Lauren Schmidt Ross

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Mindfulness in the Classroom- Finger Labyrinth Meditation

Labyrinths have been around for over 4,000 years with labyrinth stone wall carvings, clay tablets and coins dating back to the Bronze Age. Labyrinths …

20 Recipes So Good No One Will Have to Tell You to Eat Your Spinach

What do Popeye and the Catherine de Medici, the queen of France have in common? They both loved their spinach and would be thrilled that March 26th …

Healthy Eating

6 Marketing Tactics for Small Business Success in 2016

Small businesses often lack something that their larger counterparts have: a big marketing budget.<p>But what small businesses lack in budget, they can …

Best Protein Powders (and the Worst)

Whether you’re an elite athlete or a weekend warrior, a vegan or a plant-based foodie, everyone is getting in on the protein trend. And with good …

The 20 Coolest Sneaks of 2016

Don't stress over the mountain of workout shoes out there: Somewhere in this heaping pile of neon-colored kicks is your pair.

9 Healthy Predinner Snacks

1. Cashew-Strawberry Crunch Think of this as a gourmet cook's PB & J. Spread 1 tablespoon of cashew butter on a slic<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Ann Stratton

Snacks

You’ll Never Miss the Meat With These 25 ‘Meaty’ Meatless Recipes

The New Year is a good time to make changes in our lives. We might try to break bad habits and make better choices that will improve our health, our …

Vegetarian

Where to Work Out for Free When You’re Home for the Holidays

December may feel like it’s <i>dragging on</i>, but you’ll be home in a matter of minutes, wearing your broken-in pajama pants while you glide through your parents’ (glorious) Costco-packed pantry.<p>If you’re ambitious — or simply can’t get enough peppermint bark — you’re probably wondering where in the hell …

A Shockingly Small Amount Of Running Can Boost Your Health

Just a wee jog can go a long way.<p>If you can't imagine running for longer than 10 minutes, you're not a lost cause in the running world. In fact, running for <i>just</i> 10 minutes, five days a week could be all it takes to reap running's big benefits.<p>Researchers at the Mayo Clinic have found that running …

Junk in the trunk - per request :)

*If you're visiting from my segment on the Dr. Oz show - welcome! You may have noticed the trunk of "Big Bertha" has changed a bit since this post …

Community Of Entrepreneurs And Experts

Exclusive Content<p>From videos to articles to tools to help you run your growing business. Find it all here.<p>Member Forums<p>Be a part of a growing …

Entrepreneurship

The Best Fitness Gifts for Any Workout

Find your new favorite fitness gear on this jam-packed list

Clothing

7 Budget-Friendly Marketing Tips for Early-Stage Startups

Marketing a startup is not for the meek. There are several challenges to success, and the time, money and resources needed to implement them are …

Marketing

Mom-asana: 3 Practices for Mindful Motherhood

Yoga teacher and mother of two Janet Stone, who will lead our upcoming Yoga for Moms online course (enroll now and be the first to know when this …

Yoga

6 Custom Planners You Can Easily Make with Google Drive

As it turns out, there are a lot of tools for keeping track of your life that are more efficient than sticky notes scattered all over your desk. If …

How to Get Things Done with Trello

My work involves prioritizing, organizing and managing tasks, information and ideas. I have tried hundreds of todo lists and project management tools …

Project Management

20 creative ways of using Evernote

So much to do, so little time.<p>I imagine many marketers might feel this way, what with all the wonderful hats we all get to wear. One of my favorite fixes for helping stay organized isEvernote.<p>There are so many ways to use the app and since we talk a lot about productivity here on the Buffer blog, I …

Productivity

The 5 Real Reasons You Procrastinate

It seems most Americans struggle with procrastination at least occasionally. A simple google search will yield many promising solutions, and yet we …

Procrastination

More Periscope Tricks To Generate PR And New Business

New PR twists for Periscope have been cropping up since my interview with Dr. Will Moreland, who shared his strategies for using Periscope to generate 1,000 followers and close new business here. This week, Philadelphia speaker and inventor Lisa Illman told me how she’s using Periscope to generate …

This is Microsoft Surface Book – Hands-on

The Microsoft Surface Book at first appears to be a very thin, stylish notebook with Windows 10 Pro inside. This notebook is by all means one of the …

Windows 10

SmartThings 2.0 is here: First-impressions

SmartThings struck it big on Kickstarter, got snapped up by Samsung, and now has begun delivering its much-anticipated Hub 2.0. The SmartThings Home …

Home Automation

How to Build a Product You Know Will Sell

October 2, 2015<p>Building a new product often seems like a crap shoot.<p>My goal for you is to have every idea you bring to market be used, loved, and …

Product Management

Marketing on Periscope: Lessons from early adopters

This summer was filled with unique brand campaigns across social platforms, including many that have dominated Twitter's live video streaming app, …

7 Steps for Using Periscope to Better Engage Your Target Audience

One of the most important jobs we have as marketers is to find a way to be the best answer for our customers, when and where they are looking. With …

Which Makes Social Work: Inspiration or Perspiration?

Social Pros on the RoadFirst, it should be noted that this episode of Social Pros is brought to you from the car, where I am driving Scott Stratten …

7 Pinterest Tools for Marketers

Do you use Pinterest for your business?<p>Looking for time-saving tools?<p>Many tools and services can streamline the way you find and pin content to …

50 One-Sentence Social Media Hacks for Bloggers

Tell me this hasn’t happened to you before.<p>You’ve just read an awesome, lengthy post on a topic like “X social media tips” or “Y steps to a better …

Social Media