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Want a Real Strength-Building Workout? Try This Medicine Ball Routine

This intense total-body routine designed by Smith consists of two parts: a five-move circuit and a three-move finisher. Together, they hit all your …

The Single Worst Way to Respond to Customer Complaints (and How to Avoid It) | Inc.com

Exceptional customer service is critical to keeping your business humming. Getting there can involve all kinds of strategies, but the real key is to grasp that most difficult customer- service experiences involve reactance theory. Wrap your head around this one principle and you might see your …

Self-help

Hot Wheels at Detroit Auto Show: Pictures

Buick

An Ingenious Approach To Designing AI That Doctors Trust

Doctors, while eager to try out the newest procedure or medicine, are typically dead set against a machine telling them what to do. John Zimmerman, a professor of human-computer interaction at Carnegie Mellon, just might be able to change their minds.<p>If you read about AI at all, most headlines …

With 1 Sentence, This NBA Champion Coach Teaches Everything You Need to Know About Emotional Intelligence | Inc.com

Over the summer, San Antonio Spurs five-time all-star basketball player LaMarcus Aldridge asked his coach, Greg Popovich, to be traded. That's basically the worst thing a coach or leader wants to hear from a talented and valuable contributor.<p>Popovich then spent time with the player, took action, …

Emotional Intelligence

How to find everything Google Home can do

One of the biggest boons for Amazon's Alexa speakers were third-party skills. Now with over 30,000 skills available, there isn't much Alexa can't do. Similarly, Google Home has its own catalog of third-party software. These third-party services are referred to as Assistant apps and, since the …

Apps

This is the most disrespectful soccer move I’ve seen in years

Just watch.<p>This morning I was sent a video of one of the most disrespectful moves ever seen in a soccer field. A friend and I named it the “Weeping Jesus” because it was the first thing he said when he saw the video.<p>I have to thank Andre for bringing this wonderful moment into our lives. I’ve seen …

Spices

Designers Finally Have A Seat At The Table. Now What?

Companies are finally listening to designers, writes Google Ventures’ Kate Aronowitz. Here’s what designers need to do now.<p>About 15 years ago when I started at my first tech company, design was seen by most as an afterthought. Even as a senior designer, I wasn’t invited to meetings to present my …

Google's New Text-to-Speech AI Is so Good We Bet You Can't Tell It From a Real Human | Inc.com

Can you tell the difference between AI-generated computer speech and a real, live human being? Maybe you've always thought you could. Maybe you're fond of Alexa and Siri but believe you would never confuse either of them with an actual woman.<p>Things are about to get a lot more interesting. Google …

Text-To-Speech

“Innovation” is not yet seen as a professional function. That’s why we ask everybody to be an innovator… Do we ask everybody to be an ops, finance, or marketing person? No… because we consider those as professional jobs & functions. Innovation needs to be seen as a real job! https://t.co/y0uMpxGGts

Best Technology Posts of 2017

10. When a Sculptor, Engineer, and Pastry Chef Decide to Make Dessert<br>Technologist and pastry chef Dinara Kasko reinterpreted the 3D sculptures of …

Making thoughtful software design a mainstream business practice

The era of "moving fast and breaking things" is over. Time to "slow down and take stock of what's broken."<p>When it comes to software design, perhaps a …

30 innovations that improved the world in 2017

2017 may have been a rough year, but there were plenty of inventions, innovations, and gadgets that made the world just a slightly better place.<p>From …

2018 Goals: Get more sleep. Sleep deprivation is toxic to your health

You can live for about three minutes without air, three days without water and about 21 days without food. But in between food and water, there is something else critically essential: sleep.<p>It turns out you can only live about 11 days without sleep. You can give it a try if you don’t believe me, …

Toxins

How IBM is Training Its Workforce to Think Like Designers

To win in the age of cognitive computing and cybersecurity, the venerable tech giant is betting big on design thinking. How big? It now boasts the …

Netflix codes: The secret numbers that unlock thousands of hidden films and TV shows

