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How To Change Your Eating Habits To Have A More Productive 2016

Eating right in the New Year isn’t about deprivation, it’s understanding what your metabolism needs to reset and maximize your energy.<p>Sledding down the hill of holiday gluttony straight into a field of ambitious resolutions can be a jarring adjustment at best. We spend the holidays gorging on fatty …

El Chapo Speaks

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Most Anticipated: The Great 2016 Book Preview

We think it’s safe to say last year was a big year for the book world. In addition to new titles by <b>Harper Lee</b>, <b>Jonathan Franzen</b>, and <b>Lauren Groff</b>, we …

Books

Why You Should Never Cross Your Arms Again

This story originally appeared on Buffer<p>Body language is older and more innate for us as humans than even language or facial expressions. That’s why people born blind can perform the same body language expressions as people who can see. They come pre-programmed with our brains.<p>I’ve always been …

Body Language

5 Lessons From The Kickstarter Designer Who’s Been Making A Poster A Day For A Year

Alex Proba has dedicated 30 minutes daily to her poster-a-day project. Here’s what other designers could learn from her discipline.<p>Kickstarter designer Alex Proba carves out 30 minutes every evening to make a poster. After long days working on client projects–including, say, bringing Kickstarter …

How to Negotiate with Someone More Powerful than You

<i>HBR STAFF</i><p>Going into a negotiation with someone who holds more power than you do can be a daunting prospect. Whether you are asking your boss for a new assignment or attempting to land a major business deal with a client, your approach to the negotiation can dramatically affect your chances of …

6 Subtle Things Highly Productive People Do Every Day

<b>Know how many days a week you're actually productive?</b><p><b>About three:</b><p>People work an average of 45 hours a week; they consider about 17 of those hours to be unproductive (U.S.: 45 hours a week; 16 hours are considered unproductive).<p>We could all be accomplishing a lot more — but then again, none of us …

Time Management

Brands Need to Know Their Purpose and What They Aspire to Be

Kinship is everywhere. It’s empathy in action: a hug, a comforting word, the backbone of a friendship. Kinship is fundamentally selfless, …

Jonah Berger Knows How to Make This Video Go Viral

When Jonah Berger was in college his grandmother suggested he read Malcolm Gladwell’s <i>The Tipping Point</i>, which explored how small things can make large impacts. While the book helped inspire Berger’s career, he says Gladwell got it wrong and didn’t back up his ideas with science.<p>He likes making bold …

The Ultimate Guide to Going Pro as a Photographer

How-To's

4 Steps to Starting a Web Business Without Knowing Coding

<i>Eddy Lee, Ph.D, is a venture capitalist investing in Silicon Valley and Singapore. He is also a Consulting Assistant Professor at Stanford University.</i><p>So you have a great idea for a new mobile app or Web service—but you don’t know anything about coding or developing. You might have started searching …

Essential Retouching Tools for Face & Hair

– The most commonly used skin and hair retouching tools in Photoshop are the Healing Brush, Spot Healing Brush and Clone Stamp tool.<p>– In the Clone …

The Ultimate Guide To The Frequency Separation Technique

Chances are you have already learned what Frequency Separation (FS) technique is, as it became mainstream in the past few years. However, many FS …

Retouching Guidelines & Considerations

The general term “Retouching” can be categorized under the following subject-specific areas of Portrait, Editorial, Commercial, Beauty and Creative …

Secrets to Crafting Top-Quality Beauty Portraits: Posing & Framing

This is yet another article of the Secrets to Crafting Top-Quality Beauty Portraits series. If you haven't read the first three, you can find them …

This Is Generation Flux: Meet The Pioneers Of The New (And Chaotic) Frontier Of Business

The future of business is pure chaos. Here’s how you can survive–and perhaps even thrive.<p><b>DJ Patil pulls a 2-foot-long metalbar</b> from his backpack. The contraption, which he calls a “double pendulum,” is hinged in the middle, so it can fold in on itself. Another hinge on one end is attached to a …

