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Minneapolis – North Mississippi Soul

From the first moment you arrive in Minneapolis, you’ll instantly understand why Mary Richards threw her hat in the air with excitement for seven years every time The Mary Tyler Moore Show, set in this vibrant location, was broadcast on television. There is a feeling in the air that can only be understood by emotions that surely stem from the strong affinity with the arts and culture that are a historical legacy of Minneapolis.

With luminaries past and present on the Guthrie Theater stage including Jessica Tandy (Fried Green Tomatoes, Driving Miss Daisy), her husband Hume Cronyn (Cocoon) whom she met at the Guthrie, and TR Knight (George on Grey’s Anatomy) is not Hard to understand the culture that is Minneapolis. Wherever there is a healthy arts community, it seems a thriving GLBT community is just a heartbeat away.

Open-minded, vibrant, friendly, confident and forward thinking. Regardless of how you describe Minneapolis, it is a new and exciting destination for the gay tourist. With the highest percentage of GLBT population of any US city outside of San Francisco, it’s no wonder a gay-friendly welcome is guaranteed in this Midwestern metropolis.

Minneapolis’s cultural landscape is currently experiencing an artistic explosion with nearly half a billion dollars recently spent on new and improved infrastructure. With the new Public Library building, the impressive new Guthrie Theatre, a new expansion of the Walker Arts Center and a new wing at the Minneapolis Institute of the Arts and more to come in the coming years, this city is one exceptional treat. for fans of culture. or anyone curious.

Three openly gay men sitting on the City Council and one openly gay Senator have enabled some of the most progressive same-sex legislation to be found in Bush country. Although there is no real gay town, it is very clear that the local GLBT community is fully integrated into this cosmopolitan gem of the American Midwest.

Anything and everything you may be looking for on your gay vacation is available in Minneapolis. A vibrant GLBT community, fabulous food, excellent accommodations, lively nightlife and a culture beyond imagination await you to experience and enjoy.

With the new global trend toward boutique hotels, it’s no wonder Minneapolis is ready and able to offer this type of accommodation for the ultimate vacation experience.

The new Chambers Hotel opened its doors in September this year to great anticipation as a boutique design hotel showcasing a multi-million dollar contemporary and avant-garde collection of original works from around the world. An intimate, luxury service, high design, luxury resort with sixty rooms, an outdoor patio, lobby bar, rooftop lounge and Chambers Kitchen restaurant, this can only be described as an experience like no other. For art lovers who once felt like they didn’t want to leave a gallery when the doors closed, the Chambers is like sleeping the night away in that gallery. Whether you consider yourself an art lover or not, the stunning design will take your breath away. Be sure to check out the fire escape mural, a unique piece of art in itself. Add to this the luxurious accommodations and friendly, helpful staff, and it’s a vacation or honeymoon experience to remember.

The larger, twenty-one-story Graves 601 Hotel opened in August of this year, adding yet another new landmark to the Minneapolis hotel scene. With an environment rich in design, modern art and cutting-edge technology, it is located in the center of the city, close to shops, businesses and the Guthrie Theater. Each room includes a wall-mounted forty-two-inch plasma television, two mood lighting scenes, a wireless digital keyboard for Internet access, an etched glass edge-lit headboard depicting one of four scenes from Minneapolis, a vast library of movie and music selections for digital download and a top-of-the-line mattress for a restful night’s sleep. Plus, you’ll experience unparalleled bathroom elegance that’s out of this world for a truly pampered stay at this new hotel brand.

For a more traditional hotel experience, the Marriott City Center offers full service in the heart of downtown, just steps from everything Minneapolis has to offer. Connected to the entire downtown area by enclosed Skyways and close to theaters and nightlife, this is a place worth considering for your stay. A Sunday breakfast in bed with champagne and orange juice in the newly renovated rooms will help you recover from the frivolity of the night before and set the tone for exploring all that is on offer in the heart of this city.

Sparkling lakes, attractive trails and green spaces grace this landscape where every resident lives within six blocks of a park or open space. It is possible to bike, walk, pedal or row, all within the confines of the center.

The mighty Mississippi River runs through the heart of Minneapolis, providing spectacular river walks and skyline views of this urban park. The city’s history revolves around this river and today local residents and visitors alike enjoy the historic landmarks along the river’s banks.

The Mississippi Riverfront Historic District has transitioned from industrial to recreational land, delighting outdoor enthusiasts with parks, picnic areas, walking trails, landmarks like the Pillsbury Bakery, and the city’s only rail bridge. stone crossing the Mississippi. This history-rich neighborhood is a perfect afternoon retreat with restaurants, patios, and shops to completely escape the nearby city across the river. You can experience a magical history Segway tour, which is the closest thing to a magic carpet ride you’re likely to get. If you have never ridden a Segway, then you are in for a unique experience and full training is provided before heading out to glide along the riverside trails and trails.

