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5 Reasons To Love Back To School

LaReine Chabut | Posted 08.18.2016 | Parents
LaReine Chabut

Just for the record, I'm not one of those parents that wishes summer was longer (sorry kids, you know I love you). Yes, I admit I am in the other camp--where I am counting the days until back to school.

There's A New Slow Cooker Looking to Enter the Market, and Its Name is Oliver

Tasting Table | Posted 08.17.2016 | Taste
Tasting Table

Inventor Ron Popeil's famous "set it and forget" tagline is the mantra of the Crock-Pot-user generation, thanks to the ability to throw a bunch of ingredients into a pot then return a few hours later to a delicious meal. But as many of us know, since ingredient cooking times vary, it's not always that easy.

Getting Our Jersey On

Cindy Weber-Cleary | Posted 07.26.2016 | Style
Cindy Weber-Cleary

You couldn't come up with a more unlikely group of friends in terms of personality, politics, income, sexual orientation and personal style, but our shared experience as slightly wild teenagers bonded us for life.

21 Forever? Forget It!

Cindy Weber-Cleary | Posted 07.22.2016 | Women
Cindy Weber-Cleary

We hear promises of "age-defying" skincare and ways to "turn back the clock." Countless bloggers and magazine editors hold forth on how to look younger. Then, there's that actual company called Forever 21--as if that's a good thing.

Hunting For The Best Safari Looks

Cindy Weber-Cleary | Posted 07.21.2016 | Style
Cindy Weber-Cleary

Don't shoot me, but I am crazy for safari dressing. Not because I admire big-game hunters--far from it. I'm an animal lover! It's the fantasy of an ex...

No Stress Being A Guest

Cindy Weber-Cleary | Posted 07.15.2016 | Style
Cindy Weber-Cleary

Good friends have invited you for a summer weekend at the beach, the lake or the country. You've been friends forever! It will be just like old times: a chance to relax, catch up, share funny stories, eat and drink, listen to music, kick back around a fire pit or on the deck. Ahhh....

Best Buys On A Budget

Cindy Weber-Cleary | Posted 07.13.2016 | Style
Cindy Weber-Cleary

I do invest in quality when I find something beautifully made that I know I can wear for many years, but I absolutely love it when I wear something I paid almost nothing for and people assume it cost a bundle!

And You Thought Black Friday Was Good - Get Ready For Amazon Prime Day! | Posted 07.12.2016 | Style

Image: Amazon When announced earlier this week that it would be celebrating its 21st anniversary (July 12th) with an event to rival Black ...

Women Innovating Africa: Meet Chioma Agha

Rich Nadworny | Posted 07.08.2016 | Business
Rich Nadworny

One of the best parts, for me, of being involved with the YALI program is that I get to stay connected with the young African entrepreneurs I teach. I...

Lead Nurturing Ignites Hotter Online Conversions

Amit Bhaiya | Posted 07.06.2016 | Business
Amit Bhaiya

While lead generation is vital to any business, without proper nurturing, the initial spark of customer interest gradually dims and dies out. It takes...

How Learning to Sell Can Improve Online Sales

Ira Kalb | Posted 06.29.2016 | Business
Ira Kalb

The Center for Media Research recently quoted a Catchpoint report that shopping cart abandonment costs online resellers between $15 and $20 billion an...

6 Simple Ways to Increase Sales for Your E-Commerce Website

Toby Nwazor | Posted 06.23.2016 | Business
Toby Nwazor

The way people shop around the world is changing. More of us are turning to purchasing our goods online rather than in a brick and mortar store. In fact, 40% of the world's online population has bought something on the web. And it seems this trend is only set to grow.

China's Entertainment Industry: Ready to Boom

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 06.22.2016 | Business
Tom Doctoroff

I was skeptical about the media and entertainment sector's ability to achieve healthy - profitable - growth. I have changed my tune.

Time for Ecommerce Entrepreneurs

Andre Averbug | Posted 05.27.2016 | Business
Andre Averbug

Building and running an ecommerce is still tons of work. But work you can administer at your own pace, especially if you are good at delegating.

Are Online Reviews Reliable? (Or Understanding Astroturfing)

Cecilia Brainard | Posted 05.27.2016 | Technology
Cecilia Brainard

The root word, AstroTurf, refers to a brand of artificial grass. Astroturfing is the opposite of "grassroots" which refers to genuine support coming from the people.

Why Birchbox is the Future

Andrew_Yang | Posted 05.26.2016 | Business

I first encountered Birchbox back in 2011 – my wife Evelyn had subscribed and I’m responsible for getting our mail. Each month I would deliver to...

10 Reasons to Grocery Shop Online

Carissa Howard | Posted 05.19.2016 | Women
Carissa Howard

On average, we spent 69 minutes shopping for groceries each week, usually across multiple stores, not including transportation time. Although we usually aim for a weekly shop, we average 1.5 grocery shopping trips per week.

Going Shopping: Stress Relief or Necessary Burden?

Marianna Glynska | Posted 05.10.2016 | Business
Marianna Glynska

It is almost a rule nowadays to associate smiling happy women and frowning men while going shopping and buying clothes. The reverse might be true when we talk about buying computers or different technical equipment.

6 Weird Monthly Clubs You Can Join

MoneyTips | Posted 05.09.2016 | Business

Do you belong to any "of the month" clubs, where a membership or subscription fee entitles you to a monthly supply of that item delivered to your door?

Three Major Ways E-Commerce Will Change in the Next Five Years

Quora | Posted 05.09.2016 | Technology

How will e-commerce change in the next 5 years? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered b...

The Evolution of Online Retail

Alex Pirouz | Posted 04.29.2016 | Business
Alex Pirouz

It is no secret that over the last 10 years, fashion retail has shifted dramatically with a massive influx of online-only retailers, as well as many brick and mortar retailers adding an online channel to bolster sales and remain competitive.

9 of the Weirdest Things You Can Buy on the Internet

Rahis Saifi | Posted 04.20.2016 | Weird News
Rahis Saifi

There is never going to be a decline on internet weirdness. There are tones of cool and not so cool products waiting to be discovered each day. You would be surprised at the crazy things out there waiting to be purchased.

How Social Media Habits are Revolutionising the way Art is Experienced

Adam James Butcher | Posted 04.12.2016 | Arts
Adam James Butcher

'Selfie 1' iPad painting by Adam James Butcher I'm proud to be born somewhere in-between the Baby Boomers and the Millennials. I believe they call i...

Sporting Goods Industry: Take These Digital Strategy Hints From Beauty

Kali Kasprzyk | Posted 04.08.2016 | Technology
Kali Kasprzyk

When it comes to digital, one industry is making waves in how they are utilizing it. This industry may seem like an unlikely candidate for digital, as...

Emerging Technology Enables Serious Collectors to Trade Digital Art Securely

Adam James Butcher | Posted 04.11.2016 | Arts
Adam James Butcher

Only very recently has the digital medium caught up with more traditional approaches in its ability to be valued seriously by collectors. Up until now, a digital piece of artwork could easily be downloaded copied and shared inconsiderately, making ownership a bit of a sham.