25 words you may be saying incorrectly

25 words you may be saying incorrectly

“AM-blee-ance” “puhss-GEH-tee” “pee-buh-JEH-wee” These are pronunciations a toddler might use for “ambulance,” “spaghetti” and “peanut butter and jelly.” Ok, I’m talking about my toddler specifically — and yet, I know exactly what he’s referring to when he says these words. As we become more familiar with language, we learn phonics, spelling and eventually how to read — on paper and al ...[Read More]

‘Look, Ma, no hands!’ Tesla’s autopilot works

‘Look, Ma, no hands!’ Tesla’s autopilot works

Maybe you’re anxiously awaiting the car that will drive itself. Tesla’s newest upgrade doesn’t allow the car to drive itself, but it does offer the “Look, Ma, no hands” feature — as well as parallel parking. Both of those features work lightyears better than the content ‘bots create. You know the gobbletygook that is for content for content’s sake. Some th ...[Read More]

10 “tech” tricks for photos to boost SEO, CTR

10 tech tricks for photos to boost SEO, CTR

Content containing visuals yields more user interaction across all mediums, and earlier this week we shared 12 tips from pro photographers to take better digital photographs, from an artistic perspective, on your camera or mobile device. While everyone loves a beautiful looking image, we would be remiss if we didn’t present the other side of the coin — the technical one. Here are 10 back-end ...[Read More]

Kiss bad PowerPoints bye-bye

Kiss bad PowerPoints bye-bye

All kinds of “YES” to this Seth Godin e-book we recently stumbled upon, “Really Bad PowerPoint (And How to Avoid It).” It’s available for download here: http://www.sethgodin.com/freeprize/reallybad-1.pdf We learned of the e-book through a SlideShare: http://www.slideshare.net/slidecomet/fix-your-really-bad-powerpoint-slidecomet-based-on-an-ebook-by-sethgodin … w ...[Read More]

Inspiration through family storytelling

Inspiration through family storytelling

A recent article revealed the number one way to “surprisingly” boost your confidence — hear your family’s stories. I found this not so surprising because I grew up in Mississippi, the epicenter of Southern storytelling in my mind. The intrigue with which I’ve tuned in to TV shows about genealogy only confirms my personal experience that learning about your family’s struggles and triumphs is — I wo ...[Read More]

The one word you should never use to start an email

The one word you should never use to start an email

“The New York Times”‘ weekly “Corner Office” column features corporate executives on leadership, and the recent column on Jonathan M. Tisch, co-chairman of the board of the Loews Corporation (Loews Hotels & Resorts), piqued our interest. Tisch warns CEOs and others at the top of their organizations to beware the “thin air.” At that level, he says peopl ...[Read More]