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Designing a Chatbot for a Brief Motivational Interview on Stress Management: Qualitative Case Study

Background: In addition to addiction and substance abuse, motivational interviewing (MI) is increasingly being integrated in treating other clinical issues such as mental health problems. Most of the many technological adaptations of MI, however, have focused on delivering the action-oriented treatment, leaving its relational component unexplored or vaguely described. This study intended to design a conversational sequence that considers both technical and relational components of MI for a menta...
Tags: Health, Clarke, Braun, Bonobot, Contextualized Feedback Participants


A folding hairdryer that’s as simple and elegant as it gets

Over the years we’ve seen so many flat-pack, compact hairdryers that they probably deserve a category of their own.The beauty of compact hairdryers is because there are multiple ways of achieving the same goal. Some hairdryers come with folding handles, some with rotating handles, some with handles that detach, it’s just a playground for design details really. Take for instance Offject’s Apollo 11 hairdryer concept, which features a handle detail that allows the hairdryer’s vertical vent to dock...
Tags: Design, Appliances, Product Design, Braun, Apollo 11, Hairdryer Compact Hairdryer, Offject


Harris The Latest Dem Presidential Contender To Release Taxes

BALTIMORE (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris has released 15 years of tax returns, including her returns for 2018, and the California senator reports that she and her husband had a federal tax bill of about $700,000 on an adjusted gross joint income of about $1.9 million last year. The documents released Sunday provide the fullest picture of her finances as she pursues a White House bid. Harris reported an income of about $157,000 in 2018 from her job as a senator, as wel...
Tags: New York, News, California, Washington, White House, Massachusetts, Ap, House, Donald Trump, Baltimore, Kamala Harris, Trump, Braun, HARRIS, Vermont Sen Bernie Sanders, Richmond Virginia


Uncertainty plagues families who worry immigrant detainees in So Cal will be sent out of state

More than two weeks after Orange County and Adelanto officials said they were getting out of the immigrant detention business, the fate of some 2,500 people still held in prison-like facilities remains unclear. Though federal immigration officials declined comment Friday, they indicated last month that detainees in Orange County and Adelanto could be sent out of California. Because such relocation could affect thousands of families in the region – separating immigrant parents and spouses from th...
Tags: Congress, California, Sheriff, City, Sport, Soccer, Aclu, Ice, Evans, Vietnam, Orange County, Orange, Gerardo Hernandez, Ahmed, Flores, Southern California


A Golden Knights Fan Guide to the San Jose Sharks

Fans of the Vegas Golden Knights are comfortable viewers of Stanley Cup playoff hockey, and many are familiar with their upcoming opponent, the San Jose Sharks. For those who aren’t or want a deeper dive, The Hockey Writers is here to help. We’ll go over the roster, give you a feel for the team and players, and cover some of the special situations. Under fourth-year head coach Peter DeBoer, the Sharks became an offensively-oriented team for the first time in his tenure. Still, how tight they ...
Tags: Usa, Sport, San Jose, Dell, Detroit Red Wings, Hockey, NHL, San Jose Sharks, Sharks, Vegas, Jones, Braun, Kane, Burns, Brent Burns, Joe Thornton


The Best Hand Mixers for Your Baking Needs

Africa Studio/Shutterstock.com An electric hand mixer is the perfect accessory in the kitchen for those times when a full food processor is too much but mixing with just a whisk won’t cut it. Here’s a look at the best hand mixers out there. In each case, we’ve looked at power, precision, and accessibility. After all, you don’t want a heavy mixer that’s cumbersome to hold on to, but neither do you want one that takes forever to actually mix anything properly. Expect great options here whate...
Tags: Crafts, Africa, Darth Vader, Kitchenaid, Braun, Hamilton Beach, Amazon Best, Hamilton Beach Hand Mixer, Speed Digital Hand Mixer, Amazon Best Budget Choice, Braun MultiMix Hand Mixer, Braun The Braun MultiMix Hand Mixer, Breville Handy Mix Scraper Hand Mixer


Man Charged in Timmothy Pitzen Hoax Learned About Missing Boy From ‘20/20’ Episode: Feds

Police HandoutThe 23-year-old Ohio man who claimed to be Timmothy Pitzen, an Illinois boy who went missing in 2011, has been charged with lying to federal agents, authorities announced Friday.Brian Rini was arrested Thursday night after DNA evidence revealed he was not the missing 14-year-old. Prosecutors said Friday that Rini wanted to “get away from his family” and was inspired to pose as Pitzen, who was last seen in May 2011, after watching a rerun of a 20/20 episode on the case.“He needs to ...
Tags: News, Fbi, United States, Ohio, Illinois, The Daily Beast, Braun, Hamilton County, Stapleton, Glassman, Cincinnati Children 's Hospital Medical Center, Ben Glassman, Hamilton County Coroner 's Office, Rini, Brian Rini, Timmothy Pitzen


Kris Jenner & Scooter Braun Control Clients Worth Billions — But Who Is Truly The Most Powerful?

