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Powerful "Humans of the Street" Portraits Give a Voice to the Homeless People of Montreal

What began as an homage to Brandon Stanton's <i>Humans of New York</i> has turned into a powerful photo project that sheds much-needed light on the often ignored lives of homeless people in Montreal. Parisian-born photographer Mikal Theimer started <i>Humans of the Street</i> as a subproject of <i>Portraits of …

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5 Effective Twitter Strategies You Don't Know

In 2001, when my business partner and I first founded our education company, Imagine Easy Solutions, getting the word out about our product was very different compared to today.<p>We didn’t have communities like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or Pinterest to spread our message. Instead, we spent days …

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These Oscars Advertisers Got the Biggest Brand Lifts on Social Media

Samsung didn't need an epic Oscars selfie this year. It beat out other TV advertisers in terms of positive social media sentiment, according to …

This Hipster Business Name Generator Is About to Become Your New Obsession

Forget all those sites that randomly generate band names, stripper names and hobbit names. This one could make you rich, my friends. Brooklyn …

10 Must-See Digital Marketing Stats From the Week: Nov. 17-21

Here are this week's 10 most enticing data points from the digital marketing space, including stats from newsmakers Uber and Flurry. Check them out …

Heineken Is Cannes’ Marketer of the Year

The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity will honor Heineken its Creative Marketer of the Year at the festival in June.<p>Past honorees …

Starter Kit to Bali

Bali is the ultimate paradise. Conjuring screensaver images of beaches, centuries-old temples, pampering villas, and even healers, the Hindu-driven …

Writing Fiction: 3 Ways to Build a Stronger Story

Authors face a great many challenges as we put together our manuscripts. Primary among them is working to erase our tracks on the page, creating a …

9 Books Aspiring Writers Must Read

<i>Today’s guest post is by freelance writer Nicolette Morrison:</i><p>One of the “rules” often touted is that writers must always spend hours reading. It …

Unique Engagement Ring Box Pirouettes the Ring Like a Blooming Flower

Marriage proposals can be scary, even if you know that the other person will say yes. How and where you'll ask is always a factor, as well as where to hide the ring. After all, it'd be tragic if it were discovered beforehand. A slimline engagement ring box called <i>Clifton</i> solves this potential …

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How Social Good Summit Unfolded on Social Media

Social Good Summit 2014 marked the fifth annual congregation of some of the world's brightest minds in the social good space.<p>While the event takes …

Lance Armstrong in Purgatory: The After-Life

After a great fall, what do we remember? We remember the cheating, and the lies. We remember the cult of personality that we eagerly embraced, and then felt betrayed by. But what of the man who fell? What about the work he didn't cheat at? What about the 16 years Lance Armstrong spent building a …

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The complete guide to working out before work

Life inevitably gets in the way of your gym date. That’s why people who exercise in the morning are more likely to stick with it, Barbara Brehm, a professor of exercise and sport studies at Smith College in Massachusetts and author of the recently released textbook, <i>Psychology of Health and Fitness</i>, …

Fitness

Our Favorite Burger Recipes from Classic to "Crunchified"

Juicy burgers—from beef, to turkey, to veggie—that you'll want to get on your grill right now.<p><b>Fire up that grill already</b>—it's practically begging for one of these juicy burgers to make that delightful sizzling noise.

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The Five Superpowers of Marketing

Customers are more connected and empowered than ever before. If you want to win their hearts and minds, you have to master the latest technology, assimilate vast quantities of data, engage and delight your customers, and deliver products and services that surpass expectations. Plus you have to …

Instagram is the 'best platform for brands' in 2013, beating out Facebook, Twitter, and Google+

Instagram is the best platform for brands, according to a new study that reviewed all brands on social with over 25 fans on each of four major social platforms: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.<p>“With increases in fan/follower engagement nearly three times that of other networks studied, …

iPhone 6: Say Goodbye to Cracked Screens, Scratched Displays, or Color Distortion of Any Kind

But then there are some sources that you just know are reliable. Marques Brownlee is one such source. And this video of the iPhone 6 display is …

NOVA: A Wireless Flash for Better iPhone Photos

We all know how harsh and unrelenting that flash on our phones can be and luckily there are people out there that create things like Nova to help us …

Kneel Before Panem and Its Fantastic Propaganda for the Next Hunger Games

The Panem propaganda machine is officially cranking up for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1. Seven beautiful posters, each honoring a different …

Destination Brasil - Typography

The World Cup in Brazil is full steam ahead and the games are not disappointing, with big scores and great matches. The coolest thing for me as a …

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A Beautiful Holiday Home in Brindisi, Italy

House Ceno, a holiday home located in Brindisi, Italy.<p>Italian architect Daniele Corsaro has completed this beautiful holiday home in 2012. House Ceno …

The Sweet and Simple Marketing Lesson From 'House of Cards'

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A few months ago, I got a hankering for BBQ ribs. As someone who doesn’t typically indulge in ribs and the sort, I found myself frequenting local southern BBQ restaurants and even cooking ribs myself. So what was the cause of this sudden …

How to Create a Marketing Plan

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Firms that are successful in marketing invariably start with a marketing plan. Large companies have plans with hundreds of pages; small companies can get by with a half-dozen sheets. Put your marketing plan in a three-ring binder. Refer …

5 Things Productive Entrepreneurs Do Each Day

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>This is probably an understatement, but entrepreneurs are some of the busiest people around. A day in the life of an entrepreneur is chock-full of business decisions, research and networking. Because there’s so much to do and so little …

A Barcelona Apartment Gets a Renovation

Croatia-born, Barcelona-based architect Eva Cotman designed this small apartment which needed an interior renovation. Located in Raval, the Ciutat …

Central London Flat by VW+BS

If you’re wondering where I’ve moved to (in my dreams), it’s to this Central London Flat designed by VW+BS. I mean, it’s super dreamy with tons of …

An Unconventional House with a Sliding Roof

Living in a glass house might sound tempting, but let’s be honest – it’s not that practical. Whether it’s too hot or too cold, there’s little to no …