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How to use search like a pro: 10 tips and tricks for Google and beyond

Search engines are pretty good at finding what you’re looking for these days, but sometimes they still come up short. For those occasions there are a few little known tricks which come in handy.<p>So here are some tips for better googling (as it’s the most popular search engine) but many will work on …

AdWords

The 7-Minute Ab Workout

This awesome routine leaves no core muscle untouched<p>Back in the 90s, “8-Minute Abs” was all the rage for a while. It even led to a joke: “You know what’s better than 8-Minute Abs?”<p>“7-Minute Abs!”<p>No, it wasn’t funny, and of course we all know you can’t get great abs in 7 minutes. (Or 8 minutes.)<p>But …

This is how Fitbit employees monitor each other’s health

At Fitbit, there’s no such thing as a mid-week slump. By the time Wednesday rolls around, all employees know the drill: Show up at the office in sweats and yoga pants, and get ready to work out at a moment’s notice for Work Out Wednesday, or WOW for short.<p>Work Out Wednesday, a weekly occurrence …

Employment

Seven Start-Ups From Israel That You May Want To Watch

If you’ve been following this column over the past two weeks, no doubt you are wondering, “OK, <i>which</i> start-ups from Israel – Start-up Nation – do you actually like?” I spent a full week in Israel – as part of a delegation of entrepreneurs from Silicon Valley – earlier last month. We met so many …

Startups

Apple just made a big move that could take next-gen iPhone cameras to the next level

Apple today confirmed to the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> its $20 million acquisition of LinX Computational Imaging, a company with some incredible camera …

Mobile wallet app Yoyo eyes US expansion after a $10 million round of new investment funding

Launched at the start of 2014, Yoyo is one of an increasingly crowded field of mobile apps that lets users pay for goods with their smartphones. It distinguishes itself with its narrow focus — university campuses — and its ability to offer deals to its customers and marketing data to retailers.<p>Over …

A Coloring Book for City Lovers

Fantastic Cities is filled with intricate urban worlds.<p>Adult coloring books are a thing now, according to the <i>New York Times</i>. And while we wouldn't blame you for pooh-poohing the latest trend piece from the paper of record, we have to admit that this new book of DIY cityscapes is downright exquisite.<p>…

World's Largest Drone Manufacturer DJI Seeking To Raise at $10 Billion Valuation

DJI, the world’s largest consumer drone manufacturer, is seeking to raise money at a $10 billion valuation at least three sources confirmed with FORBES. While it’s unclear how much money the Shenzhen, China-based company is looking to raise, those familiar with the talks said that the funding …

Venture Capital

Why Startups Like Uber, Airbnb, and SpaceX Succeed, While Others Fail

What’s most important for the success of your project? Is it the team? Funding? Timing? Idea? Business model? Recently I heard Bill Gross, one of the …

Is Kefir the Next Superfood? Introducing the Healthy Snack of Your Future

Once upon a time, I was a slender seventeen-year-old who decided to spend a year in a seaside Crimean town on a student exchange. Given the local emphasis on nonprocessed food, I planned on maintaining my relatively healthy diet from the States—and suspected that maybe it would even improve. But …

Liberal Arts Majors Are 'The Most Desirable Employees': Boom Brands Talk Road To Millennial Success

It’s hard to find a millennial today that’s never been enticed by a Buzzfeed listicle, rented from Chegg or Rent the Runway, or tried on a pair of Warby Parker glasses. Something about these boom brands resonates with the demographic.<p>The leaders of these millennial-minded companies and more spoke …

Humanities

These New Videos from Nike Women Will Inspire You to Kick Some Exercise Ass

Fitness challenge? You're about to handle it.<p>Nike<p>You know how, sometimes, before a workout, exercising feels like the last thing you want to do—how, sometimes, when you're in the <i>middle</i> of a workout, it feels like the last thing you want to do—and then, afterward, it feels like the best decision you …

Why Swimming Is the Best Cardio Workout There Is

Blood flow to the brain increased by up to 14 percent when men submerged themselves in water up to their hearts, according to a <i>Journal of Physiology</i> …

Blended Learning Research: The Seven Studies You Need to Know

<i>By guest blogger Michelle R. Davis</i><p>One of the biggest complaints about blended learning is that educators don't know if it really has a positive …

Education Technology

The Erlich Bachman Guide to Doing Business in Silicon Valley

The show's witless stoner is also its voice of reason.<p>The show's witless stoner is also its voice of reason.

