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The 22 Things That Worked To Clear Up My Skin

When your skin isn't healthy, there's no way to hide it. I've struggled with acne breakouts since I was a teenager, and my complexion was a source of …

The Dark Side of Creativity

Few psychological traits are as desirable as creativity — the ability to come up with ideas that are both novel and useful. Yet it is also true that creativity has been associated with a wide range of counterproductive, rarely discussed qualities. Being aware of these tendencies is important for …

21 Side Jobs That Pay More Than $20 an Hour

With a bustling full-time job, it can be hard to find side gigs that pay well. Sure, you could fold T-shirts at a local shop to earn a few bucks. But …

This Week's Top Downloads

Every week, we share a number of downloads for all platforms to help you get things done. Here were the top downloads from this week.<p>iOS 9 is …

12 creative resources to bookmark now

As content editor of image-sourcing platform ImageBrief, Avril Delaney spends a lot of her time scouring the web for creative content. Here she …

Your rude coworker is decreasing your creativity—and making you meaner

We experience rudeness and incivility all the time. From simple insults and offhand remarks to purposely excluding others from groups, these behaviors are largely tolerated in our daily lives and in the workplace. The question is, what effect do these behaviors have on us?<p>It’s pretty clear that …

Why Visual Communication Is the Most Important Skill for Journalists in 2015

Visual communication -- the act of making your point through images -- is one of the most important skills that you, as a journalist, can take on board this year.<p>The way people consume their information is changing dramatically each and every day. With the rise in mediums such as blogging, …

Social Media Marketing: The Ultimate Guide (2017 Edition)

Perhaps one of the biggest human flaws is that we tend to be a bit impatient.<p>We speed date, eat fast food, use emojis instead of words, pay for …

The science of colors in marketing

Why is Facebook blue?<p>According to <i>The New Yorker</i>, the reason is simple: Mark Zuckerberg is red-green colorblind. Blue is the color he can see …

The 6 People Every Startup Needs

This story originally appeared on FOX BUSINESS<p>There’s no magic bullet for startup success, but your team can often make-or-break it, says entrepreneur Bernd Schoner.<p>Schoner, who has a Ph.D. from MIT and was co-founder of RFID technologies startup ThingMagic, sold his company to Trimble Navigation …

What if likes were dollars and social media acted as real currency?

Finding the Real Value in Social Media<p>In Partnership With:<p>Available to Premium &<br>Purple Members<p>PSFK’s CXI 2018 conference brings to life key trends in …

Tools and Techniques You Need to Scale Quality Content

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Since the dawn of humanity, we have looked for tools and techniques to make production processes easier. Even early farmers utilized plows, seeders and irrigation systems to scale harvesting. And Henry Ford leveraged assembly lines and …

4 Ways SaaS Can Make Entrepreneurs More Efficient and Competitive

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>From fundraising to automating emails, modern business apps offer entrepreneurs more than a helping hand -- they manage business as usual and free you to focus on rapid growth.<p>These integrated, cloud-based Software as a Service (SaaS) …

4 Ways Your Virtual Business Can Build Customer Confidence and Credibility

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>While being a virtual company may work seamlessly for you and your employees, it isn't always the case for your customers. How do you prove you are still real, valuable and credible when you remove the location factor? It can be …

What Consumers Want -- and Don't Want -- From the Internet of Things (Infographic)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Just as smartphones forever changed our lives, 57 percent of consumers say that they believe the Internet of Things will be revolutionary, with another 47 percent saying that companies that aren’t trying to connect their products to the …

Write Better and Faster: 6 Smart Ways to Increase Productivity and Creativity

We all get the same number of hours in the day, but some people seem to accomplish a superhuman number of goals in that time. What’s their …

11 Simple Ways To Push Your Creative Boundaries

A roundup of the best advice from 2014 on how to make your work life more creative and fulfilling.<p>Over the course of the year, we’ve devoted ourselves to figuring out what makes creative people tick and what keeps their ideas flowing. Here are some of the best tips we’ve gathered; none requires a …

#iamcreative: 10 Quotes About Creativity

Sometimes it’s really hard to find inspiration. You want to make something, you think you have a vision and then it just doesn’t turn out exactly like you planned. On the other hand, sometimes you just freestyle the whole project and end up with something beautiful and unexpected.<p>We teamed up with …

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Keys to creativity: Self-awareness.

Solitude is one of the keys to creativity and yet, in order to be effective, solitude must be accompanied by self-awareness. Solitude without …

8 Ideas to Kick-Start Creativity in the New Year

Creative New Year’s Resolutions<p>As a maker, tinkerer, writer, and designer, every January my brain goes into creative mode with the question, <b>how can I</b> …

What to Wear on a Creative-Job Interview

Getting dressed for a job interview at a creative place like a radio station, newspaper, or magazine can be sort of a tricky. You want to look polished and put-together but still show off your stylish personality. In hopes of helping you out, my dear readers, I asked a few <i>Glamour</i> editors what they …

Lessons in Layering: 5 Winter Outfit Ideas From the Chic Streets of Paris

And the polar vortex is the gift that just keeps on giving. But there's a silver lining: Tons more winter outfit combos to try out this season. We've hit the slopes of Sundance not just once but twice to glean some cold-weather layering ideas from the bundled-up celebs. Now let's jet on over to the …