JoAnna Stephens

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Ask Why: How to Motivate Yourself to Keep Going When Things Get Hard

<b>“He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how.” ~Friedrich Nietzsche</b><p>My father was an amazing man. I’m sure most sons think that about their …

Motivation

5 Social Media Studies That Will Boost Your Marketing Skills

To help you better understand the ever-changing social media landscape, check out these studies.<p>This story originally appeared on Buffer<p>We are very grateful for all the research that has been done on social media.<p>Social media studies have given us great ideas to improve our social media marketing, …

Public Relations

Harvard's complete photography course is now available for free online [updated]

If your resolution for 2017 is to take better photographs than your current blurry, badly composed effort, you’ll want to check out this free MOOC from Harvard University –the school where Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates cut their teeth.<p>ALISON – one of the many repositories of online learning …

How Women Undermine Themselves With Words

Tara Mohr’s first piece for goop—Why Women Criticize Each Other—resonated deeply, explaining not only why we sometimes rush to judge each other, but …

Feminism

5 Digital Marketing Ideas That Could Improve Your Brand Growth in 2017

With 2016 officially in the rear-view mirror, it’s time to start thinking about how your marketing strategy will evolve in 2017. It’s a good idea to step back for a moment, assess the success of last year’s marketing campaigns, and consider ways to evolve your digital strategy in the year to …

Marketing

Top 10 books about wild women

From a 17th-century sci-fi utopia to an autobiographical vampire novel, all these great books were written by women who busted boundaries social, personal and literary<p>I first came across 17th-century writer Margaret Cavendish in Virginia Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own: “What a vision of loneliness and …

Books

For seven years, a global community of writers has been using a hashtag to complain about writing

Writers are mildly delusional. They have to be, to abracadabra a story into existence and then hope, against all odds and evidence, that it actually gets read.<p>According to an oft-cited 2002 survey, 81% of Americans, about 200 million people, believe they have a book in them. But blockbuster sales …

Creative Writing

Fantasy-Inspired Portraits of Strong Women in Seattle Woodlands

Enter Kindra Nikole's wild imagination in her dreamy photographs.<p>Inspired by creepy films, fantasy novels, and greats like Neil Gaiman, Hayao Miyazaki, Kurt Vonnegut, and Lewis Carroll, Seattle-based photographer Kindra Nikole takes empowering images of women imbued with Photoshop magic. She turns …

Art

15 Powerful Quotes From a Zen Master That Will Blow Your Mind Wide Open

Mooji is a spiritual teacher and Zen master originally from Jamaica. Mooji shares self-inquiry, directing his students to the non-dual Self by …

Edward Hopper’s Iconic Painting Nighthawks Explained in a 7-Minute Video Introduction

If any one painting stands for mid-twentieth-century America, <i>Nighthawks</i> does. In fact, Edward Hopper's 1942 canvas of four figures in a late-night …

Art

The Wireframe Perfectionist’s Guide

When I was a developer, I often had a hundred questions when building websites from wireframes that I had received. Some of those questions were, …

Wireframing

Bruce Lee’s Daughter Shares Her Father’s Philosophy of Learning

“Learning is discovering, uncovering what is there in us.”<p><i>“No one can build you the bridge on which you, and only you, must cross the river of life,”</i> Nietzsche wrote in his timeless treatise on education and the journey of becoming who you are. Albert Einstein, in a letter of advice to his young …

Every Filmmaking Form You'll Ever Need in 99 Free Templates

Ease your workload (and your mind) with these free templates for everything from storyboarding to contracts to accounting.<p><i>[Editor's Note: No Film</i> …

Beyonce's 'Formation' Is Activism for African Americans, Women and LGBTQ People

OK, ladies, now let’s get in formation: Watch Beyonce show everyone what it would look like if black women’s lives mattered in her new music …

New Orleans

22 Amazing Apps That Will Revitalize Your Love Of Reading

*Disappears with phone for months*<p><i>Thumbnail photo credit sam74100 / ThinkStock</i>

Photographer Takes Haunting Photos Of Beautiful Abandoned Places

Polish photographer Anna Mika knows how to get the most out of an abandoned setting. The crumbling buildings in her work look beautiful and inviting, despite the creepy nature usually associated with vacated spaces.<p>Mika told The Huffington Post that her photos are mainly of mines, hospitals, …

Photography

6 times men brilliantly shut down Hollywood sexism

From Tom Hardy to Mark Ruffalo, male celebrities are increasingly speaking out about gender bias in their industry<p>Recently, Melissa McCarthy revealed that she called out a sexist reporter who called her “hideous” during the press tour for her 2014 film “Tammy.” Galvanized by McCarthy’s remarks -- …

Feminism

Everyday injustices for working women: The slights add up

Commentary: If you want to make a difference in gender equality, consider the subtle and often subconscious ways in which women are overlooked, devalued and underestimated in the business world.<p><i>This story is part of Solving for XX, a CNET special report exploring what people and companies are doing</i> …

Tech Industry

Brands Will Nearly Double Marketing Data Budgets While Tripling Mobile Ad Spend in 3 Years

The ad world's data movement isn't going anywhere—in fact, it's going to almost double in the next few years.<p>Brands will allot 11.7 percent of their …

Marketing