Vincent Vitale

Vincent is Editor in Chief of Youngry. He loves to write about the NBA, Tech, Startups, and productivity. He's a traveling, foodie who likes to collect friends across the globe. He graduated from the world renown Missouri School of Journalism in '13. #StayYoungry

Food Health Lifestyle Productivity

Day 25 of the No Sugar Challenge

Not sure if you tuned in for week 1 of the no sugar challenge but Bridget was out on day 2. 25 days have gone by and I still haven’t eaten sugar. This brings me back to the point of what does not eating sugar even mean? Basically it means no processed sugars, or sweets

Food Future Health Lifestyle Tech

Are flavored crickets a sustainable future?

Aketta just launched new flavored crickets. The company says these flavored crickets are the future of sustainable food. The question is, can people get behind eating flavored crickets? This video of people eating crickets during SXSW is amusing, but how many people would actually buy crickets? That’s the question that needs to be answered. They have some

Advice Health Lifestyle Productivity

Week 1 Without Sugar! 40 day challenge.

If you haven’t read the original post, check it out here. The Spark Notes are, I’m going 40 days and nights without consuming processed sugars and I’m going to document the results with weekly articles. This is week 1! Day 1 without sugar 3/1/2017:  I made it through without any real struggle at all. I didn’t

Food Health Lifestyle

40 Days and 40 Nights Without Sugar: The Intro

That’s right! I’m doing it! The no sugar challenge, aka Lent. I’m going to go the next 40 days and 40 nights without consuming sugar, and I’m going to document the results on my body and mind. First let’s talk about how this got started. I moved to Austin, Texas from sunny Laguna Beach mid

Startup Hacks Workplace

Growth Hacking with Facebook Groups

Last week I wrote about how to interview and hire a growth hacker. This week I’m writing about how to actually growth hack. One easy way is by utilizing Facebook. Yes, everyone has heard of Facebook I’m sure. For that one person that may not have heard of it, it’s simply the biggest social network

Health Lifestyle

Coffee: Biohacking Weight Loss with Caffeine.

If you’re like me you enjoy any bio hacks you can get your hand on. If you’re also like me, you want to drop a few pounds around the waist. Maybe you just want to actually “fit” into your shirts again. You’re busy though. It’s hard to fit in a workout every day. (Unless you’re

Startup Hacks Theory

How to Interview and Hire a Growth Hacker

As someone who has “growth hacked” the last 2 years, started a few companies in my (short) day, and is in love with marketing as a whole, I’m writing an article about how to sift through the BS. There is a lot of hype about this buzzword, and a lot of it just that, hype.

Sports

Is Brad Stevens the Best Coach?

Ladies and gentlemen, you’d think what we have here is a chicken or the egg scenario. If that’s your assumption than you’re incorrect. The question is simply, are teams great because of a great coach or do great players make a great coach? For instance is Phil Jackson a great coach? Or did he happen

Athletes

Try and be like Russell Westbrook for a day. I dare you!

The last time someone averaged a triple double in the NBA was when Oscar Robertson “The Big O” did it back in 61-62′. That should give you some historical context for the season that Russ is having. He’s averaging a modest 31-10-10 and is playing every game as it’s his last. It’s working for him and

Productivity Workplace

5 Hacks to be More Productive in the Morning

1. Start Waking Up Early. It may seem hard initially, especially if you’re used to being a hibernating forest creature. I’ve never been one of those people that can sleep for 10 hours and take 2 naps a day (Bridget) but it still isn’t easy to wake up earlier than you’re used to. I’ve also

Productivity Workplace

How to Effectively Capture Great Ideas

A lot of people have great ideas but don’t capture them properly. I am here to teach you how to hack the brainstorm and idea creating process. If you have trouble brainstorming and setting the mood for a proper brainstorm session this article is the ultimate hack for this process.   #1 Carry a Notebook.

