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We Tested Dozens Of Workout Headphones. Here Are the 8 Best

A seemingly impossible quest to find earbuds that don’t fall out or stop working when you sweat<p>Men’s Health <i>may earn commissions on products that are independently selected by our editorial team.</i><p>You don’t need research to tell you that music makes your workout better.<p>Still, there’s tons of it out …

Seven Small Towns You Must Visit in the U.S.

Seven reasons to start planning that U.S. road trip, stat.<p>New York City—more specifically the neon insanity around Times Square—may be the most …

Times Square

Your brilliant Kickstarter idea could be on sale in China before you’ve even finished funding it

Shenzhen, China<p>Yekutiel Sherman couldn’t believe his eyes.<p>The Israeli entrepreneur had spent one year designing the product that would make him rich—a smartphone case that unfolds into a selfie stick. He had drawn up prototypes, secured some minimal funds from his family, and launched a …

Intellectual Property

Arduino unleashes a serious Internet of Things system for hardware hackers

Back in the old days hardware manufacturers felt safe in the knowledge that no mere hardware hacker could attempt to recreate their inventions. From Sony to Philips to LG to Samsung, the consumer electronics industry was locked up and no one could crack the case. Until those meddling Arduino kids …

Arduino

Blink wireless security cameras run for two years on a pair of AA batteries

Hands-on with the anywhere (but outside) camera<p>Over the last year or so we’ve seen an uptick in availability of small and relatively cheap wireless security cameras. I mean truly wireless, using Wi-Fi to transmit data and batteries to provide power. That magical combination of features allows this …

Home Automation

Three Operational Necessities For An Extremely Successful High-Net-Worth Wealth Management Practice

The wealth management model has repeatedly been shown to be the most profitable business model for financial advisors. Generally speaking, investment advisors that convert to a well-managed wealth management practice can increase their incomes by 40 percent or more without adding any new …

Financial Planning

Here are the happiest—and most miserable—states in America

It sounds like a laughable generalization: How can living in any one state make you “happier” than than living in another? There are miserable people …

12 lessons I learned from following the morning routines of 5 super successful people

I wanted to see what it would do to my productivity, happiness levels, and wellbeing.<p>For an entire working week each, I tried to mirror what Jack Dorsey, Arianna Huffington, Barack Obama, Benjamin Franklin, and Indra Nooyi do in the morning.<p>In the case of Huffington and Franklin, I also followed …

A British headmaster’s back-to-school letter to teachers is also brilliant parenting advice

The internet is awash in advice on how to make the school year ahead better for students and parents.<p>One teacher banned homework, to the delight of kids. An anonymous headmaster wrote a missive to parents, reminding them that they play a critical role in shaping their children’s attitudes toward …

Parenting

Will Amazon Kill FedEx?

The first public flight of Amazon’s Prime Air plane, over the Seafair festival in Seattle.<p>For UPS and FedEx, Amazon’s been great for business. Now …

Brand Niche Marketing & Strategies.

​<p>Niche marketing is a targeted marketing plan that focuses on one particular section of the market that has high potential to connect with a product …

Marketing

6 Marketing Tools You Probably Haven’t Heard of But Should Be Using

<i>This piece originally appeared on AllBusiness.com.</i><p>Between your company’s presence on social media to its website traffic, your marketing strategy …

The Ignored and Incredible Value of These 6 Social Media Marketing Tools

As marketers, what return are your receiving on your investment of time? Set monetary investment aside for a moment and consider time, an equally …

Pizza Is Proven To Increase Productivity at Work More Than Money

Can't say no to that cheesy goodness.<p>What could be a bigger motivator than crisp, green dollar bills in the workplace? Obviously, the melty cheesiness of pizza.<p>In his new book, <i>Payoff: The Hidden Logic That Shapes Our Motivations</i>, Duke University psychology professor Dan Ariely detailed a study that …

