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My own genome project

In the almost year-long lead-up to having my whole genome sequenced, I have no fears about it. Or at least just a couple of tiny wobbles that I …

Forget sex: how the idea behind Bang with Friends could revolutionize social interaction

Apple's Find My Friends, a mostly-unrelated concept.<p>Perhaps you've heard of Bang With Friends. It's a rather controversial thing. Simply put, it's a Facebook and mobile app that lets you pick which of your friends you'd like to "bang." Oh, but it's more clever than that: the app won't reveal your …

7 Terrible Management Fads That Just Won't Die

Contrary to what you might think, management fads aren't fads because they're something new. Quite the contrary, what makes them fads is that companies glom onto these decades-old ideas as panaceas... one after the other after the other.<p>Here's how to ensure that you can still get work done and …

How To Tap The Hidden Job Market

3. <b>Build your social network</b>. Find relevant people at your favorite companies to connect with you on LinkedIn. Join the same industry groups and network there, or ask friends to introduce you. Once you're connected, show them your value by referring them to interesting articles and writing blog …

The College Bubble Is Finally Bursting

Some schools are seeing just 20% of the students they accepted enrolling, versus the usual rate of 33%. These schools have raised tuition discount rate — the price after grants and scholarships — to an all-time high of 45%.<p>Meanwhile, the median sticker price increased just 3.9% last fall, the …

The City

iTunes turns 10: How Apple music store killed old music industry

A woman listens to her portable music player while walking past an Apple iPod billboard. Eric Risberg<p>When Tower Records, a hallowed music store chain with a 46-year history, shuttered its doors at the end of 2006, The Nation called it "the day the music died."<p>Some cried murder, blaming iTunes and …

Bank of Japan sees signs of a pickup in the economy

The Bank of Japan maintained the pace of its massive stimulus on Friday and said the economy had "stopped weakening and shown some signs of picking up".<p>The central bank boosted its inflation and economic growth projections for the world's third-largest economy in its latest semi-annual economic and …

Forget What Your Customers Need; Branding Is About What They Want

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>The following is the second</i> in the series "Marketing Like the Big Brands," running every other week in which marketing expert Jim Joseph shows entrepreneurs on a small-business budget how to apply marketing strategies used by big …

Small Business

5 Ogilvyisms That Still Apply to Digital Media

Before there was Don Draper, there was David Ogilvy. “The father of advertising,” as he is sometimes referred to, was all about valuing the …

We Ask New Employees To Take A Two-Week Paid Vacation On Their First Day

Vacations have always been hard for me. It's a weird thing to say, but it's true. They just don't come naturally to me.<p>I remember when I was in business school, all of my classmates were taking these epic vacations seemingly all the time.<p>Spring breaks in Costa Rica, pre-internship trips to South …

The Workplace