Wine Bar George Currently Offering Magical Dining Menu

Posted in yemiwbag on December 21st, 2019

first_imgShare This!Wine Bar George at Disney Springs is participating in Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining Month, from now until September 30, 2019.The Magical Dining Menu includes three courses for a flat fee of $35.For the first course, guests may choose between (choose one per person):Hummus with Cucumber, Olive Oil, and Naan BreadJicama-Kohlrabi Salad with Mint Vinaigrette and Pickled JalapeñoFor the second course, guests may choose between (choose two per person):Chicken Skewers with Togarashi and Asian SlawHouse-Made Meatballs with Triple Cheese Polenta and Tomato SauceCrispy Mac & Cheese Bites with Tomato Nage and PecorinoBurrata with San Marzano Tomatoes, Olive Oil, and Grilled BreadFor the third course, guests may choose between (choose one per guest):Olive Oil Cake with Candied Olives and Lemon MascarponeKey Lime PieReservations may be made on the Walt Disney World website or via Open Table directly or through a link on the Wine Bar George site.last_img read more

#SHRM14 HR Motivators: Josh Rock

Posted in uwvmwtei on December 18th, 2019

first_imgI personally like and use Twitter more than the others. It allows me to rock out content in short, but valuable bursts and to engage job seekers and fellow HR pros. HR doesn’t create culture, but brings it to the forefront of the organization. HR professionals have the enviable opportunity to take what might be a quiet thread and make it the most attractive component of the company. Q. What social media platform do you use the most for your job and why? Q. What advice would you give to people who would like to work in the HR profession? Join us! Bring your passion & excitement each and everyday to the most valuable profession in business.center_img We Know Next is finding and interviewing HR Motivators at the SHRM 2014 Annual Conference & Exposition.  Below is a Q&A with HR professional Josh Rock.Q. What advice would you give other leaders about employee engagement?Like Nike’s tag line states, “Just Do It!” It’s when you have the chance to engage employees and affect their “corporate life” that you take things to a new level. Take the time to put a deeper value behind the people in your company and the will do the same in their loyalty and productivity. Q. How do you think HR can positively affect the culture at their organizations? Josh Rock is a National Account Manager with College Recruiter.  He is the Technology Director for Minnesota SHRM. He is on Twitter at @JRock96.last_img read more