Paranoid? It could be the key to your success

Why leaders need to harness their fear<p>There are lots of reasons Catherine Ulrich ought to feel confident in her achievements at work. In fact, she has every reason to feel downright certain things are going well.<p>Maybe it makes me sound weird, but paranoia is one word that makes me stay on …

How DIY Electronics Startup Adafruit Industries Became a Multimillion-Dollar Company

<i>This article is part of our September 2015 special report on startups, which highlights</i> IEEE<i>’s efforts to attract more entrepreneurial types to the</i> …

Microcontroller

This Video Will Make You Think Twice About The Way You Talk To Kids

Video tries to show how the way adults talk to kids matters<p>A video about the way adults talk to kids is causing debate. It focuses on the ways adults …

This is your brain on pot: Neuroscientist studies long-term effects of medical marijuana

BELMONT — Staci Gruber vividly remembers her first hit of marijuana, back when she was in college. It made her so paranoid, she locked herself in a …

19 Incredibly Useful Websites You Wish You Knew Earlier

We tend to think of learning a new skill or “going back to school” as something you’d do when looking to change careers, or to upgrade within your …

The Danish Way of Parenting review – how to raise the world’s happiest kids

Denmark approaches childhood, and society as a whole, very differently to Britain or the US, argue Jessica Joelle Alexander and Iben Dissing Sandahl<p>Having muddled through six years of parenthood without consulting any books on the subject, I was pretty excited about this, my first one. Perhaps it …

Parenting

How to build a killer sales team, according to a $1.7 billion marketing-software maker

Having a strong sales team is critical for any company trying to sell its product.<p>But it's not easy to put together the right mix of people that can maximize your sales potential.<p>HubSpot, a marketing-software company worth $1.7 billion, has published this slide deck with tips on how to build a …

Your favourite US national parks – and how to visit them

This week's winning entry<p>A taste of the Old West in Big Bend<p>Big Bend National Park in Texas is well off the tourist trail, unheard-of by many Americans and miles from the nearest settlement. It is a green desert landscape, dotted with exotic vegetation that thrives in a dry climate. Century plants …

Use Honey to save money on Amazon purchases

If you're anything like me, you consider saving money a sport. Of course, to get good at the game, you need the right gear.<p>Or, in this case, the right browser extension. Honey is a popular tool that can automatically dig up and apply coupon codes for thousands of online stores. But now it offers …

Shopping

WHO: Coffee itself isn’t cancerous, but watch out for ‘very hot’ beverages

If you're like many Americans and sipping your morning cup of joe while reading this, you'll be happy to know that the World Health Organization released its long-anticipated report on coffee, and its findings bode well for your health.<p>In reviewing the scientific evidence over the past 25 years …

Coffee

The Evolutionary Argument Against Reality

As we go about our daily lives, we tend to assume that our perceptions — sights, sounds, textures, tastes — are an accurate portrayal of the real world. Sure, when we stop and think about it — or when we find ourselves fooled by a perceptual illusion — we realize with a jolt that what we perceive …

10 Rules for a great startup idea

Share91<p>Tweet<p>Share231<p>+114<p>Shares 336<p><i>Get our latest app for startup stories, news, ideas, research and analysis.</i> <i>Install Now »</i><p>Even though it’s trendy in …

Top Success Lessons From The Best Personal Development Gurus

Are you challenged at work? Do you regret career decisions? Are you happy? If the answer to the questions leads to a negative feeling, it is time to …

Oxygen's New Show 'Quit Your Day Job' Teaches Entrepreneurs How To Make The Cut

<b>Part of the series “Entrepreneurs Rocking the World”</b><p>According to a January 2015 report on Gallup, the U.S. Census Bureau reports that the total number of new business startups and business closures per year — the birth and death rates of American companies — have crossed for the first time since …

Which Web Tools Are Experts Using?

Have you ever asked yourself which are the <b>tools that experts are using</b>? The difference between a rookie and a pro is represented by the tools …