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Starbucks® Pumpkin Bread Recipe

"A thick slice of moist pumpkin bread Starbucks®-style is the perfect companion for your morning cup of joe! Many other pumpkin bread recipes produce …

Dessert

Prepare to Fall In Love With This White Colonial Revival in Oak Hill, Tennessee

Holly Williams—Nashville shop owner, musician, and the granddaughter and daughter of the famous Hanks—invites us into her home and shows off her …

Whiskey

12 Living Room Rug Ideas That Will Change Everything

We’re always interested in easy ways to rev up living room decor. If you can only add one item to make a big impact in your space, an area rug is an …

Home Decorating

This Cult-Favorite Sponge Has a Hidden Feature

I first discovered the Scrub Daddy when I wrote a post about the top-rated cleaning tools on Amazon. (You might have seen it first on Shark Tank—it's …

Cleaning

How to Make Couch Cushions Firmer

credit: Goodshoot RF/Goodshoot/Getty Images<p>When it comes to cushion comfort, the plumper the better.<p>Measure the Cushion and Purchase Materials<p>Step …

How to Write Attention-Grabbing Promo Copy for Books [Book Marketing 101]

The publishing marketplace is flooded with thousands of new titles every single day, and readers are inundated with offers, messages, pictures, and …

Writing

Resources for Self-Publishing – The Writing Cooperative

I’ve been doing this whole indie writer thing for a few years now, and during that time, I’ve been asked a lot about what kind of resources I use to …

Writing

Creating An Explainer Video? Follow These 12 Tips From The Pros

Video content is at the top of the priority list for many modern brands, and it’s not hard to see why. Visuals are always more engaging than plain text, and a video can communicate much more information than a still photo can. Most importantly, a well-executed video is highly shareable: 92% of …

Marketing

Your Weekend Project: Deep-Clean Your Dishwasher

<b>Step 4:</b> Replace the parts you removed and run your machine using nothing but vinegar.<p><b>Important note!</b> Never mix vinegar with bleach when cleaning your …

Cleaning

Cut Your Hiring Time in Half With This Simple Technique

Use employee referrals to circumvent poor hires, lower hiring costs, and retain your existing team.<p>Ask any business owner what the hardest part of running a company is, and the answer is always the same: hiring and retaining excellent talent.<p>My company's growing fast, which also means we're in …

Human Resources

8 Exciting Things I Learned From Launching an Amazon Bestseller

…It’s Easier To Do Than You Might ThinkHey Medium! I spent the summer publishing my book. What have you been up to?I’ve had a lot of people reach out …

Writing

Infographic: The best words to grab audience attention online

Content might be king, but a well-written headline can be the crown jewel of your online marketing.<p>Whether you are posting industry insights on your …

Marketing

Why were people thinner in the 1970s?

On July 26, <i>Guardian</i> columnist George Monbiot tweeted a photo of people on Brighton Beach in 1976, with the comment:<p>In this photo, from 1976, almost …

Will Power

The 10 Most Common Plumbing Mistakes DIYers Make

You can fix most household plumbing repairs and even update plumbing fixtures with just a few special tools and a little elbow grease. The work isn’t …

Home Improvement

Billionaire Ray Dalio: Quit these 4 bad habits to start actually achieving your goals

Finding a fulfilling career can sometimes feel impossible. More than half of U.S. workers don't feel engaged at their jobs according to a 2017 report …

Bridgewater Associates

When Presenting, Speak Slowly and Use Simple Words

You might have a great idea or exciting results to share, but if you don’t deliver your message with confidence, it will fall flat. To look confident when you’re speaking to an audience, pace your talking speed. Speak a little slower than you think you need to. Pay particular attention to speed if …

Public Speaking

The Most Beautiful Abandoned Places In The World

They're hauntingly stunning.<p>There's something simultaneously eerie and beautiful about abandoned places. You almost feel voyeuristic in a sense—like you're witnessing a very intimate piece of someone else's life. Though abandoned buildings and towns can often turn decrepit, the following spots, …

