Chitra Vasudevan

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What’s The Greatest Logo Of All Time?

From IBM to I ❤ NY, designers at Pentagram, Moving Brands, Under Consideration, and more pick their favorites.<p>A logo is meant to be a brand’s most enduring symbol, a graphic totem that distills a company’s essence down into a single graphical mark that is beautiful, flexible, and memorable. …

Teen Girls Create Apps To Tackle Gender Violence, Clean Water Access In India Slum

The “Women Fight Back” app has a distress alarm to help prevent violence against women.<p>Teen girls in one of the largest slums in India are developing apps to tackle problems in their community.<p>The Dharavi Diary project, started by filmmaker Nawneet Ranjan, teaches girls in Mumbai’s Dharavi slum how …

Why Snapchat Is the New LinkedIn for Tech Startups | Inc.com

Snapchat's core interaction is simple; users take a picture or video and send that content to select individuals or broadcast that content to all their followers through the platform's <i>Story</i> feature.<p>While Snapchat is by design a communication mobile app platform, it has also evolved into a social …

Social Media

The top 10 Kickass quotes by Indian entrepreneurs EVERYONE should live by

Share22<p>Tweet<p>Share68<p>+14<p>Shares 94<p><i>Get our latest app for startup stories, news, ideas, research and analysis.</i> <i>Install Now »</i><p>Here are the top 10 quotes …

Apple, Google, Microsoft, and others express ‘deep concerns’ over controversial encryption bill

Coalitions representing major tech companies warn of 'unintended consequences' in letter to US senators<p>Four coalitions representing Apple, Microsoft, Google, Amazon, and other major tech companies have published an open letter expressing their concerns over a controversial US bill that would …

On the Red Couch with Writer/Designer Elle Luna

<i>We first heard Elle Luna speak at the Alt Summit, a blogger conference in Utah that Flipboard sponsored. Not only were we rapt by her story—designer pens Medium essay that goes viral and sends her off on a personal journey of creativity, self-discovery and publishing—but also we were fascinated by</i> …

7 Stylish Eco Life Lessons We Learned From Gisele’s Instagram

Is there a supermodel greener than Gisele Bündchen? The famously eco-conscious beauty has always been vocal about her love of the environment, and her nature-filled Instagram account offers a crash course on green living. Rife with images from her international travels, shots of healthy meals, and …

Fashion Modeling

Who Is A Better Leader? Tough Woman Or Sensitive Man?

In China, female and male leaders who do not fit into age-old gender stereotypes are called 女汉子 (tough woman) and 暖男 (sensitive man). Which one gets better results at work? Who has more success when it comes to managing teams and interacting with subordinates: the strong and aggressive type or the …

Leadership

7 Leadership Lessons From the Coach Who Mentored Steve Jobs, Eric Schmidt, and Jeff Bezos | Inc.com

Most Silicon Valley titans are familiar figures. They make commencement speeches that rack up millions of views on YouTube, get profiled by business websites such as this one, and have irreverent movies made about their lives.<p>And then there was Bill Campbell, who died of cancer on Monday at 75. He …

Silicon Valley

June's Google Wallet Phase Out: What This Means To You And What To Do About It

It’s now confirmed that Google will be getting rid of its physical Wallet Card, in a move by the company, to cull operations that have continually resulted in losses. The physical card, which was introduced in November 2013, will be phased out on June 30, 2016. According to a statement sent out by …

For the Exhausted Mamas Trying to Measure Up

Our day begins and ends in much the same way: All at once. The twinkle of those stars is shockingly interrupted with the pitter-patter of little feet, the dumping of Legos, the questions about when breakfast will be ready. Then we do our day, with everything that a single day can hold, and just …

Top Three Creative Tools for the Nomad Worker

<i>By Ambika Gautam Pai, Director of Brand Strategy, gyro New York</i><p>Actual quotes from emails in my inbox:<p><i>"Sent from the top of a palm tree."</i><p><i>"Sent from my fire-side bear rug."</i><p><i>"Sent from anywhere but my desk."</i><p>These bits of solid substantiation (not to mention the piles and loads of research) are evidence …

Cycling Can Save the World

In case you needed another excuse to get on your bike<p>A brisk 3-mile ride on my commuter bike got me to the doctor's office this morning; and this …

20 Places That Are Straight Out of Fairy Tales

Visiting these real-world places is like jumping into the pages of a story book, where castles sit on clouds and forests are carpeted with flowers. This gallery was originally published in 2015. It has been updated with new information.<p>City Palace: Jaipur, India<p>Ashikaga Flower Park: Ashikaga, …

6 Sleep Habits Of Productive People

For starters: They don’t need alarm clocks, stick to their bedtimes, and don’t sleep with their smartphones.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 habits to adopt to be better at your job in 2016. See the full list here.</i><p>You may feel super productive by pulling all nighters, but you’re …

The 10 Best Countries In The World For Living Abroad

Ever think of moving abroad? Leaving your whole life behind for an island paradise or a vibrant city halfway around the world might sound like a dream, but for millions of expatriates, life abroad is a reality. Whether it's for a job, a better quality of life, or for love, there are plenty of …

10 Destructive Habits To Avoid While Running A Business

<i>“The key is in not spending time, but in investing it.” – Stephen R. Covey</i><p>When I turned the last page of Kevin Kruse’s new book “15 Secrets Successful People Know About Time Management”, I was inspired. My mind kept coming back to the notes I made on the pages of the book and the changes I was …

Time Management

All About Architecture and Beautiful Buildings

Unless you live way out in the country, the art of architecture can be found everywhere. From big cities to small suburbs, beautiful buildings and modern marvels have become an intrinsic part of contemporary life.<p>But for architects—you know, the people responsible for making buildings come …

It Girls' 25 Best Spots in New York, London, Paris, Milan, and Shanghai

There’s a reason these beautiful, talented, stylish women are considered It girls. Whether they’re channeling Jean Seberg in <i>Breathless</i> or running an online fashion empire, these women know what they want to wear—and where they want to eat, drink, shop, and stay. From **Olivia Palermo’**s choice …

New York Style

3 Ways to Encourage Smarter Teamwork

Business problems today are too big for any one person to solve. Agile teams are much more effective at solving problems than are lone geniuses. So why do we still reward the smartest people in the room more so than those who excel at working with others? You know who I’m talking about: the people …

25 Things To Do In New York This Fall

New York is an exciting place any time of year, but the ideal time to visit is fall. Following the relatively slow summer months, the cultural calendar swiftly kicks into high gear with film festivals, Broadway openings, and more, while the trees in Central Park turn to beautiful shades of orange. …

Flying Solo: Everything You Need to Know About Traveling Alone

There’s nothing quite like the freedom of exploring a new place on your own terms. Learn how to make the most of your next solo travel adventure with …

The 8 Hottest Hotel Restaurants in Dallas

15 Things Every Couple MUST Discuss Before Getting Married

I've been writing an advice column in some shape or form for close to 10 years now, and I can say with confidence that at least 75 percent of the letters I receive from married people are about issues that could have been avoided if the couples had better communicated their expectations about …

The New Way of War: Killing the Kids

In 1994, on the eve of Rwanda’s genocide, Radio Mille Collines, in Kigali, incited listeners with a venomous message: “To kill the big rats, you have to kill the little rats.” It was a veiled command to murder the youngest generation of Tutsis, the country’s minority tribe. In less than four …