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7 stunning and affordable travel destinations

Slide 1 of 9<p>If your last few vacations have been to the local beach, it’s time to mix things up. And you don’t have to pay big bucks for a getaway …

Travel

10 Reasons Why Japan is Awesome for Solo Female Travel

I didn't go to Japan looking to test out its safety or to see if it was or wasn't a good place for solo female travel. I'm so used to traveling on my own these days that it seems normal to me, however I have to say, I was especially blown away by my solo experience in Japan.<p>Not only did I feel …

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13 Ways to Style a Beanie

Chic styling tips and tricks for the sporty staple.<p>As the chill factor hits full effect in the ensuing winter months, a beanie gives a sure and chic way to keep things cozy. But what's the best way to wear a beanie? Is it possible to elevate this sporty staple? Here, we give you styling tips and …

The 9 Movies You Must See in January 2016

It's a fallow month for movies, but there are still some gems.<p>Most moviegoers will spend January doing one of two things – catching up with some of December's many award-courting releases, or watching <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> for the seventeenth time. But don't miss the handful of new films well …

Five of the best films for Christmas 2015

Film,Christmas,Star Wars: The Force Awakens,When Harry Met Sally,The Peanuts Movie,Culture,Life and style,Carol<p>Star Wars: The Force Awakens is the monster rolling into your local multiplex, but there’s plenty of romance, comedy and horror too

How to 'Pump up the Volume' of Your Hair

I have a lot of clients who come to me complaining about their inability to achieve volume in their hair at home. When I hear this, I always provide them a mini tutorial and tips on how to achieve the sought after height and bounce on their own. Since you're not in my chair though, I thought I'd …

The Immigration Debate

When it comes to popular politics, the immigration issue is fast replacing social conservative hot buttons like abortion and gay marriage. Immigration is more than migrant workers and undocumented individuals "living off the dole". It's about major companies like Goldman Sachs hiring outsourcing …

13 Weird Moments In The History Of Water Fountains

When was the last time you gave serious thought to a drinking fountain? Maybe it was in elementary school, when they were the only way to wet your whistle. Or maybe never. That would be perfectly understandable. They seem boring!<p>But they're not. Far from it.<p>About a month ago, I started looking into …

6 ways to up your hot chocolate game

slurp it up, baby. slurp it up.<p>Some people's January pasttimes include taking a barre class, or knitting, or creating some kickass ceramics. Mine, on the other hand, primarily consist of binge watching Netflix shows, reading a few book club picks, and sipping (read: chugging) hot chocolate. …

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25 Restaurant Marketing Ideas: How to Market a Restaurant

The competition among restaurants is fierce, and you’ll need to give your all to be successful. We’re helping you out with 25 restaurant marketing …

Marketing

30-Minuted Social Media Marketing Tips | SEJ

Social media management can be a full-time job, and even for those who do social along with any number of other tasks, social media marketing can …

Social Media

How to Kickstart Your Marketing Efforts in 2015

Marketing is the engine that feeds your small business. As we jump into the new year, it’s time to kickstart your marketing and public relations …

15 Hotel Marketing Trends for 2015 [INFOGRAPHIC]

Online marketing is becoming more complex than ever, in particular for hoteliers who need to understand not only all the available tactics out there, …

Worst. Marketing. Advice. Ever. Top Brands Share All

Someone once said, “The best advice is this: Don’t take advice and don’t give advice.”<p>While that statement isn’t true for the most part, there are a …

Marketing

10 Marketing Buzzwords You’re Going to Hear Way Too Much This Year

Yes, content marketing is about telling stories, building relationships, and growing your audience, but it’s also about using so many marketing …

Marketing

Facebook Is for You, Facebook at Work Is for Your Job

Some people still aren't allowed to use Facebook at work. But the social network wants people to use Facebook *for* work.<p>Facebook has begun testing a …

You Need to Leave the Social Media "Cocktail Party"

It may be great for building a buzz, but too much time at the cocktail party will leave you with a nasty hangover. Here's how you can make your escape.<p>One of the most popular metaphors used to describe social media - especially social marketing - is the cocktail party.<p>Interactions at a cocktail …

Social Media

How Tech Can Keep Your Social Media Marketing Strategy Flexible in 2015

2014 turned out to be a whirlwind year in social media. New networks were created and introduced to the public, advertising strategies and platforms …

In the Battle Over Sugar Taxes, Does Big Soda Really Believe in Big Business?

