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The 9 Best Ideas From CES 2015

The Consumer Electronics Show brings tens of thousands of new products to our shelves. Here are the nine you actually need to know about.<p>You won’t find a journalist alive who covers the annual Consumer Electronics Show and doesn’t find it a miserable experience. You’re basically trapped in the …

CES

Misfit combines Bolt smart bulb with sleep data to wake you gently

Misfit, creator of the Shine and Flash fitness trackers, has this week launched a new product, but rather than creating another wearable, it has …

Home Automation

Richard Branson's top 10 tips for success

<b>Richard Branson left school at the age of 16 and set up Student Magazine with one of his friends. He went on to start Virgin Records in the 1970s and is the founder of the Virgin Group. In the 1980s he formed Virgin Atlantic airline and the 1990s saw the arrival of Virgin Mobile and Virgin …

Richard Branson

6 ways mobile will change how you market in 2015

More than in any other year, a customer-centric strategy will be the biggest driver of a successful marketing program in 2015.<p>With mobile now the first screen in consumers lives — and a primary channel for brands to connect with consumers — marketers must closely examine their 2015 programs through …

8 ways mobile will get your attention in 2015

From a carrier price war to wearable technology, it was a busy 2014 for mobile -- and there's more to come next year.<p>A wireless carrier price war, several blockbuster deals, unlikely smartphone vendors emerging as major players and the rise of wearable technology -- 2014 was a whirlwind year for …

Windows Phone

The 3 Books Amazon's Jeff Bezos Asks His Senior Managers To Read

But that doesn't mean he doesn't value other people's advice. In a post on LinkedIn, CNBC tech correspondent Jon Fortt said the Amazon CEO had three all-day book clubs for his senior managers over the summer.<p>It's not a surprising management technique from a man who revers the written word. He …

Management

5 Cognitive Distortions Successful People Use To Get Things Done

The five distortions are:<p><b>1. Personal Exceptionalism</b><p>… a macro sense that you are in the top of your cohort, your work is snowflake-special, or that you are destined to have experiences well outside the bounds of "normal;" not to be confused with arrogance or high self-esteem<p><b>2. Dichotomous …

Success

This Year’s 10 Biggest Shifts, Shake-Ups and Surprises in Mobile Marketing

Fueled by new ad formats and acquisitions from Facebook, Twitter and brands, mobile marketing finally began to step up to its potential this …

Advertising

How to target your competitor's followers with Twitter custom audiences

<b>For a long time working with custom audiences meant that you would need to go through an approved advertising partner.</b><p>While this has its uses it was …

You Need an Algorithm, Not a Data Scientist

Mark Twain once said: “The past does not repeat itself, but it rhymes.” Although future events have unique circumstances, they typically follow familiar past patterns. Today, data scientists can predict everything from disease outbreaks to mortality to riots.<p>It’s no surprise, then, that companies …

How to Make Riding Even More Fun

It may be true that a bad day on the bike is better than a good day off it—but here are 21 silly and simple ways to make the greatest sport greater<p>1. Sing. Loud. As you pass pedestrians, people in their yards, getting into their cars.<p>2. Ride a fondo with your dad, or mom, or children. Or all of …

Cycling

Articles about 26 books you need read if you love design on Dwell.com - Dwell

The ChampPhaidon Design Classics: 001–999.<p>Even with ample lot size, one Boulder couple opted to go small with their new home.<p>We’ve all seen interior design that almost brings us to the point of being ill.<p>The ads in the real estate section of the Sunday New York Times are a barometer of perceived …

Prefab Homes

A Quick-Fix Guide

25 solutions to vexing problems<p><b>EVERY TIME YOU FIX A PUNCTURE, THE NEW TUBE GOES FLAT</b><br>If the holes in the tube are on the bottom, the rim strip may be out of position, allowing the tube to get cut by the spokes. If they're on the top, there may be some small sharp object stuck in the tire. Find it by …

Fish

Jimi Hendrix’s rare instrumental studio recordings returning to vinyl

Hear My Music will be double album of Hendrix's instrumental records...<p>Hear My Music will be double album of Hendrix’s instrumental records…<p><b>Jimi</b> …

40 quotes about life (for an optimist)

The 4-Step Plan to Never Procrastinate Again

Ever known you should do something <i>right now</i>, but you can't muster the will to get started? You know the longer you put off a task, the more likely …

KURT VONNEGUT Literary Print, Large Wall Art, Literary Gift for Men, Black and White Art Print, Minimalist, College Student Gift Dorm Decor

Description<p>OCCUPIED<br>"All that on a very small planet that would have to last forever." - Kurt Vonnegut<p>What a bunch of buffoons we must look like to the Tralfamadorians as they whiz by and decide to make a pit stop on Venus instead of Earth! (Earth is a planet inhabited by a race called "humans" who …

How To Be An Optimist: 10 Habits That'll Help You Look On The Bright Side

It pays to have a sunny disposition.<p>Optimistic people have been shown to have healthier hearts, better stress-management tendencies and lower risk for stroke compared to their glass-half-empty-seeing counterparts.<p>Looking on the bright side is easier said than done, of course. Fortunately, there are …