Regina Saphier

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A Radical Way of Unleashing a Generation of Geniuses

José Urbina López Primary School sits next to a dump just across the US border in Mexico. The school serves residents of Matamoros, a dusty, sunbaked …

MetroMile Launches Per Mile Car Insurance And Free Driving Analytics Device

Seventy percent of American car owners overpay for insurance because they don’t drive much. Luckily, today MetroMile comes out of stealth to launch its per mile car insurance. The $14 million-funded MetroMile gives away a plug-in device for your car that connects to a free app that teaches you how …

How Silicon Valley turned on President Obama

In the months leading up to the 2012 presidential election, Silicon Valley was squarely in President Obama's corner.<p>Google's executive chairman …

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That Was Fast: Facebook’s Web/Mobile Chat Feature Is Now Getting Rolled Out Globally

Yesterday, we wrote about a new Facebook feature that was getting spotted by a few users showing them when their online friends were on web or mobile versions of Facebook. We were told by Facebook that it was a test. Now, Facebook says it is getting rolled out globally.<p>As we mentioned yesterday, we …

MetroMile expands its mission to get cheaper insurance rates for those who drive less

MetroMile believes that people who drive less should be rewarded with cheaper car insurance.<p>The Bay Area-based team developed a device called the Metronome, which can be plugged into a car to monitor how you drive. People who don’t take their car out very often will save money, as MetroMile also …

Don’t Just Build a Business, Start a Revolution

Short Version:<p>I’m about to share something that makes me more than a bit nervous. It’s an 18-step framework designed to harness the power of …

And the Word of the Year Is…

Hold on to your monocles, friends—the Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year for 2013 is “selfie.” It’s an informal noun (plural: selfies) defined as “a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website.” It was first used …

How to let go

<b>1. Get focused</b><p>Unfocused desires bring unfocused results. Take romance: without clarifying what you want out of a date, you will continue to attract …

Listen to This American Life on This American Life 24

Description:<p>This American Life has aired on public radio since 1995 and is one of the most popular podcasts in the world. Each week, host Ira Glass …