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Making It: Amy Poehler’s Age, Relationship, Jobs & Instagram

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Amy Poehler is an entertainment giant who’s currently hosting Making It. From SNL to her relationship history, here’s everything about Amy.

From starring in classic sitcoms to hosting the reality crafting competition Making It, Amy Poehler is one of the busiest and most successful women in the entertainment industry. Although she began her career as a comedian, Amy has recently branched out into new terrain, the most unexpected of which is the Great British Baking Show-inspired Making It. From her early days at SNL to her innovative use of social media, here’s everything there is to know about Amy.

Amy was born in Newton, Massachusetts, on September 16, 1971. This means that Amy is a Virgo and will be turning 50 this fall. Amy’s parents Eileen and William Poehler were both schoolteachers. Amy’s mother Eileen was a feminist during the 1970s. Amy credits her mom for her rebellious nature. Amy graduated from high school in 1989 and went on to study media and communications at Boston College. While attending college, Amy joined her first improv comedy troupe. Amy’s experience in the comedy troupe inspired her to pursue comedy as her career after her graduation in 1993. Amy moved to Chicago to continue learning about improv comedy. While in Chicago, Amy joined comedy groups like Second City and became friends with other prominent comedians like the 30 Rock star, Tina Fey.

Amy’s career in comedy launched when she starred on Saturday Night Live in 2001. Amy was the second cast member and the first woman to be promoted from featured player to a full cast member in her debut season of the classic series. Amy is best known for her portrayal of Hillary Clinton and her time hosting Weekend Update. During her time at SNL, Amy was in a relationship with Arrested Development actor Will Arnett. The couple met at one of Amy’s comedy shows in 1996 but didn’t start dating until 2000. Amy and Will got married in August 2003. Amy and Will collaborated on projects such as Blades of Glory and Horton Hears a Who. Amy and Will also worked together while parenting their two sons, 12-year-old Archie and 10-year-old Abel. Amy and the Bojack Horseman actor announced their separation in 2012 and were divorce by April 2014.

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The birth of Archie in 2008 came the end of Amy’s career on Saturday Night Live. Amy’s next great gig came with her leading role on Parks and Recreation, which ran from 2009 to 2015. After splitting from Will, Amy dated Big Mouth star Nick Kroll from 2013 to 2015.  On top of starring in Parks and Rec, Amy also served as a producer, writer and director on the show. Since the end of Parks and Recreation, Amy has continued to explore directing. Amy has two feature films, Wine Country and Moxie, and is currently directing a documentary about Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz.

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Amy has produced a slew of successful TV shows, including Broad CityRussian Doll, and her newest reality competition series Making It. Amy produces and co-hosts Making It with former Parks and Recreation co-star, Nick Offerman. Amy’s comprehensive career spans not only entertainment but also social media. Although Amy doesn’t have her own Instagram, she is present on the photo-sharing app. In 2008, Amy and former SNL talent executive Meredith Walker co-founded Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls. This organization has the goal of curating an online space to unite and empower women. On Instagram, Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls has 1 million followers and over 2,800 posts dedicated to women’s empowerment.

From mastering improv to redefining Instagram, Amy is a modern Renaissance woman. Before reaching her 50th birthday, Amy has created iconic comedy television, started a family, and empowered a generation of young women. Suffice to say, Amy is Making It.

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LinkedIn Makes its 20 Most Popular LinkedIn Learning Courses Freely Available Throughout August

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Looking to up your skills for a job change or career advancement in the second half of the year?

This will help – today, LinkedIn has published its listing of the 20 most popular LinkedIn Learning courses over the first half of 2022. In addition to this, LinkedIn’s also making each of these courses free to access till the end of the month – so now may well be the best time to jump in and brush up on the latest, rising skills in your industry.

As per LinkedIn:

As the Great Reshuffle slows and the job market cools, professionals are getting more serious about skill building. The pandemic accelerated change across industries, and as a result, skills to do a job today have changed even compared to a few years ago. Professionals are responding by learning new skills to future-proof their careers and meet the moment.” 

LinkedIn says that over seven million people have undertaken these 20 courses this year, covering everything from improved communication, project management, coding, strategic thinking and more.

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Here are the top 20 LinkedIn Learning courses right now, which you can access via the relevant links:

  1. Goal Setting: Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) with Jessie Withers
  2. Excel Essential Training (Office 365/Microsoft 365) with Dennis Taylor
  3. Interpersonal Communication with Dorie Clark
  4. Cultivating a Growth Mindset with Gemma Leigh Roberts
  5. Project Management Foundations with Bonnie Biafore
  6. Using Questions to Foster Critical Thinking and Curiosity with Joshua Miller
  7. Essentials of Team Collaboration with Dana Brownlee
  8. Unconscious Bias with Stacey Gordon
  9. Learning Python with Joe Marini
  10. Communicating with Confidence with Jeff Ansell
  11.  Speaking Confidently and Effectively with Pete Mockaitis
  12. Learning the OWASP Top 10 with Caroline Wong
  13. Power BI Essential Training with Gini von Courter
  14. Strategic Thinking with Dorie Clark
  15. SQL Essential Training with Bill Weinman
  16. Developing Your Emotional Intelligence with Gemma Leigh Roberts
  17. Communication Foundations with Brenda Bailey-Hughes and Tatiana Kolovou
  18. Agile Foundations with Doug Rose
  19. Digital Marketing Foundations with Brad Batesole
  20. Critical Thinking with Mike Figliuolo
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If you’ve been thinking about upskilling, now may be the time – or maybe it’s just worth taking some of the programming courses, for example, so that you have a better understanding of how to communicate between departments on projects.

