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    1. This Silicon Valley Therapist’s Tips For Coping With Startup Stress

      This Silicon Valley Therapist’s Tips For Coping With Startup Stress

      Every founder experiences peaks and valleys, but sometimes the low points are easy to write off as less consequential than they really are.

      I had Spanish tapas at my fingertips. Close friends within walking distance. It was summer and the sun was shining in Madrid. There were all the makings of a summer of bliss for me, but I wasn’t feeling happy. I would walk down Gran Via fighting back tears. I wanted to hide in my bedroom instead of exploring the beautiful El Retiro Park.

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    2. Talib Kweli On Twitter’s Harassment Problem And How To Fix It

      Talib Kweli On Twitter’s Harassment Problem And How To Fix It

      The musician and activist had his Twitter account locked after an exchange with a harasser. Now, he just wants Twitter to make things right.

      Earlier this month, the Twitter account of musician, activist, and avid tweeter Talib Kweli was locked following an exchange he had with an extremist Texas attorney, Jason Lee Van Dyke, who threatened Kweli, while using racist, ableist, and homophobic language.

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    3. Introvert Or Extrovert, Successful Entrepreneurs Share These 5 Traits

      Introvert Or Extrovert, Successful Entrepreneurs Share These 5 Traits

      No matter how their personalities appear to others, entrepreneurs all possess a few key, inner characteristics.

      While clear-cut introverts and extroverts may be few and far between–with most people falling somewhere on the “ambiversion” spectrum–there is such a thing as an “entrepreneurial personality,” broadly speaking. That doesn’t mean all successful entrepreneurs are the same, of course.

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    4. Report: Apple will double down on bigger iPhones screens next year

      Report: Apple will double down on bigger iPhones screens next year

      Apple will double down on big phone screens next year, says respected analyst KGI Securities Ming-Chi Kuo. He writes in a new 2018 forecast that he expects Apple to announce a 6.5-inch phone with an OLED display (like the iPhone X), a 6.1-inch phone with an LED display, and a 5.8-inch upgrade to this year’s …

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    5. This Is How Many Minutes Of Breaks You Need Each Day

      This Is How Many Minutes Of Breaks You Need Each Day

      Think about how you want to break up your periods of concentrated work.

      Your calendar is probably full of things to do, but how often do you schedule in breaks? If it’s rare to find a blank space on your calendar, you should rethink your nonstop workflow. Taking regular timeouts can help you refresh your focus and get more done, productivity experts say. And how often you should break depends on your workload, energy level ,and the time of day.

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    6. These DIY Machines Let Anyone Recycle Plastic Into New Products

      These DIY Machines Let Anyone Recycle Plastic Into New Products

      Precious Plastic is giving instructions on how to build a series of simple machines that will let makers turn plastic trash into new material.

      In a workshop in downtown Chang Mai, Thailand, designers turn plastic trash–mostly plastic bags they collect from the street–into marble-like coasters and tabletops. In a maker space in Lviv, Ukraine, designers use DIY equipment hacked from old industrial parts and a shopping cart to recycle plastic trash into bowls.

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    7. Our Company Began Tracking Employee Tenure, Here’s What We Found

      Our Company Began Tracking Employee Tenure, Here’s What We Found

      The results gave Buffer insights that help them serve their employees’ career goals better.

      Imagine working at a company where on your first day, the CEO says: “We are really excited to have you here. Now, how can I use my personal network to help you get your next job?” That’s exactly how Jon Bischke from Entelo kicks off the first day for his employees on day one.

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    8. Brown University offers free tuition to students displaced by Hurricane Maria

      Brown University offers free tuition to students displaced by Hurricane Maria

      The University of Puerto Rico (UPR) was devastated by the impact of Hurricane Maria and—like much of the island—is trying to repair damaged buildings, remove fallen trees, and clean up from the flood waters. “Pretty much they are devastated,” Walter Alomar, president of the University of Puerto Rico’s board of governors, told the Chronicle of Higher …

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    9. Three Myths About Successful Founders That Just Won’t Die

      Three Myths About Successful Founders That Just Won’t Die

      These stereotypes hold back entrepreneurs who deserve a better shot at success.

      Let’s talk about dolphins for a second. Centuries of sea lore, going back to Greek mythology, tell us that they don’t just like humans but that they’re looking out for us, too–rising out of nowhere into the aftermaths of shipwrecks or plane crashes, pushing people to safety and warning sailors of foul weather. Unfortunately, that’s mostly a fable.

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    10. I Used Design Thinking To Reinvent My Career—Here’s Why It Worked

      I Used Design Thinking To Reinvent My Career—Here’s Why It Worked

      A former lawyer explains how the methodology led her to try out life as a pastry chef before getting a master’s in psychology.

      In 2009, my law career stalled. I was burned out and ready to make a professional change, but I had no idea where to start or what my next step should be. Should I continue to practice law, just in a different setting or field? Or should I start my own business, and if so, doing what?

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    11. Why My Company Stopped “Auditioning” Job Candidates

      Why My Company Stopped “Auditioning” Job Candidates

      After four years, Buffer realized its six-week probationary period wasn’t getting new hires to do their best work.

