Yifat Cohen2013-05-02 13:32:50
PLUG IT ON THE WINDOW.
Brilliant idea!

The Window Socket offers a neat way to harness solar energy and use it as a plug socket. So far we have seen solutions that act as a solar battery backup, but none as a direct plug-in. Simple in design, the plug just attaches to any window and does its job intuitively.


Designers: Kyuho Song & Boa Oh
Via http://www.yankodesign.com/2013/04/26/plug-it-on-the-window

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#solarenergy   #engineering   #coolideasaroundtheworld   #invention   #greenliving   #greenenergy  
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  • Yifat Cohen2012-12-21 20:41:23
    Israel-loves-Iran. Iran-loves-Israel.

    This started as a simple picture in Facebook by an Israeli designer who wanted to let Iranians know he has nothing but love for them.
    It turned into a movement that was featured on CNN, Aljazira, and all the way to China. 
    People from Iran reached out to Israelis via pictures and text, expressing their detest with their government's propaganda, wishing they could visit each other soon.
    They started meeting in real life in Israel and in Europe. People who grew up hating Israel because of what they were told, flew to Israel to meet with Israelis and discovered they have a lot in common.

    HERE'S THE DESIGNER TALKING AT TED ON HOW IT STARTED
    This brought tears to my eyes. I hope it touches you too.
    http://youtu.be/6Lp-NMaU0r8

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    #tedx   #tedtalk   #iranlovesisrael   #israellovesiran  
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  • Yifat Cohen2013-10-10 17:16:59
    TP'ing a blond

    Via +David Ashley 
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  • Yifat Cohen2013-02-15 21:27:55
    Meanwhile, in Alaska...

    #russianmeteor  
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  • Yifat Cohen2013-06-20 01:18:40
    WHAT IS GOOGLE+?

    Back when no one knew what Google+ was all about, +Mike Elgan wrote this post, which I just found in preparation for our interview on Hangout Marketing Secrets today. 

    It still holds, and it's still brilliant. 

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    #hms   #hangoutmarketingsecrets   #howtogoogleplus   #mikeelgan  
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  • Yifat Cohen2013-08-27 18:38:54
    RESHARE:
    A mid-day laugh.

    Good, now go back to work. :)

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    #humor   #nsa  

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  • Yifat Cohen2013-10-10 14:11:03
    RESHARE:
    I just love human imagination...

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  • Yifat Cohen2012-05-27 17:14:46
    For you hopeless romantics...

    I love seeing that going all out is still a part of our cynical world...

    On another note, being a part of #BigWig #fckcancer, this video gave me the same vibes I get when G+plusers come together to make someone else's day. And I love that feeling :)


    Saw it first on +Barbara Jean's stream, but she shared it Limited and I felt that everyone could enjoy a mix of joy and tears. :)
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  • Yifat Cohen2014-02-24 19:24:08
    Do you find yourself lost for words when it comes to love..?

    There's an app for that.
    Actually, there's an app to help you quit your job, write a song and even sext...

    Is intimacy becoming easier, or will we lose our ability to express ourselves all together?

    Read more:
    http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jan/19/apps-love-letter-sext-more

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  • Yifat Cohen2013-09-08 05:15:47
    New hair cut. What do you think?
    ;) 
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  • Yifat Cohen2013-11-25 18:09:50
    Yeah, I'm finally catching up on Breaking Bad
    NSFW

    What's really fascinates me about this series is how good Jesse is as a person and how he's being 'drugged' into the criminal world and doing things he morally doesn't want to do, but is forced to because everyone around him doesn't understands him - his parents kick him out of the house, his "friends" desert him, Walt demands that he 'takes care of it"...

    I would say the same about Walt, but he seems to enjoy his Mobster power up to the point his wife leaves him...

    I'm now at Season 3 - so don't mess it up for me ya'll!

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  • Yifat Cohen2014-02-19 15:36:19
    The best response to "I hate Google+"

    +100!
    
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  • Yifat Cohen2013-11-21 19:51:22
    Karma baby!!

    Seriously, how horrible of a person are you to tell your girlfriend you cheated on her on your freaking anniversary?!? 
    I just love her comeback! :)

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    #pranks   #youtubevideo   #viralvideo  
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  • Yifat Cohen2013-08-21 10:09:00
    Helpouts are out, and Google is looking for teachers.

    Google is currently looking for helpouts teachers in these areas:
    Home & Garden, Computers & Electronics, Health & Counseling, Nutrition & Fitness, Fashion & Beauty, Art & Music, Cooking and Education.

    If you are one, apply for it here - https://helpouts.google.com/welcome

    The Fine Print:

    You really do need to be an expert, and Google will verify your qualifications.

    Helpouts can either be charged (with payment handled via Google Wallet), or for free.

    Google will take a platform fee of 20 percent for any paid Helpouts, which includes credit card transaction and Wallet fees.

    Naturally, you must have a Google+ account. :)

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    #helpouts   #googleplusupdate   #howtohangout  
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  • Yifat Cohen2013-07-07 20:44:26
    You ARE the best.
    Now, what are you going to do?

    One of the best motivational videos out there.

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  • Yifat Cohen2013-02-20 20:43:54
    The mysteries of the wailing wall tunnels revealed through Glass.

    #IfIHadGlass, I would share with the world all the hidden treasures of the Holy Land - the history, the culture, the real modern life of this ancient land.

    What does Israel look like through Glass?

    Share, comment and see. :)

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    PS. The image is of the crusader tunnels from Acre.
    Just making sure you guys are paying attention ;)
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  • Yifat Cohen2013-12-17 15:32:26
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    Forget the SUL - who would YOU suggest we follow?

    Aside of me (wink wink), who would you recommend new comers follow on Google+?
    Don't think popularity or just great content, but rather - engagement. 
    We want to make people feel welcomed and included so they stay and have fun.

    +Amanda Blain started it, let us finish. I'll start in the first comment.

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    Who To Follow On Google Plus - THE 2014 LIST

    I see lots of magazines and websites promoting a list of "Who to follow in social media/twitter/facebook/whatever".... Sadly few of these lists ever include anyone from Google Plus... So time to change all that....

    I'm working on creating a list of 50 People to Follow On Google Plus for the New Year. I'll include it with my Google Plus talk at +New Media Expo and promote it heavily on all my social media. ... So some guidelines are needed...

    1) First i'm going to work with +CircleCount to include some "facts" behind why these accounts are good to follow,  not necessarily based on follower count, but stats of any kind are all too often missing from these lists. 
    2) Brands or People can be included.
    3) It's my list, so I'll have final say but want your input(see below)
    4)Engagement should play a big part here.. as in the person is actually "here" on plus and will + mention answer you, share your stuff, plus your comment etc.. I think thats important.
    5) Outside press on the final list - If you know someone on a news site, press, have a blog,  etc... mention it! Let's try and get some eyeballs outside of the Plus Sphere.
    6) #Gplus2Follow  will be the official fun trackable hashtag I just made up for this.

    Want to participate? I'd love to see the ONE PERSON/BRAND who you think 'rock and rolls' on plus. Please don't start plussing yourself or 50 people you like or are friends with here If you pick yourself or a big group, I'm deleting it.

    Try and think of if you were inviting someone brand new to the network and they were only following ONE person, which person would make them "get plus"  or want to stay around? It could be the person who did that for you.  Or Someone who is using plus in a unique and fun way. The person who makes you feel included and love it here above all others, and likely would do that for thousands of other people too.(So not your personal best buddy :) ) I'm hoping to get some "unqiue gems" and not just another list of "big names"... Try for that person/brand.