Politics

Prop 57

Proposition 57, the measure to show leniency on non-violent criminals and releasing a number of them on early parole for good behavior has long been one of the more polarizing topics. It directly divides those who view it as an economic issue or a moral safety issue. To better understand the topic, the background of

Athletes Sports

Why isn’t anyone talking about Steph Curry? Nike…

Remember 2 years ago? Steph Curry set the world ablaze with unstoppable 3 point shooting, dazzling crossovers, and then he capped it off with an NBA championship. Then last year he did even better. He improved statistically across the board and won the MVP unanimously. He made shots that couldn’t have been made by anyone

Blog

Letter from the Editor: Why I Moved to Austin

Well, it’s officially been a week. I packed my bags (really my fiancée did all of the packing) from sunny side Laguna Beach and moved “down south” although, Austin is as blue of a city as they come. My first week was filled with rain and also with my good friend Justin saying it was

Culture Productivity Workplace

3 Strategies for Improving Your Business from The Inside

All businesses, especially startups, are constantly looking for ways to improve. Whether they’re refining established processes or innovating brand new products and services, everyone is looking to improve. Here are a few things that you can implement to improve your workings from the inside. Collect feedback from everyone. While customer feedback is important, it’s only

Art Media TV

‘The OA’: TV Review

The OA is an American mystery drama web television series with science fiction, supernatural, and fantasy elements, which debuted on Netflix on December 16, 2016. Created and executive produced by Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij, the series is their third collaboration. The series consists of eight episodes, all directed by Batmanglij, and is produced by Plan B

Media Movies

La La Land

Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) and Mia (Emma Stone) are drawn together by their common desire to do what they love. But as success mounts they are faced with decisions that begin to fray the fragile fabric of their love affair, and the dreams they worked so hard to maintain in each other threaten to rip them

Media Movies

The Founder Movie

This biopic of businessman Ray Kroc (Michael Keaton) chronicles his work transforming McDonald’s from a small burger chain in 1950s California to a global franchise. Along the way, he wrests control of the company from its actual founders, the McDonald brothers (Nick Offerman and John Carroll Lynch), who believe that Kroc‘s business decisions are stripping

Art Culture Lifestyle

Great Business Card Designs

Paul & Marigold Business Card by Foreign Policy Aborígens Barcelona by toormix The Kettle Black Cafe by Pop & Pac Personal Business Card II by Marcin Usarek 2015 Tu Design Office Business Card by Tu Min Shiang J.H. | Visual identity & business cards by Denis Mallet Summer business card by Maxime Archambault Don’t Try

TV

STRANGER THINGS: TRULY ORIGINAL NOSTALGIA

The Skim: Stranger Things just launched on Netflix. This is another installment of their  “Netflix originals.” This one is truly original in the sense that I haven’t seen anything like it. However, it is set in the past is a pastiche to Steven Spielberg’s oeuvre. It also brought back some ET like nostalgia. That and the

Politics

The Politics of Hope: Obama’s Dream For The Nation

There’s not a liberal America and a conservative America; there’s the United States of America. There’s not a black America and white America and Latino America and Asian America; there’s the United States of America.” On July 27th, 2004 a young, relatively unknown state senator from Illinois with a funny sounding name spoke these now

Music

LIL DICKY: A RAPPER WHO CAN TELL A STORY

The Skim: Lil Dicky knows how to tell a story through rap music. But he’s also creative and talented enough to do it in a way that makes you gravitate toward him. He is a lyrical wordsmith that is funny, but he is more than just that. Expect Lil Dicky to command more and more

Apps & Sites Future Tech

WILL TWITTER BE ACQUIRED? THE ANSWER MAY NOT BE…

MY NOTES ON TWITTER’S POTENTIAL ACQUISITION. If you’re into startups or tech, you know Twitter has been on the chopping block for quite some time. Their stock jumped when potential suitors were named. Their stock also dropped when said potential suitors backed out. But what suitor actually makes sense to jump in and acquire Twitter?

Movies

THE ARRIVAL MOVIE REVIEW YOU NEED TO READ

A movie that is entertaining, with a meaningful story line; action packed, without big explosions; suspenseful, without cheap scare tactics; beautiful, without elaborate CGI sequences. Sound impossible in today’s Hollywood? I agree. But keep reading. It’s been awhile since I’ve seen a good movie, much less a great one. Everything in Hollywood nowadays seems to