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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.

  • Restaurant Owner Hunts Down Negative Yelp Reviewer
    If you can't take the heat, stay out of the kitchen — or really, the restaurant business in general If your restaurant is hit with a one-star review on Yelp, you can either improve the food and customer service, and hope that people will noticeOr, you can hunt down the… ... read more
    Source: Mashable Published on 2014-10-26
  • Apple Pay Blocked at Rite Aid and CVS in Favor of QR Code Payments
    The list of retailers supporting Apple Pay during its launch in September was long and impressive, but in the weeks following the launch, some major retailers have blocked the service in favor of a competing option set to debut in 2015 According to user reports cropping up on Twitter, earlier… ... read more
    Source: Mashable Published on 2014-10-26
  • Dot Com Lunch – We Almost Got Ran Over Edition
    The weekly Dot Com Lunch meeetup is a fun gathering of like minded people. The meetup is held in the heart of Orange County in the safest city in America. However, we almost got ran over this week by old Toyota operated by a woman who was too busy with… ... read more
    Source: John Chow Published on 2014-10-26
  • Google Inbox Users Can Now Invite Others to Join
    If you're still waiting for an invite to Inbox, Google's new app that rethinks email, we have good news: Just bug your friends who already have it. The service, which is still in beta, rolled out to limited users on Wednesday. Users who emailed could request an invitation, but… ... read more
    Source: Mashable Published on 2014-10-25
  • Twitter Acquires Twitpic’s Archive, Saga Finally Ends
    Twitter has acquired Twitpic's website and photo archive. "I'm happy to announce that we have reached an agreement with Twitter to give them the Twitpic domain and photo archive, thus keeping the photos and links alive for the time being," Twitpic creator Noah Everett announced Saturday in a blog post.… ... read more
    Source: Mashable Published on 2014-10-25
  • 29 Affordable DIY Projects That Take Less Than a Week
    A splash of color can transform a room quickly and on the cheap. Photo: Jodimichelle Time is limited, funds are tight, but you desperately want to make over a few elements of your humble abode’s exterior and interior. Are there any feasible solutions? Definitely, but the most ideal option is to… ... read more
    Source: The Simple Dollar Published on 2014-10-25
  • 20 Lessons From $2 Million In Losses
    Before I talk about the not-so-fun losses some traders have experienced the past few weeks, please wish this great trader up $1+ million in 2014 a happy birthday today, we’re having a special 72 hour blowout sale HERE on annual newsletters and 50% off DVDs HERE in his honor! Please… ... read more
    Source: Timothy Sykes Published on 2014-10-25
  • Our Family’s Eight Favorite Slow Cooker Recipes
    Two to three nights a week, our family has a dinner that’s served directly out of a slow cooker. It’s something that either Sarah or I assembled in the morning before the daily rush began and it’s ready to eat when our family is gathered for dinner. This has… ... read more
    Source: The Simple Dollar Published on 2014-10-25
  • Weekend Favs October Twenty Five
    Weekend Favs October Twenty Five written by John Jantsch read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing My weekend blog post routine includes posting links to a handful of tools or great content I ran across during the week. I don’t go into depth about the finds,… ... read more
    Source: Duct Tape Marketing Published on 2014-10-25
  • The Ultimate Guide to Getting Free Kid’s Clothes
    Buy quality, gently worn clothes at yard sales, and resell them once your child outgrows them. Photo: Sierra Tierra In 2009, I had my first child, a girl I named Lydia Rose. She was beautiful and dainty just like a baby doll, and I loved dressing her up in cute little… ... read more
    Source: The Simple Dollar Published on 2014-10-25
  • BuzzStream – A Tool for Building Powerful Relationships Online
    When I started blogging nearly a decade ago, the world of link building was very different. We still need those links to rank well on Google, but traditional link-building methods just don’t work anymore. Today, it’s all about building relationships with the right people in your niche so you can… ... read more
    Source: Kevin Muldoon Published on 2014-10-25
  • Inspiring Simplicity. Weekend Reads.
