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18 Recipes That Make The Paleo Diet Look (Almost) Easy - BuzzFeed

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18 Recipes That Make The Paleo Diet Look (Almost) Easy. Blueberry French Toast Casserole? Enough said. posted on July 11, 2013 at 5:27pm EDT.
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A Smarter Way to Prevent Heart Attacks | TIME.com

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Under new guidelines, one third of adults in the U.S. should consider using statins based on their overall health profile, not just their cholesterol number

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The Truth About Grassfed Beef - Food Revolution Network Blog

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A lot of people today, horrified by how animals are treated in factory farms and feedlots, and wanting to lower their ecological footprint, are looking for healthier alternatives.

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Steve Kingsley's curator insight, November 12, 2013 4:58 PM

Didn't realize that, besides the obvious reasons to go with grass-fed and cage-free alternatives, there is another compelling one: "Since it takes anywhere from 7 to 16 pounds of grain to make a pound of feedlot beef, we actually get far less food out than we put in.  It’s a protein factory in reverse." 

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A Viewer’s Guide to Weekend Movies: 'The Best Man Holiday,' 'Blackfish,' and Mike Tyson

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It's the weekend, yet again, and you've got nothing but time ahead of you for two whole days.
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How Will Scientists Confirm Earth-Like Planet Exists?

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Astronomers have found a potential alien world that could be like Earth, but how will scientists confirm the existence of a true alien Earth?

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These People Are Now Sharing Horrible Things About Themselves Thanks to Facebook Search

These People Are Now Sharing Horrible Things About Themselves Thanks to Facebook Search | GiftBasketVillas News - from my home to yours | Scoop.it
FB's glistening new search engine makes finding interesting things about yourself, your past, and all of your friends excitingly easy. It also makes it a cinch to find strangers who are openly racist, sexist, and generally embarrassing.

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MARY HELEN FERRIS's comment, January 17, 2013 3:04 AM
unless you have the beta this is not released to all and there is a waiting list. Kindly check out the intro video in detail. Great article tho. Lot of controversy if that was your point. There are privacy features on everyone's profile They could use them
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New Study: More than 6.7 Million Students Learning Online | Faculty Focus

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The 2012 Survey of Online Learning conducted by the Babson Survey Research Group reveals the number of students taking at least one online course has surpassed 6.7 million.

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David Hain's curator insight, January 10, 2013 12:00 AM

The futureis here already ...

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Best recipes of 2012 - Minneapolis Star Tribune

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Best recipes of 2012 Minneapolis Star Tribune Note: "When I was a kid and my mom made tomato soup, she would cut buttered toast into squares and float them on top of each bowl," writes Tom Douglas in "The Dahlia Bakery Cookbook." "My twist on Mom's...
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Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram – How Big Is Social Media Around The World?

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Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram – How Big Is Social Media Around The World?


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Angela Watkins's comment, February 8, 2013 7:47 AM
By the click of a mouse .. around the world
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By the click of a mouse .. around the world
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By the click of the mouse .. you can go around the world.

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Signs of the Times: How to Build a Better Brand this 2013

Signs of the Times: How to Build a Better Brand this 2013 | GiftBasketVillas News - from my home to yours | Scoop.it

In holticulture, people marked their cattle with a hot iron stamp to denote ownership and identity, that is, to set them apart from other similar packs of species a cattle might mix themselves in so that at the end of the day, these grazing animals can go back home to their rightful owners. Identification and ownership is deeply rooted in the human psyche and have been manifested throughout different human languages and cultures.


“Human civilization is dependent upon signs and systems of signs, and the human mind is inseparable from the functioning of signs…” – Charles Morris,Foundations of the Theory of Signs

 

The practice of branding has found its way to business and marketing too and branding takes on an extended definition to include a much larger field. The American Marketing Association Dictionary defines brand as the “name, term, design, symbol, or any other feature that identifies one seller’s good or service as distinct from those of other sellers.”


