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Selfies of 2013 – the best, worst and most revealing

Don't pout, it's hard to deny that this has been a special year in the history of taking pictures of yourself using a mobile phone. With that in mind, we announce the Guardian selfie awards<p>This was the year that the selfie reached saturation point. Celebrities took them. Politicians took them, …

From the Couch to CrossFit: 5 Things Beginners Need to Know Before Joining a Box

By now you have seen them on TV, you've shopped next to them at the grocery store, and you may even be living with one. These people love WOD's, eat Paleo, and workout in a box. These individuals range from soccer moms to students to professional athletes. Who are these people? Well, I'm talking …

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Patients Lead The Way As Medicine Grapples With Apps

Christine Porter is hooked on the MyFitnessPal app. In October, after deciding to lose 50 pounds, Porter started typing in everything she eats, drinks and any exercise she gets.<p>"This is my main page here," says Porter. "It's telling me I have about 1,200 calories remaining for the day. When I want …

Facebook for iOS gets emoticons

The social network now encourages show-and-tell status updates on mobile.<p>Facebook added a collection of emoticons to the latest version of its application for iOS devices.<p>In version 6.2, released Tuesday, Facebook users on iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch can add emoji-style icons to their status …

Dell special committee slams new Icahn plan as incomplete

Committee says activist investor's latest proposal lacks adequate financing and a remedy for the company and its shareholders if his proposal were to fail.<p>The special committee of Dell's board managing the computer maker's effort to go private rejected the latest takeover proposal put forth Tuesday …

Evernote upgrades web clipper to save your Gmail, including attachments

Until now, saving attachments from a Gmail account to Evernote has meant either forwarding them to a special email address or dragging them into an open Evernote client. Today, the company released an arguably more elegant approach: an update to its web clipper that saves the entire message to …

In Gay America, Optimism Abounds As Stigma Persists, Pew Says

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans say they feel more accepted in society than they did 10 years ago, and they're overwhelmingly optimistic that the trend will continue. But a sweeping new Pew Research Center survey also finds persistent levels of stigmatization and secrecy in the …

IGGY Social Network Hopes To Serve Smart Teens

Is this the social networking site for the next Bill Gates or Steve Jobs?<p>Its creators hope so.<p>The International Gateway for Gifted Youth (IGGY), a social network that is designed for brainy teens between the ages of 13 and 18 has recently reached more than 2,500 members, according to The …

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Average American Spends an Hour a Day of Quality Time With Their Smartphone

There’s no question that we spend a lot of time staring at our phones, but just how much?<p>Well, on average, it’s about an hour, according to a new …

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February 17th, 2016 by Mark Renfree<p>Even though YouTube shows no signs of slowing, many brands still look at it as either a check box or a content …

How to: Build a Twitter Following with Twitter Lists

Twitter can become a little overwhelming for those who have just got started. It is like having 100 radio stations switched on at the same time and …

U R What U Tweet: 5 Steps To A Better Personal Brand

If you take a look at the top 10 Twitter users you’ll see a list of famous men and women who have used the popular platform to further expand their personal brands. Perhaps more interesting, however, is how everyday people are investing more time and energy into social networking for professional …

31 Actionable Social Media Marketing Tips Based On Research

9 Social Media Benefits Every Business Can Use<p>No longer marketing’s shiny new object, <b>social media</b> has become an indispensable tool to achieve key …

Home Is Where The Heart Is: How To Take Portraits In It

I hate nature. There. I said it. It’s like glitter—it seems like such a fun idea but no matter how careful you are, it gets all over you and 7 …

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Samsung Working on Overlay Feature to Help Strangers Snap Better Shots of You

Asking a stranger to snap a photograph of you is a risky proposition. If the person has no concept of basic photography concepts and techniques, the …

7 Tips for Photographing Strangers

Approaching strangers to make their photographs is something I’m often asked about. There is a lot of curiosity about how to ask someone you don’t …

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14 Twitter Tips and Tricks for Power Users

14 Twitter Tips for Power Users<p>1. View Activity Feed<p>2. Favorite Related Tweets<p>3. View Verified Users' Replies<p>4. Add and Subscribe to Lists<p>5. Create …

3 Benefits of a Social Media Following

Credit: Commons/Flickr<p>According to a recent study, 34 percent of business owners say they have no desire to use social media in the future. However, …