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4 Short Lessons on How to Learn a New Skill

Repetition is not enough. You need knowledge and an outside eye.<p>Learning a new skill: It's exciting, it's empowering--and it's intimidating. But don't think so hard at the get-go.<p>You need motivation.<p>Remember, the first thing you have to do is simply to begin. And your beginning probably began long …

How to Start a Tech Company Without a Techie Co-founder (or Any Money)

Have an idea for a tech company, but no tech experience and no cash? No problem--here's a step-by-step guide to get you started.<p>It seems impossible at first. When we have a great tech idea, most of us who are not developers never pursue our vision because we don't have a co-founder with a technical …

A Shopping Assistant for Everyone

The Overview device provides shoppers with an innovative, highly visual feedback experience capable of offering audio reviews on products purchased …

Leadership Lessons From a Corporate Trailblazer Who Has Managed 70,000 Employees

Vicki Escarra took a job as a flight attendant with Delta her first year out of college. While working a charter flight transporting the board of directors, she met the CEO, who asked what her plans were for her time at the company.<p>Escarra said she wouldn't be staying at Delta long, as she planned …

Leadership

26 Foods You've Been Eating All Wrong

Much of the day is spent on autopilot. Redundant tasks like cooking food or stuffing your face with as many cookies as possible don't require much …

15 Homemade Facials to Keep Your Summer Glow

It's hard to work on your tan when you've got dull, dry skin getting in the way.<p>Summer weather may mean more time at the beach, but it also means …

5 Essential Reads for Startup Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For entrepreneurs to stay afloat in the startup world, they have to be able to learn on the fly. Otherwise, they will just sink.<p>While I believe the best lessons come from actual experience, founders can also learn a great deal from …

Entrepreneurship

‘Mitro’ Password Manager Seen as Free, Open Source Alternative to 1Password

Creating strong, unique passwords is one thing, but remembering every single one of them you created for each website, now that’s a challenge. That’s …

Apps

Yo: Why the latest 'hot' app will destroy your faith in the Internet

Why is Yo? Who invested in it? What is happening in the world?<p>First, let's define the terms. This new-ish app Yo claims to be "The simplest & most efficient communication tool in the world," a "single-tap zero character communication tool." You install it on your iPhone or your Android phone, you …

3-D Printable Luggage May Make Schlepping Obsolete

Just e-mail yourself a 3-D printable file of your stuff. Finnish design wiz sees easy times for the future of luggage.<p>It’s never fun to lug around all your stuff. In lieu of that, we make tech to make traveling easier. But what if you didn’t have to pack things in tiny bags, jam luggage shut, yank …

Kelpies Timelapse: Watch the Construction of Andy Scott’s 100 Ft. Steel Equine Statues | Colossal

<p>Although major construction on Andy Scott’s imposing ‘Kelpies’ sculptures near Falkirk, Scotland ended last November, this new timelapse from the …

IDC Canada survey says 'smartphones are increasingly affecting the way Canadians shop'

Canadians are finding new ways to find lower prices by “showrooming.” The official definition of showrooming “is the practice of examining …

BlackBerry may exit handset business, John Chen says

BlackBerry Ltd would consider exiting its handset business if it remains unprofitable, its chief executive officer said on Wednesday, as the …

4 Tips for Navigating Your Local Tech Scene

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Having a great idea is only half the battle.<p>As any seasoned entrepreneur or investor will tell you, execution and the ability to sell are the real bridges between success and failure. Given that heightened importance of execution, a …

Entrepreneurship

Supersimple Tip to Improve Your Customer Service

One easy change to make sure your customer feedback reaches the employees who can really do something about it.<p>"We listen to our customers."<p>That's the thing about some clichés--they're often repeated because they should be (and sometimes are) true. The old trope of paying attention to customer …

What Your Logo’s Color Says About Your Company (Infographic)

Understanding the science behind color could increase the effectiveness of your company’s branding methods.<p>When it comes to identifying your brand, your logo is probably the first thing your customers will think of.<p>While honing the narrative and message behind your logo should of course be your …