Returning to the downtown side of the riverfront, you can visit the Mill City Museum, which is the latest addition to Minnesota’s statewide network of historic sites. From 1880 to 1930, Minneapolis was considered the “Flour Milling Capital of the World” and this museum rises eight stories from the ground on the original ruins of Washburn A Mill, a National Historic Landmark. The elevator ride to the rooftop observation deck culminates in a spectacular view of the Mississippi River Valley and downtown Minneapolis. In the museum’s theater, a twenty-minute video provides an excellent history of the region in a fast pace that will make you feel like an expert local historian. If that’s not enough for a trip back in time, then the aroma of freshly baked bread will take you back in time.

When the past meets the present and looks to the future, there can be no better example than the historic Guthrie Theatre. In 1960, an eager invitation from Minneapolis community leaders brought internationally acclaimed director Sir Tyrone Guthrie to the city to consider as a possible home for his new theater. In 1963, the original Guthrie Theater debuted a modern production of Hamlet on a single stage. More than forty years later, the spectacular new multi-million dollar Guthrie Theater complex opened in June of this year. This new three-stage performing arts center stays true to the original concept with another push stage in a 1,100-seat auditorium and the additions of a 700-seat proscenium and 250-seat studio theater. However, French architect Jean Nouvel has created an entire entertainment structure with restaurants, bars, a view of the Mississippi and an inspiring atmosphere worthy of some of the best performances by actors of today and tomorrow. This bold venture is sure to ensure that Minneapolis’s prolific theater community, which is also the soul of this city, continues to aspire to greater heights now and in the future, as the tradition of this theater deserves. A visit to this performing arts center and a night at the theater will be the highlight of your visit to Minneapolis, guaranteed.

Dining in Minneapolis will be an adventure and will involve some very difficult decisions. Wolfgang Puck’s 20.21 at the Walker Art Center versus Cue at the Guthrie Theatre? There is no choice, you have to try both! A really special place to have breakfast is Hell’s Kitchen, making it an easy decision and a truly unique experience. Even if you’re not staying at the Chambers Hotel, you’ll want to enjoy a multi-course dinner created by Chef Jean-Gorges in the Chambers kitchen. A former police station is the setting for a perfectly prepared dinner by chef-owner Stewart Woodman at Five Restaurant and Lounge. Expect the surprise of a special “Boys in Blue” dessert and when you go to the bathroom make sure they don’t throw away the “jail” key. At Wild Roast Café you can expect a warm welcome from owners and partners Dean and Tom in their café where the 1903 fireplace is the centerpiece and their excellent light fare is a true culinary delight to complement the relaxing home atmosphere. And of course, there’s always dinner on a Mississippi night rowing boat tour for a truly unique dining experience with a little romance thrown in for good measure.

Halfway between New York and Los Angeles, but out of the closet, Minneapolis offers unparalleled nightlife for the energetic gay traveler. After all that this cultural city has to offer during the day and twilight, those with incredible stamina can party until the wee hours of the morning at approximately fifteen gay or gay-friendly bars, clubs and pubs. There’s a place to drink and dance every night of the week and it’s no wonder the locals are always out and about.

For those who enjoy shopping, there are several neighborhoods near downtown with boutiques and community-style stores. For a shopping adventure The Mall of America is a must with over 520 stores, an amusement park and an aquarium. With no sales tax on clothing, this is the perfect time to expand your wardrobe.

One of the best and most convenient services in this city is Metro Transit, which includes light rail and buses. For just two dollars and fifty cents, you can comfortably travel from the airport terminal to the heart of downtown and many places in between. You can save that expensive airport transfer money common in most cities and spend it on fun.

The fascinating culture and soul of this city is due solely to the incredible people who call Minneapolis home. The city’s greatest asset is the warmth of its citizens. Everyone from bellhops to waiters, museum and gallery directors, actors and people on the street give a friendly wave. It’s easy to understand the pride in your city, the pride in your community, but your welcome goes beyond any other equally proud cosmopolitan city.

Watch out Big Apple and Broadway, there’s a new Mary throwing her hat in the ring!

Arts Entertainments

For true love, choose a beta male

Last week we had a variety of family and friends who had not previously met. Girls in their 20s started talking about their favorite friends, referring to these guys by pet names like Precious Delight, Pure Sweetness, and Totally Dorbs (for adorable). A 28-year-old boy who overheard this conversation stated that he would drop dead if he thought any woman was describing him as a Precious Delight. He insisted that women want the alpha male, the superhero, the dominant and strong leader of the pack. In his opinion, these silly girls were describing sissies, weak, effeminate losers. But what he missed was the fact that the girls were laughing and pining for Betas. Those affectionate, demonstrative, communicative, carefree, gentle, friendly boys.

When I was in college, there was a guy whose nickname was Trog, short for Trogladyte. One day for Halloween he dressed up as a caveman, and it was the most appropriate outfit I’ve ever seen him wear. I thought he was gross, but I guess he had a thing, if you fantasize about being dragged by your hair and raped near the campfire. (Actually, that sounds appealing.) But that was the late ’70s and alpha males were out of fashion. The countercultural ’60s had glorified what I called Sensitive Ponytail Man, that is, the Beta male. I dream of poets and singer-songwriters, not athletes. Of course, the pendulum always swings back, and eventually those guys grew up, went to graduate school, got a haircut, and joined the Establishment. Their sounds aspired to Alpha status.

