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I quit my job to work at a startup and it sucks

<b>I thought working at a startup would be cool and fun, so I left a great job in order to try something new.</b> <b>What I’ve found immediately is that it’s an</b> …

Entrepreneurship

How I Left A 12-Year Career In Silicon Valley To Work On A Beach In Belize

Three months ago, Jeanna Barrett traded a beige office in San Francisco for a palapa on the Caribbean. This is how she pulled it off.<p>Three months ago, I worked in San Francisco as a marketing leader for a unicorn startup. I earned a salary that let me do, eat, and buy whatever I wanted. Now, I live …

San Francisco

Self-made millionaire founder of Nasty Gal explains how a $28 purchase once wrecked her credit

"I wasn't always stealing stuff," she writes in her book, "#GIRLBOSS." "Sometimes I went the conventional route when I wanted something; I went into a store and, you know, paid for it."<p>It was one of those occasions when she ruined her credit in one fell swoop. All it took was a $28 purchase at …

Sex, psychos and sharks: did Britart change the world?

Now establishment figures, the YBAs were enfants terribles when they first caused a sensation, so why was their work deemed so revolutionary?<p>Twenty-five years ago Damien Hirst put a 13ft tiger shark in a tank of formaldehyde and Marc Quinn created a frozen cast of his head from nine pints of his …

Art History Movies Everybody Needs to Watch

Woman in Gold (2015)<p>Let’s start the list with a recent achievement directed by Simon Curtis. With Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds in the main roles, …

Art

The Romanovs: masterful account of Russia’s doomed royal family

The end of the Romanovs is a subject that has fascinated countless nonfiction writers, but no book has yet eclipsed the fame of Robert K Massie’s page-turner<p>This May will see the release of Simon Sebag Montefiore’s The Romanovs: 1613-1918 in the United States. It is an exhaustive look at the full …

How to Draw a 'Map of Every City': Best #Cityreads of the Week

A roundup of the best stories on cities and urbanism we've come across in the past seven days.<p><i>Tweet us your favorites with #CityReads.</i><p>“Drawing the ‘Map of Every City’,” Chaz Hutton, Medium<p>Last weekend I drew a map on a post-it note. Then I posted it on Twitter. 48 hours later it had 3000 re-tweets. …

New Viceland network to tackle LGBT issues, music, pot, lots and lots of food

Viceland, Vice Media’s new Spike Jonze-led 24-hour TV network, has announced the original slate of shows for its upcoming February 29 debut. With a …

A 23-year-old entrepreneur on 'Shark Tank' just convinced Robert Herjavec to invest $100,000 in gross-looking fruits and veggies

Evan Lutz, on the other hand, took pride in showing off some of the ugliest inventory he could find.<p>The 23-year-old from Baltimore, Maryland, is the cofounder and CEO of Hungry Harvest, a business built on selling "ugly" — but perfectly edible — produce that would otherwise get discarded. For every …

22 ways to earn passive income

Making money while you sleep.<p>Has a nice ring to it, doesn't it?<p>After reading books like "Rich Dad Poor Dad" and "4 Hour Work Week," I became interested obsessed with making passive income.<p>Whenever someone needs additional income, the stereotypical suggestion offered is to "get a part-time job."<p>But …

Move Over, Jony Ive—Biologists Are the Next Rock Star Designers

“Here. Smell this.”<p>Effendi Leonard smiles and pushes a vial of pale, cloudy liquid toward me, like a grandfather offering a plate of cookies. I …

Europe's fourth ancestral 'tribe' uncovered

<b>Geneticists have detected a fourth ancestral "tribe" which contributed to the modern European gene pool.</b><p>Research shows Europeans are a mixture of three major ancestral populations - indigenous hunters, Middle Eastern farmers and a population that arrived from the east in the Bronze Age.<p>DNA from …

Entrepreneurs Turn the Classic Theory of Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs on its Head

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The classic theory, Abraham Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, is supposed to help us to understand human motivation. Maslow grounds his pyramid with physiological needs such as food, shelter and sleep, followed by safety needs that …

Entrepreneurship

The surprising secrets of busting art forgeries

Investigators in London are using innovative ways to determine a painting’s origins – from pigment analysis to building a Renaissance-era version of Facebook. Sophie Hardach reports.<p>In a discreet laboratory south of the River Thames, Nicholas Eastaugh and Jilleen Nadolny are trying to find out who …

