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Custom Fronts: Bespoke Ikea Cabinet Doors Inspired by Nature

Custom Fronts launched at the start of the year as a stylish, sustainable kitchen design service that takes inspiration from nature. Founded by …

Kitchens

The Instant Kitchen Kit: 20 Remodelista Favorites on Amazon Prime

I’m the first to admit that not all Amazon innovations are a good thing (my name is “Alexa” after all), but when you need Iittala glasses in a …

How To Grow A Lemon Tree From Seed No Matter Where You Live

They say when life gives you lemons, make lemonade, but you really should do a whole lot more than that. This little citrus fruit not only offers a …

How to speak SEO with total confidence

DA, PA, WWW, SERP... there are so many acronyms in Search Engine Optimisation that our caps lock keys are permanently jammed. So how can you use the main ones without sounding like a ruddy fool?<p>First of all, SEO is a marketing discipline that predominantly focuses on growing reach in organic …

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Kitchen of the Week: Aya Brackett’s Hippie House Update in Oakland

When photographer Aya Brackett and her husband, Corey John Creasey, a freelance film director, wanted to upgrade the kitchen of their Oakland, …

Kitchens

Stories of Syrian Refugees: A Reading List

I am not a political scientist, an aid worker, nor a refugee. I don’t pretend to understand the intricacies of Syria’s politics or the motivations of …

Millennial to Millionaire: Stop Blaming Avocado Toast for Why We’re Not Buying Houses

Millennials rarely get a fair shake when it comes to, well, anything written about them, which is why it isn’t surprising to see a misguided post …

Home Ownership

My Grandmother’s Desperate Choice

As a child, I knew only that my grandmother had died when my mom was still a baby. The one time I asked what had happened to her, a bolt of panic flashed across my mother’s face. “A household accident,” was all she said.<p>I was twelve years old when she finally told me the truth. Some friends and I …

Empathy

David Sedaris Is Depressed

Donald Trump’s presidency seems to have only been kind to comedians and the wealthy. At the <i>Paris Review</i>, humorist and expatriate David Sedaris …

Donald Trump

How Instagram is reshaping restaurant design

When it came time to design their first restaurant, Media Noche, San Francisco entrepreneurs Madelyn Markoe and Jessie Barker found themselves lacking inspiration. Their designer had asked them for ideas and they felt like “deer in headlights.” Ultimately, Markoe says, they came up with a single …

Social Media

Twelve Truths About My Life With Bell’s Palsy

<i>Pam Moore | Longreads | July 2017 | 16 minutes (4,065 words)</i> 1. My face—and my life—split in half ten days after my second daughter was born.In the …

Parenting

How Patagonia Continues to Operate As a Model of Responsible Capitalism

How serious are you about saving the planet? Many marketing types say that activism is the new hot advertising strategy, but some businesses actually …

Patagonia

The Schools Transforming Immigrant Education

Schools for newcomers are trying to better meet their unique needs, but some worry they’re perpetuating segregation practices of old.<p>Katherine Zelaya sits in the front of her math class, leading her table of classmates in a word problem that’s asking them to determine the median and mean for a set …

Education

What's Actually Wrong With the U.S. Health System

A new report shows why American health care performs so poorly compared to its rivals—and suggests the Obamacare replacement proposals aren’t the way to fix it.<p>On the heels of the Senate’s latest attempt at replacing the Affordable Care Act, the Commonwealth Fund has released its latest evaluation …

Health Care

The Care and Keeping of Notebooks: A Reading List

I found my favorite notebook—a red Moleskine, narrow-ruled, hardback—at the Harvard Book Store while on vacation. I liked its bold color. Someone had …

Joan Didion

John Oliver on the Media’s Struggle to Confront Disinformation

<b>Did you share the general shudder when Kellyanne Conway introduced the idea of “alternative facts”?</b><p>It’s just a framing device, an ear-catching …

Kellyanne Conway
Creativity

Understand Your Users Better With This All-In-One Web Analytics Feedback Tool

<b>You know how</b> it is—it’s not easy being a designer these days. People have higher expectations but lower attention spans, and the work you spent 10 …

Analytics

Infographic: 5 Best Online Businesses To Start This Year

<b>If you are</b> thinking of becoming your own boss and starting your own business, the internet is filled with opportunities for aspiring</b> …

Infographics

Instagram Analytics: Which Metrics Really Matter?

These key figures can help you measure your reach and make smart moves that engage audiences to interact with your brand.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>With more than 100 million daily active users, Instagram has become nearly impossible for brands to ignore. That …

Marketing

Simple Ways to Improve Your Site’s SEO Ranking

<b>Search engine optimization</b> (SEO) is the organic way of appealing your target viewers and bringing consumers to your business website through search …

Algorithms

24 Digital Marketing Agencies That Specialize on Entrepreneurship

The Fortune 500 has all of Madison Avenue but where do you turn when your dream is to go from startup to big time?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>With the ever changing landscape of digital marketing, it is important to know which digital marketing agencies are making …

Marketing

What Works In Online Marketing? 7 Big Takeaways From A Survey 376 Online Marketers

The marketing world changes quickly, whether it’s from the emergence of new technology or a new strategy that everyone’s going crazy about. Last year, I created, distributed, and analyzed data from what I called the “<i>What Works in Online Marketing</i>” survey (2016 edition) to figure out exactly where …

Marketing

4 Instagram Ad Features Every Marketer Need to Know About

Instagram is fast becoming more than just a photo and multimedia sharing site. Many businesses are now taking their product marketing strategy to new …

Marketing

3 Common Mistakes to Avoid With Advertising on Facebook, According to a Social Media Expert | Inc.com

As a social media consultant and speaker, Andrea Vahl spends a lot of time on Facebook. But instead of checking out her friends pictures and profiles, she focuses on ads placed by all kinds of businesses. What she sees sometimes makes her shake her head.<p>"Facebook ads can feel very overwhelming when …

Facebook Ads

The Rules of Social Media Marketing Success: Value and Listening

You've made it this far.<p>You've listened to your audience, you've planned your social media marketing strategy. Over time, you built relationships and …

Public Relations

Is Visual Marketing the Key to Attracting More Clients?

Are you a business owner who wants to attract more clients to your brand in 2017? Do you think that your content marketing and social strategy needs …

Most Popular Hashtags: The Ultimate List (2017)

Since they were first used on Twitter in 2007, hashtags have grown to become a quintessential part of social media.Nowadays, they’re used extensively …

Social Media