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6 Steps to Delivering Memorable Customer Experiences

Many entrepreneurs build great technical products, and forget that customers are demanding more - they want a great total experience<p>It's easy to find and compare the tech for every solution in the world that claims to solve your problem, and there will be many.<p>Most often the differentiators go …

Customer Experience

Recruiters Will Ask Why You Left Your Last Job -- How To Talk About Your Career Transitions

I recently had one of those marathon interview days on the recruiting side – I phone screened 10 candidates back-to-back. Despite recruiting for several different roles, I asked each and every candidate why they left their last job. Many times I asked for the transition reason behind <i>each and every</i> …

Employment

5 Trends Defining The Food And Beverage Industry, And Retail In General

If you’re in the retail real estate business, there are likely two words you’ve heard incessantly over the past year: “dining” and “entertainment.” But while they are certainly buzzy terms at this point, they are not in the same league as the most dreaded buzz word of all.<p>That, dear reader, is …

Agriculture

25 words you should use on your resume if you want to get more interviews

When it comes to making hiring decisions, including "team player language" on your resume makes it less likely you'll get an offer.<p>So, how do you write a great resume that uses language that will get you hired?<p>A lot of well-meaning people will suggest you should use "action verbs." But that's fast …

8 Websites That Will Help You Learn Coding Basics for Free

So you want to start creating websites of your own? Or maybe you just want to get better at editing your own WordPress theme. Is it possible that you …

Unexpected Art Displays that Will Make You Rethink Your Own

Does the thought of arranging art make you want to poke your eyeballs out? Or maybe you've already committed to a gallery wall, but something just …

Make It Beautiful: How To Style the Perfect Entry Table

The entry in your home is a lot of things: it's the first taste of sweet freedom when returning from a hard day's work; it's your landing zone for …

10 Bathroom Lighting Ideas to Make You Look Your Best

Using lighting to set the mood is a tried-and-true design technique, but there's one oft-overlooked space that should always be a priority: the …

Interior Design

Huge NYC apartment is a nature-filled refuge in the sky

Who says “indoor-outdoor” is only for the West Coast?<p>Some people in New York City would be lucky to afford a new micro apartment of some 300 square feet, but for those with truly deep pockets, an expansive duplex combining multiple apartments is well within the realm of possibility. Just check out …

Manhattan

7 Ways to Win New Year’s Eve

Need something to wear out this weekend that falls somewhere between full-on tuxedo and beat-up jeans? Allow these seven stylish men to show you how to do life-of-the-party style right now. While these looks are all over the map in terms of vibe, the share in common three key traits: a heavy …

21 Pictures of Cactus House Plants That Will Make You Want One Immediately

If you thought cacti were everywhere in 2016, you haven't seen anything yet. The prickly plant's image graced everything from wall art to neon lights this year, but we're anticipating that the actual living house plants will be filling homes in 2017. Watch out, fiddle leaf fig, there's a new "it" …

Plants

Photos: Instagram designed its new office as a blank canvas to spark employees’ creativity

Instagram has given itself a big present for its sixth birthday: a brand new, three-story office.<p>On Oct. 6, the photo app’s 400 employees moved into a new space on Facebook’s Menlo Park, California, campus. Though it didn’t move very far—its old office was also on Facebook’s headquarters—the new …

11 awesome and affordable bedroom storage ideas for your home

So you're tired of having your bedroom looking untidy and cluttered. This Ideabook will tackle the best and most affordable storage ideas to get your …

The Ultimate 7-Step Guide to Shaving

Shaving’s the pits, plain and simple. Between the actual act of dragging a sharpened piece of steel across your face at such an unholy hour in the morning and the burn that can (and probably will) ensue as a result of that, not to mention dull blades, nicks, and having to realign your sideburns on …

20 tips and rules to make you a composition ninja

There are no unbreakable rules when it comes to how you should compose your photographs After all, who likes rules except for your old school …

