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Coronavirus cancels public Easter egg hunts in the San Fernando Valley

  Hope Chapel’s Annual Community Easter Egg Hunt at Hermosa Valley Park in April 2019. (Photo by Axel Koester, Contributing Photographer)   The Easter Bunny is not hopping to recreation centers in the San Fernando Valley to drop off goodies for egg hunts this year. Due to the coronovirus closures of all City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks recreation centers until further notice, the popular Easter/Spring egg hunt programs for children have been cancelled. www.laparks.org ...
Tags: News, Pinterest, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Easter, Venice Beach, Burbank, Winnetka, San Fernando Valley, Calabasas, Agoura Hills, Encino, Egg Hunt, Top Stories LADN, Axel Koester


Hair-Bun Tutorials Are Up 190% on Pinterest - Here Are Our Favorites

With so many people (hopefully) social distancing right now, many are turning to the internet for an array of tips and tricks to help keep up their self-care routines. Remember: pandemic or not, it's important to dedicate the time to feel-good practices. As a result of the news, various websites are seeing all-time highs in searches and saves this week, and one of the terms that's trending on Pinterest is hair-bun tutorial videos. In fact, pins are up 190 percent - which shouldn't come as a sur...
Tags: Pinterest, Beauty, Hairstyles, Hair Tutorials


Sequoia-backed Houzz scraps plan to create home goods in-house

Houzz, the home decorating startup backed by Sequoia Capital, has scrapped a plan that would have seen the company design and sell its own houseware. The plan, a pilot program called Private Label, was still in progress within the company, but given current market conditions, Houzz has set aside its hopes of getting into the manufacturing space. If Houzz were to start creating its own furniture, it would have to rely on suppliers, designers, manufacturers and a slew of other process-orientate...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, TC, Pinterest, China, Tech, Sequoia Capital, Sequoia, Houzz, Adi Tatarko, UK Germany, Amazon Walmart, Alon Cohen


Digital Trends Live: Olympics postponed, new Instagram and Pinterest features

On this Digital Trends Live, we discuss the top tech news, including the postponement of the 2020 Olympics.
Tags: Gaming, Pinterest, Trends, Esports, Health & Fitness, Intagram, Dt Live, Digital Trends Live, COVID-19


Quarantined users flock to Pinterest, sparking the launch of a new curated tab

Pinterest Today hosts ideas curated by real people instead of algorithms
Tags: News, Pinterest, Trends, Social Media, Pinterest update, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Pinterest Today


Seasonal Learning, Spring Week 1: "Sleepy Seeds"

(A free printable!) Hello, my friends ... I hope this post finds you well. And, my .... what a few weeks it's been. I hope and pray you are all safe at home with your loved ones and that you're all feeling well. We are all ok here - just taking things day by day and trying to be as careful as we can be. Massachusetts, like many other states and countries around the world, is now under a stay-at-home advisory, so aside from going out for groceries and essential supplies (medications a...
Tags: Pinterest, Massachusetts, Nature, Spring, Aba, Homeschooling, Printables, Lesson Planning, Renee, Living in Season, Seasonal Planning, Magic of Nature, Nature-Based Learning, Home Education, Themes & Plans, Little Nature Stories


Pinterest launches a ‘Today’ tab featuring daily recommendations and trending topics

The COVID-19 outbreak has led to record Pinterest usage as people stuck at home increased their searches for things like lesson plans, kids’ crafts, new recipes, and gardening ideas. Last weekend, for example, Pinterest saw more searches and saves globally than any other weekend in its history. And in the U.S., it saw record numbers of Pin sharing, as messages from the “Send a Pin” feature jumped 34%. In light of the increased demand, Pinterest has moved up the launch of its Today tab — a new fe...
Tags: Social, Mobile, Apps, Pinterest, France, Germany, Tech, App, Recommendations, France Spain, Searches, Today tab Pinterest


Like Walking Through a Sonnet: A Serene East Sussex Barn by Cassandra Ellis

I often return to the piece my colleague Alexa wrote on New Zealand-born, London-based designer Cassandra Ellis. In it, Cassandra offers a poetic approach to interiors and the spaces in which we live. Your place, she told Alexa at the time, is “a visual and very personal manifestation of who you are… Your home should be your story teller—the weaver of the red thread and a marker of you and yours.” It’s a sentiment that’s all the more fitting now that so many of us find ourselves indoors, confine...
Tags: Books, Japan, UK, London, Pinterest, Instagram, New York City, United Kingdom, Howard Hodgkin, New Zealand, Ed, Alexa, House Tour, Analogue Life, Cassandra, Labrador


IdealEstate aims for agent cooperation with nationwide recruiting, referral power

