Most read in July 2013


Why I Quit CrossFit


On my very first day of CrossFit, I threw up. It happened my second day, too. And the third. And pretty much all of the first month. The combination of too many push-ups…


The Don’t Be an Asshole Rule

Startup 101: Decency


At 5 p.m. yesterday afternoon, a sudden and massive storm hit Toronto, dumping just over 100 milimeters (4 inches) of…


The 75 — 20 — 5 Rule

Don’t believe everything you read. Or anything, really.


A few months ago, I found myself in an odd position — with some time off. A lot of…


Don’t go to art school

The traditional approach is failing us. It’s time for a change.


I’ve had it.


A Liberal's Defense of GMOs


Let me get a few things out of the way.

I'm a crazy fucking hippie. I go to Burning Man every year. I teach yoga. I live in a co-op. For the past two years I've been delivering organic vegetables for a local delivery service. I've been eating vegetarian for years, and vegan for the past four months.


Why Developing Serious Relationships in Your 20s Matters


Are you in your twenties? Are you an entrepreneur? Have you been told by your friends, your advisors, and your professional…


Discovering Sketch

“the designer’s toolbox”


During my last trip to San Francisco for the WWDC 2013, I have been lucky enough to meet great people from all over the…


Facebook Premium

Now that I use Facebook more regularly, I started having some ideas for the service—here’s one.


How I have lost over 100 pounds and don’t know how

Experimenting to a better life


I have lost more than 100 pounds since last September. I have many mixed…


Red Bull Gives You a Business Strategy


In the summer of 1982, thirty-six-year-old Austrian toothpaste salesman Dietrich Mateschitz boarded a plane for a routine business trip to Thailand. There was nothing about Mateschitz at the moment that would have tipped you off that he was about to make a discovery that would make him one of the world’s wealthiest men and create a new kind of company…