    You also could use the #GPlus2Follow  hashtag on a really awesome post you see, and i'll monitor that for cool suggestions too.

    I hope this will be a fun way to get some eyeballs on Google Plus Rockstars and some positive attention to the site we all love.

    #socialmedia   #GPlus2Follow   #Ghosttown #GooglePlus
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  • Yifat Cohen2014-03-19 12:06:47
    If you've ever wondered...
    What is Google+ and why you can ignore it no more...
    How online life became exactly the same as offline life & what it means to your biz...
    The one word that will change everything you do now
    Online Exposure is a given, this is what you should really worry about 
    DIVING IN...
    What are Hangouts and how they can:
    Give you back your time..
    Free you from business travel (give you back those special family moments)...
    Increase collaboration...
    Level the Media play field - you can do better than famous TV stars...
    Do it professionally - just like the TV stars....
    Make you money from the things you LOVE to do...

    Then join +Krystalle Keszainn  as she interviews me about Google+ and Hangouts...
    Leave your questions in the comments so I can get them answered

    PS. If you haven't heard my talk at Eben Pagen's event a few weeks ago and you didn't receive my 3 strategies for increasing visibility and positioning, but you want to - then RSVP and show up.

    Oh, and invite your friends - because great things are better shared ;)

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  • Yifat Cohen2012-11-07 15:54:52
    How it happened...

    Amazing how quickly Comedy Central releases videos..

    Congratulation Mr. President. 

    #election2012   #viralvideo   #youtubeviralvideo   #obama   #obama2012   #humor   #comedycentral  
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  • Yifat Cohen2013-06-28 22:33:08
    +Robert Scoble cracks me up.

    Did you see his last post where he proudly claims that (and I quote):
    Two years ago Google+ started up. My friends said it was gonna be a failure. I told them I was giving up my blog to post, instead, on Google+. Of course I told everyone this on Twitter and Facebook and everywhere else I've posted.
     (http://goo.gl/jsJKD)

    How quickly we forget, my dear Robert.

    Back in Nov 25, 2011 Scoble wrote a Public post he named: 
    Has Google lost the business social war?
    And for the first time in my life I went all Israeli on someone:

    "Wow +Robert Scoble I really didn't think you were that short sighted! Really. Was I giving you more credit than you ever deserved? Are you writing BS only to get reaction from people and get the sense that your followers are engaging with you?

    I know you've seen the charts showing the speed of growth of Google vs the other social media sites, but that's really not the point.
    If you understood anything about G+ you'd stop comparing it to Facebook and twitter because (for the million and one time) G+ IS NOT ANOTHER SOCIAL NETWORKING SITE!!! It's a SOCIAL PLATFORM. Do you get it??
    Geez."

    Of course, Scoble is not one to let that slide, and he replied:

    Robert Scoble Nov 26, 2011 (edited)+2
     
    +Yifat Cohen a social platform? Oh, do tell. Does Google+ suggest really good people to me? No. Facebook does. Does Google+ know anything about the places I'm checking in? No. Foursquare does. Does Google+ have really great noise controls? No. Facebook does. Does Google+ have great restaurant and other business reviews? No. Yelp does. Does Google+ have the best news in the business? No. Twitter does. Does Google+ have anything that makes it special over any other system? Yes, Video hangouts, search, and Ripples. Is that enough to say it's a social platform. Absolutely not.

    The attached image is a screenshot of my reply to him. I've been waiting for him to admit he was wrong since then. Instead, today, as Google+ turns 2, he declairs to the world that he and
    +Mike Elgan always saw eye to eye when it came to Google+.

    Ha.

    Here's his original post: http://goo.gl/WWbAz

    So at the end, +Robert Scoble it turns out that you and I agree. Not about Google+ but about listening to the so called experts. 

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  • Yifat Cohen2012-05-03 21:04:27
    Better than the Wailing Wall.

    via +Kerrie Blazek
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  • Yifat Cohen2014-04-07 18:02:54
    How to Use Google+ Hangouts to Improve Brand Impact, Build Business, and Communicate in Real Time.

    +David Amerland's latest book - Google+ Hangouts for Business lays out the basic strategies of the mindset needed to run a great hangout as well as some of the technical aspects of managing one.

    Though we won't be diving into the mechanics of a great hangout, we will be discussing:

    The Hangout Revolution
    Using the Hangout to Drive Brand Equity
    How TV Values Evolved into Web Video Control
    How Brands Use Hangouts on Air
    And  - how to use Hangouts to build long lasting relationships with your ideal audience.

    Share the love, invite your friends
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    #hangoutsforbusiness   #hangoutsonair   #brandingstrategy   #brandequity   #gplusgotogal   #unscriptedhangout  
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  • Yifat Cohen2014-04-20 13:55:21
    I got the eggs... RUN!

    Oh yeah, these babies have nothing on me.. Lol.

    Happy Easter everyone!


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    #easter #eastereggs 
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  • Yifat Cohen2012-03-27 14:57:36
    You can now thank the person who gave you a +1 in Google Search results!

    Disregard the annoying dog, but watch this and you'll finally get why #googleplus is a big thing.
    Watch it and you'll get why GooglePlus is NOT another social media site (you're following me +Robert Scoble?) but an integrated platform.

    Watch and share it on other networks, so that they get it too.


    Thanks to +Ronnie Bincer for making it so easy to understand, to +Rocque Bowen for the find and +Margie D Casados for the share. Oh, and of course to +Mark Traphagen for +1 and making this demonstration possible :)
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  • Yifat Cohen2014-03-15 22:02:28
    RESHARE:
    #truth

    Reshared text:
    Home Sweet Home
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  • Yifat Cohen2014-01-07 04:19:17
    This is how cold it is right now in Chicago

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    Original from http://imgur.com/UoHSeMp #PolarVortex
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  • Yifat Cohen2013-03-27 18:25:44
    Summly - Yahoo buys it from a 17 years old for $30M and then closes it.

    So what's weird about this deal:
    Summly never had many users or any revenues.

    Yahoo is shutting the app down.

    Yahoo is saying the point of the deal is to have Summly's CEO help lead the company in mobile.

    But Summly's CEO lives in London, where he is staying to finish school.

    The CEO has only promised to stay at Yahoo for the next 18 months.  

    The CEO is 17-years-old. Is he really going to be able to lead or inspire adult Yahoo engineers and designers?

    Now, Cornell professor Emin Gün Sirer points out another glaring issue with the deal: Summly didn't invent its core technology.

    "Summly licensed its core technology from SRI, which, previously, spun out Siri and sold it to Apple."

    So did Yahoo just pay $30M to acquire talent?
    Either way, it's nice to be Nick D'Aloisio right now.

    More here: http://www.sfgate.com/technology/businessinsider/article/The-17-Year-Old-That-Yahoo-Paid-30-Million-Was-4388011.php

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  • Yifat Cohen2012-03-08 18:00:57
    How would you like to get to work on that!

    Even though Da Vinci has been dead for hundreds of years, he's still inspiring engineers today.

    A 75-year-old Gennai Yanagisawa invented the smallest one-man helicopter - available for self assembly (30-40 hours) through their web site: http://bit.ly/A3UH0D

    The helicopter has two identical rotors that turn in opposite directions making the need for a tail rotor obsolete. Each rotor counteracts the others torque keeping the helicopter free of any unwanted spin.
    It has four twin cylinder engines and can remain in the air even if two of the engines of malfunction. However, they have attached a parachute above the mast just in case...


