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21 tools that will help your remote team work better together

Working as a remote team can be difficult, but doesn’t have to be. Here at The Next Web, much of our team is remote.<p>We have staff in the UK, India, The Netherlands, USA and New Zealand all working together across time zones successfully, even though the time differences can be confusing …

3 Business Lessons From The Sinaloa Drug Cartel

Innovate like a syndicate.<p>Blockbuster is gone. So are Lehman Brothers, Atari, Pan Am, Circuit City and countless others each year. Startups fail, too, with 80% going belly up within the first 18 months. But here’s something to consider in comparison: criminal syndicates don’t go out of business. …

Victoria’s Secret Loses Trademark Battle Over “Pink” Brand

A judge’s stern reminder: underwear is not outerwear<p>Over in London, Pink button-downs are in and Pink bras are out, thanks to a court ruling that Victoria’s Secret’s Pink brand of lingerie infringes on U.K and European trademarks held by premium shirtmaker Thomas Pink.<p>“Consumers are likely to enter …

The Workout That Can Torch 3 Inches Off Your Belly!

Discover how you can blast body fat faster than ever<p>Don’t gear down your workouts this year: Step on the throttle instead. Crush every rep. Push yourself even harder. The results will be worth it. Our proof: These photos of Joshua Brady, an intellectual property attorney in Alexandria, Virginia.<p>In …

Workouts

Is 5 Minutes of Exercise Really Enough?

Or does it just make a great headline?<p>Earlier this week, the <i>New York Times</i> reported that "Running 5 Minutes a Day Has Long-Lasting Benefits." Since then, a frenzy of news reports have suggested that perhaps 5 minutes of exercise a day is all you need.<p>But is that actually true?<p>The <i>New York Times</i> …

Jiu Jitsu

The best two-dumbbell workout

8 Lake Trips That Should Be on Your List

How a 200-pound man should eat to get lean

If you’re 200 pounds, you’re in luck. We’ve prepared a diet plan specific for you. For heavier, or lighter guys, refer to our Eating for Abs</b> …

Nutrition

Grooming Tips: Medicine Cabinet Makeover

Face the facts, fellas: Whenever a lady friend pops by your pad, you know she’s most likely snooping through your medicine cabinet to make sure …

Europe's Bitcoin Entrepreneurs Winning Investor Seal Of Approval

The collapse of digital currency exchange Mt Gox earlier this year may have cast major doubts over the future of bitcoin, but the industry has continued to evolve at pace, and investment in bitcoin companies appears to show no signs of slowing.<p>In the second quarter of this year bitcoin start-ups …

How biofuels will expand Tesla's charging stations

There aren't many electric vehicles on the road in the United States, especially when compared to the incumbent population of petrol-powered automobiles, but America does have an ample and renewable supply of cows, garbage, and flushable toilets. Leveraging our nation's strengths in the latter …

Mortgage lenders may be easing credit score requirements slightly

Are mortgage lenders finally loosening up a little on their credit score requirements — opening the door to larger numbers of home buyers this summer and fall?<p>It depends on what type of loan you're seeking. If it's a<p>Federal Housing Administration-insured mortgage, the answer is a resounding yes. …

GoPro's Nick Woodman On Life As Head Of A Public Company And Microsoft's "Mistake"

Since the last time we spoke with GoPro founder and CEO Nick Woodman, some things have changed. Over the last year and half, he’s cut out a lot of the “dude’s” from everyday conversation, had another kid and led his company through one of the most successful initial public offerings of 2014. …

Jay-Z Can Do Anything He Damn Well Pleases

<b>Jay-Z can do pretty much whatever he wants,</b> especially with his many, many Grammy awards. So how could so many people think it was somehow disrespectful to drink Cognac out of his latest trophy? It's not like he was guzzling Pabst out of a much-dented Stanley Cup or anything -- these Grammy's are …

How to Get Free Booze: Volunteer

<b>It's barely 3 p.m. on a Friday,</b> and I'm already on my sixth shot of bourbon. I raise my glass in a toast with the dozen or so other volunteers and toss it back. Around me, people slam down their glasses and shout "Salud!" I wipe my mouth clean with the back of my hand and return to work.<p>We're at …

How to Buy Wine: A Holiday Drinker's Guide

<i>Welcome to Eat Like a Man's 2012 Holiday Survival Guide, wherein we tackle some of the season's thorniest issues in food and drink to help you make it to January in one piece.</i><p><b>It is said that a true connoisseur</b> <b>can</b>, in a single sip, tell not just which region a wine is from, and not just which …

How to Cook a Steak from Low Earth Orbit

How to Salvage Burnt Food, Thanksgiving Edition

<i>Welcome to Eat Like a Man's Holiday Survival Guide, wherein we tackle some of the season's thorniest issues in food and drink to help you make it to January in one piece.</i><p><b>As the saying goes,</b> you can't unring a bell. But can you un-ruin burnt food? That's a good question, especially on Thanksgiving, …

Gift Guide: What to Get Your Boss

<b>Ah, the big bossman.</b> He's a tricky fellow to shop for. But you can't well ignore that fact that he, too, deserves a gift this time of year. In fact, he's the reason you have money to buy a gift at all. What can be vexing is the personal/professional tightrope one must walk in these circumstances. …

The Fall 2013 Fashion Preview

The star of, like, nine new movies this year (and late of 30 Rock) shows off the best of the coming season<p>The star of, like, nine new movies this year (and late of <i>30 Rock</i>) shows off the best of the coming season

These Rejected California Vanity Plates Are Hilarious

And the DMV's explanations are just as good.<p><b>Ah, vanity plates</b>. The ultimate American form of self-expression for a car-obsessed culture. In perhaps the most car-focused state of all, California, the Department of Motor Vehicles has a crack squad of three operatives whose sole purpose is to review …

The Joy and Death of an Old Dad

Coping with my age, alongside my boy.<p>I turned 47 the summer my son was born, and I had the math worked out in my head like a good catastrophizing Jew, pardon the redundancy. Best case: I'd be 60 soon after his bar mitzvah, and 65 when he started college. Grandparenthood was a long, long shot. So I …

Google Reportedly Buys Streaming Site Twitch For $1 Billion

We don't know everything about this deal, such as when it will be announced and the exact purchase price. We do know that Twitch investors who participated in past rounds are pleased that they will be getting significant returns that are multiple times the amount they originally invested. The deal …

Obama: Companies that avoid taxes are renouncing citizenship - Capitol Report

Reuters<p>President Barack Obama greets people as he stops at Franklin Barbecue during a visit to Austin, Texas July 10, 2014.<p><b>Tax smackdown:</b> President …

Amazon Falls After Missing On Earnings

Amazon's EPS was worse than expected, though its revenue was right in line with expectations.<p>Revenue guidance for next quarter was about in line with expectations, but it guided to a big loss. That sent the stock down about 10% after-hours.<p>Here are the numbers:<p>EPS: -$0.27 (analysts were expecting a …

Surging Facebook Stock Adds $2 Billion To Zuckerberg's Fortune

Remember when Facebook’s need to conquer mobile prompted handwringing before and after its 2012 IPO?<p>Well fast forward a bit more than two years and such worries seem practically ancient. Facebook’s command of mobile eyeballs is helping send the stock to fresh record highs and granting the social …

10 of the Most Innovative Small Businesses of 2013

This story originally appeared on CNBC<p>No matter how far the marketplace advances, there will always be problems that plague consumers and that no company can seem to solve.<p>This is not necessarily a bad thing, because it creates a niche for the right company to fill. For example, motorists …