A beautiful backyard is special, but all that greenery is going to require some major TLC. If you're a homeowner moving into a place with a high-maintenance landscape, we understand your apprehension, especially if keeping plants alive isn't exactly your strong suit.
Even if you’ve never put on gardening gloves or held a spade that’s not on a playing card, you can successfully keep your little patch of the Earth thriving and beautiful.
Gorgeous, leafy trees can help you fall in love with a house, but the sticker shock of caring for those beauties may test your affection.
Pruning trees is a necessary expense that will help beautify your yard. But did you know tree trimming can also lead to financial benefits?
McDonald’s recognizes that as its customer base changes, so too must its customer experience. Jason Oates, LiveIntent's chief business officer, sat down with the fast-food giant’s senior director of brand and menu strategy, Elizabeth Campbell, for a fireside chat at Brand Innovators Austin in March 2019. We asked Jason to reflect on the conversation with Campbell, who is tasked with finding the way forward for customer experience at McDonald’s.
Tamara Merino is drawn to stories about identity, women’s issues and migration. Some, such as her National Geographic story about the migration crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border, bring depth to headline news. Others explore realities that challenged her imagination. She’s photographed the Aghor cannibal cult in India, for example, and for her long-term project “Underland,” she has documented communities living underground or in cave houses.
Early in his career, Sirachai Shin Arunrugstichai thought covering stories like protests, religious events and politics in Thailand would help him break into professional photography. But he was, in a sense, a fish out of water: He was a diving instructor and a graduate student in marine biology. “One day a photojournalist whom I highly respect asked me, ‘What are you doing here?’” Arunrugstichai says.
Attending an open house can be one of the most effective ways to find your first home or any new property, as you'll get to walk through the rooms. By preparing open house questions for the real estate agent hosting the event, you can gain insights that may otherwise be difficult to gather.
How good are the public schools in your neighborhood? It's a question worth considering if you plan to enroll your child or need to transition an older kid into junior high or high school. Or, perhaps you're simply thinking of moving to a new community and know that strong schools can boost home values and help properties retain their worth. Understanding how to evaluate schools is an important step in making sound decisions for your financial future.
If you like the thought of owning a slice of paradise, it might be worthwhile to consider a timeshare. These are vacation properties that you share with others and can enjoy for a specific period of time — often one week each year. Timeshare ownership can be an appealing opportunity, but the purchase does come with a few complexities. Read on for some timeshare tips.
As a volunteer public health educator with the Peace Corps in the West African nation of Benin in the early 2000’s, Claire Beckett learned a handy trick for conveying information. Rather than lecturing, she would ask questions like, “Can anyone tell me how we get sick from malaria?” Someone would inevitably know, and she’d build on the concept.
Today Beckett is a full-time visiting artist at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA) at Tufts University, and she employs that approach in her photography classes.
Can an artist also be a good businessperson? Of course. In fact, running a studio like a small business can go a long way to ensuring that creatives can use their art to support themselves and those they employ.
“Many artists fear the business component,” says James Hart, director of arts entrepreneurship at Southern Methodist University. “They think, ‘Oh, I would rather just create my art.’” But Hart offers artists a relatable perspective: Building a business can be a different form of creativity, a kind of “living canvas” that is constantly evolving and requires multiple creative choices.
Would you rather spend your time creating your art or dealing with invoices?
Yeah, we know the answer. And so do a number of companies that have created products to ease the pain and inefficiencies of administrative tasks for creatives and other business owners.
One of the latest companies to assist businesses with invoicing is Anna, which stands for “Absolutely No Nonsense Admin.” The London-based company promises that “Anna makes time for you” by handling some of the tedious financial administrative tasks that can clog up your day.
Email has always been a great mechanism for communicating to a large group of your customers, but if you’re only using it to broadcast the same, indiscriminate message to everyone, you’re limiting its relevancy and power to drive performance.
These days, marketers celebrate their ability to use data to supercharge email – the most ubiquitous and deterministic identifier in their toolbox. But there are mistakes marketers should avoid when integrating data into email marketing for personalization. This story explores four of the most common.
You want your wedding to run smoothly, but as in life, you can't control everything. And sometimes the things you can't control can be costly. Buying wedding insurance can help ease your mind.
This kind of special event insurance has two forms: event cancellation coverage and liability coverage. They may be purchased individually or together.