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The Average U.S. Musician Makes Less Than $25,000 USD a Year

According to a new study by MIRA and Princeton.<p>A new study shows that the average musician in the US makes under $25,000 USD a year. The survey, …

Research

Spotify Creative Shares How the Brand Came Up With Its Latest Witty Work

Yesterday, Spotify rolled out its largest marketing campaign to date, highlighting the brand’s free, ad-supported service. The campaign includes a …

Watch Virgil Abloh's Lecture at Harvard's Graduate School of Design

“Insert Complicated Title Here.” drops details on Abloh’s design techniques, IKEA and Nike collaborations.<p>Virgil Abloh tapped into his design roots …

Shoes

How to Anchor Your Feet for a Monumental Squat

<b>How are you ensuring a solid connection to the floor so you can move big weight in the squat?</b> A large array of problems with the squat, such as heels …

How Brands Get Into Reputable Retailers

And the perks of joining the fashion big league.<p>Previously, we cracked down the basic economic skeleton of a brand-retailer relationship and the …

eCommerce

​The Best Type of Exercise For Aging Muscles

Max out your gains—even in your golden years<p>Aging can do a number on your muscles. After you turn 30, you start to slowly lose your bigger fast-twitch muscle fibers that make you lean, defined, and athletic. And your muscles even age at a cellular level with a decline in the number and quality of …

MIKE O’HEARN: Titan Wisdom

<i>Mike O’Hearn is one of the most popular personalities in the fitness industry—a place where few have enjoyed the kind of longevity he has. O’Hearn is</i> …

Martial Arts

The 18 apps you should use every day to be more productive

That's why we've assembled a list of apps that will make you more productive, and take away some of the stress from your life.<p>From fan favorites to cutting-edge newcomers, these apps help you sketch out an idea, take detailed notes, or stay in touch with your team.<p>Whatever your day consists of, …

Apps

3-D Printing a Better Prosthetic

Algorithms can be used to design cheap, perfect-fitting limbs, orthodontics, and other accessories.<p>In 1981, Ian Gregson popped into the prosthetics shop in a Vancouver hospital to buy a new leg. The shopkeeper took various measurements, then made a plaster cast of the amputee’s residual limb to …

Prosthetics

The Best Brimmed Hats for Summer

There’s nothing more incongruous than felted wool hats and wilting summer heat. As the temperature rises, reach for a hat made of crushable …

8 Tips For Dealing With Oily Skin

Of all the skin types a man can have, an oily one is by far the most annoying. Usually the result of the male sex hormone testosterone triggering …

The Post-Gym Grooming Essentials

The gym is manna to your body, but murder on what it’s wrapped in. A half-hour of grabbing, swinging and sweating leaves your skin confused about how …

The Most Important Stretch For Your Lower Body

Use shin box switches to squat and deadlift more weight<p>No matter how big or small your squat or deadlift is, you need to do this stretch from <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour.<p>The shin box switch is designed to increase your hip rotation and unglue any tight areas in the joint’s capsule, …

Can Shopify make the 'Buy' button a thing?

There’s a prevailing idea within e-commerce circles that what customers really want is to buy things in more places. Shopify has doubled down on this theory with an update today that allows vendors to sell their goods in more places than ever before.<p>Announced at the company’s developer conference, …

eCommerce

Google has 6 new analytics apps for marketers

Whether you’re building an app or running an online store, analytics can help you figure out what your users are trying to achieve and how you can serve them better.<p>To that end, Google has launched a new set of enterprise-grade tools to help marketers gain insights about their customers’ journey …

Smartphone Makers Are Finally Moving Past Megapixels

Smartphone companies like Apple and Samsung have long trumpeted their devices’ megapixel count, which measures the size of a camera’s image when …

The Best Sneaker Accounts to Follow on Instagram

People who love sneakers love to take pictures of them, too, and they’ve been doing so for over a decade on the Internet. Previously, this took place …

How Kanye And Adidas ‘Yeezy-Hacked’ The Business Model Of Celebrity Endorsements

Celebrity brand endorsers are not a new concept in brand marketing, particularly in the fashion and sneaker world. So when Kanye West left Nike for …

A$AP Ferg featuring Future "New Level" Music Video

“Icy chain with the watch now, third piece full of rocks now.”<p>After debuting last month over the radio waves, A$AP Ferg has unveiled the official …

Instagram teaches brands the art of ‘thumb-stopping’ photos

An image flashes on the screen and, in an instant, it's gone.<p>Derek Echevarria-Scott is making a point. The New York-based creative strategist for Instagram polls the room to see what people can tell him about the image, and while it was barely there, they answer easily: It's a van, a retro model, …

Luxury Brand Strategies: How To Attract Affluent Customers Through PR

As 2016 comes upon us, the new year is a great time to take a fresh look at your PR and marketing plans. One of the trickiest and most desirable sectors to reach is the luxury consumer. For perspective, I’ve gathered the advice of two entrepreneurs who are promoting their companies to this elite …

Marketing

The Promise of Virtual Reality is Starting to Look Very Real

Only a handful of virtual reality headsets existed when Alphabet unveiled Google Glass, but the past half-decade has seen billions invested in VR, moving a technology once thought of as a gimmick much closer to the everyday lives of real people.<p>Virtual reality companies raised $1.46 billion in …

Bloggers and social media pros will love Shutterstock Editor

It’s all well and good to have access to a stock media library, but you still have to crop and resize the images you download in a separate app before you use them. Shutterstock is streamlining the process with a new online image editor.<p>The feature, now in open beta, lets you crop and resize an …

Social Media

17 Luxury Sneaker Brands Worth Spending Your Money On

Don't let the price tag fool you: not all high-end sneakers are built alike.<p>High-end sneakers may be as ubiquitous as selvedge denim these days, but more variety means it's even harder for the cream to rise to the top. Designers like Rick Owens, Raf Simons, and Yohji Yamamoto have long embraced the …

A Visual Guide to Influencer Marketing

In 2016 there will be a significant push towards influencer marketing from all areas of digital marketing: from content marketers to public relations …

Marketing

78% of Thanksgiving mobile shopping took place on iOS devices

Early Thanksgiving online sale reports suggest that Apple devices were once again the platform of choice for people doing their holiday shopping.<p>How dominant were Apple devices in this category? Well, according to analytics firm Custora E-Commerce Pulse, iOS devices accounted for a massive 78.3 …

Shopping

13 hottest Vine stars that should be on your radar

These 11 Vine users have risen from relative obscurity and are now followed by millions of people. Some have even landed record deals or TV show and movie deals because of Vine — and they're the best of the best.

TV Series

Here's How You Can Donate Shoes and Do Some Good This Holiday Season

The folks at Feit are offering 25% off if you give a pair to those in need.<p>So you want some new shoes. No problem with that. But what about that lightly used pair that's just taking up space in your closet? Well, it turns out you can put them to good use. Renowned footwear brand Feit is partnering …

The ‘Squat Jackup’ May Be Your New Favorite Cardio Workout

This 3-exercise bodyweight flow will burn a ton of calories and help you get in great shape<p>Whether you’re stuck inside, you’re on the road, or you absolutely can’t stand pounding the pavement, you’ll love this no-run cardio complex.<p><i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director calls it the “squat jackup,” and it …

LiquidTalent Launches On-Demand Marketplace For Designers And Developers

LiquidTalent has today launched out of beta, offering companies a marketplace to find high-quality developer and designer talent on-demand both on the web and mobile.<p>The company was founded by Alex Abelin, Google’s former public affairs manager, and Scott Annan under the premise that developers and …

Startups