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Hands-on with BITalino, a microcontroller board for quirky and serious projects alike (video)

It's safe to say that BITalino isn't your average DIY electronics board. For starters, the sensors that spring from the main unit (which comprises the microcontroller, Bluetooth module and power unit) are more at home in a hospital than they are scattered over a tinkerer's workstation. Jutting off …

The 30 Best Movies on Xfinity Streampix

Comcast recently launched a competitor to Netflix Instant, Amazon Prime Instant Streaming and Hulu Plus called Xfinity Streampix. We wanted to see …

5 Reasons Why Most People Never Discover Their Purpose | Inc.com

<i>"The deepest form of despair is to choose to be another than himself."</i> Soren Kierkegaard<p>After my last post on How to Know if You're Working (and Living) with Purpose, I had the opportunity to hear from a handful of readers about their fear that the path they've chosen isn't the right one.<p>We are …

Motivation

An A-Z of modern office jargon. http://gu.com/p/3jmyb/fb Drill down into this guide and you could be talking like a boardroom legend by end of play. Massive yield! Photograph: Alamy/Guardian montage

How to Stop Making Tiny Mistakes That Make You Look Stupider Than You Really Are

5 Phrases You Should Never Use In An Email

If you want to sound like an intelligent person rather than a cliché-spouting robot, that is.<p>It’s way easier to rely on clichés and claptrap in your writing than to expend the energy on an original thought–one reason why the 70 emails you send a day all sound the same.<p>Is this a bad thing? Not …

In Honor of David Letterman’s Pending Retirement, Watch His Wildest Interviews (VIDEO)

On David Letterman’s 20th anniversary with CBS, watch video of his most memorable interviews.<p>Jay Leno has his man-on-street bits. Jimmy Fallon has …

The 20 online talks that could change your life

<b>How Economic Inequality Harms Societies</b><p><b>Who's talking?</b> Professor Richard Wilkinson, an epidemiologist.<p><b>What is he on about?</b> The effects of inequality on societies all over the world. This will be familiar territory to anyone who has read The Spirit Level, but for those who haven't it will be …

Flawless Skin Secrets

9 Easy-To-Steal Habits Of The Super Successful

We wish there was a handbook for success, but there isn’t. Here’s the next best thing: a list of ways you can realize your dreams–and be a more productive person in the process.<p>Wouldn’t it be great if success was simple?<p>But it isn’t.<p>There’s no one-size-fits-all answer for success in work and life, …

Samsung unveils first SSDs with 3D V-NAND memory, but only for enterprise

Well, that was quick. Samsung said it was producing the world's first 3D vertical NAND memory just a week ago, and it has already started building the first SSDs based on that memory. Unfortunately, they're not meant for the enthusiast crowd: the new 480GB and 960GB drives are instead designed for …

What drives writers to drink? http://t.gu.com/nm2Qm Tennessee Williams, F Scott Fitzgerald, Hemingway, Cheever, Carver, Berryman… Six giants of American literature – and all addicted to alcohol. In an extract from her new book, The Trip to Echo Spring, Olivia Laing looks at the link between writers and the bottle

5 Ways to Get and Keep Motivated | Inc.com

I've posted about motivation many times, but I recently ran across this short and sweet recipe from Omar Periu, one of the world's top motivational speakers. The toplines are adapted from my conversation with Omar, but the commentary is my own:<p><b>1. Always act with a purpose.</b><p>If you don't know <i>why</i> …

Motivation

Exercise Routines: The Ideal Amount to Exercise

That’s because the total amount, type, and intensity of activity all have a much greater affect on your body than frequency, says study author Ian Janssen, PhD, associate professor at the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies at Queen's University in Canada.<p>So does this mean you can just work …

A Great Idea Is Never Enough | Inc.com

Back in 1995, I purchased a used Mac laptop via auction on the Internet. The company that enabled that transaction doesn't exist today. That same year, eBay was founded and today is worth $68 billion.<p>Amazon wasn't the first company to sell goods online. Google didn't invent search, and Dropbox …

Entrepreneurship

Men's Health - Fitness, Nutrition, Health, Sex, Style & Weight Loss Tips for Men

For $199, you can get a lightweight smartwatch with a four-plus day battery life? Sign us up.<p>AJ Styles practices blood flow restriction, intermittent fasting, and a lot of yoga.<p>Get ready for Jeremy Scott's Schwarzenegger-inspired workout.<p>It looks cool. It'll make you feel like Superman. And boy, …

