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How to keep your 2014 New Year’s resolutions — according to the woman who learned to dance in a year

8 months agoArts : Arts Post

Karen Cheng famously learned how to dance in a year in a viral YouTube video that racked up millions of views and adoring blog posts over the summer. But as it turns out, that was just the beginning for the 26-year-old San Franciscan. She also taught herself to play guitar and cello. And how to […]

How To Get A Job After You've Been Rejected

Designer Karen X. Cheng did everything to land her dream job at Evernote. But it didn't work. Now, looking back, she shares why that's okay. I've gotten everything I have because I was rejected. Read Full Story

Lifehack: This App Helps You Learn to Do Anything In 100 Days

Karen X. Cheng learned to dance in 100 Days, and then we all watched her video about it. Now she's created the "Give It 100" app to help others do the same, no matter what they want to learn. It's hard to dance like nobody's watching, as the old saying suggests, when you're filming yourself. Show More Summary

The “Dance In A Year” Video Becomes A Platform For Anyone To Learn A Skill In 100 Days

9 months agoTechnology : TechCrunch

Ever since Karen X. Cheng was young, she exhibited a kind of bull-headed determination to reach any goal. First, it was learning how to spin notebooks on the tip of her index finger, like all the cool boys in junior high school. Then...Show More Summary

Give it 100, A Website For Learning a New Skill & Recording Your Progress With Ten-Second Videos

9 months agoOdd : Laughing Squid

Give it 100 is a new website created by designer Karen X. Cheng, the woman who learned to dance in one year and chronicled her progress in a video. The website encourages users to learn about and practice a new skill every day, and post ten-second videos of their daily progress. So far the site’s […]

Dancing YouTube Sensation Karen Cheng's 10 Tips For Making Your Video Go Viral

"Going viral was not an accident," Cheng writes. "It was work." Here's how to do it. I almost didn’t write this post. Because I wanted to keep the magic behind my viral video to myself. Because of my ego. Because I would have loved to brag that I just sat back and it took off on its own. But that’s not what happened. Read Full Story

How To Become More Unstoppable Every Day

Think you can't become a designer? Or a dancer? Or anything else you might dream up? Karen Cheng shows you can. (Note: Being obsessed and disciplined helps a lot.) Karen X. Cheng is unstoppable. Three years ago, she wanted to work for...Show More Summary

Viral Video of the Day: Learning to Dance in 365 Days

last yearOdd : The Daily What

For one whole year, San Francisco-based designer Karen Cheng honed her dancing skills every day and recorded her progress on camera. Here's the result.

Time-Lapse of a Woman Learning to Dance in One Year

last yearOdd : Laughing Squid

Designer Karen X. Cheng learned to dance in a year and chronicled her journey and many hours of practice in this video. She shares her story and provides advice for others who want to learn to dance or follow any dream at Dance in a Year. People who watch me dance today sometimes assume I’ve [...]

Karen X. Cheng learns to dance (and be a designer)

What does learning to dance in a year have to do with learning to draw or paint? A lot, I think. From Jason Kottke’s blog, I was introduced to this time compressed video of Karen Cheng learning to dance over the course of a year. She made the decision it was what she wanted to [...]

Woman Teaches Herself How To Dance In A Year

You may remember Karen Cheng as the former Microsoft exec who resigned from her job a few years ago via a song posted to YouTube called “Bye, Bye, Excel and I.” So what has she been doing since quitting her job? Teaching herself to dance, man. Cheng has posted this amaaaaaaazing YouTube video of her journey which concludes [...]

Time-Lapse Proves It Takes 365 Days to Become a Baller Dancer

So you think you can't dance and never could? This girl's transformation may surprise you. In this get-off-your-butt inspirational time-lapse video, Karen X. Cheng proves that if you're determined and willing to work hard to achieveShow More Summary

Timelapse: Girl Learns to Dance (Really Well) in a Year

This is real. One year ago, Karen Cheng couldn't dance. Now, she absolutely tears up the dance floor. Learn more here.

What Will Estrellita Be When She Grows Up?

Karen Cheng, Estrellita Co-Principal Investigator, University of California, Irvine As our team’s data collection winds down, it is inevitable that we begin thinking about the next steps for the project. The feedback from parents has been overwhelmingly positive. They have...

A Resignation Song to Microsoft [Video]

After three years of working for Microsoft, Karen Cheng turns in her resignation. Set to a catchy little tune, “Bye, Bye Excel and I.” [Via YouTube] No related posts. No related posts.

Microsoft Employee Sings Goodbye As She Quits For A Startup (MSFT)

Here's a new spin on the resignation email or blog post: a resignation video. Karen X Cheng was a program manager on Excel. She just quit to take a new job as a designer at Justin Kan's new startup, Exec, which is similar to TaskRabbit...Show More Summary

Karen Cheng says goodbye to Microsoft and hello to Exec with a song [video]

Karen Cheng decided to leave the world of Excel at Microsoft for Justin Kan’s new startup EXEC, and announces it via song. While this isn’t an “official” resignation video, or...

Reflections from the First Two Months of Data Collection

Karen Cheng, Ph.D., Estrellita Co-Principal Investigator, University of California, Irvine About two months ago, we did our first baseline interview. So far, four parents have started in the intervention group (and have received mobile devices with our app) and two...

The Challenges of Locating Parents of Preterm Infants

Karen Cheng, Ph.D., Estrellita Co-Principal Investigator, University of California, Irvine In the best of circumstances, it requires a whole lot of patience to recruit parents of preterm infants (born at <32 weeks gestational age). The parents are stressed, sleep-deprived, and...

Using Cell Phones to Improve the Health of Babies and Children Around the World

Karen Cheng, FitBaby Co-Principal Investigator, University of California, Irvine One of the things I love about our project and the other Project Health Design projects is the creative use of cell phones to collect data and share health information. Cell...

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