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Standing desks 'increase pain' and slow down mental ability - new study

Standing desks increase bodily pain and slow down people’s cognitive functions at work, new research suggests.<p>Experts have warned that despite the “feverish” trend towards adopting the adjustable desks, there is little solid evidence to support their use, as well as concerns they may do more harm …

Research

The keto diet, explained

Is eating a lot of fat really the best way to lose weight?<p>It’s why people are putting grass-fed butter in their coffee, fasting for days, and replacing their cereal and pasta with eggs and avocados.<p>The ketogenic diet has become a Silicon Valley obsession and the diet du jour that supposedly keeps …

Diabetes

How To: Make Anonymous Calls from Your iPhone

When you don't want somebody you're calling to know the real phone number associated with your iPhone, whether it's for privacy reasons, to avoid …

Identity Theft

The 16:8 Fasting Diet

A Simple Guide to Time Restricted Feedings<p>Get Lean, Reveal Your Gains<p>Stick with this fitness thing long enough and you'll notice that everything gets …

Holistic Medicine

The 5 Big Problems With Blockchain Everyone Should Be Aware Of

Blockchain is often touted as a world-changing technology and in many ways, it is. However, it isn’t necessarily the cure-all panacea for the world’s problems that many evangelists would have you believe.<p>Here’s a breakdown of some of the issues with blockchain that anyone thinking of using it …

Blockchain

Meet The Founder Of The Latest Must-Have App

Based in Berlin, born in India, educated at Harvard business school, Naren Shaam’s own past has the tenets of any good travel story. So perhaps it’s no surprise that after a career in finance in New York and working as a global product manager in the auto industry, again in the US, he then …

Innovation

Is your mobile platform ready for the future of intelligent bots?

<i>Intelligent bots are the future of mobile engagement, but they need the right platform to support them. Here’s what to look for – and what your</i> …

How to sell yourself in 30 seconds and leave people wanting more

How do you get people interested in you when you only have 30 seconds?<p>Whether you're in a job interview, networking at a cocktail party, or happen to …

Employment

Why Your Brain Clings To False Beliefs (Even When It Knows Better)

We evolved to be not just gullible, but stubborn.<p>How do you calculate a dog’s age in human years? Most people think you just multiply by seven, but they’re wrong. It’s just a made-up number that’s been circulating since the 13th century. Where did we get beliefs like this, and how do they persist …

Critical Thinking

14 Teeth Whiteners That Actually Really, Really Work

Charcoal powder, whitening paste, and LED kits that won't break the bank but will definitely whiten your smile!!<p><b>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a small share of sales from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock</b> …

Dentistry

25 words you should use on your resume if you want to get more interviews

When it comes to making hiring decisions, including "team player language" on your resume makes it less likely you'll get an offer.<p>So, how do you write a great resume that uses language that will get you hired?<p>A lot of well-meaning people will suggest you should use "action verbs." But that's fast …

Employment

Virtual fitting room lets customers try any piece of clothing

Add / Remove One downside of ordering clothing online is that you can’t see what you look until the clothing has arrived. If it doesn’t fit or looks …

Springwise

Learn to code and create with new gaming device https://www.springwise.com/learn-code-create-new-gaming-de…/

Interactive and practical retail space pilots new emerging brands

A new concept in retail space allows retailers to rent temporary, turnkey micro-spaces in malls.<p>12 Dec 2017<p>We have recently seen innovations in …

AI-enabled self-ordering kiosks offer a customized interactive experience

Add / Remove We have already seen how automation has created efficiency in a number of industries, from sales to farming. Now, a restaurant chain is …

Display screen offers alternative to augmented reality headset

A new 4K screen offers mixed-reality experiences without the use of special eyewear.<p>25 Jan 2018<p>Despite AR and VR headsets being an attractive display …

Retail partnership launches new online mall accepting only cryptocurrency

Add / Remove A partnership between iFashion Group and Asian electronic payments provider MC Payment, has announced an online mall in Singapore called …

How bots are making banking better

By John Lorinc<p>The feeling of dread is nearly universal in our credit-addled society: Even as bills pile up and that retirement fund demands care and …

Artificial Intelligence

Government will let homeowners add two storey extensions with planning reforms to ease housing crisis

The government has said it will loosen planning rules in a bid to ease the housing crisis, with homeowners being given permission to build …

Housing

Alzheimer’s could be spotted seven years before symptoms appear with simple memory test

Alzheimer’s could be spotted seven years before symptoms first appear with a simple memory test developed by University College London.<p>Currently 850,000 people are living with dementia in Britain a figure set to rise to more than one million by 2025.<p>Yet so far all drug trials to reverse the …

Neuroscience

The 20 best Amazon Alexa skills and tips

Many of us have welcomed our first smart assistant into the home, with Amazon's Echo smart home hub bringing the Alexa voice assistant into households across the country.<p>Alexa is the Amazon voice assistant. Launched in 2014, it provides a way to ask questions, play music, get news bulletins or …

Smart Homes

Forget Cryptocurrencies: You're Better Off Buying These 3 Stocks

Don't gamble on bitcoin and other digital currencies. These stocks are much smarter plays.<p>Cryptocurrencies are exciting. They're also extremely …

Investing

Project Management Best Practices

I’ve been running web design, development and marketing projects for close to 20 years now and have seen my fair share of terrible situations where I …

Project Management

10 Questions You Should Ask About Risk Management

Rapid change seems to be the order of the day, as the speed and complexity of business continue to increase. Technological advances such as cloud …

Management

From Data to Decision: What Executives Should Expect from Their Dashboards

Smart dashboard design isn't just about watching performance, but understanding it.<p>If you run or work for a major enterprise, useful data is never in short supply, as an IT Director at a Fortune 500 company may see, analyze, and record enough information in a single day to fill up a phone book or …

Data Visualization

Steve Jobs's Advice on the Only 4 Times You Should Say 'No' Is Brilliant

With so many things coming our way every day, Steve Jobs calls us back to the importance of focus with one prophetic quote.<p>In the frantic pace of life to do more and be more, we hardly think about the importance of <i>focus.</i><p>That's why, for those free-spirited, creative-thinkers and entrepreneurs …

Time Management

The Truth About Blockchain

Contracts, transactions, and the records of them are among the defining structures in our economic, legal, and political systems. They protect assets and set organizational boundaries. They establish and verify identities and chronicle events. They govern interactions among nations, organizations, …

Blockchain

Learn how to build 25 different websites for less than $10

Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable's commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, …

Web Design

We've interviewed nearly 50 millionaires about how they invest their money — here are 5 strategies anyone can implement

<i>Each week on a podcast called "Millionaires Unveiled," Clark Sheffield and Jace Mattinson, both certified public accountants, interview a millionaire — someone with a current net worth of over $1 million. They ask them to share their story, investment strategies, and current portfolio …

Retirement

The 20 best smartphones in the world

Mobile World Congress, the wireless industry's annual global confab, is about a month away. Every year MWC kicks off a series of announcements from phone manufacturers about new devices.<p>In addition to offering consumers new choices, the new devices also typically lead us to revise our list of top …

Mobile Technology