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Why This Young Coffee Entrepreneur Focuses Exclusively on Nicaraguan Beans

It’s opening day of Café Integral’s brand-new Nolita coffee shop — the four-year-old company’s only stand-alone location — and a first-time customer …

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How to Trust Yourself

Insights from 6 Top Women Leaders in Design & Tech<p>On April 19, 2016, Designer Fund hosted the fifth <i>Women in Design</i>event at Medium’s office in …

12 Habits Of Genuine People

There’s an enormous amount of research suggesting that emotional intelligence (EQ) is critical to your performance at work. TalentSmart has tested the EQ of more than a million people and found that it explains 58% of success in all types of jobs.<p>People with high EQs make $29,000 more annually than …

Emotional Intelligence

Joanna Gaines Is Releasing a New Wallpaper Collection

What can't this woman do?!<p>It seems like everything she touches turns to shiplap, but Joanna Gaines has a new trick up her rolled-up sleeves. The HGTV star is now working on her very own wallpaper collection — just another addition to the busy mom's existing furniture and paint lines. Who needs …

The 5 Reasons Your Startup Idea Is Going to Fail

<i>Not all ideas pan out, and these five reasons are usually the reason.</i><p>It's a harsh truth to face, but the reality is, not all startup ideas--even the seemingly brilliant ones--end up being the basis for blowout successes. Most of them end up failing, with the entrepreneurs who came up with them …

Here’s how you can start living the millennial dream of being your own boss

LOS ANGELES — Bobby Hoyt, 27, is living the millennial dream of being his own boss. Less than a year ago, Hoyt ditched his day job and launched …

11 signs that you shouldn’t launch a startup

Many people believe that they can create and launch a successful startup online. They think that they can magically make money just like Mark Zuckerberg did with Facebook.<p>They see the Internet — websites, social media sites and mobile apps — as a place where all they have to do is stake their claim …

Self-improvement

Starting a marketplace is hard. Scaling a marketplace is harder.

Trying to turn an idea into reality is hard — it’s hard because you don’t know where to start, it’s hard because convincing people to do things they …

The Harsh Truth About Startup Burn Rates

Feeling the burn? Spending money to make money doesn't always work.<p>Your burn rate is often the financial version of faking it till you make it. It can be impossible to grow a business to scale, or to much of anything at all, without using up money as quickly as you find it. But knowing the …

Startups

The key to happiness at work isn’t money–it’s autonomy

When I was around 10 years old, my stay-at-home dad went back to work. For the next few years, he switched jobs a lot. For a while he took portraits in a photography studio; another time, he managed a bookstore. He told me more than once that he was looking for a job with plenty of autonomy. He was …

Employment

Meet the Woman Who’s Created the 21st Century Finance Model for Emerging Technologies

<b>Meet the Woman Who’s Created the 21st Century Finance Model for Emerging Technologies</b><p><i>This piece is an excerpt from the forthcoming book</i> <i>The Internet</i> …

The Princess Revolution

A new generation of parents is shopping with the idea that pink and blue—along with robots, bunnies, dinosaurs, and unicorns—are for every child.<p>Pink is for boys and blue is for girls.<p>That was the rule for dressing infants back in 1893, as one woman explained it that year to <i>The New York Times.</i> “Of …

Kids

The 50 Most Powerful Moms of 2016

Yes, immense income and professional stature certainly count in culling our list of the most formidable women with kids 18 and under. But also on our …

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Getting in the Picture with Your Kids

MPMK contributor and professional photographer Kristin is here today sharing easy ways to ensure that you show up in the family photos. As moms, …

5 Signs You're an Emotional Eater and What to Do About It

I started counting Weight Watcher points when I was 12 years old. By the fourth day, I was polishing off a sleeve of Thin Mints under my bed. I remembered the leader telling me it was all about willpower -- I guess I needed to work on that.<p>Since I had failed at the points system, I gave other diets …

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