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9 Instagram Mistakes Social Media Managers Should Avoid

9 Instagram Mistakes Social Media Managers Should Avoid

With over 700 million users, it’s not surprising that Instagram is a core part of most social media strategies. To keep the momentum going, brands have to make sure they’re not ruining it for their audience by making careless blunders or missing the mark.

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We Could Use More Sports Scandals Like Apple Watchgate

We Could Use More Sports Scandals Like Apple Watchgate

As sports scandals go, 2015’s Deflategate was pretty great—it had a handsome leading man and readymade jokes about saggy balls—but in retrospect it lacked a certain something. Do you remember the particular brand of footballs Tom Brady and friends wanted underinflated? Yeah, neither do I.

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A Brief History of Retail Banking

A Brief History of Retail Banking

The retail banking industry is undergoing another major shift, and teller lines may soon be a thing of the past. Big banks are introducing technology and modern offices, as they shrink down and leave small city and rural areas and head to urban cities. Coast-to coast retail banking networks, which once aspired to be everywhere, may still be everywhere — in big cities.

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Insurance Grows for Cyberattacks

Insurance Grows for Cyberattacks

Companies protect themselves against a wide array of threats. As the threat from hackers grows, businesses are hoping that cyberinsurance will provide a new line of defense. Once largely limited to technology firms, cyberinsurance has emerged as the fastest-growing type of coverage among U.S. companies. The policies are designed to cover financial losses from different kinds of attacks—from theft of data to extortion using ransomware—as well as recouping damages from a tainted reputation and stolen money. Many carriers are also trying to distinguish themselves by offering tools and services to help firms respond quickly to cyberattacks or prevent them.

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My Love Is Like a Hashtag; Instagram Gives Rise to New Poets

My Love Is Like a Hashtag; Instagram Gives Rise to New Poets

Rupi Kaur, or @rupikaur_ to her followers, is turning poetry books into big sellers and fueling others like @AtticusPoetry; Publishers troll Instagram but is this truly verse? Among the hot new books of the fall season is a volume of poetry that might once have been relegated to the back of the bookstore. Rupi Kaur, a Canadian woman born in India is putting out her second book Oct. 3. The reason for the excitement? She has 1.5 million followers on Instagram. Ms. Kaur sits atop a new wave in poetry.

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How to Recognize Burnout Before You’re Burned Out

How to Recognize Burnout Before You’re Burned Out

Emma Seppala was working as an intern at The International Herald Tribune (the past iteration of The International New York Times) one summer in college in Paris, shuttling between the newsroom writers and editors on the second floor and the workers at printing presses in the basement.

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A Survival Guide for Parents Now That Your Child Is Off to College

A Survival Guide for Parents Now That Your Child Is Off to College

It’s the best of times and the worst of times: You just became an empty nester. When a child leaves for college, parents have the happiness of seeing their son or daughter mature and start off on an independent life. They also miss constant connection, fret about their child’s well-being, and worry about the way the relationship may change. Esther Boykin, a licensed marriage and family therapist in Washington, D.C., says that empty nesters may experience a type of grief—for the loss of the relationship as it was. In some cases, some see a therapist. In an interview, she talked about the mixed feelings empty nesters often have and what they can do. Here are edited excerpts.

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Your Data Is Way More Exposed Than You Realize

Your Data Is Way More Exposed Than You Realize

To get a handle on your online privacy, first understand how much of your data is already out there, and how it can be weaponized. Privacy wasn’t a concern for her until it was too late. The woman, who agreed to share her story if she weren’t to be identified, told me she left home one midnight, after four years in a relationship. She moved away and restarted her life. But then, she says, she was bombarded by phone calls from men soliciting her for sex. Then came bizarre friend requests on social media. She says one man showed up at her house.She suspected her ex of stalking her online, and posting her information to fuel harassment. “It is psychological torture,” she told me.

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Recruit, Retain, Reward

Recruit, Retain, Reward

Banks adjust to a new workforce and a new age of banking. Banking may appear as a rather staid career to the uninformed. For those within the industry, however, traditional banking has never been more dynamic, more diverse and more challenging in terms of job titles and responsibilities. From traditional titles such as credit analyst, loan officer, branch manager and IT director to new titles such as digital officer, social media coordinator and even chief culture officer, banks off er a wide range of opportunities — opportunities every institution needs to promote to a new wave of career seekers.

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Just Say No to Push Notifications

Just Say No to Push Notifications

We don’t need a reminder to post to Facebook—ever; take back your lock screen with controls and a bill of rights.

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