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 - 19 readers -
  • UK agencies feel pinch of high cost of London living

    … backgrounds being unable to afford to live in London for its internship programs. The average price of a house in the U.K. is £272,000 ($435,000), compared to £514,000 ($823,000) in capital. London’s cost of living outstrips other cities like Manchester on most other variables too, according to Numbeo. “This is a huge issue,” said Rob…

    Chris Smith/ Digiday- 9 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- 19 readers -
  • How Much Could I Pay You to Quit Affiliate Marketing?

    … There was an interesting poll up on the STM Forum this week: What guaranteed monthly salary would you accept to quit affiliate marketing for a job in the corporate world? Just under 50% of the affiliates who replied said you’d have to pay them at least $500K per year to quit affiliate marketing. That’s pretty remarkable. Anybody who works…

    Finch Sellsin Affiliate How To's- 7 readers -
  • Habits > Hacks

    … ourselves to stay the course. The tendency to falter here is known as the What the Hell! effect: Oops! I didn’t mean to eat that big piece of pie. There goes my diet. Oh well, what the hell! Since I’ve already blown my diet, I might as well have another piece. Uh-oh. Now I’ve really done it. What the hell! Might as well have a third piece…

    Gregory Ciotti/ Sparring Mind- 23 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- 31 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- 4 readers -
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