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Branding: The Secret Sauce for Driving Demand and Controlling Price

In my last post, I talked about <i>Corporate Image</i> and how it forms the foundation of your brand. In this one, I add <i>Positioning,</i> which drives demand for each of your products and gives you control over the price you can charge. Because it gives you control over <i>Price,</i> it also gives you greater control …

In The Search For The Perfect Desk – Get Inspired

As easy as it may be to buy the first desk you come across, that’s rarely a good idea. There are more types of desks than you’re aware of and each …

7 Simple Things Successful People Do Every Night | Inc.com

How you spend your night can have a huge impact on the day that follows. Do you spend your time ruminating over issues? Or maybe you stress over something that didn't quite go right during the day. There's no doubt: How you think affects how you feel. This is particularly important at night, as you …

Success

A 10-Minute Legs Workout That Will Leave You Sore And Satisfied

If your go-to legs workout just isn't making you feel the burn like it used to, this 10-minute challenge will bring new life to leg day. Developed …

3 Reasons Why You Should Go into Project Management

Now is the best time to get accredited.<p>With the tech market’s explosion over the past few years, project management is quickly becoming a field invaluable to any organization’s success. Seasoned project managers use training from specific certifications to ensure that projects are well-structured, …

13 things you're doing wrong from the moment you wake up

If your daily routine were a college assignment and you submitted it to your professor the scientist, chances are it would come back with a whole lot of red ink.<p>That is to say, you're probably making a <i>ton</i> of mistakes every single day that can sabotage your productivity and happiness. Think drinking …

21 Warm and Welcoming Guest Room Ideas Photos

When it comes to designing a beautiful bedroom for guests, comfort is key. A guest room should be a welcoming space that combines the amenities of a hotel with the intimacy and charm of a home. To create an inviting design, consider the essentials for any road-weary traveler: a luxurious bed, a …

Interior Design

The Only Five Email Folders Your Inbox Will Ever Need

Stop “organizing” your emails by subject and start thinking of them in terms of deadlines.<p>For years, my approach to email was like slaying a hydra. For every email I deleted, two more landed in my inbox.<p>Part of the problem, I knew, was the nature of my work. My team stands between two major …

9 Ways To Make Your Home Look Expensive

New York-based home stager, Cheryl Eisen, shares her best ideas for creating stylish interiors. After years of designing spaces for high-end real estate companies, she's spilling the beans on how you can spruce up your home decor without draining your wal<p>New York-based home stager, Cheryl Eisen, …

Interior Design

Design to Dye For: 14 DIY Colorful Textile Home Decor Items to Make

(Image credit: eHow)<p>Looking for a way to get your hands wet and your crafts colorful this weekend? You might find interest and style in a project …

How To Fix A Guy's Room In 10 Days

For less than $250 we made over a recent college grad's pad. See the before and after, then take our quiz to learn how to give your own space a refresh.<p>1. Wall decor, $15<p>2. A colorful poster, $15<p>3. A snake plant, $3<p>4. A cool lamp, $40<p>5. Duvet cover, $29<p>6. Makeshift nightstand, $15<p>7. Retro clock, $13<p>…

10 Must-Haves by 30: Interiors Edition

Worry not, it doesn't include your "forever furniture"<p>Worry not, it doesn't include your "forever furniture." Plus, see the 11 things every fashionable woman should have in her closet by 30. <i>Via ELLEDecor.com</i>

DIY Home Décor Ideas & Projects

Home Decorating<p>Renew every room with handsome handmade focal points, fresh and functional textiles, décor accents and more.

31 Tiny House Hacks To Maximize Your Space

Just because your house is small doesn't mean you can't live large.

10 Companies That Hack IKEA for You

Oh, IKEA. You’re a renter’s best friend, a DIYer’s dream and a first home fixture. Because of that, you’re also a bit ubiquitous. Everyone loves a good storage footstool or contemporary sofa, but when all of your friends have the same one, it’s probably time for a change. Fortunately, you don’t …

Living Rooms

8 Excellent Ways to Make a Cheap Furniture Find Look More Expensive

Whether it's a piece of furniture you found for free on the side of the road, a hand-me-down you've had for ages, something you found in a really …

Got a Small Living Space? I'm an Interior Designer and I'm Here to Help

If there is anything I always suggest that my clients <i>must</i> do before purchasing any furniture for their home, it’s space planning. Especially if you live in a small space. When you space-plan your furniture layout first, you can rest assured that all your pieces will fit, which saves time and …

Living Rooms

15 décor blunders your guests notice (but don't mention)

Have you ever wandered around someone's home questioning their design choices, or making personal notes of things you would never do in your own …

Home Decorating

Buy Better Furniture — Here’s How

Quality furniture is an investment with greater longevity than most other things in your life. Through many moves, leases will eventually turn into …

Get More Done With the Rule of 3 | The Art of Manliness

Towards the tail end of 2016, my productivity took a big leap forward. The first catalyst was taking a few weeks to diligently track my time, and …

Inspiring Kitchens You Won't Believe are IKEA

There's a reason IKEA cabinets are such a popular choice for new kitchens: they're incredibly affordable. The cabinets are also quite versatile, …

20 brilliant ideas to help keep your home organised

Getting your home running like a well-oiled machine can seem like an impossible mission only Tom Cruise and his crack team could complete. …

20 Talented Brand Marketers to Follow on LinkedIn

Marketers are always looking for new ways to inform, engage and inspire action from our target audiences, often looking to both established and …

The first time women marched on Washington, they were beaten and hospitalized

Suffragette city turned ugly in 1913<p>On a cold day in early March 1913, 27-year-old Inez Milholland sat placidly astride her horse, Gray Dawn, on …

Feminism

Geeking Out Over Daniel Moyer's "Workshop Tables"

...the ones that customers don't see<p>As a teen I waited tables, and free "server's meals" were provided after each shift. These were dowdy, …

The Most Important Google Search Rank Factors [Infographic]

Ranking among the top Google search results is increasingly driven by dynamic factors, such as content relevance and user intent, rather than static …