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How To Find Great Design Online: A Complete Shopping Guide

The best design destinations the web has on offer.<p>Clicking “add to cart” may never be as pleasurable as browsing in a beautiful store, but in the age of overnight shipping and endless products at our fingertips, shopping for high-quality design online has never been easier. Design museums–like …

What you need to know about backyard chickens

TORONTO – As the price of groceries continues to climb, interest in urban farming in big cities like Toronto and Vancouver is on the rise. Besides …

Farming

France Declares Rooftops Must Have Solar Panels or Gardens

<b>France has passed a green rooftop law to create more solar power and urban gardens.</b><p>In an effort to keep up with more eco-friendly countries like …

Clean Energy

What is a raw file? We explain the pros and cons

What is a raw file exactly, and is it always better than a JPEG? Shooting raw files can transform the quality of your photos, and in this tutorial we …

Tutorials

It's time your business hired a growth hacker – here's why

The latest trend from Silicon Valley is more than just a buzzword. Patrick Walsh explains why<p>Growth hacking is the latest buzzword to escape Silicon Valley, but unlike treadmill desks or office games rooms, this is a trend you’d be foolish to ignore. Six months ago I began using growth hacking …

13 Clever Built-Ins for Small Spaces

If you live in a little apartment (or house) and are lucky enough to own your place (or have a landlord who's quite lenient) built ins can be a real …

Storage Ideas

Better photo tips: 60 of the most amazing, surprising, incredible bits of photography advice you’ll ever read

Following on from our popular 77 photography techniques, tips and tricks for taking pictures of anything post, we’re bringing you this list of 60 …

Landscape Photography

10 Editing Techniques That Changed My Photography

In the digital age you as a photographer are expected to be familiar and knowledgeable with Photoshop. It can be argued back and forth if this is …

Five Essentials to Meaningful Play

By Marcia L. Nell and Walter F. Drew<p>“<i>One of my clearest childhood memories is slithering through the tall grass like a snake with my brother and</i> …

How to Attract Customers Through Pinterest

Speaker, Consultant, and Author<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>In his book</i> Success Secrets of the Online Marketing Superstars<i>, Mitch Myerson introduces you to 22 innovators who have redefined the developing landscape of online marketing. Learn how to master proven</i> …

Marketing

Visual Content Marketing tip: arrange boards to get followers

Visual Content Marketing expert agrees that one of the goals on Pinterest is to continually grow your Pinterest followers. One of the ways to do that …

13 Instagram Tools for Businesses

Instagram is a platform to share quirky moments and inspirational experiences. With 300 million monthly users, it’s also a place for businesses to …

Inspiration

The top 50 apps for creative minds

Our pick of the best tablet and smartphone tools to enable you to make video, music, art and more<p>There’s an ongoing argument in the technology world about whether tablets and smartphones are more focused on consumption than creativity. As time has gone on, though, the number of apps helping us do …

Apps

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Meet the giant 'lobster' that roamed Earth's primeval oceans

An international team of archaeologists <a style="background-color: transparent;" …

Paleontology

The Best Tools & Resources For Your Content Promotion

<i>This article first appeared on Mention.</i><p>A recent study shows that 86 percent of all B2B marketers use content marketing strategies to gain exposure and ultimately generate revenue, but only 38 percent believe they are effective at it. Testing a few different tools and strategies allows you to figure …

Marketing

Scientists set out to study huge underwater volcano after tonnes of pumice washes up on Australian beaches

A team of scientists from five different countries are about to embark on a voyage to a huge underwater volcano that has been producing tonnes of …

Camera metering and exposure explained

<i>The first step to getting better exposures is to understand how your camera’s metering system interprets a scene. In this beginner’s guide we answer</i> …

Landscape Photography

Visual Content Marketing expert: group boards on Pinterest

Visual content marketing expert explains that one of the biggest challenges on Pinterest, especially in the beginning stages is getting more …

The Three Steps to Success on YouTube

<i>This essay is part of a series written by speakers featuring at our upcoming 10th anniversary TNW Conference on April 23 & 24 in Amsterdam. Discount tickets to the event are still available for purchase here.</i><p>YouTube is huge. It has 1 billion users, its the second largest search engine, and over 300 …

Marketing

6 Game-Changing Resources for Optimizing Your Entire Social Strategy

Social media is a fresh avenue for advertising and marketing professionals. Unlike traditional advertising and more established forms of online …

Marketing

Why Our Brains Love High Ceilings

Not just for bragging rights.<p>One of the first things a realtor will point out to prospective home buyers or apartment tenants is a high ceiling. To many of us, anything above the standard eight-foot ceiling is a big selling point. In recent times, home buyers have tended to pony up for the amenity …

Social Media: An Excellent Channel for Companies That Don’t Want to Sell Anything

The proliferation of social media — some may say, obsession — has resulted in the opening of social media marketing purse strings. Wide open, in fact.<p>…

Survey reveals 50 books that every child should read by 16

Roald Dahl is still king of children's literature according to a survey for World Book Day<p>Roald Dahl is the author that people would most like their children to read, according to a new survey to find 50 books that children should read by the time they are 16.<p>A survey of 2,000 readers by …

A Modern House That's Warm and Rustic

Modern is organic in the Pacific Northwest.<p>Designer Markham Roberts decorated a house in the Pacific Northwest with its lush surroundings in mind. "When there's an incredible view everywhere you look, you want to work with nature, not compete with it," he says.

27 Awesome Social Media Marketers to Follow on Pinterest

Getting started on a new social network can be a challenge!Knowing who to follow, what to post & how to grow a following are are never easy.And it’s …

Infographics

The 5 Qualities That Make an Image Shareable

Speaker, Consultant, and Author<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>In his book</i> Success Secrets of the Online Marketing Superstars<i>, Mitch Meyerson introduces you to 22 innovators who have redefined the developing landscape of online marketing. In this edited excerpt,</i> …

Infographics

Pinterest’s plan to win over agency creatives

Pinterest’s head of brand and agency strategy Kevin Knight administered a simple test on Tuesday. Splashed on an extra-large screen monitor behind …

10 Amazing Facts About Pinterest Marketing That Will Surprise You

Pinning 5 years ago was a physical act. We pinned notes to the fridge, the corkboard or the planner nailed to the wall of the kitchen.<p>Today it is a …

Infographics

10 Different Ways to Use the Same Softbox

If you’re of the philosophy of using one monolight or flash to illuminate your photos, then you’ll be delighted to know that a single light source …

Photography