Simon Nicholls

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The secret to being a morning person is the opposite of what most people expect

I've been accused on several occasions of being "one of those annoyingly productive morning people." And while there are far more productive morning people out there, I am pretty productive and 90% of it happens in the early morning.<p>For example, on a typical weekday morning, by the time I see my …

This e-bike can travel 236 miles on a single charge – that's more than a Tesla 3

This e-bike can travel a staggering 236 miles on a single charge, that is further than a Tesla Model 3.<p>The bike comes in 3 different models, the "Prime" has the longest range, the "Top" has a top speed of 50mph, and the "Lite" is the cheapest version.<p>The Delfast e-bike is street legal and the …

10 habits of super likeable leaders

If you want to be a leader whom people follow with absolute conviction, you have to be a likeable leader. Tyrants and curmudgeons with brilliant …

Emotional Intelligence

A Microsoft alum shares 12 things he wishes he knew before he started his career

I've done my fair share of work. First in the accounting department of an airline (not awesome). Then at an investment bank (surprisingly boring).<p>Finally, I spent about 14 years at Microsoft Corporation (great place to work). Now I'm an entrepreneur (ahhh … finally!).<p>Over the years, I've learned a …

How Behavioral Economics Can Produce Better Health Care

Consider the following.<p>I’m a physician at the end of more than a decade of training. I’ve dissected cadavers in anatomy lab. I’ve pored over tomes on the physiology of disease. I’ve treated thousands of patients with ailments as varied as hemorrhoids and cancer.<p>And yet the way I care for patients …

Health Care

Run Faster With Less Training Time: New Research on 10-20-30 Method

There are many training concepts that runners use to improve their performance as well as their health. Runners often engage in long and frequent …

Marathons

AXA partners with Silicon Valley startup Trov to launch insurance 'as simple as Tinder' for British millennials

California-based Trov lets people buy flexible insurance for single items through their smartphones. If, for example, you have got an expensive camera sitting in your cupboard that you only occasionally use, you can use Trov to get temporary insurance for the times when you do actually take it out …

4 VCs were asked what the hottest area of fintech is right now — all they could talk about was insurance

At the Economist Finance Disrupted conference in London this week, three out of the four VCs on the panel "Unicorns vs. Unicorpses" named insurance specifically when asked what was of most interest to them as an area for investment.<p>The sector was name-checked by: Yann Ranchere, a Geneva-based …

Sugar, explained

Sugar is the dietary villain of our day. But the science is complicated.<p>First it was too many calories. Then it was too much fat. Now there’s a full-on war on sugar, our latest dietary enemy No. 1.<p>In health policy and nutrition science circles, this single nutrient is taking up a lot of oxygen …

Diabetes

A Payment Model That Prevents Unnecessary Medical Treatment

As payers and providers in the U.S. health care system shift from fee for service to value-based approaches that pay providers for quality, they are turning to two models: One is procedure- and DRG-based bundled payments that pay one price for all the care related to treating a condition. The other …

Health Care

This Is the Best Ski Resort in the Alps, According to Travelers

For the second year in a row, Zermatt in Switzerland has been dubbed the best ski resort in the Alps.<p>The ranking comes from the Best Ski Resort …

Skiing

This CV landed me interviews at Google and more than 20 top startups

During my senior year of college, I decided that I wasn't going to become another boomerang kid that moved back home, jobless and with no plan for …

There Are 6 Types of Entrepreneurs. Which One Are You?

Social scientists test 30,000 entrepreneurs and find most of us fit into one of these six profiles.<p>What type of entrepreneur are you?<p>Hopefully a successful one, amirite? Maybe the billionaire kind.<p>Well, if you're not today, you could be someday! And knowing what type of entrepreneur you are just …

Entrepreneurship

Facing boredom and limited savings, seniors turn to entrepreneurship

For Malcolm Woodhouse, who started his first business three years ago, entrepreneurship was an experience for which none of his previous jobs had prepared him.<p>That's common for a first-time entrepreneur. The only difference was that Mr. Woodhouse, who co-founded One Earth, which imports and sells …

6 Super High Protein Snacks That You Need In Your Life

It’s no secret that protein is key if you want to stay fuller for longer, keep your energy levels up, build and repair muscle, and have healthy skin, …

Taking Lean to the screen: Removing waste from the electronic health record

Many physicians and nurses are traveling across desolate EHR wastelands replete with digital detritus, pixel dust and other non-value-add items.

The best days of the week to fly | Adventure Sports Network

Knowing exactly when to book a flight to get the cheapest fare is awesome -- that magical window where prices are at their lowest.<p>But which day is …

Flying

The Best Exercise For Skinny Calves

Take this advice from a trainer who’s genetically predisposed to tiny calves<p>Sure, calf raises are effective for building your calves. But donkey calf raises—a tweaked version of the classic move—work even better, says <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director BJ Gaddour, C.S.C.S.<p>To perform the exercise, …

Innovation Is Flowing in Silicon Valley, Even if Money Isn't

Recent numbers show it is becoming tougher for startups to raise money. Someone forgot to send that memo to Silicon Valley accelerators like 500 …

7 High-Intensity Workouts For Greater Muscle Growth

1 of 8<p>Up The Intensity<p>There will come a time in the near future, however, when you'll want to experiment with more advanced methods, or "intensity …

5 Best Bodyweight CrossFit Workouts for Traveling

Traveling doesn’t mean taking a break from staying strong and healthy. Even if you are staying at a hotel without a gym, if you can find a little …

Climbing

100 noteworthy young startups — and what they tell us about tech this year

Looking at what early-stage startups are working on is not only entertaining — and sometimes concerning — it can also be a good indicator of where tech is headed.<p>Since we have data on these young ventures at my company, Startup Tracker, we have the opportunity to glimpse emergent product trends in …

16 Healthy, Homemade Protein Bar Recipes

Check the packaging of many protein bars and you'll find a list of ingredients that looks like it belongs in a science experiment. Save the extra …

4-Ingredient Salted Peanut Protein Balls — Just 60 Calories!

Crunchy on the outside. Soft and chewy on the inside. We apologize, but you probably won't be able to stop reaching for these salted peanut protein balls.<p>It's OK, because at just 61 calories per ball, these treats make a great snack before or after a workout. Each ball offers 2.4 grams of protein …

16 high protein recipes for when you’re trying to cut carbs

So you want to get more protein in your body but are sick to death of protein shakes<p>Besides, you want some real food in your belly.<p>Check out these …

Aussie workplace culture startup raises $10 million

Culture Amp, a startup headquartered in Melbourne, Australia that helps businesses know just what their employees think about work, has raised US$10 …