Christmas Movie Die Hards: 12 Alternatives To Stream This Holiday Season

Posted in alaojwmw on December 15th, 2019

first_img4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… helen popkin Tags:#Amazon Prime#Batman Returns#Christmas Movies#Die Hard#Edward Scissorhands#Eyes Wide Shut#In Bruges#iTunes movies#Less than Zero#Netflix#Rosemary’s Baby#The Ref 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnoutcenter_img Related Posts While Die Hard is considered by many to be the best Christmas movie ever, some insist that just because a movie is set during Christmas, doesn’t make it a Christmas movie. That argument—perfectly reasonable at any other time of year—fails to sway even the most ardent cinephile during the season of incessant reruns of It’s A Wonderful Life, A Christmas Story or the ultimate holiday horror story, Love Actually. Good thing it’s easy to find the holiday spirit in pretty much any movie you’d rather watch, especially when the only other option is shooting out both your eyes with a Red Ryder BB gun. But finding alternative viewings such as Die Hard, Die Hard 2 (and arguably, Die Hard 3: Die Hard With A Vengeance) on regularly scheduled programming this time of year, isn’t always easy. We’ve listed a few you can stream on Netflix, Amazon or iTunes, along with some social media crowd-sourced arguments to employ when engaged in intellectual battle for the remote control. (Note: All movies listed below feature Christmas in some capacity. Obligatory reference to streaming The Interview here.)Die HardImage courtesy somewhatnerdy.com“John McClane (Bruce Willis) officer of the NYPD, tries to save wife Holly Gennaro (Bonnie Bedelia) and several others, taken hostage by German terrorist Hans Gruber during a Christmas party at the Nakatomi Plaza in Los Angeles. In doing so, he discovers the inner meaning of what is important to him—his family. He finds inner salvation for what is troubling him in his life, his fight against personal demons, and what is important to him. It’s a modern day It’s a Wonderful Life.” —Mark Preston“Similar to Scrooge … but without the time traveling dead people.” —Brenda Haynes“Love Actually is the worst Christmas movie ever. Alan Rickman is more of a jerk in that movie than in Die Hard. Hans Gruber forever!” —Kelly McMahonDie Hard Netflix: DVD only; not available for streamingAmazon Instant Video: Rental $2.99 SD; $3.99 HDiTunes: Rental $2.99 SD; $3.99 HDDie Hard 2Netflix: Criminally not available via DVD or streaming!Amazon Instant Video Rental $2.99 SD; $3.99 HDiTunes: Rental $2.99 SD; $3.99 HDDie Hard 3: Die Hard With A VengeanceNetflix: Criminally not available via DVD or streaming!Amazon Instant Video: Rental $2.99 SD; $3.99 HDiTunes: Rental $2.99 SD; $3.99 HD “I still say Die Hard 3 might be a Christmas flick. Too many references to Santa and the time of year.” —Chris Cain McKalpainTrading PlacesTrading Places, Paramount Pictures“Charity and the dangers of wearing a gorilla outfit.” —Mike HarrisTrading PlacesNetflix: Available for streaming.Amazon Instant Video: Unlimited streaming with Prime membership.iTunes: Rental $2.99 SD; $3.99 HDBatman ReturnsBatman Returns, Warner Bros.“God help ye nasty psychopaths, there’s nothing you can say, to save your ass from Batman’s wrath, this joyous Christmas day!” — Martin Medearis“Batman is the Krampus.” —Patricia Thündercat Oun“Not even because Christmas but because I don’t care what anybody says, Michael Keaton is Batman.” —Kevin FischerBatman ReturnsNetflix: Available for streaming.Amazon Instant Video: Rental $2.99 SD; $3.99 HDiTunes: Rental $2.99 SD; $3.99 HDEyes Wide ShutEyes Wide Shut, Warner Bros. “Christmas shopping is the pits, go home and do drugs to bond with your partner.” —Justin Conklin“Even though it’s Christmas, things can still suck.” —Scott WinkelsEyes Wide ShutNetflix: DVD only; not available for streaming.Amazon Instant Video: Rental $2.99 SD; $3.99 HDiTunes: Rental $2.99 SD; $3.99 HDIn BrugesIn Bruges, Universal Studios“After a botched hit leaves a child dead, hitman Ray is taken to Bruges by a cheeky and gay Brendan Gleeson to lay low. Unbeknownst to Ray, this is his bosses’ way of giving the failed hitman a nice vacation before he’s killed for his mistake. Watch, as Ralph Fiennes shouts obscenities at everyone while Colin Farrell does witty banter better than he ever has before.It’s A Christmas Carol, but better because there’s hookers, coke, midgets with hookers and coke, and all the bad guys actually get their karmic justice!” —Josh CarterIn BrugesNetflix: Available for streaming.Amazon Instant Video: Rental $2.99 SD; $3.99 HDiTunes: Rental $2.99 SD; $3.99 HDEdward ScissorhandsEdward Scissorhands, 20th Century FoxIt’s wrong to “exploit a person with a physical handicap, causing physical harm and mental anguish, all in the name of ‘helping’ out the less fortunate. With lots of snow!” —Brenda HaynesEdward ScissorhandsNetflix: DVD only; not available for streaming.Amazon Instant Video: Rental $2.99 SD; $3.99 HDiTunes: Rental $2.99 SD; $3.99 HDRosemary’s BabyRosemary’s Baby, Paramount Pictures“After giving birth to what turns out to be literally (not just metaphorically) demon spawn, a woman’s life changes, and, with it, her perception of reality. A searing indictment of American crass commercialization of Christmas, as well as a feminist manifesto.” —Stuart PhillipsRosemary’s BabyNetflix: Available for streaming.Amazon Instant Video: Rental $2.99 SD; $3.99 HDiTunes: Rental $2.99 SD; $3.99 HDBrazilBrazil, Universal PicturesUhhhh … I got nuthin’.BrazilNetflix: Criminally not available via DVD or streaming!Amazon Instant Video: Rental $2.99 SD; $3.99 HDiTunes: Rental $2.99 SD; $3.99 HDOrdinary PeopleOrdinary People, Paramount PicturesAwkward Family Photos: Christmas EditionOrdinary PeopleNetflix: Available for streaming.Amazon Instant Video: Unlimited streaming with Prime membership.iTunes: Not available.The RefThe Ref, Touchstone PicturesWhat, are you kidding me? Kevin Spacey, with that thing on his head! Don’t say I never gave you anything.The RefNetflix: Criminally not available via DVD or streaming!Amazon Instant Video: Rental $2.99 SD; $3.99 HDiTunes: Rental $2.99 SD; $3.99 HDLess Than Zero (Bonus!)Less Than Zero, 20th Century Fox“Snow is pretty and can be fun but it can also kill you. It’s a modern day To Build A Fire.” —Charlie KerseyLess Than ZeroNetflix: Available on DVD only, plan for next year because…Amazon Instant Video: Criminally not available!iTunes: Criminally not available! 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People…last_img read more

