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19 Confessions From the Happily and Unhappily Single

Single life wouldn't be so bad if all the romantically attached people would shut up about it. "Why aren't you seeing anyone?" seems to be the number one question on everyone's mind. You've heard it from your best friend, your sister, even your beloved grandma. Show More Summary

Don’t Build Your Social Media House on a Rented Lot

Twitter just announced a surge of new users and engagement. That could be good news if you’ve got something to say or sell, but there’s a major risk to consider. Before the news, users and commentators alike were worried about a drop in user engagement. I think that’s still a valid concern, and it points […]

The Odd Work-Break Ratio That's Great For Productivity

Everyone has that person in the office. You know, the one who always seems to get way more done than everybody else, but who never seems stressed or frantically trying to finish an assignment. How does he or she get it done? And can you steal those secrets to improve your own productivity? Yes. Show More Summary

8 Ways to Maximize Your Creativity at Work

stanfordbusiness: Tweet this: Giving to others and orienting yourself to a larger purpose can result in more creativity and enhanced work performance. –Professor Jennifer Aaker Read the New York Times article. Tweet this: Trusting employees with the freedom and resources to excel leads to more creativity and risk-taking in the workplace. Show More Summary

"When politicians pick and choose which experts to believe, the odds are that they will choose badly..."

“ When politicians pick and choose which experts to believe, the odds are that they will choose badly - Paul Krugman — Stowe Boyd (@stoweboyd) August 1, 2014 ”

Man Adds Hundreds of Dollars To Gift Cards Without Paying a Cent

A Springfield, Virginia man is under investigation after telling a coworker he hacked into gift card databases to add credit without paying for it. Muneeb Akhter, 23, claims that he found holes in the software used to load prepaid gift cards and was able to add value illegally, NBC Washington reported. Show More Summary

The Art of Self-Promotion on Social Media: How to Toot Your Horn Without Turning Your Audience Off

What makes for good self-promotion on social media? Learn why we share a high percentage of our own content on social and why you could consider the same.

Facebook Affects Us Like a Drug

Facebook has experienced overwhelming success like no other website or social network before it. This however, is not a surprise to neuroscientists who have been studying social interactions all over the world. In the past 10 years, neuroscientists have discovered some unusual quirks in the brain that appears to be very socially oriented.

Is Your Facebook Contest Legal?

As more small businesses get involved with Facebook, they’re using contests to engage more of their followers. Unfortunately, not all businesses follow Facebook’s official rules and guidelines for contents; in some cases, failure to follow these guidelines can put businesses at risk of having their Facebook page removed from the social network altogether.

What We Can Expect to See from Google in the Near Future

When it comes to the massive technological giant of a company that is Google, the burning question is usually, "What will they come up with next?" Here are six areas where we can expect to see more Googleish shine in the coming year...

The Marketing Department of 2014 and Beyond [SLIDESHARE]

The marketing department of yesteryear can’t be successful in 2014. Today’s highly personalized, highly mobile, highly social, and highly automated world has had radically changed the way brands market to their audiences.

3 Tips for Trustworthy Sponsored Content

For publishers and lifestyle websites that target moms, sponsored content can be a powerful marketing tool. Its form can range from quick articles to total site takeovers, and it allows consumer brands to tap into the audience of well-known publishers. As a publisher, how do you ensure that readers will trust and value this sponsored content?

5 Examples of Online Reputation Screw-ups

Ask yourself this: why would a customer share my content? You will likely come to the conclusion that quality is a key point here, but what use is good content if nobody has heard of you, or worse, if they don’t trust you? Not only does your content have to be worth sharing, your reputation must be trusted by users and built up by a solid online presence.

Choose the right monetization model for your blog

Advertising is one of the most common and profitable ways to make an additional income through your website or blog. Here’s a short list of just some of the top platforms out there for monetizing your blog, whether it's a small business blog or your personal blog. Continue reading ?

A Case for Deleting Fake Twitter Connections

As with Facebook, one of the biggest benefits of a large Twitter following is the social proof that the number implies. It is a vanity metric for sure, but one that imparts some meaning to customers. If you delete suspicious connections on Twitter, you also diminish the power of the follower count number. Show More Summary

'I Can Hear the Bombs Falling': Fighting Engulfs Libya

In recent weeks, news have come out of Libya that is all too familiar Guns rule the streets. 'Freedom fighters,' who once battled against oppression, now battle each other. There has been a bloody fight for the airport in Tripoli. The...Show More Summary

Why Good Content Is Not Good Enough: The Secret To Getting More Leads With Content Marketing

Is your content living in individual silos or can people discover different pieces that interest them without having to look for them? You’re working hard to create content that your audience will enjoy and share, but if it’s not easy to find then you’re entering “if a tree falls in the woods” territory. Show More Summary

Six Ways to Create Buzz to Launch Your Hospitality Brand to Stardom

It isn’t easy to break into the hospitality business with thousands of brands all competing for fame and fortune. The good news is that there are measures you can take to get your company noticed sooner rather than later. If you’re ready to make a splash in the world of the elite, here are just six ways to launch your brand to stardom.

'The Quest' Episode 1 Recap: You'll Feel Very Silly - Silly Is Good Right?

The Quest is a twisted fairytale mirror of a reality show, worth your attention for, if nothing else, the way it will make you feel about the way you already felt about both high-minded fantasy and lowbrow reality TV. Which... is a bit silly. Show More Summary

Earth, Wind & Fire's Philip Bailey: No One Cares About Albums Anymore

Welcome to Throwback Tunesday, where Mashable amplifies the echoes of music past. With genre trends and throwbacks, we synthesize music and nostalgia. Philip Bailey from Earth, Wind & Fire says he feels blessed for the genre-blending...Show More Summary

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