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The 7-Minute Workout That Science Says Actually Works

By now you've probably heard about the Scientific 7-Minute Workout that blew up a few years ago. If not, allow us to fill you in.<p>A recent study laid …

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This Nanoseconds-Long Movie Could Hold the Key to Free, Unlimited Energy

Photosynthesis on Film<p>With the help of sophisticated lasers and infrared spectroscopy, researchers from Imperial College London have captured the …

Instead of Optimizing Processes, Reimagine Them as Platforms

Process optimization can transform user experience. <i>Rethinking</i> process optimization — visualizing processes as platforms — can transform your business model.<p>One applications outsourcing team, for example, proposed a clever UX tweak to help optimize a global fulfillment process their company managed …

How To Jumpstart A Lucrative Career In Data Science

Data science has been dubbed the sexiest career of the 21st century, according to Harvard Business Review. The discipline involves using a variety of tools and analytical methods to compile and interpret data, usually to help companies gain insights and make predictions.<p>According to Glassdoor, the …

This $30 device defeats almost any keyless car or garage door

You probably don't think about thieves when you unlock your car, but Samy Kamkar certainly does. The security researcher known for his droll (and scary) hacks has created a device called "Rolljam" that cracks the wireless entry systems used by car- and garage-door makers. He demonstrated it at …

Reinventing Performance Management

At Deloitte we’re redesigning our performance management system. This may not surprise you. Like many other companies, we realize that our current process for evaluating the work of our people—and then training them, promoting them, and paying them accordingly—is increasingly out of step with our …

The Employer-Led Health Care Revolution

In the years leading up to 2009, Intel tried a number of popular approaches to tame its soaring health care costs. To encourage employees and their families to be more involved in the purchase of their care and aware of its actual cost, the company implemented “consumer-driven health care” …

Studies find medical marijuana unproven to help many illnesses

• Evidence was weak that marijuana helps anxiety and sleep disorders<br>• Many edible products list inaccurate amounts of active ingredients<p>Medical marijuana has not been proven to work for many illnesses that state laws have approved it for, according to the first comprehensive analysis of research on its …

Measuring the Return on Character

When we hear about unethical executives whose careers and companies have gone down in flames, it’s sadly unsurprising. Hubris and greed have a way of catching up with people, who then lose the power and wealth they’ve so fervently pursued. But is the opposite also true? Do highly principled leaders …

Delivering an Effective Performance Review

It’s performance review season, and you know the drill. Drag each of your direct reports into a conference room for a one-on-one, hand them an official-looking document, and then start in with the same, tired conversation. Say some positive things about what the employee is good at, then some …

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Extract: A man walks off his Parkinsonian symptoms

In this passage from his book The Brain’s Way of Healing, Norman Doidge describes how John Pepper consciously retrained his movements to overcome his foot drag and tremor<p>My walking companion, John Pepper, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, a movement disorder, over two decades ago. He first …

Statins save fewer lives than exercising and eating sensibly, say scientists

Academics at the University of Liverpool said figures showed that more effort should be put into population-wide schemes to improve overall health<p>Statins save fewer lives than simple lifestyle changes like exercising and eating sensibly, scientists have found.<p>Researchers discovered that the wonder …

How to Handle Difficult Conversations at Work

Difficult conversations — whether you’re telling a client the project is delayed or presiding over an unenthusiastic performance review — are an inevitable part of management. How should you prepare for this kind of discussion? How do you find the right words in the moment? And, how can you manage …

How giving your loved-one the silent treatment can do more harm than arguing

People who sulk or expect their partner to mind read their mind end up even unhappier in their relationship<p>It is a tactic every couple knows but new research has found that people who give their loved-one the silent treatment end up only making themselves unhappy.<p>Being withdrawn is a form of …

Most cancers are caused by bad luck not genes or lifestyle, say scientists

Scientists at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in the US found that the majority of cancers are not linked to environment or lifestyle<p>The majority of cancers are the result of bad luck rather than unhealthy lifestyles or inherited genetic faults, scientists have discovered.<p>For years …

