Wondering where to watch the 2021 Oscar-nominated movies? Here's where the hottest ones are streaming or can be rented or purchased.
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It's been a weird year, but the Oscars are filled with great movies like Nomadland, Borat, Minari and Promising Young Woman, facing off April 25.
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Last week, Mindshare hired Amanda Richman from sister GroupM agency Wavemaker as North America CEO. In 2017, Richman joined GroupM agency MEC from Starcom as U.S. CEO, ahead of its merger with Maxus. This resulted in the creation of Wavemaker. Last year, she led Wavemaker through the upheaval of the pandemic to 4.6% net revenue...
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(CNRS) Antoine Aiello, Nora Dempsey, François Jérôme and Amanda Silva Brun are the four recipients of the CNRS 2021 Innovation Medal. Created 10 years ago, this distinction honours people whose outstanding research has led to significant technological, economic, therapeutic or social innovations that promote French scientific research.
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Just when you thought Eurovision could not get any camper, bosses have announced Amanda Holden is joining in the fun this year. The Britain’s Got Talent judge has been revealed as the UK’s Eurovision spokesperson at this year’s Song Contest. Tasked with delivering the results of the British vote, Mandy will be following in the footsteps of Nigella Lawson, Mel Giedroyc and Lorraine Kelly. Amanda, who is famed for her show-stopping outfits on BGT, said: “What an honour to announce the UK’s votes this year. I’m utterly thrilled. It’s an ambition ticked after 45 years of watching it! Now, what to wear…”It has also been announced that Graham Norton will return to commentate on the grand final, which takes place in Rotterdam in The Netherlands on 22 May. Ken Bruce will also host coverage for BBC Radio 2. Meanwhile, coverage of the semi finals, which take place on 18 and 20 May, will once again be fronted by Scott Mills and Rylan Clark-Neal. This year, the pair will be joined by musician and presenter Chelcee Grimes as they host live from London. Chelcee said of joining the team: “I have always been a fan of Eurovision, and I can’t wait to be a part of it. I’m looking forward to seeing all the weird and wonderful performances, as well as cheering on my mate James [Newman] who is waving the flag for the UK.“James and I have written together for a previous Eurovision winner and we’ve also penned some songs for the Romanian entrant so he is the best person for the job.”James Newman will be representing the UK at the 2021 Song Contest with his song Embers.  He had been set to perform the song My Last Breath at last year’s contest until the event was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.After various contingency plans were put in place for this year’s contest, organisers have announced it’s their intention to have all 42 representatives performing live on stage in Rotterdam. It’s been recommended that each competitor quarantines for five days before flying out to The Netherlands, and they must test negative for Covid-19 at most 72 hours before the make the journey.After arriving in The Netherlands, everyone must stay in their hotel, with the exception of travelling to the arena for rehearsals and performances, as well as “other programme-related activities”.Regular testing will also take place for cast, crew and press throughout the process, in a special venue next to the arena.It has also been reported that a live audience of locals will be allowed to attend the event as part of the Dutch government’s “fieldlab” series of trial events.READ MORE:40 Years Ago, Bucks Fizz Gave Us One Of The UK's Most Legendary Eurovision MomentsAmanda Holden's Face Is A Picture As She Falls Victim To Mortifying April Fool's PrankAmanda Holden's Surprise 50th Birthday Celebrations Were Suitably Extra
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"Digital transformation" became a more urgent and repeated term among marketers in 2020, as ecommerce and cloud services accelerated the universal demand for more seamless interactive services across all industries. For B2B software reviews and marketplace G2, that meant more growth. At the same time, it increased G2's need to sharpen its brand identity. It...
