Andrew Heikkila – Your Universal News and Offbeat Portal Thu, 13 Jun 2019 03:12:44 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Business Technology and Tools to Survive 2019 Sun, 13 Jan 2019 04:03:31 +0000 http://9.6559 Computer GlobeAs 2019 looms ahead of us, businesses and organizations around the world are gearing up for another year of technological change, disruptive new trends, and innovative strategies. To make sure that they aren’t left out of the loop, large and … Continue reading ]]> The In’s and Out’s of Virtual Team Leadership Wed, 05 Dec 2018 02:58:58 +0000 http://9.6530 TelepresenceVirtual team leadership is on the rise, with workplace trends such as telework and work-life balance accommodation becoming more popular, according to Rutgers University’s’ online resources. They write that telecommuting is becoming so widespread that rates may even approach 50 … Continue reading ]]> A Future Full of Holes: Cybersecurity Is Still Failing Us Tue, 13 Nov 2018 17:25:06 +0000 http://8.8340 Cyber Security LockCybersecurity is the elephant in the room that too few people are talking about. The threats posed by hackers and cybercriminals affects us all on multiple levels — financial, personal, and as a matter of national security. For example, the … Continue reading ]]> All About Alzheimer’s Disease: Signs, Symptoms, and What To Do Sat, 13 Oct 2018 22:29:37 +0000 http://19.1859 Senior ManAlzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia affecting adult Americans, 20 percent of whom will be 65 or older by 2029. It’s not easy to deal with, either as a patient or as the loved one of a … Continue reading ]]> Should Traditional College Education Matter in the Jobs Market? Sat, 22 Sep 2018 23:02:22 +0000 http://12.722 College StudentsCollege education has become a focal point in society, no matter where you stand. Those without degrees see them as the stepping stone to a better life — a key that opens doors to untold opportunity. Many employers, on the … Continue reading ]]> 3 Ways You Might Be Holding Yourself Back in the Workplace Sun, 16 Sep 2018 02:00:25 +0000 http://9.6345 Upset Tired EmployeeIt’s natural to feel stifled in the workplace from time to time; most people have bouts of feeling like their efforts go unnoticed or they’re not as far along in their career as they’d like to be. Nevertheless, it’s important … Continue reading ]]> Using Gamification to Bolster Motivation in the Classroom Sun, 19 Aug 2018 02:45:15 +0000 http://12.696 Board GameThe concept of games is one almost everyone in the United States is aware of. The history of gaming is rich, spanning from Milton Bradley board games to highly advanced, modern video games, all revolving around the primary goal of … Continue reading ]]> Beyond the Facade: 3D Printing and Anaplastology Sun, 19 Aug 2018 02:17:50 +0000 http://19.1708 Miniature Human Face Models 3D PrintedFamed sci-fi author and philosopher Arthur C.Clarke once famously said that “any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” This is a beautiful, thought-provoking sentiment — although, we do have to remember that magic, as awe-inspiring as it can be, … Continue reading ]]> The Time to Start Reading to Your Child Is Now Sun, 24 Jun 2018 04:15:23 +0000 http://12.656 Boy Reading BooksIf you were a young reader yourself, you might already understand the value of learning to read sooner rather than later — but if you aren’t, on the other hand, you might be unaware of what kind of benefits your … Continue reading ]]> Fine-Tuning Your Diet to Reduce Stress and Anxiety Sat, 16 Jun 2018 22:24:49 +0000 http://28.597 Fruit Banana StrawberriesIf there’s one thing that almost everybody in the modern world needs a little less of, it’s stress and anxiety. In their post “The Physical Effects of Stress,” the experts at Ohio University point out that around 51 percent of … Continue reading ]]> Using Technology to Bolster Customer Acquisition and Retention Sat, 16 Jun 2018 01:28:13 +0000 http://8.8080 Technology Circuit BoardCustomer acquisition is crucial for any small business or startup that wants to thrive in today’s world, and retention is just as important. While technologies like the internet have made small businesses more visible and competitive, it’s also taken away … Continue reading ]]> The Future of Health: Where Technology and Biology Intersect Sat, 28 Apr 2018 20:11:13 +0000 http://19.1487 High Tech Hospital SurgeryThe invention of advanced medicine is a relatively new concept in human history. Technology has only accelerated the pace at which medicine has evolved, and we’re on the brink of an exciting new dawn as a species. This is the … Continue reading ]]> 3 Tips for Improving Communication in the Digital Workplace Sat, 28 Apr 2018 02:03:23 +0000 http://9.5657 Mobile Phone CastleWe live in the most connected time that any human being has ever lived in, and yet, it seems that we’ve grown worse at communicating as time has gone on. Gone are the days of the workforce that could rely … Continue reading ]]> Cybersecurity Still Isn’t Getting Any Better… Sat, 21 Apr 2018 15:14:44 +0000 http://8.7931 Cyber Security Laptop LockWe’ve never been at such technological heights as we are now. We’ve never been more connected, had more data on our hands, or enjoyed the multitude of miraculous digital solutions that we do today. Unfortunately, we’ve also never been less … Continue reading ]]> What Does ADA Compliance Mean For Digital Business? Sun, 25 Mar 2018 01:06:31 +0000 http://9.5606 FEMA ADA ComplianceDoes your business have to deal with regulatory compliance? If you don’t already, you might soon have to. Sometimes these regulations are set forth to protect third-party information, from credit card data to personal health information. With the rise of … Continue reading ]]> 5 Things You Think Are Healthy … But Aren’t Sun, 25 Feb 2018 03:07:07 +0000 http://19.1325 