Ana Stassia

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27 underrated US destinations everyone should visit in their lifetime

If you're traveling in the US, cities like New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago are probably on the top of your list of places to see. Outside of big cities, however, there are also tons of smaller, underrated destinations that are totally worth a trip.<p>We asked our colleagues for their favorite, …

National Parks

30 years after Prozac arrived, we still buy the lie that chemical imbalances cause depression

Some 2,000 years ago, the Ancient Greek scholar Hippocrates argued that all ailments, including mental illnesses such as melancholia, could be explained by imbalances in the four bodily fluids, or “humors.” Today, most of us like to think we know better: Depression—our term for melancholia—is …

Every book Barack Obama recommended during (and after) his presidency

Whether he was reading to kids at the White House, hitting up local bookstores on Black Friday, or giving recommendations to his daughters, former …

Researchers have found that using social media makes kids less happy in almost every way

Parents are well aware that the internet has opened up new realms both of discovery and danger. Now, new research from the UK has found that use of social media like Facebook reduces children’s satisfaction about every aspect of their lives except friendship.<p>Economists at the University of …

Social Media

These Pre-Fame Pictures Of Emily Ratajkowski Leave Absolutely Nothing To The Imagination

The unseen polaroids are seriously not suitable for work.<p>Before her "Blurred Lines" video and <i>Gone Girl</i> cameo made the world fall in love with her, Emily Ratajkowski spent two nights in a house in New York with photographer Jonathan Leder.<p>The images from the shoot with the then model in 2012 have …

How To Move From An Entrepreneur To Manager Or Fail

As a business advisor, I have too often seen technical entrepreneurs get a product or service off the ground with ease, but then struggle mightily when their business reaches a couple of million in annual sales, or the employee count grows beyond a handful. It’s at this stage that the job changes …

Entrepreneurship

How to Do Influencer Marketing Like a Pro?

What does Swarovski, Louis Vuitton and Gucci have in common? Apart from the fact that they are all luxury brands, which is obvious, all these brands tried influencer marketing and emerged as pros. Gucci hired top social media influencer and graffiti artist, Trouble Andrew, to take over Instagram …

Public Relations

The Next Wave Will Be Built on This One Thing, According to Steve Case

If AOL represented the first wave of the Internet, and Google and Facebook represent the 2nd wave, what will the 3rd wave look like?<p>If you are a budding entrepreneur you need to understand the ways that emerging companies will be built and what type of playbook is required to ensure success. The …

Have children? Here's how kids ruin your romantic relationship

Matthew D. Johnson, <i>Binghamton University, State University of New York</i><p>Lots of women look forward to motherhood - getting to know a tiny baby, raising a growing child, developing a relationship with a maturing son or daughter. All over the world, people believe that parenting is the most rewarding …

Bushy Eyebrows And $50k Per Day On Facebook Ads: How A Small Beauty Brand Blew Up

If you’re female, aged anywhere between 25 and 60, and based in the UK or perhaps the US, it’s entirely likely you may have been targeted on Facebook by an eyebrow product called Wunderbrow of late.<p>If not there, perhaps you’ve read an online editorial about it, spotted it on the London Underground, …

The Best Music for Staying Productive at Work, Backed by Science

Research explains how music affects your productivity.<p><i>By Gregory Ciotti, marketing at Help Scout</i><p>Music is regarded as one of the triumphs of human creativity. But does music itself help one to create?<p>It's a question worth asking, since music has increasingly become a part of the modern-day …

I grew my business from my basement to the NASDAQ index — here's the best advice I have for aspiring entrepreneurs

Starting a business can be one of the best decisions you will ever make. And I've found there are a few actions you can take that will give you an advantage and multiply your odds of success.<p>I cofounded the company webMethods and grew it from a basement start-up to global company with 1,100 people …

Entrepreneurship

6 Ways Startups Waste Money on Marketing

Marketing will be where the majority of startups spend most of their budgets. The average B2B marketer spends 42 percent of their budgets on …

