Budgeting 101

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There is no hard and fast rule to go about budgeting. Everyone budgets differently, and for it to truly benefit you, it should be planned with your lifestyle, interests, and future in mind.

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How To Support Employees During COVID-19

How To Support Employees During COVID-19

Looking after the well-being of employees is an essential part of running a good business, but with the majority of employees now working from home, how are employers meant to manage and monitor this?

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Understanding the Science of Reverse Osmosis

Understanding the Science of Reverse Osmosis

In the developed world, we often take clean water for granted.

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A Look at the Future of the Cargo Industry

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Following five years of flat-line growth industry, the future of air cargo is unpredictable. Financial and Covid-19 pandemics have affected its growth and decline.

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Ways to Reduce Internet Carbon Footprint

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In such telling times, when the whole human race has been brought down to knees by the onslaught of nature, the need to study the internet carbon footprint on the planet becomes even more compelling. 

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When the director or the first assistant director makes the call, either the shooting day is done or the film has finished.

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How Artificial Intelligence is Helping Seismic Interpreters

How Artificial Intelligence is Helping Seismic Interpreters

The oil and gas industry has benefited heavily in major areas from artificial intelligence (AI), and seismic interpretation is the next area to experience the revolutionary impact.

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The Cost of Saying No Just Got Expensive

2020 brought with it a new decade with a strong stock market and strong growth forecasts.

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Coronavirus, Casualties, and Context: Do We Dare Discuss Other Numbers?

Coronavirus, Casualties, and Context: Do We Dare Discuss Other Numbers?

Ordinarily, I work to draw attention away from the crude, bland, anonymizing statistics of public health to the faces they veil, the human stories they obscure.

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How Product Recommendation Systems Can Benefit Businesses

How Product Recommendation Systems Can Benefit Businesses

Product recommendation systems are among the most widespread applications of machine learning that enable businesses to enrich customer engagement and shopping experience.

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How to Manage Your Sickcare Stay at Home Side Hustle

How to Manage Your Sickcare Stay at Home Side Hustle

If you are following public health alerts, and you are not in an essential industry requiring face to face contact, you should be reading this from home.

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Retired Healthcare Workers are Needed to Fight the Coronavirus

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Calls are going out for retired healthcare workers to help fight the coronavirus (covid-19) pandemic.

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Urbanization: Glaeser's Presidential Address to the Eastern Economic Association

Urbanization: Glaeser's Presidential Address to the Eastern Economic Association

Urban areas have traditionally been engines of prosperity and social mobility.

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Coronavirus: Small Businesses are Collapsing

Coronavirus: Small Businesses are Collapsing

Before analyzing the emergency plans that the global economy needs, we must remember that, as in the past, the prudence and responsibility of the civil society and businesses will help us to get out of this crisis.

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COVID-19 to Reduce Housing Sales by 25% in India

COVID-19 to Reduce Housing Sales by 25% in India

Housing sales to see 25-35% y-o-y fall in 2020; new launches by 25-30% Unsold housing inventory to remain stable, may even see 1-3% yearly reduction Construction delays could run into several months for well-funded projects, few years for others; 4.66 lakh units to be previously completed by 2020-end face high risk of delays Affordable housing target group most affected, limited income & unemployment fears to defer purchase decisions Indian office sector to see significant impact by COVID-19; besides demand-supply decline, key occupiers to re-look office space requirements Indian retail leasing & new mall completions to see 30-50% dip against previous growth estimates; revenue-sharing model to gain dominance Technology to gain significant precedence in Indian real estate from 2020 onwards

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How to Convert Leads and Get Higher Return on Investment with Content Marketing

How to Convert Leads and Get Higher Return on Investment with Content Marketing

Content marketing attracts new visitors out of which some convert into loyal customers.

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We Need to Build Post COVID Sick Care System Immunity

We Need to Build Post COVID Sick Care System Immunity

Patients, sick care workers and organizations in our dysfunctional sick care system of systems were left vulnerable to the pandemic, something many experts predicted, but whose warnings went unheeded.

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How to Improve Your Social Media Marketing Plan

How to Improve Your Social Media Marketing Plan

There are about 3.484 billion social media users in 2019 according to the Global Digital Report.

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Sequence Modeling for Beginners

Sequence Modeling for Beginners

Sequence modeling plays a critical role in applications that require the analysis of input data as a continuous correlated stream instead of as discrete, unrelated entities.

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Tips to Stay Productive During Pandemic COVID-19

Tips to Stay Productive During Pandemic COVID-19

The outbreak of the dreaded coronavirus has fractured many verticals of operation.

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Does the US Tax Code Favor Automation Over Jobs?

Does the US Tax Code Favour Automation Over Jobs?

Imagine a company that is considering two possible ways to improve efficiency and productivity.

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Turn this Health Epidemic into a Business Evolution

Turn this Health Epidemic into a Business Evolution

The coronavirus (Covid-19) has reached its nasty hand into the middle of our perfect cake, dragged a big-ass piece from the center, and is sloppily eating it while looking us dead in the eye like, "What?"

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Discover How Big Data Can Drive Mobile Applications

Discover How Big Data Can Drive Mobile Applications

Businesses and developers can leverage big data in mobile app development to understand end-users, develop marketing strategies, and generate more revenue.

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COVID-19: What the Best Leaders Get Right About Remote Work

COVID-19: What the Best Leaders Get Right About Remote Work

Working remotely is finally here because of the Coronavirus, and many managers just got uncomfortable. Not only because of the virus, but now they are being forced to lead a remote team.

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Despite Massive QE And Congress Bill, The US Dollar Shortage Intensifies

Despite Massive QE And Congress Bill, The US Dollar Shortage Intensifies

How can the Fed launch an “unlimited” monetary stimulus with congress approving a $2 trillion package and the dollar index remain strong?

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How to Make Remote Employees More Productive

How to Make Remote Employees More Productive

Unprecedented. A word we’ve heard a lot recently.

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The economy is the heart of the social body. If we shut down the heart of an organism to safeguard the hands and brain, the body dies.

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How Blockchain Improves Logistics: Benefits, Drawbacks, and Use Cases

How Blockchain Improves Logistics: Benefits, Drawbacks, and Use Cases

The blockchain technology and logistics industry tend to be quite profitable for each other. Additionally, this collaboration brings benefits to carriers and customers.

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Why IoT Deployments Need LPWAN

Why IoT Deployments Need LPWAN

The deployment of LPWAN for IoT devices aims at providing long-range connectivity. It enables low power consumption for smart IoT devices.

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A Guide to Staying Fit and Healthy in your Apartment

A Guide to Staying Fit and Healthy in your Apartment

Exercise offers amazing physical and mental health benefits.

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Taxi Insurance for New Taxi Drivers

Taxi Insurance for New Taxi Drivers

If you’re considering becoming a taxi driver for the flexibility it offers, you’ll need specialist taxi insurance cover, sometimes referred to as private hire insurance.

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Effective Ways to Gain Customer Loyalty

Effective Ways to Gain Customer Loyalty

Do you know the people who can do the best in class branding for you, are not the ones you have on your payrolls?

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Transforming Traditional Theatre with Immersive Technologies

Transforming Traditional Theatre with Immersive Technologies

Leveraging AR and VR theatres can enhance attendees’ engagement and attract more viewers to bring back live theatre’s popularity.

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How Virtual Reality is Disrupting the E-Commerce Industry

How Virtual Reality is Disrupting the E-Commerce Industry

By implementing virtual reality (VR) in e-commerce, online retailers can now enable people to try the products they buy and make their online shopping experience more reliable.

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5 Problems with Using Personal Phones at Work

5 Problems with Using Personal Phones at Work

The bring-your-own-device (BYOD) system is alive and well in many businesses, allowing employers to assign employees' professional numbers to their personal handsets.

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Property Value: Should I Install Framed or Frameless Glass Pool Fencing?

Property Value: Should I Install Framed or Frameless Glass Pool Fencing?

Glass pool fences are one of the most popular styles of pool fencing on the market, and it’s easy to see why.

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Why Right Now Is the Best Time to Show and Grow Your Leadership

Why Right Now Is the Best Time to Show and Grow Your Leadership

As I dialed in, I couldn’t help but think we should reschedule the call.

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Coronavirus Mortality Data from Italy: Hard-Earned Messages of Opportunity & Hope

Coronavirus Mortality Data from Italy: Hard-Earned Messages of Opportunity & Hope

Of the slightly more than 30,000 total, global deaths from coronavirus to date, a third of them all have been in Italy.

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How to Supply the Perishable Commodities During the Lockdown: Some lessons from the Wuhan City

How to Supply the Perishable Commodities During the Lockdown: Some lessons from the Wuhan City

As the 21 days of lockdown is very crucial to contain the Corona virus, it is very important to minimize the people’s movements and interactions, specifically for the essential commodities, particularly the perishable items like vegetables, fruits and milk.

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In the days, weeks, months and even years ahead we will be faced with many choices that will often be difficult ones; who to see, where to go, what to buy, what to say and many more?

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How to Transform Your Work Amidst The Corona Outbreak

How to Transform Your Work Amidst The Corona Outbreak

Covid-19, a worldwide pandemic declared by the World Health Organization (WHO), has severely affected the functioning of various verticals.

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Blockchain's Role in Bridging the Global Skills Gap

Blockchain's Role in Bridging the Global Skills Gap

Implementing blockchain in education allows businesses and educational institutes to build a secure learning and certification platform that can help to bridge the skills gap.

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RBI Makes Its COVID-19 Countering Move

RBI Makes Its COVID-19 Countering Move

RBI’s latest announcement of a massive repo rate cut of 75 bps coupled with three months moratorium of EMIs on all outstanding loans is the biggest move that India has so far made to counter the COVID-19 fallout.

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In these dark times of the coronavirus being declared as a pandemic, we have come to realize that the Environment is at the greatest risk.

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New Year's Day 2020 was the dawn of a new year, a new decade, and a strong stock market with strong growth forecasts, despite being an election year, in which a high level of uncertainty is prevalent.

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COVID-19 Effect: Housing Sales, New Launches Dip 42% Each in Q1 2020

Residential sales stood at 45,200 units in Q1 2020 against 78,510 units in Q1 2019 across top 7 cities; quarterly drop of 24% Nearly 41,200 new units launched in Q1 2020 against 70,480 units in Q1 2019; min. 21% q-o-q drop in new supply Hyderabad sees highest yearly drop of 50% in residential sales – from 5,400 units in Q1 2019 to approx. 2,680 units in Q1 2020; other cities witness similar declining trends For new launches, MMR & Pune record maximum y-o-y drop of 61% & 56% respectively; Chennai & Kolkata’s new launches increase by 16% & 8% respectively Despite the gloom, developers able to shed their unsold inventory by 3% y-o-y - from 6.65 lakh units in Q1 2019 to 6.44 lakh units in Q1 2020

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3 Common Elements That Define a Great Game

3 Common Elements That Define a Great Game

Video games have become one of the best forms of entertainment nowadays, having storylines and virtual worlds that resonate with players at a whole other level.

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Coronavirus - of Risk and Ruin, Ideas and Hope

Coronavirus - of Risk and Ruin, Ideas and Hope

I am just back from being tested for COVID19- very efficiently and professionally, I might add- at Griffin Hospital in Derby, CT.

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Wrinkles is a dog. He’s very sociable and adores being with other four-legged creatures. He likes his two legged parents well enough but dogs are his preferred species. Even cats won’t do.

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Are Non-Executive Directors Worth Your Time and Money?

Are Non-Executive Directors Worth Your Time and Money?

Running a business can be tough at the best of times. 

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How IoT Based Soil Monitoring Systems Are Empowering Farmers

Half of the total habitable land across the world is utilized for agriculture, most of which is taken by livestock.

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Things You Need to Do Today to Launch Your Mobile Marketing Strategy

Things You Need to Do Today to Launch Your Mobile Marketing Strategy

The world of marketing is constantly shifting. With the growing popularity of the internet, digital marketing has become the buzzword for every business – big or small.

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How Computer Vision and OCR Will Revolutionize Accounting

How Computer Vision and OCR Will Revolutionize Accounting

In a nutshell, the use of computer vision and OCR for accounting can help overcome the major hurdles in the accounting industry.

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COVID-19: Can the Economy Just Be Put on Hold for a Few Months?

The COVID-19 pandemic is an intertwined public health and economic event.

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India Takes Path of Lockdown to Deal with COVID-19

India Takes Path of Lockdown to Deal with COVID-19

In my previous article on 23 March 2020, I highlighted importance of “Janata Curfew” (voluntary curfew) in India.

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4 Green Home Decor and Design Tips

4 Green Home Decor and Design Tips

From solar power to gray water reuse, more and more Americans are choosing to incorporate elements of green design into their homes.

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Arm Your Business With Everything It Needs

A business is going to have to battle through a lot to get to the point of being worthwhile.

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5 Apartment Trends Developers Need to Look Out for in 2020

5 Apartment Trends Developers Need to Look Out for in 2020

With huge apartment developments becoming the housing norm all over the world, an outside glimpse of the property now usually gives away nothing about the interior.

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Global GDP Growth Estimates Are Plummeting

Global GDP Growth Estimates Are Plummeting

In February, the general consensus between large investment banks and supranational entities was that there would be a one-time hit on GDP in the first quarter from the coronavirus impact, followed by a stronger, V-shaped recovery. IMF expected a modest correction of global GDP of 0.1%, and the largest cut on estimates for 2020 growth was 0.4%.

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Moving Towards Taking Your Business Higher Than Ever

Moving Towards Taking Your Business Higher Than Ever

Taking your business higher is the dream of everyone who has ever owned a business.

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Advice to Unmatched Medical Students

Advice to Unmatched Medical Students

The 2019 main residency match was larger than any that preceded it, according to the National Resident Match Program (NRMP). 

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13 Things To Consider Before Selling Products Online

13 Things To Consider Before Selling Products Online

If you're thinking about selling products online but you're unsure where to begin then don't worry, you have definitely come to the right place.

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Counting Your Crypto Amidst Currency Wars

Counting Your Crypto Amidst Currency Wars

A new currency war is on the verge of being waged, providing ample opportunities for cryptocurrency arbitrageurs and risk-on traders.

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Almost all web hosting plans are available for Wordpress, but not all of them are a good choice.

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Discover the Most Popular Software for Stock Trading Today

Discover the Most Popular Software for Stock Trading Today

Digital platforms allow us to connect to the stock exchange and profit from changes in share prices. Here is why many traders favor MetaTrader 5.

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9 Online Tools for Improving Your Content Marketing

9 Online Tools for Improving Your Content Marketing

Content marketing is a juggernaut that shows no signs of slowing down. Marketers are constantly creating more content and finding new avenues to share it with potential customers.

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Why is Cybersecurity A Secure Investment During 2020?

Why is Cybersecurity A Secure Investment During 2020?

As the digital era continues, automation of a vast amount of mundane everyday tasks takes place.

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Why do we sometimes feel so stressed, frazzled and depleted?

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9 Most of the Content Marketing KPIs That Predict The Success of  Your Campaign

9 Most of the Content Marketing KPIs That Predict The Success of Your Campaign

Companies are spending one third of their marketing budgets on content.

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Productivity Hacks for Remote Workers

Productivity Hacks for Remote Workers

It’s no surprise that these days, there seem to be more and more opportunities for remote work, and an increasing creation of “distributed” workplaces.

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Effect of Banner Blindness on Design

Do you care to read and go through all the ads that keep running on your browsers?

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Coronavirus: It's Time for Physician Entrepreneurs to Take Action

These are scary times. But, if you are a physician entrepreneur, don't fall prey to fear and to playing defense.