IdealEstate — a Salt Lake City-based, Pinterest inspired, home curation tool — is now realizing its power as an agent recruiting tool and leveraging a nationwide network of more than 800,000 agent users.
Tags: Technology, Pinterest, Opinion, Marketing, Linkedin, Recruiting, Service, Radio, Teams, Salt Lake City, Columns, Select, News Brief, PROPtech, Idealestate, Agent Recruiting


Learn How to DIY the Waterfall Braid Once and For All With This Step-by-Step

Out of all the amazing hairstyles filling up our Pinterest feeds these days, braids tend to be the one style that stops us in our tracks most often. The specific look we've been wanting to learn the most, however, is the waterfall braid. This romantic braid has a whimsical feel with draping pieces that make it appear to be more challenging than it really is - and we want to prove how easy the style is to DIY. We asked hairstylist Olivia Halpin of DreamDry to show us how to do a simple waterfall ...
Tags: Pinterest, Beauty, Hair, Braids, Beauty DIY, Hair Tutorials, Olivia Halpin


The Best Free Apron Patterns

Everyone needs to wear an apron! These free apron patterns would make a great gift for anyone! Grab your sewing machine, you will love all these creative and beautiful apron patterns. Do you like to sew? Try this reversible tote bag pattern or make this zipper pouch. Got old shirts? Make a  Shirt Apron with this easy tutorial. It is so easy and so fun. Don’t miss this tutorial on how to make the perfect ruffly apron to wear while baking your apple pies & roasting a turkey. Aprons are a southern...
Tags: Crafts, Pinterest, Don, Lou, Sew, Free Sewing Patterns, Apron Patterns, Tea Towel Half Apron, This Tea Towel Apron


Pretty Kid’s Toys They’ll Love, And You Will Too!

There's a whole world opened when you have kids. All the fun toys! All the stuffed animals! All the pastels! All the dress-up clothes! When you hit up Pinterest for kid's room inspiration, you don't see all of those primary-colored toys. They're somehow muted or pastel, chic and — dare we say it — beautiful? Where do people find these gorgeous toys? How do they find them? How are they so organized?! We're rounding up a couple of our favorite kid's toys discoveries that are design value-ads, and ...
Tags: Pinterest, Wedding, The Blog


Clobbered by coronavirus econ news? Here’s an in-depth, 90 day rewind

There’s just been a torrent of economic news since the first identification of patients with COVID-19 in Wuhan, China in early December 2019 until the declaration of a global pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) yesterday. Investors have fled the public market, more and more companies are teetering on the abyss, and surprisingly, some companies and even entire markets are doing better than ever. COVID-19 officially declared a pandemic by the WHO, as deaths pass 4,000 Given the i...
Tags: TC, Lyft, Uber, Asia, South Korea, Europe, Japan, UK, New York, London, Pinterest, China, Ipo, US, America, Tech


An Enchanted Spring Fête with Organic Blooms Galore and Not One But Two Wedding Dresses!

Brace yourselves, m'dears, because beauty abounds at The Settlement Building with this fine art inspired bridal shoot from L'Estelle Photography and Fluffy Blooms Events. A lovely locale by all accounts, this Vancouver venue features an open wood beam ceiling, stone walls, and beautiful architecture; and not only that but it's filled to the brim with abundant natural light thanks to its huge windows! Lavender, mauve, blush, and ivory — what an enchanted color palette perfect for spring. Those h...
Tags: Fall, Pinterest, Canada, Wedding, Spring, Vancouver, Pink, Ivory, Gray, Blush, Lavender, Jenny, Margo, Laurel, Yolanda, Fuchsia


Pretty Kid’s Toys They’ll Love, And You Will Too!

There's a whole world opened when you have kids. All the fun toys! All the stuffed animals! All the pastels! All the dress-up clothes! When you hit up Pinterest for kid's room inspiration, you don't see all of those primary-colored toys. They're somehow muted or pastel, chic and — dare we say it — beautiful? Where do people find these gorgeous toys? How do they find them? How are they so organized?! We're rounding up a couple of our favorite kid's toys discoveries that are design value-ads, and ...
Tags: Pinterest, Wedding, The Blog


Online platforms like Facebook are losing yet another infodemic war

Social sites are struggling to contaminate the tide of Coronavirus misinfo
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Twitter, News, Pinterest, Instagram, Youtube, Trends, Social Media, Features, Coronavirus


WellSet is doing a limited launch in Los Angeles of its alternative medicine booking platform

Alternative and holistic healthcare seekers in the Los Angeles area have a new service they can turn to in WellSet , the listing platform that launched on Tuesday.  Through the service, customers coming off the company’s existing waitlist can access its marketplace for finding acupuncturists, massage therapists, functional medicine practitioners, craniosacral therapists, nutritionists, life coaches and holistic therapists. WellSet will serve up practitioners based on a users’ health concer...
Tags: Health, Startups, TC, New York, Pinterest, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Tech, Massage, Yale, Medicare, Silicon Valley, Medicaid, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kleiner Perkins, Broadway Angels


Tea @ Dawn's ~ Early Spring Ponderings + Free Printables!

