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The World's Most Untapped Destinations

From remote islands to unexplored deserts and jungles teeming with wildlife...<p><i>Tom Marchant is the co-founder of luxury travel company and trip planner, Black Tomato, which delivers luxe experiences around the world via inspiring itineraries and access to the globe's up-and-coming, remote</i> …

Northern Lights

14 Luxurious Glamping Destinations for Your Next Girlfriend Getaway

Eat your heart out Henry David Thoreau.<p><b>Big Sur, California</b><p>When Ventana shut down last year for renovations after the only bridge into Big Sur was …

Mount Rushmore

3 Secrets To The Best Carrot Cake

There is no shortage of carrot cake recipes out there—and for good reason. The soft and almost wet cake carries all of our most beloved spices in its …

These secret Netflix codes unlock hidden show and movie categories

The recommended content on your Netflix account comes from a complicated algorithm analyzing your viewing history.<p>And unless you are sharing your …

Micro-Influencers: The Marketing Force Of The Future?

When one thinks of social media influencers, who comes to mind? Is it a group of the most highly-followed social media stars with millions of followers or is it someone more approachable and relatable, with a smaller, yet immensely dedicated following? If it’s the latter, they are likely …

Public Relations

9 Must-Watch TED Talks That Will Make You A Better Entrepreneur

If you are an entrepreneur, of course you want to be successful. For some, success is measured strictly in dollars and cents. But for the majority of small business owners, success means that and much more. It also means healthy relationships, fulfilling work, and giving back.<p>If you’re striving for …

Detroit’s 10 most popular Instagram spots in 2017

Detroit did not make the list of the most Instagrammed cities in the world this year, although we think the Motor City is pretty photogenic. Where do visitors and residents shoot the most Instagram-worthy photos in Detroit? The kind people at Instagram are here to help us out.<p>Concerts and sports …

27 Products That'll Make Your Skin Glow In 2018

Leave pimples, dryness, scarring, and sadness in 2017.<p><i>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.</i>

Best Chicago happy hour deals: Dec. 21-27

Here's where to drink on a budget this week in Chicago.<p><b>Thursday, Dec. 21</b><p>Learn the history of mulled wine and how to make it while you sip a glass for $14 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Staytion Market & Bar (1 W. Wacker Drive 312-372-7200).<p><b>Friday, Dec. 22</b><p>Joy District (112 W. Hubbard St. 312-955-0339) offers …

Sandwiches

How Instagram’s new features will impact organic reach

Last week, Instagram added two features that will alter the content in users’ feeds: The ability to follow hashtags will surface hashtag-focused …

Social Media

Here Are the First 6 Books You Should Read In 2018

And if you've already read one of these, I recommend the perfect complement.<p>If you love lists, December is a fun month to browse the internet. These lists usually take one of two forms: You're looking back on the previous year or eyeing the horizon for the year to come.<p>Some of the lists in the …

personalgrowth

Inside the Revolution at Etsy

The first time Josh Silverman addressed the staff of Etsy as their newly installed chief executive, he tried to connect with a work force known for its diversity, idealism and sincerity.<p>“Hello,” he said. “My name is Josh. I identify as male. My preferred pronouns are ‘him’ and ‘he.’ Most people …

Charlie Brown

55 Free Ways To Find Leads For Your Freelance Business

Marketing your freelance business can be a challenge. Sure, you hear about the most effective strategies, but they all require a financial investment to start. You’re just trying to land clients, not market a 7-figure business.<p>Luckily, there are a lot of ways you can find leads for your freelance …

Marketing

Five Ways To Market Your Startup With Little Or Zero Budget

So you’ve finally launched your startup. It’s a dream come true, and you are undoubtedly excited. You may even have a customer or two already. But here comes the tough part: How do you go from having a few customers, to enough customers to sustain your business and fuel its growth? Your sales team …

Marketing

The 40% Rule: The Simple Secret To Success

There is no shortage of business books on the market (including mine), most of which claim to hold the secrets to success.<p>As a business book writer myself, I’m not inclined to disparage any of these. Most offer useful tactics that entrepreneurs can use to streamline their processes and boost their …

