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Building a large following on TikTok is easier than you might think

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For many, the first thing that comes to mind when they hear “TikTok” is lip-syncing teenagers and over-the-top dance challenges.

But don’t be fooled!

The viral video-sharing app is home to brands like The Washington Post, Aerie, and Gucci, who are all taking advantage of TikTok’s popularity to position their products in front of millions of highly engaged users.

TikTok has a community that has grown to over 600 million users since launching in 2016. …


Gratitude for all that we have, for all that is there, brings with it a deeper appreciation of life itself

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Gratitude has the power to change everything.

Allowing us to be more in tune with our inner self by elevating our conscious awareness of life’s beautiful blessings contained within each passing moment.

We begin to notice simple pleasures that exist all around us while acknowledging everything that we receive.

Dr. Robert Emmons, Professor of Psychology at the University of California and author of Thanks! How The New Science of Gratitude Can Make You Happier has been researching gratitude for over eight years and says:

”Without gratitude, life can be lonely, depressing and impoverished. Gratitude enriches human life. It elevates, energizes…


Similar to GameStop’s bull run, AMC could hit over $100 per share soon

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AMC Entertainment (NYSE: AMC) has taken Wall Street by storm thanks to continued support from various Reddit trading groups — most notably r/WallStreetBets.

The coming together of retail traders has enabled AMC to become a juggernaut on Wall Street that seems to be gaining momentum as each day passes.

A few weeks ago, I wrote about AMC’s upside potential, and at the time, shares of the movie theater operator were trading at just $12. Since then, the value of AMC has nearly tripled, and the huge — and recent — gains are prompting analysts and Redditors to ask the question:


The beauty that life offers is truly incredible when you can find joy in each passing moment

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Joy is a reflection of our true self, which is entirely lighthearted, playful, and most importantly free-spirited.

Joy can often be recognized in young children because they haven’t learned to worry or take themselves too seriously. They play and laugh freely because they live in the moment, which allows them to find wonder in the smallest of everyday things. They’re infinitely creative as they haven’t yet allowed the rest of society to condition their minds by creating layers of limitations and restrictions.

Far from being superficial or trivial, experiencing joy means we have to be in touch with our intuition…


Creative content strategies to help grow your audience and increase engagement

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Over 280 million daily active users have paved the way for Snapchat to become one of the world’s most popular social networks.

On top of a growing user base — primarily made up of Millenials and Gen Z’ers — engagement levels on the platform are off the charts:

According to Snapchat’s advertising statistics, Millennials and Gen Z’ers make up most of the social network’s audience. These tech-savvy youngsters like the app…


What you should know about Ethereum before you decide to buy, sell, or hold

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Words can’t describe the sheer madness that the cryptocurrency market has had to endure in the last week. The chaotic trading has led to Ethereum and all other cryptos losing value rapidly.

To put things in perspective, earlier this month, Ethereum was trading at an all-time high of over $4,300. Since then, it has dropped as low as $1,900 and currently trades around $2,100.

The extreme sell-off has created a lot of uncertainty in the crypto market as many investors are now asking the question, “is the Ethereum bull run over?”

Many people will tell you yes. Even worse, you’ll…


Get the most out of your Facebook ads by avoiding these key mistakes

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With 2.74 billion monthly active users, Facebook has become a goldmine for marketers looking to take advantage of the platform’s large audience to boost brand awareness while increasing sales.

But, all of this comes at a cost.

According to one report, small businesses are spending an average of $200–800 on Facebook ads per month. While larger companies, such as those operating as an enterprise, may spend as much as $100,000 or more.

A more detailed report by WordStream breaks the spending down a little more by focusing on the cost per click, which they found varies greatly depending on the…


Can you be certain that you aren’t living in a simulation?

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Simulated reality is a theory that revolves around the hypothesis that our reality exists within the confines of a simulation — indistinguishable from what we perceive to be “true” reality.

It’s almost like a dream within a dream, but there are no fail-safes in place to make you self-aware that what you’re experiencing isn’t real.

For example, many people wake up from a dream, and for a moment, they believe the events of their dream have actually taken place. …


The battle between meme-traders and short-sellers is reaching a boiling point

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Meme stocks have a new alpha dog — AMC Entertainment (AMC)

Most traders are familiar with the company as we saw shares surge from under $2 a share to near $20 in January of 2021. The price action simmered down after that blistering run, and the market turned its attention elsewhere.

Until now!

Shares of AMC have been on the rise in recent days, volume is increasing, social media is buzzing, and the market is starting to retake notice — in a big way.

AMC shares closed at $12.77 on Thursday, a gain of roughly 23% on heavier than average…


Live in the present and cherish each moment

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Live life in the present,
Don’t look past today.
Pay attention to the little things,
Don’t let your mind go astray.

See what’s in front of you,
Not what’s coming next.
Rejoice in the moment,
To give it your best.

Don’t let tomorrow,
Rush you through today.
Or your most precious memories,
Will just fade away.

Cherish the moments,
With the one, you love most.
Show that you love them,
In the most special kind of way.

Laugh till it hurts,
Let your tears fall away.
Feel the joy in every moment,
And push your worries away.

See the little…

Alex Ghaznawi

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