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Building the Golden State Warriors of design teams

Bob Baxley has scaled a lot of design teams in his tenures at Yahoo, Apple, Pinterest, and beyond. Today, he pours his experience and passion into …

Design

21-Day Challenge: Hack Your Saving Habits

If you dream of having a baller bank account and the freedom to kick back without a financial worry in the world, it’s possible to hack your spending …

Personal Finance

Money hacks for real people

Everyone loves a hack — an uncommon solution to a common problem. There's a reason so much of the internet revolves around things like "This One Little Trick" and "The Secret Doctors Don't Want You to Know."<p>Sometimes money hacks evolve from details buried in the fine print. Wealthy people employ …

Why It Matters House Voted to Squash Banking Reforms

The House of Representatives took a step toward wiping out Dodd-Frank banking reforms Thursday by passing the Financial Choice Act of 2017. Here’s a …

Pete the Planner: Financial health is more than great credit score

I’m obsessed with financial reality gaps.<p>They’re equal parts fascinating and terrifying. For some people, this means learning their rock solid plan isn’t so rock solid. While others discover all their stress, worry and consternation has led to unexpected success.<p>Your financial reality gap is the …

The 3 Essential Rules You Don’t Know You Should Follow In Your Financial Life

Money is a curious thing. When you go after money like a goal, it punishes you. Piles of crap later, you inevitably feel like you’ll never have …

Y Combinator will accept 10,000 startups to prove there’s nothing magical about Silicon Valley

Y Combinator was a heretic among venture capitalists when it backed its first eight companies in 2005. Co-founder Paul Graham later wrote that his philosophy was that “investors should be making more, smaller investments, they should be funding hackers instead of suits, and they should be willing …

Startups

Renting vs Owning a Home: The Eternal Debate

Back in 2006 when I left Canada, I sold my house and thought I’d never buy another one again. The place had been a fixer-upper and my father and I …

Real Estate

Lesson For Silicon Valley: 'You Don't Have To Scale Or Grow Big'

Jason Fried has made a name for himself challenging the way Silicon Valley works and he is not about to stop now.<p>The 42-year-old chief executive of Basecamp, a Chicago web application firm part-owned by Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos, is a strong advocate of worker rights and leadership best …

Silicon Valley

Data didn't change tech's frat-boy culture. Will storytelling?

Some high-tech firms are finding that storytelling and empathy create far more buy-in for diversity than reams of data about its boost to innovation …

10 Worst Food Companies that are Poisoning You Daily and Lying About it

<b>Op-Ed by Jake Anderson<br>June 8, 2015</b><p><b>(ANTIMEDIA)</b> Much of the mainstream American food supply is laden with unhealthy additives, artificial flavorings, …

Coca-Cola

New Research Shows Video Is the New Blogging

As an author, it breaks my heart, but we are entering the “no-read” era.Every year, I think there is no possible way online video consumption can …

Marketing

Build a Stronger Brand by Answering These 3 Questions

Understand the essential characteristics of your brand.<p>It's easy to get caught up in your business's cool ideas. You've invested countless hours (not to mention money) into everything from naming your company to getting a business credit card. If you're just starting out, you're probably …

8 Strategies Mentally Strong People Use to Gain Financial Freedom

Gaining control over your mind will help you gain control over your money.<p>Mental strength is about regulating your thoughts, managing your emotions, and behaving productively. And all three of those factors greatly affect your attitude toward money and the activity in your bank account.<p>Mentally …

I was a stressed-out workaholic. Then I realized that one fear was at the root of my problems

When I was 34, I decided to start seeing a life coach. I had a good career in finance, but I knew I wanted to make a change—and I thought it would help to sort through professional options with a neutral third party.<p>Years later, my coach and I laugh about our first encounter. The first thing I said …

Stanford University

Hiatus raises $1.2M in seed funding to track and negotiate your reoccurring bills

Hiatus, a New York-based startup that helps you identify (and potentially cancel) your monthly reoccurring subscriptions, has raised $1.2M in seed funding.<p>Founded in 2015, Hiatus first connects to your bank account and identifies your paid reoccurring subscriptions, some of which you may have …

Personal Finance

Modern house cantilevers over stone wall in England

Two long concrete planes make up the floor and roof<p>Any modern house with long planes and windows-as-walls never fails to entice, and this cantilevering bungalow—two other catch words we can’t pass up—is certainly no exception.<p>Designed by Hampshire, U.K.-based Ström Architects for a retired couple, …

Living Rooms

Netflix's new design series spreads the wrong idea about design

There’s drama behind every designed object.<p>Design is the animating force behind brands, buildings and interfaces, and so an engrossing series that explains to a general audience what actually goes on behind the scenes was long overdue. Many designers hoped that Netflix’s <i>Abstract: The Art of Design</i> …

Jackson Pollock

Why This Simple Math Proverb Will Accelerate Your Startup

Could your math teacher unlock the secrets to startup success?<p>Every single startup founder and every single startup company is searching for one thing and one thing only - a business trend. The problem is every one attaches different definitions to this critical yet elusive notion.<p>When you have …

5 Habits of Successful People Before 8 a.m.

Setting a positive, productive tone for the day is all about giving yourself time to get your wits together. Prepare for your entry into the work arena, if you want to win there.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The difference between successful people and everyone else …

Success

Modern Residence Wrapped In Wood, Inside And Out

Architecture is the link between us and our natural surroundings, the element that separates us from nature and, at the same time, brings us closer …

Theranos: The House of Cards That Elizabeth Holmes Built

Thirteen years, a thousand employees, $700 million of venture capital, 40 wellness centers. Six million blood tests. Zero revenue. This is how it happened.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Despite performing more than six million blood tests over the past couple of years, …

Blood Tests

Here's How to Get Rid of Your Unnecessary Stress

Life is stressful: You’ve got bills to pay, loved ones to care for (of the two-legged and four-legged variety), a home to maintain, plus possibly a …

12 Examples of Killer Email Campaigns From 2016 [Infographic]

The folks at Emma made a list, checked it twice, and you were good this holiday season so here's a peek.<p>The email marketing software provider …

FICO CEO Explains How to Improve Your Credit Score

By<p>Updated July 10, 2017 4:14 p.m. ET<p>Your credit score determines whether you can get a credit card or a mortgage, and how much you’ll pay in …

Personal Finance

Awesome Details of Minimalist Single house Design Using Contemporary Interior And Exterior Features - RooHome | Designs & Plans

Roohome.com – Thinking how to decorate a single house while the location is in the middle of a modern urban, it might need a huge alteration. …