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The Changing Face Of Branded Content

Branded content has historically been highly effective for both marketers and publishers. When the two sides collaborate, it creates an engaging dialog that speaks to potential customers using content and context that are more likely to drive meaningful interactions than outright advertising. In …

Digital Advertising

This is what causes poor communication in the workplace

It’s easier than ever to communicate with colleagues. And yet, that doesn’t always make us more efficient.<p>In fact, just the opposite happens.<p>I …

Productivity

Inside the Final Days of Robin Williams

New York Times reporter Dave Itzkoff details the beloved star’s heartbreaking decline in this exclusive excerpt from Robin, his new biography.<p><i>Robin Williams’s August 2014 suicide was devastating to those who knew him best—and it also came at the end of a long and difficult decline, as this excerpt</i> …

Comedy

Review: Benedict Cumberbatch Shines as Drug-Addled Aristocrat Patrick Melrose

The five-part miniseries, on Showtime, is a rare achievement: an addiction memoir that works on-screen.<p><i>Patrick Melrose</i> begins in 1982, in London, when Patrick (<b>Benedict Cumberbatch</b>) answers a ringing telephone to learn that his father has died. Immediately, it’s apparent that something is off. …

Bucket Lists

Four Women Accuse New York’s Attorney General of Physical Abuse

Eric Schneiderman has raised his profile as a voice against sexual misconduct. Now, after suing Harvey Weinstein, he faces a #MeToo reckoning of his own.<p><i>Update: Three hours after the publication of this story, Schneiderman resigned from his position. “While these allegations are unrelated to my</i> …

Sexual Harassment

When You Start a New Job, Pay Attention to These 5 Aspects of Company Culture

When you join an organization, you have a short window of time to adapt to its culture. It’s the old 90-day rule. And we know too many talented …

Management

Should I Sell My House or Rent It?

When your current home no longer suits you, selling it is a popular option. But in some cases, turning it into a rental home might make more …

This Is How Long You Should Live in Your House Before Selling It

That is, if you want to make some $$$ off it<p>Smart real-estate purchases are like your favorite red wine: Time makes them better. Buy a home with plans to move out in just a year or so and you'll find yourself breaking even or worse, and that's just sad. But guess what? A little patience is all you …

When Love Seems Too Easy to Trust

Recently, Joe and I were watching a “Black Mirror” episode in which technology assigns relationship expiry dates to couples. (It’s “expiry” because they are British.)<p>Just as I was wondering how that might apply to us, Joe said, “Maybe if you never check the date, you never get one.”<p>Joe and I are …

Relationships

Ask Polly: ‘I Might Get a Big Job Offer, But I Don’t Want to Change My Life!’

<b>Dear Polly,</b><p>I’m facing a dilemma. I’m a queer female software engineer in the Midwest. I make a good living — there’s room for my compensation to …

Marlon Brando

Frank Rich: Roy Cohn, Donald Trump, and the New York Cesspool That Created Them

Cohn in 1986, a few months before he died.<p>Amid the aftershocks of Donald Trump’s firing of James Comey last May, I went to see <i>Angels in America</i> at …

Donald Trump

What Google’s ‘core algorithm changes’ mean for your website

Google is continually updating its algorithm—but the current modification is significant.<p>Often, Google’s tweaks have minimal effect on your ranking, …

SEO

The Five Types Of Nicolas Cage Movies

Our Hollywood Taxonomy series, which just turned 3 years old, is all about the pursuit of clarity through categorization — using box office data and …

Box Office

How to Lose Your Best Employees

You want to be a great boss. You want your company to be a great place to work. But right now, at this very moment, one of your key employees might be about to walk out the door.<p>She has consistently brought her best game to work and has grown into a huge asset. But her learning has peaked, her …

Employee Engagement

Why Should We Embrace Discomfort?

