Barbara Maraz

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Download Dozens of Free Coursera Courses Before They Disappear Forever

Coursera, one of the best sources of MOOCs (Massive Online Open Courses), is shutting down their old platform on June 30, and removing dozens of …

10 Major Reasons That It Can Be Difficult to Lose Weight

If you pay attention to the weight loss industry, you've been told over and over how easy it is to lose weight—just take this pill, follow that diet, …

7 Tips To Buff Up Your Chakra System

bodymindsoulspirit | June 2, 2017 | 1 Comment<p>Energy medicine promotes healing by working within an individual’s personal energetic field and seeing …

Spirituality

It looks like Amazon shut down a popular ad product to stop companies like Google getting access to its data

Product ads were popular among e-commerce brands because the format allowed them to partner with Amazon, but without Amazon seeing their transaction data. Ad sellers like Google were able to use the ads to get information about Amazon's users, which enabled them to hone up ad targeting on their own …

eCommerce

How B2B SaaS Companies Can Drive Sales With Display Advertising

<i>“Display advertising doesn’t work.”</i><p>You’ve likely heard this. Especially if you run a SaaS company.<p>I’ll admit Display Advertising can be a tough nut …

SaaS

AddSuite appointed to Google DoubleClick Bid Manager desk

To date, digital advertising has traditionally been sold the “old-fashioned way” with ad sales teams extolling the virtues of individual websites and …

This Summery Recipe Will Inspire Your Love Life

You know the saying, "The way to a man's heart is through his stomach." Of course that goes for women as well. One of the most intimate things that we can do is prepare a meal with love. Couples that try new things enjoy a deeper connection, so making something together in the kitchen may help you …

Seafood

Why you really do get that from your father

We may look like our mothers but our genes have more in common with the paternal line, study finds<p>It is good news for put-upon husbands who fear their wife will turn out like their mother-in-law: scientists say that, genetically, we are more like our fathers.<p>A study has found that although we might …

A Brief History Of User Experience Design

Look to the past, whether 1430 or 1930, for clues as to where user experiences are heading.<p>Think about the last time you ate at a restaurant. What cuisine did it serve?<p>What made you to choose that particular restaurant? What was your first impression as you walked in? Were you asked to wait until …

Smart bikes, Star Trek ‘tricorders’ come to life at Mobile World Congress

The pervasive creep of the Internet from computers and phones to all kinds of objects was the theme of this year's edition of the Mobile World Congress wireless show. Here is a look at some of the quirkiest innovations on display.<p><b>Presto Pizza</b><p>Pizza Hut has two new ways to make sure nobody waits too …

Scientists think it's no coincidence earthquakes spike after an oil company starts fracking

The USGS put out a news release in February that starts with this:<p>Large areas of the United States that used to experience few or no earthquakes have, in recent years, experienced a remarkable increase in earthquake activity that has caused considerable public concern as well as damage to …

Oil & Gas Industry

Nordstrom treads carefully with launch of second Canadian store

Upscale U.S. retailer Nordstrom Inc. has taken a cautious approach to its launch in Canada, even at times overstocking its single store – in Calgary – to ensure it doesn't disappoint customers.<p>"We probably, because of our sensitivity, were a little guilty internally of maybe even having too much …

39 Commonly Misused Words and How to Use Them Correctly

Where the mechanics of writing are concerned, I’m far from perfect. One example: I always struggle with <i>who</i> and <i>whom.</i> (Sometimes I’ll even rewrite a …

Man spends £10K on search for kitten killer

<b>A businessman spent £10,000 hiring a private detective to find the killer of his daughter's kitten.</b><p>Neil Tregarthen, from Truro, Cornwall, said he was prompted to hire the detective after Devon and Cornwall Police "failed to investigate".<p>The kitten belonged to student Aylish Tregarthen and was shot …

Exeter

Five reasons why oil is not natural gas

Look what technology did to shale gas," the conference speaker said. "We now have abundant resources and the price of natural gas will be low for a long time." Before heads in the audience could stop nodding, the speaker delivered the punch line: "What happened to gas is going to happen to light …

Try It Now

Pebble goes back to Kickstarter, raises $1-million in less than an hour

The Canadian entrepreneur who kicked off the modern smartwatch frenzy three years ago has made a triumphant return to the humble crowdfunding platform that launched his company.<p>It took 49 minutes for Pebble Technology Corp. to set its latest Kickstarter record on Tuesday. In less than an hour, the …

Tapping the home for retirement income: Should I stay or should I go?

With many Canadians heading toward retirement carrying debt, those who own homes may be forced to turn to their lodging for extra income. But some may not be eligible for home equity loans, leaving them with choices that include downsizing or a reverse mortgage.<p>A recent survey on debt by Manulife …

Problematic Programmatic Media Buying

As of 2014, programmatically bought digital ads already accounted for nearly half of all US digital display advertising (more than $10 billion). But there are some serious problems with programmatic.<p>In their first ever published estimates, eMarketer disclosed that US programmatic ad spend topped …

Here’s what burning fossil fuels is doing to our oceans

About a quarter of the carbon dioxide emitted by humans ends up in the seas, which causes them to become more acidic, killing off coral reefs and some types of shellfish.<p>Scientists trying to monitor changes in the ocean's acidity are usually stuck measuring small portions of the vast ocean with …

This Is What Top Nutritionists Actually Eat at Home

<i>Take it from nutritionist Sarah-Jane Blackwell, RD, of Self: these eight easy dinners are diet-approved.</i><p>Registered dietitians like me have nutrition training. We complete our schooling, 1,200 supervised practice hours, and a national board examination to become certified. However, we're just like …

Longest, Loudest, and Lengthiest Lifespan: 15 Lofty Animal Superlatives

While just about every creature in the animal kingdom has some fascinating characteristic, only some can reign supreme when it comes to measurable …

PHP-Intro: Importing A Database into PHPMyAdmin

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