When it comes to connecting, Alpha, Beta, and even Omega males are all trying to get a piece. They are competing with each other to prove who is the biggest stallion. But they should pay more attention. The girls are getting restless and something is stirring in the status quo. Beta males, those sweet, sincere guys who speak the female language, are emerging as heroes in popular culture. Girls want boyfriends who have a bit of a woman emotionally. They want boyfriends who are best friends. And women have the power to elevate Beta’s position in life by making him the new romantic ideal.

Jim Halpert, played by Perfectly Dorbs John Krasinski in The Office, is the best living example of the perfect Beta. Sign. (In fact, he grew up next door, and I’ve seen him attend church with his parents when he was home visiting. So gorgeous.) Jim Halpert isn’t insanely handsome, but his appeal comes from of unadulterated purity. love he feels (and shows) for Pam. You just know that she loves hours of pillow talk (which of course follows hours and hours of putting Pam’s sexual satisfaction first).

Seth Rogan doesn’t do it for me personally, but he has shown that he is capable of playing the lead convincingly. Before seeing Knocked Up, you can’t imagine how Katherine Heigl’s character would ever go for it. And when you walk out of the theater, you’re not buying it. But during the movie you suspend disbelief. He doesn’t have the acting of him together, but he has a good heart. The raw material is there. Ultimately, he becomes a better man because of his love for a woman. Now, that’s a boy that women can put their arms around.

My personal crush right now is the Free Credit Report guy. He is so kind, so modest, so funny. Okay, maybe I don’t want my daughter to marry him, with her lousy credit rating and all. But I bet he would make a really good boyfriend. And in the midst of all this connection, awkwardness, and bullshit treatment from the Alphas, doesn’t a visit to Beta territory sound refreshing? Perfectly wonderful.


The insurance assumes an accident by the person to whom you lent your car

I had to empathize with my friend. Poor man: out of the kindness of his heart, the man lent his vehicle to a relative. And then his relative was in a serious accident, resulting in two totaled vehicles: the car he had lent my friend and the truck he crashed into!

For those uneducated on the subject, when you lend your car to someone else, the insurance industry refers to that driver as a permissive driver. If a permissive driver causes an accident, this is how insurance companies will respond.

Car insurance and an accident caused by a permissive driver

If you gave permission to someone who is not listed as a driver on your auto insurance policy and that person causes a car accident, the procedure generally goes like this.

1. In the event the driver and car owner have separate auto policies, the car owner’s insurance will pay for damages under the collision portion of the coverage, after the policyholder pays the deductible required.

2. If there is significant property damage, as well as bodily injury to the other driver or their passengers or pedestrians, the car owner’s insurance will cover the damages and legal fees of an associated lawsuit filed against the car owner. Insurance payments are subject to policy limits. If the car owner’s policy limits lead to an outstanding balance, the driver of the loaner car can seek compensation from their own insurance company to receive any remaining funds owed for damages. If the car borrower is injured in an accident he or she caused, the related payments would generally be covered under the Personal Injury Protection portion of your auto policy. In the event that the driver does not have this insurance protection, but the car owner does, the coverage will pass through that.

3. What if the person who borrowed the car was in an accident but did not have a valid driver’s license? In this case, there is a good chance that coverage will be denied. Many insurance companies exclude coverage for an unlicensed driver. If this occurs, the car owner, you, and the “permissive driver” will be responsible for paying all damages, as well as court fees, if any.

But in addition to the related aggravation and potential wallet depletion, policyholders can find their premiums at policy renewal.

Of course, anyone who works with an experienced independent agency designated to do business directly with many of the leading underwriters has the advantage of working with the advantage of the market to find the lowest premium available under the circumstances.


What are the duties and rights of an agent in the law?

The agency relationship between an agent is in principle based on a contract between them and is a fiduciary relationship. An agent’s duties in principle are to follow the instructions of the principles, use reasonable diligence and skill, act personally, act in the interest of the principles, and not disclose confidential information. The final element of duty is to keep principle money separate, keep accounts, and be ready to account for those monies that are required. If a principal agrees to make a contract in principle and the contract they agreed to is not made, there is a breach of contract between the principal and the principal and the principal may be liable for damages to the principal.

Perhaps the most important and controversial area regarding the duties of agents is their duty to use due care, skill, and diligence. An agent has the duty to carry out his mandate with these characteristics that are derived from an implicit term of the agent and agent contract. In addition, the ever-evolving negligence law influences the status and safeguards of due care and skill and fitness for purpose in relation to the supply of services implied by trade practices legislation in Australia and unfair trade equivalence in jurisdictions. state in Australia. The expected standard of what is reasonable for an agent is defined in terms of reasonable effort in the case of free services and means a professional standard of paid services. The Freni agent may be legally responsible for failures, deficiencies or errors. An agent will not be liable for negligence if she has verified the accuracy of the information or advice or if the agent has verified the information with principle. In the event that the agent does not have the relevant information, she should disclose this fact at the outset and can avoid liability by honestly explaining the limits of her knowledge. If you are involved in any way in a principal agency relationship in your business, it is certainly important to understand these legal principles so that you can apply them to your business relationships.

