Margaret Broeren

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Inspiring Morning Routines

What is your morning routine?<p>I wake up between 4:30 and 5:00am. I’ll get up, go to the computer, and check my email. Then I turn to my blog, The …

Content Marketing Altering the Future Predicted in ‘Minority Report’

Just 13 years ago, Steven Spielberg’s <i>Minority Report</i> envisioned the year 2054 as one in which marketing and advertising are so invasive that …

Millennials, Myths, And The Digital Experience Divide

Generation Y. Digital Natives. The Net Generation. Whatever you call the generation that follows Gen X, Millennials–born between (about) 1980 and …

Customer Experience

7 Of The Best Strategic Uses Of Consumer-Facing Tech In Retail & Hospitality

Here are my top picks for pioneers embracing new forms of technology at retail, to differentiate themselves among digitally savvy target audiences. In so doing, they’re better meeting consumer needs such as product customization, or quality and speed of service and payment. Below are 7 standouts …

eCommerce

Nordstrom Rolls Out Shop by Text Program

Nordstrom is going all-in on texting as a mode of shopper engagement. The company established texting with personal shoppers last year, rolled out curbside pickup via text earlier this month, and now Nordstrom customers can shop and make purchases on their phone simply by texting "buy" to the …

Text Messaging

Why emotion and personal connection are the key to wearables

There is a fair amount of perceived innovation in wearable technology that is actually static reproduction of what’s already out there — with many recycled ideas lacking in originality, foresight and plausibility. So how do you break into that market and do it successfully?<p>You have to look beyond …

10 Stunning Underwater Photos

Featuring a ghostly seal, a stylish crab, and more. You're welcome!<p>Every year since 2005, the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science has judged a crop of photos for consideration in its Underwater Photography Contest. The winners and runners-up--in categories …

Ask 'gribbles' how to turn wood into liquid fuel - Futurity

U. YORK (UK) — Tiny wood-boring marine isopods are giving scientists clues on how to …

LayerVault launches free online backups and version control for your graphic designs

The 'GitHub for designers' opens up free accounts to everyone<p>"Designers have kind of been living in the Dark Ages," says Kelly Sutton, the founder of LayerVault. In October of 2011, his company released a Mac application that brought real version control (think Git) to tools like Photoshop, giving …

Flickr Has A Secret 'We're Hiring' Ad Only Engineers Can See

Flickr is hiring a select batch of software and mobile engineers.<p>To make sure that only the right kind of candidates apply, the company hid its "We're hiring" ad in the source code of the newly redesigned website's front page.<p>Well done, Flickr.

Employment

Kwikset Kevo review: This brainy smart lock just isn't brawny enough - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The <b>Kwikset Kevo</b> packs a lot of subtle smarts into a little device. The indoor/outdoor sensor worked flawlessly, never once letting us in when it shouldn't have.<p><b>The Bad</b> The SmartKey deadbolt at the heart of the Kevo is too easy to break for a lock that costs $219. Also, phones that aren't …

Home Automation

Scientists Train People To Not Be Jerks

To be excellent to one another, just try out some Buddhist meditation.<p>If you're kind of a jerk, but at least concerned about your jerk-ness, take heart: researchers say they've shown it's possible to increase compassion in adults.<p>The University of Wisconsin-Madison actually has a whole department …

What Is It About Bees And Hexagons?

Solved! A bee-buzzing, honey-licking 2,000-year-old mystery that begins here, with this beehive. Look at the honeycomb in the photo and ask yourself: (I know you've been wondering this all your life, but have been too shy to ask out loud ... ) Why is every cell in this honeycomb a hexagon?<p>Bees, …

What Google was thinking when redesigning the new Google+

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>When I am feeling kind, I think of Google+ (s goog) as a social network by dictat — err, Larry Page’s mandate. And when I am …

Wine Pairing - Inspired Infographic Advertising

How to Pair Wine with the Bright, Bold flavors of Southeast Asia is a new infographic from P.F. Changs’s, an upscale restaurant chain, as part of the …

Bike To Work Week

This week is bike to work week. Why should you participate? The Bike to Work Week infographic from Fitness for Weight Loss explains the health …

National Geographic Travel

2012 SEO Tactics

The 2012 SEO Tactics infographic from Response Mine Interactive breaks down the tactics they use to get the highest rankings for their clients in …

How Far is it to Mars?

How Far is it to Mars? by David Paliwoda is a fantastic animated, interactive infographic website that shows the viewer the scale of the distance to …

How Corporate Logos Evolve

How Corporate Logos Evolve, from The Logo Company, shows us how even iconic world-wide recognized company logos change over time.<p><i>We often get asked</i> …

The United States of Energy

The United States of Energy from Saxum, is a huge project to map domestic energy sources.<p><i>Finally… After almost 50 years of dependence on foreign</i> …

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If you don’t have video in your content mix, you’re missing out. It’s simpler to make than ever, ...<p>November 1, 2017<p>Want to know how to make …

Fitbit Flex

If you still haven't picked up a Nike+ Fuelband or Jawbone Up, you ought to add the Fitbit Flex ($100) to your list of fitness trackers to check out. …

Wearable Tech

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Architizer Journal: The Official Architizer Blog

A glimpse into the process behind DRAW Architecture's impeccable work.<p>Submit your very best architectural works for a chance to be published internationally by Phaidon.<p>Submit your best work today: The extended entry deadline is May 25th!<p>The phrase "less is more" has never been more apt.<p>Delta …

Architecture