Leigh Pilnick

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The 8 Coolest TED Talks on Psychology

Humans, we all know, are strange, irrational, beautiful creatures who often act in weird and wonderful ways. That makes us hard to deal with …

Cabbage cooked up sweet and tender turns into kapusta

Cold weather calls for sweater, fire and cozy tradition, like staying in bed all day, or at least until someone needs a meal or begs to be walked. Then you can rouse yourself, pull on your gear and stomp out into the chill, grateful to know that it's really not so bad to be alert, in daylight, in …

12-Step Guide for Social Media Marketing Success (Infographic)

Marketing on social media can be a daunting task for a small business or a startup. With so much conflicting advice and competition, it can seem …

15 Pieces of Old-Fashioned Sex Advice That Will Make You Cringe

"Do not show your face until 30 minutes after your man wakes up."<p>Times change. And when we look at past generations' relationship advice, much of it is pretty inaccurate, sexist or just plain gross. Fortunately, though, we all can laugh at many of these ideas today. We rounded up some of our …

50+ Lunch Recipes That Help With Weight Loss (and Are Under 500 Calories!)

You're trying to lose weight, so you pack a salad for lunch. But by 2 p.m., you're famished! In order for a lunch to be filling and help you lose …

10 Social Media Marketing Stats Guaranteed to Surprise You

Whether or not you use social media yourself or for your business, every marketer is at least aware of its existence. How could you not be when a …

The Disturbing Way Some Teens Are Really Using Instagram

Jessie discovered it accidentally.<p>"It was on the popular page," he told me. "I thought it was just a hot guy with his shirt off."<p>Jessie, a …

Social Media

26 Pictures Literally Every Parent Will Relate To

Stop trying to make “sleep” happen. It’s not going to happen.<p>Note: Not all images were submitted by Community members.

Parenting

Facebook Partners With 3 Companies to Improve Its Verification of Ad Metrics

In an effort to improve transparency and maintain marketers' trust, Facebook is expanding its third-party verification program related to viewability …

The ultimate guide to Facebook carousel ads

Facebook carousel ads are extremely engaging and fun way to promote your business.<p>According to data collected by Kinetic Social, these ads can also drive up to 10 times more traffic to advertisers’ websites than static sponsored posts on Facebook. And LOVOO found that they got a 72 percent higher …

How Digital Audiences Will Drive the Elections of the Future

Consumer viewing habits have undergone a huge transformation, with digital, social and mobile content and ad views skyrocketing at the expense of …

Digital Advertising

What The Hogwarts Sorting Hat Would Make Of The Presidential Candidates

"You're a wizard, Bernie."<p>Political punditry this year has largely focused on sorting the presidential candidates into "establishment" and "outsider" lanes.<p>Until now, we've only been able to guess at an even more key distinction: who'd be hanging out with Harry Potter in Gryffindor Tower, and who'd …

Middle-class

What Your Zodiac Sign Says About Your Dating Life

Apparently it's more than just swipe right, swipe left.<p>Dating, hooking up, hanging out—whatever your approach to relationships, like all things, the stars come into play. Here, astrologer Kelli Fox of TheAstrologer.com reveals the one word to describe your dating style, as well as how you connect …

Are Kids Of Working Moms Better Prepared For Their Future Careers?

Your mommy guilt might be misplaced: A new book shows that working mothers raise great kids.<p>Juggling work and family obligations makes working mothers feel that they’re always dropping the ball somewhere. When you’re at work, you’re missing time away from your kids. When you’re at home, you’re …

Eat Your Veggies: 9 Deliciously Different Recipes

Vegetables don't have to be boring or relegated to a side dish. From roasted broccoli with chipotle honey butter to balsamic glazed roasted beets, these recipes are so flavorful and satisfying, they could carry an entire meal.<p><b>1. Roasted Broccoli with Chipotle Honey Butter</b><p>In this recipe, broccoli …

Branding Lessons from the Modern Marketing Era

The history of design is deep and long, but the field of graphic design is a much more recent phenomenon.Sure, there was art, design, and …

Graphic Design

How to Perform a Social Media Audit: Our Free Template Included

We’ve discussed the importance of creating a social media strategy before. Having a clear plan for how your business will use channels like …

Marketing

7 Digital Marketing Stats That Caught Our Eye in the Last Week

It's been another intriguing week in the world of digital marketing data. We learned that livestreaming is quickly coming of age, and mobile …

Glasses Let The Colorblind See Pigments For The First Time

The colors!<p>They may look like typical sunglasses, but these are making waves for people who are colorblind. Since they first went on sale in 2012, glasses from the company EnChroma Labs have allowed people to see colors as they’ve never seen them before, according to an article published this …

Content Marketing Doesn't Work

This may seem like an odd article coming from someone who makes their living in the content marketing world. But when I say that content marketing doesn’t work, it’s true. It doesn’t work for many companies because they either have the wrong expectations or the wrong creation and promotion …

Marketing

This Social Network You've Never Heard Of Has Nearly 1 Million Users, Its CEO Says

A new social network that uses a points-based system to encourage people to interact with content is closing in on 1 million registered users since it launched earlier this month, according to the company's CEO.<p>"We've been around for a week. We are already serving significant impressions," said …

53 Books You Won't Be Able To Put Down

What happens next? There's only one way to find out.<p><i>Some entries have been lightly edited for clarity and length.</i>

Books

Are You Wasting Your Time on Social Media?

Social media can be a major asset - but it can also be a waste of our time.<p>I talk with small-to-midsize businesses and organizations every week, and …

Customer Service

Why Facebook doesn't like your brand

Organic growth for digital marketers is in steep decline. Brands shake in their boots at the prospect of Google making further major changes to its algorithms, and marketers struggle to keep up with the impact of those changes. Recently, its new mobile-friendly ranking factor algorithm has led to …

How To Solve 6 Common Facebook Frustrations

If you're a Facebook user, you know that Facebook updates their software to introduce new features that claim to improve your experience -- and they do it without warning.<p>It's hard to find the time to study the details of the latest update, which leaves many of us perplexed when using Facebook. …

14 ways to dramatically improve your Facebook ad campaign

Increasing Facebook ad conversion rates without simply increasing ad spend can be a challenge if you're not an expert. But there are some …

6 Summer Salads You'll Actually Crave

<b>1. Black Bean, Corn & Avocado Salad with Chipotle-Honey Vinaigrette</b><p>With black beans, sweet corn, crisp bell peppers and creamy avocado, this is one of those crowd-pleasing, make-ahead recipes that everyone loves. You can serve it as a side dish, salad or dip. The vinaigrette is similar to the …

75 Summer Recipes Everyone Should Know How to Cook

Master these ultimate summer dishes and eat well through September.<p><b>Just because we're not in the mood to fire up the oven</b> to make brisket in the summer doesn't mean we're off the hook when it comes to warm weather meals. Nope, when it comes to summertime, there are <i>definitely</i> some classics that just …

Cooking

50 tips to help you have more marketing fun with Pinterest | Stellar Marketing Activity

Pinterest is a very visual, very popular social media site and it’s a great place to share the images of things you find, as well as a great place to …

Infographics

Triggerfox 3.0 rolls your social networks into one app, highlights the important stuff

Just updated to version 3.0, Triggerfox pulls in your streams from a variety of sources and lets you set which users you really want to get news …