Home Kitchen

Kitchen wall design: tips and notes

The kitchen wall design can always be decorated in such a way that it conveys a feeling of comfort, warmth, homeliness and a cozy mood. The space offered by the kitchen area is also a great detail to take note of. To get you going with your kitchen space scheme, try checking out these tips and notes.

Try hanging pots and pans on the kitchen wall. This is best done if your pots and pans come in pairs or sets. You just need to put hooks on the walls and then hang those handles with the bottom of the utensils down. This is also a good way to organize and save some space in the kitchen area. The best place to hang them is above kitchen stoves.

Attach the hotpads and handles to the wall as well. If you prefer not to display your pots and pans, simply hang your heating pads and pot holders. They can also act as nice kitchen decorations as long as they are clean.

Place the trivets on the kitchen wall. Vintage trivets would look nice on kitchen walls. Match the colors and patterns of those so they create a nice view.

Other utensils that you can hang on the kitchen walls are can openers, coffee cups, measuring spoons, measuring cups and many others. It not only saves space, but keeps them within reach while working in the kitchen.

Another way to work with the kitchen wall design is to have the kitchen wall tiles. There are also many tile designs for kitchen wall. You can choose between vertical or horizontal kitchen wall tiles layout and make the colors blend clearly with the backsplash.

An interesting kitchen backsplash to use is ceramic kitchen tile set amongst the simple field of tiles with unique styles and colorful patterns. You can use different colors that coordinate with each other to make your kitchen wall look as creative as possible.

Kitchen wall designs are your choice. If you want to be creative, you can always do it. Experiment and enjoy the atmosphere that emanates from your kitchen at all times.


Are you ready for collage?


It wasn’t until the 20th century that the term collage was coined (more on that shortly). However, Japanese calligraphers in the 12th century pasted paper and cloth over their written poetry as a background. This technique could be defined as collage. Artisans in the 15th and 16th centuries in the Near East applied intricate paper designs for their handmade books. In medieval times, around the 13th and 14th centuries, artists enhanced their painted spiritual images and icons on panels with a variety of materials including gold leaf (paper-thin sheets of gold glued together), cloth, jewelry, relics and hand-colored papers. . The nuns were creating beautiful bookmarks with intricate designs for their prayer books. All of these clever applications are aligned with the collage technique.

In the early 19th century, with the advent of the camera and photography, families pasted photos into scrapbooks. Commercial displays and displays featuring photographic images of popular tourist attractions and European landmarks were mass-produced and became very popular home decor items.


It was not until the 20th century that Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque first glued material into their paintings. That’s when “collage” became a word referring to a specific type of art form. The term collage is derived from the French “coller” which means “to paste or paste”. Soon collage became the word to describe a new and exciting artistic process.

The stage was set and Picasso and Braque were the protagonists. The traditional, idealistic, classical theme of the Renaissance and Romantic eras was on the wane. The Impressionists helped pave the way for this movement by choosing to paint local subjects: public gardens, cathedrals, and country lanes. Claude Monet, a famous impressionist, painted many studies of haystacks under the ever-changing light of day. Therefore, it was not surprising that artistic precursors such as Picasso and Braque were using theater tickets and fragments of posters and newspapers in their paintings. Ultimately, his use of mass media materials set the open contemporary guidelines for modern art:

(1) Any material can be used to make a work of art.

2) Any idea can be used for a work of art.

(3) Any technique can be used to make artwork.

Today, collage is an established art form that presents an imaginative, provocative, and often humorous perspective by employing common, everyday objects as subject matter. The collage transforms the usual into the unusual. The skills required to make a collage are both visual and physical. Physical skill consists of combining objects to create a composition. Visual ability requires an eye and mind sensitive to the meaning and context of objects.


Collage begins with the collection of a variety of materials to produce a “visual vocabulary”. This should be anything that appeals to you. Ransack your dresser drawers, go to yard sales, flip through your old photos, or dumpster dive. Believe in your attraction to the objects you have found. Keep in mind that the materials used in the collage can be anything: papers of any kind, scraps of fabric, leaves, driftwood, plastic containers, herbs and seeds, old appliances, driftwood, leaves, etc. The possibilities are limitless! So start collecting! Then start exploring and experimenting with how found objects can be combined in the composition to create a collage. Remember that the ultimate goal of collage is to bring together a collection of materials to create a new visual form. What could your collage represent? You could talk about your life using photos and other materials that reflect your personal story. You could make a statement, for example you could show how you feel about global warming and the environment. Or your collage could take you to a place you’ve always wanted to go: a paradise of tropical beauty or a utopian city. Their imagination will be activated as they collect the materials and assemble them. And then your thoughts and feelings will be revealed.


Collage is so much more than just cutting and pasting things on a board. It takes skill to see beyond the obvious picture. For example, if you were to go through the pages of a magazine and cut out all the images of the eyes, then arrange them in a pattern, this would be a new way to see a familiar image in a different way. The image, repeated many times, is delivered to the composition of the collage. Why? So you can see something else! When you look at the composition, the pattern will be apparent first, then you will identify the images of the eyes. The images of the eyes have become design modules or units in a collage composition.

