Ezgi Elvan

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I live in New York City on a $1.5 million salary — here's what I spend in a week

<i>Welcome to Money Diaries, where we're tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We're asking millennials how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we're tracking every last dollar.</i><p><i>Today: a managing director who makes $1.5 million per</i> …

Personal Finance

3 Ways To Ensure Your Customer Is Heard

Empathy. I cannot over-emphasize the importance of this. In any and all customer interactions, it is something I live by. The reason? It works.<p>For B2B organizations, it’s the key ingredient to building a successful and long-term customer relationship. By placing an organization’s needs and wants …

This 20-Minute Routine is the Laziest (but Most Effective) Workout Ever

By properly distracting yourself, this kind of exercise can actually be enjoyable.<p>Maybe you don't have time to exercise. Or, maybe instead of logging some miles on the treadmill, you tend to use your spare minutes shopping online or wasting time on Facebook. Whatever your excuse, you know that …

Globalization failed too many people. Here’s the technology that could help it work for everyone

Last month, global leaders in business, government, media, and technology made their annual pilgrimage to Davos, Switzerland, for the World Economic Forum’s annual event. The tranquil mountains surrounding the city stood in sharp contrast to the swirling populist storm that is now transforming …

Blockchain

A Brief Guide For Resisting Trump, Wherever You Are

Whether you're marching or not, whether you identify as an activist or just a concerned citizen, here are ways to take a step in the right, progressive direction on day one of Donald J. Trump's America, since the 45th president, if his inaugural speech is any indication, only seems to be going …

10 top tips to improve your sketching skills

When you are trying to master the art of how to draw and sketch, there are many things to bare in mind. In 3dtotal Publishing’s latest book, 'Masters …

32 Easy Exercises to Boost Your Creativity Everyday

You don't need to be a talented artist to pick up a creative habit.<p>For a lot of people, creativity is a talent that few people have.<p>For me, creativity is a skill we all have and can improve with regular exercise.<p>"Creativity is not just for artists. It's for businesspeople looking for a new way to …

7 Interview Questions For Measuring Emotional Intelligence

The traditional interview model helps you probe someone’s past experience, not their style of thinking.<p>Emotional intelligence involves self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy, and social skills. In other words, it’s a complicated amalgam that hiring managers have a hard time testing …

OMsignal's smart sports bra gives wearers instant workout feedback

<b>CES 2016:</b> women can receive fitness metrics and workout tips from sportswear startup OMsignal's smart bra, which was launched at the CES technology …

Fighting Diabetes in the 21st Century

The world is failing in the fight against type 2 diabetes. To change the alarming rate at which the number of people with the condition is growing globally, a fundamentally new approach is needed that goes beyond the formal health care system. It requires new forms of public-private partnerships …

Are two narcissists better than one? The link between narcissism, perceived creativity, and creative performance.

2010 Nov;36(11):1484-95. doi: 10.1177/0146167210385109. Epub 2010 Oct 14.<p>1Cornell University, School of Industrial and Labor Relations, Ithaca, NY …

Psychology

Elements of a Successful Brand: Brand Positioning

<i>A brand is a complex organism. This is the first in a series of articles in which we examine a successful brand’s component parts.</i>What makes a …

Customers

What a Year of Job Rejections Taught Me About Pitching Myself

After sending out hundreds of copies of my résumé to dozens of companies over the last year, I realized that I was getting nowhere because my approach was wrong.<p>I did everything I was taught to do: I created a list of the top 20 companies I wanted to work for, I customized my résumé for each …

Your jeans are getting more ethical, even if they’re from a fast-fashion brand

At least one item of clothing on you right now is probably made of cotton. The world’s most commonly used natural fiber, it’s in just about every closet. And before it gets there, it can wreak havoc on the environment and the people who farm it: Cotton requires huge amounts of water to grow, it’s …

Clothing

The Ethics Conversation We’re Not Having About Data

In data science, a pattern of scandals has emerged. Volkswagen’s gaming of emissions data is the latest example.<p>In July, the CEO of Whole Foods Markets issued a <i>mea culpa</i> after the supermarket was found to have manipulated product data, over-stating the weight of pre-packaged produce and meats. Over …

Data Is the Next Big Thing in Content Marketing

The diminishing effectiveness of conventional advertising and the rise of social media have led more and more brands to embrace content marketing. More and more companies are seeing themselves not just as advertisers, but as publishers, launching digital newsrooms, podcasts, and other forms of …

This Is How Millionaires View Money — and Why It’s Successful

Doesn’t it seem like the rich keep getting richer while the middle class is stuck in the same old spot?<p>Economic inequality is a hot topic right now, …

The Social Media Handbook: Five Tips For Entrepreneurs Looking To Leverage The Internet

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Social media: two words, which have become loaded with meaning, misunderstanding and momentum over the past ten years. As a new business, it is …

Social Media

The science behind viral content

For digital marketers and online content providers, creating viral content is the ultimate win. When a single piece of content gets 100,000 views, that’s 100,000 potential converts for your brand. Sounds impossible? Other people do it, and you can too – the key is to understand the science behind …

22 Before-And-After Photos Of Pets Growing Up With Their Favorite Toys

As your pets grow up many things change but many things also remain exactly the same. Puppies, kittens and many other pets fall in love with a …

Pets

Do Designers Need to Go to College?

Formal design education can be an incredibly valuable experience but it doesn’t always make sense for your career or your wallet. This is especially …

UX Design

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

Investing

7 Ways Social Media Will Be More Expensive This Year

This story originally appeared on PR Daily<p>For a long time, there was a perception that social media marketing was free, or at least very inexpensive. Starting a Facebook or Twitter account was free, and hiring a part-time intern to manage them didn't cost much.<p>In reality, social media marketing has …

Social Media

In 2014 the next billion will access the mobile internet—at $20 a handset

For the first time ever, in 2013 smartphones outsold feature phones, and the dean of Silicon Valley tech investing, Marc Andreessen, says that within three years you simply won’t be able to buy a non-smartphone. But what proportion of phones in use right now are smartphones?<p>Less than half, is the …

Mobile Broadband

People window-shop on their iPhones, but actually buy things on their iPads

Americans spent $3 billion shopping online on Thanksgiving and Black Friday, and a quarter of those sales were made with smartphones and tablets, according to Adobe. That’s a huge shift for e-commerce: Spending on mobile devices was up 118% from last year, Adobe found. Different data from IBM …

Mobile Devices

12 Cheap Gifts For Photographers (Plus 12 Expensive Ones)

Buying gifts for photographers can be tough, but it doesn't need to be expensive and if you're unsure of what to buy then our list is going to make …

I Can’t Stop Looking At These Pictures Of Ugly Carrots

A new book called Defective Carrots features strange, grotesque photographs of vegetables deemed unfit for consumers.<p>Every day, thousands of “optically deficient” carrots are mechanically scanned and promptly removed from factory conveyor belts, deemed unfit for consumers. These are the runts of …

Switching from Windows to Mac: What I Learned

Apple announced new Retina display-equipped MacBook Pro laptops at its event last month, as well as the launch of the latest version of OS X, Mavericks. For this PC user, it was enough to finally make the jump from Windows to Mac for the first time.<p>Almost everyone I know slowly switched to Mac in …