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Twitter to verify more users: How to get a blue tick

Twitter is going to offer more users its prestigious "blue tick" - a much-sought trophy of verification on the social network.<p>Actually a white tick on a blue background, the tick is a sign of officialdom and has traditionally been reserved for users considered "official", such as celebrities, …

Chick-Fil-A Is Officially America's Favorite Fast Food Restaurant

Sorry, Taco Bell.<p>In the world of fast food, apparently chickens come first.<p>Chick-fil-A is officially America's best "limited service" (aka fast-food) restaurant for the second year in a row, according to the annual American Customer Satisfaction Index.<p>Chick-fil-A won top honors for customer …

Fast Food

Create Compelling Content: 21 Ways Writers Can Find Creative Inspiration

Coming up with ideas for new posts, articles, and even books can be tough. Here's a list of ways to find the inspiration you need.<p>Want to write more posts? Want to write more articles? Want to write a book?<p>If so, you're not alone (here's looking at you, LinkedIn Pulse), but coming up with …

How To Make Your DIY Smartphone Projector With A Shoebox

This article looks at how to make a DIY smartphone projector and offers some practical advice to readers.

10 Things You Need To Know Before Starting A Blog

<i>Image credit: Caio Resende/StockSnap.</i><p>So you want to start a blog?<p>Nowadays anyone can create a blog in a few simple steps. Blogging is an incredible marketing tool and can even become a great source of income. However, if you would like to build a successful and profitable blog, you need to set …

The Ultimate Content Planning Tool That Every WordPress Blogger Needs

When you fail to plan, you plan to fail. This timeless quote from the well-renowned Benjamin Franklin sums up the tough task of getting enough hours …

Infographics

Social Media Scheduling From CoSchedule - @CoSchedule

Social Media Publishing From CoSchedule<p>Say Goodbye To Social Silos<p>Bring social out of its silo and connect it to the rest of your marketing.<p>Manage …

Marketing

12 Top Tips For Writing Catchy Blog Post Headlines

Before the reader can see what your blog looks like, they will first take a look at your headline. If it sounds boring, the odds are that the reader …

California is a sweeping, beautiful mess from 30,000 feet

Nothing pleases me more than hopping on a plane, grabbing a window seat on the right side and gluing my nose to the window as I head north to San Francisco, Santa Rosa, Sacramento or San Jose.<p>After zipping around the country for the last three presidential campaigns, I now write about California …

California

Kansas Waiter Gets Fake $20 Tip Telling Him to Find Jesus

A server in Wichita, Kan., where the tipped minimum wage is only $2.13 per hour, apparently received a rude surprise this week when a $20 tip turned out to be a fake. "Don't be fooled! There is something you can have more valuable than money!" the pamphlet read when unfolded; it exhorted …