Here is another example. How could a group of photos and other materials that you collected from, say, your trip to Las Vegas, be put together into a collage to represent a desert sunset? It would be necessary to go beyond the virtual material of photos and memories and translate it to the idea of ​​sunset in the desert. You would have to adjust your eye to perceive photos of other materials as just colors and shapes. Once you can do this, you can reality jump your collected materials to another reality and create the sunset!

What if you want to make a collage that evokes the feeling of, say, the 1950s? Using photos and images from that time would be an effective journalistic way of defining that period. However, it might be even more effective to choose a 1950s-type color scheme by collecting lots of pink and black paper and then building an image of a car with large fins or a poodle skirt from those found papers. Why? Because the use of images related to the 1950s is common. Choosing a color scheme from the 1950s and creating a symbol or icon of that period is more creative, more demanding and more visually exciting.

Here is another example. You want to make a cityscape collage complete with letters and logos of well-known products: Coca-Cola, Chevrolet, Palmolive, and John Deere, etc. that you have cut out of magazines. This project would be interesting and effective. However, it would be more of a challenge and a more provocative commentary to represent a forest scene using those commercial images. The combination of highly identifiable commercial themes in a pastoral image is much more provocative and attractive to the viewer. Imagine the effect if one sees a beautiful landscape, only to discover, on closer inspection, that the entire landscape is made up of logos of large corporations!


Taking collage skills one step further takes the magic of collage to another level: the mysterious interaction between objects to form a new collage concept. For example, famed artist Joseph Cornell created small boxes that housed curio compositions that included vintage toys and toy parts, mirrors, seashells, trinkets, shards, posters, theater tickets, and postcards. These boxes, now found in many museum collections around the world, are tiny worlds, magical settings that often evoke a mysterious and sometimes terrifying feeling in the viewer. This reaction is caused by the combination of the objects in the box. For example, a playing card from the 19th century is interesting as a subject, but combined with a stuffed raven and an old wristwatch, the meaning of the composite objects changes. What does this combination of elements evoke? The raven itself is simply a stuffed raven. But in combination with the other objects, it could look like a vulture. The wristwatch, just an old, discarded wristwatch, could be seen as a symbol of stopped time in the context of the other objects. And, the playing cards, just ancient playing cards by themselves, in the context of the combined objects, can symbolize destiny.

Artist Robert Rauschenberg placed a stuffed goat with a tire in the center of one of his paintings. The combination was surprising, not only because of the rarity of the goat with the tire, but because the painting became a platform or pedestal for these curious objects. In collage, the combination of two or more objects or images can produce a subconscious reaction. The viewer cannot understand why the collage is captivating, but reacts strongly nonetheless: confused, fascinated, repelled, frightened, or amazed.

Here is an example: In the artwork of the famous artist Lucas Samaras, the artist uses a simple chair as the subject. But, he has stuck pins into it and completely covered it up. A chair, in itself, basically means comfort and relaxation. However, covered with pins, the chair becomes an anti-chair, an object that has become unpleasant and evokes a negative connotation. This, the viewer may think, is not a chair I would like to sit on, thank you.


Ultimately, the power and magic of collage is most effective when there is a tension of meaning between the objects or images that make up the collage. By perfecting collage skills, one travels from the usual to the unusual. A beginner could stick pictures of cars in a certain way on a board. The collage won’t be much more than ad copy. However, the development of skills in the use of collage can bring new insights. For example, images of cars arranged on top of each other and in many rows translate the image into another connotation: that perhaps all these beautiful new vehicles will end up on the junkyard. This makes the image much more provocative for the viewer and conveys a larger and more interesting statement.

The true power and magic of collage is in learning collage skills, so whatever the job, the translation of the images creates a strong and provocative composition.

Digital Marketing

13 Social Media Trends and Opportunities for 2021

Everything you need to know about social media marketing trends today!

The world of social media has exploded with activity, and the social media trends of 2021 have changed since the onslaught of the COVID pandemic. Sure, it’s exciting, but it can also be overwhelming. You need to know how these changes affect your business and how to capitalize on them to improve your marketing strategy.

So, we’re dipping into the digital world to help you understand the social media trends and opportunities for 2021. Let’s do it!

1. Establish a connection to the live stream

Humans need to stay connected for personal and business reasons. When they can’t do it face-to-face, technology is more than happy to step in and bridge the gap. Fortunately, new social media trends have come to the rescue during this pandemic. Live streaming, a popular medium that only grew stronger in 2020, will continue to play an important role in 2021.

People have grown accustomed to learning and exploring on live streams as they reach out to satisfy their need for social contact and engagement. So, one of our top tips based on social media trends for businesses in 2021…

Go live on social media at least once a week! And be sure to include a call to action that sells your audience something valuable at the end.

