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Be a better Klingon with this Star Trek self-help video

Now you, too, can become the Klingon you always wanted to be with this fan-made parody video that breaks down the steps to success.

By January 5, 2016


InPowr: Self-help 2.0

A new Web app, InPowr, helps you take an inventory of your state of mind, and take action to improve it.

By April 19, 2007


How Link, Frodo and Neo can help you live a more epic life

Want to "Level Up Your Life"? In his new book, Nerd Fitness founder Steve Kamb turns to video games and other geeky pursuits to show you how.

By January 27, 2016


The dark side of the Internet

Porn has company at the bottom of the e-business food chain - self help.

By April 7, 2008


Jump-start your career in five hard lessons

Quit whining and take constructive steps toward a fulfilling career, consultant Steve Tobak writes. First piece of advice: don't get a self-help book.

By July 24, 2007


Banter sings $20 million tune

Banter has raised $20 million in a third round of funding, led by previous investor Mayfield. San Francisco-based Banter has raised a total of $35 million. The company develops natural-language automation software designed to help in areas such as customer relationship applications, which include e-mail and online self-help features.

By January 22, 2002


Kanisa gets more than $30 million

Kanisa announced Tuesday that it received more than $30 million in its fifth round of funding, led by Meritech Capital Partners. Other investors included Ernst & Young, NIF Ventures, Sierra Ventures and Worldview Technology Partners. Cupertino, Calif.-based Kanisa provides software and services designed to help companies offer their customers online self help in getting their questions answered. The company has raised a total of $75.4 million.

By August 28, 2001


Intuit, Nolo create legal software

Intuit's software line now includes products from self-help legal publisher Nolo, as part of a new marketing alliance between the two companies. Quicken Lawyer 2002 Personal Deluxe, which offers legal documents related to family issues and assets, will include Nolo's WillMaker and Living Trust Maker. The $42 software package covers topics such as power of attorney, estate taxes, health care directives and funeral planning. Quicken Lawyer 2002 Business Deluxe features Nolo's Small Business Pro, a program with more than 150 legal forms. The $48 software also includes information on choosing a company name and a domain name and dealing with tax rules, employee lawsuits and business contracts. The products are available on Berkeley, Calif.-based Nolo's Web site.

By August 15, 2001


Core Networks snags additional funds

Core Networks said it received funding from Royal Bank Capital Partners and Intel Capital on top of its $10.5 million second round. The Canadian company, however, declined to specify the amount of the additional funding. Core Networks, which has raised in excess of $12.5 million to date, markets software to cable operators to monitor and manage high-speed Internet cable networks, as well as offer customer support and self-help services. See complete list.

By May 30, 2001


Short Take: PCsupport.com acquires MyHelpdesk.com

PCsupport.com said it has completed its acquisition of MyHelpdesk.com. The two companies are among several Web site start-ups catering to businesses and consumers seeking help with computer problems online. In the acquisition, PCsupport.com said it sought MyHelpdesk's FirstHelp product, a database of technical support self-help items. PCsupport.com also said it would discontinue selling its consumer Web product to focus on its corporate service, and to that end, had ended a partnership with Web portal AltaVista.

By November 30, 2000