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

    … saving a seven-year-old child who swam out past a sandbar drop-off during a summer birthday party and swim. I have the Gov. Gen.’s Award for Bravery and the Carnegie Medal my mother won in exchange for her life. These were difficult times in my life, and they weren’t the last ones. As many of you know, 30-odd years later I would battle (and beat…

    Randy Milanovic/ KAYAK ONLINE MARKETING BLOG - 17 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- 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

    … meaningful results. We need to be able to keep our eyes on the prize. In a fascinating study, researchers found that abstract thinking is actually an important part of lasting motivation. In a basic sense, dreaming big is good advice after all. It’s been shown time and time again that internal motivators always beat out external “carrot and stick…

    Gregory Ciotti/ Sparring Mind- 21 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- 29 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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