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How Our Smartphones Are Affecting The Way We Shop

Think your smartphone is all about Candy Crush and restaurant reviews? Think again. They're actually having an impact on the way you shop, too.<p>A new study by Interactions Marketing on consumer trends reveals that a whopping 91 percent of women surveyed conduct online research before making any …

This Simple Recipe Is Basically Like Chipotle In Soup Form

Photo: Courtesy of America's Test Kitchen.<p><i>America's Test Kitchen — a real, 2,500-square-foot test kitchen just outside of Boston — is home to more</i> …

8 Keys To Creating An Emotional Connection Between Products And People

Woodshop’s Sam Swisher and Trevor Shepard outline eight elements that help brands forge that all-important emotional connection.<p>Fifty percent of every buying decision is driven by emotion. Which, for anyone responsible for bringing a product to market, makes a recent Forrester Research survey a …

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30 Books You Should Read Before You're 30

The best books aren't static stories, but living entities with meanings that change and grow along with you. That's why we strongly recommend rereading the classics that were assigned to you in high school; you may find that they're nothing like they were before.<p>Still, some books are best …

Literature

How To Recognise Famous Painters According To The Internet

Art history has never been so easy! Reddit user DontTacoBoutIt (now a dead account) posted a series of famous paintings and gave short but …

Lorde's "Royals" Usurps Miley Cyrus' Number-1 Reign

World, meet Lorde. She's the girl who's taken Miley Cyrus' number-one spot on the iTunes charts and, consequently, started a Twitter fury. Lorde …

Azzedine Alaïa: reasons to love fashion's favourite maverick

A major retrospective in Paris at the Palais Galliera celebrates the king of cling. Here are our top five favourite things about him<p>Azzedine Alaïa's designs have been worn and revered by fashion insiders for more than four decades. Nicknamed the "king of cling", his signature micro-knit Lycra …

Export orders outdo lipstick index for keeping track of economic growth

As well as formal surveys, the Bank of England uses offbeat indicators such as Suez Canal traffic and global air freight data<p>Economists are always looking for new ways to measure growth. There has been the "lipstick index", for instance, to track splurges on little luxuries in lean times and the …

Awesome Dresses

4 Innovative Ways to Tie a Chic Summer Sarong

Your step-by-step guide to tying a summer scarf.<p>Your step-by-step guide to tying a summer scarf. Plus, 7 fresh ways to tie a scarf.<p>One Shoulder Dress<p>Side Slit Dress<p>Harem Pant Jumpsuit<p>Halter Dress

Brazil’s new richest man is building his empire on beer, burgers and ketchup

While Brazil’s once-richest man fumbles away tens of millions of dollars a day, his successor to the title is amassing a fortune.<p>Jorge Paulo Lemann is now Brazil’s richest man, having earned the distinction late last year amidst the precipitous fall of the country’s ruthless oil baron Eike Batista, …

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Top 20 DJ Mixes of 2013 So Far

Essential sets from Atoms for Peace, James Murphy, Eric Prydz and more<p>Once upon a time, DJ mixtapes were for the faithful. Today, it's the opposite – …

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