Muhammad Shoaib Akram

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Ashes 2015: Michael Clarke and Australia squad come out fighting after criticism at home

The Australia captain denies claims of a rift as Mitchell Johnson accuses columnist of being 'disrespectful' on Twitter<p>Australia’s besieged captain and players were taking to the airwaves and social media to hit out at their critics on Monday while England were concentrating on their “golden …

Science says your “gut feeling” isn’t a metaphor

The brain’s powers are a little overrated. To keep your body going, you don’t need a functioning brain, but you do need something to provide energy. Enter the gut.<p>We may not give it much thought—because, literally, it happens without conscious thought—but the process of extracting energy from food …

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Benchmarks show effect of device encryption on Nexus 6 performance

Nexus devices shipping with Lollipop have full device encryption turned on by default. That’s great from a privacy point of view, but the downside is encryption takes its toll on performance, as benchmarks from <i>AnandTech</i> and direct observations show.<p>Background<p>A bit of background: Google has first …

Robots spent six years acting like humans in three Tennessee homes

For six years, a group ofrobotslived in three houses on a street in Campbell Creek, Tennessee. No humans resided there with them. The house was solely occupied by robots, fake sweat machines, and a bunch of electronic appliances, which turned on every day — right on schedule.<p>The robots were used to …

Some children’s juice drinks have more sugar than Coke

Supposedly healthy supermarket smoothies and juices aimed at children can contain up to eight teaspoons of sugar - more than one-and-a-half times as much as in Coca-Cola, according to a survey carried out for a health campaign group.<p>A quarter of the products tested had at least six teaspoons for …

Moto X (2014) unboxing and first impressions

The Moto X was one of the best smartphones released last year, offering a great user experience even while not jumping into the specs race that dominates the Android world. The latest iteration of the device, the Moto X (2014) does feature an upgrade in the hardware, bringing it in line with …

8.5 Insider Tips on Getting Hired by a Startup

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I recently took the lead on hiring a new team member at Jimdo, the startup where I work. I posted a job listing, sifted through hundreds of applicants, found the top tier and performed initial interviews. I then invited the very best to …

World's 2nd-richest man suggests 3-day work week

Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim is suggesting that workers shift to a three-day work week. The catch: He would require 11-hour work days and workers to stay on the job until age 70 or 75.<p>The <i>Financial Times</i> reported that in a speech at a conference in Paraguay, Slim advocated a radical change in the …

His Wife Passed Away at 37, and Left Him Devastated. But What This Man Learned Changed His Life—and He Hopes It Will Change YOURS, too

Are you making the most of your life?<p>You’re putting off things that you need to do. Maybe your garage looks like a Tetris malfunction. Or you need to stain your deck. Or you need to call someone who you can pay to stain your deck.<p>I could give you 20 examples, and you’d probably nod your head to at …

Why Chipotle's Founder Isn't A Burrito Billionaire (And May Never Be)

Chipotle founder and CEO Steve Ells could have been the first burrito billionaire.<p>Chipotle stock is soaring again, up 12% on the strength of its recent earnings report. The shares are now up 22% in 2014 and 63% over the last year. But that recent growth doesn’t even begin to capture the exponential …

After Many Strikeouts, a $44 Million Home Run

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There are many qualities that unite entrepreneurs, but perhaps the most vital is a nearly irrational perseverance in the face of failure coupled with the ability to learn from past mistakes.<p>It’s clichéd, sure, but that’s because it’s …

Writing Tips: How to Come Up With 50 Topic Ideas in 30 Minutes

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The core issue for many content marketers is this: How do I come up with article topics? Without topics, you have no articles, no content, and therefore no content marketing. It’s obvious that we need to figure out how to come up with …

The Leg Workout That Will Turn Your Lower Body to Jelly—in 15 Minutes!

Hit your legs from all angles with this quick, grueling circuit<p>Working your lower body is tough. The movements that train your quads, glutes, and hamstrings—like squats and lunges—require a ton of effort and a lot of willpower. No wonder leg day gets a bum rap.<p>But you don't have to spend 45 minutes …

13 Google Search Tricks That Make Life A Whole Lot Easier

You <i>think</i> you know how to Google? You don't know how to Google.<p>Even the most seasoned Googler might not know every tip and trick available with just a few extra keystrokes in the search bar. Consider this your instructions manual for the world's most popular search engine.<p>Define A Word<p><b>The Scenario:</b> …

The Major Downside to Kettlebells

The kettlebell is a phenomenal tool for building muscle and burning fat. But there's one giant problem with the popular piece of equipment<p>There was a time when I thought kettlebells were just a fad. I believed the fitness industry latched on to the implement because it was something <i>new</i> (well, to …

Hands-On Advice for Taking Care of Your Hands

Whip your mitts into shape in less than 5 minutes<p>Ladies should welcome your touch, not recoil from it. But if you have long nails, frayed cuticles, or gnarly hang nails, that’s exactly what could happen. “A guy’s hands don’t have to be perfectly smooth, but they should be clean and well kept,” says …

Are You Butchering Your Squat?