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How Brand Promises Can Guarantee Unparalleled Growth

In a frantic world where trust is hard to come by, brand promises matter. 

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You wanna know how to send me off on a foul-mouthed tirade? Tell me what I "should" do. I'm 50 years old.

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The Entanglement of AI and Cybersecurity

The boundaries of cybersecurity will be manipulated by the advances in Artificial Intelligence, the evolution of digital threats, and on ever-adapting leadership. 

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Coronavirus: The Impact on Innovation

If you are reading this, you probably have recently received several emails from organizations and consulting clients that reflect the impact COVID is having on (biomedical) innovation and entrepreneurship.

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Tactile Internet: The Next Step in IoT's Evolution

Tactile Internet: The Next Step in IoT's Evolution

Tactile internet will completely transform the way humans interact with machines, thanks to 5G’s ultra-reliable low latency communication.

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Which Home DNA Test Kit Company Proves the Strongest Science?

Which Home DNA Test Kit Company Proves the Strongest Science?

At-home, or as they should be called direct-to-consumer, DNA testing kits are growing more popular by the day.

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COVID-19: Deadly Virus Engulfing Global Economy

COVID-19: Deadly Virus Engulfing Global Economy

Corona viruses are large family of viruses which cause illness in animals and humans.

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The above is the title of a book by the visionary businessman, and founder and former CEO of Intel – Andy Grove.

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Before implementing AR to improve their workflows and processes, businesses should prepare and develop strategies to ensure that they can use it to its full potential.

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As they are fondly referred to in Britain, fruit machines have been around for a long time – longer than you’d expect.

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Is Bingo Becoming a Trend amongst Young People?

Is Bingo Becoming a Trend amongst Young People?

The origins of the game play Bingo go way back, to the 1500’s to be precise!

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Tips to Work from Home during the Coronavirus

Shifts in technology, work requirements, lifestyle and the upsurge of globalization have fundamentally changed how and where one works.

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Covid-19’s Impact on Small Businesses as Food & Beverage Co-Proprietor Lays Out Brutal Truth

Covid-19’s Impact on Small Businesses as Food & Beverage Co-Proprietor Lays Out Brutal Truth

[This brutally honest viewpoint below is by co-proprietor Mateo Glassman and it hits close to home to this writer, an LA Spurs supporter and frequenter of the Greyhound Bar & Grill in Highland Park our local Los Angeles venue to view all Tottenham Hotspur matches — they’ve set up a GoFundMe page to help support their presently unemployed pub staff, and perhaps other establishments should do likewise.]

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How Understanding Software and Technology Can Help Your Business Grow

Business growth these days is tied to more than just the number of sales you see in a day.

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6 Essential Components of an Effective Ecommerce Website Design

6 Essential Components of an Effective Ecommerce Website Design

Worldwide ecommerce sales are expected to grow to 4.88 trillion US dollars by 2021. As more consumers prefer purchasing goods online, launching an ecommerce website can help you take your business to the next level.

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According to a recent NY Times opinion piece, epidemiological models suggest that by late April we could have millions of Americans infected, and the danger is that people with other ailments die for want of care in the chaos.

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When an individual or organization fears change and are uncertain, it’s usually in regard to digital technology disrupting their status quo or from new, fast-moving competition.

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Is the Upcoming Bitcoin Halving Cause for Concern?

Bitcoin’s coming up on another milestone soon – the third halving.

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Smart Ideas To Help You Slash Your Office Costs

Smart Ideas To Help You Slash Your Office Costs

Offices can be extremely expensive - if you’re not wise to all the ways you can lower the ongoing costs.

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5 Phrases You Need to Say to Be a Better Leader

5 Phrases You Need to Say to Be a Better Leader

Even the worst leaders, at one time or another, can shed wisdom to team members. Regardless of how significant or insignificant it might be, it sticks.

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Bitcoin’s Blockbuster Blowout

Bitcoin’s Blockbuster Blowout

Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies have had a rough few days and while the cryptosphere searches for explanations, trying to find one narrative to fit the circumstances is like trying to centralize all of the computing power which supports Bitcoin’s blockchain — it’s an exercise in futility.

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Trading Tips for a Novice Trader

Trading Tips for a Novice Trader – Choosing the Best Forex Brokerage Account

Forex trading industry is one of the fastest growing industries as it has evolved to be one of the most effective and lucrative ways of making money.

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Making Your Workplace a Productive Space for Employees

Making Your Workplace a Productive Space for Employees

When you take on employees, you’re taking on a big responsibility, but you’re taking them on for a good reason.

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7 Tips to Boost Your Click Rates

Are your marketing efforts as effective as you'd like them to be? Do you want to boost sales without hiring a team of expensive sales reps?

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The Leadership Journey: From Manager to Leader

The Leadership Journey: From Manager to Leader

I’ve been looking for the perfect formulae for leadership my whole life. But as it turns out — there isn’t one.

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Sick Pay Benefits: A Labor Market and Public Health Issue

Sick Pay Benefits: A Labor Market and Public Health Issue

Providing sick pay to workers is often discussed in terms of fairness or social insurance against the risk of declining income, but it also has an important public health dimension.

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How to Design Your Blog to Get More Leads

In order to get more leads, your blog site has to consistently provide accurate and well-researched content to your target audience.

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When a Conservative Agrees With Al Sharpton about Emergency Care

When a Conservative Agrees With Al Sharpton about Emergency Care

I never imagined in my wildest dreams that I, a relatively conservative Midwestern Emergency Physician, would see the day where I agreed with something Al Sharpton said in his recent correspondence to the Congressional Black Caucus.

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Coronavirus Mortality Reality Check

The best available global data continue to paint a largely reassuring picture of coronavirus mortality for most of us and our loved ones. I will return to that, COVID-19, and such comfort as I can render amidst this upheaval, momentarily.

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Everything You Need to Know about about Adaptive Neural Networks

Everything You Need to Know about about Adaptive Neural Networks

Adaptive neural networks can improve the accuracy of pattern recognition and prediction by adapting to the most optimal model structure and changing inputs while training.

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How To Train Artificial Intelligence Algorithms Against Adversarial Examples

How To Train Artificial Intelligence Algorithms Against Adversarial Examples

Training algorithms with the help of adversarial examples can potentially improve the accuracy of their outputs.

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COVID-19 is not an even-handed scourge.

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How Should We Be Reacting to the Coronavirus Pandemic?

How Should We Be Reacting to the Coronavirus Pandemic?

No one will know for sure the best responses to the COVID-19 pandemic until after it's all over, and we look back and second guess ourselves.

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Thousands Will Be Out of College in the US: What Does that Mean for Students and Institutions?

Thousands Will Be Out of College in the US: What Does that Mean for Students and Institutions?

Many students enrolled in colleges and universities are now “out of school.”

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7 of the Best Olark Alternatives That Smart Marketers Need to Check Out

7 of the Best Olark Alternatives That Smart Marketers Need to Check Out

Exemplary customer service is essential for a modern business to survive and thrive.

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5 Grammarly Alternatives That a Smart Writer Needs to Know

5 Grammarly Alternatives That a Smart Writer Needs to Know

Typos, spelling mistakes, and grammatical errors are every publisher’s worst nightmares. Afterall, they can all hurt your reputation.

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Every online business owner is looking for new ways to get more leads and convert them into sales.

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Universal Income Backed By The Blockchain

Universal Income Backed By The Blockchain?

Automation and AI will undermine repetitive procedural jobs in the coming years, so the need for a universal basic income may become more than a socialist fringe idea, but a necessity to prevent socio-economic chaos.

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Smart Wastewater Management Systems in Smart Cities

Smart wastewater systems can meet the demand for freshwater in smart cities by detecting and preventing combined sewage overflows and chemicals in wastewater with the help of IoT sensors.

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How to Find The Best Value Emergency Credit

Finding yourself in financial difficulty is never easy and can be difficult to get yourself out of.

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RBI Defers Rate Cut Announcement to Counter Covid-19

Amid the growing concerns over the economic impact of Covid-19, the RBI was expected to agilely tread along the lines of its western peers and announced an emergency rate cut to ease growing economic pressures and infuse liquidity into the system.

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How Spatial Journalism is the Future of Media

Spatial journalism will provide an immersive and engaging news watching experience to viewers by putting them into the shoes of news reporters.

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AI-Powered Video Editing Platform "InVideo" Has Become The Number 1 Product of the Month on Product Hunt

InVideo, a video editing tool with the world's first AI-powered Intelligent Video Assistant (IVA) has become the Product of the Month on Product Hunt.

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Indian Retail Reels Under Coronavirus Panic

Amid the rising number of coronavirus cases in India, the order of closure of malls and multiplexes across many top cities by the respective state governments to prevent people congregating for any reason, has caused the organized retail scene in these cities to come to a grinding halt.

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Over the years we have heard of cognitive scientists talk about the distinction between deep and surface processing.

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How Machine Learning Can Reinvent Retail

The use of machine learning in retail can enhance sales and customer engagement by enabling personalized recommendations, optimized pricing, and streamlined supply.

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AI has bagged the limelight in this digitally-loaded world.

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Epidemics, Economic Growth and Stock Market Performance

As the COVID-19 pandemic gathers momentum, history offers too few data points The Spanish Flu is the nearest comparison – similarities are matched by differences Clinical trials have started, but the rise in new cases is slowing in China already Global economic growth will suffer, but monetary and fiscal stimulus should support stocks

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3 Gifts You Can Give Your Boss if They Love Online Games

Online games – whether you love them or absolutely hate them, you cannot argue the fact that they are incredibly addicting. 

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There’s always going to be demand for coffee. It’s one of the nation’s favourite drinks and many of us will buy it on a daily basis.

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Technology-driven change will continue to accelerate at an exponential rate.

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7 Actionable Tips to Avoid Making LinkedIn Profile Another Resume

If someone comes to your physical office or a store or a shop, will you greet them with goggles on? Or maybe by wearing a mask of Steve Jobs or a motivational quote? No, you won’t.

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When it comes to your business, you will want to make sure that you do everything you can to save money and be successful.

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Things move fast in the world of business, and it can sometimes be hard for consumers to keep up.

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Doing Our Part for the Environment: Can We Make Our Homes More Ecofriendly?

Environmental changes are happening all around us, whether we care to admit it or not.

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How the Coronavirus is Threatening the Global Economy

How the Coronavirus is Threatening the Global Economy

Back in the mid-1980s, when I worked for a few years at the San Jose Mercury News as an editorial writer, my boss would sometimes remind us (channeling Murray Kempton): "An editorial writer is someone who comes down from the hills after the battle is over and shoots the wounded."

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Coronavirus Mortality: What's the Denominator?

Coronavirus Mortality: What's the Denominator?

How lethal is the coronavirus, compared to, say, the flu?

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Coronavirus: Important Lessons to Consider

Coronavirus: Important Lessons to Consider

The Coronavirus is creating havoc around the world and many are wondering whether and what kinds of lasting effects it will have on how we work, live, play and spend once it runs its course.

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GetResponse: The Next Big Tool for Quick Lead-Generation

GetResponse: The Next Big Tool for Quick Lead-Generation

Unless you generate quality leads, there is no point in having a great product.

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A Complete Guide to 10 of the Best Project Management Tools

A Complete Guide to 10 of the Best Project Management Tools

Managing projects can be chaotic.

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Is Japan Slowly Opening up to the Casino Industry?

Is Japan Slowly Opening up to the Casino Industry?

Betting has proven to be an elusive subject in Japan.

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In 10 years (2005-2014), foreign PE investments in Indian real estate were USD 9 bn; last 5 years alone saw 84% surge. Singapore-based funds kick-started the Indian real estate investment spree, quickly followed by funds from the US and Europe. Post-2008, most foreign funds withdrew from India due to limited exit opportunities; in 6 years (2009-2014) only USD 3.4 bn came into Indian real estate - most in 2014. Momentum restarted from 2014; 2015-2019 saw USD 16.6 bn of foreign PE investments.

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Happiness in the workplace is an important factor towards the success of your firm. Start with a positive company culture, praise high performers and add in some employee benefits to retain your talent. 

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Everyone claims to be “so busy” these days. The truth is, we make time for what's important to us. If you want to get in better shape, you make time for it. If you want to be a better golfer, you make time for it. The same is true in leadership. 

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Having an internal representation that reflects reality is what we have – at least we think we have – and the whole purpose of learning is to bring our internal reality closer in line with the objective reality that exists in the world at large.

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Consumers, tertiaries, industrials and even local authorities, position themselves in a very personal way to prepare for the energy transition and its different challenges.

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The slump in energy commodities and copper shows the fragility of the global economy and the risks to the consensus’ reflation trade.

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Everyone seems to have an opinion on how to get more out of the working day, but what if you’re overlooking one of the most self-evident ways to become more productive? The most effective thing you could start doing today could be the simplest: get enough quality sleep. 

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Binary options signals are a brilliant new financial trading tool which are becoming more commonplace. Binary signals can be invaluable financial trading tools to take your portfolio to a new level.

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Clearly, this was a 'make or break' Budget for the government with most sectors (including real estate) seeking concessions to boost consumption and investments.

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The leader versus boss debate is never ending. However, after working so hard for so many years, I have got a few insights that I believe can bring this debate to a constructive conclusion. 

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The number one search result on the first page of Google gets a CTR of more than 30%. This is substantially higher than the other results on the same page.

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The coat of arms at Yale University reads: Lux et Veritas. That means “light and truth.” Those two elements almost always imply the presence of a third, however: heat.

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The wars of the future may be fought entirely with the help of robots, and the use of self-healing robots will become imperative to have the upper hand and a strategic advantage over adversaries.

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Now and then, we come across different terms in the business world. Some terms you see quite a lot, but others are more hidden.

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The use of computer vision for AR will help AR devices to build a more accurate augmented environment by helping it to determine where to place virtual images in accordance with real space.

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New modes of personal mobility are emerging in smart cities with the implementation of autonomous vehicles. Adding to this, a new model of personal mobility known as mobility as a service.

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When we talk about finance and real estate, most people go down the same route. Everyone always thinks about it from the perspective of buying and selling.

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Most of the business advices surrounding growth are rightly concerned with marketing, and being able to present your initiative to more people in the best way.

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Snapped up like hot cakes by investors in previous years, luxury housing sales are still in the doldrums and hinging largely on end-user sales.

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A recent commentary in JAMA lends support to publication in the Annals of Internal Medicine of “guidelines” suggesting that the public can keep eating processed meat at current levels, while questioning the methods and motives of the many public health scientists who voiced opposition to the Annals authors’ methods and conclusions.

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What is, and what is not, a conflict of interest - in public health, and in general?

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Conventional methods of rehabilitation and VR are used in tandem since the emergence of VR in the healthcare industry to accelerate recovery processes, and now artificial skin can take the treatment process to an entirely new level.

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When the decentralization of blockchain technology and cognitive computing-enabled decision-making capabilities intersect, they can create new breakthroughs in multiple industries.

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The expectations from the Union Budget 2020-21 have never been higher, and real estate definitely has a comprehensive wish list.

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Since I specialize in trauma and its impact on students, I have been encouraged to offer suggestions for how teachers, coaches and parents can help the many children affected by the untimely and tragic death of the basketball legend and his daughter — Kobe and Gigi.

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Running a business is a steep learning curve for any entrepreneur.

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When the die is cast, the acting bug catches you.

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The ramifications of addiction are far-reaching and can be disastrous if nothing is done about the problem. In addition to affecting an individual and their loved ones, alcohol and drug abuse can take a tall on co-workers and employers at workplaces. Most people that struggle with substance use disorder keep their employment. As such, many employers are affected by addiction.

