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ASMALLWORLD Forgot Username / Password? Interested in Membership? » Autumn's Coming: Events to Banish post-Summer Blues by Editorial Staff The leaves on the trees are beginning to quiver, and the evening air is dipping by the day. 50 Online Tools to Better Your Blog Creating a blog is only one part of the blogging equation; you absolutely have to manage and maintain your blog in order for it grow and become better, faster, and more successful. There used to be a time when trying to find helpful tools, get blog inspiration and update your blog was pain (No Pinterest, what?!) but now, thanks to the growth of the Internet and blogging community, you can find help and resources almost anywhere.

How Exercise Can Strengthen the Brain Doug Menuez/Getty Images Can exercise make the brain more fit? That absorbing question inspired a new study at the University of South Carolina during which scientists assembled mice and assigned half to run for an hour a day on little treadmills, while the rest lounged in their cages without exercising. Earlier studies have shown that exercise sparks neurogenesis, or the creation of entirely new brain cells. But the South Carolina scientists were not looking for new cells. Forget About ROI, Start Thinking About 'ROE' Word-of-mouth is gold and social media is the vessel we use to promote it, but how exactly is it accomplished? As businesses we are always looking for ways to lower the cost of acquiring new customers. It’s simple economics, the lower the acquisition cost the more sales (and money) we make…simple right? Not exactly.

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Create a Clean Blog Theme in Photoshop Want to design your own site? It’s not too difficult to learn, though like most things, it does have a learning curve. Where many people seem to get tripped up is in specific solutions to specific problems. Fortunately there’s a good chance that someone before you has already had the same problem and even better has found a solution. In this tutorial I’m going to show you how to create a Clean Blog theme in Photoshop also i will show some of technique that may help you to create more themes in the future, we usually create one page “Home Page”, but in this tutorial we are going to create two page “Home Page” and “Content Page”, Grab your coffee and let’s get started and see how to prepare a clean and sleek blog theme by yourself. Final Result

#MOOC for development report #ict4D Finally the inspirational and informative report of Massive Open Online Courses for Development (MOOC4D) is published by the Penn University, and it can be downloaded here (link I got at first was not working, so added a new indirect link. Once I have retrieved the official link I will put that one in). The panel discussions are also available online here. 20+ Tools to Create Your Own Infographics A picture is worth a thousand words – based on this, infographics would carry hundreds of thousands of words, yet if you let a reader choose between a full-length 1000-word article and an infographic that needs a few scroll-downs, they’d probably prefer absorbing information straight from the infographic. What’s not to like? Colored charts and illustrations deliver connections better than tables and figures and as users spend time looking back and forth the full infographic, they stay on the site longer. Plus, readers who like what they see are more likely to share visual guides more than articles. While not everyone can make infographics from scratch, there are tools available on the Web that will help you create your very own infographics.

The Year That Was Tom Scocca, Managing Editor of Deadspin, Slate Columnist, and Author of Beijing Welcomes You In this chain-reaction year—disaster, war, revolution, and death chasing one another around the globe—the pepper-spray assault at Cal-Davis was nowhere near the biggest event. Instead, it was small enough to be intelligible. This was an American college campus where a thug cop, in doomsday black armor, hosed down a row of seated students with a chemical weapon. Unlike the raging NYPD commander who’d lunged to spray helpless protesters, UC Davis police Lt. John Pike was blandly methodical. How to build a Facebook community Here are 14 ‘levers’ you need to be pulling Like any social tool, Facebook needs to be worked in order to achieve specific marketing, event or fundraising goals. Yes, you need to have a an effective Facebook Page where fans can easily interact (see “11 Quick Tips to Enhance Your Facebook Fan Page” by @franswaa). And yes, you need to have compelling content. However, even with all this, if you don’t consistently nurture your Facebook relationships, you’ll end up with visitors — potential fans — wondering, “Are they still in business?”

13 Step Blog Checklist to Make 2013 Your Best Year Ever Want to make 2013 your best blog year ever? Did you know that there’s one really simple secret to succeed at blogging? Can you guess what it is? It’s so obvious many bloggers overlook it.The secret to blog success is: keep blogging The reality is most bloggers jump into blogging and get burned out before they see the results of their hard work.

45 Uses For Lemons That Will Blow Your Socks Off Most people are familiar with the traditional uses for lemons to soothe sore throats and add some citrus flavor to our foods. However the diversity of applications for lemons far exceeds general knowledge and once you read the following list, you’ll likely want to stock at least a few lemons in your kitchen 24-7. 1. Freshen the Fridge Remove refrigerator odors with ease. Dab lemon juice on a cotton ball or sponge and leave it in the fridge for several hours.

This site may list the some pods--but not all: And here is a static list of pods: by electronics Oct 23

Diaspora is run by using pods. This pod is a rare example of a pod run Diaspora--the makers of Diaspora. You can run your own pod also--and this is the normal way of using this system. The other usual way of using Diaspora is to join someone else’s pod. Pods produce a degree of privacy as the pod-networks are independent of each other and currently do not necessarily show up on search engine results. Anyone seems to be able to join your pod, but they have to find it first. Diaspora looks like it has also got a invite only system so this would mean that you could create a pod for your family and friends only for example. Diaspora might also be good for running a club--such as a sport, gamer or RPG club for example. With Diaspora, I would have a private pod for the club and a public pod as a marketing tool to promote the club. by electronics Oct 22

Agreed. Really hoping it doesn't fizzle out. Also hoping people don't see it as yet another social site and see it instead as an alternative site to replace FB eventually. But people are lazy and stupid as a general rule :) We'll see... by the_third_man Dec 5

Ya, I'm excited I just don't know many real life people who would switch since all of their freinds are on FB and they think its a hassle to change over. by sinquanon Dec 4

Kick ass beginning to a seriously private social networking site. Read: alternative to facebook. Promises to scrape facebook contacts, which should be cool. Can't wait for beta. by the_third_man Dec 4

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