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With self-contained holidays soon to be allowed, you might be thinking about booking a spring getaway. But where in the UK should you go?To help you with a hearty dose of staycation inspiration, Airbnb has revealed the top 10 trending destinations for Brits searching for holidays this summer.The most sought after destinations suggest rural areas are enjoying a revival – St Clears, a rural town in Wales, has seen the biggest year-on-year jump in popularity, according to the holiday rentals site.Airbnb spokesperson Amanda Cupples believes this summer will be spent closer to home, exploring lesser-known destinations in addition to the well-loved favourites. Here’s the list of top 10 trending places. 1. St Clears, CarmarthenshireA quiet town sat on the River Tâf, nestled in beautiful rolling countryside – and it’s not too far from the sea (so you get the best of both worlds). Great walks await. What more could you want? View this post on InstagramA post shared by food_and_views (@food_.and_.views)2. Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire There’s more walking and cycling to be done in the Forest of Dean – but this time, with a lot more trees. Check out Symonds Yat Rock, Puzzlewood and Mallards Pike Lake. View this post on InstagramA post shared by Jayne Boulton (@jayne_boulton_photography)3. Clovelly, North DevonSet on a steep hill in north Devon lies the incredibly Instagrammable seaside village of Clovelly, which is home to donkeys (yes really), shops, galleries, pubs, museums, picturesque harbour-side walks and more.  View this post on InstagramA post shared by Kelly marie ⚓ (@find_me_by_the_sea)4. Bosham, SussexIf you’re interested in visiting somewhere with a lot of history behind it, the coastal village of Bosham in West Sussex should be on your radar. Situated a few miles from Chichester, expect to learn all about its Roman inhabitants from years gone by.   View this post on InstagramA post shared by Julian Paynter (@julian_paynter_photography)5. Primrose Valley, YorkshireIn the village of Primrose Valley, north Yorkshire, you can expect to find caravan parks and a beautiful beach to walk along – great for those with kids. View this post on InstagramA post shared by Tate Hall (@shellsnsand_caravan_filey)6. Mullion, CornwallUnsurprisingly, areas in Cornwall and Devon feature multiple times on the list. Mullion – a small seaside village situated on the Lizard Peninsula, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty – is famed for its impressive scenery. It’s also home to shops, pubs and tearooms, as well as a working harbour. View this post on InstagramA post shared by Sting Sumner (@whilst_i_am_working)7. Cawsand, CornwallIn south east Cornwall sits the tiny village of Cawsand, which neighbours Kingsand. Between the two villages, there’s a shingle beach with rock pools, and a selection of shops, pubs and restaurants.   View this post on InstagramA post shared by Aerial Cornwall (@aerialcornwall)8. Noss Mayo, DevonNot too far from Plymouth lies the pretty riverside village of Noss Mayo. With a handful of beaches a short drive away, this is a great – and quiet – place to relax and unwind this summer. View this post on InstagramA post shared by Christopher Brisley (@chrisbrisley)9. Saunton, DevonAlong the north Devon coast sits Saunton, home to an impressive golden sand beach and more gorgeous walks. It’s a great place to try your hand at surfing, too. View this post on InstagramA post shared by seabuckland (@seabuckland)10. East Wittering, SussexEast Wittering is popular with families come summer thanks to its location – there are a handful of beaches nearby including the impressive West Wittering sandy beach. View this post on InstagramA post shared by The Sussex Guide (@thesussexguide)Related...All The Covid Rules From April 12, Even Those You've Missed9 Of The Biggest Home Trends For 2021, According To Design ExpertsHow Vaccine Passports Might Work And Why They're So ControversialAnxiety And Mood Disorders More Common Among Covid-19 Survivors
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For the first time since 2013, WrestleMania won't air on the WWE Network: The wrestling extravaganza takes place on April 10 and 11 on NBC's Peacock.
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Not sure what to watch tonight? Here are some of the best movies Netflix has to offer.
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Former Welsh secretary Dame Cheryl Gillan has passed away at the age of 68 after a lengthy illness, the Conservative Party has confirmed.Boris Johnson said the former cabinet minister would be “sorely missed” and described her as a “great servant”.“I’m very sad to hear the news of the death of Dame Cheryl Gillan,” he said in a tweet.“She was a great servant to the people of Chesham and Amersham, to the Conservative Party and to the country as secretary of state for Wales.“Always full of wise advice and good humour, she was much loved on all sides of the House of Commons and will be sorely missed.“My sincere condolences to her family and friends.”Always full of wise advice and good humour, she was much loved on all sides of the House of Commons and will be sorely missed. My sincere condolences to her family and friends. (2/2)— Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson) April 5, 2021So sad to hear we have lost @CherylGillan one of the warmest and most generous hearted people in the House of Commons. She was a formidable campaigner for autistic people but also the definition of British stoical good humour - an enormous credit to her party and to parliament— Jeremy Hunt (@Jeremy_Hunt) April 5, 2021An MP since 1992,  the noted anti-HS2 campaigner had made a “huge contribution to public life”, said co-chairman of the Conservative Party Amanda Milling.“It was incredibly sad to hear that Dame Cheryl Gillan MP passed away at the weekend,” Milling added.“Cheryl had been ill for some time, but battled her illness with great stoicism and grace.“Cheryl was a dedicated parliamentarian for many decades, serving in the Cabinet and she made a huge contribution to public life and our Party.“Our thoughts and prayers are with Cheryl’s family and friends.”Related...A Year Of Keir: Will Starmer Pass The May Elections Test?A Year Of Keir: Can Starmer Inject More Passionate Politics Into His Leadership?