    There’s more to life than buying stuff. There are many wonderful people pursuing and promoting simplicity. Fortunately, some of them are gifted in communication and choose to encourage and inspire us with their words. I enjoy reading their unique perspective. I’m sure you will too. So fix yourself a… ... read more
    Source: Becoming Minimalist Published on 2014-10-25
  • Finding My Inner Food At The Urban Seoul
    Welcome to the 10th episode of Eating with John Chow. On this edition, we headed to the Diamond Jamboree Plaza for lunch at the Urban Seoul. This is a one of the best damn fusion restaurants I’ve ever eaten at. The brain child of OC Restaurateur Bronnie Lee and… ... read more
    Source: John Chow Published on 2014-10-25
  • I Took Payola in the Summer of 1988
    I’m not proud to admit this, but in the summer of 1988 I accepted payola. The whole thing reminds me of a dramatization I’d once seen on TV. A record executive tried to coerce a DJ into playing a record. After he refused, they started playing hardball with… ... read more
    Source: Affiliate Tip Published on 2014-10-24
  • Updated: Best Android phones
    We updated our Android phones guide with our hands-on impressions of the Galaxy Note 4 as well as editorial reviews of the Sony Xperia Z3v. [Best Android Phones, Fall 2014] ... read more
    Source: The Wire Cutter Published on 2014-10-24
  • What Giant Pandas Taught Me About Parenting
    When animal keeper Nicole MacCorkle became a parent, she looked to Bao Bao's mother for inspiration ... read more
    Source: Smithsonian Mag Published on 2014-10-24
  • Student Loan Forgiveness: Jobs That Pay Off Your Debt
    It sounds too good to be true, but teachers, nurses, and others can get a portion of their student loans erased. Dealing with student loan debt can seem unbearable and overwhelming. As mentioned in 15 Ways To Deal with Student Loan Debt, the average student owes a whopping $40,000 after graduation… ... read more
    Source: The Simple Dollar Published on 2014-10-24
  • How the Gates Foundation Is Making Cassava the Next Corn
    Sophisticated plant breeding techniques (but no GMOs) and lots of money are aimed at improving this staple crop of the tropics ... read more
    Source: Smithsonian Mag Published on 2014-10-24
  • 40 Percent of Adult Internet Users Have Been Harassed Online
    Harassment runs rampant online ... read more
    Source: Smithsonian Mag Published on 2014-10-24
  • The Realization
    By Leo Babauta Lately I’ve been practicing asking myself a question: What if this moment were already perfect, everything you needed to be happy? This question is transformative. If I’m upset about something, I reconsider the moment and realize that I’m being small-minded about something, and that if I look… ... read more
    Source: Zen Habits Published on 2014-10-24
  • Stone Age Shelter in Peru is the Oldest, Highest Human Settlement
    Researchers found campfires and rock art at nearly 14,700 feet, suggesting ancient people lived high just 2,000 years after they reached South America ... read more
    Source: Smithsonian Mag Published on 2014-10-24
  • 20-Minute Workout: Indoor Cycling Ladder
    Boost your burn and your performance with this creative routine from Rachel Buschert Vaziralli. Read More > ... read more
    Source: Equinox Published on 2014-10-24
  • How to Grow a Giant Pumpkin
    Science! ... read more
    Source: Smithsonian Mag Published on 2014-10-24
  • Skip Monday Blues with Sort-Your-Life-Out Sundays
    Watch by Julien Deveaux from The Noun Project When asked in an interview about how he structures his work week, Jack Dorsey (co-founder of Twitter and Square) said: “Sunday is [for] reflections, feedback, strategy and getting ready for the rest of the week.” Laura Vanderkam, author of “What the Most… ... read more
    Source: 99U Published on 2014-10-24
  • Why I Donated $10,000 To Traders4ACause And You Should Too
    During my 7th annual PennyStocking conference a few weeks ago, I cashed out $100,000 from one of my bank accounts just to inspire you guys to study harder while I took some interesting pictures and videos: $100,000 cash + bottle of Dom in Vegas hmmm what should I do tonight?… ... read more
    Source: Timothy Sykes Published on 2014-10-24
  • How to Tell a Story
    On the cruise a friend was asking me about my days in pickup. What was the worst rejection I experienced, he asked? That's a path paved with so much rejection that it's sort of like asking which leaf on a tree is the greenest, but one stuck out in… ... read more
    Source: Tynan Published on 2014-10-24
  • What We Read This Week
    A healthy alternative to candy corn, how your mind can halt the aging process, and the gear you'll be loving this winter. Read More > ... read more
    Source: Equinox Published on 2014-10-24
  • How to Get Your First 1,000 Blog Readers
    Do you know what the hardest part about blogging is? It isn’t writing content or growing your traffic. So, what is it? The hardest part about blogging is getting that initial traction… Sure, you can get your first 100 readers by hitting up your friends and family, but it won’t… ... read more
    Source: Neil Patel Published on 2014-10-24
  • Mandarin level up mission (Singapore edition)
    After devoting the majority of this year to meeting aspiring new language learners to give them my best advice face-to-face, I can now get back to focusing on my own goals! I am a strong believer in intensive missions at the start of language projects – it skyrockets us forward… ... read more
    Source: Fluent in 3 Months Published on 2014-10-24
  • What Can YOU Control?
    The events of our lives are made up of a mixture of elements that are out of our control and elements that we have control over. It’s the relationship between those two elements that has a lot to do with personal finance and career and personal success. I think my… ... read more
    Source: The Simple Dollar Published on 2014-10-24