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4 Ways to Stretch Your Infographic Content | Killer Infographics

4 Ways to Stretch Your Infographic Content | Killer Infographics | Healthy Lifestyles .. Informational Purposes | Scoop.it
In today’s multimodal world, there’s no such thing as one size fits all. When you have a great idea that demands recognition, why not use every possible avenue to make sure your message gets heard?


Traditionally, infographics have been the end-medium for repurposing content, and though this is a tried and true method to broaden your reach, it’s really only the beginning of what you can do with that content once it’s an infographic.


This post will explore a few methods for repurposing your infographic into other media....


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, February 11, 11:28 PM

Here's how to repurpose your infographic content to stretch your marketing budget and increase results.

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Here's how to repurpose your infographic content to stretch your marketing budget and increase results.

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13 Conversion Rate Optimization Tools Compared

13 Conversion Rate Optimization Tools Compared | Healthy Lifestyles .. Informational Purposes | Scoop.it

Conversion rate optimization is the process of changing website elements to improve user experience. During this process, you can test elements like landing page design, images, call-to-action buttons, and content multiple times to see which give you more conversions. 

 

The main advantage of conversion rate optimization is that it'll increase conversions without affecting website traffic. Ultimately, conversions will boost your website's revenue. There are many conversion rate optimization tools available to help reach your goals.Choosing Conversion Rate Optimization ToolsHere I've listed the most important factors you should consider when picking the right conversion rate optimization tools for your website...


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Margaret Spencer's curator insight, February 12, 2:24 AM

It is really important to pay attention in your conversion rate. I have read that  on average, 96% of the people who visit a website will leave without ever converting to a lead or sale.

- www.contactdb.com

Marco Favero's curator insight, February 12, 3:46 AM

aggiungi la tua intuizione ...

Mike Allen's curator insight, February 13, 9:12 AM

Seems like all have good features and drawbacks but here's a quick summary

 

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Cherry Chocolate Chip Scones

Cherry Chocolate Chip Scones | Healthy Lifestyles .. Informational Purposes | Scoop.it
Ingredients

2 3/4 cup blanched almond flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp sea salt
2 Tbsp cold unsalted butter (or palm shortening)
2 large eggs
2 Tbsp coconut milk (or milk of your choice)
2 tsp honey
1/2 tsp pure almond extract
1/3 cup dried cherries
2 Tbsp dairy-free mini chocolate chips
Optional: Coconut sugar or maple sugar for sprinkling on top

Instructions

In a food processor, combine the almond flour, baking soda and salt. Pulse in the butter (or palm shortening), until it's well incorporated. If you don't have a food processor, use a pastry cutter| (or two knifes) to cut the butter (or shortening) into the flour.
In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, honey and almond extract, until well combined.
Using a spoon, stir the dry mixture into the wet mixture, until thoroughly combined. Then, fold in the dried cherries and chocolate chips. Place dough in fridge to cool about 10-15 minutes.
Preheat oven to 350°F while dough is chilling. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside. Sprinkle your work surface with a handful blanched almond flour. Melt a teaspoon of butter or coconut oil for brushing the tops of the scones.
Once dough is chilled, gather it together in a ball and place it on the floured surface. Shape the dough into a square about six-inches in diameter and one inch thick, then cut it in half twice to form four small squares. Next, cut each of the four small squares in half diagonally to form eight small triangles.
Brush the tops of the scones with a little melted butter or coconut oil. Sprinkle tops with a little coconut sugar or maple sugar, if desired.
Using a spatula, gently place each scone onto the prepared baking sheet. Bake about 15-18 minutes, until scones are lightly golden brown along the edges. Serve warm with your favorite herbal or green tea.

