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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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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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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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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“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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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.


MARKETING

Keeping it SMART: Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-Bound

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“Marketing’s job is never done. It’s about perpetual motion. We must continue to innovate every day.” — Betty Comstock, Former CMO & Vice Chair, GE

Designing a successful marketing campaign requires businesses to navigate changes in marketing channels and audiences.

Run a Marketing Brainstorm Session That Delivers

First things first, you need to know the basics of your marketing objectives. For that, you need to run a brainstorming session that will deliver objective goals and agendas.

Invite the right people

You don’t want too many cooks spoiling the broth here. The brainstorming should be a result-oriented session that shouldn’t waste time. Hence, don’t just invite the sales or marketing people, but…


Another day another #MeToo controversy

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Another day, another #MeToo controversy

That’s not something you’d consider when you think of a faith-based fishing trip. Yet, that’s the Bethel Baptist Church’s argument used to defend their men-only raffle ticket rules.

“If a man is not faithful to his own individuality, he cannot be loyal to anything.”-Claude McKay-

A little geographic background

North Union Township is a township in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is known for having a friendly conservative population and beautiful wide-open terrain conducive to many outdoor gaming sports.


BOOK REVIEW

Susannah Cahalan, suffered from encephalitis. However, doctors deemed her psychotic, schizophrenic, and even a party addict.

By Source (WP:NFCC#4), Fair use, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=41583205

As I started to read this book the words raced through my head like a flaming torch burning without end. My mind became consumed with thoughts of the brain.

There’s not much that we know about the brain for those of us who aren’t neurologists or science geeks. We know it controls our body and thoughts and comprises a network of neural pathways, but that’s pretty much it.

However, in reality, our brain is one of the most complex organs in our body. This reality is why scientists are constantly researching deeper and deeper into it to understand it better…


TRAVEL AND TOURISM

Once a thriving farm now a peaceful nature conservation area

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If you were to name the best places to visit in Boynton Beach, you’d probably miss the Green Cay Wetlands and Nature Centre. It overlooks 100 acres of wetland and reveals a whole new world of local fauna and flora.

However, most people make this mistake because they are unaware of the beauty that lies within the marshy landscape.

I thrive on nature and peace, that is how I stumbled across this reserve. My close encounter with wildlife turned into the perfect escape from the mind-numbing hustle and bustle of the concrete world.

I was eager to share the experience…


CRIME HISTORY

The killer clown that fooled the local community

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“A clown can get away with murder.”-John Wayne Gacy

John Wayne Gacy was one of the most notorious serial killers in the history of the United States. He is known for the rape and murder of at least 33 young boys. Gacy was a resident of Chicago, Illinois.

He was a prominent member of the local community and became known as the “The Killer Clown.” A new documentary on Peacock TV titled “John Wayne Gacy: Devil in Disguise” revisits his horrific crimes.

The documentary also highlights how Gacy ingratiated himself within the suburban community, and his affiliations with other influential…

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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