Pinterest Is Looking To Tackle “Belonging Uncertainty”

pinterest Through Pinterest’s partnership with diversity consulting startup Paradigm, the company is gearing up to test an intervention process aimed at addressing “belonging uncertainty,” which can potentially inhibit the performance of those who experience it. Paradigm is designing an intervention process that Pinterest, as well as other tech companies, can implement in order… Read More

The differences between what men and women search on Pinterest

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They say men are from Mars and women are from Venus…but both ultimately make their way to Pinterest.

In a new blog post, Pinterest shared the top trending searches for men and women so far in 2016. Turns out slow cooker winter recipes are a universal trend, no matter whether you identify as male or female.

Check out the top search trends for both men and women, as well as what they have in common, below.

Men

1. Paleo ideas

2. Pocket squares

3. Nutri Ninja smoothie recipes

4. Super Bowl snackadiums

5. Luxe watches

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6. Ultralight backpacking meals

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Meet The Startups Vying For The Crunchie For Best New Startup Of 2015

crunchies award statues The 9th Annual Crunchies are right around the corner, and some of the best and brightest startups, companies and leaders are vying for the chance to win the coveted Crunchie award in one of the 12 categories up for grabs.
As the event draws closer, we’ll be featuring the finalists in each of the 12 categories up for grabs, starting with the nominees for one of the most prolific awards… Read More

The 2016 health and wellness trends, according to Pinterest

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Put down the Franken-shake and back away from that book that claims you can lose twenty pounds in just 8 hours

The crash diet is officially dead

Christine Schirmer, Pinterest’s head of consumer communications, tells Mashable, “For the first time we’re seeing pinners ditching the crash diet and focusing on a balanced and holistic approach to wellness.” In fact, “crash diet” pins have decreased by 70% since 2015 and “paleo diet” pins have decreased by 32% since last January

It’s not just about skinny jeans now, it’s about creating a healthy, sustainable lifestyle that is just as much about mental and physical health as it is about appearances Read more…

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Female Founders: The State Of The Union

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - SEPTEMBER 22:  Adi Tatarko of Houzz speaks onstage during day two of TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2015 at Pier 70 on September 22, 2015 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Steve Jennings/Getty Images for TechCrunch) *** Local Caption *** Adi Tatarko Building a tech company from the ground up and having it succeed is an ambitious goal. Doing that as a female founder and CEO is another beast, entirely. When you stop and look at what it takes to be a successful female founder in tech — the numbers I mean — it’s enough to ward off women from even trying: 555 tech companies raised a Series B in 2015; however, only 5 percent… Read More

Pinterest Hires Its First-Ever Head Of Diversity

pinterest Pinterest has hired Candice Morgan, formerly of Catalyst, to work as the unicorn startup’s first-ever head of diversity. In her role, Morgan will “help build the programs and teams” Pinterest needs to reach its “creative potential as a company,” Pinterest co-founder Evan Sharp said in a statement. This announcement comes shortly after Twitter hired Jeffrey Siminoff,… Read More

The Middleman Strikes Back

middleman One of the great promises of the Internet — a democratic, transparent, open network that would disintermediate entrenched industries, remove fee-taking middlemen and thereby lower the costs of goods — has seemingly been realized. And yet, just as surely as we thought they were gone for good, middlemen have come surging back to life — rebranded as our best friends: the… Read More

Pinterest now lets you know when prices drop on pins you’ve saved

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Pinterest really wants you to buy stuff.

The platform launched a new way for you to track buyable pins on Thursday so you know when the price drops on certain items.

When you save a buyable pin, you’ll get in-app and email notifications when the item’s price drops; you can then go straight to the pin and purchase the item within the app. The company says more than 1 million pins drop in price each day.

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In June, the platform announced buyable pins, allowing retailers to add a “buy” button to pins. You pin them like you do with any other post — the only difference is that you can buy those products right in Pinterest’s app Read more…

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Pinterest Launches A New Way To Track Price Drops On Buyable Pins

Price Drop Pin & Email notification Pinterest has a new way to entice users to come back and buy things: keeping tabs on the price. That comes in the form today of a new tool that helps Pinterest users monitor price drops on products they’ve pinned. When users save pins, they’ll get a heads up when a price drops in the form of an in-app notification and an email. They can then jump straight to that pin and make… Read More

17 holiday Pinterest fails from people who just wanted to be festive

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A great way to get yourself into the holiday spirit is to go straight to your favorite Pinterest board and start crafting immediately. Grab the glue gun, get the flour — it’s time to get festive.

Unfortunately it seems as if the majority of the fun DIY projects were professionally crafted by Martha Stewart with a team of assistants. There’s no way an average human can make a snowman cookie actually look like a snowman instead of a weird ghost-like glob.

At least the inevitable Pinterest fails are highly entertaining Read more…

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