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Founder of $3 billion Tinder reveals the clever marketing tricks he used to make the app go viral

From the day it launched four years ago, cofounder Sean Rad knew he had a hit app on his hands, he says. Downloads rolled in quickly, and engagement metrics were off the charts.<p>"We texted [Tinder to] literally 500 people," Rad said of the launch. "Immediately, 80% of the people we texted signed up. …

Learning the Business Lessons of Hip Hop

At Philadelphia’s new Institute of Hip Hop Entrepreneurship, aspiring businesspeople hone their skills with the guidance of hip hop artists and moguls.<p>On a Sunday afternoon in January, a sleek co-working space overlooking Philadelphia’s City Hall is abuzz with mostly twenty-something students …

Entrepreneurship

Archaeology and the Bible: Three Discoveries

Most often, we hear about how the archaeological record is in conflict with what's written in the Bible. Sometimes, however, an object or inscription makes us think twice. Here are three archaeological discoveries that seem to be in agreement with the Biblical account. What do you think?<p><b>1. An</b> …

There's Now a Dating Site For Donald Trump Fans

If you’re in the market to find a partner who shares your affinity for all things Donald Trump, look no further than TrumpSingles.com.<p>The …

4 Ways To Stop Worrying And Take Charge Of Your Life

You're reading 4 Ways To Stop Worrying And Take Charge Of Your Life, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're …

6 Skills Every Entrepreneur Needs to Learn

Skills. We all have some, and we’re all working towards attaining more.<p>Except we aren’t.<p>Between the projects that we already work on, and the …

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Why Spiritual Retreats Are A Waste Of Time

A few years ago I went on a 10 day silent Vipassana meditation retreat near Lake Tahoe, California. For 10 days you are permitted from talking, reading, writing, working out and watching television. The only time you are allowed to speak is if you have a question for the meditation teacher or the …

25 Ways to Boost Your Writing Skills - InformED

Some say good writing can’t be taught. We beg to differ. Here are 25 surefire ways to boost your skills and become a master of communication.<p>1. Learn …

Creative Writing

The Secret To Fixing The Bad Habits You May Not Know You Have

Most of us don’t see the flaws in ourselves that other people do. Step one is finding out what you’re overlooking.<p>Most people are unaware of their bad habits. That’s normal. Psychologically, we’re inclined to think of ourselves in a more positive light than others tend to see us.<p>And it cuts both …

6 Mental Traps That Keep You From Making Smart Decisions

Decisions: We all make them, and we all want to make better ones. Science to the rescue!<p>Why do we sometimes regret a decision we've made?<p>The main problem is that we are all, to use the title of Dan Ariely's great book, predictably irrational. We're people. That's why markets aren't always rational. …

I'm a gender and sexuality scholar. Here's how the media blew it on Prince. - Vox

<i>She said, "Are you gay?"</i>Kinda took me by surprise, I didn't know what to do,<i>I just looked her in her eyes and I said, "No, are you?"</i>Prince, "Uptown," 1980<p>October 31, 2011. I had exhausted my wardrobe options by masquerading as a skeleton and as a bird of prey on the two nights previous. But as was …

Your complete guide to avoiding procrastination and getting sh*t done

All of us procrastinate in one way or another.<p>I’m sure we can all remember putting off studying for that dreadful exam or thesis paper in college. But you’re not alone.<p>Over 25 percent of Americans think of themselves as chronic procrastinators, which is up from only five percent in 1978.<p>Before we …

3 Productivity Hacks That Will Completely Change the Way You Work

Starting work is painful. That never goes away, but you can get better at facing it, just like you can get better at playing the piano or julienning carrots.<p><i>What tips or hacks have saved you the most time or energy in your life? originally appeared on Quora--the knowledge-sharing network where</i> …

4 behaviours are the most reliable predictors of divorce

Ever been in the middle of a heated argument when suddenly the other person pulls out their phone and starts texting?<p>If the answer is yes, and if you …

University of Washington

10 More Great Writers Nobody Reads

Writing in 1934, John Dos Passos characterized the publishing industry in a manner that holds true nearly a century later: “Everything published goes …

I Studied the Zappos CEO’s Schedule for a Year. Here’s What I Learned.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with him, Hsieh is the CEO of Zappos.com, a Customer Service company, that happens to be an eCommerce shoe and …

Secrets of making a great film

<i>Birdman</i>’s Alejandro González Iñárritu says a film director has to be crazy, have rhythm and “baggage”, none of which can be taught<p>In his surreal year …

Los Angeles

How do you approach strangers in a bar? A professional wingman teaches us.

