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Startup Takes Aim at Old-School Ways

Pittsburgh's Saxifrage Offers Classes at a Fraction of the Price of Traditional Colleges<p>PITTSBURGH—Tim Cook is fighting the sky-high cost of a college education by constructing his own school here without expensive buildings or well-paid deans. Classes are taught in local coffee shops. The …

Tim Cook

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Tactics to Spark Creativity

Even People Who Lack Ideas Can Set the Scene for Inspiration; Just Walk Away<p>By<p>Sue Shellenbarger<p>Sue Shellenbarger<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>Google+<p>Sue.Shellenbarger@wsj.com<p>Why is it that some people rack their brains for new ideas, only to come up empty—while others seem to shake them almost …

Hugh Howey Goes From Bookstore Clerk to Self-Publishing Superstar

Author: Geek's Guide to the Galaxy. Geek's Guide to the Galaxy Culture<p>Date of Publication: 04.04.13.<p>Time of Publication: 1:26 pm. 1:26 pm<p>Hugh Howey …

The Psychology Behind How Clothing Influences How People See You At Work

How you dress has a big impact on how people view you, and how you view yourself. According to 99U, it's not about dressing one specific way though, …

The Psychology of Language: Why Are Some Words More Persuasive Than Others?

<i>What's actually going on in the brain when it processes language? And if words affect the mind in different ways, are some more persuasive than</i> …

Use a Full-Time Fantasy to Figure Out Your On-the-Side Freelance Rate

Knowing how much to charge somebody is easy for full-time jobs—it was figured out the day you were hired. What if you have a job, but you're also …

Ten Ways to Overcome Creativity's Number One Crusher

"The worst enemy of creativity is self-doubt," wrote Sylvia Plath in her journal. And she couldn't have been more accurate. Self-doubt can persuade …

How to Set Up Your Own Private Cloud Storage Service in Five Minutes with OwnCloud

With so many services like iCloud and Dropbox getting hacked these days, it's no surprise that more people want to pull their data off the cloud. …

Tweak the Dark Corners of Your Operating System This Weekend

Some people are content to use their computers as they were originally intended. Others take matters into their own hands, get a little adventurous, …

Restaurant Uses Twitter To Shame People Who Blew Off Reservations

The owner of L.A. restaurant Red Medicine said he decided to Tweet the full names of no-shows after losing out on business last Saturday …

How Sephora Differentiates in Digital

Retailers like Circuit City and Borders ultimately failed because they weren’t fast enough to adopt digital channels and make their in-store …