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Why Fewer Women Invest in the Financial Market—and How to Change That

You know how the world of finance can sound like it’s full of jargon and its own vernacular? That’s quite intentional. “It’s always been in the …

How to Use Lifetime Value to Create a Facebook Audience That Actually Converts

Facebook has been in hot water lately. If you’ve been keeping up with the latest news, you know what I’m talking about.And it doesn’t help that 62% …

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Monetizing Your Architecture Practice Online: 4 Ways to Generate New Revenue Streams

Architecture's reliance on digital tools is rapidly advancing. Building Information Modeling (BIM) and augmented and virtual reality are quickly …

Rainbow-Colored Basketball Court in Paris

A basketball court in Paris’ 9th arrondissement has had a very colorful makeoverthanks to creative directors Ill-Studio and fashion label Pigalle. The last version of the painted court was red, white, yellow and blue, and this new take has a retro feelthanks to neon pink, yellow and blue, painted …

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Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop Conference Was As Kooky As You Expected It To Be–And That’s Exactly What Fans Wanted

In Goop Health was at times informational, empowering, or downright pseudoscientific. Above all, it was entertaining. Hang on to your collagen martinis!<p>This past Saturday in Culver City, California, a group of four women–clad in their finest athleisurewear–sat on pillows, in a circle, as a …

You Can Be Your Boss’s Favorite Without Annoying Your Coworkers

How to get recognized without being an insufferable brown-noser.<p>From the moment we step foot in the door of a company, collaboration is drilled into our head. We know that even if it’s difficult or stressful at times, we must be willing to set our own egos aside for the good of the team. It makes …

This App Will Help Restaurants Donate The Insane Amount Of Food They Usually Waste

With the help of a new mobile platform, MealConnect, that streamlines donations from stores and restaurants has facilitated 737,000 pickups and moved over 333 million pounds of food–enough for 278 million meals.<p>Americans toss out, on average, 72 billion pounds of safe, edible food each year. Around …

How Citi Bike Started A Transportation–And Advertising–Revolution

Bike sharing in New York City was a tough sell, until it became an advertising platform.<p>On a humid August afternoon in 2011, a small group of government executives gathered around the desk of Mayor Michael Bloomberg to seek his approval for New York’s first bike-share program.<p>Former Department of …

Your Best Business Partner Is Your Polar Opposite; Here’s How To Get Along With Them

“Friction is hard but it’s really productive. If you don’t have ability to be challenged, you shouldn’t start a company.”<p>Successful startups often have partners who have different strengths. One person might be the technical genius, while the other takes what they do and sells it to the masses. But …

How To Use Your Emotional Intelligence To Rewrite Your Job Description

Turn your office blues into a job that you’re excited about—without having to learn any new technical skills.<p>If you have a job, there’s a roughly 50/50 chance you don’t like it—at least according to one sobering study last year. Not only are those statistical odds the same everywhere, but quitting …

What Makes The GIF Great

In celebration of the internet’s favorite file format, we’re taking you down the rabbit hole of GIF history.<p>Yesterday the GIF—a favorite birthday missive for many—had a birthday itself. Everyone’s favorite looping file format is now 30 years old—and in those three decades, it has managed to …

The Simple Menu Innovations That Science Says Can Get People To Order Vegetarian Options

It turns out we put vegetables in hard-to-find places and describe them in less-than-appetizing ways. Can a few simple nudges cut down on our meat consumption?<p>Take two menu items: “slow-roasted caramelized zucchini bites” and “nutritious green zucchini.” Science says you’re more likely to pick the …

This Coworking Space’s Answer To The Startup World’s Gender Gap: More Yoga

The Riveter, which opened last month in Seattle, thinks too many women feel pressured to sacrifice self-care in the name of success.<p>When the cast of MTV’s <i>The Real World: Seattle</i> moved out of its 11,000-square-foot loft in the city’s Capitol Hill neighborhood last year, Kim Peltola and Amy Nelson …

This $10 Toy’s Packaging Is Better Than The iPhone’s

Apple built an entire culture of unboxing new gadgets, but now a $10 doll has built that experience into a toy. It’s called LOL Surprise, and if you have a young doll-lover in your life, maybe you’ve heard of it. The company sold 2.5 million units in its first five months.<p>I, mid-thirties dude, had …

Let’s Be Real, You’re Never Getting A Mentor, So Do These Six Things Instead

Formal mentors are hard; besides, chances you already have the resources you need if you know where to look.<p>I’ve never had a “mentor,” no well-connected older colleague I go to for career advice and moral support. I don’t have regular check-ins involving my professional life with anyone other than …

Now That Whole Foods Belongs To Amazon, What Happens To Conscious Capitalism?