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Despite major medical advancements, the need for new drugs remains constant — making quick and safe drug discovery as vital as ever. However, in many cases, the drug discovery process remains slow, challenging and tedious, requiring large numbers of tests that limit the speed of identification and manufacturing.

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The use of IoT for dental care is paving the way for smart dental care by enhancing the preventive care procedures and putting a big smile on the face of dentists and patients alike.

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Science helps to explain the phenomena around you. It enables critical thinking, enhances quantitative reasoning, and helps to answer some of life’s biggest questions.

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Adding the next level to the legendary nightlife of Mumbai, the Maharashtra government has finally given a thumbs up to a proposal with far-reaching economic ramifications.

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The integration of AI and 3D printing in manufacturing can help increase unit production rate, detect defects, and provide real-time control over the manufacturing process.

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While many people will work remotely on occasion for their full-time or part-time jobs, others have embraced the full work-from-home lifestyle, starting their own businesses in the comfort of their own homes.

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Taking your startup to success requires a great product and keeping tight control over your operating expenses. In the early days of launching a business, it can be all too easy for costs to blow out of control. 

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In today’s world, driven by the search engines, valuable content is a powerful tool to grow and support your business. Content writing is about more than just finding the perfect subject. Even if your subject is perfect, it doesn’t always mean that it will go viral or it will help you generate leads.

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With China’s central bank expected to be issuing its very own digital currency this year, other central banks are wondering whether or not to follow suit, which begs the greater question if any of these would ever displace the dollar’s dominance?

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The Gallup Poll regularly asks about what people see as America's most important problem. 

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Despite low consumer spending in recent times, mall developers remain bullish on the growth potential of organized retail. 

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Being a leader/manager, crisis management is your biggest problem. It’s one of the many things that might keep you up at night.

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Although used interchangeably in context with chatbots, NLP, NLG, and NLU have differences. They come together to perform end-to-end functioning of chatbots.

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Effective use of big data for neonatal care can enable early diagnosis and treatment of several medical conditions in newborn babies.

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A smart company is a successful one. Every entrepreneur needs to focus on organisational IQ, but you might realise you are doing it until you take a step back.

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Autonomous vehicle maintenance will shift towards predictive maintenance and away from the current reactive approach, thanks to the advanced technologies incorporated in these vehicles.

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When H. W. Garrod, Professor of Poetry at Oxford University, was offered a white flag by an enthusiastic woman in 1916—during the first World War—with the remark, “Sir, are you aware that in Flanders young men are dying for civilization?” he replied with a bow—says Douglas Jerrold (in “Georgian Adventure”): “Are you aware, Madam, that I am the civilization for which they are dying?”

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2019 has been a scrapbook of successful influencer marketing campaigns. Brands are harnessing the power of social media influencers to propel their marketing efforts.

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The marketing world keeps changing, and businesses are struggling to keep up. 2018 was the year of the micro-influencer, but today, nano-influencers are a big deal.

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Leveraging AI in a circular economy can drastically speed up our efforts for a sustainable economic system fit for our future.

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The most acute problem with modern journalism is – undoubtedly - the assault upon it from on high, and the impersonation of it by propaganda mills. 

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The swarming nature of insects and birds is inspiring researchers to implement it in robotics to create swarm robots that can work coordinatively to accomplish complex tasks.

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Even if we’re in gainful employment, refining your professional standing can provide you an edge to get a better position within your company. 

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With Indian cities under increasing pressure to grow vertically, the share of high-rises (G+20 floors or more) scaled unprecedented heights in 2019.

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Labor economists refer to "prime-age" men and women, by which they mean those in the 25-54 age group who are in the prime age group for working. But there is half-century trend that prime-age males are becoming less likely to be in the labor force. Nicholas Eberstadt discusses the subject in "Education and Men without Work" in the Winter 2020 issue of National Affairs. 

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Branch chain amino acids, or BCAAs, are something you usually see sold in stores with protein powders and other fitness supplements. However, adding these organic compounds to your diet is good for more than beefing up your fitness routine. 

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Combining digital twin and blockchain will help businesses and brands protect their products from being counterfeited and help prevent financial losses.

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Negative rates are the destruction of money, an economic aberration based on the mistakes of many central banks and some of their economists who start from a wrong diagnosis: the idea that economic agents do not take more credit or invest more because they choose to save too much and therefore saving must be penalized to stimulate the economy. Excuse the bluntness, but it is a ludicrous idea.

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Quantum cryptography might hold the key to internet security as computers have become relatively faster and quicker at decrypting data.

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Inevitably this time of year, we are awash in a perennial bounty of advice about how to eat. As one of the annual judges for US News & World Report’s “best diets” release, I am personally tangled up in my own fair share of it. 

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Building managers can prevent laborers and building occupants from becoming prey to sick building syndrome with IoT technology.

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Federated learning can open new horizons for AI by enabling access to a broad set of data from various devices as opposed to a centralized system.

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One of the central principles of the Anticipatory Organization Model is to move beyond the idea of mere competition. By that, I mean going past the idea of measuring your organization’s success and performance against others.

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If you are keen to enhance the marketing prowess of your new business, it’s time to consider a jaunt to a trade show.

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I watched most of the Democratic presidential candidate debate last night on CNN.

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The corporate ladder is one that we all have to climb. If you’re not climbing it, it’s probably because you’ve started your own business, or you’ve gone freelance.

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Be The Master Of Your Time

DISCLAIMER: If I am going to tell you how to become a master of your time, you have to consider the possibility that you might need to reframe your idea of time and time management. 

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How Quantum Computing Can Improve Healthcare Systems

The healthcare industry is adopting the use of quantum computing to support patient-centric care for healthcare consumers. The implementation of quantum computing and healthcare systems is providing hardware solutions that can help the healthcare industry to diagnose and treat complex medical conditions with great efficacy.

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The Lessons We Can Learn From the Past to Help A Business Growth

The business world is heading towards a new pathway. The way we work has changed, technology has become much more sophisticated, and how we do business today is completely different from the past.

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If you are eager to climb up the next rung of the career ladder, you may have hit a series of obstacles. Often, we can become very complacent in our current roles and we may not have even considered a different role in over a decade.

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Getting More Out Of Your Career: Ways To Climb The Ladder

Do you ever feel like you spend the majority of your time watching the clock hands tick, or do you have ambitions to progress faster than you’re currently moving? Whether you love your job, or you’re looking to find something new, there are ways to get more out of your career and develop better prospects. 

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Investing In American And Australian Wine Is More Lucrative Than Ever

Demand for fine wine investment is set to experience rapid growth in 2020.

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Coworking Cafes – Teapot Tempest or the Next Big Thing?

Rising real estate rentals, diminishing brand loyalty among millennials and rising operating costs in metros have been brewing trouble for innumerable cafes operating across India. Unable to survive the heat, many coffee shops are compelled to shut shop within 18 months into the business.

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Are There Still Librarians in 2020?

The first thing that comes to mind when you think of a library is probably an old place, filled with dusty books. While some of the books might be priceless for both their history and the knowledge they contain, truth be told, the common image of a library is one of a rather dull and old-fashioned place. Most people picture an old lady with her hair up in a tidy grey bun, patiently sitting behind a desk, wearing clothes that belong to the past. Modern, exciting, and even entertaining are words that are never associated with libraries in real life. 

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The Corporate Frailty Syndrome

In medicine, frailty is theoretically defined as a clinically recognisable state of increased vulnerability resulting from aging-associated decline in reserve and function across multiple physiologic systems such that the ability to cope with everyday or acute stressors is comprised. 

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The Evolution of Exchange Rate Markets

Back in 1848, John Stuart Mill made a classic argument that money was insignificant to the essential nature of an economy, because it was only a facilitator for what really matters--the actual transactions. Mill wrote (Principles of Political Economy, Book III, Ch. VII):

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Plastic waste is a serious issue that needs to be addressed quickly, and the use of advanced technologies like AI to reduce plastic waste can help in our efforts significantly.

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Why Digital Signage Should Be In Your Marketing Strategy

When you are putting together your digital marketing strategy, it helps to take a look at some of the current trends. One of the popular trends in this field right now involves the use of digital signage for retail stores. Despite this being a popular strategy, many marketing experts are still not using it for their clients.

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5 Essentials of a Tech Resume in 2020

In today’s rapidly evolving industry of technology, looking for a tech job can be quite competitive as it requires a distinct set of skills and technical expertise. Your work experience and the long-term goals of your profession will dictate your suitability for the job. 

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How Technology Increases Sales

Technology is unavoidable and involved in many daily activities. Unless you’ve chosen to live your life in a farm or a smallholding with no connection to the outside world, then you will know all about its uses. The main thing about technology is that it helps to drive sales in many ways, adding value to a business via speeding up processes and increasing customers. 

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How To Transform Your Company Into A Global Success

In today’s world of business, breaking into the global market can be easier than you think. However, not every company has the ability to do it because it requires you to have the right product or service required by the specific country you’re working with. Here are some tips to transform your company into a global success.

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Top Things To Look for in Cyber Security Companies To Keep Your Business Safe

Keeping your business safe from cyberattacks can be one of the biggest challenges that you face, so knowing who to partner with for services and solutions can make all the difference. There are a lot of things to consider when choosing between security partners such as the service options they offer, the certifications they have, and even their reputation.

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4 Ways IoT Can Minimize Autonomous Vehicle Accidents

IoT devices can help in the constant monitoring of autonomous vehicles, thereby helping to prevent vehicle accidents.

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Multicultural Marketing: Why Has it Become so Important?

A consumer’s background influences how they consume content, products, and services. Thus, marketers must consider their traditions, languages, customs, beliefs, and experiences when crafting messages.

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Smart Clothing is Merging Fashion with Functionality

Unlike many wearables that are strapped on the user’s arms or legs for pure functionality, smart clothing technology is giving rise to comfortable garment wearables that are tailored for form as much as function.

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Healthcare Personal Advisory Board Tips

If you are at a cross roads, starting a new business or beginning your career, creating and convening a personal advisory board (PAB) is a good idea.

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The Rise of AI in Crime Prevention and Detection

Governments all around the globe are making efforts to prevent crime so that the people in their country can feel safe. Can AI in crime prevention and detection make people feel safer in every corner of the world?

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War, What is it Good For? Erh, Massive Profits

Tick, Tock? If we are facing the next ugly chapter in humanity’s seemingly Endless War, several things come to mind including: the role of multinational corporations; an evocative song called “War”; and, a mind-blowing speech and scene from the Oscar-winning movie, Network.

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Going All In With Your Applications, Software and Hardware

In the tech world, there was a time when the word platform almost surely meant, Microsoft, or Java. The traditional landscapes we all know from the past are still here and working today, but the environment surrounding them could not be any different. With the meteoric rise of cloud-based computing, mobile apps, 3rd party software, and developers, it can be a confusing place to be.  Honestly in today’s world, just trying to define the words platform development can be difficult. 

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Successful Leaders are Great Listeners: Here is How to Become One

There are many vital things leaders must do to improve the performance of their teams in 2020. One of them, without question, is psychological safety.

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Does Your Business Have To Be HIPAA Compliant?

If you’re the owner of an SMB (small to medium business), you may be wondering if the 1996 Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the set of regulatory standards which outline the lawful use as well as the disclosure of protected health information, is something your business is legally required to be compliant with.

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The Tech Side of Travel

In the next five to ten years, technology will give us many new ways to enjoy travel—from the planning phase to the actual trip. Tomorrow’s travel will look nothing like it does today, and the travel adventures anyone can go on will be limited only by our imagination.

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How Blockchain Can Revolutionize Legal Services

Due to its ability to store records on a transparent ledger with a high level of security, the implementation of blockchain for legal services is going to see a tremendous increase in the upcoming years.

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SBI's New Home Loan Scheme a Winner

SBI's latest and highly differentiated home loan scheme is an extremely good move and positive for the residential real estate sector as a whole.

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Tips To Add Curb Appeal To Your Business

Your business is always on display when it has a physical space, and whatever your business is, the curb appeal of it needs to be top-notch. Here are some tips to add curb appeal to your business.

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Smart Water Grids: The Future of Water Distribution and Management

A smart water grid is seen as a possible solution that integrates technology into water management systems to provide an efficient water supply network to smart cities.

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What The Young Adults of 1920 Thought of the World They Were Inheriting

A century ago, John F. Carter wrote an essay about “These Wild Young People’ by One of Them,” in the Atlantic Monthly (September 1920, pp. 301-304, an excerpt is here, although as far as I know the entire essay isn't freely available online). It offers a useful reminder that complaints from young adults about the terrible world they are inheriting, so much worse than any previous generation ever inherited, are nothing new. Enjoy the 100 year-old version of the classic young-to-old intergenerational rant:

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How Big Data is Reshaping ERP

ERP has continued to be a crucial aspect of enterprises to boost business productivity, and the integration of big data with ERP can trigger unprecedented growth in businesses.

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Staying in Touch with How Your Business is Really Doing

When things are going well for your business, it can seem like nothing can go wrong. However, complacency is the last thing you should allow to creep in when things are going well. It’s important to stay in touch with how your business is really performing, even when it seems like everything is going pretty well for you.

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The Best Leaders Inspire Team Commitment—You Must Do The Same

Being stuck at work you’re not committed to and constantly looking for validation—if this is the story of your life or the team you closely work with, you’ve got to make some serious changes. Not just for the sake of being noticed, but because your organization’s future depends on it. Here at ProofHub, I and my team have been committed to delivering a better work-related experience to teams. We’ve been committed to helping professionals like us get the most out of their efforts and be thrice as productive as they were yesterday—together. 

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Abhijit Banerjee on Coaching the Poor

Tyler Cowen has conducted one of his thought-provoking and entertaining interviews in "Abhijit Banerjee on Theory, Practice, and India" (Medium.com, December 30, 2019, both podcast and transcript available). Among his other accomplishments, Banerjee was of course most recently a co-winner of the Nobel prize in economics last fall. The interview is worth consuming in full. As it says in the overview:

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Why We Need to Blur the Lines between RPA and API

RPA is a surface level automation software that enables applications to talk to each other while API is a standardized layer of software integration code allowing applications to interact with each other. RPA and API are automating major processes across various industries.

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Does the Fed Have Ammunition to Fight the Next Recession?

Ben S. Bernanke delivered his Presidential Address to the American Economic Association last weekend on the topic, "The New Tools of Monetary Policy" (January 4, 2020, here's a weblink to watch the lecture, and here's a written-out version of the paper on which the lecture was based). To set the stage, he started the talk with a figure similar to this one showing the "federal funds" interest rate--the key interest rate on which Fed policy focuses.

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Autonomous Vehicles: A Boon or Bane for the Insurance Sector?

The rapid evolution of autonomous vehicles is going to redefine not only the automobile and transportation sectors but also disrupt the insurance industry. Insuring autonomous vehicles can become a thing of the past with the advancement and adoption of autonomous vehicles.

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The 3 Part Formula Great Leaders Leverage Before Difficult Conversations

Ever tried to have a tough conversation with someone and it went terribly wrong? Or worse, you know you need to have a difficult conversation but you hold back, only to run up against the same problem three months later?

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Real Estate's Expectations from Budget 2020-21 - Will Iran Crisis Play Spoilsport?

As the countdown to Union Budget 2020-21 begins, all sectors hope that the government will unleash a plethora of goodies – from tax cuts and other consumption boosters to increasing credit off-take from banks to ease liquidity. Real estate particularly hopes for the quick implementation of alternative investment funds to rescue stressed residential projects. The pressure on the Finance Minister is as high as it could possibly go, considering the state of the economy.

