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.


When people get thirsty enough they will gulp down the water or in this case the Bible. In reality if we sip both graciously and consistently there is no need for a last minute dash for our thirst to be satisfied as water and God have been there all alone. Great story Joseph.


TRAVEL & TOURISM

Take a Walk Down Memory Lane at Tupperware Confidence Center in Orlando, Florida

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“Remember Tupperware? That was the toughest stuff ever. Why can’t they make a phone out of Tupperware?-J.B. Smoove-

If you are traveling to the Orlando area, visiting the Tupperware Confidence Center is worth a stop. Young and old alike will enjoy rekindling some old memories with the original piece of plastic that was a household item back in the day.

Thanks for the memories, Tupperware

One of my childhood memories was Tupperware on our table at just about every meal. If it wasn’t the famous dome lid salad crisper, it was one of their decorative drink containers along with an array of matching accouterments. …


BUSINESS

New technologies and trends play a critical role in the success of a startup

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“The value of an idea lies in the using of it.”-Thomas Edison-

There is no doubt that the last few years have been somewhat of a roller coaster ride. Businesses and enterprises worldwide scrambled to shift their operations to a remote environment as the COVID-19 pandemic hit, causing our current digital transformation to arrive a few years earlier than predicted.

This massive shift to online work, shopping, and socializing has seen companies pushing to incorporate advanced technologies, especially those currently capitalizing on digital focus like IoT.

“As businesses look to embed lessons learned in recent months and to build enterprise…


BUSINESS

Modern lifestyles render time a luxury asset

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“What users want is convenience and results.” — Jef Raskin

Convenience is historically known to influence shopping behavior in customers. Modern lifestyles continue to render time as a luxury asset. Between family obligations, work, commuting, and other tasks, people have a lot less free time than before.

According to a 2020 report by the National Retail Federation, 83% of consumers treat convenience as a vital factor when making purchase decisions. They are also willing to pay a premium for it.

How are startups capitalizing on this need and dominating the consumer market? This article discusses essential insights emphasizing the importance…


SCRIPTURE

And so are you

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In today’s world, where everyone is so digitally connected, where everyone’s life is entirely on display, it is pretty easy to compare yourself with others.

You can’t help but compare everything you have, everything you don’t have, and at the end of all these comparisons, you are left with a poor self-image and resentment with the world. We often forget everything happens with the will of our Lord; we are where we are, all by the Grace of God.

Realizing God’s love for us

When we form an image of ourselves, we only look through the lens of our self-hatred and self-doubt and even the…

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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