Alyssa Godfrey

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Beyond Harry Potter—10 of the Best Fantasy Book Series

When I was in the third grade, my teacher began reading the <i>Harry Potter</i> series to us out loud in class every day. I was enthralled by the story of …

The Ten Most Important Books to Expand Your Brain

Books suck. No question about it, almost everyone who writes a book is a crappy writer.<p>And this is a good thing.<p>It's because the writer spent his life getting GOOD at what he was writing about. He didn't spend his life being good at writing.<p>He didn't spend his life typing. He ran a country. Or …

Books

Why I Support 'No Gays Allowed'

On Tuesday, a Tennessee retailer made headlines when he took the whole we-won't-bake-cakes-for-gay-weddings thing to the next level. In response to last week's Supreme Court marriage ruling, Jeff Amyx, owner of Amyx Hardware, taped a "No Gays Allowed" sign to his storefront window. Amyx, who is …

14 traits every successful social media manager should have

The days of getting by with simple knowledge of how to schedule tweets in advance or research hash tags are long over. Competent social media …

You can't 'outrun' obesity: Study says exercise doesn't help weight loss

LONDON — A team of British cardiologists have said it's time to "bust the myth" that regular exercise tackles obesity.<p>The strongly-worded editorial …

How Christians Turned Against Gay Conversion Therapy

Obama's call to ban the practice reflects a tectonic shift within the community that once championed it.<p>Throughout the 1980s and 90s, the Christian right poured money and muscle into promoting the message that homosexuality was a curable disorder. It advocated conversion therapy, which promised to …

At center of Supreme Court gay marriage case, a story of love amid crippling disease

There are more than 30 plaintiffs in the gay marriage lawsuits that will be argued before the Supreme Court this month. But the case that will go down in history is named for just one, Jim Obergefell, a 48-year-old real estate salesman from Cincinnati who is battling Ohio over a word the state …

LGBTQI

3 things you should know before changing careers

<i>The Leadership Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i> …

Mumford & Sons critical of Jay Z’s Tidal: ‘We wouldn’t have joined even if they had asked’

Marcus Mumford says that 'smaller bands should get paid more' by Jay Z's streaming service<p>Mumford and Sons have criticised Jay-Z‘s new music …

Ben Carson apologizes for remarks on prisons and homosexuality, still isn’t a fan of the whole “equality” thing

<b>(Reuters/Jonathan Ernst)</b><p>Likely GOP presidential candidate says he “answered a question without really thinking about it thoroughly”<p>Luke Brinker<p>March 5, 2015 2:08pm (UTC)<p>Ben Carson apologized Wednesday for asserting earlier in the day that prisons prove people aren't born gay, saying that he now …

LGBTQI

Major survey shows most Americans support same-sex marriage

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the late 1980s, support for gay marriage was essentially unheard of in America. Just a quarter century later, it's now favored …

LGBTQI

It’s Up to the United States to Solve Boris Nemtsov’s Murder

I’ve dealt with the Russian justice system. Putin’s “investigation” will go nowhere.<p>Whatever the alternative theories about who killed Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov on February 27, there is one thing for certain: Vladimir Putin had a clear motive.<p>There’s another thing for certain: Putin …

My libertarian vacation nightmare: How Ayn Rand, Ron Paul & their groupies were all debunked

<b>A photo of the author with Ron Paul</b><p>My family and I traveled last month to a Honduras city known for its libertarian ideals. Here’s what happened next<p>Edwin Lyngar<p>March 2, 2015 9:30pm (UTC)<p>Last month, I spent my final vacation night in Honduras in San Pedro Sula, considered the most dangerous city …

A Crash Course on Influencers of Unbelief: Karl Marx

<b></b>This will be an occasional series on some influential modern thinkers who influenced the world of unbelief. (For the first one on Freud, go …

Evangelical Christianity

A Crash Course on Influencers of Unbelief: Machiavelli

<b></b>This is a series on some influential modern thinkers who influenced the world of unbelief. (For previous entries, see Freud and Marx.)These are notes …

Senate Dems block DHS funding bill again

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced he is changing tactics in an attempt to break a stalemate with Democrats ahead of Friday's deadline when the Department of Homeland Security will run out of money, after taking his fourth failed vote on a House-approved measure.<p>On …

Is SocialDraft Setting the New Standard in Social Media Management?

<i>Joint product review with Normand Bourque</i><p>My colleague and I were on the hunt for a new social media management tool. Like many, we've been using …

Social Media

Dove's Twitter Oscars program attempts to reverse damage of negative tweets

People turn to social media to discuss how celebrities look while walking the red carpet at the Oscars, but the comments, of course, aren't always …

300+ Awesome Free Internet Resources You Should Know

Sit back and let the hottest tech news come to you by the magic of electronic mail.<p>Prefer to get the news as it happens? Follow us on social media.

Social Media

State Supreme Court Justice Warns He May Abolish Marriage Entirely If Same-Sex Weddings Are Allowed

An obscure, two-page opinion by an Alabama Supreme Court justice contains an ominous warning. If marriage equality remains the law in Alabama, …

LGBTQI

Introducing New Buffer Analytics: Find Your Most Clicked, Retweeted or Liked Posts

We’ve been having a lot of fun hearing some of the amazing feedback on how many of you are using Buffer.<p>One of the key areas that we heard about …

How 'The Daily Show with Jon Stewart' conquered the social web

It's fitting that the news about Jon Stewart's retirement from <i>The Daily Show</i> broke online. After all, few television programs have had such a …

Twitter buys an agency that turns social networkers into ad stars

Twitter thrives on celebrities with legions of followers, and it just took a big step toward making a pile of money from those big names. The company has bought Niche, an agency that links social media stars like Zach King (above) to advertisers who want to capitalize on their popularity. Twitter …

John Kerry’s landmark initiative: Why the State Department’s new LGBT post is a big deal

<b>John Kerry (AP/Susan Walsh)</b><p>For the first time ever, the U.S. will have an envoy devoted to LGBT issues. The move comes at a pivotal moment<p>Luke Brinker<p>February 6, 2015 4:50pm (UTC)<p>Later this month, the U.S. State Department will appoint a gay career diplomat to serve as the country's first-ever …

How to Measure if Your PR Campaign Was Successful

<b>Also, you can't measure success in two months of effort.</b> Educating the media about your music, especially if you're a new band, via your PR campaign …

Jordan challenges ISIS claim of U.S. hostage death in airstrike

<b>Amman, Jordan (CNN) —</b> Was an American hostage held in Syria killed by a Jordanian airstrike? That's what ISIS said in an online posting Friday, claiming that she died in the group's de facto capital, Raqqa.<p>The posting Friday included a picture of a collapsed building and a claim that the woman -- …

Adidas is the first major brand to use Twitter's Group DM for marketing

Well, that was quick. Less than two weeks after rolling out its Group Direct Messages, a marketer has jumped onto the platform.<p>On Friday, Adidas …

13 Hidden Facebook Tips & Tricks That Will Make You A Power User

<i>Image Source: Google Images</i><p>Facebook has become a part of our daily lives, from sharing pictures to writing on our friend’s “walls.”It is so addictive …

Bloomberg: Twitter is reconnecting its firehose to Google

Tomorrow Twitter will release its latest quarterly earnings figures, but ahead of that <i>Bloomberg</i> has word that the service is bringing its "firehose" of data back to Google's search results. The two have been estranged ever since 2011 when Google announced its agreement to access Twitter's data …