Ryan Sumadihardja

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This is how sugar may 'fuel' cancer cells

If you saw the recent headlines connecting gallbladder cancer to the consumption of sugary sodas, you may not have been <i>too</i> surprised by the news. America’s obsession with sugar has been blamed for plenty of chronic diseases in recent years, including several types of cancer.<p>But what is it, exactly, …

5 Ways You Can Use Mindfulness To Fix Your Brain, Reduce Stress And Boost Performance

There’s no shortage of advice out there claiming to make you better, but mindfulness meditation is the rare, research-proven technique that boosts your performance by physically altering your brain.<p>Researchers from the University of British Columbia recently pooled data from more than 20 studies to …

Mindfulness

The 4 Universal Requirements For Great UX

The prestigious UX consultancy Nielsen Norman Group inspires a set of tips for designing butter-smooth user experiences.<p>As the saying goes, build the right thing, then build the thing right.<p>Usability is how well a product serves its purpose, and encompasses a variety of interface aspects: How …

UX Design

“Get a blender”: 10 habits to take your life into the stratosphere of greatness

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What habits have changed people’s lives?</i> <i>Answer by Nelson Wang, entrepreneur and writer with 10 years in technology. Founder of CEO Lifestyle.</i><p>When I was seventeen, I was fired from my job as a tuxedo salesperson for missing a rotation. I was devastated. …

Motivation

7 Short Videos That Will Make You More Social and Likable

Introverts and extroverts alike can increase their ability to connect and influence employees, customers, and co-workers.<p><b>Editor's note:</b> <i>"The First 90 Days" is a series about how to make 2016 a year of breakout growth for your business. Let us know how you're making the first 90 days count by joining</i> …

Public Speaking

A $7 smartphone is about to change the game in India

The Freedom 251 will be accompanied by a price tag of under Rs. 500, around $7, as NDTV reports. For Indian people living on a very low income and unable to come close to affording a pricier smartphone, the device could prove to be a game changer.<p>Ringing Bells hasn't revealed much about the phone …

WhatsApp Going Entirely Free After Dropping Subscription Fees

Popular real-time messaging app WhatsApp today announced that it will no longer be charging customers subscription fees after their first free year with the service. The company noted that the approach of giving users a free year with the app and then removing its features "hasn't worked well," …

One Million Cybersecurity Job Openings In 2016

If you are thinking about a career change in 2016, then you might want to have a look at the burgeoning cybersecurity market which is expected to grow from $75 billion in 2015 to $170 billion by 2020.<p>A knack for cat and mouse play may indicate that you have an aptitude for cybersecurity. It is a …

Employment

This app is a great way to avoid Uber's surge pricing in New York City

I was in an area of Brooklyn where I couldn't just walk outside and hail a cab, so I opened Lyft to try to get a ride home. But demand for cars was off the charts, so "Primetime" pricing was in effect, meaning prices were exorbitantly high.<p>I opened Uber, and it was surging to nearly twice the …

Prevent Email Horror with a 2-Minute Send Delay

Marketing manager Grier was just plain tired of colleagues playing the expert in her domain. When a designer sent her an e-mail questioning her choice of quotes for a new product brochure, she snapped.<p>“How about you do your job, and I’ll do mine!” she typed back rapidly and punched “send.” A split …

Apps

Why More and More Companies Are Ditching Performance Ratings

A few years ago, I noticed around half a dozen courageous companies beginning experiments to remove ratings from their performance management systems. Companies such as Juniper and Adobe stopped giving people a one-to-five rating or evaluating employees on a “performance curve,” also known as the …

Employee Engagement

The Making of a Corporate Athlete

If there is one quality that executives seek for themselves and their employees, it is sustained high performance in the face of ever-increasing pressure and rapid change. But the source of such performance is as elusive as the fountain of youth. Management theorists have long sought to identify …

Emotional Intelligence

A Refresher on Regression Analysis

You probably know by now that whenever possible you should be making data-driven decisions at work. But do you know how to parse through all of the data available to you? The good news is that you likely don’t have to do the number crunching yourself (hallelujah!) but you do need to correctly …

