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These Budget-Friendly Small Space Solutions Are So Smart

If you find yourself less than impressed with the current state of your small home, we've got a handful of ideas to spruce it up. And none of them …

Living Rooms

10 books every PR pro should read | Articles | Media Relations

Adapting quickly and learning continually are essential to a successful PR career.<p>Whether you’ve been out of school for two years or 10 years or are …

Writing

Car buying red flags: 5 signs you need to walk away from a deal

I entered the auto dealer’s showroom thinking the no-haggle approach was the new way of doing business. The hard-sell designed to separate me from more of my money, I thought, was a thing of the past.<p>That naïve notion was quickly dispelled.<p>There’s no better feeling, of course, than getting a good …

Personal Finance

These Free Online Courses From Google Will Boost Your Career No Matter What Business You're In

Google has a lot it wants to teach us. The search giant offers a massive number of online courses, many of them targeted to students or recent graduates through Grow with Google. Others will teach you programming languages or how to work with a specific technologies, or how to become an IT support …

Online Life

9 ways to prep your home before you leave for vacation

Getting ready for a vacation can be very stressful. What feels like a million different things have to be taken care of and organized so you can have a few days of relaxation in a place you only get to go once per year … if you're lucky.<p>Aside from packing and quadruple-checking your luggage, here …

Cleaning

Historic blunders: 50 worst product flops of all time

Some product launches can be spectacular failures, and Google Glass, an eyeglasses shaped head-mounted device with smartphone capabilities, failed in such a manner several years ago. It was meant to be the first piece of technology to connect the typical consumer to augmented reality.<p>Google …

These 6 Layout Mistakes Instantly Cheapen Your Home

Deciding on the layout of a room can be a daunting task. After all, it's one of the most important aspects of interior design. Misjudge the size of a …

Dining Rooms

Your Google account might be giving outside developers access to your data — here's how to disconnect apps you don't trust before they read your mail

You may not be the only one reading your messages in your Gmail account.<p>While Google itself has stopped scanning Gmail users' email, some third-party developers have created apps that can access consumers' accounts and scan their messages for marketing purposes, according to a new report in The …

Apps

Adobada

Adobada is a general term that refers to meat (often pork) that is marinated in a very thick, flavorful, chile-based mixture. When cooked in a hot …

Talking pictures: an expert’s guide to hanging them in your home

There’s an art to it, and a lot of fun to be had, even on a limited budget<p>“Art is a crucial layer in telling the story of a room,” says designer Martin Brudnizki. “It adds a whole other dimension to a space.” He should know. The mastermind behind some of London’s most sumptuous dining rooms, from …

South West London

DECORATE YOUR HOUSE WITH THESE DIY WALL HANGING IDEAS - KUKUN

One of the ways to make your room catch the eye is to add beautiful wall hangings. Wall hangings are anything that you put on your wall that hangs …

Wall Art

One Of The Hardest Decisions Marketers Make: Determining Target Personas -- 5 Experts Weigh In

I recently planned a graduate business school digital marketing program with over 20 speakers from the top, global, digital marketing and analytics firms presenting the latest and best uses of their platforms, tools and technologies. Recurring themes in virtually every presentation were …

What your LinkedIn profile says about you and how to improve it

Everything in the job search process is now very much online-focused for job candidates; from how you apply to jobs (through online application …

13 Best Practices For Designing Customer Satisfaction Surveys (CSAT)

There are many places you can go wrong in constructing and delivering a customer satisfaction survey that can keep you from getting an accurate picture of your customer experience. And most companies <i>do</i> go wrong in their survey design and delivery–often in multiple ways. (Alarming but true: If you …

Employee Engagement

Lightroom tips: Essential portrait edits

<b>Lightroom has a range of simple but powerful editing tools to transform your portraits. James Paterson reveals the most useful ones</b><p>1. Boost with …

How to Design a Stylish Playroom

Each week Mansion Global tackles an interior design topic with an elite group of designers from around the world who work on luxury properties. This …

Everything You Need to Know About Lavender (Plus 5 Kinds to Grow)

Everything you need to know about lavender is a lot. Remember the <i>Encyclopedia Britannica</i>? The final hardcover edition—with 32 alphabetized volumes …

10 Simple Rules for Foolproof Decorating

With these tips, successfully decorating your own home is simple.<p>Palette math: Choose one color for 60 percent of the room, a second color for 30 …

Home Decorating

4 Questions You Should Always Ask That Will Tell You Who Your Best Employees Are

Top performers usually check off all these boxes.<p><i>As a CEO, how do you know that your employee is an A, B, or C player? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Greg Skloot, founder of</b> …

The Art of Living Small

Two designers show how to live large in a little space.<p>Small is beautiful. These fourteen gorgeous images from The Art of Living Small are a lesson …

How to Raise Happy Kids: 10 Steps Backed by Science

<b>When you ask parents what they want for their kids, what’s usually the most common reply? They want their children to be</b> <b>happy</b><b>.</b><p>Via Raising Happiness: …

This Is the Most Popular Chili Recipe on Pinterest

Chili is a problem-solver in my kitchen. When I'm not sure what to make, or when I want a meal that makes a bunch of leftovers so I don't have to …

Egg Breakfast Recipes

Packed with nourishment, the egg is one of nature’s perfect foods. One large egg has varying amounts of 13 essential vitamins and minerals all for …

11 Smart Personal Finance Blogs You Should Read This Year

Blogs your checking account will approve of.<p>Even though I'm a financial planner, I still pay close attention to the financial advice and opinions of the smartest money experts all over the web. Why? Because no matter how money-savvy you are, there's always something more you can learn.<p>If you're …

How to Clean Your Camera lens: Tips and Tricks

A dirty lens is not your friend. In this video, photographer Joe Edelman is going to show you how to clean your camera lens and share with you my …

Need a Better Side-Hustle? Try Becoming an Influencer. Here's How

Brands are spending fortunes on influencer marketing. So why aren't you leveraging that opportunity?<p>Are influencers the next big thing? Well, they're pretty much the biggest phenomena out there right now. Many brands are spending fortunes on influencer marketing--leveraging such opportunities isn't …

How to master the art of perfect picture hanging

Hanging art, pictures and photographs correctly can be a daunting task. Art and framing consultant Marcus Wells shares his expertise.<p><b>What do pictures</b> …

Hung Up

Here’s How to Find the “Sweet Spot" of Any Lens for Optimum Sharpness, Depth & Color (VIDEO)

If you’re like most <i>Shutterbug</i> readers, with a full arsenal of lenses, you know that every lens performs differently in terms of color rendition, …

Whether or not you become incredibly successful comes down to the simple choices you make

If you want world-class success, you need to make world-class choices. Most people do not make world-class choices. Hell, most of the time they don't even make good ones.<p>As a result, their lifestyle is not world-class. They're overweight, unhappy, and stuck. They're broke, dating people they don't …

How Bayesian Networks Are Superior in Understanding Effects of Variables

<b>By Steven M. Struhl, ConvergeAnalytic.</b><p>Bayes Nets (or Bayesian Networks) give remarkable results in determining the effects of many variables on an …