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This Product Can Help You Cook Your Pasta 50% Faster

Americans love their pasta. A study by restaurant survey site Zagat found out that 44% of Americans will have pasta 3-4 times a week, 23% will have it 1-2 times a week and another 21% said they would have at least once a month. But making this favorite meal can sometimes be a frustration. The usual Pasta maker requires at least 20 minutes making pasta. You will need another 15 minutes to make a good stew. After a long day at work, the last thing you need is to spend…

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How To Take Product Photos For Your E-commerce Shop While You’re On A Budget

We are currently in a world dominated by e-commerce. And if you are in the business of e-commerce, you should know that the way you showcase your products on your e-commerce site affects sales significantly. Amateur-looking product shots erode consumers’ trust in the products/services you offer and decreases conversion rates. However, the reality is that most e-commerce startups do not have the budget for a proper DSLR, let alone a professional studio shoot to take product shots. In this article, we’ll outline what you have to do to take product…

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Family travel snap: LP’s Product Director of guidebooks & ebooks, Darren O’Connell

Based in Lonely Planet’s Melbourne office, Darren considers himself lucky enough to have explored the world with his six children (ranging from 16 years old to nine months). While Disney World and New York City rank among his children’s highlights, Darren believes there’s something to be said for exploring your own backyard. Darren and his children are big fans of Alison Lester’s children’s books (, their favourite of which is Are We There Yet?, a wonderful story about one family’s epic road trip around Australia. What’s the story behind this…

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