A few weeks ago, I posted a video blog to my YouTube channel. It was the first time we tried vlogging…and, sure, we made mistakes. But here’s the thing when you try something new: YOU MAKE MISTAKES. In fact, I’ll even take it one step further: you’ll suck. That’s simply the nature of starting new. […]
Monday, 25 September 2017
Google is now Apple’s default search provider for Siri, iOS search, and Spotlight search on macOS.
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Learn how you can get the most out of your link building agency partnership and achieve SEO success.
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“Insects in the Backyard” is Bangkok’s new fine dining restaurant showcasing haute cuisine with insects. Take a look at the menu.
Consistently watching your visibility, indexation, links, and attention will help you gauge whether you’re remaining competitive in SEO.
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In a rare move, the chef-owner of a Michelin-starred restaurant has publicly called out a blogger for a free meal request – but was he right to do so?
We caught up with the passionate woman behind Inspire Fitness, Olivia Del Borrello about her vision behind creating a vibrant outdoor workout space (no bench press required), built around the philosophy of encouraging, motivating and empowering one another.
ON STARTING A BUSINESS
Inspire Fitness began four-and-a-half years ago, and what a ride it has been! There have been a few tears and a hell of a lot of laughs – all worth it when I look at the incredible community of women we’ve created and how we are changing lives for the better.
With a background in health science, I began studying a physiotherapy degree in 2013. I wanted to create not just a ‘place’ but a community for women to come together to exercise and support each other; where they could achieve their health and fitness goals and also create a lifestyle.
I was adamant it wasn’t going to be your regular bootcamp; I wanted to make it more personal. It started with one or two people (most of the time just my mum and her friend Linda, and getting them to stop chatting was a challenge in itself!).
Starting a business definitely isn’t easy – it takes a lot of determination and self-belief. I remember my first ‘big’ session, which was all of four people. I left the workout on a massive high. To see those girls, who I had just met, come together and encourage, support and empower each other throughout the entire session was something really special.
Inspire Fitness has now grown to six locations in Perth and three in Adelaide. We are a women’s health and fitness brand on a mission to empower women to live an active and healthy lifestyle – and to actually enjoy doing it.
ON KEEPING MOTIVATED
Even though I’m a health and fitness professional myself, I struggle with the day-to-day motions of going to the gym. There are some days I can be really motivated but there are others I struggle to get myself out the door to go for a run. It’s tough staying committed when there is no one waiting for you to arrive; when you have to think about and you’re your own workout routine and then push yourself in-session. Sometimes I think about everything I have to do when I get home, which then becomes my justification for finishing a session early or skipping the gym altogether.
This is why I created Inspire Fitness. It’s a place where you are held accountable through a booking system; where the trainers have conveniently mapped out your workout according to your lifestyle and goals, and where you are going to be encouraged and pushed to work hard and get results. I wanted to be surrounded by a group of ladies who make it fun. That is what Inspire Fitness is about.
For us, being active is a way of life. We focus on creating an active lifestyle where you work out consistently because you love it, not because it’s a chore. You become addicted to the full experience of working out with inspiring coaches and being surrounded by an incredible community of like-minded women.
ON HELPING OTHERS
I’ve lived an active lifestyle from a young age, whether it be playing netball, doing athletics or even a daily walk. It’s something my parents instilled in me from a young age.
When I exercise regularly, I eat better, sleep better, have more energy, have better focus, making me more efficient, and I don’t get sick as often. I feel more confident in myself and in the way I look, and I’m in a better mood, making me a happier person overall. It’s a way of life that extends further than aesthetic goals and I want to help to create this positive cycle in other women’s lives.
By offering a comfortable space, we help to transform our clients into strong, confident and empowered women that are the best versions of themselves.
WOMEN BE ACTIVE EVENTS
The Women Be Active event brings women from Perth and Adelaide together to support, motivate and empower an active and healthy lifestyle – and to have a blast doing it!
WBA comprises a high-intensity interval training (HIIT) style workout, and a circuit and boxing session run by our Inspire Fitness coaches, with live backing tracks from a DJ, followed by active recovery yoga flow. The event is free and attendees can follow up their workout with a delicious breakfast and coffee available for purchase. A great way to start the morning with your girlfriends!
The aim is to bring women together to get active – no matter your fitness level.
In such an exciting atmosphere, it’s easy to forget you’re there to work out. There’s no need to worry if you’ve never done boxing or high-intensity exercise before: you can go at your own pace and our team will be there every step of the way.
I am so excited for Women Be Active – it is by far our favourite and biggest event for the year. In just two years WBA has seen registrations in excess of 2000 women and 2017 is going to be our biggest and best one yet!
Inspire Fitness are partnering with Women’s Health and Fitness to bring Women Be Active, the ultimate event in women’s fitness.