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Brian Yanish - MarketingHits.com's curator insight, January 18, 2013 5:13 AM

This is one of the best branding articles I have read in a long time. Cheby does a great job explaining why any business in 2013 can become a success IF they tell a different story. Who likes boring? 


Find your story, how are you different?


"Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower." Steve Jobs

Matmi's curator insight, January 18, 2013 5:50 AM

Building a decent brand is essential for any business. One great way to do this is by releasing a branded game . Matmi have proved time and time again that branded games are cost effective, have a great ROI, and greatly increase customer engagement and customer loyalty - why wouldn't you business want its own branded game when it gives such great results? - HK

Patrizia Splendiani's curator insight, January 20, 2013 1:39 AM

Brand wish and to do list... How to build a Better Brand (and have a better work)!

Let'so do it...

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Mobile Marketing - Like Sex: Many Doing It; Few Doing It Well

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Mobile Marketing: Many Doing It; Few Doing It Well.


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Brian Yanish - MarketingHits.com's curator insight, January 23, 2013 1:36 PM

The opening paragraph says it all: lol


"Mobile marketing is like sex: nearly everyone is doing it, many want to do it even more, but no one feels they’re doing it particularly well. "




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Three Basic Elements of Content that Spreads -- It's All About Storytelling

Three Basic Elements of Content that Spreads -- It's All About Storytelling | GiftBasketVillas News - from my home to yours | Scoop.it
Have you ever asked yourself why a specific blog post stopped you dead in your tracks? Did you truly feel the author's pain? Maybe the post was so cap

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, January 16, 2013 8:24 AM

Well here is a fab post that summarizes biz storytelling into 3 points of view so you can grow your business. If you need a refresher or just some inspiration as 2013 unfolds, you will enjoy this article.


The author Paul Jun sums it up the process of crafting biz stories into results as follows:

  1. Be willing to be vulnerable. He cites Brene Brown's TED talk on vulnerability which is a masterpiece and must-view video for storytellers. Just search this site for Brene Brown and you'll go right to the link. Or click the link in the article :)
  2. Share stories -- they enchant your audience. Yep! And I like Jun's story that he shares, along with a link to Seth Godin to explain why biz storytelling is so important.
  3. Focus on the why -- not the what. Storytelling is about creating meaning. When you share the 'why' it inspires action. Anwer the few questions he poses and you'll be good to go for crafting stories that people re-share.



Now there are actually 4 parts to Jun's post, not 3. The last one is 'practice'. You get better over time at crafting and sharing your stories. So keep practicing! 


As Jun says at the end, "Remind yourself of two things: You can either write content that is dry, safe, and has no personality, or you can write something daring and transparent — something that will shake the floor beneath your reader’s feet. You have this power within you. All you need to do is use it."


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling atwww.scoop.it/t/just-story-it

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America's Poorest Lost Almost EVERYTHING During The Great Recession

America's Poorest Lost Almost EVERYTHING During The Great Recession | GiftBasketVillas News - from my home to yours | Scoop.it
Families living in poor neighborhoods lost almost everything during the Great Recession, potentially making it more difficult for them to gain a better life in the future, according to a recent report.
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Building Customer Relationships

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Women Owned Business Club Magazine is a Business, Career and Lifestyle Online Magazine that was created as an additional platform for WOBC members to showcase their businesses, services and products.
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8 Bestsellers Started During National Novel Writing Month

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National Novel Writing Month starts today, kicking off that time of year when the insane among us commit to writing 50000 words in 30 days (if you're.
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The Psychology That Makes Sites Like 'What Would I Say' So Addictive

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The site What Would I Say has quickly risen to popularity since its creation during last weekend’s Princeton Hackathon. WWIS connects to your Facebook account and generates new status updates based on words and phrases you’ve used in the past.
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Toxic Friendships | Psychology Today

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Many people are in the unenviable position of being mistreated by (someone they consider to be) a friend. You know the type of toxic character I'm talking about. The one who doesn't seem to mind overwhelming you with all ...
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Jim Kouzes: Why You Should Hone Your Storytelling Skills

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Part 3 of 4. About Our Guest: Jim Kouzes is the Dean's Executive Fellow of Leadership at Santa Clara University and coauthor with Barry Posner of the internationally award-winning and bestselling book, The Leadership ...