Jackie Chan Fights For Pangolin Conservation

Posted in puxsprkw on October 16th, 2019

first_imgMartial arts superstar and wildlife champion Jackie Chan is calling for an end to consuming pangolin products in a new public service announcement for WildAid and The Nature Conservancy.Jackie Chan Fights To Save PangolinsThe 47 second video spot was released last week to support a ban on all international trade in pangolins that was approved last year under the UN CITES treaty. The video, entitled “Kung Fu Pangolin,” and accompanying billboards will be distributed widely in China and Vietnam, which are the main pangolin consuming nations. It features Chan training the scaly anteaters to protect themselves from poachers using kung fu, but he finds that curling up is the only thing they are able to do. Behind Chan’s back the pangolins develop ninja-like skills to defend against a would-be poacher.Video: Jackie Chan – Kung Fu PangolinWhile many people may have never heard of pangolins, they are the most heavily trafficked mammals on the planet. An estimated one million have been poached from the wild over the past decade.In some countries, pangolin meat is consumed as a delicacy, and the animals’ scales are used in traditional Asian medicine. These shy, nocturnal creatures are seldom seen, but are often hunted down using dogs. When threatened, pangolins instinctively curl into a ball rather than try to escape, making them especially vulnerable to poaching.“It’s crazy in this day and age that people are still eating these wild animals and threatening them with extinction. I hope we can persuade people that it’s the wrong thing to do,” Chan said.“The priority for pangolin conservation is reducing consumer demand and improving enforcement,” said WildAid CEO Peter Knights. “Jackie reaches a vast audience across Asia and there are clear signs these campaigns have had an impact and attitudes are changing. Shark fin imports to China went down 81% in three years. Ivory seizures there were down 80% last year, and ivory and rhino horn prices have fallen by more than 50%.”However, pangolins are heavily smuggled from Africa and Asia. Central African forests alone may be losing 400,000 pangolins per year to poachers, according to a recent estimate. As pangolins do not often survive in captivity, let alone reproduce, commercial breeding is not a viable option to supply the medicinal trade.Pangolin scales are sometimes used in traditional Asian medicine for the treatment of rheumatism, skin disorders, wound infections and even cancer. Like rhino horn, pangolin scales are largely composed of keratin, the same protein found in human hair and fingernails. Pangolin meat is served as a delicacy in some exotic meat restaurants.Earlier this month, officials in Malaysia seized 8 tons of pangolin scales. In June, Hong Kong customs officers seized 7.2 tons of scales, and late last year Shanghai authorities intercepted 3.1 tons, which represented up to 7,000 pangolins.WildAid, along with partner organizations The Nature Conservancy and China Wildlife Conservation Association, premiered “Kung Fu Pangolin” at a Beijing press conference last week.The Nature Conservancy China Chief Conservation Officer Zhao Peng said: “Pangolins are one of the oldest mammals on Earth. A pangolin weighing just 3kg can help protect roughly 16 hectares of forest from being overrun with ants. Protecting pangolins is not just about saving an endangered species, but also about healthy ecosystems.”Also at the event, the China Wildlife Conservation Association awarded Chan the title of Wildlife Conservation Ambassador in recognition of his contribution to the protection of wildlife. Chan has worked with WildAid on projects since 1995.The animated pangolins were created by the leading special effects house Tau/PHD Films, which did the CGI work for the film “Life of Pi.”last_img read more

