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#IAmNotAFruit Promotes Women Wearing Whatever The Hell They Want

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 10.02.2015 | Style

Reading a women's magazine is an emotional roller coaster. "Eat What You Want!" headlines immediately follow "How To Lose 10 Pounds FAST" adverti...

Gigi Hadid Epically Shuts Down Body Shaming Haters On Social Media

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 09.28.2015 | Style

Gigi Hadid, red carpet sweetheart and regular at Fashion Week, is taking a stand against negative commenters on social media.  After po...

4 Ways to Stay on Top of Your Entrepreneurial Game

John Bowen | Posted 09.28.2015 | Business
John Bowen

When you consider all of the feats you need to accomplish on any given day, you realize you're not simply an entrepreneur -- you're an entrepreneur athlete. As with any great athlete, the key to success is the right training regimen.

Apologies and Their Complexities

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 09.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

To acknowledge imperfections, some of us have to confront our idealized image, a narcissistic view of the self that dictates we must be perfect. In this case, a mistake and the need to apologize, can be experienced as like a blemish that needs to be hidden.

Are We What We Drive? Goldie Locks and the Three Touaregs

Kay Tacke Morse | Posted 09.08.2015 | Women
Kay Tacke Morse

Yesterday I leased my first car. All by myself. I know what MSRP means now and dealer incentives and VIN number and a lot more. It took several folk...

We Pass on the Dance

Robert F. Darden | Posted 06.05.2015 | Religion
Robert F. Darden

Perhaps you have seen it; for once seen, it is hard to forget. Norman Rockwell is best known as the painter of a charming Americana, delightful scenes of families and neighbors and neighborly-ness. But in the spring of 1965, the editors of Look magazine commissioned a different kind of painting.

Why Your Backstory Matters: The Case of the Boring Accountant

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 05.12.2015 | Business
Lisa Earle McLeod

If you find yourself on the giving or receiving end of a boring job description, it's probably because the conversation focused on the front story instead of the backstory.

What Is Image-based Social Media Doing To The Lives Of Teens?

BritChick Paris | Posted 06.27.2015 | Parents
BritChick Paris

rands, celebrities and opinion-formers have a moral responsibility to show the truth -- that NO ONE has unblemished skin and that cellulite happens to everyone (even sex symbols!).

Walk a Day in a Black Man's New Shoes

Gerard Kersey | Posted 04.22.2015 | Black Voices
Gerard Kersey

Some people say it's lonely at the top, and I say only because you didn't help others get there with you.

DeflateGate: Another Image Blow to the NFL That is not Likely to Hurt Its Business

Ira Kalb | Posted 03.28.2015 | Sports
Ira Kalb

They say that whatever doesn't kill you makes you stronger. That certainly appears to be true with the NFL. Over the past year it has been rocked by a series of brand-damaging events that have been magnified by media coverage.

Much of Society's Unrest Caused By Barrage of Negative Stereotypes in Films

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 02.27.2015 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

To have more positive outcomes, we need to have a balance of positive images. We all say we want positive images, but what is positive, to whom and for what purpose?

Uber: A Smart Company That Hasn't Been So Smart Managing Its Image

Ira Kalb | Posted 01.26.2015 | Business
Ira Kalb

Uber has been in the news a lot lately. Unfortunately, most of the stories have been negative. From day one, Uber has had a target on its back because it provides a product that many believe is superior to established taxi and shuttle services.

The Camera's Secrets: Ricardo Valverde's Visionary Images

Max Benavidez | Posted 09.22.2014 | Arts
Max Benavidez

Was this an intentional early assessment by the artist of the visual vocabulary of photography -- that a photograph or the act of photographing can literally sear your vision?

How Do You See Me?

Gerard Kersey | Posted 09.16.2014 | Black Voices
Gerard Kersey

I was not dressed inappropriately, I wasn't loud or menacing, I wasn't posing a threat to anyone. I was just a regular teenager shopping in an outlet store. However, to her I was a black teenager in an outlet and that made the world of difference on her skewed perspective of the situation.

What Type of Selfie Are You?

Lauren DeLisa | Posted 09.14.2014 | Technology
Lauren DeLisa

Quick! Are you the kind who combs your hair before a selfie or do you just go for it? While many have said that this growing phenomenon has caused us to become even more concerned about our looks than in previous times, there may actually be something a bit deeper going on beneath the surface.

Why Your Image of Africa Is Wrong, and How to Change It

Francis Tapon | Posted 07.28.2014 | Travel
Francis Tapon

Just like there are many sides to America, there are many sides to Africa. Can you imagine if Africans stereotyped us just like we stereotype them?

8 Ways to Say No Without Ruining Your Reputation

Adam Grant | Posted 05.12.2014 | Business
Adam Grant

Saying no frees you up to say yes when it matters most. But the rest of the time, how do you say no without burning bridges and jeopardizing your reputation?

Up Your 'Gram Game

James Beard Foundation | Posted 04.01.2014 | Taste
James Beard Foundation

We couldn't help but think about improving our food photos -- so we consulted an expert.

Fearless Self Image: How You Dress Matters

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 12.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

So many of my clients are influenced by how they look and how they feel. If someone feels depressed and lacks confidence, this is reflected in what they wear, and conversely, if someone has a positive attitude and is confident, that will show in their attire.

Brand Yourself As a 21st Century Leader

Shanna B. Van Ness | Posted 11.11.2013 | Women
Shanna B. Van Ness

In reflecting upon my professional experiences, I inventoried ways in which my brand was created. These are tools that can be applied at any level in one's career.

The Art of the Elevator Pitch

Dorie Clark | Posted 04.20.2015 | Small Business
Dorie Clark

You're an aspiring entrepreneur on your way to beg for dollars, and you find yourself on the elevator next to Warren Buffett/Marc Andreesen/Santa. How do you make use of what could be the most important 30 seconds of your life?

'CEOs Gone Wild': What We Talk About When We Talk About Marissa Mayer's Vogue Shoot

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 10.21.2013 | Women
Sheila Moeschen

The image is sex. It is a nod to Lolita, to American Beauty, to the thousand-and-one images of women handed down through film, television and advertising.

I'm Voting for Hillary's Hair

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 09.14.2013 | Women
Sheila Moeschen

Reminiscent of Rachel Green's 'do on Friends with its soft, fun layers and updated color, which an anonymous source close to the campaign confides is called "Iowa Straw Poll at Dawn," Hillary's hair signals a definitive shift.

Don't Honk the Wrong Horn!

Tamara Jacobs | Posted 07.20.2013 | Style
Tamara Jacobs

Several years ago I made, what I thought was at the time, a momentous decision. I was having a good year, and I wanted to show the world that I had arrived. So, what did I do? -- I went out and bought the biggest and flashiest Jaguar I could find.

Why People Don't Get How Awesome You Are

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 06.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

We all know what a brand is when it comes to a company. But you have a brand, too. Your personal brand evokes emotion in others. It makes others feel something: trusting and comfortable, or perhaps challenged and motivated, or happy and carefree.