Christina Franken

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17 Best Ponytails Of All Time

A look at 17 practical yet stylish ponytails through the years, on everyone from tennis players to royals.<p>We are always looking for fashionable ways of keeping our hair out of our faces during these unbearable summer days. A look at 17 practical yet stylish ponytails through the years, on everyone …

Q&A: Making the Coffee Connection

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>In the “bean belt” looping Africa, Asia, and the Americas, coffee provides more than a jolt—it’s an economic lifeline and a cultural bedrock.<p><b>Kim Elena Ionescu</b> stewards that link between bean and barista as a buyer and sustainability manager for North Carolina roaster <b>Counter</b> …

Google Embeds Itself in NYC With Some Delightful Site-Specific Outdoor Ads

Google has been running a lovely ad campaign promoting its rebranded mobile app. But some of the best executions have been pretty hard to …

Norway’s 12-Year-Old Bride Has a Secret: She’s Not Actually Real

This Saturday was supposed to be a big day for 12-year-old Thea, as she finally walked down the aisle to marry her 37-year-old fiance. However, the …

So You've Made Some Content, Now What Do You Do With It?

In Late September, General Electric released a video starring Jeff Goldblum that earned more than 700,000 views on YouTube in two days. The light …

Not Everyone Is Content With Content Marketing

"Everyone understands that all of us today are really media companies and content publishers." <br>–David Bebee, VP-global creative and content marketing …

Meet One of GE's First Content Marketers: Kurt Vonnegut

Over the years, the world of copywriting has hosted many great men of letters. Salman Rushdie and Don DeLillo both worked for Ogilvy & Mather; F. …

Kurt Vonnegut

8 Things Every Design Firm Should Know About Running A Business

You have two exit strategies: death and quitting. Until then, here’s how to make the most of your business.<p>Almost eight years ago, I sat down with my partner in crime, Gavin Kelly, and we made one of the best decisions of our lives–we started our own design consultancy, Artefact. We were driven by …

How to Grill Fish on Pineapple Bark

This is clever! It had never occured to me to use pineapple as a cooking tool. I should definitely try this the next time I have access to a …

Google's Company That Wants To Cure Death Now Has Its Own Website

Calico, the company Google launched in September to try to cure death by tackling aging and illness, now has an official website (hat-tip to SFGate, where we first saw the news).<p>When Google CEO Larry Page first announced the new lab, he didn't give much of a roadmap for how Calico would work on …

Want to raise venture capital for your hardware idea? Start with Kickstarter

If you are building hardware and want to raise the big money — I mean, $100,000 or more at first and later some venture capital — Kickstarter is the …

Food startups gorge on funding: Plated raises $15M, FoodPanda reels in $60M

It appears that the appetite for food-related startups is not going away anytime soon for investors.<p>Foodtrepreneurs reeled in more dough today, with …

5 Skills Every Successful Entrepreneur Must Master

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>While the debate rages on as to whether entrepreneurs are born or made, one thing can’t be disputed: polishing certain skills can help you be a <i>better</i> entrepreneur. Whether you’re already great at the following skills or could use a few …

All Eyes on Sustainable Africa

Photograph Alamy Images/ Ulrich Doering<p>Whenever I want to learn something new, in another area of the world, my dad always tells me to look at the map of the selected country of choice to better understand a) what we are talking about b) where we are geographically located and c) a little bit of …

10 Easy Cookie Recipes

10 easy cookie recipes that you can make quickly or make ahead, slice, and bake.<p>We think of cookies as more of a snack than as a dessert—they beat any sweet-tooth craving, and are easily eaten on-the-go in a couple bites. And if you're going to eat cookies like we do, they should be equally as easy …

10 Healthy Office Snacks: The Anti-Vending Machine Guide

These healthy office snacks beat whatever junk is in the vending machine any day.<p>We've perfected the art of the office lunch—but even the most protein-packed lunch bowls can't prevent the inevitable 3 p.m. rumbly belly. Before you give up your quarters to the vending machine, hear us out! There are …

Healthy Eating

101 Juice Recipes

• <b>Author:</b> Joe Cross<p>The latest recipe book from Joe Cross, star of the inspiring weight loss documentary <i>Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead</i>, contains 101 delicious juice recipes (with 101 pictures!) to optimize your health, help you slim down, and satisfy your taste buds. The recipes include everything from Joe’s …

Everything You Need To Know About Keeping Your Food Fresh

Americans throw away nearly half of their food every year, according to a 2012 report by the NDRC. This is alarming -- as Reuters puts it, "Just a 15 percent reduction in losses in the U.S. food supply would save enough to feed 25 million Americans annually."<p>Part of this waste, no doubt, can be …