Ortolana Clare

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9 questions the most interesting people ask to cut through small talk

I remember early in my career, one of my biggest fears walking into a networking event to schmooze or meeting someone for a business lunch was boring the other person to tears in conversation.<p>I didn't want to be the windbag who dragged on forever, so I learned to be brief, to the point, and …

12 Stretches to Help Relieve Tight Shoulders

It’s important that you stretch your shoulders regularly to loosen and strengthen the muscles. Releasing tension in your body can improve your …

How to Build Your Own App If You Don't Know How to Code

<i>In our series</i> Getting It<i>, we’ll give you all you need to know to get started with and excel at a wide range of technology, both on and offline. Here,</i> …

You should be listening to video game soundtracks at work

Productivity studies suggest you can boost your output with the right music.<p>As I write these words, a triumphant horn is erupting in my ear over the rhythmic bowing of violins. In fact, as you read, I would encourage you to listen along—just search “Battlefield One.” I bet you'll focus just a bit …

A Pro Makeup Artist Gave Us A Bunch Of Really Good Tips For Every Skill Level

5 Tips for Running Your Company’s Social Media Program

A quick Google search reveals that there are thousands of people online who want to give you advice about how to run your social media program.<p>They …

Social Media

30 Game Of Thrones Memes That’ll Leave Every Fan In Splits

<i>Game of Thrones</i> is awesome. We just can't seem to stop talking about everything that revolves around the show. Whether it is the unending list of …

Uber is investigating a woman's claim a driver put her in danger while defending his family's slaves

Marissa Johnson didn't anticipate that halfway through her 40-minute trip to the airport, her Uber driver would begin telling her how lucky his …

Burger King

How to rank on the first Google page if you have a low-authority site

The other day I was reviewing an archive of my client’s SEO articles and their rankings. A whole lot of articles didn’t even make the top-30 positions because the competition had much higher DA ranks.<p>Since we were syndicating more newsworthy content to high-profile publications likes Forbes, …

Marketing

These Foundations Were Made For Oily Skin

More often than not, using a matte foundation means shine-free, long-wear full coverage all day long. But settling on the right base that does it all …

Oily Skin

How Content Writing Ruined my Creativity and What I did to Get it Back

15 years ago, I could write essays, creative short stories, poems as easily as reading a book. I had so much to express and emotions were so strong …

All Extremely Happy People Give Up These 17 Behaviors

You have the power to decide how you want to live.<p>Happiness is something that all people want. People spend billions of dollars each year trying to buy material items that are supposed to make them feel fulfilled, only to discover that, once purchased, the goods lose their appeal. Happiness, it …

Happiness

On Page SEO: 21 Point Checklist to Perfectly Optimize Your Website

On Page SEO is most important & essential part of SEO process. What I love about it is you can control all the factors in it & optimize website pages.<p>…

Woman Creates Pigeon-Shaped Shoes in Attempt to Get Close to Real Pigeons

A DIY master from Tokyo, Japan, recently conquered the internet with a very unusual project. She set out to turn a pair of cheap high-heel shoes into …

Makeup Artist Creates Gruesome Special FX That Will Make You Grin

Makeup fx artists usually focus on one genre or style, choosing to create pieces that are either horror, fantasy, or sci-fi inspired, but they all …

Makeup

13 New TV Shows You Won't Want to Miss This Summer

<i>Don't forget to check out the Best TV Shows of 2017 (So Far).</i><p>Recommended Video<p>Entertainment<p>Behold The Super Bowl For Cat Lovers<p>Watch More<p>Just when …

Genetically-Modified Pink Pineapples Are Coming to a Grocery Store Near You

Thanks to genetic engineering, pink pineapple isn’t just a product of Photoshop, anymore. It’s an actual product and it’s coming to a grocery store …

Costa Rica

2 Mascara Hacks That Will Completely Change Your Lash Game

Although clumpy lashes have had their moment on the runway time and time again, the mod look isn't everyone's cup of tea. Most people do whatever they can to avoid them. We're even heard of people separating clumps with a needle. Eek. In the latest video in our Beauty Hacks video series, we have a …

Makeup

How to Find Hawaii's Secret Beaches

Perfect white-sand beaches exist all over Hawaii, but many are filled with sand castles, surfers, beach towels, and oceanfront resorts. Get ready to wander a little off the beaten path on your way to these six blissfully empty beaches.<p>Kanaio Beach, Maui<p>The Hoapili Trail starts at a parking area at …

7 Google hacks to use on your next vacation

Just a few days before embarking on a road trip through Northern Spain, my brother (who does not work for Google, but is a computer nerd), informed …

Google Maps

5 Reasons To Visit Hawaii Right Now

There’s more to the islands than Instagram-worthy views.<p><i>For</i> Condé Nast Traveler, by Caitlin Morton.<p>Few places in the world inspire as much sheet wanderlust as the islands of Hawaii. Home to eight national parks, 400-plus beaches, and countless scenic hikes, the state is a goldmine of staggering …

Sweden Has Listed The Entire Country On Airbnb

In Sweden there’s a constitutional right they call <i>allemansrätten</i>. It’s a national concept of “freedom to roam” that allows anyone the right to access, walk, cycle, or camp on any land (the only exceptions being private residences, as well as gardens and lands under cultivation). To get the rest of …

National Parks

The Polaroid Pop prints 3-inch photos and has a 20-megapixel sensor

The zombie brand rides again<p>The Polaroid brand has been licensed to CES gadgets for years now, and so of course it’s back again this year on another new camera that mashes up digital and physical photography. It’s called the Polaroid Pop, and it shoots (and prints!) 3-inch by 4-inch instant photos …

9 Low-Carb One-Pan Recipes Under 400 Calories

Healthy Eating

Unicorn Macarons Are The Most Magical Dessert Ever

We all love macarons, and we all love unicorns, right? Well, the universe has come together in A Union of Awesome to create you got it - Unicorn …

Animal Shelter Tries To Make Hilarious Low-Budget Cat Commercial, It Goes Viral Beyond Their Expectations

Furkids animal shelter’s hilarious ‘Kitty Kommercial’ is going viral, and it proves you don’t need a high-budget to produce a masterpiece! The rescue …

How Getting Hit by Lightning Changed a Woman's Synesthesia

Head trauma made her see strange colors, even ones that are “not even real."<p>By age 20, AB had suffered four concussions, gotten viral meningitis, and been struck by lightning. “She’s unofficially the unluckiest girl alive,” says Kevin Mitchell, a neurogeneticist at Trinity College Dublin, who …

Krampus (2015) | Movie Review

Movies and Trailers Reviews<p>You better not pout, you better not cry, you better not shout I'm telling you why~<p>Merry Christmas!<p>Hope everyone is having …

Godzilla Resurgence (2016) | Movie Review

Movies and Trailers Reviews<p>I know this movie has been out for a while, but I've been putting off watching it.<p>I also haven't been able to find a place …