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  • Music Festival Survival Guide

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    Jack Paxton
    6 Apr 2015 | 11:13 am
    Created by Jack & Jenn at Who Needs Maps - Tips & What to Bring: – Music Festivals – Festival Camping – Festival Bathrooms Guess what, guys? It is our favorite time of the year! Yes, it is finally FESTIVAL SEASON! As a couple who has bonded, traveled to and worked for many music festivals and I, who has a career in marketing for music festivals, we are both so excited it is finally here. SxSW, Coachella, Future Music Festival, Bonaroo, Lollapalooza, Rock In Rio, Governors Ball are just a few big ones that we look forward to every year. I also get to work at, Bottle…
  • 35 Lessons From Traveling The World

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    Jenn Malka
    22 Mar 2015 | 4:12 pm
    Created by Jack & Jenn at Who Needs Maps - After traveling for nearly 5 years and finally reaching 600 Facebook likes (woohoo!) we wanted to tell you all about the lessons we have learned from traveling! This is one of the most meaningful things we have gotten out of travel :) Here are 35 lessons we learned while traveling. Enjoy! 1. Get out of your comfort zone - You are not going to Thailand to eat pizza, you aren’t going to Ibiza to stay in your room, you can’t go to the Philippines without going in the water. The more you try and get out of your comfort zone, the more you know…
  • Apple iOS 9 Leaks Reveal Major Feature And Smart New Look

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    Gordon Kelly, Contributor
    21 May 2015 | 9:20 am
    The secrets start to spill about the next major version of iOS...
  • The Bookstore Built by Jeff Kinney, the ‘Wimpy Kid’

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    ALEXANDRA ALTER
    22 May 2015 | 2:00 am
    Jeff Kinney has sold more than 150 million copies of his “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” books. Now he is opening a bookstore in his hometown.
  • Did Globalization Kill McDonald's Soul?

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    Panos Mourdoukoutas, Contributor
    21 May 2015 | 3:13 pm
    “McDonalds has reached a point of no return,” writes one of my readers. “They sold their soul, in this case their quality of food, to go global. If McDonalds values their title as largest franchise more than customer satisfaction, failure will be their reward.” “McDonald’s problems are a bit more complex [...]
 
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  • Did Globalization Kill McDonald's Soul?

    Panos Mourdoukoutas, Contributor
    21 May 2015 | 3:13 pm
    “McDonalds has reached a point of no return,” writes one of my readers. “They sold their soul, in this case their quality of food, to go global. If McDonalds values their title as largest franchise more than customer satisfaction, failure will be their reward.” “McDonald’s problems are a bit more complex [...]
  • Hedge Funds Keep Betting Big On Health Care

    Nathan Vardi, Forbes Staff
    21 May 2015 | 2:03 pm
    Hedge fund managers are rushing into health care stocks like Actavis, now the most popular hedge fund stock in America.
  • FCC's Open Internet Order Won't Stand Up To The First Amendment

    Capital Flows, Contributor
    21 May 2015 | 11:28 am
    BY FRED CAMPBELL - Like all other means of disseminating mass communications, broadband Internet access is a part of the press that the First Amendment protects from common carriage regulation.
  • Apple iOS 9 Leaks Reveal Major Feature And Smart New Look

    Gordon Kelly, Contributor
    21 May 2015 | 9:20 am
    The secrets start to spill about the next major version of iOS...
  • Curiosity At Work: Driver Or Danger?

    David Sturt and Todd Nordstrom, Contributor
    21 May 2015 | 9:01 am
    It could change the face of medicine—altering not only your lifespan, but also the future of disease research. What is it? It’s a machine built by one daring researcher that is able to identify 130 DNA mutations that could help fight numerous diseases and conditions like schizophrenia, influenza, meningitis and [...]
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  • A Gilmore Girls Reunion Could Be Heading Our Way

    Melissa Locker
    22 May 2015 | 7:42 am
    Scott Patterson a.k.a. Luke Danes, a.k.a. Mr. Right or Mr. Wrong depending on your feelings about Lorelei’s relationships, just dropped some serious hints about a possible Gilmore Girls reunion. Patterson stopped by the Gilmore Guys podcast and hinted that fans might soon get to see a cast reunion from the beloved show. “I will say this, there are talks going on at the moment,” Patterson said, before clamming up. “I can’t really go into any details, but there is some activity. I’m hopeful, and I’m in. I think it would be a big event, and I think it…
  • Somehow This Olive Garden Commercial Is Pretty Touching

