Monthly Archives: July 2021

What are asteroids? | Live Science

Asteroids are flying space rocks occasionally featured in sci-fi movies and perhaps in our low-level fears of going the way of the dinosaurs. But just what are these potato-shaped chunks of rock, and what are the odds that one could hit Earth sometime in the near future?

“You can think about asteroids as planets that didn’t make it,” Federica Spoto, a research scientist at the Minor Planet Center, an institute that studies small bodies, told Live Science. “They are what’s leftover from the origin of the solar system.”

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9 Emails to Help You Make the Sale |

These nine transactional emails will help you boost your sales, communicate important information to your customers, and improve the customer experience overall.

Transactional emails serve to boost sales and customer satisfaction by keeping your customers informed and engaged.

Transactional emails are useful for cart abandonment, welcoming new subscribers, resetting lost passwords, and more.

In addition to confirming different steps in the customer journey, transactional emails are an opportunity to further inform your customers about your brand and encourage future purchases.

This article is for e-commerce business owners who want to improve their email communication with customers or streamline their email marketing program.

As you plan your digital marketing strategy, transactional emails will play an important role. Transaction emails can help you communicate important information to your customers and improve your sales over time. Let’s look at what transactional emails are, as well as some examples of how you can use them in your own business.

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7 Best Goal Planners To Get in 2021 | Life Hack

A few of the many obstacles to setting goals is that you either forget your goals entirely or you put them off for so long. One of the most effective tools in handling this problem is through having goal planners.

Goal planners are a way to put your goals to paper and allow you to focus on that goal. These are great tools to be implementing new habits and boosting your overall productivity.

With so many of these goal planners available, our editors picked out a small sample of some of the best goal planners that you can get.

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Poll: Millennials are most likely to have unused gift cards | Fast Company

Millennials have been blamed for killing cereal, cable TV, and so many other things, but what if they’re really killing gift cards? has discovered that 51% of U.S. adults forget to use gift cards, vouchers, and store credits, to the tune of $15.3 billion. That’s an average per-person value of $116. Among gift-card delinquents, 56% are millennials with an average per-person value of $139, versus 52% of baby boomers ($113), 47% of Gen Xers ($112), and 46% of Gen Zers ($81).

But millennials aren’t the biggest cohort planning to spend those suckers. Baby boomers are No. 1 on that list, with 63% saying they planned to utilize their outstanding gift cards, vouchers, and store credits, followed by Gen Xers at 54%. Millennials come in at 42% and Gen Zers at 32%.

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15 Smart Video Conferencing Etiquette Tips to Follow | Life Hack

During the pandemic, video conferencing replaced in-person meetings and has now become the standard option for business meetings. Over the past 17 months, most workers have gotten past the video conferencing learning curve with Zoom or Microsoft Teams (or their platform of choice).

But just as with in-person meetings, attention can wax and wane. Some say we’re just not used to staring at ourselves so much on the screen. Instead of fixating on that, try employing smart video conferencing etiquette, or you may risk indiscretions that will flag you as a slacker.

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Bitcoin Suddenly Gives Up Its Price Gains After Amazon Shock, Sending Ethereum, BNB, Cardano, XRP And Dogecoin Sharply Lower | Forbes

Bitcoin and cryptocurrency prices have moved sharply lower after charging into the week yesterday (subscribe now to Forbes’ CryptoAsset & Blockchain Advisor and discover crypto blockbusters poised for 1,000% gains).

The bitcoin price, which briefly touched $40,000 per bitcoin yesterday, has dropped more than 7%, falling back to $36,000 after retail giant Amazon AMZN -2% denied reports it was poised to add bitcoin and cryptocurrency support.

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10 Community Tips for Building a Quality Small Business Website | Small Business Trends

A quality website can go a long way toward communicating your brand message with customers. Whether you run a local business or luxury brand, there are a few key elements you must consider when designing your site. Learn key tips from members of the online small business community below.

Use the Golden Ratio in Web Design

Web design is an art, but it’s also a science. The golden ratio can help you ensure your website directs visitors’ eyes where you want them. Learn more about it in this Pixel Productions post. Then head over to BizSugar to see what members are saying.

Perform Keyword Research

Keywords are an essential part of every website, since they can help relevant visitors find your site. Before adding keywords, research the topics that are most relevant to your target customers. John Jantsch details the process in this Duct Tape Marketing post.

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Digital Marketing Platforms: Strengths and Weaknesses |

Every business faces the difficult challenge of determining where to best direct its digital marketing spend. Figuring out which platforms will be the most profitable for your business depends on your target audience, your budget, and how people find products and services like yours.

But there are some overall strengths and weaknesses to each of the major digital marketing platforms, and your brand should consider them before determining how and where you allocate your digital marketing budget.

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Tesla And SpaceX Billionaire Elon Musk Doubles Down On Dogecoin And Ethereum Plan To Beat Bitcoin Amid Crypto Price Bounce | Forbes

Bitcoin and cryptocurrency investors were yesterday glued to one of the most hotly-anticipated events in the crypto calendar so far this year—a live discussion between Tesla and SpaceX billionaire Elon Musk, Twitter’s Jack Dorsey, and major Tesla and bitcoin investor Cathie Wood.

The bitcoin price jumped in anticipation of the virtual event, climbing back from under $30,000 per bitcoin to over $32,000, and finding fresh support after Musk revealed that his rocket company SpaceX has joined Tesla TSLA -0.9% in holding bitcoin.

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Are prices increasing in 2021? Stock up on groceries now | Fast Company

Now is the time to stock up on your favorite nonperishables—before prices rise even more. What’s happening? Consumer product companies are pointing to increased costs for things like packaging, ingredients, transport, and labor, noting that these costs must be offset by jacking up consumer prices. Here’s a rundown of the eyebrow-raising price tags you can expect to see this August:

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