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Our 11 Favorite Artisanal Ice Cream Brands and Flavors

Move over, cookie dough! Boutique ice cream takes America by storm.<p>We used to walk down the freezer aisle and reach for a pint of cookie dough; now local artisanal ice creams abound. We taste-tested 168 of them to choose our favorites:<p><b>1. Dark Chocolate Cacao Nib</b> <i>($9 per pint)</i><p>Carmela Ice Cream …

Evernote

“Create an external brain where you write down every idea you have regardless of whether or not you think it's good,” says serial entrepreneur and productivity guru, Ari Meisel. “Clear your mind. My favorite tool? Evernote,” he adds.

Get Ripped Quick with This Simple and Effective HIIT Workout

Staying fit on the road is always a challenge. We’re out of our routines, away from our gym and eating a diet that’s different from usual (let’s be …

Change Your Brain, Change Your Life

Our personalities, thought patterns and emotional responses are wired into our brains, says Richard Davidson, Ph.D., author of <i>The Emotional Life of Your Brain</i>, but you can change your brain. Here are several exercises that will help rewire the neural pathways to help you think more positively, …

Codecademy: From Zero Experience To A Tech Job In Three Months

Codecademy, a venture-backed company, offers free online training for tech workers. Since it opened in 2011, more than 25 million people have taken those courses, according to CEO Zach Sims.<p>Courses include how to build websites and e-commerce apps, which, said Sims, “use modern languages like Ruby …

Kit: Fall Commuting

The leaves outside are dropping and so are bike commuters, trading in their freewheeling ride for rush hour traffic jams and cramped public transit. …

Better Than Nutella (Chocolate-Hazelnut Spread)

Makes about 4 cups<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 cups (heaping) hazelnuts, preferably skinned (about 10 ounces)<p>1/4 cup sugar<p>1 pound semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped<p>1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into 1-inch pieces, room temperature<p>1 cup heavy cream<p>3/4 teaspoon kosher salt<p>Special …

Why Is the Pull of Porn So Strong? | The Art of Manliness

This week we’re running a four-part series about the effects of pornography on the brain. The first step in understanding these effects is to …

Increase Customer Acquisition By 400% With Storytelling

Thanks to mobile and the social web consumers now have more interests than ever. They can be engaged and exposed to their areas of interest whenever they want, and to whatever depth. It’s virtually impossible to keep up with the sheer volume of content being produced around every topic imaginable, …

Become A Leader On LinkedIn: 4 Steps To A More Active Profile

Would you go to a business lunch and stand alone in the corner? I imagine not. Yet many professionals sign up to LinkedIn and then do nothing on the platform, which is pretty much the same thing.<p>Used well, LinkedIn can help you expand existing networks .<p>But before you reach you, you need to …

Your Guide To Online Reputation Management

If you think online reputation management is only for big brands, think again. With the rise in use of social media, and the popularity of user-generated review sites like Yelp, SiteJabber, Amazon reviews and even employer review sites like Glassdoor, monitoring and managing your online reputation …

25 Business Books that You Won't See on Most Bookshelves

<i>Gregory Ciotti is the marketing director at Help Scout.This post originally appeared on the Help Scout blog.</i><p>Read to lead, right?<p>There are few better “hacks” in life than reading—distilled knowledge that often took years to assemble can be consumed in just a few hours.<p>The problem is that many …

Dark Ice Cream Typeface by CODE501

Dark Ice Cream – illustration and animation project.<p>Sergey Ermakov and Olesya Poplavskaya are two Yekaterinburg, Russia based graphic designers and …

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26 Things about Networking (that I learned from books)

I don't have thousands of Linkedin connections or Twitter followers, but I often find myself being approached by other people on how to do networking right. For me, networking is about building relationships, helping each other, not only exchanging business cards. I love reading books, so I backed …

Networking

Do You Seriously Want To Be Rich? Then Buy Back Shares And Raise The Dividend

One major reason for both the advance of the broad stock market averages and the personal wealth of CEOs is due to the $2.4 trillion of earnings that went into share buybacks the past decade as well as the 37% of earnings that were used to raise cash dividends paid to shareholders. Ninety one …