Blood Tests

The Jack Dorsey Productivity Secret That Enables Him To Run Two Companies At Once

Jack Dorsey was named CEO (again) of Twitter last week, and he’ll continue to hold the same title at pre-IPO Square.<p>How can Dorsey run <i>two</i> companies when most of us struggle to keep up with one job? What’s his secret to getting it all done?<p>I recently interviewed over 200 billionaires, millionaires …

Time Management

Tech Startups Chase Something Other Than Profits

At a demo day in San Francisco on Wednesday, Joyce Kim’s presentation of her financial tech startup sounded a lot like a tech startup pitching venture capitalists for funding. She scrolled through a slide deck and stood at a podium, sporting a t-shirt of her startup.<p>Until she came to her …

Startups

11 biographies to read if you want to get rich

Success is a learnable skill, self-made millionaire T. Harv Eker emphasizes in his book, "Secrets of the Millionaire Mind." Anyone can grow to be successful and wealthy, and one of the best starting points is to read a biography about someone who's already done it.<p>"Successful people look at other …

The scariest monsters in literature, ranked

Horror movies get all of the attention around October, but books can produce their fair share of Halloween-appropriate scares as well. So costume …

'Renoir sucks at painting' movement demands removal of artist's works

The group has protested at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts, while its Instagram account has drawn the ire of the artist’s great-great-granddaughter<p>A new movement born of an Instagram account has one central complaint: Pierre-Auguste Renoir - the French impressionist – was a terrible artist, and his …

Sagmeister & Walsh Bring Roy Lichtenstein To Life

Although the last time we heard from them, they were naked and covered in cockroaches, Stefan Sagmeister and Jessica Walsh of Sagmeister & Walsh aren’t always rolling around in squalor. In fact, their latest campaign for Middle East department store Aizone is about as far from grimy as you can get: …

Pop Art

Why Europe isn't creating any Googles or Facebooks

So when he came up with an idea for a smartphone app that could send messages without Internet or cellular connections, he went back to California in 2011 to pursue his dream.<p>"I knew the only way to change the world was from here," says Benoliel, the CEO of Open Garden, the maker of the FireChat …

Neil deGrasse Tyson Describes The 'Morbidly Funny' Death You'd Experience In A Black Hole

"If you knew you had to die, that's the way you die."<p>As an astrophysicist, cosmologist and celebrated science icon, Neil deGrasse Tyson knows a thing or two about the universe. He also happens to think that the universe is hilarious.<p>When Tyson appeared on HuffPost Live on Thursday, host Josh Zepps …

Why Do People Go to Fashion Week?

<i>(Photo Courtesy of Pop Sugar Fashion)</i><p>-Post Originally Appeared On CityLately.com, Hop On For More Fashion News & Inspiration-<p>In our inherent and constant search for relevance, fashion week seems the perfect venue to proclaim yourself a part of the in-crowd. Understandable; The increased churn of …

Christina Applegate Plays Meryl Streep’s Most Famous Roles Really Badly in Hilarious Lifetime Movie Spoof

We'd really, really like to watch this Lifetime movie! <b>Christina Applegate</b> takes on <b>Meryl Streep</b>'s most iconic movie roles for a spoof trailer of <i>Meryl:</i> …

Celebrity News

How To Build Relationships As An Underdog: A Real Success Story

<i>Do you know a startup entrepreneur who is bootstrapping and wants to be noticed by customers when there is plethora of competition including large</i> …

Self-improvement

What Happens When HR Does Not Call You Back After An Interview

You, as a job seeker, are continually appalled at the lack of follow-through on the part of potential employers throughout your job search after you …

You Can't Fake Personality, Passion or Purpose

<i>In this series, professionals share their hiring secrets. Read the stories</i> <i>here</i>, <i>then</i> <i>write your own</i> <i>(use</i> <i>#HowIHire</i> <i>somewhere in the body of your …

Employment

What I Learned From Going On 100 Job Interviews In 8 Months

Hopefully your job hunt won’t be as epic, but these these six lessons are useful no matter how long you’re looking.<p>“I am a warrior with a warrior spirit!” This is the phrase I repeated to myself over and over again after I heard my pastor say it one Sunday morning. I quickly rushed home so I could …

Employment