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11 Vital Books for First-Time Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>From 2011 to 2013, I read 197 books. I read about history, physics, science, health, world travel, space exploration, the ocean, fitness and mathematics. I read bestsellers, classics and unknown authors. However, the underlying foundation …

The subtle science of selling – a six-step guide

Salespeople can lure you into buying their products with simple psychological tricks. Tiffanie Wen explores how they work.<p>If I told you this is the most important article you’ll read this week, you probably wouldn’t believe me. But what if I could say that 75% of your friends agreed? Or if I could …

Psychology

5 ways your body can talk to your brain - Futurity

A new book offers the latest evidence about the body's influence on the brain and tips on how to move to stimulate the mind.

Elon Musk Uses This Ancient Critical-Thinking Strategy To Outsmart Everybody Else

But while he dropped out of the program after only a few days, the field left an impression on the billionaire-to-be.<p>Perhaps most crucially, it trained him in <b>"first principles thinking,"</b> a mode of inquiry that relentlessly pursues the foundations of a problem.<p>"I think it's important to reason from …

Redshirts

• <b>Author:</b> John Scalzi<p>Ensign Andrew Dahl has just been assigned to the Universal Union Capital Ship <i>Intrepid</i>, flagship of the Universal Union since the year 2456. It's a prestige posting, and Andrew is thrilled all the more to be assigned to the ship's Xenobiology laboratory.<p>Life couldn't be …

Google acquires Firebase to help apps span Android, iOS, Web

Google will continue to offer Firebase's cloud-based synchronization service. It's a new step to making Google's tech foundation more compelling to programmers.<p>Google has acquired Firebase, a company that offers developers a mechanism to write mobile and Web-based apps that stay in sync with each …

Apps

Bowery.io wants to set up your Web developer's work environment in 30 seconds

When Zachary Hamed took a break from school to be a Thiel Fellow, he and his partners created Bowery.io, a service for Web developers that more or less sounds like a miracle even our own tech team couldn’t believe.<p>Today, the startup is releasing the desktop app version of its product (previously …

You're Getting Dumber as You Age: Here's How to Slow the Decline

A healthy brain processes information as a wave (via electrical impulses) and as a particle (via the brain chemicals) at a fast pace along the neuronal highway. Think of "the wave" that goes around a sports stadium during a football game. Every person in the stadium represents a single cell in the …

Concentrate! How to tame a wandering mind

Procrastinate often? Caroline Williams does, so decided to find out if brain training could tackle her wandering mind. What she discovered could help everyone.<p>I am about to be zapped in the head with an electromagnet, once a second, for eight minutes. I fidget, trying to get comfortable in a huge …

The Brain

How to Take Free Courses from Top Universities

You can continue your education with some amazing and free online resources available from top universities. These institutions offer many of their …

Are You Making These 5 Common User Onboarding Mistakes?

<i>Samuel Hulick is a long time UX consultant with an intense focus on user onboarding. This article originally appeared on the Help Scout blog.</i><p>Getting people to sign up for your software is tough. It requires a lot of time, energy, and money, yet many companies are losing most of those hard-won users …

5 reasons Slack will change the workplace

“Viral socializing,” or word of mouth, is how Slack founder and chief executive Stewart Butterfield described his startup’s marketing campaign.<p>No money spent on PR. Zero on advertising. No buses in San Francisco touting Slack banners. In other words, let the technology speak for itself, Butterfield …

Before He Died, Christopher Evan Welch Gave Us The Perfect Embodiment Of Tech-World Hubris

Just a day after Christopher Evan Welch landed a career-making role on HBO's "Silicon Valley," he received some heartbreaking news. The lung cancer he'd been battling successfully since the fall of 2010 had spread to his brain.<p>Chris was sitting with his wife, Emma, and his doctor at Memorial Sloan …

How to live forever

If more and more people are living past 100, how much older can we survive to, in theory, asks Frank Swain. And what would it take to achieve this in practice?<p>On the Art of Prolonging Life was penned by a Dr Huseland (“one of the soundest minds in Germany”) in 1797, concluding eight years of study …

Singularity

What Will Happen When the Earth’s Magnetic Field Switches

The Earth's magnetic field protects life on Earth, shielding it from damaging radiation and moderating our climate. So the idea that it could …

