Aakash Shrestha

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6 Google Apps Tools Every Entrepreneur Should Be Using

Efficiency is your best friend if you are trying to squeeze as much productivity as you can out of a 24 hour day. When you are building a lean …

Google Apps

Licorice Wrapping Paper

Dress up your pile of presents as wrapping paper with this simple tutorial. Such a fun idea for a birthday or shower or Christmas!<p>102<p>602

Crafting

Tiny Fruit Garland

Crafting

9 Ways To Fall Asleep Faster (Without Counting Sheep)

<i>By Alex Orlov for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>If you feel wide awake when your head hits the pillow at night, you're not alone. Approximately 60 million Americans report having experienced insomnia in any given year, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Even worse, 40 …

Top 10 Ways to Teach Yourself to Code

Programming is one of the most valuable skills you can pick up in these modern times, whether for career prospects or to stretch your brain and …

StartupBlink Maps Startups and Accelerators Worldwide

Ever wonder where the next startup boom might happen around the globe? A close look at StartupBlink might be of help. The site features a world map of startups, accelerator programs, coworking spaces and more.<p>While it’s hard to say exactly how many startups there are on Earth, StartupBlink knows …

Ben Horowitz

9 DIY Projects Made Easier With a 3D Scanner

Every ambitious builder has tried a DIY project that fell just beyond his or her grasp. As these examples show, soon nothing will limit makers but …

Personal Branding Trends That Will Impact Your Success In 2015

In my previous post, I shared with you five of my top ten personal branding trends to watch for in 2015. In this installment, I share the other five transformations that will be crucial to building your brand plan for the upcoming year. These trends are the gateway to expanding your success.<p><b>6.</b> …

Here Are The Best Startup Pitches We've Ever Seen

Animated DIY Card Cleverly Mimics Computer Loading Screen

Instructables contributor goldlego, also known as Calvin Nutter, produced a clever greeting card that mimics the aesthetics of an old computer loading screen. Better yet, it's animated, and as you pull the card from the envelope, the bars appear to "load." Nutter created a detailed, step-by-step …

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The 10 Things In Advertising You Need To Know Today

<b>1. Mobile programmatic advertising startup Adelphic has just raised $11 million in funding.</b> It brings Adelphic's total investment to up to $23 million to date.<p><b>2. Wendy's CEO says the fast food chain won't be serving breakfast any time soon.</b> Emil Brolick says the morning market is too crowded and …

Advertising

Positive prankvertising takes off in WestJet's wake

Hardworking single moms, adorable kids and homesick expats got exactly what they wanted for the holidays, courtesy of brands that designed …

Tutorial | Paper Cut Christmas Card

Get the tutorial plus free cutting files and a PDF template you need to create this lovely Christmas Card. Rita Shehan at About Home also shares a …

The best iPad apps for learning guitar

If you want to learn how to play guitar but don't want to have to invest into guitar lessons with a tutor then it definitely makes sense to download …

I Tried The iPhone Keyboard That Lets You Type More Than 100 Words Per Minute

There are plenty of keyboard apps out there to help you type faster, but I've never seen anything quite like Nintype, the new iPhone keyboard that promises typing speeds up to 130 words per minute.<p>Nintype uses a combination of methods to achieve this speed. It's designed to be used with two hands …

iOS

The Top 7 SEO Trends That Will Dominate 2015

The SEO industry in 2014 is virtually unrecognizable from that of 2011 and earlier, and this coming year we’ll see even more changes in best practices for the industry and how we execute SEO campaigns.<p>Earlier this year I wrote about The Top 7 SEO Trends Dominating 2014, but as we quickly approach …

The Biggest Influencer in Consumer Purchase Decisions?

There’s a lot of discussion about the ever-changing evolution of sales strategy. This evolution is strongly driven by one important factor – the …

The most memorable brand wins and fails of 2014

Ever since Oreo scored a real-time marketing coup during the Super Bowl in 2013, brands have been trying to replicate that success. This year proved …

How-To: Paper Snowflake Ballerina

Churning out the same old paper snow flakes year after year? Why not upgrade your winter holiday decor to includes these whimsical paper ballerinas?<p>The Krokotak blog has a simple photo tutorial and free printable template for the dancer silhouettes. These would look beautiful hanging in a window …

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Want Another Tool To Help Your Startup Get Off The Ground? Here's One, And It's Free

It’s a common little dance done between entrepreneurs and the investors they’re trying to win over: “This is a $20 billion market—I’m confident we can grab at least one percent of it.” Investors smile and nod, knowing full well that the entrepreneur is making an educated guess and ponder – even if …

The $5 Billion Startup Club: The 9 Highest Valued Startups That You Should Definitely Keep An Eye On

But in recent years, there's been so many of them that billion-dollar valuations are almost starting to feel routine in tech.<p>So we've raised the bar and narrowed down WSJ's "The Billion-Dollar Startup Club" list to companies that are valued at more than $5 billion.<p>These startups are transforming …

Venture Capital

I Wish I Knew These 15 Google Chrome Extensions Earlier

Google Chrome is one of the big three browsers out there along with Internet Explorer and Firefox. It’s very popular but many people don’t know about …

Software

The 21 games that should be installed on every iPhone

The iPhone is home to some of the best portable video games ever made. Unfortunately, they must be downloaded from one of the worst digital marketplaces. Farming simulations and clones too often dominate the App Store's best selling list. Unusual and inspired games are left to fight for short …

What You Eat Affects Your Productivity

Think back to your most productive workday in the past week. Now ask yourself: On that afternoon, what did you have for lunch?<p>When we think about the factors that contribute to workplace performance, we rarely give much consideration to food. For those of us battling to stay on top of emails, …