In Greek mythology, the Fates controlled the destinies of men. In Hollywood, that power lies with 37-year-old Scooter Braun and 63-year-old Kris Jenner. Between these two omnipotent managers, they don’t even need a third fate to help them out.Somebody somewhere makes things happen for famous people, crafting their career trajectories and carefully spinning stories when stars spin out. And for a specific subset of world-famous celebrities, that somebody is Jenner and Braun — master managers str...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Hollywood, Kim Kardashian, Time, America, Hillary Clinton, Justin Bieber, New York Times, Playboy, Miami, Miley Cyrus, Kendall Jenner, Kardashian, Kim, Kylie Jenner


Save up to 70% on shoes at Cole Haan — and more of today's best deals from around the web

Insider Picks   writes about products and services to help you navigate when shopping online. Insider Inc. receives a commission from our affiliate partners when you buy through our links, but our reporting and recommendations are always independent and objective. Since you don't have all day to scour the web for noteworthy sales and discounts, we rounded up the best bargains for you to shop in one convenient place. For even more deals and savings across the web, check out our  coupons pag...
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Scooter Braun Settles $10M Lawsuit With Troy Carter

Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande manager Scooter Braun has settled its $10 million lawsuit against form Lady Gaga manager and Spotify exec Troy Carter. According to documents obtained by The Blast, Braun‘s company, Ithaca Management Holdings filed a joint notice of settlement, effectively bringing an end to the litigation against Carter and his wife Rebecca. The suit, which was originally filed in September, claimed that Carter failed to repay a $10 million loan. At the time, Carter de...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Rebecca, Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Lady Gaga, Troy Carter, Braun, Bruce Houghton, Carter, Scooter Braun, Ithaca Management Holdings


Braun inspired hub/SSD that channels your designer self

Braun is the name behind some of the most iconic designs created over the last century, and because of this, the famous products are still being used as a source of inspiration to this day. This is certainly the case for this neat concept, which takes cues from Braun’s instantly recognizable design language, and incorporates them into a product of today… the infamous dongle.The Braun MP01 concept addresses the issue of the diminishing number of connection ports that are found on new laptops; the...
Tags: Gadgets, Design, Ssd, Product Design, Braun, Hub, Dongle, Ja Heon Lee


Jane Sanders’ Think Tank Is Shutting Down To Avoid ‘Appearance Of Impropriety’

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The Sanders Institute, a think tank founded by Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders’ wife and son, is shutting down, at least for now, amid criticism that the nonprofit has blurred the lines between family, fundraising and campaigning. The Vermont-based institute has stopped accepting donations and plans to suspend all operations by the end of May “so there could not even be an appearance of impropriety,” Jane Sanders told The Associated Press. The unexpected mov...
Tags: News, Congress, Washington, Senate, Nike, Ap, Hillary Clinton, Ohio, Vermont, Turner, Bernie Sanders, Clinton, Braun, Sanders, Bill Mckibben, Burlington


Brewers’ Braun gets hit in spring debut, hopes changes help

PHOENIX (AP) — Ryan Braun already is seeing a difference in his swing this spring. The longtime Milwaukee Brewers star was the designated hitter in his exhibition debut, going 1 for 3 on Friday against the Arizona Diamondbacks. “He’s made some swing changes and made an attempt to tweak some little things and try to […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, Milwaukee Brewers, Arizona Diamondbacks, Braun, Phoenix, Ryan Braun


Braun looks to build on last year's strong finish

The most important task for Ryan Braun these days is making the most of the time the longtime Brewers star is in the lineup.
Tags: Baseball, Braun, Brewers, Ryan Braun


Brewers’ Braun aiming to build off strong finish last season

PHOENIX (AP) — Those days of playing every day, they’re done for Ryan Braun. Most important for the longtime Milwaukee Brewers star these days is making the most of the time he’s in the lineup. Now 35, Braun is inching closer to the downside of his career. And while he is still capable of being […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, Milwaukee Brewers, Braun, Phoenix, Brewers, Ryan Braun


Scooter Braun Names Allison Kaye Partner at Ithaca Holdings (EXCLUSIVE)

