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Small Biz Ahead

Allie Johnson<p>If you're a hands-on small business owner, it's crucial to plan for a day when a crisis — a sudden illness, family emergency, or travel …

7 Ways to Maximize a Small Entryway

Staying Solo: Ways To Remain Independent As An Entrepreneur

Some entrepreneurs set out to grow: build a team, gain market share, increase revenue, maybe cash in by selling their enterprise. Others strive not for growth, but independence.<p>There are many reasons to stay solo—keeping flexible hours, writing your own paycheck, calling all the shots—and there are …

Street Style Huntress: Wearing Hugo Boss

He was recently featured in Sharp Magazine as part of a profile on local tastemakers, he’s an Avenue Magazine Top 40 Under 40, and he’s been named as …

Street Style

A Dozen Shops To Help Dress Up Your Walls On A Budget

Bookmark them now!<p>It's so easy to let the balance of your decorating budget fall towards furniture and rugs — the pieces you need to be comfortable and high quality — which often leaves the walls of well-appointed homes looking a little unloved...or at least unconsidered. Here, our round-up of 12 …

Home Decorating

Crazy good: How mental illnesses help entrepreneurs thrive

By Matt McFarland<p>Michael A. Freeman had long noticed that entrepreneurs seem inclined to have mental health issues.<p>The clinical professor of psychology at UC-San Francisco’s medical school spent a decade at a company where his clients were the founders of businesses. He estimates that about a third …

Your Daily Dose of Graphic Art

Six tips to maximize deductions, minimize mistakes

Annie Noh is a whiz at business, but she learned soon after opening her health clinic in Toronto two years ago that she needed the help of a professional number-cruncher, especially for taxes.<p>Her business, Clear Living Clinic, specializes in colon hydrotherapy. While she got the best training, …

Every iPhone User Needs To Have These 22 Incredible Apps to Make Life Easier

Whether you use your Mac for work or just for your personal projects, you’ve likely found yourself wondering how to improve your productivity. There …

Apps

6 Habits To Make Your Small Business More Productive

Not enough time in the day? Too much to do? <i></i>That’s the lament of all entrepreneurs and small business owners!<p>There are lots of ways to save time, and plenty of tools to help you work faster. Recently I talked about super handy smartphone apps that make work easier and improve time management, and I …

8 awesome paid iPhone apps on sale for free for a limited time

If there’s a better way to start off the week than with a list of paid iPhone and iPad apps that have gone on sale for free, we don’t know what it …

How Open-Source Software Will Speed Up Rebuilding Nepal’s Historic Sites

Arches allows quick surveys of damaged sites, making the restoration process easier.<p>After a 7.9 magnitude earthquake last week, the situation in Nepal is grim. At least 6,000 people are confirmed dead, and in many villages outside of Kathmandu, survivors are still waiting for aid. In addition to …

Open Source Software

The Perfect Office - Microsoft Surface 3 Tablet, ASUS ZenBook Pro UX501 and Office Ideas

We've seen some great gadgets and equipment for designers. So many cool stuff, that we could actually assemble infinite perfect office spaces! Every …

Review: Apple Watch as a design piece

Precision. That’s the word that immediately came to mind the minute I picked up my Apple Watch for the first time. Something about this device felt different, on an almost subconscious level, from any other Apple product I’ve used before. Perhaps I was just caught up in the moment. After all, the …

Smartwatches

Relive The ’90s With These Retro Tech GIFs

French designer Guillaume Kurkdjian makes delightful, pastel-hued animations of everything from architectural structures to monsters.<p>For his new series <i>Electronic Items</i> the artist takes on relics of ’90s technology, from the tape recorder to the remote control car and CD player. Kurkdjian, who is a …

Apple accused of stifling streaming music competition as DOJ joins EC in antitrust investigation

Allegations that Apple is engaging in anti-competitive practices in the run-up to the launch of its rebranded Beats streaming music service are now being investigated by the Department of Justice, according to “multiple sources” cited by <i>The Verge.</i><p>The claim is that Apple has been attempting to use …

Illustrator vs Photoshop

Indian designer M.A. Kather created a project about the differences in illustrator and Photoshop explained in minimalistic visual design. What's your …

The Justice Department is reviewing its Stingray phone-tracking programs

For years, the phone-tracking devices known as Stingrays have been one of law enforcement's most closely guarded secrets — but a new report from <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> suggests that may be about to change. According to the report, the Justice Department is in the midst of a full review of how law …

Surveillance

Report: Tablet shipments are in decline, as Apple holds its shrinking lead and LG surges

While tablets aren't going the way of the Zune or MiniDisc Walkman, they're losing popularity at a noticeable pace. Worldwide tablet shipments declined year-over-year for the second consecutive quarter in the first quarter of 2015, according to a new report from International Data Corporation (IDC).<p>…