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3 Basic Strategies To Help Your Company Prioritize Employee Well-Being

In the United States, workplace wellness is valued at over $6billion and quickly growing, thanks to the recent shift in prioritizing employee care and wellness by businesses. In The New UnitedHealthcare Consumer Sentiment Survey, 73 percent of employees showed an interest in wellness programs and incentives offered by their employers. In response, some of the larger employers across the country are estimated to have spent $3.6 million on employee wellness programs in 2019, as they recognize the importance of taking care of their human resources and equipping them with the tools to do so themselves. A great employee wellness strategy can reduce employee turnover, boost your current workforce's productivity levels, and even market your business as a desirable seller and recruiter. 

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What is the Hype About Horse Racing?

Horse racing is one of the oldest sports to date and its simplicity from the outset has allowed it to keeps the intrigue of its spectators, leading to some of the most anticipated events in the sporting calendar. And not forgetting the bonus of having the opportunity to win some money, sitting back with a drink in your hand, watching your chosen horse take the lead.

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Hope

When we say “Happy New Year,” it is perhaps more plea or prayer than prediction. But there is still something of a forecast in it, or at a minimum- the projection of our will upon the canvass of the cosmos. Accordingly, the aspiration invites us to recall an aphorism. The best way to predict the future is to create it.

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Keep Your Business Secure From Online Threats

Every business faces a threat from malicious software and cybercriminals. Although you can use the internet to scale the operations of your business, it also poses security threats and scams to your organisation. When your company gets attacked, you risk losing vital data. Besides, your reputation can get significantly affected.

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2019 Health Articles of Most Interest to Doctors

The Journal of the American Medical Association, or JAMA as it is known to most, is among the most widely read and cited, most influential, and most prestigious medical journals in the world. The journal just called “JAMA” is the flagship, but the other vessels in the fleet, such as JAMA Internal Medicine, and JAMA Pediatrics, along with 11 others representing diverse medical specialties- are all highly respected in their own right. 

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How Fintech is Revolutionizing the Insurance Sector

Insurance companies are leveraging the benefits of the fintech revolution in insurance to address pain points in providing better, secured, and personalized customer services.

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How to Improve your Fitness in 2020

There’s no doubt in my mind. Getting better at fitness has been a big part of my success as a business coach. It’s about an 80:20 approach – the same that I apply to work. We’re all busy so you need a work out that gives the most reward for the least effort.    

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How the Use of AI in Quantum Chemistry Can Revolutionize Healthcare

The use of AI in healthcare can help scientists to translate proteins into music and back. By turning proteins into music, researchers are able to create new variations of proteins.

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The Washington Post Magazine's Lead Toy Story: It's Missing a Key Point

In today's Washington Post Magazine, the above article is featured. In sum, it is a piece about how Playmobil is creating a set of its "people" and "things" for the workplace. And, while the workplace set of this popular children's toy (I have them in boxes in a storage unit and had been wondering what to do with them; now I know) is gaining attention, the Playmobil folks are not being directive in terms of how it is used by employers. This stands in contrast to how Lego promotes its adult version for the workplace where Lego has distinct articulated uses for their product.

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Using Children’s Favorite Book Covers to Make Puzzles: Yes Indeed

I recently read a post in www.themommiesreviews.com about the value of puzzles for children who are struggling, including with trauma. Puzzles are amazing: they can be a shared activity (with or without conversation), they can enable concentration (remember looking for that double flat edged corner?), they produce a deliverable — an image, they develop fine motor skills, they enhance visual acuity, and they enable a sense of accomplishment with each linking piece found. And one can select puzzles with images that have meaning — places visited, favorite animals, fantasy scenes with dragons or unicorns.

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How Technology Can Boost Your Property Management Business

Property is a highly competitive industry. Property management businesses need to work hard to compete successfully in this fast-paced industry. Whether you own and manage a few properties in your local area, or you look after an international portfolio, the challenge to stay one step ahead of competing businesses is faced by all property management companies and investors.

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8 Popular Home Upgrades

Whether you’re looking for ways to boost the value of your property to sell or you just want to upgrade your home for your own benefit and with Filter King and other suppliers, there are plenty of ways you can renovate without it breaking your budget. Here are eight popular upgrades you can make to your property and how much you can expect to pay.

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Coworking – Top Trends That Will Shape the Segment in 2020

2018-end, total coworking supply was between 7 - 7.5 mn sq. ft. area – and crossed 12 mn sq. ft. by 2019-end Top 7 coworking players alone have more than 350 centres across India – no. set to double or treble in next 2 years PE funds and institutional investors will continue to back bigger players in 2020 Survival a challenge for smaller players; more mergers and acquisitions likely in 2020 Current lease-based structure not flexible & cost efficient - 2020 is likely to see the rise of ownership model

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11 Devices and Machines That Take Advantage of Pneumatic Components

Pneumatic devices are everywhere. That’s not something most people think about but it’s fascinating to think that much of what we enjoy in the modern world is made possible thanks to the way we can manipulate air—something we often think of as unsubstantial—to transmit large amounts of energy.

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India: UP, Gujarat, AP had Maximum Completed PMAY (U) Homes by 2019-end

Nearly 11.22 lakh homes are completed in these 3 states as on 2019-end, against just 3.62 lakh homes completed in 2018-end A total of 32 lakh homes completed by 2019-end across all states & UTs - these 3 states account for 35% overall share In December-end 2018, merely 12.58 lakh homes were completed across all states & UTs - nearly 19.42 lakh homes built in 2019 UP topped out with nearly 4.30 lakh PMAY (U) homes completed by 2019-end; a year ago, just 68,660 homes were completed there Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh & Tamil Nadu follow closely with over 8.69 lakh homes completed under PMAY (U) By 2019-end, nearly 9.33 lakh homes have already been occupied in UP, Gujarat & Andhra Pradesh

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Funeral Poverty Crisis: 5 Ways to Cut Funeral Expenses

The latest report from Royal London states the average funeral cost is now a staggering £3,785. Despite the Competition and Markets Authority launching an investigation in March 2019, this cost has still risen by 0.7% in the last 12 months.

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5 Top Tips to Avoid Getting Sick at Work

We are in the height of cold and flu season and germs are spreading like wildfire. While many of us like to believe we are safe from viruses and bacteria, one of the biggest germ-factories is our own office.

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Beyond Blackjack: Classic Games Are Finally Getting a Makeover

The longevity of traditional casino card and table games is nothing short of remarkable, especially when compared to other genres of entertainment. For instance, modern video game players might dip into Pac-Man or Tetris for some retro fun, but those types of games do not form the cornerstone of the industry in the same way as roulette, blackjack, baccarat and poker do for the casino industry. The popularity of those traditional casino games has remained pretty much intact from the heyday of Vegas in the 1950s right up until the modern era, even if there have been some hiccups along the way.

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Will Indian Housing Revive in 2020?

Homeownership has always been and will continue to be a highly-cherished dream of most Indians but dreams alone do not sell homes. The question of why homes are not selling as quickly as they used to does not have a single answer - it is a matter of sentiment, and sentiment reacts to a number of factors.

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5 Tips to follow while choosing a VPN

A VPN is a crucial way to save your privacy, however, selecting a VPN provider is a task that requires a lot of trusts. You handle over most of your online data access to a third party, so you must ensure that your data is protected and not misused. The new users of VPN can surely have a tough time identifying the providers believed to be reputable. 

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A Guideline to Buying Netflix Stock

Netflix has been playing a significant role in today's multimedia company with its powerful programming. It's a great medium to enjoy movies, TV series but have you ever wonder if it could have the ability to multiply your money? 

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Both the Year and the Decade are Changing

2020 2020 2020 2020 2020 2020 2020 2020 2020 2020 2020 2020: Yes, a New Year is coming and a new decade. For many, this is a time of celebration — witnessing the passage of time with loved ones and/or friends or on one’s own. And, in what amounts to a nano-second, we move from 2019 into 2020. A ball even falls in celebration (shouldn’t it rise?).

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Your Digital Fingerprint: Is It Yours or a Spectator’s?

Back in the mid-1980s, I wrote about how GPS would revolutionize our lives. One of my books published back then was called Advances in Agriculture, in which I highlighted how GPS would transform agriculture in the 1990s and beyond.

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Music, Movies Did It … Now It’s Game On For Gaming

This article is an invaluable update, and a must read, for tech investors, tech entrepreneurs, and everyone in the gaming space. 

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Is Online Gambling in Canada Legal?

Gambling is enjoyed by millions of people around the world every day. It’s a form of entertainment that has been around for centuries. For many years, people were restricted to gambling at licensed bricks and mortar establishments. However, the internet has opened it up to anyone with an internet connection. Such ease of access has led many people to think that it’s OK to gamble online. If it wasn’t then there’d be no online gambling sites, right?

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What is the Best Betting Site for Accumulator Bets?

Accumulator betting is a popular activity among gamblers, thanks to its returns. It not only expands one’s understanding on the game but opens up possibilities in other gaming fields. However, before venturing into multiple betting, one should understand the different aspects involved in accumulator bets; what to look out for when placing the stake.

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Winning in Online Casinos - Is It Possible?

Have you ever wondered if it is possible to win in online casinos? The simple answer is - yes, of course it is! Many people from across the world enjoy playing casino games online and plenty of them see a good financial return for their efforts. The key is choosing a trusted site and learning which games have the best odds that could provide the best player returns. Luckily, there are lots of different ways for players to come out as winners with online casinos.

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Applications of Artificial Intelligence in E-Commerce

Applications of AI in eCommerce is booming the industry by taking the customer experience and satisfaction to a new level.

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Three Lessons From The UK Elections

The results of the UK elections have shown something that I have commented on several occasions: The widely spread narrative that British citizens had regretted having voted for Brexit was simply incorrect.

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Why Your Company Needs a Talk Trigger

Creating a buzz. Getting people talking. Doing something remarkable. This is what you want for your business. In a world where 90% of purchase decisions are influenced by word of mouth, you need something that sparks conversation and galvanises action. You need a ‘talk trigger’.

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The Electricity Network: Mandatory Motorway or Optional Insurance?

This question is a symbol of ongoing developments in the energy field; channeling the production of centralized units to dispersed consumers requires a distribution infrastructure such as the networks we have been accustomed to, so much so that they are an integral part of the “landscape” and so that it is difficult for us, Westerners, to imagine alternative schemes.

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Quantum Computing and Blockchain: Facts and Myths

The biggest danger to Blockchain networks from quantum computing is its ability to break traditional encryption.

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The Massive, Expansive Importance of Diet

A recent commentary in JAMA asserts that research and messaging in the medical literature, and attendant media coverage, should emphasize the exposures that are most important and robustly linked to health outcomes, and not exaggerate matters of lesser importance. I agree entirely. 

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William McChesney Martin: Keep the Economists in the Basement

William McChesney Martin chaired the Federal Reserve for 19 years and during the terms of five different presidents, from April 1951 to January 1970. He became chair of the Federal Reserve at the time of the Treasury-Fed Accord of 1951, when the modern Federal Reserve invented itself by declaring that it was no longer going to view its job as keeping interest rates low to facilitate government borrowing--as it had during World War II--but instead was going to focus on how monetary policy affected the economy as a whole. Martin became so synonymous with monetary policy that John F. Kennedy once told an adviser that, before he became president, he could only remember the difference between fiscal and monetary policy by reminding himself that "m" was the first letter of both "monetary" and "Martin." He's the one who publicized the phrase that the job of the Federal Reserve was like a chaperone who needs to take away the punch bowl just when the party is warming up.

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Surveillance Medicine

Harvard Professor Shoshana Zuboff took aim on tech giants like Facebook and Google when she wrote "The Age of Surveillance Capitalism". Her thesis is that tech companies use our data, most of which we voluntarily relinquish, to steer us towards buying and using products and services and mold our behavior, labeling it a "virus".

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If Time Is Money, Here is How You Become A Time Billionaire

The term billionaire refers to a person who has money and property that is worth at least a billion pounds or dollars. But, for me, the definition means more. When I hear the word “billionaire”, I think of people who aren’t just financially wealthy.

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Recent Advances in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Innovation Fatigue

Innovation fatigue can be defined broadly as a negative impression of what is characterized as innovation caused by the overuse of the term, poorly-executed initiatives, internal misalignment and innovation for the sake of innovation.

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How Big is the Space Economy?

The short answer for an estimate of the size of the space economy is: "Probably around $400 billion."

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IoT Can Impact Personalization in These Ways

IoT and personalization are two sides of a single coin, as the latter can be efficiently delivered with the data collected from the former.

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How Blockchain Can Prevent Land Fraud

The decentralized ledger technology of blockchain in real estate can help to bring more secure land registry procedures and prevent land fraud.

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Can Wi-fi 6 Revolutionize IoT Applications?

While 5G grabs all the attention for the next phase of smart cities, WiFi 6 can have an equal impact on powering the next generation of IoT devices.

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The Best Ways to Keep Your Network Organized

No matter the size of your company, keeping your network of devices organized and in one spot can save you hours of stress and confusion. When keeping track of an entire company’s worth of computers and devices it becomes simple to get overwhelmed. Luckily there is software online that can help you keep track of each device on your network in an organized program. 

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The Big Things That Slow A Business Down

It feels like speed is always the name of the game in business. Whether you are trying to make your workers faster, or increase their productivity, you may find that there are so many different aspects of running a business that just doesn't go as fast as you want them to. When you are trying to improve productivity you must look at the things that can potentially slow a business down. What are the main factors that can slow a business down?

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The Beginning of the End of Uncertainty for the UK

·        The UK election result was a clear mandate for Brexit ·        A UK/EU free-trade agreement may not be ready by December 2020 ·        Uncertainty remains but real economic progress can now begin

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Living A Good Life Even With Disability

Living life with chronic illness can be a difficult and often lonely road. If you’re unable to work and you are spending a lot of your time at home, things can feel very isolating and you may even lose the desire to socialise. Living your best life whilst having chronic illness is no easy task. If you’re severely disabled, life becomes difficult getting around and navigating public transport and public areas. There are some ways to make your life a little easier and ensure that you have everything you need at home that will make you feel a little more secure.

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With the Rise of Index Funds, Who Watches the Companies?

A standard argument for the social usefulness of the stock market is that shareholders have an incentive to monitor and to scrutinize the companies in which they have invested. When this incentive is combined with requirements for firms to disclose information, to be audited, and to answer questions from shareholders--along with the ultimate power of shareholders to replace top executives--publicly-owned corporations must live an examined life. One can have honest arguments over how well this shareholder monitoring works. But the rise of index funds is a direct challenge to these arguments.

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Combat Unpredictable Change with Anticipation

It is often assumed that people don’t like change, when in reality humans are born to instinctively love change. It’s why we take vacations and crave travel, because we want and need change. We must get out of our usual surroundings and witness something new in order to regain focus and refresh our perspectives. In this case, change is a choice, so we like it.

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How to Teach Doctors Customer Service

By now, if you have anything to do with taking care of patients, you have been bombarded with posts, blogs, white papers and seminars on customer service. The customer experience is not just about the patient, but also includes anyone who interacts or touches the patient in their care journey, including clinical, administrative, clerical and support staff.

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Tackling a Career Change in 2020

Deciding to tackle a career change can be tough. If you’ve been in a career for a long time, you might worry about starting again, learning new skills, meeting new people and taking a leap. Even if you are newly qualified, you might wonder if a career change is the right thing, especially if you spent a lot of time and money studying or training to get to where you are. 

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Six Emerging Tech Trends in the Healthcare Industry

The penetration of technology in the healthcare industry is impacting nearly all the practices of healthcare professionals. The use of healthcare technology has proven beneficial for doctors to provide better medical services to their patients.