Liberal definition of middle class Canadians not useful says economist

Posted in yemiwbag on October 13th, 2019

first_imgOTTAWA – The Liberals speak constantly of strengthening the Canadian middle class, but any precise definition of that amorphous category of people getting all the attention has always been ambiguous at best.Until now — depending on how one defines the word “precision.”Earlier this week, Transport Minister Marc Garneau rose in the House of Commons to reveal the Liberal government’s criteria for the middle-class club.“The government of Canada defines the middle class using a broad set of characteristics that includes values, lifestyle, and income,” Garneau said Monday in response to a question that Conservative MP Kelly Block posed in writing in May.“Middle-class values are values that are common to most Canadians from all backgrounds, who believe in working hard to get ahead and hope for a better future for their children,” he continued.“Middle-class families also aspire to a lifestyle that typically includes adequate housing and health care, educational opportunities for their children, a secure retirement, job security, and adequate income for modest spending on leisure pursuits, among other characteristics.”The short speech contained a total of 127 words, but not one of them was a number, such as one resembling the annual income reported on a middle-class tax return.That, Garneau suggested, is part of the point.“The income required to attain such a lifestyle can vary greatly based on Canadians’ specific situations, such as whether they face child care expenses or whether they live in large cities where housing tends to be more expensive,” he said.The order paper question, akin to an access-to-information request for MPs, was based on a response that Karen McCrimmon, the parliamentary secretary to the minister of transport, gave in March when Block asked about the privatization of airports.McCrimmon referred to “middle-class Canadian travellers” and Block wanted to know what she meant.Statistics Canada has no clear definition of the middle class either, although they usually look to trends in median income.“Obviously, the middle class means different things to different people,” said Andrew Heisz, the assistant director of the income statistics division.Stephen Gordon, an economist at Laval University, said there is no perfect way to define the middle class.That does not mean that Garneau should expect to see his own definition in an academic paper any time soon.“Definitions are neither right or wrong, they are only useful or not,” Gordon said.“I’d put this in the ‘not useful’ category,” he said, because it would be difficult to base policy on such a definition, especially if you were aiming to target economic benefits. “It’s so broad that approximately every Canadian could be labelled as ‘middle class.’”Still, politicians are not economists, so even this less-than-useful definition would have its benefits.“If they are going to say ‘Our priority is the middle class,’ nobody wants to hear, ‘That means not you,’” Gordon said.— Follow @smithjoanna on TwitterNote to readers: This is a corrected story. An earlier version referred to Laval University as the University of Laval.last_img read more