Data Science

Why Should Anyone Work Here?: What It Takes to Create an Authentic Organization

Publication Date: <b>November 03, 2015</b><p>Imagine designing the best company on earth to work for... What would that company be like? How would you build and sustain it? As a leader, you need to know. In the past, businesses made people conform to the organization's needs. But the old paradigm has shifted. …

Leadership

After 500,000 Apps Built, Bizness Apps Launches Apex, A New White-Label App Builder

Founded in 2010 as a DIY app and website development platform, Bizness Apps has quietly turned its attention to resellers and digital agencies, becoming one of the largest providers of white-label app development software on the market.<p>In fact, over 500,000 total mobile apps have now been created …

Apps

10 travel apps that will make you feel like a local

From sleeping in a local's apartment to getting them to cook you a meal there, these 10 apps will turn you into an insider anywhere you go.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says he will read a year of baby books, so here's 6 to start

One thing we know: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is definitely going to be a Tiger Dad.<p>The boyish executive posted a picture of him and his wife Dr. …

Mark Zuckerberg

6 House Plants That Can Dramatically Improve Your Health

As the seasons change and winter rolls in, we spend significantly less time outdoors, which means we’re significantly more likely to experience poor …

Plants

GOLDMAN SACHS: 'The Blockchain can change... well everything'

In an "Emerging Theme Radar" note sent to clients on Wednesday, the bank says: "While the Bitcoin hype cycle has gone quiet, Silicon Valley and Wall Street are betting that the underlying technology behind it, the Blockchain, can change... well everything."<p>In its most basic form, the blockchain …

The best children’s books of 2015

A beautiful history of transportation, a train conductor cat and good old Charlie and Lola – something for every age group in this year’s roundup of the best children’s books

Children's Books

World Heritage Site Pictures: Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls isn't the tallest waterfall in the world, nor is it the widest, but it certainly rates as one of the most impressive phenomena in nature. Victoria Falls, which is shared between Zambia and Zimbabwe, checks in at more than a mile wide at the point where the Zambezi River cascades down …

Ex-Barclays CEO: Banks are about to have an 'Uber moment' — and it's going to be painful

In a speech in London this week he said: "The incumbents risk becoming merely capital-providing utilities that operate in a highly regulated, less profitable environment, a situation unlikely to be tolerated by shareholders."<p>Jenkins says a series of Uber-style disruptions in the industry could …

Teach yourself to stop procrastinating with the '2-minute rule'

I want to share it with you today so that you can try it out and see how it works in your life.<p>The best part? It's a simple strategy that couldn't be easier to use.<p>Here's what you need to know…<p>I call this little strategy the "2-Minute Rule" and the goal is to make it easier for you to get started …

Udemy has a piracy problem and it's relying on users to figure it out

What would you do if you saw someone had copied one your projects entirely and just removed your name? And even worse, what would you do if this person was then making money from your work?<p>Well, that’s exactly what’s happened to Troy Hunt, a security expert and author, who regularly posts courses …

Learning

Didi Kuaidi’s Tony Qiu on how the company is going to crush Uber in China

China’s internet graveyard is full of US companies that failed to adapt to the country’s quirks. eBay lost to Alibaba by refusing to let merchants list products free of charge. Expedia lagged in China by refusing to open call centers, while CTrip flourished for that very reason. Google pulled out …

China

Money Secrets From Tony Robbins

With a net worth of $480 million, clearly the self-help coach is doing something right.<p>Tony Robbins is a magnetic life coach who has used his unique …

Self-improvement

10 First-Year Games for You and Baby

Playtime with your baby is more than fun and games—it also teaches your infant valuable life lessons. Use these baby games for girls and boys to educate and entertain your little one.<p>Take a koosh ball or other soft ball and squish it into a small container with a lid. Close the lid. Ask your baby, …

Kids

LDL Cholesterol: Size DOES Matter

Conventional wisdom tells us LDL cholesterol is bad and HDL cholesterol is good. A huge improvement from the days of "all cholesterol is bad," but still a far cry from adequate.<p>Chances are, your doctor has failed to mention that there are two types of LDL cholesterol particles, and only one is …