Adelaide: Saturday 14th October, 2017
Perth: Sunday 15th October, 2017
8:30am: sign in
9:am: workout commences (1 hour followed by a 30 minute yoga flow cool down)
Tickets are free but you do need to register (registrations open from 4th September) – click here for more details.
Take inspiration from these 10 brilliant visual content marketing campaigns that made the best use of imagery.
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Check out two recipes from JP McMahon’s Michelin-starred Aniar restaurant in Galway, Ireland, ahead of Food on the Edge 2017.
Are you curious about cooking with coconut flour? It’s a wonderful gluten-free flour for cooking and baking. Learn the ins and out of this low-carb flour.
Sunday, 24 September 2017
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Friday, 22 September 2017
Site owners can now export data contained in Google Search Console’s Index Coverage report.
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Facebook has introduced a new option for muting people and pages which is a little less anti-social than unfollowing them.
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Find out what happens when Virgilio Martinez and Josean Alija combine forces in the kitchen creating a joint menu, for one day only.
Bing joins Google in the fight against fake news with the inclusion of the “Fact Check” label in search results.
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Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Autumn in Greenland” by Kathleen Wasselle Croft. Location: Ittoqqortoormit, eastern Greenland. “The air was…
Google’s new Community Updates can help you keep up with what’s going on in your local community.
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A new addition to Twitter, called ‘Popular Articles,’ will show you the top articles your connections are tweeting about.
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Wondering how to cook Japanese eggplant? These recipes will teach you the ins and outs of cooking with this great tasting vegetable. Try them all!
<spoiler>This post is brought to you by Rebel in the Rye, in select theaters September 8.
We like to say we’re lifelong readers, but the truth is we were all nonreaders once. And even after we learned to sound out words, the love of books came later—with a particular story or a friend or family member who showed us the way.
In partnership with
Rebel in the Rye
, the new biographical drama about the life of
The Catcher in the Rye
author J.D. Salinger, we asked our followers on Facebook and Twitter to tell us who inspired their love of reading. Read some of our favorite responses below and then share your own story with us in the comments.
1. “My father. He read to me every night before bed and made it a treat. If I was good that day, we would read two books. When I was three, he told me that if I read an entire book to him, cover to cover, he would take me out and buy me $100 worth of books.” –Hannah
2. “My mother. She read voraciously. She believed that when you die, your soul and spirit stay for a while…so you would have time to read. She asked that she be buried with her favorite book,
To The Lighthouse
by Virginia Woolf. I put it in her hands in her casket.” –Joan
4. “My aunt. I remember the day she took us to the library, got
The Little Mermaid
out, and read it to us in the backyard on a gorgeous day. She also had a wonderful bookcase at home. She rocked.” –Sandra
5. “My best friend, Else. I have always loved the idea of reading, but I never got into it. Else and I were ‘only’ online friends through a game. I did know she loved to read, so I suggested a book to her. After that we started to talk a lot, and I started to read for real. Now I can’t imagine a world without books or a life without her.” –Sussie
6. “I come from a family of readers—my mum, my grandmother, my aunts, my cousins… They all read truck-loads of books. How could I not?” –Au
8. “My parents. I can remember going to the library and to the book fair with them at a very young age. No matter how many books I picked out, I never heard the word “no”—and we didn’t have a lot of money. But books and reading were that important. One of the best legacies my parents left me…the love of reading.” –Patti
9. “My uncle. He was always reading and always seemed to know something about any topic that came up in conversation. At the time, being a young boy, I thought he was the smartest man in the world, and I wanted to be just like him. I still consult with him regularly.” –Cody
10. “My first grade teacher in 1965. She put me in the “middle reading group,” and when I protested—nothing average in my plans—she told me that if I worked hard, she would move me up. I was soon reading ahead to learn what Sally, Spot, Dick, and Jane were doing. I have never stopped reading and sharing that love with my friends, my daughters, and my students.” –Pam
11. “The children’s librarian at the Fall River Public Library. Every Saturday I would walk the two or three miles to see her—and she knew me, recognized me, and recommended good books. She even allowed me to exceed the allowed number of books to be taken out at one time!” –Paul
12. “My father. He was an avid reader, but he became very sick when I was young, so I didn’t get to spend that much time with him. No one else in my family liked reading, so I didn’t initially take to it.
Then when I was eleven, my teacher introduced me to the joys of reading. She gave me
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass
as a present. I think she saw that I was a bit of an outsider and thought I would enjoy a book about a fellow day dreamer that didn’t follow the rules. She was right. It was the first book I can truly say I fell in love with.
