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'Shark Tank' investor Daymond John shares his top 7 tips for a successful product launch

Of course, scoring an endorsement from LL Cool J didn't hurt either. Not long after the rap legend began wearing John's hand-sewn clothing line, FUBU ("For Us By Us") blew up in the mainstream.<p>The serial entrepreneur, who started young selling pencils he customized with people's names in grade …

Entrepreneurship

A Before-and-After Look at Taylor Swift's Drastic Style Transformation

We've had our suspicions for a while now. When Taylor Swift was first snapped at Coachella, we did a double take. A slouchy gray tee, a black mini, …

The 17 Things Managers Should Never Say

A former army paratrooper shares some of the worst leadership slip-ups that he heard over his career and why they can destroy morale.<p>When poor leaders make it into the general and flag officer ranks, it can really be destructive to the military profession and unit effectiveness. It’s no different …

DIY Outdoor Concrete Bench - Quiet Corner

My parents wanted a bench to go with the concrete fire pit that I made for them. I decided to reuse the wooden forms from that project to make the …

Craft Your Own Vertical Vegetable Garden - Quiet Corner

DIY Craft Your Own Vertical Vegetable Garden<p>With winter now firmly behind us, some homeowners are busy tending to their revitalized garden and …

A 10 day program to create your first Android app

Building your first Android app doesn’t have to be hard. If you aren’t overly ambitious, then you can break the process down into some simple steps and avoid overwhelming yourself in one go. The trick is to make your first app relatively simple and to focus on creating <i>something</i>. Don’t try and …

6 Important Qualities All Great Leaders Should Have

Every one has advice to give.<p>But not every one has advice worth listening to. Some of the worst advice I was ever given was, "wait for opportunity." Unfortunately, opportunity waits for no one. Opportunity doesn't just fall out of the sky either, nor is it handed to you, as some like to …

How To Leave Work At 5 P.M. And Still Get Everything Done

It’s a pattern with which most full-time professionals are familiar–you’re spending increasing amounts of time at your desk, but it feels like you’re getting less done. The hours stretch on, the to-do list grows, and you find yourself facing a future where you might let go of your apartment and …

7 Important Things Online Entrepreneurs Should Consider Before Building a Website

Credit<p>There's a new breed of online, creative entrepreneurs popping up on our screens every day, and they need consistent communication with their target audiences. With a website built to strategically increase traffic and generate leads, online entrepreneurs can effectively engage their customers …

Entrepreneurship

11 Ways To Feng Shui Your Home This Spring With Tips From A Pro

Refresh your space to inspire personal growth this season.<p>For feng shui expert Laura Carrillo, her space-planning services go beyond organizing and decorating a home — as she says, feng shui is a lot more like "house therapy."<p>"A lot of people like to compare it to interior design, but for me, it's …

How to Get and Stay Motivated Every Single Day

How can you be motivated if you don't know where you're headed?<p><i>How do I get motivated every single day? originally appeared on Quora--the knowledge-sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Matthew Jones, life coach and personal-growth expert,</b> …

How to Become a Successful Blogger on Your Own Terms

Tweet109<p>Share86<p>Pin864<p>Stumble1<p>Buffer59<p>Shares 1K<p>Before I became a blogger, I was an elementary school teacher.<p>I loved the kids, and I loved teaching. …

13 Valuable Skills You Can Teach Yourself for Free

Here are 13 skills you can teach yourself for free, along with resources to help you acquire those skills.

Ingenious Lamps Allow Plants to Grow Indoors without Direct Sunlight or Water

Designers Emilia Lucht and Arne Sebrantke (of Studio We Love Eames) developed a lamp that allows plant lovers to grow greenery anywhere. By using LED lights in place of direct sunlight, the <i>Myrdal Plantlamp</i> is able to create its own self-sustaining ecosystem. This allows the product to mimic the …

Plants

13 habits of self-made millionaires, from a man who spent 5 years studying rich people

All self-made millionaires had to start somewhere.<p>Much of their transformation from ordinary to seven-figure status can attributed to "rich habits," a term coined by Thomas C. Corley, who spent five years researching the daily habits of 177 self-made millionaires.<p>"From my research, I discovered …

Self-improvement

10 Fashion Icons and the Trends They Made Famous

While the fashion industry continues to introduce us to new styles every season, the industry would not be where it is today without the help of influential fashion icons. Nowadays, celebrities are able to take pictures of their outfit and share it with friends, family, and fans on social media. …

Grace Kelly

Why this longtime Googler jumped to Oscar, the billion-dollar startup shaking up healthcare

Warren had worked at Google for nearly 12 years, most recently as a vice president of engineering in its New York City office, responsible for products like Docs and Drive as well as its Classroom education efforts.<p>He tells Business Insider that he tried to attack the broken healthcare system while …

Startups

World's largest underwater restaurant installed in the Maldives

Looking for a unique dining experience on your next trip abroad? The Hurawalhi Island Resort in the Maldives just installed the world’s largest …

Why one designer is breaking all the logo design rules

If you've read our pro guide to logo design, you'll know the most effective logos are those that are simple, memorable, timeless, versatile and …

Why Even Wealthy Black Students Have More Student Loan Debt

It's not only a matter of income — there are also differences in how black families acquire wealth.<p>For white students, family wealth acts as a shield from the burden of student loan debt, allowing them to start off their careers steps ahead of their peers. But the same isn't true for wealthy black …

The Unexpected Secret to Effective Leadership: Listening

You have all of the qualities of a good leader: You are sincere, honest, accountable, and have a respectable attitude. However, there is one key …

Bridal trends: Wedding dresses at Fall/Winter 2016-2017 Fashion Week

WEDDING RUNWAY TRENDS<p>With satin slip dresses, lingerie accents, Victorian lace collars, white suits and Seventies jumpsuits, this Fashion Week saw …

Fashion Week: 5 Beauty Trends to Follow

The clothes were not the only things we kept a look out for during Fashion Week. Beauty looks and accessories draw just as much attention, and with …

Olivia Culpo Wears the Five Best Makeup Trends for Spring

The former Miss Universe talks beauty and boys while modeling the season's prettiest lips and eyes.<p>Let's be clear: Olivia Culpo's claim to fame may be her pageant queen résumé, but she was no toddler in a tiara. She grew up in a large Italian family, studied the cello and was a student at Boston …

Makeup

Want to encourage the development of walkable neighborhoods? Fix this

America’s capitalist self-image notwithstanding, many of its core industries are heavily regulated and subsidized — just in a way that fits with …

Urban Design