Bike riders love ‘new’ – new bikes, new kit and new products. But sometimes we find

Bike riders love ‘new’ – new bikes, new kit and new products. But sometimes we find a product that we like, that works for us, and we don’t really want to change things up, especially when it comes to personal aspects such as hydration.Asked to review another new hydration product not so long after I spent a month drinking a brand that I liked enough to take it to France on a recent trip for Bicycling Australia, I wondered…really? Can there be anything better than this? What could be different about PREPD? Then I spent some time chatting with Nathan Hocking and his team and learnt a thing or two about this new product. Namely, it isn’t a hydration drink, but actually a hydration enhancer. So that idea is very new. It meant I didn’t have to quit drinking the product I had decided was ‘my’ hydration drink. I could still have it, but add PREPD to my before and after exercise regime.The theory was that PREPD, which tastes like a very nice fruit smoothie (the mango and passionfruit Prime is taken six to 12 hours before training or racing while the equally as flavoursome strawberry and kiwi Recover is taken straight afterwards) works with other forms of hydration in my body (including...

Publishers look for commerce content attribution to move beyond last click

With both publishers and advertisers looking to grow affiliate commerce, a growing number of publishers and advertisers have started using affiliate networks’ attribution tools to advocate for bigger commissions from advertisers and even earn commissions from customers that have read their content, even if that read doesn’t lead immediately to a click. BuzzFeed, for instance, is exploring several possible third-party attribution solutions that would allow them to build commerce campaigns that factor in view-through attribution, which would pay BuzzFeed commissions for people who bought featured products after reading their content. Business Insider has seen a noticeable increase from affiliate advertisers sending more revenue their way thanks to multi-touch attribution products offered by affiliate networks. “The main challenge for content publishers is that we’re typically at the start of the consumer purchasing journey (especially when we’re driving discovery through social),” Nilla Ali, svp of commerce at BuzzFeed, wrote in an email. “So the likelihood of winning on last-click attribution is very low.” Though last-click attribution remains the currency that powers affiliate n...

Man claims cure for blindness as hundreds troop to herbal facility

Mankessim, a commercial town in the Central Region, is noted for foodstuff, fish and meat. But for some time now, people from all walks of life have been trooping to the town not to shop for these items but to seek healing for various eye challenges, including blindness. This follows the discovery of a medicine by a herbalist in the town, which has been acclaimed to cure all kinds of eye diseases, including the dreadful glaucoma, which medical doctors say has no cure.Observation The herbalist, 60-year-old Mr John Kofi Sackey, aka Odopee, is the proprietor of Odopee Herbal Research and Learning Centre at Mankessim. The Daily Graphic has visited the centre twice in the last two weeks and met many people receiving treatment. Unlike the orthodox solutions, which prescribe various forms of surgery and medication, the herbal solution was not applied directly on the eyes. Rather, the herbalist pours the liquid preparation onto a piece of dry wood, puts the wood in a small plastic container for the patient to watch with widely opened eyes for 10 minutes. The Daily Graphic also observed that the patients, most of them above 60 years, repeated the process three times a day. After exposing...

Topshop Cyber Monday Sale 2019: What To Look Out For

News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. If you thought the Black Friday sale was epic with 25% off, their Cyber Monday discount is even better with 50% off everything. Everything from the latest fashion items, beauty, accessories, belts and jewellery has been slashed by up to half price. Cyber Monday usually marks the second push of sales after Black Friday, and the final day of unmissable sales. If you’re looking to perfect your beauty regime, these are health and beauty tasks you need to time just right. This article and any featured products have been independently chosen by The Sun journalists. All recommendations within the article are informed by expert editorial opinion. If you click a link and buy a product we may earn revenue: this helps to support The Sun, and in no way affects our recommendations. insulated food delivery backpack ©News Group Newspapers Limited in England No. 679215 Registered office: 1 London Bridge Street, London, SE1 9GF. “The Sun”, “Sun”, “Sun Online” are registered trademarks or trade names of News Group Newspapers Limited....

Montana tribal designer’s work featured in Jada Pinkett Smith’s gift guide

A Montana Native American fashion designer is getting big props from a big star in advance of the holiday shopping season. Bethany Yellowtail, who has ties to the Crow and Northern Cheyenne tribes, had her B. Yellowtail beach towel featured in actress Jada Pinkett Smith’s holiday gift guide in People magazine. Pinkett Smith highlighted 12 gifts the feature the work of women, people of color and ethical companies. “Carrying energy that matches my home is essential when I travel. This gift exudes just that: faith, family and the Native American Apsáalooke homeland its founder was raised on. Cozy and woven jacquard-style, it’s always nice to have something meaningful on your body,” Pinkett Smith wrote of the towel. Pinkett Smith has been a Hollywood fixture for nearly three decades. She has other business interests in fashion and other areas, with a focus on products empowering women of color. The “Faith” beach towel was inspired by the Crow name given to Yellowtail as a girl: Ammaakeealaachelibaachiilakaacheesh. Loosely translated, it means “Overcomes through Faith,” according to the B. Yellowtail website. Yellowtail grew up on the Crow reserva...