Now that I am older reading lets me connect with my dad, even though he is no longer around. I love finding his old books and reading them. It’s my way of having a part of him all to myself.” –Judy
How did you fall in love with books? Share your story with us in the comments!
posted by Hayley
on September, 21
Thursday, 21 September 2017
Bing Ads will now allow advertisers to set ad extensions for all campaigns at the account level.
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Portugal’s luxury gourmet train experience returns for a ‘Harvest’ edition – find out who’s cooking and how to buy tickets.
Google has rolled out some updates to Merchant Center to help Google Shopping advertisers prepare for the holiday season.
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Improving your PPC ads is essential to sustain your paid advertising campaigns’ performance. Here are some ideas for PPC optimization.
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Here’s how you can create smarter content by implementing a mobile-first content optimization strategy.
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Read on and learn tactics that you can try out when using social media marketing for link building.
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Need soup recipes for fall or winter? Cozy up to a bowl of these hearty soups packed with flavor. Plus, they are easy to make!
“My name is Kvothe… You may have heard of me.”
Ten years after the publication of The Name of the Wind, Patrick Rothfuss‘ hero Kvothe—the Arcane, the Bloodless, the Kingkiller—is well on his way to becoming as legendary in our world as he is in his own. While readers await the final installment of his story, a television and film adaptation of the entire Kingkiller Chronicle is currently on its way from Lionsglate and Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda.
To mark the anniversary of this beloved fantasy epic, a deluxe edition arrives next month, featuring a brand-new cover, never-before-seen illustrations by artist Dan Dos Santos, a pronunciation guide, and more. Rothfuss shares the edition’s Author’s Note exclusively with Goodreads as well as an updated world map by artist Nathan Taylor.
First and foremost, this is the best, cleanest version of the text we have. We fixed a few mistakes we’ve discovered over the years. Though I’ve resisted the urge to go back in and fiddle with the language except for just a few words here and there for the sake of clarity. And a few more that I tucked in to add clues about the eighth Chandrian, Devi’s real name, and Auri’s backstory.
No. Wait. I’m sorry. I shouldn’t joke about that. Don’t waste your time digging through the text and comparing the changes. All of that was a lie.
Secondarily, we have illustrations by the marvelous Dan Dos Santos. New maps by friend and frequent artistic collaborator Nate Taylor, who has also graciously agreed to provide illustrations in the supplementary materials here at the end of the book.
What materials are those, you might ask? Well, for those of you who want to go deep, deep down the obsessive, geeky rabbit-hole of my worldbuilding, we have appendices which provide information about the history of the world, the calendar, and my multifarious currency systems.
There’s a pronunciation guide, too. For those of you who are into that sort of thing….
* * *
One of the best things about my new life is getting to know the people who have read and enjoyed my books. Back when I daydreamed of being published, it never occurred to me that the community of readers that sprang up around my books would be so amazing. So wonderful and kind.
I started a blog, and tens of thousands of you showed up to read the little stories I wrote there. You have made beautiful fan art, sent me sweet letters and gifts. You show up when I attend conventions, podcasts, or play video games on Twitch.
I ran a photo contest and y’all stunned me with your creativity and enthusiasm. When I teamed up with a game designer to create the rules for Tak, you showed up on Kickstarter to help us produce it.
And when I started a charity, you proved how generous geeks could be. Through our online store (The Tinker’s Packs) and various fundraisers, y’all have helped Worldbuilders raise more than $8,000,000 to help make the world a better place.
Have I said thank you yet?
Even if I haven’t said it yet, I hope you know that I’ve been thinking it.
The 10th Anniversary Edition of The Name of the Wind hits bookshelves on October 3. Add it to your Want to Read shelf here.
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posted by Hayley
on September, 20
Wednesday, 20 September 2017
Sébastian Bras, who runs the Le Suquet restaurant in France, has claims he wants to return Michelin stars to the famous dining guide.
A time-travel heist on the RMS Titanic, an all-out revolution at a Texas high school, and a kingdom of snow on the brink of a magical war…
Welcome to the world of irresistible young adult fiction! Every month, our team takes a look at what books are being published—and how early readers are responding to them. We use this information to curate a list of soon-to-be-beloved favorites, from contemporary tales set in the suburbs to fantasy epics in realms of mystery and mischief.
For September, we’ve got two buzzy debuts, plus a heartbreaking LGBT romance from the author of More Happy Than Not. Add the books that catch your eye to your Want to Read shelf and let us know what you’re reading and recommending in the comments.
After getting the dreaded call from Death-Cast (a company that knows the day every person will die), strangers Mateo and Rufus meet up for a final adventure.
Lena’s perfect senior year is falling apart. Barely coping with guilt over a night gone wrong, she tentatively turns to Sebastian, her childhood best friend.
A princess created from snow and a stepmother with a glass heart fight for power and peace in this dark and imaginative retelling of the Snow White fairy tale.