Loading up your squat is dangerous unless your form is spot on. Find out if your body-weight squat is up to par first<p>After doing squats with a giant barbell in your hands, squatting sans weight may seem like a cinch. That doesn't mean you can slack on your form, however. "If you perform a …

How High Blood Pressure Causes a Stroke

Watch this video to understand why high blood pressure is so dangerous<p>One of the staples of every doctor's visit is a check of your blood pressure. You know it's important, but do you know why?<p>If not (and even if you do, but love a great informational presentation), check out this instructive, …

Ditch Your Belly for Good

The diet and exercise secrets for shedding pudge once and for all<p><b>Question:</b> I have been working out 5 to 6 times per week, (Thank You DeltaFit!!) and changed to a healthy diet, but I still have a layer of fat around my stomach. (Belly button area.) What do I have to do to get rid of this?<p><i>(from</i> …

15-Minute Morning Workout Routine | The Art of Manliness

Adrian Peter Schmidt was born in the Alsace-Lorraine region of what is now France in 1872. His genetics and circumstances did not point to a future …

Tech tools make selling to the world child's play

<b>How do you tell the world about your remote-controlled flying fish toys?</b><p>Special Report: The Technology of Business<p>Hi-tech start-ups aim for the stars<p>Powering up firms with hi-tech cash<p>Windows XP end puts firms in a fix<p>Does success lie up in the clouds?<p>Cash flow king for small businesses<p>Go the …

6 Foolproof Ways to Perfect Your Pitch

Follow these tips from former sports agent and master negotiator Ron Shapiro, and you'll get to yes (almost) every time.<p>Entrepreneurs are never finished pitching. From the day they first sell friends and family on a pie-in-the-sky business idea all the way through to the IPO roadshow, entrepreneurs …

Hope Seen In Chromosome Therapy For Down Syndrome

Some of the greatest scientific innovations have occurred because someone was clever enough not to reinvent the wheel—and instead to think of new ways to use something that already exists in nature.<p>Jeanne Lawrence is just such a woman. A scientist in pediatrics and developmental biology at the …

The 5 Must-Have Qualities Of The Modern Company

Over the past few months I have been exploring how the various facets of work are evolving and changing, specifically around behaviors. This started with two articles, the first was The 5 Must-Have Qualities Of The Modern Manager and the second was The 5 Must-Have Qualities Of The Modern Employee. …

How To Make Money Without A Job

Before joining the staff of Forbes in July of 2011, I was happily self-employed for 23 years. For much of this time my husband and I ran two mostly unrelated home-based businesses. He worked in his office in the front of the house, while I was in mine across the hall. Our office doors were usually …

9 Lessons From A 10-Time Startup Failure

<i>“Nine out of ten businesses fail; so I came up with a foolproof plan — create ten businesses.”</i>— Robert Kiyosaki<p>Well spoken by Kiyosaki.<p>But what’s it like to live through 10 failed startups and still come out with a 3 million dollar company?<p>Meet Kurt Theobald, Co-Founder and CEO of Classy Llama.<p>Yes …

The top reasons startups fail, according to Kai-Fu Lee

<i>Editor’s Note: The piece</i> <i>originally appeared on LinkedIn, we reproduced it here under Kai-Fu Lee’s authorization. Lee is the founder of</i> <i>Chinese incubator Innovation Works ; he also served as Google and Microsoft VP.</i><p><b>Lack of focus:</b> Smart people want to try many new ideas, but a resource-constrained …

How to lose half a trillion euros

ON JUNE 16th something very peculiar happened in Germany’s electricity market. The wholesale price of electricity fell to minus €100 per megawatt …

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Walter White, founder and CEO

One man’s enthralling story provides a framework for all aspiring startup founders -- but you would never guess who.<p>With zero venture capital funding …

21 Ways to Be a Better Leader Without Breaking a Sweat

It's not rocket science. Being a better leader starts with the little things. Here's what you need to know.<p>Let's jump right in, shall we?<p><b>1. Switch off your cell phone.</b> Go on, you can do it. Just for one meeting.<p><b>2. Look people in the eyes.</b> Practice doing it consistently.<p><b>3. Think.</b> Pick an hour in the …