Joel Fernandez

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Sit-Ups and Planks Aren't Enough to Build a Strong Core

If you can hold a plank for ages and crack walnuts with infinite sit-ups, you’ve got good core strength. But a strong core is more than brute-forcing …

The Ten Weirdest Workouts in Miami

Given the importance of appearance, it’s no wonder Miamians are always looking for newer, better ways to work out. Every time we turn around, another …

10 Learnings from 10 Years of Brain Pickings

Fluid reflections on keeping a solid center.<p>I remember my first awareness of mortality as a child in Bulgaria. I was nine and my father was relaying an anecdote from his youth. I asked him when it had taken place. With unconcerned casualness, he replied: <i>“About a decade ago.”</i> I was astonished that …

The 25 Best Films of the 21st Century, And Where to Watch Them

There have been <i>a lot</i> of great films released since the year 2000, but some of them stood above the rest and elevated the medium to a whole new level …

Blu-Ray

How I Became A Morning Person, Read More Books, And Learned A Language In A Year

It wasn’t as hard as it sounds: I used four principles to start small habits that built into big, long-term outcomes. Here’s how.<p>You’ll notice that I made the title of this post sound quite impressive (at least I hope I did!).<p>But the great thing about this story is that anyone can have such an …

Top 10 Smart Alternatives to TED Talks

TED talks are great, but there’s a point where they all seem too similar, or are just taxing to muddle through. If you’d still like to enjoy a smart, …

All in the Family

With great architecture comes great responsibility, and with an eye toward revival and respect for history, one Harvey Park couple breathed life into a classic Cliff May home with the help of neighbors, friends, and even the former owner.<p>When homeowners opt to renovate, they typically call on …

Home Improvement

8 Secrets of Great Communicators

Great communication skills are a powerful tool to have in your arsenal. Here are eight proven strategies that will improve yours today.<p>When it comes to communication, we all tend to think we're pretty good at it. Truth is, even those of us who are good communicators aren't nearly as good as we …

Best of BESTA: Inspiration for IKEA's Most Versatile Unit

(Image credit: My Unfinished Home)<p>Oh IKEA, where would we be without you? From the ubiquitous BILLY bookcase to the beloved RASKOG cart, the Swedish …

IKEA

50 Excellent Modern Design Ideas For Living Room

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Interior Design

Ceiling Light Fixture Hanging Tips

When it comes to any job that involves drilling holes, you want to get it right the first time. Just as you do when hanging art, you have to figure …

Dining Rooms

Indoors or Out: Tips for Creating a Vertical Garden

Remember when vertical gardens first hit the scene? They were <i>glorious</i>, but they all seemed to require access to a 20-story building, an impossibly …

Lowe's

John Steinbeck on Writing, the Crucible of Creativity, and the Mobilizing Power of the Impossible

“A good writer always works at the impossible.”<p>An advocate for the creative benefits of keeping a diary, Virginia Woolf saw this informal practice as training ground on which one can “loosen the ligaments” for formal writing. But hardly anyone has put private writing to more fruitful use as a …

3 Unconventional Facebook Advertising Strategies That Work

Facebook advertising is one of the most effective marketing strategies at your disposal. It’s also one of the most intimidating advertising channels …

The New Era Of Advertising: What Agencies And Clients Must Do Differently To Succeed

The shift to analytics-driven marketing and technology-enabled business growth has changed the nature of advertising agencies. The era of “Mad Men,” where advertisers primarily focused on TV, radio, and print advertising is gone. In its place are specialists who focus on social media, digital …

Mad Men

How the CEO of This 100-Year-Old Company Makes Really Tough Decisions

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

How Agencies Are Fighting Back Against Talent Raids by Tech Firms and Marketers

Never in her wildest dreams did Helen Pak think she would leave the advertising industry to do creative work for a technology company. Then, three …

The 2016 guide for flawless blog optimization

Link building in 2016 should be focused on “pulling” readers in: writing excellent blog posts that naturally accumulate links.<p>Links remain the primary way that Google understands the importance of your blog. Generally speaking, the more high-quality sites that link to your blog, the higher your …

8 Facebook Advertising Terms You Need To Know

For those of you who haven’t entered the world of Facebook advertising, there’s a lot of daunting vocabulary. Understanding what all these terms mean …

AdWords

Your Blog Is Not A Content Strategy (And Other Brutal Truths)

Content marketing goes well beyond writing a blog post and tweeting it to your users. In fact, it’s entirely possible to have a successful content …

Tour a "Queer Eye" Guy's Charming Brooklyn Studio

<b>Name:</b> Joey Krietemeyer, Art Director at 1stdibs.com, Antoni, and one very well loved Fiddle Leaf Fig <b><br>Location:</b> Clinton Hill, Brooklyn <b><br>Size:</b> 600 square …

Queer Eye

How to Advertise on Instagram: A Complete Instagram Ads Guide

Are you wondering how to start advertising on Instagram?<p>Looking for a step-by-step Instagram guide?<p>Businesses of all sizes now have the ability to …

Social Media

Wright Bedding's NYC Pop-Up Shop

With people trekking to NYC for holiday shopping, there's a new pop-up worth swinging by this year—and it's aimed at those looking for a good night's sleep. WRIGHT, makers of American-designed and -produced mattresses (and more), has set up a showroom in SoHo, and it allows visitors to get hands-on …

5 Books Guaranteed to Unlock Your Creative Genius

Why does it seem like some people can effortlessly “follow their passions”, while others can’t? What’s the secret of successful entrepreneurs and …

Creativity

Why Tesla is nothing like Ferrari and never will be

And General Motors doesn't entirely count, because the company was reentering the public markets after its 2009 bankruptcy.<p>So Tesla, FCA, and Ferrari are the only automakers to have IPO'd in US markets since Ford in 1956.<p>In other words, car-company IPOs are about as rare as black swans, four-leaf …

Facebook’s carousel ads are 10 times better than its regular ads

Carousel ads are 10 times better at getting people to click through compared to static sponsored posts on Facebook, according to a new report.<p>The …

Home Lighting Improvement Tips

(Image credit: Apartment Therapy )<p>There's an element that can be found all over your home, and it's so important it can have a huge visual and …

Instagram

Back to School: Our Best Advice

From documenting your work to sounding smart in a crit and learning how to take sketchnotes—we've got you covered<p>The beginning of the school year is …

10 Tips for a More Creative Team

These solid strategies will get everyone in your company generating better ideas.<p>If you'd like to see more creativity in your workplace, who better to ask for advice than someone running a toy company? Take some tips from Jeff Freeland Nelson, CEO of St. Paul-based YOXO, which sells creative …

10 Free eBooks Every Content Marketer Has to Read

How often do you hear that content marketing is the sure fire way to success?<p>That it will bring you followers, traffic, leads and sales?<p>Quite a lot I …