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How Reverb’s social strategy grew it to 7 million users and $100 million in revenue in just 3 years (VB Live)

<b>Building social audiences won’t get you anywhere without using the data they generate to learn and convert. Join our free social analytics roundtable to find out how Reverb built their business on not just rock ‘n’ roll, but using the power of savvy social strategy and masterful analytic</b> …

Breaking Down the Lighting of a Studio Portrait

Photographer Karl Taylor made this 7-minute walkthrough video after people asked about his lighting setup for a commercial studio portrait he shot …

Best Times to Post on Social Media: The Complete Guide [Infographic]

Super savvy social media managers don’t just share engaging content. They share it at optimal times.<p>The truth is:<p>Your fans and followers prefer using …

5 ways to market your personal brand

You—not your company, not your company’s product or service, YOU—are a brand.<p>And though you‘re employed, you never know when that will change, so …

Creating Double Exposures In-Camera w/ Nikon (+ Image Inspiration)

Even though we’d describe ourselves as photojournalistic in our style of wedding photography because we like to focus on moments and capture the real …

How to Use Photoshop's New Face-Aware Liquify

Photoshop’s Liquify tool has been used by many photographers and retouchers to slim a subject or to accent their curves. It’s a very powerful tool …

15 Ways to Get Someone Out of Your Head

Have you ever found that you just can’t stop thinking about someone—what they did or said, and how bewildered or hurt you were by their actions? When …

Cocaine addicts can’t kick other habits either

People hooked on cocaine are more likely to stick to other habits, too. They’re also less sensitive to negative feedback that tends to push …

If You Want To Succeed In Business, Think Like a Shark

It takes years of hard work, vision, determination, and unbridled passion to be a successful business owner. While many entrepreneurs are aware of that, the one key element many must brush up on is the underlying financials of the business, especially if you're trying to bring new investors on …

How to Make a Great Pitch for Your Startup

<i>Co-written by Tyrone Howard and Steven Bussard</i><p>Stanford studies on design quality and entrepreneurial risk show that the sweet spot for startups is right in the middle of Market and Technology Risk.<p>This entails:<p>1. Taking new technology and applying it<p>2. Meeting needs that have already been …

Entrepreneurship

Success in second language learning linked to genetic and brain measures

A new study shows that the final grades that college students received in a second-language class were predicted by a combination of genetic and …

70 Smart Tips to Instantly Boost Your Blog

Our thanks to Federica Auletta of U.K. based Market Inspector for this guest contribution and infographic! In the last decade, social media has had a …

A Powerful Tool To Stay Peaceful In A Bad Relationship

Some lousy relationships we just can't quit. And often we don't know where our partner begins and we end, which can create pain and chaos.<p>If our partner criticizes or walls himself off or lies or cheats or mopes or is just generally shitastic we often think it's our fault.<p>So we constantly change or …

Living Rooms

5 ways people are ruining their LinkedIn profiles

<i>Getty images/Scott Olson Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>Especially when it comes to describing how wonderful they are.<p>Their fingers are poised over their keyboards. They egos are poised over their fingers.<p>What results is …

Why It's OK to Start Your Relationship Long-Distance

I've always said that if you want to find success in love you have to get out of your comfort zone. It turns out, sometimes this means getting outside of your time zone too.<p>According to the Center for the Study of Long Distance Relationships, more than 7 million people in the U.S. consider …

The Long-Term Health Effects of Marijuana Use Revealed in New Study

Adding to the growing literature concerning the long-term effects of marijuana, a new study that monitored 1,037 New Zealand residents for 38 years …

How to talk to someone with anxiety | Guardian readers and Sarah Marsh

On average one in four people will be affected by anxiety. Those who have experienced it explain what you can say and do to help<p>We live surrounded by anxiety. New research published in the journal Brain and Behaviour found that in 2013 there were an estimated 8.2m cases of anxiety in the UK. Women …

13 Motivational Quotes that Will Fuel Your Success

These quotes helped me to keep moving forward from massive debt to a seven-figure business. Read them when you need inspiration and practical advice.<p>On the long, arduous road to success, quitting often looks like an attractive option.<p>Use these quotes, not only keep you going, but also as a source …

How We Grew Our Web Traffic By 5,000% In 3 Months (With Zero Advertising)

<i>554.</i><p>That’s how much monthly website traffic we had to our website three months ago.<p>Hard Fork?Hard Fork.HARD FORK<p>20 visitors a day may sound encouraging if you’re starting a personal project, but when your goal is to build a successful business with a team counting on you…<p>Well, you’re probably …

Sometimes Meeting the Wrong Guy is the BEST Way to Find Mr. Right

If you're like the rest of us, you've probably had a thought at one point or another to just give up on relationships entirely (probably shortly after an awkward confession, an unrequited love confessing his love for someone else, or a soul-crushing breakup). And who can blame you? This …

10 Free Apps Worth Checking Out on the Google App Marketplace

Check out these 10 free apps that you can use to create business cards, send reports, create designs, and more.

How to be human: when (and how) do I open up about past traumas?

<i>Leah Reich</i> <i>was one of the first internet advice columnists. Her column "</i><i>Ask Leah</i><i>" ran on IGN, where she gave advice to gamers for two and a half years. During the day, Leah is Slack’s user researcher, but her views here do not represent her employer. You can write to her at</i> <i>askleah@theverge.com</i> <i>and</i></i> …

How to quickly erase unwanted items from your images

Today we are going to show you how to remove unwanted objects from your images in just a few easy steps, using the simple yet powerful app Snapheal …

Must try harder: why Britain should embrace foreign languages

The decline in knowledge of foreign languages in Britain is a familiar tale, but an extremely important one nonetheless. I want to draw the attention …

Free After Effects video tutorial: Effectively track motion by Mark Christiansen

Check it out. When I’ve had the opportunity to work with less experienced After Effects artists, and even some experienced ones who should know …

How to check if your LinkedIn account was hacked

More than four years since LinkedIn was famously hacked, there are fresh claims millions of customers are still at risk from attack.<p>Security …

Customers

Could a five-minute test predict how quickly adults can learn a second language?

Why is it that for some adults learning a second language is a breeze, while for others it feels like an insurmountable task?<p>Research from the Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences at the University of Washington suggests part of the reason might lie in the rhythms of adults’ brains. In a new …

Language Learning

15 Cool Things You Can Do On The Internet For Free

The Internet is full of free things If you know the right place. You can learn anything on the internet free from seeing and reading. Today in this …

5 strategies that will help you figure out your most unique and valuable skills

How do I find the work only I can do? The work I am uniquely talented at, enjoy, and is rewarded by the marketplace?<p>I've spent more than a few hundreds of dollars on tests and quizzes and whiled away more than a few hundred hours working out the best way to answer that question.<p>To the extent I've …

These 5 Quirks Fuel Elon Musk's Crazy Success

On the list of the top 100 wealthiest people in the United States, and a resume that will make you wonder how he can seriously do it all, Elon Musk …