Yamini Acharya

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Everything Is Illuminated

Inexpensive, handheld Raman scanners will soon enable anyone to identify just about anything.<p>Sergeant Kris Gilbert of the Polk County, Florida, narcotics squad is teaching his officers to use a new device that’s going to make their job a lot easier. It looks like a vintage cell phone and weighs …

What the Best Social Media Community Managers Actually Do in Their Jobs

Learn the key skills all social media community managers should have to be …

Fitness Trainers Reveal the 9 Best Exercises to Beat Belly Fat

Belly fat is something that plagues all women. Whether it is that chubby paunch or those flabby muffin tops, a bloated belly is one of the trickiest …

Shilpa Shinde

I tried an unlimited-blowout startup called Vive, and it's completely worth $99 a month

Vive, which is currently in private beta in New York City, offers a subscription-based service centered on unlimited blowouts. That includes a wash and dry, but no haircuts or coloring.<p>Professional blowouts are intended to make your hair look as sleek and smooth as possible. You might get one …

Hair

10 New Fall Books That Should Be On Your Nightstand

I can't wait to get my hands on all of these books! From the soul-soothing words of Brene Brown to the historical observations of Margo Jefferson, there's something here for everyone.<p><i>Rising Strong</i> by Brene' Brown -- Getting back up after failing is the theme of Brown's newest book of inspiration. …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Best Stuff<p>After lathering up a a whole lot, we crown the winning washes.<p>By Adam Hurly1 day agoView More<p>Best of GQ<p>The 84-year-old music legend has …

Fitness

A master list of free tools for lean startups

Any entrepreneur worth their salt will be excited at the thought of accessing free yet functional tools. Been there, done that, and having run from …

Startups (India)

How To Growth Hack A Conference

Scott and I (the founders of KickoffLabs), recently got back from Las Vegas… WOOT!<p>But it’s probably not what you think…<p>There really wasn’t any of …

Public Speaking

From Meat to Muscle

How steak makes you grow—from the first bite to bulging biceps<p><b>1. Breaking Down the Meat</b><br>The process starts in your mouth with the mechanical digestion of food: Your teeth cut, tear, and mash the steak into smaller particles, mixing it with saliva to form a semisolid lump.<p><b>2. Digesting the Protein</b><br>Once …

The Buddhist and the Neuroscientist

What compassion does to the brain<p>In 1992, the neuroscientist Richard Davidson got a challenge from the Dalai Lama. By that point, he’d spent his career asking why people respond to, in his words, “life’s slings and arrows” in different ways. Why are some people more resilient than others in the …

Mindfulness

People Who Are Messy Aren't Lazy, They're Imaginative And Bold

We live in a very formulaic and predictable world. Almost everything is neatly packaged and systematized. Society perpetually seeks to maintain …

The Economics of Tidying Up

Months after publication, Japanese home-organization guru Marie Kondo's book about de-cluttering has reached peak interest. Behavioral science may explain the appeal.<p>“In this book, I have summed up how to put your space in order in a way that will change your life forever.”<p>This is the ambitious …

Minimalism

6 Foods That Can Make You Happier

<i>By Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD</i><p>I’m a happiness research junkie. I <i>love</i> reading about simple things we can do to elevate mood and boost contentment. Mindfulness meditation, adequate sleep, laughing, volunteering, and spending time with pets (as well as with happy people) all help. And believe it or not, …