Tips For Moving Abroad

Moving from the U.S. to another country? Fantastique! Magnífico! You are beginning a great adventure. But of course, first you need to get there with all of your belongings. Whether you are single, or moving a family and pets here are key factors and to-dos to manage when moving abroad.<p>First, I am …

Daily Design Inspiration

Part of the Daily Inspiration series that started it all on Abduzeedo. This is where you'll find the most interesting things/finds/work curated by …

New On Netflix: More Than 50 New Shows And Movies This Week

Today starts a bonanza of new originals and classic flicks on Netflix, as the start of a new month brings a massive influx of new things to watch.<p>Jeff Foxworthy and “Once Upon A Time” lead off a list of more than 50 new offerings on the streaming service. The original “Footloose” and the “Jaws” …

10 Beautiful Fonts That All Designers Must Have For 2016

<b>Designers</b>, are you in need of fresh new fonts for your yearend projects? If you answered “yes”, here are 10 awesome fonts to add to your typographic …

Net-zero Arc House shows how arches make tiny spaces feel bigger

The surprisingly spacious net-zero Arc House demonstrates how arches can make a small space feel much larger. Designed in collaboration between Green …

Dark Noir Adventure 'Bear With Me' Hits Steam on August 8

Bear With Me, Ready for Launch on August 8th<p><i>Bear With Me</i>, a noir point-and-click adventure from Exordium Games stars a 10-year-old girl and her …

24 books to read this summer that will change your life forever, according to my coworkers

Books can be incredibly powerful. They have the ability to suck us in, take us on adventures, and influence the way we think.<p>They can teach us, move us, give us new perspectives, and help shape us. And the most powerful ones change our lives forever.<p>I asked my Business Insider colleagues to share …

These are the questions you should always ask during a job interview

The questions YOU ask during a job interview are just as important as the answers you give.<p>Knowing which questions to ask at a job interview can be …

Understanding Failure: The Key Insight That Empowers Entrepreneurs To Do Their Best Work

Failure is a big topic for entrepreneurs. For some, failure can be a dominant thread in the storytelling and experience of their life as an entrepreneur. But failure is a myth. The Failure Myth comes in many forms: The ‘failed company’, the ‘failed project’, the ‘failed idea’. But there is a …

8 Incredible Online Resources for Creative Design Inspiration

<i>Design, whether it’s for print, digital marketing, editorials or websites, requires constant creative juice. But even the most prolific and</i> …

My Performance Review Was Outstanding -- And Then I Got Fired

Dear Liz,<p>I have been through quite a roller coaster this year. In March I reached my five-year anniversary with my company. The company gives each employee an annual performance review on their anniversary date, and mine was in mid-March. For five years I’ve had excellent performance reviews, and …

Little-Known LinkedIn Features That Deliver Big Rewards

LinkedIn is replete with valuable features; it’s hard to know which ones will give the biggest boost to your personal brand. What’s more, LinkedIn is adding, enhancing, and refining features all the time – making it even harder to keep your profile up-to-date while creating the most impact. In …

How To Make Yourself Work When You Don't Want To

Procrastination affects everyone. It sneaks up on most people when they’re tired or bored, but for some, procrastination can be a full-fledged addiction. They avoid all day the work that is right in front of them, only to go home and toil late into the night, frantically trying to finish what they …

Procrastination

A controversial theory may explain the real reason humans have allergies

For me, it was hornets.<p>One summer afternoon when I was 12, I ran into an overgrown field near a friend’s house and kicked a hornet nest the size of a football. An angry squadron of insects clamped onto my leg; their stings felt like scorching needles. I swatted the hornets away and ran for help, …

Immunotherapy

12 Habits Of Genuine People

There’s an enormous amount of research suggesting that emotional intelligence (EQ) is critical to your performance at work. TalentSmart has tested the EQ of more than a million people and found that it explains 58% of success in all types of jobs.<p>People with high EQs make $29,000 more annually than …

Emotional Intelligence