“What’s your story?”<p>When approaching a stranger at a bar, that’s one of Thomas Edwards’s favorite opening lines. To Edwards, who’s a professional wingman, it’s more fun than saying “tell me about yourself” and is open-ended enough to get a conversation going.<p>But first: What’s <i>his</i> story? What exactly …

The secret of “Deadpool’s” success — and why Hollywood is almost certainly learning all the wrong lessons

Studios keep believing that box office success is just an algorithm to crack—but you can’t fake what “Deadpool” has<p>If you hated “The Green Lantern” or “Catwoman,” Hollywood thinks it has finally figured out why: They didn’t have enough swear words or violent mayhem.<p>Following the smashing success of …

Editorial: The Nomination of an Asian American to the Supreme Court Would Be a Big Deal

The search for a Supreme Court justice to replace Justice Antonin Scalia is a historic one. Not because it involves filling a vacancy after the death of a sitting justice — that has happened many times before, including most recently in 2005 with the death of Chief Justice Rehnquist; nor is it …

Teenage boy beheaded by Isil for listening to pop music

Two other teenagers shot in Mosul for missing Friday prayers<p>Isil has beheaded a teenage boy for listening to pop music and shot two others for missing Friday prayers, it has been reported.<p>The executions by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant took place in the jihadists’ Iraqi stronghold of …

The man behind the crowdfunding site that's raised almost $400 million for education

"I love constructing stuff and feeling like, either figuratively or literally, you can put your hands on something you conceived of and designed and …

Teen Girl Beats Up High School Boy in Viral Video After Online Comments Angered Her. Now She Faces Battery Charges.

A 17-year-old girl seen on a viral video beating up a boy from a neighboring California high school is facing battery charges — but the bigger story might be what led to the violent altercation.<p>Image source: Facebook<p>Students told KGO-TV that the boy — from Sonoma Valley High where the video was …

How Kanye West Destroyed His Brand--and How You Can Avoid the Same Fate | Inc.com

To make reference to the full title of his mentor Jay-Z's album <i>The Blueprint 2</i>: Kanye West is both a "gift" and a "curse." On one hand, he's one of the great talents of a generation, who at his height released <i>My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy</i>, regarded by some as the best album of the current …

From A Life Term To Life On The Outside: When Aging Felons Are Freed

When Karriem Saleem El-Amin went to prison in 1971 for the murder of Baltimore grocer David Lermer during a robbery, he was an 18-year-old killer named William Collins.<p>In 2013, El-Amin left prison after serving 42 years, 3 months and 3 days. Today, he is 60 years old, back in the city of his youth, …

Why male athletes are pulling out of the Olympics

<b>(CNN) —</b> Watching the news, Dr. William Schaffner wanted to reach into his television set and give soccer player Hope Solo this message: "You have it all backward!"<p>He heard that Solo said she wouldn't compete at the 2016 Olympics in Brazil if the games were held today because she worried she might …

Why are teenagers so moody?

The volatile nature of teenagers' emotions is as well documented as it is familiar to most parents.<p>Research indicates that a succession of hormonal …

Psychology

6 Expert-Approved Signs That You’re in Love

Whether you’re kinda sorta dating someone or you’ve been in a happy relationship for a while now, it’s exciting (and okay, super scary) when things are going well. But before the four letter word comes up, it’s not uncommon to question your feelings for the other person. Do you really love them, or …

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Why documentarian Robert Greene was drawn to the real-life story about a Florida newscaster who killed herself on the air

Robert Greene makes documentaries that turn themselves inside-out. Rather than straightforward storytelling, his films such as "Kati With an I," "Fake It So Real" and "Actress" become explorations of the very idea of truth and reality on film, asking viewers to continually question what they are …

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