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16 Super-Helpful Charts That Teach You How To Actually Work Out

Because working out is already hard enough.

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If you don’t have video in your content mix, you’re missing out. It’s simpler to make than ever, ...<p>November 1, 2017<p>Want to know how to make …

The 51 Greatest Articles About Writing I’ve Ever Read

You want to be the world’s best online writer, a David Ogilvy of the blogs, a Shakespeare of the social media. Or maybe you just want to be good …

The Sudden Shift in SaaS Product Pricing

One of the most important forces in SaaS today is the Consumerization of IT. Instead of a centralized IT organization deciding which products to buy, …

Practical Tips for Web and Mobile Usability Tests

Damian Rees, Co-founder of Experience Solutions, helps explain how he adapted website usability testing for the most optimized experience. Because anyone can use the Internet, one of his core principles is setting criteria and expectations up front so that your tests proceed with the right level of …

The Best Books Fast Company Read This Year

As the year wraps up, the <i>Fast Company</i> staff remembers our year in reading with our favorite books of the year. The list above is by no means comprehensive, or even the best <i>new</i> titles, but just some of the works we spent the last 12 months consuming and loving. Enjoy!RG

Neil deGrasse Tyson Selects the Eight Books Every Intelligent Person on the Planet Should Read

In December of 2011, <b>Neil deGrasse Tyson</b> — champion of science, celebrator of the cosmic perspective, master of the soundbite — participated in Reddit’s Ask Me Anything series of public questions and answers. One reader posed the following question: <i>“Which books should be read by every single</i> …

Disrupting The Pink Aisle: The Rise Of Empowering Toys For Girls

How crowdfunding and Internet indignation are changing the way kids play.<p>Barbie’s days are numbered. In the past couple weeks alone, a torrent of praise surrounding a new “Normal Barbie” shamed traditional Barbie and her unnatural physique. The Internet eviscerated Mattel for the “I Can Be A …

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Top 10 Marketing Books of 2014 | Inc.com

My previous posts have identified the Top 10 Business Books of 2014 and the 7 Most Thought-Provoking Books of 2014. In this post, I turn to marketing, where it's been a <i>very</i> good year, with numerous groundbreaking titles. Here are the year's best:<p><b>Subtitle:</b> <i>Power Tips for Power Users</i><p><b>Authors:</b> Guy …

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Hanging Around Austin: 5 December art shows to wow your holiday guests

Many of us have family, friends or both coming to town this month, and our local gallery spaces have got plenty of aesthetic nourishment to help us …

Best Indie Albums Of 2014

Language adapts over time. Much like "lame" does not refer to a person who cannot walk any longer, "indie music" does not indicate songs and albums …

The Elements of Wit: 5 Ways to Be Smarter, Funnier, And Better At Parties

A new book shows how a little “spontaneous creativity” can help you rule your next cocktail party.<p>At any party, there’s always one person who can make other people laugh, seemingly without effort. Maybe she’s the master of interesting banter or the silent type, who suddenly fires off a perfectly …

Savory Oatmeal Is The New Breakfast Of Champions. Here Are 13 Ways To Make It.

Put an egg on it. And then some bacon and greens, too.<p>Oatmeal is a smart way to start the day. It’s full of fiber, has a decent amount of protein and is dirt cheap. Plus, it’s really easy to make.<p>People general top oatmeal with sweet things ― like raisins, sugar and cinnamon ― but we think oatmeal …

Where to eat right now

The weekly special is now prevalent at some of the city's best dining options. Austin's chefs now use themed dinner nights to experiment with new …

12 Must-Visit Online Menswear Shops

Even if you live in a major city with solid menswear stores within blocks of your apartment, you still can’t beat the convenience of shopping online. …

29 Super-Easy Avocado Recipes

To everyone who has an avocado tree in their backyard, everyone else hates you.

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8 Scientifically Proven Ways to Maximize Your Mid-Day Break

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog and has been republished with permission.</i><p>I’ve noticed that the way I spend my lunch break affects how productive I am for the rest of the day: how quickly I get started once I get back to my desk, how effective I am in the first hour after lunch, and …

17 Power Snacks For Studying

Snack smart and study hard. That exam will be a piece of cake.

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7 Ways To Keep Employees Happy

Marriott Hotels and Southwest Airlines know that keeping their employees happy and motivated is how to keep their customers satisfied. Here’s what you can learn from them.<p>The secret to employee retention doesn’t have to be a mystery. A simple place to start is by emulating the practices used by …

The 100 Best Websites for Writers in 2014

<b>UPDATE: Our 2018 list is now live! Check out The 100 Best Websites for Writers in 2018.</b><p>Is becoming a better writer your top priority this year?<p>Maybe …

5 Ways to Build Company Culture With Your Virtual Team

<i>John Stelmach is the President and CFO of Computhink, the developer of the document management Contentverse, a virtual document management system used by parts of the US Government and small to large businesses all over the world.</i><p>For every desk-bound cubicle-dweller, the dream is to work from home. …

17 Insanely Helpful Workout Tips For Beginners

The new year is the perfect time to reset your workout routine. These beginner fitness tips will leave you with no excuses, so get off your computer and start working out!

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Do You Know What Life Will Be Like In 5 Years? IBM’s Top Scientist Does

The company’s annual report of five predictions for the next five years is all about the benefits of big data: stores, cities, classrooms, and hospitals.<p>Find out how IBM is doing on last year’s predictions here.<p>In the 5 in 5 report IBM’s top scientists report on what the world, supported by smart …

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How to Create a Great Startup Blog and Stand Out from Competition

Blogging is like the modern day welcome mat, showing passers-by that someone is home and will probably answer the doorbell if you ring it.<p>For startups, this is particularly important as you strive to establish your voice and brand point of view. Beside giving your startup a platform, having a blog …

Inspiration From Pinterest For Offices That Stir Creativity

Your office will probably never be as cool as Pinterest’s–but it still has something to teach you about fostering creativity (and more Ryan Gosling!) within your ranks.<p>When Victor Ng, Pinterest’s brand designer, was hired by the company about a year ago, he did something unusual. He made a poster …

12 business books you will need to read in 2014

<i>This originally appeared on LinkedIn. You can follow Adam Grant here.</i><p>One of the highlights of becoming an author is getting to read some exciting books in advance, and hearing early buzz about others. It’s the book nerd’s version of seeing sneak previews of movies before they hit the silver …

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8 Ways to Keep Your Employees Happy

A recent survey found that 70% of people are more likely to look for a new job after vacation. Realistically speaking, with the holidays and the …

From beginner to selling my app in the app store in 2 months

I’ve read many posts in the past asking how to get started learning to code, or asking what people should do next after they’ve finished Code Academy. I wanted to give my story thus far to help others get started, because I’m currently on a “progress high” from how exciting it is to make an app.<p><b>“No</b> …

Every Recurring Joke On the New Season of “Arrested Development,” In Chart Form

Anticipation for the new season of <i>Arrested Development</i> brought on a hurricane of hype, which blazed a wide trail through the Internet. It was only appropriate, though, considering how much public appetite for the show had grown since it went off the air seven years earlier. By now, the most ardent …

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