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How Plants Affect Your Mood, Spark Creativity and Improve Focus

by D. More | The Web Writer Spotlight: Oct 12, 2016

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Did you know that plants in your workstation can spark your creativity, improve your productivity and help with problem-solving? A study completed by Texas A & M specifically found that flowers can reduce negative feelings, reduce anxiety and boost energy in men and women in the workplace.

Guy Winch on Why We All Need to Practice Emotional First Aid

 

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In this TED talk, Psychologist Guy Winch makes the case for taking care of our emotional health and explains the scientifically proven techniques we can use to heal our psychological pain.

8 Memorable Creative Writing Tips by Kurt Vonnegut

by Staff Writers | The Web Writer Spotlight: Oct 10, 2016

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In the introduction to his 1999 collection of magazine stories, Bagombo Snuff Box, Kurt Vonnegut – a novelist and satirist with a penchant for dishing out memorable writing advice – put down 8 basics of what he called “Creative Writing 101,” with his customary wisdom and wit.

Younger Adults Would Rather Get Their News in Text Than Video, New Study Finds

by Staff Writers | The Web Writer Spotlight: Oct 7, 2016

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A big trend in digital right now is video. Digital publishers are expending huge resources on cranking up their video operations. But, for a lot of younger viewers they just prefer to get their news in text, not video, according to a new study from Pew Research Center.

YouTube’s New “Community” Tab Makes the Video Site a Full-blown Social Network

by Staff Writers | The Web Writer Spotlight: Oct 3, 2016

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Following rumors late August this year of a forthcoming YouTube community feature, YouTube finally confirmed in mid-September the release of a new social networking feature called YouTube Community, which it said it has been testing for the past several months with a handful of creators.

Where to Post Detailed Product, App Reviews Online

by Alma Causey | The Web Writer Spotlight: Sep 30, 2016

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Posting a product and or app review on online platforms serves a plethora of benefits for businesses, including escalating sales, developing a sense of awareness in first-time users and acquiring actionable information about the product/app performance. So, which are these reviews heavens that top the resource list for anyone drafting a detailed product/app review?

Yahoo Sued Over Mega Hack That Left At Least Half a Billion Accounts Breached

by Staff Writers | The Web Writer Spotlight: Sep 26, 2016

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Yahoo recently confirmed it had been hit by worst hack ever, where at least 500 million of its user accounts were breached by hackers in 2014. The first in what is likely to be many lawsuits over the breach was filed in the federal court in San Jose, California just a day after Yahoo disclosed the hacking.

3 Easy Ways to Protect Your Privacy and Data When Using Public Wi-Fi

by Staff Writers | The Web Writer Spotlight: Sep 23, 2016

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Many of us today love to hop on to the "Free Wi-Fi" at our favorite coffee shop or mall to finish some work, but if you’re not careful doing that can put your privacy and data in jeopardy.

Self-Publishing in the Digital Age: The Rise of Kickstarter as a Force in Publishing

by David K. William | The Web Writer Spotlight: Sep 21, 2016

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Kickstarter has emerged as a significant force in publishing. The popular funding platform for creative projects is now launching more books than all but the very largest publishers.

Print Books Still More Popular than eBooks or Audio Books, Study Finds

by Staff Writers | The Web Writer Spotlight: Sep 19, 2016

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A growing number of people are reading ebooks on tablets and smartphones rather than dedicated e-readers, but print books remain much more popular than books in digital formats, such as ebooks and audio books.

The Huffington Post South African Edition Launches, Breaks Ground in Sub-Saharan Africa

by Staff Writers | The Web Writer Spotlight: Sep 17, 2016

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The Huffington Post and South African publisher Media24 have announced a new partnership that will see a local version of the site launch in South Africa. HuffPost South Africa will go live in November.

The Secret to Share-Worthy Content: 3 More Tips for Awesome Content Creation

by David K. William | The Web Writer Spotlight: Sep 15, 2016

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Google AdSense’s Audience Development Specialist, Jay Castro, recently shared three great tips for creating share-worthy content. See three more.

Facebook, Twitter and 30 Other News and Tech Organizations Partner to Fight Spread of Fake News

by Staff Writers | The Web Writer Spotlight: Sep 14, 2016

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Facebook, Twitter and over 30 news and technology organizations have partnered with First Draft, a Google-backed organization, to stop the spread of fake stories sourced from social media.

Your Health and Fitness are Essential for Success. Here’s Why…

by Evelyn Kail | The Web Writer Spotlight: Sep 13, 2016

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Whether it’s easy for us or not, taking care of our health should always come first because if you are not healthy, it's difficult to be successful – at work or home. But what are the top factors that influence your health and fitness?

21 Mind-Opening Quotes by Alan Watts That Will Stir Up the Thinker in You

by Staff Writers | The Web Writer Spotlight: Sep 12, 2016

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British philosopher, writer and speaker Alan Watts offered astonishing insights on a wide range of subjects ranging from personal identity, the true nature of reality and higher consciousness, to the meaning of life, love, death and concepts and images of God and the non-material pursuit of happiness.

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