Zach Moore

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What happens when you let employees pick how much they want to be paid? This company decided to find out.

"It's not as cool as it sounds," said Jason Trost, CEO of the London-based betting company Smarkets, when asked about his company's unusual policy of letting employees pick how much they'd like to be paid.<p>"It's a crazy process," he said. "But it does work."<p>It was about three years ago that Trost …

Employment

How this 31-year-old makes millions selling soap online

When Amazon arrived like Godzilla to the retail world, stomping out brick-and-mortar shops with speedy e-commerce delivery, small businesses suffered …

Selling

This Harvard Psychiatrist Just Revealed the Surprising Secret to Real Happiness at Work and in Life

Who doesn't want to be happy at work? Even the crankiest, most incorrigible among us deep down inside want to be happy. While researchers have found that some amount of happiness is genetic and environmental -- each of us possesses a unique mix of neurological wiring and life experience -- it is …

Happiness

Practicing These 5 Forms of Forgiveness Will Dramatically Lighten Your Daily Stress

There are some things you should hold on to, like your online banking password, a rookie Babe Ruth baseball card, or Amazon stock (which I sold 20 years ago at a whopping $19/share--I know, savvy move Buffett).<p>But grievances and grudges aren't in this group.<p>Practicing daily forgiveness will set you …

Babe Ruth

Why Using Social Media Is A Thing Of The Past

Using social media to promote and advertise for brands used to be a forward-thinking strategy. Social was the future, and early adopters were rewarded for jumping on the bandwagon when they did.<p>In the good ole’ days of early social media marketing, it made sense to “use” digital advertising in …

Social Media

I Studied Mentally Strong People for 15 Years and Discovered They All Had This One Thing in Common

As a psychotherapist, I've always been interested in things like resilience, perseverance, and self-discipline. But after losing my mother, husband, and father-in-law in just a few short years, my interest in mental strength became personal. I set out on a quest to learn about mentally strong …

Self-help

Bezos Unbound: Exclusive Interview With The Amazon Founder On What He Plans To Conquer Next

Unlike America's other tech giants, Amazon doesn't have a traditional campus. The 45,000 or so employees and executives in Seattle, out of 575,000 worldwide, fan across numerous high-rises downtown and in the South Lake Union neighborhood. Amazon's "headquarters" defaults to where Jeff Bezos, the …

Jeff Bezos

He 3-D Printed His Way To A Million-Dollar, One-Man Business

Many people think of 3-D printing as a gee-whiz technology used mainly for things like making fighter jet parts and artificial limbs.<p>But plenty of everyday products, from mobile-phone cases to table-top board games, can be 3-D printed. And by tapping into the market for them, Jason Vander Griendt, …

Prototyping

It’s the year 2038–here’s how we’ll eat 20 years in the future

A science-fiction look at the next two decades of food developments, from robot farmers to 3D-printed meals to government monitoring of your daily calorie intake.<p>It’s the year 2038. The word “flavor” has fallen into disuse. Sugar is the new cigarettes, and we have managed to replace salt with …

These Awesome Online Courses Are Better Than Grad School

Learn some actually useful skills at a fraction of the time and price.<p>I remember when I first considered going to grad school: I was a freshman in …

Graduate School

Why Does DMT Make You Feel Like You’re Dying?

Researchers dosed 13 people with DMT to investigate the similarities between DMT trips and near death experiences in the first study of its kind.<p><b>This story is part of When the Drugs Hit, a Motherboard journey into the science, politics, and culture of today's psychedelic renaissance. Follow along</b></b> …

Consciousness

35 Fast Growing Cities With the Most Job Opportunities

People are flocking to these booming cities.<p><b>MagnifyMoney looked at the 100 largest US metros to determine the "biggest boomtowns" in America.</b>• <b><br>In these up-and-coming cities, population and housing, workforce and employment opportunities, and business are booming.</b>• <b><br>Texas cities took up one-third of the</b> …

This Supermarket's Way of Selling Bananas Is Pure Genius

Whoever came up with this needs to be promoted.<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>There comes a moment in every person's life when they say to themselves: "Why have I been doing things <i>this</i> way all my life?"<p>This is what many people …

Selling

What Tech Insiders Are Reading Right Now

We asked 10 people doing good work in the industry to recommend 5 books each. The result is a goldmine for summer readers.<p>Whether you’re staring at some vacation time or just always on the hunt for something good to read, we’ve got some suggestions for ya (big surprise, right?). But this time, we …

I'm a neurosurgeon, and the best morning routine I've found only consists of 3 simple steps

