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How to Have a Brain Like Buddha’s, According to Neuroscience

To many people who don’t believe in any religion, Buddhism is generally seen as a “good” kind of religion. It doesn’t start wars and has powerful …

Questions you might have about Snap’s IPO, answered

What could possibly go wrong as Snap goes public?<p>Snap, the company behind Snapchat, is expected to price its initial public offering today and start trading on the New York Stock Exchange tomorrow.<p>Ahead of Snap’s IPO, <b>Recode</b> Senior Editor Kurt Wagner answered some of what are no doubt the questions …

Snap IPO Shows Why Facebook Is Under-rated

A look at the IPO filings of Facebook, Twitter, and Snap shows that the Millennial camera company has a very long way to go.<p>Here's the question that's hanging over the Snap initial public offering, which is expected to start trading on Thursday: Is Snap the next Facebook, or is it the next …

Snap Will Say Literally Anything to Prove Its Stock Is Worth It

Just hours before Snap Inc. is set to price its initial public offering, <i>The New York Times</i> published a humdinger of a report. According to three …

Entrepreneurs: Don’t let process distract you from finding the strategy

I had an important “aha” moment recently while teaching teaching an intensive five-day version of the Lean LaunchPad/I-Corps class at Columbia University. The goal of the class is to expose students to the basics of the Lean Methodology – Business Model Design, Customer Development, and Agile …

Want a Younger Brain? Forget Sudoku and Do This

Mental age is more in your control than you might think.<p>Nobody wants to lose cognitive function, especially when so much of business--and life in general--depends on being "on top of it" to stay ahead of the competition. But statistically speaking, the reality is, you have to fight to stay sharp. …

Microsoft’s AI is learning to write code by itself, not steal it

What if instead of searching through menus within programs like Microsoft Excel, our computers could understand the problem we’re trying to solve and write the software to solve it? It’s a hyper-futuristic idea, but one that has recently seen progress from Microsoft Research and the University of …

7 Ways Exceptionally Positive People Train Their Minds Every Day

Are you tapping into the power of positive thinking?<p>Starting and growing a business is one of the hardest things you'll ever do. The road to startup success is full of mental and emotional demands, but the best founders can navigate a path in the face of uncertainty.<p>Trust is the pillar of the …

12 Personality Traits of People Whose Startups Actually Make Money

Learning is 5 percent hearing, 10 percent seeing, and 85 percent doing.<p>I wish that there was an exact science on what not only makes an entrepreneur successful but also what determines the success or failure of their startups.<p>The truth is, there are a countless amount of factors that influence the …

Breaking Into Startups: How a 16-year-old dropout became a senior engineer at Slack

Ruben Harris Contributor<p>Ruben Harris is a professional cellist and a recovering investment banker who now leads partnerships in San Francisco for Honor, a healthcare startup focused on seniors. He is also a founder of the Breaking Into Startups podcast.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>How the …

Why Snapchat's unprecedented real estate strategy in Venice could be tech's new standard

A tech start-up based in Los Angeles rather than Silicon Valley. A mobile app that built its appeal by deleting photos and messages. Vertical video in a widescreen world.<p>Snapchat, the popular photo and video messaging app, has broken the mold in many ways. Now, with parent company Snap Inc.'s …

WhatsApp overhauling status tab with encrypted Snapchat Stories-like feature

WhatsApp is introducing a new feature in its app called Status that uses a similar format to Snapchat Stories, <i>TechCrunch</i> reports. Like messaging through WhatsApp, however, Status will bring encryption to the popular format.<p>WhatsApp describes the new status feature as easy to use and secure:<p>We are …

Why Sleep is Vital for Your Mental Health, Happiness and Success

Why those zzz’s are so important for your mental health, happiness and success<p>As you read this, I obviously have no way of knowing who you really …

8 Mindful Lifestyle Changes To Invite Money & Eliminate Debt

Research shows that money is at the top of the list of reasons we stress. According to the American Psychological Association, over 70 percent of …

Ignore At Your Own Risk: 3 Ways To Build Innovation Into Your Business

Do your company’s leaders actually define what “innovation” means for them? Exploring the gap between aspiration and accomplishment is the difference …

Six Medical Marijuana Entrepreneurs Share Their Latest Innovations

Medical Marijuana is legal in twenty-eight states. Wait, what?<p>Yes, more than half the population of the United States live in a place where they can legally use cannabis for medical purposes. The industry is developing rapidly, refining its growing and processing technologies, creating new products …

5 Lies the World Tells Entrepreneurs About How to Succeed

Hard work and persistence are not enough -- true success hinges on another factor (and it's not luck).<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It's common knowledge that 90 percent of startups die. So what do the 10 percent have that the 90 percent don’t?<p>We are taught that …

When Social Media Is A Waste Of Time For Businesses

Ask business owners about their list of <i>should-</i>dos and they’ll tell you that right near the top is social media. Well I’m hear to relieve you of your guilt: for most solopreneurs and small businesses, social media is a huge waste of time.<p>To find out why, follow me on Twitter. <i>Kidding</i>. But really, the …

5 Hobbies That Train Your Brain to Stay Calm and Clear

I'll be completely honest: The thought of sitting alone in a room for a prolonged period absolutely terrifies me. Whenever I attempt to meditate, my …

Psychology Principles & Laws To Influence People with Your Designs

This curated post is authored by Graphic Designer, Jacob CassThe post Psychology Principles & Laws To Influence People with Your Designs appeared …

The best, most creative newsletters by designers for designers

This week we’ve decided to curate some of the coolest design newsletters with unique concepts. People in the design industry tend to be hungry to learn more and develop their skills, so the personal digests below are a great way to do that while staying updated on the latest news in the vast world …

20 Things Successful Entrepreneurs Never Say

Are your thoughts keeping you from ultimate success?<p>What separates the best entrepreneurs from the rest? Their mindset. While other people complain and let their negative thoughts get to them, remarkably successful entrepreneurs are steadfast in only thinking and saying things that serve them.<p>If …

Entrepreneurship

Why Every Entrepreneur Should Watch Netflix's Documentary Series 'Abstract'

Being an entrepreneur is as much art as it is science.<p>If you haven't touched a crayon since elementary school, Netflix's new documentary series <i>Abstract: The Art of Design</i>, probably isn't at the top of your queue. But as an entrepreneur, you may want to watch it anyway. Through eight episodes, the …

How Snap Inc. With Near $28B IPO Value Is Changing The Startup Landscape In Southern California

Snap Inc. went public today with a nearly $28 Billion valuation after pricing their IPO. It is the largest tech offering since Alibaba in 2014, many are hailing Snap Inc’s IPO as a revival of major tech exits. Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer Evan Spiegel and Chief Technology Officer Robert …

Coachella and Bonnaroo organisers prepare to create a 'super-festival' in Colorado

Production teams from the two largest music and art festivals in the United States are hoping to launch a ‘super-festival’ in Colorado that could draw as many as 60,000 visitors.<p>AEG and Superfly, which manage Coachella and Bonnaroo, respectively, have announced their plans to hold a new festival …

Festivals

Vince Staples on Rap Activism: ‘It’s Bigger Than Whoever the President Is’

“As far as musicians, unless you’re talking some U2 shit, I don’t know who more confidently tries to do something or say something to change the …