What You Need to Know Today: August 14

Good afternoon, Early Risers!

Here’s what you need to know


You can now run Windows 10 on a Mac. Apple updated its built-in Boot Camp software to support Windows 10. Boot Camp lets users switch between Mac OS X and Windows. If you’re running Windows 7 on your Mac, you can upgrade to Windows 10 for free. Here’s a list of Mac models that support Windows 10.

No-fee stock trading app comes to Android. In March I introduced you to Robinhood, the no-fee stock trading app for millennials. Yesterday, an Android version of the popular trading app was announced.

Uber for escorts. I’m sure this won’t be the last you hear of this controversial new app that just made its debut in Germany. The app is called “Ohlala,” and its goal is to cut out the middle-man from the oldest trade in the world. Users connect directly with escorts to set up “paid dates.” Ohlala hopes to launch an english version soon, says Business Insider.


How to write emails like a boss. Google how to write an email and you’ll find a lot of advice and rules on email etiquette. But none are as good as this email writing guide. If you have a Gmail account and it’s not something like “popprincess69 (at) aol (dot) com,” skip to Chapter 2.

One billion people can relate. “A problem wasn’t considered worthy unless it could solve a problem for a billion people,” says James Altucher. This is the strategy Alphabet is taking to help solve the world’s most pressing problems. Altucher shares 20 things he’s learned from Larry Page over the past ten years – a guidebook to “billion person success.”

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Controversial exercise that guarantees you’ll have a good day. “When you wake up in the morning, tell yourself: The people I deal with today will be meddling, ungrateful, arrogant, dishonest, jealous and surely.” – Marcus Aurelius. Does this sound depressing? Good. Here’s why this works.

Bizarre daily rituals. Ernest Hemingway approached writing like sex. “You write until you come to a place where you still have your juice and you know what will happen next and you stop and try to live through until the next day when you hit it again. You have started at six in the morning, say, and may go on until noon or be through before that. When you stop you are as empty, and at the same time never empty but filling, as when you have made love to someone you love. Nothing can hurt you, nothing can happen, nothing means anything until the next day when you do it again. It is the wait until the next day that is hard to get through.” —The Paris Review, Issue 18, 1958.

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CEOs who are in the $1 (or less) salary club.

“I’ve made enough money,” said Mark Zuckerberg during a Q&A on Facebook in June. “At this point, I’m just focused on making sure I do the most possible good with what I have.” Zuckerberg chooses to take home a $1 salary and declines stock awards and bonuses.

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