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New to Graphic Design? A Comprehensive Guide to Get You Started


As with all careers as a beginner it can be daunting with no experience behind you. In becoming a graphic designer your insecurity can stifle your creativity. You are either unsure of yourself, you shy away from the simplest of tasks, or your overconfidence leads to numerous mistakes.

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Niche-ify Your Niche: Lower Your Competition, Connect With Your Followers, and Increase Your Effectiveness


So you’re probably wondering how to “niche-ify your niche”. Well, what if you were told that in order to become one of the big guys in the market you need to start small… and by small we mean tailored to your specific product or service your company offers. Read on!

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30 Cool Products That Will Make You Say, “Shut Up and Take My Money!”

If you’re looking for cool, clever, and creative gift ideas, you’ve come to the right place. Below we listed thirty cool products that will make you say, “Shut up and take my money!” Most of these products will work well for friends, family members, and perhaps your special someone. So without further ado let’s check them out!

1. Flask Tie


Just because everyone else is bored and miserable at the office, doesn’t mean you have to be! With the flask tie, it is five o’clock all day long. It holds 6 ounces of whatever your liquid of choice is. Consider how many judgmental healthy people there are out there. Do you really want them eyeing your Coke (and rum) with critical eyes? With your hidden flask tie, you can take the anxiety out of sipping at work.

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Best Writing Tools for Inspired Authors


If you are a writer who is still stuck with the conventional ways of creating novels, then you are missing out on a great world of opportunities that can enhance your inspiration and make you more effective at what you do.

The choice of online writing tools, websites, and apps is so overwhelming that can easily turn you back to the typewriter, which is why we decided to list the best tools and save you from losing time.

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20 Travel Tools You Need To Know About

This article is meant to help travelers find beneficial travel tools. It covers everything from cheap transportation, maps, currency exchange apps, and much more. So if you’re a frequent traveler, you should consider bookmarking this article.

Sky Scanner


Skyscanner is an international travel search site that compares the price of millions of flights instantly; there are over one thousand airlines to choose from. You can browse prices for the month, or alternatively for the year so you can get the lowest price and seal the best deal. They also deal with hotels and car hire; you can book online, with the airline, or a travel agent.

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30 Charming Flat Logo Designs

Flat design is a hot trend right now. It all started when companies like Microsoft went all in with flat UI design. Now we see Google and Apple joining the flat design bandwagon as skeuomorphism fades away.

Color in flat logo designs ranges from the minimalist two-color scheme all the way to multiple colors. The logos typically consist of clean lines, classic graphics, and simple fonts. The focus is mainly on distinctive colors instead of elaborate color gradients and shading. It is not unusual for a two-color design to use a vibrant color with white as the second color. Typically, flat logos revolve around lovely fonts and typeface instead of eye-popping elements.

Additionally, flat logos allow logo designers to strip away the flamboyant to focus more on conveying a concise idea. The thought behind these designs is that the company logo is at the forefront and is strong enough to communicate the corporate ideology. Some attribute the desirability of flat logos to ease and cost-effectiveness for small companies and start-ups.

To get you inspired, we collected 30 outstanding examples of flat logo designs. Enjoy!

Croissant by Jonas

Croissant by Jonas

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Get Motivated: Do What You Need to Do

Getting the motivation to get up and do something that you know needs to be taken care of is always easier said than done. Finding the courage can be very hard, but isn’t impossible.

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Embrace Minimalism: How to Declutter Your Life

Common Misconceptions About Minimalists

A few year ago, my life was cluttered. I misplaced things, I was unorganized, I practiced unnecessary consumerism, and I didn’t keep track of my budget. In general, I was living irresponsibly. Over the last few years things have changed dramatically. Life doesn’t simply happen to me anymore, I’m in full control of it.

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50 Beautiful Examples of Black and White Photography

Surfing Underwater by Tony Heff

Surfing Underwater by Tony Heff

Anybody can pick up a camera and take a picture, but it takes a skillfull photographer to utilize composition, exposure, and aperture to take a magnificent photograph. If you don’t agree check out this great quote by Sam Haskins.

“A photographer went to a socialite party in New York. As he entered the front door, the host said ‘I love your pictures-they’re wonderful; you must have a fantastic camera.’ He said nothing until dinner was finished, then: ‘That was a wonderful dinner; you must have a terrific stove.”

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25 Cool Google Search Tricks You Didn’t Know


1. Need a quick answer to a question? Certain requests are automated to your region, such as the weather, and general searches like calculations and quick facts are found with just one word in the search bar.

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Top 5 Wireless Computer Mice

When looking for a mouse you aren’t looking for the “best” one, you are looking for the one that suits your needs and suits your lifestyle.

Whether it’s extra buttons, more accuracy, more consistent connectivity, portability, ergonomics, or a balance of all of them, you choose the features that you need. By focusing more on some aspects and less on others, each of these mice are suited for different people and for different purposes.

Logitech Wireless Performance Mouse MX

Logitech Wireless Performance Mouse MX

A great all round mouse suited for a variety of uses, the Logitech Wireless Performance Mouse MX is filled with features while being convenient and easy to use. Its sculpted shape is comfortable to use, allowing you to work, or play, for long hours without straining your wrist. When running low on battery, the mouse can be plugged in via USB to charge, even while in use.

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10 WooCommerce Plugins for Easy Coupons and Offers

Coupons and discount codes are a staple part of any e-commerce experience. If you’re using WooCommerce to power your online store, you might be looking for an even better solution for managing coupon campaigns and I’m here to help! Whether you’re looking for something simple or a fix that can handle a more complex promotional campaign, take a look at these ten simple WooCommerce plugins for easy coupons and offers.

1. WooCommerce Gift Coupons

WooCommerce Gift Coupons

The WooCommerce Gift Coupons plugin makes it really easy to create gift coupons to reward your customers with free stuff, in addition to any regular discount-based coupons that you choose to run. The plugin allows for highly-customizable coupons, allowing to toggle options such as allowing free shipping, excluding items if they’re on sale and any minimum spend needed to redeem the coupon.

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20 Books Every Aspiring Entrepreneur Needs To Read

Who wants to be an entrepreneur? A large number of people these days, owing to the increasing number of opportunities available. It’s no surprise then, that the how-to book business has expanded its shelf size to accommodate almost every kind of entrepreneur.

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10 Powerful Tools To Spy On Your Competitors

Knowledge is power and in the internet age, knowledge is easily accessible. There are many tools available to scope out the competition in order to make your business or service the most successful it can be. Below are the top ten websites you can use “spy” on the competition and see what they’re up to.

1. Google Alerts

Google Alerts is a free service that allows you to receive email updates about the most popular, relevant Google search results, such as web, news, etc. You are able to define the results you receive by indicating the subject matter you are most interested in as well as defining categories such as, result type, language, region, how often, and how many. Google Alert’s functionality can be used to monitor developing news stories, keeping tabs on your favorite sports teams in addition to keeping current on a competitor or an industry.

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Why You Should Travel the World

There have been huge advances in overseas travel in the last one hundred years. This has allowed many people to travel hundreds, if not thousands of times faster throughout the world. Massive advances in engine technology have improved performance of cars, along with a number of other motorized vehicles, for example train and boats.

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