References<p>Thompson Coon, J., Boddy, K., Stein, K., Whear, R., Barton, J., & Depledge, M. H. (2011). Does participating in physical activity in …

Exercise

The Highlights of the NFL’s 2018 Schedule

Because the NFL schedule is based entirely on math, we knew the 2018 home and away slates for each team the moment the 2017 season ended. That didn’t …

The future of healthcare: Finding the opportunities that lie beneath the uncertainty

Healthcare is a dynamic industry with significant opportunity, but cost concerns, uncertainty, and complexity can also make it an unnerving one. …

How to Ask Great Questions

Much of an executive’s workday is spent asking others for information—requesting status updates from a team leader, for example, or questioning a counterpart in a tense negotiation. Yet unlike professionals such as litigators, journalists, and doctors, who are taught how to ask questions as an …

Psychology

The U.S. Needs a New Paradigm for Data Governance

The U.S. Senate and House hearings last week on Facebook’s use of data and foreign interference in the U.S. election raised important challenges concerning data privacy, security, ethics, transparency, and responsibility. They also illuminated what could become a vast chasm between traditional …

Privacy

What About “The Breakfast Club”?

Revisiting the movies of my youth in the age of #MeToo.<p>Earlier this year, the Criterion Collection, which is “dedicated to gathering the greatest films from around the world,” released a restored version of “The Breakfast Club,” a film written and directed by John Hughes that I acted in, more than …

Sexual Harassment

What It’s Like to Break Your Face Like Carrie Underwood

“It’s not that bad!” my husband says when I emerge groggy from the surgery I’ve just had to fix my broken face.<p>“It’s not that bad!” my friends and …

Q&A With Ellen Pao on Reddit, Facebook, and the Future of the Internet

<i>Over the last few months, Select All has interviewed more than a dozen prominent technology figures about what has gone wrong with the contemporary</i> …

Ask Polly: ‘My Boyfriend Isn’t Interested in Helping Me Out’

<b>Dear Polly,</b><p>I am not particularly interested in marriage. For me (and just for me, I realize people vary widely on this), marriage makes the most …

Relationships

Tina Brown on Networking, ‘Sleep Orgies,’ and Why She Loves Ziplock Bags

Tina Brown is the former editor of <i>Vanity Fair</i> and <i>The New Yorker,</i> founder of The Daily Beast<i>,</i> and founder/CEO of Tina Brown Live Media, which produces …

4 principles for creating video ads that drive conversions

How Yoox, an online luxury outlet, used direct response video ads to drive conversions. Learn from the four elements the brand got right, which can …

Marketing

Man-On-Dolphin Sex Documentary Makes Big Splash At Film Festival

Malcolm Brenner claims that, in 1970, he had a "consensual sexual relationship" with a dolphin named Dolly, whom he met at a Florida amusement park, when he was taking photographs for a children's book.<p>Now his disturbing story is the subject of a documentary.<p>"Dolphin Lover" debuted last week at the …

United States

The Disappearing Doctor: How Mega-Mergers Are Changing the Business of Medical Care

Is the doctor in?<p>In this new medical age of urgent care centers and retail clinics, that’s not a simple question. Nor does it have a simple answer, as primary care doctors become increasingly scarce.<p>“You call the doctor’s office to book an appointment,” said Matt Feit, a 45-year-old screenwriter in …

Health Care

Cloud Technology is Catalyzing the Rise of ACOs

While 2017 brought a lot of uncertainty and change to healthcare, it was also an exciting time to be a medical entrepreneur.<p>I wrote last year about …

Marina Abramović Will Charge Herself With 1 Million Volts of Electricity in the Name of Art

Marina Abramović is planning out her next big piece and it may shock you, and, more likely, her. The 71-year-old performance artist will allow herself to be charged with 1 million volts of electricity by an English goat farmer. She will go through all of this just to perform the simple task of …

Highlights from eMarketer’s Digital Video Advertising Best Practices | LinkedIn Marketing Solutions Blog

The digital video advertising industry is poised for massive growth over the next three years, with spending expected to increase by double-digit …