The carrot (Daucus carota subsp. sativus; etymology: from Late Latin carōta, from Greek καρωτόν karōton, originally from the Indo-European root ker- (horn), due to its horn-like shape) is a root vegetable, usually orange in colour, though purple, red, white, and yellow varieties exist. It has a crisp texture when fresh. The most commonly eaten part of a carrot is a taproot, although the greens are sometimes eaten as well. It is a domesticated form of the wild carrot Daucus carota, native to Europe and southwestern Asia. The domestic carrot has been selectively bred for its greatly enlarged and more palatable, less woody-textured edible taproot.
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  • An Important Holiday Message from the Streets

    … to the ground and crawled on his belly under a barb-wire fence and into the planted rows. Pulling one carrot at a time from the ground, he ate quietly, weeping silently between mouthfuls of carrot, roughly sprinkled with chunks of dirt. Having eaten as much as he could without disturbing too much of the garden, he backed out – still on his belly…

    Randy Milanovic/ KAYAK ONLINE MARKETING BLOG - 15 readers -
  • UK agencies feel pinch of high cost of London living

    … to buy a home, cycle to the office, support a family and have a good standard of living. But that carrot is looking increasingly mouldy. According to an article in The Times, it now takes a salary of £100,000 to afford a family home in or around the capital. How many people in your agency earn that?” Ogilvy & Mather Group U.K. is feeling the same…

    Chris Smith/ Digiday- 7 readers -
  • Drive More Email Conversions With “Pull-Back” Campaigns

    … to put a little more carrot on the stick to get that customer off the fence and into your next webinar or checkout page. You don’t want to use this approach all the time but, when used judiciously, it’s often very effective in pull-back use. I’ve spoken about this approach extensively in a number of interviews (including Yaro Starak’s “Entrepreneur’s…

    Daniel Faggella/ Marketing Landin Display EMail- 18 readers -
  • How Much Could I Pay You to Quit Affiliate Marketing?

    … a symbolic lifestyle choice. Once you have enough money, you start looking inward at the value of your time. Want to know the reason why so many affiliates put such high prices on their head? Because they have something that people stuck in high-paying corporate jobs so desperately want: The freedom of time Self-determination Once you have…

    Finch Sellsin Affiliate How To's- 6 readers -
  • Habits > Hacks

    … long stretches of “daily flossing” (or something similar), the frustration comes from ruining the run, not from the bad behavior – we’re a weird species, aren’t we? The “problem” with this strategy is the reaction many of us have to that first slip-up. Just like with long-term investing, impressive runs are ruined by panic: we have to remind…

    Gregory Ciotti/ Sparring Mind- 20 readers -
  • The Best Ways to Get Customers to Engage on Facebook

    … a carrot in front of a consumer to force engagement. While like-gating had already fallen out of favor with many businesses, it was still an important tactic to others. Many are now asking, “What do we do now?” Building great engagement on your Facebook page with customers is not as hard as it looks. All you have to do is follow a few simple rules…

    Murray Newlands/ Adknowledge Blogin Social Facebook- 25 readers -
  • You say Ello and I say goodbye (to Facebook?)

    …, from Diaspora to Movim. The reason for scepticism, though, is that the history of the web is littered with acquisitions and the sense that success in gaining users predicates 'monetisation'. It's simply too tasty a carrot to hang back from. So, how does Ello intend to make money? Paid features and donations. See this list for planned features…

    Ben Davis/ Econsultancyin Social Google Facebook Twitter- 3 readers -
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