On the back of a history-making debut by Ariana Grande, who claims the top three songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart this week (tying the Beatles), Scooter Braun has appointed his longtime deputy Allison Kaye to partner at Ithaca Holdings LLC, which houses SB Projects. She was previously president of music at the 12-year-old […]
Tags: News, Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Braun, Scooter Braun, Allison Kaye, Ithaca Holdings, Ithaca Holdings LLC


MLG co-founder Mike Sepso joins 100 Thieves board of directors

Mike Sepso has joined the board of directors for 100 Thieves, an esports and content creation brand. Sepso co-founded Major League Gaming in 2002, bringing the first true semblance of infrastructure to competitive gaming. MLG became the biggest independent esports league in the world, and played a big part in the evolution of esports as we know it today. In fact, MLG secured the first televised esports series ever with NBC sports, and eventually launched its own esports streaming platform. MLG w...
Tags: Startups, TC, Gaming, Nbc, Drew Houston, Halo, Tech, Justin Bieber, Silicon Valley, Tbs, Sequoia Capital, Activision Blizzard, Marc Benioff, Dan Gilbert, Braun, Major League Gaming


MLG cofounder Mike Sepso joins 100 Thieves board of directors

Mike Sepso has joined the board of directors for 100 Thieves, an esports and content creation brand. Sepso cofounded Major League Gaming in 2002, bringing the first true semblance of infrastructure to competitive gaming. MLG became the biggest independent esports league in the world, and played a big part in the evolution of esports as we know it today. In fact, MLG secured the first televised esports series ever with NBC sports, and eventually launched its own esports streaming platform. MLG wa...
Tags: Startups, TC, Gaming, Nbc, Drew Houston, Halo, Tech, Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Silicon Valley, Tbs, Sequoia Capital, Activision Blizzard, Marc Benioff, Dan Gilbert, Braun


Sharks & DeBoer Must Avoid Key Mistake

Each season, it seems San Jose Sharks head coach Peter DeBoer has done a good job. And each would have been very good had he avoided making one key mistake. In his first season with the Sharks, he coached the team to the Stanley Cup Final. There, against a speedy Pittsburgh Penguins team, he kept together the very slow defensive pair of Roman Polak and Brenden Dillon. Key mistake #1. The Pens’ fast forecheckers exploited the pair, leading to victory in the series. The next season, DeBoer s...
Tags: Usa, Washington, Boston, Sport, San Jose, Hockey, NHL, Calgary Flames, San Jose Sharks, Sharks, Pacific, Jones, Braun, Boston Bruins, Burns, Martin


REWIND: The New Music Industry’s Week In Review

In this flip back through a busy seven days in the music biz, we revisit Spotify's stock value roller coaster, Article 13's march forward, a decidedly mediocre Super Bowl halftime show, and more! Scooter Braun’s Ithaca Holdings Acquires Atlas Music, Publisher For Brandi Carlile Musiio Raises $1M To Bring Spotify-Like AI To Other Music Services, Labels, Publishers Spotify (SPOT) Stock Continues To Fall Article 13 Moves Forward As France, Germany Sign On This ...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Music Business, Braun, Owen Davie, Winner Amazon, Ithaca Holdings, Brandi Carlile Musiio


Dieter Rams Lists the 10 Timeless Principles of Good Design–Backed by Music by Brian Eno

Nearly all of us have heard the dictum "Less, but better," and nearly all of us have used Braun products. But how many of us know that both of those owe their considerable popularity to the same man? After studying architecture, interior decoration, and carpentry, the German industrial designer Dieter Rams spent 40 years at Braun, most of them as the company's chief design officer. There he created such hits as the 606 universal shelving system, the SK61 record player, and the ET66 calculat...
Tags: Apple, Google, Design, College, Netflix, Brian Eno, Seoul, Saul Bass, Braun, Dieter Rams, Facebook Twitter, Rams, Paola Antonelli, Colin Marshall, Gary Hustwit, 21st Century Los Angeles


Scooter Braun’s Ithaca Holdings Acquires Atlas Music, Publisher For Brandi Carlile

Ithaca Holdings, the media holding company led by manager and music entrepreneur Scooter Braun (Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande) has acquired prominent music publisher Atlas Music. Founded in 2013 by Richard Stumpf, Atlas represents a significant music catalog that includes hits by Drake, Demi Lovato, Madonna, Ed Sheeran, and John Legend. Atlas’s most recent signing is Brandi Carlile, who is up for six Grammy nominations for her album By The Way, I Forgive. “Richard has built an in...
Tags: Music, Atlas, Nashville, Richard, Braun, Bruce Houghton, New York Los Angeles, Stumpf, Scooter Braun, Brandi Carlile, Scooter Braun Justin Bieber Ariana Grande, Allison Kaye, Ithaca Holdings, Richard Stumpf Atlas, Drake Demi Lovato Madonna Ed Sheeran, John Legend Atlas


