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22 Kickass Bootcamp Exercises That Will Destroy Your Spare Tire

Use them to create your own high-intensity metabolic bootcamp workout<p><i>Men’s Health</i> Next Top Trainer Gideon Akande is known in Chicago for his high-intensity metabolic bootcamp classes—and now he’s showing you how to create them, too.<p>Check out his favorite bootcamp moves in the video above. Then pick …

In This Classroom, Knowledge Is Overrated

Sugata Mitra is looking for a question.<p>“We need a really strong, powerful question,” he says to a couple dozen fourth graders at John B. Russwurm PS …

Is this the best way of solving education problems?

“When you get teachers in a room together, problems are solved,” says Tennessee high school teacher Jodie Higgs. Florida Middle school teacher …

Steps for Applying Design Thinking to Build and Evolve Schools

Asking users about their needs can open up the possibilities of what can be addressed by schools. As a result of design thinking, one school created …

How to Present to a Small Audience

It’s easy to associate delivering presentations with standing in front of an audience and gesturing toward projected slides. However, many meetings or pitches involve fewer than ten participants in a room, where everyone remains seated and walks through the same slide deck together. This is quite a …

Sharing Economy in Cities: Moving Towards a More Inclusive Urban Future

The sharing economy makes headlines daily: from anti-Uber protests across Europe to Airbnb's recent $10 billion valuation.

We're all being mined for data – but who are the real winners?

It's exactly a year since Edward Snowden's revelations about NSA and GCHQ surveillance began to reach the public domain. As a result, we now know quite a lot about the ways the NSA and its overseas franchises have mastered "big data" technology to hoover up our metadata and monitor our clickstreams …

7 Tech Logos Before They Became Iconic

<i>Dominic Smith is a senior writer and content strategist for Rackspace Digital, the digital marketing infrastructure specialists.</i><p>Logos are an essential part of a brand’s identity. A great logo encapsulates the personality and promise of the business behind it.<p>Some of the world’s most ubiquitous …

The 10 Best Design Books Of 2013

No matter how convenient Kindles are, they will never do justice to beautifully printed, full-color art and design books. (And reading them often doubles as a workout–the big ones require serious biceps to even lift.)<p>See more of the year’s best design: <br>Branding <br>Houses <br>Interfaces <br>Apps <br>Photo Essays …

Παπανδρόπουλος: Ο κρατισμός τρώει την Ελλάδα

Ο δημόσιος τομέας δεν πρόκειται ποτέ να μειωθεί στην Ελλάδα. Οι άνθρωποι που βρίσκονται σε αυτόν είναι οι καλύτεροι πελάτες του πολιτικού συστήματος …

AliveCor ECG comes to Android, transmits your palpitations to Instagram

If you've been gazing longingly at the AliveCor Heart Monitor but an Android affinity has kept you out in the cold, its developer has good news. Starting today, AliveCor's clinical-quality (and now FDA-approved) ECG is compatible with the Samsung Galaxy S III, S4 and the HTC One. The device itself …

MongoDB Raises $150 Million To Become New York's Most Important Tech Company

The paint was still fresh when I visited MongoDB’s offices in July. The company had recently moved to a 30,000 square foot space, twice the size of their previous digs, to make room for their swelling ranks. Dwight Merriman, the company’s founder, chairman and former CEO, took a break from coding …

How Schools Design Classroom Games for Learning

There are seven components to game-play that aptly fit curriculum design.<p>Challenge is constant<br>• Everything is interconnected<br>• Failure is reframed as …

How does the Earth’s gravity help keep satellites in orbit? From the team at This is Real Art, watch this explainer about the physics of…

How does the Earth’s gravity help keep satellites in orbit? From the team at This is Real Art, watch this explainer about the physics of orbiting satellites. It’s one in a series of informational vids published by Astra, a satellite service provider in Europe.<p>There's more gravity (or a lack of it) in the archives.

Owlet, A Bootie That Tells You How Your Baby Is Breathing, Hits The Crowdfunding Trail

The lives of new parents are fraught with stress but now the weight of knowing whether or not your wee one is breathing can be lifted. Owlet is a small bootie that the baby wears while sleeping. It signals heartrate and respiration and you can check in on the little shaver via a mobile device. As a …

Pricing

Plans Available for Every Team<p>Amount shown is price per user but billed on an annual basis.<p>Free<p>5 Users<p>A simple, shared task<br>list for small teams<p>Free<p>A …

Buffer

All you need to plan and schedule your social media posts<p>Engage like never before with customers on social media<p>Analyze the performance of your …

Loggly, A Splunk Competitor, Raises $10.5M For Cloud-Centric Approach To Log Management

Loggly, the cloud-based log management service, has raised $10.5 million from new investors Cisco and Data Collective. Trinity Ventures, True Ventures and Matrix Partners also participated in the round, bringing the total investment to $20.9 million for the San Francisco company.<p>The SaaS provider …

Typeform Raises €550K Seed Round To Help You Build Beautiful Device-Agnostic Online Surveys And Forms

Typeform, the Barcelona, Spain-based startup that takes the heavy-lifting out of creating user-friendly surveys and other types of online forms, has raised a €550,000 seed round led by Berlin-based VC Point Nine Capital, and Warsaw’s RTAventures.<p>Founded by Robert Munoz and David Okuniev, and …

Smart Thermostat Market Heating Up As Tado Raises $2.6M For Its European Nest

With Nest, the smart thermostat startup founded by ex-Apple iPod chief Tony Fadell, seemingly getting closer to a UK launch, TechCrunch has learned that European competitor Tado has raised a further $2.6 million from previous backers Target Partners, and Shortcut Ventures.<p>The Munich, Germany-based …

BITalino Is A Low Cost, Modular Bio-Signal Sensor Kit That Makes It Quicker & Easier To Build Medical Devices & Health Tracker Apps

As the quantified self movement continues to pick up momentum, the range of consumer devices tracking physiological signals is set to expand. But harvesting bio-signals requires specialist kit — which can be either expensive to buy or tricky to put together yourself for prototyping purposes, unless …

Running on "E"

Train on an empty tank to boost your fuel efficiency.<p>It's an indisputable fact that to run far and fast, you need to start out fully fueled. But during their prep for the Toronto Waterfront Marathon last fall, elite Canadian runners Reid Coolsaet and Eric Gillis adopted an unconventional approach: …

IT Doesn’t Matter (to CEOs)

In 2003 Nicholas Carr wrote a provocative article for HBR titled “IT Doesn’t Matter,” in which he stated:<p><i>“IT is best seen as the latest in a series of broadly adopted technologies that have reshaped industry over the past two centuries — from the steam engine and the railroad to the telegraph and</i> …

The drugs do work: my life on brain enhancers Could an unlicensed mind pill restore the energy lost to multiple sclerosis? For a novelist who feared her working life was over, it was worth the risk… http://gu.com/p/3ffkm/tw?CMP=NECNETTXT766 Illustration: Noma Bar

You've Run A Marathon - What Next?

Just because you've conquered your biggest challenge to date in the form of a marathon doesn't mean that you have to give up all your hard-won …

Goal of Eating More Protein Linked to Weight Loss

Middle-aged women who focused on protein intake succeeded in losing weight.<p>There are at least as many diet plans as there are dieters. According to a survey published in the <i>Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior</i>, one successful tact might be having "eating more protein" as a guiding goal.<p>In …

Nutrition