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Prescription Drug Prices are Falling

"[W]e conclude that the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (BLS) CPI Prescription Drug Index (CPI-Rx) is the best available summary measure of the price changes of prescription drugs. According to this measure, not only are drug prices increasing more slowly than general price inflation; in the most recent period, drug prices have been decreasing. From the peak in June 2018 through August 2019, the CPI-Rx has declined by 1.9 percent. Figure 1 plots the year-over-year percentage change in the CPI-Rx. Through August 2019, the year-over-year change in the index has now been negative for 8 of the previous 9 months." 

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Richard Jewell: America’s Dreyfus

Ron Galimore is one of my great friends—he also happens to be the son of the former Chicago Bears great running back Willie Galimore who tragically died in a car accident when Ron was a child. Ron went on to follow in his athletically gifted father’s cleats to become the first African American Olympic gymnast as a member of the 1980 Olympic team . . . games which we unfortunately boycotted. Trust me when I tell you he would have won the gold in vault. He and his wife, Loree, along with my wife and our now grown sons spent this Thanksgiving together. We binged on turkey and gravy and more than a few assorted seasonal pies, sat on the couch sipping bourbon, and watching the Bears versus Lions while Ron entertained us with stories of his past interactions with his dad’s old teammates and admirers—like the time he met Mike Ditka at his steakhouse and was embraced in a huge bear hug as Ditka spoke of his fond memories of Ron's father and mother, or the time they closed down Studebaker’s in Schaumburg with Walter Peyton, or the time his mom and dad went to a baseball game with “Cassius Clay,” as the autograph on the back of the Polaroid said.

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Interview with Douglas Holtz-Eakin: Career, Budgets, Deficits

Mark A. Wynne of the Dallas Fed has one-hour interview: "Douglas Holtz-Eakin on Economic Projections, Deficits and Climate Change" (December 12, 2019). Holtz-Eakin has had an eminent academic career at Columbia and currently at Syracuse, but he is perhaps most widely for his time as head of the Congressional Budget Office from 2003-2005. Audio is available, but no full transcript. Here are some comments from Holtz-Eakin:

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8 Key Considerations When Buying a Laptop for College Students

College is about friends, careers, and expanding the boundaries of what you think you know. As you think about everything you need to buy to be successful in your education, a laptop probably sits at the top of the list. Everyone who starts a college course puts a laptop at the top of their must-have lists.

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The Biggest Leadership Trends to Know for 2020

Becoming a great leader requires taking proactive steps to improve your leadership capabilities. But there's more to it than that.

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Carbon Capture and Storage

In my experience, carbon capture and storage (CCS) is often viewed as a quirky technological possibility, not of central significance to the overall issue of reducing the rise of atmospheric carbon. This perception is incorrect. The Global CCS Institute provides an overview in Global Status of CCS 2019. As the report notes: 

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5 Reasons To Try Influencer Marketing

As a growing business, you’ll be well aware of the criticality of great marketing. Competition is fierce regardless of which industry you operate in. To ensure that you stand out and get noticed, it’s vital to keep brainstorming new strategies and keeping up with the latest marketing tactics. Influencer marketing campaigns have gained increased popularity over the last few years. For those considering jumping on the bandwagon, here are five good reasons you should.

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How Edge Computing is Different from Decentralized Computing?

Due to their similar names and the general unawareness of advanced computing, some people tend to think that decentralized computing and edge computing are similar. But, both types of computing are different and complementary to each other. When combined together as decentralized edge computing, they can perform tasks that cannot be achieved individually.

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Benefits of Artificial Intelligence in Synthetic Biology

The use of artificial intelligence (AI) in synthetic biology can help engineers create new methods to design genetic circuits that can vastly impact sectors such as healthcare, agriculture, and aid in environmental sustainability.

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3 Marketing Principles You Need For Any Startup

Starting your own business is neither as hard as it may seem from the outside, nor as easy as many modern entrepreneurs like to make it sound. The truth is that if you have skills that you can sell, and the work ethic to make them pay, you can run a business. With that said, it will take time and effort. You will lose days and evenings trying to make it happen, and at times you will want to give up. This is something which becomes clear to anyone who tries to make a business work - and if you get past the tough times, you’ll find that it gives you a fresh perspective that comes in useful in the future.

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How to Open Your Own Coffee Shop in Ireland

According to the latest statistics, the revenues generated by the coffee industry amounted to an impressive $719 million in 2019. This market is also expected to grow annually by 0.8% between 2019 and 2023, making it a steadily growing (if competitive) market for entrepreneurs to target.

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How Data Became One Of The Most Important Resources Of The 21st Century

Businesses have been gathering data for a lot longer than we might initially think. Every customer satisfaction survey, every newsletter opt-in form, and every letter posted gives us a little more insight on our customers and how our business really runs. However, data and how we use it has become much more important, and much more of a sensitivity. Here is how effective use of the data your business collects has been much more important.

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Top-5 International iGaming Conferences

Did you know that attending gaming conventions helps to increase your chances of succeeding in the gambling industry? And yes, opting not to attend these events leaves you at a disadvantage. Attendance ensures that you are up to date on the latest innovations and tech advancements being made in the iGaming sector.

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Top Software Development Companies in NZ Online Gaming Industry

Behind the success of the operators and the players’ satisfaction are the software developers. Mind that if we are able to play the games of our choice and feel the exciting gaming experience, it is mainly thanks to these providers. 

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How Can Your Restaurant Streamline Its Operations?

Running a restaurant can be a thankless task. You’re handling a thousand and one daily chores and decisions, all while planning out the next week’s work schedule, the next month’s restock orders, and the next year’s budget. It’s no wonder almost 80% of restaurants shutter their doors within the first five years.

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Best VPN Alternatives for 2020

Governments and Internet Service Providers, thanks to the repeal of Net Neutrality, are controlling what websites and services you can access on the internet. What does this mean?  Reasons can range from political interest, "ethical concerns," to geographically restricted content, and it's more important than ever to protect your rights by maintaining as much privacy as you can on the web. While many people can use VPNs to bypass these filters, to access filtered or restricted content, some places, like China, are blocking outbound VPN connections. It makes sense since VPNs are the top way to privately browse and access any website you want without worrying about tracking. Fortunately, there are alternative ways that you can access filtered, censored, or blocked content on the internet without using a VPN connection. We've put together the best VPN alternatives for 2020 so that you can browse any site at any time.

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India: Price Gap Between Ready and Under-Construction Homes Down to 3-7% in 2019

Avg. price difference between these two categories reduced y-o-y - from 8-12% in 2017 to 5-9% in 2018 across the top 7 cities. NCR recorded least RTM/UC price disparity in 2019 at 3%; Pune saw the highest at 7%. Avg. price of under-construction homes in NCR in 2019 was INR 4,410 per sq. ft., ready homes at INR 4,530 per sq. ft. In 2018, NCR had the maximum price difference b/w RTM & under-construction homes at 9%; slow demand & high unsold stock prevented developers from hiking RTM homes prices. In 2 yrs, NCR & MMR see the maximum reduction in RTM & UC homes price gap. Under-construction homes losing their sole USP over RTM homes.

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Interview with Daron Acemoglu: Wellsprings of Growth

Tyler Cowen conducts one of his rich and illuminating "Conversations with Tyler" in "Daron Acemoglu on the Struggle Between State and Society" (Medium.com, December 4, 2019, both audio and transcript available). Here are a few tidbits from Acemoglu, but there's much more at the link:

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Fools, Fanatics, and You

Many years ago, a Yale medical student of mine asked my advice about becoming Surgeon General. Admittedly, I was and remain a second-rate source of guidance on that topic, never having been Surgeon General. I hasten to note that a close personal friend of mine has been, as has a different, former student of mine. But I was left to offer the best counsel I could absent any first-hand experience.

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How Blockchain Can Transform The Way We Vote

Elections are a symbol of hope and freedom for people, but it is vulnerable to fraud. Blockchain for elections can play a significant role in providing a solution to election security vulnerabilities.

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The Importance of Proximity in the Energy Sector

The proximity of energy companies with their customers has been developed historically in some countries, where energy suppliers have remained local (Germany, Switzerland) or even regional (Austria, Finland). These local energy companies today generally enjoy a strong image, a reputation well above average and a strong trust granted by customers. They are seen as legitimate for developing, for example, service activities for which the major national players are sometimes perceived as illegitimate.

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How Artificial Intelligence is Creating Jobs in Emerging Tech Markets

People are afraid of losing their jobs as the use of artificial intelligence (AI) technology is replacing humans with automated systems. However, the truth about the impact of AI in employment is that it is not just stealing jobs but also creating them.

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What are “301 Redirects” and How to Redirect WordPress Posts and Pages?

Even if you are a true amateur when it comes to the world of website development and WordPress, chances are you’ve already run into one or two 404 pages. Needless to say, if you’re anything like me, you probably got all pissy and blacklisted the said website, right? No? Ok, I’ll be the only one that’s passive-aggressive here, whatever… Anyway, a messy 404 error can happen for several reasons, but it is very easy to solve. That being said, it should still be solved swiftly and, as my favorite ATL based rapper would say, “expeditiously”. (*fist-bumps TI) If left untended, these ugly little errors can create some huge problems, leading to the downfall of your website altogether. Scared yet? 

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3 Benefits of Using Custom Wristbands to Promote Your Business

Silicone wristbands became part of the mainstream in the early 2000s, first being associated trendy teens, then later with major sports personalities. Today, custom wristbands are now a regular part of showing support to nonprofits, charities, and other organizations.

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Delhi vs Mumbai – Comparing Two Powerful Real Estate Destinations

India's financial capital or the seat of power and politics - Delhi or Mumbai. Which is the better city to live, travel or invest in? There is no easy answer.

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5 Strategies To Increase Your Employee’s Productivity

There’s no denying that an unproductive working environment can deeply impact the success of businesses, especially small businesses. Things such as sales and business performance can be negatively impacted. 

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AI and Chill: How OTT Platforms Can Benefit from AI

OTT platforms are becoming popular now than ever before. The competition between different OTT platforms has increased tremendously. Technologies like AI for OTT services can help businesses stay relevant in this cut-throat competition.

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Helpful Tips to Protect Your Online Business from a Cyber-Attack

If you are like many small businesses, you may believe your company won’t ever make it on a hacker’s radar. Unfortunately, each year, millions of small businesses are targeted by cybercriminals around the country and if they don’t have proper safeguards in place, they may suffer devastating losses. The good news is, there are steps you can take to help safeguard your online business and ensure hackers and other nefarious individuals don’t have a chance when it comes to your sensitive information or data. Keep reading to learn what you can do to safeguard your online business here.

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10 Best Linux Log File Management Tools

 Log file management is essential for apps, operating systems, servers, and anything software related. Realistically, there are some specific file management best practices that are fundamental, and tools which tend to make the process easier while outpacing the rest. We’ll briefly explore ten of these tools in this writing.

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Why PDF Is Considered the World's Most Important File Format

The concept for the Portable Document Format was invented in 1991. This file type was originally code-named The Camelot Project, getting the name PDF in 1992. By 1993, Adobe Reader launched, enabling everyday computer users to open and edit PDFs. Here are eight reasons why PDF is the most important file format in the world:

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Importance of Teamwork in an Organization

The world is witnessing constant disruptions in technologies and every day something new hits the market. The pace of this change also calls for an enhanced need for effective work. So, even you are a master of multiple trades will not serve the purpose unless you work as part of the whole setup. There is an increased need to have teams that are well-equipped with all the necessary skills that are needed to give shape to the most revolutionary products and also bring about the necessary increments in the products. The importance of teamwork in an organization cannot be understated.

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How Social Media Can Fuel Holiday Jealousy

The rise of social media and its subsequent effects has extended into most aspects of everyday life and even into travel. In an attempt to show off lifestyle, travel pictures dominate the timeline. 

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Ten Trends of Blockchain in 2020

It’s clear that blockchain will revolutionize operations and processes in many industries and governments agencies if adopted, but its adoption requires time and efforts, in addition blockchain technology will stimulate people to acquire new skills, and traditional business will have to completely reconsider their processes to harvest the maximum benefits from using this promising technology. 

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What You Need to Know Ahead of the 2020 Grand National

Seasoned racing fans will know that the Grand National is one of the most highly anticipated events of the year, so having one eye on the ante post betting throughout the year is key to making an informed bet.

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How to Become a Certified Public Accountant

Becoming a CPA is a life-changing event that requires serious commitment, dedication, and drive. And while it’s an incredibly difficult journey, it is completely worth the struggle. The sense of accomplishment alone is worth it but the level of instant respect you gain from becoming a CPA is amazing.

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Becoming an Anticipatory Leader™: The Missing Competency

We are all good at reacting and responding – a knee-jerk reaction, so to speak. Even organizations large and small have learned how to be lean and agile while executing a strategy at a high level. But despite these skills, General Motors still declared bankruptcy, Blockbuster closed its last store, and the record industry succumbed to Spotify, all despite their leaders and workers being responsive and agile and executing well. To thrive in this new age of hyper-technological disruption and change, it is imperative to learn a new competency: Becoming Anticipatory.

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Indian Real Estate Hit Slow Track in 2019

Indian real estate was devoid of any appreciable forward momentum in 2019. Dwindling consumption, lacklustre investment appetite and the global slowdown overshadowed all possibilities for growth. India's GDP growth rate stuttered and sunk to a six-year low of 4.5% in Q2 FY20.

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How to Design Your First Set of Icons

Have you ever had that fear of designing your first set of icons?

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Workplace Productivity in 2020

One of the most significant changes in today’s work environment is the people or lack-thereof. We’ve recently looked into whether the modern workplace has a need for an established office. The growth in remote work, the power of personal computers and laptops, plus the growth of SaaS capabilities that expand features and processing power all create a picture that is much more decentralized.

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The Science Behind Success Is Teamwork

Teamwork might seem like an indistinct or vague concept to many, but there is no doubt that there are real benefits for companies and individuals when they all get along. Over the past year, you’ve probably noticed that I have been talking a lot more about the importance of teamwork and collaboration.

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Remembering Paul Volcker: 1927-2019

Paul Volcker, who was chair of the Federal Reserve from August 1979 to August 1987 has died. He is generally credited, or in some cases blamed, for the set of monetary policies which both ended the inflationary period of the 1970s but also brought on the very deep double-dip recessions of 1980 and 1981-2. The New York Times obituary is here.

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Is Sickcare Getting More Intelligent?

Business intelligence (BI) refers to the data analyzing and information presenting process enabled by information technologies.

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Here are Some Great Ways that Tech Can Save Your Business Money

When you operate a business, you may feel as though at times, all you try and do is save as much money as possible. One way for you to save the most money would be for you to try and switch to new and updated versions of tech. If you have never thought about doing this before then take a look below to find out more.

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20 of the Best Photo Editing Software Solutions for Photographers

A photo can convey a thousand words; a carefully-edited photo can convey a million. Editing a photo has multiple benefits. It allows you to crop out busy backgrounds, beautify people and places, and improve tone, contrast, and textures. You can repair old pictures, focus or blur objects in a picture, convert static images to lifelike graphics, and much more.

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Blue Hair: It Has New Meaning

I think many of us have had negative associations with the term “blue hair.” We think of older women with white hair except their hair looks unintentionally blueish. It has an odd blue tint. I always thought that was the aftermath of a certain hair dye on white hair. We often speak negatively about all the “blue hairs” at a particular event as if to message that everyone in attendance is old. I used to go to symphony years ago and remark at all the white-blue Q-Tips that occupied the rows in front of me. A sea of Q-Tips. It made me feel classical music was on the way out.

