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Maximize the marketing potential of any social media network

Over the past few years, social media marketing has shifted a great deal, and we’ve almost reached a point where what works to drive engagement and clicks on a social network one day, may not the next.<p>This fast paced movement and rapid change isn’t an accident. It’s an essential part of any social …

Marketing

This Crazy New Hair-Color Trend Is Unlike Anything You've Seen Before

Just when you think people have to be running out of fancy, sometimes bizarre ways to color their hair, someone comes up with something new. Janine Ker, a hairstylist at Salon Aguayo in Pasadena, is just such a someone, making a splash with the newest hair-color craze: stenciling. The best part? …

Uma Thurman ‘Feels Violated’ After Surprise Kiss at French Charity Auction

Uma Thurman left a French charity auction Thursday feeling “violated” after an unexpected kiss from a former Fiat CEO.<p>Thurman hosted the Cannes Film …

Anatomy of a Social Buyer: Use Social Media Optimization to Understand Your Customer Get Sales

Anatomy of a Social Buyer: Use Social Media Optimization to Understand Your Customer & Get Sales<p>Social media optimization is a known business …

Marketing

Instagram: The YouTube Marketing Platform?

While cross platform marketing is definitely a thing for most brands, that tends to limit itself in scope to certain networks. For instance, Facebook and Twitter, or Twitter and Instagram, or Facebook and Google Plus. A few other networks are left out on their own, treated as separate entities. …

Upload Campaign: Everything You Need to Know About Wearable Technology

Apple Watch. Samsung Gear. Google Glass. Wearables are all the buzz among the tech forward these days. With International CES around the corner, we're certain to hear much more about this emerging technology trend.<p>But will wearable technology really revolutionize our world, or will it remain a fad? …

How To Create Your Social Media Strategy In 4 Easy Steps

<i>“Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort.” – Paul J. Meyer</i><p>Creating and executing a successful social media strategy takes effort. It can be a little daunting starting from the beginning, but I’ve laid out a …

Marketing

One Easy and Cost-Effective Way to Get Inside Your Customers' Heads

<i>This post originally published on AllBusiness.com.</i><p>If you’re putting together a marketing plan for your business and you need market research, …

The Best Fashion Instagrams of the Week: Rihanna’s Non–Met Gala Dress Fittings

Although Rihanna couldn’t make it to this year’s Met Gala (due to work-work-work-work-work obligations), she certainly had her own share of fancy dress fittings: She was tied into Adam Selman’s layered princess sundress, and the singer’s dutiful styling team put the finishing touches on a …

Met Gala

RewardStyle helps influencers make money from social

These days, you can’t swing a bag of cats around without hitting some sort of social influencer. But how do these people make money from their content?<p>RewardStyle, a Dallas-based startup, provides a platform for influencers and bloggers to get paid for all the sales they inspire out of …

How To Turn Your Entire Staff Into A Social Media Army

Word-of-mouth messages from friends and colleagues are almost always better received than blasts from corporate accounts.<p>With 36 million Facebook likes and 10 million Twitter followers, Starbucks has clearly mastered the art of social media. It’s also translated social fans into real revenue: The …

The Mafia isn't like 'The Sopranos' - it's like ISIS, crusading photographer says

<b>Rome (CNN) —</b> "The Godfather" and "The Sopranos" may have romanticized the mob and created a whole genre of gangster movies, but Italian photographer Letizia Battaglia doesn't find the topic all that entertaining.<p>"Americans love 'The Sopranos.' They don't believe the Mafia is like (they see on TV), …

Crime

Free will could all be an illusion, scientists suggest after study shows choice may just be brain tricking itself

Free will might be an illusion created by our brains, scientists might have proved.<p>Humans are convinced that they make conscious choices as they live …

Rosemary really is herb of remembrance, as scent boosts memory by 15 per cent, say scientists

English folklore advises slipping rosemary into the pocket of an errant lover to help them remember their vows, while Ophelia confirmed the herb is ‘for remembrance’ in Shakespeare’s Hamlet.<p>Now scientists have shown that the plant really is linked to better memory.<p>A study of pensioners found that …

6 Inventions That Are Changing the World Right Now

The European Patent Office has identified this year's class of inventions that are shaping the future today.<p>X-rays and magnetic resonance imaging have allowed doctors to glimpse beneath our skin for sometime, but imagine having a real-time view in unprecedented detail to check soft tissues for …