How to Reward Your Stellar Team

You’ve been told that getting the most from your team depends on rewarding and recognizing them collectively. But it’s tough to do that, especially when most management systems are so focused on individual performance, undermining the very teamwork you’re hoping to encourage. Luckily, you don’t …

Setting the Record Straight on Managing Your Boss

Everyone knows how helpful it is to have a positive relationship with your boss and that it’s up to you to make it work. But do you know how to best interact with your manager to get what you need, support her success, and excel at your job?<p>Chances are you’ve gotten some advice on this topic — from …

This Free App Will Solve Math Problems For You

Need more help with math problems than a calculator can provide? There’s now an app for that.<p>PhotoMath promises to help solve simple linear equations and other math problems by “reading” questions with the help of your smartphone camera.<p>But an answer isn’t all you’ll get from this free app. …

Brother HL-L2360DW review: A simple black laser printer with quick prints and a future-proof design - CNET

<b>The Good</b> Easy installation, small footprint, supports cloud printing through Google Cloudprint and Apple AirPrint, inexpensive.<p><b>The Bad</b> Brother includes a "starter" grade toner cartridge that won't take long to deplete.<p><b>The Bottom Line</b> The HL-2360DW is a strong choice if you're shopping for a …

Get a LithiumCard mobile charger for $34.99 shipped

During my recent trip to Chicago, when I spent a lot more time out in the world (and away from power outlets) than usual, I realized I'm ill-prepared for those times when my phone battery gets low -- or runs out altogether.<p>Indeed, for those of us who rely heavily on our phones (read: everyone), …

​Yes, Canon's high-end lens price cuts are permanent

In case there's any confusion: Canon did indeed just permanently lop anywhere between $40 and $1,000 off the price of its high-end L series of SLR lenses.<p>The Japanese camera maker offers discounts every year on many of its products, but this week announced lower prices for a broader range of …

Luna Washing Ball Cleans Your Clothes from Laundry Basket

<b>Luna Washing Ball</b> transforms your laundry basket into a washing machine, well, that’s the dream, more space and less effort to fabric care. It’s a …

The new Moto X could be the best Android phone ever made

And Motorola certainly needs a love-at-first-touch reaction: the first-generation Moto X, as terrific as it was, failed to make much of a dent in developed markets. (When the 75 million unit-per-quarter Samsung machine is the market you’re trying to dent, the challenge looms undeniably large.)<p>The …

An Amazing Smartphone App Just Saved A Baby's Life

As local TV station KXLY reports, it began at a store called Empire Dance Shop. A clerk was alerted about a baby "turning blue." She is actually a former lifeguard so she lept into action and started doing rescue breathing on the baby after calling 911.<p>That's when the magic happened.<p>A mechanic …

Garmin Vivosmart Activity Tracker review: An activity tracker with the heart of a smartwatch - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The Vivosmart can accurately track your daily activities and display notifications from your smartphone. It can connect with third-party apps like MyFitnessPal and wireless heart-rate monitors. It's also waterproof and has personalized activity goals.<p><b>The Bad</b> Notifications can be difficult …

Huawei goes directly to consumers with Ascend Mate 2 phone

Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei, not content with its under-the-radar reputation in the US, is taking matters into its own hands with a direct-to-consumer retail website.<p>The company on Thursday launched GetHuawei.com, a site where US consumers can purchase the Ascend Mate 2 4G LTE , its …

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Entrepreneurship News | The Next Web

All stories in Entrepreneur<p>3 things your startup should consider outsourcing<p>In the competitive world of startups, founders should focus on core business operations without distractions. But at the initial stages of business expansion, funds, and staff are limited. It’s the problem that drives most …

A litany of 'thou shalt nots': Catholic teachers challenge morality clause

If you want to teach at a Catholic school in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, regardless of your religion, you must be willing to sign a detailed morality clause that critics say focuses on "pelvic issues."<p>The revised contracts forbid teachers from -- among other things -- living together or having …