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5 products that convert your sitting desk into a standing one

You don't have to buy a new desk to start standing.<p>Switching to a standing desk doesn't mean you automatically have to throw out your current desk, and you certainly don't need to crowd your workspace with a separate desk just for standing.<p>A handful of DIY standing desk conversions work …

Gear & Gadgets

Don’t become a programmer like me

I recently stumbled upon this Quora post by a concerned parent asking for advice in discouraging her daughter from becoming a programmer:<p>How do I …

Work-life Balance

10 Character Traits I Want to Teach My Children

<b>To be independent.</b> I want each of my children to have the ability and confidence to live an independent life, making their own choices based on their …

Parenting

How to live to 100? Three beers and a shot of whisky every day, says Agnes Fenton on her 110th birthday

The "supercentenarian" kept up the boozy regime for nearly 70 years but her carers have now told her to cut back<p>A woman who has just celebrated her 110th birthday says she has a daily dose of three beers and a shot of whisky to thank for her astonishing longevity.<p>Agnes Fenton, from New Jersey, …

New Jersey

Why one Google designer encouraged his team to get drunk before testing products

That means that Googlers will often test new gadgets or software pre-launch to work out bugs, validate their worth, and give feedback and suggestions on their capabilities.<p>Ideally, the dogfooding process helps designers and engineers spot issues that they can weed out before unleashing the product …

Google Glass

13 Natural and Easy Ways to Lower Your Blood Sugar

Being diagnosed with Type II diabetes can be a bummer, and it can be a struggle to keep blood sugars under control.<p>Sometimes, you may find yourself …

Diabetes

Plank Workout

Studies show that repeated bouts of shorter isometric holds can provide better quality muscular contractions, promote better form, and enhance performance.<p>Enter the 10-minute plank flow. It’s quite simple: You continually go from one plank variation to another for 10 minutes straight. Flowing from …

The Only 12 Exercises You Need To Get In Shape

Learn these moves and you’ll never need to pay for a gym membership again.<p>You can work out pretty much anywhere using bodyweight exercise moves.<p>Bodyweight exercises are moves that use only your body’s weight as resistance, such as pushups and lunges — no equipment needed. They’re a staple in many …

Fuel’s errand

WHEN Joko Widodo, Indonesia’s president, who is generally known as Jokowi, announced that petrol and diesel prices would rise by 2,000 rupiah ($0.16) …

Asia

How should I equip my older parents with a smartphone and tablet?

Matt’s parents are comfortable with desktop computing and they are now keen to get to grips with mobile devices<p>My parents are in their mid-70s and over the past decade or so have become comfortable with email, Skype and general use of desktop computers. They are now keen to get to grips with mobile …

Comcast wants to let you track when your cable technician will arrive

Comcast is trying to make waiting for the cable technician to arrive a less unbearable experience than what you're used to. It's beginning to start trials on a system that will allow technicians to update customers on their estimated arrival time through Comcast's MyAccount app. The system is only …

How Quitting Email Made My Team Communicate Better

<i>Max Nalsky is the founder and CEO of Pyrus, the workplace collaboration and productivity platform.</i><p>We operate in a world of inboxes. Everyone has his or her collection of points where other people can touch them — email, Facebook, Twitter, Skype – the list goes on. It’s easily overwhelming, and we …

20 Indoor Plants for the Small-Space Gardener

All of these beauties are easy to keep alive.<p>If your home wasn't blessed with tons of square footage, that doesn't mean you can't flex your green thumb. All of these plants take up minimal space, require little sun (a <i>must</i> when you only have a few windows to work with), and are basically made for …

What Are the Top 5 Books You Must Read?

I post about a *lot* of books. Most people don’t have the time to read them all but a number of readers have requested a post where I break down my …

Books

9 Books Bill Gates Thinks Everyone Should Read

While Bill Gates has a schedule that's planned down to the minute, the entrepreneur-turned-billionaire-humanitarian still gobbles up about a book a week.<p>Aside from a handful of novels, they're mostly nonfiction books covering his and his foundation's broad range of interests. A lot of them are …

Books

Here's What Happened When An Employee Told Steve Jobs Something Couldn't Be Done

So you can imagine he wouldn't settle for being told that something could not be done. One former Apple and NeXT employee told Business Insider what it was like to face Jobs and tell him one of his assignments was impossible.<p>Ken Rosen, a managing partner at the consulting agency Performance Works, …

Steve Jobs

7 Research-Based Ways to Save Time

<b>1) Use The 20 Second Rule</b><p>Make things you shouldn’t do take 20 seconds longer to accomplish (moving the ever-buzzing phone across the room) and the …

Productivity

Defend Your Home With Artificial Intelligence

The Canary security system learns about your daily routine -- and picks up on anything out of the ordinary.<p>You’re out of town for the weekend, and you want to keep tabs on your home. You could set up a sophisticated security system -- with live video feeds, multiple sensors, and remote access -- …

The lost art of software testing

I remember when I first encountered a software tester. I had just signed up with a publisher, and they employed testers, and one was assigned to my …

Sayur Manis: Delicious, But Also Deadly, Greens From Borneo

Traveling across Borneo, I came across a most delicious vegetable.<p>Stir-fried with red peppers, shallots and egg in a thin, juicy gravy, sayur manis tasted both rich and nutritious, like very good spinach. But it had more complexity than spinach, as though it had been fortified with broccoli and …

Better Leaders Are Better Listeners | Inc.com

Why hire talented people and not fully utilize them?<p>When you start a business, you don't need to know how to do absolutely everything. For example, if you are opening an event planning company, you don't freak out because you don't know graphic design. You just need to know what looks good and then …

Event Planning

Ninja Sphere promises to turn your house into a smart home for $329

Back in January, a smart home device called Ninja Sphere made over $650,000 on Kickstarter. Now, its creators (Ninjablocks) has started accepting its first pre-orders outside the crowdfunding website for $329 per unit. But, what can a Ninja Sphere do in the first place? Well, this …

What Is Life All About? Using Business Strategy to Find Your Life’s Purpose

<b>What is life all about?</b><p><b>What’s your five-year plan? Your ten-year plan?</b><p><b>If you’re anything like me, your answer is probably something along the lines</b> …

Management

The Best Shampoos for Every Hair Type

If you’re searching for your perfect shampoo match — one that won’t break your heart <i>and</i> your ends while luring you in with sweet, fruity smells — then you’ve hit up the right beauty matchmakers. No matter what your hair situation — curly, thin, colored or natural — there is a perfect shampoo out …

Hair Care

Domestic Science: A Magic Fly Repeller

An old-fashioned summer staple in the Napa Valley, where I live, is a plastic bag filled with water and hung from the backdoor of a farmhouse. It …

Google's 'Little Box Challenge' is Now Open for Submissions

Google is looking to reward engineers and budding innovators for coming up with a more compact solution for transforming energy garnered from renewable sources into something usable in your home.<p>The internet giant first announced the initiative back in May, but now it’s full steam ahead as Google …

Google Offers Free Udacity Course for Android Development

Google today debuted a new resource for learning to develop Android apps: a Udacity course called “Developing Android Apps: Android Fundamentals.” The online class is aimed at those who know programming but have no experience with building for Google’s mobile operating system.<p>Google Developer …