Elizabeth Plouffe

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A Comparison Of Visual Social Media Networks

Build a successful visual marketing strategy by knowing the best practices of each social channel.<p>Visual marketing is a powerful asset for your …

Biggest Startup Mistakes And How To Avoid Them

No matter the industry or your experience, launching a new company is a risky endeavor. Forbes contributor Tom Taulli reached out to some successful founders and asked what lesson they advise entrepreneurs to keep in mind.

Entrepreneurship

Why You Need To Unplug Every 90 Minutes

You’re an organism. And organisms run in cycles. Here’s how to work with yours.<p>Since sprints get us to focus in and finish our tasks with crisp consciousness, we know they’re the most effective way of working. But what’s fascinating is <i>why</i> they make us work so well.<p>For Leo Widrich at Buffer, it’s in …

Your Late-Night Emails Are Hurting Your Team

Around 11 p.m. one night, you realize there’s a key step your team needs to take on a current project. So, you dash off an email to the team members while you’re thinking about it.<p>No time like the present, right?<p>Wrong. As a productivity trainer specializing in attention management, I’ve seen over …

Heartwarming Portraits of Newborn Babies Smiling Sweetly

West Ealing, London-based photographer Sandi Ford has perfected the art of capturing a baby's precious smile in enchantingly sweet portraits of sleeping newborns. Curled up on soft blankets, these bundles of joy make for a heartwarming sight with their fluffy wisps of hair, soft skin, innocent …

Captivating Ad-Campaign Photographed by Jeffrey Vanhoutte.

<b>Click here to watch embedded video.</b><p>Brussels-based photographer Jeffrey Vanhoutte has created a series of images that beautifully capture a dancer’s …

How We Can Bite Back at Seafood Fraud

We’re supposed to eat more fish for our health. But when you look down at that filet of red snapper on your plate, do you wonder where it comes from, if it’s even really red snapper? If not, perhaps you should start asking, because in the next two years, U.S. retailers will need to have …

Lean back, Eric Schmidt! How interrupting men & unconscious bias are killing women’s careers

<b>Eric Schmidt (Reuters/Shannon Stapleton)</b><p>Laugh or cry: A Google exec repeatedly interrupted one of tech’s most powerful women while talking about diversity<p>Katie McDonough<p>March 17, 2015 8:19pm (UTC)<p>It is equal parts hilarious and depressing that Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt was called out …

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The New Entrepreneur's Bible

It’s been more than ten years since Guy Kawasaki wrote his classic guide to entrepreneurship, <i>The Art of the Start: The Time-Tested, Battle-Hardened Guide for Anyone Starting Anything</i>, and a lot has changed. We’re in an era dominated by mobile devices, Big Data, and social media. Great ideas no …

Entrepreneurship

5 Fake-Productive Things You’re Doing That Are A Waste Of Time

You’re not as busy as you think you are. Chances are you’re wasting your time with these behaviors. Here’s how to reclaim your day.<p>Most of us want to squeeze more time out of each day. But once you’ve organized, listed, time-blocked and eliminated distractions, what else is there to do?<p>Plenty, says …

Procrastination

Why Richard Branson Thinks Failure Should Be An Option For All Entrepreneurs

Opportunities for startup success may be global, but when it comes to the risk of failure, there are still some big cultural divides.<p>If your business goes under in Europe, the stigma can set your entrepreneurial prospects back years. Tank in the US, and your experience is much more likely to be …

Entrepreneurship

The Most Critical Hour of Your Day: How to Set Yourself Up for Success | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Every hour lasts sixty minutes. But not all hours are really equal.<p>Sometimes, those sixty minutes will pass almost unnoticed while you’re racing …

How much coffee should you really be drinking?

