Mitch Mitchell

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5 Strange Symptoms That Could Be Early Signs of Diabetes

Besides the well-known symptoms—like constant thirst and a frequent need to pee—here are a few other subtle signals that something may be wrong.<p>Many …

Diabetes

The case for going to bed at 2:30 am

There’s nothing virtuous about “early to bed, early to rise.”<p>It was like a dream.<p>Last Wednesday, I hit every green light on the drive to Kroger. I made it through the aisles in 15 minutes and didn’t have to wait in line at checkout. Back home, I prepped meals and washed dishes without anyone …

Bedtime Stories

12 Ways To Be A Nice Person For My 12th Blogging Anniversary

Why yes it is my 12th anniversary of blogging; thanks for noticing! Although I always highlight the post I write from the previous anniversary year, …

How John Wooden’s Legacy Lives On

What’s your name?” John Wooden asked.<br>“Cori Close,” the nervous 22-year-old responded.<br>“How do you spell that?” Wooden continued.<br>“C-o-r-i,” Close said, …

Success

11 Little Ways To Focus On Your Own Self-Improvement

Even if your life is going swimmingly, there is always room to focus on self-improvement. But this never more so the case than when your life has …

Self-improvement

7 Ways Managers Motivate and Demotivate Employees

Few things are as costly and disruptive as managers who kill morale. Demotivated employees underperform and then walk out the door at the first opportunity.<p>The scariest thing is how prevalent this lack of motivation is. Gallup research shows that 70% of employees consider themselves to be …

Leadership

A Dangerous Scam Is Lurking on Facebook. Here’s How to Avoid It

If it sounds too good to be true ...<p>Does this sound familiar?<p>You sign into Facebook and see a heart-wrenching photo of a sick baby—or an injured …

Facebook

The War That Made America a Superpower (No, Not World War II)

The end of the Second World War is often considered the defining moment when the United States became a global power. In fact, it was another war …

Foreign Policy

No matter what it is you do, you get to consider yourself a professional at it if you’ve ever been paid to do it. For 14 years I was a professional …

Carrying Cash Is the Right Thing to Do

Even with more and more businesses going cashless, carrying around a few twenties is the considerate thing to do.<p>No one carries cash anymore. There’s Venmo. Paypal. Apple Pay. A Google thing where you can email money. Tina Fey using American Express in a 44-second ad that auto-plays before the …

Personal Finance

A Look at Blogging Industry Stats from 2016 [Infographic]

Blogging has completely changed the way content is created on the internet today. This transition towards content marketing has been primarily …

Digital Media

3 Leadership Rules That Were Meant to Be Broken

As a leader, it can feel at times like we are trying to navigate in an environment of constantly changing circumstances and landscapes. It can feel …

Leadership

8 Common Reasons Prospects Don't Buy

No matter how great a salesperson you are, you're not going to close every sale. The goal is not perfection – rather, it's to keep reducing the …

You'll Never See 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit' the Same Way After This Video

Robert Zemeckis has been hit or miss for almost two decades. But in the eighties, he was on fire. Along with <i>Back to the Future</i>, <i>Who Framed Roger …

Movies

When life isn’t living up to expectations…

I see a lot of entrepreneurs on Medium as I’m reading different posts. People love to create and start things that are their own. The truth is, if …

This gorgeous video about the Hubble Space Telescope puts our existence into perspective

‘We’re smaller than we can readily comprehend’<p>In 1995, astronomers pointed the Hubble Space Telescope toward a seemingly empty region of space to see what was there. What they found was astounding: almost 3,000 objects, too faint to see with the naked eye. In a short animated video from Vimeo user …

Astronomy

Study: The perfect blog post length—and how long it should take to write

If you're looking for short, easy answers to some common blogging questions, here you go:<p>How long should a blog post be?<p>Answer: 1,000 words<p>How long …

Content Marketing

Everything You Should Start Doing for Yourself to Transform Your Life in Less Than a Year

You and I have one thing in common: We want to constantly improve our lives and be the best version of ourselves. But unfortunately, many people have …

101 Social Media Marketing Tips: Improve Website/Blog Marketing

According to one <b>research</b>, one in six marriages that commenced in the past few years has resulted from a connection that began online. At the same …

Social Media Marketing

The Home Office Tax Deduction: One of the Most Misunderstood (and Dangerous) Tax Breaks

According to the latest figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 24% of employed people now do some or all of their work at home. Beyond the …

Taxes

7 Trends That Will Change Social Media in 2017

How are you planning your social media strategy for the coming year? Read our predictions for how social media will change in 2017.

Social Media Marketing

Double Chocolate Mousse Cake Recipe

Shout out to all the chocolate lovers! This cake is definitely for you! I mean, who doesn’t like the taste of chocolate – plus, this remarkable …

Like breast milk: The secret of why we eat chocolate

<b>It may seem simple - we like chocolate because it tastes nice. But there's more to it than that - and it relates to a fat/carbohydrates balance that is set right from the very beginning of our lives.</b><p>I love chocolate and once I start on a bar I can't stop until it's all gone. One square, or even a …

Dessert

15 Things That Outrageously Successful People Do Every Day

Shares 640<p>It’s easy to look at very successful people and feel jealous, or to assume they’re successful simply because of luck or chance.<p>But the …

10 Epic Shifts that are Re-Writing the Rules of Marketing

<i>By Mark Schaefer</i><p>I’m often asked: “What is the next big thing in marketing?”<p>This seems like a simple question, but I’m not sure I know any more. I …

How to Write Blog Posts in 30 Minutes or Less: The 5 Question Method

If you’re writing a blog while working full-time, <i>I feel you girl.</i><p>I did it for years, and I know how hard it is. You can’t quit your job to pursue …

Content Marketing

Black Revolutionary War Reenactors Want to Set the Record Straight - VICE

With tensions running high, the growing crowd of colonists, led by a black man named Crispus Attucks, surrounded the British troops, pelting them with snow and ice. Then one of the soldiers opened fire, killing three men outright and mortally wounding two others, including Attucks. Attucks, a …

American History

Why Abraham Lincoln Was Revered in Mexico

American historian Michael Hogan makes a bold claim. He says that Abraham Lincoln is in no small part responsible for the United States being blessed …

American History

Hungary is removing statue of philosopher György (Georg) Lukács - He was Marxist and Jewish

Removing a statue of a philosopher? You may expect something like this to happen in Nazi Germany in the 1930s but not in Budapest in 2017.<p>A couple of …