Peggy Lyon

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How to get back on track after over-indulging at Christmas

In this fitness advice column, the couple behind Living Retreats - sports psychologist and nutritionist Jo Gray and personal trainer Luke Gray - answer your work-out woes.<p><b>Question: How can I get back on track after over-indulging at Christmas?</b><p><b>Answer:</b> It’s really not that hard to get in great shape …

Nutrition

What Google Really Wants: 7 New Insights That Will Change the Way You Create Content

Forget (almost) everything you think you know about SEO, and get the expert take on Google's latest search engine algorithm updates.<p>Confession: I am personally obsessed with all things SEO. And for good reason, too.<p>When the editorial team at my company Masthead Media creates a great piece of …

AdWords

'Don't Tip Black People': Racists Stiff Waitress Despite 'Great Service' At Virginia Restaurant (UPDATED)

“It’s just appalling, disheartening, outrageous ― all of the above."<p><b>UPDATE 2/27/17:</b> An attorney who represents a diner accused of leaving a racist note on a restaurant receipt said the incident never happened.<p>Daniel Hebda told WTOP that his client, who was not identified, left a tip of $.01 and a …

What Scandinavian Design Looks Like Today

Scandinavian design has been a global phenomenon for decades, but a new book illustrates its contemporary evolution.<p>Thanks in part to the mass-produced genius of Ikea, Scandinavian design has spread its influence around the globe. But a new book <i>Scandinavia Dreaming</i> from Gestalten brings lovers of …

Planning to get fit in 2017? First you need to change the way you think

Sometimes, your approach to health and fitness needs a whole new mindset. Tomorrow is the day when we face up to our new year resolutions, particularly when it comes to our bodies. We will be different in 2017, we tell ourselves. We will be fitter, leaner, more effective in our lives.<p>This is …

Yoga

Extend your home on a budget - easy!

We all know what it is like to need and want more space in our homes, especially if we have children. Our homes can become cramped and crowded very …

Architecture

60 Keyboard Shortcuts That Will Make You More Productive

Seconds add up. If you can find ways to shave off a few seconds here and there, you'll be well on your way to being faster and more efficient at your job.<p>That's what's so great about keyboard shortcuts. They make you way more productive.<p>Every day your work probably requires you to navigate lots of …

Keyboard Shortcuts

Tackling pollution: Beijing's electric bikes and buses - in pictures

Vehicles are the source of a third of the air pollution in the Chinese capital, which restricts their use during episodes of heavy smog. Electric cars, buses, scooters and bicycles offer an alternative, cleaner form of transport

Brazil

Even as an adult, learning a second language changes your brain

Conventional wisdom suggests it may well be easier to learn a second language as a child than as an adult. But for adults who do take the linguistic leap, what sort of factors influence how well they acquire another tongue?<p>In a new study published this week by the Proceedings of the National …

Neuroscience

11 DIY gifts for your craft-loving friends

For those of us who love to ~shop ’til we drop~ nothing is more fun than the season of gifting! And when it comes to our craft-loving friends, …

Superfood Tip: 5 Sweet Health Benefits of Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are extremely popular during the holiday season- and for good reason. This nutritious vegetable is both delicious and healthy and can …

Potatoes

Treat Diabetes, Cholesterol And Kidney Diseases With Okra Water- Now You Can Make It Yourself

Okra, or otherwise known as the “lady`s fingers” is a popular plant which offers amazing health benefits.<p>The pronunciation of the name differs in …

Diabetes

A gear guide for exercising at home

For long-term health success you need to find a workout that is both convenient and enjoyable (or at least palatable) so that you will do it consistently.<p>Training at home might be that workout; you can tailor your home gym to your unique needs and budget, and working out at home couldn't be more …

He Fills a Mason Jar With Blue Glue and Bakes It. This Project is Soo Amazing!

