How to create a successful dating website your users will love

Online dating is huge and it’s continuing to grow — especially with our reliance on mobile phones. With this in mind, the key to creating a successful dating app is in the foundation of the speed and accuracy. Continue reading “How to create a successful dating website your users will love”

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Erhu: What is that Chinese string instrument you saw in Chinatown called?

You just visited Chinatown today and you saw old Chinese men sitting on the corner playing a traditional bowed instrument. So you’re wondering, what is that Chinese strong instrument you saw in Chinatown called? Continue reading “Erhu: What is that Chinese string instrument you saw in Chinatown called?”

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If you are visiting or live in New York City, you need to read this guide on etiquette

Big Appled put out this awesome guide on NYC etiquette. There’s a lot of guidebooks and how-to’s for New York, but this one hits many of the right notes, goes deep, and in a humorous way.  Continue reading “If you are visiting or live in New York City, you need to read this guide on etiquette”

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Behind on news? Use IFTTT for auto-curated content

I’m a big online news reader, as well as a news “saver” — meaning I love going through dozens of articles and saving several (to Pocket) so I can read them later in the subway, in bed, or waiting in line. Continue reading “Behind on news? Use IFTTT for auto-curated content”

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Claiming a relative with Medi-Cal as a Dependent

What I Found Out Today: I went in to do my taxes early this season and in the process of determining what other deductions we may have, we realized that we could claim my grandmother as a dependent.  Continue reading “Claiming a relative with Medi-Cal as a Dependent”

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Use OTC migraine medication for hangover relief

This works. This really works. I think. Over the counter migraine medication works wonders for hangovers.

Whenever my head feels like a Picasso painting, the first thing I do in the morning is to take two OTC migraine caplets Continue reading “Use OTC migraine medication for hangover relief”

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Spend more time watching TV, use Shortcodes Ultimate for WordPress

What I Found Out Today: Bloggers have it so much easier nowadays.

Ok, not today, but I was reminded of it recently just last week, that there was a time when there weren’t any blogging platforms or WYSIWYG editors: if you wanted to publish a blog post, you coded everything Continue reading “Spend more time watching TV, use Shortcodes Ultimate for WordPress”

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How to stop those annoying Whatsapp server notifications

What I Found Out Today: How to stop Whatsapp server notifications without blocking all messages or turning off push notifications. Continue reading “How to stop those annoying Whatsapp server notifications”

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Restricting a WordPress widget to only display on the homepage

What I Found Out Today: Hello WordPressers, there may be a time in which you want to display a widget only on the home page of your site while not showing up on other pages. Continue reading “Restricting a WordPress widget to only display on the homepage”

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How to turn YouTube videos into GIF files

> I’m ashamed that with all the time I’ve spent laughing at, and enjoying the internet, that I have yet to pay my respect to the internet with a proper GIF. Reason being is the GIF-making process just seemed like it was way too involved. That, and I haven’t found anything to ignite my passion.

youtube to gif maker

Then Jeremy Lin went and did something awesome (TWICE) and I wanted an easy way to turn a short clip of a YouTube video into a GIF, so I could spread the Jeremy Lin gospel virally.

First, I tried a bunch of online GIF makers and ran head on into size limitations, websites that timed out, quality issues, and GIFs that were branded with the website name (annoying but I get it). Enter: Instagiffer Continue reading “How to turn YouTube videos into GIF files”

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How to save voicemails to MP3 on Verizon

What I Found Out Today: If you’re like me, then you have a healthy obsession with Jeremy Lin. On top of that, you’ve saved many of your funny voicemails.

Like me, you tire of having to re-save all your funny voicemails every 30 days or so. It only takes 3 minutes to re-save them all, but it’s annoying. If you’re anything like me, you don’t like being annoyed. I’m so glad we get along.

If you’re like me, you have Verizon. And sometime in the last couple years, Big Red disabled the ability for you to save your voicemails (via visual voicemail) as MP3s. Instead, they now recommend a third party company to get copies of your voicemail. Well, fuck that. Continue reading “How to save voicemails to MP3 on Verizon”

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How to Optimize Infographics for SEO

If you’ve been following along with my trifecta of blog post around everything Infographics SEO then so far, I’ve tried to convince you that infographics are great for SEO and why infographics need more optimization than text content. Now, if you’ve been drinking my kool aid, then the next step is to go over how to best optimize your infographic for SEO. That, and I have a bridge to sell you…

Google: “Your Infographic Sucks”

Whoever said that “a picture is worth a thousand words” wasn’t speaking to an SEO.

(I’m sure that clever anecdote has been used before, but it’s brand new to my brain, so it stays.)

Your infographic may distill pages of well-researched, snore-inducing data into the equivalent of a Harry Potter trailer, or your graphic may transform a complex concept into a visually appealing graphic, but when your un-optimized graphic goes in front of a search engines, it’s just another image that can be rendered in less than 40 HTML characters.

Your infographic may literally have 1,000 words on it, but if you’re not optimizing it for SEO, then it’s not worth squat to search engines.

Optimize your infographics for SEO

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Forget WordPress Plugins, Use IFTTT for Tweets, Instragram, Facebook, Etc.

 

If you’re looking to bring in all your social activity onto your WordPress blog, look no further than IFTTT. Continue reading “Forget WordPress Plugins, Use IFTTT for Tweets, Instragram, Facebook, Etc.”

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