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What's the easiest way to grow orchids?

I was inspired to try growing orchids after visiting the Chicago Botanic Garden’s Orchid Show. Could you please provide some advice on an easy orchid that I could try growing?<p><i>— Calli Jensen, Woodstock</i><p>Moth orchids (<i>Phalaenopsis</i>) are some of the easiest orchids to care for in a home, so these would …

Top 9 Benefits of Syndicated Press Release Distribution

A few years ago, publishing a regular Press Release with the primary keyword in the headline was a technique used by fortune 500 companies to keep …

The Self Destructive Behavior Caused by Hiding the Truth From Oneself and Others

The School of Life addresses through animation, the the subject of lying to oneself and others, noting that although one may mean well when telling a …

The 1 Thing You Should Do Today to Increase Sales

A simple adjustment to your market strategy will win more customers and generate more profit.<p>One of the advantages of working with different companies is that you start seeing commonalities among successful companies that are successful. You also see different commonalities among companies that …

How to Build a Marketing Campaign that Appeals to Generation Z

Technology enables brands to connect with audiences on a personal level cost effectively, at incredible scale. Facebook, Twitter, and Snapchat all …

How to Make Money as An Amazon Affiliate

Earlier this week, a newer blogger asked me how to make money as an Amazon affiliate.<p><i>Note: This post contains affiliate links.</i><p>It reminded me that …

How to learn coding for free: A guide for designers

Learning to code can be one of the most daunting tasks a designer can undertake. Code looks complicated, reads like gibberish, feels boring, and …

What is Semantic Search and Why Should I Care? | SEJ

<i>Search is changing.</i><p>David Amerland begins with this sentence in the foreword of his book, Google Semantic Search. If you are a long time user of the …

SEO

4 research-backed rituals that could make you a better parent

And if you don't understand kids it can be hard to give them what they need to thrive. Lately the trend has been helicopter parenting and trying to get them ready as soon as possible for an increasingly competitive world.<p>But is that what 3 year-olds need? Or what 10 year-olds need? What about 15 …

Want to Raise Successful Kids? Science Says Praise Them Like This (but Most Parents Do the Opposite)

Stop praising kids for their innate or God-given abilities, and instead focus on their effort.<p>What if I were to tell you that you could increase the odds that your kids will achieve great success in life--maybe greater success than you've had--simply by making a small change in how you praise them …

Self-improvement

10 of the Best Social Media Marketing Tools for Your Business

What is the best social media marketing tool on the market?<p>This is a question that has sparked many heated debates among marketers. With so many …

The Best Advices and Tools to Start Blogging

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Four years ago I worked at the bank. It was one of the biggest banks in eastern Europe. At that moment I thought my life was perfect. I had a job in the …

Delete yourself from the internet by pressing this button

The internet can be a beautiful and horrible place at the same time. It’s weird, and sometimes you feel like you want to leave. Sadly, there’s no easy way out — or there wasn’t, until now.<p>Swedish developers Wille Dahlbo and Linus Unnebäck created Deseat.me, a web app that offers a way to wipe your …

How to Make Your Website a Top Search Result (Without Writing Anything New)

Seven tips for turning private junk into click-worthy public gold.<p>One person's trash is another person's treasure. Many small businesses store internal documents on their private servers and never imagine they might be useful and interesting to the outside world.<p>But they very well might be. Let's …

HugeDomains.com - TweetAdvise.com is for sale (Tweet Advise)

Hurry - once it's sold this opportunity will be gone!<p>Besides being memorable, .com domains are unique: This is the one and only .com name of its …

6 new typography tools for 2016

Whether you’re a web or graphic designer, typography is an essential part of your work and a vital skill to master. But nobody ever said it was …

10 Free Web Design Resources That Every Designer Should Be Aware Of

A well designed and functioning website is any designer’s dream. If you want to make your website a success, then you have to ensure that you have a …

3 ways chatbots deliver ROI for customer service

Marketing pros always like to talk about the cool factor. In advertising it drives curiosity. In a new product it creates demand. But with the cool factor for customer engagement, the proof is in the plateau — the plateau of productivity that is, a.k.a. the user adoption promise land in Gartner’s …

How to Create Content for Your Social Media Sales Funnel

Are you using social to nurture customers? Wondering how to deliver content that converts prospects into buyers? When you start with the right …

Yikes! STIs Are Getting Harder to Treat + How to Protect Yourself

You’re constantly thinking about how to stay healthy from the outside in, whether that means jumping out of bed for early-morning workouts, chugging homemade green juice or perfecting your skincare routine. But what about that one area we don’t really talk about: your sexual health?<p>The World Health …

Sexual Health

Common Mistakes When Presenting Design Ideas to Clients, and How to Avoid Them

You’ve spent weeks working on a client design, churned through the requisite nine terrible designs to get to that lone good one, tested iterations …

Opinion: 51 things not to do if you want to be better off financially

Today’s financial advice: Just say no.<p>You can probably think of instances when an individual ought to ignore one or two of the suggestions below. …

Stock Markets

14 Things You Didn’t Realize You Could Do to Pay off Debt

DISCLOSURE:<p>Some of the links in this post are from our sponsors. We’re letting you know because it’s what Honest Abe would do. After all, he is on …

Are Your Vendors, Partners and Other Business Allies Putting Your Organization at Risk?

<i>Qualys SAQ Automates the Process of Assessing Your Third Parties’ Security Posture</i><p>How compliant are vendors and other third parties with information …

50 Free Web Design Layout Photoshop PSD Templates

Adobe Photoshop is an essential tool for all web designers. It gives you all of the features and freedom you need for designing beautiful, responsive …

Why Self-Help Shouldn’t Be About Trying to “Fix” Yourself

<b>“Stop trying to ‘fix’ yourself; you’re not broken! You are perfectly imperfect and powerful beyond measure.” ~Steve Maraboli</b><p>The other day I had some …

20 Tiny Backyards We Love

From woodland wonderlands to no-mow lawns, these 20 small backyard ideas showcase the countless fun and functional possibilities that lie on your …

13 Natural Ways to Repel Mosquitoes

Pesky bugs have no chance of winning this battle.<p>You're outside grilling dinners, hosting parties — and fending off what feels like a never-ending supply of mosquitoes. If chemical sprays aren't your thing, try these 13 non-toxic bug repelling tricks instead.

Mosquitoes

As a Freelancer, Set Your Prices By How Much Value Your Client Receives

When you’re setting priced as a freelancer, you might think about it in terms of how much time it takes you or what your costs are. You should also …

Want to Be Happier? Science Says Do These 11 Things Every Single Day

Try them. They work. (If you can't trust science, what can you trust?)<p>Obviously, we all want to be happier. But there's another reason to wish to be more lighthearted and content: Happiness is definitely a result, but happiness is also a driver.<p>While I'm definitely into finding ways to improve …