Karthik Mathan

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This chart shows how much each state contributes to the US economy

The US is the richest nation in the world, with an annual GDP of $17.3 trillion in 2014. However, some states are greater contributors to the economy than others. To illustrate differences among state economies, the folks at HowMuch.net created a chart that shows the relative economic value of each …

This startup pays young people in Africa to learn to code and connects them with Fortune 500 companies

The 31-year old says that for two reasons:<p>Johnson's solution is Andela, a program that finds the best and brightest students or programmers in Africa, trains them up, and places them in jobs at hot startups like Udacity and Fortune 500s like Microsoft. His startup, which launched last July, is …

Startups

5 Common Mental Traps That Slow You Down and Cost You Money

First-time founders have a tendency to take on too much at a time, but bad self-management is expensive.<p><i>Robert Sofia is a best-selling author, award-winning public speaker, and financial industry thought leader. He has developed marketing strategies for Fortune 500 companies, consulted with over</i> …

The great MBA exodus to tech is overstated

Venture capitalist Marc Andreessen worries when he starts seeing too many business school grads around San Francisco.<p>“M.B.A. graduating classes are actually a reliable contrary indicator: if they all want to go into investment banking, there’s going to be a financial crisis,” he told the New York …

These Friends Built Tiny Homes Just to Live Next to Each Other

Welcome to "Bestie Row."<p>Living on the same block as all of your best friends is something that many dream about, but few probably get to experience. But for four couples in Texas, that dream was enough to incite them to create what the Internet is dubbing "Bestie Row," a mini neighborhood where …

Carl Icahn made around $2 billion on Netflix

RIP.<p>"Sold the last of our [Netflix] today," Icahn tweeted. "Believed [Apple] currently represents same opportunity we stated [Netflix] offered several years ago."<p>Now that all is said and done, it looks as if Icahn made about $2 billion on the trade total.<p>The billionaire investor first took a 10% …

Markets

Revealed: The secret to how parrots talk

Key structural differences in the brains of parrots explain the birds' ability to imitate sounds and human speech<p>Scientists have discovered how parrots talk, as they believe it's down to the wiring in their brains.<p>And the same brain region controls movement which may explain why some parrots …

Closing Streets to Cars for Walkers and Cyclists Is Getting More Popular by the Minute

As more U.S. cities adopt Vision Zero plans and adapt to become more bike and pedestrian friendly, so are they closing down their streets to cars. …

Here's how I moved across the country and spent just $100 to ship my stuff

After doing my research, I managed to ship my belongings in a totally seamless way for just $100. Here's how I did it.<p>Fortunately, my new apartment in the Bay Area is fully furnished, so I sold or donated all of my large furniture. That left kitchen items, clothing, personal items, clothing, …

Virgin America

The fitness apps that gave me six-pack abs

I saw my six pack for the first time at the age of 40. Prior to that, my abs had been hidden behind a thick layer of fat that I’d built up over years of living a sedentary geek lifestyle. The only exercise I got was racing to be first in line at the Apple Store for a product launch.<p>Then one day, a …

Fitness

On Managing Developers

I’ve been a software engineer, a novelist, a journalist, and a manager–and managing developers is easily the trickiest thing I’ve ever done. (Not the hardest. But the trickiest.) I don’t pretend to be an expert, or a great manager. But I can assure you I am someone who screwed up a lot along the …

Mobile apps are turning bedroom traders into star professionals

The 30-year-old Dutchwoman is among the top-ranked traders on eToro.com, one of several mobile apps and websites that allow budding investors to copy the most successful trades out there rather than come up with their own.<p>About 25,900 people follow her profile on eToro, which has 4.5 million …

10 Ways to Stop Feeling Overworked and Overwhelmed

I had just read an early version of a new book and decided to do a quick survey during a speaking engagement. I asked the audience, "How many of you …

12 online services that make it really easy to dress like a modern gentleman

Luckily, the ecommerce boom has reached men's clothing with a wide number of services catered to how men like to shop — not very often.<p>From subscription services like Trunk Club to a traditional internet retailer that simplifies the online shopping experience, these services can help you step up …

Clothing