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Is Social Media Killing Your Creativity? 3 Ways to Get It Back

Allison Volk | Posted 02.11.2016 | Arts
Allison Volk

One of the ways to kill your creativity (in case you were wondering) is to spend too much time on social media. I could see someone making an argument that social media makes them more creative, in a way, and sure, it might give you some cool ideas, but just imagine this situation for a moment with me.

Don't Forget Why You Started Showing Up

Stephenie Zamora | Posted 02.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Stephenie Zamora

No matter how big or small our platform or following or reach. No matter how many likes or comments or shares we're getting. No matter the recognition or awards.

5 Budget-Friendly Way to Celebrate Valentine's Day with Friends

Brita Long | Posted 02.09.2016 | Women
Brita Long

Single this February? Significant other traveling for work? Just not into all the overpriced romance? I've put together 5 fun and inexpensive ways ...

Should You Post About Your Kid on the Internet?

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 02.03.2016 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Do our kids have a say in how we expose them to the world? Even the cutest baby picture, who's to say in ten or 20 years that that child will be glad you exposed him of her to the world in a diaper? Have you asked your child what they think now? Can they foresee the future?

Bern the Witch-Hunters

David Trumble | Posted 02.03.2016 | Politics
David Trumble

In the absence of name-calling, smear campaigns, misogyny and conspiracy theorizing by Bernie, his supporters have compensated by doing it all themselves. The Sanders campaign has no need for attack ads, their supporters write infinitely more toxic slurs and accusations in countless blogs.

117 Ways to Describe LGBTQ Identity

Sue Kerr | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Sue Kerr

While we can certainly tease out some common terms, this shows that there is no monolithic LGBTQ identity -- if we only listen to what people have to say.

'Nonsense: The Power of Not Knowing' -- A Book Review

Phil Simon | Posted 02.02.2016 | Books
Phil Simon

I've long despised five-point listicles and other obvious clickbait. For instance, google "5 Steps to Writing a Best-Selling Book" and you won't exact...

Top 5 Ways to Develop a Relationship with Potential Buyers and Clients

Dorit Sasson | Posted 02.01.2016 | Business
Dorit Sasson

All too often, business owners create a website, promote their site with a few marketing actions, and then expect a slew of online customers who will ...

Content Inspiration From 3 Impressive Brand Publishers

Sachin Kamdar | Posted 01.22.2016 | Media
Sachin Kamdar

Whether you write or create content for a media outlet or brand, take some tips from these content all-stars who have pushed past the predictable, and offered their audiences what they want to hear about, not what a brand wants to tell them.

Dear Businesses, Here's Why I'm Avoiding Your Blog

Neal Samudre | Posted 01.20.2016 | Business
Neal Samudre

Businesses need to understand where their content is in the purchase funnel, and how they can leverage their position to truly draw people in.

May I Have Your Attention, Please?

Corinne Rogero | Posted 01.18.2016 | Religion
Corinne Rogero

Having the attention of the world, even if it's just my world, will certainly not last forever because millions of views or likes or followers will never satisfy our deepest longings to be known and to be celebrated by the King.

Doing What You Love Is Going To Be F**king Hard

Jon Westenberg | Posted 01.13.2016 | Business
Jon Westenberg

"Do what you love and you'll never work a day in your life." It sounds like good advice when someone asks you how to be happy in their career. It's also total bullsh*t. Doing what you love is going to be hard. But that doesn't mean you shouldn't do it.

Make Your Resolution to "Show Up" This Year

Rachel Hollis | Posted 01.06.2016 | Women
Rachel Hollis

I get asked about my bracelets all the time. In fact, I get asked about them so much I wrote a whole post about them here. For years I've worn my da...

Ten Years Blogging LGBTQ Pittsburgh: Happy Blogiversary

Sue Kerr | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Sue Kerr

On December 29 in the year 2005, I had a whim -- why not start a blog about LGBT issues? It would be a fun way to share information about the community, I thought. So my website guy got me started on the blogware platform and I was off. I was 35 and antsy.

15 Blog Posts By Latinos That Got Us Talking In 2015

The Huffington Post | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 01.27.2016 | Latino Voices

Latino Voices’ contributors had a lot to say in 2015. They wrote fervently and often, engaging our on- and offline communities in riveting disco...

Ease on Down Atlantic Ave and Shop Small for the Holidays: The Wiz Edition !

Felicia Watts | Posted 12.31.2015 | New York
Felicia Watts

It is easy to ease down Atlantic Ave with its close proximity to public transportation and its variety of small businesses to peak the interest of any shopper.

15 Blogs From 2015 That Showed How Faith Can Be A Force For Good

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 12.30.2015 | Religion

HuffPost Religion has been blessed with a wonderfully diverse group of bloggers who practice many of the world's great religious traditions. Over the ...

15 Blogs That Made Us Think Differently About The Queer Community In 2015

The Huffington Post | Noah Michelson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

One of the most dynamic parts of The Huffington Post is our blogging platform which allows virtually anyone -- from celebrities to politicians to regu...

The Glamorous Life of a Top Rated Author

Natalie Guenther | Posted 12.23.2015 | Books
Natalie Guenther

We get asked (Full Disclosure: no one asks us this except our children) what it is like to be Top Rated, Best Selling, wildly popular authors. It is, as you likely think, very glamorous.

Confessions of a Blogger

Amber Hill | Posted 12.22.2015 | Entertainment
Amber Hill

Every time you like something we post, you comment on an article, or you share what we have published, it makes everything we do all worth it! We read every message you send us, every word you type, and like we receive.

3 Content Marketing Assets Every Salesperson Should Keep in Their Back Pocket for 2016

Noble Crawford | Posted 12.21.2015 | Business
Noble Crawford

Technology research firm, Gartner, Inc. defines content marketing as the process and practice of creating, curating and cultivating text, video, ima...

The Shocking Truth About Bloggers

Lev Raphael | Posted 12.18.2015 | Comedy
Lev Raphael

Are you a newbie at blogging? Do you want to get lots of hits? The best way is to write something that'll piss people off. One approach: Be super negative.

The (Female) Force Awakens: An Interview with Star Wars Blogger and Super-Fan, Sarah Dempster

Hilal Isler | Posted 12.14.2015 | Entertainment
Hilal Isler

Three years ago, Disney spent $4 billion in its purchase of Star Wars from Lucasfilms. Now, with the seventh film in franchise history set to release on December 18, the Company is hoping for big numbers at the box office. Really big numbers.

You Can Make Your Voice Heard At COP21

Jonah Bryson | Posted 12.08.2015 | Entertainment
Jonah Bryson

As a kid, I loved the oceans. I still do. However, last summer, I went diving in the Caribbean and experienced something that forever changed the way I saw the oceans. I didn't see an ecosystem full of bright reefs and all sorts of creatures... I saw dead reefs covering the ocean floor.

Can Writers and Readers Get Along?

Amber Trimble | Posted 12.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Amber Trimble

I keep a running list of blog ideas, things that happen in my life that are infuriating, or peculiar. I'll write a rough draft, a free-flow of thoughts on the topic. When it's time to edit and publish, most of my writing never reaches my audience. Writers and readers can't get along.