    #engineering #helicopter #diy #whatshot
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  • Yifat Cohen2014-02-04 21:54:45
    What is The single most important skill to master to make more money now?
    Join our hangout to  receive Marcia’s unique brand of laser coaching to catapult you forward on your goals.

    +Marcia Wieder is a seasoned expert having appeared on Oprah (twice!), because she helps successful companies exceed their potential as thought leaders on visionary thinking. 

    SHE MADE MILLIONS DOING WHAT SHE LOVES, & SHE'LL SHOW YOU HOW
    In this Hangout, Marcia will walk us through - 

    ·         Secrets for accomplishing big goals even when money is tight.

    ·         5 steps to be paid well for doing what you love.

    ·         How we sabotage our big ideas and a proven methods to avoid this.

    ·         How to think, speak and act like a visionary!

    Special Gift - Access to Marcia's How Be a 21st Century Visionary Kit  - powerful tools that provide the clarity to help you achieve your important dreams.

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    More about Marcia:

    Dream University’s CEO and Founder, Marcia Wieder is also the personal dream coach to +Jack Canfield, she starred in Beyond the Secret with +BOB PROCTOR, and is the past president of the National Association of Women Business Owners often in +The White House she met former presidents Ronald Reagan, Jimmy Carter and George Bush Sr. Last, Marcia has been an instructor at the Stanford Business School.
    Marcia is committed to changing how we think, speak and act upon our dreams.
    The author of 14 books, she has appeared on Oprah, the Today Show and was featured in her own PBS-TV show called Making Your Dreams Come True.
    As a columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle she urged readers to take “The Great Dream Challenge.” She is a member of the Transformational Leadership Council along with thought leaders +Jack Canfield  and +John Gray.
    As past president of the National Association of Women Business Owners she assisted 3 U.S. presidents and serves on the advisory board for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
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  • Yifat Cohen2013-05-16 15:41:20
    EVEN AFTER YESTERDAY'S KEYNOTES, THE MEDIA STILL DOESN'T GET IT.
    Google+ is not a social network.

    If you watched yesterday's keynotes from Google I/O you're probably as amazed as I am at all the new features Google added to ALL its products and how well they're integrated with Google+.

    I can count the ways Google is about to change our daily lives (in a positive way) with each of its updates (From Google Now, to Wallet, to Hangouts, to Maps...) so why does the media continues to compare it to Facebook??

    +TIME just released an article calling Google+ "the most attractive and engaging web apps" (really, so it's a web app now?!?) and finishing with - 

    My friends, family and acquaintances are all on Facebook, where they add up to a bustling community I enjoy being part of.  More than any particular feature that Mark Zuckerberg and company have cooked up, it’s the people in my life that make Facebook, well, Facebook.
    Therein lies Google+’s great challenge. Even if it’s good — even if it’s great — it’s not going to displace Facebook as the world’s primary social network. And most people don’t need a second social network. (Or at least a Facebook-like social network: Twitter, Pinterest and others that don’t take Facebook on directly can and do thrive.)

    So what needs to happen, dear +Harry McCracken for you and your peers to get it - Google+ is not another social media web site, or web app, or a stand alone whatever-you-want-to-call-it.

    It's not competing with Facebook, Twitter or even Skype or GotoMeeting. It's Google! It's the internet. It's where people go to Search, connect and FIND what they're looking for. And it's integrated with a word-of-mouth-social-layer called Google+.

    Capiche?!?

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  • Yifat Cohen2014-01-25 15:47:40
    Jack Frost visited me last night...
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  • Yifat Cohen2013-05-26 03:13:29
    RESHARE:
    Too good not to share.

    :)

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  • Yifat Cohen2012-03-25 17:28:50
    Ever wondered which social media avenue will bring you the most return on investment (ROI)?
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    PLUS+TALKS THIS TUES. AT 3PM CENTRAL / 4PM EASTERN
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    +Doc Harvard did too. And so he tested it and has the proof that if you're reading this you're in the right place.
    Join us this Tue. as we present you with the testing, the results and the conclusion.

    There are 7 spots left on this Hangout. Comment and share if you want a seat.

    #socialmedia #roi #returnoninvestment #hangouts #hangoutsonair #onairhangouts #interview #googleplustips
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  • Yifat Cohen2014-02-15 20:15:39
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    So America...

    What's up?

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    The topic of discussion in my house this morning was how outdated and antique the US train system is compared to the rest of the world.  I wish the US would get with times. The West Coast especially has a completely antiquated rail system. 
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  • Yifat Cohen2013-10-11 17:58:13
    Google's Shared Endorsement has rolled out - check your notifications.
    How to disable this - scroll all the way down this post

    As +Mike Elgan pointed out today, these seem very similar to what Facebook has been doing, but they're very different.

    Here's what you need to know:

    You're in control: Your content is only shared when you choose, and shared endorsements don't impact who can see your content or activity.

    To help your friends and others find cool stuff online, your activity (such as reviews, +1s, follows, shares, etc.) may be used along with your name and photo in commercial or other promotional contexts.

    When it comes to shared endorsements in ads, you can choose whether your name and photo may be used to help your friends find stuff you love (and avoid stuff you don't) — you can control this with the setting at the bottom of this page.

    The name and photo shown in shared endorsements are the public profile name and photo you have chosen on Google+.

    If you DON"T want Google to share your information uncheck the box here: https://plus.google.com/settings/endorsements?hl=en

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  • Yifat Cohen2014-01-10 01:53:56
    Spider woman and Batman cleaning the place from zombies before bed time...

    Batman is leading the charge :) 
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  • Yifat Cohen2014-01-10 19:37:49
    Ready to learn exactly what your customers are doing on your site?

    Google Analytics gives you more insights into your web presence than you can probably want to know, and - it's too complicated! Isn't it?

    Not really.
    Join +Yifat Cohen as she interviews +Liz Lockard on how to navigate through the mess that can be Google Analytics to pull out real marketing insights you can use so you can stop wasting time on marketing that isn't doing anything for your business and start spending more time doing what you love.

    Liz has been seen in The New York Times, Social Media Examiner, The Rise to The Top, LKR Social Media and more, Liz Lockard has been in the marketing-tech world for over 10 years and is a passionate about helping small businesses get more of the RIGHT kind of traffic to their website with minimal effort.

     Unlike many other techie marketing consultants who make marketing online to be way more complicated than it needs to be, Liz focuses on keeping things approachable and simple. She's a Google Analytics nut and SEO coach & consultant who loves helping small businesses stop spending time on marketing that isn't working for their businesses so they can spend more time doing what they love. 

    She's also the creator of the free Google Analytics Quickstart course for small businesses which you can grab here: http://goo.gl/vfyYzL

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    #analytics   #seo   #sitetraffic   #hangoutsonair   #unscipted   #gplusgotogal   #roi  
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  • Yifat Cohen2012-10-20 02:28:39
    Oh, how the tables have turned...

    Just found this on the web.. back from November 16, 2011... when all the gurus, experts and bloggers thought Google+ was a ghost town..
    Wait. They still do, don't they...?

    Picture taken from: http://blog.snapapp.com/best-practices-for-posting-across-social-networks

    #googleplus   #ghosttown   #socialmediaexplained   #facebook   #tweeter   #linkedin   #foursquare   #media   #socialmedia   #socialmediamarketing   #posting  
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  • Yifat Cohen2014-01-13 02:01:28
    RESHARE:
    How to look great on a Hangout

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    #howtohangout   #lookgoodonvideo   #hangouttips   #hangouttraining  

    Reshared text:
    How NOT to look ugly on a webcam

    Aside from the Enhanced Features  that Google added to Hangouts onAir, here are additional tips to pay attention to if you want to look great on camera.

