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18 Marketing Predictions for 2018

We asked 18 professionals for their 2018 inbound marketing predictions and their responses covered everything from social media to video marketing.

If someone is friends with their exes, it could be a warning sign they're a psychopath — here's why

People tend to have strong opinions about whether you can stay friends with an ex or not. You may be optimistic about the situation, and are happy to become friends soon after a break up, or you may think that when you cut the cord it means goodbye forever.<p>It's not an exact science either way, but …

Psychology

Netflix codes: The secret numbers that unlock thousands of hidden films and TV shows

Netflix's incredibly niche, personalised subgenres have long captivated movie nerds, from "Steamy Crime Movies from the 1970s" to "Period Pieces About Royalty Based on Real Life".<p>The genres, based on a complicated algorithm that uses reams of data about users' viewing habits to recommend exactly …

Typography

Deep Focus: The Old Dark House

In James Whale’s least-seen masterpiece, <i>The Old Dark House</i> (1932), a landslide in a rainstorm forces a handful of urban sophisticates off a country …

Don’t even pretend you already knew all 10 of these hidden iPhone tricks

Apple’s iOS platform has a wonderfully simple and intuitive UX, but the platform continues to grow more and more complex with each passing year. The …

9 of the best British films you've never seen

Fair warning: when I started this list I wasn't planning to fill it solely with dark and depressing films, but that's definitely what's ended up …

Brontë Family

Portable LightCube Reinvents Home Lighting

via allocacoc<p>You can still buy The Clapper sound-activated electrical switch online for about $26 (plus shipping).<p>But why revert to a ’90s relic …

What’s on my iPhone 7: Videographer edition

If you’re new to iPhone, or you’ve recently upgraded to a new model, you might be wondering if you’re missing out on great apps. In this video, we’ll show you some of the terrific titles <i>Cult of Mac</i> video maker Ste Smith is using on his iPhone 7.<p>You’ll find apps for controlling your smart and home …

New rumor says everything we know about the iPhone 8 release is wrong

According to nearly a dozen independent reports at this point, Apple has big plans for the late summer and early fall. It is widely believed that the …

First look: Rigiet iPhone camera gimbal is an affordable way to stabilize video recordings

Hands-On<p>Before its crowdfunding campaign kicked off on Tuesday, AppleInsider had the opportunity to go hands-on with Rigiet, a new iPhone-compatible …

London street musician captivates crowd with an unreal acoustic guitar-tapping performance

It's hard out there for a street performer. To get attention, you either have to have a unique act or incredible skill.<p>The man in this video, known …

This AI video of Bob Ross is an LSD trip into ‘The Joy of Painting’

There is no telling what will happen when AI inevitably pushes itself into our day-to-day lives. If this nightmare-inducing video of Bob Ross is any …

How I launched a side hustle that earns enough to cover my mortgage payment — and requires less than 10 hours of work per week

I loaded my iPhone with apps like Evernote, Outlook, Mail, and Agenda to keep track of to-dos, appointments, and meetings. But I found myself more unfocused and lost in the swirl of life than ever.<p>I started using an old-fashioned notepad for my to-do list, and liked it. Then I started printing my …

Small Business

J. Jonah Jameson Runs Metropolis’ Daily Planet in a Mashup Parody of Superman and Spider-Man

Mehdi (a.k.a. “DrMachakil“) has created an amusing mashup parody of Sam Raimi‘s live-action <i>Spider-Man</i> films and Zack Snyder‘s <i>Superman</i> movies that …

Is This Watergate?

President Trump’s showdown with the federal judiciary feels awfully familiar.<p>Quite early in the Trump presidency, people asked me, <i>Is this like Watergate?</i> The question came mainly from people who weren’t around at the time. My answer was either, <i>No</i> or <i>Not yet</i>.<p>Well, the situation just changed, and …

Donald Trump

What psychology teaches us about opposing an unpopular president

Trump’s best hope is to convince opponents he’s more popular than he actually is.<p>These are disorienting times for American democracy. Key features of a democratic nation — that the candidate who wins the majority has the right to rule, that elections are free from outside influence, and that …

90 Easter eggs you may have missed in all 17 of Pixar's movies

If you're a Pixar fan, you know that each movie has hidden references hinting at the studio or past and future Pixar films.<p>Disney and Pixar recently released a video from its site OhMyDisney sharing several Easter eggs connecting each Pixar movie together.<p>While it shared some Easter eggs you may …

Walt Disney Company

The 25 scariest movies of all time—and how to watch them online

When you think of the scariest movies of all time, what comes to mind? <i>The Exorcist</i>, <i>Texas Chainsaw Massacre</i>, <i>The Shining</i>, <i>Halloween</i>? These films are all …

20 Gmail Hacks Only Savvy Users Know

These tricks and tips will make you a Gmail power user.<p>Online Editorial Assistant<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There’s an endless amount of tricks, tips and extensions that can boost your Gmail game. From undoing a sent email to pre-writing messages to sending money …

Apps

How to Save a Single Frame from a Live Photo on iPhone

Saving a still from a Live Photo on iPhone can be done in two ways. The first is to simply duplicate a Live Photo but save it as a still. However, that method doesn’t allow you to select a single frame from the Live Photo. You can use our tip on saving a still of your Live Photo if that’s what you …

iOS

5 Reasons Why I Left Photoshop for Sketch

I’ve been working in Adobe Photoshop for over 10 years as a designer. At Digital Surgeons, all we’ve ever used is Photoshop for web-based or app …

Tutorials

Quirky font magically adjusts to what you're writing

With its geometric angles and art-deco aesthetic, Futuracha has become one of the most popular free fonts used by designers all over the world. …

What Are The Best Times to Post on Social Media?

Shares 166<p><i>Today’s guest post is from Natasha Haley from Social Elephant.</i><p>Social media gurus around the world have been trying to pinpoint the ideal …

Google Plus

Lose weight without dieting: simple 10-minute game retrains brain to avoid junk food

A game which trains the brain to avoid unhealthy food such as cakes, biscuits and chocolate can lead to ‘pain free’ weight loss and cut energy intake by more than 200 calories a day, scientists have said.<p>Psychologists at the University of Exeter showed that less than ten minutes a day of ‘brain …

Holistic Medicine

6 chilling books with troubled narrators

<i>English writer Joanne Harris recommends six works of fiction narrated by unsettling characters.</i><p><b>The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks</b> (Simon & Schuster, $15).<p>…

Books

A warning to the American media from a Russian journalist who covers Putin

Congratulations, US media! You’ve just covered your first press conference of an authoritarian leader with a massive ego and a deep disdain for your trade and everything you hold dear. We in Russia have been doing it for 12 years now — with a short hiatus when our leader wasn’t technically our …

Vladimir Putin

You Can Now Use Your Empty Amazon Boxes to Ship Unwanted Items to Good

We're going to go ahead and state the obvious: <b>Amazon is really great.</b> It has practically everything, from cool lunch containers to the groceries to fill them. Prime is the best invention of our time (maybe an exaggeration, but only slightly). You can watch original series (hello, <i>Transparent</i>), cast …

3 Interview Questions That Tactfully Weed Out Narcissists

Interview questions that'll make you stop and think.<p>By design, the interview process is flawed. Both interviewer and interviewee want to know what the other is <i>really</i> like. But it's easy to hide your flaws and make sure that only the squeaky-clean best stuff shines through.<p>Though it's not easy to …

Employment

Use a Mind Map To Figure Out What You Want to Do With Your Life

GIF<p>We’ve talked before about using mind maps as a means to kickstart creativity, but former Google career coach Jenny Blake suggests using one to …

Brainstorming