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What Tech Insiders Are Reading Right Now

We asked 10 people doing good work in the industry to recommend 5 books each. The result is a goldmine for summer readers.<p>Whether you’re staring at some vacation time or just always on the hunt for something good to read, we’ve got some suggestions for ya (big surprise, right?). But this time, we …

This Is How Sleep Deprivation Affects Your Appearance

It goes from mostly bad to much worse. We're talking premature aging, puffy eyes, and being grouchy. Go to bed now!<p>It takes one cruddy night of sleep for someone to remark on how terrible you look. Like, <i>Gee, thanks</i>, as if you didn’t already feel like a shell of yourself, now you get a reminder that …

James Harden

Generation Z: 5 Ways to Attract The Next Wave of Consumers

Millennials have been the biggest moving target for businesses large and small for years. We’ve all been trying to unlock the secrets of getting …

The Art of Elsewhere

Gorey’s Worlds<p>an exhibition at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, Connecticut, February 10–May 6, 2018; and the Tacoma Art Museum, …

Tribes

• <b>Author:</b> Seth Godin<p><b>The New York Times, BusinessWeek, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller that redefined what it means to be a leader.</b> <br>Since it was first published almost a decade ago, Seth Godin's visionary book has helped tens of thousands of leaders turn a scattering of followers into a loyal …

HOW Promotion & Marketing Design Awards

wins a free Big Ticket registration to HOW Design Live 2019 (up to a $2,295 value)<p>is invited to take part in a main-stage trophy presentation at HOW …

Regional Design Annual: Print's Yearly Design Competition & Awards

<b>Prizes</b><p>All Winners will be <b>published</b> in PRINT’s <i>The Best of Design</i> (formerly <i>365 Days of Design Inspiration</i>), a hardcover book showcasing the best from …

This Simple Solution Will Eliminate Tons of Conflict From Your Life

Make your life easier by following these skill sets to wipe out conflict from your life.<p>Conflicts. Arguments. Frustrations. Even for all the toughies out there, fighting with companions is never fun. Interpersonal struggles, no matter how minor, are destructive and can eventually come to erode …

Saudi arrests of princes consolidates another's power grab

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's heir to the throne is overseeing an unprecedented wave of arrests of dozens of the country's most powerful …

How AI Is Already Changing Business

<b>Erik Brynjolfsson,</b> MIT Sloan School professor, explains how rapid advances in machine learning are presenting new opportunities for businesses. He breaks down how the technology works and what it can and can’t do (yet). He also discusses the potential impact of AI on the economy, how workforces …

Best Practices for Qualitative User Research

No matter how big or small your user research project is, if you are going to do user research, you want to make sure that you are doing it right. …

6 Tips to Crushing Your Deadlines

How to cross more off your to-do list every day.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A lot of us are usually overcome with excitement at the prospect of a new job or taking on a new challenge. Unfortunately, the novelty does not last very long when we get hit with wave after …

10 Essential Qualities for Living an Authentically Empowered Life

Success is the process of becoming the best version of yourself.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>To be powerful in the business world you must possess the essential qualities that will guarantee to keep you ahead of the game. The majority of people do not reach the …

Are You Constantly Worrying About the Future? If So, You're Risking Your Success Potential in These 3 Ways.

Worrying about the future might seem productive, but it can actually hurt you in the long run.<p>Focusing on the future can be helpful when it comes to taking control of your own productivity and achieving your goals, but there's a downside we don't often acknowledge. As many of us know, <i>focusing</i> on …

10 Best Tips for Award-Winning Logo Design

Crowdsourcing CEO shares logo design advice from the top designers on crowdSPRING.<p>When starting a new company, it makes sense to become obsessed with perfecting your product -- but what about your brand? Creating a new website has become almost effortless, with sites like Wix and Squarespace. As …

Graphic Design

6 Successful Designers-Turned-Entrepreneurs Share Their Biggest Business Lessons

If TV celebrities can run countries, why can’t designers run businesses?<p>They can. And they do. And most importantly, they do it successfully.<p>Let’s just get one thing straight. A design entrepreneur is light years away from your typical product or graphic designer, who is notoriously known for …