    Pay extra attention to your environment (background) and the fact that you need to be wired in.

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    Via http://mixergy.com/infographic-webcam-settings/ H/T +Liz Lockard Marketing Consulting 
    #howtohangout   #lookgoodonvideo   #hangouttips   #hangouttraining  
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  • Yifat Cohen2013-12-25 19:35:08
    Score!!

    Made it to the Nice list! :) 
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  • Yifat Cohen2013-09-17 20:42:01
    Can you help me collect people's fingerprints?


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    #apple   #iphone   #tech   #security  
    #iphonefingerscanner   #iphone5s  
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  • Yifat Cohen2012-06-16 16:20:22
    Beauty is in the eye of the lens' size.

     Here is a long version of what the face looks like with lenses from a 35MM full frame DSLR, 24x36mm chip, at various focal lengths accounting for framing with distance.

    Here's how he did it: http://bit.ly/OYE15Y

    #photography   #beauty  
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  • Yifat Cohen2014-03-16 04:36:39
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    What do  3.7B views on YouTube get you?

    $7 million.

    Anyone wants to do the math? ;)

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    The 25 Highest Earning Youtube Stars

    Want to find a career that pays a ton of money? Forget applying for a job at Goldman Sachs. Forget law school. Forget killing your body trying to become a professional athlete.

    Thanks to the internet, there is now a profession that allows you to make millions of dollars all from the comfort of your own home. And the best thing is, all you need is a video camera, something to say and a Youtube account.
    How is that possible? In case you didn't know, if your YouTube channel has enough followers, you can actually make money every time someone watches one of your videos. And if your followers watch tons of videos, it can translate into hundreds of thousands and perhaps even millions of dollars in your bank account!

    The Highest Earning Youtube Stars: 
    (estimated annual earnings)

    #40: TimothyDeLaGhetto – $1 million (553 million total video views)
    #39: SHAYTARDS – $1 million (809m views)
    #38: Shane Dawson – $1 million (1 billion views)
    #37: TheRadBrad – $1 million (774m views)
    #36: ElRubiusOMG – $1.1 million (610m views)
    #35: Vsauce – $1.2 million (577 million views)
    #34: PrankvsPrank – $1.3 million (638m views)
    #33: EpicMealTime – $1.3 million (668m views)
    #32: FPSRussia – $1.3 million (600m views)
    #31: MichellePhan – $1.3 million (890m views)
    #30: TheDiamondMinecart – $1.4 million (400m views)
    #29: Potemi926 – $1.6 million (422m views)
    #28: Vegetta777 – $1.6 million (586m views)
    #27: WhiteBoy7thst – $1.7 million (590m views)
    #26: TheLonelyIsland – $1.7 million (1.4 billion views)
    #25: Sxephil – $1.7 million (1.2b views)
    #24: FreddieW – $1.8 million (980m views)
    #23: SpeedyW03 – $2 million (731m views)
    #22: TheBajanCanadian – $2 million (574m views)
    #21: HolaSoyGerman – $2 million (1.1b views)
    #20: TheWillyRex – $2 million (1b views)
    #19: Tobuscus – $2 million (940m views)
    #18: TheFineBros – $2.2 million (1.4b views)
    #17: AdamThomasMoran – $2.2 million (614m views)
    #16: SkyDoesMinecraft – $2.3 million (1.7b views)
    #15: BoyceAvenue – $2.3 million (1.2b views)
    #14: Nigahiga – $2.3 million (1.7b views)
    #13: ERB – $2.4 million (893m views)
    #12: CaptainSparklez – $3.2 million (1.3b views)
    #11: CollegeHumor – $3.3 million (2.3b views)
    #10: RealAnnoyingOrange – $3.4 million (1.9b views)
    #9: UberHaxorNova – $3.5 million (1.1b views)
    #8: RayWilliamJohnson – $4 million (2.6b views)
    #7: TobyGames – $4.2 million (1.6b views)
    #6: JennaMarbles – $4.3 million (1.4b views)
    #5: BluCollection – $4.8 million (1.4b views)
    #4: DisneyCollectorBR – $5 million (1.6b views)
    #3: Smosh – $5.7 million (3.1b views)
    #2: BlueXephos – $6.7 million (2.4b views)
    #1: Pewdiepie – $7 million (3.7b views)


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  • Yifat Cohen2013-04-11 14:09:11
    A hug over Hangouts.

    The hardest thing about traveling is the distance from those you love.
    And though this is a virtual hug it still means the world to me.

    #hangouts #love #travel
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  • Yifat Cohen2013-08-02 12:23:21
    YOUTUBE UPDATES: PAID CHANNELS, TOP FANS, PICTURE IN PICTURE ON MOBILE.
    Google just gave us a great reason to build our YouTube subscribers list.

    Check out these cool features:
    – the company is allowing any account with more than 10,000 subscribers to become a paid subscription channel.

    -- Creators with more than 5,000 subscribers are now able to access a special Top Fans feature that allows them to see the viewing activity of their most engaged followers, add them to Google+ circles and contact them directly.

    -- The company has commissioned more than 100 instrumental tracks to build an audio library that creators can use for free in their content.

    -- YouTube also demonstrated its new mobile app, which includes a picture-in-picture feature that will allow users to watch and browse at the same time, as well as the ability to watch playlists.

    Read more: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/youtube-open-creator-space-new-598153 ------------
    #youtubel   #VIdCon‎   #youtubeupdate  
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  • Yifat Cohen2013-05-16 02:18:47
    RESHARE:
    lol

    Reshared text:
    Haha, I kid because I love. :)

    #GoodOldDays  
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  • Yifat Cohen2014-02-05 00:27:21
    RESHARE:
    As if you need a reason....

    Reshared text:
    10 Reasons to smile! :)
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  • Yifat Cohen2014-03-14 02:34:30
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    Google+ gets more engagement than Facebook

    As much as I love this example, I have to admit that the people in the Plus, and especially those following +JR Raphael are the type that loves gadgets.

    Yes, I said it. We're geeks on the Plus. Proud geeks at that. And so of course we'll share a post about gadgets, and comment on it and +1 it. 

    Try comparing an emotional post JR and I bet FB will be just as engaged.

    But here's the thing
    Which audience do you really want for your post?

    Exactly. ;)

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    "Ghost town"

    This is the kind of disparity I see on a near-daily basis when looking at posts I've shared on Facebook and Google+. 

    This is obviously just a random case study and not all variables are equal, but it's an example of what makes me chuckle every time I hear people talking about how Google+ is a "ghost town" that "no one uses" -- when what they really mean is that it's a service they haven't taken the time to explore and find a community within.

    If this is a "ghost town," it sure is fun hanging out with all you fellow phantoms.
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  • Yifat Cohen2013-09-07 04:23:37
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    Yep. Pretty much how I felt watching it...

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    Best remix I've seen of the Miley Cyrus VMA "performance". Watch Captain Kirk and his crew as they encounter Miley #twerking .
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  • Yifat Cohen2013-08-19 15:27:48
    Think the governor of Texas is interested in Hangouts?

    They sure are, and I've been invited to tell them more about it :)

    I'm a bit early though, great time for getting lost in the stream :)
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  • Yifat Cohen2013-02-12 15:02:40
    It's almost my birthday and I want to give back - every day at 11am CST

    In 2 days, on Valentine day, I will be 21 again, and I've been wracking my brain trying to figure out how I can share the love with the people who make my Google+ experience so addictive (I'm talking about you).

    After a few conversations, I realized that what I love about this space the most is the people in it, and I've decided to share them with you.

