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What I’m Reading

I’ve got lots of interests and it’s hard to keep on top of things. So every day I try to spend at least 30 minutes reading the most interesting articles from the websites I follow.

I use my own WordPress plugin WP RSS Aggregator to add my favourite websites so I get the latest articles daily served to me on this page.

  • Heidi Klum unveils her transformation into a fly for Halloween
    Model Heidi Klum, who's known for extravagant Halloween costumes and throwing an over-the-top party, has revealed a behind-the-scenes look at how she transformed into a big-eyed insect She posted a timelapse of her before, during and after the costume was complete on Twitter Friday night after her New York Halloween… ... read more
    Source: Mashable Published on 2014-11-01
  • Trent Reznor working with Apple on secret music project
    Trent Reznor is working with Apple on a new project related to music delivery, the Nine Inch Nails frontman revealed in an interview with Billboard. Reznor, also the chief creative officer of Beats Music, said that following Apple's acquisition of Beats the company "expressed direct interest in me designing some… ... read more
    Source: Mashable Published on 2014-11-01
  • Whoopi Goldberg and thousands of costumed revelers flock to New York’s Halloween parade
    Thousands of costumed revelers paraded up Sixth Avenue during the annual Village Halloween Parade in New York City It was elbow-to-elbow at times as onlookers and participants in the parade—which was started in the 1970s—swarmed the packed route through Greenwich Village. See also: 'Costume Quest 2' is a wild goose… ... read more
    Source: Mashable Published on 2014-11-01
  • Samsung Galaxy A5 and A3 phones try to capture young people’s attention
    Smartphones are ever-slimming, and Samsung's just-announced Galaxy A5 and A3 models are another indication of the trend. And it couldn't be a better time, as the company is trying to stay afloat amid fierce competition The A5 and A3 clock in at just 6.7mm and 6.9mm thin, respectively. Of course,… ... read more
    Source: Mashable Published on 2014-11-01
  • Our favorite drone gets even better
    DJI updated our favorite drone, the Phantom 2 Vision+, this week with some small but welcome improvements that make an already-great product a little bit better, like the new camera tilt dial on the remote control. See our drones guide for more on what’s new. ... read more
    Source: The Wire Cutter Published on 2014-11-01
  • Eating with John Chow – The Wheel of Life
    If you’ve been following my past few dining out adventures, then you know I’ve been on a bit of a vegan/vegetarian kick. Well, that’s still happening. The Wheel of Life is a Thai cuisine restaurant offering authentic Thai dishes, except there’s no meat. Yes, you will find many meat… ... read more
    Source: John Chow Published on 2014-11-01
  • Remember Why You’re Really Doing It
    As you may know, my friend Sebastian and I have a bet going where we must write a blog post every single day for two years. We ironed out the terms and conditions, but one area was left slightly fuzzy-- we both travel a lot, so what happens when… ... read more
    Source: Tynan Published on 2014-10-31
  • The Link between Instagram and ROI
    Gone are the days when Instagram’s competitive advantage was “to make it look vintage”. Having just celebrated its fourth birthday, Instagram has grown from a simple mobile photo-sharing service to one of the largest social networking platforms in the world. With over 200 million monthly active users and 20 billion… ... read more
    Source: Kevin Muldoon Published on 2014-10-31
  • Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo Just Crashed in California
    The private spaceflight company was testing a new fuel for their experimental spaceship ... read more
    Source: Smithsonian Mag Published on 2014-10-31
  • Google Analytics 102: How To Set Up Goals, Segments & Events in Google Analytics
    Some of you out there may find this Google Analytics feature overview to be mostly review. That’s awesome! That means you’re really taking ownership of your data. However, if you’ve never used any of these features, only experimented with them a little, or aren’t sure you’re using them correctly, you… ... read more
    Source: ConversionXL Published on 2014-10-31
  • Wishlist Auto Registration Saves Us Time & Makes Us Money
    For several weeks, I was dealing with upset customers due to incomplete product registrations. Every day I’d receive emails from angry customers, who felt duped after not receiving the products they paid for. No matter what I tried, at some point during the day and somewhere in the purchase process, somebody wouldn’t… ... read more
    Source: Income Diary Published on 2014-10-31
  • An Awe-Inspiring Altar Remembers One Latino Artist’s Guiding Spirit
    At the American History Museum, an installation created by two Latina artists reimagines one life's story ... read more
    Source: Smithsonian Mag Published on 2014-10-31
  • What we know so far about HP’s MB Chronowing smartwatch
    We’ve added some more information on HP’s upcoming MB Chronowing to our smartwatch guide. The $350 watch’s design is influenced by more traditional fashion watches, but has a monochrome LCD and a week-long battery life. We still don’t know much about compatibility or features beyond that. [Best Smartwatch] ... read more
    Source: The Wire Cutter Published on 2014-10-31
  • Did the Gladiators Drink an Energy Drink Made of Ash?
    Gladiators were getting extra calcium in their diet ... read more
    Source: Smithsonian Mag Published on 2014-10-31
  • Telepresence Sharing – The Next Big Innovation in Google Search #future
