Taryn Garza

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Patrick Kennedy defends his tell-all book about his family

Former Rep. Patrick Kennedy fiercely defended disclosures about his storied family's health and alleged addictions in his new book Tuesday, saying that if he "can't talk about it, who can?"<p>“Well, it’s my story. You know, oftentimes you’re expected to keep your parents’ secrets and yet it will …

WageSpot app wants you to see the salaries of everyone around

If you're on the hunt for a job, chances are good that getting a decent raise is part of your plan. Or at the very least, it's worth doing some research to figure out what others doing similar work are getting paid, so you can make sure you're getting what you're worth. There are a host of services …

This writer spent years studying the most selfless people on Earth. Here’s what she found.

All people like to think they're good people, that they're doing what they can to help others. But few people are willing to adopt 20 children with special needs in order to spare them from foster care. Few people are willing to give half their income — even more than half, some years — to …

Empathy

Microsoft calls out Tim Cook ahead of Surface Pro 4 announcement

An ode to toasters and refrigerators<p>In April 2012, Apple CEO Tim Cook offered this opinion of tablet–laptop hybrids: "You can converge a toaster and a refrigerator, but those things are probably not gonna be pleasing to the user."<p>More than three years later, Microsoft's Surface lineup has continued …

One Tree for Every Bag

Planting the seeds for a better tomorrow, one bag of coffee at a time<p>Imagine looking out on your family’s farm – your livelihood and your legacy – …

Central America

Obama's Numbers (October 2015 Update)

Summary<p>Since President Barack Obama first took office:<p>The economy has added nearly 8.4 million jobs — more than six times the number gained under …

Why law and accounting firms struggle to innovate

For almost a decade, I worked with professional service firms developing sales, marketing and account management strategies that would help them grow. One thing I had a tough time wrapping my head around was why so few firms were open to innovation.<p>Why is it that professional service firms, …

World's Largest Sovereign Wealth Fund Is Forced To Begin Liquidating Assets

One of the biggest stories of this summer, as previewed originally here in November of 2014, has been the dramatic shift in the direction of capital …

I'm 35 and already too old to tap into many entrepreneur programs

My wife, Liza, and I moved to Toronto four years ago from the Philippines, looking for more opportunities. A key turning point for us was when we had our daughter, in November of 2013.<p>We felt we had settled in the city pretty well, we got used to the weather and made new friends. However, when it …

Microsoft’s Surface Pro 4 event: How it all went down

Microsoft launched the latest version of Windows in the summer with very little fanfare.<p>Now it's showing off its other toys.<p>Microsoft unveiled new …

Learn to code in one of the most productive, versatile, and beginner-friendly programming languages

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Flickr/nyuhuhuu<p>Coding continues to be a highly in-demand skill in today's job market, one that flies over the heads of most but can …

Programming

Why Skyworks is buying PMC Sierra for $2 billion

Skyworks, the maker of radio components that are inside many mobile phones, has agreed to buy PMC-Sierra, a provider of data center chips, in a deal …

We must despise our kids: Our ugly war on teachers must end now

<b>(AP/Reuters/Larry Downing/Dominick Reuter/Skip Peterson)</b><p>Republicans and Democrats can agree on one thing: Demonizing teachers. It’s the “reformers” doing the most harm<p>David Dayen<p>October 6, 2015 9:58am (UTC)<p>Last week’s jobs report showed the labor market decelerating. This appears to be the fifth …

Education

Let’s analyze Ashley Madison sexual data to understand big data

Why you’re reading this article<p>Harvard Business Review calls it a “management revolution”. McKinsey released a whopping 156 page report touting it as …