Melinda Lapus

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The cockatiel – the haircut of autumn 2014

Still working your Scott Parker? Keep up. This coming season it’s all about The Cockatiel: short on the sides, puffed up on top, and its brother, The Palindrome, which comes with a matching beard<p>Once again, fashion and football have converged to form a sartorial alliance worthy of our attention. …

15 Ways To Make Much Better Decisions

After Stephen Elop took over as CEO of Nokia a couple of years back one of his most dramatic interventions was the burning platform memo. The key sentence in the tetchy, to say the least, email that Elop sent to Nokia staff in February 2011, was this: “We poured gasoline on our own burning …

Lost Egyptian City Discovered by Underwater Archaeologist After 1,200 Years

For many centuries the fabled city of Heracleion was thought to be a myth, a place of amazing affluence talked about by Herodotus, frequented by …

The iWallet Is Coming

<i>Post updated to reflect a misstatement about when Apple rolled out self checkout to its stores.</i><p>This week, Apple unveiled the first large-scale integration of iBeacon, a technology that, when coupled with their fingerprint identification system, may be another building block in building a …

BLU Studio 5.5 smartphone carries big screen, $179 off-contract price

Is that big-name giant smartphone way beyond your price range? No problem: BLU Products has just shipped the Studio 5.5, one of the more affordable large phones that we've seen in a while. The Android 4.2 device won't impress with its 854 x 480 resolution, quad-core MediaTek chip or 4GB of …

Project One: One Hour, One Camera, One Setting, One Dollar Per Person

While on a half vacation, half business trip to the Philippines, photographer Dennis Sapong decided to spend one free hour at the local public market …

By Their Bootstraps: Billionaires Who Started From Scratch

Howard Schultz grew up in the projects in Brooklyn. John Paul DeJoria sold shampoo while living out of his car. Oprah’s first audience was the congregation at her grandmother’s church in rural Mississippi. Today they are all billionaires, folks with 10-figure fortunes who grew up in the school of …

OracleVoice: How 'Employee Experience' Is HR's Competitive Differentiator http://bit.ly/15SfpXd Much has been made about a major power shift in the marketplace–away from brands and the products they create and toward savvy social customers whose choices and opinions can have a dramatic impact on the bottom line. This shift to the power of the individual is also transforming the relationship between workers and employers.

How To Make Money Without A Job

Before joining the staff of Forbes in July of 2011, I was happily self-employed for 23 years. For much of this time my husband and I ran two mostly unrelated home-based businesses. He worked in his office in the front of the house, while I was in mine across the hall. Our office doors were usually …