Christian Irizarry

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Make Yourself a Star! Turn Yourself Into a Guest Author.

The three steps you need to take to become a guest blogger for the first time.<p>Guest-blogging is one of the best online marketing strategies -- and it’s fun, too, especially when you have momentum leading you to bigger and better opportunities on a regular basis.<p>The problem is, it’s notoriously hard …

How the patent system fails to encourage potentially valuable drugs

<i>The following originally appeared on The Upshot (copyright 2015, The New York Times Company).</i>Hillary Rodham Clinton’s prescription drug policy …

Biotechnology

Recently for iOS Turns Your Camera Roll Into a Print Magazine Every Month

Snapping a collection of photos on your iPhone and then having them disappear into your Camera Roll never to be seen again can be quite a common …

You need to pay attention to Switzerland as a startup nation

Switzerland is no stranger to innovation. Einstein published some of his most influential and revolutionary works at the University of Zurich; the country is home to the Large Hadron Collider, located in Geneva, and the world’s first webserver was Tim Berners-Lee’s NeXT computer at CERN, on which …

Innovation

Why You Think Some Things Are Common on Social Media When They're Not

Have you ever found yourself staring at Facebook, blinking in disbelief because you can’t quite fathom why something is so popular? Well you might …

Successful Marketing Campaigns: Lessons from 5 from this past decade

Share<p>Understatement time: Marketing has changed a ton in the last five years. Social media’s power to drive campaign success into uncharted territory …

Marketing

Mobile Marketing Trends To Follow From The Israeli Elections

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Gilad Bechar is the founder and CEO of</i> <i>Moburst</i><i>, a global mobile marketing agency helping first-tier startups and brands grow their mobile business. He serves as a mentor to startups at Microsoft Accelerator, The Technion, Tel-Aviv University and Unit 8200.</i> <i></i><p>The impact of mobile and …

This Ex-Apple Engineer's New App Turns Your iPad Into A Second Display For Your Mac

Instead of letting your iPad collect dust when you're not using it, Duet Display turns your iPad into a second display for your Mac, using the iPad's charging cord to connect to your computer.<p>The app was created by Rahul Dewan, an engineer who worked at Apple for three years on the iPad and iMac.<p>"A …

Apps

The Social Psychology Of The Naked Selfie

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> <i>Sean Young, PhD, MS, is the executive director of the UCLA Center for Digital Behavior and a Medical School Professor in the UCLA Department of Family Medicine.</i><p>If you’re building a tech product that has anything to do with photos then you’re probably feeling an uncomfortable sense of …

12 best iPhone apps of 2014

Between iOS 8 and the iPhone 6, 2014 may have been one of the best years yet for iPhone users.<p>But killer updates from Apple aside, there was no …

What Are 5 Books That Can Change Your Life?

Little, Brown<p>Bloomsbury Publishing<p>Alfred A. Knopf<p>Farrar, Straus and Giroux<p>Harper & Brothers<p>Farrar, Straus and Giroux<p>Jonathan Cape<p>Viking Press, Dell …

Books

3 Startups Offer New 'Microloan' Options for Entrepreneurs With Big Ambitions

Content Strategist and Financial Expert, CompareCards.com<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In the United States, a whopping 543,000 new businesses are launched each month. Sadly, half of all start-ups aren’t able to keep their doors open for more than five years. The …

Entrepreneurship

7 Entrepreneurs You Should Start Following Now

Entrepreneur, Sales Expert and Author; Founder of Shore Consulting<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Want some inspiration? Start following inspiring people. And when I say “follow,” I am not referring only to Twitter, although that is an excellent starting point. I mean …

Entrepreneurship

How to Build a Digital Reputation When You Have No Time

Speaker, Marketing Strategist, Professor<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As entrepreneurs, we know the importance of building a strong digital reputation. These days, the Google search result for your name is equivalent to your resume. But building up your online …

Gary Vaynerchuk

How to Grow a Site Into a Successful Venture With Just Content

Content Marketer and Author<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Have you ever taken a long, hard look at the world of SEO and Internet marketing? It can be a horrendously complicated place. There’s so much to keep track of, so much to make sure you do or don’t do, so many …

SEO

Product Hunt, The Valley’s Water Cooler For Discussing New Apps And Services, Is Coming To iOS