    Not in a shared circle, but in a daily post highlighting each person and what they bring to the table so that you know what to expect when you circle them.

    These people are the hidden gems of Google+ and I'm going to expose them so that more people can have some of the great experience I'm having.

    Game?

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    #valentinesday   #valentinesday2013   #birthday   #birthdaygift   #googleplustips   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sul  
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  • Yifat Cohen2013-02-25 18:04:19
    THANK YOU! IT IS GREAT TO HAVE YOU!

    I've passed the 40,000 followers this weekend and I am SO grateful for all of you!
    Your engagement with me means the world to me and I want to thank YOU for opening your heart to me, sharing your thoughts, your laughter and your time with me.

    Thank you SO much for joining my Hangouts and allowing me to share my passions with you.

    Now it's time for me to give back and teach you!
    For all 40,000 of you, and only for YOU [not open to the public], I will host a 2 part Thank You Hangout, where +Alex Mandossian will grill me on How I got 33,000 followers so you can do the same.

    The second Hangout will be a Q&A Hangout, where You drill me on any action step that wasn't clear. 

    HOW TO JOIN THESE HANGOUTS?
    I'll share a special link in a few where you can RSVP and participate.

    Once again - Thank you SO much for having me in your circles. YOU rock!

    XOXOXO
    Your +G+GoTo Gal 
    ~Yifat

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    #howtousegoogleplus   #followers   #hangoutsonair   #howtoguide   #howtogetfollowers   #actionguide   #gplusgotogal  
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  • Yifat Cohen2013-09-06 00:22:49
    Got a green screen!!

    Can't wait to show you what I'd do with it!

    Super excited here! Doing a happy dance :) 
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  • Yifat Cohen2013-08-01 03:56:51
    RESHARE:
    Gratitude.

    Reshared text:
    There are some lovely people out there.....Bless them
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  • Yifat Cohen2013-10-29 17:31:54
    AutoAwesome movie!

    +Vic Gundotra  - you did it. You just blew my mind!

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  • Yifat Cohen2013-08-29 20:48:53
    PROGRAMMERS NEEDED - PYTHON AND DJANGO
    My client is hiring.

    I'm building a circle for #python  and #django  programmers to share job opportunities with.
    If you or someone you know can program and wants a job - please add yourself in the comments and I'll add you to a circle to share jobs and information with.

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    #programming   #jobseekers   #werehiring   #sharedcircles  
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  • Yifat Cohen2014-03-20 10:11:40
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    My son's face every morning when I drop him off at day care...

    breaks mama's heart...

    Reshared text:
    For more #funnypics  and #Funny   #Jokes  please follow us +Jokes Plaza 
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  • Yifat Cohen2014-01-25 07:17:05
    All The Cheat Sheets That A Web Developer Needs
    A moment of geekiness...

    HTML Cheat Sheet
    CSS Cheat Sheet
    Adobe Flash Cheat Sheets
    ASP Cheat Sheets
    PHP Cheat Sheets
    MySQL Cheat Sheets
    JavaScript Cheat Sheets
    jQuery Cheat Sheets
    Unicode Cheat Sheets
    XML Cheat Sheets
    mod_rewrite and .htaccess Cheat Sheets

    Now go develop something cool!

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    #webdevelopment   #webdeveloper   #cheatsheet   #html5   #html5css3   #css   #php  
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  • Yifat Cohen2013-12-06 18:19:14
    You're invited!

    According to the International Business Times, I will be discussing Google+ for business and the benefits of Google Hangouts next Tues with +Rene Banuelos in San Diego, and you're invited too :)

    Check it out -  http://markets.financialcontent.com/ibtimes/news/read?GUID=25827966

    PS. Rene is a Facebook guy, but we'll be streaming the Hangout here as well, don't worry :)

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  • Yifat Cohen2013-12-04 22:11:13
    Meet the new Wonder Woman - she's Israeli

    Finally Israel is in the news for something pretty - Gal Gadot who will be playing Wonder Woman in the new Batman vs. Superman movie.
    And unlike other Israeli "super stars" she has served in the Army (makes me proud :) 

    Here are 5 things that you might want to know about Gal
    1) She has appeared in three "Fast & Furious" movies.
    2) She was in the Israeli army.
    3) She was Miss Israel.
    4) Sorry folks, she's spoken for.
    5) She's excited to play Wonder Woman. (duh)

    Read more:
    http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/movies/moviesnow/la-et-mn-five-things-wonder-woman-gal-gadot-20131204,0,1145353.story#ixzz2mXwQbyrL

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  • Yifat Cohen2014-01-05 23:39:31
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    Stop being the glass. Become the lake.

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    An ageing master grew tired of his apprentice’s complaints. One morning, he sent him to get some salt. When the apprentice returned, the master told him to mix a handful of salt in a glass of water and then drink it.
    “How does it taste?” the master asked.
    “Bitter,” said the apprentice....
    The master chuckled and then asked the young man to take the same handful of salt and put it in the lake. The two walked in silence to the nearby lake and once the apprentice swirled his handful of salt in the water, the old man said, “Now drink from the lake.”
    As the water dripped down the young man’s chin, the master asked, “How does it taste?”
    “Fresh,” remarked the apprentice.
    “Do you taste the salt?” asked the master.
    “No,” said the young man. At this the master sat beside this serious young man, and explained softly,
    “The pain of life is pure salt; no more, no less. The amount of pain in life remains exactly the same. However, the amount of bitterness we taste depends on the container we put the pain in. So when you are in pain, the only thing you can do is to enlarge your sense of things. Stop being a glass. Become a lake.”
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  • Yifat Cohen2013-02-17 14:21:27
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    OMG - even chemicals get involved in #punday  
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  • Yifat Cohen2014-04-12 16:52:03
    RESHARE:
    I like this :)

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    10 Simple Steps to Creating a Day Worth Living

    Make every day a great day!

    1. Get up early
    2. Express gratitude for what you have
    3. Do something productive
    4. Do something fun
    5. Do something for someone else
    6. Get some sunlight
    7. Exercise
    8. Put a smile on someone's face
    9. Express gratitude or compliment someone
    10. Learn or do something new

    What makes every day amazing for you?

    Pin it here: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/159526011775311690/

    #motivation   #inspiration   #pinoftheday  
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  • Yifat Cohen2013-12-23 22:54:56
    Happy Holidays everyone!

    Keep in mind what this holiday is really about - quality time spent with your loved ones.
    So enjoy the arguments, the fights and the tension. Capture them on camera instead and make great memories (or awesome threats :)

    See you again after the holidays.

    #christmas2013   #happyholidays   #merrychristmas2013  
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  • Yifat Cohen2013-11-20 17:11:43
    What's coming to Unscripted Hangouts
    Let me know if you want to be added to the circle and be invited to sit in the Hangout

    The month of Dec. is bringing some amazing guests to Unscripted Hangouts and you can talk to them face to face if you're early enough to get into the Hangout (they fill out about 15 min. before we start - first come first serve)

    Each show takes place on Thur. at 9am PST, 11am CSt, noon EST with a simple format - first 30 minutes is a guest interview by yours truly, and the other 30 min. is unscripted conversation between you and my guest. You can ask them anything you want to (as long as you're not rude) and get specific answers to your questions, improve your business and your life.

    WANT TO GET INVITED?
    I'm building a new Unscripted Hangout circle. Let me know you're interested and I'll add you to it, so you never miss a Hangout and a guest again.

    A FEW RULES
    If you're in the Hangout - you must participate and engage. Other wise, please leave room to those who do. This means that your camera and mic need to be working, and you have something to add to the conversation.

