Samantha Parrish

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The Art of Being Naked

When was the last time you stripped your clothes off, stood in front of a mirror, took a good look at yourself (no sideways, peek-a-boo-type glances, please), and actually liked what you saw?<p>When you think about it, there are few instances in which we're naked -- the moment you're born (not …

The 29 rules of social media – and which ones to break

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer Blog.</i><p>How did you end up learning the unwritten rules for social media etiquette?<p>For me, it was a lot of watching and waiting, a bit of experimenting, and tons of trial and error. When I first started out on social media, I had just the most basic rules …

Social Media

Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake Cookies Are the Greatest Recipe of All Time

What's better than cookies? Chocolate peanut butter no-bake cookies, of course. That's why they are the greatest recipe of all time.<p><i>You know those recipes we hold near and dear to our hearts because they are really the greatest ever of all time? Well, we’re using this series as an opportunity to</i> …

Flat Belly Brownies

Get your chocolate fix—without wrecking your diet<p>This sweet solution to a serious craving for chocolate comes from the <i>Flat Belly Diet! Cookbook</i>. These ample brownies contain a trio of MUFAs (monounsaturated fatty acids)—healthier fats that can help you lose weight. Canola oil replaces butter to …

Most Recommended Marketing Tools By Pro Bloggers [Part 1]

<i>This is the Part 1 of the "Recommended Marketing Tools" series - where successful bloggers share the marketing tools they couldn't live without. Co-authored by James Richman.</i><p>Most successful bloggers are not only great storytellers. They know the best and most effective tools of the trade too.<p>In …

Chocolate Pumpkin Tart -- Some Halloween Fun :) Recipe

Instructions<p>1. Pre-heat oven to 350F. Oil your 7″ tart pan and set aside.<p>2. Place coconut oil, maple syrup, vanilla, pumpkin puree, salt, and …

Why Most Digital Marketing Fails -- And How To Fix It

<i>This article was co-authored by Chris Abraham and Dorie Clark</i><p>If you’re looking for insights about the future of digital communications, it pays to ask someone who’s been there from the beginning. Social media strategist Sally Falkow has been a keen observer of online trends since the mid 1990s, and …

From Chipotle to Starbucks: How Brands Create 'Catalyst Moments'

Want to cut through the noise and get your message to the masses? Here's what you need to know.<p>When Chipotle suspended pork sales at about a third of its restaurants last month, the fast-casual chain didn't just punish its supplier; it also sent a bold message about its focus on quality food. As …

Howard Schultz

15 Startup Podcasters You Need To Follow

Some of the best entrepreneurial stories are found in these online podcasts.<p>As an entrepreneur you will never stop learning. While there are plenty of articles, webinars, infographics, eBooks, etc. out there to assist with helping your startup grow, too many people are overlooking one of the most …

Self-improvement

7 Secrets of 'Servant Leadership' That Will Lead You to Success

By serving your employees, you can build a happier, more-productive business with a better bottom line.<p>Over the past decade or so, I've heard a new term for leaders come into common usage: <i>servant</i> leader. The idea of servant leadership is that the typical hierarchy where employees are supposed to …

Team Building

What skills are needed to be a good salesperson?

A key to successfully sharing and selling a product, service or idea, is to ask questions and then listen quietly and carefully to the answers. Many …

Self-improvement

Six Moves to a Six-Pack

These are the best core exercises you've never done, and they'll reveal the abs you never knew you had

The best new tourist attractions on earth, according to Lonely Planet

If globe-trotting is on your bucket list this year, travel guide company Lonely Planet wants to tell you where to go. Its list of the world’s best travel experiences of 2015, part of its latest ebook, “New in Travel,” will take you off the beaten track from Ireland to Panama to South Africa. Here’s …

Hong Kong

We’re Totally Hot for These 19 Vegetarian Soups

We have an important announcement to make: Soup season is officially here. With the brisk winter weather, there’s nothing better than a bowl (or two) of yumminess to warm you right up. Especially when it’s packed full of veggies and other goodness. Vegetarians (and meat lovers, we’re talking to you …

