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5 Tips for Choosing Bed Linens

The founder of DwellStudio shares five tips for the selecting the chicest — and coziest — bed linens out there.<p>Being that we spend about one-third of our lives asleep, it makes sense to invest in bedding that's not only comfortable, but stands the test of time. But with so many options out there — …

Tom Hanks typewriter app tops iTunes store chart

Paul Newman mixed salad dressings, David Lynch does a mean cup of Joe, now Tom Hanks has proven himself the daddy of celebrity sidelines after a typewriter app he helped develop hit No 1 on Apple's iTunes Store.<p>Titled Hanx Writer, the app comes in three versions for the iPad, with the basic model …

The 'Circle Of Competence' Theory Will Help You Make Vastly Smarter Decisions

<i>"I'm no genius. I'm smart in spots—but I stay around those spots."</i><i><br>— Tom Watson Sr., Founder of IBM</i><p>The concept of the "Circle of Competence" has been used over the years by Warren Buffett as a way to focus investors on only operating in areas they knew best. The bones of the concept appear in his …

The Complete Guide to Choosing a Content Calendar

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>Do you know what you’re posting, sharing, and blogging this Thursday?<p>Hard Fork?Hard Fork.HARD FORK<p>How about two Thursdays from now? Thursday of next month? Thursday of next <i>year</i>?<p>We don’t have things figured out quite to that extreme here at Buffer, …

Famatic Is A Social Photo Frame For Grandparents

In the age of social media and endless baby photos clogging up your Facebook feed, Dutch startup Famatic is another attempt at a hardware/software combination to help seniors — or grandparents, specifically — stay connected to family members with an easy way to access content shared. Its solution, …

What if Your Ugly Website is Holding Back Your Marketing Efforts? - Whiteboard Friday

In a way, we often treat our websites like our children. No matter how awful they might be, we rationalize their behavior and tell everyone else how …

What's Pinned to Your Doomsday Survival Board?

Pinterest is best known as a destination where people can share affordable wedding ideas, dip recipes, and inspirational quotes pasted over photos of …

Social Media Insights | Sprout Social

Featured Article<p>How to Master Facebook Ad Targeting & Zero-In on Your Audience<p>Read More<p>Team Sprout<p>Sprout Social Named One of Glassdoor’s Best Places …

"I Am Alive": The Role of Apps in Disaster Relief

On January 2, a piercing boom ripped through Beirut. A car bomb placed near a Hezbollah security zone had exploded, leaving five people dead and dozens more injured – a consequence of the Syrian conflict arousing old regional rivalries.<p>It was the seventh such attack throughout Lebanon in six …

Tom Cruise Updated His Twitter Bio And Now It Describes His Movie Career Perfectly

Say what you want about Tom Cruise, but the man has had one hell of a film career. One that is nearly impossible to summarize in 140 characters or less. And yet, Cruise managed to do just that on his Twitter bio, which an astute Redditor noticed was recently changed to include the perfect last line:<p>…

In a heavy-handed attempt to get users to upload more images, Twitter releases an "ultimate guide" to photo-sharing

Apparently Twitter is desperate for people to share more photos through its service.<p>In a heavy-handed call-out to users, the company has released …

How to Get Your Business Started on Instagram: 5 Tips

Are you looking for ways to get your business started on Instagram?<p>Do you have an Instagram account, but are unsure how to use it?<p>Instagram is a …

Ask Pinterest Anything? Site Tests Q&A Feature

Jelly, Quora, Yahoo (sometimes to absurd ends), and others have looked to question-and-answer services as a way to boost user engagement and advance conversations. Now another player could be entering the fray: Pinterest has confirmed to us it is testing out a new Q&A feature, too.<p>“We’re always …

The Creator Of Some Of Instagram's Best Filters Just Launched His Own Photo App

Litely lets you add gorgeous film-inspired filters to your photos that are more subtle than the ones that you would find on Instagram or other editing apps.<p>The app's creator, Cole Rise, is a long-time photographer, designer, and entrepreneur. He started his first web design company at 16 and, …

Foursquare Reveals Swarm Planning, Neighborhood Sharing, Search

Foursquare is planning to launch its new Swarm app on Thursday (tomorrow). Yet the company is having a bit of trouble keeping its pants on, so to speak, and has been revealing features all of Wednesday (today), including planning, neighborhood sharing, and check-in search.<p>When Foursquare first …

Coca-Cola Builds Adorable Mini Kiosks to Sell Mini Cokes

"It's the little things in life that make us happy." That's the message in this print and outdoor Coca-Cola campaign from Ogilvy & Mather Berlin, and …

5 Browser Extensions to Improve Your Social Media Marketing

Do you use browser extensions to manage your social media?<p>Are you looking for more browser-based tools?<p>There are a number of options to help …

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HowAboutWe Launches You&Me Messaging App For Couples

Prepping for a summer of love, dating apps and services are putting on their game faces. Fresh on the heels of a new Match.com app release, HowAboutWe has just launched a standalone messaging app for couples that lets two sweeties share multiple types of content and create a story together.<p>The app …

How I Wrote Three Books in Three Years - Copyblogger

Writing a book can be a long, hard slog.<p>The “miserable” parts of the experience have been documented over and over again. Or just ask any author on a …

You No Longer Need a Vine Account to Browse Its Website

Vine is giving its web version a much-needed makeover with new features including search, coming to the web on Thursday.<p>Visitors to Vine.co will now …

Facebook Users Engage With Brands Most on Fridays

Facebook users engage with brands more on Fridays than on other days of the week, according to a recent report from Adobe.<p>Some 15.7% of all …

The States People Want To Get The Hell Out Of [Infographic]

Survey says: people want to leave Illinois.<p>Gallup is out with a new poll and accompanying map measuring responses to this question: "Regardless of whether you <i>will</i> move, if you had the opportunity, would you <i>like</i> to move to another state, or would you rather remain in your current state?"<p>Big insights …

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Foursquare Swarms Over Swarmly

News that a major company or extremely well-funded competitor has launched a new product with a similar or identical name is certainly the kind of thing that keeps startup founders up at night. Just ask Paper.<p>Well, the former has just happened to location-sharing UK startup Swarmly, after …

5 Social Media Facts Every Marketing Professor Should Know

May 1, 2014<p>Share<p>In the modern business, marketing is far ahead of most other departments when it comes to social media use. That being said, many …

30,000 Packs Of Allergy Medication Are Being Recalled

The FDA said the recall was due to "an unacceptable level of blister defects," or problems with the pills' packaging.<p>These medications are generic versions of Claritin, called loratadin, specifically the slow-release pills with added decongestant. The recall affects drugs sold in California, Ohio, …

American teens don’t want to work

Here’s yet another thing your teenager doesn’t want to do this summer: get a job.<p>Data released Monday from outplacement firm Challenger, Gray and …

How A Redesigned Meal Tray Is Saving Virgin Atlantic Millions

Virgin Atlantic reminds us that even when measured in grams, the dividends of good design can pay off big.<p>At 35,000 feet, small design decisions have big consequences. Ounces saved, in the design of aircraft equipment, can vastly reduce carbon emissions for an airline’s entire fleet.<p>Case in point: …