Mistletoe is actually a tree-killing parasite — here’s how it became a Christmas icon

Mistletoe was for Greek weddings before it was ever for Christmas Read Entire Story

2017 Holiday Shipping Deadlines You Need to Know

From retailers like Amazon and Walmart to delivery services like UPS and FedEx, here are the dates to know if you want your packages to arrive before Christmas Day. Read Entire Story

How to use pricing psychology to motivate your shoppers: Two test results just in time for the Holidays

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Black Friday, Cyber Monday, holiday sales, and post-Christmas blow-outs: We’re in the middle of the biggest buying season of the…Read blog postabout:How to use pricing psychology to motivate your shoppers: Two test results just in time for the Holidays The post How to use pricing psychology to motivate your shoppers: Two test results just in time for the Holidays appeared first on WiderFunnel Conversion Optimization. Read Entire Story

Early Settlement on Your Car Loan

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Debt has become a way of life in the USA, and many other countries in the developed world. Of course, only a small number of people have the resources to buy real estate without taking out a mortgage or fund their children’s college education without a student loan.  Sometimes other forms of debt are not quite so justified; they can be a sign of a family living a lifestyle beyond its means. Car loans can perhaps be justified because they fund a fairly large purchase but whether living with almost a permanent … Read Entire Story

PB174: An Alternate New Year’s Resolution That Will Transform Your Blogging for 2017

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An Alternate Resolution to Transform Your Blogging in 2017   In today’s lesson I want to talk about New Year’s Resolutions and Goals and want to suggest setting a goal that I think will help to set your blogging up for a great year of blogging. In fact – I’m really excited about this episode because it’s an alternative way of thinking about New Year’s goals and resolutions – something I’ve never really … Read Entire Story

The Christmas tree, your typical postnatural organism

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Laura Beloff and Jonas Jørgensen, The Condition, 2016. Photo by Anna Autio The Condition might look like a standard (media) art installation but don’t let its playful appearance fool you. The deeper you dig, the more you realize how many thought-provoking ideas and issues the work raises: new forms of ‘natural selection’ where it’s the prettiest -not the fittest- that survives, novel ecology in which salmons and tulips are grown à la carte, intersection between the design of biological organisms, aesthetical criteria and capitalistic values. The Condition consists of a grid of 12 little Christmas trees in white pots. They swirl gently according to an algorithm that translates online space weather data as rotation speeds… Read Entire Story

Treat Yo’self: Warm Holiday Wishes from Moz!

Posted by FeliciaCrawfordIn almost the blink of an eye, 2016 is coming to a close. And yet as fast as it went, this year absolutely brims with memories. Now that we’re full-swing into the season of warm, fuzzy feelings and excruciatingly long lines at the store, the time is ripe to reflect back on all that’s passed. And in classic Internet fashion, what better way to reflect than with a quick quiz? 1. So, how are you feeling about this year’s wintry season (also known as Q4)? A. Fantastic! I’ve been listening to Neil Diamond’s rendition of Walking… Read Entire Story

6 Things You Can Do in January to Make Your Blog Better in 2017

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As 2016 winds down, many of us are looking towards 2017 wondering what we can do to take our blogs to the next level. Will next year be the year we finally: Turn our blog into a legitimate side-hustle? Score a guest post on a big site? Launch that online course? Whatever our individual goals might be, every blogger can benefit from doing the following six things in January: 1. Take a break Those first … Read Entire Story

PB171: How I Doubled My Blogging Income and Had My Most Profitable Month Ever

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How I Doubled My Blogging Income to Achieve the Most Profitable Month In today’s lesson, I want to talk about my blogs monetization strategy that is responsible for our biggest month of profit every year. Back in December 2010, I rather impulsively did something on my photography blog that led to our biggest month of earnings ever. It almost doubled a normal month of earnings on my blogs. It was our very first 12 deals … Read Entire Story

How to Use the Holiday Quiet Time to Boost Your Career

Depending on your office’s culture, it can become a barren wasteland starting right after Thanksgiving, and stay that way until after the New Year. Especially if your office is open the week between Christmas and December 31, it’s completely common to find yourself as one of the few people in the… Read Entire Story

Community Discussion: Do You Take Time Off Your Blog at the End of the Year?

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Sleigh bells are ringing, Christmas lists are being written, plans are being made – there’s an unmistakable buzz at the end of the year, and thoughts often turn to getting together with family, having some time off to recalibrate (and if you’re in Australia, spend some time in the very warm great outdoors!) and start afresh in the new year. But hold up – we don’t have employers or people … Read Entire Story

Google’s giving away digital Christmas crackers, in a marketing gimmick invented in China – Quartz

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QuartzGoogle's giving away digital Christmas crackers, in a marketing gimmick invented in ChinaQuartzThree years ago Chinese internet giant Tencent needed a way to break into mobile payments. Its rival Alibaba already dominated payments in China with its platform, Alipay. So in time for Chinese New Year, Tencent launched a digital version of hongbao …and more » Read Entire Story