This Saddle-Shaped School Chair Encourages Kids to Sit Up Straight and Pay Attention

Beyond offering a product or service that people want, every great company needs an attractive and memorable logo. For those who are not artistically …

User Generated Content and How to Use It

Here’s a fact that might make you feel old: user generated content (UGC), one of the “new”, “emerging” techniques of modern online marketing, is ten …

Investors are slashing startup valuations—and not even Uber and Airbnb are safe

It’s shaping up to be an uneasy year in Silicon Valley. Funding has slowed, downrounds are kicking in. Once high-flying startups are cutting perks and laying off staff. They’re also afraid to pursue exits via public markets, leaving the tech IPO market a wasteland.<p>Now, investor skepticism is …

Venture Capital

Our double lives: Dark realities behind ‘perfect’ online profiles

The contrast between her life and death could not be more stark: The beautiful, successful blond doctor, a married mother of three, found lying in …

Forget mindfulness, stop trying to find yourself and start faking it

Why is the history of Chinese philosophy now the most popular course at Harvard? Top tips on how to become a better person according to Confucius and co<p>People are often surprised to learn that Confucius, Mencius, Laozi and other classical Chinese philosophers weren’t rigid traditionalists who …

Mindfulness

Daniel Arnold's Brilliant Street Photography Captures Everyday Life in Brooklyn

His new book showcases the strangeness you can find just walking around the neighborhood of Greenpoint.<p>I love Daniel Arnold's work, and we've been lucky enough at VICE to finagle him into doing some great projects for us this past year. He's a street photographer other street photographers are …

Street Photography

Making Sense Of The Many Business Models In The Sharing Economy

Do we even know what the sharing economy is anymore? Breaking down all the business models, from for-profit, venture-backed corporations to small cooperative collectives.<p>Is Uber even part of the sharing economy? Does Airbnb’s business model have a positive or negative impact on communities? Are …

Why I Love Riding On The Women-Only Car On Delhi's Metro

Last week, Germany announced that it will introduce train cars for women and children only to provide a secure space for female passengers.<p>That's an idea that other countries have tried. And it's not always a popular plan. An essay in Quartz published in 2014 argued that the women's car confines …

Rappers Out in Silicon Tryna Get Their Billions On

Hip-hop’s biggest stars are investing in tech, but who’s really making paper? To find out, we dug through the data.<p>In <b>the past</b>, we’ve combed through …

Heavy Facebook, Twitter users 3 times more likely to be depressed

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>How long do you spend on Facebook?<p>Do you log on often?<p>Or do you keep it on your screen all day, checking and checking? Do you occasionally post?<p>This may say something about you. Or it may not. It may also …

Social Media

How Is Gen Z Using Social Media?

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Photographer Gets Lost in the Beauty of Tokyo’s Neon Streets at Night

Liam Wong injects a unique cyberpunk flavour into his images, casting a light upon the dark corners and back alleys that twist throughout Tokyo. His photographs manage to precisely capture the dynamism of the bustling city lit by bright neon signs and artificial lights, making one question the …

Cyberpunk

Here are 10 daily habits that could make you a millionaire

<i>Editor's Note: An earlier version of this article stated that Daniel Ally became a self-made millionaire at age 24. We are no longer confident in those assertions and have removed them.</i><p>You have to pay the cost if you want to be the boss.<p>The cost is discipline. No leader can achieve success without …

Self-improvement

The 9 Winning Photos of the 2015 Smithsonian Photo Contest

The Smithsonian has just announced the winning photos of its 13th annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest. A total of 9 winning shots were selected from …

Old Vespas turned into chairs will help you zoom through your workday

Eur-oh-so cool if you own a Vespa.<p>You're even cooler if you own a vintage Vespa that's been transformed into a piece of furniture.<p>Spanish company Bel …

Top 20 Travel Photos on 500px So Far This Year

At the end of every year we do a “Best of *inset year here*” series, in which we count down the top 10 most popular photos in every single category. …

National Parks