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This Week in Content Marketing: Consistent Content Is Key (And Most Brands Can’t Do It)

<i>PNR: This Old Marketing with Joe Pulizzi and Robert Rose can be found on both</i> <i>iTunes</i><i> and</i> <i>Stitcher</i><i>.</i>In this week’s episode of <i>#ThisOldMarketing</i>, Robert …

John St.’s Latest Merciless Satire Just Destroys the Dove Style of Marketing to Women

The trend toward female empowerment ads—or so-called "femvertising"—has been largely celebrated both within and outside the ad industry, with brands …

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India's mysterious glowing forests

During monsoon season, the rain-drenched jungles of the Western Ghats can give off an eerie glow, allowing a rare glimpse into one of nature’s spectacular eccentricities.<p>Dark storm clouds gathered above the craggy pinnacles in front of us as we readied ourselves to hike through the jungles of …

12 ways to cure your hangover in Amsterdam like a local

1. Keep it up.<p>It’s 9am, and you feel like you’ve been run over by a streetcar. Most bars in the city don’t open until at least noon, but at ’t …

Abandoned New York City

A few of the city’s most incredible attractions are hidden in plain sight, undiscovered by a city that moves too quickly for people to see what’s right in front of them.<p>In recent years, Fort Tilden State Park has gone from being an obscure stretch of sand on the far end of New York City’s Rockaway …

Ten Ways to Get Paid for Traveling to Germany

Become an Au Pair<p>Travel plus children plus a host family to help you through the culture shock and the paperwork? Yes please! The perks of coming to …

Adventure. Redefined. | Adventure.com

The best coffee in the world? I'll take instant, thanks<p>The woman who took her multiple sclerosis on the trip of a lifetime<p>Doing time on Thailand's …

13 things you’ll only understand if you’ve been to Turkey

1. Saying goodbye can be an hour-long affair.<p>“It’s up to the guest when they arrive, but it’s up to the host when they leave.”<p>In a culture where …

The top 11 street food dishes of Paris and where to find them

Strict regulations and a fear of a <i>malbouffe</i> invasion kept Paris from hopping on the street food bandwagon when it rolled into other European …

10 of Canada’s most underrated destinations: From Wolfville to Winnipeg and B.C.’s Sunshine Coast

I’ve been lucky enough to explore most corners of this vast country of ours. I’ve kicked around Quebec City, cycled around Calgary and even take a …

9 reasons to head straight to small-town Germany

1. It’s like getting to board a medieval time machine.<p>Take walking down the winding streets of Esslingen, for example. Your feet start to ache as …

You’re a travel snob. Here’s how I know.

You don’t want to hang out with people from your own country while abroad.<p>You’re not the only American who has ever left the country, so kindly get …

Travel

NSA's spying on UN and others detailed in newly published documents

Imagine you're a world leader walking into a meeting with the president of the United States. But he already knows everything you're going to say because his spies hacked into your communications and read your notes before you got there.<p>That's not a plot for the latest James Bond flick. It's …

Surveillance

Google Manipulates Search Results, According to Study From Yelp and Legal Star Tim Wu

Legal scholar Wu says, "This is the closest I’ve seen Google come to be the Microsoft case.”<p>Google knowingly manipulates search results according to a research paper published Monday from several academics. The study presents evidence that the search giant sets out to hamper competitors and limit …

Microsoft ignored focus group feedback about 'leering' Clippy

What was wrong with Clippy? Well, where to start. Microsoft's now-defunct digital assistant has long been a byword for disastrous software design, but it seems there are still new lessons to be learned from the anthropomorphic paperclip's demise. One problem identified in the recent documentary</i> …

What you need to know about Australia's new site-blocking law

In bad news for Aussie pirates, the government's site blocking bill became law Monday after a marathon hearing in the senate.<p>Despite the best efforts …

Liberal Party

Facebook Can Recognize You Even If You Cover Your Face

Matt Harnack for Facebook<p>Matt Harnack for Facebook<p>Gehry Partners, LLP<p>Matt Harnack for Facebook<p>Matt Harnack for Facebook<p>Proehl Studios/Corbis<p>Courtesy …

Yes, the NSA planned to hijack Android apps, that's what it does

The Intercept and CBC News report that back in 2012, the US National Security Agency (NSA) along with allies from the so-called ‘Five Eyes’ alliance (which also includes Canada, the UK, New Zealand and Australia) developed a plan to hijack data links in the Google Play and Samsung app stores:<p>As …

How Net neutrality helped kill the Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger

Call it bad timing for Comcast. But the heated public debate over Net neutrality likely played a major role in sinking the cable giant's hopes to buy Time Warner Cable.<p>"It was subtle, but Net neutrality framed the debate," said Christopher Sprigman, a law professor at New York University. "Through …

Net Neutrality

Here's How Wi-Fi Actually Works

Most computer users know little about how Wi-Fi works. In fact, one of the only things many do know is that sometimes it doesn’t. But even a little …