Brian Mac Freeland

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Easy Care Plant Guide

An Easy Care Plant Guide... No-Stress Plants!<p><b>Plants and You- the not-so-scary-as-it-seems guide.</b><p>Oh, plants. Next to cycling and diseases, live plants …

Plants

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Grab Over 500 Free Programming Books from GitHub

Whether you're learning to code or are already an experienced programmer, this GitHub repository is an incredible resource of free programming …

GitHub

30 Fresh Websites with Modern, Clean Design

So much is possible these days in web design with CSS3, jQuery 2.0, etc, which is why so many websites include animated imagery. You can design a …

Does Your Social Media Drive Transactions?

Vision Critical’s recently published “From Social to Sale,” about how social media activity — particularly Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest — can drive transactions. (For a detailed discussion of this, see my earlier post “How Social Media Moves Consumers from ‘Sharing’ to ‘Purchase’” )<p>In an effort …

How To (Really) Get The Word Out About Your Startup

By Nate Kontny6 minute Read<p>Have you ever asked, “How do I get people other than my mom to visit my site?” I have. I’ve asked it a lot.<p>Most books on …

Magic

3 Things Your Startup Can Learn From Medium via @onboardly

3 Things Your Startup Can Learn from Medium<p>There’s a new platform in town and everyone is dying to get onboard. It’s called Medium.<p>But newsflash: …

Biz Stone

How to Get Everything Done By Doing Less

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Most entrepreneurs subscribe to the philosophy: "If you want something done right, you have to do it yourself." This mantra, accepted by many small-business owners as fact, is only half true. If you want something done right once and you …

Small Business

15 Business Etiquette Rules Every Professional Needs To Know

The rules are slightly different from standard social settings, yet business schools rarely discuss professional etiquette topics.<p>In her new book "The Essentials Of Business Etiquette," Barbara Pachter writes about the specific skills professionals need to understand when presenting themselves in a …

Etiquette

9 Habits Of Productive People

It doesn’t matter what you do or where you work – everyone is looking for ways to be more productive on the job. But excessive amounts of caffeine and list-making won’t get you any closer to reaching peak productivity levels today.<p>So, why are we all so obsessed with productivity? It’s probably …

How to Build a Really Strong Brand | Inc.com

Conventional wisdom says building a strong brand entails creating a cool brand name, advertising that brand to potential buyers, and enforcing brand message consistency in all customer interactions.<p>However, conventional wisdom is wrong. Brand marketing can neither create nor build nor strengthen a …

Marketing

The Rise Of Social Commerce, And How It Will Completely Transform The Way We Shop On The Internet

Social commerce is all about inspiration and product discovery. Sites like Pinterest, Wanelo, OpenSky, and others are more like digital catalogs or virtual malls where shoppers can browse and connect with people interested in the same products and brands. But entrepreneurs and retailers are anxious …

eCommerce

Get Started: Your Financial Planning Checklist

Financial planning is one of those topics that leads to a condition known as MEGO. That stands for “my eyes glaze over.”<p>After all, who wants to worry much about spending wisely and saving? We work hard, bring home a check, and that’s enough, right?<p>Unfortunately, that’s getting by. To prosper, you …

How To Invest When Everything Seems Risky

There are two fundamental struggles for retirement investors: Saving enough, and investing well. How to invest your money should be a fairly easy decision, but many investors get stuck.<p>Why? Because it always feels like the wrong time.<p>Cash builds up in a retirement account and balances grow, but the …

24 Techniques to Market a Product on a Tight Budget

Learning how to market a product on a tight budget is not as difficult as you think. It requires that you learn how to combine <i>content marketing</i> with</i> …

7 Things Every (Great) Landing Page Needs

No matter how great of a designer, marketer, or copywriter you are, your website is never going to convert as well as it could. <i>Why?</i> It’s because you …

Straight Out Of Sci-Fi: Cyberpunk Author Plans Tallest Skyscraper Ever

Neal Stephenson’s Tall Tower project imagines a record-setting skyscraper that can shoot rockets from the top.<p>Science fiction is increasingly becoming plausible reality, as technology catches up with our starbound fantasies. The Center for Science and the Imagination (CSI), a roundtable of …

Jet Stream

Why The Perfect Nap Makes For The Perfect Workday

It could be for 20 minutes, 60 minutes, or even 90 minutes: a bespoke nap creates a tailored workday.<p>If you happen upon the offices of Buffer in San Francisco on a given afternoon looking for Leo Widrich, you’d better choose a time other than 3 p.m. Why? Because the cofounder and CMO is probably …

Sleep

The 5-Minute Mental Exercise For Being A Smarter Leader And More Productive Employee

Former Buddhist monk and current leadership coach and best-selling author Christine Comaford reveals how anyone can learn to stop reacting–and start becoming their smartest selves.<p>You’ve probably had this feeling at some point: One minute you’re thinking logically and rationally, then when you’re …

Employment

Infographic: What Beer and Coffee Do To Your Brain (And Which Makes You More Creative)

Beer and coffee have a certain yin-and-yang symmetry to them. For one thing, beer is mostly consumed at night, while coffee often starts the day. Rather, sometimes coffee is actually required to start the day specifically because beer was consumed the previous night. Both beverages have benefits …

5 Things Mentally Tough People Don’t Do

Whether you are on the court or in the board room. <i>Mental strength</i> is demanded on a day to day basis for those in high profile positions. Athlete’s, …

Self-help

The Secret to Personal Change

Most people want to change something about themselves. In this country we have an optimistic tradition about "getting somewhere" and "reaching …

Deepak Chopra

40 Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast Recipes That Are NOT Boring

No dry, flavorless chicken here—you'll want to make everything from crispy cutlets to flavorful soups.<p><b>Chicken breast may be everyone's go-to lean protein</b>—but, man, can it be <i>boring</i>. Too often it's an overcooked afterthought, sautéed and tossed into pasta or tumbled over some greens. Nobody likes …

Cooking