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Capturing Perfect Cat Photos

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A few weeks ago, I borrowed a Canon 6D with a pair of very awesome Canon lenses from our friends at RentGlass.com to take along on a road trip. Within a few days, I’d landed in Boulder, Colorado, waking up next to my friends’ adorably sweet cats. Like any other pet nut with a fancy camera would do, I had …

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Email Personalization Fails Work Against You

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Hi %%USER NAME%%! Time and time again, personalization has proven its value. However, all too often, inboxes are filled with wild attempts at connecting that aren’t actually all that effective. And in the situation in which your personalization efforts fail completely — it can actually work against you. Today, I opened an email based on the subject line to find …

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Creative Crochet Cup Cozy Giveaway

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Very few things compare to the feeling of a warm coffee cup in your hands especially when trying to beat winter chills. Cool fingers wrapped around smooth ceramic as the toasty liquid inside spreads its warmth through the mug can be oh-so soothing. Then, just as it hits the perfect, cozy warmness, it sneak-attacks with a fiery scald and you …

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Uncovering Stunning Style and Amazing Accessories at Jewelius

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Straying from the typical tourist trail can reveal absolutely amazing places you would have never known you were missing. On my recent vacation through Colorado, I made a point to stop at boutiques and restaurants along the way that would help me to see why Denver locals rave about their city. By the time I’d wrapped up my trip, it’s …

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Basic Zucca Chip Recipe

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Need a simple snack for the week (or even a basic recipe just to clear some zucchini out of your refrigerator)? Try this super simple zucca chip recipe for an easy, healthy treat for guilt-free munching. Snag a mandolin to create slices at a perfect, consistent thickness. Preheat your oven to 225 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment …

Easily Recover Deleted Photos, Files and More

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When it rains, it really does pour. Naturally, it would only make sense that — in an extreme streak of bad luck — my external hard drive died. Some would say “that sucks” and move on in my situation. But, being a designer and pretend photographer, I store a lot of files. In fact, in the past four years, I’ve …

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Schooled in Photo Shoot Styling

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Producing a blog gets much, much more involved than your typical ‘hobby.’ Fortunately, the truly endless amounts of time I’ve committed to Prettyography in the last 4 months have been made so very worthwhile by working with a pair of great chicks. Last week, we joined about 75 other blog junkies for the GoBlogSocial Workshop in Kansas City to get …

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A Close Shave: the New Gillette Venus Swirl Razor Review

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More than a handful of times, I’ve heard friends joke that if it weren’t for workout shorts and capri-length tights, they’d have very little motivation for shaving their legs through the winter. It’s a fair complaint — not only do you fight the typical issues of trying not to nick every crease or tendon, but you’re also trying to shave …

Desk Workouts with PimpYourMat

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Over the past year or so, my office — like many — has put quite a bit of effort into creating a wellness program that encourages daily desk jockies to incorporate more movement into our lives. For me, that usually translates into gym and mat time while outside of the office. Even when I can squeeze in a great workout, …

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5 Simple Strategies for Growing Your Email List

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Your email list is quite possibly your most valuable connection to your audience. If maintained well, the natural growth of your list can help you to make trusted, honest connections with users that truly want to receive your content. Organic growth can take quite a bit of time — but there are solutions for expediting the process without severely sacrificing …