2. Give something away for free

One of the most valuable results of maintaining a social media presence, aside from fostering relationships, is list building. When you post on social media, you can use your call to action to build your list. Free offers help make this process easier. Selling something valuable does not always mean an exchange of money. Your list is gold: your treasure chest of potential new customers and sales.

People will exchange their contact information to get something they value. For example, some people don’t have time to read every word of your blog posts. A good blog article summary, or access to a hidden page on your site that provides summaries of your most important blog posts, could attract some of your prospects.

Other free offers could include the following:

  • Access to slides from a conference
  • Detailed guides and tutorials
  • behind-the-scenes glimpses
  • free reports
  • And more

3. Show your brand personality with a video

Good news! There’s still plenty of room to build your online presence, attract an audience, and build loyalty with videos. And before you say, “Really? Isn’t the YouTube market saturated?” think again.

If true. YouTube has grown exponentially and is still the number one video channel. But the doors are open for branding through personality-driven content. Your unique personality, how you communicate with your audience, sets you apart and helps you stand out. So be authentic, be yourself and have fun! Use videos to find and grow your tribe!

And don’t stop with YouTube. Carve out your niche on other video channels. Here’s a list to get you started!

  • IGTV
  • instagram reels
  • Twitter Fleets – NEW in 2021!
  • Facebook
  • interest
  • tik tok
  • Snapchat

4. Stand out on LinkedIn and Instagram with carousels

Let’s keep moving towards the 2021 social media marketing trends with compelling, motion-focused content ideas! Why settle for static LinkedIn posts when you can spice things up with carousels? That’s how it is! You can create and publish entertaining slideshows! These allow you to stand out in the sea of ​​text-based LinkedIn posts and build awareness for your Company Page.

Not to be confused with LinkedIn carousel ads, publish carousel posts for free. These posts grab attention and generate interest in dynamic, eye-catching visual displays that take up more space in a feed. So make sure to include a clear call to action at the end!

Also, Instagram users get a huge benefit from using carousels in their feed. If a user doesn’t like the main image and passes it on, the second image is displayed in their feed. That gives you a second chance to gain engagement.

Content Ideas to Share in LinkedIn Carousel Posts

  • Statistics, infographics and numbers.
  • Frameworks and step by step instructions, how to do it
  • Practical tips and business lessons
  • Conference slides and event content
  • Snippets from your blog post/listicle

5. Emails and electronic news are still tried and true methods

Let your audience know when you post something new: “This blog is going viral right now!” Yes, emails and e-news are still some of the best ways to grab attention for your articles and blog posts. So, keep growing that list! Then use social media to highlight the content your audience wants.

To gain permission-based subscriber list signups, use creative calls-to-action (CTAs) that encourage your prospect to trade in their contact information for the advice, how-to’s, and entertainment they value.

With so many new trends on social media, it can be hard to figure out how to maximize your impact. Knowing that these business social media trends exist and knowing how to use them to augment your strategy are two different concepts!

Let’s go over some of the ways you can use social media marketing for your business!

6. Use of links vs. audiovisual content

Whenever possible, use video, images, and audio to grab attention within social media platforms instead of redirecting them to your posted content. Social channels want to keep people where they can be influenced by advertisers’ campaigns.

Of course, you want them to access your content, sign up for your free giveaways, and more. Here’s a simple 2021 social media trending strategy: Try using the first comment below your post to post your link!

7. Interact with your tribe through comments on social media

Respond to comments on your social media content in a timely manner. If people take the time to engage with you on social media, doesn’t it make sense to keep them engaged? That is the point, after all!

Don’t let comments on your posts go unmonitored. When you leave your prospects languishing, you risk losing their attention entirely. If you engage with them, it encourages future engagements that lead to relationships, trust, and sales!

8. It’s all about the moment

Your social media post traffic depends on the first 10 minutes of the time you post the content. Tag people and spread the word to increase traffic flow, especially if it’s a live streaming event. If you do a live stream every week, do it on the same day at the same time every week. That way your audience can program it into their activities.

Are you presenting a unique live stream? Spread the word several times in advance through various channels. Publish your event details in advance through emails, e-newsletters, and postings. If you have connections with people who support your efforts, maximize those relationships and ask them to spread the word.

9. The power of social media comments and bookmarks

One of your responsibilities to your audience is to select useful content. Whatever your industry, your audience looks to you for guidance, expertise, and resources. You can’t create everything, so you need to find reputable sources of content to share. Social bookmarking sites provide the means to do just that!

And as social media platforms toy with the idea of ​​killing likes (eg Facebook, Instagram), people need to find other ways to indicate their approval of posts they enjoyed or found useful.

Instagram is arguably one of the most popular visual-focused social media trends for business and has become increasingly influential in marketing. To build brand awareness, encourage people to save your Instagram posts (instead of just “liking” them). Use a call to action in your image and text. A simple “Mark This!” it could be the ticket.

How else can your business benefit from these savings?

7 Benefits of Social Bookmarking

  • Save and organize the resources you want to focus on later.
  • Share resources with your team or audience.
  • Tag (tag) content for easy reference and searchability.
  • Create backlinks from social media bookmarks to your website.
  • Drive traffic to your website. (People find and click on content that others have saved to their favorite sites.)
  • Promote the mentions you receive from others (check the articles that mention you and your content).
  • Take advantage of SEO. (Search engines often display bookmarks in their search results.)

