How Facebook’s newest teen engineer supported his family with apps until cashing in There’s nothing that highlights the fact that Silicon Valley is the new Wall Street, gold rush, colonial settlement — insert your American Dream rags-to-riches historical moniker here — quite like the story of 18-year-old Miami resident Michael Sayman. This week, Facebook hired Sayman as one of its youngest full-time engineers in history. He wouldn’t tell me his salary, but admitted his friends are already pressuring him to “buy a Tesla,” which he won’t do because he’d “rather save the money.” Before you go throw up at the idea of a teenager buying himself a Tesla off tech riches, there’s few people who deserve that luxury quite as much as this kid.
Unique Photography by Denis Darzacq Denis Darzacq is a French photographer who works with street dancers and performers to creates the illusion of people flying or falling through space. Documentary film shows French photographer Denis Darzacq working with street dancers in the suburbs of Paris. For more photographs by Denis Darzacq [click here]
How to Find Your Purpose and Do What You Love “Find something more important than you are,” philosopher Dan Dennett once said in discussing the secret of happiness, “and dedicate your life to it.” But how, exactly, do we find that? Surely, it isn’t by luck. I myself am a firm believer in the power of curiosity and choice as the engine of fulfillment, but precisely how you arrive at your true calling is an intricate and highly individual dance of discovery. About Goods bought from Holstee are meant to make you smile. If they don't, we haven't done something right. If you're not completely satisfied with your Holstee purchase, let us know! The easiest way to initiate a return is to first fill out this form. You are also welcome to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or if your return/exchange requires special attention. Our return policy is: If you don't want it, send it back within 14 days of your purchase for a full refund and within 30 days of your purchase for an exchange.
5 Reasons To Write A Letter To Your Future Self In March, I turned twenty-five years old, and on that most dreaded day I received a letter from my twelve year-old-self. At twelve, I distinctly remember listening to Britney Spears’ “Ooops I did it Again,” consuming Fruit by the Foot, surviving Y2K, and wearing checkered school jumpers that came down to my knees. It was that magical time right before pimples started growing uncontrollably and watching Saturday morning cartoons was still acceptable. Oh how much has changed since those simple times. Reading my letter evoked a lot of emotions in the span of two minutes. It was hilarious that I questioned my own ability to achieve higher education, or better yet, to even have higher education as my main concern at the age of twelve.
Photos of Really, Really Scared People The Nightmares Fear Factory in Niagara Falls, Canada struck viral advertising gold with their online photo gallery of people at the peak of absolute terror. There are literally hundreds of photos like this, family and friends tackling their loved ones, desperate screams, unbridled fear the moment they encounter some unspeakable ghoul in the depths of this haunted house. It’s the most hilarious thing I’ve ever seen.
21 Inspiring Quotes for Social Entrepreneurs Being an entrepreneur can be lonely. Being a social entrepreneur can be lonely and disheartening. There are social entrepreneurs around the globe (see here, here, and here) who are striving to make the world a better place, but the community is highly fragmented. This can equate to a very lonely path. Your Words Matter Your Words Matter. I had a teacher who once told me I would most likely be a college dropout. Her words mattered. Career Advice: Give - Emily Esfahani Smith Givers focus on others, takers on themselves, and matchers care most about fairness. Studies show that most professional success, not just satisfaction, goes to givers. Akintunde Akinleye/Reuters
What it’s like to grow old, in different parts of the world At TED2013, Jared Diamond shares some of his research on how different societies treat the elderly. Photo: James Duncan Davidson The world’s population is getting older. Across the globe, people are living longer thanks to improvements in healthcare, nutrition and technology. This population shift brings with it incredible possibilities, but also a new set of challenges.
Make Your Life into a Masterpiece Make Your Life into a Masterpiece The most important masterpiece you’ll ever create is your life. But to create your masterpiece you must first design it.