Ryan Liffrig

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How to make a million dollars on Etsy — buy from Alibaba and run your store like eBay

Online marketplace Etsy is known as a place to buy home-made items, clothing, artworks, and jewelry created by individuals or produced in limited runs by small businesses. But not everyone using the site ascribes to this folksy philosophy. Others, such as Alicia Shaffer, are using Etsy like eBay, …

Spicy Pineapple Chicken Stir Fry

<i>Jenny is in perpetual search for easy, weeknight recipes to attempt to feed her family. When they balk, she just eats more.</i><p><i>Today: Weeknight dinner, in its highest form.</i><p>It is very difficult to surprise my children with new dishes. I can slave over the stove for hours on end, and they will barely …

3 Ways to Squash Burnout and Boost Productivity

<i>Joelle Steiniger is the co-founder of Small HQ, HookFeed and Minimalytics. This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>You have no problem keeping busy. No problem crossing things off your to-do list. You multitask like it’s going out of style. But the weeks continue to fly by and you can’t help …

Podium Power: 7 Steps To A Rock Solid Speech

Public speaking is often cited as the number one most common fear, even before death itself.<p>For some of us, high on the list of fears is the dread of listening to a speech that bores, patronizes, or otherwise wastes our time.<p>Whether your next speech is before the local school group or the United …

God Save the United States From This Anti-Democratic Court

Operating on elitism and mystique, America’s highest court is increasingly a threat to our ideal of self-government—leading to an important debate …

The Drugging of the American Boy

By the time they reach high school, nearly 20 percent of all American boys will be diagnosed with ADHD. Millions of those boys will be prescribed a powerful stimulant to "normalize" them. A great many of those boys will suffer serious side effects from those drugs. The shocking truth is that many …

The Queen Will See You Now: How Bees’ Sense Of Smell Might Soon Diagnose Disease

Bees have a nose 100 times more powerful than a human’s. Like dogs, it turns out they can be trained and used in diagnostic tests. A London artist now has a contraption to do just that.<p>Even when a honeybee is a couple of miles away, it can still smell a particular flower or toxin. A bee’s olfactory …

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17 Productive Ways To Spend 5 Minutes Instead Of Checking Your Email (Again)

Sure, cleaning out your inbox can feel productive, but you’re really not accomplishing anything.<p>The ubiquity of smart phones means we never lack for a way to spend time. Stuck waiting for the elevator for 30 seconds? Next thing you know you’ve got your phone out of your pocket, and you’re deleting …

See These Heartbreaking Photos Of The World’s Disappearing Cultures, Before They Fade Away

In the new book Before They Pass Away, photographer Jimmy Nelson has captured a series of gorgeous pictures of 31 remote cultures that are on the verge of disappearing.<p>Over the last three years, British photographer Jimmy Nelson traveled around the world–from Namibia to Papua New Guinea to …

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Is cash the riskiest asset of all?

Recovery is stoking inflation while interest rates stay low - making cash a sure-fire loser<p>There is one lesson the public has not learnt from the financial crisis, experts warn – and that is the danger of holding too much cash.<p>Two factors are mounting a pincer attack on cash savings, and the …

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Why have young people in Japan stopped having sex?

Ai Aoyama is a sex and relationship counsellor who works out of her narrow three-storey home on a Tokyo back street. Her first name means "love" in Japanese, and is a keepsake from her earlier days as a professional dominatrix. Back then, about 15 years ago, she was Queen Ai, or Queen Love, and she …

This is a better predictor of your success than IQ or EQ

An unsettling classroom experience near the start of his second year in the Stanford Graduate School of Business MBA Program caused a personal crisis for Shirzad Chamine and led him to the work he’s doing more than a quarter century later. The 1987 class was Interpersonal Dynamics, nicknamed …

Automate All The Things: How To Get Started With IFTTT

If This Then That, better known as IFTTT is an amazing tool, though one a bit tricky to explain—namely because it’s so versatile. Many things to many people, IFTTT offers a flexible, powerful platform for productivity that just about anyone can come to love.<p>Want to get a text every time it’s …

SoFi raises $500M to fix the broken student loan market

SoFi just reached a new milestone: It has raised half a billion dollars in financing, making it one of the most well-funded startups you haven’t heard of — yet.<p>The company, which was formerly known as “Social Finance,” is on a mission to prevent students from falling into crippling debt. It was …

Innovation Agents: How Jack Dorsey Succeeds Through Simplification

“We have everyone you can imagine against us,” says Jack Dorsey, the CEO of mobile credit card pay startup Square and cofounder of Twitter. But he is not cowed by fact that his startup is competing against banks with far more money to spend on pushing their products to market. Because by allowing …

8 super-fun weekend projects to try! http://www.poppytalk.com/2013/07/8-super-fun-weekend-projects.html … …Happy Friday! #DIY

20 Ways to Spike Your Popsicles

Ever heard of a poptail? It’s a popsicle that also happens to be a cocktail, and it might just make your summer a whole lot brighter (and boozier). And as it turns out, the Internet has a lot to say on the matter of spiked popsicles. Here are 20 recipes that caught our eye – be sure to share any …

From beginner to selling my app in the app store in 2 months

I’ve read many posts in the past asking how to get started learning to code, or asking what people should do next after they’ve finished Code Academy. I wanted to give my story thus far to help others get started, because I’m currently on a “progress high” from how exciting it is to make an app.<p><b>“No</b> …

Axe Showcases Pulling Power Of Astronauts In Super Bowl Campaign

Astronauts wouldn’t typically top a list of male archetypes known for their can’t-miss pulling power (a list that would look something like: rock star, fireman, pro athlete, spy, and would allow for regional variation–for example in New York it would include bankers and Terry Richardson).<p>But …

Astonishing Numbers: America's Poor Still Live Better Than Most Of The Rest Of Humanity

There’s a lot of debate (from certain quarters it’s less debate than whining actually) about the increasing inequality in the United States. Sure, maybe it’s true that the country continues to grow but what about the poor and their incomes?<p>And there might even be something worth worrying about in …

Groundfloor unveils 'Lending Club for real-estate' so you can get richer, faster (exclusive)

Groundfloor wants to take power away from banks and put it in the hands of the people.<p>The startup is building a peer-to-peer platform that gives regular people opportunities to invest in real estate projects. It is emerging out of stealth mode today and opening up to private beta.<p>Founder Brian …