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Every Christmas we spend a small fortune on food, sitting down to a groaning table of goodies, knowing full well that have served up roughly twice as much food than at a normal dinner, we will

Christmas music from Bluegrass Valley

Bluegrass Valley and Mansion Entertainment have announced the release this week of several new bluegrass Christmas songs. Two of these are …

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YouTube Starts Rolling Out Its New Commenting System Based On Google+

In September, YouTube announced that it would soon roll out a new commenting system powered by Google+. After testing it on channel discussion tabs for a few weeks, it’s now starting to roll it out to all videos on the site.<p>Given the size of YouTube, this roll-out will start this week, but it will …

The Three Reasons Twitter Didn’t Sell To Facebook

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg tried to acquire Twitter not once but twice, through official channels and via co-founder Jack Dorsey. The details of the efforts are revealed in Nick Bilton’s new book Hatching Twitter: A True Story of Money, Power, Friendship, and Betrayal.<p>I’ll have a full review of the …

Dear Google, What’s Wrong With You?

Dear Google: What’s wrong?<p>I ask because last weekend, while in San Francisco, I asked Google Maps for “hot chocolate mission” — and was promptly directed to an ARCO station in Fremont, 40 miles away. Similarly, last month I searched for “coffee” while in the Embarcadero Center, one of the denser …

You Should Use Twitter Because It Makes Everyone As Smart As Anyone

Twitter’s purpose is still widely misunderstood, and many people think they have no need for it. But it has great potential to enlighten us. Here’s how:<p>We are a specialized species. Each of us lives a different life with unique passions, intellectual pursuits and hobbies. We choose a path and along …

Apple maps: how Google lost when everyone thought it had won

ComScore research shows that while Apple suffered a PR disaster over maps, Google lost 23m iPhone users in the US<p>Apple's maps have turned out to be a hit with iPhone and iPad users in the US - despite the roasting that they were given when they first appeared in September 2012.<p>But Google - which …

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Pinterest Secret Boards: 10 Reasons To Use This New App Feature

Just last week, Pinterest announced that they added a new feature which allows users to curate secret boards that aren't visible to the public. Evrhet Milam, software engineer at Pinterest, disclosed on the website's blog that this option has been one of the most requested features, because, let's …

Pinterest Updates iPhone App With Faster Pinning

Pinterest has updated its iPhone app to version 2.6, adding a faster way to pin and several other improvements.<p>Now, users can simply press and hold …

How to Keep Your Pinterest Boards Fresh, Fun and Relevant

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The following excerpt is from Karen Tiber Leland’s book Ultimate Guide to Pinterest for Business. Buy it now from Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes<p>Pinterest boards aren't static entities, so once they're set up, you can always go back and …

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Make Better Use of Pinterest With These 5 Pinterest Tools

Advertisement<p>Whether you’ve already fallen for Pinterest or not, no one can deny the new network’s popularity. Instead of sharing your thoughts or …

My Top Pinterest Tips - Amy Lynn Andrews

<i>Updated January 20, 2017</i><p>Pinterest is big deal. If you’ve spent any time on there, you understand the draw. It’s the most gigantic image candy store …

Pinterest Etiquette: 9 Things Pinners Should Never Do

Pinterest has had an incredible year. In February, it was found to have attracted 10 million unique viewers faster than any other standalone site in history; in May, it became the third most popular social networking site, trumped only by Facebook and Twitter.<p>Seasoned Pinners probably noticed that …

Visually Speaking: How to Use Pinterest

Pinterest is growing at an insanely fast rate. If you're ready to start pinning, follow these steps.<p><b>If you're wondering how to use Pinterest</b>, you're not alone. According to comScore, Pinterest received 11.7 million unique visitors from the United States in January 2012, which made it the fastest …

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8 Apps to Beautify Your Pinterest Quotes

Pinterest may be a visual social platform, but words still have a place on most users' boards. Inspirational, thought-provoking or just funny, the …

How to Craft an Awesome Title and Description for Your Flipboard Magazine

MagMaker / October 18, 2013<p>The cover of your Flipboard magazine is like a blind date, or a job interview or meeting someone new at a party: First …

Five Things You Absolutely, Positively Need to Know About Your Flipboard Magazines

MagMaker / August 16, 2013<p>Flipboard magazines are a beautiful way to curate and share your favorite articles, photos, videos and audio tracks. Yet …

In Three Minutes, We Can Teach You How to Create Your Very Own Flipboard Magazine

MagMaker / November 7, 2013<p>If you’re just getting started with Flipboard magazines — or just thinking about getting ready to maybe possibly create …

Shopping on Flipboard: Making Catalogs

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Brooklyn Nine-Nine: "The Vulture"

<i>Brooklyn Nine-Nine</i> is not a show that’s subtle about its episodic themes. “The Vulture” is a prime example. An episode about teamwork is resolved …

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How to Pack Mindfully

I didn’t know what I’d need for my first extended meditation retreat, and I’d never been to the Bay area in winter, so I packed enough for a year in any climate – just to be on the safe side.<p>After paying penance in the form of an overweight-bag fee at the airport, I lugged my 90-pound albatross up …

Self-Made Millionaires = High Self-Efficacy

What’s very telling is that high self-efficacy is commonly a defining characteristic of the greater majority of self-made millionaires. What’s also very telling is that high self-efficacy can be learned.<p>What is self-efficacy? It’s the belief a person has that he or she can achieve – that they can …