Fed up with sexist dress codes and hallway harassment, Vivian starts a feminist zine—and then an all-out “girl revolution”—at her Texas high school.
Time flies when you’re plundering history! After flunking his final time-travel exam, Farway goes rogue and joins a dangerous heist on the sinking RMS Titanic.
As an epic battle between good and evil takes over her town, Angie realizes the brooding athlete she’s falling for may just be the harbinger of death.
Plus we’ve got fan Q&As with Warcross author Marie Lu and One Dark Throne author Kendare Blake as well as an exclusive excerpt from Forest of a Thousand Lanterns, one of the hottest debuts coming out in October.
What recent YA book would you recommend? Share it with us in the comments!
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posted by Hayley
on September, 20
Take a look at 10 dishes from Ultraviolet, chef Paul Pairet’s three Michelin star multi-sensory dining experience in Shanghai.
Learn how to conduct a competitive backlink analysis and gain insights to improve your SEO strategy.
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Learn examples of how you can utilize automation to save time on core PPC management activities.
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Learn how machine learning and automation are empowering search marketers today and how it can tackle digital marketing’s data problems.
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Italian-style bread, millet bread, quinoa bread…enjoy these and other gluten-free bread recipes crafted from nuts, seeds and a variety of flours.
Far from a biological predisposition, our modern tendency to criticise parts of our own body is instead an ugly by-product of a media-saturated world. Something that this month’s cover models and founders of body-love movement, AnyBODY, are on a mission to change.
Our exclusive 6-page cover model interview talks about their personal experiences, how AnyBODY came about and the impact positive body image has on your health.
While we don’t want to give too much away, here’s a little sneak peek of their approach to exercise, healthy eating and inspiration.
Wasley: I love to get out and go for long coast walks and jogs when I’m home in Perth. Honestly, it’s beautiful. But when I travel I hit the gym. I love boxing and lifting weights, but it depends on how I feel and where I am. Some weeks I need a group cardio class to help motivate me, other times I like to zone out listening to music and lift as heavy as I can.
Gibbs: I train every day as part of my wellness routine. KX Pilates and boxing are regular favourites, along with daily walks outside or on the treadmill.
Wasley: My everyday nutrition is generally good. I’m not going to lie: I have days where I eat poorly because I feel down or hormonal. But, overall, it’s good – I used to study nutrition so I know the science and what works for me! I love my carbs, lots of leafy greens and fish.
Gibbs: I absolutely love food. I drink lots of green smoothies, and some of my daily favourites include avo on spelt bread, and quinoa and spinach salads with feta and salmon. I love to have blueberries and apples as a snack. I also enjoy a glass of red wine and some dark chocolate now and again!
ON A DAY-IN-THE-LIFE-OF
Wasley: A typical work day would find me up at 6am. I shower and eat my oats, throw on whatever clothes I find and head to the studio, where hair and make-up artists turn me from zombie to model! A day off consists of catching up on my social media accounts and replying to messages, seeing my friends and going to the gym in the evening.
Gibbs: An average day for me would be shooting for 10 to 12 hours, usually flying interstate, and trying to squeeze in a healthy balance of exercise and sleep – so life can get a little hectic! But I love what I do because it has so much variety. On my off days, I like to nurture my physical and mental health, take myself to the beach and have some alone time, and exercise as much as possible.
Wasley: I’m a very caring and compassionate person regardless of who I’m around. If I’m meeting new people, I tend to be very introverted and not say much unless I have to stand up for something I’m passionate about. If I’m around my close friends, I can be loud and opinionated, and I love telling stories and making people laugh.
Gibbs: For people who know me, I think they would say I’m a big ball of love, to anyone and everyone. At the same time, I’m very ambitious and extremely driven, while simultaneously a homebody; I love nothing more than being surrounded by family and my partner.
ON ROLE MODELS
Wasley: My biggest role models in my day-to-day life are my parents. Not once have I heard my mum put herself down or my dad ever speak badly about somebody’s weight; they’re extremely hardworking and the most generous people I know. My celebrity role model would have to be Ashley Graham for her work on body positivity, or Ellen DeGeneres for her work and advocacy for LGBT rights.
Gibbs: My role model would have to be Emma Watson. She’s inspired me for many years, and seeing her evolution from actress to ambassador and spokeswomen is enough to kick my butt into gear whenever I doubt or have a bad day! She’s my absolute idol.
Grab the October 2017 edition of WH&F for their full cover model story!
Photography by: Cotton On Body.
Tuesday, 19 September 2017
Chef Daniel Patterson has perfected a quick and easy technique for cooking light and fluffy scrambled eggs.
Bing is upgrading its unique Visual Search experience with technology that will make it even more intelligent.
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