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Sunday #FoodPorn: 6 Food Artists from Around the World

A new crop of Instagram creatives is taking the idea of playing with your food to an entirely different level, with accounts dedicated to the art of the edible arrangement popping up all over the world. From Malaysia to Minneapolis, here are six food artists who will inspire you to put your …

Here’s Your Focus for the First 30, 60, and 90 Days as a Startup Product Manager | Inc.com

<i>Answer by Rian van der Merwe, Product Strategy & Design, on Quora,</i><p><b>30 days: Understand the product, the market, and the culture</b> The goal of the Product Manager is <b>to deliver measurable business results through product solutions that meet both market needs and company goals</b> (see The Importance of …

Product Management

10 Healthy Two-Ingredient Avocado Recipes

From the editors of Cosmopolitan.com, make dessert, smoothies, milkshakes, and more in five minutes flat.<p>The world's most perfect berry — yes, avocados are classified as berries — doesn't need much to taste delicious. A little salt is all you really need. But when you're feeling a little fancier, …

Adventure Travel

Spirited travelers know the value of immersing oneself in the unknown. Getting lost is a real possibility, if not a given. Dubious roadside food will no doubt be consumed alongside the most memorable, high-quality meals. While travel guides and local tips all have their place, some trips require a …

Adventure Travel

Announcing The New Convenience Economy Disrupt Panel With Blue Apron’s Matt Salzberg, Good Eggs’ Rob Spiro, And DoorDash’s Tony Xu

Convenience is one of those problems that almost any entrepreneur can tackle, whether you are running an expansive business like WunWun’s on-demand delivery for everything, or running a specifically tailored business like YourMechanic. But some entrepreneurs are looking at the problem of …

Google has one essential test when it thinks about buying a company

For major companies, acquisitions are traditionally an exhaustive (and exhausting) process, requiring rigorous examination of data and the employment of a horde of well-compensated bankers and lawyers. At Google, the process comes down to co-founder Larry Page’s “toothbrush test,” according to the …

Mergers & Acquisitions

A Fascinating Look Inside Those 1.1 Million Open-Internet Comments

When the Federal Communications Commission asked for public comments about the issue of keeping the Internet free and open, the response was huge. So huge, in fact, that the FCC's platform for receiving comments twice got knocked offline because of high traffic, and the deadline was extended …

10 Rising L.A. Artists You Should Know

Cultural plasticity, material abundance, illusionistic facades, a vibrant architectural history, and of course, sunsets are just a few qualities <b>Los</b> …

11 Crazy-Interesting Facts About Google

A Quora user posed a straightforward question: What are some mind-blowing facts about Google?<p>We've plucked out our favorite facts from that list and other sources to bring you this selection of surprising tidbits.

Google Street View

Timmy and Pete Buy Some Books: A Short Film from Amazon

For every copy an e-book would sell at $14.99, it would sell 1.74 copies if priced at $9.99…Books compete**{: .small} against mobile games, television, movies, Facebook, blogs, free news sites and more. If we want a healthy reading culture, we have to work hard to be sure books actually are …

3 Color Theory Tips to Inspire Your Digital Design

<i>This post was originally published on the</i> <i>Shutterstock blog</i> <i>and has been reprinted with permission.</i><p>Color makes the world beautiful. Nothing feels more energizing than a vibrant blue sky on a sunny day. And when we need peace? We take a walk through the snow, relax in the sand at the beach, or let …

Lessons from Jeff Weiner, LinkedIn’s Networker-in-Chief

Jeff Weiner is determined to read the letter, even if he’s running a tad late. For more than an hour the chief executive of LinkedIn has been holding …

Responsive Website v. Native Mobile App

Depending on your designer and the size of your website, a responsive Web design often takes far less time to create then does a mobile app since there’s no app store approval or extensive guidelines to follow as compared to what Google Play, the Apple app store and the Windows Phone app store …

The Kill Zone: 25 Tips for Writing a Winning Short Story

5 reasons not to retire in the U.S.

When it comes to retiring, more baby boomers are finding greener (and cheaper) pastures overseas.<p>More than half a million retirees receive their …

Retirement

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Inside Your Social Media Posts' Invisible Audience

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>Awesome news: 490 people saw a tweet I sent out this week! Awesomer still, 16 people either clicked the link, left a reply, or favorited the tweet.<p>And as for the other 474 people?<p>I couldn’t tell you.<p>Did they enjoy the tweet? Did they notice it? Did …

Disrupt Winner Vurb Raises $8 Million To Steal Mobile Search From Google

The conundrum of mobile is you either use one convenient app that is mediocre at doing many things, or you have to discover and hop between a flotilla of single-purpose apps. Vurb wants to solve this for mobile search by aggregating utility from top third-party apps so you can make decisions rather …

Play Dungeons & Dragons, Become A Better Storyteller

Anybody who has played Dungeons & Dragons knows it’s simply a storytelling game, a chance for like-minded fantasy fans to sit down and let their …

Here's What Google Teaches Employees In Its 'Search Inside Yourself' Course

The most popular class — titled "Search Inside Yourself" — regularly has a wait list stretching six months.<p>"I know this sounds melodramatic," a Google employee reported on an after-course examination, "but I really think this course changed my life."<p>The class has been taught at Google since 2007 …

Mindfulness

How to turn small talk into smart conversation

Tips from a comedian and a journalist on the art of going from small talk to big ideas — all summer long.<p>Imagine almost any situation where two or …

Walmart.com redesign borrows a few ideas from Amazon: Product recommendations, fast check-outs

Walmart.com has announced a major site redesign that may be familiar to some Amazon customers.<p>New features include product recommendations based on …

Seeing Stars

Summer, it seems, is all about the sun, from the bright-and-early mornings to the long, neon-streaked evenings. But with so much to celebrate about the season’s clear, warm nights — campfires, s’mores, sleeping under the stars — why should the sun get all the glory? In tribute to the night sky — …

Rakuten Says Chat App Can Revolutionize its Business

Japan’s e-commerce giant Rakuten surprised many when it stumped up $900 million to buy mobile messaging and calling service Viber in February. The deal was announced just five days before Facebook’s landmark $19 billion acquisition of fellow chat app WhatsApp — while WhatsApp is the industry leader …

The Necessary Art of Persuasion

If there ever was a time for businesspeople to learn the fine art of persuasion, it is now. Gone are the command-and-control days of executives managing by decree. Today businesses are run largely by cross-functional teams of peers and populated by baby boomers and their Generation X offspring, who …

Management

How Facebook’s fancy New York office explains its management philosophy

A short elevator ride from New York City’s humid bustle is Facebook’s brand new office, a raw airy, open-plan space that manages to be luxurious even in a half-finished state. Look around, and there are plenty of signs that you’re in one of those fancy technology spaces that have become part of the …

Computer Science

How to Tell a Great Story

We tell stories to our coworkers and peers all the time — to persuade someone to support our project, to explain to an employee how he might improve, or to inspire a team that is facing challenges. It’s an essential skill, but what makes a compelling story in a business context? And how can you …