      The “Buffer Bootcamp” is a rite of passage that’s long been a staple of our culture at Buffer, the 45-day period that all new teammates have embarked upon as they joined the team. Traditionally, the “bootcamper” has acted as a freelancer/contractor for their first six weeks, working on a probationary basis–no healthcare benefits, equity, or team retreats just yet.

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    12. Just Got Passed Up For A Promotion? Do This Next

      Just Got Passed Up For A Promotion? Do This Next

      As difficult as it may be, you can come back as a stronger and more successful employee.

      Being passed over for a promotion that you really wanted stings. Your first reaction may be to hit the job boards and start shooting your resume over to friends, hatching a plan to get out of there as soon as you can. But just because you suffered this (major) setback doesn’t mean you need to jump ship.

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    13. VR Masters Show Us What Astronaut Training Looks Like From The Inside

      VR Masters Show Us What Astronaut Training Looks Like From The Inside

      Filmmakers worked with NASA, SpaceX, and the Russian space program to give us a glimpse inside an extremely rarefied world.

      If you’ve ever seen or read The Right Stuff, you have a good sense of what prospective astronauts went through in the ’60s on their journey to the space program. Now, thanks to a new two-part virtual reality film announced today, we’ll get an up-close-and-personal look at what that journey is like in this century.

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    14. Google’s Marketing Plan: Do Everything Apple Does, But Better With AI

      Google’s Marketing Plan: Do Everything Apple Does, But Better With AI

      Google seemed to be trying to one-up Apple with many of the products and features it introduced at its big hardware launch.

      A string of presenters at Google’s press event in San Francisco on Tuesday took veiled shots at Apple and Apple products, eliciting oooohs and laughter from the audience, which was full of Google employees and partners as well as journalists. We don’t get a ton of drama in tech world, but we’ll take it where we can get it.

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    15. Nine Simple Questions I Learned To Ask That Transformed My Career

      Nine Simple Questions I Learned To Ask That Transformed My Career

      The true mark of expertise is knowing when you need to learn more before deciding how to act.

      Early on in your career, you’re focused–quite reasonably–on skill acquisition. To get ahead, you need to get good at something. But once you’re an expert in a certain area, something funny happens: You may start asking fewer questions, worried that it’ll be seen as a weakness–an indication that you don’t really know what you’re doing.

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    16. Salesforce Just Launched A $50 Million Impact Investing Fund

      Salesforce Just Launched A $50 Million Impact Investing Fund

      It will focus on investing on companies doing innovative impact work using Salesforce’s software in the fields of workplace development, equality, sustainability, and the social sector.

      Over the last decade and a half, the cloud computing giant Salesforce has rewritten the rulebook for how corporate philanthropy is supposed to work. That includes formalizing a commitment to give at least 1% of its time, product, and equity to charity no matter how well the company may be doing.

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    17. Podcasts Democratized Radio. Now PRX Wants To Democratize Podcasts

      Podcasts Democratized Radio. Now PRX Wants To Democratize Podcasts

      As PRX’s Harvard-linked Podcast Garage turns one, it’s looking to expand its incubator model and lower barriers to entry for more aspiring podcasters.

      When PRX set up shop on Western Avenue in Boston as part of a Harvard initiative called Zone 3, the public media nonprofit wasn’t sure what would come of it. Harvard had asked if PRX might create a pop-up listening experience.

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    18. Why This CEO Trained His Employees To Do His Job

      Why This CEO Trained His Employees To Do His Job

      Aytekin Tank wanted to take a three-month paternity leave, but he didn’t expect that the time away would make him a better leader.

      Having a baby changes your life, and for Aytekin Tank, founder and CEO of the online form builder JotForm, launched in 2006, it also changed his company. Tank had avoided the traditional top-down management system with departments and silos by creating small cross-functional teams in which everyone was exposed to the entire software creation process.

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    19. Massages, Pet Cloning, And Other Amazing Perks You’ll Want To Quit Your Job For

      Massages, Pet Cloning, And Other Amazing Perks You’ll Want To Quit Your Job For

      In the war for talent, some companies are going above and beyond to entice employees to join and stay on staff.

      Dream jobs aren’t just about inspirational day-to-day responsibilities. Among the best companies to work for in 2017, job board Indeed’s SVP Paul D’Arcy points out, “While compensation and job security are always top of mind for employees, we are seeing strong company culture and sense of community becoming just as much of a priority.” A 2016 survey from Glassdoor bore this out as more than half (57%) of over 2,000 respondents said benefits and perks ...

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    20. How Virtual Reality Could Help You Fall In Love

      How Virtual Reality Could Help You Fall In Love

      “Fall in Love VR,” for the Oculus Rift, shows how integrating natural-language processing in virtual reality can create a sense of real intimacy.

      In 2015, The New York Times caused quite a stir by publishing “The 36 Questions That Lead To Love,” based on work by the psychologist Arthur Aron. The main idea was that people would have to be incredibly vulnerable to ask and answer such questions—and doing so could quickly build intimacy.

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