Amy McCain

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These 39 Trends Are Ruling Back to School (and Work) on Pinterest

Like it or not, retailers’ back-to-school promotions are rearing their ugly heads, and Pinterest dug into ideas that have been popular in searches …

This Agency Wants to Help Clients Measure the Real-World Value of Events and Activations

As the media ecosystem continues to splinter and concerns over transparency and accountability grow, more and more big clients are pressing their …

Here’s How to Bookmark Photos and Videos in Collections on Instagram

Have you ever considered using Instagram as more than just a photo- and video-sharing application? What if I told you that you can use Instagram as …

New Tech Touch Points Aren’t Killing Retail. They’re Bringing It Back to Its Personal Roots

“Alexa, order a dress that Pernille Teisbaek wore on June 19 that I saw on her Instagram.”<p>Voice interface does for 21st-century shopping what the …

The War on the Freedom of Information Act

A conservative group is resisting congressional efforts to kneecap FOIA.<p><i>Updated on July 24 2017</i><p>The health-care clusterfudge continues. Senator John McCain has brain cancer. President Trump throws another public tantrum. Russia, Russia, Russia.<p>That about covers the Big Political Headlines of the …

Surveillance

Interactive Rainbow Installation Invites Visitors to Explore a Forest of Numbers

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the National Art Center of Tokyo, French architect and designer Emmanuelle Moureaux was commissioned to transform its 2,000-square-meter exhibition space into an extra special spectacle. Using brightly colored paper cut into numerals, the artist created <i>Forest of</i> …

Real-Life Dr. Dolittle Explains How to Take Selfies with All Kinds of Wild Animals

Allan Dixon is a self-proclaimed "animal whisperer," and if his incredible selfies are any indication, the title is one that’s well-earned. He’s posted many pictures on his wanderlust-inducing Instagram that show him posing with various creatures, both large and small. Some are more photogenic than …

100-Year-Old Church Given New Life as Mesmerizing Skate Park with Vibrant Murals

Okuda San Miguel (aka Okudart) has transformed a historic church in Llanera, Spain into a colorful haven for skateboarders. Created in collaboration with La Iglesia Skate park and Red Bull, the artist covered the interior sanctuary in vibrant colors and patterns that match the intensity of the …

Hidden Destination Known As "The Venice of Japan" Is a Tourist-Free Dream Town

When traveling, is there anything better than stumbling upon a hidden destination without crowds of tourists? Luckily, this traveler's dream town exists within Japan's Kyoto Prefecture—it's a place known as <i>Ine no Funaya</i> (or <i>The Boat Houses of Ine</i>). Here visitors will find a row of 230 wooden …

Pocket Sized Greenhouse Self-Sufficiently Purifies the Air

Designer Xindong (Jonathan) Che wants to add more greenery to the modern world without the hassle that comes with taking care of plants. That's why he transformed an average hourglass into a miniature greenhouse called <i>Lives Glass</i>. The plant lives in the bottom half of Che's glass creation and, in …

Handcrafted Jewelry Elegantly Sparkles with Metallic Flecks Embedded in Colorful Resin

French jewelry designer Elena Gueno creates brilliant accessories using colored resin and metallic flakes. Through her shop called Daimblond, she sells both stackable and cocktail-style rings in beautiful blue, pink, and green tones. Each piece encases flecks of gold and silver leaf that sparkle …

How Singapore gained its independence

TRIBUTES are pouring in for Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore’s first prime minister, who died in the early hours of March 23rd (Singapore time). But Mr Lee’s …

The world's fifth-largest food supplier is almost out of water

How devastating? Earlier this month, the title of a Los Angeles Times op-ed published by Jay Famiglietti, senior water scientist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and a professor at UC Irvine, got right to the point: California would run out of water in a year.<p>This headline—as Famiglietti himself …

Clean-Eating Recipes That Will Get You Through January

The word <i>detox</i> tends to bring to mind scary-intense juice cleanses or a gluten-dairy-meat-grain-sugar-caffeine-free diet that will make you run away …

Healthy Eating

V to Shining V: Celebrate Women's Pride Day This September!

Mark your calendars, ladies, and get your party hats on for V to Shining V, the First Annual Day of Pride for Women! On September 27th, block …

Customer Service

CMOs: Expect Major Change in Next 5 Years

June 19, 2014<p>Share this content:<p>Three quarters of global marketing chiefs see digital creating a new game in the years directly ahead. The same …

Marketing

Clever Plant Holder Allows for Gardening in Small Spaces

For anyone who lives in an apartment but has always wished for a nice little gardening space, this window unit is the perfect compromise. French designers Nicolas Barreau and Jules Charbonnet of Barreau & Charbonnet, created <i>Volet Vgtal</i>, a clever and creative pulley system that allows urban …

First open source seeds released by Open Source Seed Initiative

<b>The Open Source Seed Initiative puts seeds in the public domain for gardeners to freely grow, breed, and share.</b><p>These days, most garden and farm crop …

New Exquisitely Crafted Paper Sculptures from Zim & Zou

French duo Lucie Thomas and Thibault Zimmermann of the graphic studio Zim & Zou are back with more spectacular paper sculptures that are cut and assembled entirely by hand. Their latest work, called <i>Paper Rebirth</i>, features a stunning phoenix sculpture made out of flame-colored scraps of paper. …

Good Housekeeping

Good Housekeeping reaches an audience of 30+ million each month. In addition to the magazine brand, the Good Housekeeping Institute is the consumer …

15 Shade Tolerant Plants! This is how we Fight Back. Juicing Vegetables

DIY Naturally Scented All-Purpose Citrus Vinegar Cleaners

I've been on a quest to rid our home of toxic chemicals for both health and environmental reasons.<p><i>Did you know? According to the Environmental</i> …

The Ultimate Guide To Growing Black Pepper

Black pepper is the most commonly used spice in the world and, paired with salt, is found on most tables in the U.S. The plant that it comes from, …

A Look at the (Future) Tallest Vertical Garden on Earth

Any building posed to have the tallest vertical garden on Earth isn't just any ol' boring monolith, no siree! And if <b>Jean Nouvel,</b> the Pritzker Prize-winning French architect who's simply obsessed with light, shadow, and ambitious, glassy structures, has anything to do with it, well, then the results …

Growing Shiitake Mushrooms is Easier Than You Think

Did you know that shiitakes are easy to grow in the home garden? Well they are and they only require a few items beyond the spawn (seeds). But before …

Grow Food, Not Lawns

7 Fall Gardening Jobs That Will Make Your Life Easier

Prepping your garden beds now can help enrich and hydrate the soil, meaning you won't have as much work to do in the spring. Plus, the soil will be conditioned to encourage healthy spring plant growth.<p>Prepping your garden beds now can help enrich and hydrate the soil, meaning you won't have as much …