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How to Use Google Analytics to Measure and Improve Your Content Marketing

Google Analytics offers incredible reporting features at absolutely no cost.I know Google Analytics isn’t the easiest tool in the world to …

Analytics

8 Ways to Instantly Become More Charismatic and Influential

It's a fact that charismatic leaders close more deals and gain more respect. These simple steps will instantly increase your magnetism and charm.<p>When a charismatic individual enters the room, people sit up and take notice. Iconic pop star, Pink, puts a rather outrageous, yet memorable, spin on this …

Charisma

What Customers Really Want: It Might Surprise You

You don't need the resources of Amazon or Netflix to make the moves that will keep your customers coming back for more.<p>With the unparalleled success of companies such as Amazon getting constant media attention, it's easy to assume that customers only want products or services that come cheap and …

Customer Experience

5 Smart Strategies to Help You Go Global With Your Brand

Wondering how to scale up while maintaining your local appeal? Start with these 5 tips.<p>There was a lot of talk in 2017 about a "post-globalized" world. A world where a steady rise in political protectionism and nationalism poses a threat to ongoing business growth and favors the "local" over the …

A’ Design Competition, The World’s Largest Design Awards Announces 2017 Winners

A’ Design Award & Competition, the World’s largest and most diffused international design awards announced results of the 2016 – 2017 design …

Product Design

Hotel Review: The Hoxton, Amsterdam

For a hip hotel in the heart of the city, look no further than the Hoxton. The central location on the exclusive Herengracht (Gentlemen’s Canal) is …

England

Azzedine Alaïa, Fashion’s Most Independent Designer, Is Dead at 82

Azzedine Alaïa, one of the greatest and most uncompromising designers of the 20th and 21st centuries, died on Saturday in Paris. He was 82.<p>His company said the cause was a heart attack.<p>Known as a sculptor of the female form, and worn by women from Michelle Obama to Lady Gaga, Mr. Alaïa was equally …

Michelle Obama

Fast fashion was inspired by Europe’s inability to mimic Indian garb

For many centuries, Asia was both the center of the world’s textile production and the source of its fashion trends. India, in particular, was responsible for the largest share of textile production and for much of the finest kinds of cloth. Indian manufacturers had sophisticated methods for …

Textile Industry

How to Increase Facebook Engagement (Even though Their Algorithm Hates You)

Facebook is far from dead.It grew another 18% in the last year alone, pushing it further ahead of any other potential competitor.And people are still …

Marketing

Ten Reasons Talented People Stay In Lousy Jobs

Dear Liz,<p>For a long time I’ve told myself that it doesn’t really matter whether I like my job or not.<p>I put my job in the category “Good Enough” and I didn’t really think about it.<p>I guess I fell asleep on my career. Now I am waking up and realizing that I’ve wasted close to fifteen years in a job …

Employment

You're probably showering way too often

Spring is here. That means longer, warmer days — and, for many people, more frequent showering to wash away the sweat and smells that come with higher temperatures.<p>Here's the thing, though: Your regular showers may be grosser than your sweat.<p>There isn't much research that can tell you exactly how …

Hundreds of entrepreneurs deemed one trait the most important for effective leaders

Positivity is key. Charles Platiau/Reuters Transparency. Passion. Communication.<p>You know that they're all important traits of effective leaders. But are they the <i>most</i> important qualities?<p>Not according to a recent study conducted by The Alternative Board, which surveyed hundreds of entrepreneurs …

5 Upper East Side open houses to check out this weekend

Plan a trip to see these lovely apartments asking from $479,000 to $924,000<p><i>Welcome to the weekly</i> <i>Open House Tour</i><i>, because who doesn't love a little real estate gawking? This time around, we're looking at what's on the market around the Upper East Side.</i><p>↑A triplex co-op on East 75th Street is going …

