Maureen Akpan

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Tips for Driving Readers to Your Flipboard Magazines

Flipping posts, videos, images and more into Flipboard Magazines allows bloggers to show off passions that reach far beyond what’s covered on their blog’s niche. For instance, a food blogger can show her audience that she is also passionate about homesteading or a music blogger can share a passion …

Infographics

This is the most stylish thing you can buy for your home right now, according to a top interior designer

Noa Santos, an interior designer who has worked with several entrepreneurs through his design startup Homepolish, says he is seeing more of his clients aiming to design their home in a way that will make them proud to show it off to guests.<p>"Home is a place to do things, not just to be," he said. …

Home Decorating

9 Inexpensive Ways to Make Your Entire Home Look Like a Million Bucks

Spruce up your home decor without draining your wallet.<p>New York-based home stager, Cheryl Eisen, shares her best ideas for creating stylish interiors. After years of designing spaces for high-end real estate companies, she's spilling the beans on how you can spruce up your home decor without …

Never Paint Your Home These 4 Dreadful Colors

Sorry, but no one's going to buy a house painted dark brown.<p>A fresh coat of paint is a fairly inexpensive way to refresh the look of your home; the …

Home Decorating

40 Best Dream Bedroom Design Ideas In All Colors And Sizes

A perfect dream bedroom design ideas can be created in many cases of paint colors and decor styles. First choice is good quality comfortable bed with …

Interior Design

13 Things Designers Notice the First Time They Enter Your Home

It only takes minutes for them to reshuffle all of your furniture in their minds.<p>The first rule of design is: everyone's taste is different. But interior designers know so much about trends and style that they can't help but make some judgments (good and bad!) when they enter someone's home. In …

10,823 glasses of champagne: Chelsea Flower Show by numbers

<b>1.</b> It takes 800 people 33 days to build the show from bare grass to the finished article.<p><b>2.</b> There were 244 exhibitors at the very first <b>Chelsea Flower Show</b>.<p><b>3.</b> 165,000 visitors are expected to visit the show this year.<p><b>4.</b> There will over 500 exhibitors this year.<p><b>5.</b> Hillier Nurseries holds the record …

Gardening

Heroes in hi vis: Meet the builders behind the Chelsea Flower Show gardens

This year, a new medal is being awarded at RHS Chelsea Flower Show that recognises the role landscape contractors and their teams play in the realisation of a show garden. There will be one Best Construction Award, and it will be made from a shortlist of gardens that have been judged “excellent” …

Home Improvement

Publishing Rights & Movie Options | Self-Publishing Advice Center

By onMay 19, 2016 in Publishing Rights & Contracts<p>Indie author Amira Makansi<p>American indie author Amira Makansi provides an entertaining case study …

Books’ Prices and Writing’s Value: Careful What We Asked For?

Image – iStockphoto: mrcmosBlurring ‘Our Dignity, Our Value’<i>“The biggest issue is one that will be difficult for us to recover from…the degradation</i> …

Writing

Book yourself a paper profit by investing in rare literary treasures

The main reason for buying a book should be the pleasure it brings – even if you are considering a purchase as a potential investment.<p>It can seem a …

Read between the lines of the e-book debate

People in publishing are wielding statistics against each other, in the perennial e-book versus print debate, and nobody seems quite sure of what they all mean. All the publishers I know assert that sales of e-books have plateaued and everyone is investing in print again.<p>In U.S. and British media, …

Writing

Candid Comments on What it Takes to Run a Small Press

Long, unpaid hours, having one’s work “disregarded”…there’s reward in the trenches, yes, but also a lot of lonely labor.<p>Image – iStockphoto: Thomas …

Writing
Mobile Devices

Writing Tips: Outlining For Genre And Literary Fiction With Libbie Hawker

Today I talk about outlining, writing literary fiction fast and ambition with Libbie Hawker.In the intro I mention my own writing update and how …

Writing

The Mekong comes to the Chelsea Flower Show

The question can’t have surprised her. Who wouldn’t ask the winner of eight RHS gold medals, including Best in Shows at both Chelsea and Hampton Court, what her own garden is like? Her answer threw me, however: “I don’t have one,” said Sarah Eberle.<p>Eberle, who is designing a garden for Viking …

Chelsea Flower Show

OK, panic—newly evolved ransomware is bad news for everyone | Ars Technica

Crypto-ransomware has turned every network intrusion into a potential payday.<p>There's something inherently world-changing about the latest round of …

Cybersecurity
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This startup enables travellers to save their travel experience for life- Triplived

Share16<p>Tweet<p>Share1<p>+12<p>Shares 19<p>India is a land of rich heritage and diverse culture. Each and every part of India offers a unique travel experience. …

University of Chicago

Paperless passports on your smartphone to soon become a reality- Technology News, Firstpost

Forgot your passport on way to the airport? Relax as De La Rue, a Britain-based commercial banknote printer and passport manufacturer, is working on …

Paperless Office

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• Travel to Europe<br>• Cheap European Travel<br>• Cheap Flight Tickets<br>• Hotel Reservations<br>• All Inclusive Vacations<br>• Travel Deals<br>• Best Place to Visit In the World<p>Related …

Travel Deals

Marriott International app now a Universal Windows App for tablet, phone and PC

The Marriott International app has been upgraded to a full Universal Windows App and is now available for phone, tablet and PC.<p>The Marriott mobile …

Hospitality

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National Car Rental Helps Business Travelers Take Control

One of the best ways to improve the car rental experience is by enrolling in a company’s loyalty program. For example, National Car Rental’s Emerald …

Mid-Size Car

Lola Attracts $8 Million in New Funding and Adds Online Travel Veterans to Board

Lola, the mobile travel agency startup co-founded by two Kayak veterans, picked up an additional $8 million in venture funding from existing …

Tourism

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Northern Territory Travel Guide: The Ultimate Resource

This <b>Northern Territory travel guide</b> is a must read if you want to see a different side to Australia. Let me tell you why:<p>When I started my Australian …

Australia

Ljubljana city guide: where to eat, drink and explore in the European Green Capital

The pace of life in Ljubljana’s compact Old Town feels several notches lower than in London. The cobbled streets are pedestrianised, meaning the …

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