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Uses of 3D Printing in Graphic Design and Visual Communication

3D printing has been thought to be the only part of prototyping industry for a very long time. However, it has changed the outlook of users worldwide after its application started affecting various other niches for good. Either its medical industry or aerospace, 3D printing has become a huge hit among experts who are using the technology to accomplish difficult goals with higher precision and success ratio.

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Why Mississippi Deserves More Federal Aid, and Massachusetts Less

Imagine two school districts in a metropolitan area in the same state: one with higher incomes and property values, and the other with lower incomes and property values. Say that the schools are funded by local property taxes. Thus, if the same property tax rate applies to both school districts, children in the district with higher incomes and property values will have a lot more spent on their education than children in the district with lower incomes and property taxes.

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The Impact of Blockchain Technology on Digital Marketing and Big Data

Data published by the Interactive Advertising Bureau in 2017 reveals that over 75 percent of all revenue generated from online advertising is controlled by just ten companies, demonstrating how centralized the digital marketing industry is. 

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Mobile Payments: Future Perspective

Apple Pay, Google Pay, Samsung Pay, Walmart Pay – the global digital payments market is expected to reach $132.5 billion by 2025 and we are getting more and more accustomed to mobile payments. They cut expenses, improve cash flow, integrate loyalty programs, and give merchants access to valuable customer data.

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What Happens When a Business Owner Dies?

A sole trader is a person who runs a business as their own income and livelihood. In other words, the business is the person — a sole trader who has a business number in their name, lodges a tax return as an individual, and doesn’t need to maintain a separate bank account for their business.

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Get Help Growing Your Instagram Account

Are you fired up about growing your Instagram, but unsure of how to do it? Have you tried some strategies in the past, just to find that they’ve fallen flat? Are you willing to experiment with different ideas in the future, all with hopes of hitting it big?

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How to Create the Right Surroundings for Growth

You’re an ambitious CEO with your sights set on growth. You want to scale-up and have a plan to get there. Before you undo the ropes and cast off, there’s one last Rockefeller Habit to consider. The tenth and final Habit in the execution framework designed by Verne Harnish centres on office environment. And, specifically, whether your staff are surrounded by visible reminders of your plans and performance.

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The Secret To Becoming A Better Manager Is Out!

No one said management was going to be easy. Whether you are a newly promoted manager or an experienced one, being in that position of authority is going to make you feel like jumping out of a plane without a parachute. 

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Masterful Management! Here's What It Takes

When I describe management as masterful, I am simply referring to a bold and successful management approach during which managers, aka masterful managers, behave in a way that shows that they are in ultimate control of a whole situation and are capable of coaching or telling teams what to do. 

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When Will Energy Standards for Buildings Meet All Expectations?

Until now, the building energy standards that have prevailed in Europe have been technical specifications recommending the implementation of technologies and solutions to achieve a partial technical performance.

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The Case for Dietary Outrage

I was privileged to speak this past week at a Lifestyle Medicine Research Summit convened at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.  Along with the edification that came of listening to scholarly colleagues on various topics, I derived comfort from the table talk between sessions with expertly-informed friends who could share my grave concerns about the state of public and planetary health and the failure of our public policies to correspond. 

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Are Robotic Terminals the Future of Aviation?

The era of robots promises to change the way we travel, and airport robots will be the first and major step towards a robot-driven future in the travel industry.

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Eclipsed Retail Sector Growth in 2019, Leasing Down 35%

Automobile, jewellery, books & music, electronics & hypermarkets see decline in overall leasing. However, F&B, family entertainment centres, cinemas & beauty & wellness saw increased leasing. Brand loyalty diminishes; seasonal shopping on the rise – predominant response is for discounts & sales.

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One Question: What's The Farm Of The Future?

Life on farms is a labour of love. Indeed, in the farming and agriculture industry, there is no such thing as a day off or a break. Ultimately, without farming, there is no food. 

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How German Businesses Prioritise Health and Safety in the Workplace

Whilst some individuals and companies continue to underestimate the importance of health and safety in the workplace, it should be noted that more than 30 million productivity days were lost as a result of work-related illness and injury in 2017/18.

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Actionable Security Tips for Joomla

A secured website is a myth. This has been proven over and over again with the breaches the biggest corporations face every next year.

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7 Practical Ways to Make Your Business More Eco-friendly

It’s easy to say that solving climate change falls largely into the hands of governments and mega-corporations because they have more influence. The truth, however, is that everyone can contribute in addressing this pressing global issue.

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India: Top 10 Most Active Residential Markets of 2019

New housing supply at Dombivli was >7,130 units in 2019 with avg. property prices at INR 6,597 / sq. ft. on built-up. Panvel in Navi Mumbai scores 2nd rank, followed by New Gurgaon (in NCR) at No. 3. 4th and 5th spot taken by MMR's Badlapur and Pune's Mahalunge respectively. Bangalore's Electronic City (at 9th place) saw maximum increase of 11% in avg. property prices between 2016 and 2019. Of the top 10 micro markets, avg. property sizes highest in Hyderabad's Kondapur (10th rank) at 1,630 sq. ft. No localities in Chennai & Kolkata feature in the top 10 list.

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What's Stressing Us Out?

Global stress levels are rising, but why are we more stressed than ever before? A recent survey revealed that 90% of Indians feel stressed, while 55% of Americans experience stress on a daily basis. In this guide, we’ll take a look at the most common stressors and offer some advice and guidance to help you cope. 

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What's All the Hype with Hyperledger ?

Blockchain technologies are gaining prominence, and organizations are searching for methods to improve and create an advanced and secure blockchain application. One such open-source collaborative effort to create a cross-industry blockchain platform is termed hyperledger.

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Why Not Right Size Colleges? Businesses Do It All the Time

There have been recent articles about the merger (some say closure) of Marlboro College in VT with Emerson College in Boston. Basically, Marlboro is giving its campus and endowment to Emerson in return for faculty preservation (Marlboro faculty who want to move to teach at Emerson) and a center with its name at Emerson. Many folks in VT are upset and see this as the “end” of Marlboro; they are not wrong in many senses. They have been reflecting on and suggesting other approaches.

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3 Leadership Skills You Must Master to Drive Exceptional Results

Have you ever wondered what separates average managers from good leaders? It's not raw, natural talent. No, its something much more straightforward, and the answer lies in two simple words you and everyone else has control over, work and effort.

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The Next Wave of Debt Monetization Will Be A Disaster

According to the IMF (International Monetary Fund) and the IIF (Institute of International finance) global debt has soared to a new record high. The level of government debt around the world has ballooned since the financial crisis, reaching levels never seen before during peacetime. This has happened in the middle of an unprecedented monetary experiment that injected more than $20 trillion in the economy and lowered interest rates to the lowest levels seen in decades. The balance sheet of the major central banks rose to levels never seen before, with the Bank Of Japan at 100% of the country’s GDP, the ECB at 40% and the Federal Reserve at 20%.

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Business Meetings: 5 Tips to Look and Feel Great

In this busy, fast-paced world it can be tough to find the time for self-love. What time we do have is spent lounging in front of the TV, trying to squeeze in some good exercise, or catching up with friends. The idea of indulging in habits that make our body feel good is like an added bonus, something we dream about but feel is out of reach. But that’s not true!

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Living Green with "The Druids Garden"

As “Earth People" we are always conscious about conserving nature's resources. Why cut down healthy trees to make furniture when you can use reclaimed, up cycled wood in the most original and innovative manner using drift wood and mosaic. 

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The Edgar Baby Dragon Craze: Why It’s a Good Thing

England has always had a connection to dragons; it goes back centuries. This year, the John Lewis advert related to the holidays features an endearing young, green dragon named Edgar; he’s captured the hearts of many. The store has even created a stuffed version of Edgar that seems sold-out online.

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4 Of The Best Instagram Affiliate Marketing Approaches That Successful Brands Use

With Instagram affiliate marketing, you can take your business to the next level. Brand affiliates can help drive traffic to your site and generate more sales.

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Installers, Keystone of Energy Transitions

Photovoltaic panels are flourishing on rooftops in Europe and around the world but, in the case of integrated installations, how many problems of sealing have been caused by this installation?

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3 Ways to Promote your Blog on Social Media

Writing may be your passion and you may write really well. Not only that you are also highly committed and never miss a date with your blog. How good is that if you are the only one reading it?

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Age is Just a Number

I seem to have gone age blind either that or I am delusional!! As some readers will know my father died in early 2018. My mother had died a few years earlier so may father’s passing was the prompt for my brothers and me to start the process dealing with our parents possessions and legacies with all the thoughts and memories that provokes.

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Revisiting the Industrial Policy Question in East Asia

Many of the world's main economic growth success stories are clustered in east Asia, including Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia, Singapore, and now of course China. Of course, everyone wants to claim credit for success stories: in particular, it's clear that the governments of these countries have often intervened in their economies, and so they are commonly cited as examples of how "industrial policy," rather than just a "free market," is needed for rapid growth. Reda Cherif and Fuad Hasanov resurrect these arguments in "The Return of the Policy That Shall Not Be Named: Principles of Industrial Policy" (IMF Working Paper WP/19/74, March 2019)

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The Prototype Bank

Getting to the bank of tomorrow seems daunting. For banks that are entrenched in physical elements such as branch distribution networks, long-held conventions around paper-led compliance procedures, embedded silos and P&L (that are more likely to collapse completely than change) – how can a change to a better bank be navigated? How are you going to issue credit cards when there is no plastic? What will checking accounts be called when you don’t issue check books anymore? The challenges facing the banking sector today are extreme.

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Leveraging Machine Learning to Combat Piracy

The use of machine learning in piracy detection will help the government and individuals to fight against piracy.

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Healthcare Recruitment: 5 Critical Strategies for Success

As the saying goes, your employees are your organization’s most important asset. In healthcare organizations, hiring the right people sets the foundation for success in terms of required care standards and outcomes. 

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How Millennials are Struggling in the Modern Economy

The "Millennials" are commonly defined as the generation that grew up and came of age in the opening decades of the 21st century: that is, those born from approximately 1981 to 1996.

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The Cybersecurity of Banking and Finance

I’ve discussed the importance of cybersecurity in healthcare due to the extremely sensitive personal data and the loss of trust if hacked. If healthcare data and a patient’s trust is as sensitive as research shows, then it's no surprise that the banking and financial industry is in serious need for anticipatory cybersecurity and digital data protection.

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Ready-to-Move: Vanguard of Revival

In an important trend in Indian real estate over the last 3-4 years, ready-to-move-in homes are in and under-construction homes are ... well, not so in.

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21 of the Best Tactics and Tools to Boost Your Small Business in 2020

To empower your small businesses in this digital age, you have more marketing options than ever. 

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The Future of the Telecom Industry

Telecom plays a key role in shaping our daily tasks be it personal or professional. From homophones to VOIPs, telecom companies, such as spectrum, cox, etc., connect you to your folks or businesses around the world. At every step along the way, there are new developments and telecommunications will continue to evolve to meet all the changes. Digital is indeed the aim of the game and hence the telecommunications industry has been upgrading its systems to provide optimum services through new technology implementations and more. Since all users want services with next to no downtime.

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RBI Stumps Expectations, Real Estate No Better or Worse

Contrary to overall expectations, the RBI kept the repo rates unchanged to 5.15% while maintaining an accommodative stance. 

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Why Your Website Need a Responsive Web Design Checker

Webspace is growing by the day. Many latest reports have recorded a total of over 4 million active web users. We cannot deny the fact that the world is increasingly shifting online. And a huge rise in this is due to the humongous growth seen in mobile platforms.

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How Artificial Intelligence Can Help Tackle Climate Change

Climate change is real and is affecting us now more than ever. New solutions are needed more urgently than ever before. Utilizing technologies like artificial intelligence (AI) for climate change mitigation might prove to be our best possible bet.

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Have You Been Sold a Just So Story?

Are you sitting comfortably? Then I’ll begin. For thousands of years people have used stories to entertain, educate and inform. Stories contain powerful metaphors and images that have a profound effect on how we view the world. And more and more people have been stressing the importance of storytelling in business – whether that be in pitching for business, making a presentation or selling yourself.

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The Side Effects of Social Media Usage: FOMO

You’ll have all heard the word “FOMO.” It’s becoming pretty popular in most people’s vernacular and it happens to pretty much everyone. It’s the fear of missing out and according to many people, social media is exacerbating the feeling even more. 

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Lessons From Japan’s Monetary Experiment

A recent article in the Financial Times, “Abenomics provides a lesson for the rich world“, mentioned that the experiment started by prime minister Shinzo Abe in the early 2010s should serve as an important warning for rich countries. Unfortunately, the article’s “lessons” were rather disappointing. These were mainly that the central bank can do a lot more than the ECB and the Fed are doing, and that Japan is not doing so badly. I disagree.

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Dispelling 10 Myths about Augmented Reality

As augmented reality (AR) makes transitions from being a fancy concept to a technology being used in the real world, there are a number of myths about AR arising among businesses as well as the general public.

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Why You Need a LinkedIn Marketing Strategy

500 million users! 61 million Influencers! 40 million decision-makers! Not very Huge? Isn’t it? Let us now look at these numbers like this. These are those users who actually mean business. They are not there for social networking. High-level executives of organizations, entrepreneurs, CEOs, media experts, business tycoons, best business analysts, etc. You name it and have them there.

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Take Advantage of Technology for Your Business

Managing a business takes a lot of time, particularly as your organisation gets bigger. You may find that you have so many clients and employees that reviewing all the information that you are responsible for is no longer easy. To simplify your life and reduce the amount of time you spend on basic tasks, consider implementing some of these technological solutions.

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Best and Worst Performing iGaming Companies of 2019

2020 is just around the corner and there’s not much left to discuss in the short term growth of almost every single company. The 11.11 Chinese sale, as well as the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales, have passed us without providing too much positive news for the iGaming industry.

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Production, Use and Fate of All Plastics Ever Made

Back in 2005, the American Film Institute released a list of the 100 most memorable and lasting bits of film dialogue of all time. The first two, for example, were ""Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn" and "I'm gonna make him an offer he can't refuse." Number 41 on the list was "Plastics." from the 1967  film The Graduate, which won Oscars for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor (Dustin Hoffman) and Best Actress (Anne Bancroft).

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5 Use Cases of Big Data in Logistics

Big data has the potential to transform the world of logistics completely. With the application of big data in transportation and overall logistics management, companies can hugely benefit from big data technology.

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The Dominance of Peoria in the Processed Pumpkin Market

As I prepare for a season of pumpkin pie, pumpkin bread (made with cornmeal and pecans), pumpkin soup (especially nice wish a decent champagne) and perhaps a pumpkin ice cream pie (graham cracker crust, of course), I have been mulling over why the area around Peoria, Illinois, so dominates the production of processed pumpkin.

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Personalized Nutrition: All Tree, No Forest

I am going to go out on a limb- as in the photo- and contend that pretty much everything we’ve heard about “personalized nutrition” is just the kind of tree that makes it hard to see the forest.

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European Utility Week 2019: The End of Buzzwords?

While every visitor to EUW prepares to be bombarded with buzzwords, these buzzwords we’ve been overflowed with, EUW booked a surprise this year: the sobriety of the messages on the booths and in the conferences offered in the Hub Sessions.

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Workplace Wellness Policies: Disappointing Evidence

The idea behind workplace wellness policies is straightforward. Many workers could use a nudge toward adopting healthier lives, including diet and exercise. Employer are paying for health insurance anyway, and also experiencing costs of lower productivity and sick days for their employees. If a workplace wellness program can improve health, it could be a win for both workers and employers. However, a couple of recent studies from this year suggest that such programs don't pay off.

