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7 Cool LED Lighting Designs

Innovative, sculptural, and sleek light designs.<p>New LED bulbs last up to 10 times longer than compact fluorescents, more than 20 times longer than incandescents, and can be made in an astonishing variety of sizes. The results? Designs that are innovative, sculptural, and sleek.

LED Lighting

A Grand and Colorful Chicago Townhouse

Style and substance meet inside a townhouse.<p>Drawing on Chicago's rich architectural history, designer Steven Gambrel infuses a new house with style and substance. Brilliant colors, lush fabrics, and custom and vintage furnishings merge for a grand effect.

Wealthy Chinese flee China, taking their fortunes with them

Do the wealthy Chinese know something we don't?<p>A new report shows that 64 percent of Chinese millionaires have either emigrated or plan to emigrate—taking their spending and fortunes with them. The United States is their favorite destination.<p>The report from Hurun, a wealth research firm that …

China

6 Secrets to a Successful Sales Meeting

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Sales meetings are a critical component of a great sales culture -- an opportunity to build the skills of the entire team and motivate them. In each meeting, if you provide your team with just one idea, strategy or tactic that will …

Is Your Height Hurting Your Love Life?

The reason: It’s possible women’s brains are hardwired to associate tallness with good health and strong genes, says Gert Stulp, MSc., a professor of behavioral science at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. Social research has also established a link between height and power, which …

10 social selling tools to improve your reach, influence and closed sales

There are hundreds of socially-oriented sales & marketing tools for B2B professionals on the market today, with a focus on helping find, nurture and …

5 things to expect in social in 2014

Less will be the new more in a year that will be defined by single-purpose social apps for each of your singular desires.<p>"It's shocking how fast [an app] can come out of left field and have a base of 20 million, 30 million very active users." -- Peter Pham, partner, Science

Apps

13 Companies That Did Social Media Right This Year

As companies have shown all year, it's easy to screw up on social media. That makes these winning moves from 2013 all the more impressive.<p>Twitter users enjoyed unexpected wit out of the frozen pizza brand during NBC's <i>The Sound of Music Live!</i> earlier this month, with many a pizza-related pun tied to …

Social Media

MAP: China Totally Dominates Global Trade

Last year, China leapfrogged the U.S. to become the world's biggest trading nation as measured by total exports and imports of goods.<p>This map from Brendan O'Reilly at Chinese Relations helps put this in a global context. China is the largest bilateral trading partner for all of the countries in …

China

Make Your Own Cake Flour and Self-Rising Flour

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: Spare yourself an extra trip to the grocery store and make cake flour and self-rising flour at home.</i><p>A lot of us keep a bag of all-purpose flour kicking …

Voxeljet: From 3D printed James Bond cars to a wildly successful IPO

Voxeljet is probably the only 3D printing company that has the approval of both investors and James Bond.<p>The German company, which makes large format commercial 3D printers, made a strong public debut on Friday. While Voxeljet priced its 6.5 million shares at $13 each, trading pushed their price up …

India's Economy Is In Its Tightest Spot Since 1991. Now, As Then, The Answer Is To Be Bold

IN MAY America's Federal Reserve hinted that it would soon start to reduce its vast purchases of Treasury bonds. As global investors adjusted to a world without ultra-cheap money, there has been a great sucking of funds from emerging markets. Currencies and shares have tumbled, from Brazil to …

Economics

Sneak A Peek At The Latest Asian Beauty Import

When it comes to the next big thing in beauty, our eyes are almost always trained eastwards. From BB creams to sleeping masks, <b>the Asian beauty market</b> …

Core77 Design Awards 2013 Honorees: Transportation, Part Two

Over the next few weeks we will be highlighting award-winning projects and ideas from this year's Core77 Design Awards 2013. We will be featuring …

Air-Conditioned Vests Keep Chinese Factory Workers Cool

The recent heatwave in Southern China has caused air-conditioned vests to rise in popularity, and over four thousand have already been sold in the …

57 Startup Lessons I've Learned The Hard Way

<b>Editors Note:</b> This is a guest post by Slava Akhmechet, founder of RethinkDB. You can follow him on Twitter here.<p>There are already very good lists of startup lessons written by really talented, experienced people (here and here). I’d like to add another one. I learned these lessons the hard way in …

Three Emerging 3-D Printing Companies You Should Watch

Most of the 3-D printing world can be found on the website of Wohlers Associates, a consulting firm that publishes an annual almanac listing the …

Ooga Labs Takes A Ground-Up Approach To Generate Growth And Network Effects For Startups

One of the biggest challenges many entreprenuers face is finding the right technical partner when building a company. Some startups can have a single leader, but more often than not, there is a balanced team behind every successful business.<p>Ooga Labs founders Stan Chudnovsky and James Currier began …

Why Your Marketing Campaign Sucks

<i>Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Mark Suster (@msuster), a 2x entrepreneur, now VC at GRP Partners. Read more about Suster at his Startup Blog,</i> <i>BothSidesoftheTable.</i><p>Creating awareness for your brand and products is one of the lifebloods of technology startups yet in a world where so many …

How Nike uses Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Google+

<b>Sports are an inherently social activity, so brands like Nike are a natural fit when it comes to social media marketing</b><p>To find out how the sports …

Marketing

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10 Questions to Ask When Hiring a Mobile App Developer

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If your company doesn't have a mobile app yet, you could be missing out on a golden opportunity to tap into new revenue streams. Smartphones and tablets are where today's consumers live. The majority of the 120 million smartphone owners …

3 Ways to Create More Engaging Website Landing Pages

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When a customer arrives at your website -- either from an online search result or from a link in an advertisement -- the page he or she lands on is called a landing page. These can be your home page or any other page you create on your …

How Other Companies Manage Social Media (Infographic)

This story originally appeared on PR Daily<p>Whether your company is just starting to dabble in social media or has a strong strategy it has been implementing for a while, you may want to know how other companies are navigating the social Web.<p>If you've ever wondered how many people companies hire to …

4 Things You Need to be Doing on Social Media -- Now

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>By now, if social media isn't a critical element in your online marketing strategy, it should be. Having a presence on sites like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn can add value to your product, to customer service and ultimately to your …

5 Online Marketing Strategies for a Tight Budget

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In a world where attention is currency, it's becoming increasingly more difficult to attract the eyes and ears of your target market. Not only are you up against larger companies with nicely funded marketing departments, you're also …