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The Hottest Star Wars Toy for Christmas in 1977 Was an Empty Box

It's hard to imagine a child's face lighting up at the sight of an empty cardboard box staring back at them from under the Christmas tree. But in …

Pop Culture

Coca-Cola embraces a digital future as consumers move online

With a growing number of consumers purchasing their groceries online, Coca-Cola is finding more ways to embrace a digital future — and make sure it …

4 Things Marketers Should Know About the FTC’s Latest Crackdown on Influencer-Driven Social Media

Do you know the difference between an #ad, #sponsored content and a brand #partnership?<p>As more brands turn to influencers to crank out social media …

Public Relations

Walmart wants to walk into your home and put groceries in your refrigerator

On Friday, the retail giant announced a partnership with August Home, a smart-lock startup, that would allow a delivery person to enter customers' orders and put groceries away in their refrigerators.<p>The test will take place in Silicon Valley with a small number of August Home users who have opted …

eCommerce

This Tiny NYC Restaurant Has a Huge Digital Advantage

Thrillist and Samsung have launched a content series to celebrate the power of mobile technology. More than just a tool, mobile tech has become the …

Mobile

Why Do People Buy Things? It's Not Why You Think, According to a Brilliant Harvard Professor

Most marketers focus on the wrong information, says bestselling author Clay Christensen.<p>Why do people buy things? If you answered, "Because they want them or need them," you're only partly right, according to Clayton Christensen, Harvard professor and author of the bestselling <i>The Innovator's …

Product Management

Why companies don’t want you to take their brand names in vain

WHAT else could you call a photocopier? If you answer “a Xerox machine”, you are one of the many people for whom the brand name and the generic item …

Vain

How A Strengths-Based Approach to Math Redefines Who Is ‘Smart’

A group of young women who had graduated from high school between 1997 and 2006 sat at the front of the room crying and laughing about their …

Teaching
Harvard Business School

Netflix Is Using The Defenders to Understand Its Audience

Todd Yellin is pretty sure his wife would have never watched <i>Jessica Jones</i> if he hadn't tricked her. She's not a fan of shows based on comic books, …

How to speak up for yourself

Speaking up is hard to do, even when you know you should. Learn how to assert yourself, navigate tricky social situations and expand your personal …

Public Speaking

Walmart takes heat for back-to-school banner over gun display

Walmart is apologizing after a photo of a back-to-school store sign placed over a glass firearms display started rocketing across social media.<p>The …

The Opioid Crisis... Everything You Need to Know (theSkimm)

US Data<p>The Story<p>America is dealing with an unprecedented drug crisis. This is your Skimm on the opioid epidemic.<p>What are opioids?<p>Think: Dorothy in …

The Biggest Body Language Mistakes You Can Make In a Job Interview

Hiring managers size you up in a lot of different ways during an interview, including how you physically present yourself. A recent nationwide survey …

Body Language

re:Work - Guide: Understand team effectiveness

Of the five key dynamics of effective teams that the researchers identified, psychological safety was by far the most important. The Google …

Psychology

Veiled marketing: Anti-smoking groups slam Indonesia's Big Tobacco

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Anti-smoking groups in Indonesia have slammed Big Tobacco for promoting sales by giving retailers cash rewards, shopping vouchers and even money to renovate, urging authorities to enforce advertising curbs to safeguard public health.<p>The country with one of the highest smoking …

Hiring managers share the craziest sh*t they learned from googling potential hires.

Sometimes, if you're interviewing for a new job, your past might come back to haunt you. Because the internet never forgets. Someone recently asked …

This Elon Musk Blog Post From 2006 Shows Exactly Why He's So Successful

It's called "The Secret Tesla Motors Master Plan (just between you and me)."<p>Tonight is an important night for Elon Musk, Tesla, and the entire automotive industry. At a party that starts at 8:45 p.m. Pacific time, the company will hand over Tesla Model 3 keys to 30 of the more than 100,000 people …

Tesla

These Are The Worst Answers To The Most Common Job Interview Questions

We asked recruiters and hiring managers what answers make them cringe. Take note.<p>There’s no way around it–job interviews are nerve-racking. Hiring managers know this, and are generally forgiving of a fumble or two. But sometimes, they get answers that go beyond a mere slip of the tongue. Whether …

Washington health department to remove billboard with anti-pot message aimed at Latino kids

The Washington State Department of Health is apologizing after some people were offended by anti-marijuana messaging aimed at Latino young people in …

While it’s vacuuming your dirt, Roomba also collects data on you: Next, it could be sold

High-end models of Roomba, iRobot’s robotic vacuum, collect data as they clean, identifying the locations of people’s walls and furniture to avoid …

Privacy
Mark Cuban

Guy pays someone's expired parking meter, leaves extremely business savvy note.

It's like the inspirational posters say, "Good things come to those who hustle." This particular insurance salesman is really taking that to heart.<p>A …

Beverly Hills

Extreme Tornado Tours

Many people prefer to be as far away from severe weather as possible. For others, though, storms are a real thrill — and Extreme Tornado Tours is the …

France has a new airline aimed at millennial travellers

Air France has unveiled a brand new airline aimed at the millennial market. Joon will start running medium-haul flights from Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport in the next few months with long-haul journeys expected to begin in summer 2018.<p>Marketed at 18 to 35-year-olds, the cabin crew will wear …

Over 72 Percent of Millennial Women Buy Wearables to Track This (It's Not Fitness)

It's important to gauge, and impossible to do on your own.<p>Wearable technology was touted as the future, but has yet to really take off the way some thought it would. Apple Watch was arguably unsuccessful, and other wearables have hardly become the norm.<p>However, the company Lumoid has some …

Wearable Tech

Teenage girls help tackle homelessness in California by inventing solar-powered tent

12 teenage girls from California have created a solar-powered tent which they hope will help tackle homelessness.<p>In the San Fernando Valley, 20 miles …

What cowboys can teach us about feeding the world

I will be the first person to admit that I’m a city boy. I grew up in Seattle, where my main agricultural experience as a kid was the farmers who …

Farming