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Saying “What’s Up?” Can Make You Wiser

In most parts of the world, greetings are often brief and carry no hidden or complex meaning. There’s simply no afterthought, just exchanging a few pleasantries. But Iraq, the cradle of civilization, is the exception. Iraqis usually greet each other with mind-boggling questions that are poised to work like Zen koan to open your mind. One such greeting, shaku maku – an existential question equivalent to “what’s up?” can actually open your mind and make you wiser. Who thought a greeting could actually be a source of wisdom? Ephrat Livni…

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What’s Your Sleep Cycle And How To Hack It For Better Sleep

If you’re health and wellness are important to you it’s critical to be aware of your sleep cycle. Neglecting your sleep can have some pretty damaging spill over effect on your health. Sleep is when your brain and body spring into action. Understanding the importance of sleep and the sleep cycle can allow you to take control of the rejuvenating and healing power of sleep. How Your Sleep Cycle Works So you’ve nodded off while watching a House Hunters marathon and are slowly off to la la land. No, not…

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This Man Has Given Up And Failed Many Times, Now He Knows What’s Most Important

“When I was 13, I wanted a six pack. I did sit ups and curls intermittently with no plan or rigor. By 14, I’d given up. When I was 16, I picked up boxing, Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. I wanted to be great at fighting. By 17, I’d decided in my head that great fighters have been doing this since they were 8, so I’d given up. When I was 18, I wrote blog posts and started multiple businesses, I’d take them to a level of significance but…

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Reading Roundup: What’s New in Blogging Lately?

Email list building! Shooting food while you’re on holiday! Productivity tips (and killers!) so much interesting stuff this week. How to Write a Book that Will 10x Your Email List | Sumome I will just say that this came at the right time for me. The very right time. 3 Experts Share Their Number 1 Tip for Inbound Marketing | Drum Up Blog If you’ve got a site and you want to sell a product or service on it (perhaps even the book you wrote in point number one1), have…

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Reading Roundup: What’s New in Blogging Lately?

Hello! Welcome to our brand spankin’ new site (how awesome is it!) for your Saturday roundup. So much to see and do around here, the new portals to help you find what you’re looking for faster, easier navigation, a cleaner, more modern design, and everything in one place. I hope you love it as much as we do 🙂 “How Much Should That Cost?” | Jory MacKay Every freelancer’s favourite question! It can also be incredibly difficult to know how to price your advertising, your sponsored posts, your brand work…

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Reading Roundup: What’s New in Blogging Lately?

So much to talk about this week! Let’s get stuck right in. Google’s Gary Illyes on Penguin: When is it Coming, and What Will it Do? | Stone Temple Consulting The dreaded algorithm. We all live in fear every time Google or Facebook (and now Instagram!) make a tweak. What will really be going on this time though? Instagram Plan for Facebook-Like Feed Causes Web Celeb Outcry | ABC Online And word got round that Instagram was turning off its chronological feed overnight and it was like Y2K 2.0. Turn…

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Reading Roundup: What’s New in Blogging Lately?

Happy Saturday, ProBlogger readers! What a huge week it’s been (and an even huger one next week is on the cards!) we announced Dan Norris as a keynote at our upcoming ProBlogger Event (with a very cool video), and also revealed there will be a larger focus on podcasting than in previous years – it’s really come into its own for bloggers in the last few years. I also loved Bryanna’s guest post on how to create a business to bridge you from your day job to your dream job…

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Reading Roundup: What’s New in Blogging Lately

How did you all go with the 31 Days to Build a Better Blog podcast? Got a to-do list a mile long now?! I also hope you liked the stories of Megan, Nicole, and Heather about how they both dealt very differently with quitting their blogs. I know I learned a lot from hearing them share their experiences. This week has thrown up some interesting reading – I hope you find a useful nugget in there somewhere. How to manage your Instagram in 20 minutes a day // Hootsuite Are…

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What’s the difference between BB cream and CC cream?

    Confused about the latest beauty balms and colour correcting products? We’ve got the lowdown.. BB cream “BB stands for ‘beauty balm’ – they’re meant to be time-saving products that combine colour, moisture, treatment ingredients, and sun protection in one product,” says Bryan Barron, research and content director at Paula’s Choice Skincare.  CC cream “CC isn’t as firmly defined, but typically stands for ‘colour and correct’; think of them as liquid foundations that, when well formulated, also contain ‘corrective’ ingredients, usually those that fight signs of ageing,” he says.  Tinted…

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Reading Roundup: What’s New in Blogging Lately

Greetings from sunny Queensland, where we are hosting the sixth annual ProBlogger Training Event! We kicked off the two days of learning and connecting with our fellow bloggers with some inspiring words from Darren himself, despite a few sore heads in the crowd after a solid night at the Welcome Networking Event last night!. Tonight is our poolside party, which promises to be even bigger. The theme is “shine” and I hear Darren’s got something extremely eye-catching up his sleeve to wear – make sure you’re following the #PBEVENT hashtag on…

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