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Jennifer Egan: ‘I was never a hot, young writer. But then I had a quantum leap’

In interviews, Jennifer Egan used to spend a fair amount of time explaining what she <i>wasn’t</i> interested in doing with her writing. Verisimilitude was boring. The linear was “the weird scourge of writing prose”. Conventional narratives were absolutely not her bag. In the same conversations, she would …

Books

The 37 best young adult books we ever read

<i>The Insider Picks 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>Amazon / Anaele Pelisson<p>Many of us look back on the "young adult" years of our life and remember both broad brush strokes of volatile …

The Best Tourist Attractions You Haven't Heard of Yet

The former West is buzzy thanks to Bikini Berlin, a new cool-kid shopping center full of local high-design brands such as Gestalten. Next door, …

Writers to Watch Spring 2017: Anticipated Debuts

It’s been a year of closed borders, motions to build walls, and referenda fueled by xenophobia. And yet, in the realm of contemporary literature, …

5 Simple At-Home Exercises You Can Knock Out Before Your Commute

For an *extra* productive morning routine.<p>When the days get cooler, it's always more tempting to skip out on your morning workout plan to stay in your cozy climate-controlled apartment a little longer. Which is why it's great to have a backup plan that doesn't require, *gasp,* leaving your house at …

11 Perfect Beach Reads

Originally published on Kirkus. For more from Kirkus, click here.<p>Follow Kirkus on Twitter: www.twitter.com/KirkusReviews

Your Step By Step Content Marketing Strategy

Since content marketing is still a relatively new methodology – at least when we’re talking about digital marketing – it should come as no surprise that one of the most common searches associated with it is “content marketing strategy”. Just look at this suggested search provided by Google.<p>It’s …

Marketing

How to Get Noticed in Today's Crowded Business Environment

In recent conversations with some local entrepreneurs, they asked how they could get more visibility for their work and their products. I asked how they use public relations tactics, such as a pressroom or news releases to promote their businesses. Both just looked at me with a blank stare, not …

Public Relations

6 Secrets to More PR in Less Than an Hour a Day

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time: We who are raising startups, not pachyderms, know that the keys to success are persistence and consistency. Yet too many owners become frustrated because their businesses aren't winning the …

3 Simple Do It Yourself SEO Tips

Though search engine optimization (SEO) can be very competitive depending on the industry, there are five things every business owner can check to …

SEO

19 Free Website Design Tools

There are plenty of free tools and resources to help with your website design, whether you’re just looking for a little flare or you want ...

Design

Design 101: How to Make Great Graphics Without Design Skills

Intimidated by design? You’re not alone. Writing and coding is difficult enough on its own; visual content can feel like new (and, honestly, …

UI Design

UI/UX Principle #20: Use Icons Appropriately

An icon is “a symbol or graphic representation on a screen of a program, option, or window.” Icons are ubiquitous – you see them on computer …

UI Design

The Three Fundamental Principles Of Online Marketing

Launching a business is difficult. It’s always been that way. However, today, we live in an age that requires an inherent understanding of the convoluted Web that’s been woven. Without it, gaining traction for your online business could be futile.<p>While most people are caught spinning their wheels, …

Marketing

How to Become a Graphic Designer Without Going to College: A Definitive List of Tutorials and Advice

Graphics designing is one of the hottest job skills you could learn. According to some estimates, the average yearly pay of a graphic designer starts …

Going Retro: How to Bring New Creative Life to Your Designs With Retro Design

<i>Step into my time machine and let history inspire your next design.</i>Contemporary graphic design will often reference past eras and historical styles …

Graphic Design

6 Mapping Tools to Help Understand Your City

Boise: Transforming Transportation Won't Be Easy

<i>Idaho Statesman</i> reporter Sven Berg writes:<p>The transportation network needs to encourage people to ditch their vehicles in favor of walking, biking or …

Transportation

12 Must-Read Book Recommendations From Millionaire Entrepreneurs | Inc.com

Most successful people have mentors and coaches. Every successful person has a favorite books list. These millionaire entrepreneurs say their favorite books have had a significant impact on their success, and they have shared their must-read lists with me. Enjoy!<p>Karen Hough, founder and CEO, …

Yves Saint-Laurent

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What's your promise to the public?<p>One of the best things that the very good organization known as IAP2 has done is to publish and promote its …

Ten digital social innovators to watch

<b>What is digital social innovation?</b><br>The internet is playing an ever-increasing role in how we work, play and relate to each other. As a natural result of this, many of the most exciting new innovations that enable people to collaborate to address societal challenges are being developed online. At …

Best Project Management Software for 2015

Small Business Tools Series: Part 3<br>By Heather Catalano Last updated February 20, 2015<p>Part 3 of our Small Business Tools Series tackles the best …

The Definitive Guide To Marketing Your Business On Facebook

You probably won’t be surprised to learn that Facebook is the #1 social media platform used by businesses. In fact, according to eMarketer, 41% of US small businesses now use Facebook as part of their online marketing strategy.<p>Yet, despite its widespread usage, many business owners report that …

Marketing

5 myths about yoga

Today, nearly 10 percent of Americans have tried it, and few of us have to travel farther than a neighborhood strip mall to practice our chaturangas. Yoga's burgeoning trendiness isn't restricted to the United States, either. In December, the United Nations declared June 21 the International Day of …