Brittney Merisier

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Ladies, Forget the 9-to-5 Job: Six Tips for Starting Your Own Business Right Out of College

Three years ago, as I was getting ready to graduate college, I felt an impending sense of doom. My life as I knew it was going to be over: no more meal plans (what?! I had to learn to cook), no more help from my professors, and most terrifying, my parents were cutting me off financially. DUN, …

Winston Churchill

3 Tips for Starting Your Own Business at Any Age

Leaving your career to start a new venture can be daunting at any age. However, later in life might actually be the perfect time to leap and watch the net appear. Remember that scene from <i>Indiana Jones & the Last Crusade</i> when he had to take a leap of faith by crossing a huge abyss and the path …

Entrepreneurship

Your Elevator Pitch Needs an Elevator Pitch

Ah, the elevator pitch. A favorite tool of the networking masses. A rite of passage of sorts. You’ve heard the scenario: you step into an elevator and go up one floor. The elevator doors open and in walks the client of your dreams. They start some small talk and ask, “What do you do?” and you’ve …

This Guy Is Launching 12 Startups in 12 Months

Can't get enough of that animated GIF where Oprah unleashes a swarm of bees on her studio audience? Or the one where some guy gets hit in the face by …

Startup lessons from the Knight News Challenge: Make damn sure you fill a market need

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Maksym Yemelynov/Thinkstock<p>Media startups are a lot like any other startup, in the sense that they are a risky bet on …

How quitting my corporate job for my startup dream f*cked my life up

Finally the SMS arrived:<p><i>“Tomorrow morning 5am, flight number AZ610 from Rome to NewYork.”</i><p>An SMS hitting my BlackBerry on Sunday evenings used to …

15 Tweetable Social Media Statistics To Influence Your Marketing Strategy | Audiense

Stop. Wait a minute. Put down whatever you’re doing and pay attention. We spend a lot of time reading about the trends sweeping the marketing world, …

Marketing

The Three Steps to Success on YouTube

<i>This essay is part of a series written by speakers featuring at our upcoming 10th anniversary TNW Conference on April 23 & 24 in Amsterdam. Discount tickets to the event are still available for purchase here.</i><p>YouTube is huge. It has 1 billion users, its the second largest search engine, and over 300 …

Marketing

Why U.S. Health Care Is Obscenely Expensive, In 12 Charts

The U.S. leads the world in health care spending, but we don't live very long, and going to the doctor is so expensive that we don't do it very often. So where is the money going?<p>Not toward obesity-related diseases or unnecessary tests and treatments, as the writer John Green pointed out in a …

5 Things You Should Know About The New Health Insurance Marketplace

When Obamacare, otherwise known as the U.S. Health Care Reform Act, goes into effect January 1 next year, Americans will be faced with yet another way to find and buy health insurance. For the 50 million who don’t get health insurance through their employers or Medicare or Medicaid or on the …

New patient data breach reported at Jackson Health System

May 28, 2013 - Jackson Health System is reporting more issues with protecting patient data. Shortly after a 566-patient breach that was announced in …

7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often | Inc.com

Happiness: Everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early 40s. (I'm no psychologist, but that's probably about when many of us start thinking, "Wait--is <i>this</i> all there is?")<p>Good news and bad news: Unfortunately, approximately 50 percent of your …

Happiness

The Definitive Ranking of French Fries

A scientific, passionate, obsessive ode to the perfect food.<p><b>We ask so little</b> of our hamburger chains. Really. The bar is low indeed, and it gets lower every year as beef gets nastier and eateries discover more creative ways to make bad hamburgers. (Currently, Burger King cooks the patties hours …

French Fries

7 Unbelievable Furniture Makeovers

Leslie Pritchard, owner of Dallas-based furniture shop Again & Again, revamps some vintage finds.<p>Leslie Pritchard, owner of Dallas-based furniture shop Again & Again, revamps some vintage finds.

M.I.A. Directs Her Hyperactive, Political "Double Bubble Trouble" Video

M.I.A. has released the video for "Double Bubble Trouble" off last year's <i>Matangi</i>. She directed it herself—watch below. It has a homemade aesthetic with shots of kids selfie-ing, dancing, smoking, and more, all with political undertones.<p>M.I.A. also wrote on Twitter that this is the first video she's …

Homemade

The Week in Review: #BringBackOurGirls

Inside Flipboard / May 16, 2014<p>One month after their abduction, nearly 300 Nigerian schoolgirls are still waiting to be rescued. Considered ransom by …