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From Foster Care To Freshman Year

By the time she aged out of foster care, Jasmine Uqdah had spent nearly half her life in the system. On a summer day in 2008, Uqdah grabbed her duffel bag and two small garbage bags, and she stuffed everything she owned inside.<p>It wasn't much — just some clothes and a few stuffed animals. She said …

A Typographic Tour Through Guatemala City

A British designer scouts crumbling buildings for beautiful lettering.<p>British designer Richard Heap recently moved to Guatemala City with his wife to work at Studio Domus. Inspired by the city’s vintage signs, he began photographing type around the city and tracing it on his computer, attempting to …

The Silicon Valley School For Latino Angels

Earlier in the week, I heard a story about angels – angel <i>investors</i>, that is – that got me thinking about that moment at the conclusion of “It’s a Wonderful Life” when a bell on the Bailey’s Christmas tree rings miraculously, seemingly on its own. One of the Bailey kids reacts: “Look, Daddy. Teacher …

Kentucky Teachers Sue Retirement System Over Secretive Alternative Investments

It’s no secret that the single worst-funded state pension plan in the nation is the Kentucky Employees Retirement System with approximately $2 billion in assets, whose funding ratio just dropped from 23.2% to 21%.<p>In 2012, as independent counsel to a trustee of the fund, I investigated $14 million …

Apple's New 'Mothership'

Apple Chief Steve Jobs compares it to a space ship. Cupertino Mayor Gilbert Wong has called it the 'mothership. Whatever it is, it's not like the other guy's corporate campus. Apple wants to build a new campus in Cupertino, California with enough room for 13,000 employees. Here's a peek at the …

Getting Virtual Teams Right

Anna Parini<br>“Virtual” teams—ones made up of people in different physical locations—are on the rise. As companies expand geographically and as telecommuting becomes more common, work groups often span far-flung offices, shared workspaces, private homes, and hotel rooms. When my firm, Ferrazzi …

How To Make Email Better, Faster, And More Fun

We’d all like to live in a world without email, or at least a world with significantly less email. But since your inbox isn’t likely to disappear anytime soon, we’ve found ways to make it better, get through it faster, and dare we say actually make it more fun?<p>Better<p>Don’t open an email unless …

How To Lose $20 Million: The Sudden Wealth Problems of Professional Athletes

How could someone lose $20 million in a year? You’re about to find out just how easy it is to go from life-changing, never-have-to-work-again rich to I-can’t-believe-it’s-all-gone in less than 12 months.<p>Let’s look at a hypothetical baseball player. He’s worked hard to develop his natural athletic …

Enterprise Entrepreneurship: How To Unleash Great Ideas In A Big Company

If someone had asked me 10 years ago to define an entrepreneur, I probably would have described a person alone in a garage, inventing the next thing that will revolutionize the world. Or a business owner working seven days a week to make his or her dream a reality. Today, I have a broader view.<p>An …

20 Habits Skinny People Live By

Imagine a group of scientists in a food laboratory on a dark and stormy night. “Eureka!” one cries out. “I’ve created the superfood that will end …

“Son, Men Don’t Get Raped”

Sexual assault is alarmingly common in the U.S. military, and more than half of the victims are men. According to the Pentagon, thirty-eight military men are sexually assaulted every single day. These are the stories you never hear—because the culprits almost always go free, the survivors rarely …

5 Missing Flights That Eerily Echo MH370

Nearly seven months after its disappearance, officially, what happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 (MH370) remains almost as much of a mystery as in the wee hours of March 8th.<p>Theories about the Boeing 777-200’s loss on a routine flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing continue to proliferate. Yet …

How To Communicate Like Bill Clinton

He has legendary focus and can make anyone feel like the most important person in the room. Jealous? Here’s how to hone his skills.<p>People who’ve met President Bill Clinton often say he has a way of making you feel as though you’re the only one in the room. He gives you his full and undivided …

RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

How A Top Creative Director Turned The Jobs No One Wanted Into A Career Anyone Would Envy

By Jeff Beer6 minute Read<p><i>In our series, Then & Now, we track the professional paths and key career decisions of the people with the coolest creative</i> …

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How To Succeed When Your Boss Doesn't Have Time For You

