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5 New Year's resolutions that can help the environment in 2019

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Fri, 01/04/2019 - 16:25

At the start of January, people typically make resolutions about health, money, and relationships, with the mindset of "new year, new me." In 2019, they need to add environmental goals to the list. 

Last year was one of the hottest years on record, and rising temperatures along with climate-related changes are affecting the Arctic, wildlife, and people across the world. In November, a national report confirmed climate change is hurting Americans' quality of life, especially in lower-income neighborhoods and in some communities of color.

SEE ALSO: 2018 takes the podium as one of the hottest years on record. Let’s look deeper. Read more...

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Apple Watch, Fitbit, yoga mats, iPad, NutriBullet, Instant Pot, ClassPass, and more on sale for Jan. 4

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Fri, 01/04/2019 - 16:21

You made it! The weekend is finally here and it's time for a little rest and relaxation for a few days. To get the most out of your time off of work, we rounded up the best deals on electronics (like the Google Home and GoPro), kitchen products like Instant Pot and Ninja, plus Amazon devices for video streaming and smart home security.

If your resolution for 2019 is to eat better, work out, and to get healthier overall, check out some great deals today on yoga mats, protein powder, Keto Diet cookbooks, and NutriBullet systems, plus get your first month of ClassPass totally free.

In addition, we also found deals on Udemy online courses for web design, photography basics, animation, and more. For the new year, all courses are on sale starting at just $9.99. Read more...

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Audio recorded inside rainforests reveals a rowdy symphony of nature

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Fri, 01/04/2019 - 16:06

The deep rainforest is a symphony. 

In the rainforests of Indonesia, New Guinea, and other wild lands, scientists strapped microphones to trees and recorded the boisterous howls, grumbles, and shrieks that echo through the woods. It's called bioacoustics, and in a new paper published Thursday in the journal Science, researchers highlighted the value of using recorded wild sound — which you can hear below — to gauge how animals are doing in both vulnerable and protected forests.

Modern satellite images certainly give detailed images of the forest canopies, and have proven valuable in grasping the health of rainforests. But they don't tell you what's happening to the creatures underneath the thick canopy — many of whom are vulnerable to hunting and overexploitation.  Read more...

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Smartphone addiction affects teens and parents alike

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Fri, 01/04/2019 - 15:49

Tech addiction is a growing issue that's often centered around children and teens, but adults are plenty susceptible to problematic behaviors and overuse when it comes to smartphone and social media use.

Pew Research Center surveyed teens ages 13 to 17 and their parents. It found that both groups have plenty of trouble unplugging. Of the teens surveyed, 54 percent said they spend too much time on their smartphones, compared with 36 percent of parents.

An even higher percentage of teens, 72 percent, said they check messages and notifications as soon as they wake up. As cultural norms continue to shift toward a reality where people never truly "log off," 57 percent of parents said they do the same. Read more...

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Huawei demotes employees for tweeting from iPhone

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Fri, 01/04/2019 - 15:45

Chinese phone giant Huawei punished two employees for tweeting a New Year’s Day greeting from the company’s official Twitter account using an iPhone.

In an internal memo seen by Reuters, Huawei corporate senior vice president said “the incident caused damage to the Huawei brand.” As a result, two of the Chinese smartphone manufacturer's employees were demoted one rank and received a monthly cut in pay of 5,000 yuan (approximately $728). One of the employees, Huawei’s digital marketing director, will also see their pay rank frozen for 12 months.

The tweet from iPhone incident occurred when the Huawei’s outsourced social media agency, Sapient, experienced virtual private network (VPN) problems with its desktop computer, according to the memo.  Read more...

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Now you can see Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez do her 'Breakfast Club' dance to tons of other songs

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Fri, 01/04/2019 - 15:40

Need more of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's dancing? You're in luck.

As you've probably heard by now, a ~scandalous~ video of Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez recreating the iconic dance from The Breakfast Club on a rooftop surfaced on Thursday*gasp*

The video from 2010, in which she dances to Phoenix's "Lisztomania," began making the rounds on Thursday — the same day she was sworn into congress. Much to the dismay of right-wing critics who were appalled to see someone having fun, many people online were enamored by the footage. Instead of damaging her reputation, it only made Ocasio-Cortez seem cooler. Read more...

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Ellen gets real with Kevin Hart, nudges him to host Oscars

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Fri, 01/04/2019 - 15:18

Kevin Hart went on Ellen and discussed his decision to step down from hosting the Oscars after homophobic tweets from his past resurfaced.

