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How These 3 Brands Are Taking Loyalty Beyond Points

It’s time for loyalty to evolve from a transactional system to a personal, dynamic relationship between brands and their customers.<p>Now that …

Customer Experience

13 types of videos that could power up your business

You’ve been thinking about investing in video content, but you’re not sure where to start.<p>Video is certainly worthy of investment, but it’s important …

Marketing

Want Dramatically Improved Performance From Your Employees? Try This 1 Powerful Exercise

You don't need me to tell you that employees are your most valuable asset. But are you getting the most value out of them?<p>There are many timeless keys to success and behaviors that drive peak performance.<p>But what stunts performance?<p>There's a major, yet hidden, culprit lurking in your workplace.<p>It's …

Employment

How to Write a Business Plan in 1 Day

Stop everything you're doing, sit down, and answer these questions. You won't regret it.<p>It feels like business plans are so outdated these days. Business moguls like Elon Musk have even admitted that he's not a big fan of the multi-page document and prefers to be in charge of the vision instead of …

Getting Started With Capture One

I've recently started getting more familiar with Capture One, though I, like many others, used to feel a little intimidated by the interface and …

This Look Inside Spike Jonze’s Apple Ad Is as Fascinating as the Film Itself

Apple’s short film “Welcome Home,” directed by Spike Jonze and starring FKA twigs as a beleaguered city dweller whose drab apartment becomes a …

These are the best companies to work for and their amazing perks

Do you love your job? Is it because of what you do or the office culture your company provides? Maybe you have unlimited vacation days, or can take a …

The Top 5 Most Creative Brand Ideas of the Week

In this week's edition, Oregon becomes something out of a Miyazaki film, Nike develops a fun test for its running shoes, JFK delivers his "final" …

How to Succeed as an Introvert When Your Job Relies on Communication

It's about making sure that people know what you have to offer.<p><i>What are some tips for introverts that can help them succeed in communication-heavy roles? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the</b> …

Why Reading Books Should be Your Priority, According to Science

You're not doing yourself any favors if you're in the 26 percent of American adults who haven't read even part of a book within the past year.<p>More than a quarter--26 percent--of American adults admit to not having read even part of a book within the past year. That's according to statistics coming …

If Your Employees Can't Answer This 1 Simple Question, They're a Lot Less Productive Than You Think

Nothing is more powerful for tracking productivity than these 6 words.<p>Want to know a dirty little secret in business? Everyone loves being busy.<p>Don't believe me? Try walking into your office and asking all of your employees this one simple question:<p>"What results did you achieve today?"<p>More often …

How smart people handle difficult people

Difficult people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that they have on those around them, and others seem to derive …

Self-help

5 Brands That Have Mastered the Art of Short-Form Content on Social Media

My professional writing career began in 2005, with an unpaid internship at a startup magazine. I had graduated from college the week before with a …

Quality Typefaces That Are Free For Use In Your Commercial Projects

‘JAKARTA’<br>Image via Dominique Thiodorus<br>If you’re reading this, it’s likely you have a font obsession—but now is not the time to curb it.<br>Curated by …

Typography

These sleek $250 earbuds can translate languages in real time — and it's like something out of 'Star Trek'

The company's first product, the Pilot translating earpiece, started as an Indiegogo campaign in 2016. Now, the Brooklyn-based startup says it has sold 27,000 units and has begun shipping to its early customers.<p>The Pilot looks like a fairly standard pair of wireless earbuds. They fit snugly in your …

#SuzyPFW: Balmain's Sparkling Army Buffs Up the Legacy

Why should the winter be grey and dark? For me it's a lot of light," said Balmain creative director Olivier Rousteing, as though he planned single …

These relaxing adventures are a peaceful getaway from the real world

New games Alto’s Odyssey and Fe provide a brief, but helpful respite<p>When people talk about escapism in video games, they usually mean huge, sprawling worlds you can get lost in. There are vast fantasy realms like in <i>The Witcher</i>, a post-apocalyptic wasteland of the <i>Fallout</i> series. The kinds of games …

Mobile Gaming

Read These 5 Books On Writing In Lieu of Spending $40,000 On An MFA

Getting an MFA is admirable and useful, but it's also incredibly time-consuming and costly. There are other ways to get a similar education to start …

Writing

13 Words You Should Never Use When Replying to a Customer

It takes a lot for a customer to be willing to interact with a company. People brush by thousands of brands—from restaurants to online tools—on a …

Research Says There Are Only 2 Types of Bosses. Which One Are You?

Knowing when and how to be which type will make you great.<p>Leadership and management are fundamentally different things. Which one you should practice depends not on you, but on your business.<p>Businesses go through phases in their lives, just as people do. What you need to grow today is different …

Beautiful Lettering Artworks

Gemma O’Brien is an award-winning artist and designer based in Sydney, Australia. Over the past 10 years, Gemma O’Brien has taken her passion for …

Typography

15 influential art and design movements you should know

Art and design movements: Quick links<p>As a designer, inspiration can come from anywhere. But sometimes influences, attitudes and approaches converge …

Art

28 Perfect Looks To Copy This February

If we face the reality that winter will be here for longer than we're willing to admit, that might make the fact that spring is still a ways away a …

Street Style

Adobe updates Photoshop with magical AI-powered selection tool

Back in November, Adobe teased a new Photoshop feature I’d been waiting for all my life: an AI-powered selection tool. In Adobe’s demos, at least, it can do an impressive job of identifying a subject with just one click. Now it’s finally available to try<p>Simply called ‘Select Subject’, it uses …

Tutorials

According to Peter Diamandis and Ray Kurzweil, These Are the Most Dangerous and Disruptive Ideas | Inc.com

As I was growing up I'd often quip that my grandmother, who had been born at the start of the 20th Century in a Greek village and lived to nearly the age of 100, saw more change in her lifetime than I'd ever possibly see. Turns out I couldn't have been more wrong because my future math was a few …

Singularity

CVS Will Stop Altering Beauty Images in Stores and Online

CVS Health announced a major plan to stop altering beauty-related images featured on CVS Pharmacy products or in CVS marketing online and in …

15 of the best science podcasts that will make you smarter

Podcasts are more popular every year, which means there's a wealth of audio storytelling to listen to — and many options to choose from.<p>We're here to help.<p>Whether you need something to listen to on your commute or just want a brain-boost while you pick up around the house, you can always trust a …

Science

Marvelous Colorful and Beauty Portrait Photography by Jimmy Marble

<b>Jimmy Marble</b> is a multi-talented photographer, filmmaker and designer who was born in Yakima, Washington and currently lives and works in Los …

Photography

Photographer Captures Enchanting Photos of Finland’s Forest Animals in the Wild

Helsinki-based photographer and explorer Joachim Munter takes fairytale photos of forest animals in his native Finland. The picturesque landscapes of Finnish forests provide a home for many wild animals and birds, including foxes, red squirrels, reindeers, and even bears. Munter manages to capture …

Nature Photography

How to Write Instagram Captions That Drive Engagement

Staying active on social media is absolutely necessary if you want your business to be successful.This statement holds true for small, local …

Marketing