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Could plogging be the newest fitness fad? Here’s what to know about the Swedish term

If your workouts have been feeling a little stale, look no further than the Swedes, you know, part of the Scandinavian group that made hygge a thing. …

Top 10 Life-List Adventures

Raft the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon<p>This is no spur-of-the-moment getaway. You’ll need to book the trip at least six months ahead, take a …

Hiking

Want to Fall in Love With Your Partner Again? Science Says to Ask Them These 36 Questions

Love is more than a feeling; it's a choice.<p>Relationships are hard. They can bring out the best in us, yes, but also the worst. They test the very essence of our beings: our capacity for forgiveness; our ability to trust (both ourselves and another); the true extent of our self-love; the strength of …

Relationships

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West Fork Trail Hiking Guide

OverviewWest Fork Trail is a popular hike near Sedona, Arizona that takes you along a creek bottom surrounded by massive red rock walls. The scenes …

One Second Per Day: The Continental Divide Trail in Four Minutes

A group of hikers recorded one second per day on the 3,100-mile Continental Divide Trail from Mexico to Canada. The resulting video captures the …

NYC’s Finest Bagels, Mapped

Where to find exemplary versions of NYC’s unofficial favorite food<p>There’s no where better in the world to eat a bagel than in New York City. One of the city’s defining foods, a bagel is a deeply personal item with varying chew, size, flavor, topping, and toasting preferences that date back to a …

Our Favorite Buttermilk Biscuit

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 475°. Grate frozen butter using large holes of a box grater. Toss together grated butter and flour in a medium …

Here Are The 20 Netflix Documentaries That Are Definitely Worth Your Time To Watch

Say goodbye to aimless browsing this weekend.<p><i>This post was translated from Spanish.</i>

This CEO Reviewed Thousands of LinkedIn Profiles -- Here Are the 5 Updates You Should Make to Yours Now

Treat your LinkedIn profile differently than your resume to make a powerful impression.<p>Think about the attention to detail you put into your resume. You know that it needs to inform and impress. It must radiate competence and respectability. The question is -- should you treat your LinkedIn profile …

5 Steps to Futureproof your 2018 Social Media Strategy

It's hard to succeed without a proper social media marketing plan. Here's how to get ahead.<p>Let's face it. It's not an easy time to be a social media marketer. After all, it's hard to build a social media marketing plan with all of the uncertainty that we face. However, in my time advising clients …

Five Techniques for Maintaining a Positive Mindset

Disappointments are a part of life. Here are five tips for staying positive when things don't go your way.<p>My great-grandparents, Cleve and Zelma Carder, lost almost everything they owned during the Dust Bowl years. After losing their homestead and ranch, they packed what they could into a Conestoga …

Happiness

It's Time to Remove Likes from Your List of Engagement Metrics

Whether you’re a regular social media user or a marketing manager, you know the situation all too well: You post a great pic, a witty joke, or a …

Marketing

This Simple Trick Can Build Up Your Credibility With Strangers Over Email

Why your next sales email should tell a story your prospective customers will rush to experience<p>You only get a few seconds and a very limited number of words to win a stranger's trust with a cold email.<p>This is where "social proof" comes in.<p>Social proof builds trust by using case studies and …

Dark Chocolate Ganache Peanut Butter Cookie Cups

Prepare two twelve-cup muffin tins by spraying with nonstick baking spray. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.<p>Add flour, salt and baking soda to a medium …

How millennials are changing project management

Millennials are laying new groundwork for how business will be conducted going forward, and project management is no exception.<p>While there are tried, …

Project Management

A Quick Copywriting Lesson Taken Directly from an Email Marketing Fail - Copyblogger

We use ConvertKit for our email marketing and proudly recommend them as a marketing partner.<br>Find out more here.<p>Ten years ago, a tattoo shop I went to …

The Right and Wrong Way to Approach Social Media Data

The business value of social media insights has been proven time and time again. They can tell you why ride-sharing-application users are switching …

It’s the time of year to go chasing waterfalls

Honestly, just sticking to the rivers and the lakes that you’re used to sounds pretty boring. And spring, especially after a winter where a lot of …

Hiking

Confessions of a social media editor: ‘I’m not confident this will be a real field five years from now’

Despite how fundamental it is to the success of brands and publications, social media continues to get a bad rap — be it for enabling the worst …

How to Create an Influencer Marketing Strategy for your Brand | Peg Fitzpatrick

<b>Wondering how to grow your brand and build awareness for your next big event or project launch? Working with an influencer could be the answer for</b> …

Marketing

How to master the ABCs of SEO

There are 3 billion searches on Google every day.<p>That’s absolutely incredible—and potentially terrifying, if you’re a marketer. With so many searches …

49 Film Photography Blogs Worth Following

I’ve collected and shot film cameras for 40 years, but only started blogging about it in the last decade or so. I went looking for other blogging …

6 Innovative Ways to Attract New Customers

Trouble luring in new business? Check out these insights from entrepreneurs about how they did it.<p>This story appears in the May 2017 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>Attracting new customers is no easy task. However, there are certain new and innovative strategies you can employ to make your …

Customers

Facebook quietly announces its intention to shake up digital marketing

I won’t blame you for not being an avid reader of Facebook’s ‘Measurement FYI’ blog, nor for not paying much attention to its latest update simply …

How To Start A Content Marketing Campaign With No Money

Content marketing has become one of the most popular digital marketing strategies, with 88 percent of B2B marketers now using it in some form.<p>But it costs significant time and/or money. What if you don’t have those dollars to invest? What if you’re just starting out, or what if you’re already …

Marketing

This online course will help you master Microsoft Excel’s more advanced functions

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Alfonso de Tomas / ShutterStock Excel is probably the most powerful tool on your computer <i>if</i> you know how to use it.<p>Many of us know the basic …

Software

Smithsonian.com announces annual photo contest finalists

14th annual Smithsonian.com photo contest<p>Smithsonian.com, a publication of the Smithsonian Institution, has announced the finalists of its 14th …