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A Blueprint for the First Work Day of 2016 | Inc.com

<b>Editor's note:</b> <i>"The First 90 Days" is a series about how to make 2016 a year of breakout growth for your business. Let us know how you're making the First 90 Days count by joining the conversation on social media with the hashtag #Inc90Days.</i><p>It's a new year, a chance to start fresh. Before you get …

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Unexpected Results From an Unexpected Resolution

I usually don't go in for New Year's resolutions. Instead, I tend to regularly review my goals and aspirations throughout the year and make plans to meet them. However, this year was different because my husband and I had a task that had been on our plates for -- gulp! -- 10 years.<p>We needed to …

Data Protection

You can change the story of your life

As a writer and reader of fiction, and as a teacher of creative writing, I spend a lot of time thinking about stories. What is a story? What makes a good story? And why are we so bothered about stories anyway?<p>The essential story form would appear to be etched in our DNA. Hero wants something. …

The 16 Best Photo Essays Of 2013

One of the best things about writing for a website dedicated to art and design is you’re never short of great pictures to look at. Even by that standard, though, 2013 was an embarrassment of riches when it came to fantastic photography, and Co.Design was particularly lucky to be able to play host …

Vulnerable Portraits Of Expectant Parents Sleeping

A photographer snaps soon-to-be parents while they sleep, capturing a core human bond.<p><i>Happy Thanksgiving! To keep you busy while you recover from turkey coma, we’re republishing some of our favorite stories from 2013. Enjoy.–Eds</i><p>Pregnant couples sleep differently. Not only is a woman instructed not …

Awesome Parents Recreate Movie Scenes with Their Baby

Every week for the last three months, parents Lilly and Leon Mackie have been recreating movie scenes with their now 10-month-old son Orson in an ongoing project that is cleverly dubbed <i>Cardboard Box Office</i>. From a creative homemade rendition of <i>Jaws</i> to their latest take on <i>Home Alone</i>, the awesome …

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Intriguing Photographs of a Woman Living in the Shadows

<i>Be a Woman</i> is a series of photographs where simple movements like combing one's hair or reading a book are transformed into beautifully dramatic gestures. Created by photographer Hanna Seweryn, each image features a bright glowing light that illuminates the shadow of an elegant female form behind …

Photography

A Replica Of “The Wizard Of Oz” House, Built From Scrap

A team of artists locked themselves in a warehouse for 24 hours and built a life-size rendition of Dorothy Gale’s twister-mauled home.<p>Perhaps one of the most iconic pieces in film set history is Dorothy Gale’s humble, white-shingled Kansas house, swept up by a twister and dropped on top of the …

Iranian Woman's Powerfully Symbolic Story of "Miss Butterfly"

Tehran-based photographer Shadi Ghadirian explores the many issues that modern women face, including culture, religion, and individuality. Her series, <i>Miss Butterfly</i>, is a collection of black and white photographs filled with strong symbolism and powerfully striking visual elements.<p>Each image …

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Loneliness – Photography by Loic Le Quéré

Loneliness – Photo Series.<p>Loic Le Quéré is a French freelance photo retoucher with over 15 years of experience. He lives in Paris where he works for …

Self-improvement

Haunting Photographic Illustrations of the Brothers Grimm

Growing up with a big woodland behind his home, Kilian Schoenberger has always been interested in mysterious landscapes and their secret places. The German photographer has now utilized the moody landscape and old stories of his childhood homeland to create a series of photographic illustrations …

Photography

Show Your Print Studio Photos Some Love with Displays

The Print Studio Shop carries goods that are designed to specifically hold your prints from their Print Studio. You know all those photos you have …

10 Best Celebrity Photobombs in 2013

<b>Zach Braff</b>, <i>Photo by Sascha Reinking</i><p>What a fun year in photobombing it's been! In 2013, we saw some hilarious photos of our favorite celebs “ruining” photos by sneaking their selves into the picture. A baseball cap wearing Zach Braff was one of the most recent culprits as he stepped right into a New …

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Best Architecture Posts of 2013

10. LEGO Architecture Studio Kit<br>LEGO expanded their popular LEGO Architecture series with the release of a toolkit that lets you embrace your own …

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Terrifying ‘Orchid Mantis’ is Camouflaged to Look Exactly Like a Pink Orchid Flower | Colossal

<p>In an unparalleled feat of natural selection the Orchid Mantis (<i>Hymenopus coronatus</i>) from Southeast Asia has evolved to look almost exactly like an …

15 Easy Home Upgrade Ideas

Update without a big overhaul.<p>You can give your house a makeover without doing a big renovation - or having a big budget. These are some of our best home makeover tips: quick, simple, and stylish.

10 Just for Fun Weekend Projects

2 Comments<p>Christmas is over and now it's time to relax, perhaps take in a movie, or make something just for fun?<p>1. Leather and Brass Teardrop Hanging …

45+ Crafty Ideas for Home Decor You Can Make Yourself

Give any room a fresh look with these simple decor crafts.<p>Spruce up every room in your home with these creative and simple DIY projects.

2013: The year in wildlife

From lakes of death to the first moments of life, get up close and personal with our ten favourite images of nature at its most stunning.<p><b>More amazing image galleries of the year:</b><p>The year in weather<p>The year in space<p>The year in design and architecture

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7 Things Americans Can Learn From Italians

If you've spent time in Italy you know that life in Italy and life in America are very different. While both cultures have their pros and cons, we think Americans can learn a lot from the way Italians live.<p>Traditionally, Italians have an easy-going and positive outlook on how to go about daily …

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If you don’t have video in your content mix, you’re missing out. It’s simpler to make than ever, ...<p>November 1, 2017<p>Want to know how to make …

10 New Year's Resolutions to Help You Find Love in 2014

Every year at about this time, people start to think back on the year that is coming to a close, and reflect upon all the things they didn't accomplish that they had hoped they would. For single people, often high up on that list is the fact that they didn't get married or get into that significant …

10 Ways Modern Enterprise Performance Management Changed Businesses

<i>Christian Gheorghe is CEO of Tidemark, the cloud-based enterprise analytics company.</i><p>“This data is 90 days old, but that’s okay.”<p>When was the last time you heard a C-level executive say <i>that</i>? My guess is it’s been a while, because these days, if you don’t have real-time access to the data that drives …

Design Bloggers Predict What Trends Will Be Hot in 2014

31 Delicious Low-Carb Breakfasts For A Healthy New Year

It's time to kick that bagel-a-day habit.

Breakfast

The 27 Stages Of Christmas Day On The Internet

It's the most wonderful time of the year.

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Best iPad Apps of 2013

2013 has been another memorable year for the iPad App Store. The number of apps designed specifically for the iPad hit the 500,000 milestone this year and is now well on its way to 600,000. By now, there are excellent iPad apps for just about any purpose. From heavy-duty productivity and business …

The death of photography: are camera phones destroying an artform?

"It's really weird," says Antonio Olmos. "Photography has never been so popular, but it's getting destroyed. There have never been so many photographs taken, but photography is dying."<p>I'd asked the 50-year-old, award-winning, London-based Mexican photographer what he thinks is going to happen to …