Motivation

An Internet-Famous Cookie Worthy of Baking in Real Life

Last fall, an aberrant chocolate chip cookie turned up in my Instagram feed. As wide as a salad plate and flat as a flounder, it appeared thin, but it was somehow layered with slabs of chocolate. Oddest of all, it was ringed, like a tree trunk — as if a chunk of chocolate had been dropped in the …

Dessert

How This 27-Year-Old Used Instagram To Double Her Income

Meet Caley Dimmock, a one-woman marketing and creative agency and online educator helping others build their personal brand on Instagram. Based in Vancouver, BC, Caley quit her corporate job as a brand and marketing manager earlier this year to pursue an online business. Within just a few months, …

Social Media

The Chic New Retailer That’s Redefining the Way You Shop for Home Goods

Mall shopping, you’ve met your match. Batch, the new contextual commerce company, created a model that allows customers to look, play, and hang around all of their favorite brands *before* they buy. So those days of logging hours in the dressing room or taking laps around the living room department …

Living Rooms

The Next Billion-Dollar Startups 2017

Every year for the past three, Forbes has gone looking for 25 young U.S. companies with a strong shot at reaching a valuation of $1 billion or more. Last year’s list included hot companies like the crowdfunding site GoFundMe, online retailer Boxed and innovative home seller OpenDoor. This year, …

Startups

Chicago's best thrift stores for secondhand and resale shopping

1<p>Shopping, Thrift stores<p>Thrift & Thrive<p>When Melissa and Joseph Basilone moved to Portage Park in 2007 in the midst of the economic crisis, they knew …

Hyde Park

Where to eat brunch outside in Chicago

Neil Burger<p>Restaurants, Contemporary American<p>Cindy's<p>The rooftop restaurant and bar at the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel offers some of the best …

Breakfast

30 Quick and Easy Make-Ahead Meals for Busy Weekdays

Life can get pretty busy, and when it does, it helps to have a meal in the freezer that you can quickly heat and eat. But while there are plenty of gourmet microwave recipes out there (and PLENTY of options in the frozen food aisle), sometimes you want something with a little more pizzazz. And …

6 Bachelorette Party Games That Aren’t Lame

It’s every bestie’s dream to throw the ultimate bachelorette party for her bride-to-be pal. Aside from festive decor, matching temp tats, and plenty of bubbly, you’ll want to have some *not lame* games on hand to get the epic night started! Check out the six activities below, and get ready for lots …

Artists to tell the story of Chicago architecture in graphic novel

A crowdfunding effort for the graphic novel has already raised nearly $10,000<p>To help engage students and help generate interest in architecture in younger audiences, the Chicago Architecture Foundation has teamed up with a group of artists to produce a graphic novel that explores the past, present, …

9 Podcasts to Make You a Better Marketer in 2017

Marketing's moving at such a rapid pace these days, but these podcasts will keep you ahead of the curve.<p>Though podcasting has been around since the early '00s, 2016 was arguably the year of the podcast, with so many great ones hitting high points, with more and more terrific luminaries joining the …

Marketing

What Tory Burch Wants Female Business Owners to Know

My parents raised my three brothers and me to believe that we could do anything we set our minds to, as long as we worked hard. Growing up it never …

Small Business

4 Tips to Create Controversy that Sells

How to turn fans into true believers.<p>Giving your brand a point of view can be polarizing, but it's also one of the fastest ways to stand out in a noisy world.<p>Consumers see an average of 5,000 brand messages a day, according to CMO.com, which means standing out has become more challenging than ever …

Black Lives Matter

This “Experteering” Program Will Transition You Into A Social Good Career In 6 Months

MovingWorlds will get you doing work that matters.<p>For someone burned out by a soulless corporate job, the switch to a career with more meaning often starts with going back to school for a master’s degree. A Seattle-based company offers a quicker option: a new six-month long program that includes a …

Employment

The Morning Routine Experts Recommend for Peak Productivity

What’s the best way to start your day so that you really get things done?<p>Laura Vanderkam studied the schedules of high-achievers. What did she find? …

Time Management

The Best Black Skinny Jeans in the World Are Finally Back in Stock

Rejoice 🙌.<p>You say, "Exaggerate much?"<p>I say, "Try on these jeans and get back to me, thanks."<p>All right. I'll give you the fact that denim is a category with style adherents in every corner (for every shopper who's obsessed with the straight-leg revival, there's another who's solemnly sworn to never …