How Behavioral Science Can Make You a Mind Reader

Understanding Misunderstanding<p>It was the perfect gift for her, without a doubt: A day spent as "trainer for a day" at the Shedd Aquarium in our hometown of Chicago. My wife loves dolphins. She would be thrilled: my gift would assure her that nobody knows, understands, and loves her like I do. She …

Psychology

8 Ways Tech Has Completely Rewired Our Brains

Technology has altered human physiology. It makes us think differently, feel differently, even dream differently. It affects our memory, attention …

10 Mind-Bending Implications of the Many Worlds Theory

In quantum physics—the scientific study of the nature of physical reality—there is plenty of room for interpretation within the realm of what is …

10 Mind-Bending Implications of the Many Worlds Theory

In quantum physics—the scientific study of the nature of physical reality—there is plenty of room for interpretation within the realm of what is …

C: transfira URLs, textos e imagens entre iGadgets e Macs de forma simples e fácil

Uma das formas mais bacanas de compartilhar arquivos nas plataformas da Apple é através do AirDrop.<p>O recurso está disponível tanto para <i>iGadgets</i> …

Can Vowels Make or Break a Brand Name?

A simple shift in a vowel’s sound can change the way people think and make decisions about objects—leading to a greater connection between a brand …

Linguistics

Stephen Hawking Says There Are No Black Holes

The physicist offers a new theory that allows energy to escape.<p>Stephen Hawking has a big announcement. No, it's not that aliens exist or that humans won't survive another 1,000 years on Earth. The physicist claims, in a paper posted online Wednesday, that the idea of an event horizon—the point of …

Black Holes

Can Andrea Rossi's Infinite-Energy Black Box Power The World--Or Just Scam It?

Rossi--a lone Italian inventor with no real credentials and a history as a convicted scam artist--has convinced a small army of researchers that his box can harness a new type of nuclear reaction. What if they're right?<p>On January 14, 2011, a 61-year-old Italian inventor named Andrea Rossi staged a …

The Scientific Sherlock Holmes

An entertaining exploration of the science and history of the Sherlock Holmes stories, which were written more than 100 years ago by Scottish physician and writer, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.<p>After eagerly -- and enviously! -- reading people's reactions to Sherlock Holmes' third season now airing on …

Why we want to spend the rest of our lives on Mars

The Mars One project aims to establish a human colony on the red planet by 2025. We speak to three Britons who have been longlisted to be one of the first four colonists<p>Since its announcement in May 2012, the Mars One project hasn't had an easy ride. Critics have questioned all aspects, from the …

No pain, no gain? Getting the most out of exercise

Staying in shape has all sorts of benefits, from maintaining heart health to warding off dementia and cancer<p><b>I</b>nactivity – fuelled by cars and a sedentary work life – has been dubbed the biggest public health problem of the 21st century, a global pandemic with dramatic impact on peoples wellbeing. …

Exercise boost — keys to keeping with the program

How are those new 2014 workouts going? Need a little inspiration boost? We talked to four prominent trainers and fitness personalities in hopes of finding keys to helping you work out — successfully — for years to come.<p><i>Harley Pasternak, 39, has trained superstars including</i><p>Lady Gagaand is a …

Fitness

Meta wants to augment your world with the 'Iron Man' interface

When someone tells you they have a pair of augmented reality glasses with an interface designed by the same Hollywood staple who created the Iron Man suit's UI, you listen. Then, you ask if you can put them on.<p>The glasses come from Meta, a small company with huge dreams that's already comparing …

Who is Elon Musk? Tech billionaire, SpaceX cowboy, Tesla pioneer – and real life Iron Man

By the time Elon Musk founded the company that would become PayPal, in 1999, he had already built and sold one internet business. But this time he hit the jackpot.<p>Already wealthier than most of us will ever dream of being, he netted close to $180 million from PayPal’s sale to eBay, enough to retire …

Elon Musk

OK, Glass: Show me what's next for Google

Google Glass is expected to reach store shelves sometime in 2014. When it does, the connected headset could do more than change the wearables market: it could change Google, too.<p>December 2014 is a year away. Barring unforeseen complications, Google Glass will have gone public by then and just might …

Google Glass