Åsmund Gravem

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The Psychology of Denial

A report published this week by the UK meteorological office found that three-quarters of the extremely hot days in the world are now influenced by …

Psychology

45 tips to spark your landing page optimization

We all know that the websites we work on could be better — way better in fact — but it can be difficult to realize exactly <i>how</i> they could be improved. As an experienced digital marketer and SEO specialist, I absolutely love A/B testing and conversion rate optimization (CRO) because they are two of …

Marketing

How to make the most amazing pizza at home

<b>I've learned these tricks of the trade from a pro, and they make all the difference.</b><p>My sister Sarah Jane runs a very successful wood-fired pizza …

Italian Food

How to achieve extreme productivity

7 ways to use “systemized common sense” in your day.<p>By Kara Baskin | January 17, 2018<p>You don't have to do all of this. Here's how to temper your …

Graphic Designer’s Creative Experiment Shows The Power Of Visual Hierarchy

Image by Nei Valente and featured with permission<br>Nei Valente, a Brazilian street photographer and graphic designer at Superunion in New York, has …

Graphic Design

Guys, This Could Be Why Women Seem To Think You're Boring

Guys, you've been in this situation before: You meet a girl out at a bar, and she has an adorable accent.<p><b>You:</b> “Where are you from?”<p><b>Her:</b> “Norway.”<p><b>You:</b> …

Relationships

New Maps Reveal Global Fishing's 'Vast Scope Of Exploitation Of The Ocean'

The fishing industry has long been hard to monitor. Its global footprint is difficult even to visualize. Much fishing takes place unobserved, far from land, and once the boats move on, they leave behind few visible traces of their activity.<p>But this week, the journal <i>Science</i> published some remarkable …

Fishing

Intentional camera movement tips: how to create mountains from molehills

<b>Looking for creative ways to shoot landscapes? Chris Dale shows how intentional camera movement can transform even mundane scenes</b><p>My local …

Landscape Photography

25 Years of Data Shows We Missed Something Important About Sea Level Rise

Here's why you need to pay attention.<p>Satellite data measured across a 25-year period shows that not only are the seas rising, they're rising faster …

Consumers abandon long, slow-loading content

Consumers are abandoning content that takes too long to load or is too long, according to a new Adobe Consumer Content Survey.<p><b>Why it matters:</b> …

Digital Advertising

How to Generate Leads for Your Business Using Content

<i>(Editor’s note: This post originally appeared on the Shopify Partners blog. Read the original post here.)</i>Whether you’re an affiliate marketer, web …

Marketing

I've started to mine cryptocurrency, and it's surprisingly easy — but I'm still 8 months away from breaking even

I have two of the most powerful graphics cards you can buy: the GTX 1080, which I then upgraded to the GTX 1080 Ti. And they just so happen to be some of the best graphics cards for mining cryptocurrencies.<p>Cryptomining is the process of solving complex problems to verify digital transactions using …

Cryptocurrency

The New Facebook Algorithm: Secrets Behind How It Works and What You Can Do To Succeed

The Facebook algorithm is constantly evolving in order to provide a better experience for users.<p>But few changes to the algorithm have sparked as much …

Facebook Live

How to Create Great Content: A Step-by-Step Guide to Content Marketing That Delivers Real Results | Inc.com

Content marketing is a great way to get people talking about your products, your services, and your company. Content marketing is also a great way to engage your customers and maybe even create a community. (Plus, you can always use the resulting SEO boost.)<p>But if you're new to content marketing, …

Marketing

An indoor plant expert reveals a simple trick to keep your houseplants from dying

Plants aren't the most demanding creatures in our homes — they need just three things to stay alive: water, air, and sunlight.<p>So why do so many indoor plants end up dead?<p>New York City indoor plant expert Matthew Schechter believes everyone should be able to bring a little greenery into their home. …

Plants

How to clean your oven with baking soda and vinegar

Your video, "How to clean your oven with baking soda and vinegar "<br>will start after this message from our sponsors.<p>Loading video...<p>How To Video<p>Use simple household items to get rid of the mess inside your oven.<p>1:30 /

Vinegar

Solar and wind are now the cheapest energy around—unless you need to store it

Solar and wind are becoming victims of their own success. With power from utilities’ photovoltaic panels and wind turbines now cheaper than at any point in history, they’re beating out almost every conventional fossil fuel source including natural gas in some places, reports Greentech Media.<p>But …

Renewable Energy

15,000 Scientists Who Issued a Bleak 'Second Notice' to Humanity Say These 9 Steps May Save Us

First, the good news. Since 1,700 top scientists issued a dramatic warning 25 years ago about humanity pushing the Earth beyond its capacity to …

Ecology

Children losing the ability to hold a conversation because of technology, Wimpy Kid author says

Children are losing the ability to hold a conversation because of their use of technology, the best-selling author of the Wimpy Kid series has said.<p>Jeff Kinney, who created the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books, warned children are not being "fully socialised".<p>The American author has sold over 150 million …

Books

The ultimate, 3500-word, plain English guide to blockchain

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, I’m sure you’ve heard of Bitcoin and blockchain. After all, they are one of the most trending topics these days  —  the ultimate buzzwords of the year. Even people who’ve never mined cryptocurrency or understand how it works, are talking about it.<p>My …

10 of the Best Websites to Download Free Vector Art

We’re spoiled for choice when it comes to free stock photography these days, but finding good quality free vector art rather than tacky clipart can …

Graphic Design

A neuroscientist who studies decision-making reveals the 6 most important choices you can make

Turns out, humans are pretty lousy decision-makers. We fall victim to bias, let emotions cloud our judgment, and tire of making choices pretty quickly.<p>But Cerf has also learned that making a handful of really smart choices at the right moment can eliminate the need to make hundreds of smaller, …

Self-improvement

The best camera gear for making hyperlapse video

Spin an hours-long story into a seconds-long sequence.<p>A single image can capture a discreet moment, but stringing dozens or hundreds together into a time-lapse can tell an hourslong story in one spectacular sequence. Start with something simple, like tracing a flower’s bloom over the course of a …

Videography

How to Build a Simple Social Media Marketing Funnel | Inc.com

<i>By Phil Laboon, serial entrepreneur and CEO & co-founder of Growth Stackers.</i><p>The combination of the rising costs of AdWords -- along with the unreliability of SEO -- is pushing more and more marketers to move their e-commerce products into the realm of social media.<p>While Facebook and Instagram were …

Marketing
Pollution

Los Angeles is painting its streets to combat climate change

Paint is the Answer<p>The city of Los Angeles, California is pushing forward to fight against climate change and reduce slowly rising temperatures. This …

Los Angeles

Email Marketing's Relevance In Age Of Social? Focus On Customer Experience Instead

Among the several channels that marketers have used to take their brands to the customer, email marketing is perhaps one of the oldest in the digital …

Marketing

5 ways to improve your digital art skills

Even successful digital artists have much to learn, and you constantly need to push and develop your skills or you’ll start to stagnate and get left …

Drawing

10 new web design tools for August 2017

It may be the end of the summer, but there are plenty of hot new web design tools to get stuck into. One of the standout tools this month has to be …

Adobe launches new '3, 2, 1 ... Photoshop!' tutorial series on YouTube

Adobe launched a new YouTube tutorial series for Photoshop beginners this week. It's called '3, 2, 1 ... Photoshop!' and it covers some basic tips on …