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One Dance Critic's View On Choreography and Criticism

Lauren Warnecke | Posted 04.14.2014 | Arts
Lauren Warnecke

Personally, I never considered myself a dance critic, and it's a title I'm still not entirely comfortable with. At my core, I'm one of you. I'm part of the community.

She Is Me

Aidan Donnelley Rowley | Posted 03.28.2014 | Parents
Aidan Donnelley Rowley

I peer down at my own child, snoozing and serene, and have a distinct, crystalline thought. I don't know what kind of mother I will be -- it is still too soon to tell -- but I will never be like that woman across the way.

What Kind of 'Liker' Are You?

Michaela Fox | Posted 03.28.2014 | Technology
Michaela Fox

"Likes" are Facebook's social currency, and there is plenty of thumbs up action going on. After all it feels good to be liked and social acceptance is no exception. But are you a genuine liker, or an automatic one? Do you actually like the things you "like" on Facebook?

Bloggers Become Powerful Business Influencers

Laura Lee Carter | Posted 03.28.2014 | Business
Laura Lee Carter

In case you weren't aware, bloggers are presently in a battle for their livelihood. The enemy is the new "influencing agencies" who believe we should enjoy working as the unpaid sales force for corporate America.

The Top 4 Reasons Why Your Blog Is Boring

Tulani Elisa | Posted 03.24.2014 | Media
Tulani Elisa

Keep your posts short and to the point. What was the average attention span in 2013 you ask? Eight seconds. EIGHT SECONDS! There's really not much more to say about that.

On Becoming a Writer Who Writes

TueNight | Posted 03.21.2014 | Books
TueNight

Until recently, I never shared a real piece of myself with a reader. I rarely wrote about things that moved me at my core and even when I did, in my head, there was too much at stake to share those personal reflections.

How to Blog Like an Expert: Tips from the 10 Best Travel Blogs (Pt. 1)

Stephanie Be | Posted 03.19.2014 | Travel
Stephanie Be

The rockstars of travel blogging share their advice to us wannabes that have the urge to travel the world and inspire others to do it too.

Dominate SEO With Long Tail Keywords

M. Shannon Hernandez | Posted 03.17.2014 | Business
M. Shannon Hernandez

The more you start thinking like the person on the other side of the computer who is searching for your blog posts, the better your keywords will become.

Reasons I'm Crying Over 'Reasons My Son Is Crying'

Andrea Bonior | Posted 03.14.2014 | Parents
Andrea Bonior

Our duties lie with our kids, not our social media audience. And yes, it can be life-saving to laugh about them sometimes -- but why not do it in a way that doesn't hurt them in the process?

A Grandpa's Guide to Internet Fame

Oren Mendez | Posted 03.14.2014 | Comedy
Oren Mendez

Many people ask me how, at age 78, I managed to accumulate such internet popularity. The web is a young people's game, they say. But I beg to differ. When you're my age, becoming a viral sensation is easy.

Invest in Life Experiences

Sean Kim | Posted 03.12.2014 | Business
Sean Kim

Experience can be relived. Experience has emotional longevity. It can be improved in our minds as we continue to grow and progress in life. It stays with us and they are lessons we can use everyday for as long as we live.

Blog Your Memoir: Step Out of Your Comfort Zone and Build Your Platform

Dorit Sasson | Posted 03.11.2014 | Books
Dorit Sasson

It's totally scary to step out of your comfort zone just to blog about your life story. But think about this: There's a whole tribe of people who need and want to read your message.

The Verdict Is in: The Future of Marketing Is Social

R. Kay Green | Posted 03.11.2014 | Business
R. Kay Green

We can't deny it. It's everywhere we go, it's everything we see. It's social media and it symbolizes where we are as a society: Interconnected... and it is here to stay.

So You Want to Be a Blogger...

Sarah Fader | Posted 03.10.2014 | Media
Sarah Fader

I'm no social media guru, but I do know the things that have worked for me. Here's my short list of helpful tips for those interested in starting a blog.

Kickin' It

Alisa Gould-Simon | Posted 03.10.2014 | Women
Alisa Gould-Simon

From wedged to neon, embellished to patterned, sneakers lend a modern -- and comfortable -- edge to any daytime look. Whether offsetting a feminine skirt or finishing off a casual ensemble, get inspired by these street stylers as they prove sporty kicks are just the way to step up your shoe game!

Why I'll Never Win a Blogging Award

Sheryl Kraft | Posted 03.07.2014 | Fifty
Sheryl Kraft

I write because that's what I love to do. I am a professional writer. And if given an assignment, I can write about just about anything. But blogging? That's different.

6 Titillating Tips on Blogging for Your Nonprofit

Varda Epstein | Posted 02.25.2014 | Technology
Varda Epstein

Consider the difference between: How I taught my dog to beg and Begging will get you everywhere. The first is ho-hum, the second piques the interest. You can't help but want to read the rest.

Confessions of a Teenage Computer Programmer: The Start of Something New

Tywan Wade | Posted 02.24.2014 | College
Tywan Wade

When I turned 18 years old, I figured out what I wanted to do in my life. I'm 19 now, and I may not have all the answers to life, but I've certainly understood this notion that it's always best to find out who you want to be rather than what you want to be.

Bloggers Beware: Think Before You Post Images Online

Nancy Wurtzel | Posted 02.19.2014 | Fifty
Nancy Wurtzel

The image I chose for my post was a beautiful Tree of Life creation, which fit perfectly with the subject matter of my post. At the time, I remember hesitating for just a moment. Was it an image I had purchased from a service? Had I found it in Creative Commons? Was it OK to use?

Guest Blogging Dead? Not Even Close

Jayson DeMers | Posted 02.18.2014 | Business
Jayson DeMers

In the end, building links is really about engaging in a strategic content marketing campaign. That means publishing awesome content, both on your website and off your website.

The Power of The Huffington Post

Murray Rosenbaum | Posted 03.02.2014 | Teen
Murray Rosenbaum

I assumed that my audience was mostly American teenagers going through high school just like me. I never took a second to fathom that an individual in another country could be reading my work and even consider it for publishing. Here is where the fun part of my story begins.

Call Me A Romantic, But I'm Not Through With Valentine's Day Just Yet!

David Kanegis | Posted 02.18.2014 | Fifty
David Kanegis

The sun has slowly set upon one of Hallmark's most profitable holidays. President's Day week has now arrived. There are no expectations laid on us for this celebration... we can be seen in public without a partner and not an eyebrow will be raised.

A Valentine for Readers of this Blog

Renee Fisher | Posted 04.14.2014 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

Life in the Boomer Lane spends a lot of time making fun of things in this world that make her laugh, make her crazy and have her believe we are all literally going to hell in a hand basket, and the hand basket is ratty and moldy and full of holes and doesn't even have anything good to eat in it.

What Mommy Bloggers Are Doing Wrong

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 04.14.2014 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

I have come to the conclusion that some of you Mommy Bloggers apparently don't think your children are ever going to grow up. Let me assure you, it will happen.

How to Stop Giving a F@$% What People Think

Sean Kim | Posted 04.13.2014 | Business
Sean Kim

Living a life that follows the ideal notions of what other people think is a terrible way to live. It makes you become the spineless spectator who waits for other people to take action first. Worst of all, it makes you become someone who doesn't take a stand for anything.