Joel Torres

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Move Over, Bake Sales: The New School Fundraising Model Sells Local, Organic Groceries

More schools are replacing brownies and cookies with broccoli and kale.<p>Every Wednesday afternoon, Rebecca Matthews sets up on the picnic tables in front of Malcolm X Elementary School in Berkeley, California. She unloads bags of local, organic groceries–on this particular September day, about 90 in …

How to Negotiate Your Next Community Job Offer

<i>Crystal Coleman is the Director of Community at Townsquared. This post originally appeared on CMX Hub.</i><p>Negotiation certainly wasn’t something I learned when I started out as a community manager in 2006. Back then, I was just excited to get paid to talk about the TV show LOST in an online forum for …

What I Wish I'd Known About Running a Startup

<i>This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>I knew building a startup would be hard. I knew it would be slow. I knew we had to do lots of customer development and build something people want.<p>But there were things I didn’t know.<p>A lot of the work is actually email<p>Someone asked me recently what a …

Facebook Is Testing Self-Destructing Posts

Ever wanted to set a self-destruct timer on your Facebook posts? Well, just in case, you may soon be able to do just that.<p>The social networking site is testing a new feature that will let you schedule a post for deletion. All you have to do is set the length of time, and the post will go poof when …

Google advances Hangouts toward ‘future of Google Voice’

Google is taking more steps today toward morphing Hangouts into a single communications platform — by adding more Google Voice features.<p>In a post today on the Official Google Blog, the company announced:<p>“Starting today you can make voice calls from Hangouts on Android, iOS and the web. It’s free to …

3 Rules for the Best Sunday Sauce Ever

Celebrity butcher Pat LaFrieda has written an amazing new cookbook named, simply, Meat. F&W’s Sarah DiGregorio gets his three rules for Sunday</i> …

Maximizing Your Time While Helping Others

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The more successful you get as an entrepreneur, the more likely you’ll be barraged with people who’d like to ask your advice or 'pick your brain' Here is how to help them out, while also protecting your time.<p>The more successful you get as …

Entrepreneurship

What The 'Spiral of Silence' Tells Us About Social Networks

Social networks are in some ways having the opposite effect of what their inventors probably intended to create. People are living increasingly in echo chambers where they only hear opinions that match their own, and are less likely to express contrary opinions for fear of being shouted down by …

An Inside Look At The Starbucks App, The Most Successful Mobile Payments System In The US

At 6 million average weekly transactions in the U.S., it now accounts for a full 15% of transactions made at the U.S. Starbucks-operated stores.<p>In a new research note from BI Intelligence we take a deep dive into how the Starbucks app works, why it's so popular and whether other retailers could …

FinTech

Two US Government Agencies Are Working Together To Lower The Cost Of Installing Wi-Fi In Schools

The FCC recently announced that it intends to commit $1 billion in 2015 to help bring in-school Wi-Fi to 10 million students who currently lack the technology. Today, the agency announced a partnership with the U.S. General Services Administration that will allow participating schools to secure …

6 small changes in Android L that make a big difference

Most of the posts floating around the web about Android L release have focused on revamped notifications, the new recent menu changes, the death of Dalvik, the new material design, Android for Work and other hard hitters that were showcased during the Google I/O 2014 keynote.<p>After playing around …

Material Design

Hands On With Google’s Incredibly Clever Cardboard Virtual Reality Headset

Each year at I/O, Google gives all of the developers in the audience a gift. Some years it’s a tablet. Some years it’s a laptop.<p>This year? It was a piece of cardboard. Yeah, yeah, they gave attendees some other stuff, too — but that cardboard!<p>Once you tear the seal on Google’s lil’ slab of …

Here's How to Stop Facebook From Snooping in Your Web History

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>This week, Facebook announced it was expanding its evil empire adding targeted advertising based on …

8 Unusual Arm Exercises You Have To Try!

So you want to increase your arm size by next month rather than next year? Great! I want you to do a few things:<p>Schedule a weekly arms day. To hell …

The 3 Keys To Proper Nutritional Recovery | Triathlete

<i>Recovery is the neglected performance enhancer, and proper nutrition is the best recovery enhancer.</i><p>Everyone is training hard, but the winners are …

This Is How Google Can Dominate The Smartwatch Industry For Years To Come

This week’s announcement of Android Wear by Google has felt like a shot in the arm for the smartwatch industry. Short of Apple’s mythical iWatch appearing on a wrist near you, the entrance of Google into the wearable space with a clear focus on the smartwatch as a platform is the move that everyone …

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This Insane New App Will Allow You To Read Novels In Under 90 Minutes

The reading game is about to change forever. Boston-based software developer Spritz has been in "stealth mode" for three years, tinkering with their …

18 Things Highly Creative People Do Differently

This list has been expanded into the new book, "Wired to Create: Unravelling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind," by Carolyn Gregoire and Scott Barry Kaufman.<p>Creativity works in mysterious and often paradoxical ways. Creative thinking is a stable, defining characteristic in some personalities, but …

Obama and Putin clash over Ukraine

US President Barack Obama has told Russian President Vladimir Putin that his dispatch of troops to Ukraine flouted international law and warned he was courting political isolation if the incursion continues.<p>Obama also spelled out the right of the Ukrainian people to chart their own destiny and …

'Let It Go': A Global Hit In Any Language

By now, parents of young girls may be especially well-versed in the global hit "Let It Go" from Disney's Frozen<i>.</i> However, they may be less familiar with versions sung in one of the 41 other languages recorded for the film's foreign releases.<p>Tony Award-winning soprano Idina Menzel brings this …

4 Steps to Starting a Web Business Without Knowing Coding

<i>Eddy Lee, Ph.D, is a venture capitalist investing in Silicon Valley and Singapore. He is also a Consulting Assistant Professor at Stanford University.</i><p>So you have a great idea for a new mobile app or Web service—but you don’t know anything about coding or developing. You might have started searching …

How to Start Your Freelance Career and be Your Own Boss

<i>Josephine Sabin is the Marketing Manager for DesignCrowd.</i><p>Being a freelancer is one of the most flexible jobs in the world, especially since it means being your own boss and creating your own hours. But of course, there are plenty of challenges.<p>Whether you’ve already started your freelance journey …

Ask These Three Questions at the End of Every Meeting

For meetings that actually lead to successful outcomes, it's advisable to ask everyone what they see as their necessary actions. Robert C. Pozen, …