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The stool with a wood transplant

What the designers have done with the Zero Per Stool is just ingenious. This stool uses its own waste to build itself! That too in a way that gives …

10 rules for making user-friendly web forms

Despite the evolution of human-computer interaction, forms still remain one of the most important types of interaction for users. People who use your …

UX Design

This Ridiculously Pricey $18 Cup of Coffee Has Everyone Buzzing

And no, it's not served in a cup made of gold.<p>You thought a Starbucks Venti Salted Caramel Mocha was expensive? Try a cup of joe from Extraction Lab, …

How Airbnb Turned Steve Jobs' Three-Click Rule Into Design Brilliance

<i>Editor’s Note: This summer while spending the month of July living in an Airbnb rental in Madrid, Spain, Skift’s Editor-in-Chief spoke to Fortune</i> …

Hospitality

Excercise Caution When Using These Web Design Trends

Like most cultural products, web design has its own zeitgeist. Every year sees a new crop of popular design components, features, and trends. …

UI Design

Your Dog Is Judging You

New research from the journal <i>Neuroscience and Biobehavioural Reviews</i> shows that dogs can utilize morality to base their relationships and reactions …

5 Proven Growth Marketing Tips To Double Your Sales

There is a saying that if you aren’t growing you’re dying.<p>As an entrepreneur that mindset is vital for survival. Growing sales in todays digital …

Marketing

How to Build the Best Marketing Strategy You Can Using Only Free Tools

With what is available for free, there has never been a better time to bootstrap a startup.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As an entrepreneur, it is more important than ever for you to create an efficient marketing strategy. Because startups often have low budgets, …

Marketing

The Ultimate Guide to Mastering Pinterest

When I launched the Hawaiian Brian travel blog in July of 2016 I knew it would be an endeavor, and that my site traffic would grow slowly, but little …

MailChimp Gives Users the Ability to Create Facebook Ad Campaigns - Small Business Trends

A company known for more than a decade as a email marketing platform is launching into social media advertising as well. Email provider Mail Chimp …

Why User-Generated Content Reigns Supreme In The Age of Social Media

It’s pretty amazing to see how technology has evolved in such a short period of time. Long gone are the days of Napster, MySpace, and AOL dial-up …

Which Blogging Tactics Produce the Strongest Results? [Infographic]

When it comes to business blogging, how much time do people put into creating posts? How long are their posts? What goes into them? How often do they …

Infographics

5 Secrets for Effective Social Media Management

Updated September 18, 2016<p>How do you use social media to promote your business without tearing out your hair? Do you need to be on Facebook, Twitter, …

Social Media

What Should You Put in Each Section of Your Facebook Page for Maximum Engagement?

Facebook is the biggest social network in the world, but that doesn’t mean it’s a marketer’s dream solution.I spend a ton of money on Facebook fans. …

Social Media

A System for Easily Publishing Consistently Great Content - A Pamela Wilson Series

<i>This five-part series is a guest contribution from Pamela Wilson of Big Brand System.</i><p>Content marketing works — you know that. It’s one big reason you …

4 SEO Mistakes You Need To Fix Now

If you care about the success of your business, you must, by proxy, care about how you rank in search engines when users query relevant keywords. You’ve recently decided to focus on search engine optimization (SEO), and you’re seeing improvements, but they’re very gradual. You might look at the …

Google Analytics

The Best Days to Send Email Campaigns and Other Email Marketing Tips

Email marketing can be an effective way to drive business, but it requires that you invest time into a strategy.<p>This story originally appeared on PR Newswire's Small Business PR Toolkit<p>Reportedly, 83 percent of marketers consider email their primary lead generation channel. While email marketing …

Marketing

Tequila lollipops are now a thing and, even better, you can make them at home

Okay, the next time you want a margarita, think again. Tequila lollipops are now a thing, reported Cosmopolitan.com, and, even better, you can make …

Katie Kitamura’s War on Affect

“A Separation” is all about the mind of its narrator—observant, taut, and incredibly cold.<p>The narrator of Katie Kitamura’s third novel, “A Separation” (Riverhead), is a literary translator, a job that appeals to her because of its “potential for passivity.” She could just as well have been a …

Books

Larissa Johnston arranges minimal London home around plywood box

A plywood box hosts the kitchen and staircase in this minimal maisonette in Islington, which has been reconfigured and extended by local architect …

What a nutritionist eats when she starts feeling sick

You’re at the office, hard at work, when your cubicle-mate shows up with a fist full of tissues and a nagging cough. Cue: panic. What can you do to …

Wellness

11 books President Obama thinks everyone should read

Barack Obama is a major bookworm.<p>In his book "Dreams from My Father," he reflected on his lifelong love of literature: "When I wasn't working, the weekends would usually find me alone in an empty apartment, making do with the company of books."<p>Recently, the outgoing US president sat down with New …

Books

Five Essential Japanese Novels

<i>is the first of his novels to be translated into English. This would seem the perfect moment therefore to champion other Japanese writers that do not</i> …

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover just snapped a picture of something that's unlike anything it encountered before

Just in time for the holidays, NASA's Curiosity rover is celebrating Christmas 2015 at a Red Planet Paradise — spectacular "Namib Dune." And she marked the occasion by snapping her first ever color self-portrait with the mast mounted high resolution Mastcam 34 mm camera.<p>Heretofore Curiosity has …

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