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FYI: Why Does My Voice Sound Different When I Hear It On A Recording?

It sounds different because it is different. "When you speak, the vocal folds in your throat vibrate, which causes your skin, skull and oral cavities to also vibrate, and we perceive this as sound," explains Ben Hornsby, a professor of audiology at Vanderbilt University. The vibrations mix with the …

7 Tips to Boost Productivity

<i>Ready to stop wishing and start doing? TNW Academy’s next online course is all about productivity.</i><p>When your to-do list grows, it often feels takes your productivity takes a plunge.<p>Face it: You love distractions. It’s why you spend the slower parts of your workday surfing the Web, checking out …

Coursera Hits 4 Million Students -- And Triples Its Funding

Coursera founders Daphne Koller and Andrew Ng don’t think small. Their Mountain View, Calif., online-education company is less than two years old, yet it already has attracted more than 4 million student signups. Now Coursera has raised $43 million in fresh venture capital, tripling its cash …

Kentucky Hemp Bill Passes In Last-Minute Vote

Lawmakers in the Kentucky House beat the clock on Tuesday, approving a bill as the legislative session expired that would establish a framework for a legal hemp industry in the Bluegrass State.<p>The 88-4 vote marked a victory for industrial hemp advocates who had been disheartened just weeks before, …

Respect State Marijuana Laws Act Introduced In Congress

NEW YORK -- Republicans and Democrats in Congress are coming together in defense of states' rights -- and marijuana.<p>Rep. Dana Rohrbacher (R-Calif.) introduced a bipartisan bill on Friday to protect marijuana users and businesses from federal prosecution when they are following state laws. The …

Colorado Lawmakers Set Taxes And Rules For Marijuana Sales

Colorado is set to become the first U.S. state to regulate and tax sales of recreational marijuana, after lawmakers approved several bills that set business standards and rules. Legislators expect enforcement of the rules to be paid for by two taxes on marijuana — a 15 percent excise tax, and a 10 …

Republicans from California, Alaska Co-Sponsor Protections for Marijuana Farmers

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Alaska's Rep. Don Young has signed on to a bill in Congress that would protect marijuana users from federal prosecution in states where it is legal, saying that the states should be left to decide whether to legalize marijuana or not, and the federal government should stay out …

The $605 Million Legal Marijuana Market Is Looking Awesome For Colorado

Colorado expects the sale of pot to be a significant boon to state finances.<p>They're already planning for a hefty tax on the substance, and one look at the potential size of the industry has those involved salivating.<p>At the end of last month, when the bill was still under consideration, the Colorado …

The Challenges of Starting Up in the Controversial Medical Marijuana Industry - Business - Small business - Entrepreneur.com | NBC News

Genifer Murray's path to the pot industry was an unlikely one. After graduating with a degree in microbiology, she spent two less-than-fulfilling decades working in corporate sales. But three years ago, a random conversation in a bar about medical marijuana testing awakened her inner …

Five Reasons Cops Want to Legalize Marijuana

Most people don't think "cops" when they think about who supports marijuana legalization. Police are, after all, the ones cuffing stoners, and law …

Illinois Lawmakers Send Medical Marijuana Bill To Governor

The Illinois Senate has approved a measure to legalize the use of marijuana for medical purposes, sending the bill to the governor for his signature.<p>The bill would be the strictest in the nation. According to <i>The Chicago Tribune</i>:<p>"The proposal would create a four-year trial program in which doctors …

5 Things: Medical Marijuana Talk, Landscaping Jobs, Shakespeare at the Library

A few things you need to know on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, in Wayland.<p>1. <b>Medical Marijuana Talk.</b> Wayland Cares and the Wayland High School Guidance …

New State Medical Marijuana Rules Put in Place

New regulations will go into effect May 24.<p>New rules for the medical use of marijuana have been written into the commonwealth's regulatory code by …

Five Errors the Washington Post Should Have Caught About Marijuana

In recent years, the <i>Washington Post</i> has managed to strike a balance between pro- and anti-legalization opinion pieces (e.g. Rauch's "Let's Go Down the Aisle Toward Legalized Pot" and Wehner's "Republicans should just say no."). Importantly, even when the Post has published pieces that I disagree …

Business budding for marijuana startup as investors change attitude after legalization

With the former president of Mexico beside him high up in Seattle’s tallest skyscraper, Diego Pellicer founder Jamen Shivley announced to the world …

Three out of four doctors recommend marijuana in New England Journal of Medicine poll

In a poll by the well-respected <i>New England Journal of Medicine</i> released today, more than three out of four doctors recommended medical cannabis for a hypothetical late-stage breast cancer patient.<p>“We were surprised by the outcome of polling and comments, with 76% of all votes in favor of the use of …

7 Things to Think About Before Creating a Logo for your Startup

It doesn’t matter if you’re working with a top-tier design firm or going at it alone with dusty copy of CS5, creating a logo can be a challenging process for anyone. This is especially true if you’re designing for your own startup — it’s difficult enough to run a company, let alone break its entire …

7 Mistakes of Failed Startups

A great idea ensures startup success, right? Wrong.<p>No one enjoys hearing it, but three out of four startups will fail before they ever get to market. Yes, even the greatest ideas are still susceptible to ending up in the trash. As a startup founder, mentor, Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) member, …

How I Raised $3 Million for My Startup in 13 Days

While most of you were watching re-runs of <i>Miracle On 34th Street</i> over the holidays, my partners and I were fundraising.<p>In thirteen days we raised three million dollars. Sound like a fairy tale? That's because it is.<p>The formal fundraising process from first meeting to close may have taken thirteen …

Five Ways To Speed Up Your iOS Apps [AltWWDC]

<b>SAN FRANCISCO, CA</b> Collin Donnell wants app developers to learn from his mistakes.<p>Donnell, a full-time iOS developer since 2008 whose app credits include Pinbook for Pinboard, shared some tips to a packed room at AltWWDC, which we have been all over like an snuggle iPad case. He divided them into …

The Forgotten iOS Device: Why You Should Make Apps For Apple TV

<b>SAN FRANCISCO, CA</b><p>Brad Smith wants to encourage developers to explore the final frontier: making apps for Apple TV.<p>Smith, director of engineering at RadiumOne, spoke at AltWWDC about facing the challenges for this new territory.<p>“I like to think of it as the forgotten iOS device,” Smith said, showing …

Learn Ruby on Rails in Just Three Hours

ZS: I think there’s a big hole in how begineers learn how to code right now. There’s the “read the manual” approach where veterans across the Internet point beginners at blog posts, StackOverflow questions, and other documents that they’re not ready to understand yet. As a result, the struggle and …