Whole Foods CEO John Mackey was at the vanguard of a movement to make businesses more ethical. Where does his philosophy stand now?<p>Since Whole Foods CEO John Mackey agreed to sell his company to Amazon last week, he’s been telling friends he’s excited by the “cultural fit,” and that he’s optimistic …

8 Ways To Make a Great First Impression During A Job Interview

Hiring managers reveal what always impresses them, and what will ensure you’ll never get an offer, no matter how qualified you are.<p>Forming a first impression of someone takes seconds, and that can feel impossible to nail when you’re in a job interview. Luckily, most hiring managers take more time …

Can Pricey Baby-Food Delivery Startups Crawl Their Way To Mainstream Success?

A clutch of startups cater to parents who want to feed their babies healthy food without the hassle. The services aren’t cheap—which makes scaling a challenge.<p>Baby food isn’t as simple as mashed bananas.<p>That’s what private equity firm director Angela Sutherland discovered while pregnant with her …

Your Favorite Podcasts Reimagined As Books

Designer Seung Tae Oh creates visual identities for virtual stories.<p>Podcasts are a decidedly aural experience. But to Seung Tae Oh, there’s ample opportunity to enrich the stories podcasts tell through tactile design.<p>So for his graduate project from the Royal College of Art, Oh reimagined three …

Namaste En Masse: Can Wellness Festivals Grow As Big As Coachella?

In the U.S., there are now more than 1,000 yearly celebrations of holistic living that generate hundreds of millions of dollars. Can they sustain the high?<p>“The universe is calling and your right leg is going to answer,” an exuberant yoga instructor commands over the speakers at the Santa Monica …

This Tech Exec’s Secret To Life And Career Success? Kitesurfing

This tech entrepreneur, now at Adobe, says his passion for kitesurfing has helped him stay focused and (ironically enough) grounded.<p>Standing on a strapless board and clinging to an enormous kite, catching the wind as it propels you across the waves at high speed, you’re struck with feelings of awe. …

London’s “First Smart Street” Has One Aim: Get People To Shop More

Just off Oxford Street, one of the busiest shopping streets in the world, the New West End Company has created what it’s calling the city’s first “smart street.” By putting several environmentally friendly, highly visible technologies on display for people to see and experience, the company–a …

This Is How Emotionally Intelligent People Vacation

You’ll be doing some people-watching and self-reflection anyway while you kick back. Why not make it count?<p>Packing your beach bags? Firing up a grill? Now’s the time for leaving work concerns at work and skipping off someplace where you can relax, regenerate, let loose, and just have fun. The idea …

Top 5 Slack apps for mobile product managers

Slack allows teams to collaborate and increase workflow efficiency. For product managers in particular, this is imperative for keeping workdays …

How to Use Slack for Nonprofits

I sit on a couple of different boards for nonprofits and I’ve learned that sometimes, organizations run into snags. And often, these snags come from …

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Dog With Deformed Paws Gets 3D-Printed Prosthetic Legs That Let Him Run

Derby, a Husky mix dog born with severely deformed front paws, can now walk thanks to some of the latest 3D-printing technologies. The U.S.-based 3D …

Iconic Western Fairytales Get An Eastern Makeover By Korean Artist

What would some of our favorite Disney fairytales and Western stories look like if they had been conceived in Eastern Asia? Korean illustrator Na …

The Alien Beauty Of Jellyfish In Alexander Semenov’s New Photos

Russian marine biologist and underwater photographer Alexander Semenov (previously here) is back with some new extraordinary photographs of the deep …