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Watching Line Of Duty can be tricky at the best of times. If you’re not working out subtle references to previous series, you’re wondering who is who and whether they’re a “bent copper” or not – not to mention trying to remember where you’ve seen all of the actors before.Well, we’re here to help... at least with some of that, anyway. As series six of the hit BBC drama continues apace, here’s a guide to who all the characters are, and where you’ve seen the actors who play them before...Martin Compston as DI Steve ArnottDS Arnott joined AC-12 in series one, after blowing the whistle on corruption in his former team, and has been with the department ever since. He was made a temporary DI in series six.What has Martin Compston been in before? Martin made his screen debut at the age of 18 in 2002 in the Ken Loach film Sweet Sixteen. He had a regular role in Monarch Of The Glen before starring alongside future Line Of Duty co-star Craig Parkinson in 2010 film Soulboy.His other TV credits include The Ice Cream Girls, The Great Train Robbery, The Nest and Traces. Vicky McClure as DI Kate FlemingDI Fleming had been part of AC-12 since the beginning of Line Of Duty, regularly being placed undercover in other teams to investigate cases of potential corruption from the inside. She moved to the Murder Investigations Team (MIT) in series six. What has Vicky McClure been in before? Vicky rose to fame in Shane Meadows’ This Is England, where she played Lol Jenkins in the 2006 film, reprising the role in its various TV spin-offs.Her other credits include A Room For Romeo Brass, Broadchurch and The Replacement. Adrian Dunbar as Superintendent Ted HastingsSuperintendent Hastings is the boss of AC-12, and dedicates his work to “catching bent coppers”. However, he came under suspicion of being corrupt himself in series five, when legal counsel Gill Biggeloe framed him as organised crime boss “H”. What has Adrian Dunbar been in before? Adrian has had leading roles in films including Richard III and Widows’ Peak, while he co-wrote and starred in the 1991 film Hear My Song.His other notable TV credits include Ashes To Ashes, The Hollow Crown and Broken, while he has had a number of stage roles. He also presents Adrian Dunbar’s Coastal Ireland for Channel 5. Shalom Brune-Franklin as DC Chloe BishopDC Bishop is the latest addition to the AC-12 team, joining Arnott and Hastings in series six. What has Shalom Brune-Franklin been in before? Prior to joining Line Of Duty, Shalom was best known to UK TV audiences for playing Maisie Richards in Our Girl, as well as starring in BBC mini-series Roadkill.She has also appeared in Australian series Doctor Doctor and Bad Mothers. Kelly Macdonald as DCI Joanne DavidsonMIT’s DCI Davidson is the main antagonist for series six, under investigation by AC-12 for a potential cover-up in the murder of journalist Gail Vella. What has Kelly Macdonald been in before? Kelly is best known for her roles in films including Trainspotting, Gosford Park, No Country for Old Men and Nanny McPhee and TV film The Girl In The Cafe, for which she won an Emmy.She also appeared in US series Boardwalk Empire and has acted in other TV dramas including Giri/Haji, State Of Play, The Victim and the Black Mirror episode Hate In The Nation.Andi Osho as Gail VellaGail Vella was a broadcast journalist who had been looking into corruption in the police force prior to her death.She was shot dead in the street, and her murder was investigated by MIT’s Operation Lighthouse. Vella is seen in TV news footage being reviewed by police.What has Andi Osho been in before? As well as acting, Andi is known for being a popular stand-up comedian. She has had roles in British shows including Holby City, Death In Paradise, Doctors and Casualty. Tommy Jessop as Terry BoyleTerry Boyle was first introduced in series one and appeared again in series five, and is a vulnerable character with learning difficulties who has been exploited by the organised crime group. He was arrested on suspicion of Gail Vella’s murder in series six.What has Tommy Jessop been in before? Tommy previously starred in BBC drama Coming Down The Mountain in 2007. He has also had roles in Casualty, Doctors, Monroe and Holby City. Nigel Boyle as DSU Ian BuckellsDSU Buckles is the boss of MIT at Hillside Lane station. He previously investigated the disappearance of Jackie Laverty in series one, and was brought in to replace DCI Roz Huntley on Operation Trapdoor in series four when she was being investigated by AC-12. What has Nigel Boyle been in before? Nigel has had a number of guest roles including Doctors, The End Of The F**king World, Home Fires, Humans and The Job