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This 'Small' Strategy Is the Next Huge Trend in Social Media Marketing

Move over, Michelle Phan: A group of influencers you've never heard of are pulling brands' social media dollars--and they're delivering far better ROI.<p>Five years ago, many social media influencers were thrilled to promote partner brands in exchange for nothing more than a few product samples. …

In hero's return, McCain blasts Congress, tells senators to stand up to Trump

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senator John McCain, recently diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer, was given a hero’s welcome on his return to the Capitol on Tuesday, but quickly seized the opportunity to blister his party and his president for partisan politics.<p>Bruised and scarred from …

Scientists Have Observed Epigenetic Memories Being Passed Down For 14 Generations

The past lives on.<p>The most important set of genetic instructions we all get comes from our DNA, passed down through generations. But the environment …

Crisis-ridden Venezuela gave $500K to Trump inauguration

Venezuela faces shortages of food, water, medicine, electricity and money.<p>But its state-run oil company -- through a subsidiary -- donated $500,000 to President Trump's inauguration committee on December 22, 2016.<p>That equals what Pepsi (PEP), Verizon (VZ) and Walmart (WMT) donated combined, …

20 Tiny but Powerful Ways to Accelerate Your Personal Growth

Small shifts lead to big results.<p>When it comes to self-development, it's the small stuff that often makes the biggest difference.<p>Too often, people think about big changes in terms of big decisions. They think it's a sweeping action that moves the needle, when really it's the incremental steps made …

This Is What's Happened to United Airlines' Consumer Perception (It's Not What You Think)

Here's a little perspective.<p><i>Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>You know the story.<p>Everyone knows the story.<p>United Airlines dragged a seated passenger off a plane, smashed his face in, broke his nose and didn't even apologize to …

White House press secretary attacks media for accurately reporting inauguration crowds

"That's what you guys should be writing and covering," new White House press secretary Sean Spicer angrily lectured reporters on Saturday during his first remarks from the podium of the press briefing room.<p>He was referring to the delay in Senate confirmation for President Donald Trump's pick to …

Donald Trump

The Real Reasons Why People Cheat

There are few moral issues that enjoy as wide consensus as infidelity: An overwhelming majority of adults, in North America and Europe, believe that …

Gender Equality

The benefits and harms of marijuana, explained by the most thorough research review yet

A new report looks at more than 10,000 studies on marijuana. It has good and bad news for pot users.<p>Marijuana has been with humans in some way or another for thousands of years. But after all this time, there is still a lot of public debate about what, exactly, pot’s risks and benefits are.<p>A recent …

How watching Netflix’s “The Crown” can prepare you for the Trump presidency

The White House is about to be occupied by a divisive personality, and that, in large part, is precisely why Donald Trump was elected US president in the first place. Many Americans felt their existing institutions were outdated and out of step with their needs, and that only a major personality …

Donald Trump

What happens when airport cleaning staff stop picking up after us, in horrifying photos

Cleaning up after other people is a thankless, invisible job, and now we know what it looks like when those cleaners get fed up: Barcelona’s El Prat Airport.<p>Travelers arriving to Barcelona in the past few days were greeted by astounding heaps of trash at the airport, due to a five-day cleaning …

Cleaning

Time to Spice Up Chipotle's Board

For months now critics have pointed to Chipotle’s board as emblematic of poor corporate governance: directors have remained on the board for lengthy …

5 TED Talks Every Business Owner Needs to Watch

When you’re running a small business, the last thing you need is to waste time watching videos online. That is, unless those videos might help your …

Does Rupee Reform Mean the Death of India’s Black Market?

By demonetising high denomination 500 and 1000 rupee notes, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has burnished his anti-black market credentials beyond any conceivable doubt. This measure is a game changer and puts the Indian economy on a radically different trajectory. With changes effected on Nov. …

As state unveils memorial to Texas' black history, White Lives Matter protest lays today's challenges bare

Moments before a hard-fought memorial to the contributions of black Texans was revealed Saturday in Austin, the evocative recognition of the nation's …

How to Write a Small Business Marketing Plan

Starting a small business takes grit, passion, determination, and focus. Coming up with an idea that is profitable and fills a market need is no …

BA's Best Baked Ziti

6 Servings<p>We know ricotta is a traditional addition to baked ziti, but it has a tendency to get dry and grainy when baked. Our update uses a creamy Parmesan béchamel, in addition to a tangy tomato sauce, which together make for a super flavorful finished dish—that won’t dry out in the oven. This is …

I Tried 5 Different Wedding Hair And Makeup Trials, And Here's What Every Bride Needs To Know

Entering my first wedding hair and makeup trial gave me major flashbacks to the first time I got my hair done professionally. I was 18 and on my way …

Hair

Woman Claps Back Perfectly at Person Who Called Her "Just a Nurse"

"I have the experience and knowledge that has saved people's lives. So, if I am just a nurse, then I am ridiculously proud to be one!"<p>Though Caitlin Brassington has been a nurse in Toowoomba, Queensland, for more than 18 years, an acquaintance of hers had never seen her in scrubs before and when …

9 appearance mistakes that could be holding you back at work

Can't figure out why?<p>Well, it turns out that your professional success doesn't depend entirely on your work ethic and performance.<p>A survey from CareerBuilder shows that hiring managers seriously consider a professional's appearance when deciding whether to promote them to a higher position.<p>In a …

Barack Obama: America will take the giant leap to Mars

<b>(CNN) —</b> One of my earliest memories is sitting on my grandfather's shoulders, waving a flag as our astronauts returned to Hawaii. This was years before we'd set foot on the moon. Decades before we'd land a rover on Mars. A generation before photos from the International Space Station would show up …

Try These Relaxing Yoga Poses To Get A Good Night's Sleep

Relax and catch some z's.<p>It's no secret that yoga is an excellent way to relax your mind and exercise your body, but did you know practicing a few …

Yoga

How to Create Processes that Hold Up Under Pressure

With the Olympics in Rio, baseball nearing the playoffs and football underway, I’ve been thinking, “What is it that separates high performers and …

Bureaucracy, success and the status quo | Seth's Blog

Every organization or project that succeeds begins to erect a bureaucracy around that success, because keeping success from going away is a basic …

This is what star trails look like when shot from the International Space Station

Star trails have become a very popular photography subject, especially with the high ISO performance offered by some cameras over the last few years, …

The Best Beauty At NYFW S/S 2016

<i>The name of the game here is simple: backstage beauty from all angles. ITG's photographer, Tom Newton, will be pounding the pavement all week,</i> …