Samira Shahabuddin

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9 Fairy Tales For Adults That Are WAY Better Than Disney

<i>A version of this article originally A version of this article originally appeared on appeared on 20somethingreads.com:</i><p>Whether you read fairy tales as a child or whether you're simply aware of them because you are a person who is alive and does not live under a rock, fairy tales have played a role …

Robert Wittman's Bestseller Priceless, the Art of Recovering Stolen Paintings

Three days before Christmas in 2000, on an affluent peninsula in Stockholm, an Iraqi gang pulled off an audacious art theft of a small, but priceless self-portrait of Rembrandt at the Swedish National Museum.<p>With only three roads into the peninsula, the thieves set fire to cars on two of the …

Nailing the Convenience Factor in Customer Service

Companies must invest in technology to develop services that customers won't remember ever living without<p>Amazon.com, the self-proclaimed world's most customer-obsessed online retailer, has unveiled a game-changing customer service offering called Mayday. And although it has nothing to do with the …

Customer Experience

Your Relationship Status As Determined By His Hand Placement On Your Back

1. Head<p>When a guy puts his hand on your head, he’s probably too shy to make any contact, because you two are not exactly chums. Or maybe he’s someone …

Closing the Chasm Between Strategy and Execution

Setting strategy is elegant. It’s a clean and sophisticated process of collecting and analyzing data, generating insights, and identifying smart paths forward. Done at arm’s length in an academic fashion, tight logic is the only glue needed to hold ideas together. The output is a smooth narrative …

Facebook Moves Forward With Big Plans for Artificial Intelligence

Facebook is seeking intelligence. Artificial intelligence, that is.<p>The company is reportedly moving forward with a new research laboratory intended …

Martin Sorrell: Publicis-Omnicom Merger an 'Arms Race' Between French and Americans

WPP chief Martin Sorrell is continuing to take shots at the merger of rival agency companies Publicis Groupe and Omnicom Group, knocking its planned …

Olympians Lent Out Their Childhood Videos And Photos To Make These Bank Ads

TD Ameritrade wanted to find a way to make ads for February's Sochi Winter Olympics that were more than just their brand's name next to a photo of one of their sponsored athletes.<p>With San Francisco agency Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, they decided to draw a parallel between long-term investing in …

Trends

The Top 10 Fashion Campaigns of 2013

See the best ads of the year.<p>From Chanel in space to celebrity make-outs and Dior gone Dada, when brands took control of their images in 2013, magic happened. See the best ads of the year.<p>Burberry Fall 2013<p>Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2013<p>Barneys Fall 2013<p>Chanel Fall 2013<p>Christian Dior Spring …

National Geographic Travel

From Airtasker to Workible, Aussie recruitment start-ups seek to disrupt Seek

Fifteen years after online job board<p>SEEKfirst tackled the lucrative job classifieds market, a rash of new local technology start-ups are hoping to …

Startups

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WestJet Finds Out What Passengers Want For Christmas, Leaves Presents At Baggage Claim (VIDEO)

Of <i>course</i> this would happen in Canada.<p>In a video released Monday, Calgary-based airline WestJet sets up electronic Santa chat boxes in terminals at the Hamilton and Toronto airports. Travelers giggle at the chance to talk live with Santa through a screen, and parents and kids alike tell him what …

5 Stupidest Things Americans Do Overseas

<i>Photo Courtesy of Steers. Article by Jamie Beckman, contributor to Budget Travel.</i><p>Don't get us wrong: We're darn proud to be Americans, and we don't mind saying so -- whether we're here at our New York City headquarters or standing on foreign soil. But unfortunately, we've all seen the embarrassing …

10 Text Messages to Never Send Your Ex

An article recently published in <i>New York Magazine</i> boldly implies that we will never be able to truly break up with our exes. Due to the fact that …

What most schools don't teach

Code.org, a non-profit foundation dedicated to growing computer programming education, has launched “What Most Schools Don’t Teach”, a set of three …

A Facebook Fan Is Worth $174, Researcher Says

A Facebook fan is worth $174 to a brand, up 28% since 2010, according to Syncapse, a social media marketing firm.<p>Syncapse worked with research firm …

Spotify vs Musicians: 10 things to read to better understand the debate

Ever since Thom Yorke's Atoms for Peace removed their albums from Spotify, a heated debate has been raging over the value of streaming music services …

The Farmacy

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Gluten Free Spaghetti Bolognese : The Healthy Chef – Teresa Cutter

ingredients (Serves 6)<p><b>BOLOGNESE</b><p>1 onion, chopped<br>80 g celery, finely chopped<br>250 g organic grass fed beef mince<br>800 g ripe Roma tomatoes, chopped<br>1 …

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28 Big-Batch Summer Drinks That Know How To Get Down

Leave all that shakin' and stirrin' to the pros. Let's go find a container large enough to bathe a puppy in and fill it with booze and laugh and laugh and laugh.

Marketers Are Not Publishing Enough Content

Most brands face a slippery slope when it comes to their engines of content creation. We live in a day and age when the term “content marketing” stumbles out of a brand’s mouth almost as often as buzzwords like “big data” and “native advertising.” Woe the brand that is not creating, publishing and …

Brutally Honest Posters for Classic Disney Animated Films