13 Products Featured on Shark Tank That You Can Now Buy on Amazon

As an entrepreneur, you’re likely already familiar with ABC’s Shark Tank, the show where aspiring business owners pitch their products to celebrity investors. You may be vying to get on the show some day. Perhaps the coolest part of Shark Tank is that the products and services that are funded really do tend to take off. Even some that didn’t get investment on the show have realized degrees of success as well. The show rewards these hard-working innovators with brand recognition, but then the money from the sharks themselves allow business operations to scale to the point where you may see ads online or, in the case of these products, you start to see them all over Amazon. Want to support other emerging entrepreneurs? Check out these products that were featured on Shark Tank that you can get on Amazon today. For all commercial enquiries related to Entrepreneur Asia Pacific, please contact sales@entrepreneurapj.com Women Loafers For all editorial enquiries related to Entrepreneur Asia Pacific, please contact editor@entrepreneurapj.com For all contributor enquiries related to Entrepreneur Asia Pacific, please contact contributor@entrepreneurapj.com Women Sneakers, Men Sneaker...

By now you’re familiar with the famous CanCooker, but it’s important to know that the awesomeness

By now you’re familiar with the famous CanCooker, but it’s important to know that the awesomeness doesn’t stop at the original convection oven-style steamer. There’s plenty to be excited about from CanCooker, which is why we thought we should highlight 10 of their most popular featured products. So without further delay, these are the things to get your hands on if you want to take the CanCooker to the highest level. This is the sort of thing you need when you’re making a meal for 12 or more. The Original CanCooker makes a meal easy to prepare, easy to enjoy and easy to clean. When you need something for small meals, appetizers, and desserts, the Companion CanCooker makes the most sense. It has a great price point, too, so it’ll help convince you the size is worth it! Having the perfect-sized burner for a CanCooker is only going to help reach peak performance. The Multi-Fuel Cooktop is convenient for any outdoor adventure. We weren’t kidding when we said a “perfect-sized burner” isn’t needed. The Gravity Grill Combo proves you can cook just about anything with a CanCooker and an open fire, and still have room to spare ...

How to use the Shop feature on Instagram to buy products

If you are a frequent Instagram user, chances are you may have noticed some posts in your feed with a small shopping bag icon, tucked in the lower left-hand corner.  This is Instagram’s Shop feature, which includes products offered by hundreds of brands and retailers across the world — and it’s a wise investment from the social media platform.   Analysts told Business Insider that Instagram’s move to shopping will be so successful that it will generate $10 billion in revenue by 2021. Using the Shop feature is easy, too. Any post with a shopping bag icon has a product or products linked to it — just tap on the product name, and you’re taken to the description page where you can save it for later, or buy it now.  Some products are available to purchase without even leaving the app, while others take you to the retailer’s website to finalize the transaction.  Some retailers partner with Instagram to provide a check-out process within the app. Most of those retailers are featured on Instagram’s @shop account.  Instagram’s @shop account features many retailers that have items available for purchase on the app. Meira Gebel/Business Insider 2....

The 5 Best New Skin-Care Products for Scars and Discoloration

Even when you decide to own them, living with scars and skin discoloration on a regular basis can be tough sometimes. We understand that there’s more than one type of scar or discoloration (here’s looking at you, dark spots), which is why we made sure to test some of the best skin-care products available. From dark spot correctors (my personal favorite), to at-home peels, our testers kicked things into overdrive to track down the products that actually work. For people with existing scars or discoloration, our panel of dermatologists suggests avoiding skin-care products with ingredients like parabens, sulfates, or dyes, which can sometimes be irritating to this skin type. Of course, there’s also a host of ingredients that our derms recommended to help minimize the appearance of these kinds of skin conditions, including brighteners, like vitamin C, and chemical exfoliators, like retinoids. Ahead, check out five of the most effective skin-care products to help treat scars and discoloration from the comfort of home. P.S. Don’t forget the sunscreen (seriously, it helps, for real for real)! And for more on skin-care for treating scars and discoloration, read our brand new comprehensi...

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This story was written in collaboration with Forbes Finds. Forbes Finds covers products we think you’ll love. Featured products are independently selected and linked to for your convenience. If you buy something using a link on this page, Forbes may receive a small share of that sale. Some entrepreneurs I know stick to nonfiction, but the wiser ones, it seems to me, also delve into fiction and poetry. Over the past few years, some studies have shown that people who read literature have a better theory of mind—meaning that they understand better what other people are thinking and feeling. Novelists explore universal themes, often against the pressing issues of today: race, climate change, immigration—and perhaps the nature of antagonism itself. Chances are those issues have a bearing on your life and business, and reading literature may help you see the problems you face in a new way. Steve Jobs famously told John Sculley, then the CEO of Apple: “First, we changed. Then we changed the world.” But change is hard and rare for most people. Long-form narrative, the closest form of expression to the way we think, is one path to real change. With that in mind, here’s a list of new lite...