10. Ask questions to encourage engagement in social media posts

Want to encourage discussion and engagement on social media? To open the door to communication, remember the power of the question. Make it interesting. It would be helpful if you pose a provocative question that leads people to want to share their thoughts. A vague “yes/no” question such as “Okay?” does not generate discussion.

Examples of questions that encourage discussion

  • I’m curious. Do you have a story to share about your experiences with _____? (Fill in the blank.)
  • How have you benefited from ________? (Fill in the blank.)
  • When was the last time that _________? (Fill in the blank.)
  • What is your favorite memory of ________? (Fill in the blank.)
  • Do you think there is a chance that _______? What leads you to that conclusion? (Fill in the blank.)

11. Ego Bait

I know… it’s a pretty loaded term. But think about it. Influencers and industry leaders enjoy the spotlight. If they didn’t, they wouldn’t be influencers. Tag one or more influencers in your post and ask them to share.

12.Commerce in social networks

Social networks have become increasingly influential in consumer purchasing choices. And some platforms have capitalized on this new social media trend by introducing shopping carts. Your customers can research and purchase your products and services without ever leaving the social media platform.

Once again, social media platforms want users to stay on them as long as possible. Feel free to take advantage of the tools they offer. It’s a win-win for you and the platform.

13. Humanized brands: the power of authenticity

And finally, you may have noticed this growing trend. People value transparency and authenticity in their relationships, and that ideal is spilling over into how they feel about the brands they support.

Social media marketing trends from professionals predictions for 2021 indicate that your audience wants to know who you are and what you stand for. And companies that align with socially conscious themes are viewed more favorably by their customers.

Lean on yourself and let your light shine. Tell your stories. You are who you are, and there is a tribe out there waiting to meet and support you and your business!

Health Fitness

Gain weight and build muscle

Naturally thin people may be this way due to their genetics or low food intake, which means they feel fuller faster, leading them to eat less or a hormonal imbalance or high metabolism that metabolizes the food they eat instantly, which increases the overall requirement for calories and other nutrients. According to the BMI (Body Mass Index) range, a BMI of less than 18.5 qualifies as underweight. Although they are a growing minority, underweight people may be at risk for health problems such as nutrient deficiencies, osteoporosis, especially in women, weakened immune systems, and fertility problems in women, to name a few.

“Eat as much as you can” is a common piece of advice one receives when trying to gain weight, especially for someone who has always been skinny and lanky. You may gain weight, but it may not be the best indicator of your health. Body composition is a better tool to determine your health and fitness along with weight. It is a measure of how much of your weight comes from lean mass, which includes muscle, bone, connective tissue, and water, and how much comes from fat. It is commonly observed that although the weight and BMI are within the normal range, the fat composition is very high, which suggests that the levels of physical fitness are not adequate and this makes the individual susceptible to various Metabolic diseases.

It may sound strange, but it is possible to lose weight without seeing a change in your weight. This happens when you lose body fat while gaining muscle. Your weight may stay the same or even increase, even if you lose inches, a sign that you’re moving in the right direction. Similarly, while gaining weight, it is again possible that the individual is gaining weight with an increase in fat mass and not muscle mass, indicating that the weight gain is not occurring in the correct manner.

Here are some healthy ways to gain weight if you are underweight:

one. eat more often: If you feel like you can’t eat more food at once, it would be wise to eat five to six smaller meals instead of three main meals.

2. Increase Calorie Intake: Determine your daily calorie needs with your BMR and gradually increase your calorie count (watch where you’re getting them).

3. Smart snack: Calorie dense snacks like nuts, cheese, dried fruit, hummus or guacamole with whole grain bread, peanut or almond butter with bread, smoothies and shakes will help you get calories with other nutrients.

4. Pay attention to fat: Avoid saturated fats from butter, margarine, ghee, salad dressings such as mayonnaise and Thousand Island dressing, and whole milk and milk products. They are not good for your heart. Instead, use vegetable oils that contain good fats. You can drizzle extra olive oil on salads, soups, and breads (don’t overdo it).

5. Don’t go overboard with protein: Medical research shows that consuming more protein could actually harm your body. Eating more protein and increasing calorie intake will add to the fat mass in the body and cause stress on other body systems. Therefore, consume protein in moderation (15% of your total daily caloric intake). Lean chicken and fish are your best choices when it comes to animal protein.

6. Throw out the trash: Avoid sweet and processed foods. Your weight gain will be primarily fat gain, which will increase your risk of disease from eating it.

7. Remember to exercise: Exercise, especially weight training, helps build muscle and therefore weight gain. Exercise also helps stimulate your appetite.

No matter what the reason for weight gain, it’s important to focus on the nutrient profile of calorie-dense foods and not just the number of calories they contain. Eating more calories should not give one a license to binge on junk food that has only empty calories and no other nutrients. Eating more calories from the right foods along with a monitored exercise program will ensure that the weight you gain is muscle weight and not fat.