Abandoned Buildings

Bill Gates Noticed a Global Economy Trend That No One Is Paying Enough Attention To

Forty years ago, Bill Gates co-founded Microsoft and kick-started a new era where software and the internet overpower machines. Thanks to the …

Bill Gates

The One Thing You Should Keep in Your Car This Winter

A little spray bottle filled with this mixture will get you on the road much quicker after a snowfall all winter long.<p>Sick of freezing your tail off …

Freezing Rain

6 Things Great Speakers Always Do: A TEDx Organizer Shares the Secrets of Becoming a TEDx Speaker

Tips from TEDx Executive Producer Tricia Brouk for how to become a better speaker... and how you can someday give your own TED Talk.<p>We all want to be better speakers. Maybe, in our secret heart of hearts, we'd like to give a TED Talk. Maybe we'd like to be a TEDx speaker.<p>So I asked an expert for …

Public Speaking

Joe Jonas’s Massive LA Farmhouse Is On The Market For $4.25M And It’s Sick

Don't waste time with a masterpiece. ♫<p>In case you couldn't tell based on the way he dresses, Joe Jonas has some serious style, and that doesn't stop at his clothing. His massive farmhouse at 14755 Sutton Street in Sherman Oaks, California, is the perfect example of the DNCE vocalist's inner …

Sherman Oaks

This Mundane Task Is Probably the Key to Your Business Growth

Bookkeeping should be updated and analyzed on a constant basis to help with growth.<p>When the topic of bookkeeping comes up, you probably figure that it's something that can wait until later. You know that accounting is important, but there just aren't enough hours in a day to manage the books on top …

Small Business

9 Things You Should Do to Your Home Before Fall Starts

Only read this if you're interested in saving money this fall and winter.<p>I wish the only thing you needed to prep your home for fall is to light a bunch of pumpkin spice candles. While yes, that <i>is</i> a crucial part of getting ready for the change of seasons, there are more important (and not exactly …

Home Improvement

15 fitness 'tips' that are doing more harm than good

When even researchers seem conflicted about exercise subjects ranging from the amount of time we're supposed to dedicate to exercise to the proper time for a workout, it can be tough to feel motivated enough to get moving.<p>Because there's so much conflicting advice about health and fitness out …

Exercise

Instead of Complaining About a Colleague, Talk to Them

Let’s be honest: Sometimes complaining about a coworker feels good. But although it helps you release pent-up emotions, venting is a sideways move. In other words, we usually complain to a friend or colleague — and we rarely confront the person we’re complaining about. So the next time you want to …

Self-help

Top 10 Toxic and Dangerous Foods Your Dog Should Never Eat

As you’re eating food, is it hard for you to resist sharing with your dog? We have compiled a list of food we humans like to eat, but shouldn’t be …

Nutrition

Automatically Create Website Citations For a Bibliography With This Chrome Extension

When I was in college, my least favorite part of writing research papers was figuring out how to write the bibliography. Citing sources is tedious …

Writing

Expiration dates are a sham. Here's the best way to tell if a food has gone bad.

The best way to tell whether a food is still good to eat isn't necessarily by looking at the sell-by date printed on the package.<p>Expiration dates are based on rough estimates. They can tell you when a carton of eggs or a raw steak will most likely reach the limit for its best quality, but that's …

Vegetables

Stretching Plays a Surprisingly Important Role in Weight Loss And Exercise. Here's How

It's not just a cool down.<p>There seems to be a lot of confusion regarding the value – or lack thereof – of muscle stretching to accelerate recovery …

Exercise

Growers Are Beaming Over The Success Of Lasers To Stave Off Thieving Birds

During every berry-picking season in the Pacific Northwest, blueberry and raspberry growers fight to prevent birds from gobbling up the crop before harvest. This year, some farmers are trying something new to scare away the thieving birds: lasers.<p>Justin Meduri manages a large blueberry farm and …

Birds