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Walmart to close 269 stores, 154 in U.S.; 10,000 employees impacted

Walmart to close 269 stores, 154 in U.S.; 10,000 employees impacted | Healthy Lifestyles .. Informational Purposes | Scoop.it
Walmart is closing 154 stores in the U.S., the company announced on Friday.
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Healthy Sugar Cookies

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Ingredients

2 cups blanched almond flour
¼ cup coconut oil melted (or grass-fed butter at room temp)
½ cup coconut palm sugar
1 egg
1 tbsp vanilla extract
¼ teaspoon fine sea salt

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Mix all wet ingredients together and combine well
Slowly pour dry ingredients into wet ingredients and mix well
Drop a tablespoon of dough on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet
Bake cookies for 8-10 mins (until edges are golden brown)
As cookies are cooling, sprinkle with a little coconut sugar after baking if desired
Cool cookies for at least 5 mins before serving
(Alternatively, if you are cutting out shapes, refrigerate dough for at least 1 hour and then roll out using a rolling pin and additional almond flour and bake the same way)

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Alzheimer's Link Leads to More Financial Planning - Wall Street Journal

Alzheimer's Link Leads to More Financial Planning - Wall Street Journal | Healthy Lifestyles .. Informational Purposes | Scoop.it
Researchers from the University of Utah find people whose families have a history of Alzheimer’s disease are much more likely to seek expert financial advice and are more likely to delay retirement, compared with people for whom Alzheimer’s isn't...

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3 Ways to Start a Catering Business - wikiHow

3 Ways to Start a Catering Business - wikiHow | Healthy Lifestyles .. Informational Purposes | Scoop.it
How to Start a Catering Business. If you host dinner parties for your family and friends every chance you get, you're up on food trends and you have an entrepreneurial spirit, consider starting a catering business. You have the advantage...
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if cooking is your passion this information could be valuable

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Plobot brings fun educational technology. It connects parents and teachers with the children of today | Coding

Plobot brings fun educational technology. It connects parents and teachers with the children of today | Coding | Healthy Lifestyles .. Informational Purposes | Scoop.it
Plobot brings fun educational technology. It connects parents and teachers with the children of today. Playing while learning is at the core of each activity, empowering kids to find creative solutions and use logical thinking.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/08/24/coding-a-new-trend-in-education-and-a-big-responsibility/

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, October 18, 2015 8:15 AM

Plobot brings fun educational technology. It connects parents and teachers with the children of today. Playing while learning is at the core of each activity, empowering kids to find creative solutions and use logical thinking.


Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/08/24/coding-a-new-trend-in-education-and-a-big-responsibility/




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Homemade Honey and Aloe Facial Cleanser

Homemade Honey and Aloe Facial Cleanser | Healthy Lifestyles .. Informational Purposes | Scoop.it
Ingredients

¼ cup aloe vera gel (where to buy)
¼ cup honey (preferably raw)
1 TB nourishing oil--I use a quality extra virgin olive oil or jojoba oil. Any nourishing oil will work, other options include: almond, avocado, apricot, argan, coconut. If you plan to use coconut oil, make sure the oil is soft before adding it to the aloe and honey.

Instructions

Combine all the ingredients. That's it!
Okay, a few more notes: This cleanser can be stored in a sealed jar (I use a Mason jar) or a soap dispenser. Either method works, it's completely up to you. If you're using a jar, I recommend using a spoon to scoop the cleanser into your hand to avoid introducing bacteria to the cleanser. Store the cleanser at room temperature for a couple of months. If you're using fresh aloe, store the cleanser in the fridge since the aloe may spoil quickly.

To Use: Shake the cleanser. Apply a small amount of cleanser to our hand, then massage the cleanser on your face. Allow the cleanser to sit for about a minute total, just to absorb the wonderful qualities of the ingredients. Using a damp wipe (I love these wipes for facial cleansing!! LOVE!), gently remove the cleanser, rinsing the wipe as needed.

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6 Signs Your Employees Need Training, NOW

6 Signs Your Employees Need Training, NOW | Healthy Lifestyles .. Informational Purposes | Scoop.it
Make sure that you deliver training when your employees need it, NOT when you want them to take it.

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How to Teach Yourself SEO in 30 Days

How to Teach Yourself SEO in 30 Days | Healthy Lifestyles .. Informational Purposes | Scoop.it

Search engine optimization is complicated.

For many, it’s considered a dark art, peppered with unknowns and uncertainties. And while some marketers consider it an exciting challenge, others back away from it in fear that they'll simply never get it right. 

However, the truth is, if you are doing any kind of online marketing, having even a basic understanding of SEO can help you deliver more successful strategies and campaigns.

