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6 Questions You Must Ask Before Building Your Billion-Dollar App

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 06.29.2015 | Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

When launching a successful app, execution is everything. Before you delve into development, ask yourself whether you're truly ready to guide developers as they bring your idea to life. It's your vision -- and your business -- on the line.

BUCKiTDREAM: Exciting New App Helps Users Turn Their Dreams Into Reality

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 06.26.2015 | Technology
Gregory Weinkauf

Quotes about dreams abound -- and if you notice, they're often expressed by people who don't just talk about their dreams: they live them.

Is There Really A Cheapest Time Of Day To Book A Flight? | Posted 06.22.2015 | Travel

If all of the conflicting travel advice you find online has given you hives, you may wonder, does it even matter when I book?

'The World Would Be A Better Place If Everyone Meditated'

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 06.18.2015 | Healthy Living

Entertainment entrepreneur Russell Simmons didn't find meditation -- meditation found him. What started as a yoga practice for the sake of meeting wom...

What You Need To Know About Gleaning

Eve Turow | Posted 06.17.2015 | Green
Eve Turow

One in six Americans struggles with food insecurity. Yes, we said Americans. Yet 40 percent of all food goes to waste. While a good part of that percentage is derived from people throwing out half-eaten grub, another significant chunk of waste is generated far before a meal reaches a diner's plate.

A Plate That Can Count Your Calories and More

Caroline Pugh | Posted 06.18.2015 | Technology
Caroline Pugh

How do you know exactly how many calories sirloin steak and mashed potatoes has? Or the nutritional value and breakdown of carbs and fats of your Sunday brunch? Anthony Ortiz, the CEO and founder of Fitly, may have the answer with SmartPlate.

Sex on Demand: What's it Worth?

Richard Cordova | Posted 06.16.2015 | Gay Voices
Richard Cordova

With the advent of location based hookup and dating apps such as Tinder and Scruff, looking for love - whether for life or for the night, has never been easier. But, easier has its consequences.

Lawncare Made Easy, Lawnstarter Raises $6 Million Series A

Caroline Pugh | Posted 06.15.2015 | Business
Caroline Pugh

Nowadays, there truly seems to be an app for everything. Whether it's having your dinner delivered straight to your door with a push of a button or scheduling the nearest personal trainer to come to your house for your leg day workout, the mobile space doesn't cease to impress.

Rise of the Planet of the Apps

Amrita Venkatraman | Posted 06.12.2015 | Teen
Amrita Venkatraman

For most high school students, the incipient stages of senior year are a time of involuntary self-reflection. With college application season looming,...

Are Your Kids 'Addicted' to Mobile Games?

Catriona Wallis | Posted 06.09.2015 | Parents
Catriona Wallis

As a parent of vivacious boys aged 5 and 8 obsessed with breaking-up and creating blocks and hiding from the Enderman in the mobile version of Minecraft, I have conflicting feelings about my kids playing this game.

We Go With Wigo

Rob Taub | Posted 06.09.2015 | Technology
Rob Taub

When I was in college during the 1970s, making plans with others was a laborious task, which may perhaps explain why my friends and I so often stayed in the dorms and drank beer. It certainly wasn't easy to organize group expeditions or expand one's social network.

Alexander C. Kaufman

Apple Watch Apps Are About To Get Way Better | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 06.08.2015 | Technology


Today's Newsrooms = Robo-Journalism, Games, Apps, Gender Equality

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 06.03.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

The "see-Ma, no-hands" automated reporting movement has been used by AP, Bloomberg and Thomson-Reuters in crunching numbers -- business figures and sports scores -- as well as turning out formulaic stories.

7 Secrets to Saving On a Caribbean Vacation | Posted 06.03.2015 | Travel

Sugar-soft beaches doused in sunlight. Towering palms that sway in the sea breeze. Perhaps a pina colada -- or two, or three -- as you lounge by the hotel pool. If this sounds like the vacation you're after, then the Caribbean is your soon-to-be spot in the sun.

Technologically Challenged

Myra Demeter | Posted 06.01.2015 | Fifty
Myra Demeter

I transitioned from paper and pencil to computers at the dawn of the computer age 30 years ago when I wrote my Ph.D. thesis on a Commodore 64. I now do all my writing on the computer, read books on my iPad, keep notes and use many apps on my iPhone.

What the Medical Device Industry Can Learn From Starbucks

Jordan Safirstein, MD | Posted 06.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Jordan Safirstein, MD

Last week, waiting for my iced coffee at Starbucks, I enviously observed the girl in front of me paying with her phone. Fast forward 30 seconds and b...

6 Ways to Smartly (And Cheaply) Download Kids' Apps

Common Sense Media | Posted 05.29.2015 | Parents
Common Sense Media

You're going to the DMV and have to take your 4-year-old. The wait could be over an hour, and when the books, crayons and songs run dry, you're likely to hand over your phone. Which app will get you to the front of the line, be safe for your kid and possibly even teach him something?

Nope, That's Not Kanye West And North In Kim Kardashian's Game

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 05.28.2015 | Entertainment

Newsflash: Kanye West and North are unrecognizable in the Kim Kardashian: Hollywood game because neither one is actually in it. Glu Mobile, the com...

Protecting Victims of Domestic Violence in the Digital Age

Toni G. Atkins | Posted 06.10.2015 | Women
Toni G. Atkins

The greatest lifeline available is a strong support network of friends and family who can provide shelter and care. If access to cell phones and the vital contacts they contain is cut off, this support system is weakened. It is crucial that we give victims a way communicate with their loved ones to maintain a degree of normalcy in their lives.

Stalking Your Friends On Facebook Messenger Just Became (Alarmingly) Easier

Aran Khanna | Posted 05.27.2015 | Technology
Aran Khanna

It seems so harmless to attach a location with a single message, but the problem is over time the information from these messages adds up. You can see for yourself the potentially invasive usage of the information you share, and decide for yourself if this is something you should worry about.

After Marriage: It's All About Global Equality

Joel Simkhai | Posted 05.21.2015 | Gay Voices
Joel Simkhai

Like many of you, I have been eagerly following the news about the Supreme Court hearing on marriage equality. This is undoubtedly an exciting time for our movement and I am holding my breath hoping for a historic win. It is also the time to start the community conversation about the next chapter of our movement.

How to Eliminate Procrastination (The Surprising Strategy One Man Used)

James Clear | Posted 05.20.2015 | Healthy Living
James Clear

We often think that we want an open road and the ability to choose any direction for ourselves. But sometimes, what we need is a tunnel that can reduce our choices and send us in a focused direction. How can you eliminate the need to make the same decisions over and over again? How can you use constraints to drive your habits forward -- even if it's in a very small way?

How to Choose the Right Development House to Build Your App

John Rampton | Posted 05.18.2015 | Business
John Rampton

As an entrepreneur, I run into people all the time that have great app ideas. They're in the early concept stage, and a budding future founder pitches me a great way to solve a problem. But often, he or she has a huge problem: they don't know how to code, and they don't know any developers.

5 Absolutely Essential Apps For Your Phone And Tablet

Next Avenue | Bryce Kirchoff | Posted 05.17.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Bryce Kirchoff Mobile applications for phones and tablets have exploded in popularity — more than 100 billion apps...

4 Life Hacks of Uber Successful People

Daniel Scalco | Posted 05.19.2015 | Small Business
Daniel Scalco

It isn't dramatic life changes that will make you a successful person but rather various small habits and systems put in place to get the highest return on your time.