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Speed Cleaning to the Rescue

If your days are anything like mine, having a couple of speed cleaning routines in your back pocket can be just the ticket for those days where time …

25 awesome apps for teachers, recommended by teachers

What are the best apps for teachers? We asked TED-Ed Innovative Educators and the TED-Ed community. Below, 25 awesome apps recommended for teachers, …

Education Technology

Can't decide on a wearable? Lumoid lets you try a box full of them

It's increasingly easy to find a decent wearable these days -- the real problem is deciding on the one that fits you the best -- perhaps literally. Now Lumoid, the startup best known for its short-term camera rental service, has got you covered. The company just added a new wearable section to its …

The 14 Principles Of The Future Organization

Over the past few months I’ve been sharing a series of posts on the 7 Principles of the Future Employee and the Evolution of the Employee. This was followed by the 10 Principles of the Future Manager followed by the Evolution of the Manager. Today I want to introduce the 14 Principles of the Future …

The Workplace

The Best Mobile Apps Of 2014

Have all these apps downloaded? If not, you should!<p>There are a lot more to mobile apps than just Angry Birds. The best apps of 2014 are rethinking the way we consume news, socialize, create and consume art, call for help, comprehend scientific principles, and of course, approach our daily work. …

Apps

These Are The Most Creative Techie Resumes We’ve Ever Seen

And these days, a traditional resume often just won't cut it.<p>We've found cool, eye-catching resumes on Instagram and Pinterest, but these are the most creative techie resumes we've seen over the years.

Résumés

25 Playlists for Every Possible Workout Routine on the Planet

You'll never get sick of a playlist again.<p>Whether you're looking for a playlist for your next run, your strength-training routine, a dance-cardio session, your yoga practice, or just because you're so over everything that's in your iTunes right now, trust us: We've got you covered...<p><b>The Justin</b> …

The Art of the Ask: The Value Behind Asking Questions

Few can argue the importance of communication in today’s business world. Technological advances have made the communication process easier, and more …

Doodling

Makeup Tutorials Just Got A Whole Lot Radder

Ever seen a paparazzi pic online and wished that you could just click-to-shop whatever that person was wearing? Well, your celebrity-loving, …

The Hidden Qualities And Tiny Tricks That Make Someone An Influential Leader

Some leaders seem only interested in themselves while others fall all over themselves apologizing. The best find a balance between the two.<p>Experts say you only have a few seconds to make a first impression. What exactly happens in those few seconds that determine whether someone likes or respects …

Self-help

You Can’t Be a Great Manager If You’re Not a Good Coach

If you have room in your head for only one nugget of leadership wisdom, make it this one: the most powerfully motivating condition people experience at work is making progress at something that is personally meaningful. If your job involves leading others, the implications are clear: the most …

Everything You Need to Know About Giving Negative Feedback

There’s a lot of conflicting advice out there on giving corrective feedback. If you really need to criticize someone’s work, how should you do it? I dug into our archives for our best, research- and experience-based advice on what to do, and what to avoid.<p>Never, ever, ever feed someone a …

20 Public Speaking Tips of the Best TED Talks | Inc.com

Public Speaking

Ikea’s Newest Catalog Is A “Website” On Instagram

The Instagram app doesn’t include a web browser, but that didn’t stop Ikea from using the service to build its latest web catalog anyway. For its PS 2014 Collection–an assortment of unconventional accessory pieces from the Swedish furniture giant–the company tapped Russian agency Instinct to create …

Love the dress: sharing websites are the latest must-have for fashion retailers

From Primark to M&S, clothing stores need to use social media to form new relationships with shoppers<p>When Primark opens its first US store next year, it will be with the help of an army of its European fans. The cheap fashion chain doesn't have an online shop, and doesn't advertise. Instead, …

Try on Any Shade With Sephora’s First Ever 3D Augmented Reality Mirror

The place we’d most like to have a makeup shopping spree in (okay, at least top 5) Sephora has a new goodie we want to test out. It’s not a wacky nail polish or a hot new shade of lipstick or a shocking shadow — it’s all of those things. They’re testing out a new 3D augmented reality mirror that …

The dream office of the future: No email!

