• College Students

    Should Traditional College Education Matter in the Jobs Market?

    College 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 other hand, see degrees as a requirement to work, an indicator that a person is serious about the jobs market, whether they’re qualified for their position or not.

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    3 Ways You Might Be Holding Yourself Back in the Workplace

    It’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 to look at the ways your actions contribute to that frustration before you start blaming external sources. Whether you feel overshadowed, under-appreciated, or unmotivated, it’s important to make sure that you’re not guilty of practicing these three habits that hold you back and stifle your personal development. 1. Not Communicating Your Ideas and Suggestions Even if you show up on time and deliver positive results on a consistent basis, it’s…

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    Medical Technology

    Beyond the Facade: 3D Printing and Anaplastology

    Famed 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, is also scary. For centuries, the supernatural has made people uncomfortable. Case in point: Back when animation was primarily done on paper, without graphics processing units and animation programs running the show, cartoon characters were clearly recognizable as human, but they were also simultaneously and unambiguously nothing more than symbolic representations of humans. They were line-drawn characters with human voices, and though it requires suspension of disbelief to derive entertainment…

  • Boy Reading Books

    The Time to Start Reading to Your Child Is Now

    If 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 kids can gain the sooner you start reading to them. This is different than the type of reading you do when you scroll through Facebook or Twitter; this is the type of imaginative reading that takes you on a journey! It All Starts With the Picture Book Children of any age can start building healthy reading habits with simple picture and board books. However, the younger your child, the better…

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    Fine-Tuning Your Diet to Reduce Stress and Anxiety

    If 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 women and 43 percent of men in America experience negative side effects of chronic stress. According to them, common symptoms of chronic stress include: Headaches Upset stomach Elevated blood pressure Chest pain Lack of motivation Change in appetite Change in sex drive Anger or irritability Difficulty sleeping Increased risk of developing viral infections While there are many ways to reduce your cortisol levels, one of the most simple ways to…

  • Technology Circuit Board

    Using Technology to Bolster Customer Acquisition and Retention

    Customer 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 from the face-to-face nature of the customer experience. As the world grows more connected, it seems like people are actually drifting further apart in some senses. Nevertheless, the majority of the world’s business is done online. Attracting customers and retaining them in the digital era is dependant almost entirely on the internet and customers that you’ll never meet face to face. So how do you use technology to bolster customer…

  • Mobile Phone Castle

    3 Tips for Improving Communication in the Digital Workplace

    We 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 on face-to-face communication as an workplace staple, as offices exist in both physical locales and in virtual spaces accessed from all over the globe. Communication all too often now boils down to textual exchanges between multiple time zones, sometimes even utilizing varying degrees of shorthand and emojis to get points across. Compounding the issue is the degree to which the current workforce can be considered intergenerational, with baby boomers on…