales?<p>Here's a guest post from Ryan Robinson, an entrepreneur and content …

Selling

Adobe Demonstrates Almost Scary Levels of Advancement in Mobile Portraiture

Lots and lots of people take selfies and portraits with their phones–I mean, look at what the iPhone 7 Plus’s portrait mode has done with phones …

What it’s like to run a company with a truly flat hierarchy

Lots of companies claim to have a flat structure because everyone can approach or talk to the boss. But that’s not truly flat. For complete flatness, employees must have as much responsibility as possible, and this means pay levels should also be everybody’s business.<p>In a flat hierarchy, everyone …

Employment

Researchers have found that using social media makes kids less happy in almost every way

Parents are well aware that the internet has opened up new realms both of discovery and danger. Now, new research from the UK has found that use of social media like Facebook reduces children’s satisfaction about every aspect of their lives except friendship.<p>Economists at the University of …

Social Media

Race-track rivalry moves to boardroom as VW brands battle for electric car jobs

FRANKFURT/HAMBURG (Reuters) - Just as Porsche and Audi have fought for supremacy on the race track, the Volkswagen brands are now locked in a cut-throat battle to develop and manufacture the next generation of electric cars at a group embroiled in the “Dieselgate” scandal.<p>Nick Tandy of Britain …

Le Mans

This space engine breaks a law of physics. But a NASA test says it works anyway.

By Sarah Kaplan<p>, Reporter<p>NASA scientists have been daydreaming about a new kind of engine that could carry astronauts to Mars in 70 days without burning any fuel. Now, in a new paper published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Propulsion and Power, they say that it might really work.<p>The paper, …

Physics

Science Says This Old-School Style of Note-Taking Will Supercharge Your Brain

Writing notes by hand might translate into a quick climb up the corporate ladder because of how it forces the brain to process information.<p>Laptops and other devices mean you don't have to write your business notes by hand anymore, or even type them out at all. Defaulting to tech-based note-taking …

NASA: Your Zodiac Sign Is Wrong According to Science, but It Was Never Based on Science Anyway - The more you know.

People who care what their zodiac sign is got a little wigged out last week when (old) news made the rounds that NASA pointed out that astrology is …

Stanford Professor puts his entire digital photography course online for free

When it comes to the list of digital imaging pioneers, Marc Levoy is one of those names that belongs right near the top. His work has led to many of …

Digital Photography

Why empathetic parenting encourages emotional development

Hundreds of new parenting books hit the shelves each year promising new tips and tricks, but who has time to read them all? One psychologist and parent has created a compilation book of best parenting practices that she not only heard about, but that she learned in her training.<p>“When I became a …

Fujifilm Ambassador releases his Lightroom preset collection for free

Fuji’s line of X cameras are well known for their great colour. They’re ability to simulate classic films like Velvia and Provia gives photographers …

How to “Work Offline” In Lightroom Mobile (And When You Might Want To)

Mornin’ everybody – here’s to great Monday (everybody, come on, do it with me….”groan!”).OK, today we’re looking at why you might want to take a …

Tutorials

Disk Cleanup Tip To Recover Gigabytes That Lightroom May Be Hoarding

If you’ve used Lightroom in the past, well, ever, you know it can be a resource hog. It’s almost a cliche at this point to even say it but that …

There’s a way to train our brains to cope with stress that changes chemistry “as much as any antidepressant”

Stress is often perceived as the villain of contemporary culture: the nagging tension that keeps us chained to our desks during the day, awake all night, and makes us dangerously unhealthy.<p>But Ian Robertson, a cognitive neuroscientist at Trinity College Dublin and author of the upcoming book ‘<i>The</i> …

Immune System

London's powerful financial hub: EU exit would be nightmare

LONDON (AP) — Gina Miller needs to look no further than her own small investment firm to decide that leaving the European Union would be bad for …

UK Economy

France's rail chief is hopeful strike will end before Euro soccer

PARIS (Reuters) - The head of French state railway SNCF said on Tuesday he hoped the powerful CGT union would endorse a new deal on working conditions and end a strike before the Euro 2016 soccer tournament, hosted by France, starts on Friday.<p>Striking employees of Roissy airport hold French CGT …

Euros

Euro 2016 creates huge security headache for French police

Security services play out possible disaster scenarios in run-up to tournament taking place ‘under a very high level of threat’<p>Fans were leaving Lyon’s football stadium after a mock Northern Ireland-Ukraine match, when two fake suicide-bombers pretended to blow themselves up in the crowd. …

Sadly, Switzerland Turned Down The Universal Basic Income Idea

The universal basic income is one of those ideas whose time, I think, has come. Sadly, the Swiss voters don’t seem to have agreed with me as they turned down the opportunity to institute it in yesterday’s referendum. It’s true, there were problems with the Swiss proposal, the most important of …

10 Photography Curators You Should Follow on Flipboard

To get an education in photography, one simply has to look around. That’s not asking much. From advertisements to Instagram, the modern age is awash in images appearing before us from every possible angle. Adding to this is the convergence of cameras and mobile phones, which led to the world taking …

5 Important Things You Must-Have Before Starting A Photography Business

You may be at a crossroads. Perhaps you’ve watched Photography 101 and Lighting 101 and 201 and have spent countless hours photographing your …

Timeless Wisdom from Magnum’s David Hurn: Wear Good Shoes

Magnum photographer David Hurn has had the type of career one dreams of. He photographed stars like the Beatles and Sean Connery, and worked during …

Monochrome Manual

Dear friends, I am excited to announce my new free book: “<i>Monochrome Manual</i>.” It is a brief 34-page handbook on the basics of black-and-white …

Street Photography

9 Architectural Photography Tutorials to Help You Get the Right Shot

While drawing or even writing about architecture can be a great way to be expressive in the field, today architectural photography is by far the most …

77 percent of users never use an app again 72 hours after installing

Nobody’s really arguing anymore over whether the future will be mobile. Apps have become one of the primary ways we engage ideas, each other, and the world around us. This trend is only expected to increase in the future, so right now app development is as hot as the surface of the sun and getting …

Apps

Why some cultures love the tastes you hate

Why do some cultures find one taste delectable and another disgusting? BBC Future investigates.<p>When I was visiting Shanghai, I learned to avoid a certain alley on my walk to the underground system. It always smelled incredibly, almost unbelievably bad – like there was an open sewer on the sidewalk. …

Is bacon dangerous? The science behind food trends

Nutrition,Nutrition,Food science,Diets and dieting,Health & wellbeing,Food & drink,Life and style,Science<p>Is fat really bad for you? Should we consume less salt? And what’s wrong with gluten, anyway? A science writer and a consultant cardiologist separate fact from fiction<p>Have you ever wondered why …

Holistic Medicine

Can design transform social impact?

In a 2013 <i>Wired</i> interview, Melinda Gates was asked a simple question:<p>“<i>What innovation do you think is changing the most lives in the developing world?”</i><p>…

How to Apply Design Thinking—to Your Own Life

A review of Ayse Birsel's "Design the Life You Love: A Step-by-Step Guide to Building a Meaningful Future"<p>A New Year's resolution is the easiest …

Microsoft launches PowerApps, allowing you to build business apps without any coding skills

Microsoft today launched PowerApps, a new service that allows business users to easily create a basic mobile or Web-based app without requiring codes.<p>Available in preview from today, the idea behind it is to take more business apps to mobile, instead of being tied to the PC as they have been …

Apps