    Not sure you want to do that, but still want to be a part of it - no problem. You can engage as a viewer too - Simply comment and I'll communicate your questions to my guest.

    Didn't make it in, but want to? You still can! Simply comment with your questions and engage with the conversation from the outside, and I might send you a special invite to join us in the Hangout.

    Know anyone who'd like the opportunity of sitting in the Hangout as well? Be a great friend and share this with them. I know they'll thank you for it :)

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    #unscriptedhangouts   #gplusgotogal   #hangoutonair   #engagement   #livehangouts   #entrepreneur   #google  
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  • Yifat Cohen2014-01-08 04:43:46
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    Google+ local is becoming more and more important

    As everything is integrated with mobile, local offers and your current location, make sure your business is on the Map.

    Reshared text:
    How to Master Google+ Local Optimization in 2.5 Minutes

    Want to be the master of your Google+ Local in your market?

    Follow these simple tips to optimize your listing in just 2.5 minutes!

    1. Use a local phone number - not an 800 number.

    2. Add a website URL

    3. Check your Google pin

    4. Add pictures

    Pin it here: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/159526011774944770/

    See the original via SIM Partners: http://www.simpartners.com/master-google-local-optimization-2-5-minutes/ 

    #googletips   #googleplustips #googlepluslocal
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  • Yifat Cohen2013-12-23 17:06:08
    Are You Getting Your Money's Worth?
    Are you paying Good Money for somebody else's Bad Training?

    Noticed how G+Hangouts seem to be the Guru's new Shinny Object?
    Well, I've been getting a lot of emails and private posts asking me about the latest and (sometimes) greatest Hangout Training and Membership Sites out there, and because so many people keep asking, I'm debating on whether or not i should Review and Critique them Live on a Hangout with you.

    I Got Your Back... Do You have Mine?
    There are obviously Pro's and Con's to Reviewing and looking under the hood of some of these new training.  For starters, some "Guru's" can be very sensitive, and who knows what they'll say if the truth is said about their products.  I can only image what they will say... or might try to do to me.

    But the Truth Should Never Fear Investigation 
    If you want me to tell you the truth about the products being sold out there - the good, the bad and the ugly.. if you want me to give you Honest critique to make sure you can make the best decisions, let me know and comment below.

    and if I have your back, will you have mine?  Will you help squash any rumors or stop lies from spreading... especially once the "Gurus" get the news that the Truth about their products is out of the bag?

    Do you want to know the truth?  What should I do?

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    #howtohangout   #truthbetold   #gplusgotogal   #hangoutstips   #hangoutproducers   #hoa  
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  • Yifat Cohen2013-06-10 14:37:31
    LEARN HOW TO MONETIZE HANGOUTS - TODAY.
    Join our top experts and great community of Plussers.

    Grab your seat here: goo.gl/Yl5P6

    We are 90 minutes away from our first session of Hangout Marketing Secrets, and I'm really excited about today's guest!

    +Luis Galarza is an Internet marketing, mobile marketing 
    and social media strategist who specializes in local SEO. He 
    lives in Leominster, MA and helps small and medium-sized 
    companies reach their online growth potential. He applies 
    local SEO marketing methods to boost client lead flows and 
    his mantra is...find out in 90 min ;)


    Stay Engaged and Plus On!
    +Alex Mandossian , +Dan Safkow and +Yifat Cohen 

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    #hms   #hangoutmarketingsecrets   #howtogoogleplus   #howtohangout  
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  • Yifat Cohen2013-11-08 02:33:15
    WANT GLASS?

    I have one more invitation....
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  • Yifat Cohen2013-11-24 21:23:24
    Want to join me back stage?

    Have you ever wondered what does it take to create a product from scratch - the studio, the settings, the filming, the editing...How do you go about presenting to the camera, what do you need to have ready before you get started... all the little details..

    Want to see it done right?
    A well known Santa Monica based company hired me to teach their community of almost 4 million people on my favorite topics: 1 Day on Google+  & 1 Day on Hangouts. 
    The courses will be added to their private education site and to my upcoming membership site (stay tuned on that one - it's going to be the bomb!)

    Turns out the word got out and a few of you have started sending me private messages asking how to get access to the training, and even back stage passes to the live recording... It's really not part of the plan yet, but you know how I love hangouts and it'll be FUN to bring you into the studio and share the experience with you - Just thinking of all the production value you're going to learn just from watching a professional company doing what it does best- product creation.

    What does Howard Stern have to do with it?
     I'll be talking Google+ and Hangouts on a radio station in Los Angeles (Watch out Howard Stern! :) on the second week of Dec. right before the studio recording, and you just know I want to bring you there as well!

    Are  you coming?
    Let me know in the comments so I'll add you to the Media Circle for these events.

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    #gplusnews   #howtogoogleplus   #howtohangout   #hangouttraining   #gplushelp   #hangouthelp  
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  • Yifat Cohen2014-04-10 18:07:10
    I woke up with a purpose

    I did.
    It didn't happen in just one day... actually, it took 4 months of utter frustration, lostness (it is a word. I looked it up), and finally anger. 
    And in my anger I finally found focus and purpose.

    I realized who my audience is and how I can help them. I figured out what I am about (- which is a real cause for celebration. I've been searching for that for a few decades now..so - a toast! :), and I'm getting more and more clear on how I want my life to be, what a perfect day is and who I want to be around to celebrate each moment with...

    I'll share my whole journey with you in the coming days.. but before I do, I'd like to know - 

    have you discovered your purpose yet? If not... what do you think stands in your way?
    Please share it in the comments...

    Cheers!

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    #purpose   #focus   #motivationalmonday  
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  • Yifat Cohen2012-02-08 04:30:20
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    For real ladies, would you believe your man or your eyes?

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  • Yifat Cohen2014-02-06 20:14:49
    UberConference turns Google Hangouts (and Hangouts onAir) into a conference calling system -  up to 100 people may join the call.
    Bye Bye GotoWebinar....?

    See that little blue icon on top of your Hangout now? It allows you to have people dial in - a la GoToWebinar.

    The good news is that instead of you having to call people from within the Hangout yourself, you can have people do it themselves - first come first serve... and they can do it from any phone. First 10 people are free, or you can pay $10/month and get a dedicated dial-in number (sans PIN) and support for up to 100 voice callers.

    The not so good news is that it's new and so sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't..

    +Tom Batkin and I couldn't get it to work when we tested today - 
    When I dialed in with my phone it said I was the first one there and put me on hold. Also, it never connected.

    UPDATE On my second trial it did work.. so give it a try yourself and let me know how you like it.

    Read more here: http://thenextweb.com/insider/2014/02/06/uberconference-turns-google-hangouts-conference-calling-system/#!uAoe4

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    #hangoutupdate   #uberconference   #gotowebinar   #videoconferencing   #conferencecall  
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  • Yifat Cohen2014-01-14 14:47:13
    Got coffee?

    Add some home baked banana bread ;)

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    #foodporn   #bananabread   #cooking  
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  • Yifat Cohen2013-11-12 15:27:24
    FINDING THE CONVERSATIONS THAT MATTER TO YOU
    Your Google+ experience is dictated by who YOU follow and who's in YOUR circles. 
    How do you know who to follow and what conversations are taking place around your niche? 

    You could try searching for them in Google+ Search, but the results you get are based on what Google already knows about you...
    You could search for hashtags, and get completely lost in the stream OR you could use +NOD3x.

    NOD3x is the brain child of +Lee Smallwood and it allows you to find the people who are talking about your topic and join the conversation right from there. 

    WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU TAKE THE NOD3x30 OUTREACHH CHALLENGE
    The NOD3x30 Outreach Challenge is a 30 days challenge to finding 30 new people to follow. One person said they got a $50,000 contract from the 30 day challenge, another has said that they are now positioned as an influencer amongst a specific niche for a page!

    THIS HANGOUT WILL GET YOU STARTED RIGHT
    We'll cover - 
    How to find people to follow,
    Analyzing different types of engagement,
    Analyzing your personal Google+ network
    Focusing your Google+ Activity
    and using NOD3x as a brand page

    To get a head start and get your questions answered - start your own NOD3x project now: http://goo.gl/5Yv5B8

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    #nod3x   #nod3x30   #semanticsearch   #engagement   #audience   #audienceengagement   #hangoutsonair   #unscripted   #gplusgirlstv   #gplustips   #conversationanalytics   #livehoa   #howtogoogleplus   #nichemarketing  
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  • Yifat Cohen2013-11-30 05:18:21
    What are your 2014 goals?
    Did you realize that in actuality - You’re not chasing the goal itself, you’re actually chasing a feeling?
    What if, first, we got clear on how we actually wanted to feel in our life, and then we laid out our intentions? What if your most desired feelings consciously informed how you plan your day, your year, your career, your holidays - your life?

    MUCH LESS PROVING, WAY MORE LIVING
    Join me on a an Unscripted Hangout with +Danielle LaPorte where we talk about her journey, her success, the fact that most goal-setting systems fail to harness the most powerful driver behind any aspiration and how Danielle solves it by getting back to the basic thing that moves us all - desire

    THIS IS A PUBLIC HANGOUT - Feel free to share it and invite your friends
    You'll be able to join the Hangout about 10 minutes before we start through this link - www.gplusgotogal.com/live

    It's on a first come first serve basis - but I take your questions in the comments.

    Check out the Desire Map here: http://goo.gl/gzFufj

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  • Yifat Cohen2012-08-29 19:43:22
    In future, the real world is set to combine with the virtual.

    +Google Glass Fan Page got the a lot of hype recenctly . Did you know that BMW
    has their own glasses too? Have you heard of the i-Cocoon? A device that allows you to be part of an intuitive and holistic experience where your interface is YOU..

    Join Prof. +Yesha Sivan and I and discover the latest devices and ideas in augmented reality today, and more importantly - let’s discuss how we can make money out of them.

    WE'LL COVER
    The cirital compoants of Augmented Reality today.
    The broad settings of 3D3C (Community, Creation and Commence)
    The future business models.
    Business opportunities in this field.

    Prof. +Yesha Sivan is the Manageting editor of the Journal of Virtual Worlds research and Head of the Management Information System Program at the Tel Aviv Academic College. He is also the man behind the 3D3C theory that talks about the 3 critical component s to the 3D reality: community, creativity and commerce.


    More information about Prof. Sivan

    Prof. Yesha Sivan is the head of the Management Information Systems (MIS) Program (http://is.mta.ac.il) at the School of Management and Economy at the Tel-Aviv-Yaffo academic college (http://www.mta.ac.il). He is also the founder of Metaverse Labs (MVL) - a leading think tank focusing on connecting virtual and real worlds. Sivan's professional experience includes developing and deploying innovative solutions for corporate, hi-tech, government, and defense environments (see for example: the Harvard 9-Keys for Knowledge Infrastructure). He published numerous papers in the areas of Strategy and IT, knowledge, 3D3C virtual worlds, and standards. Sivan received his doctorate from Harvard University. His avatar is Dera Kit, and his blog is http://www.dryesha.com. He has taught EMBA, MBA, engineering and design in the areas of strategic value of IT, the emergence of
    virtual worlds, and software development in virtual worlds.
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  • Yifat Cohen2013-08-25 13:13:43
    Good morning G+

    Today I'm a mom.
    What are your plans...? 
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  • Yifat Cohen2013-05-19 16:01:58
    Send money from Gmail - even if THEY don't have a Gmail address.
    With over 5 million downloads, will Wallet replace PayPal?

    Gmail users can just add money to an e-mail as an attachment, just like they would add a photo or document, and send any amount to family and friends for a flat fee of 2.9 percent per transaction, for a minimum of 30 cents.

    For some reason, I don't see the option in my Gmail yet. Do you?



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  • Yifat Cohen2014-02-22 03:03:21
    +Daria Musk here I come! Lol

    Karaoke night with +Jennifer L Conroy, DrPH, MPH

    :)

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  • Yifat Cohen2014-01-28 14:52:54
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    Good morning everyone! 

    Smile. It's Tue! :)

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    #ford   #hansolo   #starwars  
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  • Yifat Cohen2013-10-19 19:39:31
    RESHARE:
    De Faro

    Via +Jacques J.J. Soudan

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  • Yifat Cohen2013-06-23 03:22:36
    Do you believe in life after death?

    I don't. Which is why I'm eager to read this book by +Sandra Champlain
    I am a skeptic, and there is only one way to validate my beliefs.

    Challenge accepted Sandra :)

    What about you? Do you believe in life after death? 
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  • Yifat Cohen2014-02-22 23:35:28
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    As the day comes to a close, remember....

    To breathe

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    "Forget about enlightenment. Sit down and listen to the wind singing in your veins. Feel the love, the longing, and the fear in your bones. Open your heart to who you are, right now. Not who you'd like to be, but the being right here before you, inside you, around you. All of you is holy. You’re already more than whatever you can know. Breathe out, look in, let go."
    -John Welwood

    #LoveThisQuote #LoveThisPhoto   #LionLove   #LyonsLove  :D
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  • Yifat Cohen2013-02-02 19:50:12
    Google Now is coming to a Chrome near you.

    Google's personal assistant for its Android Jelly Bean mobile operating system is coming to the Internet search leader's Chrome browser.

    By hooking Google Now into its Chrome browser, the service has the potential to become a cross-platform offering, since Google makes versions of the browser for Windows, MacOS X and Apple iOS operating systems. That contrasts with Apple's personal digital assistant Siri, which only works on some Apple devices.

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    Thanks to +Jamaal Dozier for the heads up.
    #siri   #googlenow   #personalassistant   #chrome   #windows   #browser  
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  • Yifat Cohen2013-12-12 01:10:23
    Let's see what a radio interview looks like on a Hangout

    +Larry King, +Simon Mainwaring, +Maria Quiban and now me! But this time - not just radio, but a Hangout with YOU! What can be better than that?!?

    I'll be talking Google+ and Hangouts for Business Rockstars with +Ken Rutkowski this Friday - join us on a Hangout or call into the studio!

    +Business Rockstars is a weekly show on KFWB, Talk 980 for ENTREPRENEURS by entrepreneurs. Every Monday through Friday, 2-4pm Ken Rutkowski connects the listener to some of the biggest names in business to share their experience and knowledge of entrepreneurship

    +Business Rockstars do not just create game-changing companies, they become a brand. Each show will introduce you to these Rockstars, their business experiences and amazing stories behind them.

    Ken Rutkowski has been profiled in the Wall Street Journal, Fox News, BBC, Wired, Business Week and has hosted technology radio shows on CNET, CBS and online.


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  • Yifat Cohen2014-02-08 20:39:58
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    Wish I had the guts to do this...

    lol.

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  • Yifat Cohen2013-06-24 20:13:05
    What are the key factors that help web pages rank well in Google searches?

    Not surprising (to us) is that Social Media is more important for SEO now than ever before.

    Even though this article only shows Facebook shares, I think their conclusions are still valid.

