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12 Blog Monetization Strategies Used To Make $124,074

To become the kind of blogger that makes more money in one month than your parents did in an entire year, it takes more than just quality content.<p>It …

27 Incredibly Fun And Creative Ways To Transform Ikea Products

Freshen up your Frosta and give your Micke a makeover.

Crafting

7 Delectable Desserts That Inspire 'Oohs' and 'Aahs'

We eat first with our eyes, so these impressive-looking desserts will get people talking.<p><b>1. Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie</b><p>Just mention chocolate and peanut butter and people will swoon. This tart -- with a chocolate crust, creamy peanut butter filling and chocolate ganache topping -- lives up to the …

The 'Man Who Flies For Free' says these are the 3 best websites for airline deals

Keyes has become so gifted at landing supercheap tickets and getting the most out of his frequent-flier miles that he has booked an epic world trip that spans 13 countries, 20,000 miles, and 21 flights — all free.<p>He told Business Insider his process was a "labor of love" and that he enjoyed finding …

The 6 Best Marketing Ideas I Have Ever Heard | Inc.com

You never know what you are going to be asked when you go around the country flogging a book. My favorite question thus far: "What are the best marketing ideas you have ever heard?"<p>My response:<p>1. 50 isn't fatal.<p>I always liked the answer attributed to Willie Sutton when he was asked why he robbed …

Marketing

14 DIY wall art projects for people who can't paint

You don't have to be Rembrandt to be an artist. Everyone has a creative side, even if you're not a master painter.<p>Anyone can find a pretty piece of …

50 Must-Read Personal Development Bloggers That’ll Change Your Life

Tired of reading the same blogs over and over? Looking for fresh articles to read? A new angle on your favorite personal development topics? I got …

Middle School

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 …

This New Ad Format Helps Brands Insert Your Social Media Photos Into Facebook Ads

Brands already incorporate social media photos from consumers into their next big advertising campaigns. Now, there's a new way for them to promote …

What Kids Learn From Travel

Our family Christmases can be a little unconventional -- once we took our 2-year-old son to South Africa. Some of my friends gave me a hard time. They said I gave myself a safari holiday while my son was too young to protest instead of giving him a tree and a stocking.<p>For his third birthday, …

The Impact of Dark Social in Travel Marketing

In this digital era, what would you say is the estimated percentage of word of mouth taking place online? As shocking as this may sound, recent …

Marketing

7 Ways to Change Your Attitude When You Can’t Change Anything Else

<i>Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.</i><p>Sometimes changing your circumstances isn’t possible – or simply not possible soon enough. You …

DIY: How to make an awesome wall collage using your Instagram photos!

<i>DIY, short for "do it yourself", is a weekly column where I roll up my sleeves and go over everything and anything from field-stripped and fixing</i> …

The 10 Things In Advertising You Need To Know Today

<b>1. There's been lots of furor over The Sun apparently dropping, then reinstating, topless models on Page 3 this week.</b> So we asked Sun readers whether they wanted the 44-year tradition to stay in the paper.<p><b>2. Rihanna has won a legal battle over Topshop.</b> The dispute was over the retailer selling a …

How Successful People Handle Toxic People & 12 other articles you missed last week | Inc.com

Toxic people in business and life can be very dangerous. Last week, Travis Bradberry made some interesting points on how to deal with them. Here's Travis Bradberry's article and 12 other awesome articles you missed last week.<p><i>Learn how to click with people instantly. It is the secret to better</i> …

Self-improvement

These 36 questions can make you 'fall in love with anyone'

A simple test claims to be able to make two people fall head-over-heels in love, by helping them seem vulnerable to each other. Why not give it a try?<p>The path to true love just got a whole lot smoother.<p>The key? To ask someone the 36 questions below - and answer them yourself. Doing this, …

Relationships

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of SEO

<i>Matthew Capala is the author of “Away with the Average,” an NYU Professor, and Founder of SearchDecoder.com. This adapted excerpt comes from Matthew’s latest book, “SEO Like I’m 5.“</i><p>“80 percent of success is showing up,” Woody Allen famously said about life. Marketing in 2014 is not much different. …

Fat-melting yoga moves you can do at home

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10 Tips From a Buddhist Monk on Living a Fulfilled Life

Is there any doubt that people are searching for happiness in the wrong places?<p>Reaching a fulfilled lifestyle is much more than just a beautiful home …

The Art of Persuasion: 10 Brain Hacks to Leverage in Business and Life

Image Credit: Pixabay.<p>If you throw a frog into boiling water, it'll jump straight out. However, if it's placed in cold water and the temperature gradually increased, it'll be found dead without any attempt to escape. We've all experienced that subtle death.<p>Neuromarketing takes advantage of that …

Mediterranean diet: 7 easy ways to do it right

The Mediterranean Diet is an amazing eating plan, according to loads of scientific evidence. It's recommended for longevity, weight loss, stopping heart disease and diabetes, and more — the message is clear about the real-life benefits of going Mediterranean in your diet.<p>But what exactly is it?<p>The …

The Startup Businesses Built Around the Airbnb Ecosystem

Airbnb, most recently valued at $13 billion, has created an ecosystem of startups looking to cash in on the company’s success by offering services to …

15 Free Online Learning Sites Every Entrepreneur Should Visit

Being a successful entrepreneur means you have to wear a lot of hats, especially when your company is just starting out and you don’t have enough employees to cover all the areas you need.<p>Learning the new skills necessary to start a new business can be expensive, but fortunately the initiative for …

25 Ways to DIY a Dreamy Baby Room

When you saw the first sonogram, your heart melted. Everything changed when you became a parent, including a newfound love for everything baby and a to-do list that would realistically take longer than nine months to complete. Now that you’ve shared the big news, nailed <i>the</i> perfect name and filled …

21 Genius Hacks for Fixing Ruined Clothes

From the editors of Cosmopolitan.com, easy tricks for salvaging those damaged goods you just can't seem to part with.<p><b>1.</b> <b>Stop your sweaters from shedding by sticking them in the freezer overnight.</b><p>If you have a cashmere or wool sweater that won't stop shedding, toss it in the freezer before each …

Five nighttime routines of successful entrepreneurs

The fascination with entrepreneurial productivity is endless – just look at the waves of books published each year to the ongoing obsession with finding ways to wake up earlier each day. But it's not just optimizing your morning routine or the approach to structuring your work day that's important. …

10 Things You Didn't Know Your Microwave Could Do

It goes way beyond just heating up your food.<p><b>1. Give your plants a boost</b>Sterilize soil for growing seedlings by heating it up in the microwave first. Colorado State University horticulturist Laura Pottorff suggests filling plastic containers with a thin layer of soil and microwaving them for 90 …

8 ways your microwave can help you lose weight (plus a healthy mug cake recipe!)

You probably love your microwave because it slashes the time it takes for most cooking tasks. But did you know that it’s also an effective ally for weight loss? If it sounds too good to be true, check out these ways your microwave can help you consume fewer calories, keep control over portions and …

44 Best Mobile Apps and Tools for Social Media Marketers

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>You get a ton done when you’re at your computer, speeding away on the day’s social media strategy.<p>Might there be a way to wring some productivity when you’re away from your desk?<p>Mobile apps and tools can make it so a marketer’s entire day is filled …

10 Cozy Fall Breakfast Recipes

Cooler temperatures and falling leaves mean it's time to turn on your oven and bake something delicious. Try these cozy breakfast recipes made from all your favorite fall ingredients -- apples, pumpkin, sweet potatoes, oats, pecans and more.<p><b>1. Amish-Style Baked Oatmeal with Apples, Walnuts & Raisins</b><p>…