So to help set you up for success, we've put together a 30-day plan designed to give you a better sense of how SEO works, how it fits into your strategy, and what tools you can use to measure and report on your efforts. While this post won't turn you into an SEO pro overnight, we promise it's full of resources that will make your life as a digital marketer just a little bit easier.

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, October 16, 2015 12:03 AM

Useful resource for learning how to do SEO.

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Banana Nut N'Oatmeal (No Oats!)

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Banana Nut N'Oatmeal (No Oats!)
Author: Ashley Thomas

Ingredients

4 very ripe bananas, mashed
2 (13.5 ounce) cans coconut milk, full-fat
¼ teaspoon cardamom
Big pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
2 tablespoons golden flaxseed meal
2 tablespoons coconut flour
2 teaspoons chia seeds
¼ cup nuts (pecans or walnuts)

Instructions

Add the mashed bananas, coconut milk and spices to a dutch oven. Bring this mixture to a full boil.
Once it comes to a boil, stir the mixture for 5 minutes as it continues to boil. Keep an eye on it to make sure it doesn’t spill out.
Turn off the heat and immediately add the remaining ingredients and mix well.
Wait 5 minutes for the n'oatmeal to thicken then serve.

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The Essential Tools, Applications, And Extensions You Need To Stay Sane As A Marketer | NewsCred Blog

The Essential Tools, Applications, And Extensions You Need To Stay Sane As A Marketer | NewsCred Blog | Healthy Lifestyles .. Informational Purposes | Scoop.it

As a marketer, you’re pulled in a million directions at once. Explain this new tool, write next week’s tweets, negotiate a vendor contract, code and send out this email — the possibilities are endless. One second you’re creative and the next analytical. How can you be expected to keep your head above water with changing priorities and each day looking different than the last?

I’ve been on an endless journey to discover the best tools and tactics to help me be more productive, focused, and thrive day-to-day. At NewsCred, I’m frequently asked what the icons in my toolbar are or what a specific program/extension is, so I figured if these tools can help a few co-workers, hopefully they can help you as well. I’ve included a link to each tool below, a Windows equivalent where appropriate (I’m on a Macbook), and a description of how it can help....


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This is a common and growing problem...

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Try one!

Philippe Trebaul's curator insight, March 20, 4:36 PM

This is a really useful collection of social media tools and you may find a few that you didn't know before.

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10 Reasons Not To Block Someone On Twitter | Social Media | LEARNing To LEARN

10 Reasons Not To Block Someone On Twitter | Social Media | LEARNing To LEARN | Healthy Lifestyles .. Informational Purposes | Scoop.it

One of the most ingenious aspects of Twitter is that if someone is annoying you or being rude, you can simply unfollow them or even block them. 

 

I’ve matured a lot since I got on Twitter years ago. I’ve learned that Twitter relationships and real life relationships are very similar. Just as you would think twice before kicking someone out of your real life, sometimes it might be best to think twice before kicking someone out of your Twitter life also.

 

Learn more:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/06/27/how-to-use-twitter-with-success-for-education-and-more/

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Twitter

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/social-media-and-its-influence

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, February 12, 7:12 AM

One of the most ingenious aspects of Twitter is that if someone is annoying you or being rude, you can simply unfollow them or even block them. 


I’ve matured a lot since I got on Twitter years ago. I’ve learned that Twitter relationships and real life relationships are very similar. Just as you would think twice before kicking someone out of your real life, sometimes it might be best to think twice before kicking someone out of your Twitter life also.


Learn more:


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/06/27/how-to-use-twitter-with-success-for-education-and-more/


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Twitter


http://www.scoop.it/t/social-media-and-its-influence


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The 90 best infographics | Creative Bloq

The 90 best infographics | Creative Bloq | Healthy Lifestyles .. Informational Purposes | Scoop.it

We've trawled the web to find the most informative and inspiring infographics - just look what we've uncovered!

 

Every picture tells a story, as they say, but sometimes it takes a clever combination of words and pictures to tell a story quickly, concisely and in an entertaining fashion.

 

The best infographics may look like they were simple to create in Photoshop, but designing an effective piece of data visualization is usually anything but....


