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After Police Shooting, Signs of Calm Return to Crown Heights

The loss of Saheed Vassell, a mentally ill resident, remains painful for many in the Caribbean community<p>The Brooklyn street where New York City police officers fatally shot a mentally ill black man last week seemed to return to normal on Sunday. Families dressed in church-going clothes walked along …

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From Good to Greatist: The Health and Happiness Site Joins Flipboard

Greatist is about what it sounds like: content to help readers be their best—healthier, happier and their greatest selves. But it’s also an ideology, …

That’s me in the picture: Major Terri Gurrola embraces her daughter on her return from service in Iraq

Leaving my daughter behind is the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do. She was two when I began a year-long deployment in Iraq in 2007. She was going to turn three while I was away, and I wouldn’t even be able to see her on her birthday – this was in the days before internet video calls. My biggest …

Get in Touch With Your Prejudices...About Money

A financial planner shares books and resources that have helped her understand the different ways people feel about money.<p>It’s only human to hear and …

12 Little Known Photoshop Shortcuts to Speed Up Your Processing Time

If you’re not using keyboard shortcuts throughout your workflow, chances are you’re wasting tons of time. You’d be surprised how much cursor travel …

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How-Tuesday: Our Favorite DIY Pet Projects

Your artwork is original, your furniture is handmade — so why should all your dog’s chew toys come from the big-box store? Charming pet-centric DIY projects abound on the web (including here on the Etsy Blog) and some of them require very little technical skill — if you can tie a knot and wield a …

Design You Trust

Young girls in dark dresses with black hair around their doll-like faces – these are the main characters of Italian illustrator who creates surreal …

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Optical Illusions by Akiyoshi Kitaoka

View Gallery<p>Akiyoshi Kitaoka is a Psychology professor at the Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, Japan. Studying visual perception, visual illusion, …

Paintings by Iranian Artist Afarin Sajedi

We are enjoying the work of Iranian artist Afarin Sajedi this morning. Sajedi has had exhibitions across Iran and also taught at Tehran Azad …

The Busy Girl's Guide To Meditating

Research shows that taking the time to find some inner calm can do a whole lot of good. Whatever your schedule, here's how to take a few moments to yourself from Gabrielle Bernstein, author of the New York Times bestselling book Miracles Now.<p>"When women say to me, 'I don't have time to meditate' I …

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Twitter, Adobe, ARM lead broad tech gains

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Tech stocks put in a mildly upbeat session Friday, with gains from Twitter Inc., Adobe Systems Inc. and chipmaker ARM …

S&P 500 breaks 4-day skid on upbeat manufacturing data

NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — U.S. stocks rose on Monday as a flurry of economic data indicated solid improvements in business activity across the country.<p>…

Is the stock market still a playground for the rich?

As stocks keep hitting new milestones, more and more pundits worry we’re in another stock market bubble.<p>They cite record margin debt, euphoria over …

2 Tips for Handling Difficult Customers | Inc.com

John Butman knows what it's like to deal with divas.<p>As the founder and principal of Idea Platforms, a company that develops book proposals for subject experts and thought leaders, he is often in the position of advising would-be authors about how to hone their themes and messages. But when it comes …

Ottawa, finance ministers set for showdown on pensions

Canada’s finance ministers begin two days of meetings Sunday, and pension issues are expected to dominate the discussions.<p>Some provincial ministers …

Bonhoeffer

• <b>Author:</b> Eric Metaxas<p>WHO BETTER TO FACE THE GREATEST EVIL OF THE 20TH CENTURY THAN A HUMBLE MAN OF FAITH?<p>As Adolf Hitler and the Nazis seduced a nation, bullied a continent, and attempted to exterminate the Jews of Europe, a small number of dissidents and saboteurs worked to dismantle the Third …

Bezos, Amazon And Refusing To Act Your Age

In early 1998, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and CFO Joy Covey co-authored a letter to shareholders discussing the previous year’s accomplishments. That letter has become holy writ inside the company, and is republished every year in its annual report.<p>The letter and its contents struck me as incredibly …

Fab.com Raises $150M At $1B Valuation With New Investor Tencent

Online design retailer Fab.com has raised $150 million at a $1 billion valuation in financing with new investor Tencent, the China Internet giant.<p>The valuation of the Series D financing was about $1 billion, according to a person familiar with the deal. Fab also plans to close additional financing …

4 Reasons Businesses Should Take Hashtags Seriously

Hashtags have become a prominent part of the online atmosphere and as of late, more and more social media sites have allowed for the categorizing program known as Hashtags. Hashtags are used to allow users to tag posts, pictures, or even video with a hash symbol (#) followed by a word or phrase, …

3 Steps to Creating Your Branding Message

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You only have one value proposition and you want it to stick in your customers' minds. BMW is the "ultimate driving machine." Apple customers "think different." Nike's message -- "Just do it" -- is ubiquitous with the brand.<p>In my column …

Want to Succeed? Business Lessons From Abercrombie & Fitch

Since early 2008 businesses have been in a battle to keep the consumer spending. The easiest way to do this is lower the price of goods. As I walked …

5 Ways to Promote Your YouTube Videos

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This is the fifth in a six-part series on how your business can get started on YouTube. In this installment, we examine ways to attract viewers to your YouTube videos.</i><p>You can make the most informative and entertaining video on YouTube, …

How to Ask Your Partner for a Prenup

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>With Rupert Murdoch's divorce in the news, it's a reminder that a business is a marital asset. For entrepreneurs heading down the aisle, a prenuptial agreement helps protect your business in case the marriage goes sour. But suggesting it …

Billionaire Carlos Slim: Why 60 Is the New 30

This story originally appeared on CNBC<p>Billionaire Carlos Slim, age 73, says workers -- those in developed economies, anyway -- are at their prime in their 60s.<p>"When you have an industrial economy like in the past where people ... do a lot of physical work and people live less years, it's OK to …