Nancy Parker

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30 Days of Spring Cleaning Tips for a Sparkling Home

It's time to pull on your gloves and get to work.<p>Give all your home's trouble spots a quick refresh with these pro tips.

The Hidden Costs Behind Doritos’ Popular Super Bowl Ads

Super Bowl season is here, and companies across the board are expected to spend big on memorable ads that promise to lock in more consumers. During …

The Morning Routine Experts Recommend for Peak Productivity

What’s the best way to start your day so that you really get things done?<p>Laura Vanderkam studied the schedules of high-achievers. What did she find? …

"A Drunk Mind Speaks A Sober Heart." Really?

"A drunk mind speaks a sober heart" is a saying often attributed to French Enlightenment philosopher Jean-Jaques Rousseau, himself quite a drunk. The …

Alcohol

Han Solo Shot First

The surprising significance of past tense, present tense, and everything in between on Wikipedia<p>Time bends on the outer rim of the Wikiverse. Visit the Luke Skywalker entry on Wikipedia, and you’ll find his adventures described in the present tense, a tacit acknowledgment that his story is a …

Han Solo

Why Your Websites And Email Newsletters Will Always Beat Facebook Pages

Where should you focus your online marketing efforts during 2015? In previous year’s campaigns on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites would have been high up on the priority list. Thanks to new policies and a need to maximise their own revenue, everyone should be wary of handing over …

Marketing

175+ Beautiful Designer Bedrooms to Inspire You

These cozy escapes will make you want to bliss out on all the bedding.<p>It can often be the forgotten room in your home because no one else sees it — but it should be the exact opposite, because it's the one space where you get to <i>recharge</i>. With over 175 different styles, there's an idea for everyone …

How a Classic Color Combination Got a Bold Update

Bold, uncomplicated, livable — and it's pretty.<p>Bold, uncomplicated, livable — and it's pretty. Robert Couturier mixed patterns with a blue and white palette to update a Naples, Florida, house.

9 Ways To Make Your Home Look Expensive

New York-based home stager, Cheryl Eisen, shares her best ideas for creating stylish interiors. After years of designing spaces for high-end real estate companies, she's spilling the beans on how you can spruce up your home decor without draining your wal<p>New York-based home stager, Cheryl Eisen, …

The Hobbit: How the 'clomping foot of nerdism' destroyed Tolkien's dream - and the fantasy genre

It's one of the great literary tragedies of our age that Lord of the Rings, not its sprightlier prequel, served as the blueprint for modern fantasy<p>Lord of the Rings is rubbish. It’s a gigantic, sprawling trek of boring asides to even more boring battles, flecked like mouldy bread with tedious …

The Comic-Book Guys Quivering in Fear of Cosplay

The backlash against fans—especially women—who dress up might speak to some gender anxiety on the part of nerddom's gatekeepers.<p>You wouldn't think that folks dressing up in Sailor Moon costumes would strike fear into grown adults. And yet, for many in the comics industry, cosplay—“costume play”— …

What Teachers Need to Know about Critical Thinking Vs Creative Thinking

December 7, 2014<p>When it comes to differentiating critical thinking from creative thinking, things get a little bit blurry as there is no consensus as …

Creativity

Kindle Publishing Secrets (Fiction): Start Short, Go Long

Do you really want to write a novel, or just a short story? In the past, you had no choice. However, today writers make self-publishing harder than …

Christmas: home-made treats that make perfect presents

Give a little more of yourself this Christmas with these recipes for home-made treats, from fudge to biscuits<p>Christmas is definitely coming and the geese will be pretty well fattened by now. This year I’ve decided to attempt to make a lot of my presents myself. My two small boys probably won’t let …

Dessert

Why PR is embracing the PESO model

<i>This article is part of SWOT Team, a new series on Mashable that features insights from leaders in marketing, brand-building and public …

Public Relations

Scientists Warn About Bias In The Facebook And Twitter Data Used In Millions Of Studies

Social media like Facebook and Twitter are far too biased to be used blindly by social science researchers, two computer scientists have warned.<p>Writing in today’s issue of <i>Science</i>, Carnegie Mellon’s Juergen Pfeffer and McGill’s Derek Ruths have warned that scientists are treating the wealth of data …

3 Marketing Tactics You Need for 2015

As the end of the year approaches, it’s time for marketers to establish 2015 goals and objectives. <b>The marketing space is changing so it is important</b> …

Marketing

Behind Tomb Connected to Alexander the Great, Intrigue Worthy of "Game of Thrones"

As archaeologists dig deeper into the burial mound, ancient sources tell a tale of family drama and palace intrigue.<p>Suspense is rising as archaeologists sift for clues to the identity of the person buried with pomp and circumstance in the mysterious Amphipolis tomb in what is now northern Greece. …

Ancient History

Just Thinking: 12 Apologetics Quotes

<i>[As a Muslim], I began to try to knock the faith out of people whether they were Hindus, Buddhists, Christians, Jews. It didn’t matter to me. But</i> …

8 Advanced Webmaster Tools You Should Be Using for Better SEO

Entrepreneur and Online Marketing Expert<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Google Webmaster Tools (GWT) is one of the most powerful resources in an online marketer’s toolbox -- especially when it comes to SEO. Most of us know how to get around in GWT, and are familiar with …

Is the Pope Right About the World?

We're living at a far more equal, peaceful, and prosperous time than the pontiff acknowledges.<p>It’s official: 2013 has been the Year of the Pope. The latest evidence? <i>Time</i> has named Francis its Person of the Year, noting that the pontiff, during his first nine months in office, “has placed himself at …