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This Is How Creative Leaders Decorate Their Offices for Success

It’s no secret that successful people need a system for setting goals. Successful creatives, however, choose to do things with artistic flair. Enter …

Picture this: 8 quick tips to make yourself a better photographer

There’s no shortage of photography tips floating around the internet, be it in text or video form. But sometimes there’s a collection of tips that …

13 Sleek Gifts for Graphic Designers

Designers are known for their finicky love for aesthetics. Give them a gift that celebrates their ability to make the world a prettier place.<p>1. …

Shopping

7 Amazing Places in Japan They Don't Show in Guidebooks

What to do when you've conquered the Fushimi Inari Shrine (and all the other shrines in the area), ran through Arashiyama Bamboo Grove, blazed …

10 Travel Sites That’ll Help You Plan an Unforgettable Vacation

Remember back in January when you promised yourself to travel more this year? Well, it’s officially summer, and there’s no better time to head to the beach or take a family road trip. And while you may not have the ideal vacation length (eight days!) lined up, <i>any</i> amount of time you have to explore …

Why Big Brands Are Suddenly Getting Cozy With Reddit

Just six months ago, Reddit—whose famous slogan is "The front page of the internet"—was a dangerous place for marketers because of its reputation as …

Japan: 13 Things You Need to Know Before You Go

The land of the rising sun has seen a dramatic increase in tourism over the past year with Americans flocking to its islands in record numbers. While Europe, the Middle East and South America have seen tourism plummet due to safety and Zika fears, in February, March and April alone, almost 200,000 …

The Important Skill You Might Be Overlooking In Your Branding

Donald Miller is a NYT bestselling author, the founder of StoryBrand, and a master at building brands. Find out his secret to success when helping companies build a brand that their audience can truly relate to.<p>When you think of unforgettable stories, which ones are they?<p>When you think of powerful, …

13 more European cities you never thought to visit (but really should)

4 Simple Steps That Transform How You Approach Content Marketing

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Content marketing. Is it a real business strategy or just the latest wheeze from the online marketing community?<p>No doubt you’ve heard that "content is king," but people often find it hard to understand where to start and how to identify …

Here's What Every Single Person in a $200M Movie Gets Paid

Ever wonder how much a boom operator makes?<p>The list of credits at the end of a massive summer movie is very long—a $200 million budget buys you a lot …

Your Phone's Vibration Motor Can Spy On What You're Saying

Researchers figure out how to turn it into a microphone<p>Who would have guessed that the best part of your phone, the vibration feature (which more people in movies should use), was a double agent in the making?<p>Researchers at University of Illinois at Ubana-Champaign figured out that tiny little …

University of Illinois

8 critical things successful people do before 8 a.m.

Starbucks continues to grow relentlessly, with CEO Howard Schultz just announcing plans to open 500 new stores a year over the next five years.<p>Much of this growth will happen in China, where Schulz is undeterred by the recent economic slowdown.<p>While many factors contribute to Starbucks' immunity to …

Time Management

The Engagement Crisis In Content Marketing And Social Media: Why It’s Happening And How To Fix It

Does your brand’s Twitter account seem like a ghost town? How about your Facebook and LinkedIn page?If you’ve noticed a drop in social engagement, …

Marketing

Tokyo Food Tours with a Local Guide

Started in 2015 by Tokyo locals Meg and Naoko, <b>Oishii Tokyo</b> <b>Food Tours</b> has been gaining popularity for their small size, attention to detail and, of …

Japan

Bookstore-Hostel Hybrid Opens in Tokyo, Japan Wins at Design Again

Like a capsule hotel but way more cozy.<p>Bed and Book is a kinda cute/kinda genius concept space that combines a bookstore and a boutique hostel. Designed by Japanese firm Suppose Design Office, the hybrid accommodation officially opened today and is located on the 7th floor of a building in …

Tokyo hotel encourages travelers to stay in with 1,700 good books

Wanderlusting introverts, rejoice. Now you can travel the world and stay inside all at once.<p>The Book and Bed hotel in Tokyo, Japan, may not have a …

Don't Leave Japan Without Buying this Addictive Snack

<b>Don’t Leave Japan Without Buying this Addictive Snack</b><br>While in Tokyo’s Narita International Airport recently, I noticed passengers going crazy in the …

Airports

No reservations about eating in Tokyo

We arrive a little before the soba shop opens and wait in the rain. A waitress slides the door to one side and hangs up a <i>noren</i>, a traditional curtain …

How to Eat Well in Japan

Calling Matt Goulding a committed traveller seems like a gross understatement. The former "Eat This, Not That!" columnist has branched out into …

Sights and Bites: What to Eat While Touring Tokyo, Japan

With a cultural map in one hand and a culinary compass in the other, savor the treasured sights, then seek the local bites.<p>From day to night, culture and cuisine come together in tantalizing <b>Tokyo</b>. As you experience stunning shrines and bustling markets, bright lights and big-city skyscrapers, take …

Japan

The best telephoto lenses for Canon and Nikon DSLRs in 2018

There’s something seductive about 70-200mm f/2.8 lenses. The combination of telephoto zoom range and ‘fast’ aperture makes them ideal for action …

Highlights from 12 Days in Japan

Going to Japan was fulfilling a long time desire of mine to explore the country’s wonderfully fascinating culture. In many ways, Japan is incredibly …

Japan

7 Things You Need to Think About Before Pressing the Shutter

Have you ever spent a day shooting a wedding or walking through a city doing street photography or hiking trails in search of the perfect landscape? …

The differences between advertising and PR continue to blur.

Both need creativity, storytelling and data.<p>As advertising becomes more about earning attention and creating owned content, and PR agencies do more …

The 10 things in advertising you need to know today

<b>1. Google launched an ambitious new project that aims to make the entire mobile web load a lot faster.</b> It's called Accelerated Mobile Pages, and is basically a new kind of HTML that allows partners to create lighter-weight pages.<p><b>2. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella thinks "customer love" is a better sign</b> …

Advertising

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A Simple Secret to Better Street Photography

What separates ‘standard’ street photography—the kind of photo that only holds your attention for a moment before, poof, you’re on to the next …

Street Photography