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4 Top Skills Modern Marketers Need to Master

The jobs that marketers do nowadays can seem very different from what the marketers of earlier generations did. In fact, if you studied marketing in school more than a decade ago then you would be sorely stressed to find out how inadequate that training was in light of today’s marketing landscape. You just need to know so much more. So if you’re a marketing professional today, you better make sure...

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How To Start a Tech Career in Los Angeles After COVID-19

The coronavirus lockdown is affecting most industries including the manufacturing field, hotel and travel companies, and so many others. It is a well-known fact that companies won’t go back to the ‘old normal’ after the coronavirus outbreak subsides. The trend for remote working is continuously increasing, and so is the delivery and logistics industry. This trend will inevitably cause some changes to the work field as we know it today,...

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How to Care for Your Pet During COVID-19 Pandemic

In times of pandemics just like now can be frightening and people are adopting new ways to get about their daily lives. Distancing ourselves physically has become the new norm and everyone is trying their very best in order to flatten the curve of COVID-19 cases and casualties, all this entails not leaving the house and limiting physical contact with other people. And our pets are surely delighted by the...

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COVID-19: Should You Get Tested? Or Not?

When the pandemic first hit the United States, among the most challenging issues was the shortage of testing kits for the coronavirus. Such was the shortage that clinics and hospitals were forced to narrow down the eligible people to three categories: first, those who traveled to countries with a coronavirus outbreak; second, those who were exposed to positive cases; and third, those who showed symptoms of COVID-19. In recent months,...

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Vana Launches a Marketplace for Consumers to Explore and Shop Hemp CBD Products Online

There’s without a doubt that the legal cannabis industry is one of the fastest-growing ones there is today. It was valued at $10.3 billion in 2018 and is expected to reach $30 billion by 2025. That’s about $17.5 billion in tax revenue by 2030, making it a very promising trade. However, despite its growth, marketing for cannabis businesses still prove to be very tricky. Brands are having difficulties in promoting...

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6 Best Mindful Staycation Ideas

Even before COVID-19 hit, many people had begun cutting back on their discretionary expenses, with one of the first cuts being annual vacations. One great alternative to your annual holidays is the stay-at-home-vacation, otherwise known as "staycation." What is a Staycation and What exactly do people do? A staycation is a fun blend of the words ‘stay’ and ‘vacation,' and it means just that- having a vacation where you already stay....

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Uber Riders in The U.S. Can Book Trips for $50 an Hour

Millions of people will be attending barbecues and fireworks activities in the U.S. on the Fourth of July. If you're one of them, traveling to your festivities will likely be a hassle. But, the good news is, Uber, the multinational ride-sharing company, recently introduced an option where riders in the United States can book an hour-long trip. This is the latest in the company’s series of offerings aimed at offsetting...

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Upwork CEO Believes Freelancers Will Have More Work During the Pandemic

According to its CEO Hayden Brown, Upwork has an interesting challenge on its hands: Their clients aren’t always keen on letting others know that they’re outsourcing some of their jobs and hiring freelancers. But things are changing because of the current coronavirus pandemic. Upwork, of course, is the online platform that connects remote freelancers and companies, both physical and virtual. Secret Sauce No More Brown notes that “Our customers always...

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The Impact of COVID-19 on E-Commerce Startups

COVID-19 is a pandemic that has affected the whole world economically. Author, entrepreneur, and co-founder of Darkroom, Lucas DiPietrantonio, explains how it has personally affected his company, other companies he has worked with, as well as his colleagues. Darkroom is a marketing agency that guides e-commerce companies in brand building and increasing revenue with the help of online platforms. When the first case of COVID-19 was first found in Wuhan,...

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Simple Daily Self-Care Routine to Nurture Your Body and Soul

Self-is is more than just about doing yoga and going to the spa. Here are the best ways on how to feel rejuvenated and fresh to meet each new challenge in your life.  Taking care of yourself doesn’t just require a proper diet, healthy exercise, and enough sleep. It’s not just about the body. It’s also about the mind and the soul. This holistic approach to self-care is crucial if...