Ellen DeGeneres, a friend of Hart's, allowed him to explain the outrage and news cycle from his perspective. She then told him that she had spoken to the Academy and wants Hart to take back the gig, starting the hashtag #OscarsNeedHart.

In this conversation, @KevinHart4real was authentic and real, and I’m in his corner#OscarsNeedHart

— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) January 4, 2019

DeGeneres described going to dinner with Hart after she hosted the 2014 Oscars, when he expressed his desire to get the gig. Hart reiterated that he had always wanted to host, that he would be the fourth black person in history to get the job. Read more...

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Congressman Brad Sherman takes step toward impeaching Trump

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Fri, 01/04/2019 - 14:43

The legislation accuses President Trump of obstructing justice for firing James Comey. Read more...

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Another all-electric SUV enters the scene — this time from Infiniti

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Fri, 01/04/2019 - 13:01

The Infiniti QX Inspiration is only a concept car, but it's a first for Infiniti – it's an all-electric vehicle.

On Friday, the Japanese car maker gave a first look at the electric SUV that will be unveiled at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit on Jan. 14. Last month Infiniti dropped some clues about the car, but now we know a bit more.

SEE ALSO: Tesla's Model X gets a rival as Americans flock to trucks and SUVs

The Inspiration is a luxury vehicle, so it's very much a Tesla Model X competitor. Few details were shared about its battery or capabilities, but it will be "high-performance" and feature a "spacious, lounge-like interior," according to the company. Read more...

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'A Series of Unfortunate Events' was right to change its finale from the books

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Fri, 01/04/2019 - 13:00

The television adaptation of Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events is, much like the books it is based on, true to its name. Most of the action and drama contained in it can be boiled down to a literal series of very unfortunate events that occur in the lives of its heroes, the Baudelaire orphans, as well as most of the people surrounding them. 

The Netflix show aired its third and final season at the beginning of the new year, and its finale is surprisingly more optimistic than the books’ ambiguous ending. When the books were published, the fate of the Baudelaires and its overarching moral was left open-ended. The Netflix series ends with decades-old mysteries solved, backstories filled in, and a reunion so sweet it almost comes out of left field. Still, the story's lessons on the great disappointments and gentle virtues of life were conveyed. Read more...

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Your Guide to Picking the Right KPIs for Content by @benjarriola

Search Engine Journal - Fri, 01/04/2019 - 12:45

This guide will show you which specific KPIs are most important to B2B or B2C companies, marketing agencies, and publishers.

The post Your Guide to Picking the Right KPIs for Content by @benjarriola appeared first on Search Engine Journal.

Smile because you can now save over £50 on the Philips Sonicare EasyClean electric toothbrush

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Fri, 01/04/2019 - 12:41

A smile costs nothing and makes everyone feel good. And with a bit of care it can be dazzling. 

We aren't going to get into flossing, because that seems like something you either already do regularly, or you're never going to get into. We are here to discuss effective brushing, and that means using an electric toothbrush. 

The Philips Sonicare EasyClean electric toothbrush uses sonic technology which sends fluid deep between teeth. This combines with a specially designed brush head to remove two times more plaque than using a manual toothbrush. What's clear is that if you are serious about having a healthy mouth and a winning smile, you need to be using an electric toothbrush. What's equally clear is that the Philips Sonicare EasyClean electric toothbrush has the technology to ensure your smile sparkles. Read more...

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Video shows tiny unseen details in Priyanka Chopra's wedding dress

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Fri, 01/04/2019 - 12:30

OK, so obviously we're all obsessed with Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas. How could you not be? 

And, boy, do we have a treat for you. Ralph Lauren has released a video revealing unseen details from the stunning wedding dress and footage of one of the fittings. 

SEE ALSO: 8 ways you, a plebe, can celebrate Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas' wedding

The video features a close-up of the lacework on the dress, into which two rather lovely details have been stitched. The date of the pair's wedding — Dec. 1 2018 — is embroidered into the dress, along with the word "love." 

How romantic. 

In the video, you also see a glimpse of Priyanka trying on her dress during a fitting. And, her facial expression says it all, frankly.  Read more...

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Protect yourself from digital threats and save up to 30% in the Kaspersky Lab's New Year sale

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Fri, 01/04/2019 - 11:36

The importance of protecting your computer and personal data from digitial threats is now well known. We aren't new to this. We know these threats exist and there's no excuse for not being protected anymore. Come on people.

Whatever you need to protect, whether it's your digital life, your mobile life, or your family’s entire digital world, there is a security solution out there for you. One of the best-recognised providers of these solutions is Kaspersky Lab, a cyber security provider that adapts to your online habits, knowing when to alert you, when to warn you, and when to step in to shield you from direct threats. Think of them like a guardian angel hovering over your digital self. Read more...

