Rick Outzen

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The Most Fun (and Useful) Things You Can Do With an Amazon Echo or Google Home

If you’re an Amazon Echo or Google Home owner, you may only ask your device for the weather or to play music. That’s O.K., but these devices can do so much more — and they can offer more than a few useful tricks to make you feel as if you’re living in the future.<p>Some of these can make your mornings …

Google Home

15 podcasts guaranteed to tell you a fantastic story

What's the magic ingredient of a really great podcast, the thing that makes people tune in time after time? It's simple in theory: Have a really good …

Los Angeles

Trump concocts conspiracy theory to explain Puerto Rico death toll

Close video<p>The Rachel Maddow Show, 9/11/18, 9:00 PM ET<p>Trump praises P.R. response despite nearly 3000 American deaths<p>Rachel Maddow notes that the …

Public Health

22 Hearty Cold-Weather Slow-Cooker Recipes

Viral Marketing Case Study: How a Brand New Blog Generated 17,584 Visitors In One Day

Today I’m going to show you how one entrepreneur used viral marketing to generate 17,584 unique visitors to a brand new website.<p>In one day.<p>And he …

Viral Marketing

8 Ways to Motivate Your Followers to Amplify Your Content Marketing - Jeffbullas's Blog

Brands want it, fans create it, Google embraces it and Facebook loves it. User Generated Content (UGC) is the “Holy Grail” of social media and …

How to Go Viral: Generate Traffic Storm with HashTags - The True Social Experts

Today you can go viral. And brag about it.<p>I never forget the day I did my first hashtag. I almost didn’t know what I was doing and it was quite crazy …

101 Ways to Promote Your Next Blog Post

BuzzBlogger.com - How to Increase Traffic and Build a Lifestyle Business Online <br>101 Ways to Promote Your Next Blog PostSo…. you just pushed “Publish” …

The Science of Going Viral

Have you heard about that viral video that everyone is talking about? You know the one, it's the YouTube video featuring cats doing the Harlem Shake …

How I Automate Content Discovery and Curation

<b>I’m a big fan of any automation that supports productivity. Keeping up with the latest industry developments, consuming articles, engagement, all</b> …

The Common Elements of Good Storytelling

Roy Henry is First-Nations, so his culture is one of passing information to the next generation through story. And he does it well. So well, that the handful of times a year he tells stories for a few days in a row, the room is always full.<p>I’ve heard many of his stories more than once. I enjoy …

16 Posts That’ll Make You Excited to Be a Writer in 2016

Let me guess…At least one of your New Year’s resolutions relates to your writing.Am I right?Maybe you’ve decided to commit to a daily writing …

How Everyone Can Help Build More Trustworthy Journalism in 2016

In 2015 I was one of the founding members of the new First Draft News coalition. The coalition was designed to bring together some of the leading …

The top 10 recipes of 2015

This year has seen a wealth of great food in this town. There have been some spectacular dishes on restaurant menus — meticulously constructed grain bowls, examples of the continued prominence of vegetable cuisine, more high-end barbecue and taco experiments. In The Los Angeles Times Test Kitchen, …

America Is Being Destroyed By Problems That Are Unaddressed

America Is Being Destroyed By Problems That Are Unaddressed — Paul Craig Roberts<p>America Is Being Destroyed By Problems That Are Unaddressed<p>Paul Craig …

Bosnian prosecutors charge ex-member of presidency with war crimes

Prosecutors in Bosnia have charged a former Serb member of the country's tripartite presidency of crimes against humanity and war crimes. He is the …

The Art of Writing and the Art of Life

By Sarah Jane Abbott | Off the Shelf<p>I have two confessions to make. First, my greatest aspiration is to someday be a novelist. Second, Stephen King is my favorite writer--but this is not really a confession, as I'm proud of it and everyone who knows me knows this (and probably wishes I would stop …

18 podcasts that will make you smarter

With the massive success of "Serial" and the fact that Marc Maron interviewed Barack Obama for his "WTF" podcast, we can declare that podcasts are aren't just incredibly cool, they're culturally important.<p>We've selected the best of the best — from love to money to design — for your listening …

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15 Ways to Cook Healthy-ish In 2016

In these healthy-ish times, no one better embraces the clean and simple approach to food than Jeremy Fox. Let the chef of Santa Monica’s Rustic Canyon wine bar show you how to be a better (and healthier) cook.<p>Chefs like to complicate things: recipes, techniques, their lives. <b>Jeremy Fox</b> isn’t one of …

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23 Best Productivity Hacks of the Year

These productivity techniques will keep you on track and happy all year long. Get ready to dominate.<p>1. Turn Off Alerts<p>It’s terribly tough to get into …

9 Productivity Tips from People Who Write About Productivity

In recent years, work has become infinitely more complex.<p>Technological innovations have led to round-the-clock work schedules and mounting expectations. Our assignments have grown more collaborative, requiring more coordination, conference calls, and meetings. We now face an endless barrage of …

The Best Foods for Quick and Healthy Detox

If you read about ancient torture methods, you’ll find some pretty gnarly stuff like something called “infusion,” in which a victim is bound and then …

Reel Advice: 7 Writing Tips to Take from the Movies

For writers, turning the page on a new year may mean the anxiety of facing a blank page - or the excitement of finally attempting to write that novel …

61 Fitness Tips to Make 2016 Your Year Of Change

Don't know where to start on your New Year's resolution? Here's how to successfully implement fitness into your lifestyle, no matter your goal!<p>You …

Jenna Wolfe's Easy-To-Follow Tips for Major Weight Loss - Great Ideas : People.com

Personal trainer and <i>Today</i> show lifestyle and fitness correspondent <b>Jenna Wolfe</b> believes the best way to achieve weight loss is through making …

Stock Up on These 10 Essential Kitchen Tools

Say goodbye to that junked-up kitchen drawer and say hello to a world in which all your tools are actually used.<p>At Rustic Canyon wine bar in Santa Monica, everyone in the kitchen keeps their tools organized on a rimmed sheet tray. And, unlike what’s in your junked-up kitchen drawer, everything is …

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James Franco Explains His Love of Faulkner (Q&A)

"If you are doing it for the right reasons and working on it as hard as you can, then the rest of it is out of your control if people like it or …

Backed by moms and money, gun-safety group expands its clout

A gun-control organization backed by billionaire Michael Bloomberg that enlists mothers to speak out against gun violence is racking up some modest …

Shell and BP prepare for further cost-cutting as oil prices stay low

Results this week could give more detail on savings to protect dividend payments<p>Britain’s oil giants are preparing to make further cuts to their investment plans in the face of plummeting crude prices.<p>Shell, like many oil explorers, has already slashed spending and jobs to counteract the effects of …