It’s happened again. Another week, jam-packed with expert insights, has flown by. You’ve probably caught a few of the week’s essential resources, but there’s always that chance you missed something that could transform your social media or business strategy.

Here at Mashable, we don’t like to take those chances, so we’ve gathered up the week’s essential reading and prepared this one-stop-shop for the guides, lists, interviews, and how-tos you may have missed during a hectic week.

Get ready to dig into these 15 posts that will render you more knowledgeable and engaged when you come out on the other side.

Social Media

5 Stellar Ways to Explore Space Using Social Media

The far reaches of outer space have never been closer thanks to the wonders of social media. If you love keeping up with science news and the personal side of space exploration, you’ve got to add these resources to your social media diet.

6 Easy Ways to Score the Best Deals with Social Media

Ditch those coupon clippers. Social media is one of the best ways to find deals and save money, but you have to know where to look. This post details some easy strategies for uncovering some great social savings.

4 Ways Non-Profits Can Use Google Buzz

The early adopters and tech-savvy folks who use Google Buzz are the perfect crowd for non-profit organizations to engage with. Check out these four tips for maximizing your message on the up-and-coming social network.

10 Beautiful Free Blogger Templates

If you’re looking to revitalize your Blogger blog, or grab some inspiration for starting a new one, check out these 10 gorgeous templates. Each one is clean, professional, highly adaptable, and best of all, free.

The Future Newsroom: Lean, Open and Social Media-Savvy

A journalistic rivalry on the campus of Penn State may indicate that the old media vs. new media battle is not simply generational, but ideological. This post discusses those implications for the future of professional journalism.

10 Essential Design Tools for Social Media Pros

We’ve tapped the experts to find out what tools and resources they use for inspiration, collaboration, and getting down to the business of design in a social media world. Check out their recommendations in this post.

15 Insanely Popular Lady Gaga YouTube Videos

Lady Gaga is the Internet’s “It Girl,” and a web video powerhouse. Her songs have inspired countless covers and parodies on YouTube. Here are 15 videos that will firmly steep you in the online culture of Gaga.

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How the Fashion Industry Uses Location-Based Marketing

The fashion industry has been notoriously slow in adopting social media, but there are a few pioneers who have gone so far as to incorporate location-based strategies with great success. This post explains how they did it.

3 Useful iPhone Apps to Help File Your Taxes

April 15th is rapidly approaching. If you still haven’t filed your personal income taxes, the iPhone is here to help. Check out these three apps for some mobile assistance just in time for tax day.

5 Brilliant iPhone Apps for Baseball Fans

Baseball season’s almost here, and if you’re a stats fanatic or just a die-hard fan, it’s time to bring your iPhone into the big leagues with these great apps.

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Why Your Brand Needs to Be on Facebook Now

Facebook is the largest and most active social network around. If your business is not yet engaging customers and fans there, it’s time to divert some resources to social media. This post explains why and how.

How Small Businesses Are Using Social Media for Real Results

We spoke to some small business owners and marketers to find out how their social media efforts are paying off in real engagement, increased loyalty, and profits. Get the details in this post.

Yelp for Business: 4 Steps for Success

If your business relies on local, in-store traffic, Yelp is a key way that potential patrons will find and assess you — whether you participate in the network or not. Here are some tips on how to ensure your presence on Yelp remains a positive one.

13 Essential Social Media Lessons for B2B Marketers from the Masters

The business customers you sell to are still people, after all. Find out how the masters of B2B marketing are using social media to bolster their business strategies.

How Pixar Creates Great Films and Balances Art, Tech and Success

Ed Catmull, the president of Pixar and Disney Animation Studios, recently discussed what makes for an innovative company at The Economist Innovation Conference. This post covers some of his insights.

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