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Screen time might not be so harmful or toxic for kids, experts say

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Fri, 01/04/2019 - 11:13

Leading UK paediatricians have advised parents to worry less about the effects of screen time on their children. 

A new guidance published by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) — a professional body in charge of the training of paediatricians — contests research suggesting that children's screen time is harmful. 

SEE ALSO: Instagram accidentally rolls out horizontal scrolling timeline update in botched test

"The evidence base for a direct ‘toxic’ effect of screen time is contested, and the evidence of harm is often overstated," reads the guidance. "The majority of the literature that does exist looks only at television screen time." Read more...

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The best UK deals for Friday: Yankee candles, Philips electric toothbrushes, Logitech gaming headsets, and more

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Fri, 01/04/2019 - 10:53

You've made it to the first Friday of the first working week of 2019. Congratulations! We know it has been a shorter week for most, but it's important to celebrate even the smallest of victories.

What better way to celebrate the beginning of the first true weekend of the year than with some deals? We have tracked down some great opportunities for you to save on a wide range of deals on fitness products, gaming headsets, homeware, and personal care items, and more.

For the home, you can save on a large Yankee Candle, down to £11.99 from £23.99, and a BEAUDENS B5 cordless stick vacuum cleaner, reduced to £59.99 from £119.99. If you are in the market for a gaming headset, you can pick up a Logitech G430 gaming headset and a Logitech G433 wired gaming headset at discounted prices. Read more...

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Xiaomi may be working on a tri-folding tablet-phone hybrid

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Fri, 01/04/2019 - 10:40

If you can fold it once, why not fold it twice?

Foldable devices will apparently be all the rage in 2019, and, according to a video posted by leaker of all things mobile, @evleaks, Xiaomi is joining the fray in a big way. 

Can't speak to the authenticity of this video or device, but it's allegedly made by Xiaomi, I'm told. Hot new phone, or gadget porn deepfake?

— Evan Blass (@evleaks) January 3, 2019

The video comes with zero additional details, and it appears that even Blass isn't sure the device was made by Xiaomi, but boy does it looks cool! 

SEE ALSO: Xiaomi turns Redmi into a sub-brand

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Save 96% on this 8-part course in SEO and learn one of the hottest skills of 2019

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Fri, 01/04/2019 - 10:00

It's been said that attention to detail is the determining factor in whether something is great or just good. That's certainly true when you're dealing with search engine optimization or SEO. 

Things like HTML tag structure and lead images might seem minor and irrelevant to an untrained user, but with a little training, one will come to realize that they're often the determining factors in whether your site ranks on the first page of Google search results or in No Man's Land (i.e., any page thereafter). 

Now, you have a few options when it comes to said training. For one, you could go back to school and spend four-plus years and a hefty chunk of cash on communication, business, or web development degree. You could also just enroll in the Complete SEO Certification Training Bundle, which wraps up in under 40 hours and just went on sale in the Mashable Shop at a 96% discount.  Read more...

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Eco-friendly chargers could be the new reusable straws — and these ones are on sale

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Fri, 01/04/2019 - 10:00

You've heard the statistic: Just 100 companies — fossil fuel producers, specifically — have been responsible for 71% of greenhouse gas emissions since 1988. That means individual efforts to combat climate change are effectively pointless, right? Even those reusable straws?

Au contraire, mon pessimiste: While things are pretty dire, we can do a lot of good individually by being stingier with the fossil fuels those companies produce, becoming more mindful of how our goods are made, and electing officials who prioritize the environment. (That's a very abridged version of the advice of Richard Heede, co-founder and co-director of the Climate Accountability Institute, who spoke to Vox about the matter a few months ago.) Read more...

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Curious about ClassPass? Get a one-month free trial for January, no promo code required.

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Fri, 01/04/2019 - 10:00

ClassPass first burst onto the fitness scene back in 2013, offering a flexible, fun alternative to the played out gym circuit for just $99 per month. Since then, as the site's popularity has grown — so has it's monthly fee.

If you've been dying to try it out for yourself and have been searching for promo codes to no avail, then this is your chance. Through the end of January, you can try ClassPass for a month for free a savings of up to $119. 

SEE ALSO: MindBody crashes, yogis lose their cool

Studio fitness classes are a long-time fan favorite as they're a great way to combine fitness, fun, and even being social. Unfortunately, popularity means spiked prices, and that twice weekly SoulCycle habit can begin to feel like a luxury.  Read more...

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