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Kettlebell Workout: Cycle 3, Week 10, Day 1

<b>Welcome to the Kettlebell workout from coach Dini Leopoldo.</b> Two new workouts are posted each week - on Tuesday and Thursday - and can be done on any …

A Marine veteran says a morning ritual he picked up in boot camp primes him for success every day

After graduating high school, Andrew Wittman was supposed follow to his parents into missionary work.<p>But he realized he wanted something completely different.<p>"I was the fat kid in high school that always got bullied, but I was never allowed to fight back," Wittman tells Business Insider. "I didn't …

Forget Resolutions. Try These 7 Ways To Design Your Life

If you’re busy making New Year’s resolutions, stop. Instead, try designing your year.<p>Planning your future, even in the form of something as seemingly simple as New Year’s resolutions, is what designers call a wicked problem.<p><i>6 Surefire Ways To Improve Your Financial Life In 2017</i><p>Wicked problems have …

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The merging of humans and machines is happening now

<b>The merging of machine capability and human consciousness is already happening. Writing exclusively for WIRED, DARPA director Arati Prabhkar outlines</b> …

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5 Social Media Studies That Will Boost Your Marketing Skills

To help you better understand the ever-changing social media landscape, check out these studies.<p>This story originally appeared on Buffer<p>We are very grateful for all the research that has been done on social media.<p>Social media studies have given us great ideas to improve our social media marketing, …

12 Facebook Groups To Join Before Quitting Your Day Job To Work For Yourself

One entrepreneur says Facebook is a bottomless resource for first-time business owners. You just have to know where to look.<p>I now generate 95% of my consulting clients through Facebook groups. But even before I built up my business on the social network, I relied on a handful of Facebook groups to …

What is Android Things? - Gary explains

Recently Google announced its new Internet of Things initiative based on Android, the aptly named Android Things. It was back in May 2015 that Google announced Project Brillo as its IoT operating system, but having looked at the feedback it received from developers about Brillo, Google decided to …

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7 books that will change the way you work in 2017

Over the past year, we've covered a bunch of books that redefine "work" and offer solid tips for making it a less terrible way to spend your time.<p>Our list is a diverse sampling of advice and strategies from business-school professors, psychologists, and career coaches — all with the same goal of …

Deep Learning the Stock Market

<i>Update 25.1.17 — Took me a while but</i> <i>here is an ipython notebook</i> <i>with a rough implementation</i><p>In the past few months I’ve been fascinated with “Deep …

Deep Learning

The Only Three Networking Emails You Need To Know How To Write

“Hi, you may not remember me, but . . . ” is a lame way to reintroduce yourself. Try this instead.<p>I’m all about being up front when you network. It’s helpful to be honest about why you’re reaching out (for example, you’re going through a job search or moving to a new city). It can combat nerves and …

Startup skills from Microsoft? How the tech giant is expanding its global innovation program

“Entrepreneurship. What does that mean? And can you teach it?” asks Darek Mazzone, a creative consultant at Microsoft Innovation Centers.<p>We often see …

3 Ways to Better Understand Your Emotions

Dealing effectively with emotions is a key leadership skill. And naming our emotions — what psychologists call <i>labeling</i> — is an important first step in dealing with them effectively. But it’s harder than it sounds; many of us struggle to identify what exactly we are feeling, and often times the most …

10 Free Online Courses to Increase Your Productivity

Increasing your productivity is a goal that many busy professionals, parents, students, and entrepreneurs share. Finding enough hours in the day to …

Science Says 92 Percent of People Don't Achieve Their Goals. Here's How the Other 8 Percent Do

If you're serious about goal-setting, here's what the high-achievers know that you may not.<p>Did you know that a staggering 92 percent of people that set New Year's goals never actually achieve them? That's according to research by the University of Scranton.<p>I've done it many times, and if you're …

The Seven Deadly Sins of User Experience Design

If you want a competitive advantage, nothing is better than offering a great experience to your customers. But then, you know that if you are reading …

6 Books That Should Be on Every Entrepreneur's Reading List | Inc.com

<i>What books should entrepreneurs read? originally appeared on Quora--the knowledge-sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by James Altucher, entrepreneur, angel investor, and best-selling author, on Quora:</b><p>I'm going to be very direct. I've …

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Sleep Sanctuary: ways to relax your mind before bedtime

From bedtime meditation to aromatherapy devices, our new Sleep Sanctuary series shares some top tips to help you get a good night's sleep - crucial to enjoying a productive day.<p>In this video, we share a few techniques to help you relax your mind and let go of the stresses of the day before …

10 books you should read if you want to start your own business

Highly sought-out consultant Perry Marshall is the author of seven business books dedicated to helping entrepreneurs and small businesses owners like yourself with online advertising and getting more sales.<p>Here, Marshall shares his go-to books to help you get started on your entrepreneurial journey.

These 10 Tech Skills Are In High Demand by Employers

<i>This piece originally appeared on Monster.</i><p>As a denizen of the tech industry, you know that the number of potential areas of specialization can be …

Tech Titan Shares Pitch Deck Template For Entrepreneurs

I was very fortunate to come across the pitch deck template that is shared in this blog post during the early days of my entrepreneurial journey. The …

11 basic Excel tricks that will change your life

Microsoft Excel is an amazing piece of software, and even regular users might not be getting as much out of it as they can. Improve your Excel efficiency and proficiency with these basic shortcuts and functions that absolutely everyone needs to know.<p>Of course you can move from cell to cell with …

The Mindfulness of the Buddha

As secular mindfulness continues to expand into many layers of our society, from psychotherapy offices and schools to corporations and the military, …

Please don’t learn to code, learn to understand code instead

“I notice you haven’t written all that much of your own software.”<p>The interviewer was looking at my code samples. They were largely patches that …

Computer Science

York Minster brings in Zen Buddhism, quietly

In a history stretching back 1,400 years, York Minster has witnessed wars, plague, revolution, siege and fires - but perhaps nothing quite like this.<p>Arguably England’s most venerable church, it is renowned around the world for its daily cycle of prayer and choral worship.<p>But, in what will be seen …

Meditation

Google's Offering Money for the Best Scripts About Computer Science

Basically, Google would really like it if there were more movies about computer scientists that weren’t just a collection of every nerd cliché. Can …

Computer Science

6 Insanely Popular Ways to Waste a Life

<i>What we truly need to do is often what we most feel like avoiding.</i>If we don’t go after what we want, we will never get it. If we don’t ask the right …

The Supreme Awakening: What Did Buddha, Emerson, Einstein and Saint Teresa Have in Common?

<b>Interview with author Craig Pearson</b><p><i>"There are moments when one feels free from one's own identification with human limitations and inadequacies ... Life and death flow into one, and there is neither evolution nor destiny; only being."</i> -- Albert Einstein<p>An ongoing theme in human culture is the …

Controversial new theory of dark matter could rewrite history — NOVA Next | PBS

Dark matter is currently one of the greatest mysteries in the universe. It’s thought to be an invisible substance that makes up roughly five-sixths …