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How Healthy is Positivity, Really?

Positive thinking and striving for happiness are common goals associated with self-improvement. It seems that they’re becoming more pervasive within company cultures, too, as employee happiness, customer happiness, and a focus on productivity pop up in more company culture documents […]

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Why You Should Sit and Do Nothing

There’s a middle school in one of the roughest neighborhoods of San Francisco where crime, poverty and traumatic stress are part of every day life. There, twice a day, a bell rings and the once rowdy students quiet down to sit in silence for 15 minutes.

It’s part of the Quiet Time program, where adolescents are being taught to clear their minds and become accustomed to periods of silence in an effort to reduce stress levels and improve focus.

How side projects saved our startup

We had no money.

We changed our business model and had 3 months worth of cash left to turn things around. If we didn’t we were toast. Done.

The end to awkward handshakes

The awkward handshake. It happens all the time.

From Snoop Dogg and Bill Maher to Yao Ming and his whole family, it seems no one is immune.

Even President Obama can’t escape it.

Which is better: a native app or web app?

I've long been against the idea of web apps on mobile devices like phones and tablets because I like the experience of a native app from an app store much more.