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Write More Concise Posts Forever By Cutting These Words

<i>Creativity, is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art, is knowing which one’s to keep — Scott Adams</i>My first article for Fast Company was approved …

5 Critical Factors for Optimizing Luxury Ecommerce Sites

Selling high-end goods, services or experiences isn’t the same thing as selling the low and mid-tier alternatives.And in the 1990’s, Ford Motor Group …

eCommerce

How Well Do You Know English? The Origin of 'Bite the Bullet' and 15 Other Common Expressions in English

You probably think you know where 'mad as a hatter' is from ... but you're wrong.<p>English is not an easy language to learn. Not only do you have to contend with compound expressions (like "make out" or "turn up"), but you must understand expressions that barely seem tethered to reality.<p>Imagine …

How to use images effectively in digital ad campaigns

When it comes to grabbing people's attention with digital advertising, both space and attention spans tend to be in short supply. Simplicity and …

Graphic Design

Stylish Brand Identity for Tattwa

Shibu PG shared a really cool brand identity project on Behance. We are fans of any project that shares a bit more about the creative process, …

Graphic Design

The two mental shifts highly successful people make

<b>“When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”</b> — Max Planck, German quantum theorist and Nobel Prize winner<p>There are two primary mental shifts that occur in the lives of all highly successful people. Many make the first, but very few make the second.<p>Both of these …

The Best Speakers Answer These 3 Questions Before Walking on Stage

Start with the structure to ensure success.<p>Every great TED talk begins with a good outline. If you want your presentation to leave a TED worthy impression, you'll need to start planning long before the day of the speech: how can you make your message memorable? What should be included in the talk? …

Motion Design & Illustration: A Dream Within a Dream

I have recently watched Blade Runner 2049 and woah! It was such an incredible film to watch. Every single frame pays an homage to the original …

Blade Runner

You Won't Be Asking For Another Ab Workout After You Do This One

There's no equipment needed for this eight-exercise circuit<p>"Whenever someone asks me for an ab workout, I give them one called Don't Ever Ask Me About Abs Again," says Bobby Maximus, author of <i>Men's Health</i> book <i>Maximus Body,</i> which includes high-intensity workouts to get you ripped fast. Like the name …

Workouts

13 Everyday Habits That Are Aging You

Are you aging too quickly? Get expert tips on common mistakes and learn how to reverse the process.

Aperture Priority & Shutter Priority VS. Manual Exposure | Which do Pros Use?

It is a pretty strong stereotype among experienced photographers to always, <i>always, ALWAYS,</i> shoot in manual exposure, and justifiably so! However, …

Cameras

Never Run Out of Content: More than 70 Places to Curate Great Content

It's a full-time job to build and maintain your brand, so check out these go-to places to share content.<p>This story originally appeared on Buffer<p>Curating top content from around the web is a great strategy to increase your social media reach. For example, we grew our Facebook reach tremendously with …

10 Steps to Self-Publish Your Book Like a Bestseller

People do judge a book by its cover and content, which influences sales and your reputation.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Self-published books are springing up all over the place. If you are an entrepreneur, having a book under your belt can boost your income …

5 Easy-to-Use Tools You Need to Create Compelling Images for your Blog Posts | Inc.com

In the world of digital marketing, it's hard to ignore the fact that visual content has become a powerful tool for brands in running successful marketing campaigns.<p>Considering that 65% of people are visual learners and articles with images get 94% more views compared to those without, it makes …

Infographics

22 Famous Writers Told Us About The Book They're Most Thankful For

Celebrate Thanksgiving with the books Stephen King, Joyce Carol Oates, Jonathan Franzen, R.L. Stine, James Patterson, Rainbow Rowell, Michael Chabon, Lemony Snicket, Chuck Palahniuk, and more of your favorite authors are grateful for.

Books

Most People Who Want To Become Successful Don't Practice This 1 Simple Skill (And It's Required In Order To Win) | Inc.com

Becoming a successful writer was all I ever wanted.<p>For years, I kept my writing to myself. I would hide my works-in-progress, I would shy away from letting anyone read what I'd written for the day--and all the while I would hope for "success."<p>Fast-forward tens of millions of views later, and I get …

Self-improvement

The uncomfortable secret to creative success is “disequilibrium”

It’s a Wednesday morning in the IDEO San Francisco studio. Bright sunshine reflects off the Bay and through the floor-to-ceiling windows. But in the project space, the mood is darker.<p>The team is on week five of their project. They’ve been conducting tons of human-centered interviews and broad …

Creativity

The 50 Best Jazz Saxophonists Of All Time

There’s no doubt that, if he were alive today, 19th-century Belgian instrument maker Adolphe Sax would be extremely surprised – and pleased, too, no …

Soul Music

Botnik

<b>Botnik</b> is a community of writers, artists and developers using machines to create things on and off the internet.<p><b>Botnik Studios</b> is an entertainment …

Internet

Elegant Brand Identity for the Fashion Brand SOIA

Nere Oria is a graphic designer from Deba, Spain with a very strong portfolio in visual and brand identity. I was quite surprise to see the projects …

WHY INTERACTIVE CONTENT BRINGS PEOPLE INTO YOUR STORY

<i>This article originally appeared on Column Five.</i><p>There are many tools you can use to tell your brand story, and each have their own advantages. We’ve …

Cassini at Saturn: A Retrospective

A historic exploration of the ringed planet, unprecedented in magnitude and spectacle, comes to an end

Astronomy

How Busy Philipps Became the Breakout Star of Instagram Stories

Frustrated with her career in Hollywood, the actor turned her life into a sitcom.<p>Busy Philipps landed her first role at nineteen, soon after she moved from Scottsdale, Arizona, where she grew up, to Los Angeles. It was on Judd Apatow’s “Freaks and Geeks,” a TV show that, in one season in 1999, …

Keepers of the Secrets

I was told that the most interesting man in the world works in the archives division of the New York Public Library, and so I went there, one morning …

Science Says These 7 Attention Exercises Will Instantly Make You More Focused | Inc.com

With knowledge workers--software engineers, writers, entrepreneurs, and most people with a "white-collar" job--currently outnumbering all other workers in the U.S. four to one, it's clear that the thinkers will inherit the Earth.<p>Yet with longer days, higher expectations, and the constant pinging of …

Mindfulness

Mark Zuckerberg's Response to Donald Trump's Tweet Is a Master Class in Handling Criticism | Inc.com

What would you do if you were falsely accused--in front of almost 40 million people? That happened to Facebook yesterday morning when President Donald Trump tweeted, "Facebook was always anti-Trump." The tweet went on to claim that the networks, <i>The</i> <i>Washington Post</i>, and <i>The New York Times</i> were all …

Donald Trump

The Mistakes You Don't Realize You're Making in Your Travel Photos

These days anyone with a camera phone (so, everyone) fancies themselves a pro photographer; all it takes is the tap of an Instragram filter and …

Number One Habit You Need To Develop To Become A Great Leader | Inc.com

If you want to be a great leader then you need to have great leadership qualities such as authenticity, integrity, humility, etc., and you need to deliver.<p>At the end of the day, great leadership is all about getting results.<p>That doesn't mean the <i>end justifies the means</i>, but it does mean that if you …

Motivation

How to Write Smarter User Stories for Product Design and Development

Most of you probably have some tried-and-true best practices that you lean on to formulate requirements and articulate what needs to be done. In many …

User Stories