The 10 most prestigious universities in the world

The best for your future!

  1. Harvard University – United States
  2. Massachusetts Institute of Technology – United States
  3. Stanford University – United States
  4. University of Cambridge – United Kingdom
  5. University of Oxford – United Kingdom
  6. University of California, Berkeley – United States
  7. Princeton University – United States
  8. Yale University – United States
  9. Columbia University – United States
  10. California Institute of Technology – United States

Source: Times Higher Education

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The 10 biggest tech acquisitions of all time

Tech money

  1. Dell Inc agrees to buy EMC for $67 billion in 2015
  2. Avago Technologies agrees to buy Broadcom for $37 billion in 2015
  3. Microsoft buys LinkedIn for $26.2 billion in 2016
  4. HP buys Compaq for $25 billion in 2002
  5. Facebook buys WhatsApp for $21.8 billion in 2014
  6. VeriSign buys Network Solutions for $21 billion in 2002
  7. HP buys EDS for $13.9 billion in 2008
  8. Symantec buys Veritas for $13.5 billion in 2005
  9. Google buys Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion in 2014
  10. NXP agrees to buy Freescale for $11.8 billion in 2015

 

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5 brilliant female coders who made history!

Women that changed the tech world

The daughter of British poet Lord Byron, Ada Lovelace was a Victorian mathematician. She worked with Charles Babbage on his calculating machines – he called her the “enchantress of numbers”.

 Joan Clarke worked alongside Alan Turing at Bletchley Park – the British codebreaking centre during World War Two.

• Margaret Hamilton

Margaret Hamilton was director of software engineering for the project that wrote the code for the Apollo Guide Computer (AGC).

Rear Admiral Dr Grace Murray Hopper pioneered the development of accessible computer programming languages written in English.

A group of six young women (Kay McNulty, Betty Jennings, Betty Snyder, Marlyn Wescoff, Fran Bilas and Ruth Lichterman) who developed the first all-electronic, programmable computer as part of the US Army’s World War Two effort. When the ENIAC was first unveiled, the women received no recognition.

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15 great tools for everybody with a blog or website

Great tools for bloggers

  1. Buffer – Buffer makes it super easy to share any page you’re reading. Keep your Buffer topped up and we automagically share them for you through the day.
  2. Canva – Canva is an online graphic design platform. Create designs for Web or print: blog graphics, presentations, Facebook covers, flyers, posters, invitations and so on.
  3. CoSchedule – The best way to plan your marketing and save a ton of time. Trusted by more than 10000 bloggers, editors, and social marketers world-wide.
  4. DropBox – Dropbox keeps your files safe, synced, and easy to share. Bring your photos, docs, and videos anywhere and never lose a file again.
  5. Grammarly – Grammarly helps you write clearly and confidently by instantly check for 250 types of grammatical, spelling, and punctuation mistakes.
  6. GTmetrix – A free tool that analyzes your page’s speed performance. Using PageSpeed and YSlow, GTmetrix generates scores for your pages and offers.
  7. Hemingway Editor – The Hemingway Editor makes your writing bold and clear. It highlights wordy sentences, adverbs, passive voice, and other lexical atrocities as you type.
  8. Keyword Tool – Keyword tool is one of the best alternative to Google Keyword Planner. It uses Google’s autocomplete feature to get over 750 long-tail keywords for any given query.
  9. Mailerlite – Email Marketing Software for Small Business.
  10. Pablo – Pablo is the social sharing photo app from Buffer. This is a great tool for creating simple images for your blog, for sharing photos on social, or anytime you need fast, predictable photo generation.
  11. Trello – Trello gives a perspective over all your projects, at work, and at home. Whether it’s managing a team, writing an epic screenplay, or just making a grocery list, Trello is your sidekick for getting things done and staying organized.
  12. Screaming Frog – Desktop SEO tool which lets you check your blog from the web spider’s point of view.
  13. SumoMe – SumoMe is a suite of free tools that can be used to grow your website’s traffic. The SumoMe tools are easy to install and work on any website.
  14. Toggl – Best time tracking system for a small business. A simple online timer with a powerful timesheet calculator.
  15. Triberr – Triberr allows you to contact other bloggers in your niche, and expand your reach at the same time.

 

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12 great books Bill Gates thinks everyone should read

Bill Gates recommends!

5 minutes exercises to make your back stronger

Back pain? We got your back!

5 Minute Back Workout to Strengthen Your Back by Paleo Grubs

 

 Back Pain Yoga: Stretch & Strengthen (5 min routine) by YOGABODY®

 

Sore Back Release ♥ Yoga For Beginners | 5 Min Miracle by Boho Beautiful

Yoga for Back Pain- 5 Minute Beginners Cat Cow Yoga Flow For Lower Back Pain by Yoga TX

 

5 min Lower Back Workout by Kasia Rain

 

Photo by Christopher Campbell

The most expensive cities in the world for expats

Planing to emigrate?