    Forget about the days when you are only given an option to search information from a database of people and places stored in Google's server. How about exploring places and events in real time? Does this sound interesting? With Telepresence sharing, you can control Google's mobile robots that can capture… ... read more
    Source: Search Engine People Published on 2014-10-31
  • We Can Measure How Traffic Vibrates the Earth
    Special instruments called geophones help researchers distinguish the signatures of big trucks rumbling down the highway and planes taking off ... read more
    Source: Smithsonian Mag Published on 2014-10-31
  • Innovation Requires Failure
    Falling by Juan Pablo Bravo from The Noun Project LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman famously said, “If you are not embarrassed by the first version of your product, you’ve launched too late.” Failure isn’t fatal, yet many creatives get caught up trying achieve perfection, often at the expense of innovation.… ... read more
    Source: 99U Published on 2014-10-31
  • How Halloween Has Taken Over England
    The British have long celebrated Guy Fawkes Day on November 5, but now the October 31 holiday is a lot more appealing. ... read more
    Source: Smithsonian Mag Published on 2014-10-31
  • Survey: What makes the best fitness tracker?
    What are the most important features to have in a fitness tracker? You can help us with our research by taking this quick survey. ... read more
    Source: The Wire Cutter Published on 2014-10-31
  • SumoMe is My Favorite WordPress Plugin Right Now
    SumoMe is a fantastic plugin that has a variety of useful applications for marketers using WordPress. I think to refer to SumoMe as a mere plugin is a disservice, because it’s a suite of powerful tools. At the core of SumoMe are a number of add-ons for a blog… ... read more
    Source: Affiliate Tip Published on 2014-10-31
  • Andy Didorosi: What Detroit Taught Me about Getting Things Done
    About this presentation  Detroit’s plight has been making headlines for years, and to outside observers the situation can seem hopeless. But Andy Didorosi is one of Detroit’s many concerned citizens that have refused to wait for outside help. In this talk, Didorosi reveals how to take matters into your own… ... read more
    Source: 99U Published on 2014-10-31
  • Best of Q: October
    The stretch you might not need, the next crop of superfoods, and our controversial piece on workout makeup. Read More > ... read more
    Source: Equinox Published on 2014-10-31
  • How to Create Content That Drives Lots of Organic Traffic
    Have you ever wondered why some types of content generate lots of search traffic and others don't? I too was wondering about that, so I started to look for patterns and analyze competing blogs. What I found was interesting - so interesting that I decided to create an infographic to illustrate… ... read more
    Source: Neil Patel Published on 2014-10-31
  • Help wanted: researcher & photographer for next book
    My latest book, The Ghost of My Father, is barely two weeks old but I’m starting research on another book. This time the topic is religion, architecture and place. The tentative title is The Atheist of Jerusalem. The pitch: Jerusalem has important sites for three major world religions, and each… ... read more
    Source: Scott Berkun Published on 2014-10-31
  • It’s Not a Competition
    Several months ago, my sister-in-law took over a small business in her community. She had been working there as an employee, but the business owner was making some life changes and they came to an agreement that left both of them happy. Since then, she has been working her tail… ... read more
    Source: The Simple Dollar Published on 2014-10-31
  • Does the European Google Antitrust Case Have Any Merit?
    Since 2009, Google has been the subject of antitrust lawsuits from almost 20 companies across Europe. Although the plaintiffs in these cases come from different sectors of the tech industry, their complaints are universal – that Google is too big, too powerful, and isn’t playing fair.At the heart of the… ... read more
    Source: Wordstream Published on 2014-10-31
  • WordStream’s Best of the Month: October
    Shhhh – be very quiet. Don’t move. Stay exactly where you are – they might see you.Okay, I think they’re gone. No, I don’t just mean the shambling corpses wandering past the window, I mean the most popular posts from the WordStream blog in October. Sorry, I’ve been watching a… ... read more
    Source: Wordstream Published on 2014-10-31
  • Optimizing Your Tweets for Search
    Optimizing Your Tweets for Search written by Guest Post read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing It’s guest post day here at Duct Tape Marketing and today’s guest post is from Daniel Page– Enjoy! photo credit: Flickr Twitter’s among the most powerful social networks in the world for… ... read more
    Source: Duct Tape Marketing Published on 2014-10-31
  • How to Use Technology to Start Saving More
    Use a budgeting app such as Level or Goodbudget to save automatically and keep spending in check. Photo: Level The numbers on who is saving money in America — or more commonly, who isn’t — may shock you. According to a survey by Bankrate, 76% of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck. The… ... read more
    Source: The Simple Dollar Published on 2014-10-31
  • Inner Vision for the weekend of October 31, 2014
    The Exbury Egg, a floating laboratory constructed using traditional boat-building techniques, offering an occupant a bed, a desk, a small stove, and a wet room. Image: Nigel Rigden There’s a plenitude of sites (including our own) recommending and rating just about everything made by mankind. But as important as “what… ... read more
    Source: The Wire Cutter Published on 2014-10-31