23 Ways Capitalism Is Saving the World

• Restoring sight<br>• Cheaper food<br>• Solar Toilets<br>• No More Bosses<br>• Meals In a Glass<br>• Better Boxes<br>• …and More!<p>Poverty. Illiteracy. Depleting energy resources. Some of …

Sustainability

Amazon launches Amazon Dash for delivery of groceries, household items

(Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc launched a new product named Amazon Dash on Friday that allows the user to add groceries and household goods to their shopping lists using the company’s AmazonFresh service.<p>An Amazon Fresh delivery van moves down Pico Bloulevard in Los Angeles, California, June 14, 2013. …

How YouTube’s Next Lab Can Quadruple A Channel’s Subscribers

Even the best comedian’s jokes aren’t funny if you can’t hear them. Ben Relles, Next Lab’s head of programming strategy, is here to help.<p>Like many comedians on YouTube, Franchesca Ramsey was struggling to break out. She clearly had the talent: One spoof, in which she mocked the self-importance of …

Leaos 2.0 : Carbon Fiber e-Bike Features Italian Style

<b>Leaos 2.0</b>, a carbon fiber e-bike now comes with more elgant and mature design, completed with NuVinci automatic shifting. The company says that …

A 3-D Printed Desert Tower Made Of Sand

When erecting skyscrapers in the desert, why not build out of the most plentiful material around? That’s the idea behind a new proposal for a group of 3-D printed sand skyscrapers, a scientific research facility called “Sand Babel.” The speculative design earned an honorable mention in eVolo …

What It’s Really Like To Name Products For A Living

Professional namer Nancy Friedman reveals what it’s like naming everything from chairs to medical devices. (Hint: not easy!)<p>It must be the best job in the world, to name things. “That car is a Jaguar! Now give me my money!” Nancy Friedman has spent the last 20 years as a self-proclaimed “chief …

America's Coolest College Startups 2014

For the sixth year running, Inc. spotlights the nation's top startups taking campuses by storm.<p>Not long ago, people would call college "kids" who started businesses quaint. Now they call them the boss.<p>Helped in part by low-cost technologies and an increased prevalence of entrepreneurship training …

Lemon Water Can Really Improve Your Morning (And Day)

We're all always looking for easy tricks to improve our lives, and time and again, one keeps coming up — the completely wonderful health benefits of …

10 Phrases Great Speakers Never Say

Want to ruin a presentation in seconds? Just drop in one of these sentences.<p>While it's really hard to immediately win over a crowd, it's really easy for a speaker to lose the room within the first few minutes of a presentation.<p>To make sure you don't lose your audience, here's Boris Veldhuijzen van …

8 Conversational Habits That Kill Credibility

If you avoid these common errors, you'll be more believable and command more respect.<p>Dressing for success may create a good impression, but people judge your intelligence and credibility based upon what comes out of your mouth. Based upon working with the readers of my free weekly newsletter, here …

How to Get Employees to Care as Much as You Do

Ken Blanchard, author of The One Minute Manager, explains how Southwest Airlines sold workers on its business mission.<p><b>To build a valuable company</b> you can walk away from—whether by selling it or just to leave for a vacation—requires that you figure out how to get your employees to care as much as …

You only need to be 1 per cent better every day to reach your goals. Here are three ways to do it

<i>Welcome to Health Advisor, where contributors share their knowledge in fields ranging from fitness to psychology, pediatrics to aging. Follow us</i> @Globe_Health<i>.</i><p><i>Dr. Greg Wells is an assistant professor in kinesiology at the University of Toronto and an associate scientist in physiology and</i> …

Move Over Product Design, UX Is The Future

Rick Wise, CEO of Lippincott, says experience innovation is the next design imperative. Here are five things you can do this year to make that happen.<p>Editor’s Note<p>2/17/14<p>Happy Presidents’ Day! To celebrate, we’re revisiting some of our most popular stories of the year. Enjoy.<p>For decades, the most …

Get Homecooked Takeout Food Delivered Straight From Your Neighbor’s Kitchen

Segal explains that the idea was born of frustration. The friends liked good food, but were sick of the standard takeout options, and they didn’t …

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