Justin Bieber Had a Legitimate Problem With Xanax, Sex in the Past

Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin on the cover of Vogue. Annie Leibovitz Owning up to his mistakes. Justin Bieber broke his silence on his past vices, including a “problem” with Xanax and sex, in a new joint interview with his wife, Hailey Baldwin. Celebrities Who Have Been to Rehab “I found myself doing things that I was so ashamed of, being super promiscuous and stuff, and I think I used Xanax because I was so ashamed,” Bieber, 24, said in the couple’s Vogue magazine March 20...
Tags: Religion, Canada, Justin Bieber, New Jersey, Vogue, Annie Leibovitz, US Weekly, Braun, Hailey Baldwin, Bieber, Miami Beach, Baldwin, Hailey, Scooter Braun, Lentz, Carl Lentz


Meet the tiny startup that helped build Amazon’s Scout robot

When Amazon unveiled a six-wheeled urban delivery robot called Scout a couple of weeks ago, its website was pretty definitive about who was behind it. “These devices were created by Amazon,” the page reads . “We developed Amazon Scout at our research and development lab in Seattle.” But that is only part of the story, TechCrunch has discovered. Some of the intellectual property and technology behind Scout likely came from farther afield – a small San Francisco startup called Dispatch ...
Tags: Amazon, Transportation, New York, California, San Francisco, Linkedin, Tech, Mit, Artificial Intelligence, Automotive, Andreessen Horowitz, Jeff Bezos, Robotics, Seattle, PillPack, Braun


Zach Katz, Ex-BMG President, Partners With Scooter Braun on Tech Investment Venture

Zach Katz is partnering with Scooter Braun’s Ithaca Holdings on a new venture called Raised In Space. Billed as a “a new investment group for entrepreneurs, start-ups [and] the innovators of tomorrow,” the company will work on identifying tech and music initiatives ripe for investment, with financial commitments ranging from $500,000 to $5 million. The company […]
Tags: News, Bmg, Braun, Scooter Braun, Zach Katz, Tech Investment Venture, Ithaca Holdings


YD JOB ALERT: OXO is looking for a Junior Industrial Designer

ABOUT OXO At OXO, we’re on a quest to make the everyday better. For over 25 years, we’ve made household tools that delight our customers and exceed their expectations. When we have an idea, we’re going to make it happen, even if it hasn’t been done before—especially if it hasn’t been done before. If you’ve ever thought, “there’s got to be a better way to do this”, you belong here, too. We balance hard work with a thriving office culture; community isn’t just a buzzword at OXO, it’s a way of lif...
Tags: Design, Junior, Job Board, Product Design, Braun, Helen, Honeywell, Revlon, OXO, Troy, North America South America Europe, Good Grips, Industrial Designer, YD Job Alert, Asia Helen of Troy, LOCATION New York NY USA


Brewers’ Braun changing swing, focused on being a force

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Now 35, Ryan Braun is years past his dominant, MVP self. Yet the aging slugger is trying to set himself up to be a part of the Milwaukee Brewers’ promising future. Specifically, Braun is doing something he’s never done: changing his swing. And to do that, he’s been using analytics. “Based on […]
Tags: News, Milwaukee, Sports, Ap, Milwaukee Brewers, Braun, Ryan Braun




11 Hair-Removal Products That Actually Work

It's no secret that beauty routines add up. After the $300 highlights and $100 facials, we're broke by the time we get to our monthly wax. And when those bank alerts roll in, our hair-removal appointment is always the first to go — especially because a) it hurts like hell and b) there are so many at-home methods we can do ourselves for a fraction of the price.Sure, you don’t need to be hairless to live your best life, but if you prefer to be, you shouldn't have to pay a fortune to eliminate the...
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YD JOB ALERT: OXO is looking for a Design Engineer

ABOUT OXO At OXO, we’re on a quest to make the everyday better. For over 25 years, we’ve made household tools that delight our customers and exceed their expectations. When we have an idea, we’re going to make it happen, even if it hasn’t been done before—especially if it hasn’t been done before. If you’ve ever thought, “there’s got to be a better way to do this”, you belong here, too. We balance hard work with a thriving office culture; community isn’t just a buzzword at OXO, it’s a way of lif...
Tags: Design, Microsoft, United States, Job Board, Product Design, Braun, Helen, Honeywell, Revlon, OXO, Troy, SolidWorks, North America South America Europe, DFM, YD Job Alert, Design Engineer