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The 6 Brands That Got It Right At Milan Design Week

Branded experiences can be cringeworthy marketing stunts. Fortunately, these companies managed to avoid the trap.<p>The Milan Furniture Fair, Salone del Mobile, started 55 years ago as an industry trade show. It has since morphed into a citywide design festival about consumer products and experimental …

The End of a War at The Explorers Club

Kathy Willens/ Associated Press<p>The rancorous feud at New York’s 108-year-old Explorers Club has finally drawn to a close. Yesterday, the board of directors gathered at the club’s Manhattan headquarters and voted to oust controversial president Lorie Karnath in favor of Alan Nichols, a San …

Can't let go of Jon Snow? This Meghan Trainor parody is for you

Dealing with the death of a favorite character is a reality every fan has to face at some point. This is especially true if you're a "Game of Thrones" fan. George R.R. Martin loves to pick off major characters like they're a row of tin ducks in a carnival shooting gallery.<p>The death of Jon Snow, …

5 Tips For Branding Yourself for Success

Success as a corporate executive, entrepreneur or professional requires careful, calculated branding, both to enter the arena and to stay in the game. Top corporate executives, Hollywood icons and high-profile athletes have long tapped into the branding model to create and build a personal brand. …

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11 Sandwich Cake Recipes That Will Be the Talk of ALL Your Parties

Everyone has a favorite cake recipe that’s their go-to for get-togethers. Maybe yours is an eye-catching vertical layer cake, or a unique ice cream cone cake. Whatever your specialty, it’s likely a sweet confection — until now. Enter the Swedish-born invention that is the sandwich cake. The “cake” …

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15 Pups With Adorable Little Pets Of Their Own

They say pets are good for the soul… these pups took that advice to heart. Dogs may be man’s best friend, but a dog’s best friend? Let’s just say …

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