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Ripoff or Rival? Here’s How the Sneaker World Is Split By Copying

For decades, Dutch photographer Hans Eijkelboom watched the world go by.<p>Hidden in plain sight, Eijkelboom photographed public squares all around the …

See Inside the Worst Opioid Addiction Crisis in U.S. History | Time

Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies – what digital money really means for our future

<b>What is a cryptocurrency? Is it like bitcoin?</b><br>In a word, yes. Bitcoin was the first cryptocurrency, and is still the biggest, but in the eight years since it was created pretenders to the throne have come along.<p>All of them have the same basic underpinnings: they use a “blockchain”, a shared public …

Cryptocurrency

50 Tough Questions You Never Ask Yourself, But Should

Lasting growth begins with introspection. These thought-provoking questions will set you up to achieve your life and business goals in the New Year.<p>With the dawn of every New Year, pledges are made by hopefuls everywhere to do or change something big in their life and business. Most of these …

Self-improvement

Content Marketing In 2018: Trends And Tools For Success

As technology and search engines change, so do the strategies marketers use to engage their customers online. If you aren’t staying on top of the newest trends in content marketing, your brand will be left behind, plain and simple.<p>But the average business owner or marketer can get overwhelmed …

Marketing

Does being stoned improve your sex life?

<b>Feelings we commonly associate with being stoned are giggliness and a sense of calm.</b><p>And although it’s not often talked about, loads of people also …

13 Must-Know Facts for Cannabis Beginners

People will wonder. People will ask questions about cannabis, especially if they have never used it before. People will try cannabis-derived products …

Why we pretend to know things, explained by a cognitive scientist

New research explains why we pretend to know more than we do.<p>Why do people pretend to know things? Why does confidence so often scale with ignorance? Steven Sloman, a professor of cognitive science at Brown University, has some compelling answers to these questions.<p>“We're biased to preserve our …

Critical Thinking

The Concept of the Weekend Is Dying

On May 1, 1886, in booming, industrial Chicago, at least 30,000 workers walked off the job in what would become one of the most famous rallies for a shorter workweek in America. The shutdown left the usually smoke-filled skies eerily clear. The “great refusal,” as it is sometimes known, ultimately …

Medical Journals

Gossamer, a Media Brand for New Cannabis Culture

With its minimalist design and millennial POV, the venture is targeting a new generation of smokers with a ‘green lens’ on travel, food and</b> …

9 types of people who never succeed at work

<i>LinkedIn Influencer Travis Bradberry originally published this post on LinkedIn.</i><p>Experience and knowledge are rapidly losing their relevance to success in the workplace.<p>Harvard economist David Deming studied workplace tasks from 1980 to the present day and found that those that emphasize social …

Millennial workers care most about salary — here are the 9 highest-paying jobs for young people

To many people, money isn't everything.<p>But that's not how millennials see it — at least when it comes to their career.<p>According to U.S. News & World Report's latest ranking of the highest-paying jobs for millennials, more than 1,000 surveyed Americans aged 20 to 34 said salary is the most important …

How to Be Better at Canceling Plans—Especially When You’re Dealing With Social Anxiety

Picture this: You’re relaxing at home relishing the bliss of alone time and a plush mattress. Suddenly, a ping from your phone grabs your attention, and, sure enough, it’s a text from a friend confirming your approaching plans. If you’re being extra honest with yourself, not only are you less than …

Self-help

Stanford professor explains how to deal with ‘a**holes’

How do you deal with someone who grinds your gears?<p>A Stanford professor has spent more than a decade researching “a**hole behaviour" and has come up …

Millennials Perceive 'Good Leadership' Differently Than Everyone Else--and They're Right

Millennials get a bad rap. Here's what leaders should really know about the U.S.'s largest workforce.<p>I was recently working with the CEO of a large technology firm in Boston who, over dinner, began venting about his employees. He told me that many of them felt entitled, were lazy, and expected …

Leadership

I’ve had social anxiety disorder – and know you don’t have to live with it | Kamran Ahmed

Research showing popular kids become more socially anxious adults may illuminate the condition’s origins. But what sufferers actually need is help<p>• Kamran Ahmed is a psychiatrist and film-maker<p>A fascinating study from the University of Virginia has shed new light on the much-ignored problem of …

Mental Health

Why People Smoke Weed to Treat Depression

Smoking weed to feel less depressed is a well-known phenomenon—but does it actually work?<p>Your typical stoner is a jolly sort. Keanu Reeves' face displays the same flat affect whether he's discovering that he knows kung fu or learning that Morpheus has been kidnapped. The high highs, the low …

Cannabis

These 5 Tricks Will Make You Look and Feel More Attractive, Says Science

Despite commonly held beliefs, plenty of studies have proven that attractiveness doesn't always come down to physical beauty. While we've all …

Depression Versus Bipolar

Depression looks different on each person. Some people are irritable, others isolate from their friends and many people sleep too much or not enough. Depression isn’t a “one-size-fits-all” condition. There are different types of depression and it’s important each of them. That’s why it can be hard …

Who Are the New Yuppies?

The term “yuppie” now feels so dated that it occasionally seems an entire social class has vanished. If the suit-wearing Patrick Batemans of the …

Tried Influencer Marketing and It Didn’t Work? Here Is What You Should Do

Companies have long sought to get their products in the hands of influential people.By associating your brand with the right trendsetters, it leaks …

Clean raving: how club culture went wild for wellness

With non-alcoholic raves thriving and nightclubs serving up meditation and hip-hop yoga, a new breed of promoter is bringing mindfulness to the masses<p>The stench of dead flesh and discarded bones wafts through a chattering crowd dressed in sequins, wacky wigs and neon Lycra. It’s 7am, and hundreds …

Posters

How To Finally Break Bad Habits And Form Good Ones

<i>This story is adapted from</i> <b>The Brave Athlete</b> <i>by Dr. Simon Marshall and Lesley Paterson. Their cutting-edge brain training guide solves the 13 most</i> …

31 Simple Marketing Cheat Sheets For Business Owners That Don't Understand Marketing

Marketing your business can be tough, and it helps to have excellent resources to keep you up-to-date and effective.<p>This list covers 31 of my favorite guides, checklists and cheat sheets that cover the basics of marketing: everything from SEO, to email marketing, to social media, to blogging. Add …

Marketing

Amazon's Real Target Isn't Whole Foods. It's Everything You Buy.

The really tempting margins are in consumer products. Look out, Procter & Gamble and Colgate-Palmolive.<p>"Your margin is my opportunity." This aphorism favored by Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos is the lens through which we should evaluate Amazon's intention to buy Whole Foods. After the …

eCommerce

Study: 64 percent of consumers purchase after watching online videos

Video content and social media continue to make a perfect match.<p>A new study confirms what marketers have understood for the past few years: In the …

Marketing

Generation Z: The apps, brands & influencers they can't live without

It's expected that almost half of Generation Z, the generation following Millennials, will connect online up to 10 hours per day, and one-third will …

Four ways to better market your brand to millennial customers

With the millennial generation representing 25 per cent of the population and more than $200-billion in annual buying power in the U.S. alone, companies from every industry are vying for this generation's attention. But with so many brands trying to break through and with millennials' inboxes and …