For employees who are used to being micromanaged or butting heads with their boss, having a manager who keeps his or her distance may seem like a dream—or at least, a pretty good problem to have.<p>But to really succeed in your job—especially if you’re brand new to the industry or job function—it’s …

The New Habit Challenge: Create A Better To-Do List

Making a simple list isn’t the best way to get things done. Next week we’ll test more effective approaches to organizing our days.<p>Tons of successful leaders laud the to-do list as the key to more organized, productive, and focused days, but is there a right way and a wrong way to do your to-do?<p>The …

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What It Takes to Be a Bartender for Life

Marvin Allen is working behind the Carousel Bar at the Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans. Like a bad dream for bartenders, the bartop rotates around …

How to Tame Your Email and To-Do List

Work is messy, but that doesn't mean that you have to be a hot mess at work. This week, as a part of Money Talking's first management conversation, WNYC's business editor Charlie Herman speaks with two experts from the <i>Harvard Business Review</i> on getting organized and maximizing your productivity at …

The New Habit Challenge: Meditate For 20 Minutes A Day

In an always-on, distraction-saturated world, is it feasible to sit still and do nothing for 20 minutes every day? We’ll certainly try.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This story is part of 5 Habits Changes You Can Actually Make In 2015. Check out the full list here.</i><p>Just 20 minutes a day. That’s all the time it took …

How To Rewire Your Brain For Greater Happiness

The bad news: Our brains are wired to be negative. The good news: You can train your brain to hold on to happiness in 10 seconds.<p>Wouldn’t it be awesome if we could hack into our own brains and rewire them to be happier?<p>Science has shown we actually can thanks to a phenomenon called …

Please Stop Saying 'Celebs Shouldn't Have Taken Nude Photos In The First Place'

It has happened before and it will happen again: a bunch of female entertainers or their partners have their private photos hacked and the sexual ones posted online. There is usually one especially famous name in the bunch that leads the headlines, the starlet with the hottest career at the time of …

3 Entrepreneurs Who Changed Their Lives With YouTube

YouTube can be one of the most empowering tools in a would-be entrepreneur’s arsenal. In essence it provides a platform, marketing system and ad-sales force all wrapped in one package. The product? The entrepreneur and his or her passion.<p>As it turns out, ordinary people demonstrating and talking …

Productivity Hack Of The Week: A Simple Way To Answer Emails Much Faster

Turn email into less of a chore with templates of responses and save hours every week.<p>In an age where the workday is seemingly getting longer and longer, every minute counts. So we thought we’d give you some of them back with this week’s productivity hack.<p>While the average person receives more than …

4 Ways To Reorganize Your Finances -- By Personality Type

<i>This post originally appeared on LearnVest.</i><p>Chances are that organizing your finances probably doesn’t rank at the top of your list of awesome ways to spend an afternoon.<p>But this to-do is just as important—if not more so—than cleaning out your closet or tidying up the garage. And, at some point, we …

How To Get Over Your Self-Doubt

For some, self-doubt and confidence issues color a whole lifetime. How can you break out of that shell to reach your full potential?<p>There was a long time when the lack of belief in myself was a major factor in my life.<p>I didn’t pursue an ideal career, or start my own business, because I didn’t think …

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12 Of The World’s Most Jaw-Dropping Remote Hideaways

Escape to the glorious middle of nowhere in these sanctuaries, in mountaintops, prairies, forests, and seasides around the world.<p>When you live in a constantly connected (but spiritually disconnected) urban environment, it’s natural to dream about escaping to some wilderness shack and never coming …

How The 32 Teams Of The NFL Found Their Brand Footing

Jaime Weston, VP of Brand & Creative for the NFL, says the league pulled together on its brand only after consulting its MVPs: the fans.<p>With 205 million unique viewers during 2013’s regular season, accounting for 81% of television homes in the U.S., the NFL is one of the most visible brands in …

Snapchat Founders Likely Billionaires With New, Reported Investment

Snapchat chose the road of independence and venture capital over dancing with Internet giants like Facebook and Alibaba, and in the process its founders may have just become billionaires.<p>Silicon Valley venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers has agreed to invest $20 million in …

6 Reasons to Upgrade to RebelMouse from WordPress

The huge gap between current CMS offerings and what the world needed occurred to me during my time as CTO of The Huffington Post. When we were …