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5 Tips For Building Better Mobile CTAs

Getting someone to do something is <b>hard</b>.<p>Think about it.<p>How often do you do something? Especially when you don’t <i>have</i> to do it.<p>I’m going to assume that …

Marketing

10 Things You Didn't Know Your Microwave Could Do

Your science oven is good for a whole lot more than just TV dinners.<p><b>Give Your Plants a Boost</b><p>Sterilize soil for growing seedlings by heating it up in the microwave first. Colorado State University horticulturist Laura Pottorff suggests filling plastic containers with a thin layer of soil and …

15 of the world's craziest roads that push travelers to the edge

There's nothing quite like a relaxing drive down a country road, sun shining and music playing. There's also nothing like nearly plummeting off the …

Roads

15 words you should eliminate from your vocabulary to sound smarter

Newsprint is on life support, emoji are multiplying faster than hungry Gremlins, and 300 million people worldwide strive to make their point in 140 …

Language

Struggling with the Difference between a Feature and Story

One of my most listened to podcast is with a relative unknown Agile guy named Eric Landes. In the Agile world, I expect he is well-known and has …

Project Management

Software Engineering vs. Product Manager Salaries

(at Facebook & Google)<p><i>Note: I wrote this in November 2014, to have some data while transitioning out of startupland. It may no longer be …

Employment

The Ultimate Guide to Tipping Etiquette

It’s a familiar dilemma: Should I tip this person? And if so, how much? You’ll never be clueless again with our handy chart, which provides gratuity …

How-To's

How do you dismantle a nuclear submarine?

When nuclear-powered submarines reach the end of their lives, dismantling them is a complicated and laborious process. Paul Marks investigates.<p>Nuclear submarines have long been a favourite in popular fiction. From movies such as The Hunt for Red October to long-running TV series like Voyage to the …

61 Key Social Media Metrics, Defined

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer Blog.</i><p>Of all the hundreds of social media acronyms and abbreviations out there, I think “KPI” has confounded me the most.<p>I think it’s because the phrase “key performance indicator” always sounds like something you need to be wearing a suit in front of a …

Social Media

9 apps to help you get the most out of New York City

New York City is packed with restaurants, bars, theaters, activities and basically every form of entertainment you can think of — and more.<p>Visiting …

San Francisco sparkles in stunning aerial images from 7,200 feet up

It only takes a shift in perspective to make a massive city look small.<p>Vincent Laforet, a Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer known for his stunning …

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Could DreamCheaper Become The Hotel Booking Industry’s Most Hated Startup?

Berlin-based DreamCheaper, which has been operating fairly stealthily until now, could soon become the hotel booking industry’s most hated startup. It operates a service that aims to ensure you never overpay for a hotel room again, even if you (miraculously) get the best deal available at the time …

Hospitality

The What, Why, and How of Mockups

You're reading The What, Why, and How of Mockups, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, …

Different Solutions

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Privacy

And The Best Native Ad Award Goes To …

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Conno Christou is the co-founder of Avocarrot.</i><p>Although the Super Bowl is still “king” when it comes to TV ad space, annual award shows like the Oscars and the Grammys are also very attractive to advertisers. For the recent Grammy Awards, 30-second commercials went for $1 million …

How To Turn Your Retirement Savings Into Retirement Income

One of the most common questions we get from people about to retire is how to turn their retirement savings into retirement income. After all, for most of our life, retirement planning is about accumulating a nest egg. What to do with that nest egg when we actually retire is a whole different ball …

6 Reasons to Visit Kyoto

Standing in stately contrast to the neon-lit adrenaline of Tokyo, Japan’s second city exudes a warm, elegant vibe that has been attracting visitors …

Kundalini Activation System

Unleash The Ancient Life Force Within You<p>Claim Your Inheritance of Prosperity, Social Magnetism, Love and Spiritual Wisdom<p>Kundalini Activator – …

Spirituality

4 Search Engine Optimization Techniques for DuckDuckGo

Just how different are optimization techniques for DuckDuckGo versus Google or Bing? Columnist Neil Patel explores.

How Much Sleep Should You Get? Here's A Handy Chart

Many of us forget what it's like to be well-rested. Sleep is often the last priority in our daily routine, and by the time we're actually in bed, our …

What Your Handwriting Says About Your Personality

Jan. 23 is National Handwriting Day - a great excuse to put away your smartphone and explore the lost art of penmanship.<p>What does your handwriting …

Personality

What The Rich Are Doing With Their Money In 2015 -- And You Should, Too

<i>This post originally appeared on LearnVest.</i><p>It’s hard to believe that the rich don’t have some secret knowledge about money that the rest of us “regular” people don’t have.<p>After all, the more zeros you have at the end of your paycheck, the smarter you must be about managing your finances, …

The 1200 Calorie Indian Meal Plan for a Healthy Weight Loss

When it comes to weight loss, most of us are trapped in the vicious cycle of failed diet plans where we start dieting and exercising with great …

The Best Sleep Posture for You

Sleeping well is essential for your health—and the trick is getting into the ideal position<p>Most women have trouble scoring between the sheets—scoring ample shut-eye, that is. Nearly 80 percent have problems sleeping at least a few times a month, and 23 percent have issues almost every night, …

Sleep

Vamo Publicly Launches Its Omniscient Multi-Stop Travel Tool

You want to go to Thailand and Vietnam, then stop in Japan on your way home. What stands in your way is sifting the cheapest, most convenient itinerary out of the near infinite permutations of flights, trains, and hotels. Unless you have Vamo. Built by the former head of Facebook’s Seattle …

Engines

This Monitor Shows You Exactly How Much Power Each Of Your Gadgets Is Sucking From The Grid

Smapee lets you into the deep, dark secrets of your electric bill. Once you know what’s happening, your life–and energy use–will never be the same.<p>How much energy does your refrigerator use? Or your hair dryer, or toaster? Until recently, the only way to find out was to plug each appliance into a …