    Matt Vella
    22 May 2015 | 7:34 am
    Olive Garden just released a 60-second ad that tugs at the heartstrings and celebrates family. The spot, produced by Grey New York, features families singing together, reuniting after years apart and other touching moments captured in low-definition that suggests authenticity. There aren’t any cheesy food-shot clips, as noted by Adweek, which first reported on the new commercial’s release. Throughout the minute-long ad a sweet tone is set as a young girl and an older family member sing and play the song “Home” by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. “In our…
  • How to Play Pac-Man for Free on Its 35th Anniversary

    Victor Luckerson
    22 May 2015 | 7:31 am
    Happy birthday, Pac-Man! The world’s favorite hungry yellow orb turns 35 today. The arcade game was a sensation from the time it launched in 1980, eventually inspiring an animated series, a top-10 single and a never-ending cycle of sequels and spinoffs. Today, thankfully, you no longer need a pocketful of quarters to enjoy one of the world’s most iconic video games. Here are a few ways you can play Pac-Man for free right now: Google For Pac-Man’s 30th anniversary, Google made one of its most famous Google Doodles, turning the logo on the search engine’s homepage into a…
  • Watch The Kardashians and The Real Housewives Get the Bad Lip Reading Treatment

    Melissa Locker
    22 May 2015 | 7:30 am
    Kourtney Kardashian really wants to share her fish sticks with her sister, Kim. At least according to a bad lip reading of their conversation courtesy of Red Nose Day. Of course they weren’t the only members of the Keeping Up With the Kardashian crew saying strange things in the clip above. “I put weird stuff in my ear,” “said” Bruce Jenner, according to the expert lip readers used in the video. “Like what?” asked Kris Jenner. “Like Doritos,” Bruce Jenner replied. “That’s where you put it,” Kris replied matter-of-factly.
  • These 5 Charts Show How Hard it is for Americans to Take a Vacation

    davejohndc
    22 May 2015 | 7:27 am
    Memorial Day weekend is upon. It’s time to hit the road as vacation season officially kicks off–that is unless you’re like the majority of Americans who’ve cut back on their beach time. In the 1980s, employed Americans took up to 21 days of paid vacation each year. By 2013, that number had shrunk to 16, according to research performed by Oxford Economics for Project Time Off. To read more about America’s vacation problem, see this week’s TIME magazine. It’s important to note many employees do have access to vacation. Data from the Bureau of Labor…
 
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  • Hero Images, Thumbnails and Tumblr: RSS Subscriber Emails with Impact

    Phil Hollows
    13 May 2015 | 10:22 am
    Want your subscriber email blog updates to be more than a rehash of your blog posts? Splendid! Because now they can be, as the FeedBlitz EZ Template editor just keeps getting better. Want to extract your blog’s main photo and use it as a “hero image” at the top of your mailing for extra impact? Now you can. Perhaps you need thumbnails for daily or weekly digests with many posts? Done and done. In addition to adding more dynamic content such as pins from Pinterest, pictures from Instagram and (New!) the latest from Tumblr, we are now giving you much more flexibility in how…
  • No Phone Support Today, Tuesday, May 12th.

    Phil Hollows
    12 May 2015 | 3:45 am
    Telephone support will be unavailable today; live chat (from the top toolbar) and email support will still be available during east coast business hours, however. Phone support will be added back on Wednesday, May 13th.        Related StoriesResolved: Overnight click-through issuesFeeds, Clicks and DNS ProblemsSome Metrics May Be Missing Temporarily 
  • Power Email Marketing with FeedBlitz

    Phil Hollows
    11 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    Did you know we have great power email marketing capabilities? While FeedBlitz is best known for its RSS feed powered email automation (corporate engineering motto: If it moves, automate it), we’ve been steadily increasing FeedBlitz’s traditional email marketing capabilities as well. In case you missed it, here’s a quick summary of our “Newsflash” emailing function, which is used for “traditional” (i.e. manually produced) newsletters, updates and sales pieces: New:Draft mailings from blog posts, and then edit before mailing; New: The ability to mail…
  • New: Add Pins, Instagram to your Subscriber Emails!

