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How to Host a Dinner Party

How to Host a Dinner Party

Food, drink, friends, good conversation — a dinner party is, in the end, a simple and enduring combination of ingredients, made unique by what hosts and guests infuse the evening with. To help you achieve a more flawless and fun-filled gathering, here are a set of guidelines with everything you need to know about throwing your best dinner party.

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Cheatsheet: What you need to know about influencer fraud

Cheatsheet: What you need to know about influencer fraud

Influencer marketing fraud is a growing problem in an industry valued at over $1 billion. Influencers — essentially social media stars with large followings — are attractive to marketers for the notion they’re more “authentic” than regular ad buys. But some of that authenticity is fake, whether it’s using so-called Instagram pods, bots or buying followers, and many marketers are starting to question just what they’re really getting for their money. We break it down.

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Chinese Buy Yachts, TVs Online to Drive Alibaba Singles’ Day Sales

Chinese Buy Yachts, TVs Online to Drive Alibaba Singles’ Day Sales

E-commerce giant said it racked up more than $25.3 billion in sales in the 24 hour-period that began at 12 a.m. Saturday.

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More Americans are turning to multiple social media sites for news

More Americans are turning to multiple social media sites for news

Americans are more likely than ever to get news from multiple social media sites, according to a recent Pew Research Center report. About a quarter of all U.S. adults (26%) get news from two or more social media sites, up from 15% in 2013 and 18% in 2016. But there is considerable variation in the extent to which each site’s news users get news from other sites, and which sites those are.

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Food For Thought: We Saw This In The New York Times and Want To Share It With You

Food For Thought: We Saw This In The New York Times and Want To Share It With You

Here is a blueprint for cooking an entire Thanksgiving meal over the course of one day in an oven and on the four burners above it.

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Kelly Gijsen patterns cotton scarves using ink made from pollution

Kelly Gijsen patterns cotton scarves using ink made from pollution

Dutch designer Kelly Gijsen has collaborated with startup company Graviky Labs to create a range of scarves that are patterned with ink made from carbon emissions. Gijsen, who presented the scarves at this year’s Dutch Design Week, worked alongside Graviky Labs to develop a version of its Air Ink that would work on textiles.

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How Community Banks Are Adapting To Survive

How Community Banks Are Adapting To Survive

It’s a basic tenet of biology that organisms adapt to survive. Over millions of years of evolution, the species that exist on our planet today are the ones that have successfully adapted to shifting climates and conditions. And what’s true for biology is also true of business: the ability to change is essential for long-term success.

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How to Get More Facebook Likes: 10 Tactics That Actually Work

How to Get More Facebook Likes: 10 Tactics That Actually Work

How many Facebook Likes does your business Page have? If you’re immersed in social media marketing, you probably know this number off the top of your head.

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Want to Buy Instagram Followers? This is What Happens When You Do

Want to Buy Instagram Followers? This is What Happens When You Do

You could grow your Instagram following the honest way—crafting a thoughtful strategy, setting smart goals, sharing great content, and engaging your audience. Or you could take the quick and easy path and join the dark side of Instagram marketing. You could buy Instagram followers. We created a dummy account to test that tactic to find out whether or not it’s worth it (spoiler alert: it totally is if you want an audience of spambots peddling softcore porn). Jump ahead to the results of our experiment or continue reading to learn about the “why” and “how” of buying Instagram followers.

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Our Favorite Fall Salmon Recipe

Our Favorite Fall Salmon Recipe

This is what we call around here a no-recipe recipe, the sort of meal you can cook once off a card and you’ll know it by heart: salmon glazed with brown sugar and mustard. The preparation could not be simpler. Heat your oven to 400. Make a mixture of Dijon mustard and brown sugar to the degree of spicy-sweetness that pleases you. Salt and pepper the salmon fillets. Place them skin-side down on a lightly oiled, foil-lined baking sheet, slather the tops with the mustard and brown sugar glaze and slide them into the top half of your oven. They ought to be done in 12 minutes or so, and they pair beautifully with simple braised greens.

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