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Best 2018 Links

My 3 Words for 2018 -

It’s that time of year. You’re thinking: “how can I make this a better year than last?” Maybe you need a resolution. But no, I’ve found that New Years Resolutions rarely survive the first six or seven days of January. Which is why I started the My 3 Words practice back in 2006. Let me share it with you!

Apple is going to let podcast creators — and advertisers — see what listeners actually like

Basic analytics are (finally) coming to Apple’s podcast app in an upcoming refresh. It’s a big deal.

New audioBoom Analytics

Why Are These Changes Being Made?
We’re making these changes to help you better understand what listeners find most engaging about your podcast. This will help you make more informed, creative choi...

    I HEARD the bells on Christmas Day
    Their old, familiar carols play,
        And wild and sweet
        The words repeat
    Of peace on earth, good-will to men!

Horoscopes 2018: Astrology isn't fake—it's just been ruined by modern psychology — Quartz

It’s time to speculate about what 2018 will bring. Condemned by science and denigrated by much of society, you might think that astrological predictions are fluffy woo-woo that won’t help you navigate the year ahead. But that’s not because astrology itself is inaccurate. It’s because astrology has been ruined by modern psychology. Astrology’s contemporary flavor...

“Oh My God, This Is So F---ed Up”: Inside Silicon Valley’s Secretive, Orgiastic Dark Side | Vanity Fair

Some of the most powerful men in Silicon Valley are regulars at exclusive, drug-fueled, sex-laced parties—gatherings they describe not as scandalous, or even secret, but as a bold, unconventional lifestyle choice. Yet, while the guys get laid, the women get screwed. In an adaptation from her new book, Brotopia, Emily Chang exposes the tired and toxic dynamic at play.

Get your own Flash Briefing skill on Amazon Alexa! – Anchor – Medium

This week we’re picking one lucky station.

Survey of Rural Challenges 2017: What Small Town People See as Their Biggest Challenges and What Topics They Most Wan...


By Becky McCray

When you ask small town people what challenges they want help with, the responses provide an interesting insight into rural areas today.

SaveYour.Town and

234 Handpicked Affordable Yoga Retreats in Europe

So you’re looking for Affordable Yoga Retreats in Europe huh? We’re here for you: ✓human reviews ✓lowest prices ✓the best retreats

America and Europe — Keep on Trucking - The Globalist

Perhaps it was just another sign of how Europe and the United States are moving apart, but in March 2005, when the U.S. Congress was considering the approval of longer shifts for U.S. truckers, the number of hours worked by European truckers actually decreased.

Time Traveler by Merriam-Webster: Words from 1950

See which words were first recorded in 1950. Or search for other words by the year when they were first used.

Common Chicken Sayings Idioms Other Funny Things We Say | BackYard Chickens

We've been amazed at how many common every-day sayings originated from people who owned and raised chickens.

Show Off Your Expertise in an Impressive Presentation - PowerPoint and Presenting Stuff

Over your career, you develop expertise. But is your expertise recognized? You won’t gain the recognition you deserve until you demonstrate what you know in a compelling way. One of the best vehicles is an impressive presentation where you communicate your knowledge.

15 Things To Remove From Your Website Immediately

There are millions of things you can add to your site. But some of them are bad. Here are fifteen things you should probably remove from your site today.

The Follower Factory - The New York Times

Everyone wants to be popular online. Some even pay for it. Inside social media’s black market.

Introducing: Anchor’s new Product Designer – Anchor – Medium

A few weeks ago, we introduced you to our new Web Engineer, Thai Bui. And right before that, it was Dave Altarescu, Anchor’s new VP of Marketing. Today, we have another awesome new addition to our…

Opinion | The Latest Data Privacy Debacle - The New York Times

The saga of Strava, an app that inadvertently revealed the locations of military personnel, is the latest sign that we need better control over our data.

Twitter Followers Vanish Amid Inquiries Into Fake Accounts - The New York Times

Federal and state authorities are investigating the sellers of artificial followers and other fraudulent social media engagement.

Operatic Voices | The Opera 101

Describing opera singers can seem a bit like voodoo. Learn the basics of the Fach system here

Operatic Voices | The Opera 101

Describing opera singers can seem a bit like voodoo. Learn the basics of the Fach system here

Sirius, the Dog Star, Sits Glitteringly in the Night Sky This Week

Step outside this week at around 9 p.m. local time and look roughly one-third of the way up from the southern horizon to see Sirius is the Dog Star.

Abraham Lincoln's Secret Visits to Slaves

In the mid-1930s, the Federal Writers’ Project interviewed thousands of former slaves, some of whom claimed the president came to their plantations disguised as a beggar or a peddler, telling them they’d soon be free. 

This Irish city has just been chosen as the best in Europe for business friendliness -

One of Ireland's cities has been named the best small city in Europe for business friendliness.

That charming verb dote is defined by Oxford as “To be infatuatedly fond of; to bestow excessive love or fondness on or upon; to be foolishly in love.” In 1477, Earl Rivers’ (Caxton) Dictes has “Thyngis that a prynce ought to eschewe . . . the therde, dotyng of women.” In 1530, Palsgrave declared, “It is a gret madnesse to dote upon an other mans wyfe.”

Kiterocket | PR & Marketing Agency | Phoenix | Seattle | San Francisco

The curious minds of Impress Labs and Duo Public Relations have combined to bring you Kiterocket, a world-class PR and creative marketing agency.