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Study: Americans Rank Last in Math Ability

By | Mar 19, 2015 at 12:00 pm

According to recent research published by the Educational Testing Service, a global nonprofit educational testing and assessment organization, the United States of America places last in math competency per the results of a recent international standardized test. This recent research, however, falls in line…

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These Are the Highest-Paying Programming Languages [INFOGRAPHIC]

By | Mar 10, 2015 at 12:30 pm

Today, Startup Compass released the results of a global survey of engineers that provides a wealth of information about startup salaries – including the highest-paying programming languages. Published as “How Much Should You Pay Your Engineers?,” the results are based on a study of Startup…

Lifestyle

The 25 Cheapest US Cities to Startup In (by Rent)

By | Mar 6, 2015 at 8:00 am

Today, the median price of a one-bedroom in San Francisco is $3,460. If you want to start a startup there, and you’re going to quit your job to do it, you need savings of over $40,000 to give you a year’s worth of runway…

Culture

5 Ways to Make Your Startup Culture More Loving

By | Mar 4, 2015 at 8:00 pm

When we talk about startup culture, we often talk about “fun” – that’s where ping pong, happy hours, and silly mascots come in. But fun can be superficial, especially when there aren’t strong values underpinning it. What type of culture will help startup employees survive…

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D.C. and Kansas City are Top Cities for Women in Tech

By | Feb 27, 2015 at 12:36 pm

It’s a widely-known fact that women are grossly underrepresented in the technology workforce. While women make up a majority of the occupations in America’s overall workforce (averaging 57 percent, including the fields of business, law, and medicine), only 25 percent of all computing positions…

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Top 10 States with Most Telecommuting Jobs

By | Feb 25, 2015 at 8:00 pm

Telecommuting in the United Stated has reportedly increased by about 79 percent between 2005 and 2012, with an estimated 6.1 million people across the country doing remote work. This isn’t surprising, of course, considering the many benefits of having people work remotely. And this trend is only expected to keep…

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18 Top Regions for VC Funding in 2014

By | Feb 25, 2015 at 12:30 pm

In 2014, $48.3 billion was invested by venture capitalists, a 61% increase in VC funding from 2013. Software received the most VC funding, accounting for $19.8 billion and almost 1,800 deals, followed by biotech ($6 billion) and media/entertainment ($5.7 billion). The most money was invested…

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Buenos Aires

9 Warm Startups Scenes to Visit

By | Feb 24, 2015 at 9:00 am

February is about that time when you get fed up with winter and want to peace out to someplace warm – sayonara, polar vortex! Luckily, many entrepreneurs can do just that, as long as you bring your laptop along with you. It’s easy to…

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73 Startups Valued at $1 Billion or More

By | Feb 20, 2015 at 9:00 am

Yesterday, the Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones VentureSource announced the Billion Dollar Startup Club, their updated list of startups who are valued at $1 billion or more. To be considered for the list, companies must be private, have at least one venture capital investor,…

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The Top 33 Coding Bootcamps

By | Feb 18, 2015 at 7:00 am

Last night, Switchup released a list of the top coding bootcamps around the world in 2014. The list takes into account factors like reviews on the Switchup platform, price, location, and job support. You’ll also find helpful information there on how to choose the…

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Working Remotely Will Improve Your Sex Life

By | Feb 17, 2015 at 11:00 am

One of the benefits of working remotely is that you tend to be on your own schedule. You can take breaks when you want, have a snack, go take a walk, and…have sex? FlexJobs recently released a survey on how flexible jobs affect health, happiness,…

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US STEM Education Is Still Mediocre

By | Feb 13, 2015 at 3:30 pm

A recent Pew Research Center survey suggests that the American public might be a bit deluded about the quality of our STEM education. 29% of Americans still rate our K-12 STEM education as above average or the best in the world, as do 16%…

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Pinterest Is for White People [STUDY]

By | Feb 11, 2015 at 12:30 pm

Last week, Pew Research Center reported on a study looking at which social networks are used by white, black, and Latino Internet users. Unsurprisingly, everyone overwhelmingly prefers Facebook – 73% of Latinos, 67% of blacks, and 71% of whites have an account. Beyond that,…

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Top 20 Cities for Singles

By | Feb 10, 2015 at 9:00 pm

I can’t wait for Valentine’s Day – a day to look at the several ways through which couples try (and fail) to impress their significant others; it’s great. Except, just kidding. I actually very much hate Valentine’s Day – not so much for the…

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