What Is The Difference Between Silicon Valley And New York City?

A hіlаrіоuѕ dеbut nоvеl bу a BuzzFeed сulturе wrіtеr, Startup: A Novel by Doree Shafrir is аbоut the dіffісultіеѕ of real life соnnесtіоn in the hеаrt of Nеw Yоrk Cіtу’ѕ tech world. While Sіlісоn Vаllеу likes to think оf іtѕеlf аѕ the epicenter оf thе tесh universe, Nеw Yоrk attracts іtѕ fair ѕhаrе of аmbіtіоuѕ entrepreneurs determined to mаkе thеіr mark. Amоng thеm are Mack MсAllіѕtеr, the іt-bоу vіѕіоnаrу of thе mоmеnt trуіng tо tаkе his арр to thе next lеvеl; Isabel, a social media ninja wоrkіng fоr him a…

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The Two Ends Of Love and What Lies Between, Or Is There A Between?

Love is a feeling of affection from one person towards another. While there are perhaps one thousand and one definitions for love from the human perspective, the best way to experience it is only when it is reciprocated. Love has many shades – you know those fleeting emotions that works up our feelings and heightens our interest in the other person while we are practically trying to find meaning for these feelings. Of course, real love exists but what Elyane Youssef communicates in the article Healthy Love versus Obsessive Love—& how…

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The Endless Battle Between Good and Popular

Have you ever watched an awards show and wondered how the judges reached their decision? Specifically, is it really the most talented artists who receive accolades, or is it just about popularity? Some argue that it doesn’t matter how accomplished you are – if your work is not popular, it will never be perceived as “good.” Let’s take the Grammys as an example. The Best New Artist, Song Of The Year, Record Of The Year, and Album Of The Year categories could theoretically be won by an artist of any…

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The Endless Battle Between School Works and Play for Children

Children are being overworked in school and over-scheduled after school at a young age, and in turn their creativity is slowly being killed. This is not only affecting their joy in childhood, but it is also affecting their ability to succeed in the workforce when they mature. The World Economic Forum cited that by the year 2020, creativity will be the second most sought after skill in the workforce. They further cited research that shows kids have become dramatically less creative since 1990.[1] Keeping Children Busy Makes No Room for…

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Should There Be A Line Between Work And Your Personal Life?

In the working world, there are certain industries that stand out for being highly competitive and cut throat. Examples include the Banking and Finance sector, Start Up’s and IT where anyone can easily be replaced, kicked out and competition is fierce. It becomes every man to himself when climbing the corporate ladder of success. In such a context, many workers become task-oriented and focus only on themselves. A classic dog eat dog world. How can they get the next promotion? What must they do to earn a bigger commission or bonus?…

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How to Differentiate Between Real Love and Superficial Love

One of the many things human beings seek during their lifetime is a loving companion. In other words, find real love instead of superficial love. This is hard to come by depending on who you ask, and each person will tell you a different story. But the truth of the matter is love finds you instead of the other way around. Real love is about genuinely giving someone compassion, comfort, trust and most of the time telling the truth. These are some of the core principles of real love, but…

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We Must All Face The Choice Between What Is Right And What Is Easy

You have always had a dream to have your own business. You are passionate about showing people that your ideas can really make an impact on this world. In your spare time, you find yourself vividly imagining what it’d be like having your own little store. You even imagine painting the walls your favorite color. Yet, each day you wake up and find yourself in the same job you started after college. Were you ever even interested in this 9-to-5 job, doing the routine work every single day? Your friends…

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The Real Gap Between Success and Failure

The world is giving you answers each day, learn to listen. — Unknown Listening to others is vital if we want to succeed and to reach our goals: we can always learn something from others and from our relationships with them. But we also need to be careful to who and what we listen to. It’s very important to learn to make a selection of the people and the things we really should pay attention to. The mental process that could lead us both to the right or to the wrong path –…

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