Leslie Woods

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What Is A Think Week & Why You Need To Take One

R<p>eading regularly is probably one of the best practices you can engage in. It gives you an avenue to improve your memory, spark new ideas, gain …

Productivity

15 Thanksgiving Appetizers and Snacks for Maximum Overeating

When I was growing up, Thanksgiving was always a marathon day of food. Sure, dinner was an elaborate affair, but we actually started eating hours before sitting down at the table, and the appetizers were as important as the turkey and mashed potatoes. We blamed the snacking on the fact that dinner …

Cooking

uBeam Declassifies Secrets To Try To Prove Wireless Power Is Possible

It must violate the laws of physics. It must be dangerous. It must be impossible. This is what critics have concluded despite not actually knowing the details behind uBeam’s wireless power technology. So rather than let the rumors swirl, today uBeam revealed a bunch of details about how far, how …

Kroger is building the grocery store of the future

For example, few customers probably are aware that every time they walk into a Kroger, an infrared camera notes their arrival.<p>In 2012, Kroger rolled out QueVision, a technology platform that uses sensors and predictive analytics to feed managers real-time data — the first and currently only system …

Have We Reached Peak Juice?

What happens when there are more juice bars than juice consumers.<p>"You're going to go to a club with a DJ spinning music and see juice in the bottle service area where people used to buy cocktails and Red Bull. People aren't even going to ask, ‘What happened to Red Bull?' because they'll already …

Los Angeles

Healthy Food Delivery Startup Thistle Raises $1 Million And Pivots To A Subscription Model

Fresh juice delivery turned healthy meal delivery startup Thistle switched over to a subscription-based healthy food business today.<p>Thistle launched last summer in San Francisco’s Mission neighborhood. I remember walking by one day and seeing a pop-up out in front of West of Pecos. I can’t recall …

startups

Don't Go West, Young Entrepreneur

Why up-and-coming innovators should think twice before following the siren call from Silicon Valley.<p>If Silicon Valley were to define itself in a word, it may well be “disruption.” And for a select few, the definition would fit like a glove, which would likely be fitted with biometric sensors that …

Taco Bell Builds Its First Shipping Container Store

Here’s what it means to the whole chalupa.<p>Taco Bell is an unintentional architectural icon. The fast-food chain’s aging white brick buildings from the 1970s and ’80s are unmistakable, even decades later, when so many have been inhabited by other businesses.<p>Today at SXSW in Austin, the company has …

Taco Bell

Brown University creates first wireless, implanted brain-computer interface - ExtremeTech

By on March 4, 2013 at 8:03 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Researchers at Brown University have …

Neuroscience

This Tablet Is So Hands-Free You Can Control It With Your Brain

2 min read<p>What if all you had to do was think of, say, <i>House of Cards</i> and the Netflix app on your tablet magically turned it on? It could be possible soon -- no thanks to magic but to some crazy technology.<p>Forget motion control. Or even voice-activation technology. Tech giant Samsung is said to be …

Gear & Gadgets

Best advice from CEOs: 40 execs' secrets to success

Warren Buffett<p><b>Chairman and CEO—</b><b>Berkshire Hathaway</b><p>Advice for young women: “You do the same thing a male will do. You follow your passions. You find …

Start Now: A Step By Step, Tough Love Guide To Saving For Retirement In Your 20s

As Stuart Ritter instructed new T. Rowe Price hires on the retirement savings options available to them, a woman in the back of the room at a recent orientation started pounding on the table in front of her. The 53 year-old told her mostly 20-something colleagues that after she graduated from …

How Your Thoughts Create Your Brain | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Of course you know that your thoughts are generated by your brain. But you may not have considered that in many very real ways, your thoughts <i>create</i> …

The Brain

101 Thought Provoking Questions to Ask Yourself Before It’s Too Late | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

This is your chance to live the life you wish you had.<p>You could close down this article right now, pretend that you never saw it, and go on living …

Motivation

Light switches memories on and off | Mo Costandi

Researchers use optogenetics to provide the first hard evidence that long-term potentiation at brain synapses is crucial for memory formation<p>A team of researchers from the University of California, San Diego, has determined the cellular mechanism of memory formation, putting an end to decades of …

The 7 Top Habits of High Achievers | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

What separates the high achievers from the also ran’s, the scorers from the mediocre, the successful from the ordinary. The answer greatly lies in …

Motivation

How to Raise Kids Who Become Great Adults | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

When you ask parents of any background what they want, you will overwhelmingly get this response:<p>“I want to raise great kids.”<p>Curiously, that is not …

Parenting

5 Ways To Feel More Spiritually Connected | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

I’m a spiritual medium; I communicate important messages and insights from the dead to the living, and the way I do this is by going inward and …

Spirituality

What is Consciousness? | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

What is consciousness? Language is often thought to be the tool of consciousness and evidence for the kind of consciousness that makes humans …

Student Loan Forgiveness: Available for Many, Used by Few

A few weeks ago, I went on HuffPost Live to talk about current student loan forgiveness programs and the stunning lack of public knowledge about them.<p>The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recently released a report showing that more than one-quarter of America's workforce -- more than 33 …

Airbnb Has Now Served 9M Guests Since Being Founded, Up From 4M At The End Of Last Year

Airbnb continues to grow at an amazing pace, and now has served a total of 9 million guests in the five years since being founded. At Y Combinator’s annual Startup School event today, Airbnb co-founder and CTO Nate Blecharczyk demonstrated what hockey stick-like growth looks like after several …

Can a blood test detect autism? Google Ventures is betting it can

As autism grows more prevalent, early detection is crucial<p>The chances a child will receive a diagnosis of autism has increased 72 percent over the last five years, a dramatic rise that has stumped many health care experts. While there is no cure for autism, early detection and treatment in the form …

Why Brain Surgeons Want Help From A Maggot-Like Robot

Brain surgery is a dicey business. Even the most experienced surgeons can damage healthy tissue while trying to root out tumors deep inside the brain.<p>Researchers from the University of Maryland are working on a solution, and it sounds like something out of a sci-fi movie. They're developing a tiny, …

Time Travel Is Possible But Only To The Future, English Physicist Says

We may be able to book our ticket to the future someday -- it'll just be a one-way trip.<p>In a presentation at the British Science Festival, particle physicist Brian Cox said that time travel is possible but only in one direction.<p>"The central question is, can you build a time machine? The answer is …

21 Beauty Secrets Southern Belles Swear By

One of our fondest memories of southern belle beauty comes from the film "Gone with the Wind." Scarlett O'Hara (portrayed by Vivien Leigh) struggled with conforming to society's ideal of behaving like a lady, but the brunette actress looked beautiful as ever in her rebellious state.<p>Beauty standards …

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