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3 Simple Ways to Set Yourself Up for Success Each Morning
April 3, 2015

The alarm on your phone goes off. You let it go for a few seconds while you search desperately for the snooze button. You hit snooze and try to go back to sleep. You repeat this a few times.

You've finally had enough of the snooze-sleep-snooze-sleep game. You are now awake but you don't get right out of bed. You lay there for a bit and start thinking about all of the stuff that you have to do today. You're sure that there is absolutely no way that you're going to be able to get it all done.

A Smart Bag That Could Be More Useful Than a Smartwatch
April 3, 2015

Our phones make life easier, but that hasn't stopped us from creating all kinds of hacks to make them partner better with our brains. We take snapshots to remember our coat check number. We use screenshots to show friends conversations we had with others. Sometimes, I'll listen to music while walking not because I want the jams, but because I'm expecting a call, and keeping headphones in is the best way to not miss it.

These shortcuts work because they eliminate the taps involved in typing out a thought in notes, or free you from fumbling for your phone...

American Apparel Faces Lawsuit, Layoffs
April 2, 2015

Dov Charney, founder and former CEO of American Apparel, is suing his former business—which fired him in December—for $40 million in damages.

15 Secrets of Really Persuasive People
April 2, 2015

Whether you’re convincing your boss to fund your project or your preschooler to wipe his own hiney after using the bathroom, persuasion is a skill that's instrumental to your success in life.

Persuasive people have an uncanny ability to get you leaning toward their way of thinking. Their secret weapon is likeability. They get you to like more than their ideas; they get you to like them.

Here are the 15 tricks of the trade that exceptionally persuasive people use to their advantage.

iPROMOTEu Launches A Woman's View Program
April 1, 2015

iPROMOTEu, Wayland, Mass., started a new initiative called A Woman's View, which was designed for the growing number of women in the promotional products industry. At iPROMOTEu, 43 percent of distributors are women, so the program aims to support the unique needs specific to the trade's businesswomen.