Nick Ahrens

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18 Ways to Improve Your Facebook News Feed Performance

Are you frustrated with Facebook’s frequent changes to the news feed algorithm?<p>Do you feel like you’re being forced to buy ads to reach your audience?<p>…

6 Simple Photo Tools for Creating Social Media Visuals

Are you including images in your social media content? Looking for easy-to-use tools to help you create images for your content strategy? If the idea …

How to Develop a LinkedIn Content Strategy

Shares 3K<p>Do you have a LinkedIn content strategy?<p>Do you want to maximize exposure of your content on LinkedIn?<p>Reach LinkedIn users with professional, …

Xbox One: Digital Home Base for the Living Room

As Microsoft’s new Xbox One game console shows up in homes across the country this holiday season, gamers are high-fiving. But their siblings, …

Living Rooms

Space Monkey Peer-to-Peer Digital Storage System Offers Better Backup

People who back up their digital photos, videos and documents usually do so in one of two places—a giant hard drive in their home, or a giant remote …

Peer-to-peer

101 Almost Free Things to Do With Your Kids This Summer.

Kids

Viral Chart: Nike and Castrol Battle For World Cup Supremacy

Nike, while not an official World Cup sponsor, topped the chart this week with its "Risk Everything" campaign featuring a star-studded cast of …

Van Damme's 'Epic Split' Lands Volvo Trucks Another Top Prize

"Epic Split," Volvo Trucks' online film starring action hero Jean-Claude Van Damme performing a perfect split atop two backwards-moving Volvo Trucks, …

Festivals

Listerine Follows A Day in the Mouth of a Football Fan

If the link between Listerine and the FIFA World Cup isn't obvious, a new global spot for the Johnson & Johnson brand spells it out by showcasing a …

Johnson & Johnson

Would You Buy a Samsung Galaxy Because It Has an Exclusive LeBron James App?

Every weekday, we bring you the <b>Ad Age/iSpot Hot Spots</b>, new and trending TV commercials tracked by iSpot.tv, a company that catalogs, tags and …

Lebron James

Creatives You Should Know 2014

Creativity and Ad Age present our annual roundup of the talent behind the ad world's most innovative work. Read on to find out about the winning pair …

Creativity

How These Six Highly Productive Bloggers Get So Much Done

“Routines are important, but only if you make them your own. Simply copying someone else’s routine probably won’t work.” — Jeff Goins<p>Although I’ve …

The Psychology of Getting Unstuck: How to Overcome the “OK Plateau” of Performance & Personal Growth

<i>“Any sequence of mental action which has been frequently repeated tends to perpetuate itself,”</i> William James wrote in his influential meditation on habit, <i>”so that we find ourselves automatically prompted to think, feel, or do what we have been before accustomed to think, feel, or do, under like</i> …

3 Ways To Get More Out Of Every Single Hour

<i>“Lost time is never found again.” —Benjamin Franklin</i><p>Time is a key resource that we simply cannot replenish. The 24 hours of each day are all we are given—once spent, these hours are lost forever. This means that if you’re struggling to fit all of your priorities and “to-dos” into your day, it’s …

Treat Failure Like a Scientist

I recently had a wonderful conversation with my friend Beck Tench. During our chat, Beck told me about an interesting shift in thinking that occurred …

Self-improvement

How To Reboot A Bad Day In 10 Minutes Or Less

When your day seems like it’s imploding, here are four ways to hit the reset button to clear your mind.<p>We’ve all been there. Your boss schedules an emergency meeting on top of an already jam-packed day. A client calls with a last-minute project. And your new mattress delivery has been rescheduled …

What 10 Things Should You Do Every Day To Improve Your Life?

Chris Pecoraro—Getty Images<p>Sam Edwards—Getty Images/Caiaimage<p>Jetta Productions—Getty Images<p>by nacoki ( MEDIA ARC )—Getty Images/Flickr RF<p>Reza …

Cocaine

Match the Color and Tone of Any Photo with Three Simple Adjustments

The right color balance, contrast, and saturation can make a decent image look amazing, but how do you get the look that you want? If you have a …

The world's largest photo service just made its pictures free to use

Getty Images is betting its business on embeddable photos<p>If you go to the Getty Images website, you'll see millions of images, all watermarked. There are more than a hundred years of photography here, from FDR on the campaign trail to last Sunday's Oscars, all stamped with the same transparent …

The Scam Of Olive Oil, And Its Antidote

Here’s the hard truth: the olive oil in your pantry, the one you bought for its health benefits and for some sliver of the seductive Mediterranean lifestyle, is most likely a scam.<p>A scam, meaning it probably contains less actual olive oil than you’d ever imagine. A scam, meaning it’s likely been …

DGiT Daily - DGiT

The best Google Home commands you can use today<p>Frederick Blichert24 hours ago<p>Looking to get the most out of your new Google Home? Here are some of …

Can Apple help make hearing aids cool?

People wait in long lines and even camp out to get their hands on new Apple devices as soon as they're available. But they drag their feet, sometimes for years, when it comes to purchasing another piece of technology that could greatly improve their lives: hearing aids.<p>Hearing-aid manufacturers and …

This Insane New App Will Allow You To Read Novels In Under 90 Minutes

The reading game is about to change forever. Boston-based software developer Spritz has been in "stealth mode" for three years, tinkering with their …

How to Control a PC in Thin Air

Without hand gestures we’d never be able to wave to friends, fist bump after our team scores or let the driver of the car in front of us know what we …

Apps

Visualizing 15 Years Of Acquisitions By Apple, Google, Yahoo, Amazon, And Facebook

You grow old, you slow down, and you die. That is, unless you can inject some fresh blood. After watching the last generation of tech giants wither or stagnate, today’s juggernauts are relying on acquisitions to keep them young and relevant. Check out the interactive infographic below to compare …

A Rabble-Rouser’s Rules for Writing Kick-Ass Closing Paragraphs - Copyblogger

<i>Phew.</i><p>You’ve nearly finished your blog post.<p>You’ve gathered your most useful tips. You look forward to your readers’ comments. This might be your best …

Content Marketing

Unilever steps up plans to ‘take risks’ with new marketing platforms

en_GB<p>article<p>Mobile World Congress 2014: Unilever has selected seven marketing technology start-ups to invest in as part of its Go Global incubator …

How To Make Your Posts Stand Out on Twitter, Facebook & LinkedIn: The Complete Guide to Social Media Formatting

Social media is a crowded place. You need every competitive advantage possible to stand out.<p>Luckily, giving your social media posts a little …