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, January 16, 3:02 AM

Creative Bloq gathers 90 best Infographics. Awesome! Recommended viewing! 9/10

Gonzalo Moreno's curator insight, January 19, 11:01 AM

Many interesting ones, for many, many courses!
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Cauliflower Couscous

Cauliflower Couscous | Healthy Lifestyles .. Informational Purposes | Scoop.it
2 heads cauliflower
2 Tablespoons Olive oil, divided
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 zucchini, cut into matchsticks
4 carrots, cut into matchsticks
1 red onion, cut into 1 inch pieces
2 teaspoons lemon juice
¼ cup parsley minced
½ teaspoon sea salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper

INSTRUCTIONS

Bring large pot of water to boil. Trim the leaves from the cauliflower heads and place both heads in the boiling water, covered, for 5 minutes. Carefully remove the cauliflower with tongs and set aside until cooled.
In a skillet, heat 1 Tablespoon of the olive oil over medium-high. Add the garlic, zucchini carrots and red onion. Sauté for 10 minutes, until golden and tender.
Cut the cooled cauliflower heads into florets, then run through the food processor with the grading attachment. Transfer to a large bowl, and mix in the remaining tablespoon of olive oil, lemon juice, fresh parsley, sea salt, black pepper. Mix in the veggies, and serve. Enjoy!

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A Holistic Approach to SEO

A Holistic Approach to SEO | Healthy Lifestyles .. Informational Purposes | Scoop.it

SEO in this day and age cannot live in its own silo anymore because we now know how much it is impacted, both directly and indirectly, by other marketing channels, such as social media, PR, offline marketing, and even email marketing.

 

Some of these signals include brand mentions, citations, search relevancy, usage data, content and links.

 

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Tryptophan explained

Tryptophan explained | Healthy Lifestyles .. Informational Purposes | Scoop.it
By Derek Schauer Every Thanksgiving, there are a few things that can be counted on—the Dallas Cowboys and Detroit Lions will host an NFL game, your Aunt Nancy and Uncle Doug will get into a political argument across the table and somebody—if not everybody—will fall into a food coma after the big dinner. The popular theory is that turkey is high in tryptophan, the mysterious chemical that lulls you into a deep slumber after a few bites. It also produces serotonin, which enters the brain and is converted to melatonin, the hormone that regulates your sleep patterns and can cause drowsiness.  However, in most cases, tryptophan reaches the brain in only minimal amounts, as other amino acids block its path. All those Thanksgiving side dishes—stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy and cranberry sauce—are high in carbs, and when the body takes that in, it creates glucose.
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Eiffel Tower goes dark as France mourns 129 dead

Eiffel Tower goes dark as France mourns 129 dead | Healthy Lifestyles .. Informational Purposes | Scoop.it
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we need to be praying

 

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Brands: It’s You, Not Consumers

Brands: It’s You, Not Consumers | Healthy Lifestyles .. Informational Purposes | Scoop.it

Respondents “resent doing anything that appears to benefit the brand more than it benefits them.”

 

“Consumers are saturated with opportunities to ‘make friends’ with brands. It’s getting more and more difficult to capture their attention and interest via the Web.”

 

Content is the “game changer” that will spark a connection with consumers–as long as the underlying strategy is both user-focused and purposeful.

 

That’s according to the findings of a recently released report by research group J. Walter Thompson, entitled “Participation: beyond the hype,” which surveyed 5,600 people across seven countries in the Asia-Pacific region, including China, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Australia, and New Zealand.

 

The report highlights what we already suspected to be true: People aren’t as interested in participating with brands as the brands are in participating with them.

 

Some 58% of respondents said they were more likely to engage with brands online only if “it’s really easy and asks nothing of me.” In addition, 48% of respondents said they’d prefer brands to simply entertain them rather than ask them to do anything at all....


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, October 20, 2015 11:38 AM

Pull down the posters, cancel the caterer, and unplug the hype machine: The heralded “Age Of Participation” has been postponed due to a lack of, well, participation.