Lot. Anneika Rose as PS Farida JatriPS Jatri was a member of MIT at Hillside Lane and the former partner of DCI Davidson. Prior to the events of series six, Jatri worked on Operation Trapdoor at Polk Avenue station in series four. What has Anneika Rose been in before? Ackley Bridge fans will likely know Anneika from her role as Lila, while she also has starred in The Cry, The Feed, Deadwater Fell, in addition to guest roles in the likes of Silent Witness and The Good Karma Hospital.Gregory Piper as PC Ryan PilkingtonPC Pilkington is a new arrival on MIT, replacing PS Jatri following her transfer request. However, Pilkington is also a member of the OCG, first appearing as a child in series one, where he worked for crime boss Tommy Hunter. He murdered undercover officer John Corbett in series five before joining the force as the OCG’s inside man.What has Gregory Piper been in before? Line Of Duty is Gregory’s only major TV role, with his only other small screen credit being BBC comedy Frankie.He’s also set to appear in the British film Fixed later this year.Ace Bhatti as PCC Rohan SindwhaniSindwhani is the current Police and Crime Commissioner for Central Police, replacing former PCC Paula Reid in between the events of series four and series five. What has Ace Bhatti been in before? He appeared as Freddie Mercury’s father Bomi Bulsara in the film Bohemian Rhapsody. Prior to that, he played baddie Yusef Khan in EastEnders and had a small part in Bend It Like Beckham.His other TV credits include The Sarah Jane Adventures, New Street Law and Three Girls.Elizabeth Rider as DCC Andrea WiseWise is the Deputy Chief Constable for Central Police. She was promoted to the position after the resignation of Mike Dryden at the end of series two, but did not appear until series five.What has Elizabeth Rider been in before? Elizabeth was a semi-regular cast member of Doctors, playing Lynette Driver between 2009 and 2017. She has also had roles in EastEnders and Coronation Street, playing Ashley Peacock’s biological mother.Doctor Who fans might also recognise her from the 2013 Christmas special.Amy de Bhrún as Steph CorbettSteph Corbett is the widow of murdered UCO John Corbett, who was killed while working undercover on Operation Pear Tree in series five. Having had a personal connection to John’s mother during his time working for the Royal Ulster Constabulary, Hastings was seen handing cash to Steph at the end of series five, and returned in series six.What has Amy de Bhrún been in before? Amy starred in TV series Vikings and has made minor appearances in Coronation Street, Krypton and The Outpost, as well as many short films. She also had a minor role in 2016’s Jason Bourne film.Perry Fitzpatrick as DS Chris LomaxDS Lomax works on MIT at Hillside Lane, making his first appearance in series six.What has Perry Fitzpatrick been in before? Perry is best known for appearing alongside LoD co-star Vicky McClure in This Is England, as Flip. He has also appeared in shows such as Drifters, Cursed and Suspects, and had a supporting role in the 2019 Downton Abbey film. Christina Chong as DI Nicola RogersonDI Rogerson is a member of Central Police’s Serious and Organised Crime squad, who has made appearances in series two, three and six. She was romantically linked to DS Arnott in series two. What has Christina Chong been in before? Christina has starred in a number of TV dramas, including Monroe, the Black Mirror episode The Waldo Moment and Bulletproof, as well as US series 24: Live Another Day and Of Kings And Prophets.Kwaku Fortune as DS MarksDS Marks is the former handler of murdered CHIS Alistair Oldroyd. He made his first appearance in series six. What has Kwaku Fortune been in before? You may well recognise Kwaku from 2020’s smash hit series Normal People, where he played Philip. He also appeared in the film Animals a year earlier, and has had several stage roles. Rosa Escoda as Amanda YaoYao is a civilian Specialist Technician in the Central Police Cyber Crime Unit, who has advised AC-12. She made her first appearance in series five. What has Rosa Escoda been in before? Rosa has recently been appearing in Holby City as Sarah Jane Fleet and had minor roles in TV series Wanderlust and The Wrong Side Of The M25. She also made uncredited appearances in superhero films Justice League and Zack Synder’s Justice League. Line Of Duty airs Sundays at 9pm on BBC One. READ MORE:Who Are Ryan Pilkington And Dale Roach? Line Of Duty’s Latest Links To The Past ExplainedLine Of Duty Fans Think They've Already Cracked One Part Of The CaseThe 12 Burning Questions We Have After Line Of Duty's Latest Set Of BombshellsIs Line Of Duty's DI Fleming Actually On Her Deepest Undercover Mission Yet?
