SOCIAL MEDIA

Can you benefit from an invite? Becoming part of the elite group can pave the way for exciting opportunities

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Photo by Miguel Á. Padriñán from Pexels

Unless you have been living under a rock, you have already heard the buzz around Silicon Valley’s trendiest invention.

Last year, tech city launched a voice chat app called Clubhouse. The elite digital space opened doors for real-time conversations and online social gatherings between users. Much like Zoom, it fills pandemic life with human connections. The only catch is that this invite-only app lets commoners like me interact with high-profile users.

So far, the new-age social media app has already garnered interest from celebrities like Oprah Winfrey, Drake, Ashton Kutcher, Ariana Grande, etc. The glamorous attendees are followed by business…


SOCIAL MEDIA

Making the most of social media platforms

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Photo by Jakob Owens on Unsplash

In 2020 we saw a surge in social media usage, with people spending more time at home during the coronavirus pandemic. A poll conducted in May last year showed 46% to 51% of U.S. adults started using social media more than they did before the pandemic. With 2020 being as unpredictable as it was, there is probably one thing on your mind right now: what does the new year hold for us?

“When you have five minutes to fill, Twitter is a great way to fill 35 minutes.”

— Matt Cutts

Which social media trends and strategies can we expect…


What Is the psychology behind wanting; having a scarcity mindset and what you can do to resolve it

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Photo by FLOUFFY on Unsplash

Are you struggling with always wanting more and not focusing on the present?

Having more does not keep you from wanting more. And if you always want more — to be more prosperous, more beautiful, more well-known — you are missing the bigger picture, and I can tell you from experience, happiness will never come.

— Mitch Albom

My little Pomeranian, Luke, was the inspiration behind this article. Luke has a demanding personality and is also very expressive about what he wants — and he spends all day vocalizing what he wants. …


DATA SCIENCE

Technology’s corrosive impact on society

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Photo by jesse orrico on Unsplash

“Privacy is dead, and social media holds the smoking gun.” — Pete Cashmore, CEO of Mashable

Concerns regarding privacy on social media have increased after 2015. Earlier, users saw cybercriminals as their sole enemy in the digital space. However, the tide has turned as certain scandals, studies, and revelations have come to the surface.

The Cambridge Analytica Ltd. scandal

It took Cambridge Analytica, a British political consulting firm, to spark the discussions concerning user privacy on social media networks. In 2018, media outlets broke the news that Cambridge Analytica acquired and used personal data collected from Facebook. …


EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

Bonus: MyLibook Review

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Photo by Danny Nee on Unsplash

Teaching your child how to read from an early age can be a challenge. Parenthood is overwhelming in itself, and it can be easy to lose sight of your child’s personal development in the process. However, research suggests that engaging with young children by reading, talking, and singing can stimulate cognitive development, bringing a host of benefits.

As per The American Academy of Pediatrics, children proficient in reading by the third grade are more likely to graduate high school and have a successful career. Unfortunately, 1 out of 3 children begins kindergarten without possessing the language skills required to read.


BUSINESS

Proper marketing and financial planning are key components — the proof is in the statistics

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Photo by Luke Chesser on Unsplash

“Strategy without a process is little more than a wish list.”

— Robert Filek

Are you a startup owner looking for ways to accelerate business growth? An overwhelming number of startups struggle to achieve their growth targets. According to the Small Business Administration, 90% of startups eventually fail. 21.5% of these companies fail in the first year. The failure rate increases to 50% in the fifth year and 70% in the tenth year. As grim as this statistic is, having a strategic plan for growth increases a startup’s probability of success.

This article reviews strategic planning benefits and how a…


CRIME HISTORY

Three trials and two convictions tell the story

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Photo By Florida Dept. of Corrections Public Domain

Arguments and spats between couples aren’t uncommon. Sometimes, they can even be beneficial for strengthening their relationship. However, rarely does it lead to one partner ordering a hitman for their spouse to get them murdered. That is precisely what happened with Dalia Dippolito.

Dalia Dippolito’s story made headlines for days as the chilling case revealed one plot twist after the other. Keep reading to discover more about Dalia Dippolito’s story, a Florida woman who hired an assassin to kill her husband.

How Dalia Dippolito met Michael Dippolito

On the surface, it seems that Dalia is a typical Florida woman. She had a normal childhood growing up…


CRIME HISTORY

America’s most wanted

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By Jacksonville Police Department — Public Domain

“Your abuser’s trauma does not justify them abusing you.”-HealthyPlace.con-

One of the most notorious serial killers in recent times, Ottis Toole (March 5, 1947 — September 15, 1996), is known for murdering at least six people. He was also a rapist and a cannibal. His victims’ total number may very well be in hundreds or thousands, and most of them are still unknown. He was arrested and eventually imprisoned, where he died at the age of 49.

Toole’s life is a grim reminder of how easily serial killers and rapists appear to live in our midst.

Toole’s early life

Ottis Toole was born…


NFL TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS

From a small town his journey took him to Super Bowl LV

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Photo By Tim Shortt/FloridaToday

The National Football League (NFL) is home to numerous brilliant football players from all places. However, this season, it seems all eyes are on Jamel Dean, a fantastic yet underrated player from Cocoa. The first player from the city to reach the NFL, Jamel carries a lot of hope and inspiration for his town people and all his fans.

His journey to the big leagues has not been an easy one. There have been a lot of setbacks and hurdles. However, Jamel has proven that with determination and perseverance, anything is possible. …


NBA

Team in tough spot with key players injured

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Photo By Mogami KariyaJonathan Isaac

Orlando Magic fans have been left anxious and confused, and all eyes are on the Eastern Conference team as the NBA trading deadline approaches next month. The team seems to be in a tough spot with two of their star players, Jonathan Isaac and Markelle Fultz, suffering from severe ACL injuries, which will keep them off the court for the upcoming season.

What is going on inside the Orlando Magic? What does the team plan to do in light of all this? Keep reading to find out.

About Orlando Magic

Orlando Magic is a professional basketball team from Orlando, Florida. The team competes…

Gayle Kurtzer-Meyers

20+ years in Property Management, freelance writer, advocate for positive thinking, enjoy running for charity events, interested in a variety of topics

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