Kate Riley

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4 Ways Not Reading Fiction is Killing Your Productivity

As an adult living and working in the 21st century, you’re bombarded with a constant crush of escalating demands.<p>Your boss wants you to do more at …

Viral Hashtags: The Secret To Brand Success

#ILookLikeAnEngineer, however, also demonstrates the formula for brand success with viral hashtags = Relevance + Genuine Sentiment + Hot (Possibly …

User Generated Content

7 U.S. State Parks with Incredible Camping Opportunities - REI Co-op Journal

It's not too late to go camping, so pack up the car and head to the closest state park near you. Below are a few of my favorites.<p>Gorges State Park, …

The Top 25 Social Marketing Tools

You and I both know social media marketing can be daunting!We love it. Heck, we’ve worked with small business owners who do $100k in revenue up to …

Marketing

Moleskine Unveils New Notebooks Designed for Productivity and Organization

Moleskine’s notebooks are some of your favorites, and today the company is taking the wraps off of “Moleskine Pro,” a reboot of the original with …

How I lost 50 lbs (and started a company to help others do the same)

Six years ago, I was finishing up my junior year at MIT. I was pre-med at the time, so my main goal was to learn as much as possible so that I could …

4 Ways Social Media Can Get Out of the Silo and Truly Evolve Your Marketing

Long gone are the early days when social media was the job of an intern or the responsibility of one person in an organization with few resources to …

11 Creative DIY Projects Using Paint Chips

<i>By: Mady Dahlstrom, Content Editor for Porch.com</i><p>For those of you who are DIY-obsessed and crafty home remodelers, we can bet you have a stack of paint chips hidden in the back of a drawer or closet at home. If not, you can always hit up your local hardware store to pick out your favorite colors. …

Pots and Pans you need for cooking

Whether you're building your first kitchen's arsenal of tools or just decluttering and purging the outdated and old equipment, it can be tough to know which pots and pans you really need—and which are just taking up precious cupboard space. This guide takes the mystery out of it all: These are the …

7 questions you should ask a startup CEO during a job interview

<i>This article is part of DBA, a series on Mashable about running a business that features insights from leaders in entrepreneurship, venture capital</i> …

Employment

How To Make A Better Chopped Salad Than You Can Buy

Photo credit: Heather Christo<p>There's no denying the fact that salads get boring. No matter how many combinations of greens, fixings and dressing one can make, this healthy meal faces some steep competition with, well, <i>everything</i> else. But since we have to eat our veggies, we're thankful for chopped …

The Most Remote and Beautiful Landscape in the World Is in Westfjords, Iceland

It’s early June and a mild 53 degrees, but the overland trail to Galtarviti is still blocked by heavy snow. So we’re on the backup route, a path …

European Travel

Why Learning a Foreign Language Requires Complete Immersion

Learning a new language is never easy, but it is especially hard in our current American education system. If you're anything like me (and the millions of other students who have suffered through our public school system), you know that the teaching styles implemented in schools don't really …

Why You Need To Unplug Every 90 Minutes

You’re an organism. And organisms run in cycles. Here’s how to work with yours.<p>Since sprints get us to focus in and finish our tasks with crisp consciousness, we know they’re the most effective way of working. But what’s fascinating is <i>why</i> they make us work so well.<p>For Leo Widrich at Buffer, it’s in …

5 house plants that will clean your stale office air

Are you an indoor gardener? Keeping house plants is a hobby that really gives back, making spaces look, feel and even smell fresh.<p>Certain house …

How to Design an Agenda for an Effective Meeting

We’ve all been in meetings where participants are unprepared, people veer off-track, and the topics discussed are a waste of the team’s time. These problems — and others like it — stem from poor agenda design. An effective agenda sets clear expectations for what needs to occur before and during a …

Management

Here's What Comfort Food Looks Like Around the World

Every culture has its comfort foods--the dishes that do more than just fill your stomach. They play on your senses and remind you of your home and your traditions. So let's take a little culinary journey, shall we? Here's what comfort food looks like around the world.<p><b>Canada: Poutine</b><p>The Canadian …

How America's Education Model Kills Creativity and Entrepreneurship

The current model of education in the United States is stifling the creative soul of our children. While this is troubling for a variety of reasons, it also has significant economic consequences for the future of our country. America has long been unique because of its remarkable ingenuity, …

Education

15 Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get Stuff Done

So you’re feeling uninspired. You went to Instagram to look for style inspo, then Pinterest to plan your future dream home and now you’re here. We’re flattered, but we really do want you to start working on that project. If your to-do list is looking impossible or you’ve been postponing a …

Crockpot Meals Working Parents Can Prep in 10 Minutes

The idea of fast crockpot meals seems like an oxymoron. After all, crockpots are specifically designed for slow cooking, and it’s not unusual for a …

Cooking

6 Things You Should Be Cleaning WAY More Often

<b>2. The Refrigerator Door</b><br>Whether it’s in your home or the one in the office break room, this handle gets a lot of play all day, says Gerba. And if there are even microscopic bits of food on it, bacteria and viruses can feed and multiply. Once a week (or daily if someone in your household is sick), …

Remote Controls

9 Sensational Sides That Will Dress Up Any Dish

Side dishes are often an afterthought, but they can be just as memorable as the main course. These sensational sides will have people scrambling for seconds.<p><b>1. Roasted Broccoli with Chipotle Butter</b><p>Build a meal around this flavorful broccoli. The florets are tossed in a sweet, spicy, and smoky …

10 snazzy DIY projects you can make for $10

You don't have to wait for pay day to DIY.<p>Crafting can consume your time and money, so budget-savvy makers are always on the lookout for a good deal …

Current Obsessions: Ikea Hacks for Under $50

We’re willing to spring forward on Sunday only because it means we can get to Ikea an hour earlier. Goal: Window garden. Budget: $50. Shopping …

10 Things You Absolutely Need In The Bedroom

How many can you check off the list?<p>The pieces and ideas you need for your most comfortable, luxurious, and personal bedroom ever. How many can you check off the list? This piece originally appeared on elledecor.com.

Interior Design

51 Tips To Start Getting In Shape From People Who Have Been There

Realistic advice that works for real people, from real people. No more crash diets and get-ripped-quick schemes.<p><b>Be willing to try any workout class at least once</b>, and recognize that your workout preferences may change with your fitness level. —katier4bba4c003<p><b>Always be willing to push your limits.</b> …

Fitness

7 Google Flights Tricks That Are Better Than Any Travel Agent

And cheaper, too!<p>Chances are you’re familiar with Google Flights. The travel search engine does everything you assume it would, like locate flights based on your ideal outbound time, inbound time and number of stops. After all, it’s the same technology that powers both KAYAK and Orbitz.<p>The site …

Google Flights

7 Mammoth Marketing Mistakes And What To Learn From Them

Marketing is as old as beer – or at least as old as the Stella Artois brand, which goes back to 1366. Beer aside, there is nothing frothy about the marketing of brands, products and services in today’s business world, especially in the digital marketing world where it’s now possible to market your …

Winston Churchill

100 books everyone should read before they die (ranked!)

To celebrate, start working your way through this list of 100 Books To Read in a Lifetime, as voted on and ranked by users of Goodreads, the largest book recommendation site on the web.<p>Amazon, which owns Goodreads, had its editors agonize over their own list, but the two turned out very …

Books