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Why firing my best designer was my smartest business decision

Three years ago I decided to start a design firm from my college dorm room. Since then, we've grown to become boogie<b>,</b> a design-driven social media agency with a team of eight working out of two offices in Albany and Brooklyn.<p>As with any business, we've had our ups and downs, but one of the most …

The rich do get richer. Why can't the poor also get richer?

The rich get richer; there's no denying that. They get a lot richer. And the poor get – well, what do they get? Too often, they get ignored. Or we don't even know who they are.<p>That became apparent this week, when we had simultaneous headlines declaring that worldwide wealth inequality has soared to …

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It's Still Christmas On This Week's Cheap Celeb Finds List

The holidays may be over, but that doesn't mean it's time to stop shopping.<p>In fact, many items you've been coveting are probably on sale now. And no one loves a good deal better than Hollywood. Jenna Dewan-Tatum's stepped out in an adorable felt hat that is now 25 percent off, and Taylor Swift made …

Santa's real workshop: the town in China that makes the world's Christmas decorations

There’s red on the ceiling and red on the floor, red dripping from the window sills and red globules splattered across the walls. It looks like the artist Anish Kapoor has been let loose with his wax cannon again. But this, in fact, is what the making of Christmas looks like; this is the very heart …

6 DIY Ways to Whiten Your Teeth and Get a Movie-Star Smile

He also recommends mixing baking soda and hydrogen peroxide into a paste and using it in lieu of a traditional toothpaste. Simply add a few drops of three percent hydrogen peroxide to plain baking soda and mix it until it forms a paste—then apply it to your tooth brush as normal.<p>This shouldn't …

Monkey Day Pictures: Our Favorite Primates Around the World

In honor of Monkey Day, National Geographic photo editors choose their favorite primate pictures from our archive.

The Best 8 iPad Video Creation Apps for Teachers in 2014

Explain Everything is an easy-to-use design, screencasting, and interactive whiteboard tool that lets you annotate, animate, narrate, import, and …

Seven important tax tips to consider before year-end

What's on your to-do list before year-end? At my house, we talked about this over dinner last weekend. My son, Win, turned 16 recently and so driving as much as possible is on his list. I'm not sure he's really ready for the road.<p>I asked him a simple question: "Who has the right of way when four …

You Can Almost Always Cancel Your Flight FOR FREE Within 24 Hours... After They Get Cheaper

Everyone knows you can cancel your flight within 24 hours of booking... right?<p>Wrong. We didn't <i>really</i> realize this was possible until recently, when we learned it's a federal rule for airlines to give passengers a full refund if they choose to cancel their flights within 24 hours of booking, …

30 Spooky Snacks for a Frightfully Delicious Halloween Party

The only thing more terrifying than ghosts and ghouls is a Halloween party with no hors d'oeuvres.<p>If you want your big monster mash to be hit, it's …

This Is One Of The Best Months Ever For Science Fiction & Fantasy Books

No kidding. This month is just crushingly incredible, when it comes to new science fiction and fantasy books. Including a new William Gibson, Ann …

What it’s like to fly the $23,000 Singapore Airlines Suites class

<i>Editors’ note: This piece was originally published on the author’s personal blog, and then republished by several sites, including Quartz, with the author’s permission. Subsequently, other bloggers accused him of copying pieces of text, photo captions, and a photo from their travel reports. We have</i> …

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Turkey could play a crucial role in suppressing the Syrian crisis

The fragrant smoke of hookahs mingles in the air of a café in Antakya, a small city in Turkey near the Syrian border, as a few Western journalists discuss routes across the frontier with locals.<p>This is where reporters crossing into Syria meet fixers and sources of all allegiances, observed quietly …

22 Beautiful and Easy DIY Christmas Wreath Ideas

Christmas is rapidly approaching and we have lots of things to take care of before the holiday. There are presents that need to be bought and we also …

Male and Female Brains Really Are Built Differently

The hemispheres of women's brains are more interconnected. Does that matter?<p>Ready your knowing smirk, because here comes a scientific gem that’s sure to enliven even the dullest of holiday parties.<p>By analyzing the MRIs of 949 people aged 8 to 22, scientists at the University of Pennsylvania found …

The 10 Greatest Books Ever, According to 125 Top Authors (Download Them for Free)

Earlier this month, we highlighted The 10 Greatest Films of All Time According to 846 Film Critics. Featuring films by Hitchcock, Kubrick, Welles and …

Dash is a free coding course that'll teach you how to make CSS robots

General Assembly has launched a new online service that teaches basic web development for free, in your browser. It's called Dash, and it lets users learn how to use HTML, Javascript, and CSS by working through four projects of increasing difficulty.<p>As you progress through the projects — starting …

PHOTOS: 6 Charming & Affordable European Cities You Haven't Visited Yet

You'll get a warm welcome, find stylish steals, and enjoy food, wine, fashion, and culture that's second to none in these intimate European …

No. 1 Patterned Paint Roller from The Painted House

Description<p>These patterned paint rollers from The Painted House, based in the UK, come in a range of different designs. Each design roller is reusable and interchangeable, and can be used with either the fabric applicator or the wall & paper applicator. You can use them on walls, perk up old wooden …

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Remember looking through a kaleidoscope as a kid? It was like being a pirate on a treasure hunt, but instead of discovering unexplored land we were glancing into a world of brilliant beauty.<p>Most of the supplies needed for this great project can be found in your home — some of them are even …

Europe's Most Beautifully Precarious Villages

Europe is home to some of the world's most enchanting villages; small, rustic towns where time seems to slow down and travelers can explore narrow streets, ancient buildings, and farm-fresh country taverns to really soak up the local flavor. Europe is also home to some of the most unusual villages …

SaskTel Launches 4G LTE Network in Estevan, North Battleford [u]

SaskTel has announced this evening residents in Estevan now have access to their 4G LTE network, and can expect “data speeds approximately five times …

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