Technology companies lead slide in US stocks Oil rising

Posted in tivdvyll on October 13th, 2019

first_imgU.S. stocks fell in morning trading Friday, adding to modest losses from a day earlier. Losses in technology and health care stocks outweighed gains elsewhere in the market. Energy companies led the gainers as crude oil prices rose on news that OPEC members will elect to cut production. The government said job growth in November fell short of economists’ expectations.KEEPING SCORE: The S&P 500 index fell 20 points, or 0.8 per cent, to 2,676 as of 10:18 a.m. Eastern Time. The Dow Jones Industrials Average dropped 183 points, or 0.8 per cent, to 24,754. The Nasdaq composite slid 77 points, or 1.1 per cent, to 7,109. The Russell 2000 index of small-company stocks slipped 2 points, or 0.1 per cent, to 1,475.The benchmark S&P 500 index is on track to end the week with its third loss in four weeks.ENERGY: Oil prices rose as traders watched developments out of Vienna, where OPEC countries were meeting for a second day. Iraq’s representative there said the cartel agreed to a proposal that will see global oil production reduced by 1.2 million barrels a day.U.S. benchmark crude jumped 4.2 per cent to $53.69 a barrel in New York. Brent crude, used to price international oils, gained 4.5 per cent to $62.79 a barrel in London.The pickup in oil prices sent energy stocks higher. Anadarko Petroleum gained 4.7 per cent to $54.TECH SLIDE: A sell-off in technology stocks weighed on the market. Hewlett Packard slumped 6.6 per cent to $14.97.NOT SO PRETTY: Ulta Beauty slid 6.8 per cent to $273 after the cosmetics retailer’s latest quarterly report card exceeded analysts’ expectations, but its earnings outlook disappointed traders.SMOKE THIS: Tobacco company Altria, which makes Marlboro cigarettes, rose 1.8 per cent to $55.38 after announcing a $2.4 billion investment in Cronos Group, a Canadian medical and recreational marijuana company.SOLID QUARTER: Broadcom climbed 4.2 per cent to $236.86 after the technology company reported fiscal fourth-quarter results that topped Wall Street’s forecasts.JOBS REPORT: The Labor Department said U.S. employers added 155,000 jobs in November, a slowdown from recent months but enough to suggest that the economy is expanding at a solid pace despite sharp gyrations in the stock market. The unemployment rate remained at 3.7 per cent, nearly a five-decade low, for the third straight month. Average hourly pay rose 3.1% from a year ago, matching the previous month’s figure, which was the best since 2009. The jobs figure was less than many economists forecast, but few saw the report as a sign of a broader slowdown.BOND YIELDS: Bond prices fell. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note rose to 2.90 per cent from 2.87 per cent on Thursday.CURRENCIES: The dollar rose to 112.82 yen from 112.65 yen late Thursday. The euro strengthened to $1.1388 from $1.1373.MARKETS OVERSEAS: In Europe, Germany’s DAX climbed 0.9 per cent while the CAC 40 in France added 1.8 per cent. Britain’s FTSE 100 jumped 2.1 per cent. Major indexes in Asia finished mostly higher. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 added 0.8 per cent and Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 gained 0.4 per cent. South Korea’s Kospi rose 0.3 per cent. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng gave up 0.3 per cent.Alex Veiga, The Associated Presslast_img read more

Russian S400s delivery may be earlier than planned Turkey

Posted in xgzdvglq on October 12th, 2019

first_imgAnkara: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the delivery of Turkey’s disputed Russian S-400 missile defence systems could be earlier than initially planned, Hurriyet daily reported on Wednesday. Ankara’s purchase of the S-400s risks US sanctions and has further strained already tense relations with Washington. US officials are concerned over the incompatibility of the S-400s with NATO military hardware as well as Ankara’s increasingly close relationship with Russia. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from US”The S-400 missile defence system was to be delivered in July, maybe we will bring this forward,” Erdogan told Turkish journalists on board his plane after a Russia visit, the newspaper said. Erdogan was in Moscow on Monday for talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, with the S-400 purchase and joint coordination in Syria on the agenda. “This step that we have taken for our country’s security neither targets a third country nor does it give our sovereign rights over to a third country,” Erdogan said. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential pollsIn a bid to stop Turkey purchasing the S-400s, the US has offered to sell the US Patriot system but Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said this was not guaranteed. “If the United States does not want to sell the Patriot, tomorrow we can buy a second S-400, or another defence system,” he said during an interview with NTV broadcaster. He said Turkey did not only need the S-400s but also “other defence systems”. Last week, Washington put a freeze on its joint F-35 fighter jet programme with Turkey in protest over the S-400 deal. Turkey planned to buy 100 F-35A fighter jets, with pilots already training in the US.last_img read more

