"If facts are the seeds..."

Text: "If facts are the seeds that later produce knowledge and wisdom, then the emotions and the impressions of the senses are the fertile soil in which the seeds must grow." [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
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We took a late-day walk in the "Bio-Core"...

In the background, you can see a bit of my favorite lake — Lake Mendota. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
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How to Select the Best Media Monitoring Solution for Your Company

Media monitoring solutions are not one size fits all. There are dozens of providers and even more use cases, so start by figuring out what you want your media monitoring platform to do.   Are you looking to track traditional and social or are you looking for strategic insights? When it comes to monitoring, measurement and evaluation, listening for business intelligence is very different to monitoring for mentions, so know your priorities. Before you start, ask the CEO or the CMO what success l...
Tags: Instagram, Seo, CMO, Social Media Marketing, Lee, Kai Fu Lee, Katie Paine, Paine Publishing, Jonny Bentwood Global Head of Data Analytics

BWW TV: Missed Debbie Allen's Instagram Dance Class? Watch a Recap Here!

Missed Debbie Allen's Instagram dance class Watch a recap here and get your dancing feet moving [Author: BroadwayWorld TV]
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Armie Hammer’s Justice League: Mortal Batman Cowl Revealed

Director Reveals Armie Hammer’s Justice League: Mortal Batman Cowl Many fans are still wondering what George Miller’s Justice League: Mortal would have looked like. Although the project never saw the light of day, throughout the years we keep learning more tidbits. The most recent comes from director Ryan Unicomb, who is is currently working on a documentary on Warner Bros.’ scrapped project. He took to Instagram to reveal a photo of Batman‘s cowl in Justice League: Mortal. “Since the world i...
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Queer events you can attend online

As the coronavirus pandemic alters daily life, queer events around the world are getting canceled, but there’s one event COVID-19 can’t touch: Couchella. That’s right — the hottest ticket in town is the house-party-of-one you’re hosting from your living room. Proximity doesn’t preclude us from gathering in the digital age. While it’s necessary to practice social distancing to stop the spread of the coronavirus, a social recession doesn’t need to be the byproduct of staying safe. Whether you ...
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PAUL PUCKETT - The Corona Virus Chronicles - No. 2

"The Corona Virus Chronicles" continue with Paul Puckett and his sketch book and ink pen.  He's posted some additional pieces of art on his Instagram and the Flood Tide Co. Instagram pages that are worth checking out.  Click on the photograph to view in full resolution. The caption to this sketch was simple with Paul saying " Maybe more ice cream could help us all through this."  He's not wrong.  Hadley made brownies late last night and they were awesome. Jump over to the Sporting Art of P...
Tags: Instagram, Sport, Fishing, PAUL, Hadley, Cameron Mortenson, Paul Puckett, Flood Tide Co Instagram, Flood Tide Co Instagram Story

GayCities is searching for the next travel pics superstar—could it be you?

We're looking for the next great travel photos superstar
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Alfred M. Worden, Who Orbited the Moon in 1971, Dies at 88

While two Apollo 15 crewmen roamed the lunar surface on a scientific mission, he took valuable photographs from the space capsule.
Tags: Photography, News, Moon, Apollo Project, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Worden, Deaths (Obituaries, Space and Astronomy, Alfred M, Alfred M Worden

The price of sponsored social-media posts is expected to fall by up to 25% in the near term, according to a new report by an influencer-marketing agency

The average price for a sponsored post on social media is expected to drop between 15% and 25% in the near term, according to a new report from the influencer-marketing firm Izea.  The global economy is signaling that it's heading for a recession, which has historically driven down sponsored content rates in the influencer-marketing industry. During the last recession, the average cost of a sponsored post fell by 62.7% between 2008 and 2010, according to Izea's data. Click here for more BI Pri...
Tags: Instagram, Youtube, Trends, Izea, MediaKix, Anish Dalal, Christina Vidal

Take Free Cooking Classes With Michelin Star Chef Massimo Bottura

If you’re cooking dinner at home rather than ordering take-out or delivery this week, Michelin star chef Massimo Bottura has a treat for you: he’s teaching cooking classes on Instagram.Read more...
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New snow.

[Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
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Stay Home + Make Something

For 13 years, we have blogged nearly daily (for some years, three times a day—augh!) at A Beautiful Mess. Our motto has been “stay home and make something,” and we never imagined a world where that motto would mean what it does today. Over the coming months, we promise to work hard to help you live your best life at home. This is not an easy time and we want to do our part to support our communities, and to help those in need and to continue doing what we have always done—share recipes and proje...
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Life goes on...

[Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Snow, Buses, Ann Althouse

An influencer-marketing agency made a 68-page deck on how the coronavirus pandemic could change the industry. Here are the 5 key takeaways.

Instagram influencers and YouTube creators who earn money through sponsorships are facing a decline in business due the coronavirus outbreak.  In a recent report, Izea, a company that connects marketers with influencers, studied the impact the coronavirus pandemic could have on the influencer-marketing industry.  The report found that despite increased social-media usage, the prices paid per post on all social media may fall dramatically in the short term, and continue to drop depending on the...
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The price of sponsored posts on platforms like Instagram could fall by up to 25% in the near term, according to an influencer-marketing agency

The average price for a sponsored post on social media is expected to drop between 15% and 25% in the near term, according to a new report from the influencer-marketing firm Izea.  The global economy is signaling that it's heading for a recession, which has historically driven down sponsored content rates in the influencer-marketing industry. During the last recession, the average cost of a sponsored post fell by 62.7% between 2008 and 2010, according to Izea's data. Click here for more BI Pri...
Tags: Instagram, Youtube, Trends, Ken Burns, Izea, MediaKix, Anish Dalal, Christina Vidal