The Secrets Of Generation Flux

How brilliantly managed chaos sparks success inside Nike, Box, Cisco, Foursquare, Intuit, and more.<p><b>If Wes Anderson ever</b> conjures up a hipster mad scientist, he’ll look a lot like Aaron Levie, the cofounder and CEO of an Internet company called Box. Levie’s a mess of jangly nerves, topped by a wild …

Grabbing Life By The Balls: A Conversation With “Hey” Amber Rae

Does this deeply funded, eternally incubated startup generation need more encouragement? Yeah, actually. And Amber Rae is making a business out of it.<p>Revolution.is founder Amber Rae is an Internet soothsayer.<p>Each morning, she wakes up, drinks a green smoothie, and checks her social networks. Then …

Generation Flux: DJ Patil

Our profile of DJ Patil, Data Scientist at Greylock Partners. His career includes being a researcher at Los Alamos, a Defense Department fellow, a virtual librarian for Iraq, a web-security architect for eBay, and head of a data team at LinkedIn, where his team created “People You May Know.”<p><b>DJ</b> …

Generation Flux Salon: What Does Talent Look Like In An Age Of Flux?

Welcome to the 21st century, an era when the old rules have changed and the new ones are evolving all the time. Share your strategies for navigating this era of chaos–and learn from some of the most successful members of the league of innovators dubbed Generation Flux by <i>Fast Company</i> editor-in-chief …

Generation Flux: Baratunde Thurston

A look at Baratunde Thurston, the Director of Digital at The Onion, a Harvard philosophy major turned consultant turned standup comedian and author of How to Be Black. Flux to the core.<p><b>Baratunde Thurston had been up most of the night</b>. When the New York City police descended on Zuccotti Park at 1 …

Generation Flux: Raina Kumra

Raina Kumra is a former documentary filmmaker, digital strategy guru at Wieden+Kennedy, and founder of Light Up Malawi, but is now a federal contractor–the Codirector of Innovation at the federal agency, the Broadcasting Board of Governors.<p><b>“Fear holds a lot of people back,”</b> says Raina Kumra, 34. …

Terri Kelly, The “Un-CEO” Of W.L. Gore, On How To Deal With Chaos: Grow Up

Embrace “rainmakers,” says the leader of the company behind Gore-Tex. Her mantra for seeing 10,000 associates in dozens of countries through turbulent times: maturity.<p>Terri Kelly is the “un-CEO” of W.L. Gore, the brand best known for consumer products like Gore-Tex fabric and Elixir guitar strings …

4 Ways John Landgraf Slays Fear, Failure, And Blandness On Screen And Behind The Scenes At FX

The fearless, GenFlux approach to green-lighting shows such as “The Shield,” “Louie,” “Justified,” and “It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia” is also the backbone of the network president’s management style.<p>What do you get when you cross a vigilante lawman, a depraved Philadelphia gang, and Louie CK? …

The Four-Year Career

Lessons from the new world of quicksilver work, where “career planning” is an oxymoron.<p><b>Adam Hasler looks like</b> a footloose millennial. He’s worked as a model, waited tables, and lived all over the world. But at 28, there’s more to his résumé than meets the eye.<p>He earned a dual degree in history and …

Top 50 Startups in New York City you need to know about

<i>Courtney Boyd Myers and Erica Berger are the founders of 3460 Miles, a bi-weekly newsletter that connects the New York and London tech, design, and social good communities. Sign up for their newsletter and find them on Twitter and Facebook.</i><p>New York City is chock full of startups shaking up …

Madison Avenue’s Identity Crisis (And Why Silicon Valley Still Needs To Learn From The Ad Industry)

By Rei Inamoto4 minute Read<p>In the last year or two, more and more of my colleagues in the advertising world have expanded their award show and event …

Startups

The 4 Weapons Of Exceptional Creative Leaders

By Charles Day9 minute Read<p>For the leader of a company powered by creativity, the difficulties of navigating today’s complex marketplace are …