The Most Incredible Use Of 425 Square Feet You've Ever Seen

It’s really hard to make 425 square feet look spacious but Specht Harpman Architects managed to do just that in this once awkward New York City …

Judy Robinett: How Entrepreneurs Can Become Power Networkers

I recently spoke to Judy Robinett, who is the author of <i>How to Be a Power Connector: The 5-50-150 Rule</i>. Robinett is a business thought leader who is known as “the woman with the titanium digital Rolodex.” In her more than 30 years of experience as an entrepreneur and corporate leader, Robinett has …

6 Ways Leaders Unknowingly Undervalue Their Employees

Leaders often find themselves getting lost within the growing demands of the workplace and losing sight of what matters most to their employees. As such, they fail to realize the negative repercussions that the lack of strategic focus can have on their ability to deepen relationships with …

Startup Cooking--Key Ingredients For A Winning Team

An entrepreneur friend recently asked me about the ideal makeup of a complete startup stage team. Borrowing the “persona” concept from PeoplePattern’s social analytics offering, here are the personas or roles that I think are required to ensure the highest probability of success. I’ve also included …

Globalization's Old 'Race To The Bottom' Finds Unlikely Winners

Remember in the 1990s when activists were protesting the World Bank and International Monetary Fund as the architects of globalization? They were evil. The world was going to hell in a hand basket. Globalization was a race to the bottom, where the Chinese were getting all the jobs and the middle …

The Social Store: A Hybrid

Peterson and his team see an untapped opportunity with the ascendancy of foodie culture. "Stores will combine the sociality and the indulgences of food with the pleasures of shopping," says WD Partners' report.

Aussie Startup StockSpot Seeks To Shake Up The Wealth Management Industry

Investing your money can be scary, especially for the young and inexperienced. To do the scary work for you, financial planners, wealth and fund managers have been happily investing for you and charging a handsome sum for it. Although online trading has already shaken the industry up, there is a …

How To Bulletproof Your Reputation In The Digital Age

“I date younger men… Predominantly men in their twenties… And when I date younger men, I have sex with younger men,” Cindy Gallop shared matter-of-factly.<p>Except this wasn’t a private conversation with a close friend. It was on the stage of TED’s main conference talking to hundreds of the smartest …

How Brainshark Got Its Customers Talking About Them

We all know how important positive word of mouth and advocacy is to the growth and success of a business.<p>However, many businesses find it difficult to get their customers to talk about them. This situation can be made more frustrating when customers tell businesses that they think they are great …

E-Commerce 2.0: Six Companies You Can Learn From

“How and I shop and where I shop are fundamentally different than my parents.”<br>-Aspiring millennial fashion blogger.<p>The U.S. online retail sales are up 15% since last year, and are expected to hit $370B by the end of 2017. Technological advancements and changes in consumer behavior have created an …

What Are Some Options For A Small Business With A Very Low Yelp Rating?

<i>Answer by Mike Holovacs, 2014 Master’s, Hospitality Management/Global Tourism, on Quora,</i><p>The options, such as they are, are likely things that the current management or ownership are unable or unwilling to do. Bad reviews are generated by bad experiences and/or service, and bad reviews are also …

You Can't Eat Buzz: How To Create Profitable, Loyal Customers

Buzz is a magical force, but it only gets you so far in business. What you need is staying power, a customer experience that builds customer loyalty, that gives customers a desire to return.<p>Buzz, don’t get me wrong, is important. Books have been written about this mysterious substance.<p>But not by …

Is What You (Think You) Know Holding You Back? Adapting To An Accelerated World

Adult education experts estimate that up to 40% of what tertiary students are learning will be obsolete a decade from now when they will be working in jobs that have yet to be created. Indeed, the top 10 most in-demand jobs today didn’t even exist 10 years ago. To say that we live in a changing …

Here Is The Non-Recipe For Success

My previous post explained why there’s no guaranteed recipe for success (sorry). But here’s the next best thing.<p><b>First, Think Principles, Not Recipes</b><p>To understand the difference, consider Chinese cooking. Chicken with cashew nuts, for example, works well because it follows the principle of contrast …