Maria Baranova

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20 Killer Copywriting Tips for Startups

<b>How to Create Stronger Customer Relationships and Sell More With Your Business Copy</b><i>These copywriting tips for startups are designed to help you</i> …

Marketing

The One Thing Nobody Ever Tells You About Innovation

The next big thing always starts out looking like nothing at all.<p>One of the most often told stories about innovation is that of Alexander Fleming and his discovery of penicillin. Returning after a summer holiday in 1928, the solitary Scottish scientist noticed that a strange mold had contaminated …

Innovation

Why incompetent people often think they’re actually the best

A close-up look at what happens when tourists and Maasai communities meet

My study of interaction between tourists and a Maasai community raised questions about the boundaries between research, tourism and entertainment. …

Wildlife

Quick and Easy Turkey Meatballs (with a Paleo Option)

<i>A quick and easy recipe for gluten-free (or grain-free) turkey meatballs. Make them in bulk and freeze them, or eat them throughout the week!</i><p>Do you …

Cooking

Instagram Stories: How to Create Engaging Stories

Do you use Instagram? Wondering how Instagram stories work? To explore how to craft Instagram stories for business, I interview Sue B. Zimmerman. …

The 10 Hottest Productivity Tools of 2017

These productivity tools, tips, and strategies are the gifts that keep on giving.<p>Tools--hardware, software, apps, etc.--come and go. That's the nature of progress. But what never goes away is knowledge. Once you know a way to be more efficient and effective--a new approach, a new mindset, a new …

Time Management

7 Things to Do Before a Business Meeting (and After You Leave)

Your mastery of face-to-face communication could spell the difference between winning a client or walking away empty-handed.<p><i>By Jason Parks, owner of The Media Captain.</i><p>As a small business owner, I'm constantly driving to meetings to grow my digital marketing agency (and if it weren't for my GPS, I'm …

businessmeeting

7 Reasons Why You Won't Hit Your Goals in 2017

It's easy to get excited about the New Year and to have all of these goals in mind about how we are going to live better, get things done and achieve some BADASS GOALS...<p>We feel good about making 2017 better than the last but a part of us isn't quite sure how it's all going to unfold. The big …

Travel Hacks That Will Save You Time and Money in 2017

It's National Plan For Vacation Day. So what are you waiting for?<p>Expert travelers like flight attendants and frequent fliers know that foreign …

Eight Bad Habits You Must Break To Be More Productive

Nothing sabotages your productivity quite like bad habits. They are insidious, creeping up on you slowly until you don’t even notice the damage they’re causing.<p>Bad habits slow you down, decrease your accuracy, make you less creative, and stifle your performance. Getting control of your bad habits …

Time Management

Here are the 4 geopolitical hotspots of 2017

This makes maps a vital part of our work, here at <i>This Week in Geopolitics</i>. So we have decided to showcase some of the best maps our graphics team (TJ Lensing and Jay Dowd) made in 2016.<p>These four maps help explain the foundations of what will be the most important geopolitical developments of 2017.

Experts Predict Last-Chance Tourism As Top Travel Trend For 2017

Whether it’s fatigue from 2016 or the changing political climate, the new year promises to be a banner year for travel with nearly one-third of American adults saying they are more likely to take time off this year compared to 2016, according to a recent AAA survey.<p>Overall, 42 percent of Americans …

Tourism Authorities: What’s working, what’s not

<i>Tourism authorities have an important role to play in marketing a destination.</i> Tourism Update <i>surveyed our readers to find out where tourism</i> …

The B&B Traveller

The travel and tourism sector is in a constant state of transformation to keep up with the dynamic new traveller — delivering innovative ways to find …

Tourism

All the Tourism Slogans of the World, Mapped

Ah, tourism slogans. They can either make you want to visit a country or avoid it, and they're all over the map. That is, this particular map …

Tourism

How (And Why) To Master The Habit Of Delaying Gratification

Impulse control is something you can practice, and these three daily techniques can help.<p>You already know what delaying gratification entails, which means you already know how difficult it is. Avoiding a temptation that’s standing right in front of you so you can hold out for something …

Self Control

Proof that life is getting better for humanity, in 5 charts

A recent survey asked, “All things considered, do you think the world is getting better or worse, or neither getting better nor worse?” In Sweden, 10 percent thought things are getting better, in the US the figure was only 6 percent, and in Germany only 4 percent. Very few people think the world is …

Human Rights

10 Free Tools for Successfully Managing Your Personal Brand

Do you Google yourself and find another person with your same name? Do you want to keep your personal life separate from your personal brand? Do you …

8 Cognitive Biases That Will Drive The Future Of Marketing

The human mind is a delicate thing. We like to think that we’re logical, reasonable, and objective in our decision-making—even when we’re strongly affected by our own personal feelings—but the truth is, we’re bad at being objective.<p>There are a number of cognitive biases—flaws in the way we perceive …

Critical Thinking

9 Daily Money Making Habits of Successful People

<i>This article originally appeared on Millennial magazine.</i><p>Every successful individual has a day-to-day routine that has brought them to where they are …

17 Marketing Trends To Watch Out For In 2017

December is the time of year when every strategist should be taking a step away from the day-to-day and giving a good hard look at the past year’s performance. After all, if you’re not paying attention to what has worked (or hasn’t worked) over the past 12 months, how are you going to know what to …

Marketing

Multitasking Is No Longer Something to Boast About

<i>This article originally appeared on Entrepreneur.</i><p>What are you doing while you read this? Are you dipping into your email while texting, reading …

30 Books You Need to Read to Earn 'Well-Read' Status

With this list, you'll feel like you can dominate the Trivial Pursuit literature section.<p><i>What books should one read to feel well-read? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Cristina Hartmann,</b> …

Literature

6 Counter-intuitive Methods to Make Your Life Better that No One Talks About

There are thousands of ways to improve your life in slight degrees. However, here are 6 unconventional (but realistic) ways to make your life better.

The best children’s books of 2016

From tales of migration and crime to wolves, bugs and the difficulty of sharing – Julia Eccleshare’s picks of the year<p><b>We Found a Hat by Jon Klassen</b> (Walker, £12.99)<p>The award-winning author of <i>I Want My Hat Back</i> tells big stories simply. He is at his glorious best in <i>We Found a Hat</i>, which, with a …

Turtles

The 20 best travel books of all time

The 10 Best Mutual Funds to Buy for 2017

The only certain thing about 2017 is that it will be challenging for investors. And that is exactly why we’re here to help investors out … by …