Designing A Home Office With A Quirky But Professional Vibe — lifewithlilred

Today, more and more people are opting to work from home, instead of working in commercial office environments. In the US alone, 43 percent of workers work from home at least some of the time, with around 30 percent of workers working at the home front the entire time. Over the past 12 years, the […]

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AI Detects Autism in Infants (Again) — Later On

Megan Scudellari reports in IEEE Spectrum: Back in February, we brought you news of a deep-learning algorithm able to predict autism in two-year-olds based on structural brain changes beginning at six months of age. Now, the same group at the University of North Carolina has again applied machine learning to the goal of predicting autism, […]

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The magic art of moving on — BayArt

It feels like there is something heavy on your chest, something that distracts your piece of mind. There is no other feeling like that – what could I have done differently? Was it all my fault? What if I never met those people? Memories. Pleasant ones turned into ones you want to forget. Forever. Whenever……

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Here’s what the top accelerators in North America are funding — Superb Summers

The top startup accelerators have a history of seeing the future in ideas that sounded silly at the time. After all, who would have foreseen billion-dollar businesses based on renting your air mattress to strangers, or shopping for their groceries? So when prestigious accelerators invest around common themes, it’s worth taking note of what’s resonating. […]

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Landscape Photo of the Day: Love Those Kansas Storms by Derek Burdeny —

Love Those Kansas Storms by Landscape Photographer Derek Burdeny Follow his work on 500px “A rare beautiful colorful arctic sunset in northern Norway waiting for darkness and a chance at seeing the aurora.” Stunning landscape photos from around the world. If you would like to submit a landscape photograph to us to share please visit […]

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Why You’re Not Getting Customers From Social Media

By KAREN TIBER LELAND
CONTRIBUTOR – entrepreneur.com
Author and President of Sterling Marketing Group

New study shows how Facebook likes alone don’t cut it.

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“I’ve got 10,000 likes on my Facebook page,” proudly proclaimed the business owner sitting next to me at the conference lunch I was speaking at. Not a bad start, but as it turns out, not nearly sufficient to translate into sales.

A recent study soon to be featured in the Journal of Marketing Research explores what Facebook likes are worth, and how they translate (or not) into sales and offline action. Author Daniel Mochon, assistant professor of marketing at Tulane University, and his colleagues found that likes alone don’t directly translate into purchases. Instead, the team concluded that to convert social media followers into customers, a business needs to engage them with, wait for it … advertising.

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Are You an Introvert? Here are 5 Simple Ways to Connect with Anyone

By Antonio Neves   Millennial workplace speaker, award-winning journalist, and author

In my line of work – first as a correspondent and host with top television networks and today as a professional speaker – it’s critical to be able to connect with anyone and everyone.

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When I was a broadcast journalist, I had to form an instant connection with anyone I was interviewing, from a top celebrity to the CEO of a billion-dollar company to a mother who lost her son to gun violence.

These days, as a professional speaker who delivers keynotes to as many as 3,000 people at a time, this means giving a speech that resonates with audiences of all ages, across various industries, with different types of personalities.

Read more HERE….