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Fired From Subway, This 20-Year-Old Started A Company And Makes A Living Off Facebook And Google Traffic

Most of us think of Facebook as a place to catch up on baby photos, keep tabs on your ex, and maybe read some quirky news about 2013's most important corgis.<p>But, for a small but growing class of small business owners, Facebook is a place to find customers, sell them stuff, and make a decent …

The Origin of the 8 Hour Work Day and Why We Should Rethink It

One of the most unchanged elements of our life today is our optimal work time or how long we should work -- generally, every person I've spoken to quotes me something close to 8 hours a day.<p>And data seems to confirm that: The average American works 8.8 hours every day. At least, those are the …

A Sure-Fire Way To Boost The Bottom Line

With sales growth slowing among private U.S. companies, businesses need to preserve or grow the bottom line, and one sure-fire way is to control or cut overhead expenses.<p>In fact, sometimes it can pay more to cut overhead than to boost sales, because typically, more of the cut to overhead will fall …

What’s the Endgame for Social Media?

Social media has come a long way. When my co-founder Steve and I originally pitched Hearsay Social to venture capital firms in Silicon Valley in 2009, many passed because they thought Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn were passing fads headed for the same fate as MySpace and Friendster. Today, 77% of …

Legendary Ex-HR Director From Netflix Shares 6 Important Lessons

The culture doc, created by McCord, CEO Reed Hastings, and others at the company, is still evolving and is used by the company to this day. It has also been the starting point for many other companies, some of which have created their own, similar documents.<p>The concepts laid out in the presentation …

The Workplace

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Teaching

What NOT To Do When Those First Gray Hairs Pop Up

Whether your first gray hairs pop up during your late teens or appear once you've reached your 50s, the experience can be quite nerve-racking. You start to question whether you should cover it up or wear it proudly.<p>Even though more women than ever are ditching hair dye to embrace their silver …

Designer Drills Holes into Quarters, Turns Them into Rings

Designer Nicholas Heckaman of The Ring Tree meticulously handcrafts detailed rings out of US coins. The Gainesville, Florida-based designer first discovered his skill when he was looking for the perfect ring to propose to his girlfriend with. He managed to create a special engagement ring out of a …

Jewelry

Obamacare Is The Chance Of A Lifetime For Venture Capitalists

"This is the greatest opportunity I've seen in my lifetime. It's the first time we are seeing really fundamental changes happen. And there's a lot of money that can be made as this chaos is sorted out," said Lisa Suennen, the co-founder and managing member of Psilos Group, a health-care-focused …

Health Care

The 19 Most '90s Songs Of The '90s

We've been writing a lot about bad songs lately.<p>And for some reason, most of them happened to be made during the '90s. Which isn't to say the '90s didn't also have its fair share of great songs.<p>Quite the opposite. Sort of.<p>Dipping our toe like this into the '90s nostalgia movement left us wanting …

Guns and abortion: Is compromise even possible?

Our broken politics can be fixed; there really is a legitimate centrist position, even on abortion and gun control<p>Any serious talk of pragmatism and compromise in American politics usually ends with some nettlesome questions: What about the social issues? What about abortion? What about gun …

Digital Marketers All Got This Thing Wrong About ROI

However, we've all been making a huge mistake. We (marketers, brands, agencies) have assumed that because you 'can' buy online, whatever you run online 'should' lead to direct sales. TV never had this problem because you could never get into the TV to buy the product. Billboards, radio ads, …