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My Experience With the Beautiful Textures “Texture Manageability” System

Recently, social media has been abuzz with word and photos of a revolutionary system that allows natural women to go from textured, to straight, and …

When A Simple Logo Isn’t The Best Choice

Straightforward logos are easy to love. But are they always better? Not when your brand is complex.<p>Betaworks is known as a hip, media-focused company out of New York, which probably made it sting when somebody on Twitter equated the company’s logo to a coffee stain. It was time to rebrand. After …

Managing Our Emotional Monsters: Why Control Doesn’t Work | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

If you’re an average human being, you may be doing something that is actually based on a <b>huge myth</b>.<p>You may be trying to control your feelings.<p>Not the …

Pacemaker and Spotify cue up the iPad's simplest DJ app

A slick interface and 20 million tracks turn the tables on Traktor and Djay<p>Jonas Norberg built two great products that nobody used. The first was the award-winning Pacemaker, a wonderfully nerdy beatmaking gadget that cost $850. The second was a tablet app for DJing, but Norberg chose the wrong …

IT HAPPENED TO ME: I'M A BIG BLACK GIRL AROUND SMALL WHITE PEOPLE & I'M SUDDENLY FEELING UNCOMFORTABLE WITH IT (a response to Jen Caron & xoJane.com) - CeCe Olisa

Below is my response to Jen Carons “IT HAPPENED TO ME: THERE ARE NO BLACK PEOPLE IN MY YOGA CLASSES AND I’M SUDDENLY FEELING UNCOMFORTABLE WITH IT” …

It Happened To Me: I Read An Essay About A White Woman’s Yoga Class/Black Woman Crisis And I Cannot

<i>ICYMI, here is Jen Caron’s original piece from yesterday.</i><p>Hey there, Jen. My name is Pia. I’m a black woman, but I don’t want you to be scared. I write for xoJane too, among other things. I am not inexperienced with having my words infuriate others, and NONE of us is immune to it. Still…just like …

Feminism

Top 10 WordPress Plugins That You Need To Be Using In 2014 - Jeffbullas's Blog

If you’re running a WordPress-powered website or blog, then you’re always searching for a way to innovate and make your site easier to use –for both …

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The Pretty Skin Diet

When it comes to having a gorgeous complexion, you truly are what you eat.<p>Maintaining a consistent skincare routine that utilizes a powerful mix of anti-agers to reverse as well as prevent future damage is key to having youthful, radiant skin. However, it's not the only link in the quest for …

Survey: Email Is 40 Times More Effective Than Facebook and Twitter

3 min read<p>This story originally appeared on PR Daily<p>What? You've opened up that thing called "Outlook Express," and you're writing an email?<p>Surely you know that this form of marketing and communications is as pass? as floppy disks and cell phones the size of Shaquille O'Neal's shoe.<p>Or is it? Now …

Marketing

Spanx And Other Shapewear Are Literally Squeezing Your Organs

"I hate Spanx because even though they look so good under your clothes, sometimes mid-wedding I'll be like, 'I feel so nauseous,'" actress Jennifer Coolidge once said. "They're so tight, who knows what you're cutting off?"<p>Turns out, that star was on to something. While we can all relate to the …

Is Your SEO Strategy Ready for Google's New Algorithm?

CEO, Single Grain. Founder, Growth Everywhere.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Last fall, Google rolled out one of its largest changes of the past decade - an entirely new search algorithm, nicknamed "Hummingbird." In contrast to the past updates, Panda and Penguin, …

SEO

6 Personal Philosophies That Shaped Successful Entrepreneurs

We talked to several successful entrepreneurs to find out the philosophies that dictate their approach to work and life.<p>Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma–which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of …

Forget About Working On Your Weaknesses, Play To Your Strengths. A Case Study

I have never seen it, but I am willing to bet somewhere on the 39th floor of a midtown Manhattan skyscraper there is a plaque that reads: “In this office worked the worst middle-level manager who ever lived: Paul B. Brown.”<p>Truer words were never written.<p>I retired with the title: World’s Worst …

A First Look At How Beats Music Plans to Take on Spotify, Google, and Apple

The launch also marks Beats Music CEO Ian Rogers’s year at the company.<p>Near the end of the workday Friday, an office manager at a startup in San Francisco’s industrial Potrero Hill neighborhood scurried to grab a chilled bottle of sparkling wine. The company was commemorating its App Store …

A Look Inside Nike CEO Mark Parker's Office

The internal happenings of Nike’s Beaverton locale are often kept to a slight whisper, which has<p>The internal happenings of Nike‘s Beaverton locale are often kept to a slight whisper, which has probably contributed to the brand’s success. Remote from the bustle of R&D and beside the marketing …

How Clutter Affects Your Brain (and What You Can Do About It)

A few years ago, I worked at a web design agency as a product manager. The part of the job I loved the most was working on product with our design …

Productivity

5 Smart Home Companies to Watch in 2014

If 2013 was the year smart home became sexy again, 2014 is the year it will go mass market.<p>And while service providers with managed home services are a big part of why smart home is reaching a wider audience, here are some other interesting companies helping to lead the charge in 2014.<p><b>Revolv</b><p>A few …

Mystical Moments: 10 Ways to Feel More Engaged and Alive

<b>“Your daily life is your temple and your religion. Whenever you enter into it take with you your all.” ~Kahlil Gibran</b><p>I had to learn the hard way that …

Spirituality

12 Ways to Calm the Overactive Mind

Gregg Prescott, M.S., <i>In5D Guest</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>Have you ever laid in bed trying to sleep while a constant stream of thoughts flow through your mind? Do …

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Labeling women as “crazy” is …

Labeling women as “crazy” is a way of controlling them. It may not be something planned or pre-meditated, but the ease with which men call women “crazy” says a lot about them. Calling a woman “crazy” is quick and easy shut-down to any discussion. Once the “crazy” card has been pulled out, women are now put on the defensive: the onus is no longer on the man to address her concerns or her issue, it’s on her to justify her behavior, to prove that she is not, in fact, crazy or irrational. Men don’t …

Where were you when Kennedy for iPhone was released?

A minimalist journal that helps you contextualize your memories<p>There's no shortage of apps that want to help you document your life, but there are none quite like Kennedy. The critically acclaimed app Day One has carved out a niche for itself as the go-to journalling app for iOS users, offering a …

The Wisdom Of The 20-Minute Startup

By Ryan Hoover5 minute Read<p>“What cool new products are you using?”<p>We all ask this question. It’s a common conversation starter, especially in the …

Product Management

5 Simple Steps To Immediate Happiness | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Everything you do in life, everything you try to achieve, all the actions you take, all the dreams you pursue… you do, because you think it will make …

First iPad Mini vs. Retina: No contest

Going from the original iPad Mini to the Retina Mini is pretty jarring. Use the new Mini once and the old one is doorstop material.<p>The iPad Mini Retina's speed seals the deal.<p>A lot has been written about the Mini Retina's display. For good reason, of course. Take a display with 786,432 pixels (iPad …

Google Wants To Make Your Passwords Obsolete

<i>Update to add comment from Google on U2F technology.</i><p>If there’s one thing that decades of computer use have taught security experts, it’s that most of us are really bad at creating good passwords. After the recent data breach involving Adobe’s customer accounts, security researcher Jeremi Gosney …

Burnout is the consequence of a broken way of work

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>It’s the time of the year where we can start to feel overly stressed by the demands of work, family, and community. But for …

The beginning of love is to l…

The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit our own image. Otherwise we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them.