How To Be Motivated: 4 New Insights From Research

TIME

Sometimes there is not enough coffee in universe to get you going. How to be motivated is something we all struggle with at some time or another. Or, um, daily.

Motivation is such a mystery. It’s a feeling and we understand it so poorly it feels impossible to do anything about it. Is there anyone who can unravel the science of how motivation works and tell us what to do? Yes.

Dan Pink wrote the book on motivation. Literally.

He’s the New York Times bestselling author of Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us. He’s also the host and executive producer of the TV show “Crowd Control” which airs on National Geographic Channel.

His books have sold more than 2 million copies. And his TED talk on motivation is one of the most popular TED talks ever.

Here’s what I love about Dan: He’s not…

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Can You Tell If These 10 Ridiculous App Ideas Are Real Or Fake?

Ridiculously sums up where we are at with apps – very funny!

TechCrunch

An app that measures your sexual performance? An anti-drunk dialer? A set of Rorschach tests that tell you how stoned you are? Watch the video above to see if you can tell which of these absurd startups are fake and which are real…signs the tech industry has lost its mind.

I played this “App Or Crap” game on stage in front of a live audience as a guest on The Kinda Late Show With Broke-Ass Stuart, a local San Francisco late night TV show. Imagine The Jimmy Kimmel Show, but filmed in a bar.

The monthly variety hour is hilarious, and recently featured MythBuster’s Kari Byron and Tekzilla’s Veronica Belmont. Plus it held the “SF Douche Of The Year” awards, blasting the Dropbox soccer bros and a girl whining that riot cops were blocking her Uber. If you’re in The Bay Area, come check out the next taping.

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