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Self-watering gardens will be normal in five years, experts predict

Self-watering gardens will be normal in the UK within five years, experts predict, amid a growing trend for home grown fruit and vegetables.<p>Artificial intelligence garden systems which take the hard work out of gardening are already on sale in the US, and are set to make their way to the UK before …

Gardening

This Entrepreneur Borrowed $125,000 as a Teen, Then Used It to Build the $1 Billion Jersey Mike's Brand

Peter Cancro was just 17 when he bought the sandwich shop where he worked. Here's how he turned it into the billion-dollar chain of franchises that Jersey Mike's is today.<p>7 min read<p>On a cold, clear night in March 1975, Peter Cancro knocked on his high school football coach's front door in Point …

High School Football

17 Quotes About Living a Beautiful Life

Bobby McFerrin's hit song from 1988, "Don't worry, be happy" says it all. Creating a beautiful life can be as simple as changing your mindset from sad to happy.<p>Walter Hagen, American professional golfer, once said, "You're only here for a short visit. Don't hurry, don't worry. And be sure to smell …

Happiness

How To Speak Up Effectively When You Find Out You're Not Being Paid Fairly

Adrienne was shocked when she did a performance review for her male direct report and found out he was making the same salary she was. A veteran of the pharmaceutical industry for over fifteen years, Adrienne was his manager for just six months. This was her first opportunity to do the annual …

The Workplace

Coinbase is luring Wall Street with new cryptocurrency investment tools

As the financial industry continues its expansion into blockchain tech, popular exchange desk Coinbase is broadening its line of products to make it easier for institutional giants to enter the cryptocurrency space.<p>The exchange is launching Coinbase Prime – a new platform specifically designed to …

Cryptocurrency

19 Data Science and Machine Learning Tools for people who Don't Know Programming

<i>This article was originally published on 5 May, 2016 and updated with the latest tools on May 16, 2018.</i><p>Introduction<p>Programming is an integral part of …

Machine Learning

The Foolproof Trick for Making Perfect Poached Eggs

Poaching is arguably the most difficult—or at least, the most intimidating—method of cooking a gloriously oozy-yolked egg. There’s a lot to consider …

Breakfast

Make changes in diet to fight ageing

New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) The key to ageing gracefully is simple - eat healthy. So make changes in your diet instead of going for Botox for wrinkle …

Nutrition

The Titanium-machined Fine Grater is Here to Achieve Grate-ness

Machined from a single billet of titanium, Warren Simpson’s Fine Grater combines the virtually indestructible properties of titanium with the …

Industrial Design

7 Cool Productivity Tools You Probably Haven't Heard Of

It's a fantastic feeling to find a product or service that can give you new insight into your work, help you get more done, or save your company money.<p>It's a fantastic feeling to find a product or service that gives you new insight into your work, helps you get more done, or can save your company …

Project Management

A seat designed to make you healthier!

Wanting to design a seat that guides you into sitting cross-legged, Gao Fenglin’s Meditation Seat can only be sat on in a certain way, directing the …

Industrial Design

Learning Is a Learned Behavior. Here’s How to Get Better at It.

Many people mistakenly believe that the ability to learn is a matter of intelligence. For them, learning is an immutable trait like eye color, simply luck of the genetic draw. People are born learners, or they’re not, the thinking goes. So why bother getting better at it?<p>And that’s why many people …

Pedagogy

The top 12 cryptocurrencies and what they are—and aren’t—good for - MIT Technology Review

Bitcoin (BTC)<p>Launched: 2009 Market value: $163 billion<p>The strengths: The original crypto­currency, Bitcoin is the largest and most popular blockchain …

Cryptocurrency

10 free tools for creating infographics, images and more

In the world of PR and marketing, visuals rule.<p>You can boost interest and engagement with your social media and blog posts by adding compelling …

The No. 1 Thing That Keeps Your Best Employees Motivated? It's Not What You Think

The No. 1 employee motivator for innovation is more time, not money.<p>Most of my executive clients strive to deliver compelling incentive packages for their most innovative employees--to keep them engaged and motivated. This isn't surprising. According to research from Innovation Leader, 65 percent …

Employee Engagement

A Cognitive Psychologist on Why the Most Rewarding Life is So Counterintuitive | Heleo

“The moment you start giving money away, or giving things away to other people, our happiness increases beyond the level that we would</b> …

Self-improvement

7 Traits of Super-Productive People

Is there someone on your team who seems unusually productive? Someone who gets a huge amount done — without working longer hours?<p>Super-productive people are in every industry. The most productive software developers write nine times more usable code per day than the average developer, according to …

Time Management

Elon Musk Urges People to Watch Chris Paine's A.I. Movie While It's Free

"Do You Trust This Computer?" is now available to stream.<p>Elon Musk is concerned about the future of humanity. The tech entrepreneur shared a link …

How to Build Rapport: A Powerful Technique

Knowing how to build rapport is the basis to experience success and fulfillment in life. And yet, it’s amazing to realize how little education and …

Clean Up Corrosive Interpersonal Dynamics on Your Team with This System

“The consequences of not identifying and addressing conflicts and corrosive team dynamics are always dire,” says <b>Laura Gates</b>, whose work as an …

The 10 most nutritious foods in the world, and how to incorporate them into your diet

Hitting that sweet spot with your healthy diet can be hard. In 2015, PLoS ONE published a study that came up with an unconventional way to rank foods according to their "nutritional fitness." They grouped foods together in combinations that meet our daily nutrient requirements with the smallest …

Nutrition

How to achieve extreme productivity

7 ways to use “systemized common sense” in your day.<p>By Kara Baskin | January 17, 2018<p>You don't have to do all of this. Here's how to temper your …

29 brilliant food hacks that everyone needs to know

<b>Food hacks, or tips as your mum probably calls them, are brilliant things: they make food tastier, cooking easier and your money go further.</b><p>If you’ve …

If Your Employees Can't Answer This 1 Simple Question, They're a Lot Less Productive Than You Think

Nothing is more powerful for tracking productivity than these 6 words.<p>Want to know a dirty little secret in business? Everyone loves being busy.<p>Don't believe me? Try walking into your office and asking all of your employees this one simple question:<p>"What results did you achieve today?"<p>More often …

Why Reading Books Should be Your Priority, According to Science

You're not doing yourself any favors if you're in the 26 percent of American adults who haven't read even part of a book within the past year.<p>More than a quarter--26 percent--of American adults admit to not having read even part of a book within the past year. That's according to statistics coming …

If you want to stay successful, learn to think like Leonardo da Vinci

Some of history’s greatest contributions have come from polymaths.<p>Aristotle practically invented half a dozen fields of study across philosophy. Galileo was as much a physicist as he was an engineer when he helped kick-start the scientific revolution. Da Vinci might have been even more famous as an …

Mother’s Day 2018: How mums are taking the small business world by storm

<b>This Mother’s Day let’s celebrate the creativity, drive and pure grit of Mums who have started their business since becoming a parent.</b><p>Statistics show …

12 hard truths about relationships no one wants to believe

Everyone knows relationships are hard, and take effort to maintain, and sometimes disappoint you.<p>Except, of course, <i>your</i> relationship. That's different. Or so everyone likes to believe.<p>Below, we've listed some of the truest but hardest-to-accept insights about modern romance. If you can get past …

7 tips to keep your brain as sharp as your body

When it comes to our hearts, even the non-medical types among us pretty much know what we need to be doing. In a nutshell: exercising and eating right.<p>But when it comes to our brains, guidelines tend to be foggier. Besides, we figure, since we’re probably as smart as we’ll ever be, what can we …