I love coffee, and I’ve written about it a lot over the past few years, from why it’s actually good for both mental and physical health, to reasons to drink java before a workout. So I wasn’t surprised when, for the first time in history, the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee gave coffee a …

Human heart on a chip could replace animal drug testing

A new device could help make drug testing safer, faster, cheaper -- and eliminate the need for animal testing. It's just an inch long, but inside its silicone body is housed a small piece of cardiac muscle that responds to cardiovascular medications in exactly the same way heart muscle does inside …

German neighborhood warns public urinators ‘it’s peeback time’

The people of St. Pauli in Hamburg, Germany are pissed off about being pissed on.<p>Declaring “Peeback Time,” an anti-public urination group has coated neighborhood walls with a special chemical that will return the stream back to anyone too lazy to find a bathroom.<p>St. Pauli draws throngs of visitors …

Adam Chowaniec championed homegrown innovation

By 2012, Adam Chowaniec had become deeply troubled about the state of the Canadian high-tech industry he had helped lead for much of the previous 30 years. Many of Canada's prominent tech companies were either in trouble or had been snapped up by foreign buyers, including some he had led as …

7 Thoughts That Make Failure Inevitable

It's easy to fall into negative thinking that may sabotage your success. Here's how to conquer that self-doubt and become a confident leader.<p>Success comes from not only believing in your vision, but also in yourself. Sounds easy enough, but it gets complicated when self-doubt and toxic thinking …

8 things to do before launching a business this year

Thinking about starting a business this year? Most likely you already know that you need to build out your product, service, website, but what about …

4 Things Your Employees Want More Than a Raise (and That Won't Cost You a Cent)

A new survey reveals what employees care about most. Money doesn't make the list.<p>Do the people who work for you love their jobs? If so, it may not be for the reason you think. For years, some management experts have argued that employees care more about the nonmonetary aspects of their jobs than …

Small Business Saturday: Make Candy, Make People Happy

For a man who was once featured on the television show “America’s Funniest People” and spent years working as a sales manager for IBM, making and …

Use 'The 10-Minute Rule' to Revolutionize Your Productivity

It sounds crazy, but limiting tasks to 10 minutes will allow you to get more done every day.<p><i>This story first appeared on The Muse, a web destination with ecxiting job opportunities and expert career advice.</i><p>Call me crazy, but I've always preferred sleep to caffeine. But with erratic schedules and …

Replace Your Bad Leadership Habits In 2015

Contrary to popular belief, leadership isn’t always a natural born trait. It’s possible to learn leadership and to become increasingly skilled at leading others in both personal and professional capacities. The flip side of this is that if one is a natural born leader (i.e., they have the traits …

At This Startup, Family and Social Consciousness Are Part of the Fabric

For husband-and wife team Missy and Scott Tannen, founders of fair trade organic cotton bedding company Boll & Branch, the term "family business" doesn't just apply to their own family.<p>Missy and Scott Tannen met during their junior year at Vanderbilt University in 1997. It was a blind date, set up …

Los Angeles

Russian Photographer Creates Stunning Visual Narratives Inspired by Fairytales

Russian photographer Margarita Kareva brings fairytales and other magical stories to life in her gorgeous fine-art portraiture. With the goal of weaving fictional narratives that fall outside the realm of photorealism, Kareva immerses her beautiful subjects in fantastical scenes that look straight …

Photography

How To Get Out Of Your Way, As You Get Underway

Starting anything is hard. Why would you ever want to make it harder?<p>You've come with the BIG IDEA!!!!<p>It's the proverbial game changer, the one that is not only going to separate you from the pack, but allow you to keep that lead for months and maybe years to come.<p>Great.<p>What's the next step? Well, …

11 Awesome Productivity Tips That Will Radically Improve Your Life

With the abundance of demands on our time today, it's easy to feel like we're losing control. Even if we've decided what really is important, we still require a few sensible suggestions to assist us in organizing our time more effectively.<p>With the abundance of demands on our time today, it's easy …

What Male Stanford B-School Students Learned When They Took A Female Entrepreneurship Class

When a few men decided to take a course about entrepreneurship from women’s perspective, they learned what their MBAs were lacking.<p>Some men aren’t afraid of participating in something that seems aimed at women.<p>When Johnson Ci Yu Fung, Elliot Greenwald, and Andrew Yaffe signed up for …

How iPhone health gadgets could change what 'see your doctor' means

Apple's Health app had a quiet rollout in late 2014, and months later many iOS users still aren't sure how the platform works on their new (or newly …

Tony Robbins's Three Steps to Creating a Breakthrough

Here's what you need to do and why.<p>I didn't know much about Tony Robbins, the self-help guru, when I was asked to review his new book on personal finance.<p>And to be honest, I still don't.<p>But among all his ideas for saving and investing, he had one really long aside about how you can improve your …