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10 great workplaces in advertising and marketing

One segment of the advertising world is currently seeing a perks bonanza: video and digital advertising and social media marketing. Some of the …

Employment

14 Ways for How to Lose Belly Fat Fast

My friend Kimberly was making yet another series of desperate New Year’s weight loss resolutions.<p>“Every year, I starve myself for months, I lose …

Olivia Palermo On the Science Behind Her Perfect Hair

The socialite and Guest Creative Director for Ciaté London talks beach waves, makeup and at-home manicures.<p>"I've always wanted to do a nail line," said Olivia Palermo at the launch for her first, three-piece polish collection with Ciaté London (available May 22 at Sephora), which includes a rich …

15 Surprising Characteristics of Top Leaders | Inc.com

I have had the privilege to work with some amazing leaders and help them and their companies on the way to success. I am always impressed with what they accomplish, and have noticed that most of them have many, if not all, of the following characteristics. What's surprising about these traits is …

Leadership

Why Facebook doesn't like your brand

Organic growth for digital marketers is in steep decline. Brands shake in their boots at the prospect of Google making further major changes to its algorithms, and marketers struggle to keep up with the impact of those changes. Recently, its new mobile-friendly ranking factor algorithm has led to …

The secret to building startup buzz online

There’s a lot being published these days about how to break into noisy digital environments and capture the interest of people whose attention spans are shorter than ever.<p>Yes, you can achieve this goal with things like paid Facebook ads and sponsored tweets. You can do it by pushing content on …

Top 5 Reasons Reviewing Your Goals is a Must For Your Success

Are you performing at a high level in your area of focus such as sports, health, business, blogging, or at work? Whatever your area of focus, reading …

Motivation

Workout: Karen Lord's Arms For Abs Series

<i>Welcome back to the Weekend Workout, a series of exercise routines specially crafted to do at home. If you joined us last week with ModelFit</i> …

Exercise

Living Proof Curl haircare collection review

Confession: I'm a curly-haired girl. It's something most people wouldn't know, as I straighten my hair on a daily basis! (Once, a fellow student saw …

Mastey are the masters in eco-friendly and healthy hair care and color!

<i>Disclosure: I received sample products to help facilitate the review. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.</i><p>Mastey Hair Care<br>with Olive Oil, …

How Being a Good Manager Can Make You a Bad Innovator

What does good management look like? We teach what we think are good management principles in literally thousands of business schools around the world. Yet Scott Cook, founder and leader of Intuit told us, “When MBAs come to us we have to fundamentally retrain them—nothing they learned will help …

20 Must-Have Beauty Products for Your Next Vacation

Most of us may not be lucky enough to have scheduled summer breaks anymore, but that doesn’t stop us from getting a serious case of wanderlust as summer approaches. But before you can chill on a beach with a margarita in hand, there’s a lot of work that goes into planning a vacation… like picking a …

Beauty

Sara Tests Pravana NEVO Color Enhancer

Ever since taking my lifelong virgin, deep-brunette locks into ombre territory last year, I’ve been keen on color care. The blonde in my hair is …

Hair

Surviving Your First Year As A Small Business Owner

If you are launching a business, you have probably heard the horror stories of business failure after business failure. Listen to some of the naysayers and you’ll start believing that 90% of new businesses are destined to fail. However, the reality is much brighter: according to the U.S. Bureau of …

Small Business

MIT lecturer explains 5 key skills that separate innovators from imitators

According to Hal Gregersen, the executive director of the MIT Leadership Center, "all of us were quite good at [innovation] when we were 4 years old." The problem is, without cultivation, these skills are often lost by adulthood.<p>Four years ago, Gregersen, along with business professors Jeff Dyer …

Innovation

6 Habits To Make Your Small Business More Productive

Not enough time in the day? Too much to do? <i></i>That’s the lament of all entrepreneurs and small business owners!<p>There are lots of ways to save time, and plenty of tools to help you work faster. Recently I talked about super handy smartphone apps that make work easier and improve time management, and I …

Small Business

Secrets Second-Time Entrepreneurs Know About Managing Money

The failure rate of start-ups is close to 90%. So with 9 out of 10 start-ups headed for failure—and I speak from experience—financial management tops the list of challenges for first-time entrepreneurs.<p>Being aware, smart and surgical with your capital will not only make you one of the few …

Entrepreneurship

17 Books For Entrepreneurs That Will Change Your Life

Let me tell you a story, there were two guys that graduated from college at the same time. Both of them wanted to be successful entrepreneurs …

Entrepreneurship

9 Asian Skincare Ingredients That Are Basically Magic

Snail mucin, sea kelp, bee venom—learn this list ASAP.<p>Thanks to a skincare-obsessed culture in Asia, there's always a new way to plump, rejuvenate, hydrate, and purify your skin—and the ingredients are cutting-edge. Bonus: Unlike most Western beauty products, Asian skincare tends to emphasize …

You're Air-Drying Your Hair All Wrong

If you think that air-drying your hair is as easy as letting your strands dry freely without any interference, you are unfortunately mistaken. The women who give us a serious case of hair envy swear by the seemingly effortless method, but we are here to tell you that there are usually quite a few …

Hair

This New Beauty Brand GETS French Girl Beauty

The secret’s out: French girls just don’t contour. From what we’ve read up on their less-is-more beauty philosophy, the product list is too long, the process is too time-intensive and the results are too extreme. Heck, according to some French women, even foundation is too much of a daily ask. So …

Warby Parker

9 Irrefutable Reasons You Should Start a Business Today | Inc.com

Starting a business is <i>hard</i>, both physically and emotionally. Doubt, anxiety, despair--along the way, every entrepreneur struggles with those feelings.<p>So why are company founders willing to face the vulnerability, the emotional ups and downs, and the risk of public and private failure?<p>Easy. They're …

Entrepreneurship

32 Of The Best Natural Beauty Products

Walking into CAP Beauty, a pretty little boutique in NYC’s West Village, is like walking into natural product utopia. Founders (and longtime friends) …

SMALL BIZ AHEAD

Felicia Sullivan<p>Today, there's no escaping social media. Twenty years ago, small businesses had the luxury of projecting their products and messages …

Small Business

Three Ways To Create A Corporate Culture Of 'Kindness'

<i>This is the second column in a two-part piece on creating a corporate culture of kindness.</i><p>Most kids are interested in getting attention for being smart. There is nothing that feels better for a kid than being recognized by adults for saying something precocious. As a child, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos …

The Workplace

8 Ways Buying Luxury Will Change

Luxury brands need to reinvent the way they sell to you to remain relevant, said a number of experts, speaking today at <i>Luxury Daily</i>’s “Luxury Insights Summit” in New York. For decades, buying luxury goods has meant a trip to the store, although gradually high-end brands have been exploring …

eCommerce

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February 10, 2017 at 11:59 AM<p>I have been attending Katie Gallagher’s NYFW shows for a few seasons now. Her dark and slightly edgy style always draws …