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Everything I Am Afraid Might Happen If I Ask New Acquaintances to Get Coffee

They will say no.<p>They will say no and laugh at me for not having enough existing friends to get coffee with.<p>They will not answer, and I’ll be left waiting for their response for months, unable to focus on anything else because I’m totally distracted imagining how they’re going to say no.<p>They’ll say …

The Day My Daughter Discovered I’m White

My youngest daughter was adopted from the Massachusetts foster care system. She’s a beautiful, African American girl with huge brown eyes that smile …

Parenting

A Brief Introduction to Node.js

You’ll more than likely know HTML and CSS, you’ll be proficient in PHP, and you probably have lots of experience using JavaScript. All of The skills …

Are You Monetizing Too Early?

It’s great the Internet has leveled the playing field for writers, artists, and freelancers, opening up portals for their work to the eyes of …

Profit

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Forget MVP, Startups Need To Create Minimum 'Lovable' Products

<i>Co-Founder & Chief Design Officer at Liberio. This article first appeared on Heyimcat.com</i><p>I knew there was an increasing problem with the culture in the design/startup community when individuals started introducing their products by talking about how quickly they’ve built them, rather than how …

How I got 2.3 million app downloads (without spending a cent on marketing)

The story of how an app I built in 6 hours got 2.3 million downloads, generated a full-time salary and was acquired after 18 months.<p>This was …

Why startup incubators don't work

It is quite common that many founders drop out of school to focus on building their startups full time – so why are we sending them back in the form of accelerators and incubators?<p>A recent Forbes article, which changed its title in response to the internet backlash, has brought up a recurring …

Startups

JavaScript With Dragons: Learning call() And apply() Methods In Depth

<i>By:</i> Pooria Atarzadeh<p>It’s the first article of a series called <b>JavaScript With Dragons</b>! In this series I’m trying to cover some intermediate to …

JavaScript

50 Tips for Starting Your Own Company

Entrepreneur and Connector<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Starting your own business isn't for the faint of heart. It's stressful and pretty much demands your complete focus. On the plus side, it can also be a fulfilling experience professionally and personally.<p>Here are …

The Best Startup Advice No One Wants To Tell You

Tech reporters frequently get the following question: "What advice would you give to startups that are trying to pitch you?"<p>It sounds counter-intuitive, but the honest response is: "Don't talk to me."<p>There is a place in the tech world for press. When done well, it introduces innovative new ideas, …

What I Learned In My First Year as a Product Designer

<i>Alvin Hsia is a Product Designer at Edmodo. This post originally appeared on his Medium blog.</i><p>For the past year, I’ve had an incredible experience contributing to the design team at Edmodo, a K-12 education startup backed by Greylock Partners, Benchmark Capital and Union Square Ventures. While I …

How to Avoid the 6 Biggest Financial Mistakes Young Entrepreneurs Make | Inc.com

Consult any experienced entrepreneur, and they'll likely talk your ear off with stories of mistakes, failures, and lessons they were forced to learn the hard way in early business ventures. The pain that results from financial mistakes is not something that any entrepreneur easily …

Small Business

6 Books to Learn and Master Programming and Coding - Must Read

Coding is an integral part of programming and we all somehow learn to code by following examples here and there. What is more difficult is to write …

9 Javascript Libraries To Build Interactive Charts

So you have in your hand tons of data, with a number of variables, that you have to somehow relay to somebody else. Raw, unorganized data is going to …

Data Visualization

Javascript is the new Java

“<i>Write once, run everywhere!</i>”.<p>That’s the tag line that sold Java to developers since day 1.<p>Regardless computer architecture or platform your app …

The Mechanics of Preventing Procrastination

A new study finds that thinking about far-off events in terms of days, rather than years, makes people get started sooner.<p>Procrastination is, in essence, stealing from yourself. The reason goals are so hard to reach, many psychologists think, is because each person believes they are really two …

The Weird, Wonderful Science of How Bicycles Balance Themselves

There's a whole line of study into how a moving bike can stay upright without a rider.<p>There's a whole new science of how to balance bike-share stations. The idea may sound overly academic, but there's a practical outcome: an empty station means no one can rent, and a full station means no one can …