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Editor's note: This piece is part of our Columnist Network series, which explores the tactical thoughts and actions from Adweek's community of high-level experts. Today, House of Wise's Amanda Goetz discusses being in a new city with a new career. Below, in her own words, she talks about how much time and energy fundraising takes--while...
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The State Student Internship Program Act aims to pay interns at the State Department. The rest of government needs to follow suit.
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Posted by Cyrus-ShepardLink building isn't always easy, but if you want to rank with SEO, links are often the cost of admission. While Google says SEOs sometimes focus too much on links, links remain one of the few confirmed ranking factors. Indeed, every study over the past decade shows a high correlation between links and ranking. And while links alone can't guarantee a #1 spot at the top of Google, previous research has shown that it's nearly impossible to rank without any links at all. For many, link building also presents a challenge. Folks get sincerely frustrated with wasted link building efforts, poor outreach processes, and lack of results. It doesn't have to be that way. Good link building actually helps everyone involved: the content owner, the linker, the audience, and search engines alike. Google evaluates links in so many ways, you could say its search engine couldn't exist without them. Good link building also encourages the creation of useful content and good marketing practices. When done right, link building can also be a joy (and profitable!). Read the Guide! 1. Updating an instant classic Moz first published the Beginner's Guide to Link Building in 2014. Back then, the SEO world was still adjusting to the fallout of Google's Penguin Algorithm, which punished sites engaging in manipulative link building practices. The SEO world was looking to transition to more holistic, value-added forms of link building that wouldn't run afoul of Google's initiatives to sweep the web of shady practices. Enter Paddy Moogan. At the time, Paddy was already a respected voice among link builders, and had authored one of the few good books on link building. It was the same year that he and co-founder Matt Beswick conceived Aira, the digital marketing agency that would compel them to new heights. Moz was honored to have Paddy write the first edition of the Beginner's Guide to Link Building. Now, in 2021, Paddy has done it again. A lot has changed in link building since 2014, and weirdly, much has stayed the same. Many of the tools and tactics have certainly evolved, along with Google's algorithm (rel=ugc anyone?). As we worked with Paddy to update this edition of the guide, we realized how so many of the fundamentals of link building remain as true today as they did when we launched the first edition of the guide. As Paddy writes: "Arguably, link building these days is more akin to great marketing, and the organizations who understand this are usually the ones who win long term." Without links, it's likely Google would have never been invented in the first place. Understanding how websites link to one another allowed Google's founders to create a search engine so superior to any other, that it grew to world domination. In fact, over 20 years later, links remain one of the most consistent Google ranking signals that we know of. In this chapter, learn the fundamentals of why link building is important, how they help websites to rank, and other ways in which links are important to a web-based business. Read Chapter 1 - What Is Link Building & Why Is It Important? 2. Types of Links The truth is, not all links are created equal. In truth, the web consists of billions of links. Google, in its ranking algorithms, may only consider a fraction of these links. Indeed, algorithms like Penguin, released years ago, are specifically designed to ignore many types of links. Understanding the types of links that you actually need, and that actually help you to rank, is crucial to effective link building. This chapter covers: Editorial Links (the most important kind)User-generated linksNofollow linksRisky vs Non-risky linksSustainable links Read Chapter 2 - Types Of Links 3. Structuring a Link Building Campaign It all starts with a plan. Some websites are able to attract links without much forethought, but this is rare. In truth, most successful sites have a plan for attracting links sustainably and at scale. Planning the right strategy in advance can make the difference between success and wasted effort. Questions covered include: What are our goals?How many links do we need to rank?What assets can we use/create?How long will it take?What types of links do we need? Read Chapter 3 - Structuring a Link Building Campaign 4. Finding your audience to get links from Want to know what separates successful link builders from unsuccessful ones? Successful link builders almost always know in advance who will link to their content, even before they create it.Unsuccessful link builders build content based on guesses, and only later work to find an audience that may or may not link to it. More often than not, this approach fails. This is a big, important chapter, involving a bit of competitive SEO research to lay the foundation in advance of your link-building campaign to better ensure success. This includes identifying the types of content already earning links, the audiences linking to them, how to find contact information, and more. Read Chapter 4 - Finding your audience to get links from 5. Link Building Outreach Outreach good. Outreach