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I Only Used Coconut Beauty Products For A Week & This Is What Happened

Chances are you have at least one friend who’s joined the cult of coconut. Many swear by the tropical fruit for its powerful health and beauty …

Skin Care

4 Bronzer Mistakes to Avoid This Summer

Done right, bronzer is awesome. It can make you look like you just spent a week somewhere warm and beautiful, like St. Barts or Cap d'Antibes. Done wrong, the words "muddy," "streaky," and "Paris Hilton circa 2004" come to mind. We'll take a wild guess that the latter is <i>not</i> the look you're going …

Anti-aging hair guide: How to volumize thinning hair

Photo, Saty + Pratha. Hair & makeup, Tami El Sombati.<p>Maybe your hair has always been whisper thin, or perhaps you’re losing hair due to pregnancy or …

Hair Care

The 10 Best Beauty Looks: Week of May 30, 2016

If Memorial Day weekend found you debuting your first organic, tousled-by-the-salt-breeze beach hair moment of the year, you’re not alone. And from a glance at the week’s best beauty looks, those rumpled tendrils can be just as easily turned into a thing of city-ready beauty with a few hairpins and …

4 High-Tech New Ways to Apply Your Foundation

When it comes to foundation, the better it becomes, the less we see of it. Now that advanced, customized formulas truly disappear into your skin, it’s entirely possible to appear like you’re wearing nothing at all—which is an appealing concept as summer rushes in. The next frontier in achieving …

Want Free Makeup Samples? There's an App for That

What do you get when you cross your favorite beauty sampling service with an on-demand interface like Uber's? Plum Perfect's Girl Seeks Sample app, …

Beauty

7 Life-Changing Beauty Products According to Celebrity Makeup Artists

Here's What You Need to Know About Makeup Geek Cosmetics

Sure, we're all makeup geeks in our own right, but Marlena Stell is one of the few who can truly claim the title. If you're the type who has been …

Makeup

What I Learned from Doing Jackie Kennedy's Beauty Routine for a Week

A lot, no exaggeration.<p>All my life, I have been fascinated with Jackie Kennedy. The pink pillbox hat, the signature black, oversized sunglasses, her …

Beauty

Why Khloé Kardashian Is Obsessed With This $6 Highlighter

Khloé Kardashian is the highlighter queen of the Kardashian sisters. She's already penned a post on her website about all of her favorite highlighters, and now she's sharing another product she can't get enough of.<p>In a new post on her site, Kardashian sings the praises of Makeup Revolution Vivid …

Makeup

How to: mend your own clothes

20th May 2016<p>For a sustainable future it's vital that we revive important skills such as mending clothing and with this comes the valuing of textiles …

Sewing

How to Tell Your Customers No | Inc.com

<i>By Emily Triplett Lentz, marketing at Help Scout</i><p>Most customers can name at least one "missing" feature that would improve their experience with your product, but you can't acquiesce to every feature request without your product turning into a bloated, unusable mess.<p>Support reps are all too familiar …

Customers

The First Step of Helping Customers See Value Is to Think Beyond “Value”

Value is a tricky subject in marketing and product design. Getting it right means better products, more effective acquisition, and happier customers. …

Product Management

3 Ways Emerging Entrepreneurs Run Financially Sound Businesses

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Securing funding is a major feat for any brand and requires a great deal of planning and expertise. However, the real value comes from turning that initial support into long-term growth -- transforming a spark into a sustainable fire. …

Return on Investment

Do You Know What's Working? More Importantly, Can You Prove It?

Go-to-market failure #1: I hired an outsourced marketing consultant who promised to make TSheets go viral, and failed. Our tires never left the ground — hell, our engine never even started.<p>Miserable mistake #2: I hired a 5-star sales team who I was confident could sell my product, and failed once …

Business Strategy

7 Reasons To Start An E-Commerce Business In 2016

First off, let’s talk about what e-commerce is. It is the purchasing and selling of services and/or goods through electronic channels like the …

Microsoft is going to invest a lot more cash in startups — here's what it wants in return

In a new blog post, Kashyap lays out the changes coming to Microsoft Ventures — namely, that it'll be focusing a lot more on early-stage startups — and explains the tech titan's overall investment philosophy.<p>Here's the short version: Microsoft is looking for startups that can boost its most …

Business Development

4 Ways to Have an Edge When Competing for a Startup Job

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Candidates are attracted to working at startups for numerous reasons, including the opportunity to build something from the ground up and the chance to be part of a dynamic organization entering a significant growth phase. Far too many of …

Employment

How This $5 Million Home Cleaning Startup Is Sweeping the Competition

Giving employees the tools to excel helped Two Maids & a Mop clean up.<p>Ron Holt got into residential cleaning in the early 2000s, when he saw a surge in demand that the mom-and-pop shops dominating the industry couldn't meet. The result was Two Maids & a Mop, his Birmingham, Alabama, startup. By …

Employment

This Startup Wants Your Help Designing Its Clothes

San Francisco-based Taylor Stitch has been designing men’s and women’s do-everything basics since 2009, making frequent appearances on Huckberry and other popular lifestyle blogs. But at the beginning of 2015, the young company decided to try a sales model untested by any previous small-scale …

San Francisco

24 Cool Tech Startups You Should Know About This Year

Here is a list of some of the innovative technology startups that I met at the TechCrunch Disrupt startup conference in New York earlier this month.<p>Earlier this month, I attended TechCrunch Disrupt NY, an annual startup conference at which many tech-related startups showcase their offerings, …

Startups

Get 3D Videos from a Smartphone for $35, Maybe

Eye-Plug is a new, tiny external camera device that plugs into your Android phone's reversible USB-C port to produce 3D video and photo content in …

The Biggest Decor Trends The Year You Were Born

Some ideas were surprisingly ahead of their time, while others haven't exactly aged well.<p>Interior tastes evolve a bit slower than hairstyles or fashion, but you'd be surprised at how much can change from year to year. The frills of the '40s, the eclectic '70s, the pastel explosion of the '80s — …

Interior Design

6 ways street art is influencing design

The history of graffiti and street art is a long one – arguably dating back to cave paintings, and certainly as a recognised feature of Roman …

Ideo, Astro, And Whipsaw: What Every Startup Should Know About Design

For Highway1, a Silicon Valley design accelerator, pros at top consultancies mentored young entrepreneurs. Here’s their best advice.<p>At Highway1, a design accelerator based in San Francisco, startups have four months to transform a prototype into a market-ready product, develop a business plan, …

Design

Joy Division: The 9 Most Stylish Room Dividers We've Ever Seen

Whether you’re styling a compact studio or breaking up a massive loft, dividing a space in an effective and impactful way leaves plenty of room for …