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In Bloom: Florals

Alisa Gould-Simon | Posted 04.18.2014 | Style
Alisa Gould-Simon

From dainty floral prints to groovy '70s patterns, garden-inspired pieces are popping up everywhere this spring.

Women Collaborate to Achieve Success: An Interview with Jen Mann

Nicole Leigh Shaw | Posted 04.09.2014 | Parents
Nicole Leigh Shaw

I've been writing professionally for a long time now, taking breaks here and there to procreate, and I can tell you that I would not be as far along in my career if it weren't for a network of women who have helped me along the way, just as I've helped them.

How to Brand Yourself as a Business

Emily Nolan Joseph | Posted 04.01.2014 | Business
Emily Nolan Joseph

If you are interested in learning how to brand yourself, learn to use these five action items to grow a strong brand that attracts smart and loyal followers.

What Kind of 'Liker' Are You?

Michaela Fox | Posted 03.28.2014 | Technology
Michaela Fox

"Likes" are Facebook's social currency, and there is plenty of thumbs up action going on. After all it feels good to be liked and social acceptance is no exception. But are you a genuine liker, or an automatic one? Do you actually like the things you "like" on Facebook?

Mesh Madness

Alisa Gould-Simon | Posted 04.14.2014 | Style
Alisa Gould-Simon

From dresses with mesh accents to fancy footwear, sweaters to swimwear, this netted fabric is a slam dunk for spring. Whether worn day or night, add a sporty finish to any ensemble by incorporating this peek-a-boo material into your look!

Media Freedom in Lebanon, Or Is It?

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 03.26.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Have TV show hosts, bloggers, activists and journalists gone too far in Lebanon or do they reflect the general mood by slamming public officials and their relatives seen as abusing power and dipping into government funds?

Young Man Has to Flee After Coming Out

Timothy Kurek | Posted 03.25.2014 | Religion
Timothy Kurek

Again and again, we are reminded that horror stories are happening every day to those unfortunate individuals trapped in rural, conservative parts of America.

On Becoming a Writer Who Writes

TueNight | Posted 03.21.2014 | Books
TueNight

Until recently, I never shared a real piece of myself with a reader. I rarely wrote about things that moved me at my core and even when I did, in my head, there was too much at stake to share those personal reflections.

Green With Envy: 6 St. Patrick's Day Looks to Try

Alisa Gould-Simon | Posted 03.14.2014 | Style
Alisa Gould-Simon

Whether you're off to the pub or celebrating with corned beef hash at home, shamrock-colored clothes will get you in the holiday spirit.

How To Highlight Your Face Like A Pro

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver and Raydene Salinas | Posted 03.10.2014 | Style

It was blistering cold the day we ran into fashion blogger Rachel Dickinson. But the sun seemed to shine beautifully against her skin and hair, giving...

6 Titillating Tips on Blogging for Your Nonprofit

Varda Epstein | Posted 02.25.2014 | Technology
Varda Epstein

Consider the difference between: How I taught my dog to beg and Begging will get you everywhere. The first is ho-hum, the second piques the interest. You can't help but want to read the rest.

Fabulous Faux Fur

Alisa Gould-Simon | Posted 03.11.2014 | Style
Alisa Gould-Simon

Snuggle up this season and channel your inner Hollywood starlet in one of this season's most luxurious materials: faux fur.

Black And White Will Never Go Out Of Style

The Huffington Post | Megan Mayer | Posted 03.26.2014 | Style

There's just something about the classic black and white combo. It gives off a suit-and-tie vibe that makes an outfit feel more dressed up than usual....

Bloggers Beware: Think Before You Post Images Online

Nancy Wurtzel | Posted 02.19.2014 | Fifty
Nancy Wurtzel

The image I chose for my post was a beautiful Tree of Life creation, which fit perfectly with the subject matter of my post. At the time, I remember hesitating for just a moment. Was it an image I had purchased from a service? Had I found it in Creative Commons? Was it OK to use?

Street Chic: 5 NYFW Street Style Trends to Try

Alisa Gould-Simon | Posted 04.15.2014 | Style
Alisa Gould-Simon

This year the fiercest NYFW ensembles weren't necessarily on the catwalks -- they were on the streets! From celebrities to fashionistas alike, attendees stepped up their fashion game in a variety of noteworthy trends.

Who Are the Stars of Fashion Week: Designers or Bloggers?

Ashley Davis | Posted 04.07.2014 | Style
Ashley Davis

Another Fashion Month kicks off this week and designers in New York are scrambling to get their Fall 2014 collections show-ready. They needn't bother. For bloggers, celebrities and sadly, even a few editors, Fashion Week is more of a time to be seen than see the collections.

Here's Proof That You Can Never Go Wrong In Head-To-Toe Black

The Huffington Post | Megan Mayer | Posted 02.02.2014 | Style

In preparation for Fashion Week, we are keeping our eyes peeled for outfit inspiration via our favorite bloggers, and of course, Instagram. This week,...

How to Make Quick and Easy Custom Email Signatures

Kelley Sanabria | Posted 03.29.2014 | Business
Kelley Sanabria

Using your actual signature instead of just typing your name gives a fun and personal touch to your business documents, like newsletters, blog posts, client letters and holiday correspondence.

COURT RULES: Bloggers Have First Amendment Protections

AP | JEFF BARNARD | Posted 01.25.2014 | Technology

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — A federal appeals court ruled Friday that bloggers and the public have the same First Amendment protections as journalists ...

9 Ideas to Break Through Blogger's Block

Tai Goodwin | Posted 03.19.2014 | Small Business
Tai Goodwin

Consider creating a few writing rituals. Rituals can help you set the mood. They help you turn your writing brain on and everything else off. Great rituals range from a cup of coffee and an outline to meditation or a quick walk around the block.

This Season's Hottest Hue: Radiant Orchid

Alisa Gould-Simon | Posted 03.12.2014 | Style
Alisa Gould-Simon

Emerald is out, radiant orchid is in! Pantone's 2014 color of the year Radiant Orchid perfectly blends the delicate hues of purple and pink in a flattering, feminine new way.

Soul-Fulfilling Entrepreneurship: What They Don't Teach at B-School

Emily Nolan Joseph | Posted 03.10.2014 | Small Business
Emily Nolan Joseph

I am an entrepreneur that seeks soul-fulfillment as my bottom line. My decisions are made with compassion and that is ultimately what decides my level of success. I leave worry at the door and believe in myself and my company.

First-Ever Guide to Online Media Ethics

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 03.06.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

It started with a tweet by Andrea Gallo, a Louisiana State University (LSU) student announcing the birth of her book. Naturally, curiosity got the b...

OTP's 9 Favorite Travel Bloggers of 2013

Off Track Planet | Posted 03.04.2014 | Travel
Off Track Planet

This year, we turned away from analyzing website traffic and rank-o-meters, choosing our travel bloggers on merit alone.

The 13 Most Important Lessons We Learned In 2013

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty

One of the great privileges of serving as senior editor of Huff/Post50 is the opportunity to read so many wonderful pieces by some of the most talente...