bad. Outreach has earned a rough reputation in SEO. We've nearly all been the recipient of really bad, really terrible outreach emails. Good outreach makes all the difference. Good outreach doesn't get marked as spam. Good outreach actually adds value for the person you're contacting. Good outreach builds links -- and relationships. In this chapter, learn the exact outreach tactics agencies use for successful link building campaigns, including detailed tips and real-world email templates to find inspiration. Read Chapter 5 - Link Building Outreach 6. Link Building Tactics This is what you came here for, right? There are hundreds of legitimate link-building tactics. Which one(s) you choose will depend on your business goals, available resources, your niche, and available time. A few of the tactics covered include: Content-based link building (with examples)Guest blogging (no, it's not dead!)Broken link buildingLink reclamationBuying links - against Google's guidelines! Read Chapter 6 - Link Building Tactics 7. Link Building Measurement and Metrics If you build links, will traffic come? Building links doesn't happen in a vacuum. Regardless if you work for an agency, in-house, or build links for your own projects, measuring the success of your efforts is vitally important. In this chapter, explore and understand how the proper use of metrics such as Domain Authority, Page Authority, and even PageRank help in link building and reporting. Also, look at how anchor text and raw link counts may or may not influence your link-building campaigns. For more advanced link builders, even the position of the link on the page may be tracked! Read Chapter 7 - Link Building Measurement and Metrics Bonus: Link Building Case Studies Updating the link building guide was a ton of fun. Paddy was an absolute joy to work with, and his experience and expertise added immense value. We also wanted to include real-world examples from some of the top link builders working in the industry. To this end, we reached out to experts such as: James Wirth, Citation LabsGarret French, Citation LabsAmanda Milligan, FractlNick Katseanes, Page One PowerColby Stream, Page One PowerMaddie Baker, Page One PowerNorm Vogele, Page One PowerDanica Barnack, Page One PowerKyle Ochsner, Page One PowerTim Legore-Hand, Page One PowerAoife O’Connor, AiraShannon McGuirk, AiraAnd many more! Collectively, these individuals have built thousands of links for some of the most successful brands and campaigns on the planet. They generously contributed their expertise to the guide, and we've sprinkled this wisdom throughout. What are your greatest link building tips? Let us know in the comments below. Read The Beginner's Guide to Link BuildingSign up for The Moz Top 10, a semimonthly mailer updating you on the top ten hottest pieces of SEO news, tips, and rad links uncovered by the Moz team. Think of it as your exclusive digest of stuff you don't have time to hunt down but want to read!
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We’ve got one word for the list of original films that Netflix will be debuting in April: names.At the beginning of 2021, the streaming giant promised they’d be serving up at least one new original film a week, and they’ve stayed true to their word so far, with April’s roster now being revealed.In the coming weeks, Netflix subscribers can look forward to brand new films starring A-list actors including Oscar winner Octavia Spencer and Oscar nominees Melissa McCarthy, Anna Kendrick, Amanda Seyfried and Toni Collette.Top talent like Idris Elba, Jason Bateman, Daniel Dae Kim and Stranger Things star Caleb McLaughlin are also among the casts of Netflix’s new offerings, which include a superhero pastiche, an epic sci-fi thriller and, best of all, Idris Elba on a horse.Here’s what’s coming up this April...Concrete Cowboy (2 April)Netflix says: “While spending the summer in North Philadelphia, a troubled teen is caught between a life of crime and his estranged father’s vibrant urban-cowboy subculture.”Thunder Force (9 April)Netflix says: “In a world where supervillains are commonplace, two estranged childhood best friends reunite after one devises a treatment that gives them powers to protect their city.”Ride Or Die (15 April)Netflix says: “Born and raised in a wealthy family, Rei has lived a life without need. One day, she hears from Nanae, who she had feelings for in high school, and the two women are reunited for the first time in ten years. However, Rei’s happiness is short-lived as she is shocked to see that Nanae is covered in bruises suffered from domestic violence at the hands of her husband.“After Nanae makes Rei kill her husband for love, the tale of their aimless escape begins…” Stowaway (22 April)Netflix says: “On a mission headed to Mars, an unintended stowaway accidentally causes severe damage to the spaceship’s life support systems. Facing dwindling resources and a potentially fatal outcome, the crew is forced to make an impossible decision.”Things Heard And Seen (29 April)Netflix says: “A Manhattan couple moves to a historic hamlet in the Hudson Valley and come to discover that their marriage has a sinister darkness, one that rivals their new home’s history. Based on the acclaimed novel by Elizabeth Brundage.”READ MORE:We're Still Obsessed With Finding 'The One' And Netflix Knows ItTaylor Swift Expertly Calls Out Netflix's Ginny & Georgia For 'Lazy, Deeply Sexist' Joke About HerJoanna Lumley Hits Out At 'Ghastly' The Crown: 'Lots Of People Don't Know It's Made Up'
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We give you the lowdown on all the octagon action available on sports streaming service - ESPN Plus is the place to be for UFC.