Two months ago the citizens of Berkeley, California, made a historic decision to impose a tax on sugary soft drinks sold in the city. Coca-Cola, Pepsi, and their DC-based lobbying arm, the American Beverage Association, spent a lot of money--an estimated $2 million in Berkeley alone --to crush the …

4 Social Customer Care Rules You Can't Ignore

Think of the companies out there that do social customer service <i>really</i> well.<p>I bet big names like Amex, Nordstrom, and Verizon come to mind, as well as younger brands like Jetblue or Zappos.<p>Why do you think these companies invest in social customer service? I’m sure the answer is multi-faceted, but …

Jennifer Aniston Didn't Get An Oscar Nom, But She Sure Did Shine On The Red Carpet

Jennifer Aniston looked lovely at the premiere of "Cake" in Los Angeles Wednesday.<p>Aniston donned a dress by Giambattista Valli featuring a white top with a bow around the collar and a floral skirt. She was all smiles as she posed for photos on the red carpet outside the ArcLight Cinemas in …

New York Leads 2015 National Magazine Awards Nominations

Today, the American Society of Magazine Editors released the list of finalists for the 2015 National Magazine Awards (or "Ellies," after the …

Advertising Industry

7 Ways to Dress Up Your Denim

What's old is blue again! Whether you're a vintage junkie or a modern minimalist, being a 'blue jean baby' is always in style. This season, try dressing up your denim by pairing pumps with skinnies, blazers with boyfriends, or clutches with cutoffs. For new ways of taking your denim to the next …

First China-Built Car Headed To The U.S. This Year

Largely lost in the tumult of bombastic sports car and pickup truck introductions at this year’s North American International Auto Show in Detroit was the quiet news that the first “Made in China” car to be sold in the United States will debut this summer.<p>The question is not so much which one, but …

The Real-Life Prices of Your Favorite Fictional NYC Apartments

We all know that fictional TV shows and movies set in New York take certain...errrr...editorial liberties when it comes to where their characters can …

The big winners and losers at the Oscar 2015 nominations – in pictures

Oscars 2015,Oscars,Film,Awards and prizes,Culture,Birdman,The Grand Budapest Hotel,The Imitation Game,American Sniper,Whiplash,Mr Turner,Foxcatcher,Interstellar,The Theory of Everything,Into the Woods,Unbroken,Selma,Wild,Ida,Inherent Vice,Guardians of the Galaxy,Still Alice,Gone …

From The Mouths Of Apes, Babble Hints At Origins of Human Speech

An orangutan named Tilda is providing scientists with fresh evidence that even early human ancestors had the ability to make speechlike vocalizations.<p>Tilda has learned to produce vocalizations with striking similarities to human speech, scientists report in the journal <i>PLOS ONE</i>. If you listen …

So Obama Wants To Give More Workers Paid Leave. Here's How He Can Do It Without Congress.

WASHINGTON -- On Wednesday, the White House began making its case for more paid leave in the American workplace. With the Republican-controlled Congress unlikely to pass legislation on the issue anytime soon, President Barack Obama has decided to take some action on his own, offering at least six …

10 Things In Tech You Need To Know Today

<b>1. Blackberry stock soared 29% yesterday after Reuters reported that Samsung was considering buying the company.</b> But after Blackberry denied the report, the stock was down 15% after hours.<p><b>2. Facebook has launched its "Facebook At Work" service.</b> Some companies are testing out the service that lets …

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