Men's Health - Fitness, Nutrition, Health, Sex, Style & Weight Loss Tips for Men

That loud guy at the gym might actually be onto something.<p>With the rise of the multi-hyphenate trainer, is it safe for your trainer to be a one-stop wellness shop?<p>Researchers are working on turning Alzheimer's into a manageable chronic disease.<p>Have you ever pushed yourself this hard?<p>If Tom Cruise's …

Men's Health - Fitness, Nutrition, Health, Sex, Style & Weight Loss Tips for Men

She's live. She's naked. She wants you. And she's 3000 miles away.<p>There's a whole world beyond the Egg McMuffin.<p>It's time for This Week in Chrises!<p>If you don't tow a Jeep down the road, do you even lift, bro?<p>We talk to a 24 Hours of Daytona endurance racer about sweat and recovery.<p>Jimmy Kimmel's …

Men's Health - Fitness, Nutrition, Health, Sex, Style & Weight Loss Tips for Men

Been focusing on your upper body? Tug these on and your secret will be safe.<p>Here's the secret to the Ice Man's seemingly superhuman abilities.<p>Don't worry. Everyone who wants to work out still can.<p>"This is a healthy way for a child to be punished because it's exercise."<p>"I find using lube and taking …

Intermittent Fasting: Does It Work?

<i>Welcome to Ask Healthy Living -- in which you submit your most burning health questions and we do our best to ask the experts and get back to you. Have a question? Get in touch here and you could appear on Healthy Living!</i><p>"Ask Healthy Living" is for informational purposes only and is not a …

10 Everyday Ways To Protect Your Memory

It’s common to experience a little memory loss as you age, but much like muscles, the more exercise you give your brain, the stronger it will be. And you don't need any crazy products or regimens to stay sharp: These simple lifestyle tips can keep your brain young for years.<p><b>Give your mind a …

Groupon's Andrew Mason Records An Album To Teach Business

Say what you will about Andrew Mason, he’s got drive and he always has. Now, following his termination from Groupon, he carries with him a ton of experience in people management, epic startup success, and the deep woe of business failure. You can’t learn this stuff in school. Now, apparently, he’s …

The Secret To Sales Leadership: Abandoning The Lone Wolf--Discovering The Strength Of Teams

<i>If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn’t sit for a month. —Theodore Roosevelt</i><p>Today I’d like to share an excerpt from my book, The <i>7 Non Negotiables of Winning</i>, that will be coming out on July 29. I hope you enjoy it, and I look forward to hearing …

Twitter CEO Dick Costolo: What I've Learned | Inc.com

There are certain things you’d expect of the CEO of the fastest growing, most disruptive, 140-character communications platform in the world. For starters, you’d expect him to spend a lot of time thinking about the future, much of which his company is driving. You’d expect him to be scrambling to …

Silicon Valley

How to Have Better Conversations | Inc.com

A great deal of our lives is spent talking to people. The proportion may go up for salespeople and down for introverts, but everyone could stand to have more productive conversations.<p>Maybe you had good role models or instincts, but if you feel your conversational skills are lacking, a new book by …

Procter & Gamble

5 Classic Movies, 5 Leadership Lessons | Inc.com

<b>Lawrence of Arabia (1962): Make them believe in the win-win</b><p>The film opens with T.E. Lawrence (Peter O’Toole) in a basement drawing maps for the British Army. It’s not a glamorous position, but Lawrence manages to show his superior officers he has a keen understanding of the Middle East. …

Leadership

Top 10 Business Plan Mistakes to Avoid

Getting a new business off the ground is never easy. Increase your chances of success by avoiding these common business plan mistakes.<p>1. Giving …

Small Business

3 Steps to Becoming a Master Learner | Inc.com

Here’s a puzzle: Even though people talk about leadership all the time, and roughly eight kajillion leadership books have been published, we’re still plagued with fair to poor leaders in many, perhaps most, organizations.<p>Why is this? Part of the problem is that most of us, deep down, don’t really …

Leadership

Become a Better Leader by Studying Kim Kardashian's Marriage | Inc.com

Kim Kardashian and I have one thing in common. Neither of us would know the other if we tripped over them.<p>Before a few days ago, I was aware that she's famous, that she's had reality shows and a sex tape, that she had a 72-day marriage to the NBA's Kris Humphries, and that she has more Twitter …

Study Skills