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Here’s how to work from home and make $100K

Working remotely as a chief marketing officer or senior software engineer can earn you some serious money<p>Some people assume that the perk of working …

Ditch Distractions and Get Productive With a Method Called "Deep Work"

I first heard about the idea of "deep work" while listening to a podcast on my way to work. NPR's Shankar Vedantam interviewed Cal Newport, a computer scientist and Georgetown professor, about his research and insights on the subject.<p>Newport shared how he manages to get a seemingly impossible …

Time Management

Here's how a young couple paid off $162,000 of debt in 3 years — and paid for their wedding at the same time

Earlier this month, Heron Abegaze (29) and Elijah Bankole (30), put a new spin on "couple goals" after Abegaze's Instagram post about paying off their debt went viral. After three years of saving like it's an Olympic sport, the Twin Cities duo wiped out nearly $162,000 of credit card debt, car …

A top Coinbase exec explains the master plan to turn the $1.6 billion cryptocurrency exchange into the next Google

Coinbase is one of the hottest startups in tech — and with good reason. The cryptocurrency exchange hit $1 billion in annual revenue as this year's bitcoin mania sent the popular digital coin surging up to almost $20,000, before it came back down.<p>With a reported 10 million customers served on the …

The Chrome Extensions We Can't Live Without

Nearly two-thirds of internet users turn to Chrome for their browsing needs, but far fewer take full advantage of its available extensions, the …

Google

Learn the secrets to becoming a full-time freelancer by taking these online classes

Working from home is seriously the best. Why not do it full-time?<p>Don't get us wrong. It can be hard to kickstart a professional freelancing career. …

Employment

Start a new career in data science with these online classes

Every time you do something online — whether it's shopping, searching Google, downloading apps, or more — leaves a trail of data that's rife with …

Data Science

Four small changes that will improve your career in 2018

Hey, you never know. Maybe 2018 will finally be the year you read 300 books, exercise every single day, or become a world champion of some activity you’ve never tried before. But just in case it’s not, may we suggest that you consider a more realistic (and perhaps more impactful) target for your …

Productivity

10 logo design trends that will dominate 2018

The logo design industry is changing at a lightning-fast speed. What was trendy five years ago may not even ring a bell today. As methods of attracting customers become more effective, logo design must keep up the pace. New ideas develop so fast, designers have a hard time following …

Graphic Design

Stop pretending like you understand cryptocurrency and take these online courses

Most years, December is the time you justify your procrastination by gift shopping, reviewing essential "Best Of" lists, and planning extremely …

Best Online Classes for Job Skills - MIT Technology Review

In 2017, people flocked to online classes about artificial intelligence, cryptocurrency, and data analytics. In 2018, expect more of the same, say …

Artificial Intelligence

How to create your next design project, completely free

Creating a well-designed site, product, or project usually isn’t cheap. You know you want to make something that looks good – but how do you do it if you’re working with a limited budget?<p>While there’s no substitute for hiring a great designer, there are ways to build something beautiful without …

Best Tech Books of 2017 - MIT Technology Review

<b>By Samantha Walravens and Heather Cabot</b><p>Through personal stories, Cabot and Walravens shine a light on the women making waves in the technology …

How to tell if your computer is secretly mining cryptocurrency, and what to do about it

Your computer could be secretly mining cryptocurrency—piggybacking on your computer’s processing power to confirm transactions and generate new and potentially lucrative coins—and you wouldn’t even be profiting from it. Incidents of malware containing crypto-mining tools have surged six-fold this …

Cryptocurrency

Indians are looking to nail down two skills to advance their careers

When it comes to taking classes online, Indians are dedicated to technology and English lessons.<p>In 2016, mostof the top 10 courses taken up by Indians on online learning platform Coursera were on technology and English grammar and conversation skills. India is Coursera’s second-largest market, …

Coursera

How does a mobile network actually work?

If you were asked to pick a single technological innovation that revolutionized the modern world, that brought us into a new era of globalized commerce, exchange, and communication, and which totally overhauled the way we think about the size of our world and our interconnectedness as human beings, …

Need advice for your startup? Here are 23 tips from up-and-coming entrepreneurs

Peer mentorship is crucial to the entrepreneurial journey. That’s why we ask CEOs and co-founders to share their wisdom every week in our Startup …

Startups

How to tell if your child has a future in computer science

New research shows what many people in the computer science field already know—a passion for computers starts early in life. So how can you tell if your son or daughter is a budding programmer?<p>There are a few common traits that future coders and developers have in common during their formative …

Computer Science

Our 9 Favorite Startups From Y Combinator Summer 2015 Demo Day 2

Yesterday’s Y Combinator Summer 2015 Demo Day had a little something for everyone, with everything from condom delivery to server vulnerability monitoring thrown in the mix.<p>Of the 52 that debuted yesterday, 9 really stood out to us and others we spoke to. Click through to see our Top 9 from the day.<p>…

Startups

Skin Cancer Checker App, SkinVision, Snags $3.4M To Move Beyond Moles

Can an app warn you that you might have skin cancer? Digital health startup SkinVision is using smartphone tech and vision algorithms to allow consumers to track changes to their moles. Users of its iOS and Android apps, which have been downloaded some 200,000 times since launch back in 2011, take …

Digital Health

TaskRabbit Co-Founder Launches A Slick New 401(k) Platform

In recent years, Kevin Busque began to notice something at TaskRabbit, the outsourced jobs marketplace that he co-founded seven years ago with his wife, and TaskRabbit’s CEO, Leah.<p>The company employs a lot of younger employees, and according to Busque (who was long the company’s VP of Technology …

Retirement

The Spectrum of User Experience Design

The Spectrum of User Experience Venn Diagram came up again recently in a discussion with a client, and looking back I realized I had never posted it …

LaunchKit Makes Building Landing Pages For Mobile Apps Ridiculously Easy

Over the last few months, the LaunchKit team has released a number of tools that make it easier for app developers to launch their apps. The LaunchKit lineup now includes a review monitor, a screenshotting tool to make submitting apps to mobile stores easier, and a service for monitoring app sales. …

The Process of Designing an Infographic

The Process of Designing an Infographic is an interactive design that outlines my own infographic design process. My data visualization and …

Eight powerful ways to mold your children into leaders

<i>This post originally appeared at LinkedIn. Follow the author here.</i><p>We all want our children to become leaders.<p>Whether they spend the bulk of their days in the mailroom or the corner office, we want our children to grow to be courageous, passionate, and authentic. We want their actions to inspire …

Self-improvement

Can't Code? This iPad App Will Easily Let You Make Your Own Video Game

There’s no shortage of nit-picking gamers who feel they could easily make better video games than what’s being released every week. And thanks to a …

Code Review Best Practices

At my current company, we do a fair amount of code reviews. I had never done one before I started here so it was a new experience for me. I think …

Software Development

Mixed Methodologies: Choosing between Agile, Waterfall, and hybrid management (webinar)

<b>Join us for this live webinar on Wednesday, May 7 at 10 a.m. Pacific, 1 p.m. Eastern. Register here for free.</b><p>The debate over Waterfall and Agile methodologies for developing software has raged on for years. Since Agile was introduced in 2001, it’s established itself more and more as a choice for …

TechMeAbroad Is A Job Board Where Foreign Devs Can Find Skill-Seeking Startups

TechMeAbroad is a tech jobs startup specifically for developers looking to find work abroad — be it in Silicon Valley or elsewhere — helping them find companies happy to sponsor work visas in order to fill their tech vacancies.<p>Founder Julien Barbier is banking on the increasing global demand for …

Silicon Valley