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30 Brilliant Test Answers From Smartass Kids

When a child’s answer to a question on a quiz or test is incorrect but clever, should they get credit for it? Here are 30 clever test answers that …

Facebook’s Head of Tech Communications Shares The Best PR Advice You’ve Never Heard

Facebook’s Caryn Marooney shares her vast PR wisdom, from the good to the ugly dealings of being a communications professional, and every gem in between.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This story contains one of our Best Business Lessons of 2014. Check out the full list here.</i><p>“Imagine you’re sitting across from a …

Mark Zuckerberg

How Taking A Detour Can Actually Lead To Greater Innovation

The “father of microsurgery” can teach us a few things about innovation. For one thing, the road to getting there is a journey full of detours, not a straight trajectory.<p>Back from U.S. Navy service in World War II, a college degree in hand, as well as rejection letters from all 23 of the medical …

Medicine

5 Tips For Building A Successful Niche Marketplace

<i>Leigh Middleton is the CEO and Co-Founder Six3.</i><p>A lot has been written about digital marketplaces – virtual spaces in which a market operates – and, similarly, about niches – narrow target markets. However, the two are rarely contemplated together.<p>Niche marketplaces have already proven to be a …

Why People Unsubscribe From Mailing Lists (And How to Win Them Back)

Running a newsletter can be difficult. You put so much energy into getting people to sign up that a couple of unsubscribers may just ruin your day.<p>Clearly, there’s a reason people unsubscribed from your newsletter: Maybe they don’t think you’re creating great enough free content, or are fed up with …

10 Tips I Wish I Knew Before I Launched My Kickstarter Campaign

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In June of 2012, I launched my first Kickstarter campaign for a previous startup I was involved in -- iPad-case company Origami Slate. Though we reached our goal, there were a lot of hurdles we went through to accomplish our success – …

Crowd Funding

How to Have a Breakthrough Idea | Inc.com

You're stuck. Really stuck.<p><i>Scenario 1:</i> You've encountered a problem at work, but all your usual tactics can't solve it. You sense you need a more creative approach, but your imagination isn't delivering the goods. What now?<p><i>Scenario 2:</i> You feel as if your business is stuck, and its products are …

Creativity

Crowdfunder Closes Big Seed Funding Round, Plans Expansion

Yesterday, Crowdfunder announced a successful $1 million seed funding round, which brings their total funds raised to $2 million. The money will be …

Glistening Underwater Oil Paintings by Samantha French

This series of beautiful oil paintings takes us on an underwater exploration of colors, textures, and unique perspectives. Created by artist Samantha French, each scene places the viewer underwater to observe what the world might look like from below the surface.<p>The artist captures the bright …

Painting

Artwork Incredibly Revealed When Viewed as a Negative

Malaysian artist Brian Lai takes photorealist drawing to a whole other level by creating sketches with inverted colors. Seeming like a film negative, each of Lai's illustrations are like abstract works of art until a filter is applied to invert the colors, allowing one to admire the photorealistic …

Art

Oil Paintings by Alex Russell Flint

Soulful Oil Paintings.<p>Selected oil paintings by British artist Alex Russell Flint (ARF). The artist creates realistic paintings, mostly portraits of …

Oil Paintings of San Francisco Lit Up at Night

It's easy to get lost in the chaos of a busy city. In this series called <i>Concrete</i>, artist Xiau-Fong Wee takes us on a journey into the rush of urban life. Each scene is a snapshot right out of San Francisco area nightlife, transformed into a detailed oil painting. Lights from buildings, cars, and …

San Francisco

Using Brainwriting For Rapid Idea Generation

Brainwriting is simple. Rather than ask participants to yell out ideas (a serial process), you ask them to write down their ideas about a particular …

Thought-Provoking Paintings of Out-of-Body Experiences

Soul Out is a series of oil paintings by Berlin-based artist Deenesh Ghyczy that presents surreal portraits of people having an out-of-body experience. The intriguing scenes feature an abstraction of realism, blurring the the boundaries between reality and figments of one's imagination. With each …

Art

Realistic Oil Paintings by Eric Zener

Inspiring Oil Paintings.<p>This is a small selection of inspiring oil paintings by California-based artist Eric Zener. His work has been exhibited …

Don’t Give Consumers Too Many Visual Choices

Online shoppers love seeing images of products, but when the number of choices is high, visuals become confusing and presentation of the options in text form helps consumers make better decisions, say Claudia Townsend of the University of Miami and Barbara E. Kahn of The Wharton School. A high …

Ten Essential Tips for Hiring Your Next CEO

Selecting a new chief executive is critical because so much rides on a positive outcome. Is this the right person to lead the company in this particular business, at this particular time? Will he or she collaborate with the board, or fight it? Is there a process in place for cultivating, …

Lean Back and Forth!

Usually when I skip few days of posting stuff, I tend to blame it on bad internet connection. This time however, it was just me being irresponsible – …

Ferris Wheel Chalk Drawing Illusion

If you haven’t heard of Julian Beever before, head straight to the #3D Chalk Drawings category first!<p>The ferris wheel featured on your right was hand …

Drawings That Leap Off the Page

I’m not sure if we already featured Alessandro Diddi, a skilled italian illustrator. Just watch how brilliantly he makes it possible for his viewers …

Interview with Matthias Arndt

We sat down with art dealer Matthias Arndt to chat about how he selects his artists (think Vik Muniz, Gilbert&George, Heinz Mack!), the necessity of art fairs, and his new space in Singapore.

Amy Sillman at Thomas Dane Gallery (Contemporary Art Daily)

‘There isn’t enough funny art’ – Amy Sillman<p>Amy Sillman is one of those artists who are immediately categorised by their medium of predilection. She …

Time Lapse Acrylic Painting Barn Study by Tim Gagnon

Artists Jumpstart Their Careers with Klein Artist Works

Klein Artist Works is a 12-week online course that empowers artists by demystifying the art world via a series of live webinars with 25 art world …

Artist finds the faces lurking in maps

Artist Ed Fairburn selective colors in maps, revealing faces lurking in potentia in their many lines, contours and shapes. He sells prints. These are …

Image of the Day: Amazing Iron Man Chalkboard Art

Critic reviews aside (I haven’t read any) I’m hearing that Iron Man 3 is the best of the trio. Course, that isn’t saying much when it comes to Iron …

Amazon's New Art Store Is Great For Young Buyers Who Don't Care About The Gallery Experience

Most of the media (including us) has focused on the more expensive pieces of art on Amazon — like the $4.85 million Norman Rockwell painting— and the negative and hilarious comments that quickly piled up.<p>But with an estimated 150 art dealers and 4,500 artists, these expensive works of art are the …

Art