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First, some questions: What’s a meal, what’s a snack, how often are you supposed to eat them and at what time? If you eat a sandwich over the kitchen sink, is that a “smart snack?” Is it a good idea to go through every “snack-size bag” in the pantry at 45-minute intervals? And does food eaten in the car even count at all?One paragraph in, and already, this is getting complicated. Given our current lives and um, mental situations, it’s easy to see how it can all get a little twisted. That’s why we reached out to nutrition experts to help you get a handle on snacks, meals and even those folded-over bologna sandwiches.Calm down; snacks are fine.The nutritionists we talked to give snacks a thumbs-up. In fact, they see them as an important part of a healthy diet. “Snacks are a small bridge to the next meal,” registered dietician nutritionist Vicki Shanta Retelny told HuffPost. “While there’s no one perfect eating approach, eating balanced meals and snacks at consistent times during the day keeps your blood sugar in better control, keeps you from overeating and keeps cravings at bay.”“I wholeheartedly believe in snacks,” another RDN,Amy Gorin, told HuffPost. “It’s really difficult to go for hours and hours without eating, and you shouldn’t have to. I recommend that people eat every three to five hours.”Eating regularly is a necessity, these nutritionists say. (And yes, the food you eat in your car does count, it turns out.) “Balanced snacking that includes protein, fibre and other nutrients will help keep blood sugar in an optimal range,” RDN Amanda Frankeny told HuffPost. “That matters because low blood sugar invites exhaustion and can make you more likely to crave sugary or fatty foods. Munching on nourishing snacks helps keep blood sugar stable.”Timing matters for meals and snacks.“I personally follow the top tip I give my clients, which is to establish a regular eating schedule and stick with it,” registered dietician Cynthia Sass told HuffPost. “For many, that means something like breakfast at 8am, lunch at noon, a snack around 3pm and dinner around 6pm I tell people to set their cell phone alarm with reminders, if needed, until they settle into a routine.”Sass explained that this isn’t just a routine for routine’s sake. There are actually some health benefits to eating at the same regular times. “One of the biggest benefits is appetite regulation,” she said. “After a week or so, your body adjusts to the pattern, which results in becoming hungry at expected meal times. This can help people better tune in to actual hunger cues, and it can improve the ability to distinguish between true hunger and the desire to eat, which may be triggered by boredom or stress.”There are other reasons to try sticking with set times, including helping you control blood sugar and insulin, avoiding spikes and crashes to keep energy level all day long, and even improving your digestive function. Nothing good is going to come from starving yourself, especially in the afternoon, the nutritionists cautioned. “Eat a yogurt before dinner, because it’s protein-rich and can help you ward off hunger if your dinnertime meal isn’t until later,” RDNVanessa M. Rissetto told HuffPost. “Imagine if you eat lunch at 12 p.m. and don’t eat dinner until 8pm You’ll be a ravenous monster, and you might not make choices in line with whatever your goals are.”If you find yourself in an intensifying bad mood as the day drags on, you really might need a snack. “Eating at regular intervals results in steady, even energy, which can elevate your mood,” Sass told HuffPost. In addition to making you nicer to be around, those regular snacks might prevent a junk food spiral, since an elevated mood alone can prevent overeating, she said.Here’s how nutritionists snack.“I’ve found that just eating three meals doesn’t work for me, so definitely I’m a grazer, which works out because I’m pretty active,” Frankeny said. “Also, I never avoid any food that I’m craving. Sometimes, I want the crunch of veggies and dip, and sometimes it’s barbecue potato chips that make a perfect snack for me. I might try cheese with crackers, maybe with a spot of jam, or chips and salsa. Lately, I’ve been into these really great jalapeño puffs. They’re like cheese balls with a monster hit of spice. I like them because the puffs are big and flavourful. After a couple of handfuls, I’m satisfied, and they don’t leave me with a heavy stomach.”RDBarbara Ruhs told HuffPost, “One of my faves is rice crackers and hummus. And to get more good fats in my daily routine, I use avocado as a swap for other spreads. Sometimes, I’ll smear a tortilla with guacamole and top it with chopped tomatoes.”