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These 7 TED talks have completely changed how I make decisions

Psychologists have found decision-making is fraught with hidden influences, tricky nuances, and the ability to make us happy in the short-term but unhappy in the long-term.<p>Some of my greatest insights into this aspect of human behavior have come from TED talks, which break down research findings …

TED Talks

With 5M Users Already On Board, Tynker Goes Mobile To Help Kids Learn To Code On The iPad

Historically, the U.S. educational system has struggled to get young people excited by and involved with STEM-related fields, especially computer science, which has actually seen a steady decline in participation over the last two decades, according to Time Magazine. Luckily, the winds of reform …

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

10 All-American Summer Road Trips

Drive, We Said<p>There's nothing more American than hitting the open road with the windows down, the music up, and a cooler full of beer in the backseat (you know, for later). Sure, the game has changed a little—smartphones have all but rendered guidebooks and crumpled maps obsolete—but one essential …

Why Incentives Don't Actually Motivate People to Do Better Work

As it turns out, workplace incentives don't necessarily create harder working employees.<p>You would think that rewarding people for being good at their jobs would make them better at them.<p>But social science shows that it doesn't, for a number of reasons.<p>Why money isn't the ultimate motivator<p>The go-to …

Best Advice I Ever Got: Matt Ehrlichman

Porch isn't Matt Ehrlichman's first gig, but getting back into start-up hack mode has solidified the lessons he has learned so far.<p><i>Matt Ehrlichman</i>, <i>co-founder and CEO of Porch, has earned his start-up chops. He shares three rules that have helped him stay sane and have some fun while he's at it, too.</i><p>…

Entrepreneurship

5 Words That Customers Absolutely Hate

Keeping your customers happy is everyone's responsibility.<p>There are five words that every customer hates with a passion: <b>"That is not my responsibility."</b><p>Regardless of whether you're in sales, support, engineering, marketing or management, if you say those words to a customer, that customer <i>knows</i> that …

Simon Sinek: Your Marketing Is Backwards

There’s a reason that 250,000 people descended on Washington, DC, on an August day in 1963 to hear Martin Luther King speak. And it has a lot to do …

From beginner to selling my app in the app store in 2 months

I’ve read many posts in the past asking how to get started learning to code, or asking what people should do next after they’ve finished Code Academy. I wanted to give my story thus far to help others get started, because I’m currently on a “progress high” from how exciting it is to make an app.<p><b>“No</b> …