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Coconut Candy

Coconut Candy | Healthy Lifestyles .. Informational Purposes | Scoop.it
2 cups unsweetened shredded coconut
1⁄4 cup raw honey
1 Tablespoon coconut flour
1⁄4 cup blanched almond flour
1⁄4 cup, plus 1 Tablespoon coconut oil, divided
1⁄4 teaspoon sea salt
16 raw almonds
1⁄2 cup dark chocolate

INSTRUCTIONS

Combine the shredded coconut, honey, coconut flour, almond flour, 1⁄4 cup coconut oil, and sea salt in a bowl. Mix well. Place in the freezer for 5 minutes.
Line an 8 × 8 pan with parchment paper. Press the coconut mixture into the prepared pan. Place the pan in the freezer for 5 minutes.
Place 1 Tablespoon coconut oil and 1⁄2 cup dark chocolate in a small pot. Place the pot in a medium skillet, with an inch of water, over medium heat. Mix until smooth.
Place the almonds in even rows over the coconut mixture. Pour a spoonful of melted chocolate over each almond. Place the pan in the freezer for 5 minutes. Cut the candy into 4 pieces. Use the edges of the parchment paper to pull the pieces out of the pan and onto a cutting board. Cut each piece into 4, so you end up with 16 pieces. Store in the freezer. Enjoy!

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Gluten Free Cherry Bars

Gluten Free Cherry Bars | Healthy Lifestyles .. Informational Purposes | Scoop.it

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the Batter
2 large eggs
1/2 cup milk of your choice
1/4 cup butter or buttery spread, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla
1-1/2 cups Carla’s Gluten Free Cake Flour Blend Recipe
1/3 cup sugar (or evaporated cane juice which is less refined than regular sugar)
1/2 can (21 oz.) can gluten free cherry pie filling (Comstock or Wilderness)
For the Glaze
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1/2 Tablespoon unsalted butter or buttery spread, melted
1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 Tablespoons warm milk of your choice

Instructions:

To Make the Cherry Bars:
Heat oven to 325°F. Oil a 9 x 9-inch square baking dish.
In the large bowl of your mixer, mix together eggs and sugar on medium-low, or whisk by hand.
Drizzle in melted butter a little at a time while beating on low speed.
Pour milk and vanilla on top and beat on medium-low speed until combined.
Add flour blend and beat until smooth.
Reserve about 3/4 cup batter; and set aside.
Scoop the remaining batter into the prepared pan and evenly distribute.
Spread almost 1/2 can pie filling over the entire batter.
Drop the remaining batter by heaping tablespoonfuls onto the top of the filling and spread a bit for some of the spoonfuls to meet, leaving a bit of cherries showing. (You may add a few cherries between the batter for aesthetics (eye appeal).
Bake 45 minutes or until toothpick clean in the center of one of dropped pieces of batter. Cover with foil if it begins to brown.
To Make the Glaze:
Add confectioners' sugar to a small bowl. Stir in melted butter until sugar melts. Add milk and vanilla. Stir until thoroughly combined. Drizzle over warm cherry bars. Serve warm. Store leftovers covered on counter-top up to 2 days. Freezing individual slices is recommended for best results.


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Kathy Heidebrecht's curator insight, October 15, 2015 12:04 PM

A self-rising gluten free cake flour blend recipe which is not gritty, and as close to the real thing as possible! Non gluten-free dieters cannot tell the difference.

Ingredients:

