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20 New Yorker Design Stories To Read Now

Curl up with your iPad while the archives are free<p>So far, the best thing about the <i>New Yorker</i>‘s digital revamp is not the new site design, but rather the opening of the magazine’s storied archives. For the next three months, articles dating back to 2007 (plus select additional features) are free to …

A Visit to Morlen Sinoway Atelier

This month we are back in the States visiting Morlen Sinoway Atelier in Chicago, Illinois, a showroom that brings together furniture and decor from …

14 Habits Of Exceptionally Likable People

Want to be really successful? Get people to like you.<p>Personal branding through social media may help you build your professional network, but there will never be a replacement for a charismatic personality.<p>Napoleon Hill, author of "Think and Grow Rich"--one of the top-selling books of all …

The Psychology of Color in Marketing and Branding

A comprehensive look at the role color plays in marketing and how it impacts customer engagement.<p>This story originally appeared on Help Scout<p>The psychology of color as it relates to persuasion is one of the most interesting--and most controversial--aspects of marketing.<p><b>The reason:</b> Most of today's …

Twitter Basics From a Marketer With More Than 200K Followers

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Most people I speak with feel overwhelmed with Twitter and struggle relentlessly with how to get started on the platform. If you’re one of the many hiding from the tweeting blue bird, let me help you get started with a few tips:<p><b>1. Follow</b> …

5 Marketing and Creativity Books That Stand the Test of Time

I recently cleaned out my Mullen office after 31 years at the agency and lugged my remaining books to my new office at Boston University. When I …

7 Customer Acquisition Apps To Add To Your Arsenal

These tools will help you reach more people, in smarter ways, than going it alone.<p>Customer acquisition is a major priority for most startups, but that doesn’t mean that you have to do everything by hand.<p>Adding any of the following tools to the various stages of your company’s acquisition process …

No Social Media!? This Super Successful Company Opts Out

Signature Foods has been named to the Inc. 5000 and is one of America's premiere sustained-growth firms. And all without the help of social media.<p>In the process to compile and recognize the Build 100, <i>Inc.</i>'s list of America's premiere sustained-growth firms, I was asked to compile the social media …

12 Tricks That Girls With Straight, Fine Hair Should Know

"Just sleep with it in a braid," friends have told me. "Just use some mousse and scrunch it with your hands," others have suggested. "How about a curling iron?"<p>Nope, nope and nope. As any girl with fine, limp hair like mine knows, the easy fixes that work for wavy or curly hair won't do their magic …

Finding Modern Style for your Space on eBay

If you love vintage, mid-century modern, or just plain modern furnishings, your best bet is to scour the pages of eBay – it’s pretty much guaranteed …

Are You Too Bored to Perform at Work?

The five-step process to keep boredom from dragging down performance.<p>When you’re at the top of your game, you know it instinctively. What is more challenging is identifying, and then understanding, the cause for mediocre performance -- and using those lessons to help you win again.<p>We live in a …

26 Ways to Use Visuals in Your Social Media Marketing

Have you noticed more photos on social networks?<p>Do you have a visual component as part of your social media marketing strategy?<p>Do you need some help …

Infographics

Welcome To Day One Of The Mindful At Work Challenge!

<i>By Janice Marturano.</i><p>Welcome to The Huffington Post and Institute For Mindful Leadership's Mindful at Work Challenge! We're thrilled that you've decided to join the thousands of people who will be taking the challenge this week and exploring what it means to be more present for your life, both at …

Google - 100 Best Companies to Work For 2014 - Fortune

Employees<p>U.S. employees<p>42,162*<p>Employees outside U.S.<p>N.A.<p>Jobs<p>New jobs (1 year)<p>4,236<p>% job growth (1 year)<p>20.1%<p>% voluntary turnover<p>N.A.<p>Applicants<p>1,294,784<p>Job openings (as of 1/2/14)<p>4,000<p>Fully paid sabbaticals<p>N.A.<p>Onsite child care<p>N.A.<p>Health<p>100% health-care coverage<p>N.A.<p>Onsite fitness center<p>Yes<p>Subsidized …

5 Creative Ways to Use LinkedIn Company Pages

Does your business have a LinkedIn company page?<p>Have you noticed how other businesses are using LinkedIn lately?<p>A number of larger brands are …

6 Ways to Protect Your Twitter Reputation

How’s your Twitter reputation?<p>Twitter’s short form messages require the same care you put into Facebook and other longer-form social media …

The Beginner's Guide to Vine

Vine's meteoric rise through the social media world comes as little surprise to anyone who's browsed through the looping six-second video clips that …

7 Things Wedding Magazines Won't Tell You–But You Need To Know

Now don’t get us wrong here, we love wedding magazines too. They’re filled with awesome inspirational photos, countdown checklists and fab beauty …

10 Wedding Planning Mistakes That Will Ruin Your Big Day #BridesBeware

Now before you get worked into a tizzy, just relax. Your wedding will be great. Say it with us, “My wedding will be great.”<p>Calm now? Okay good, …

How To Talk Nerdy And Influence People

If you are a startup founder, product manager, user experience designer or otherwise playing any role that may influence a product in any way, shape, …

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The 10 commandments of typography

Whether you're an art director, graphic designer working from home or a web designer, getting your typography right is essential if you want to get …

The Top 5 Workout and Fitness Apps for 2014, According to You!

With health and fitness resolutions motivating us to amp up our gym routines, we thought it was the perfect time to examine exactly what killer workout apps we should be using to get our beach bodies in gear this year. We’ve already got a few on our list, but we needed to know: What are <i>your</i> fave …

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The best iPad apps for blogging

Blogging is a process. First you need to come up with a topic, then you must pull your thoughts together into writing, find some images or …

Generation Flux Salon: What Does Talent Look Like In An Age Of Flux?

Welcome to the 21st century, an era when the old rules have changed and the new ones are evolving all the time. Share your strategies for navigating this era of chaos–and learn from some of the most successful members of the league of innovators dubbed Generation Flux by <i>Fast Company</i> editor-in-chief …

Boost Your Small Business With These 12 Free Ecommerce Tools

The second quarter of 2013 saw U.S. online sales grow nearly 16%, marking the 15th consecutive quarter of positive year-on-year growth. Later in the …

Thanksgiving, Six Ways: Designers Dish on Recipes

WWD asked six designers for the recipes for their signature dishes.<p>Thanksgiving is a holiday steeped in tradition. Invariably, we turn to the same …

Recipes

7 Tools That Will Change the Way You Do Business Forever

The best part about doing business today is that this era rocks. <i>Now</i> is simply the best time for you to start a business – not so much because of the …

Google Drive

Managing People on a Sinking Ship

When your business is facing declining sales, a potential buy-out, or even certain closure, how do you manage people who are likely panicking about their future? Can you keep your team’s motivation and productivity up? The short answer is yes: Even when it’s clear that a company’s in trouble, there …

Citymaps Will Help You Find the Best Burrito in Town

Whether you're exploring your city or visiting a new one, the research and planning process for a fun itinerary can be overwhelming — and the results …