Engineering

Do These 3 Abs Exercises For A Stronger Core

Abs-olutely a great way to get fitter in less than a half hour a day.<p>The important thing, Matheny says, is to complete each day's reps with proper form and control. You're not trying to blow through them as quickly as possible; you're trying to maintain stability and form with every single rep. …

5 Moves For Your Strongest Core Ever

Five moves. Zero equipment. There really is no excuse <i>not</i> to get the strongest, most toned waistline of your life!<p>Muscles worked: Core, back, glutes, …

Yoga

7 foods that can help fight seasonal allergies

Ah, glorious spring. Birds are happily chirping, plants are sprouting, and that mountain of snotty tissues by your desk is growing exponentially—at least if you have allergies. But before you restock your supply of allergy meds and tissues, try rethinking your diet instead. (Take back control of …

Wellness

11 cool online stores for home decor and high design

Don't spend it all in one place<p>In the age of Amazon, shopping for great design online has never been easier. Here, we've rounded up a handful of our favorite sites offering something special when it comes to home decor and design. From handcrafted artisanal chairs to sleek ceramic objects 3D …

How fat cells work and why it’s impossible to “burn” them off

When we think about our weight it’s often tied to how much fat we have in our bodies.<p>But in early 2016, scientists debunked body-mass index (BMI), a calculation of someone’s percentage of body fat based on their height and weight, as a measure (paywall) of overall health. The authors argued that …

Nutrition

Five Quick Exercises You Can Do to Fix Your Hunched Posture

Our necks, shoulders, and backs suffer when we hunch over our keyboards and screens all day. If you’d like to correct your posture, these 30-second …

Meet The Mastermind Behind Kendall and Gigi's Style

You can't scan a fashion website, Instagram or even Snapchat without seeing Monica Rose's work. The LA-based stylist is currently outfitting the most-photographed women in the world—one name girls like Kendall, Gigi, Kim, Khloe, Kylie and Chanel. Not since Rachel Zoe in the mid-aughts has a …

This Mental Trick of Olympic Athletes Can Radically Increase Your Productivity

Top athletes use this simple but powerful technique to perform at their best. So can you.<p>This summer in Rio de Janeiro, we're likely to see awe-inspiring displays of physical prowess. What we're unlikely to see is the mental work that goes into those jaw-dropping accomplishments.<p>Everyone knows that …

Gymnastics

The 12 best hidden features in the new iPhone update

Although Apple is advertising some of the new abilities your phone just received, like a new mode that makes reading easier at night, many of the best tweaks go unadvertised. Often iPhone users have no idea they even exist.<p>After a week of using iOS 9.3, I went through the change log and forums to …

iOS

7 Healthy Easter Egg Recipes

Balance out chocolate Easter eggs with deliciously healthy ones.<p>Easter means lots of tasty chocolate eggs, but that doesn’t mean you can't enjoy …

Meet Yuzu Kosho, the Secret Weapon Condiment Chefs Are Putting On Everything

Chefs confess their undying love (and ways to use) the acidic and spicy all-purpose condiment, yuzu kosho.<p>If you finish every dish, night after night, with a dash of salt and pepper, or red pepper flakes for flare—it's time you met yuzu kosho. The Japanese paste easily made from combining yuzu, …

Pasta with Garlic and Oil

<i>Aglio e Olio</i><p>It pays to use high-quality extra-virgin olive oil in this dish.<p><b>Ingredients</b><p>1 pound spaghetti<br>• Salt<br>• 6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil<br>• 12 …

What to Drink When You're Tired of Drinking

It is late December and we drinkers are tired of being drunk.<p>Even for those who excel at moderation (I… don’t get you), the weight of holiday parties and work events and the extra glass of wine needed to endure the stress of “looking back” and trying to make emotional sense of the past year takes …

Alcohol

Pumpkin Flatbread with Gruyère and Crispy Sage {gluten-free}

Roasted pumpkin, gruyere cheese and fried sage leaves top a crispy gluten-free flatbread that’s a cinch to put together and perfect for holiday …

Virtual Pumpkin Party – Roasted Pumpkin Risotto with Crispy Prosciutto

I'm always fascinated by different food cultures around the world. How an ingredient that is so common in one corner of the world can be almost …