Jennifer Balase

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These sleep pods are a place for commuters to nap

Faced with long, tiring commutes that make it impossible to go home until the end of the day and rushing to keep up with the fast pace of modern city …


RIP Snapchat: Marketing Experts Reveal What Works in Social Media — And What Doesn’t

Snapchat is over. Influencers are oversaturated. And content is everything.<p>Those were some of the takeaways from a panel discussion about social …

Social Media

The Best Garlic Bread Recipe

"This is the best garlic bread I have ever tasted. Adjust the ingredients as necessary until the mayonnaise, Parmesan cheese and garlic powder …


How to use colour and typography in marketing

Most of us have a general idea of colour theory - the idea that particular colours in branding can trigger certain responses - but how much of it is …

Graphic Design

Abstract Pepsi logo ads use negative space to get sporty

Soft drinks aren't exactly renowned for their health benefits. Pepsi Light's marketing revolves around its zero sugar and zero calorie content, but …

Graphic Design

12 Easy Fall Crockpot Recipes That Will Have You Begging for Seconds

It’s no secret that fall is the time of year when cooking becomes more of a welcome endeavor. Once summer’s temperatures have subsided and ovens are …


This Is the Best Way to Cook Corn on the Cob

Kitchn's Delicious Links column highlights recipes we're excited about from the bloggers we love. Follow along every weekday as we post our favorites.<p>…

Corn On The Cob

12 White Paints Designers Use Over and Over

Move over, 50 Shades of Grey;when it comes to painting your walls, it's more like 50 shades of white. Design lovers know there's no such thing as one …

Home Decorating

5-Minute Crafts

18 ways to use WD-40 that can save you lots of time and energy:

Steve Jobs Followed 7 Unbreakable Laws of Success That Apply to Any Business

Entrepreneurs should follow the Apple roadmap to set themselves apart.<p>When Steve Jobs passed away in 2011, the ABC News program <i>20/20</i> asked me to share some of the insights I gleaned from writing three books on Jobs and Apple. The seven rules I offered are still relevant today and helped to propel …

Apple Store

Health is Wealth

How You Can Use Lemons For Health And Beauty

An introduction to the concept of design patterns

There are so many different definitions and opinions around on what design patterns are and all seem to be (more or less) different. Sadly, most of …

Software Development

If Your Team Sets Goals, But Fails to Successfully Deliver Them, You Need This 1 Meeting

Teams can set a solid strategy and create great goals but then miserably fail on the delivery. Here is the one meeting that will make a difference.<p>Nothing is more frustrating than having a great planning session and coming up with a breakthrough plan for the quarter, only to have the team fall …

Time Management

2-Ingredient Sweet Potato Pancakes Are a Breakfast Miracle

You're probably in disbelief at this recipe title, but yes, you can make tasty pancakes with just two ingredients: baked sweet potato and eggs. (And, …


Instead Of Tossing Old Pillows, Try These 40 Innovative Uses You've Never Thought Of Before

More from Home Hacks<p>40 Life-Saving Parenting Hacks Every Parent Should Know40 Life-Saving Parenting Hacks Every Parent Should Know<p><i>by</i> Cheryl …


11 things a designer should do before they die

We don’t want to be morbid. But none of us really know how long we have to live. And if the end does come unexpectedly soon, will you have done all …


The practical, unsexy steps it takes to actually become a millionaire

• Earned income (salary)<br>• Profit income (business profit)<br>• Rental income (real estate)<br>• Royalty/patents income (depending on your business)<br>• Capital gains income (if you sell an asset for more than you bought it for)<br>• Dividend (4% every year on average in index funds)<br>• Interest (lending money to someone else)

Personal Finance

7 houseplants to help keep insects out of your home

From basil to a Venus fly trap…<p>Summer is a great time with plenty of sunshine, picnics and gardening. On the other hand, it’s also the season when …


4 tips for better proofreading

To err is human.<p>However, leaving typos, poor grammar, inconsistent information and glaring mistakes in your text is more than embarrassing. It erodes …


13 incredible tools for creating infographics

Done right, infographics can be a great way to make sense of complex data. The best infographics transform complex information and data into graphics …


A Small-Business Guide to Instagram Stories (Infographic)

If you're not using Instagram Stories, you're missing out on a major marketing opportunity.<p>Instagram is a great source to build your brand’s identity, engage new followers and expand your reach. However, if you’re simply posting images to your business’s Instagram page, you’re missing out on a …

Small Business

12 Simple Bathroom Ideas That Are So Fresh and So Clean

One doesn't need a sprawling bathroom with ornate fixtures and marble everything to have a beautiful and functional space. In fact, sometimes, the …

Interior Design

10 Secret Sauces That Will Change Your Life

Sauce simply makes foods more succulent. Though it's tempting to just crank open a can of tomato or butterscotch sauce, nothing beats homemade. These 10 recipes are ultrasimple, yet the flavor payoff is <i>so</i> worth it. Go ahead and put them on your cooking bucket list.


8 Vocab Apps That'll Make You Sound Smarter

With all of the awesome app games on the market, it's hard to separate the best from, well, the pointless. And while some of us may revel in crushing …


65 Farmer’s Lunches That’ll Really Fill You Up

Whip up a hearty and comforting lunch with one of these farmhouse-inspired recipes. From creamy soups to meaty sandwiches and even a veggie-loaded …

12 Ways to Use the Cosmetics You Wanted to Get Rid of — Now You’ll Probably Hold on to Them

“Saving is the wealth of the poor and the wisdom of the rich” — these are the words of Alexandre Dumas. Sometimes things that seem completely useless …


5-Minute Crafts GIRLY

Clever napkin folding techniques. 🍴

Infographic: 44 words and phrases that are killing your message

For good writing, less is often more.Disposable comments and trivial remarks make reading more difficult for your audience and muddy the meaning of …

5 Questions You'll Hear at Your Next Job Interview — and Exactly How to Answer Them

Bookmark this now.<p>Look, there’s no way around this: job hunting sucks.<p>It’s stressful, time-consuming, and success hinges on a million different …