What You Need to Know Today

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Jay-Z’s streaming platform likely won’t be making waves but here’s what we learned. Critics are saying Tidal is “Dead on Arrival.” With no free option, no attractive exclusive content to offer, and no surplus of cash like its competitors (Spotify and Pandora), the rapper’s “artist-first” streaming platform is likely to fail. The good news is we’ve uncovered 3 important misconceptions about the music biz.

Facebook’s new app released yesterday combines Snapchat and Vine. Facebook just released a new app called Riff that allows users to capture a short 20-second video to be sent to friends who can expand on it. What differentiates Riff from Snapchat’s story feature is it allows users to choose their own central topic (like Snapchat does with the Oscars, Superbowl etc.) – but something more relevant to the user’s circle of friends. Could this replace Snapchat? Let us know what you think in the comments below.


This 30-second habit will help you go far in life. “Immediately after every lecture, meeting, or any significant experience, take 30 seconds — no more, no less — to write down the most important points. If you always do just this, said his grandfather, and even if you only do this, with no other revision, you will be okay.” This habit so simple but so effective, here’s why.

Fashion advice from Obama, Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg and Clark Kent. Obama, Jobs, and Zuckerberg all wear the same thing almost every day and for what appears to be the same reason: “You’ll see I wear only gray or blue suits,” said Obama “I’m trying to pare down decisions. I don’t want to make decisions about what I’m eating or wearing. Because I have too many other decisions to make.” This much is probably true but there’s one other reason why these men dress so simple and Superman knows the secret.

Personal Development

Why do night clubs keep you waiting in line? For the same reason you would jump off a bridge if all your friends were doing it. Our brains are hard-wired through evolution to trust Social Proof. Savvy businesses understand this and use it to manipulate you into buying or using their services. Here’s 6 psychological glitches that make your brain incredibly vulnerable to manipulation.

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