Hello my friends, and Happy March! Well, despite its extra day, February really seemed to fly by - and here we are beginning a new season. In the liturgical world, Lent began last week and in the natural realm, we are just 18 days away from the start of spring. (This year the equinox falls on March 19th -  the earliest since 1896!) Most of us in the northern hemisphere know however, that winter absolutely loves to linger ... and spring is perpetually running late. And here in New Englan...
Tags: Amazon, Weather, Family, Pinterest, Instagram, Lent, Catholic, Saints, Barry, Aba, New England, Homeschooling, Printables, Family Life, Tara, Catholic Tradition


This VC says being a woman meant she saw the value in an early Pinterest investment — even when no other Silicon Valley firm could see it

Investors have been cheering Pinterest, especially since it surpassed Snapchat to become the third-largest social media network in the US.  But the idea-board company wasn't seen as a competitive investment in its early days, according to Benchmark partner Sarah Tavel, who appeared as a guest on Angel, a podcast series hosted by Jason Calacanis to talk about her venture capital experience.  Tavel said her firm at the time, Bessemer Venture Partners, was the only investor to offer a term sheet ...
Tags: Pinterest, US, Trends, Snapchat, Silicon Valley, Louisiana, Cnbc, Bessemer Venture Partners, Jason Calacanis, Bessemer, Jim Cramer, Tavel, Sarah Tavel, Bessemer Venture Partners Only


DoorDash's food deliveries earned it a $13 billion valuation, but experts say its IPO plans amid market turmoil and a virus outbreak are a recipe for disaster (GRUB)

DoorDash, which this week confidentially filed its public-offering paperwork, could face a poor reception from Wall Street, business experts told Business Insider. Many of the other jumbo-sized, money losing startups like DoorDash that have gone public recently have seen their stocks perform poorly, and WeWork wasn't even able to complete its IPO, they noted. Door Dash's chief public competitors are struggling with losses and its closest analog, GrubHub, has a market capitalization that's abou...
Tags: Apple, Pinterest, Microsoft, Ipo, Softbank, US, San Francisco, Trends, Beverly Hills, Casper, Jeff Bezos, Securities And Exchange Commission, Doordash, Northwestern University, Santa Clara University, GrubHub


The Best Vlogging Camera for Serious Entrepreneurs

If you are in business you have to have an online presence, period. However, there are so many ways to have an online presence in 2020. Most businessmen, women, and other budding entrepreneurs can simply start out by, at least, having a social media account. Examples of popular and useful sites you should have are: a Linkedin profile; Facebook profile, page or group; a Twitter account; or even a Pinterest board (perfect for targeting mainly female buyers). Model Footage Quality Externa...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Pinterest, Youtube, Sales, Linkedin, Cms, Canon, Pat, Don, Pat Flynn, Canon EOS Rebel, Canon VIXIA, Blog & Grow, Vlogging, Bethany Mota Camera


Intimate Berkshire Garden Wedding at The Mount

The moon and stars have aligned because this intimate garden wedding at The Mount is absolute perfection! We stopped dead in our tracks when we first laid eyes on the breathtaking reception setup designed and planned by Samantha Joy Events. We cannot help but fall in love with the canopy of flowers and greenery in rich jewel tones over a long wooden table with cozy blankets for the guests. Megan Noll Photography was genius behind the lens capturing every tender moment and gorgeous detail that is...
Tags: Pinterest, Massachusetts, Wedding, Mount, Real Weddings, Garden Wedding, Garden Weddings, Outdoor Weddings, Jewel Tones, Chandeliers, Intimate Weddings, Megan Noll Photography, Samantha Joy Events, The Mount, Samantha Joy, Megan Noll


Four Women In Tech On How Digital Voice Assistants Would Be Different If They Were Designed By Women

If your Amazon Echo’s Alexa weren’t gendered, would you speak to your device differently? According to this 2019 UN study, the answer, for many, is yes. The paper posits that voice assistants, most of which are gendered female, perpetuate problematic stereotypes of subservience and biases against women — even at an unconscious level. But what if women were the ones designing the voice assistants to begin with? Do factors like gender impact the way the products themselves are brought to ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Pinterest, Un, Intuit, Amazon Echo, Alexa, Rosie, Google Amazon, Leslie Witt, Donna Lamar, Jen Chan, Bethany Bongiorno, Humane Inc