Silicon Valley

6 IoT Startups That Make Connecting Things To The Cloud A Breeze

The ubiquitous network connectivity, affordable compute power combined with rich insights make IoT valuable for enterprises and consumers. The convergence of devices, cloud, and analytics is creating an opportunity for independent software vendors and system integrators. Developers are preparing …

Internet of Things

The 'University Of Everywhere' Isn't For Everyone: The Future Of Learning Will Be A Big Tent

Last May, I used this column to argue that Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are more like health clubs than hospitals:<p>Providing free access to a gym will encourage lots of healthy, motivated people to use it and get healthier. And that would be a good thing; healthier people will avoid costly …

Higher Education

The Most Powerful Food Combinations

What's more fascinating, however, is that the evolution between eater and eaten might answer the long-held question about why humans live longer, healthier lives on traditional diets. As researchers work to unravel the complexities of the interactions of the foods we eat, try these combinations, …

4 Reasons Introverts Make Some Of The Best Entrepreneurs

Introverts bring a few key strengths to the table that extroverts are more likely to lack. Here’s how great leaders harness them.<p>Do introverts, especially those who are shy, have what it takes to be entrepreneurs?<p>Tick off the personality traits you imagine a successful business owner should have, …

Silicon Valley: Anything is possible in the Disneyland of startups

Talk is cheap. Many people have great ideas for startups, but it's those who follow through from idea to market who distinguish themselves from the wantrapreneurs.<p>We knew that planning a group trip from Ottawa to Silicon Valley was no different in terms of the type execution needed. It took us …

Dropbox confirms it's been secretly working on a Google Docs and Evernote killer

Composer, which looks like an online word processor similar to Evernote and Google Docs, was available very briefly before users had access cut off multiple reports said.<p>According to people who tried it, Composer is a note-taking tool that allows for multiple users to edit and share files …

Are you a ‘Rebel’ or an ‘Obliger’? How knowing your “habit tendency” can help you change

Gretchen Rubin, author of the bestselling books, “The Happiness Project” and “Happier at Home,” calls herself a street scientist: she’s fascinated not just by human nature, but how we as humans can change. In her new book, “Better than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives “ Rubin puts …

Happiness

The 5 Daily Rituals That Will Make You Happy

You know what percentage of people are really happy? Not “oh, life is pretty good”, I mean people who are <i>flourishing</i>. They feel their lives are …

Happiness

What MOOCs Have and Haven't Done for Education

When I began writing about MOOCs a couple of years ago, much of the furor revolved around the imminent demise of classroom education. That hasn’t happened. For example, they are a valid, complementary offering at institutions of higher education like Pennsylvania State University. For businesses …

Higher Education

What Tinder Did For Dating, Tableau Wants To Do For Spreadsheets

One of Pixar’s founding employees and the ex-CTO of Lucasfilm have a new mission: Reinventing data analysis for the masses.<p>You may not have heard of Tableau, the Seattle-based software firm that helps Fortune 500 companies make sense of their massive spreadsheets. You may not even care about …

Europe And Tech: Who's Hot?

Silicon Valley showed the world how powerful and inspiring a strong tech sector can be, to an entrepreneurial culture and a nation’s economy. It’s no surprise, now, that everyone wants in the game.<p>The world over, countries are pushing to develop their tech credentials in a big way. Europe – …

Startups

Quickie Makes Conversations Disappear, Like Real Life

A new app called Quickie, from the developers behind email app Hop, aims to make mobile conversations just like real life by sending messages as soon as they’re created and deleting them as soon as they’re read.<p>The app is touted as a “live messaging app for the next generation” and it keeps it dead …

Apps

4 Ways Hormones Eff With Your Weight

It's no surprise, then, that they can also play a major role in weight loss. "When your hormones are in balance, everything about you—from the inside out—functions and looks its best," says <i>20 Pounds Younger</i> "life stylist" Alisa Vitti, an integrative nutritionist and hormone expert. On the flip …