Shireen Qudosi

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The Hunt for Open-Source Resources

When educators in Washoe County, Nevada, realized that many of their existing classroom resources didn’t offer much of a shift in instruction, they …

Decision-Driven Marketing

Artwork: Markus Linnenbrink, HOWTOSURVIVE, 2012, epoxy resin on wood, 13″ x 17″<p>Marketers have always had to build brands, create demand, promote sales, and help their companies earn customers’ loyalty. But today’s turbulent environment means they must play critical new roles: They must be …

Study Finds Making Art May Keep Our Brains Healthy

We’ve all heard about art’s psychological and physiological effects. Researchers have found, for instance, that a lunchtime jaunt to an art gallery …

Neelam Gill: Burberry's New It Girl - PAPER

Dress by Tom Ford. Cosmetics by Burberry Beauty.<p>When 19-year-old Neelam Gill made her modeling debut last September at Burberry's Spring 2014 show, undoubtedly the biggest and most widely attended event at London Fashion Week, she hadn't ever been on a runway, let alone on a runway in heels. "I'd …

Dutch airport makes addictive Instagram game

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol faces a challenge familiar to airports across the globe: it wants to court more travelers. In order to do so, it decided …

M&S cuts marketing spend as it moves towards digital

Marketing and related costs fells to £147.7m in the 12 months to 29 March, down from £155.3m the prior year. M&S has previously spoken about putting …

Marketing

Magazine industry to launch marketing agency to talk up value to brands

The as yet unnamed organisation will operate in a similar manner to bodies such as Thinkbox, Newsworks and the Radio Advertising Bureau, which market …

Advertising

The Complete Guide to Choosing a Content Calendar

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>Do you know what you’re posting, sharing, and blogging this Thursday?<p>Hard Fork?Hard Fork.HARD FORK<p>How about two Thursdays from now? Thursday of next month? Thursday of next <i>year</i>?<p>We don’t have things figured out quite to that extreme here at Buffer, …

How to Win Back Inactive Email Subscribers

What are the best ways to re-engage inactive email subscribers? Take the time to show them you care or offer them a fixed discount, according to a …

Why LinkedIn's Publishing Platform May Surprise You! - Jeffbullas's Blog

In a fast moving digital world, standing still is not an option.<p>It means trying new tactics and experimenting. It means failing fast and often. The …

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15 Resources to Create Images for Social Media

Do you post images on social media?<p>Would you like to create attractive images to share?<p>When creating images for social media, quality makes a …

New Tunepics Social Network Is Like Instagram With A Soundtrack

Tunepics<p>Tunepics - Mood<p>Tunepics - Feed<p>Tunepics - Filters<p>Tunepics - Choose song<p>Tunepics - Add emotion<p>Tunepics - Profile<p>Tunepics - The feed<p>If you mashed up Instagram with music tracks, what would you get? A timeline of pictures from friends with evocative soundtracks that stimulate the ears as well …

The 2 Reasons People Don't Click on Your Buttons ... And How to Overcome Them | Rainmaker.FM

“Buttons are cute, and they’re charming. You can’t be scared of a button.” These are the words of Joanna Wiebe, whose delightful presentation on …

How publishers use social media for self-promotion

One finding of the The New York Times’ soul-searching Innovation report was the newsroom’s failure to use social media to its potential. …

Easy Design Tricks That Will Lift Your Web Sales - Copyblogger

Advice about web design, as a rule, either concerns itself with established conventions like “design for humans” or arcane tips such as creating …

Meet the Stylist Behind Some of Fashion’s Most Iconic Images

Thirty years ago, Lori Goldstein tried her hand at styling on a whim. Today she is known for some of the most unforgettable images to grace fashion’s …

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The Paradoxical Traits Of Resilient People

Resilient people develop a mental capacity that allows them to adapt with ease during adversity. Like bamboo, they bend but rarely break. How resilient are you?<p>Journalist Hara Estroff Marano once wrote in a <i>Psychology Today</i> article “The Art of Resilience”:<p>“Resilience may be an art, the ultimate art …

In The Streets Of Iran, A Fashion Shoot Bursting With Color

Iran is a notoriously closed society, so this was an unusual milestone: It was recently the setting for a high-fashion magazine shoot, published in California-based magazine <i>FSHN</i>.<p>Iranian-Canadian photographer Afra Pourdad took photos of model Shabnam Molavi posing in public spaces — in bazaars, on …

Top 10 Fashion Films of the Season

This season, brands embraced strong scripts, serious acting talent and heavy-hitting directors like never before, resulting in a crop of winning …

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The Best Gift Ideas For Stylish Women

No matter what the occasion, these editor-approved gifts won't disappoint her.<p>Whether the occasion is a birthday, anniversary, Mother's Day, Christmas, or whatever holiday in-between, finding the perfect gift for the stylish woman in your life is no easy feat—no matter what time of year. From …

The Russian Style Evolution

I have no idea how, but even in Soviet times, Russians knew everything about international fashion—we just couldn’t get our hands on it. Our country was completely closed off. Even if you had money, you couldn’t buy designer labels because the stores didn’t carry them. So, following the latest …

The War on Pink: GoldieBlox Toys Ignite Debate Over What's Good For Girls

Nestled in the aisle of pink sparkles dedicated to girls in most toy stores, this seasons’ shoppers will find a small collection of engineering toys …