The Role of Tech in Workplace Mental Health

Mental health has been at the center of a lot of discussions in the past few years, largely due to an increasing awareness on issues such as depression and anxiety. In fact, here in California, the number of adults who have received mental health services through Medi-Cal increased by 50% from 2012-2015. But these issues not only affect workers; they also impact employers who have to deal with challenges such as low employee morale and absences. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, more than $200 billion is spent…

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How To Create a Website For Your Small Business

Having a website for your business is a must in the digital era. Not only will it give potential customers a glimpse at your products or services without having to travel to a physical store, but a properly managed website also serves as an effective marketing tool for every kind of business. Here, we will discuss how you can create a website to boost your own small business. Choose a Memorable Domain Name Before coming up with a domain name, it’s crucial that you already have a registered business name.…

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3 Reasons Why You Should Learn Python

No other programming language has added more users faster than Python. Second only to Java, Python is currently the most common choice for developers. Tech giants including Google, Dropbox, Instagram and Spotify use the language as part of their systems. Not only that other industries like the media, healthcare, and even NASA are also using Python. DZone describes Python code as “neat, readable, and well structured”, which is why it is so popular. Industry experts also predict that the programming language will soon edge out C, C++, and Java in…

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Corporate Wellness – We’re better for it

Healthcare costs are rising astronomically. This is not only reflected in premiums for employees but also in the share that employers typically pay. According to SHRM, the cost of employer-sponsored health care in 2019 is expected to reach $15,000 per employee. The high cost of health care, in part, explains the trend of corporate wellness programs. Why Bother? I first came across the idea of a corporate wellness program during my time working for local government. The organization’s award-winning program was comprised of several value-added incentives for employees to stay…

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More than Just a Trend: How AI is Reshaping Fashion and Beauty

In fashion, AI has first been embraced by big brands such as Amazon, Adidas, and Zara. Adidas, for instance, has voice-assisted in-store robots, while competitors are now following Zara after it partnered with Jetlore for a consumer behavior prediction platform. Zara’s aim to create “full integration between store and online stock rooms” is becoming an industry trend. Across the fashion world, consumer-facing AI solutions have been focused on improving personalisation and customer experience. But AI has also crept into supply chain optimisation, inventory management, and other aspects of production. H&M…

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How Tech is Changing Tourism as We Know It

From finance and education to agriculture and entertainment, new and exciting technology is radically changing industries everywhere. This shift has also well and truly entered the world of tourism, with numerous tourist spots, travel agencies, and local governments doing their best to incorporate innovation and enhance travel experiences across the globe. Although many of these developments may seem quite flashy and futuristic, at its core, tourism is still very much about meaningful human interactions and great customer service — albeit with a 21st century update that had only previously existed…

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4 Great Money Resolutions for Americans in 2019

Regardless of what kind of resolutions you have in mind for 2019, it’s always helpful to include a financial plan that isn’t particularly difficult to maintain throughout the year. After all, resolutions revolving around greater savings, better financial preparation, or smarter money management in general are always welcome changes — and what better time to begin than today? So if you have yet to start a new financial habit, take a look at some of these great money ideas: Start an Emergency Fund Emergencies may come in different, unwanted forms:…

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All About Personal Loans: Increasing Your Chances of Approval

  Applying for a loan isn’t something you should worry about as almost everyone does it at some point in their life. Although not everyone might receive the outcome they are hoping for, there are steps you can take in order to increase your chances of approval. Check your credit score The first thing to do is check your credit score. It’s relatively easier to do today as some credit reference agencies (CRA) also operate online now. Family Money highlighted the role of CRAs in completing this assessment process, from…

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Maintaining Motivation in Your Fitness Journey

  If there’s one thing more difficult than actually doing exercises, it’s maintaining your motivation. Working out for one day and doing it consistently are two entirely different beasts. If this is familiar to you, do not get completely discouraged because you are not alone. According to Lifehacker, 90% of people quit after hitting the gym for three months. To avoid becoming part of that statistic, here are some important steps to keep yourself motivated. Understand your priorities We’ve all been there, the family or the gang has planned a…

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5 Reasons Why LeBron and the Cavs Will Turn It Around

During the preseason, 34 out of the 44 NBA experts voted on ESPN’s annual summer forecast and picked the Cleveland Cavaliers to win the Eastern Conference. This was despite the uncertainties surrounding franchise cornerstone Kyrie Irving better known as Uncle Drew. The corresponding analysis by ESPN Stats & Info guru Micah Adams notes that the Cavs will likely still have enough even if Uncle Drew were to be traded. Irving was traded in the end to the Boston Celtics for Isaiah Thomas (an all-star last year), Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic,…

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