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Russian food embargo leaves Europe with glut of fruit, pork and mackerel

A glut of French pears, warehouses full of German sausage, rotting Polish peppers and unwanted Scottish mackerel: Russia's move to ban European food imports in retaliation for EU sanctions is having a telling effect across a continent already slouching towards another recession.<p>Last year, EU farm …

Two Books with Perfect Phrases to Help You Get the Job Done

Strap yourself in, this is going to be a super-two-fer book review!<p>How many times have you been stopped cold because you just didn’t have the right …

How to Use the Psychology of Colors When Marketing

Do you feel serenely calm when surrounded by green fields and blue skies? Have you ever asked what does the color red represent and why you feel …

500 Writers & Editors Reveal What They Look for in a Pitch

In this BuzzStream webinar, Ryan McGonagill & Kelsey Libert share the results of their Perfect Pitches survey. Ryan and Kelsey reached out to more than 500 editors at publications like Time, BuzzFeed, Upworthy, and more, and asked them what they look for in a pitch.<p>For more about outreach best …

Webinars

CMOs and CEOs Can Work Better Together

When Deborah DiSanzo took over as CEO of Philips Healthcare in May 2012, she knew that engineering would continue to drive innovation. But she also realized that the company needed to develop greater marketing muscle to drive a commercial transformation. As she put it, “Our markets are going …

Your Marketing Organization Needs an Overhaul

Unilever is one of the world’s consumer marketing powerhouses, with annual advertising expenditures totaling nearly $9 billion. So when it decides its marketing organization needs rethinking, that’s a pretty big deal. Last week at Cannes Lions, the big award-giving event for creatives, the audience …

Engaging the Reluctant Learner Through Making

I am a teacher. If you had walked into my classroom a few weeks ago, you may have thought you were witnessing some sort of student uprising. Students were dashing around the room, furniture was overturned, trash was littering the tables and floor, and paper wads were being launched from a large …

The Psychology of Color in Marketing and Branding

A comprehensive look at the role color plays in marketing and how it impacts customer engagement.<p>11 min read<p>This story originally appeared on Help Scout<p>The psychology of color as it relates to persuasion is one of the most interesting--and most controversial--aspects of marketing.<p><b>The reason:</b> Most …

Graphic Design

7 Ways to Get People to Take You Seriously

5 min read<p>This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>If you're going to get anything done in business, you need people to respect you.<p>But when you're young for your position, new to an industry, or a woman in a male-dominated field, for example, getting others to listen to your ideas can be …

Self-improvement

12 Restaurants Capitalizing on the Anti-Fast Food Revolution

6 min read<p>Hexagon Hospitality, a New York City investment firm focused on emerging, fast-casual restaurants in urban markets, partners with entrepreneurs who have Chipotle wishes and Potbelly dreams. While the $28 billion fast-casual industry is already marketed as a fresher alternative to fast …

Farm-to-table

Find Your Event-Planning Niche

<i>This excerpt is part of Entrepreneur.com's Second-Quarter Startup Kit which explores the fundamentals of starting up in a wide range of industries.</i><p><i>In</i> Start Your Own Event Planning Business<i>, the staff at Entrepreneur Media, Inc. explain how you can get started in the event planning industry, whether</i> …

Event Planning

How Entrepreneurs Can Read to Lead

7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Being a leader is tough. On a daily basis you face all sorts of unexpected problems that no one trained you for.<p>How do you balance the demands of your business and family? How do you persuade your allies to believe in your …

Self-improvement

What These Influential Leaders Want to Tell Today's 22-Year-Olds

7 min read<p>Graduations are inherently bittersweet and a little terrifying. They also carry the promise of possibility.<p>In a series of original essays from LinkedIn's Influencer community, heavy hitters in the worlds of politics, media, business, fashion and technology, look back at their experience …

Ban Ki-moon

Successful Entrepreneurs Do These 5 Things Daily

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There is a saying that there are only three types of people in the world: those who watch what happened, those who wonder what happened and those who make things happen.<p>Entrepreneurs fall into the last category, of course. They …

Entrepreneurship

Are You Confusing Strategy with Planning?

Most people agree that the two strongest human urges are survival and procreation, but there is very little consensus on the next most powerful. I believe it’s the need to succeed. Humans hate to fail — hate it more than almost anything else.<p>But what about all the people in the world who apparently …

The world had abandoned Rwanda, but one 'gutsy' Senegalese peacekeeper refused to stay on the sidelines

UN peacekeepers take a lot of flack for failing to act in the face of conflict.<p>Twenty years ago in Rwanda, the UN force there was unable to save the some 800,000 Rwandans who perished.<p>A small UN force was in Rwanda before the massacres began.<p>But after the slaughter started, most Western …

Data As A Company’s Secret Weapon

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Suhail Doshi is the co-founder and CEO of Mixpanel. He started the company with the goal of helping the world learn from its data. Today more than 1,800 mobile apps and websites use Mixpanel to analyze more than 17 billion actions every single month. Follow him on Twitter @suhail.</i><p>This …

57 Cognitive Biases That Screw Up How We Think

From attentional bias — where someone focuses on only one or two of several possible outcomes — to zero-risk bias — where we place too much value on reducing a small risk to zero — the sheer number of cognitive biases that affect us every day is staggering.<p>Understanding these biases is key to …

President Obama Takes On Sexual Assaults on College Campuses

The White House is tak­ing ac­tion on one of the ma­jor threats on the na­tion’s col­lege cam­puses: sexu­al as­sault.<p>Pres­id­ent Obama signed a …

FBI chief says Americans could be learning terrorism in Syria

FBI Director James Comey says the prospect of Americans going to Syria, learning terrorist techniques and returning to the United States is one of his greatest worries.<p>"We are devoting more resources both to that subject and to that area," he said Thursday during a question-and-answer session with …

How Hollywood cloaked South Sudan in celebrity and fell for the 'big lie'

When violence erupted two weeks ago in the world's youngest country, one of the first voices to speak out, before the US president or the head of the United Nations, was that of the Hollywood actor George Clooney. There was nothing particularly objectionable about his counsel, which in any case was …

Uruguay's president José Mujica: no palace, no motorcade, no frills

If anyone could claim to be leading by example in an age of austerity, it is José Mujica, Uruguay's president, who has forsworn a state palace in favour of a farmhouse, donates the vast bulk of his salary to social projects, flies economy class and drives an old Volkswagen Beetle.<p>But the former …

The Leadership Lesson They Don't Teach In Business School But Should

I’ve always believed leadership exists to disrupt mediocrity, but I’m afraid in recent times many leaders are losing that battle. Somewhere along the way, they threw in the towel and settled for a weak-kneed, watered-down version of leadership – they have rationalized and justified themselves into …

Why CEOs Should Destroy Their Own Businesses

<i>What one question would you want to pose to leading chief executive officers?</i><p>ROSABETH MOSS KANTER: I want to ask leading CEOs the question they should be asking themselves.

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FORUM NETWORK<p>Celebrate poetry in April! Browse our collection of poets reading their own works and others. Among the writers Forum Network has …

Sudan's Bashir: Protests sought regime fall

Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir on Wednesday said deadly protests over fuel-price increases last month were part of an effort to topple his regime.<p>"After we announced the latest economic measures they said this is a chance to overthrow Ingaz," he said in a reference to his government which took …