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The 20 Most Effective Bodyweight Moves For Strong, Toned Muscles

While lifting weights is great for building muscle and helping with weight loss, don't discount the benefits of basic bodyweight moves! They often …

What influencer marketing really costs - Digiday

A lot of people talk about influencer marketing, but few understand how it is priced.<p>Influencer costs can range from a couple of hundred to millions …

6 Successful Designers-Turned-Entrepreneurs Share Their Biggest Business Lessons

If TV celebrities can run countries, why can’t designers run businesses?<p>They can. And they do. And most importantly, they do it successfully.<p>Let’s just get one thing straight. A design entrepreneur is light years away from your typical product or graphic designer, who is notoriously known for …

5 Strategies for Creating Epic Content Marketing on a Tight Budget

Even when you know what you're doing, content marketing can be a daunting task. Still, it can and does pay off.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What's the best way to promote your brand? “It’s easy,” everyone says. “Just create amazing content.”<p>But, the truth is, even if …

Americans are spending more than ever on plastic surgery

Americans underwent hundreds of thousands of breast implant, liposuction and nose surgeries last year, spending billions to make 2016 the most plastic year ever.<p>An American Society of Plastic Surgeons report found Americans spent more than $16 billion on cosmetic plastic surgeries and minimally …

The 'Less Is More' Content Strategy

What is the ideal frequency for publishing content? In my view is there is no ideal frequency as it depends upon your site, audience and objectives. …

Content Strategy Needs Content Strategists

“An effective content strategist has to know enough about everything from editorial tone to HTML to analytics. A content strategist is the one who …

Homeowners Spent a Record Amount on Remodeling—but on What, Exactly?

With the Great Recession now <i>finally</i> in the rearview mirror, many homeowners—and their bank accounts—are suddenly a bit more flush. And that's good …

8 Ways to Minimize Mess During Your Home Renovation

Water heater replacement: pros and cons of tankless water heaters

Tankless water heaters, also known as on-demand water heaters, are quite popular with forward-thinking homeowners, and for good reason. A tankless …

3 Must-See Quotes From Home Depot Inc's Earnings Call

Executives recently detailed how the home-improvement giant plans to keep up its market-thumping growth pace in 2017.<p>If there's any mounting weakness …

Giving Your Motorcycle Some Custom Color

Face it, a bike isn't truly custom until it's been painted. Nothing short of changing the physical layout of a motorcycle affects its looks as much …

Researchers make nanofiber air filter that can be painted onto fabric

Researchers with the National University of Singapore have created a new type of air filter using nanofibers that is about two times more effective …

How to build your own kegerator and install it in your countertop

If you love beer, the benefit of a home kegerator is obvious. Unfortunately, the drawbacks of buying a commercial kegerator, a modified refrigerator-and-beer-tap system, are daunting. Quality kegerators are expensive, you might not have room for a big, industrial-looking block in your home, and you …

Top 5 Home Renovations for Your Money in 2017 | Investopedia

After a definite slump over the previous decade, the housing market is on a path to recovery. Housing prices are on the rise, and home equity has …

I was a stressed-out workaholic. Then I realized that one fear was at the root of my problems

When I was 34, I decided to start seeing a life coach. I had a good career in finance, but I knew I wanted to make a change—and I thought it would help to sort through professional options with a neutral third party.<p>Years later, my coach and I laugh about our first encounter. The first thing I said …

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36 Content Marketing Questions to Answer

What is one of the biggest differences between a content marketer who is effective and one who flails? A documented content marketing …

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The Biggest Content Marketing Trends in 2017

I’ve spent the last 12-plus months talking with enterprise marketers from around the globe to get a handle on where the content marketing industry is …

Easy Ways to Motivate Yourself to Work When You're Really Not Feeling It

We all have those days where we’re really not feeling it but we have to get some work done anyway. Whether that’s today or every day, this graphic …

9 Podcasts to Make You a Better Marketer in 2017 | Inc.com

Though podcasting has been around since the early '00s, 2016 was arguably the year of the podcast, with so many great ones hitting high points, with more and more terrific luminaries joining the medium.<p>For those of us looking to bring our ability to succeed to an entire other level, here are the …

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7 Content Marketing Strategies for Small Business Growth

No matter what your business platform is, you need content marketing to spread the word and bring more online attention to your brand. According to …

How to keep from losing your cool when your job is driving you crazy

It would be a helpful thing to have in real life, so that every time you were dealing with a challenging situation, you could press "pause" and have the space to figure it out.<p>'SBNRR' is kind of like that. Time doesn't really stop (sorry), but the technique does give you the chances to recognize …

Forget learning to code: Every employee should know data analysis

“Learn to code.” Around the world, it has been a familiar refrain. And the world has duly learned.<p>Time was that the standard in-school computer education was little more than word processing, spreadsheets and some basic programming. When I taught at Cal Poly in the ’80s, undergrads all had to take …

10 Motivational Books On Productivity You Should Read Once In Your Lifetime

Time is a priceless commodity. Those who know the value of time make it point to never waste it unnecessarily. But most people who waste time don’t …

3 super simple Gmail hacks to boost productivity now

My desk is in one of the most high-traffic zones of the office. I’m used to people looking over my shoulder as they walk to the kitchen or pass me on their way to the pool table, but something weird started happening recently.<p>People sneaking glances at my screen kept asking me about my inbox:<p>I …

7 relatable fitness bloggers who will build you up

It's intimidating to step into the world of fitness blogs. There don't seem to be many bloggers who represent the majority of us: beginners, perhaps …