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Cosmetics With A Conscience

Gay Browne | Posted 12.26.2016 | Green
Gay Browne

Last week when I was scrolling through my endless emails, separating the important ones from the junk mail, just as I was about to send one to the tra...

Denver Post Deceives Subscribers with Stealth Fees

Jason Salzman | Posted 04.21.2016 | Denver
Jason Salzman

The Denver Post is shortening the length of subscriptions with a deceptive tactic, allowing the newspaper to collect more money by forcing subscribers...

How -- and Why -- to Take Your Life Back From Email

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 04.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Greater Good Science Center

I don't mean to suggest that email is not a powerful or efficient tool. But like most tools, its value depends on how we use it. To make email a more powerful and efficient tool, I suggest three main strategies.

Big Bang XV: Paid Is the New Free

Jeff Pollack | Posted 02.24.2017 | Media
Jeff Pollack

He stressed that he's not talking about controlling music like DRM (Digital Rights Management) technologies that were used a decade ago, but rather, "a vital means to ensure that creators and owners get paid for their work when their music is used."

Kid's Green Gift Guide: 15 Alternatives to Landfill

Sharon McCarthy | Posted 12.08.2016 | Parents
Sharon McCarthy

Do you struggle to find gifts for kids who get a ton of toys each Christmas? To me, the idea of adding more piles of plastic to landfills and more pieces for parents to, ouch, step on, pick up, and put away seems crazy.

[Social Skills] Facebook Privacy for $5.99? I Think Not. | Posted 09.30.2016 | Black Voices

Some of you think that for the low price of $5.99, you can keep all of your Facebook information private. This so-called protective spell you're sharing with the world is about as real as the lyrical talent of Young Thug.

Essentials for Urban Moms : Part Two

Anita Mirchandani | Posted 06.23.2016 | Parents
Anita Mirchandani

Almost a year ago, I wrote a post via the blog on essentials for urban moms. As I was becoming a new mom myself, I found that while living in an urban space like NYC, there were many factors involved.

Apple Music and the Race to Coexist

Seth Schachner | Posted 06.12.2016 | Media
Seth Schachner

Apple Music could have a future that more closely resembles music services from large tech titans like Amazon, Google, or Microsoft's Xbox Music. All of these have respectable if not game-changing digital music services.

Subscription Business Models Are Startup Favorites

Marty Zwilling | Posted 10.06.2015 | Business
Marty Zwilling

Every new business quickly realizes that revenue coming in every period on a committed basis is the Holy Grail to survival and growth. According to many experts, getting new customers is five to ten times harder than getting additional revenue from existing customers.

New Environmentalism: Protecting Your Female Ecology

Molly Hayward | Posted 08.09.2014 | Impact
Molly Hayward

Ecology refers to the relations of organisms to one another and to their physical surroundings. I was recently introduced to the work of Sandra Stein...

The Rise of the Subscription Economy

Kyle Hutzler | Posted 03.10.2014 | Business
Kyle Hutzler

A profound shift in consumers' spending habits, in which goods are repackaged as services, is well underway and has the potential to fundamentally reshape the rhythm of the American economy. It also raises profound questions for the impact it will have on economy.

Can I Share My Netflix Account?

Zoe Chaves | Posted 02.11.2014 | Technology
Zoe Chaves

When I first saw the Netflix Profiles pop-up I thought it was a trick: "Who's watching?" it asked. Eek! Not me! Sorry! I'd been using a friend's account for two years and thought my day of reckoning had arrived.

Why Software As a Service Will Kill Accountability

Michael Morgenstern | Posted 09.29.2013 | Technology
Michael Morgenstern

I just downloaded the trial for Adobe Premiere Pro 7.0, which is available only as part of their Creative Cloud system. As explained by Wired, Creative Cloud isn't really a cloud; it's a fancy way of repackaging subscription-based software.

Catherine New

LOOK: 9 Strange Things You Can Have Regularly Delivered To Your Home | Catherine New | Posted 03.11.2013 | Small Business

Even as newspapers and magazines lament the demise of subscribers, there seems to be no shortage of small businesses vying to deliver other goods to y...

The Spare-Change Startup

Tien Tzuo | Posted 03.20.2013 | Small Business
Tien Tzuo

It has never been easier to get a startup off the ground. When looking at the core IT services that pin your company together, the choice of services is vast. Here's how you can build an IT infrastructure on the cheap.

How Opening the Mail Is Fueling BirchBox

Guy Cimbalo | Posted 11.12.2012 | Small Business
Guy Cimbalo

Birchbox finds unlikely success on YouTube There's nothing quite like a good reveal -- that moment a magician pulls the very card you were thinking o...

Seven Days of Creation

Guy Cimbalo | Posted 10.10.2012 | Small Business
Guy Cimbalo

Bespoke Post cuts it close It took several years and (and a few hundred million bucks) to make Kevin Costner's famously terrible Waterworld. Cult cla...

Subscribing to Fashion and Lifestyle

Carrie Hammer | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style
Carrie Hammer

There has been a recent surge of subscription-based businesses particularly within the fashion and lifestyle realms. This business intrigues me as it often seems to be of much more benefit to the retailer than to the customer to be on a subscription basis.

A Word About Digital Subscriptions to The Huffington Post

Arianna Huffington | Posted 06.01.2011 | Media
Arianna Huffington

Today marks a significant transition for The Huffington Post Media Group, as we introduce digital subscriptions for employees of The New York Times. It's an important step that we hope you will see as an investment in The Huffington Post. If you are not an employee of The New York Times, you will continue to have full and free access to our news, information, opinion, and the rest of our rich offerings. If you are an employee of The Times, you may view one free article a month or choose one of our NYT Employee Digital Subscription Plans®. In our most popular plan, Times employees can view the first 6 letters of each word at no charge (including slideshows of adorable kittens). After 6 letters, we will ask you to become a digital subscriber. Click here to read how this will work.

The Music Industry's New Model: Where Is It?

Jeff Pollack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jeff Pollack

2010-08-26-Screenshot20100826at12.31.20PM.png Consider this: out of nearly 200,000 albums that appeared Neilsen's Soundscan chart in 2009, only 85 sold at least 250,000 copies.

Pulitzer: A Lost World Where Words Mattered

James McGrath Morris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
James McGrath Morris

In one stroke, Pulitzer simultaneously elevated the common man and took his spare change. The World was good and readers flocked.