Michele Karaa

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This Former Monk Explains Why You're Tackling Mindfulness All Wrong

Why you're doing mindfulness all wrong.<p>If you're up-to-date on your buzzwords, then you'll know that mindfulness is the new black.<p>It seems that everyone has their own idea of what it means to be mindful. Apps like Headspace, Smiling Mind and iMindfulness promise to help you center yourself, clear …

Mindfulness

5 Far-Flung Destinations That Won’t Break The Bank

Live like a queen on a beer budget<p>If you're reading this article, chances are you're sitting at home, wishing that instead of wherever you are, you were, well, anywhere else. If your mind is drifting toward the sound of ocean waves slowly crashing, the hum of quick bargaining at a bustling market, …

Angkor Wat

Here’s How We Can All Become SEO Enablers

[Estimated read time: 23 minutes]<p>A number of years ago I sat in on a webinar that covered behaviors of great SEOs, a topic that really intrigued me …

A Giant List Of Epic Destinations For Anyone Who Lives To Travel

Pack your bags.<p>There's a big world out there, and no shortage of incredible destinations to explore. So it's only natural that choosing where to visit can be hugely intimidating. Thankfully, we've got you covered with lists on lists of epic spots to sift through. Check 'em out!<p><i>Note: Some of these</i> …

9 Mental Habits That Can Make You Feel Bitter

Over the course of our lives, we run across all types of people—and the fact that we're prone to classifying them as "types" shows just how much we …

3 Meditation Methods for those who Insist They “Can’t” Meditate.

It’s no surprise to those that meditate that meditation might just be the lynchpin to success in solving some major problems of the mind.<p>Even beyond …

Why Every Marketer Should Be Thinking About VR

By Heike Young<p>Google, Apple, and Facebook are making major investments in VR. Are you?<p>This week on the Marketing Cloudcast—the marketing podcast from …

Virtual Reality

10 Must-Know Facebook Ads Tips & Features

It’s no secret that paid social is drastically on the rise. Social advertising spend jumped 50% year-over-year in the last quarter of 2015. Social …

AdWords

Social Listening: What it is, Why You Should Care, and How to Do it Well

Imagine the powerful business insights you could gain from an organic form of market research where the focus group was made up entirely of people …

The 10 Habits of Highly Effective Millennial Marketers

Millennials are probably the most researched generation in marketing history. In fact, a simple Google search for "Marketing to Millennials" yields over 17 million search results, more than twice the results for "Marketing to Baby Boomers" (8 mil. search results) and nearly 9 times more than the …

4 Ways A Documented Content Strategy Can Improve Your SEO

Inbound marketing is growing in popularity for its unique ability to focus marketing efforts on a specific, ready-to-buy target audience at a …

How To Set Up An Influencer Marketing Campaign

Our mind is like a sponge. We take in bits from every conversation, online and offline, to help form opinions and guide our purchasing decisions.<p>Some …

Marketing

A regular guy's guide to improving your life with simple mindfulness habits

These range from the mental (daily meditation) to the physical (no zero workout days), the predictable (quitting TV) to the bizarre (Wim Hof breathing and cold water methods).<p>Many focused on mindfulness - being more present, more aware, and more objective.<p>I wanted to identify which behaviors and …

The ‘Squat Jackup’ May Be Your New Favorite Cardio Workout

This 3-exercise bodyweight flow will burn a ton of calories and help you get in great shape<p>Whether you’re stuck inside, you’re on the road, or you absolutely can’t stand pounding the pavement, you’ll love this no-run cardio complex.<p><i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director calls it the “squat jackup,” and it …

The Miracle Skin Care Vitamin You’re Probably Not Using

Niacinamide: It’s an ingredient that you’ve probably seen lurking around many of product labels. And, while it may sound like chemistry soup, …

14 books that inspired Steve Jobs

Because, Steve Jobs said while introducing the iPad, the Mac maker was never just a tech company.<p>"The reason that Apple is able to create products like the iPad is because we've always tried to be at the intersection of technology and the liberal arts," he said.<p>Jobs' lifelong interest in the …

Literature

8 Thigh Exercises Trainers Swear By

Your thighs, no matter their size, are beautiful. But keeping them strong and toned is vital for everything from walking around every day to maintaining a healthy weight without killing yourself over every damn calorie.<p>"The more you work large muscle groups like the legs, the more calories you burn …

The 10 things in advertising you need to know today

<b>1. Google is aping two features advertisers love about Facebook.</b> It has announced Custom Match, similar to Facebook's Custom Audiences, and launched Universal App campaigns in a bid to take on Facebook in the app install ad space.<p><b>2. Facebook has confirmed it is allowing advertisers to buy video on</b> …

The 12 countries you must visit - by the man who's seen them all

A List of Books that May Change your Life

I started off 2015 with a 10-day silent Vipassana meditation course, one of the hardest things I’ve ever chosen to do. I wasn’t a meditator. I had …

Flatten Your Belly with This Killer Ab Workout

Get a tight stomach in just six weeks without doing a single crunch. This may be the easiest workout we've ever printed<p>Get ready to whip off your cover-up: This workout, created exclusively for <i>Women's Health</i> by Rachel Cosgrove, C.S.C.S., owner of Results Fitness in Newhall, California, combines …

The Once-A-Week, All-You-Need Abs Workout

Well, hello, crop top.<p>It's been well established that the best strength-training programs allow for some days of rest in between workouts—yet some experts say you should do abs workouts every day. That approach works if you are interested in improving the muscular endurance of your ab muscles. The …

18 Ways to Maximize Your Workout and Lose Weight Faster

No more wasting time at the gym.<p>Ask any runner who's naturally slim: There are a bazillion reasons to exercise that have nothing to do with losing weight. But if weight loss is your main motivator, make sure every minute of exercise counts with these tricks to burn more calories during exercise:<p><b>1.</b> …

International Luxury Hotels & Resorts

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13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do

We often hear advice like, "Think positive and good things will happen," or "Try your hardest and eventually things will work out." While these words of wisdom certainly have merit, what may seem like well meaning suggestions won't help you reach your goals if you're simultaneously engaging in …

Why Millennials Engage With Brands on Social Media

Some 84% of Millennials who have liked companies on Facebook say doing so is a way to show their support for the brand, according to recent research …

Top 10 Marketing Books of 2014

Every entrepreneur should read these groundbreaking books on how to market yourself, your product, and your company.<p>My previous posts have identified the Top 10 Business Books of 2014 and the 7 Most Thought-Provoking Books of 2014. In this post, I turn to marketing, where it's been a <i>very</i> good year, …

Marketing