Andres Vazquez Del Mercado

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Warp drive looks more promising than ever in recent NASA studies

The first steps towards interstellar travel have been taken, but the stars are very far away. Voyager 1 is about 17 light-hours distant from Earth …

7 (Easy) Ways To Use Your Time Better In 2014

Learning how to use your hours better enables all sorts of other changes. If you want to reach any of your goals this year, you’ll need to become more productive. Here’s how to get started.<p>“Use my time better” is not one of the most common New Year’s resolutions. Nonetheless, a life is lived in …

Virtual MVPDs Join the Race

The cloud is ready to rain down some new video providers to take on cable TV.<p>Using the unwieldy moniker of “virtual multichannel video programming …

13 Habits of Exceptionally Likeable People

Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that being likeable comes from natural, unteachable traits that belong only to a lucky few—the good looking, the fiercely social, and the incredibly talented. It’s easy to fall prey to this misconception. In reality, being likeable is under your …

Emotional Intelligence

It’s Not You: Why Your Emails Go Unanswered And How To Cope

Despite spending a third of our days tackling our inboxes, plenty of requests go unanswered by friends, clients, and colleagues. We asked the experts why, and got their take on how to deal.<p>Frustrated. Put out. Annoyed. Ignored.<p>Those were the most common feelings that surfaced when we asked our …

Productivity

The 7 Secrets To Make Meetings Less Awful

A day full of meetings will leave a bad taste in your mouth. Unless you follow these steps.<p>Some companies have abandoned the whole idea of a meeting. But if your schedule is still saturated with them, here’s how to greet your meets much more skillfully.<p>1. Account for the loudmouth problem<p>When …

Sheryl Sandberg

15 Tech Trends That Will Define 2014, Selected By Frog

Drones, driverless cars, and the digital dragon of China are just some of the things that will change our economy, and our lives, this year.<p>Through a pessimistic lens, 2013 looked like the dystopian future we’ve been warned about. We learned the NSA can spy on our every word, right as Google shared …

Amazing App Lets You Try On The Face Of Walter White, Kim Kardashian, Or Barack Obama

The open-source Javascript project will reskin your face to someone more famous (well, unless you’re already super famous).<p>I’m looking at Walter White in the mirror. I am him. He is me. With the click of a button, he becomes a white-skinned Barack Obama. Weird. Then he’s Justin Bieber. Then he’s …

Kim Kardashian

Death To PowerPoint: How To Speak Like A Pro Without The Slides

When you know your speech, you don’t need to rely on PowerPoint as a crutch.<p>The more times I give my standard speech on time management, the more aware I am of something curious. When I speak without PowerPoint–just me up on the stage, trying to entertain and instruct people–I enjoy the experience …

Remarkable Sochi Photos Reveal The Hidden Side Of The Olympic Dream

By Dan Solomon6 minute Read<p>The Winter Olympics in Sochi haven’t been without controversy. Whether it’s about the outcry surrounding Russia’s …

Caucasus

12 Of The Best Ideas From CES 2014

The Consumer Electronics Show is a boring affair, but if you look closely enough, it offers a taste of tomorrow. Behold, the future!<p>I’ve been to the Consumer Electronics Show more times than I’d like to admit. And while it’s considered a showcase of technology to come in the next year, it’s a …

Is Emotion Really The Enemy Of Reason?

If you let emotion guide your decisions, are you setting yourself up to fail? The answer depends largely on one key thing.<p>A great leader makes great decisions, and for much of human history, great decisions were thought to be made with cold logic. The idea that emotion was the enemy of reason …

Confide: A Snapchat For Professionals, Not Sext-Obsessed Teens

The new app, from Yext CEO Howard Lerman and former AOL exec Jon Brod, stands out from competitors by eschewing a gimmicky UI.<p>Investors have pegged Snapchat‘s valuation at $2 billion thanks to the soaring popularity of its self-destructing photo-sharing service. Riding this tidal wave of attention, …

Here’s A Novel Way To Bring Products To Market

The founders of Hatch Hub have created a new marketplace meant to connect independent designers and consumers.<p>Design meritocracies–wherein products are brought to market based on proven interest from potential buyers, rather than just focus groups–seem to be popping up everywhere. There’s …

Why Exercise Is The Key To Work-Life Balance

Getting enough exercise doesn’t just make your butt look good; it also can save it in the office or at home.<p>Maybe you should be asking your boss for midday workouts.<p>Interesting research published in the <i>Harvard Business Review</i> shows that exercise isn’t a selfish indulgence (how dare you care about …

The Subscription Economy’s Secret Weapon

You may have never heard of Zuora. But it’s raised a whopping $128 million from VCs to help us shift from owners to subscribers for everything from movies to data storage (and maybe even toasters).<p>Movies used to be something you paid for in one of three ways. You went to the theater, you bought a …

News Corp

6 Simple Habits To Keep You Consistently Happy Every Day

Buffer CEO and founder Joel Gascoigne tells us the secret to his happiness regime.<p>It’s a little over three years since I first had the idea for Buffer, and I’ve started to notice a few patterns amongst the ups and downs that come with building a startup.<p>One of the most important things I’ve learned …

Happiness

4 Tips On Staying Creative From Noma Star Chef Rene Redzepi

Rene Redzepi of Noma reinvented how we eat. Now, with a new book out, he speaks with Co.Design about staying creative, developing intuition, and finding inspiration.<p>At just 35, Rene Redzepi is the master chef of Noma, a two Michelin Star restaurant in Copenhagen that serves fanatical foodies “new …

Masterchef

Markets Are In The Red

After spending much of the morning in the green, the Dow, S&P and Nasdaq are now all in the red.<p>Today's action comes as the big automakers report their December sales .<p>So far, Chrysler, Ford, GM, and Toyota all missed expectations.<p>Analysts had been expecting to see total vehicle sales of 16.00 …

Morgan Stanley

Sinister gamepad hopes to replace PC gamers' keyboards, leaves the mouse (hands-on)

Putting aside arguments over platform exclusives, graphical output and the convenience of gaming from the couch, one element separates console and PC gamers more than any other: control. Those parked in front of a television have an all-in-one gamepad with analog nubs, clicky buttons and smooth …

Yahoo Shuts Down A Half Dozen Products

Here's the list:<p><b>Upcoming</b><br>As of April 30, 2013, Upcoming will be going away. If you have uploaded events to the site, please click here to learn how to download your information. Additionally, effective on April 30, 2013, we will no longer support the Upcoming API.<p><b>Yahoo! Deals</b><br>As of April 30, 2013, …