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Transformable Water Bottle Supports Clean-Drinking-Water Projects
December 28, 2015 at 3:46 pm

Replacing single-use drink containers with a reusable bottle not only cuts down on trash and problems like plastic pollution in the ocean, but it also reduces the amount of new resources and energy needed for the manufacturing process. The water bottle company Dopper is taking that concept a…

5 Fears You'll Need to Overcome to Be an Effective Leader
December 24, 2015 at 2:54 pm

Entrepreneurship demands effective leadership. You need to be able to make solid decisions, organize plans, hire teammates and provide direction—all under the steady pressure of being accountable for all those decisions and actions. To add even more heat, as an entrepreneur, your personal success is often tied directly to the success of your business, meaning…

A Run in Her Silky Sheer Black Stockings
December 23, 2015 at 7:05 pm

As she slowly pulled the sheer black nylon stocking up along her shapely leg, her bright red fingernail caught at the edge, causing a fresh run to skittle down her thigh toward her shimmering midnight calf. OK, as much as I love them, that’s about all we’ll be talking about black stockings in this article.…

Alibaba Hires Former Apple Investigator to Fight Counterfeits
December 23, 2015 at 6:23 pm

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. hired an investigator to rid the Chinese e-commerce business of counterfeit goods. According to Bloomberg, the investigator, Matthew Bassiur, previously helped Apple Inc. find fake iPhones and investigate copyright infringement. Bassiur formerly was a vice president for Pfizer Inc. and computer crimes prosecutor for the U.S. Department of Justice. As the…

How to Use the Power of 'Social Proof' to Attract Customers
December 23, 2015 at 3:53 pm

Social proof can be a great way to help push your visitors toward a conversion. It doesn't matter what your conversion is—it might be a purchase, it could be a PDF download or it could be a newsletter signup. If you can show visitors that there are other people out there, just like them, taking…

5 Steps to Protect Your Brand Trademark or Risk Losing It
December 23, 2015 at 3:49 pm

You opened your business and trademarked your brand name, logo and so on. Fantastic! You’ve taken the first step to ensure that only you can profit from your brand. But registering your trademark is just the first step to protecting your brand. A trademark gives you the right to exclude others from using similar marks…

American Apparel Works with Sierra Leone Artisans for T-shirt Collection
December 22, 2015 at 6:55 pm

American Apparel, Los Angeles, has teamed up with artisans from Sierra Leone to create a limited edition T-shirt collection. According to Apparel, a New York-based creative named Massah KaiKai pitched the idea to American Apparel. KaiKai wanted to use the project to shift the focus from the…

CPSC Releases Statement on Hoverboard Safety
December 22, 2015 at 6:40 pm

"Back to the Future Part II" predicted that 2015 would be the year that everyone finally rides hoverboards, and, to an extent, it was correct. Hoverboards, meaning the self-balancing, motorized vehicles, have been a popular item this holiday season, and some promotional products companies have used them as…

This Software Startup Is Battling Unsafe Manufacturing
December 22, 2015 at 5:14 pm

Tech entrepreneurs constantly are talking about how they want to change the world, but critics regularly respond that such change is too narrowly focused on speed, connectivity and profit. So when we come across a software startup that has a product can help curtail modern-day slavery, it’s worth highlighting. The company is Segura Systems, a London-based…

Tote Bag Designed for City Bike-share Programs
December 22, 2015 at 4:48 pm

Bike-share programs, where people can rent bikes from access terminals, increasingly are popping up in cities, such as New York, Chicago, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. Sparse and NOMO Design now have designed the XFR tote bag, which is designed to fit onto bike-share bikes.…