New Vintage: Danelectro Introduces Eisenhower Fuzz, Breakdown Pedals

There’s no name more synonymous with god-like guitar playing than that of Jimmy Page. Along with his band Led Zeppelin, Page ascended to the pantheon of rock music in the 1960s with the release of what some consider to be the greatest rock album of all time — Led Zeppelin II. Aside from earning a well-deserved place in one of our Triple Vinyl Tuesday lists a few years back, Led Zeppelin is what has come to be known as the embodiment of vintage rock, of a time that has come…

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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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What’s in Store for the Stock Market this 2019?

It was a roller coaster ride for the stock market in 2018 as investors had to deal with extreme volatility brought about by a global economic slowdown, political issues, inflation worries, and monetary policy debates. Now that a New Year has arrived, traders are looking for clues about how the stock market might fare. The biggest concern is whether 2018’s events will carry over to this year, or if brighter things will emerge from their aftermath. That said, let’s take a look at some of the top predictions for what’s…

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Biometric Payments to go Mainstream in 2019

Payments are becoming simpler. Mobile payment systems or person-to-person payment applications like PayPal, Venmo, Zelle, Apple Pay, and WeChat Pay lets you pay for services and purchases without using cash or cards. Nikki Hesford who runs her own marketing support company told BBC News that she only uses cash to pay her manicurist. She notes that it has made going out with friends easier: “One person will pay on a card and the others will transfer through an app. It takes seconds rather than minutes fussing around with who owes…

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5 Finance Apps For 2019

What makes a great finance app? The answer to this question lies in your own personal financial needs. Thankfully, there are plenty of apps that provide a wide range of financial services. Whether you’re concerned about your personal, business, or household expenses, there’s an app that can help. Wally This is the go-to app for general financial information. Tom’s Guide explains that Wally collates nearly every aspect of your finances and provides detailed analysis. This includes the option to set a savings target, as well as a spending budget based…

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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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How Cryptocurrency Has Transformed the Gaming Industry

When gaming pioneer Atari launched its own cryptocurrency called “Atari Token” last year, it was the latest indication of how far the digital currency had come in the gaming industry. The Telegraph reported that the company’s shares increased by more than 60% after they launched the cryptocurrency. This signalled that there was a strong demand within the industry for change, especially in how gamers managed their in-game finances. Atari CEO Frederic Chesnais said: “Blockchain technology is poised to take a very important place in our environment and to transform, if…

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