Q TipsHealth fads are nothing new. The Atkins diet was conceived in the late 1950s and swept the country with popular fervor in the early 2000s, and right now CrossFit workouts are all the rage across American suburbia. Some might even … Continue reading ]]> Millennials Are Coming Into Leadership Wed, 21 Feb 2018 01:58:27 +0000 http://9.5509 MillennialsEver since the term “millennial” began coming up in workplace conversations, organizations have struggled with how to define and adapt to this disruptive new addition to the workforce. Nevertheless, members of this generation have come of age, and the businesses … Continue reading ]]> The Future of 5G: Better Bandwidth, Nationalization, and a Brave New World Sat, 17 Feb 2018 23:41:58 +0000 http://8.7792 Binary Ball HandAxios recently released a report claiming that the Trump administration’s National Security Council (NSC) officials were considering nationalizing 5G network services, causing a brief stir that saw multiple parties, including the Trump administration itself, publically shooting down the idea. Nevertheless, … Continue reading ]]> Prevention and What to Do If You Get Hacked Sat, 06 Jan 2018 22:22:53 +0000 http://8.7652 Man In White Shirt Using MacBook ProCybercrime is worse now than it ever has been. CSO Online recently released the top five cybersecurity facts, figures, and statistics for 2017. This is what they found: Cybercrime damage costs to hit $6 trillion annually by 2021. “This represents … Continue reading ]]> What Health Administrators Need to Know About Cybersecurity Sun, 24 Dec 2017 01:20:43 +0000 http://19.1224 Healthcare TechnologyEarlier this year, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released its Health Care Industry Cybersecurity Task Force report. It found that, while the healthcare industry is making strides in adopting new and modern technology and security measures, … Continue reading ]]> The Opioid Crisis: a National Public Health Emergency Sat, 11 Nov 2017 19:00:26 +0000 http://19.1171 Medication PillsIn mid-October, Ex-DEA Agent Joe Ranazzisi appeared on 60 Minutes to expose details of how pharmaceutical lobbyist and the US Congress have worked in conjunction to knowingly derail DEA efforts at curtailing the opioid epidemic. “Rannazzisi accuses the distributors of … Continue reading ]]> Autonomous Vehicles and a New Wave of Disruption Sat, 28 Oct 2017 22:32:12 +0000 http://8.7516 Nissan Autonomous Drive 2014 Geneva Motor Show. Photo by Norbert Aepli, Switzerland. License: CC BY 3.0.There’s been a lot of talk about self-driving cars over the last few years, but the US Senate has finally announced that it will pass legislation clearing regulations and restrictions for manufacturers, “in essence providing a clear path to putting … Continue reading ]]> Social Determinants, Sitting, and How We Sacrifice Our Health for Society Fri, 29 Sep 2017 20:01:35 +0000 http://19.1050 Computer Stress Sitting Health ProblemsNew research is showing that sitting for prolonged amounts at a time can be extremely harmful to your health. Keith Diaz, Ph.D., and her colleagues at Columbia University Medical Center in NYC, NY, found that adults in the US generally … Continue reading ]]> Equifax Affects Almost All US Adults – Cybersecurity Still Not Taken Seriously Thu, 28 Sep 2017 01:22:08 +0000 http://8.7426 Locked SystemRecently, approximately 143 million Americans had their sensitive personal information exposed due to a data breach at Equifax, one of the top three major credit reporting agencies in the US. According to a post on the FTC’s website, the breach … Continue reading ]]> From KFC to Healthcare: VR Training Is Here Thu, 07 Sep 2017 20:18:04 +0000 http://8.7389 Virtual Reality CAVE CrayolandWhat once was science fiction is now science fact. Virtual reality (VR) training offers a new, modern way for professionals to engage in learning. Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) recently announced their latest training module called “The Hard Way — a … Continue reading ]]> Health, Cardio, and BPM: How to Harness Rhythm for Fitness Sat, 05 Aug 2017 22:39:46 +0000 http://19.916 Superhero Woman RunningIf there’s one thing you’ll find common among most gym-goers, new, seasoned, and everywhere in-between, is that a good majority pop in the headphones or pump the loudspeakers when they work out. While you might think this is happy coincidence, … Continue reading ]]> The Next Cybersecurity Weapon: Self-Driving Cars Sun, 30 Jul 2017 00:37:23 +0000 http://8.7317 Tesla Electric CarA new report shows that the fastest growing crime in the world is cyber-crime. Commenting on the Hiscox Cyber Readiness Report 2017, Hiscox CEO Steve Langan said that in 2016 “cybercrime cost the global economy over $450 billion, over 2 … Continue reading ]]> Is Cyber Security Dead? Mon, 03 Jul 2017 22:27:54 +0000 http://8.7218 Hacker CriminalIf anybody in the U.S. hadn’t heard about cyber security before 2016, you can bet that they’ve heard about it by now. From Russian hacking and interference during the 2016 election, to the Dyn DDoS attack that shut down Internet … Continue reading ]]> Cyber Threats Amid Growing Global Tensions Thu, 04 May 2017 23:15:34 +0000 http://8.7103 US Navy Air Traffic Control USS George WashingtonAs global tensions continue to climb in the wake of to North Korea’s nuclear activity, many are focused on the physical aspects of a possible global conflict. Unfortunately, what many aren’t focused on are the aspects that are not so … Continue reading ]]> The Blockchain and The Byzantine Generals Problem Thu, 16 Mar 2017 22:06:49 +0000 http://8.7037 BlockchainTwenty years ago, nobody would have predicted the impact that a popularized global information network would have on society–and even though the internet has only been around for a little over two decades, we still have yet to max out … Continue reading ]]>