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After years of sleek smartphones, people now want something weird

The most exciting thing about Google’s Project Ara, a modular phone that customers can build and rebuild to their own specifications indefinitely, isn’t that it’s so customizable. What’s really crazy about Ara is that it looks like a clunky toy when compared to smartphones currently on the …

Mobile Technology

This Software Can Write A Grade-A College Paper In Less Than A Second

Les Perelman, former director of writing for MIT, has created the Babel Generator, which can spit out a full essay after the user plugs in three relevant keywords.<p>The Babel Generator isn't designed to churn out papers for your English or History 101 classes, however. It's an effort to fool grading …

Nonprofits

10 Job-Search Skills Today's College Students Need To Master

The old adage “practice makes perfect” is absolutely true when it comes to finding a job. Practice these critical job search skills so you can present your best self in the hiring process.<p><b>1. Shaking hands.</b> Nothing says, “I’m not interested” like a limp handshake. Practice shaking hands so you get …

9 Entrepreneurs Reveal How They Validated Their Business Idea

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Paul Graham wrote a pretty comprehensive essay on business idea generation two years ago. He emphasized the dangers of coming up with an idea for a business that nobody wants.<p>“Why do so many founders build things no one wants?" he asked. …

Entrepreneurship

Instagram Is a Marketer's Best Friend — For Now

Instagram represents by far the best platform for marketers to interact with consumers, according to a recent study from Forrester Research.<p>Looking …

6 Books That Will Change The Way You Think For The Better

Reading what everyone else reads is good for conversation, perhaps, but it's not going to help you to think differently. And if you can't think differently, you're always going to be a one-legged man in an ass-kicking contest.<p>With that in mind, here are 5 books that you've (probably) never heard of …

Books