For Pastry Flour Quality:
1 1/4 cups superfine white rice flour (Authentic Foods or Vitacost brands)3/4 cup potato starch (or cornstarch)1/2 cup sorghum or oat flour (or more white rice flour for white and yellow cakes for true color)1/4 cup superfine brown rice flour (or more superfine white rice flour)1/4 cup tapioca flour (or cornstarch)1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda (for Hershey's chocolate cake use 2)2 teaspoons gluten-free baking powder* (I use Rumford's.)2 teaspoons xanthan gum (or guar gum for corn-free)
The Latest Version:
For Pastry Flour Quality:
1 1/4 cups superfine white rice flour (not regular rice flour - I use Authentic Foods brand.)3/4 cup potato starch (or cornstarch)1/2 cup sorghum or oat flour (or more white rice flour for white and yellow cakes for true color)1/4 cup superfine brown rice flour (or more superfine white rice flour)1/4 cup tapioca flour (or cornstarch)1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda (for Hershey's chocolate cake use 2)2 teaspoons gluten-free baking powder* (I use Rumford's.)2 teaspoons xanthan gum (or guar gum for corn-free)
The Latest Version:
For Pastry Flour Quality:
1 1/4 cups superfine white rice flour (not regular rice flour - I use Authentic Foods brand.)3/4 cup potato starch (or cornstarch)1/2 cup sorghum or oat flour (or more white rice flour for white and yellow cakes for true color)1/4 cup superfine brown rice flour (or more superfine white rice flour)1/4 cup tapioca flour (or cornstarch)1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda (for Hershey's chocolate cake use 2)2 teaspoons gluten-free baking powder* (I use Rumford's.)2 teaspoons xanthan gum (or guar gum for corn-free)
The Latest Versio!For Pastry Flour Quality:
2 cups superfine white rice flour (not regular - Use Authentic Foods or Vitacost brands.)3/4 cup potato starch1/4 cup cornstarch1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda (for Hershey's chocolate cake use 2)2 teaspoons gluten-free baking powder2 teaspoons xanthan gum

Instructions:

Mix all ingredients well by whisking in a bowl or shaking in a zipper storage bag.For best results sift together one to two times. The more times you sift it, the lighter your baked goods. Sift when a regular (gluten) recipe calls for sifting. Sifting makes baked goods lighter.

Tips

If you are making a yellow or white cake you may consider using white rice flour in place of the brown rice flour, as the mix above makes it a tiny bit tan/brown. Though sorghum is a bit on the brown side, this recipe uses very little and does not effect the yellow color of cake. If using this gluten free cake flour blend to substitute regular all-purpose flour in a recipe I suggest baking at 350°F, no matter what the recipe calls for, and adding a bit more fat: oil, butter, etc.

This blend is great for heavier cakes that need a lift, such as my Hershey's gluten free cake recipe. For other recipes not listed here, try lessening the amounts of baking soda and baking powder. Otherwise it creates a high dome.

*Gluten free brands of baking powder include Clabber Girl (not aluminum-free), Rumford's, and Davis. Featherweight brand is also gluten-free as well as corn-free.

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How to Teach Yourself SEO in 30 Days

How to Teach Yourself SEO in 30 Days | Healthy Lifestyles .. Informational Purposes | Scoop.it

Search engine optimization is complicated.

For many, it’s considered a dark art, peppered with unknowns and uncertainties. And while some marketers consider it an exciting challenge, others back away from it in fear that they'll simply never get it right. 

However, the truth is, if you are doing any kind of online marketing, having even a basic understanding of SEO can help you deliver more successful strategies and campaigns.

So to help set you up for success, we've put together a 30-day plan designed to give you a better sense of how SEO works, how it fits into your strategy, and what tools you can use to measure and report on your efforts. While this post won't turn you into an SEO pro overnight, we promise it's full of resources that will make your life as a digital marketer just a little bit easier.

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, October 16, 2015 12:03 AM

Useful resource for learning how to do SEO.

Claude Maran - Webmarketer's curator insight, October 16, 2015 8:46 AM

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Twitter Marketing Tools To Enhance Your Social Media Strategy - SocialBro

Twitter Marketing Tools To Enhance Your Social Media Strategy - SocialBro | Healthy Lifestyles .. Informational Purposes | Scoop.it
According to Gartner’s 2014 CMO Spend Survey, social marketing is 11% of the 2014 digital marketing budget and is expected to grow to 13% in 2015. Marketers are under great pressure to use digital marketing, including social marketing, to drive business results. Capturing part of the paid advertising budget — at 12.6% of the budget, growing at 15% — allocation of paid media funds toward social advertising could help increase social marketing impact.

 

So how can you make good use of that budget in your social media strategy, and what Twitter marketing tools should you be using to enhance it? Here are some ways that you can do just that and ensure that you end 2015 on a high!...


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, October 16, 2015 10:19 PM

Here are several smart Twitter marketing strategies you should explore.

Annie Sisk's curator insight, October 23, 2015 2:15 PM

You just can't do #socialmedia #marketing on Twitter without the right tools these days.