National Geographic Travel

Gorgeous Norwegian Eco-Friendly House Produces More Than 3 Times The Energy It Needs

It was designed to be 100% zero emission, and incorporates a ridiculous number of clever tricks and gadgets to truly make it a friend to the environment, according to The Daily Mail.<p>Norway's Research Centre on Zero Emission Buildings and renowned international architecture firm Snøhetta teamed up …

5 Ways Big Data Will Change Sales and Marketing in 2015

The ever-increasing quantity of data generates enormous challenges, but also generates significant business opportunities for sales and marketing professionals of small and midsize companies.<p>The era of "Big Data" is clearly upon us as sales and marketing professionals. For those of you who've been …

Big Data

90% of Americans more likely to trust brands that back social causes

If your brand doesn't support social causes, it's missing out on a huge audience.<p>Consumers don't just like when companies incorporate social good …

Vegan Recipe: Matcha Raspberry Energy Balls

8. Combine the first 5 ingredients in a food processor and blend. Add a tablespoon of water if necessary until it comes together in a thick dough-like texture.<p>9. Separate dough and roll into 8 balls (more or less depending on the size you choose to make the balls).<p>10. Chop each ball in half using a …

10 Easy Vegan Recipes Everyone Should Know…Yes, EVERYONE!

Before I became vegan, I knew how to cook a few basic dishes, mostly ones I had picked up from watching my mother. Most of my meals, however, …

Recipes

Here’s Yet Another Good Reason to Go to Bed Early Tonight

In case you stopped counting<p>Night owls, take note: People who stay up late worry more, finds a recent study from Binghamton University.<p>Researchers surveyed participants on their sleep habits and how often they dwelled on their problems. The results: People who slept less and went to bed later both …

8 Trademark Habits of Successful Entrepreneurs

Do you shy away from criticism or avoid improving yourself? Perhaps entrepreneurship isn't for you.<p>While we often use the terms interchangeably, there are slight differences between entrepreneurs and small business owners. Most entrepreneurs are small business owners, but not all small business …

Entrepreneurship

When Traditional Marketing Meets Digital Marketing

Remember when Harry met Sally? Or when the Wolfman met Dracula? Or was it the other way around? Regardless, whenever two entities – who are seemingly different yet alike meet, the results can be interesting, to say the least.<p>In the former’s case, it ended in wedded bliss, although I’m not sure if …

Marketing

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Foods Runners Should Avoid

Think twice before adding these items to your shopping cart.<p>The phrase, “If the fire’s hot enough, anything will burn” has been uttered by many an endurance athlete, thanks to John L. Parker Jr.’s <i>Once a Runner</i>. And with enough sweat sessions, a few nutrition missteps won’t wreak complete havoc on …

Nutrition

This Core Exercise Is EVERYTHING

Meet the killer move that's missing from your life.<p><i>Join the Women's Health Weekend Challenge to help you meet your fitness goals fast and make your weekend workouts count. Thousands of women already have. Join them, and achieve your fitness goals faster!</i><p><b>Rotating T Extension:</b> If your core routine …

Paleo Diet, Whole30 Lessons

Last month, I told you lovelies that I was two weeks into the Whole30 (in a nutshell, you nix sugar, dairy, grains, beans, soy products, processed foods, and alcohol for a month, while also not stepping on the scale or watching TV/doing computer work while eating).<p>And now I'm two weeks out—and, …

Hampton Creek Invests $30 Million to Grow a Vegan Egg

A group of Silicon Valley investors, scientists and chefs are close to debuting a plant-based egg.<p><i>A group of Silicon Valley investors, scientists and</i> …

Conversion Rates: 13 Content Marketing Strategies Every Business Must Implement

Ever since traditional forms of advertising have taken a backseat, businesses of all sizes are relying solely on digital marketing strategies to pull …