Or you could take an Agile course. If, you know, you don’t trust your own management ability.

The courses are available for free till August 31st via the above links.

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Instagram has added a few more social features to the platform, with Reels Replies being rolled out. Along with the Replies, anew feature is being tested that shows when two users are active together in the same chat.

Reels has been performing much better than perhaps even Instagram ever anticipated. The TikTok-inspired new video format (which officially claims to have absolutely no relation to the former) had some trouble really finding its footing initially. However, Reels has grown massively and while it may not be a source of the most direct competition to TikTok, it is indeed a worthy alternative.

Reels has grown to the point that it has a massive creator program attached to it, and the video format has even been migrated to Facebook with the goal of generating further user interest there. Naturally, with such a successful virtual goldmine on its hands, Instagram has been hard at work developing new features and interface updates for Reels, integrating it more and more seamlessly into the rest of the social media platform. Features such as Reels Replies are a major part of such attempts at integration.

Reels Visual Replies are essentially just what they sound like: A Reel that is being used to reply to someone. It’s a feature that’s been seen frequently across TikTok as well. Reel Replies essentially take a user’s comments, and reply to them in video format. The comment will then show up within the Reel itself as a text-box, taking up some amount of space, and showing both the user who issued said comment along with the text. The text-box is apparently adjustable, with users having the ability to move it around and change its size depending on where it obstructs one’s Reel the least.

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Overall, it’s a fun addition to the Reels format, even if the credit should be going to TikTok first. At any rate, it’s an example of Instagram really utilizing Reels’ social media capabilities, outside of just serving it up as a form of entertainment.

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Speaking of social media capabilities, a new feature might help alleviate one of the most common frustrations encountered across all such platforms. Isn’t it annoying when you see that a friend’s online, but isn’t replying to your chat? Sure, they’ve probably just put their phone down to run a quick errand, but there’s no way for you to know, right? Well, there sort of is now! Instagram is beta testing a new feature via which if both users are active within a chat, the platform will display that accordingly. It’s a work-around, sure, and one that’s currently being tested for usefulness, but it’s still a very nice, and even fresh, addition to the social media game.

Now, the active status will only appear when you are both active at the same time.#Instagram #instgramnewfeature@MattNavarra @instagram @alex193a pic.twitter.com/2chGZP9hr4

— Yash Joshi  (@MeYashjoshi) December 10, 2021

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5 apps for scheduling Instagram posts on iPhone and Android

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Alright, we get it. You’re an Instagram Nostradamus.

You know exactly what you want to post and when you’re gonna want to post it. Maybe there’s a meme or comment you want to make that you know will be totally relevant for a future moment or event. Or it could be that you’re an influencer and you want to make sure you keep a steady stream of content coming, so you want to schedule posts for times when you know you won’t be active (or won’t have internet access).

You’ll be happy to know there are apps that are specialized for just such situations. So listen up, InstaNostradamuses…Instagrostra…Instadam…Insta…uh…you guys (we’ll workshop it. No we won’t. We’ll probably just abandon that effort completely. You’re welcome) — these are the Instagram-post-scheduling apps for you.

While all of the iPhone apps below are free to download, they all have some in-app purchases.

1. Planoly

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We’ll start with “official partner” of Instagram, itself, Planoly — an Instaplanner that uses a grid to let you plan, schedule, and publish posts (as well as Reels) on Instagram. The app also lets you see post metrics and analytics so you can make sure your post didn’t flop.

Planoly is available for iOS on the Apple App Store and the Google Play store for Android.

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2. Buffer

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Buffer is another Instagram post scheduler that helps you plan your posts and analyze feedback once they’re published. Use a calendar view to drag and drop posts into days/time slots for easy scheduling.

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Buffer is available for iOS on the Apple App Store and the Google Play store for Android.

3. Preview

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Preview offers typical post-scheduling tools and analytics along with a few helpful extras. Get caption ideas, recommendations for hashtags, and more.

Preview is available for iOS on the Apple App Store and the Google Play store for Android.

4. Content Office

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An Instagram post scheduler with a visual boost, Content Office allows users to plan and schedule Instagram posts while learning “marketing and visual guides to grow your brand on Instagram.” Like aesthetics and using visuals to create cohesive themes? Maybe this is the Instaplanner for you.

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Content Office is available for iOS on the Apple App Store.

5. Plann

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You’ll never guess what “Plann” lets you do…

Aside from scheduling posts, get content ideas and recommendations, as well as strategy tips to ensure you’re maximizing your Instagram engagement. Ever wonder when the best time to post something is? Plann can offer you some help with that.

Plann is available for iOS on the Apple App Store and the Google Play store for Android.

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