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Jeff Domansky's comment, January 25, 2013 3:25 PM
Enjoying his insight; thanks for sharing Diana
Karen Dietz's comment, January 25, 2013 3:39 PM
Yes Jeff, I really liked that quote in the article too. Thanks for re-scooping!
wanderingsalsero's comment, January 26, 2013 4:57 AM
I like stories too.
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Jazz Up Your Living Room With Colourful Pillows - HomeDesignLove.Com

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Decorate your living room using jazzy fabrics on pillows is a great way to design the interior according to season or your own mood. Throw in a colour...
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WOBC Member Promotions: Gift Basket Villas

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The doors we choose to open and close each day decide the lives we live. As experts at gifting we, at GiftBasketVillas, we invite you to open our doors to gifting that will help you build relationships, client loyalty and a successful business We ...
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The Trends That Will Shape Social Media In 2013

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Each new year offers new possibilities, and considering that so much happened in 2012, it's a good time to think about what the next twelve months will bring us.

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Les tendances qui façonneront les médias sociaux en 2013.
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Les tendances qui façonneront les médias sociaux en 2013.
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The Trends That Will Shape Social Media In 2013.

 

From www.simplyzesty.com - January 27, 4:47 AMEach new year offers new possibilities, and considering that so much happened in 2012, it's a good time to think about what the next twelve months will bring us. The Trends That Will Shape Social Media In 2013 | @scoopit via @Gerrit_Bes http://sco.lt/...
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My Top Picks For Content Creation iPad Apps ~ Mrs. Wideen's Classroom Blog

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"I recently saw a picture that was posted on twitter by George Couros.  I sent it to my principal because it sums up what we have been talking about for weeks about Apps that we are using with the iPads. "


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Brian Yanish - MarketingHits.com's curator insight, January 17, 2013 2:58 PM

So true!!! A++

Paul's curator insight, January 21, 2013 5:54 AM

I love this post - I have shared this with our staff - great!

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11 Iconic Business Cards Of The Rich And Famous

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They do say you should never judge a book by it’s cover, but that doesn’t always apply when it comes to business cards. They’re designed to make a statement, generate impact and leave you with an impression.

 

Some would say that Zuckerberg’s first attempt left a lot to be desired, but as you’re about to see, there’s no doubting the retro cool of Bill Gates’s card or the bling bling of Donald Trump faux gold foil business cards.

 

Our personal favourite though has to go to Kevin Mitnick – a convicted criminal and serial hacker, who’s business card (it’s actually a lock pick tool set) is just as startling as the illegal feats he accomplished. Way back in 1995 he single-handily hijacked and broke into the servers of the likes of Motorla, Fujitsu and even Nokia stealing vital information and data.


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Jazz Up Your Living Room With Colourful Pillows - HomeDesignLove.Com

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Decorate your living room using jazzy fabrics on pillows is a great way to design the interior according to season or your own mood. Throw in a colour...
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30 Careless Mistakes That Will Totally Muck Up Your Marketing

30 Careless Mistakes That Will Totally Muck Up Your Marketing | GiftBasketVillas News - from my home to yours | Scoop.it

 

We've all had those moments. You know, the ones when you do something completely careless or idiotic, and then quickly follow up with a Ron Burgundy-esque thought like, "I immediately regret this decision" ... or a more classic example, the Homer Simpson "D'OH!"

 

But how much worse is it when that "D'OH!" moment comes right after you hit "send" on that really, really important marketing email, only to realize there's a big, glaring typo in the subject line? And there's nothing you can do about it. That email is already getting delivered, whether you like it or not. To all 5,000 people.


Read through 30 careless, but totally preventable mistakes, that often make marketers look like schmucks.


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