    Phil Hollows
    4 May 2015 | 9:40 am
    When is an email to your subscribers not simply an email to your subscribers? When it’s a platform for your other social media activity to better engage, inform and entertain your readers, that’s when. Many of you are active on Pinterest and Instagram, curating and creating engaging and persuasive graphics and photos. But most of you are not including those photos in your email updates to your subscribers, and that means you’re missing out on opportunities to broaden your email audience’s experience with your brand, as well as delivering a more interesting mailing.
  • Email like a Ninja! FeedBlitz and the new Webhooks extension from Ninja Forms

    ahenson
    30 Apr 2015 | 1:11 pm
    As part of our continuing mission to elevate our publishers’ abilities, we are always on the look out for extraordinary tools, like Ninja Forms, made for expanding list building efforts.  Just last week, Ninja Forms made a lot of people happy when they announced their latest extension, Webhooks. It’s a custom form builder that now fully enabled Ninja Forms to fully integrate with FeedBlitz. Here’s how to use Nija Forms Webhooks to offer a subscription form to FeedBlitz. The first thing you’ll want to do is download and install the Ninja Forms plugin for your WordPress site…
 
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  • Top 10 Drivers for Stock Performance This Year

    22 May 2015 | 4:41 am
    Top 10 Drivers for Stock Performance This Year From oil prices to a court decision on Obamacare, here are factors that will move markets.Top 10 Drivers for Stock Performance This Year From oil prices to a court decision on Obamacare, here are factors that will move markets.
  • NetApp Far From Tapped Out

    22 May 2015 | 4:40 am
    NetApp Far From Tapped OutThe storage and data-management firm’s installed-base trajectory and capital-allocation plan show business is healthy.NetApp Far From Tapped OutThe storage and data-management firm’s installed-base trajectory and capital-allocation plan show business is healthy.
  • Two Picks Boosted by Intercept NASH Trial

    22 May 2015 | 4:39 am
    Two Picks Boosted by Intercept NASH TrialMore interest in nonalcoholic steatohepatitis will be good for Buy-rated Galmed and Conatus.Two Picks Boosted by Intercept NASH TrialMore interest in nonalcoholic steatohepatitis will be good for Buy-rated Galmed and Conatus.
  • Ashland Could Spin Off Valvoline This Year

    22 May 2015 | 4:39 am
    Ashland Could Spin Off Valvoline This YearThe specialty-chemical firm could also sell assets in Performance Materials in the near term.Ashland Could Spin Off Valvoline This YearThe specialty-chemical firm could also sell assets in Performance Materials in the near term.
  • Charter Has an Edge on Altice for Time Warner Cable

    22 May 2015 | 4:35 am
    Charter Has an Edge on Altice for Time Warner CableA buy by Charter or Altice would be allowed because neither would approach the scale of the scuttled Comcast deal.Charter Has an Edge on Altice for Time Warner CableA buy by Charter or Altice would be allowed because neither would approach the scale of the scuttled Comcast deal.
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  • Turkey's main opposition party plans new megacity in centre of country

    21 May 2015 | 9:39 pm
    Matching president Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s ‘crazy projects’, the Republican People’s party said the city would create 2.2 million new jobs over two decadesTrying to outflank the ruling party’s ambitious infrastructure election promises, Turkey’s main opposition party on Thursday unveiled a plan to build a new megacity in the centre of the country. Upping the ante on president Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s self-proclaimed “crazy projects”, the Republican People’s party (CHP) said the new city would create 2.2 million new jobs over the next two decades. Continue reading...
  • I'd prefer to watch Maggie Gyllenhaal in a movie than any 55-year-old man

    Rebecca Shaw
    21 May 2015 | 9:36 pm
    Isn’t it time we saw more female love interests with lines around their eyes from all the extra years of laughing?Benjamin Franklin wrote: “... in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” If we update this for modern times, it might read, “… in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death, taxes, and that the female love interest of a male actor in a movie will always be much younger than him.” Obviously this isn’t as pithy as old Ben Frank would like, but the sentiment remains true nonetheless. In an interview with entertainment…
  • Earthquake hits Kent, shaking houses and waking residents