Love Is Quarantine: Instagram dating show pairs couples in ‘pandemic pods’

An Instagram account is connecting people virtually to see if they can find love
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It's time to embrace the internet's perma-positive brigade

Instagram’s relentless optimism and promises of silver linings are giving me unexpected comfort when I’m distinctly lacking my own The ramifications of the coronavirus outbreak are still unfolding, changing how we work, interact and, for me at least, use social media. Self-isolation means that most of us are using our phones even more than usual. It was already a great deal, with the average Brit checking their phone about every 12 minutes of the waking day. A digital detox is probably more nece...
Tags: Health, Technology, Instagram, Internet, Women, Life and style, Society, World news, Mental Health, Coronavirus outbreak

Happy Birthday Zdeno Chara – 7 Cool Things About the Big Guy

When thinking about Boston Bruins defender Zdeno Chara, one word should come to mind. That word, as you might have guessed, is big. Whether it big his stature, his contributions to the team or his contributions to the city of Boston, everything about Chara screams “big.” It’s for that reason that a player near 7-feet tall deserves an article highlighting seven things about him that every hockey fan should know. 1. Chara is a Large Human Being As mentioned, the first word that should c...
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Stephen Amell Turns Down Possibility of Returning to the Arrowverse

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Stephen Amell turns down possibility of returning to the Arrowverse It has already been more than a month since fans had said their final goodbyes to Stephen Amell’s Oliver Queen/ Green Arrow in the series finale of The CW’s Arrow. But, long-time fans are still not over the show’s ending and are hoping that Amell could be able to reprise his iconic role in future Arrowverse crossovers or in the upcoming Green Arrow and the Canaries spinoff. That’s why in a recent Instagr...
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Stuck at home? Biqtch Puddin has a live internet drag show for you!

Drag superstar Biqtch Puddin has planned her own antidote to the nationwide lockdown. This Friday, she and a litany of queens will perform a live-streamed drag show for fans trapped at home and in need of some fabulousness. Digital Drag: An Online Drag Show will stream via Twitch this Friday at 7pm PST/ 10pm EST. Puddin arranged the show as a way to help drag performers–many of whom only earn income from live performances–get back to work. With bars, restaurants and theaters closed in major c...
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Subscribers Can Now Get Two Free Months of Adobe's Creative Cloud

For creatives and freelancers who need editing software while working from home during the COVID-19 outbreak, Adobe is briefly offering two free months of Creative Cloud access—but only for existing subscribers. Sign in to your Adobe ID on, then go to “Plans” and click to cancel your current subscription—but…Read more...
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Bad (And Some Really, Really Bad…) MLS Photos

Here are some more photos from our friends at Really Bad MLS Photos – you can see more on their Facebook group: If you enjoyed this post then you’ll also enjoy these posts.
Tags: Images, Photos, Facebook, Image, Real Estate, Funny, Fail, Fun, Photo, Radio, Mls, Just For Fun

This Slanted French Manicure Is Not Only Cool, It Makes Your Nails Look Longer, Too

It's no secret that the french manicure is having a huge revival. There are so many versions - classic, deep arched, glass, ombré, and neon - but our latest favorite is the slanted french manicure. It's a take on the classic white tips, but instead of following the natural C-curve of the nail, it's slanted (as the name suggests) into a deeper arch on one side of the nail. The trend certainly isn't new, but it has been sweeping Instagram recently. LA-based nail artist Queenie Nguyen has worked i...
Tags: Instagram, Beauty, Nails, Nail Art, Nguyen, Beauty News, Upminster, Hannah White, Queenie Nguyen

Belgium enters lockdown over coronavirus crisis – in pictures

Belgium is the latest country to go into lockdown, with citizens asked to stay at home and limit contact to their closest family. From noon on Wednesday, all non-essential shops and open-air markets closed and people were expected to work at homeCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Photography, World news, Infectious Diseases, News photography, Belgium, Coronavirus outbreak

When to Revise Your Content Marketing Strategy

Content marketing is one of the best methods to grow your blog. It gets you readers. It gets the word out and does a lot of wonderful things that help you grow your personal brand. However, there can be a number of reasons when you need to take a second look at your content. As a blogger or freelancer content is the lifeblood of your business. Here’s when to revise your content strategy Growth is stalling There are several ways to measure growth. Some measure it with traffic. Othe...
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Robin in the snow.

This morning: [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
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4 Visual Strategies To Bring Your Marketing Efforts To Life

Why is visual marketing important as a part of your overall small business marketing strategy? The answer is simple: images and videos are proven to be more appealing and engaging than any other marketing material.  People retain more information when they see it in action instead of reading or hearing about it. That is why have already incorporated visual assets in social media marketing campaigns. The fact of the matter is that our brains engage far easily with stories than just ...
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Apple unveils iPad Pro with 3D scanner in major redesign

Top tablet has lidar tech found in self-driving cars in system designed for augmented realityApple has released a new version of its top iPad Pro with new 3D depth-sensing lidar technology and a revamped MacBook Air with a new keyboard, as it attempts to continue normal business in spite of the coronavirus pandemic.The new 11in and 12.9in iPad Pros resemble the previous major redesign made in 2018, complete with slim bezels all round and Face ID facial recognition. But they also have a new lidar...
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Ukrainian ‘Railroad Ladies’

Ukraine’s traffic controllers and safety officers are a kind of lighthouse: a symbol of how certain things in this country stand firm in the present as a defiant nod to the past.
Tags: Photography, News, Ukraine, Railroads, Politics And Government, Women and Girls, USSR (Former Soviet Union

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