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Unofficial $99 prescription option for Google Glass coming soon

Rochester Optical will offer a $99 prescription lens option for Google Glass(s goog), with pre-orders expected to start shortly after next week’s …

7 Steps for Putting Ideas Into Action

Here is a seven-step technique for developing ideas you can actually use to solve business problems.<p>Brainstorming is only a first step to innovation. What matters more are execution and implementation.<p>All of the above may seem obvious. Yet many companies struggle with it, say the authors of a new …

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5 Great Traits Effective Entrepreneurs Share

Entrepreneurs are like snowflakes: no two are exactly alike. But despite their differences, great businesspeople often share certain characteristics that drive success. We’ve sorted through Entrepreneur’s coverage from the past year and chosen five great traits that define the effective …

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How Much Sleep Do You Need?

Sleep is something that is absolutely vital for us to be able to restore our bodies and minds. Without proper sleep, problems with concentration, …

17 Productive Ways To Spend 5 Minutes Instead Of Checking Your Email (Again)

Sure, cleaning out your inbox can feel productive, but you’re really not accomplishing anything.<p>The ubiquity of smart phones means we never lack for a way to spend time. Stuck waiting for the elevator for 30 seconds? Next thing you know you’ve got your phone out of your pocket, and you’re deleting …

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How Long It Takes to Form a New Habit

<i>“We are what we repeatedly do,”</i> Will Durant observed in summarizing Aristotle. <i>“Could the young but realize how soon they will become mere walking bundles of habits, they would give more heed to their conduct while in the plastic state,”</i> William James wrote. But how, exactly, do we rewire our habits …

With New Funding, Nest Is Reportedly Valued At More Than $2 Billion

Nest, one of the firms at the vanguard of building a brain for your home with its smart thermostat, is close to raising more than $150 million, according to Kara Swisher–whose new site, Re/code launched yesterday. The funding, from Yuri Milner’s DST Global investment body, will value Nest at over …