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How to Choose Fonts for Headlines

<b>Match headline fonts to the tone of the document.</b> Choose a font for headlines that is appropriate to the tone and purpose of your publication. Does …

These Are The 8 Friends You Need To Be Happy In Life

<b>***</b><b>Before we commence with the festivities, I wanted to thank everyone for helping my first book become a Wall Street Journal bestseller. To check it</b> …

Tired of Ending Your Emails With 'Regards'? Here Are 69 Other Options

In case you're tired of your same old email sign-off, this list provides many alternatives.<p>I have an embarrassing confession: The vast majority of the time, I sign off my emails with "Thanks!" It doesn't matter if I have anything to show appreciation for or not--it tends to be my default …

How to Write an Email That Actually Gets Replies (It's All About 2 Key Questions)

Email miscommunication is a common annoyance.<p>Some days, there's nothing more annoying than an email miscommunication. You spend time pulling together a thoughtful message, and one of the following things happens:<p>The other person fires back a quick reply which makes you question if they even read …

The Importance of Email Typography [Infographic]

While email marketers are going crazy with images, GIFs, videos and other eye-catching ways to allure email subscribers, there's one basic, yet …

Typography

These are the top 5 books you must read to be successful

I post about a lot of books. Most people don’t have the time to read them all, so here are a few of my must-reads.<p><b>1.</b> <i>Influence</i><p>What is it?<p>Most consider …

Empathy makes us immoral, says a Yale psychologist

Empathy, in general, has an excellent reputation. But it leads us to make terrible decisions, according to Paul Bloom, psychology professor at Yale and author of <i>Against Empathy: The Case for Rational Compassion.</i> In fact, he argues, we would be far more moral if we had no empathy at all.<p>Though it …

Psychology

This geophysicist ditched her PhD to turn her passion for paper folding into a career

Thanks to online platforms like Etsy and Instagram, Floriane Touitou was able to ditch her PhD in order to pursue her real passion: Making paper …

When He's Away: My Life as a Disposable Best Friend

This is how I end up sobbing into gym socks:<p>I get a text from an old friend. She is the rare combination of cool and kind. She is the blessed mix of smart and fun. And at the moment, she is—to quote her Facebook page—"in a relationship."<p>The text says, "Hi! I miss you. My boyfriend is away all next …

12 things every Labrador owner knows

<b>Labrador’s have been the most popular canine in the UK since 1990 and for good reason.</b><p>Their popularity becomes clear when you think about their loyal …

An Art Director Shares How Book Covers Are Made

They say you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but when the cover is insanely gorgeous, who can blame you? Definitely not Alyssa Nassner, an Associate Art Director at ABRAMS Kids. Her job requires creativity; browsing through bookstores; and working with editors, artists, and book sellers to …

If you're using LinkedIn like a digital résumé, you're doing it all wrong

In fact, 87% of recruiters leverage LinkedIn to find high quality candidates.<p>This is great news for us because it means that, with the right set up, your LinkedIn profile can become a passive lead generator for new opportunities.<p>However, if your profile looks like everyone else's, your chances of …

Employment

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Good Fonts for Business Cards<p><i>by Kevin Johnston</i><p>When you design a business card for your small business, you have to balance two conflicting goals: …

7 Warning Signs You're the Dreaded Micromanager

Diagnose yourself before your employees do it for you with their feet by marching out the door.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This article is included in</i> Entrepreneur Voices on Strategic Management<i>, a new book containing insights from more than 20 contributors,</i> …

Employment

This Crazy Gorgeous Font Evolves As You Type With It

Oh, and it's inspired by cockroaches.<p>This being a digital age, our lives are suffused with fonts. Just about every word we read is set in a font crafted by an artist, a team of them, or even multiple generations of designers. But for the non-graphic designers among us, who mostly interact with font …

Typography

You've Probably Been Signing Your Emails the Wrong Way

If you waste time agonizing over what catchy phrase to use as an email subject or what version of “hello” sounds most appropriate, but don’t think …

Finger knitting is officially the new arm knitting

The Basics<p>With over five million views, this video from Fiber Flux is the most popular finger knitting tutorial on YouTube.<p>Advertisement - Continue …

Typography Ruined The Oscars’ Biggest Moment. This Guy Fixed It

Do us a favor, and give designer Brandon Jameson a spare statuette.<p>By now, we’ve all seen the replays and read the analysis, breaking down how Warren Beatty could have gotten the wrong envelope for Best Picture. But something else could’ve prevented the biggest screw-up in Oscar history. If the …

What Makes A Good Data Visualization? — Information is Beautiful

Hi there. I’m David McCandless, creator of this site and author of two infographic mega-tomes, Information is Beautiful (2009) and Knowledge is …

A Psychologist Finally Explains Why You Hate Teamwork So Much

It’s partly your personality, and partly the role that you’re trying to shoehorn it into.<p>There’s no way around it: Every significant human accomplishment is the result of coordinated group behavior–people working together to achieve a common goal. Of course, that reality doesn’t change the fact …

12 Examples of Killer Email Campaigns From 2016 [Infographic]

The folks at Emma made a list, checked it twice, and you were good this holiday season so here's a peek.<p>The email marketing software provider …

The Ultimate Checklist For Digitally Upgrading Your Resume

Turn your resume into a sleek, interactive, and thoroughly digital resource.<p>We all want a resume that will jump out of the pile into the hands of HR managers. But how do you craft a resume that is tasteful yet aesthetic, impressive, yet not braggy? First and foremost, you need to ditch the …

5 Free Graphic Design Tools To Create Your Own Visuals in 2017

Why would you pay a design agency upwards of $5,000 for one graphic design, when you can create your own visuals for next to nothing?<p>Many startups and new entrepreneurs understand the value of using visuals in their marketing strategy, but how many people are actually going to throw five grand at a …

Infographics

Why Empathy Is Bad

In 1995, the <i>Journal of Personality and Social Psychology</i> published a revealing study, which centered on a story about a dying child. A team led by …

Empathy

17 Things To Read And Watch To Get You Through This Day

Call it Trump therapy.<p>"Oppressed people cannot remain oppressed forever. The yearning for freedom eventually manifests itself."<p>“If the first woman God ever made was strong enough to turn the world upside down all alone, these women together ought to be able to turn it back , and get it right side …

25 Websites with Creative and Unique Layouts

Every one of your clients wants to (or at least should want to) stand out from their competition. To be distinguished is to be memorable. Your …

There Is Nothing 'Inappropriate' About Grieving the Death of Your Cat

The Appropriate Weight of Grief: Men, Cats and the Writing Life<p>My cat died.<p>I say this not to elicit sympathy, but to merely state a fact: My cat died and I am sad. Which, if you have ever loved an animal, is a perfectly appropriate response. Yet I'm not telling the entire story. I am very sad. I am …

Pets

DIY: Pretty and Carefree Paper Plants

Not everyone has a green thumb. Our recommendation? DIY some carefree paper plants with the help of Corrie Beth Hogg. All it takes is a one-time …

DIY Crepe Paper Flowers

<i>Today our guest blogger is Aimee Santos from Swellmayde, one of the best DIY style blogs we know.</i><p>Mother’s Day is such a special holiday. If you are struggling to figure out to what gift your mom this year, try something handmade and personal. This bouquet of DIY crepe paper flowers is the perfect …