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Stop! Don't Send That Cover Letter

I used to write advice columns about how to write excellent cover letters. I haven’t written a story like that in over ten years, because cover letters are dead.<p>They died along with the accent on the word ‘resume’ and the beige, pink or pale-blue nubbly paper we used to put in the printer when we …

The Secret to a Productive Day, Part I: My Morning Routine

As you’ve probably guessed from past posts on this blog, I’m big on “split-testing” my life. Over the years, I’ve tried hundreds of different things …

Looking for Your Competitive Advantage? Make a Complex Process Easy

Defining and showcasing what separates your company from the noise can be your ticket to long-standing success. But how do you find that differentiator?<p>Some companies have defaulted to developing new, radical processes. While this can inspire unique products, consumers ultimately want solutions to …

13 Ways To Know If Your LinkedIn Summary Is A Winner Or A Snoozer

First impressions have gone digital. People are learning about you online before they ever shake your hand. The second they know they are going to meet you or have a call with you, they’re going to type your name into Google. This makes your virtual brand more important than ever. And it means you …

Millennials Are Old News — Here’s Everything You Should Know About Generation Z

Marketers are beginning to target a new crop of young people who are rapidly growing in number and influence: Generation Z.<p>Studies differ on the exact age range of Generation Z, but most agree they were born after 1990, which makes them the largest generational group in the U.S.<p>We set out to …

Demographics

13 Things Successful Millennials Do In Their Spare Time

According to experts, how you spend your downtime as a 20- or 30-something plays a huge part in your ability to achieve these things.<p>"If you take time to recharge and pay attention to fitness and your diet, for example, after work or on weekends, you'll set the stage for great life habits that put …

Self-improvement

Packing Tips: 6 Hacks Every Man Should Have in His Arsenal

Packing Tips: 6 Hacks Every Man Should Have in His Arsenal

Hacking

Body suit 'can lift 50kg in each hand'

Engineers in Italy have developed a wearable robot which they claim is the most sophisticated built in the world to date.<p>The "body extender" has been built by the Perceptual Robotics Laboratory (Percro) at Pisa's Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna.<p>The machine can enable users to lift up to 50kg in each …

Robotics

Five Steps To A Successful Small Business Loan Application

Let’s face it, for most small businesses, the loan process ranks right up there with root canals, bee stings and paper cuts. In other words: it’s painful. It doesn’t have to be. It’s no secret that the past few years have been hard on small businesses in a number of ways, and the struggle to access …

10 New Books You Need to Read This Year

From biographies to technical studies and step-by-step guides, here are 10 books that you should look for in the next few months.<p>Of course, we think you can learn a lot online. But, if you’re looking to take a deeper dive, there is often no substitute for the kind of thoughtful analysis you can get …

Body Language

'Tron' designer creates a real-world superbike

Lotus has a new superbike called the C-01. Designed by Daniel Simon, whose work you'll know from <i>Tron: Legacy</i>, <i>Oblivion</i>, and <i>Captain America</i>, the bike balances the Lotus form of old with a decidedly modern finish.<p>Although Simon is better known for his concept work, and the C-01 certainly looks like a …

The Vent: Sidney Crosby overkill; solving the NHL’s shootout problem

<i>The Vent is a column that hands the mic on Puck Daddy over to hockey fans to rant, rave and react to everything in the game. If you have a pitch for</i> …

Edc Gear | Tactical-style

Together with Huckberry we have picked an EDC(everyday carry for the uninitiated) roundup. A small collection of tactical-style tools, equipment and …

Famous Logos with Honest Slogans

Clifton Robert Dickens is a graphic designer from Nashville, USA and he’s also the creator of the Honest Slogans Project. A fun project where he …

Logo Design

Hardwell & Matthew Koma – Dare You [Revealed Recordings] (Extended Mix)

Just today, <b>Hardwell</b> released the extended mix of “<b>Dare You</b>” featuring <b>Matthew Koma</b> through <i>Revealed Recordings</i>! This Progressive House track “<b>Dare You</b>” …

Skillet Brussels Sprouts and Bacon Mac and Cheese

Fontina and White Cheddar Skillet Brussels Bacon Mac.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> November 8, 2013 92<p>I figured it was time to eat some bacon. I mean it’s been a …

5 Recipe Apps That'll Actually Get You Cooking

Almost everyone could use a little help in the kitchen. Maybe your knife skills are only so-so, maybe you don't know the difference between a sweat …

Investors see legal marijuana as growth industry

It looks like any other business conference — lots of suits, name badges, a long line to the buffet — except that the 700 people who each paid $599 to be in this conference hall south of Seattle are in an industry unlike any other: marijuana.<p>The people at this meeting aren’t Cheech and Chong. …

Cannabis

Why a Good Creative Education Matters - The Fox Is Black

Recently our writer Michael Arnold wrote a wonderful piece about breaking into the creative industry called Making Your Bones. In it he questioned …

Why Creativity Thrives In The Dark

Imaginative minds have long appreciated the power of dim lighting. New research confirms that when the lights switch off, something in the brain switches on.<p>Editor’s Note<p>01/01/14<p>Happy New Year! We’re saying good-bye to 2013 by revisiting some of our favorite stories of the year. Enjoy.<p>Great artists …

Creativity

Put Down The Juice: Whole-Food Cleanses That Won't Make You A Maniac

There are three things you should never bring up at a party: religion, politics, and juice cleansing. There is no more divisive topic on this earth — …

5 Tasty Foods That Can Jumpstart Your Metabolism

It seems like tons of people these days are semi-obsessed with how good (or bad) their metabolism is — and for good reason. “Metabolism is the …

Power Up! 3 Paleo Breakfasts That Will Give You TONS Of Energy

Photographed By Tommy Kearns.<p>Like many busy people, I've always had a complicated relationship with breakfast. For years, more often than not, …

Daily Inspiration #1595

This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want …

Graphic Design

Surreal Photo Manipulations by Caras Ionut | Colossal

<p>Photo artist Caras Ionut lives in the world of Photoshop where he digitally assembles surreal landscapes and portraits using largely his own …

22 Executives Reveal The Biggest Mistakes They Ever Made

But it takes a humble person to admit that they've messed up.<p>We've compiled a list of the best responses from executives who've answered the question, "What's the biggest mistake you've ever made?"

General Motors

What Recruiters Look At During The 6 Seconds They Spend On Your Resume

Although we may never know why we didn't get chosen for a job interview, a recent study is shedding some light on recruiters' decision-making behavior. According to TheLadders research, recruiters spend an average of "six seconds before they make the initial 'fit or no fit' decision" on …

Employment

Geometric Poster Illustrations by Kasper Pyndt

Coherence – Graphic Art Prints.<p>Graphic poster illustrations by Kasper Pyndt for a series of 3 art prints. The digital artist and designer used …

128 Colorful Nice Things Icons For Free

<i>Hit the ground running with three different PNG sizes!</i><p><i>A preview of all of the icons in this set. (View larger preview)</i><p>Download The Icon Set For …

47 Pie Recipes for Every Season

From classic apple to blueberry—we've got a pie for every season.<p>No matter what the season, pie is one of our favorite desserts. There's not much you can't put into a flaky, buttery crust. From fruity fillings piled high (high pie!) with meringue to rich, velvety chocolate delights, here are our …

Baking