Who needs brainstorming? Brainwriting gets way more ideas, this prof says

There’s a better way than a brainstorm to get creative thinking out of your team, says Leigh Thompson, professor at Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. She teaches teamwork and negotiation to aspiring company leaders and explains techniques that she says are scientifically …

6 unusual habits of the world’s most creative people

I expend a huge amount of my time and energy writing books and articles and working to keep my company innovative. I’ve developed an obsession with …

14 Things Ridiculously Successful People Do Every Day

The world's most successful people have some unique habits. Try them out and see where they take you.<p>Having close access to ultra-successful people can yield some pretty incredible information about who they really are, what makes them tick, and, most important, what makes them so successful and …

A Secret History Of Selling Out: How Designers Reluctantly Embraced The Corporate World

From planned obsolescence to focus groups, designers and corporations haven’t always seen eye to eye.<p>“Do I want to be honest but broke, or do I want to prostitute myself and be loaded?” In 1961, Bernard Benson, a British aviation designer, articulated one of his generation’s core dilemmas: selling …

51 Top Articles Sharing the Very Best Writing Tips

In need of some sage writing tips and not sure where to turn?<p>Sometimes finding the right writing advice can be next to impossible, especially if …

Creative Writing

The End Of Advertising

Forrester Research on Tuesday published a report led by analysts James McQuivey and Keith Johnston that suggests CFOs should set aside money -- about …

Mobile Devices

How To Avoid The Dreaded Freelance Dry Spell

It happens to the best of us, though the isolated nature of freelancing makes it seem like the person who is going through a freelance dry spell is the <i>only person</i> who has ever been without work for a few weeks. Sometimes, though rarely, these dry spells are unpredictable. They are terrifyingly …

How to Act Quickly Without Sacrificing Critical Thinking

An unbridled urgency can be counterproductive and costly. If you’re too quick to react, you can end up with short-sighted decisions or superficial solutions, neglecting underlying causes and create collateral damage in the process.<p>But if you’re too deliberative and slow to respond, you can get …

How using Design Thinking will fix Design Thinking

Design Thinking continues to be a hot topic (this article is one of many talking about it). Design Thinking has been hyped and even fetishized but there are also voices questioning its value, impact, and relevance.<p>Design Thinking faces criticism for its lacking integration with business and …

America’s unhealthy obsession with productivity is driving its biggest new reading trend

“I probably started reading ultra hardcore about seven or eight years ago,” says Tom Bilyeu, an entrepreneur based in Los Angeles. “Ultra hardcore” means that Bilyeu reads everywhere: While he brushes his teeth, while he gets dressed, in the 30 seconds it takes to cross rooms in his house, he’s …

Audiobooks

How to price logo design services

When it comes to talking about money, logo design is one of the most contentious areas of graphic design. After all, how much work can it possibly …

A Better Way to Set Strategic Priorities

Smart leaders understand that their job requires them to identify trade-offs, choosing what <i>not</i> to do as much as what <i>to</i> do. Grading the importance of various initiatives in an environment of finite resources is a primary test of leadership.<p>To meet this challenge, leaders often turn to rank ordering …

The Creative Habits of Einstein, Picasso and Mozart

IQ alone cannot explain creative spark<p>Intelligence is not enough to create extraordinary work. If you have ever channeled all your energy and time towards finishing an artwork, a composition or a passion project, you will understand what it means to lose yourself in a meaningful work.<p>The most …

After a breakup, being tired of feeling sad is a good first step

By Carolyn Hax<p>Carolyn Hax<p>Advice columnist<p>Email Bio Follow<p><i>Dear Carolyn: I’m 25 and my boyfriend of five years just broke up with me. I was completely blindsided — I had been going through a difficult time at a new job and for a few weeks was admittedly absorbed with my own problems. I was leaning on</i> …

Employment