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Five Essential Strength Training Exercises For Runners

<i>Tone the legs, strengthen the core, engage the whole body and get faster with these five moves.</i><p>We all know the distance runner’s body: lanky and …

Plank position for beginners

We all know plank position is good for us. But. Um. What if you lack the core strength needed to suck in the gut and engage the back, glutes and quad muscles — all while balancing between your toes and elbows?<p>Answer: You slowly and carefully work your way up to it, says fitness expert Tosca Reno, …

Incredibly Close Details of Creatures Below the Sea

Along with his beautiful glowing portraits of a bobtail squid, underwater photographer Todd Bretl has been hard at work documenting the amazing world that exists below the surface of the sea. His extensive collection of up-close and personal portraits will have everyone quickly falling in love with …

Nature

What Does Branding Mean & Why Is It Important?

<b>What does branding refer to?</b><p>Branding is a term that is frequently thrown around and misused. Many people use the term “branding” synonymously with …

Greek Philosophy

10 Brands That Changed the World

From fast food to fast fashion, a glass telephone to plastic money, some brands don't merely influence our spending habits—they determine who we are. …

Shared Interests: The Rise of Collaborative Consumption

By Doug Stephens<p>Believe it or not, the average power drill is used for a total of 15 minutes over the course of its lifetime. And that’s not unusual. …

Sharing Economy

What Is 'Creativity' In Advertising, And When Does It Lead To Market Performance?

“I wasn’t expecting the positive correlation that we had,” explains Professor Werner Reinartz in a recent interview about his ground-breaking article in the Harvard Business Review, <i>Creativity in Advertising: When It Works and When It Doesn’t</i>. “When we started the research, I was agnostic. Even …

"Social Network Adoption" cartoon | Marketoonist

Marketers have been closely watching the explosive growth of the latest social network, Snapchat. The social app now shares more that 350m photos …

Here's the Difference Between Content Marketing and Social Media

Here’s the Difference Between Content Marketing and Social Media<p>Image from Bigstock.com<p>What is the difference between content marketing and social …

Public Relations

How To Be The Best In The World

LEGO® bricks are the best in the world. Competitors have tried to copy them over the years, but nothing comes close to a real LEGO® brick. So what’s …

2014 Digital Trends And Predictions From Marketing Thought Leaders

What will 2014 bring and what should organizations and individuals expect from the continued digital revolution? These marketers provide their thought-provoking expert opinions.<p><b>Nancy Bhagat</b><b>, Vice President of Marketing Strategy at Intel</b><p>We are going to see a huge increase in location-based …

Social Business Branding: 16 Tips to Create a Consistent, Relevant Trusted Social Brand

Did you know that it takes at minimum 6-7 brand touches before someone will remember your brand. Every impression counts. Each brand touch with a …

5 Trends in Customer Service for 2014

You can feel it. The role and nature of customer service is changing. Looking back on 2013 we have seen the continued evolution of customer service …

Customer Experience

10 Predictions For How Shopping Will Completely Change In The Future

Retail is an incredibly dynamic industry.<p>"We will see more disruption in the next ten years of retail than we did in the previous one thousand," said Doug Stephens, founder of industry website Retail Prophet and author of <i>The Retail Revival: Re-Imagining Business for the New Age of …

eCommerce

Change Your Marketing. Change Your Brain.

Don't stop advertising. Don't stop marketing. But whatever you do, don't keep doing things the same old way.<p>Let's agree to stop the madness.<p>Do a quick search for "the death of marketing and advertising," and the level of discourse found online will likely shock you. Stoking the debate is an …

Obama Says Pot No More Dangerous Than Alcohol

In a new interview President Obama has made statements that could put him in the middle of the controversy over legalizing marijuana.<p>As more states …

Aerie's Unretouched Ads 'Challenge Supermodel Standards' For Young Women

Looks like aerie is ready for its closeup -- its unretouched closeup.<p>aerie, American Eagle's sister store for lingerie, has launched aerie Real, a Spring 2014 ad campaign featuring all unairbrushed models. In a release on Friday, aerie announced that the ads are "challenging supermodel standards by …

11 Awesome (And Natural!) Beauty Products You Can Find At Whole Foods

By now, we've all discovered the beauty treasure trove that is the drugstore. But what about Whole Foods? While you're perusing the local produce and sifting through packages of quinoa, we suggest you mosey on up to the grocery store's beauty and wellness department, where you'll find all sorts of …

Abandoned NY: Inside Grossinger's Crumbling Catskill Resort Hotel

fullscreen<p><b>LIBERTY, NY</b>: <i>Grossinger's has everything for the type of person who likes to come to Grossinger's!</i><p>So went the motto of Grossinger's Catskill …

Winter Walks On the Last Section of the High Line for the Carol Bove Exhibit

Last year, the High Line offered walks on the third, final section of the elevated railway at Hudson Yards in conjunction with Carol Bove’s …

Documentary Coming About Abandoned Ruins of 1964 World’s Fair New York Pavilion in Queens

Filmmaker Matthew Silva is a middle/high school video production teacher hoping to make a documentary the abandoned ruins of the 1964 World’s Fair at …

Captured In Super-Slow Motion, The NYC Subway Is A Weird, Spooky Place

It's not exactly a contentious point to say that the New York City subway can give you the heebie-jeebies.<p>But then you look at this eerie slow motion footage captured by Adam Magyar of people waiting for a train in Grand Central, called "Stainless," and it puts the whole environment in an …

Cuba lifts decades-old ban on new car sales

For the first time in more than 50 years, people in Cuba can freely buy new cars after a law limiting such sales was abolished on Friday.<p>However, markups as high as 400 percent are preventing many people from taking advantage of the new market.<p>Al Jazeera's Gerald Tan reports.

Violence in Central African Republic displaces nearly 1 million: U.N.

BANGUI (Reuters) - Violence in Central African Republic has uprooted nearly a million people, a fifth of the population, and is hampering aid efforts, particularly in the capital Bangui, the U.N. refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Friday.<p>A family stands near their destroyed house in a village in …