Deborah Fisher

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The Ultimate Guide on How to get More Blog Traffic

So you have just set up your blog and published a few posts. But all you can hear is the sound of crickets. No clicks, comments or meaningful traffic.<p>…

The newsonomics of how and why

When people talk about explanatory journalism, the focus is on new players like Vox and FiveThirtyEight, or on giants like the Times and the Post. But can connecting the dots trickle down to the local level?<p>Try this: Make a list with two simple columns. On the left, write Who, What, When, and …

What’s New in Digital and Social Media Research: What makes commenters less civil, and the rise of digital longform

When journalists factcheck politicians (or don’t), how to flag bad behavior on social media, and getting past slactivism: all that and more in this month’s roundup of the academic literature.<p><b>Editor’s note</b>: There’s a lot of interesting academic research going on in digital media — but who has time …

5 Easy Tips for Visual Branding on Social Media

Over the past few years, social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube have introduced a series of design changes that have increased the ability to personalize the look of of account pages.<p>To help your brand from getting lost in the clutter, it’s important to stand out visually as …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

Creativity

13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do

There are very few things as stunning and breathtaking as an alpha woman. Her poised sense of self and her kind yet firm ways are a masterful thing …

Self-improvement

24 Best New Color Combinations for 2018

Is dusty rose and charcoal grey not the happiest palette for spring?<p>If you mastered the blue-and-white palette long ago and are ready for the next crop of bold, fabulous, and truly inspiring color pairings, get excited: We asked our go-to designers which pairs they love the most, when someone's …

Does your nonprofit mission statement do its job?

Non-compelling nonprofit mission statements are about as common as gray November days in Seattle. Nothing to write home about, and mostly …

Why Doctors Are Testing An Epilepsy Drug For Alcoholism

In the hunt for new ways to help people fight alcoholism, doctors are studying gabapentin, a generic drug that's commonly used to treat epilepsy and fibromyalgia.<p>In a 12-week clinical trial conducted by the Scripps Research Institute, people taking taking gabapentin were much better at reducing …

Elderly, At Risk, and Haphazardly Protected — ProPublica

<i>A version of this story was co-published by "Frontline."</i><p>Workers found 82-year-old Vincenzina Pontoni submerged in a deep whirlpool bathtub. She had …

Claim on “Attacks Thwarted” by NSA Spreads Despite Lack of Evidence — ProPublica

<b>UPDATE Dec. 17, 2013</b>: In a new ruling that calls the NSA's phone metadata surveillance likely unconstitutional, U.S. District Court Judge Richard …

Surveillance

Huge Differences by Region in Prescribing to Elderly, Study Finds — ProPublica

Elderly Americans are prescribed medications in inexplicably different ways depending on where they live, according to a new report from Dartmouth …