“I try to eat snacks that are what I call ‘a perfect 10,’ so that each one provides taste, energy and nutrition,” RDNNeva Cochran told HuffPost. “I look for snacks that match my nutrition needs. Some can be higher-calorie to give me enough energy in the day, and some are lower-calorie choices with more fibre and protein, to help me feel full and satisfied.” Cochran has some go-to snacks that keep her going. “Light microwave kettle popcorn is one of my favourites. An entire popped bag has only 110 calories. Another good choice is sliced pears or apples paired with a protein like peanut butter or cheese. At night, I have a small bowl of light ice cream topped with fat-free, low sugar chocolate syrup and a couple of spoonfuls of peanut butter Chex cereal.”Here’s how nutritionists fit snacks into their workouts and workdays.“Before workouts, I eat things like peanut butter and jelly toast, a banana and peanut butter, yogurt, frozen berries and flax seeds or cereal,” Frankeny said. “I live in Boulder, Colorado, so I exercise outdoors a lot. During long hikes or runs on the mountain trails, I eat bars that include protein, carbohydrates and quick-acting sugar.”“Being an athlete has largely influenced how I think of snacks, so I see them as fuel that helps to keep my energy up until meal time,” Ruhs said. “If I’m about to work out, I generally don’t eat big meals, because I don’t like feeling stuff slushing around in my stomach as I’m hiking, cycling or on the tennis court. I grab a banana, which is my favourite fruit for sports, or sometimes a bar or individual peanut butter packet. Then I’m on the run — literally.”The timing of snacks is important not just for exercise, but for work, too. Ruhs has found that big meals don’t help her mental performance. “It makes sense, because your body directs blood towards the stomach to help with digestion and absorption, so there’s less oxygen from the blood for your brain. So if I’m getting ready for a full day of conference calls or meetings, I’ll have breakfast at least an hour beforehand,” to give her body time to digest the food.Here’s what to do if your kids’ snacking is crazy pants right now.“Parents can provide kids six meal opportunities: three meals, and two to three snacks,” Frankeny said. “If kids skip a snack, that’s a learning opportunity for the parents and the kids, who can be allowed to feel a little hungrier by their next mealtime. Parents have to be confident enough to say, ‘I’m really sorry, but you should have filled your tummy at snack time. You can wait until dinner.’“Grazing in kids can be a code word for ‘eat whenever they want.’ Instead, parents should provide a meal schedule or routine and decide when their kid will eat. When children graze throughout the day, it can make it harder for them to listen to their hunger and fullness signals. With designated snack times, however, kids are often more willing to eat what they need, try a new food and stick to better-for-them options.”Snack alert! You might just be thirsty.If you’re ready to dive into a bag of snacks right now, take a moment to consider whether you’re actually thirsty. “Hunger is often confused with thirst,” Ruhs said. “Keep yourself hydrated throughout the day and reach for a glass of water or a can of seltzer before grabbing a snack. You might be surprised to realise you’re not really hungry after all.”Gorin said, “When I feel like I want to eat but I’m not actually hungry — hey, it happens — I’ll brew myself a cup of coffee or tea to keep my tastebuds occupied.”One snack isn’t the end of the world.Above all, the nutritionists urged people to remember that eating is an everyday thing, with plenty of opportunities to do right by yourself and keep yourself nourished. “If you eat three meals and two snacks per day, that’s about 35 chances per week to eat well. If you do that 85% of the time, you can meet your goals,” Rissetto said. “Aim to snack on things that help keep you full, but also have a lot of nutrient density.”Frankeny agreed: “Never feel guilt or anxiety if you choose a so-called ‘unhealthy’ food. No food is inherently bad. Allow all foods into your diet, so you don’t feel so out of control when you give yourself permission to eat what have been off-limit foods.”Related...5 Small Changes That Could Lower Your Risk Of CancerVegan Easter Eggs: We Tasted The Best (And Worst) Of The BunchTurns Out, Eating Meat Is Worse For Us Than We Once Thought
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