Hacking Your Brain: How Understanding and Applying the Yerkes–Dodson Law Can Change the Way You Do Everything

By Ryan Sampson THE YERKES-DODSON WHAT? The Yerkes-Dodson law, also known as the optimal arousal theory, is a theory stating that for any given activity, there is an optimal level of psychological arousal (or stimulation of brain energy) that will allow for the best performance. If your arousal levels are too low, you will be bored and lack motivation. If your arousal levels are too … Continue reading Hacking Your Brain: How Understanding and Applying the Yerkes–Dodson Law Can Change the Way You Do Everything

Financial Education Pays Off: An Analysis of the Benefits of and Need for Financial Education

By Dallin McDougal  This year, total student loan debt for Americans rose to a staggering $1 Trillion.i This rise in student loan debt has been a hot topic in contemporary politics. Some argue that college should be funded by the federal government and that student loan debt should be forgiven. This approach is like having a bucket with a hole and trying to fix the problem by pouring … Continue reading Financial Education Pays Off: An Analysis of the Benefits of and Need for Financial Education

Why You Shouldn’t Use Stack Overflow

By: Matt Perry Learning to Solve Problems Without Limitations In 1939, George Dantzig, a graduate student at the University of California Berkeley, was running late for his statistics class. Frantically entering the classroom, he noticed that two problems were written on the blackboard. Assuming they were assigned for homework, he wrote them down and worked out the problems over the next few days. Several days … Continue reading Why You Shouldn’t Use Stack Overflow

Why Invest in Real Estate?

By Shion Li At age 24, Brandon started a new investing strategy that would soon change his life. By age 29, Brandon retired from full-time work to enjoy financial independence. What was his investing strategy? He invested in residential real estate. Brandon’s success story isn’t the only example of someone profiting from real estate investing. Andrew Carnegie said, “90% of all millionaires become so through … Continue reading Why Invest in Real Estate?

Discover the Secret of Apple’s Financial Success

By: Miles Leung Whenever you unbox your Apple product, you will see “Designed by Apple in California.” This design is where the magic begins—the magic that brings Apple a great fortune. In fact, Apple’s market value has been doubled from one trillion dollars to two trillion dollars in two years. The company’s revenue would not be so high if not for its supply chain system. … Continue reading Discover the Secret of Apple’s Financial Success

The Rage of Minimum Wage

By: Allison Fullmer Think of someone who would deny the opportunity to increase his or her hourly wage. It may be difficult to find such a person, as the discussion of increasing minimum wage is a common topic among Americans. Having more money often allows Americans more financial freedom, less financial stress, and higher levels of happiness. Minimum wage is currently at an unlivable rate … Continue reading The Rage of Minimum Wage

Error 404: Coders Not Found

By Stephan Peck The websites you visit daily—maybe even hourly—are made possible through an interconnected technology stack that includes HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. If that just sounded like a bunch of mumbo jumbo, you’re not alone. According to code.org, fewer than 50,000 graduates received degrees in computer science in 2017. Meanwhile, businesses are currently seeking over 500,000 computing positions in the US. Do you see … Continue reading Error 404: Coders Not Found

Social Media’s Impact on Branding

By Emma Leister In April of 2018, Carter Wilkerson tweeted a simple question to the Wendy’s Twitter account, asking how many retweets he would need before the restaurant would give him a year’s supply of chicken nuggets. Wendy’s subsequent challenge for Wilkerson—obtain 18 million retweets—sparked a storm that overtook social media with the hashtag #NuggsForCarter and ultimately culminated in both a new record for the … Continue reading Social Media’s Impact on Branding

The Problem With Government Bailouts

Our country is currently more than $25 trillion in debt; we should not be providing trillions of dollars of tax-funded money to businesses that didn’t save up money for hard times. And when bailouts are absolutely necessary for essential companies to survive, the American people should directly receive equity in such companies after they are bailed out. Continue reading The Problem With Government Bailouts