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4 Examples That Will Confirm You Were Born to Be a Leader

Do you have a natural bent for people and relationships? That's a good starting point.<p>Ever wonder if you're true leadership material? Perhaps you've been told you are, but the question is <i>by what standard</i>? Thousands of leadership books are written each year, many of them with marketing agendas to …

Leadership

Brands Hesitated With Marketing on Social Media, and They’re Doing the Same With Influencers – Adweek

Influencer marketing has become what social media was seven years ago: something brands know they should do but are not entirely sure how to measure …

Public Relations

This Is the Perfect Time of Year to Assess Your Content

It's tempting to slack off during the dog days of summer, but content marketing doesn't take a vacation. If you want top dog results, the time to assess your efforts is now.<p>Summer is the perfect time to kick back, hang at the pool, and leave behind any worries you might have about the future of …

Marketing

How your workplace is killing you

The modern workplace can inflict dangerous levels of stress on employees. Jeffrey Pfeffer, author of Dying for a Paycheck, argues that these practices don’t help companies – and warns governments are ignoring an emerging public health crisis.<p>An Uber software engineer making a six-figure income …

The Workplace

Why Old-School Brands Like Gap Need to Learn New Tricks to Survive in the Digital Age

On the third floor of Gap Inc. in San Francisco, near the western terminus of the Bay Bridge, a bank of 14 big-screen monitors displays web visits, …

Want to Be the Most Interesting Person in Any Conversation? Experts Say These 5 Techniques Will Work | Inc.com

You walk into a room at a social event where people are mingling and networking near the bar. In one corner of the room, something catches your eye. You notice a small crowd of people gathered around one individual.<p>She's not doing much talking, yet it appears that people are gravitating to her …

Body Language

Three Things You Need To Know About The Brain To Build Great Teams

Ellen Leanse is the author of a new book, <i>The Happiness Hack</i>, and she explains how to exercise your brain like fitness pros explain how to exercise your muscles. The book is full of insights synthesized from extensive research. We focused on three key understandings of the brain that founders, CEOs …

Power Tools

5 Time-Wasting Habits That Limit Your Potential | Inc.com

There are a couple names that will show up in my inbox once a month. It's guaranteed that they'll ask if I want to chat over dinner, a drink, and make it look as if they're trying to do business.<p>Anyone that knows me in the slightest knows that I'm all about business, and even just socializing in …

Fraternities

The ex-Tesla engineer who created an FDA-compliant hangover cure made $1 million in 3 months and was almost thrown out of the country by Trump's immigration rules

Imagine accidentally creating a startup that makes a cure for hangovers. The startup turns out to be so successful, raking in $1 million in three months, that you need to quit your high-paying job at Tesla, only to then find yourself nearly kicked out of the country by the Trump administration …

Alcohol

Low Facebook Ad ROI? Never Again with these 5 Personalization Tips

It’s no secret that Facebook Ads are difficult to optimize.With over 2 billion monthly active users, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to target a …

Marketing

15 Content Marketing Tools You Can’t Live Without

As many as 88% of B2B marketers use content marketing as part of their marketing strategy.Are you part of that 88%?If you are, you’re probably well …

Marketing

Advertising feels the brunt of consumer group cost-cutting

A surprising thing happened when Procter & Gamble, the consumer goods giant behind Gillette razors, Crest toothpaste and Pampers nappies, trimmed …

Google is sharing its management tools with the world

Speaking at his alma mater in January, Sundar Pichai, Google’s low-profile CEO, revealed his key to effective management: “Let others succeed.”<p>Enacting Pichai’s advice is easier said than done. But Google is sharing some tools that might help. Its Re:Work blog is offering a series of instructive …

Work-life Balance

6 Super Stylish DIY Ideas Using Bungee Cords

If you haven't already jumped into this trend, you should. Bungee cords have been used for over a century – they're practical, lightweight, and …

DIY

How I Turned My Ikea Couch Into a $10,000 Designer Sofa

I don't believe you grow out of Ikea past the age of 25. I love the Swedish brand's minimalist aesthetic. And since I like to mix things up, the …

Razer unveils PC, PS4, Xbox One wireless surround sound headset

$250 headsets hit in July<p>Razer’s new Thresher Ultimate headsets will deliver wireless 7.1 surround sound to the PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One when they hit next month for $249.99.<p>The headphones feature 50 mm drivers, leatherette-wrapped memory foam ear cups and use 2.4 Ghz wireless for a 40-foot …

Scientists Found Cancer-Causing DNA in Stem Cells Given to Patients

These unlucky people were enrolled in clinical trials, not clients at shady clinics.<p>For decades, stem cells have offered rich potential, promising an age of "regenerative medicine." They're being used to in early-stage treatment for Parkinson's disease, macular degeneration, hearing loss, …

Stem Cells

Cheap Thrills: Home Decor & Accessories Under $50 from Canopy

Amazon is like an adult playground. It's a magical land where anything is possible—or at least where (most) anything can be delivered to your …

Food & Dining

12 KPIs you must know before pitching your startup

Phil Nadel Contributor<p>Phil Nadel is the co-founder and managing director of Barbara Corcoran Venture Partners.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>11 reasons we didn’t invest in your company<p>It is critically important for the founders of a company to intimately understand the company’s key performance …

Product Management

Should I Take a Probiotic? If So, Which One?

By Franziska Spritzler<p>Probiotics have received a lot of attention recently.<p>These living organisms have been credited with providing all kinds of …

IKEA Art Hack Ideas for Large Blank Walls

I've said it before and I'll say it again: Finding affordable art that you actually like is one of the hardest parts of furnishing a home. And once …

Cross-stitch

Are You Making These 7 Rookie Decorating Mistakes?

(Image credit: Suzy Hoodless)<p>Since we spend so much of our time discussing design on Apartment Therapy, I'm willing to bet that most of us have …

Home Decorating

Kitchen Paint Colors: Design Inspiration for 2017

As part of our predictions for the trends that will dominate kitchen design in 2017, we're taking a deep dive into the world of color in the kitchen. …

Home Decorating

When Your Hanging Space Just Isn't Cutting It

Some people live in homes with walk-in closets with nearly absurd amounts of hanging space. Others live in old, quirky apartments with one closet 24 …

Closets

A Years Worth of Interesting Homes: Top Tours from November & December

DIY

5 Free Graphic Design Tools To Create Your Own Visuals in 2017

Why would you pay a design agency upwards of $5,000 for one graphic design, when you can create your own visuals for next to nothing?<p>Many startups and new entrepreneurs understand the value of using visuals in their marketing strategy, but how many people are actually going to throw five grand at a …

House Tour: A Handmade, 600 Square Foot Berkeley Apartment

<b>Name:</b> Natacha Nay and Joshua <b><br>Location:</b> Berkeley, California <b><br>Size:</b> 600 square feet <b><br>Years lived in:</b> 10 months; Rented<p>Natacha and Joshua live on one of …

Living Rooms

130 Things to Get Rid of in the New Year

If the prospect of a shiny new year has you wanting to jump back onboard the KonMari-method decluttering train (à la Emily Gilmore in the Netflix …

Minimalism

A Small, Pared-Down Pad for a Stylish Pair

<b>Name:</b> Kyle and Alex <b><br>Location:</b> Tenderloin — San Francisco, California <b><br>Size:</b> 450 square feet <b><br>Years lived in:</b> 4 years rented<p>After 20+ apartment viewings, …

Living Rooms