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How Teen Vogue Began Leading the Resistance

How did this teen magazine go from just covering fashion and beauty to getting lauded for its political coverage?

What You Touch While Shopping Can Influence What You Choose to Buy

A new study reveals that shape, size and sense of touch influence purchasing choices, thanks to some curious cognition and perception.

The Real Winners at Some Awards Shows Are the Promoters

In some industries — like advertising — the awards show is just a giant money-making scheme.

Most Mannequins Idealize Underweight, Unhealthy Bodies, New Research Confirms

One hundred percent of female mannequins in a new U.K. study represented underweight individuals, while only 8 percent of male mannequins did the same.

Survey Shows More People Are Choosing to Telework, Reaping Benefits

According to a new paper by tech company Polycom, "anywhere working" is on the rise in several countries, and employees recognize its advantages.

Your Favorite Clothing Brand Is Dying Much Faster These Days

With the demise of mall staples like The Limited, the brands hanging on will have to rethink their entire approach to fashion to survive the 'mall-pocalypse.'

Decoding Your Desk: What Does It Say About You?

Is your cluttered desk a sign of creative genius or just chaos? Experts weigh in on whether either is really a true reflection of how your brain operates.

AfterShock: Year One in the Life of a Comic Book Startup

Mike Marts, the AfterShock editor-in-chief and co-founder, looks back at the diverse roster of titles and genres published by the new company.

What's the Best Way to Figure Out if Employees Are Happy?

The annual employee engagement survey seems pretty useless. So what are some alternatives?

What Happens to Drivers When Toll Roads Stop Taking Cash?

As more toll roads move away from cash, where does that leave drivers who don't have electronic passes? Or even exact change?

Why Is Yogurt Advertising So Focused on Women?

If human nutrition is essentially universal, why do yogurt commercials feature women so prominently?

Paternity Tests and Other Businesses You Don't Expect to See on a Truck

You may be surprised at the types of businesses people have put on wheels. Cigar Lounge, anyone?

Should Restaurants Charge a Penalty Fee for Uneaten Food?

In an effort to discourage food waste, some all-you-can-eat buffets are charging diners whose eyes are bigger than their stomachs.

When Skywriting Just Isn't Enough: Fake Meteor Showers and Space Ads!

A Japanese company called ALE wants to create artificial meteor showers. Is this the first step toward the sky becoming a massive ad?

The Power of Crowds: The 'Lazer Team' Story

HowStuffWorks Now interviews Rooster Teeth's Burnie Burns at SXSW on how to crowdfund a feature-length film.

Unlimited Flights for One Flat Price: Could OneGo Be the Netflix of Air Travel?

A startup app called OneGo aims to find a niche as a provider of all-you-can-fly pricing for domestic air travel, for those who can afford the monthly membership.

How Does Your Boss Compare to Optimus Prime?

You can learn about leadership in the darnedest of places. Like the 1980s television program "The Transformers."

Is Anyone Really Using the Foosball Table? Office Perks Employees Actually Want

Rooftop gardens and nap pods sound cool, but that's not what employees really value, nor do they help the bottom line, say experts.

10 Ways to Market an Online Business

It takes more than just a newspaper ad to promote your online business. Help your site grow from a fledgling to a flourishing business with these handy tips.

My Kid Has a Kickstarter

No child needs a lemonade stand to make money, these days.

How Subliminal Messages Work

If advertisers buried hidden messages in commercials or print ads, would you be susceptible to them? Or are subliminal messages just a hoax?

Can you generate a business plan online?

In the past, you practically had to get an MBA to learn how to write a business plan. But investors today value plans that are sharp and to the point — and you can easily figure it out online.

Can you get grants for your small business's website?

Creating a website can be a pricey proposition for a small business. There are grants out there that can fund website development, but the competition is fierce — and the grants often come with strings attached.

Can you operate an online business from home?

From Disney and Mattel to Apple and Amazon, countless U.S. business staples have started in someone's home. The Internet only makes this feat easier. Could your home be the incubator for the next big online company?

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