Melissa Herrington

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The Health Risks of Business Travel

Although most people equate business travel to a rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle, those who live it on a regular basis tend to have a rather different experience. Indeed, few unpleasant things are as glamorized as frequent business travel, particularly in light of the overwhelming evidence for its …

Business Travel

15 Halloween Marketing Ideas for Your Small Business

Halloween offers a unique opportunity for businesses to launch some fun and interesting marketing campaigns. Halloween themed promotions can help …

A Long List of Instagram Statistics and Facts (That Prove Its Importance)

How is it that five years into its impressive growth, Instagram is still stereotyped as the social network for sunsets and well-staged food?I, for …

The Secret History Of Knock-Knock Jokes

Knock knock.<p>Who's there?<p>Joe King.<p>Joe King who?<p>Joking like this used to be considered a sickness by some people.<p>The knock-knock joke has been a staple of American humor since the early 20th century. With its repetitive set-up and wordplay punchline, the form has been invoked — and understood — by …

Jokes

The Ideal Work Schedule, as Determined by Circadian Rhythms

Humans have a well-defined internal clock that shapes our energy levels throughout the day: our circadian process, which is often referred to as a circadian rhythm because it tends to be very regular. If you’ve ever had jetlag, then you know how persistent circadian rhythms can be. This natural — …

Time Management

Jimmy Fallon's Parody of the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Intro is Uncanny

Featuring DJ Jazzy Jeff and an arm-swinging Alfonso Ribeiro.<p><b>Jimmy Fallon is taping</b> the <i>Tonight Show</i> from its long-time home of Los Angeles this week, and to kick things off he parodied the theme song of another MC who made the move from east to west. The <i>Fresh Prince of Bel-Air</i>'s music video intro is …

17 more songs that sound as much (or more) alike than Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me” and Tom Petty’s “I Won’t Back Down” (part 2 of 2)

You can find the first part of this Inventory here.<p>1. Sara Bareilles, “Brave” (2013) and Katy Perry, “Roar” (2013)<p>When Katy Perry released her …

'Better Call Saul,' The Prequel To 'Breaking Bad,' Stands On Its Own

I'm guessing that the first thing fans of Vince Gilligan's <i>Breaking Bad</i> want to know is whether its AMC prequel series, <i>Better Call Saul</i>, premiering Sunday and Monday,is anywhere near as good as the original — which was TV at its very best. And I'm also guessing that people who haven't yet worked …

TV

Centireading force: why reading a book 100 times is a great idea

I have read two books more than a 100 times, for different motives and with different consequences. Hamlet I read a 100 times for my dissertation, The Inimitable Jeeves by PG Wodehouse a 100 times for comfort. The experience is distinct from all other kinds of reading. I’m calling it centireading.<p>I …

Literature

Fruitdoodles artist finds banana work has mass a-peel

10 Early Scathing Reviews of Works Now Considered Masterpieces

Many pioneering artists have endured abuse from critics and naysayers. But once in a blue moon, time brings acceptance and acclaim, making those …

Literature

Reading Instruction and the Achievement Gap

One of the schisms dividing the education field is the differing opinions about "reading" and "reading instruction."<p>To those outside the field, this might seem a little -- shall we say -- arcane. Reading is what you're doing right now, right? No mystery there. And reading instruction -- that's what …

Psychology: the man who studies everyday evil

Why are some people extraordinarily selfish, manipulative, and unkind? David Robson asks the scientist delving into the darkest sides of the human mind.<p>If you had the opportunity to feed harmless bugs into a coffee grinder, would you enjoy the experience? Even if the bugs had names, and you could …

Psychology

13 Weird Moments In The History Of Water Fountains

When was the last time you gave serious thought to a drinking fountain? Maybe it was in elementary school, when they were the only way to wet your whistle. Or maybe never. That would be perfectly understandable. They seem boring!<p>But they're not. Far from it.<p>About a month ago, I started looking into …

The Benefits of Being Cold

Year-round warmth is a modern luxury. Some scientists believe it is changing human metabolism.<p>When you first put on the ice vest, you will feel cold. Not intolerably cold, but cold enough to make you think, <i>What am I doing with my life?</i> Or, at least, as numbness spreads across your shoulders and …

20 podcasts you need to hear in 2015

7 facts that show the American dream is dead

A living wage, retirement security and a life free of debt are now only accessible to the country’s wealthiest<p>A recent poll showed that more than half of all people in this country don’t believe that the American dream is real. Fifty-nine percent of those polled in June agreed that “the American …

Iran executes woman who killed her alleged rapist

An Iranian woman convicted of murder -- in a killing that human rights groups called self-defense against a rapist -- was hanged Saturday, state news agency IRNA reported.<p>Reyhaneh Jabbari, 26, was sentenced to death for the 2007 killing of Morteza Abdolali Sarbandi, a former employee of Iran's …

It turns out they do some jail terms like detention in The Breakfast Club (and the system gives you the horns)

It turns out they do some jail terms like detention in <i>The Breakfast Club</i> (and the system gives you the horns).<p><b>#5. Jail Has Stupid Rules</b><p>Through a series of bad decisions and disastrous luck, I wound up getting sentenced to a weekends-only jail term, which I’m guessing most of you didn’t even know was a thing. … Later, I was riding my bike, enjoying my last hours of freedom and rethinking my life choices. That’s the last thing I remember before I woke up in the middle of the street, covered in …

Jenine Shereos’ Spider Web-Like Lace Installation

Artist Jenine Shereos has a wonderful knack for making the materials she works with take on an almost uncanny resemblance to other materials from the natural world. She’s turned human hair into stunning leaf sculptures in the past, and more recently she’s made thread look surprisingly like spider …

Sculpture

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Why Do Car Speedometers List Speeds That Are Way Over the Legal Limit?

Judging by their speedometers, you would think that most modern automobiles can easily hit 160 miles per hour. Yet, unless you’re a NASCAR vet, you …

Culinary Arts

How Universities Lead the Way in Solving Social Problems

As social enterprise becomes an increasingly significant part of the business landscape, business education is evolving to teach students the …

The 5 Must-Ask Interview Questions to Determine if Someone's a Fit

Guest Writer<p>Senior Director of Marketing Communications at SAP<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I often tell my teams “it is all about the people” and for that to be true, you need to make sure everyone you bring on fits the culture of your business. And whether you are …

Team Building

Look Beyond the Rage to Glimpse CUs’ Future | Credit Union Times

There’s been a lot of talk lately about financial services disruptors. From Wal-Mart and Apple to peer lending, the industry is poised for big …

Digital Marketing Articles for Banks and Credit Unions

Our recent digital marketing planning engagements with banks and credit unions revealed a...<p>Over the last 12 months, bank and credit union marketing …

Stop People from Wasting Your Time

We’re all too busy, spending our days in back-to-back meetings and our nights feverishly responding to emails. (Adam Grant, a famously responsive Wharton professor, told me that on an “average day” he’ll spend 3-4 hours answering messages.) That’s why people who waste our time have become the …

How to Tell the Boss His Fly Is Down

I’ve coached executives around the world on the finer and grosser points of protocol — from who holds open the door for whom to how not to tell a joke. With clients ranging from Merck to Microsoft, I’ve seen every type of etiquette blunder. The common thread: lack of self-awareness. You probably …

The Upside of Pessimism

The theory of defensive pessimism suggests that imagining—and planning for—worst-case scenarios can be more effective than trying to think positively.<p>I have pretty low expectations for this article. Oh sure, I spent a lot of time on it, and I personally think it’s a great read. But I’m kind of …