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Day: September 26, 2019

Self-care is a political act and always has been – Mashable

Self-care is a political act and always has been – Mashable

Self Help
Socrates, founder of western philosophy and, uh, the self-care movement. Seriously. Image: Getty Images/iStockphoto By Chris Taylor2019-09-25 10:30:00 UTC It's tough to practice real self-care when the internet's obsessed with #selfcare. Let Mashable help with our new series Me, My Self-Care & I. What do you think when you hear the words "self-care?" Does it call to mind images of an expensive skincare routine, a spa day, a "treat yourself" spending spree? Perhaps you've seen one of the 19.5 million photos on Instagram tagged #selfcare, a melange of lingerie and bubble baths and way-too-cheesy memes. Maybe you dismiss it as indulgence,  privilege, so Gwyneth Paltrow. A bourgeois luxury that threatens to distract us from the many urgent crises of 2019.  ...
The secret of motivation—How neural circuits drive hungry individuals to peak performance – Medical Xpress

The secret of motivation—How neural circuits drive hungry individuals to peak performance – Medical Xpress

Motivation
Image of a Drosophila brain: Magenta indicates uninvolved synapses in the fly's brain. The green highlighted neurons use the messenger octopamine to transmit signals from the fly's brain stem. The green and white colors thus show signaling pathways in the fly's brain. Credit: Anja Friedrich/TUM Success is no accident: To reach your goal you need perseverance. But where does the motivation come from? An international team of researchers led by scientists from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has now identified the neural circuit in the brain of fruit flies which makes them perform at their best when searching for food. ...
5 Rising Social Media Platforms to Watch – Entrepreneur

5 Rising Social Media Platforms to Watch – Entrepreneur

Social Media Marketing
Your business can benefit from more than just Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. September 26, 2019 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter. If you’re a smart marketer, you’ve been using the these top social media giants to share your content, promote your products and services and grow your business. But rival platforms are being created all the time, and while many of them don’t reach the same heights of success, a handful could give mega-popular platforms a run for their money. Moreover, if you’re an early adopter of up-and-coming alternatives, your company could reap the biggest benefits. If you wa

Seedo and Namaste Expand Online Marketing and Distribution Partnership to Canada – PRNewswire

Online Marketing
TEL AVIV, Israel, Sept. 26, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Seedo Corp.- ("Seedo" or "the Company") (OTCQB: SEDO), an agritech company providing automated growing technologies for home and commercial use, is pleased to announce that it has expanded its online marketing and distribution agreement with Namaste Technologies to the Canadian market. Seedo products are already available on Namaste web properties in parts of Europe and are now launching on the Canadian websites CannMart.com and Namastevapes.ca. Seedo's innovative offerings are uniquely positioned to meet the specific consumer needs of Canadians. The Cannabis Act, which legalized cannabis in Canada, permits adults to cultivate up to four cannabis plants per household, though some provinces and territories have...
A New Approach To Marketing Strategy – Forbes

A New Approach To Marketing Strategy – Forbes

Marketing Strategy
De Agostini via Getty ImagesThe way marketing strategy is created is changing. So is the way it works, how it’s executed, and what’s expected.For insights on how the role of marketing strategy is evolving, I asked Brian Gregg, a senior partner in McKinsey’s San Francisco office, to share a few insights.Paul Talbot: The classic approach to developing a marketing strategy involves practices such as identifying the target customer, developing segments, identifying forces driving the market, and defining the desired position. Is this time-honored approach changing? If so, how?Brian Gregg: The fundamental building blocks of strategy are unchanged. But how strategy delivers those fundamentals has changed dramatically. Consider the speed, depth and precision
TV's 8 best self-care role models – Mashable

TV's 8 best self-care role models – Mashable

Self Help
Image: Mashable Composite/NBCU By Alison Foreman2019-09-26 10:00:00 UTC It's tough to practice real self-care when the internet's obsessed with #self-care. Let Mashable help with our new series Me, My Self-Care & I. Of course, everyone needs self-care — but it's our favorite TV characters who really need it.  When your entire existence hinges on grappling with obstacles for the entertainment of others, it's practically impossible to catch a break. You're constantly losing the family fortune, battling White Walkers, saving human souls from eternal damnation, scheming to takeover the Los Angeles sect of the Chechen mob, or taking on some other gargantuan task you have no idea how to handle.  So, how do these heroic characters manage everything TV writers th
Invest, Involve, Integrate: Adding Value To Your Marketing Strategy – Forbes

Invest, Involve, Integrate: Adding Value To Your Marketing Strategy – Forbes

Marketing Strategy
In a world of connectivity, relationship marketing proves to be more crucial than ever when it comes to a company’s interactions with its clients and customers. While the traditional form of marketing relies heavily upon transactional, short-term results, relationship marketing fosters an ongoing partnership that adds value for both your clients and your business. This partnership subsequently creates a more memorable and positive business interaction. In consideration of such, I have found that there are three ways to both incorporate and capitalize upon relationship marketing in a business model. Invest in people, not results. Rather than merely considering a client as another number or transaction, recognize the opportunity to invest in a relationship that could ultimately lead to mo
Hone your digital marketing skills with Econsultancy's relaunched Fast Track to Digital Marketing course – Econsultancy

Hone your digital marketing skills with Econsultancy's relaunched Fast Track to Digital Marketing course – Econsultancy

Online Marketing
Econsultancy’s latest research into marketing training and professional development, How Marketers Learn, found that two thirds of mainstream marketers (66%) approach their own professional development on an ad-hoc basis. And despite most marketers highlighting the importance of regular upskilling, the report found that only one in five marketers think they get training that is matched to how the market or business is evolving.To provide that training, Econsultancy has just relaunched its Fast Track to Digital Marketing Online course, bringing marketers the very latest knowledge, insight and best practice on the core digital marketing disciplines. These are presented through 12 engaging video modules, delivered by industry expert and consultant, Michelle Goodall, and amounting to 18 acc
UMKC's Violence Prevention Program and Counseling Services help students deal with stress and practice self-care – University News | – University News

UMKC's Violence Prevention Program and Counseling Services help students deal with stress and practice self-care – University News | – University News

Self Help
Are you already feeling overwhelmed? In definite need of a break? Or feeling stressed? You’re not alone.  UMKC’s Violence Prevention Program, along with Counseling Services, hosted a Snack and Self-Care event last week in the Student Union. Maya Burton, the Violence Prevention Program coordinator, said the main focus of this event was to “provide students with a snack and tips on self-care and more importantly, relaxation.” Burton also said she felt the “stress journaling” method happened to be the most favorable here at the university.  “Having a journal can help relieve stress through writing about irritation, which can guide you to work through issues. Journals can include what’s bothering you and