Caitlyn Ong

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How to Start Your Week Successfully

Nobody enjoys Monday. It’s officially been labeled as the, blunt reminder that your weekend of leisurely activities is now over and you must spend …

Charted: What the landmark Trans-Pacific trade deal really means

Trade ministers from 12 Pacific rim countries, including the US, Japan, Mexico and Vietnam, came to terms Monday on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a landmark free-trade deal that’s being described as the most ambitious in a generation. What exactly does it all mean?<p>If the participants all ratify …

China

43 Books You Won't Be Able To Stop Talking About

OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG<p><i>Note: Some entries have been edited for clarity and/or length.</i>

Books

7 Sleep Experts Share What They Do When They Can't Doze Off

Use their secrets to score more shuteye, stat.

Sleep

Teaching the Power of Visual Storytelling - An interview with Reza | LensCulture

Sitting in the foyer of Webistan, you are surrounded by history. Meter-long <i>National Geographic</i> covers hang next to old exhibition catalogues and vibrant posters document events long since past.<p>The occasion for much of this history is one man—Reza. An award-winning photographer, a globally …

Why some 13-year-olds check social media 100 times a day

<i>Watch a CNN Special Report, "#Being13: Inside the Secret World of Teens</i><i>," on CNNgo</i><i>. Warning: This story contains explicit language.</i><p><b>(CNN) —</b> "I would rather not eat for a week than get my phone taken away. It's really bad," said Gia, a13-year-old. "I literally feel like I'm going to die."<p>"When I get …

Social Media

Beijing's Unbelievable Vacation Traffic in One Photo

It's silly to expect clear roads and smooth sailing after any long weekend, but this traffic jam in Beijing following "Golden Week"—a national …

15 Habits That Will Totally Transform Your Productivity

From decluttering your desk to letting yourself complain, these 15 easy behavior changes can change how much you accomplish each day.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 Leadership stories of 2015. See the full list here.</i><p>People who manage to get a lot accomplished each day aren’t …

16 Wikipedia Pages That Will Change The Way You See The Universe

Earth Science

The baby badass: How rebellion is more mainstream than ever

There's a movement sweeping the nation, a revolution infiltrating our culture. The insurgents aren't protesting in the streets to riot for their …

Los Angeles

Read the Letter Twitter's CEO Sent to Laid-Off Employees

Twitter announced Tuesday that it’s laying off more than 300 employees, representing about 8% of the company’s workforce.<p>The move, expected after a …

The 20 most generous people in the world

Pioneering American philanthropist Andrew Carnegie once set the standard for giving back: "No man can become rich without himself enriching others," he said. "The man who dies rich dies disgraced."<p>Scores of the world's wealthiest people have taken to his philosophy, donating their riches to …

Bill Gates

A Tiny, DIY Trailer Home Built by a Couple on a Budget

A young couple on the move build a small home that will go wherever life takes them.<p>Stylish, spacious, and self-sustaining, the Hill Country House ticks all the right boxes for progressive modern living.<p>After working with a couple to design their custom trailer, New Frontier Tiny Homes decide to …

10 hidden tricks to make Snapchat infinitely better

Some of Snapchat's coolest tricks aren't always easy to find.<p>The app is known to casually slip in new features during otherwise nondescript updates, …

Apps

How Stephen Colbert Is Bringing Religion to Late Night

With Oprah as the Late Show guest on Thursday, the two swapped favorite Bible verses and discussed the differences between “belief” and “faith.”<p>Stephen Colbert is a practicing Christian. He is an ordained minister. He teaches Sunday school. He is a person of deep faith and, more generally, of deep …

Stephen Colbert

How to Turn a Bad Day Around

Let’s face it. Life can be full of frustrations—an argument with your teenager over breakfast, a missed train, or even just a spilled coffee can make you wish you could crawl back into bed. How can you change your mood when you’ve started your day off on the wrong foot? How do you stop annoyances …

Millennial Parents Cover Story: This Generation Is Different

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These are the world’s “most creative” countries

What makes one country more “creative” than another? A new study (pdf) compiled by the Martin Prosperity Institute (MPI) at the University of Toronto attempts to rank knowledge economies by that elusive trait.<p>It’s called the Global Creativity Index (GCI). To create their ranking, researchers …

University of Toronto

Gender Bias at Work Turns Up in Feedback

Research suggests women are assessed differently, affecting their advancement<p>If companies are looking for gender bias in their workplace, here’s one place they may want to start: feedback.<p>Research suggests that men and women are assessed very differently at work. Specifically, managers are …

For a Company to Achieve Gender Diversity, the CEO Can’t Do It Alone

If progress is slow, says McKinsey’s Dominic Barton, employees simply don’t buy that it’s a priority<p>Top executives understand that gender diversity is both an ethical and a business imperative. Yet progress is slow. Despite modest improvements, women are underrepresented at every level of today’s …

Networking Isn’t Easy for Women, but It Is Crucial

Women executives trail men in connections that can help their careers. New programs try to counter that.<p>Go to lunch with an ask. Don’t be afraid to be transactional. Make yourself go to the cocktail party.<p>“Networking is like exercise,” says Candace Corlett, president of WSL, a retail strategy …

Tech Companies Try to Make More Room for Women

Slack Technologies is one of several companies pushing to change the industry’s mind-set<p>SAN FRANCISCO—When Anne Toth, an early employee at Yahoo Inc. in the late 1990s, asked what the company’s parental-leave policy was, human resources didn’t know, Ms. Toth says. No one had ever come back to work …

A Racial Gap in Mentoring at Work

Black women express more ambition than whites but receive less senior-level career support, survey finds<p>Women of color have the drive to rise thorough the corporate ranks, but don’t always receive the boost from higher-ups that others do, according to a new report.<p>New data from McKinsey & Co. and …

Instagram is already getting lazy about ad quality

What is an Instagram ad? Back when the company first announced it would be interrupting everyone's photo feed with ads, Instagram said that brands would have to be "creative and engaging" in their approach. They'd have to fit in seamlessly alongside the never-ending stream of food shots, pet …

Google bought a startup to help it make Street View even better

The nearly five-year-old company, which has created experiences like a virtual tour of London or an interactive, stitched-together panorama of the FIFA World Cup, announced the news on its website.<p>"We're excited to join the Street View team at Google to continue building great experiences using …

Intel reportedly partnering with Apple to provide chips for the next-gen iPhone

According to a report out of VentureBeat, Intel has built a team of more than 1,000 people to build chips for the next-generation iPhone. Specifically, Intel hopes to supply its 7360 LTE modem chip to Apple for the device, and if all goes well, even take part in the manufacturing.<p>Sylvania HomeKit …

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Leaked Pinterest Documents Show Revenue, Growth Forecasts

TechCrunch has obtained documents that show Pinterest has been forecasting $169 million in revenue this year and $2.8 billion in annual revenue by 2018. Pinterest was also expecting to grow its monthly active users to 151 million by the end of 2015 and 329 million by 2018.<p>Andreessen Horowitz used …