Pinterest adds DoorDash exec and Caviar Lead Gokul Rajaram to its board

Pinterest is bringing on a new board member. The company announced today it’s appointed Gokul Rajaram, Caviar Lead at soon-to-go-public DoorDash to its Board of Directors and as a member of its Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. The addition signals Pinterest’s desire to bring more digital advertising expertise to its board, given Rajaram’s past experience as Product Director of Ads at Facebook and Product Management Director at Google AdSense. “Gokul brings great experience and i...
Tags: Google, Amazon, TC, Facebook, Pinterest, Advertising, Tech, Square, Cbs, Andreessen Horowitz, Caviar, Ben Silbermann, Vungle, Board, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, University of Texas at Austin


Improve Your Real Estate Website With Some Local SEO Tips

Both offline and online, the real estate industry is extremely competitive. With tens of thousands of small, mid-sized and large companies vying for their share of the market, finding a client and generating qualified leads are always a challenge. Here are some SEO tips that will improve your real estate website and help it dominate in local search. Conduct An Audit For Your SEO Performance It’s always the best practice to run an SEO audit first to know which areas of your online presence you ne...
Tags: Google, General, Pinterest, Radio, Google Maps, Facebook Twitter Instagram, Google Google, Instagram and Pinterest, Facebook Create


How to Buy the Perfect Gift on a Shoestring Budget

Buying gifts for others can be rewarding, or it can be stressful. If you haven’t prepared for a holiday or other gift-giving occasion, you’ll most likely be stressed out and at a loss for ideas. There are a few ways you can prepare so that you’ll be ready to buy the perfect gift — at the perfect price: 1. Pay Attention My dad would always use this simple, yet underused, method for buying gifts. Whenever a holiday or a birthday approached, he’d closely examine what we talked about and what ...
Tags: Amazon, Pinterest, Advice, Marketing, Lifestyle, Frugality, Shoestring Budget


February Social Media Trends

February was a busy month as we started to see more news about the CCPA’s data collection law that went into effect at the beginning of the year. We also saw several updates from Pinterest. Let’s break down the February social media trends. Photo by Merakist on Unsplash What You Need to Know About the CCPA’s New Data Collection Law In an effort to further protect its residents’ personal information, California passed bill AB 375 as part of the California Consumer Privacy Act (C...
Tags: Facebook, Pinterest, California, Seo, Social Media Advertising, Social Media Agency, Social Media News, Pinterest Pinterest, Social Media Trends, CCPA, Facebook News, Ignite Social Media, Facebook Most, Pinterest News, Social Media Company, Social Media Marketing Company


6 Ways Influencers Can Control and Market Products

This coming July will mark ten years that I’ve been blogging. I’ll be honest, those years have flown by and a lot has changed over the years. At the beginning, you had to have a strong presence on Facebook and that was about it. Twitter came along, then Pinterest and other platforms were starting to form. Instagram started to become popular and Vine came out of nowhere. My kids keep me on my feet as to what’s popular these days. Snapchat burst upon the scene and is still one of the top social ...
Tags: Facebook, Business, Pinterest, Instagram, NFL, Social Media, Jazz, Vine, Duke, Sussex, Gillette, Travis, Dove Men Care, Ways Influencers Can Control and Market Products


The fundraising landscape is shifting in 2020

Elizabeth Yin Contributor Share on Twitter Elizabeth Yin is a founder and general partner of Hustle Fund, a pre-seed venture capital fund that invests in hilariously early software startups across the U.S., Canada and Southeast Asia. When I was a founder many years ago, I felt like I heard constantly conflicting advice and opinions on raising money for my startup. It’s easy to raise. It’s hard to raise. If it’s easy to raise,...
Tags: Google, Column, Pinterest, Entrepreneurship, Southeast Asia, San Francisco, Tech, E-commerce, Mit, Canada, United States, Fundraising, SaaS, Venture Capital, Private Equity, Silicon Valley


Lerer Hippeau leads $6M investment in Pinterest-like digital asset manager Air

When it comes to the so-called “consumerization of the enterprise,” a workplace tool that looks an awful lot like Pinterest seems like it would be the trend’s final form. Brooklyn-based Air is building a digital asset manager for communications teams that aren’t satisfied with more general cloud storage options and want something that can show off visual files with a bit more pizazz. The startup tells TechCrunch that they have closed a $6 million seed round led by Lerer Hippeau. RedSea Ventures,...
Tags: Google, Google Drive, Startups, TC, Facebook, Pinterest, Tech, Brooklyn, Air, Lerer Hippeau, Ben Lerer, Recent Funding, Airtable, RedSea Ventures Advancit Capital WndrCo, TechCrunch Air, Shane Hegde