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Great apps for creative kids

From baby Van Goghs to tiny Van Halens.<p>Did you know that art can help boost your child's interest in science? While hands-on experience with a pencil, brush, or instrument is important, it's more likely that children will have a smartphone or tablet in their hands. In their spare time—instead of …

Apps

“I Felt Like I Was Representing Every Black And Young Person”

Dionna McPhatter shares the challenges of being a young black woman in the old boys’ club.<p>Marketing has historically been one of those industries that runs on putting consumers into neat demographic boxes. As an African-American tech entrepreneur, Dionna McPhatter has spent her professional life …

These are the best places in the world to be your own boss

At the current rate of growth, U.S. freelancers (now 57.3 million strong) will be the majority of workers in the next 10 years, according to the annual “Freelancing in America” survey by Upwork and the Freelancers Union. So where is the best place to be your own boss?<p>Expert Market dug into data …

How Your Personality Type Affects Your Negotiation Style

A collaborative approach isn’t always the best option.<p>Negotiation is a scary thing. Whether you’re a college grad advocating for a salary bump for the first time, or a seasoned employee who needs to convince their bosses to allocate a bigger budget for training and development–it’s a situation …

An Illustrated Agenda for Change in 2018

Visual storyteller Ariel Aberg-Riger asks 10 people leading city change: How can we do better?<p>Further reading<p><b>Tamika Butler</b> (@tamikabutler): Tamika Butler to Step Down as Head of LACBC; Leaves Behind Strong Legacy of Inclusion in Transportation• <b><br>Cristina Garza</b> (@programsEDC): Mission EDC launches …

Computer Science

The Most Important Tech Trends Of 2018, According To Top VCs

From saving energy to helping humans help machines, this year’s investments will try to help startups make more progress in areas that already matter.<p>As venture capital investing goes, so go startups and the technologies that those young companies develop. And so asking VCs about the investment …

Profit

How To Become Indispensable At Work This Year

You can gain some job security and maybe even a promotion by taking these actions.<p>Virtually every office has one: that employee who is the go-to contact and seems to know everything and everyone. The office can’t run without her. No one wants to think about what would happen if he ever left.<p>Being …

How to Train Your Brain for Maximum Creativity. (Here's What the Science Says.)

For starters: If you want to be more creative, you aren't going to get there if your brain is constantly fighting off negative stress hormones.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Business success simply isn't going to happen without the creativity required to dream up new …

Creativity

The Secret To Great Logos, From The Gurus Of Corporate Branding

“Symbols don’t make clear what you do; it makes it clear who you are.”<p>This year the inimitable branding firm Chermayeff Geismar & Haviv celebrates its 60th anniversary. Over the past six decades, these godfathers of corporate graphic design created logos for PBS, MoMA, PanAm, NBC, Chase, and more. …

These Are Freelancers’ Top Four Concerns For 2018

LinkedIn surveyed freelancers who use its ProFinder platform about their top priorities heading into next year. Here’s what they said.<p>Freelancers are preparing for the future of work just like everybody else, but that doesn’t strictly mean gearing up to fend off an automation-driven apocalypse. …

The hippest cities in the US everyone under 30 wants to move to

Some cities like Portland, Oregon, are known for being hipster havens, but increasingly, more under-the-radar places are becoming hotspots for millennials.<p>Smaller cities like Boise, Idaho and Spokane, Washington, are not only filled with vegan stores, microbreweries, and thrift stores, but they're …

IBM’s Quest To Design The “New Helvetica”

The company’s first typeface, called IBM Plex, is free for anyone to use.<p>IBM is no stranger to icons. Over the years, it’s created quite a few: the mainframe computer, the ThinkPad laptop, the Selectric typewriter, the Eye-Bee-M logo. The company hopes its new bespoke typeface IBM Plex, which …

For Amazon, The Future Of Alexa Is About The End Of The Smartphone Era

With touch-screen devices like the Echo Show and Echo Spot, Amazon is trying to upend a decade of smartphones, notifications, and apps.<p>Picture a hypothetical future in which Amazon’s Alexa renders your smartphone unnecessary.<p>You tap the “good morning” button on your bedside Echo Spot, and it …

9 Free Apps You Didn't Know Your Small Business Needed | Inc.com

When you're starting out as a small company, prices can easily skyrocket in the search for experienced, knowledgeable employees. But with the flourishing enterprise app market, solutions may be right at your fingertips -- literally!<p>While technology can't take the place of a real person, it can ease …

Apps

10 Ways Creative People Constantly Stay Inspired

Whether you make your living by being creative or simply thrive on having a crafty project to work on in your free time (painted pumpkins, anyone?), you probably know all too well how frustrating it can be when you’re feeling totally stalled. You can drive yourself crazy trying to get out of your …

This New Study Shows That People Who 'Think Backwards' Are More Successful | Inc.com

Your boss just messaged you saying she wants to talk tomorrow morning about the big idea you pitched at the weekly meeting.<p>Great. Right?<p>If you're like most people, your brain will start firing on all cylinders at this point, formulating a plan of what you're going to say, what materials or …

Research

Hate Mornings? Design A Productive Afternoon Routine Instead

You don’t need to wake up at 4 a.m. to have a productive day.<p>With the amount of tips and tricks out there telling us how to have the most productive mornings possible, you’d think the majority of the working population spends the pre-lunch hours lifelessly shuffling around like a bunch of …

Throwback Thursday: The Dallas Stars nearly had a VERY different look

In 2013, the Dallas Stars revealed a brand new logo and uniform, introducing the hockey world to a color that would be known as “Victory Green.”<p>But, …

Ice Hockey

Zoë Kravitz é a cover girl de outubro da Vogue britânica

Atriz, modelo e cantora faz seu début na capa da publicação com fotos de Alasdair McLellan<p>Zoë Kravitz é a cover girl da edição de outubro da <b>Vogue</b> …