In 2014, wearable health tracking devices continued to get more creative, going far beyond simple fitness tracking. The K-Goal, a “Fitbit for your vagina,” promised to help women do kegel exercises correctly, while the Emotiv EEG headset offered the prospect of mental acuity, measured by a device that tracks the brain’s concentration. advertisement advertisement Of course, kids came up with some of the most unique health innovations of the year. One 15-year-old came up with a wearable device that triggers an alert when his grandfather with Alzheimer’s gets out of bed. Another young scientist put the finishing touches on a gel that can stop bleeding almost immediately–an invention that he first came up with as a teenager. While there were the inevitable stories about toxic chemicals and obesity, 2014 also offered the promise of betterment, through brain training, stomach bugs, and souped-up condoms. Check out our full list of the top health … [Read more...] about The Top 12 Health Stories Of 2014 Are Almost As Good For You As Visiting The Doctor
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The year 2006 was a big year for headphones. It’s when the Beats brand debuted, took over every pair of ears in professional sports, and exploded into a $3 billion lifestyle-led technology company. You know what Logitech released that same year? This game controller loaded with fans so your hands would get less sweaty. advertisement advertisement It’s one of many opportunities that Logitech CEO Bracken Darrell admits the company missed out on. Logitech is one of the world’s largest hardware companies. It sells more computer mice than any other company in the world, which earn a vast majority of the company’s $2 billion in yearly revenue. But Darrell–who hailed from Whirlpool, Procter & Gamble, and GE–didn’t come to Logitech in 2012 to figure out how to sell more mice. “We were one of the quintessential examples of a PC-related company, and our profits were dropping,” he tells Co.Design. “I came because I wanted … [Read more...] about Logitech Pulls Millions From Mice, Invests It In Design
Drag queens pose on covered bridges. Puppies learn to swim. Metal heads cuddle with kittens. Polish witches wave incense sticks. advertisement advertisement This is just a sampling of scenes from the best photo essays of 2014. It was hard to choose only 24–runners-up included shots of New York’s extremely well-dressed dogs and very hip, very bearded Sikhs. These photographs are eye candy, but also so much more: They give you an intimate look at characters you might never otherwise encounter (the biker chicks of Marrakesh), and reveal lifestyles you might not otherwise have known existed (and may wish to remain ignorant of, in the case of the Purity Ball movement in America’s Bible Belt). Some illustrate contemporary social and political issues, while a few just put original spins on the Internet’s bread and butter–cute animal photos. What these photo essays have in common, and what makes them so powerful, is that they all tell stories. None are … [Read more...] about The 24 Best Photo Essays Of 2014
It is now the last few days of making your tax-saving investments. You need to invest by March 31 in the Section 80C instruments to gain a tax deduction for the current financial year.While you will save tax for the year for investments up to Rs 150000 in specified instruments under Section 80C of the Income Tax Act, the investment carries different tax treatment in the long run. While some are totally tax exempt enjoying Exempt, Exempt, Exempt (EEE) status where investment, accumulation and maturity are totally tax-free, others have a tax liability on gains.Here we tell you the instruments which are EEE and which do not enjoy the status: First, let’s take a look at Products which can give you EEE benefit.Close These are Exempt-Exempt-Exempt (EEE) Solutions related news Double Your Income series: Temperament is key to success in investing What is debt-oriented Mutual Fund? Meaning, types and benefits Close-end funds: What is close-ended Mutual Fund and how it works … [Read more...] about Do you know which 80C instruments can help you save tax and carry no future tax liability?
While working with a pharmaceutical multi-national company in India in 2013, Mumbai-based 42-years old Rupali Kalav bought a flat in Navi Mumbai for Rs 58 lakh using home loan. At that time, it was a lucrative investment as other investors were making returns in 16% to 18% range on their real estate investments. Tax savings with home loans were further sweetening the deal.However, things changed over a period of time. Demonetisation and structural slowdown on account of massive supply made the real estate market dull.Two years ago, when Rupali took entrepreneurial plunge in brand communication and marketing technology, the reality hit her hard. Her unpredictable business income made timely repayment of equated monthly instalment difficult. When she decided to sell the property in February 2017, she found it difficult to sell.Close Rupali Kalav says, “Over the period of loan tenure, I am going to pay almost double the price it was quoting at. And the market is so bad … [Read more...] about Here’s why liquidity is important when making long-term investments