What You Need to Know Today: July 30

Your Early to Rise daily briefing. Today, brain drugs are the future, the button that will increase your productivity, why baseball managers wear player’s uniforms and more.

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You know it’s job hunting season when… half your Facebook friends start going by their middle names in a not-so-subtle attempt to throw the scent off future employers’ trail. Germans can relate. Hamburg data protection authority is fighting Facebook over real names policy (how else can you hide photos from Oktoberfest ’13?)

+ Here’s how to prepare your online profiles before a job hunt.

Increase your productivity with the push of a button. Saent is what your mom’s kitchen tomato timer would be like if it was bluetooth, white, and could shut off all the distracting apps and websites killing your productivity. Former lead designer at Lenovo created a device to make you more productive with the push of a button.


Meet the youngest maestra ronera in the world.  Not only as a woman in a traditionally male-dominated industry but, at just 28 years old, Jassil Villanueva Quintana is the youngest rum master in the world (Fast Company). Quintana is leading the way for millennials to take over the spirits industry. Full story.

How to start a business in 24 hours. Noah Kagan was employee #30 at Facebook and #4 at Mint, and now he’s founded his own company (AppSumo), focused on building tools to help entrepreneurs. If you want to learn the art of the side hustle, Kagan is your guy. Walking the talk, he proved to readers he could start a business that would make $1,000 in 24 hours. Here’s how he did it.

4 habits of millionaires that work for everyone. “My dream was so clear I could practically feel the wind whipping around my face as I showed off my sweet ride to my envious friends,” says Tim Sykes, millionaire, Penny Stocks Expert. The road to becoming a millionaire is not complicated. Focus on building these 4 habits and you’ll be set (#2 is a must).

“We do hugs here!” Where to begin… Tech Insider’s Caroline Moss got a taste of post-college-bro-disorder at it’s finest when she followed Vine star Logan Paul for a day. Moss’s story uncovers the lifestyle of a typical Vine star, how much they get paid for sponsored vines (absurd), and the harsh reality most Vine stars will likely face unless they take steps like Logan is doing.


Brain drugs are the future. Nootropics from the Greek “noos” for “mind”, are intended to safely improve cognitive functioning. They must not be harmful, have significant side-effects or be addictive. That means well-known “smart drugs” such as the prescription-only stimulants Adderall and Ritalin, popular with swotting university students, are out (Guardian). This would be a good market to get into.

Donal Trump is the Nickelback of GOP candidates. Nickelback: disliked by most people but with a few very passionate admirers. FiveThirtyEight shows us with data why Trump is like Nickelback and Marco Rubio “lite rock.”
+ Mark Cuban calls Donald Trump a “game changer.” Find out why.


Why do baseball managers wear player’s uniforms? 

From ThePostGame.com

During the origins of the game, the business manager — who made travel arrangements, handled the books and ensured players received appropriate compensation — was called the “manager.” He wore street clothes.The “captain,” who typically was a uniformed player, determined the batting order, made player substitutions and pitching changes, etc. He was basically what would be later known as a player/manager.

Around 1900, according to Thorn, the term “manager” stopped referring to the business manager and began referring to the person making strategic moves, player substitutions, etc.

The original “manager” would evolve into the modern-day general manager, and the player/manager would eventually fall out of vogue.


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