  1. Hong Kong – Hong Kong
  2. Luanda – Angola
  3. Zurich – Switzerland
  4. Singapore – Singapore
  5. Tokyo – Japan
  6. Kinshasa – Democratic Republic of Congo
  7. Shanghai – China
  8. Geneva – Switzerland
  9. N’Djamena – Chad
  10. Beijing – China
  11. New York City – United States
  12. Shenzhen – China
  13. Lagos – Nigeria
  14. Bern – Switzerland
  15. Seoul – South Korea
  16. Victoria – Seychelles
  17. London – United Kingdom
  18. Guangzhou – China
  19. Tel Aviv – Israel
  20. Abuja – Nigeria
  21. Dubai – United Arab Emirates

  22. Osaka – Japan

  23. Brazzaville – Congo

  24. Copenhagen – Denmark

  25. Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates

Source: Mercer’s annual Cost of Living Survey

Photo by Ashim D’Silva

20 great tools for entrepreneurs and startups

Entrepreneurs and Startups, you are welcome!

Asana – Asana lets you have excelling access over your work platform from web as well as mobile. The workflow has never been as convenient as is now due to this project management tool.

Board Management -Board Management is a web application designed to help you manage your board of directors and non-profit organization more effectively.

Buffer – Buffer, is a social media management app that allows you to tie your Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn accounts to one place. One of its greatest features is the ability to plan and post updates on your accounts at specific times.

Canva -Create designs for Web or print: blog graphics, presentations, Facebook covers, flyers, posters, invitations and so on

Dropbox -Dropbox simplifies the way you create, share and collaborate. Bring your photos, docs, and videos anywhere and keep your files safe.

Edgar – Instead of publishing your social media updates just once and throwing them away, he carefully catalogues them in a library that you build over time.

EmailOctopus – EmailOctopus allows you to manage and email your subscribers for far cheaper by connecting your Amazon SES account. Powerful analytics, bounce/complaint tracking and more.

Hootsuite – Manage and schedule posts to multiple social media profiles on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Foursquare and more, all from one app

Intercom – Intercom offers a way for every team in an internet business to see and talk to customers, with products for live chat, marketing, feedback, and support.

Kissmetrics – Kissmetrics is a person-based analytics platform for your whole team. It all starts by reviewing your sales funnel and building profiles on your best kind of leads.

Mailerlite – MailerLite is a very simple email marketing tool for Small Businesses.

RescueTime – Free software program that helps you understand your daily habits and as such make the best use of your time every day.

Trello – Trello gives a perspective over all your projects, at work, and at home. Whether it’s managing a team, writing an epic screenplay, or just making a grocery list, Trello is your sidekick for getting things done and staying organized.

Pipedrive – Sales pipeline is a popular sales management tool designed to help small businesses master the selling process.

Podio – This project management tool is extremely beneficial for all the companies which are startups for handling the projects which are of complex nature.

Teamwork -A suite of online collaboration tools designed to maximize your team’s productivity, communication and overall customer happiness.

Timely – Use a time-tracking tool like Timely to create schedules for each of your employees. You can break down their workload by specifying one task at a time and manage everyone’s workweek all in one place.

Toggl -A simple online timer with a powerful timesheet calculator. Syncs with iOS & Android app.

Xero – Xero is a simple-to-use (with mobile apps) accounting website, with revenue and expense reporting system.

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10 interesting but not very useful apps

Nothing better to do? Let’s try some apps!

  1. The BS Generator – Generates Bullshit texts that looks like they mean something clever (iOS)
  2. Cry Translator – Figure out what your baby needs by translating your baby’s cries (iOS)
  3. Fix a fight – Guides you through steps to help you and your partner make quality repairs to relationship wounds (iOS)
  4. Daily Water – Track the quantity of water you drink and remind you to drink water (iOS)
  5. Is it dark outside? – Informs you whether or not it’s dark outside in your current location (iOS, Android)

  6. Taxi Hold’em – Flashes the word “TAXI” on your screen to get cab drivers’ attention (iOS)

  7. Virtual cigarette smoking – Install on your phone and show your friends how you smoke a virtual cigarette (Android)

  8. Send Me To Heaven (S.M.T.H.) – Challenges you to toss your phone in the air as high as possible (Android)
  9. Yo – You have a list of your friends, you tap them, their phone shouts “Yo”. (iOS, Android)
  10. iBeer – Drink beer on your iPhone (iOS, Android)

Photo by Gilles Lambert (https://unsplash.com/@gilleslambert)

10 great abs workouts with only 5 minutes

No excuses!

 

Photo by Christopher Campbell

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