Pow Zap Marvel Comics to present teenage female Muslim superhero

Posted in qntkvqtv on October 12th, 2019

first_imgPatricia Reaney, ReutersMove over Black Widow and step aside She-Hulk: Marvel Comics is introducing a new superhero – a 16-year-old Muslim-American girl named Kamala Khan, to reflect the growing diversity of its readers.The character, who will be the new Ms. Marvel, lives with her conservative Pakistani parents and brother in New Jersey. She will make her debut in January and appear in a monthly series starting on February 6.“It is so important that we tell stories that reflect the ever-changing world that we live in and being a Muslim-American is so much a part of that,” said Sana Amanat, the series editor, who also worked on Ultimate Spider-Man and Ultimate X-Men comic books. Although the inspiration for the new series came from a desire to explore the Muslim-American experience, she said it isn’t about what it means to be a Muslim, Pakistani or American.“It is about a young girl who is figuring out who she is and what happens when these really extraordinary things happen to her,” she added in an interview.Khan is a big comic book fan and after she discovers her superhuman power – being a polymorph and able to lengthen her arms and legs and change her shape – she takes on the name of Ms. Marvel. The title had previously belonged to Carol Danvers, a character Khan had always had admired.“It pays homage to the legacy character,” said Amanat.Positive responseThe idea for the new superhero stemmed from a casual conversation Amanat had with her senior editor, Steve Wacker, about her own experiences growing up as a Muslim-American.“He was interested in the dilemma I faced as a young girl and the next day he came in and said, ‘Wouldn’t it be great to have a superhero that was for all the little girls that grew up just like you, and who are growing up just like you are today, and to create a character they can be inspired by,’” Amanat said.Writer G. Willow Wilson, a convert to Islam, and artist Adrian Alphona are the team working on the project, which started about 18 months ago.Wilson said she wrote the character as a true-to-life person so that people, particularly young women, can relate to her.Khan experiences the usual teenage angst, feelings of confusion and being an outsider, dealing with the expectations of her parents and problems at high school.“It’s for all the geek girls out there, and everybody else who’s ever looked at life on the fringe,” Wilson said in a statement.Kahn is not the first Muslim-American character in the superhero world, which has been largely dominated by white males, but Amanat said she is being pushed to the forefront of the Marvel universe.“People have been mostly positive about it,” she said, adding that the real test will come early next year when the series begins.Amanat believes the options for the new character, and others like her, are limitless.“We are always trying to upend expectations to an extent but our point is to always reflect the world outside our window, and we are looking through a lot more windows right now,” she said.last_img read more

Neymar approved Tuchels decision to punish Mbappé

Posted in kvziqmgj on September 17th, 2019

first_imgWhen asked if he was okay with Thomas Tuchel’s decision to punish Kylian Mbappé, Brazilian Neymar shockingly approved of it after the match.We discussed how last Sunday, Kylian Mbappé was reprimanded by manager Thomas Tuchel for arriving late to the match against Marseille and Neymar’s reaction after the game was quite surprising.Contrary to what some people may think about Neymar’s life outside of the pitch, the Brazilian is a very disciplined player when it comes to fulfilling his responsibilities as the PSG star and he applauded Tuchel’s decision to punish both Mbappé and Rabiot for the same reason.This reaction might come as a surprise for the French youngster, who is a very good friend of Neymar and he possibly didn’t expect this statement from one of his biggest supporters inside the club.When asked about the manager’s surprising decision to leave both players out of the starting eleven in a crucial match like last Sunday’s against Marseille, Neymar surprised everyone by telling the press that: “This is a matter between the manager and the players,” said Neymar to the press via Diario Sport.“But I do think that they must respect the schedules, and they failed all of us in that part. They know that they need to be responsible because they are great players, both of them are very important for the club and people suffer if they are not present.”Opinion: Neymar will earn respect back from the PSG fans Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 After completing his incredible return to Parc des Princes, we predict that Neymar will earn the respect back from PSG supporters.The situation between Neymar…“But I repeat, this is an internal matter. After everything happened, Kylian got in and solved the match for us,” he concluded.🆕🎥@Dugout @KMbappe’s mad dash, @neymarjr’s dribbling 😱👉 See more: https://t.co/bj4GHsCQG4🔴🔵 #AllezParis pic.twitter.com/i1TgaFyVJA— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_English) October 29, 2018last_img read more

