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Why Every Business Owner Needs to Master Copywriting (And 7 Free Resources to Start With)

Copywriting is difficult because it’s <i>nothing</i> like the writing we learned in college.Thanks for that, college!But the facts don’t lie:Content …

The best DIY tips of 2016

It seems that DIY is growing more and more popular each year! Here are some of the best home decor DIY projects and ideas from the <i>homify</i> community of …

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I read 15 books this year on happiness, productivity, and success — here are the most meaningful insights I've taken away

The bad thing is that one time a stack of said books collapsed on my desk neighbor.<p>Without a doubt, the books that moved me most this year focused on psychology and behavioral science — and as 2016 draws to a close, I'm reflecting on everything I learned.<p>Below, I've rounded up the most meaningful …

Your favorite messaging apps, ranked by privacy from best to worst

If you’re using BlackBerry Messenger to relay private messages, you might want to switch apps.<p>Amnesty International assessed 11 companies behind some of the most popular messaging apps in the world on how well they use encryption to guard your privacy.<p>Facebook is the clear winner with 73 out of a …

Five weak words you should avoid—and what to use instead

When I first began writing, I was unsure of myself. My sentences were filled with meaningless words and fillers. What I didn’t realize is that by using them I was sabotaging myself and my writing.<p>Weak words can sneak into our writing anywhere, anytime—and when they do, they destroy the power of our …

The 22 best political movies ever, ranked

One of the best political movies ever made, "All the President's Men," just celebrated its 40th anniversary. In honor of the occasion, and with the backdrop of the election, we thought it was a good time to rank the greatest the genre has produced.<p>Here are the top 22.

Want to Start a Freelance Business? 12 Successful Freelancers Share Their Best Advice

Experience is a great teacher, but so is learning from people who have been there and done that -- extremely well.<p>You have the skills. You have the desire. You have the persistence, work ethic, and belief in yourself required to start your own business and become a successful freelancer.<p>But what …

Aglio e Olio: The One Pasta Sauce You Absolutely Must Know

More<p>Pasta<p>Essential techniques, recipes, and more!<p>If there were a pasta bible, the first line would read, "In the beginning, God created <i>aglio e olio</i>." Historically, that line wouldn't really be accurate, since the evidence doesn't support the idea that garlic (<i>aglio</i>) and oil (<i>olio</i>) were the original …

I Did My Makeup Using Only Spoon Beauty Hacks and Have the GIFs to Prove It

Things you'll find in my makeup bag right now: A Beautyblender on its last leg, too many eyeliners to count, and a spoon. No, that last one wasn't a typo—there's an actual spoon hanging out right next to my favorite eye-shadow palette. Because I'm basically up for anything (hi, I recentlycurled my …

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How to Create a Cobra Braid—the Newest Fashion Week Hair Trend You Can Wear Every Day

Yep, New York fashion week is still going on. And if you find yourself constantly rolling your eyes over all the high fashion and crazy makeup looks on your Instagram feed, we've got something here that could make you happier. Over the weekend, at the Leanne Marshall show, models wore an awesome …

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8 Best Foods for Gorgeous Skin

Nutritionist Dana James shared her favorite things to eat for a flawless complexion<p>Give your topical creams some backup, and care for your face naturally, as well. Nutritionist Dana James shared the good things to eat for a flawless complexion.

10 Keys To Writing A Speech

<i>“This is my time.”</i><p>That attitude will kill a speech every time.<p>You’ve probably sat through some lousy speeches. Despite the speakers’ renown, you eventually tuned them out over their self-indulgent tangents and pointless details. You understood something these speakers apparently didn’t: This was …

Lost And Found: 5 Forgotten Classics Worth Revisiting

I don't remember when I first realized that books could go away, that they could — and did — pass into obscurity or out of print. <i>Myra Breckinridge</i> by Gore Vidal, <i>All</i> <i>About H. Hatterr</i> by G.V. Desani, <i>Speedboat</i> by Renata Adler, the sublime <i>An Armful of Warm Girl</i> by W.M. Spackman. Each of them, snuffed …