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6 Instagram Challenges to Kickstart Your Creativity

Sometimes the only push you need to get creative is a good hashtag. Having a whole team rooting for you and sharing their creative work is incredibly inspiring. So whether you want to practice your hand-lettering or photography, there’s no better time than now to get involved in these Instagram …

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Weekly Roundup of eBay Vintage Home Finds

Want to add some fab eco-friendly style to your home but have no time to page through thousands of eBay listings? Then just sneak a peek at my Weekly eBay Roundup of Vintage Home Finds.<p>This eclectic mix of designer and non-designer vintage home finds caught my discerning eye because of their …

16 Cheesy Pasta Recipes That Are Definitely Always Worth It

16 cheesy pasta recipes that are rich, creamy, and always worth it.<p><b>C'mon—who doesn't like cheesy pasta?</b> From a dead-simple mac n' cheese to a traditional Italian <i>cacio e pepe</i>, here are 16 recipes that combine two of our favorite things.

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Angry Letters to the One Member of Congress Who Voted Against the War on Terror

Barbara Lee was the lone dissenter in the post-9/11 vote authorizing military force. Many called her a traitor. But her constituents shared her concerns—and history has vindicated them.<p>OAKLAND, Calif.—The people here were out of step with America.<p>In the hours after the attacks of September 11, …

In the Future We’ll All Be Renters: America’s Disappearing Middle Class

America’s wealth is concentrating in fewer hands, and while the rich are getting super rich, the once vital middle class is nearing extinction.<p><i>An</i> …

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 …

X-Rayed Toys by Brendan Fitzpatrick | Colossal

<p>Photographer Brendan Fitzpatrick whose floral x-rays we first featured back in 2012, just released three new collections of x-ray photos including …

Kindle Unlimited: Good for customers, not so good for authors?

The terms of service for Amazon's new e-book subscription offering mean uncertainty for self-published Kindle authors, whose work is automatically rolled into the program.<p>"Indies would do well to avoid Kindle Unlimited for one simple reason: it requires KDP Select exclusivity."<p>Mark Coker, …

The 13 Greatest Iced Coffee Recipes for Summer

Cool down and caffeine up with these delicious iced coffee drinks that you can make at home!<p>Cool down and caffeine up with these delicious iced coffee drinks that you can make at home! Via Redbook.com

This Week in Gear: May 4, 2014

<b>Vitamix S30</b><br>Are you single? Do you work out and/or enjoy cooking, have money to burn and live in an apartment? Vitamix’s new S30 has you in its …

‘What’s In Your Bag?’ Take a Look at the Daily Essentials of 100 Global Creatives’

Yah Leng – Founder, Foreign Policy Design<p>Every photographer carries a bag of tricks around, this bag is essentially magical when combined with one’s …

The SEALs' Guide to Planning for Failure

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Turning an idea into a product requires planning not only for success, but for failure, too. Having a backup plan is absolutely crucial because when “Plan A” changes -- and it will. The ability to adapt is absolutely paramount if you want …

On the Red Couch with The Business of Fashion’s Imran Amed

Imran Amed was a management consultant who wanted to apply his analytical skills to a creative field, and saw a hole in the fashion industry that he …

Making the Sale: How to Sell More on Your Website

If there's one thing I've learned in my years of marketing, it's that no matter how much authors love what Amazon can do for them, they'd rather sell books on their own site than share a cut with the giant online e-tailer. Doing this, however, can be tricky.<p>It seems that every time we turn around, …

Best Apps for Preschoolers

There's an overwhelming number of paid apps for kids to choose from, but which ones are worth shelling out for? Here are some fun and educational apps for 3- to 4-year-olds that'll give you the best bang for your buck -- and you won't feel guilty about letting your kid use them.<p>Toddlers will love …

Motivating teenagers: How do you do it?

Ian was sitting at his usual place during what his parents had decreed was his nightly homework time. But he had his chair turned away from his open …

20 Life-Changing Questions to Ask Yourself in 2014

For many of us, it seems easy to fall into the torment trap, when sadness strikes; it can snowball into more negative thoughts. These thought patterns can consume us which can keep us feeling unhappy. But it is possible to turn your mood around.<p>Here are 20 life-changing questions to ask yourself in …