Danielle Nicole

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The Characteristics of High Functioning Anxiety

High functioning anxiety is not a recognized mental health diagnosis. Rather, it's evolved as a catch-all term that refers to people who live with …

Self-help

Benefit cap on social housing will leave thousands homeless, landlords warn

Up to 82,000 specialist homes for most vulnerable residents, including domestic violence victims, at threat of closure<p>Tens of thousands of tenants in sheltered housing, including frail older residents, domestic violence victims and people with mental illness may become homeless as a result of …

This Village Of Tiny Houses Is Giving Seattle’s Homeless A Place To Live

The best way to stop homelessness is to give them housing. In a city with limited space, you have to get creative.<p>A plot of land that used to hold a single-family house on an average street in Seattle now hosts 14 tiny homes for homeless people.<p>“There is a homelessness crisis here, so this helps …

Having kids late in life can mess with your retirement savings

Since many Canadians are having children later in life, people in their 50s, who should be going great guns on saving for retirement, are instead sending their kids through college or university.<p>Pat Gillespie, owner of the retail store Carry Maternity in Toronto, had her first child in her …

Everything you need to know to prepare for retirement

Retirement. Something that once felt so far away is becoming more of a reality. And the years nearing and following your retirement are crucial because that's when your investment portfolio is at its greatest value and most heightened risk.<p>But even if you think you have a solid retirement plan, …

8 Ways to Be Richer by Next Month

And we didn't even cut out your daily coffee.<p>Saving money should be a cinch: Just cut your expenses so you take in more than you pay out, and voila, more cash in your pocket. Too bad it's not quite so easy in real life. But even if you’re pretty good at spotting bargains and resisting splurges, we …

5 steps for a quick and dirty (but awesome) content marketing strategy

<i>This sponsored post is produced by Salesforce.</i><p>Not long ago, it was acceptable to refer to content marketing as a buzzword. It has since acquired its own subset of buzzwords (as outlined in this LOL-able post by Contently Editor-in-Chief Joe Lazauskas). But businesses are increasingly making content …

Marketing

8 Steps Found in the Best Content Marketing Strategies

If you are a “newbie” to content marketing, this article is for you.<p>I’ve had the privilege to be part of multiple content marketing implementations …

Marketing

The Savvy Marketer’s Checklist for Seductive Landing Pages - Copyblogger

Ever wonder what you could do to stop people from bouncing off your landing pages?<p>You work hard to polish your sales copy. You’ve even recorded a …

10 Skills An Email Marketing Manager Needs To Succeed

A lot has been written about the importance of email marketing.<p>And that’s for good reason: if we look at the ROI, email is the best-performing …

Jeremy Hunt interview: Some dementia patients still suffer 'horrific conditions'

Speaking to The Daily Telegraph, the Health Secretary says there are care homes “where people with dementia are left sitting on their own, often in a semi-circle, ignored, day in day out in frankly horrific conditions".<p>Jeremy Hunt’s eyes start watering as he talks about the “terrible” treatment …

Digital health records are not safe, report on breaches shows

Electronic health records were supposed to make life better for patients and doctors -- getting rid of bulky and messy paper files, streamlining delivery of care and organizing medical information so that scientists can use it to make discoveries.<p>But those benefits could be for naught if digital …

Digital Health

Alzheimer's Disease could be prevented by immune system tweak

New research raises the prospect that statin-like drugs could be given to the middle-aged to ward off dementia<p>Alzheimer’s Disease could be prevented or cured by a new drug which reboots the immune system to stop devastating memory loss, scientists believe.<p>A new study has shown for the first time …

30 jobs in the PR and marketing world

If you’re prone to wanderlust, you’re not alone.<p>According to the World Travel & Tourism Council, the tourism industry is one of the world’s largest, …

10 Jaw-Dropping NYC Apartments With Incredible Outdoor Spaces

We're willing to bet good money that our odds of winning the lottery are <i>probably</i> better than finding an apartment with outdoor space in New York …

6 ways to think like a publisher

<i>This story originally ran on PR Daily in April, 2015.</i><p>I often advise businesses to think like a publisher when it comes to devising, writing and …

How Farming on Mars May Help Us Farm Earth

In case this week’s report on NASA’s successful experiment growing lettuce on the International Space Station left you wondering what all the fuss was about—consider the implications. Mars One is scheduled to launch four humans to the red planet in 2025–people who will live their remaining days as …

4 Ways Brands Can Tell Compelling Stories With Content Marketing

With access to broad distribution channels, it's easier than ever to create and distribute great content.<p>From cave paintings to long-form journalism and 140 character tweets, humans have the insatiable thirst for stories and compelling content. Our love of stories and content can never be cured, …

Marketing

2015 Digital Marketing Trends - #infographic

<i>This is a guest contribution from Julie Rasco.</i><p>Digital marketing has never stood still, and 2015 will be no exception. Here are some of the important …

10 irresistible bacon recipes to balance all that Easter candy

No one will be reaching for their baskets when they see what's for brunch.<p>Charge for a day of family egg hunts and plenty of pastel-colored candies …

3 Subtle Signs You’re Having a Heart Attack

Could you tell if you were having a heart attack? Here are the scary (and subtle) things you should look for<p>By now, you’ve seen enough heart attack scenes that you could spot one from a mile away: There’s the gasping for air, the clasping of hands over the chest, and pain so severe the victim …

Heart Attacks

For Your Liver's Sake, You Should Probably Keep Drinking Coffee

More than half of American grown-ups drink coffee every day. Their non-sipping counterparts may want to follow suit.<p>The health benefits associated with drinking coffee are plenty: The brew is packed with antioxidants and downing a cup can help wake up the brain and make a person feel more alert and …

17 ways to lose weight when you have no time

If packing your lunch, cooking dinner every night, and getting to the gym regularly sound like things you’ll be able to do half past never, you may think that real weight loss just isn’t in the cards for you right now. It’s true: healthy weight loss can be a time commitment, especially if you’re …

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Can PR tasks really be completed in 'minutes a day'?

Lately, I’ve seen some posts about how to get PR done in “minutes a day."<p>I’m sorry to say it doesn’t work that way.<p>I don’t want to be the one to …

Is It Ever OK to Skip a Meal Before a Workout?

What you need to know about food as fuel<p>Imagine this: You hit snooze a few times in the a.m., but wake up still intent on fitting in a morning workout—until you realize that there's now no way you're going to have time to eat a full breakfast, let it digest, then exercise, and still make it into …

Fitness

5 Cool Web Analytics Tools to Spy on Your Website Visitors

The web provides us with a firehose of data and information on website traffic. The data captured includes: How many visitors to your blog or …

Google Analytics

7 tips for creating a functional home workspace

Maybe you’re tired of schlepping into the office every day. Or maybe, just maybe, you don’t love your micromanaging boss. In an effort to score some …

The Great Illusion of Retirement Savings

The nation is facing a looming retirement income crisis. Average retirees today are not well off. Tomorrow's average senior is likely to be in worse shape.<p>Instead of addressing this looming crisis, too many of the nation's policymakers and elites propose to make it worse. They tell the American …