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17 unique gifts for dog lovers — best gifts for dogs and their owners

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p><i>Pictured: K9 Sport Sack, $69.95, available at AmazonAmazon</i>When it comes to gifting the dog owner in your life, you know that few things …

Shopping

Here's Why Killing Yourself With Cardio is the Wrong Way to Get in Shape

Want to look better? Forget about the gym.<p>If getting in better shape is something you'd like to do, know this: You'll make more of a dent watching what you eat as opposed to trying to burn calories doing cardio. It's because a person burns roughly 100 calories running one mile, and since you need …

Exercise

How users understand new products

When you’re building a new product, you need to help customers understand the value your product delivers – fast.<p>But what your product is, and what …

MVPM: Minimum Viable Product Manager – The Black Box of Product Management

<b>1. The Stack</b><p>When engineers refer to ‘the stack’, they’re talking about the layers of technologies that are used to provide functionality to your …

18 British words and phrases that don't mean what you think they do in America

It's been said that England and America are two countries divided by a common language.<p>Different words, different pronunciations, and different spellings have created two distinct separations in the English language: British English and American English.<p>Words, phrases, and slang that mean one thing …

These Are the 100 Best Bodyweight Moves, All in 1 Place!

Muscles, are you ready? Because this burn is about to get intense! Using your body as the machine, these 100 moves sculpt and tone your arms, upper back, abs, legs, and booty — we've got your entire body covered! Many of these moves also burn calories as they build muscle, so high five for the …

Workouts

10 digital tools to grow your Instagram following

Any business serious about long-term success needs to focus on increasing its brand visibility through social media. However, with so much …

Asking the right questions during user research, interviews and testing

Interviewing users is an art — whether you are running usability testing, focus groups, ethnographic research or whatnot. Here are some good …

UX Design

How we designed Foursquare Swarm 5.0

Revamping our lifelog app<p><i>Over the past eight months, the Swarm team has been hard at work researching, prototyping, and building towards Swarm 5.0.</i> …

Visa's Latest Big Bets in Fintech

Visa is the biggest credit card payment network in the world, but it knows it can't sit still if it wants to keep its top spot. Here's what the …

Five building blocks of a data-driven culture

Carl Anderson Contributor<p>Carl Anderson is the author of Creating a Data-Driven Organization. He previously headed up data, analytics and data science at Warby Parker and WeWork, and is currently a member of WeWork’s Product Research Department.<p>Michael Li Contributor<p>Tianhui Michael Li is founder of …

11 Top Positive Psychology Books That Will Improve Your Work and Life | Inc.com

The "positive psychology" field has been around for decades, but in the past several years, thanks to some notable research, we recognize its profound impact on society.<p>What scientists of the movement have discovered is that practices like compassion, gratitude, positive thinking, resilience, …

Positive Thinking

Google's virtual museum tours tell you more about the art

Google has built tools to explore art since 2011, when it began uploading gigapixel images of classic pieces. The tech titan introduced museum floor plans and walking tour info to Google Maps as well as its Art and Culture app, released last July, to dive deep into collections. Now the search giant …

Build a better UI with the Material Design Components library

One of the most common criticisms leveled at Android, is the lack of consistency between applications. Since it’s an open platform, Android gives developers the freedom to bring their creative vision to life – but this isn’t <i>always</i> a good thing from the user’s perspective. If you flick through a few …

UI Design

This Smiling Siberian Husky Will Put An End To All Your Woes

Don't you just want to give him a big hug?!<p><i>This post was translated from Japanese.</i>

Siberian Husky

25 of the Most Inspiring Books Everyone Should Read | Inc.com

Whether you turn pages, tap a tablet, or listen to audio, a good book can be a perfect relaxation aid, tutor, or source of inspiration. Here are quotes from more than two dozen executives who name their favorite book and explain why it's worth your attention.<p>1. <i>The Checklist Manifesto</i> by Atul Gawande<p>…

Mission Impossible

Design Principles Behind Great Products – Muzli -Design Inspiration

Lately, I needed to come up with some top level principles for the product I’m currently working on. I seek for some simple yet powerful concepts …

11 Things No One Tells You About Dating In Your 30s

The sex is AWESOME.<p>Getty Images<p>We've come a long way since Carrie Bradshaw and her squad complained about how there were officially no elligible guys willing to date a woman in her thirties over brunch on <i>Sex and the City</i>.<p>Actually, being a thirty-something who’s playing the field and maybe trying to …

The 12 best Android apps of 2016

Android had an interesting year. From its best flagship literally exploding to Google dropping a set of new phones and a new digital assistant, there …

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6 Prototyping Tools For Any UX Designer

The UX design process can be considered critical to the success of a website or mobile application. Creating and testing prototypes prior to launch …

Prototyping

How To Use Paint to Separate Small Spaces

(Image credit: Nobel Pobel )<p>In tiny homes where a single room often serves multiple functions, color can separate a space into zones with different …

How we built a product vision and roadmap

Editor's note: Rian shared an update over on the Postmark blog after 6 months of using the roadmap he described in this post. If you're curious it …

Product Management

The best iPad app for taking notes on documents just got a huge upgrade

LiquidText is the go-to iPad app for reading and taking notes on documents, whether they're Word docs, PDFs or PowerPoint presentations. You can pull …

Here's the Inspiration You Need to Paint Your Floors (Instead of Replacing Them!)

(Image credit: My Domaine)<p>If your floors are crying uncle but you can’t manage to rip them out just yet and start anew, here’s another solution for …

Five of the best meditation apps

Boost your mindfulness and try to rise above digital distractions with these apps to carve out time for peaceful reflection<p>The first rule of mindfulness might be to switch your smartphone off. From checking emails at bedtime to constant, needy push notifications from mobile games, our phones can …

Meditation

9 Motivational Videos to Help You Succeed in Business and Life | Inc.com

There are videos that energize us, inspire us, and motivate us to do great things. Then there are the very few that do all of that--and touch us so deeply that we wind up watching them over and over. We find their messages so compelling, we know we can turn to them whenever we feel dragged down and …

Motivation

14 Of The Most Buzzed-About Books Of 2016

(So far.)<p>Below are the books that have been highest-rated by users, and that are also getting added to tons of "Want to Read" lists.

Books

Making Mirrored Walls Modern: Seven Ideas to Steal

(Image credit: Michael Reeves)<p>We all know that mirrors are fantastic for making a space appear larger than it is. It goes like this: available light …

50 Captivating Photos Of Girls Going To School Around The World

Gender should not be a factor in education.<p>Globally, <b>65 million girls</b> are not in school. Of the 774 million people who are illiterate around the world, <b>two-thirds are women</b>. There are <b>33 million fewer girls in primary school</b> than boys.<p>Why does this matter? Research shows that educating girls can save</i> …

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