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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 …

Google Glass

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 …

Design

14 Habits Of Exceptionally Likable People | Inc.com

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 time--wrote about the habits of the most likable people in his …

Self-improvement

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>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<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> …

Marketing

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> …

Marketing

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 …

Creativity

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 …

Marketing
Customers

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 …

Furniture
Energized

26 Ways to Use Visuals in Your Social Media Marketing

Shares 8K<p>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 …

Welcome To Day One Of The Mindful At Work Challenge!

<i>This post is part of an ongoing partnership between the Institute for Mindful Leadership and Huff Post as we work together to bring mindfulness to the workplace. The Institute has just opened enrollment for a number of retreats in NY and MN. More info can be found at the Institute's website. We</i> …

100 Best Companies to Work For 2018

<b>METHODOLOGY</b><p>Numbers on this list are U.S.-only unless indicated. Fields that contain a hyphen (-) instead of a numerical value have been left blank, it does not mean the value is zero.<p>Great Place to Work U.S. measures companies on the following characteristics: Executive team effectiveness, …

5 Creative Ways to Use LinkedIn Company Pages

Shares 7K<p>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 …

Marketing

6 Ways to Protect Your Twitter Reputation

Shares 4K<p>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, …

The 10 commandments of typography

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

Typography

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 …

Maria Sharapova

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 …

Rhode Island

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 …

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 …

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 …