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WAYV Launches an Automated, E-Commerce Platform Serving California’s Cannabis Industry

Being an early player in the booming cannabis industry is both a promising and challenging undertaking. It’s great because there are tons of opportunities that you get first dibs on but because there re no infrastructures built yet, you might need to take the long road in certain areas. Fortunately, Wayv instantly saw the need to create a marketplace for growers, brands, distributors, and retailers so they can more easily...

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Loneliness in Entrepreneurs – It’s Time to Do Something

Studies found that entrepreneurship can become a lonely endeavor. But the worst part is that it’s rarely discussed, with most people preferring to ignore them. Even though loneliness tends to make the world feel like it’s bleak and drained of color. Solitude isn’t the same as loneliness. The latter is the aching feeling of being alone while craving companionship, talking, and accountability. With this fast-paced world, loneliness is working its...

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10 Best Cigars and Drink Lounges in Los Angeles

Despite the despotic rule of the health buffs, there are still plenty of places in Los Angeles where you can puff on a cigar while sipping an alcoholic beverage.  In Los Angeles, dieting and working out is a way of life. Somehow, the powers that be in LA have made it a crime to smoke in places where usually you can find folks relaxing over cigarettes and beer. Still, it...

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Fintech Mobile App UNest Raised $9M Series A Round With Investment From NBA All-Star

UNest, the first-of-its-kind mobile app that helps parents invest in their children’s future, today announced $9 million in financing, led by Anthos Capital and including strategic investments from a new investor, two-time NBA All-star Baron Davis, and returning investors Northwestern Mutual Future Ventures, Artemis Fund, Draper Dragon, and Unlock Ventures. With this investment, UNest will accelerate its growth with strategic hires and industry-leading partnerships. It will also add new features...

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Beginner Guide: Why & How to Develop Problem-Solving Mindset for Challenging Workplace?

Whether you just want to improve your productivity, make your stance at a relationship better, or simply just want to resolve conflict, developing a problem-solving mindset is a critical factor. Many people often go wrong by overlooking this essential factor in every aspect of our lives. Sometimes, even with the best planning and preparation and making sure that everything turns out as expected, things do go wrong, and there is...

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How to Boost Your Sales Performance and Land More Deals

There’s no such thing actually becoming the best salesperson you can be. No matter how you become in selling your products and services, you can always find ways to improve and become better. Even if you regularly beat your company quotas, you can challenge yourself with your own set of quotas meant to motivate you to do better.  So how can you improve your sales technique? Even becoming a good...

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Are Dogs Susceptible to COVID-19?

Because it's a relatively new thing, there are still a ton of things we don't know about the COVID-19 pandemic. The disease inflicts flu-like symptoms among humans, paired with cough, fever, and restricted breathing, and there are also many types of severity. There is a particular group of people that are especially vulnerable to contracting the disease which are the elderly, people with weak immune systems, and those who already...

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BBQ for Beginners: How To Ace The Grilling Test

Summer is still officially a few weeks away, Memorial Day sure kickstarts the season for BBQ. If you're new to grilling, you might be apprehensive about the process. Maybe your inexperience is causing you to hold back, so you're not getting as much practice as you'd like. Never fear—a few simple tricks are all you need to impress your friends and neighbors with your newfound skills. Here's a beginner's guide...

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Drinks.com Launches Marketplace for High Quality & Affordable Premium Wine

Founded in 2013, DRINKS operates in the $72B U.S. wine market. The company is focused on increasing disrupting the beverage alcohol market through their DTC brand, Wine Insiders, as well as through their B2B arm, which powers ship-to-home wine programs for national retailers such as Kroger, Thrive Market and Boxed. The U.S. is the largest market for wine globally and e-commerce accounts for less than 1%, leaving a huge untapped...

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What We Do (And Don’t) Know About CBD

Most people these days have heard about CBD products and the health benefits they’re supposed to offer. But though we may know a bit about cannabidiol, we still don’t know a lot about it. If you’ve spent some time online reading the news (or even just watching cable news), you probably have stumbled upon a news report regarding CBD and its numerous supposed health benefits. These news reports are already...

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