Emotional wellness startup Aura raises $2.7 million from Cowboy Ventures and Reach Capital

Aura, an app for emotional well-being, has raised a $2.7 million seed round co-led by Cowboy Ventures and Reach Capital, with participation from others. When Aura first launched a couple of years ago, its bread and butter was short, three-to-seven-minute meditations based on your current mood — be that stressed, …

Time for employers to place workplace health and wellbeing front of mind, claims CBI

With the average number of days lost to ill health per employee at 5.2 days, there’s a clear impact on business, which is why firms must better prioritise the health & wellbeing of their staff. That’s according to new survey results from the CBI, in partnership with Bupa and HCA …

The Pixel 3’s dual cameras are a tacit admission that AI can’t do everything — yet

OPINION: Google’s latest flagship smartphones — the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL — are finally shipping to customers, and the reviews are unanimous: The rear camera and dual selfie cams are best in class. But as good as those cameras might be, they’re a bit puzzling — and sort …

The Horological Machine 9 puts a rocket on your wrist

If you’ve been keeping up with watchmaker MB&F you’ll be familiar with their Horological Machine series, watches that are similar in construction but wildly differ when it comes to design. This watch, the HM9, is called the Flow and hearkens back to roadsters, jets, and 1950s space ships. The watch, …

Making a Statement: The Use of Stacked Text Blocks in Web Design

It is so exciting to examine modern website designs and stumble upon tiny things that developers find adorable. “Tiny details make the difference” – we hear this a lot these days. Indeed, it is true. These small unique solutions and tricks make projects stand out from the crowd. They make …

How To Become A Proofreader (So You Can Finally Get Paid To Read All Day)

Proofreading is big business. And for good reason. Businesses realize that consumers judge them on everything, including whether or not their marketing materials, content, and other copy have any mistakes. I mean, think about it, would you really feel 100% confident buying something from a business whose website is riddled …

Venture capital for women: 5 VC firms to know about on the East Coast

In 2018, I found myself writing quite a bit on the topic of female entrepreneurs and venture capital for women. Last year was the 30th anniversary of the passing of HR 5050. The act ensured that women business owners could take out loans in their own names. Prior to the …

Home-Based Property Developers Use VR to Make More Sales

Nowadays, many home business owners fail to interact and communicate with their clients properly, so they do not succeed in beating their competitors. To resolve this issue, they may seek to implement a certain type of advanced technology, known as virtual reality, to better correspond with their clients. VR helps …

Facebook retargeting: How to retarget website visitors with Facebook Ads

More than 50 million businesses use Facebook Business Pages to grow their audiences. It makes sense since over 2 billion people use Facebook every month. But with the changing algorithms and all the competition (including baby pictures, engagement announcements, politics and happy cat videos), business owners like you need more than …

How to Create Printer-friendly Pages with CSS

In this article, we review the art of creating printer-friendly web pages with CSS. “Who prints web pages?” I hear you cry! Relatively few pages will ever be reproduced on paper. But consider: printing travel or concert tickets reproducing route directions or timetables saving a PDF for offline reading accessing …

Bitcoin sinks below $4,000 as the crypto market takes another hefty beating

As we hang out with family and friends this holiday season, it’s interesting to look back on the Bitcoin mania that we endured one Thanksgiving ago. Aunts and uncles asking about internet money as you passed the mashed potatoes while trying to explain the concept of decentralization in a way …

Coinbase now lets users buy ‘bundles’ and launches its own index for the top 50 coins

Coinbase is shaking things up quite a bit lately and their latest tools are geared toward cryptocurrency traders just getting their toes wet. On Thursday, the company announced that it would add a feature called Coinbase Bundle. The new offering lets users purchase a market-weighted sampling of Coinbase’s five available …

The meaning of life, the Black Mirror of Beijing, standing desks not a silver bullet and some other stuff

So, what is the meaning of life? According to a study by Pew, the gold standard US based researchers, it’s spending time with family and friends, reading, listening to music and going for a walk in the open air. Work comes somewhere down the list. Just one-third of the survey’s …

How to create back-to-school guides to drive traffic to your blog or website

What’s the key to making more sales with an online business or blog? Getting more traffic to your website so you have the opportunity to make the sale, of course. But, how do you get more traffic to your site to make that money? Give the people content they want — …

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is putting children first

“If you ask me why I’m in politics, my answer will be simple: children,” New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern told the audience at Mashable’s 9th annual Social Good Summit on Sept. 23. On the one-year anniversary of the general election that elevated her to power, Ardern spoke about one …

Bookkeeping, Why The Mystery?

While essential to a company’s financial health, bookkeeping can be a responsibility shrouded in mystery. So what goes on the accounting and bookkeeping departments? What do these people do on a daily basis? Well, one thing they do that’s terribly important to everyone working there is Payroll. All the salaries …

Daily Digest: Technology and tyranny, lying to ourselves, and Spotify’s $1b repurchase

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Terrifying video shows people escaping the treacherous California wildfire

A horrifying new video illuminates the dangers of the Camp Fire in Northern California. The video shared on Facebook by Brynn Parott Chatfield documents their drive through the fire as they attempt to evacuate from their hometown of Paradise.  SEE ALSO: Intense videos show the Camp Fire ravaging Northern California …