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Case Study: How Enterprises Are Using Alternative Data

There’s certainly no lack of data available for modern business owners these days. With 4.4 billion internet users as of mid-2019 – an 83% increase from five years earlier – and 26.6 billion IoT (Internet of Things) connected devices, data is being generated at a record rate. In fact, the amount of data has increased exponentially with 90% of the world’s data being generated between 2016 and 2018.

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VR is the Future of Military Training

The military has adopted Virtual Reality for training purposes in all the three services, army, navy, and air force. Applications of VR in military training can prepare soldiers for complex combat situations in safe virtual environments.

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Do Your Staff Know When They’ve had a Good Day?

Motivation and engagement – the holy grails of any business. With productivity levels languishing in the UK, companies need to get real about this. Just a few, well-chosen initiatives can make all the difference, unlocking up to 40% more effort in every employee. And certainly, if you’re looking to scale-up, you need to get fanatical about driving up engagement. 

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Digging Deep: How AI Can Revolutionize Mining

AI in mining is enabling companies to improve their efficiency and productivity, which is crucial to their profitability.

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10 Ways to Build a Scaling-up Mindset

There’s no doubt about it. Scaling-up is hard work. It requires a sea change in management thinking and a whole new set of skills. It’s as much about mindset as it is about actions and the learning curve can be pretty steep.

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How Augmented Reality in Oil and Gas can be a Game Changer

Considering all the features augmented reality boasts of, the use of augmented reality in oil and gas can indeed be a real game changer.

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How to Grease the Academic-Industry Skids

Research finds that the U.S. innovation ecosystem has splintered since the 1970s, with corporate and academic science pulling apart and making application of basic scientific discoveries more difficult. The analysis also shows that Venture Capital (VC)-backed scientific entrepreneurship has helped to bridge this gap between corporate science and academia — but only in a couple of sectors. These findings suggest that if we want to see greater productivity growth, we need to explore alternative ways to translate science into invention.

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The Latest News for 2020 You Need to Know on AI Chatbot

Chances are high you’ve engaged with a chatbot in the past week. Businesses are increasingly tapping into chatbots and AI applications. AI chatbots enable easy communication with target audiences. Consumers are also more open to conversations with bots when engaging brands.

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Why Great Leaders Inspire and Bad Leaders Demand

Do you remember the last time you couldn’t get someone else excited or motivated to do something that needed to be done? Chances are, you felt deflated, defeated and even a failure as a leader. 

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Predictions for Gaming Technology In 2020

Technology has greatly improved the gambling experience over the last decade and online casinos have become increasingly popular as a result. With systems continuing to gather intelligence, the world of online gaming is likely to take a number of steps forward in 2020 and a handful of operators are already beginning to lay the groundworks ahead of another productive twelve months. We take a look at how technology will help refine and upgrade the world of online slots and casino games over the coming months.

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Is Renting to Students a Good Business Move?

Investing in property has long been a favourite way for budding entrepreneurs to cut their teeth and gain some experience in investing and establishing a passive income. No matter what state the wider property market is in, there are always going to be students requiring accommodation. This makes renting property out to students an attractive business prospect for anyone looking to break into the property game.

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How Blockchain is Enhancing the Oil and Gas Industry

While we all know that blockchain is one of the single most disruptive technologies in the world today, you’re probably not fully aware of this technology’s full range of applications.

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Lost in Translation? Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Can Help You Out

An artificial intelligence (AI) translator can help improve the overall productivity due to its instant translation service, and hence it can be leveraged to provide effective communication.

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Leveraged Loans – History Rhyming?

·        Despite three Federal Reserve rate cuts, leveraged loan credit quality is rapidly declining. ·        Covenant-lite issues now account for more than 80% of US$ issues. ·        CLO managers, among others, may need to sell, but few buyers are evident.

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Blockchain: A Look into the Future of Business

The constant input of technologies has given rise to a need for businesses to continuously reconfigure their base settings. Although trusted, but sticking to outmoded business models is no longer seen as a futuristic approach. Change is no longer a luxury but a brutal truth that cannot be brushed under the rug. The way forward in this age of technological disruptions lies through them and not around them. 

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Doctors Need to Show up, Not Just Put a Hand up

Once again, after attending a digital health accelerator event, the lack of doctors and other health professionals at the meeting spoke volumes about their unwillingness or inabilility to meaningfully participate in designing, developing and deploying digital health products and services that could help transform sickcare to healthcare and move us towards the quintuple aim.

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Why Data Mining is Still Important in 2019

The influence of technology on the world is constantly growing. In this new age where everything is being shifted to the online sphere, data has risen as the new currency. It has become the most important asset of every organization. Hence the uses of data mining in today’s world cannot be undermined or understated.

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What's Holding Back Women From Top Jobs?

The need for both push and pull if we are to increase gender diversification at senior levels.

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7 Tips to Help You Achieve Work Life Balance

  It's hard to believe but the holiday season is just around the corner! Before you know it, you'll be cutting the turkey and wrapping gifts to place under the tree. The holidays are a wonderful time of year but if you're like most people, you struggle to unplug from work during them.Don't worry; we're here to help!In this article, we'll show you why unplugging is so essential and how to mentally disconnect from work while you're outside the office. Ready? Let's get started!

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Why Has China's Trade Surplus Gone Away?

China's trade surpluses exploded in size after 2001, when China joined the World Trade Organization and its exports soared. But those trade surpluses peaked back before the Great Recession and have dwindled since then to near-zero. Indeed, the IMF predicts that China is likely to have small trade deficits in the next few years. What happened? Pragyan Deb, Albe Gjonbalaj, and Swarnali A. Hannan tell the story in "The Drivers, Implications and Outlook for China’s Shrinking Current Account Surplus" (IMF Working Paper WP/19/244, November 8, 2019).

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How Great Leaders Turn Adversity into Gratitude

Do you remember the last time you received a handwritten thank-you note? Chances are it’s been a while.

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Coining Cryptocurrency Gold

While all that glitters is not gold, the demand for stablecoins is leading to more cryptocurrencies tying themselves to the shiny stuff.

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What are the Most Effective Promotional Products?

When deciding on promotional products as giveaway items, it can be difficult deciding on the types of products that best represent your brand, and appeal to your target audience. It helps to know that the most effective promotional products are ones that the receiver will use regularly, as this reinforces your brand image in their mind.

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Using Blockchain to Combat Fake News

With the effective use of blockchain to combat fake news, we can potentially expect an authentic deliverance of news.

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5 Ways That Being Good With Numbers Can Make You Money

Most kids absolutely hate math at school. They think it’s boring and they don’t know when they’re ever going to use those skills anyway. But some kids just have a natural talent for it and they enjoy playing around with numbers. If you’re the kind of person that has a natural talent for math and you’re excited by anything that involves numbers, you might decide to study math, but a lot of people worry that there won’t be any good career options at the end of it. But that’s not the case at all and there are actually a lot of great opportunities out there for people that have natural math skills. These are the best ways to earn money if you’re good with numbers. 

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Giving Karma A Nudge

I have long had the attitude that I will help others on Linkedin if I can reasonably do so. This is usually about advice or making introductions, sometimes it is meeting and listening. My wife has often questioned why I do it and I say that while there is often no obvious direct benefit to me, I believe that Karma will balance out and that when I need help it will find me.

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The Return of the Patent Thicket

Back in the early 1970s, Xerox had figured out a strategy to block competitors in the photocopying business. It took out lots of patents, more than 1,000 of them, on every aspect of the photocopy machine. As old patents expired, new ones kicked in at a rate of several hundred new patents each year. Some of the patents were actually used by Xerox in producing the photocopy machine; some were not. There was no serious complaint about the validity of any individual patent. But taken as a whole, Xerox seemed to be using the patent system to lock up its monopoly position in perpetuity.  Under antitrust pressure from the Federal Trade Commission, Xerox in 1975 signed a consent decree which, along with a number of other steps, required  licensing its 1,700 photocopier patents to other firms. (Here's a later retrospective on the case, including some of the other issues, the 1975 FTC consent decree, and what happened with follow-up litigation.)

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Take Your Biggest Problem and Skip It

Every business runs into issues that can or will halt progress and cause the company to stagnate. These include slow cash flow, out-of-date technology, and long sales cycles; you name it, it likely exists. Often, when trying to “fix” the problem, the company gets even more mired in the challenge and can’t seem to get past the roadblock. They focus on the problem and either shift into crisis management mode, letting the problem dictate their every move, or perhaps they solve the problem, but in doing so, uncover that it was never the real problem. Either way, the company is being agile instead of anticipatory.

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India: ~ 30% Cash Component Still Possible on Resale Market

Unaccounted wealth still used in the resale market across the country; Govt’s battle against it continues Primary sales market in Tier 1 cities offers limited scope for 'black' money transactions; Tier 2 & 3 cities present a different picture Reducing gap between market value and circle rates in Tier 1 cities limits scope for black money in primary housing sales market However, in many tier 2 & 3 cities, circle rates are much lower than existing market rates

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Stay on Top of Your Industry with a Master's Degree: Here's Why

To be successful in your chosen field, you have to keep on improving yourself. Fortunately, there are many ways to stay relevant in your career. There are numerous online courses to improve your skills or learn new ones. You can also opt to obtain a Postgraduate Diploma in Management or enroll in graduate school to earn a master's degree. While all of these are beneficial to your career, you should still focus on how a master's degree can help you stay on top of your industry.

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Conserving Biodiversity with Artificial Intelligence

The use of artificial intelligence (AI) for biodiversity conservation can help prevent the extinction of plants and animals and thus maintain a stable ecosystem.

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Choosing A Career Based On Your Characteristics and Abilities

It’s not always easy to find the right career for yourself. You might be confident in your abilities, and you might have a good understanding of who you are as a person. Nevertheless, there are many self-assured people in the world with jobs that simply don’t suit them. This is partly due to the fact that we’re all encouraged to view a career as a chore. We’re encouraged to simply strive towards a good salary and expect happiness to follow, as a result. In turn, many people settle for unsatisfying jobs because they assume that’s the way of the world.

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Keeping Your IoT Data Closer with Edge Computing

Implementing edge computing for IoT enables us to keep data closer to the edge instead of sharing it over long distances to data centers or the cloud. It helps minimize the major challenges faced by IoT devices by providing a more secure framework to maximize security and faster data transfer.

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Are We Really Ready for a Driverless Future?

Driverless cars are the new sensation in both the tech and automotive industry. They are the latest revolution in the automotive industry, but there are also many dangers of self-driving cars that must be addressed before the technology goes mainstream.

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You Made A Profit! Here's Where To Invest It

Congratulations on making a profit in your first year! It’s an exciting time for your business, and we sincerely hope you’ve popped the champagne to celebrate all your hard work you've done. So, frame that first dollar, have a glass of bubbly and then sit down and concentrate.

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Six Reasons You Should Be Worried about Facial Recognition

Facial recognition has simplified many processes that were earlier cumbersome with added security. However, it is not without its flaws. The dangers of facial recognition pose a serious threat to online identities being misused by hackers for illegal activities.

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India: 2.75 Lakh Ready Homes to Hit Top 7 Cities by 2020-End

Approx. 13.1 lakh units are in various stages of construction (launched since 2014) in top 7 cities; 21% to be delivered by 2020-end Nearly 1.13 lakh ready-to-move supply to be in the affordable category, 33% in the mid-segment; only 10% in luxury NCR to see highest RTM stock with over 68,070 units; Chennai least with 10,860 units MMR & Pune to collectively see over 1.01 lakh RTM homes; IT hubs Bangalore & Hyderabad nearly 55,000 units With overdue projects attracting RERA penalties, emphasis will be on timely delivery

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Online Gambling: Mobile vs Desktop

Gambling online has never been more popular, with analysis suggesting the industry will pass $100 billion in annual revenues within half a decade.

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Diet Science, Weaponized

I begin today with some rather blunt statements, so best to brace for it. Ready? 

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7 Patient Care Applications of Augmented Reality

Healthcare is an industry where human life itself is at stake, and its effectiveness highly depends on how it uses advanced technologies like augmented reality. With the use of augmented reality for patient care, the healthcare industry can enhance safety and efficiency. Healthcare is among the first to embrace augmented reality.

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Home Disasters We Can All Face At Some Point

Let’s face it, we can all sweat the small stuff from time to time. There will be things that happen in our lives that we continue to let happen. There are things that we try and fix and move on from, and there are issues in our lives that unforeseen and life changing. Life is an ever changing roller coaster. Sometimes it is fast swift, sometimes it is full of loops, twists and turns, and sometimes it is slow as it leads on to the unknown of what is to come. But it is how we handle these situations that sets us apart. That being said, it can often be the small things that drive us totally insane. So if you really feel that you are having a case of the “first world problems” syndrome, don’t despair. Just keep calm, you are not alone. Have your moment, get it sorted and move on. With that in mind, here are some of the things that we can all face. Perhaps highlighting them will help you to feel a little better if you suddenly go a little crazy. 

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How Artificial Intelligence is Improving Efficiency

Artificial intelligence (AI) is a wonder of modern science that has made a lot of things possible that were unthinkable in the past. Now thanks to AI, many tasks can be done more quickly and more effectively. AI has increased the productivity of many industries. In this article, we will provide some examples of how artificial intelligence can be used to improve efficiency. 

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Important Things To Remember When Relocating Your Business

When your business is growing, you will need to move office at some point. An office move is always going to be stressful and there is a long list of details to arrange beforehand. But if you are moving down the road into a bigger place, the whole thing will be over and done with in a few days. But space isn’t the only reason that you may decide to move office. A lot of companies relocate because they can find a place with more affordable rent or they want to be closer to their customer base. Moving to a completely different area of the country can sometimes be the boost that a business needs to move forward. But it’s also a very stressful process if you are moving to a different state, and all of the normal hurdles involved with an office move are made a lot worse. If you are planning a long distance office move, these are some of the most important things to keep in mind. 

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Essential Characteristics and Mindset of Successful Entrepreneurs

The idea of having your own business can sound quite exciting. You are the one in charge and you call the shots. You also have potentially, the chance to earn an unlimited amount of money, depending on the kind of business that you’d have. But when you break it down, owning a business isn’t going to be for everyone. Owning a business can be hard work, a lot of work in fact, and can be stressful. And if it takes over, then it can make a massive difference to your life if you’re not able to cope with this kind of lifestyle. It does take a special kind of person to be an entrepreneur, because it is all about having the idea, and then putting things in place and putting them into action. 

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11 Ways To Become A Better Athlete

Being an athlete often isn't enough for most athletes - athletes tend to want to be the very best they can be at any given time. This means improving consistently over time, and finding ways to get better even when it feels as if you’ve hit a plateau. Below, you’ll find 11 ways to become a better athlete. Whether you’re just getting started or you’ve been into sports for a while, the ideas here can help you. 

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Surprising Habits That Could be Harming your Health

Everyone has a bad habit, but did you know that sometimes you could be harming your health as a result? This is the last thing that you need when you are actively trying to help your wellbeing, but there are things that you can do to try and help yourself.

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What Materials and Components are Used in Artificial Satellites and Space Structures

In the world of satellites and space structures, the range of cubesats available has diversified considerably in recent years. 

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Kick-Starting Your Company - Beginning Online

We are living in a revolutionary era where life has begun the full transition towards an online presence. Industries that were previously in-person and conducted face to face, have found their footing in the digital world. This is now done out of necessity as the client audience has shifted in greater masses to an online existence. This calls a necessary dependence on the Internet of Things (IoT).

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Will Quantum Computing Kill Blockchain?