    The five key findings of the study are:
    1. Social media has arrived in search
    2. Top brands appear to have a ranking advantage
    3. Too much advertising is a handicap
    4. Quantity of links is still important but quality is vital
    5. Keyword domains still frequently attract top results

    Read more here: http://www.socialmediastrategist.co.uk/blog/1-news/175-social-media-seo
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  • Yifat Cohen2014-03-03 23:11:28
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    How to write good well

    Print and hang...

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    Some great writing tips to consider when working on your campaigns. ;) #crowdfunding  
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  • Yifat Cohen2013-08-09 15:59:02
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    Who's using Google+

    It's an international crowd more than it is an American crowd. Which is why I like it so... So tell us - where are you from?

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    #googleplusstats  

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    Distribution of #GooglePlus users around the world
    1. USA
    2. India
    3. Brazil
    4. UK
    5. Indonesia
    6. Italy
    7. Germany
    8. Spain
    9. France
    10. Turkey
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  • Yifat Cohen2014-02-08 16:19:42
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    The not so obvious things you can do on Google+ right now

    Thanks +Denis Labellefor a great list.

    Via +Eric Enge

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    50 Google+ Tips by +Rick Eliason 
    1. Create A Killer Hovercard: goo.gl/ifDhJW
    2. Sharing to Circles vs. Publicly: goo.gl/1qr0YO
    3. Google+ Communities: goo.gl/NC21Ly
    4. Share Your G+ Posts on Other SM : goo.gl/QeefiD
    5. Report Issues With G+ or Suggest Ideas: goo.gl/FywX2c
    6. Create A "Save For Later" Circle: goo.gl/PmBRWf
    7. Add A Large Image To Your Post: goo.gl/lVr3yj
    8. The Various G+ Keyboard Shortcuts : goo.gl/7BaxMs
    9. Share Someone Else's G+ Post : goo.gl/DYJo3U
    10. Create A Mini Blog on G+: goo.gl/zEVIOM
    11. Host A Google+ Hangout: goo.gl/2P0n0Q
    12. Leave A Wake of Value-Add In Your Path: goo.gl/lpCzaD
    13. Take Control Of Your G+ Notifications: goo.gl/WHU0p3
    14. SEO Your Google+ Posts: goo.gl/oYb6J1

    15. How To Find Things On G+: goo.gl/rY18uQ
    16. Formatting For Beautiful, Engaging Posts: goo.gl/mnfP5d
    17. How To Disable Comments & Shares: goo.gl/Bkc6Mp
    18. Attract More Comments With Gifs & Image Posts: goo.gl/VGcNhl
    19. Start A Conversation With Someone : goo.gl/VXOVmy
    20. Create An Event Using G+: goo.gl/IUFmlP
    21. Enable Automatic Hash-tagging: goo.gl/MuoV9h
    22. Don’t Give Up At The First Hurdle: goo.gl/2zdPQ8
    23. The Benefits of Link Shorteners: goo.gl/pwfGXo

    24. Understanding Ripples & Using Them To Your Advantage: goo.gl/Z47kxp

    25. What Not To Do On G+ (Part 1): goo.gl/IdP51J

    26. Edit Posts - Did You Know You Could Do That?: goo.gl/aFsKU9

    27. Choose The Best Link Thumbnail For Your Post: goo.gl/wXTSh4

    28. Start Building Your Author Rank: goo.gl/4427P3

    29. Link G+ To Your Content With Authorship Tags: goo.gl/Rn4GGJ

    30. Curate & Streamline Circles for Awesome News Streams: goo.gl/e8lNhh

    31. Use Eye-Grabbing Headlines: goo.gl/p45IPK

    32. Use Google Drive With Google+: goo.gl/zpwHHC

    33. Track Circle Shares With CircleCount: goo.gl/TXfe2j

    34. Be Awesome With AutoAwesome: goo.gl/Inq2bX

    35. Build Your Following By Watching Hangouts: goo.gl/Rjgrhi

    36. Overcome Difficulties With Plus-Mentioning People: goo.gl/nQsT9T

    37. Write Posts That People Are Actually Looking For: goo.gl/D8NwGh

    38. Use ‘The Google+ Effect’ To Improve Your Twitter Experience: goo.gl/hLE1Ia

    More to come...
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  • Yifat Cohen2014-02-13 14:04:14
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    Transforming sound into 3D art

    Wow.

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    Spellbound Valentines: DIY Art from 3D Printed Sound I hope this will make your Valentine day very creative ;-) *LINK:* http://goo.gl/sabCe4

    This is basically programming approach to transforming sound into 3D printed art.

    Image from:
    http://www.bza.biz


      #programming     #3D     #printing     #3dprinting     #sound   #jewlery     #art     #mathematica     #wolframlanguage  
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  • Yifat Cohen2013-06-07 02:35:41
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    Wink.

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  • Yifat Cohen2012-12-20 17:00:22
    Yifat Cohen hung out with 14 people. #hangoutsonairPaul Ramsay, Alex Mandossian, Holger Alexi, Kathi Browne, Chris Lang, Viv Oyolu, Robert Pacheco, Randy Hilarski, Bess McCarty, Rene Bastarache, Carole Rigonalli, Vern Ross, Blair Warner, and Luis Galarza
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  • Yifat Cohen2014-03-25 17:29:12
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    Only 89 fake ones... the rest of you are real!
    Whew :)

    Google is removing spammy followers today - Thanks Google! :-)

    Check your +CircleCount  follower stats to see how much your account was affected, here:
    http://www.circlecount.com/

    #Spam   #Bots   #springcleaning  

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    Google+ spring cleaning spam accounts? I hope so anyway, it wasn't something I posted :)
    Anyone seeing something like this? Check out your +CircleCount graphs! :) 
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  • Yifat Cohen2013-05-29 00:54:44
    You would think...
    That growing up in a village, with an agricultural parents, this would come naturally to me.
    But it's my American friends who inspired me to grow my own garden.

    So now I have two types of tomatoes, green peppers, sweet orange peppers, eggplants and two types of mint. I'll go pick up some lettuce tomorrow. 
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  • Yifat Cohen2013-08-12 15:18:39
    Grab your app here: https://goo.gl/p4LJTh

    How do you get your Hangout to play live on Facebook, Mobile and Your site at the same time?

    How do you make affiliate commission without driving traffic to someone else's site?

    How do you build your audience with someone else's video content, and basically turning your Fan Page into your own TV Channel?

    Finally, how do you do all this in less than 10 minutes?

    Join  +Yifat Cohen and +Rene Banuelos as they break it down and give you specific strategies to get more exposure and syndicate your Hangouts for higher visibility and profits.


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  • Yifat Cohen2013-06-27 21:41:34
    You can now borrow its Street View Trekker and take it for a walk.

    Google is kicking off a new Google Maps pilot program that lets third-party organizations borrow the Street View Trekker and contribute imagery back to Maps.

    You can be one of them. Just fill out this form to qualify http://goo.gl/rB7NS

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    #googlemaps   #trekker   #streetview  
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  • Yifat Cohen2014-01-02 16:17:45
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    Aw... :)

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    too cute 
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  • Yifat Cohen2013-11-17 03:30:15
    What's stopping you?

    For me, it's the inner voice which whispers so gently... 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?'
    It's been years of battling with this persistent inner voice, and finally I feel like I'm beginning to win the war.

    Quotes like this one from John Greenleaf Whittier, Maud Muller - Pamphlet “Of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these, 'It might have been.” are my own inner ammunition. 

    What's stopping You? What do you use to win your own internal battles? 

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