A qualified nutritionist plays an important role in formulating a good weight gain diet. She could provide the proper nutrition for body development with the appropriate percentage of macronutrients, carbohydrates, proteins and fats to maintain the desired body composition. If one does not have the means to visit a qualified sports and fitness nutritionist in and around his or her place, there are several nutrition companies that offer online nutrition services for the same.

Legal Law

The Brioni Shirt – Quality and Craftsmanship

Dress shirts are an essential part of every man’s wardrobe. Dress shirts can be worn almost anywhere and at any time of day. And, if you’re shopping for a dress shirt, you might consider adding a brioni shirt to your wardrobe. Why a Brioni? Because Brioni is one of the best names in the fashion industry. However, to truly understand and appreciate Brioni, you must know something about the house and his philosophy.

The house of Brioni was founded in 1945 in the midst of war-torn Italy. The country had been devastated by the effects of World War II. There were millions upon thousands of homeless people and the economy was in tatters. The government was in total disarray and the country had barely thought about how to start rebuilding.

It was around this time that two young Italians decided they were going to open a fashion house. Brioni’s name was chosen in part as a representation of what life had been like before the war and what it might be like again. They wanted Italians to associate the name of their fashion house with the best images of life and what could be new.

Italians knew that Brioni was a place where the rich and famous had played. He was the epitome of the best that life had to offer. From golf to polo, the Brioni region was the best. This was what the two men wanted their clients to think when they heard Brioni’s name.

The house was started by Nazareno Fonticoli and Gaetano Savini. The two men brought very different contributions to the company. Fonticoli was a master tailor. He would be the one doing most of the practical work. Savini was the marketing end of the partnership. He was an entrepreneur and something of a gambler. He had connections and strategies that would appeal to the upper layer of society.

The two men realized early on that they would have to be different from the other fashion houses if they were to be successful. Not only would they need to produce an extremely good product, but they would have to appeal to a much larger market. The Americans were the ones with the money and it was they who Brioni set out to conquer.

The two young men also realized that they had to compete in a market that was very competitive. There were very few people who could afford designer clothes at the end of the war. If they wanted to compete, they would have to make the best in clothing. And they did.

Not only did they create a product that appealed to the North American market, as was clearly demonstrated by the number of Hollywood celebrities who became part of their customer base. They created garments that attracted the attention of nobility and politicians around the world. The house of Brioni has managed to maintain this level of sophistication and quality in today’s fashion world. If you want to see an example of Brioni tailoring, just look at Donald Trump, Luciano Pavarotti, George Bush and the list goes on.

If you want to have and wear the best in men’s clothing, you must have a Brioni in your wardrobe.

Lifestyle Fashion

Visit Copenhagen

Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark, is by far the most popular tourist destination in this beautiful Scandinavian country. With so many places to see, numerous activities to take part in, and tons of delicious food to eat, Copenhagen offers something for everyone.

Tourists from all over the world come by sea, air or land to experience the most important places in Copenhagen, including Tivoli, a famous garden and the second oldest amusement park in the world that has exciting roller coasters, beautiful fountains, massifs of flowers and amazing custom shows. designed lights throughout the park, as well as the Tivoli Concert Hall, a major venue for classical music. Another popular tourist spot is the Little Mermaid statue that stands on a rock near the water on the Langelinie promenade. The statue has been an icon in Copenhagen since 1913 and is based on Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale. Copenhagen is also home to many castles, restaurants, museums and is the ideal place to experience exciting nightlife.

The National Museum is the largest cultural history and archeology museum in Denmark and contains the history of Danish culture and other foreign cultures. The National Gallery houses collections from the 12th century to the present day and houses works by artists such as Picasso, Rembrandt, Matisse, Rubens, and Haaning. Other notable museums include the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek Museum, the Thorvaldsens Museum, the Ordrupgaard Museum, the Louisiana Museum, the Danish Design Museum, and the Cisternerne Museum. The Copenhagen Concert Hall, the Royal Danish Theatre, Vega in the Vesterbro district, and the Copenhagen Opera House are just a few popular places in the city to see exciting musical, symphonic, or ballet performances.

While getting around by car is easy in Copenhagen, residents are encouraged to walk or bike to help keep the city green. Taking advantage of public transport is also recommended and it’s easy to do with Copenhagen’s large metro system that takes passengers where they need to go in the city, the S-train network that connects the outlying districts, as well as the city’s railways. main line connecting the surroundings. towards the airport and towards the famous Øresund bridge. Currently, the city is expanding its public transport system to accommodate its two million passengers per month.

Recognized as one of the most environmentally friendly cities in the world, Copenhagen goes above and beyond in the area of ​​energy conservation and its unprecedented commitment to achieving high environmental standards has earned the city the title of “European Green Capital 2014″. ” due to its ambitious goals and was also the world’s leading green city in the 2012 Global Green Economy Index.

Copenhagen was also voted one of the happiest countries in the world and it’s easy to see why. With its universal healthcare system, free education and an incredible level of social security, Copenhagen remains a place its residents are proud to call home.