It's easy to feel overwhelmed when juggling career and work demands, family time, relationships, and other obligations.<p>If you feel like you're constantly playing catch-up with no time to achieve personal or professional fulfillment, it's possible to turn it all around by changing one thing about …

Here's What Happens to Your Body And Brain if You Stop Drinking Water

Don't try this at home.<p>What would actually happen to your body if you stopped drinking water, including all beverages that contain water, like …

Working From Home Is One of the Hottest Job Skills in America. Here Are 7 Keys to Excelling At It

Working remotely effectively is a red-hot job skill--one that requires practicing the right things. Here are 7 ways to make yourself better at it.<p>The evidence is ample now that working from home is a big productivity boost. The biggest downside--isolation and loneliness--is manageable and employers …

This May Be The Biggest Economic And Social Shift Of The Last 100 Years. Are You Ready?

The changes coming in driverless vehicles are just the tip of the iceberg. What's yet to come is nothing short of unimaginable.<p>The constant chatter about driverless, autonomous, and electric vehicles is nearly deafening. Yet, in all of that noise what's most often missed is that the implications …

The Best Chest Workout in Under 10 Minutes

This 10-minute chest workout is perfect for gaining power, strength, and muscle size. Created by Noam Tamir, C.S.C.S., the founder of TS Fitness in …

What Job Skill Is Most Lacking in the U.S.? LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner Has a Surprising Answer

American employees are lacking (sort of) one surprising skill. Here are some keys to moving it to the strength side of the ledger.<p>LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner just appeared on CNBC's <i>Squawk Box</i> to reveal surprising new research about the state of job skills in the U.S. He talked about gaps in computer …

This 21-Year-Old's $10 Million Business Is Just Nuts (Literally)

Daniel Katz started his first business at the age of 12. Nine years later, he's on his way to building an empire.<p>Daniel Katz isn't good at sitting still. He gets up each day at 2:30 a.m. to do what he calls an hour-long "heavy workout," which, depending on the day, consists of lifting weights, …

The 5 Foods You Should Eat Every Day, According to a Harvard Professor (One Is, Oh, Very Difficult)

I couldn't eat one of these every day. I just couldn't<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>Think about the things you ingest every single day.<p>Coffee is likely one. Chocolate is surely one, if you have any taste.<p>What else? Cereal? …

Google Automatically Rejects Most Resumes for Common Mistakes You've Probably Made Too

Former HR chief Laszlo Bock says Google gets 50,000 resumes a week. This is how it eliminates many of them.<p>Want to get hired at Google (or any other desirable employer)? Chances are, you won't, because your resume is getting in your way. Not because you didn't phrase things just right, or you …

We're on the Brink of a New Era of Innovation. Will You Survive It?

It's better to prepare than adapt because, by the time you see the need to adapt, it may already be too late<p>One of the most interesting things I discuss in my book <i>Mapping Innovation</i> is what I call the new era of innovation, which will create profoundly new technologies, classes of data and business …

Center Of The Milky Way Has Thousands Of Black Holes, Study Shows

The supermassive black hole lurking at the center of our galaxy appears to have a lot of company, according to a new study that suggests the monster is surrounded by about 10,000 other black holes.<p>For decades, scientists have thought that black holes should sink to the center of galaxies and …

Black Holes

Bill Gates: The world would be better if millions of people read this book

Billionaire and avid reader Bill Gates has a new favorite book: "Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World—and Why Things Are Better Than …

Top questions you should ask during an interview to raise eyebrows

Job interviews are laced with questions that give the interviewer the opportunity to get to know A) if you will be an asset to the company and B) if …

Employment

5 Ways to Turn Your Negative Self-Talk Into a More Productive Inner Dialogue

Negative self-talk will prevent you from living a positive life. Here's how to create a more powerful inner dialogue.<p>Whether you tell yourself, "I'm never going to be promoted," or you constantly think, "People think I'm weird," negative self-talk affects how you feel and how you behave. In fact, …

3 Ways to Declutter Your Mind So You Can Focus on the Things That Matter Most

Getting rid of the mental clutter makes room for the things that really matter.<p>Researchers estimate you have about 60,000 thoughts each day. And many of those thoughts involve thinking the same things over and over again.<p><i>I never have enough time. I have nothing to wear. I look stupid. My house</i> …

Self-help

How I Became the CEO of a Multimillion-Dollar Company -- Without Going to College

You too can build a strong foundation for your future by using that spare study time to dive deep into the skills that'll be most applicable for the real world.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Look at a list of successful entrepreneurs, and it’s pretty easy to spot the …