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Businesses in the City order the most team lunches in London

Businesses in the City place more orders for team lunches than than their counterparts in the rest of London, according to new data analysis.<p>City …

England

I Stopped Eating Carbs After 2:30 p.m. and It Changed My Body

Is timing really everything when it comes to eating carbs and staying slim?<p>Two weeks before my wedding I did what many brides have done before me and many will do after: I stopped eating carbohydrates. Now when I say carbs, I really mean grains and starchy foods. Broccoli was okay. Sushi rice? No. …

Nutrition

I Took 400 Meetings With Investors to Get My Startup Funded. Here's What I Learned.

Here are five strategies that early stage entrepreneurs can adopt as they begin fundraising for their company.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Yep, you read that headline right -- 400 meetings with investors. As a Silicon Valley entrepreneur who has raised seed …

Investing

The Best Abs Workouts: GQ’s Definitive Guide to Getting a Ripped Stomach

Want to look like Cristiano Ronaldo this summer? We asked some of the country's best trainers to share their favorite ways to get there.<p>The recipe for six-pack abs isn’t all <i>that</i> complicated: Crank out an abs workout, eat a nutrient-rich diet, and consume fewer late-night pizzas in a single sitting. …

Workouts

5 brands so strong they don't need a logo

A strong, memorable, self-contained marque just isn't enough in our increasingly multi-channel world. While logo design remains important, brands …

L.A.’s New Chief Design Officer: “Cities Are Squeezed . . . By Tech Companies”

The former L.A. Times critic talks about the major design challenges facing Los Angeles–and other cities–in the 21st century.<p>Last week, Christopher Hawthorne—the <i>Los Angeles Times</i>‘s architecture critic of 14 years—announced he’d be leaving his post to become L.A.’s first-ever chief design officer. …

5 tips for achieving brand consistency

Knowing how to follow brand guidelines can be a bit of a mystery. It's a practice that isn't taught much at design schools, so students can sometimes …

Here's Why You Shouldn't Design Your Brand for Instagram -- and What to Do Instead

Here are steps entrepreneurs need to take to build a strong brand that outlives the Instagram moment.<p>8 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When it comes to building a brand, entrepreneurs need to focus on developing a solid foundation of trust with customers -- not …

Marketing

Learn How To Design The Ideo.org Way For $35

At Ideo.org, a good process is key to good design. Through creative exercises–like prompts inviting you to discuss stories from your childhood–the social-impact nonprofit believes it can come up with new ideas, glean inspiration from unexpected sources, build empathy, and understand problems and …

10 Low-Carb Vegetarian Recipes That Will Have Meat Eaters Wanting Seconds

When recipes go meat-free, there's a tendency for them to be bulked up on the carbs—be it pasta, bread, or sweet potatoes. But just because you're …

Healthy Eating

9 Free Apps You Didn't Know Your Small Business Needed | Inc.com

When you're starting out as a small company, prices can easily skyrocket in the search for experienced, knowledgeable employees. But with the flourishing enterprise app market, solutions may be right at your fingertips -- literally!<p>While technology can't take the place of a real person, it can ease …

Apps

10 Of The Industries Hottest Designers You Need To Know | Inc.com

Let's face it. Design is no longer a "nice to have" for businesses. I've worked across industries, from fashion to automobiles, and see how important design is when it comes to brand recognition. It's a crucial component that can help businesses win in an ever-changing competitive world. To that …

5 Steps to Building Your Personal Brand From Scratch

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What would you like people to say about you?<p>As Jeff Bezos (founder of Amazon) famously said, “Your brand is what people say about you when you’re not in the room.”<p>Your personal brand is the sum total of what you do, how you do it and why …

How to Use Box Jumps

Box jumps are a foolproof way to gain power and strength. Find an elevated surface. Jump. Repeat. Master it, and you’ll build reactivity, agility, coordination, and balance, says Go Green, personal trainer and CrossFit instructor at Brick in New York City. These traits are key to improving your …

9 Steps to Take If You Want to Start Working Out for the First Time

If you're thinking about getting on that workout grind for the very first time ever, congratulations—from taking care of your mental health to …

Three Tips for Tightening the Tummy.

Like<p><b>Like</b> <b>Love</b> <b>Haha</b> <b>Wow</b> <b>Sad</b> <b>Angry</b><p><b>1</b><p>(<b>ThyBlackMan.com</b>) Exercise has undergone quite a few changes over the past fifty years. We know so much more about how …

28 Tips From Real Women Who Lost Weight and Kept it Off

Dropping pounds is no easy feat. Here, 28 women share the strategies they used to get slim—and stay that way.

Stunning Brand Identity and Packaging Design for Riley®

Riley® is a brand identity, packaging and art direction project created and shared by Panos Tsakiris on his Behance profile. I had to feature this …

Design thinking has to keep up with the future of human-machine interactions

As devices, technologies and new UI paradigms emerge and converge, consumers’ reliance on screens as the primary interface will shift, and websites and screen-based interactions will move to a more peripheral function. This will be a challenge to digital-experience providers, who for the past 20 …

Design Thinking

NIKE's new york headquarters makes a personal mark on the city

<b>the six-level, 150,000-square-foot space is not the only aspect of NIKE’s new york headquarters that makes its design impressive.</b> the interior’s …

The Bézier Game

Try | LinkWe’ve been using graphic design tools like Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop for years, but we still suck at using the pen tool. If you find …

How to Make Your Portfolio Stand Out

June 29, 2017Design is a fast growing industry with a vast array of opportunities, it’s an exciting time to build a dream career in the industry. …

Graphic Design Basics

Good graphic design is no accident<p>Graphic design is the process and art of combining text and graphics to communicate an effective message in the …

Balance - Basic Principles of Design

Balance in design is the distribution of elements of the design. Balance is a visual interpretation of gravity in the design. Large, dense elements …

UI Design

3 HIIT Workouts to Improve Runner Fitness

3 Effective HIIT Workouts<p>High-intensity interval training (HIIT) is one of the most effective ways to work out—period. By incorporating a HIIT …

The workout plan to get six-pack abs in 6 weeks

wundervisuals/Getty Images<p>wundervisuals/Getty Images<p><b>Duration</b> 60-75<p><b>Exercises</b> 5-8<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>For most guys, ripped abs are the holy grail of fitness: …

Workouts

How Ford’s New CEO Plans To Beat Tesla, Uber, And Google

Jim Hackett was raised on Ideo’s brand of design thinking. Can he use it to save the 114-year-old automotive giant?<p>In April 2017, the Ford Motor Company–114 years old, the second largest carmaker in the country behind General Motors, a stalwart of American manufacturing–was suddenly worth less than …

Design thinking — the skill every MBA student needs

When BMW sells a car, it knows what customers want. But the company also steps back to understand why they want it. What does a car mean to someone? …

11 design Instagram accounts to follow right now

Feast your eyes<p>It’s a fact of life for the visually inclined: You can never follow enough cool accounts on Instagram, especially those unexpected gems that show you the designed world in fresh ways. We’ve already shared dozens of accounts that cater to lovers of architecture, traditional design, …

Abandoned Buildings

6 Essential Steps to Creating Your Own Startup Logo

Everyone tells you that you need a startup logo, but nobody tells you how to make one. They just throw you to the metaphorical wolves, leaving you to …