    Staff and agencies
    21 May 2015 | 9:28 pm
    Magnitude 4.2 quake affects Canterbury, Margate and Whitstable, with people jolted from sleep and taking to social media to express their alarmAn earthquake hit parts of Kent in the early hours of Friday morning, shaking houses, rattling windows and waking people in the county.The magnitude 4.2 earthquake was being investigated by seismologists at the British Geological Survey which said tremors had been felt in areas including Margate.Here's seismicity map for this morning's 4.2 earthquake, 5km south of Ramsgate, Kent & approx 100km east of London pic.twitter.com/XaF9cRY4gmEither a giant…
  • Israel's new deputy foreign minister: 'This land is ours. All of it is ours'

    Assoiated Press
    21 May 2015 | 9:19 pm
    Tzipi Hotovely gives speech to Israeli diplomats in which she says she will try to achieve global recognition for West Bank settlementsIsrael’s new deputy foreign minister on Thursday delivered a defiant message to the international community, saying that Israel owes no apologies for its policies in the Holy Land and citing religious texts to back her belief that it belongs to the Jewish people.The speech by Tzipi Hotovely illustrated the influence of hardliners in Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s new government, and the challenges he will face as he tries to persuade the world that he…
  • Ukraine fears spread of separatist conflict amid hostility towards Kiev

    Howard Amos in Kharkiv and Odessa
    21 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Attacks in Odessa and Kharkiv suggest instability is extending across the country, fuelled by rising inflation and rocketing utility prices On a bright Sunday morning in February, Ihor Rassokha was at a pro-Ukraine rally in Kharkhiv with a friend, the local scientist Igor Tolmachov.Suddenly there was an explosion, Rossokha recalled, sounding like a firecracker at a football match. Everyone dropped to the ground but a splinter hit Tolmachov in the heart. He managed to run a few metres before falling over. Related: 'There was heroism and cruelty on both sides': the truth behind one of Ukraine's…
 
 
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  • Air strike hits rebel-controlled site in Yemen

    21 May 2015 | 8:56 pm
    An air strike bombards a military site near Sanaa airport controlled by Houthi rebels, as deadly fighting rages on in Yemen. Yiming Woo reports.
  • Suspect at large in slaying of Missouri woman kept in box

    21 May 2015 | 7:25 pm
    A Missouri woman who escaped captivity from a wooden box three weeks ago was found dead in a home on Thursday, along with her teenage son, and police are searching for the man suspected both of locking her up and killing her. Pavithra George reports.
  • State Dept. to unveil Clinton's Benghazi emails

    21 May 2015 | 6:34 pm
    The State Dept. is reportedly on the verge of releasing a batch of emails related to the 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi while Clinton was secretary of state.
  • Video shows IS fighters at gas pumping station near Palmyra

    21 May 2015 | 5:20 pm
    Video posted on social media purports to show Islamic State fighters inside a gas pumping station near the strategic Palmyra city which they seized after clashes with regime forces. Pavithra George reports.
  • S&P hits another record high

    21 May 2015 | 4:07 pm
    Stocks rose after weak economc news implied a rate hike would not come very soon. Gap reported a drop in quarterly profits. Hewlett-Packard results beat forecasts. Bobbi Rebell reports.
 
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  • Vietnamese Cooking Class

    Jenn Malka
    18 May 2015 | 11:10 am
    Created by Jack & Jenn at Who Needs Maps - The morning after the stitches accident, we thought it would be great to learn about the Vietnamese culture. What better way to learn Vietnamese culture than through FOOD?! A nice, calm and relaxing day filled with food and not drinks sounded pretty good after the night we had. So the days agenda was set, Vietnamese cooking class it was! We walked around a few days before looking for a class, searching on trip advisor and we finally found one in a small little nook on the side on the other side of the Hoi An River. It was just an empty…
  • Must Try Southeast Asian Foods

    Jenn Malka
    5 May 2015 | 7:19 am
    Created by Jack & Jenn at Who Needs Maps - When we backpacked 8 Southeast Asia countries, we made sure we tried all local meals and signature dishes of each country. We loved trying new foods as we find food a huge part of exploring a country and its culture. We have listed our favorite and the must try Southeast Asian food dishes.   PAD THAI Found in Thailand, but also in surrounding countries like Laos and Cambodia. Pad THAI is obviously from Thailand, but the other countries have taken on this food as well! What’s in it: rice noodles, chicken, bean sprouts, carrots, green…
  • Music Festival Survival Guide