Product Hunt, the buzzed about site for early adopters offering a mixed of new products, sites and apps as well as undiscovered older gems, is soon getting its own gorgeous and fully featured iOS application. According to founder Ryan Hoover, the app will offer the same daily list of products as on …

9 Things Rich People Do Differently Every Day

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What you do today matters. In fact, your daily habits may be a major determinant of your wealth.<p>"The metaphor I like is the avalanche," says Thomas Corley, the author of "Rich Habits: The Daily Success Habits Of Wealthy Individuals." "These habits …

Self-improvement
Social Media

Clever piece of code exposes hidden changes to Supreme Court opinions

Advertisement<p>41 Comments<p>Credit: luckyraccoon via Pond5<p>Supreme Court opinions are the law of the land, and so it’s a problem when the Justices change …

32 of the Best Chromecast Apps

Google Chromecast is an unusual device. Unlike most streaming set-top boxes, it doesn’t come with a remote, a bevy of pre-loaded apps or even an obvious menu system.<p>Instead, the Chromecast acts as a conduit for the apps and content you might find on your PC, laptop, smartphone or tablet. The latter …

Teaching Kids to Code Will Change The Way We Program

<i>Raj Sidhu is a designer, Web developer, and creator of Code Monkey Island, a board game that introduces kids to programming fundamentals.</i><p>I felt pretty jealous as I walked into the computer room of the elementary school I was visiting. The hulking PCs of my youth – with their giant floppy disk …

Who is Elon Musk? Tech billionaire, SpaceX cowboy, Tesla pioneer – and real life Iron Man

By the time Elon Musk founded the company that would become PayPal, in 1999, he had already built and sold one internet business. But this time he hit the jackpot.<p>Already wealthier than most of us will ever dream of being, he netted close to $180 million from PayPal’s sale to eBay, enough to retire …

Elon Musk

25 Books That Changed The Course Of History

But what about the lives of an entire generation? Can a book change the future?<p>Miriam Tuliao, assistant director of central collection development at the New York Public Library, helped us come up with a list of 25 books that changed the course of history.<p>From the Torah to Orwell's "1984," these 25 …

Books

How to Be More Charismatic | The Art of Manliness

Are you a senior in high school running for Student Council President?<p>Are you an entrepreneur looking to make a successful pitch and attract …

Why is everyone ignoring my brilliant solution to the debt ceiling crisis (and all other economic problems)?

Two ingenious mathematical paradoxes could allow us to create wealth from nothing thereby solving all economic problems<p>Back in 1989, the Canadian mathematician Alexander Dewdney published a letter in Scientific American, describing a discovery so world-changing I’m astonished how little attention …

New Cosmic Mystery: Butterfly Nebulae Align

Wildlife & Wild Places<p>This mosaic shows a selection of stunning images of butterfly-shaped planetary nebulae taken by Hubble Space Telescope. Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA; NGC 6302: NASA, ESA and the Hubble SM4 ERO Team; NGC 6881: ESA/Hubble & NASA; NGC 5189: NASA, ESA and the Hubble Heritage Team …

Big History

FEC reviews Bitcoin donations

Coming soon to a political campaign near you: Bitcoin donations?<p>The Federal Election Commission is poised to determine rules governing donations made in Bitcoins and how they apply to political campaigns.<p>Attorneys for Conservative Action Fund PAC asked the agency decide if political candidates and …

How Sugar Substitutes Stack Up

We put them to the test by baking cakes.<p><b>There are plenty of reasons to avoid fructose (a.k.a. sugar, the subject of the cover story in this month's issue of National Geographic magazine) and its even more vilified twin, high-fructose corn syrup.</b><p>For athletes, these sweeteners provide much-needed …

Diabetes

Iowa Supreme Court: Attractiveness is grounds for firing

The all-male court sided with a dentist who found his assistant too tempting<p>IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Supreme Court on Friday stood by its ruling that a dentist acted legally when he fired an assistant because he found her too attractive and worried he would try to start an affair.<p>Coming to …

Make Better Eye Contact and Remember People's Names with One Simple Trick

If you find yourself stumbling over conversations with other people, reader whyalways shares a tip for making better eye contact <i>and</i> remembering …

Makeup