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Alicia Keys Ends One-Year BlackBerry Deal: Inside The Troubled Partnership (Billboard)

Image via Wikimedia Commons (Credit: Flickr)
Image via Wikimedia Commons (Credit: Flickr)

“Girl on Fire” singer Alicia Keys and smartphone developer BlackBerry have completed their year-long collaboration, and Keys will no longer be the ‘global creative director’ once her contract ends on Jan. 30. Keys can now go back to using her iPhone in peace.

How To Stop Caring What Others Think (Addicted2Success)

Image via Flickr (photo credit: istolethetv)
Image via Flickr (photo credit: istolethetv)

Caring too much about the thoughts and opinions of others can pose a serious hurdle to your success, both personally and professionally. Read the writer’s formula for conquering the fear of embarrassment or failure.

The Fainting Spell That Went Viral (B&B)

Image via Brooke&Brittany
Image via Brooke&Brittany

By now, you’ve heard about the reporter for KUTV in Salt Lake City, Utah, who passed out during a live broadcast and surprisingly,  came to and finished the segment. Talk about dedication! Graham eloquently addresses the incident on her own blog, Brooke & Brittany.

20 Creative Handmade Wall Art Pieces (Style Motivation)

Cool art for your office walls.

Can this app be your BFF? (Ann Inc.)

BFF app

Ann Inc., parent company to the Ann Taylor and LOFT stores, among others, has a new, free app on the style scene. The Ann Inc. BFF (Best Foot Forward) seems interesting if you aspire to work in fashion or, specifically, at Ann Inc. The app doesn’t have a lot of customer ratings in iTunes or GooglePlay, but here are some quick bullets on its features from some sponsored blog posts:

  • Fashion news
  • “Trendspotters”  – user-generated content
  • Daily inspirational quotes
  • Video content
  • Career advice from fashion experts from Ann Inc.
  • Job listings at Ann Inc.
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