How Self Leverages Authenticity on Instagram Behind the Screens

Posted in uwvmwtei on September 14th, 2019

first_imgAs I look again at this photo, I’ve learned to love it. It’s me. You can see that my heels are lifted, which means I’ve already made the decision to jump. It’s that decision point, the point not to hold onto my comfort zone and to share my happiest honeymoon memory with you…A few weeks ago, I would have clicked delete. Now, I celebrate what I was able to do, and the moment in time that was frozen—my take off—arms extended, heart full and bathing suit securely fastened. Jump forward today at the opportunity to ENJOY yourself, without worrying about the freeze frame. You are perfectly you. Your memories are perfectly yours, regardless of the photo.”: @afakhreddine | #TeamSELFPRO TIP: Sharing user posts alongside original content can help with audience interaction.In its new digital-only era, Self’s social media team relies on its followers, now more than ever, to drive engagement.The content shared on Self’s Instagram coincides with its mission, which centers on empowering women to make healthier decisions for themselves, their communities, and the world, says Leta Shy, executive editor.“On Instagram we want to show that wellness means different things to everyone by aiming to be authentic and relatable no matter what we’re talking about,” Shy tells Folio:.In addition to promoting the brand’s mission, the team seeks to engage its follower community.“We measure success by engagement, whether that is comments, likes, or by how well we feel the post communicates our brand mission,” Shy says.In an effort to celebrate its mission and share relatable content, the Self social media team created the “TeamSELFregram” hashtag. Shy tells Folio: that “TeamSELFregram” allows the team to ask users for permission to share content they love.“Our social media team is very active in the Instagram community, so they’re constantly finding posts that resonate and that we want to share alongside our own original photos and memes,” Shy says. “We want to share content we love, whether it’s created by us or another brand or someone from our audience.”On July 13, the Self social media team used the “TeamSELFregram” hashtag to share a post from Instagram user @afakhreddine. In the post, the user describes her experience with initially disliking a photo of herself because she didn’t like the way she looked. However, after contemplation, she learned to love the photo, recalling the memory with fondness and telling followers to “enjoy yourself, without worrying about the freeze frame.”The post was a hit, with over 8,000 likes and 250 comments, numbers that appear to about double the average engagement on Self’s feed.“The post that we regrammed from @afakhreddine was very thoughtful and relatable,” Shy says. “I think people really identify with her reference to deleting photos for reasons that shouldn’t matter, and that celebrating the moment and the memories is more important than how you look.”Shy tells Folio: the Self team loved this post because of the user’s ability to be authentic.“A big part of wellness is body positivity and self-care, and we love that she was willing to be vulnerable and authentic in her post,” Shy says. “We’re glad that our audience felt the same way.” ​Magazine:  SELF //  Instagram: @selfmagazine //  Executive Editor: Leta Shy // Posted: July 13, 2017 // Likes: 8,070 (as of 7/25) // Comments: 257 // Followers: 574kCaption:  #TeamSELFregram from @afakhreddine “How many times have we deleted photos of memories because we didn’t like the way we looked? Do you remember how you felt? Do you remember what the other people in the photo were laughing at? last_img read more