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59 Brilliant Romantic Comedies That Are Seriously Underrated

Save this list for a rainy day.<p><i>Note: Submissions may have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

Relationships

7 Reasons To Visit Phuket - Phuket Hotels

Some travel experts (perhaps just the self-proclaimed) have in recent years declared Phuket “out.” The spot had its fifteen minutes of travel fame, they say, since replaced with hipper islands like Koh Sumui and Koh Kut, or historic and mountainous Thai cities like Chiang Mai.<p>But we would argue …

15 Short Story Collections Everyone Should Read

Great literature in small portions<p>Last December, a short story by Kristen Roupenian called 'Cat Person' went viral. It was a reminder of the power the form can wield, and a great advert for literature in an era dominated by other mediums.<p>Short stories, of course, have the added advantage of being …

Books

87 Books by Women You Should Read Before You Die

Without women, some pretty amazing things wouldn't exist. Book-lovers know best that women have changed the world in so many important ways — …

Books

Down With the Five Paragraph Essay!

Teach Your Kids a Better Way to Write<p>Writing essays is a skill that will serve kids well throughout their lives. Knowing how to present facts and …

Creative Writing

The 100 best books to read in your lifetime, according to Amazon

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>"I'm so busy."<p>"I'm binge-watching 'Stranger Things.'"<p>"I don't know <i>which</i> book to read."<p>If you fall into the last category, Amazon's here to …

Books

5 logo trends for 2017 you need to know about

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: nobody thinks good design is about copying others. But nor does good design exist in a vacuum. So it’s …

Graphic Design

You may never have to teach your kids to tie their shoes again

This new shoe accessory could have you avoiding the annoying task of having to retie your shoes.<p>The 'QuickShoeLace' conveniently clips your shoe …

Shoes

5 Reasons Why SEO Belongs in Your PR Toolbox

The aphorism “A good craftsman never blames his tools” holds true most of the time unless there is a PR professional that doesn’t understand which …

Public Relations

PR can do only so much; reputation management goes far deeper

<i>This article originally ran on PR Daily in January of 2017.</i> <br>“You have a PR problem, because you have an actual <i></i> problem.”Leona Lansing, the fictional …

Public Relations

20 TV shows you're watching that are probably going to be canceled

It's about that time in the season when TV networks are deciding which shows have to go and which shows get another round.<p>The decisions aren't always simple. With today's shrinking live viewership, it takes more than just ratings for a TV show to survive to see another season.<p>Networks are now …

TV

8 essential trips that should be on your bucket list

From Canada to Saudi Arabia, where to go in 2017.<p>For wildlife: East Africa<p>Unique new safari lodges make a trip to spot the Big Five in East Africa’s …

East Africa

7 flawless TV series from 2016 that you seriously need to watch if you haven't yet

2016 has taken a lot from us, but it also gave us some of the most original and innovative TV shows to have ever graced our screens. Thanks to the …

20 Motivational Posters to Get You Through a Slump [with Free Templates]

<i>Dream big. Success. Walk the talk. Challenge yourself.</i> When it comes to designing a motivational poster, the slogan is key. If you’ve spent any of …

Graphic Design

NFL restricts teams and players from posting videos, GIFs

For some, running a professional football team’s social media accounts seems like a dream job.<p>Instead, it’s become a precarious venture where fines …

Social Media

100 Must-Read Hilarious Books

This post is sponsored by Penguin Teen.<p>Mara Carlyle’s senior year is going as normally as could be expected, until—wa-bam!—fellow senior Katelyn …

Books

The seven books that won’t be in your high school English curriculum, but you should definitely read

I sometimes wonder if the worst possible way to raise a lifelong reader is to expose them to high school English classes. It’s not that these …

PR Trends That Will Help You Dominate 2017: Part II

The first part of this series on PR Trends delved into some of the trends that could push your company ahead in 2017. As you contemplate your budget for the next fiscal year and plan the changes that will improve your PR efforts, here are a few more trends you should consider adding to the mix if …

Public Relations

How to Break Bad Habits - The Power of Habits by Charles Duhigg Animated Book Review / Summary

How to Break Bad Habits – The Power of Habits by Charles Duhigg<p>If you want to to learn how to Break Bad Habits then you need to learn the Cue, …

25 actors who appeared on 'Seinfeld' and went on to become huge stars

The "show about nothing" was notorious for featuring up-and-coming actors in cameo roles over the course of its nine seasons, and a number of actors who played bit parts on the show eventually went on to become major stars in their own right.<p>Bryan Cranston ("Breaking Bad") and Jeremy Piven …

Comedy

The ABCs of Writing Great Marketing Copy

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There are just 3 simple principles to writing good copy. "Copy" in this instance means anything written by you or your company which is meant to attract customers to your business. The same 3 principles apply whether you are trying to …

Marketing

Researchers say nearly all books follow one of these six emotional arcs

Ever thought two books felt nearly identical? The déjà vu isn’t in your head.<p>Researchers from University of Vermont mapped the sentimental fluctuations of over 1,700 books. By tracing the emotional changes in the stories, they noticed an overall arc for each novel. They found that the emotional …

Writing

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50 Evergreen Motivational Quotes

Not every day goes well in our life. Sometimes a rough day comes in and takes away all of our motivation. We start feeling lazy about our work. That …

Moving Past Responsive Design to a Mobile-First Email Strategy

By now we’ve all heard the statistics that as much as two-thirds of all email is opened or read on mobile devices. But no problem – you’re using …

Einstein’s musical talent helped propel his scientific breakthroughs

As we marvel at science’s latest extraordinary breakthrough, it’s also an opportunity to ponder what kind of thinker Albert Einstein was.<p>Born two decades before the beginning of the 20th century, what kind of mind was his that could come up with ideas that would have to wait until the second decade …

Piano

7 Social Media Psychology Studies That Will Make Your Marketing Smarter

<i>By Courtney Seiter</i><p>One of my favorite things about social media is that it’s still such a young and new form of communication. It feels too early to …

Psychology

2015's Most Memorable PR Moments and Cringeworthy Catastrophes -- The Year's PR Winners and Losers

Having managed crises and public relations disasters for the past three decades, I can't help but see the headlines through a particular lens. Suffice it to say, as far as PR goes, 2015 did not disappoint. With everything from bizarre rambling tweetstorms, mortifying meltdowns, and humiliatingly …

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