There Are Huge Tunnels in South America Dug By Extinct Giant Sloths

And no one's sure why they dug them.<p>Deep inside Brazil, there are tunnels large enough for a person to walk through. They are neatly symmetrical—too neat to have been caused by any known geologic process. And they are lined with claw marks.<p>These megatunnels are probably the handiwork of giant …

Tristan Walker: ‘No one wants to fund e-commerce companies anymore’

Walker says raising money is hard for a retailer.<p>When Tristan Walker decided to raise venture capital money for his new startup, a health and beauty company that makes products for people of color, the fact that he was running a <i>tech</i> company — not a retail company — was key.<p>“When I started, I said …

How to Mix Up Your Mid-century So it Never Feels Dated

A few weeks ago I wrote a post about the enduring popularity of mid-century modern furniture. It's a style that's dominated interior design for many, …

Furniture

Nine International Cities Where You Can Live On The Cheap

How much does it really cost to live abroad? That’s a question that seems easy on its face, then starts to sound incredibly complicated. Currency conversions, travel expenses, and “westerner” tax all seem to stand in the way of just saying ‘f*ck it’ and moving to a new country or city and living a …

Lofty West Loop unit with spacious roof deck asks $549K

It has all of the makings of a loft, but with a more traditional floor plan<p>There are many lofts to choose from in the greater West Loop area at any given moment, but sometimes there’s a rare instance when something really special lists at a price that is totally reasonable. This unit on Madison …

Bedrooms

Japanese fashion stalwart Beams gets the literary treatment

In fashion-savvy circles, the multifaceted Japanese lifestyle brand Beams has a following verging on fanatical. It's an arbiter of a certain brand of cool that is somehow establishment yet simultaneously underground.<p>Started as a small shop in 1976 in Tokyo's Harajuku neighborhood — originally made …

U.S. Army

Under Armour's dominance ‘has come to an end'

The company's shares were crashing by as much as 20% on Tuesday after earnings showed global weakness — especially in North America. Profits also eroded, a sign that more shoppers were unwilling to pay full price for Under Armour.<p>Revenue in North America came in at $1.3 billion, less than Wall …

Under Armour

New Classical Paintings Reimagined as Part of Modern-Day Italian Life by Alexey Kondakov | Colossal

<p>For his latest works in the ongoing series <i>Art History in Contemporary Life,</i> Ukrainian artist and designer Alexey Kondakov (previously here and here) …

Behind the Design of West Elm's New Modern Collection

Creative Director Johanna Johanna Uurasjarvi discusses the company's latest launch<p>Since its founding 15 years ago, West Elm has become a go-to source for the modern-decor enthusiast, earning a devoted following for furniture and accessories that blend midcentury silhouettes with current materials …

Managing Facebook privacy settings is now easier than ever

Facebook lets you customize plenty of privacy-related aspects of your Facebook experience, but not everything is crystal clear, and you might ignore …

Privacy

Suit Brands Scream, Are You Not Entertained?

Calm down.<p>Do you know anyone who wears a suit every day? Unless they’re a banker in Manhattan, they probably don’t need to. The work place, and pretty much everywhere else, has turned increasingly casual over the last couple of decades.<p>Most people only need a suit for a special occasion — wedding, …

How to Decorate with Navy Photos

Navy might not just be the new black; it could be the new neutral. Many dark tones can feel stark and gloomy, but navy provides a well-balanced blend of both richness and intensity. Translation: It can easily warm up a place while still offering a nice contrast (yet managing to work well with just …

Underrated Marketing Tactics You Should Know About

Marketers across the globe use these tactics on a daily basis. The question is: Are you one of them?<p>It is a well-known fact that a vast majority of …

Marketing

18 Things to Know Before You Date an Entrepreneur

Entrepreneurs never get tired talking about the empires they are building and seek someone who never gets bored listening.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>So, you want to date an entrepreneur. (This could be the name of the next big game show.) It’s a wild ride, and if …

How Micro-Interactions Drive User Engagement

Modern businesses need to stay constantly relevant to their consumer bases if they want to survive, and one of the best methods for doing that is …

UI Design