caption You can get in a great high intensity interval circuit with a heavy bag. source Shutterstock/Jacob Lund High-intensity workouts are some of the best ways to improve health and athletic performance. With a short, intense interval workout, researchers have found that some people see benefits equal to or better than those from conventional exercise routines. Here’s how to get started. If you want to make the most of a short span of time for working out, consider a high-intensity workout. With brief bouts of high-intensity interval training, it’s possible to achieve or even exceed the physical benefits that people get from spending much longer periods of time working out. “Time is everything for people,” Jason Barone, a clinical director at an organization called Professional Physical Therapy, previously told Business Insider. “High-intensity training is kind of … [Read more...] about Shorter, high-intensity workouts offer the same benefits as longer, moderate ones — here’s how to get started and how it could transform your body
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How should a college student interested in investing take their first step? I've read about mobile investing applications — are they a good first step?—Anonymous You've probably seen any number of investing apps in the news, on Instagram or in the app store. They look easy, simple and even fun. But are apps like Robinhood, Stash or Acorns good introductions for a beginner investor? How does a beginner figure out where to start? Related links: I'm 23. How do I start investing? Here's how experts recommend picking the platform that's right for you. Know your goals Before you start investing, you need to be in relatively OK financial shape. That means crafting (and sticking to) a budget, paying your monthly expenses, making an emergency fund and saving for retirement. A lot of novices assume investing can make you money quickly — a common mistake, says Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, senior vice president at Charles Schwab. "A lot of young people don't even know … [Read more...] about Are apps a good way to get started investing?
There’s a common question that’s asked any time a company rolls out a new set of SDKs or APIs: “How do I get started?” That’s not the real question, of course. At heart, it’s a placeholder for a more complex set of questions that boil down to this: It’s not a question of starting coding but a question of whether the platform can meet business needs. Anyone can code a Hello World app, but not every platform can deliver a line-of-business application.Microsoft’s Universal Windows Platform is a case in point. A refactoring of the familiar Win32 and .Net APIs, it’s intended to be the future of Windows application development. Alignment with the .Net Standard libraries makes it possible to use a single Visual Studio project to support both Windows desktop and cross-platform Xamarin applications, by keeping user interface code and core logic separate.But like all new platforms, there’s resistance to switching code to something new, … [Read more...] about Your first UWP application: Use this shortcut to get started
Last week, Microsoft started rolling out SharePoint communication sites to first-release customers. On one of my projects, we got early access to communication sites, and we’ve already got quite a few sites created. Most are still getting loaded up with content, but I thought I would share a few tips and practices that are helping our team.Communication sites are beautiful, mobile and super easy to use right out of the gate. The team at Microsoft did a fantastic job on the layout, and you don’t need a degree in SharePoint to figure out how to add content and sections—and multiple columns! Moreover, there is clear, well-written documentation available that I’ll link at the bottom of the post. The documentation provides great “how to” information about each web part.Even though it’s very easy—and fast—to create communication sites, there are some things you might want to think about.1. It helps to do a little planningI created a … [Read more...] about 8 tips to get started with SharePoint communication sites
Your Amazon Echo has just arrived and you might have glanced at the quick-start guide, but beyond the basic setup, do you know the first things you should do with your new Echo? Alexa is the virtual assistant inside Amazon Echo devices - for a briefing on how Alexa works, check out What can Alexa do? We're about to run through our list of the top things to do to get started, but first check out this video for the basic steps including the initial set up with the Alexa app: Set up Echo with the Alexa app or a web browserAs we mentioned, your Amazon Echo guide will tell you to download the Alexa app from iTunes or Google Play, but some people struggle to set-up Echo this way and we've had more success using the web-based browser interface. You can use this link to setup a new device, whether that's setting up your Echo in the first place or adding other devices such as the Tap and Echo Dot, or adding other services.Although the Alexa app is great for general … [Read more...] about How to get started with Amazon Echo and Alexa