Kimberly Kratz

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HTML APIs: What They Are And How To Design A Good One

As JavaScript developers, we often forget that not everyone has the same knowledge as us. It’s called the curse of knowledge: When we’re an expert on …

Health: Pa. Leads Nation In Overdose Deaths Among Young Men, According To New Analysis

<i>By Stephanie Stahl</i><p>PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Pennsylvania leads the nation and New Jersey is close behind in drug overdose deaths among young adult men, …

Why Is It So Difficult to Get Drug Treatment?

We’ve all seen the cliché movie script: squalid drug user decides to get clean, goes to a few meetings that start with “Hi, I’m John and I’m an …

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What I Learned Losing $1.5m of My Own Money

<i>Vitaliy Rizhkov is the founder of Finic, which helps turn your memories into art. He is running the startup with 100 percent transparency sharing every little detail such as all financials, salaries, hiring, firing, successes and failures on his blog StartupLabs. This post first appeared in Russian</i> …

22 Reasons Why Web Publishers Need Eye-Tracking

<i>Sujan Deswal is an inbound marketing and AdTech enthusiast. He is part of the marketing team at AdPushup – an online A/B testing platform that optimizes banner ads for efficiency. An edited version of this post first appeared on AdPushup.</i><p><b>Myth #1:</b> “Faces always & instantly draw attention.”<p><b>Myth #2:</b> …

Eye Tracking

6 Ways to Give Your Website a Visual Refresh

For plenty of small businesses, the design of your website may be towards the bottom on your list of priorities. It’s fully functional and gets the …

UI Design

Why You Should Choose WordPress

You may be asking yourself why use WordPress? In order to be the most effective in their work, it is very important for professional web designers …

Web Design

How a Heroin Addiction Almost Destroyed This Army Veteran's Life

Riley Doyle started doing heroin as a teenager. It took her about a decade to shake the drug's grip.<p><i>Over the last two years, the sudden, tragic heroin overdose deaths of actors Cory Monteith and Philip Seymour Hoffman have turned a national spotlight on America's heroin abuse epidemic. But it's a</i> …

Dying To Be Free - The Huffington Post

The last image we have of Patrick Cagey is of his first moments as a free man. He has just walked out of a 30-day drug treatment center in Georgetown, Kentucky, dressed in gym clothes and carrying a Nike duffel bag. The moment reminds his father of Patrick’s graduation from college, and he takes a …

10 Book Gurus You Should Follow on Twitter

There is an apocryphal story about Ernest Hemingway that claims the great writer was lunching with friends one day, when he bet them he could write a …

Brokeback Mountain author Annie Proulx says she regrets writing the story

Annie Proulx has said she regrets writing <i>Brokeback Mountain</i> due to the number of men who have written to her complaining about the story's ending.<p>The …

5 things to do every day in 2015 to be a better entrepreneur

<i>This post is in partnership with Entrepreneur. The article below was originally published at</i> <i>Entrepreneur.com</i><i>.</i><p>By Deborah Mitchell, …

'Born at the Right Time': How Kid Hackers Became Cyberwarriors

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — A few years ago, when Greg Martin was in his mid 20s and teaching a computer security course for NASA engineers, he stumbled on an arcane bit of information that stopped him cold: the original set of rules governing the Internet, created in September 1981, the month he was …

Why Is Heroin Abuse Rising While Other Drug Abuse Is Falling?

Peter Shumlin, Democratic governor of Vermont, moved heroin addiction to the front burner of national news by devoting his entire State of the State address last week to his state’s dramatic increase in heroin abuse. Shumlin described the situation as an “epidemic,” with heroin abuse increasing 770 …

15 Step SEO Checklist for 2015

Entering into the New Year of 2015, Google's algorithm is changing at a rapid pace. It was recently announced by the search engine behemoth that its …

The Long Tail And Why Your SEO Keyword Strategy Is Wrong

If you’re doing SEO for your business or looking into it, chances are you’re thinking a lot about which keywords you want to focus on. You probably have a pretty good idea which ones are the most important to you. You might even have a certain “golden” keyword you’re looking at, thinking to …

How You Can Use Video for Your 2015 Marketing Campaigns

Visual content is more popular than ever with social media users, but with many marketers now realizing this, the visual noise seems to be increasing. Every day, consumers log into their various social media accounts and are bombarded by images. To stand out as users scroll through their newsfeeds, …

7 things people hate about your website

<i>This article is part of DBA, a new series on Mashable about running a business that features insights from leaders in entrepreneurship, venture</i> …

Cristina Hartmann's answer to Do you need to be a good reader in order to become a good writer?

To write, you must understand stories. To understand stories, you must read them.<p>On the surface, this equation is simple, but it isn't necessarily …

Creative Writing

Link Building Post-Penguin 3.0: 6 Ways To Earn High-Quality Links

Last week, I wrote about the release of Penguin 3.0, including how to know if it impacted your site, and steps to take to correct the actions that may have caused the penalty.<p>The intention of Google’s Penguin algorithm is to remove spam, and improve its search results by penalizing websites that …

How To Leverage Recent Algorithm Updates To Gain Visibility In Google Search Results

Google has remained the dominant search engine because of its commitment to improving user experience and constantly refining the way it brings search results to online searchers. To the stress and surprise of online marketers everywhere, it has a tendency to do this in the form of game-changing, …

How to Write: A Year in Advice from David Mitchell, Yiyun Li, and More

Highlights from 12 months of interviews with writers about their craft and the authors they love<p>2014 was the second year of “By Heart,” <i>The</i> <i>Atlantic</i>’s weekly series about writing, artistic influence, and the creative process. Though the series is based on a formula—artistic creators choose a favorite …

We Are Witnessing A Great American Relapse

Picture a heroin addict. "A bum sitting under a bridge with a needle in his arm, robbing houses to feed his addiction," is what many people might imagine, believes Cynthia Scudo.<p>That image may have been halfway accurate when heroin first ravaged America's inner cities in the 1960s and 1970s.<p>But Ms …

Beauty queen's transformation shows the effects of drug use.

Jamie France, now 23, is a former teen beauty pageant winner. She won Miss Teen Oregon in 2009.<p>When we think about beauty pageant winners, we think …

Vancouver addicts soon to receive prescription heroin

In a North American first, heroin addicts in Vancouver will soon receive prescription heroin outside of a clinical trial.<p>Doctors at the Providence Crosstown Clinic received shipment of the drug this week for 26 former trial participants and will begin administering the drugs next week. In all, 120 …

'Ground Zero': Tracking Heroin From Colombia to America's Streets

BOGOTA, Colombia — The peaks of the Andes broke through the mist and clouds as a Blackhawk helicopter carried the Colombian national police toward a remote, rugged area often patrolled by insurgent guerrillas.<p>The mission: Visit a colorful poppy field on a steep mountainside about 300 miles south of …

Vancouver Experiments With Prescription Heroin

Will it work?<p>Vancouver, one of North America's most progressive cities in respect to drug policy, will conduct a groundbreaking experiment: prescription heroin.<p>Following a clinical trial involving 26 subjects, doctors at the city's Providence Medical Clinic have earned permission to provide doses …