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Is it a Good Deal? Quality Checklist for Wooden Furniture

When buying a new piece of furniture, one always has to make many choices - style, color, material, shape and size. A less obvious decision is to …

13 Fantastic Places to Find Background Music for Your Video Content

Many experts predicted that 2017-2018 would be the “age of video marketing on social media” and the data is showing that they were overwhelmingly …

Find Out Which Cognitive Biases Alter Your Perspective

Cognitive biases can change the way you see everything, and often in a bad way. Fortunately, just becoming aware of your biases can help you overcome …

Cognition

5 Reasons Why She Won't Sleep With You Anymore

• shares<p><i>Mike Berry knows why you’re not getting it on any more—and what you can do about it.</i><p>Someone once told me that if you put a marble in a jar …

10 Social-Media Trends to Prepare for in 2018

Powerful social-media trends affecting both users and brands are strengthening and accelerating.<p>In the past year, a number of significant stories involved social media: Facebook lured Snapchat users to Instagram, the president of the United States communicated official policy positions in 140 …

10 Words You're Probably Using Wrong -- and What to Say Instead

To save yourself some embarrassment, here are the definitions of 10 tricky word pairs.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Is your new co-worker antisocial or asocial? Is your spouse jealous or envious? Not sure? Don’t worry -- most of us get confused by these similar …

Psychology

12 Best Color Scheme Generator Web Apps for Designers

You're reading 12 Best Color Scheme Generator Web Apps for Designers, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow …

UI Design

How to Make Every Blog Article You Write Rank High in Google Search

So you’ve started blogging.It’s a great way to start building traffic, acquiring new customers, and developing brand awareness.But I have some bad …

Google Search

‘I hate you’: How to respond to a 4-year-old’s insults

<i>Q: Our 4-year-old will often (as in several times a day) call people bad names, specifically his dad and me. When he becomes upset about not being able to get or do what he wants (“No, you cannot have a Popsicle right before dinner”), he will call us a name (“Dum-dum” is his favorite right now) and</i> …

Parenting

21 free image sites to spruce up your visuals

To keep pace online, PR and marketing pros should have an arsenal of images.<p>Much more than mere aesthetic afterthoughts, compelling visuals can boost …

How to Link From Your Content to Build Leads and Connections

Provide value for your business with the right linking strategy.<p>Whenever we create digital content, we reference other web pages, either for further reading or to give a credit. In most cases, we link out in order to create better content and provide the reader with more information on the …

13 Not-So-Obvious Signs of Cheating

Most of us tend to give our partners the benefit of the doubt as far as fidelity goes. But the truth is, one in four relationships involves cheating, while only half of cheaters confess—which means that about one-eighth of the people in relationships are involved with someone who secretly isn't …

The Best Ways to Market Your Business on LinkedIn [Infographic]

Looking to get more out of LinkedIn? This new infographic provides an overview of LinkedIn's essential business features.

Infographics

Now that MOOCs are mainstream, where does online learning go next?

From AI-driven personalized learning to virtual reality, online courses will need to innovate to address their credibility issues and fulfill their enormous promise<p>There’s little doubt that online courses are proving popular with students all over the world. Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) …

Online Education

These Are The LinkedIn InMails That Get The Highest Response Rates

Dropping words like “talk,” “chat,” “call,” and “connect” makes it more likely you’ll hear back.<p>If you’re on LinkedIn and have a complete profile, there’s a good chance you’ve received “InMail,” the platform’s messaging feature for people who aren’t first-degree connections. Used well, InMail can …

Five questions with Doug Lacombe, president of Calgary digital marketer Communicatto

<b>How did social media become so nasty?</b><p>The short story is that a variety of people with nefarious purposes have found out these channels are free and available, and the tactics of negativity and fake news work fairly well, which is unfortunate for society. The longer story is that mainstream media is …

7 email scripts you can use to say no to anyone about anything

As a result, I often end up agreeing to things that I probably should've passed on in the first place.<p>Oh, you too?<p>Well, fortunately, I'm here to help. I've pulled together eight email templates that'll help you say "no" in a variety of situations. Customize them to your unique situation, and …

Employment

This Is The Cold Email I Used to Connect With C-Level Execs at 22 of the World's Biggest Companies

With little more than a subject line and a body, I was able to establish rapport, build a client base and generate revenue for my company.<p>Sending a cold email can make you feel like a scientist searching for alien life -- once it shoots out into the ether, the chances of ever hearing a response are …

10 Ways Smart People Stay Calm

The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance.<p>The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted research with more than a million people, and we’ve found that …

7 Reasons You Should Date a Virgo

If you've got yourself a virgo, consider yourself lucky. It's not always easy to impress women of this sign and they don't take relationships lightly. While it's understandable to assume that she's a cold person, know that she's very passionate and loving underneath. It just takes some time for her …

If a Guy Won’t Use Vibrators in Bed, Dump Him

You deserve good vibes only.<p>Every once in a while, Mercury leaves retrograde, the planets align, and you start dating a guy you're really excited about. As is common in the first few months of a relationship, the sex is frequent, and probably pretty good, because you're super into each other but …

Swiss Army Knives

How to Effectively Train Millennials in the Workplace

A new generation of learners requires a new approach to workplace training. Here are the six elements needed to professionally develop your Millennial employees.<p>According to Bersin by Deloitte, a leading research and advisory services firm, talent development is the second biggest challenge facing …

Human Resources

How to Improve your iPhone cell coverage with “Wi-Fi Calling”

Is your mountain cabin or home in a dead zone? You can help yourself or any of your family members if you’re familiar with this feature. This simple …

What is UX Writing?

There’s a new job in town. Well, maybe not “new,” but certainly popping up with increasing frequency. Google’s looking. Amazon’s looking. Dropbox, …

UX Design

Why Communication In Companies Is So Poor (And How To Get It Right)

When I began my first graduate job I came across a book written by one of the company leaders with the title: “Never confuse a memo with reality.” As a young analyst, I learnt a lot from the book. In particular the book focused on the difference between how things should be, and how things actually …

Employee Engagement

Quickly Learn the Differences Between Most Home Design Styles With This Chart

Whether you’re hunting for a new home to rent or buy, real estate listings love to use specific design terminology like “traditional ranch,” or …

Mid-Century modern

12 books to read this year if you want to get rich

To help make 2017 a prosperous year, we've highlighted 12 of our favorite personal-finance books — one for each month — from century-old classics to hot new releases.<p>No guarantees you'll get rich, but it can't hurt to kick off the new year with one of these gems.<p><i>Kathleen Elkins contributed to a</i> …

Personal Finance

14 books that will change the way you think about money

A lot of what holds people back from financial success are their thoughts and beliefs about money — not their job title or salary.<p>It turns out, you're probably already making enough money to become rich, as David Bach preaches in "The Automatic Millionaire"; and you <i>can</i> splurge on a $4 mocha and …

Personal Finance

The best time to stop dating and settle down, according to mathematics

Committing to a partner is scary for all kinds of reasons. But one is that you never really know how the object of your current affections would …