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6 Marketing Tactics That Build Lifelong Loyalty

Before selling to your customers, engage them first.<p>Contributor<p>This story originally appeared on PR Newswire's Small Business PR Toolkit<p>Today’s customers are smart, technologically adept and unwilling to be lumped in with “the masses.” That’s why marketing techniques from even a few years ago no …

Customer Experience

A philosopher’s 350-year-old trick to get people to change their minds is now backed up by psychologists

The 17th century philosopher Blaise Pascal is perhaps best known for Pascal’s Wager which, in the first formal use of decision theory, argued that believing in God is the most pragmatic decision. But it seems the French thinker also had a knack for psychology. As Brain Pickings points out, Pascal …

Psychology

6 Books That Should Be on Every Entrepreneur's Reading List

Every book, try to get one takeaway.<p><i>What books should entrepreneurs read? originally appeared on Quora--the knowledge-sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by James Altucher, entrepreneur, angel investor, and best-selling author, on Quora:</b><p>I'm …

7 free design tools for freelancers on the go

'Take care of the pennies and the pounds will take care of themselves', so the saying goes. And every freelancer needs to keep those words of wisdom …

Web Design

7 Daily Rituals Successful People Use to De-Stress and Stay Productive

If you feel that stress is affecting your work, health, and well-being, you are not alone. Here are some tips on how to de-stress that actually work.<p>Today most of us are expected to do more with less. We lead lives that are more demanding on every front--work, family, social, health--with little …

Mindfulness

Overpass Collapses in India: Pictures

India

Young star caught cooking up planets | Cosmos

<b>For the first time, astronomers have spied a distinct clump</b> of dust sitting in a ring right beside a young star, which they claim is the first stage …

The Black Hole Collision That Reshaped Physics

The event was catastrophic on a cosmic scale—a merger of black holes that violently shook the surrounding fabric of space and time, and sent a blast …

Physics

This 4-Minute Video Explains Where We Should Be Looking for Aliens

Statistics tells us that looking for worlds just like our own is probably not the way to go—smaller and darker worlds are more likely to have intelligent life.<p>There are a lot of planets in the universe. With hundreds of billions of galaxies in the observable universe, and hundreds of billions of …

Planets

Woman Witnesses Fatal Car Accident, Continues To Eat Her Pizza

Big cities breed apathy like nowhere else on Earth, and the longer someone lives in a major city alongside millions of people the more cancerous …

10 New Year's Resolutions Entrepreneurs Should Make Every Year

Entrepreneur and Connector<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As we rapidly approach the New Year, it’s the time to start thinking about those resolutions that we’ll work on in 2016. The problem with resolutions is that they often fail because we’ll never reach these …

Entrepreneurship

Here's How Your Dog Really Feels About You, According To Science

Image: Yaisin Bulut via Getty Images<p>Let’s talk about puppy love. Not youthful romance, but the love between a person and his or her pooch. As every dog lover knows, canine companions make for some of the best friends we could wish for. They play with us, cuddle with us, listen to us and make us …

Curious Deer Photobombs Baby's Photoshoot and Turns It into a Magical Portrait

Photographer Megan Rion of Imagine That Photography was capturing 1-month-old Connor Rogers' portrait when an intrigued woodland creature unexpectedly interfered. While Connor was serenely sleeping on a hay stack surrounded by gourds and autumn leaves, a curious deer name Maggie wandered over. When …

Cute

The Small Business Guide to Creating a Perfect Logo

Your logo is not just a picture; it's your brand's identity. Used in virtually all marketing materials, from your website and business cards to advertisements and social media, it plays a prominent role not only in people remembering your brand, but how they perceive the value of it.<p>If you want to …

Neon Paint Brings Ordinary Portraits to Life

Light effects are just about as versatile as the imagination. The possibilities are endless. This is what Portuguese photographer Hid Saib discovered …

How to Take Photos in Low Light

Images of night scenes never fail to impress. Night-time images have great ambiance, something which is often absent in flat, bright, daylight …

Landscape Photography

Supermoon Dates 2014: Two New Moons Coming in January

There are five supermoon dates in 2014, with the first coming on January 1.<p>That will be a new moon, as will another new moon coming on January …

Astronomy

10 Web Design Trends You Can Expect to See in 2014

This will be the trend that we hope never ever dies. As the Web grows and becomes more involved, and as more things are developed, designers and Web developers are going to get their hands on them. If you thought parallax scrolling techniques were cool, just you wait.<p>Expect to see many more things …

Crane Operator Captures Stunning Photos of Shanghai from Above

Amateur photographer Wei Gensheng has taken advantage of multiple opportunities as a crane operator to capture stunning images of Shanghai from over 2,000 feet above the city. Working on the final construction stages of the Shanghai Tower, said to be the tallest building in China and the second …

Photography

Photographer's Girlfriend Continues to Lead Him Around the World

<b>Praktik Hotel – Madrid, Spain</b><p>Russian photographer Murad Osmann continues to be led around the world by his girlfriend Nataly Zakharova in his ongoing <i>Follow Me</i> project. With her back facing the camera, Zakharova eagerly holds the hand of her photographer boyfriend, guiding him through various …

Barcelona

Hacker posts Facebook bug report on Zuckerberg’s wall

A Palestinian information system expert says he was forced to post a bug report on Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook page after the social network’s …

Social Media

Three months from today, Google Play will have more total app downloads than Apple

Mobile