Netflix's incredibly niche, personalised subgenres have long captivated movie nerds, from "Steamy Crime Movies from the 1970s" to "Period Pieces About Royalty Based on Real Life".<p>The genres, based on a complicated algorithm that uses reams of data about users' viewing habits to recommend exactly …

Entertainment

The 4 Kinds of Leaders Who Create the Future

Alan Kay, the educator and computer designer, famously declared, “The best way to predict the future is to invent it.” But what does it take to invent the future in such a turbulent and uncertain world? How do successful organizations build on their history, even as they craft a new point of view …

Want to Increase Your Presence? Start by Telling One of These Stories | Inc.com

Leading business schools, from Stanford to Wharton, teach storytelling as a business communication strategy. The ability to tell an engaging, compelling, and persuasive story is a hallmark of effective leadership and executive presence.<p>Stories are a powerful way for leaders to engage customers, …

Public Speaking

Vi Personal Trainer Headphones

The Vi personal trainer boasts an A.I. engine that learns and adapts to you. The trainer provides workouts tailored to your goals and abilities and …

Batteries

Smart Leaders Focus on Execution First and Strategy Second

“We found the perfect strategy” ranks with “And they lived happily ever after” as a perpetual myth. A strategy is never excellent in and of itself; it is shaped, enhanced, or limited by implementation. Top leaders can provide the framework and tools for a team, but the game is won on the playing …

Pantone’s Color Of The Year Is Here, And It’s As Nebulous As 2018 Looks

Terrifying or exciting? Ultra violet could be either.<p>It’s the color Prince crooned about, the color of royals, the color of clairvoyants–and the color Pantone has anointed as the embodiment of the coming year. The official color of 2018 is a saturated, intense, blue-toned shade of purple called …

Bobby Maximus Has Just One Ab Workout to Get You Ripped

You'll never ask for another ab workout again after this burner from Bobby Maximus.<p>When it comes to the muscles you want to show off, abs are right at the top of the list.<p>And rightly so. Even if you're not a fan of shirtless selfies or rocking a six pack, you need to pay attention to your abs. A …

Workouts

The top GIFs of 2017 are a knitting gnome and the blinking white guy

Also: waving pugs, Nicole Kidman clapping, and a lot of dancing<p>It's nearing the end of the year, which means more End of Year lists. Today is perhaps the most important, with GIPHY's list showcasing the most popular GIFs of the year. In a year rife with sad, frustrating, and depressing news, it's …

The 50 Best Places to Travel in 2018

From a remote, idyllic island to the world's design capital, these destinations have never been better. Start planning your 2018 travel now.<p>Travelers …

Travel

To Recover from Burnout, Regain Your Sense of Control

You feel exhausted, ineffective, unaccomplished, and cynical. Maybe you feel like no matter how hard you work, you can never keep up. Or that you can’t make your boss happy no matter how hard you try. And you’re beginning to question your professional situation: <i>Am I in the right job? The right</i> …

Inside IBM Design: The era of fetishizing the process of design is finally ending

Can you teach an old company new tricks? IBM’s metamorphosis into the world’s largest design-oriented company hasn’t been easy. <i>The Loop</i>, a new documentary produced by digital design company InVision, gives an illuminating peek into how the 109-year old company is convincing staff that embracing a …

Design

Building a simple static page generator with Node.js

Static page generators are great and super convenient when developing reasonably simple websites. I’ve used probably two or three out of what seems …

What to Do If Your Boss Gets Distracted by Every New Thing

No matter what the strategic plan says, many of us are more attracted to something new that’s glittering on the horizon than we are to the goals that have languished on our to-do list for months. This weakness is as true for senior leaders as it is for the rank-and-file, but when a CEO or other …

The Perfect 6 Day Beginner’s Bodybuilding Program

It’s important when you’re doing any kind of bodybuilding program that you make sure it’s something that will work with you and fitinto your …

The Two Workouts That Got Jason Momoa in Aquaman Shape

Use these workouts to build steel pecs and powerful legs<p><i>Jason Momoa certainly looks superheroic as Aquaman in Justice League, which hit theaters on Friday. But getting that body wasn't easy. His secret: Workouts from Mark Twight, who often prescribes</i> <i>a mix of functional, whole-body movements</i> …

Workouts