If you spend any time on Pinterest … any time at all … then you know that mason jars are the big thing right now. And you know what? I don’t care …

Don't Make This Mistake in Building Your Content Marketing Plan

Building a content marketing team for 2017? Here's what to avoid.<p>We're coming to the end of the year, and many businesses are looking ahead to their 2017 marketing plans. Whether you're a startup or an established business, content marketing's likely to be part of your game plan: 88% of B2B …

Marketing

Cute and Fun Christmas Crafts For Kids

Sometimes the only reason we even put up a Christmas tree is because of the little ones. Sure, it’s fun to decorate the tree and the house and to go …

Chemicals

Top Google Chrome productivity, privacy and security extensions 2016 | ZDNet

Get more done with free privacy and productivity extensions for Google Chrome<p>Here are 50 extensions that focus on privacy and productivity. With …

Google

Marketing genius? Buscemi sells sneakers for $132K - CNN Style

Shoppers who enter the Buscemi boutique in downtown Manhattan searching for the footwear brand's signature leather sneakers are greeted first by five gilded pyramids.<p>The structures, according to the label's founder, Jon Buscemi, have significance beyond their role as an eye-catching display.<p>"It's a …

CNN

24 Best Grey Paints According To Top Interior Designers

From calming pale colors to edgier dark tones, top talent keeps coming back to these sleek shades.<p>Grey is the cooler, chicer cousin of white that we can't stop lusting after. The neutral color can create a calming, elegant or even electrifying effect, making it the perfect option for any decor and …

Home Decorating

The ultimate strength-building MMA workout

In mixed martial arts, explosiveness can mean the difference between delivering a knockout blow or merely making your opponent angrier. Harnessing …

Exercise

Why The 8-Hour Workday Doesn't Work

The 8-hour workday is an outdated and ineffective approach to work. If you want to be as productive as possible, you need to let go of this relic and find a new approach.<p>The 8-hour workday was created during the industrial revolution as an effort to cut down on the number of hours of manual labor …

4 Ways Your Office Is Crushing Your Creativity

Two-thirds of employees believe that they work in spaces that stifle creativity and innovation, a Gensler survey finds.<p>Is your office stifling your creativity? A recent survey, conducted by the global architecture firm Gensler, suggests as much. The good news: You can do something about it.<p>The …

3 Things Remarkable Leaders Do to Avoid a Toxic Work Culture

The building blocks of great workplaces start with exceptional leaders modeling these key behaviors.<p>A former co-worker recently reached out to me baffled by having left yet another in a string of toxic and dysfunctional companies in recent years. Discouraged, she was looking for answers in hopes of …

6 Ways to Write Irresistibly Effective Emails

You send dozens of emails a day. Are they as effective as you need them to be?<p>Emails. We all write them.<p>And we all wish we wrote better ones: emails that convince, persuade, inspire, and sometimes even sell.<p>Here's a guest post from Ryan Robinson, an entrepreneur and marketer who teaches people how …

Marketing

"Never Touch Things Twice"

Keeping productive is as much about maintaining your momentum as it is about managing your use of time. You’re better off finishing everything you …

Time Management

6 Insanely Effective Strategies for Growing an Engaged Email List

I've seen it many times over: marketers with small, but engaged and quality email lists do amazing things in terms of sales.<p>How?<p>They understand the difference between a cold email subscriber and a nurtured subscriber, and they apply strategies that turn the former into the latter.<p>If you want to …

Targeted Email Marketing With Email List Segmentation

Segmenting Your Email List For Better Engagement<p>One of the biggest mistakes many businesses make with their mailing list is sending the same email to …

How to Convert Social Media Traffic Into Paying Clients

Social media traffic is difficult to turn into effective leads because so much of it includes people who simply aren't interested in what you have to offer.<p>Social media traffic is difficult to turn into effective leads because so much of it includes people who simply aren't interested in what you …

Become A Data Genius: Track Everything In Your Small Business

As someone that has worked for small technology-based businesses for years, I’ve come to learn some of the best habits of small business geniuses. While most business owners are unique and every business is different, there is one very important trait that is shared by the most successful ones: …

Small Business

Study: Millennials want brand managers out of their ears—and feeds

“If you build it, he will come.”—“Field of Dreams”<p>Many social media managers probably don’t approach consumers with a “Field of Dreams” …

Public Relations