April 17, 2014 | 11:11 AM<p>Embed Code<iframe src="https://www.marketplace.org/2014/04/17/tech/dream-office-future-no-email/popout" frameborder="0" width="100%" height="240px"></iframe><p>Copy<br>• Close<p>Embed Code<iframe src="https://www.marketplace.org/2014/04/17/tech/dream-office-future-no-email/popout" …

The Secret to Getting Noticed on LinkedIn

This underused field can get you more clicks.<p>Click on Profile on your LinkedIn site and you'll see a list of your experiences, schools, and contacts. Most people focus on developing these lists to make connections at places they've worked and where they have gone to school. LinkedIn, after all, is …

Employment

5 Minute Fat-Blaster: Crush Calories with This Quick Workout

Get head-to-toe toning with these five simple (yet super effective) moves<p>Saying you <i>don't</i> have time to work out is no longer an excuse. We've got an amazing five-minute workout that we're going to do <i>right now</i> and to help you get in phenomenal shape in no time. Follow along with <i>Women's Health</i> senior …

How to Avoid a “Strategy Fail”

Just because you have a plan doesn’t mean things can’t go wrong. In fact, there are a lot of ways they might. Here’s a run down on what they are and how to avoid them.<p>You’ve done what you are supposed to do–you have a plan in place and you are ready to follow through. What could go …

Management

How Retail Is Evolving In An On-Demand Economy

It’s been widely discussed that Amazon plans to enter the brick-and-mortar retail game. This is ironic because it is Amazon that put many brick-and-mortar retailers out of business in the first place. Circuit City, Borders and Blockbuster all succumbed to the dynamics of e-commerce and companies …

This Crazy App Turns A Magazine Into An Interior Design Tool

Using a magazine for scale, this App lets you virtually design a room, then buy the furniture.<p>A few months ago, Ikea released an unbelievable app. When you placed the company’s catalog anywhere in your home, it could appear as one of a few different pieces of furniture on your iPad screen. In a …

Home Decorating

Weekend Challenge: Stability Ball Hip Raise

Tighten your tush!<p><i>Join the</i> Women’s Health <i>Weekend Challenge to help you meet your fitness goals fast and make your weekend workouts count. Check out our Facebook page every weekend and challenge yourself to try a new exercise. Thousands of women already have. Join them, and achieve your fitness</i> …

4 Exercises for Looking HOT in Your Holiday Party Dress

Do these moves to look even more amazing come party time<p>Bikini Season 2013 may be long over, but another occasion for skin-baring numbers is fast approaching: Holiday Party Season! Planning to make merry in something festive—and fitted? Use this guide to target the muscles that you’ll show off in …

12 business books you will need to read in 2014

<i>This originally appeared on LinkedIn. You can follow Adam Grant here.</i><p>One of the highlights of becoming an author is getting to read some exciting books in advance, and hearing early buzz about others. It’s the book nerd’s version of seeing sneak previews of movies before they hit the silver …

Self-improvement

20 Ways to Find Your Calling

Not sure what to be when you grow up (whenever that is)? Fret no more.<br>We can figure this out together. Let’s get started.<p><b>1. Ignore the future, deal with the present.</b> <br>The question, “What should I be when I grow up?” is wrong. Ask instead, “What is next today?” People become fat one bite at a time, …

Learn How to Spot Portable Talent

My wife, children and I have a farm in beautiful and peaceful Patagonia, where we fatten cattle. Each fall we buy a few hundred calves, recently separated from their mothers, and then keep them for 11 months, letting them feed on our natural grass. Once they’ve gained enough weight, we sell them …

5 Moves that Make You Stronger, FAST

Hold it right there! These isometric moves only LOOK easy<p>Isometric exercises, in which you hold a position perfectly still for a few seconds, trigger a ton of activity in your muscles—a real boon to boosting strength and endurance. (Just think how quickly you feel it in your biceps when carrying a …

Top 10 Predictions for Technology in 2014

Microsoft may get its mojo back, smartphones will get cheap, and we’re about to enter the Year of Encryption. A look at what to expect in telecom and …

Sites of the Week: Marvel, Squarespace, Adam Rudzki and more

This is one more week full of services and their websites, all focused on great design and conversion. You'll realize that on sites such as MarvelApp …

Web Design