    Jack Paxton
    6 Apr 2015 | 11:13 am
    Created by Jack & Jenn at Who Needs Maps - Tips & What to Bring: – Music Festivals – Festival Camping – Festival Bathrooms Guess what, guys? It is our favorite time of the year! Yes, it is finally FESTIVAL SEASON! As a couple who has bonded, traveled to and worked for many music festivals and I, who has a career in marketing for music festivals, we are both so excited it is finally here. SxSW, Coachella, Future Music Festival, Bonaroo, Lollapalooza, Rock In Rio, Governors Ball are just a few big ones that we look forward to every year. I also get to work at, Bottle…
  • The 6 Best Hikes in Asia

    Jenn Malka
    22 Mar 2015 | 6:03 pm
    Created by Jack & Jenn at Who Needs Maps - Everyone knows how much we love to keep fit while traveling! We found that hikes were one of the best ways to not only work out but a great way to explore a new city, national park or area. These are our top 6 best hikes in Asia   TV Tower in Yangshuo, China TV Tower was a favorite hike in all of Asia. Yangshuo is known for being a massive tourist trap in China so we wanted to find something that was more off the beaten path. We asked a few locals what they do to get away from all things touristy and they all said it was this TV Tower…
  • 35 Lessons From Traveling The World

    Jenn Malka
    22 Mar 2015 | 4:12 pm
    Created by Jack & Jenn at Who Needs Maps - After traveling for nearly 5 years and finally reaching 600 Facebook likes (woohoo!) we wanted to tell you all about the lessons we have learned from traveling! This is one of the most meaningful things we have gotten out of travel :) Here are 35 lessons we learned while traveling. Enjoy! 1. Get out of your comfort zone - You are not going to Thailand to eat pizza, you aren’t going to Ibiza to stay in your room, you can’t go to the Philippines without going in the water. The more you try and get out of your comfort zone, the more you know…
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  • ClearTax – Easy tax filing

    Valli Sarvani
    21 May 2015 | 10:24 pm
    ClearTax.in is a product of the ClearSharp Technology Pvt.Ltd. The purpose of ClearTax is to help individuals prepare and file their Income Tax Returns in the shortest possible time while increasing their tax deductions as much as possible. Their concept is to provide customers with simplicity, accuracy and getting rid of the notion that doing taxes are complex. The team of ClearTax consists of IIT, BITS, Harvard alums and Chartered Accountants. They consult and partner with Chartered Accountants who have more than 30 years of experience with areas like taxation, finance, and accounting.
  • India highest in global consumer confidence

    Valli Sarvani
    21 May 2015 | 10:19 pm
    India has received top score in consumer confidence in an online survey released by American agency Nielsen. India has received a score of 130 which was one point higher than the fourth quarter of 2014. India was followed by Indonesia with a score of 123 which was followed by Philippines with score of 115 and then came United Arab Emirates which also received score of 115. The survey was conducted by Nielsen over February and March this year. The survey stated that this year has started positively for global consumer confidence with an index score of 97. At the end of last year, there was a…
  • Kiran Bedi gives advice to children

    Valli Sarvani
    21 May 2015 | 10:14 pm
    This is the time for summer vacation for most students. Kiran Bedi has given the following advice for students. She addressed the students congregated at the event. She shared a particular good practice that her mother used to make her follow through her summer holiday. Before revealing the practice, she asked the students why she personally did well in her academics and why she was the only student who answered a lot of questions in the class even though she missed many classes due to her interest in tennis matches. Many students had different answers for that question until one boy gave the…
  • Children and Germs

    Valli Sarvani
    21 May 2015 | 9:38 pm
    When we hear the word germs, we tend to associate them with bad things. While this could be true, the facts about germs are not really so black and white. There are some recent studies which have shown that exposure to germs is not really a bad thing as it can strengthen the immunity for children. As the human body learns to fight new germs at a young age, the body will stay immune as they grow up. We have developed an obsession for cleanliness and it may not always be a good thing. You can relax about how your children play games outside as research shows this can improve their health. It is…
  • Indians 2nd biggest job creators in London

    Valli Sarvani
    21 May 2015 | 9:29 pm
    Here is yet another achievement for Indians in 2015. They have become the second largest job creators in 2015. In the recent data released by London and Partners on Tuesday, it was found that Indian companies have already created 504 new jobs in London this year. They are second only to Americans who created 1983 jobs. Recently, china has been investing heavily in UK, but they have only been able to create 277 jobs so far this year. Another interesting trend here is that every passing year shows an increase in the number of jobs created by Indian companies. In the year 2012, Indian companies…
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