Tag Archive for passionate

How to figure out what you’re good at (not just what you’re passionate about)



It’s a universal dream to do what we’re passionate about. The only problem with this aspiration is that sometimes the thing we most care about isn’t what we do best. As Gloria Steinem famously said, “We teach what we need to learn, and write what we need to know.”

Don’t worry! This doesn’t mean your dream is dead. It just means that you need to figure out how to bring that dream to fruition — using the skills you currently possess. Sure, your dream will be tweaked and altered. But, at the…

17 inspirational quotes from the 2015 Social Good Summit



In his opening address on the first day of the 2015 Social Good Summit, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addressed a sold-out crowd in New York City as well as a livestream audience around the globe.

“The forces of division are using new technologies to spread their hateful ideologies,” he said. “But the Social Good Summit proves that, with solidarity, we can harness communications for human progress.”

Now in its sixth year, the Social Good Summit continues to do just that. By…

Memo to Twitter’s next CEO: Save our service from the meddlers



Dear new CEO of Twitter,

Congratulations on your ascension to one of the most high-pressure and contentious jobs in tech. If you’re reading this, it means you made it through the gauntlet of three former CEOs and Twitter board members with a history of butting heads — Ev Williams, your predecessor Dick Costolo, and your interim predecessor Jack Dorsey. (It also means you were impressive enough to prevent Dorsey pulling a Steve Jobs by making his interim title permanent.)

See also: Snoop Dogg…

There’s a shocking new member of the Clone Club on ‘Orphan Black’



There’s fresh blood on Orphan Black, but the new clone, Crystal, didn’t exactly get a warm introduction to the Clone Club

On Saturday’s episode, Sarah and Cosima raced to break Rachel out of DYAD, so they could crack Professor Duncan’s code — using Crystal’s identity to do so — but it turns out they never should have trusted the Cyclops clone

We share details on that, as well as info on who had a near-death experience, and…

13 cash-inspired Etsy items to buy with your IPO money



Etsy went public today with shares starting at $31, which means that people are buying a lot more handmade products than the screen printed bird tote bags most people assume dominate the website

Etsy is big money, and it’s got you covered whether you’re looking for gifts handmade from actual money, products that will help you make and save it or an outfit that lets everyone you see know that you are deeply passionate about cash


7 tips for keeping your boss happy while you freelance on the side



Want to stop scraping by to pay your rent each month, but can’t risk leaving your not-so-high-paying job without a guarantee that a better paying one is waiting for you?

Are you feeling like you really need some great experience on your resume, but don’t know how you can get that without, well — some great experience on your resume?

Or are you just wishing that you could do what you’re really passionate about without having to give up the security of a 9-to-5 job?

Good news! There’s a…

‘Left Shark’ legal row heats up: Does Katy Perry hold copyright?



It’s fair to say that until last week, no Super Bowl half-time show performer — let alone a Super Bowl viewer — ever considered the question of who owns the copyright on a backup dancer’s costume. The performer? The costume-maker? The backup dancer? The NFL?

But that question marks the front line of copyright law this week, after Katy Perry’s legal eagles dropped a cease and desist letter on a vendor selling a 3-D printed “left shark.” Now the shark-making entrepreneur has fired back with a…

Your charity checklist: 5 things to consider before donating



The holiday season is one of the most popular times of year to give back. But how do you know which organizations will ensure your charitable dollar has the most impact?

We spoke to experts about their most crucial tips for the average do-gooder looking to support a worthy cause. From researching an organization’s financials to never donating over the phone, here are several things you should consider first — whether you’re donating…

The Social Media Day 2014 Highlight Reel (Spoiler: GIFs Ahead)



Guests flocked to the Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club in Brooklyn on Sunday to celebrate Mashable’s fifth annual Social Media Day. This year’s event boasted hundreds of attendees throughout the afternoon and fostered good spirits at the funky, retro-themed venue.

While there, guests played shuffleboard, snapped pictures at a GIF booth, sipped on social media-themed cocktails and socialized with others passionate about our global social media revolution. In between all the activities, guests…

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‘Building the Beast’: What It’s Like to Be an Early Startup Employee



As part of our series The First 100, Mashable has been introducing readers to employees 1 through 100 at successful startups such as FourSquare, BuzzFeed and BarkBox. Along the way, we’ve heard from early hires about how they withstood turbulence and embraced the risk and uncertainty that comes along with the nature of building a business from scratch.

“Believe it or not, the biggest difference from my first day to today is that everyone is even more passionate and driven,” says Pardot’s