Nicholas McGill

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The Democratic Party left me behind — and I'm not alone

I’m no Trump supporter, but I’ve been repulsed by the political and cultural left’s hatred, demonization and mistreatment of the president.<p>I am a Democrat who has spent the last two years often criticizing my own party and fellow Democrats.<p>Yeah, I’m a bad Democrat, I know.<p>I have friends and readers …

Salt Lake City

Brand Integration by the Numbers

The numbers don’t lie. Scripted, unscripted and influencer content continues to see substantial upticks. According to PQ Media, global …

Marketing

Quit Trying to 'Find Your Passion', Psychologists Say, And Do This Instead

You've been lied to.<p>Find your passion, they say. As if it were easy. As if, just by looking around the place, you might stumble into what you love – …

Psychology

Understand and Measure Mobile Customer Lifetime Value

Does a low cost per install (CPI) mean you should pour all your marketing dollars into paid acquisition? Does a high average revenue per user (ARPU) …

Product Management

How to Create an Effective Video Marketing Plan For Your Personal Brand

<i>What is the future of media entertainment?</i> Your mind probably went right to your streaming service of choice: Netflix, Hulu, Amazon...and that would …

Marketing

What is a product manager? A complex, cross-functional role in IT

Product managers are responsible for understanding the market, audience and demand for a software, hardware or service. A product manager typically …

Product Management

How Much Does the Average Millennial Make?

Millennials often get a bad rap. Between their debt, their job-hopping, and their so-called entitlement, they’ve been widely criticized. But as it …

Personal Finance

Court Rules Copying Photos Found on Internet is Fair Use

A Virginia federal court has made a decision that photographers won’t be happy to hear: the court ruled that finding a photo on the Internet and then …

Film Festivals

Benevolent Sexism Attractive To Women, Study Shows

'Benevolent sexism (BS) has detrimental effects on women, yet women prefer men with BS attitudes over those without,' researchers wrote.<p>A …

Psychology

Empathy Mapping: A Guide to Getting Inside a User’s Head

<i>“Well, as a user, I wouldn’t do that.”<br>“Our users aren’t going to worry about that.”<br>“It’s my project. I know what users think.”</i>We’ve all heard …

UX Design

How Designers Can Build a WordPress Maintenance Service Offering

One of the best parts about working with WordPress is the opportunity to expand your range and offer other much-needed services from the platform. …

Web Design

Agile Makes No Sense

I’ve spent a good amount of time learning why Agile-inspired patterns “work” — mostly the “hard way” (doing), but also through individual study, …

Project Management

This tax strategy is ‘skyrocketing’ in popularity, expert says

While a significant number of taxpayers are no longer able to itemize under the new tax code, Americans are tapping creative ways to maximize benefits and make the most of the new laws.<p>For example, for those who donate to charity each year, but can no longer claim the deduction, there is still a …

Retirement

Planning a move? By 2021, these 8 states will have no income tax

Hate paying tax? These states will let you keep more of your hard-earned income.<p>Without beating around the bush, let me just say what's on all of our minds when it comes to taxes: They stink! No one likes preparing their taxes or handing over their hard-earned money to Uncle Sam. It is, however, a …

Retirement

Here We Go Again: Our Double-Bubble Economy

<i>The bubbles in assets are supported by the invisible bubble in greed, euphoria and credulity.</i><p><b>Well, folks, here we go again: we have a double-bubble</b> …

This creepy robotic spider is the stuff of nightmares.

Festo's rolling robot is based on the movements of a real spider.

Celebrity funds from Jay Z, Will Smith and Robert Downey Jr. are backing a life insurance startup

Ethos, the company that bills itself as making life insurance accessible, affordable and simple, has officially come out of stealth with an $11.5 million investment led by one of the world’s top venture firms, Sequoia Capital, and additional participation from the family offices of Hollywood’s …

The Litmus Test of Great Leadership Comes Down to 1 Word, Says This Best-Selling Author

According to best-selling author and leadership expert Stephen M.R. Covey, this type of leadership stands in direct opposition to traditional positional leadership.<p>In the outstanding book <i>Servant Leadership in Action --</i> a collection of <i></i>essays by forty-four renowned servant leadership experts and …

Profit

We Are All Getting Dumber, New Science Proves, and No One Is Sure Why

Are our terrible diets, bad schools, tech obsession, or even increasingly trashy media to blame?<p>Whatever incredibly dumb things humanity got up to in the 20th century (and there were, as you know, some doozies), we all had at least one thing to crow about: as measured by IQ tests humans were at …

dumber

These 40 Powerful Life Lessons Can Immediately Change the Rest of Your Life

Truth resonates in your bones. Recognize it. Feel it. And do something about it.<p>Sometimes we get lost.<p>Other times we get distracted.<p>But most of all, we often get so consumed with the game of life--all of its pursuits, sensations, and experiences--that we forget the truths that lie at the core of …

Happiness

7 Things I Wish I Had Known Sooner in Life

You can make millions and still be poor.<p><i>What is something you wish you had known sooner? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Andrew Ferebee, Founder of Knowledge For Men | 3x Best</b> …

Success

Want a beach in your backyard? This man can make your dreams come true

MAUREPAS, La. — Why travel to a beach when you can have one in your own backyard?<p>That’s the idea behind this Louisiana company about 50 miles northwest of New Orleans.<p>Zydeco Construction specializes in building "swimming ponds" that are crystal blue with a sand surround, resembling a beach. …

Baton Rouge

Ultra-capacitor hybrid radically boosts power and efficiency of lithium batteries

Nawa Technologies' core product is a new type of carbon ultra-capacitor with a set of remarkable advantages over typical lithium-ion battery …

Clean Energy

Let this $530 Alexa-compatible iRobot Roomba 960 keep your house clean

Amazon is offering this iRobot Roomba 960 Robot Vacuum for $529.99. It usually sells for $677 and has never dropped below today's price.<p>One of the …

Disappointed With Your Content Marketing?

ar130405 / Pixabay<b>How does differentiation apply to content marketing and what’s stopping you getting attention in a crowded B2B landscape? Well,</b> …

How to Build a First-Class Digital Marketing Team From Scratch

Building a dream team of digital marketers is no small feat.After all, this team of superheroes plays a huge role in your business’s failure or …

7 Alexa commands you're not using but should

With Alexa and the the Echo, Amazon has built a robust service that can deliver seemingly endless information and control your home. But, are you taking advantage of all it can do?<p>If you haven't yet unlocked the full potential of Alexa, these seven voice commands will get you closer. These are the …

How an 18-Year-Old Uncovered Tim Ferriss's Secret Cold Email Template to Reach CEOs and VIPs

Never email someone and ask to 'jump on the phone,' 'get coffee' or 'pick your brain.'<p>7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>My journey began when I was an 18-year-old college freshman. The day before my final exams, I hacked The Price Is Right, won a sailboat, sold</i> …

Self-improvement

Must-Have Website Elements for Professional Services

Must-Have Website Elements for Professional Services written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape MarketingAs a professional services provider, …

The Worst Leaders Aren't Controlling. They're Unreliable

A study of CEOs points to what it takes to get to the top as well as qualities that hurt success.<p>Difficult personalities can make the workplace challenging, but inconsistent management is downright crazy-making. One moment you're being told to innovate and think creatively. Then the next day you're …

Leadership