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The top 10 wearables you can buy right now

This year's CES was awash in wearables and while many of them took the form of wrist-worn fitness trackers and smartwatches, the genre has expanded beyond the basics. While some iOS users may be holding out for the Apple Watch in April, there's still a great selection of cross-platform devices …

Wearable Tech

How to Get Your Facebook Posts Noticed in the News Feed

Are your Facebook posts going unnoticed in Facebook’s news feed?<p>Are you wondering how to get more people to pay attention?<p>Sharing updates that speak …

How to Increase Your Instagram Visibility: 5 Tips

Do you want more people to notice you on Instagram?<p>Have you looked at how other brands are increasing their Instagram visibility?<p>With the right …

3 Steps to Promote Your Blog on Pinterest and Facebook

Would you like to drive more traffic to your blog from Facebook or Pinterest?<p>Are you optimizing your blog posts for social shares?<p>Using your blog, …

Social Media

3 Tools to Create a Social Media Hub

Are you using user-generated content in real-time?<p>Do you want to display all of your social media updates in one place?<p>Streaming social updates to a …

Tips from 13 Experts on How to Use Hashtags on Facebook

We all know Facebook has hashtags -- but should they be part of your Facebook marketing strategy?<p>I asked 13 experts for their opinions on this.<p>Before …

A Scientific Guide to Writing Great Tweets: How To Get More Clicks, Retweets and Reach

Last week Buffer had the great pleasure of co-hosting a webinar with Twitter (yes, THAT Twitter!)<p>During the webinar, I talked with Jimmy Hang of …

Social Media

15 Resources to Create Images for Social Media

Do you post images on social media?<p>Would you like to create attractive images to share?<p>When creating images for social media, quality makes a …

5 Ways to Make Shareable Images That Drive Traffic

Are you sharing compelling images across social networks?<p>Do you want more engagement and traffic from your efforts?<p>If you’re not regularly sharing …

How to Launch Anything Online | JUST™ Creative

<i>This article has been contributed by Zach Kitschke.</i><p>For the weeks leading up to Canva’s launch, we had a big television screen set up in the office …

6 Ways to Use Pinterest to Promote Your Brand

Have you ignored Pinterest because you think your brand isn’t a fit?<p>Every brand has a story to tell and visual content can help you tell it.<p>Sharing …

6 Ways to Get Your Tweets Noticed

Do people pay attention to your tweets?<p>Are you customizing your tweets for maximum attention?<p>About 500 million tweets are sent every day. That’s …

7 Must-Have Networking Apps to Boost Your Social Media Marketing

Do you want to build strong relationships around your brand?<p>Are you using networking apps to connect online?<p>Networking with the right people can make …

How to Get Started With Social Media Marketing

Do you need a beginner’s guide to social media marketing?<p>Looking for something to help you get started with social media?<p>Social media is a …

Pain Relief Lotion Bars Recipe

Lotion bars are one of my favorite natural beauty recipes to make. They are a simple way to moisturize and nourish the skin and they can be easily …

All-Natural Chest Vapor Rub Recipe

Ugh, it’s cold and flu season. I have a rotten cold, which is why I haven’t been around as much as usual. I suppose it’s not a terrible time of year …

This DIY Pain Relief Cream Soothes All Your Aches and Pains

For the past few days, I’ve been making decorations for an upcoming church event. One of the decorations I’ve been working on is balloon flowers, …

This Is The Secret To Better Sleep (And Softer Feet, Too!)

Over the past several years I’ve had a lot of trouble sleeping. It seems as though if I’m not having trouble falling asleep, I’m having trouble …

19 Ridiculously Easy Mugs Of Overnight Oats

For people who don't have time to make breakfast in the morning. So, like, everyone.<p>Overnight oats are similar to oatmeal except thicker, fluffier, and served cold. You make them by soaking raw rolled oats in liquid — usually milk or soy milk — overnight in the fridge. A basic recipe for overnight …

Breakfast

Almond-Cranberry Quinoa Cookies

Makes about 2 dozen<p>These cookies are also delicious made with dried cherries instead of cranberries.<p>January 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 1/2 cups white whole wheat flour<p>1 teaspoon kosher salt<p>1/2 teaspoon baking powder<p>1/2 teaspoon baking soda<p>1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature<p>1/4 cup …

Recipes

Morning Glory Oats

I’ve been battling a cold for the last few days and I must say… I’m a complete baby. It’s ridiculous that a little fever and a stuffed nose have me …

Best Ever Chocolate Oatmeal No-Bake Bars {Clean-Eating}

So, I saw this recipe on Pinterest and immediately knew I wanted to try it. But I took awhile to get around to it.<p>However, the other day, my friend …

Good-For-You Peanut Butter Freezer Fudge

Peanut Butter Freezer Fudge<p>1 cup natural peanut butter<br>• 4 Tablespoons coconut oil<br>• 1 1/2 Tablespoons maple syrup<br>• 4 ounces quality dark chocolate (I used …

Creative Watermarking - How to Integrate Your Signature into Your Photos

Watermarking is a topic that many photographers are quite passionate about. It seems to be a viable way of protecting your images from online theft, …

How to Take a Picture of a Single, Ultra-Magnified Snow Flake

You—yes, you!—can help prove that no two flurries are alike. All you need is a good camera, a plastic bag, and some tape.<p>No two snowflakes are alike, they say. And yet: We rarely get proof of that. Our eyes perceive snow not as individual, idiosyncratic crystals ... but rather as uniformly fluffy …

16 Sinful Hot Chocolate Recipes You Have to Try

We know it’s hard to put down your pumpkin spiced latte in favor of any other warm winter drink. But that will get a whole lot easier once you read these 16 absolutely sinful hot chocolate recipes. Looks like its time to start stocking up on marshmallows! ;)<p>1. French Vanilla Hot Chocolate: French …

Dessert

How to Photograph Snowflakes—With a Really Cheap Camera

A morning tip for today. And probably tomorrow, too.<p><b>Somehow,</b> Russian photographer Alexey Kljatov, whose Flickr is well worth your time, takes absolutely beautiful of snowflakes, a subject notoriously hard to capture. And he does it with a two-hundred-buck auto-zoom camera. Meaning that, yep, with a …