Blockchain has proved itself to be a very secure technology incorporating advanced security techniques for data protection. Its security, however, can be threatened by another advanced technology known as quantum computing. The quantum computing threat to blockchain poses a serious question to the integrity of the technology as it has the potential to disrupt the technology altogether.

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8 Essential Items Every Business Event Needs To Be A Success

If you're organising a business event soon and don't know where to begin then don't worry, you're definitely in the right place. Whilst it may feel as though it is an incredibly stressful and overwhelming process, there are lots of essentials that will help make the event planning process that little bit easier. From hiring a professional event planner to setting yourself a deadline for organisation, the more organised you are the better. With that in mind, here are 8 essential items every business event needs in order to be a success: 

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Tokenized Securities Rise In The East

Are tokenized securities the silver bullet to liquidity, transaction speeds and increased access to investment opportunities?

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Data as The New Status Quo - Insights From Our Roundtable

Becoming an intelligent enterprise isn’t a question of how much data or how accessible it is. It’s a question of how prepared your culture is to embrace it.

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India’s Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code - 3 Years of Hits and Misses

The enactment of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016, (IBC) along with Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016 (RERA) ushered in a new era of tighter regulation for the Indian real estate sector. Both these legislatures have strengthened the hand of homebuyers, giving them multiple forums to get justice. They can now file claims before the consumer courts, under RERA, and before the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) invoking IBC.

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Significance of Keyword Research Tools for your Business

If you are already into SEO and are using a content strategy that is giving jerks to your competitors, you definitely know how keywords can make a difference to your business. But, for all others, the basic truth is that content cannot survive in this ruthless online competition if you are not using keywords. Keywords? Eh! Where do you find them? Yes! Keywords are the lifeline for your content. Content these days is not just written for reading but has become a potent marketing tool. Marketers see a huge potential in the content as a great tool for attracting more traffic. So, they ensure that it is highly relevant and engaging. This means your keywords have to be well-researched and meaningful to the topic at hand.

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How the Circles Complete Themselves

Recently efinancial news reported on changes made by the new heads of tech at Goldman Sachs. Within this they reported that Marco Argenti was “asking Goldman's engineers to stop communicating their ideas in the form of PowerPoint presentations and to adopt the sorts of 'narrative memos' used at Amazon instead.” Argenti is looking to his teams to “to start with the customer and to consider their problem or opportunity. Begin with their most important benefit, what they want and what their experience will be like. Write as crisply and precisely as possible and use simple and concrete language. Be objective, factual and humble.”

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Interview with Cass Sunstein: On Abrupt and Unpredictable Social Change

Consider some examples of social movements that led to rapid change: the French Revolution, Russian revolution/ collapse of Soviet Union, the Iranian revolution, the civil rights movements of the 1960s, the rise of environmentalist movement in the 1960s, Brexit, #MeToo, gay marriage, and others. Robert Wiblin and Keiran Harris at the "80,000 Hours" website have a podcast interview: "Prof. Cass Sunstein on how social change happens, and why it’s so often abrupt & unpredictable" (June 17, 2019). A transcript is also available. 

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Enhancing Federal Tax Collections by $100 Billion Annually

Maybe instead of arguing over whether or how much to raise tax rates on those with high incomes, we could start by making more of an effort to enforce the actual existing tax laws? Natasha Sarin and Lawrence H. Summers explore what's possible in  "Shrinking the Tax Gap: Approaches and Revenue Potential" (Tax Notes, November 18, 2019).

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Making Smart Cities Smarter with 5G

5G will act as the catalyst for the creation of ‘true’ smart cities. 5G and smart cities will become interdependent and even synonymous with each other in the near future.

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So Much Data, So Little Time: Until Now

In a way, the exponential growth of machine-to-machine communications with connected sensors, or what is called the Internet of Things (IoT), has become an example of too much of a good thing.

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Top 6 Types of Renewable Energy

If there is one thing that we need in life, it’s energy. It lights the homes and heats the offices, and it’s considered to be a universal currency. Everyone uses energy every single day, even if all they’re doing is switching on the light. Producing clean and sustainable energy is the goal for many, and the best ways to do so can become confusing.

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How Technology is Evolving Sports Betting

Time was, sports betting was a very cloistered pursuit. Those wishing to get in on the action of their sport of choice were required to travel to very specific locations at very specific times to place their bets. Alternatively, they were slaves to scheduled programming and strict phone-based betting. With recent evolution in technology, however, the entire sports betting industry has seen a fundamental shift.

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17 of the Best Video Editing Software Solutions for Beginners in 2020

Videos are an effective way to improve viewer engagement on a website or social media post. They are also driving sales in a big way. In 2018, 76% of consumers (mostly millennials) decided to buy a product or service after viewing a video and 21% of consumers found video content more memorable than other content types.

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How To Make Money Without Leaving Your House

Most of us find ourselves in a position where we have ‘too much month at the end of our money’ every now and again. Don’t you wish there were a way you could earn a little extra cash without the hassle of leaving the house or tying yourself down to a second job? Actually, there is. This day in age there are lots of ways you can make money in a legitimate way and do really well for yourself, here are some ideas for going about it. 

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Be The Best Boss In The World

If you are trying to make the transition from employee to employer, the chances are that you are feeling a little overwhelmed. When you were employed by somebody else, you were a specialist. You may have led a small team, but you didn’t have to worry about company finances, funding or other boss-based responsibilities. You turned up, did your job and then went home and forgot about it. Now, you are the employer and the buck stops with you. It can be difficult to think about your past life as an employee, but the chances are you remember your good bosses. What is it that made them so good?

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China's Belt and Road Initiative: Could It All Come Crashing Down?

Brad Parks at the Center for Global Development managed to find a nice way of boiling down the ways that China's Belt and Road Initiative could possibly become a failure and a burden in a short thought experiment ("Chinese Leadership and the Future of BRI: What Key Decisions Lie Ahead?" July 24, 2019). Here's how he describes one possible future a decade from now (I added a couple of paragraph breaks):

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Scholarship Announcement for 2019

I spent my early career teaching and have a deep passion for lifelong learning and creating a life of dreams fulfilled. Accomplishing educational goals is a significant step toward this. I tell my audiences that “I want to create a widely diversified portfolio of unforgettable memories,” and I encourage others to do the same.

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Textbots vs Voicebots: Who Would You Bet On?

Text chatbots and voicebots both have their own advantages and limitations. It is essential to recognize all the aspects of chatbots before deciding which one to invest in.

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Trends in Healthcare Delivery Entrepreneurship Education

Medical entrepreneurship is the pursuit of opportunity under VUCA conditions with the goal of creating multiple stakeholder defined value through the deployment of medical technology and care delivery innovation using a VAST business model.

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Successful Construction Project Management

Unlike many other project management roles, construction project management covers a lot more. For example, not only do you need extensive knowledge of construction, then specialized knowledge in the area that you are currently undertaking the project. But, you must cover all the typical project management bases too. The construction industry is filled with unique challenges, and it is estimated that a construction PM will have around 120 responsibilities. 

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How Drones Can Help in Case of a Disaster

The use of drones for disaster response and management can help minimize the destruction caused by disasters.

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Building A Positive Brand Reputation In A Modern Society

We live in an age of high-speed processes. When you can buy and sell everything at the simple click of a button, it’s fair to say that brands need to redouble creativity to survive in a fast-paced environment. There is nothing more fleeting than your reputation in a digitally-savvy market that is crowded by countless other businesses like yours. Surviving is not so much a matter of maximising your online visibility. After all, with over 1.5 billion websites on the world wide web today, it’s easy to see how having a website is no guarantee that your brand can get noticed. There is far too much going on in the online space. The digital market is continually growing and evolving. While it is indispensable to maintain your digital presence, it’s also no recipe to success. 

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Running A Successful Nightclub

When you run a club, there is a lot to take into consideration. The cashflow, the drinks you’ll serve, adhering to laws that change how you will and can operate - and that is just the start. There are a couple of ways that you can improve the way you run your nightclub, though. Technology is going to be a big part of it. 

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Do People Feel Valued By Your Business?

Businesses are entities that are designed to sell products or services. While data and administrative guidelines might regulate their processes, their mission remains the same. Businesses need to offer a people-centric view of the market. Whether they focus on their employees or their customers, companies can’t afford to ignore that people are their most precious assets. As a result, creating a company that puts people first is a no-brainer. 

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10 Places a Lime Scooter Took Me in Berlin

On June 18th, Lime launched scooters in Berlin and I was there to support the team. It was one of the most exhilarating and exciting times of my professional career. I had never been to Berlin, I was meeting new teammates, and I got to scoot everywhere.

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Insulin Pump Recalled due to Cybersecurity Risks

As technology continues to advance and healthcare becomes more digital, more privacy and security concerns start to come with it. This recall of a wirelessly controlled insulin pump is a prime example. According to the FDA:

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Sales People: Nothing is Too Expensive

I previously tweeted: "Things are not too expensive, you just don't have enough cash...yet." @SirMikeAdams

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 Mt. Rainier, 1947, Kenneth Arnold coins phrase “flying saucers” They’re here! Those ominous words were spoken in the thriller Poltergeist (1982). The little girl sensed what was going on, and then things got rolling in the movie. And, now they’re being spoken by UFOlogists like Stephen Zoller. Well, guess what—UPAs are indeed here! Say what? A recent Washington Post headline read: Those UFO videos are real, the Navy says, but please stop saying ‘UFO,’ with UPA standing for Unidentified Aerial Phenomena. But, let’s back track. In May 2017, “60 Minutes” featured Robert Bigelow, who was working with NASA to produce expandable craft for humans to use in space. Right on the show, he was “absolutely convinced” that aliens exist and that U.F.O.s have visited Earth. Also, that year, the New York Times ran one story about some unexplained UFO sightings from 2014 and 2015, ‘Wow, What Is That?’ Navy Pilots Report Unexplained Flying Objects. Then, another one was about the Pentagon’s Mysterious U.F.O. Program. What the Navy pilots saw and photographed  Everyone who watched—including the pilots who filmed them—had the same question: What, exactly, are these things? Well, the recent Washington Post story goes on to report that: “The Navy designates the objects contained in these videos as unidentified aerial phenomena,” Joseph Gradisher, spokesman for the deputy chief of naval operations for information warfare, told the Black Vault blog, a massive civilian repository of government documents mostly obtained by Freedom of Information Act requests. Black Vault’s founder, John Greenewald Jr., also told The Washington Post: “The most powerful military doesn’t know what these objects are,” Greenewald said. “That doesn’t mean aliens, or that they don’t have some plausible logical explanation. But … admitting that they see things in the sky and they can’t identify them, that to me is the most amazing part of this.” For people like Greenewald, the truth is still out there, so “we just have to keep asking those questions." I reached out to my UFOlogist pal Stephen Zoller, whom we last spoke to in several recent eye-opening articles, including: “The Reality of UFOs May Be Hiding in Plain Sight”; and, “UFOs & The Great Convergence.” By Dawn’s Early Light…   Fire — was one of those pivotal moments in human history being watched over?    Zoller, whose contribution to an audio/video presentation called “Isolation” was recently screened at the prestigious Art Gallery of Ontario, was happy to continue the conversation about UFOs, and how they may even be connected to Jesus and the Second Coming (yes, you read right): Q. There’s much to discuss on the UFO front, let’s start with the “swarming” of Area 51? A. The big event that wasn’t. Just a handful of “Burning Man” types looking for drugs and anonymous sex. It illustrates how tone deaf the public has become as we approach the 20-year mark of the 21st century. The San Diego Comic Con (and its Cosplay competition) attracted more than 150,000 comic and sci-fi nerds, young and old, many who had to travel far and wide, and at considerable expense to get there. However, arguably the most momentous news in the history of the human race—that we are being “visited” by a super advanced race on a regular basis—doesn’t register on their radar. Talk about having your cosplay head stuck firmly up your cosplay butt. In this era of lies and conspiracy theories the lines between reality and fantasy are increasingly being blurred. Q. Someone got up on the wrong side of the bed. But can you talk about a story that quietly infiltrated the news with that US Navy spokesperson suggesting UFOs or UAPs are for real? A. I don’t for one second believe the disclosure was happenstance. There seems to be a sea change inside the Pentagon, Don’t tell me that the military doesn’t have think tanks discussing exactly what we’ve been discussing in this series of interviews. I think they are fully aware of the confluence of events headed our way. Q. A convergence of catastrophes? A. Mikhail Gorbachev, former Secretary of the U.S.S.R. recently stated that the world is in colossal danger. It would be wise to take notice. A Futurian Residence, sometime in our future  Q. Let’s return to a subject we touched upon earlier in the series – the idea that our time traveling descendants—the Futurians—are at the center of this whole thing and may have interacted with humans dating back many millennia. By the way, on sites like “ufocon.blogspot” I received great comments—“I like the use of the epithet ‘Futurians.’ It's a new meme in the making”—calling for us to chew more fat on the subject. A. Then let’s chew away. There is pretty convincing archeological evidence that a super race visited sites like Giza and Petra five to ten thousand years ago. A few cave paintings around the world point even further back to pre-civilization times. Ancient texts such as the Bible contain numerous accounts of encounters with otherworldly beings who bear more than a passing resemblance to space travellers Q. But if meddling with the timeline could eradicate their future, why would the time travelers risk something so catastrophic and for what purpose? A. It does sound counter intuitive. But what if those ancient interactions were made by an early generation of time explorers who had yet to determine the limits of what they could and couldn’t do when traveling back in time? So, putting myself in their shoes, I’d say that bearing witness to key moments in the evolution of our species is central to their ideology. Imagine being able to go back and be a fly on the cave wall when our ancestors discovered how to harness fire or witness the first “burial” some 150,000 years ago. Q. That significance being? A. The burial ritual represents a belief in the hereafter which would eventually lead to the creation of religion(s)—let’s face it, which is the root of much of the madness being on display today. Q. I’m trying to decide which moment I would choose to visit – attend the first and only time England won the FIFA World Cup in 1966 or the Beatles first set at the Cavern Club. A. Good one. But the one that tops my list is the crucifixion of Jesus of Nazareth. Q, But you are a card carrying atheist. Why?   A. It doesn’t change the fact that Jesus has had great impact on who I am or who I chose not to be. Like it or not, Catholicism rose out of obscurity to became the dominant religion in the West. It shaped our philosophy, ethics and art. Q. On the other hand, there’s a whole slew of people who believe that Jesus never existed, right? A. I grant you that there’s an embarrassing lack of contemporaneous evidence for Jesus’ existence but I tend to agree with the late great atheist Christopher Hitchens who believed there must have been a charismatic rabbi named Joshua roaming Galilee circa 2,000 years ago. Otherwise, why would the Gospel writers have inserted such an obvious made-up story about him being born in Bethlehem—in order to fall in line with a prophecy made a 1000 years earlier that predicted the arrival of a Hebrew messiah born under the House of David (in Bethlehem). If the whole story was made up, why didn’t the writers just avoid Nazareth all together and have him born and raised in Bethlehem—not born in a stinky barn on the way to Nazareth. You were a good altar boy when you were in shorts, right? Wouldn’t you want to go back and witness the crucifixion first hand and see what really went down at Golgotha outside the gates of Jerusalem, oh those many years ago. What if a Futurian scientist/scholar whisked “JC’s” body away Q. I hear you but what does this have to do with UFOs today? A. Is it possible that a religious scholar in the future was/will be given permission to go back in time to witness the crucifixion? Is it possible that this scholar took pity on the poor bastard and stole the body from the crypt, being careful not to deviate from the timeline where Christ was believed to have risen from the dead and gone to live with the Big Guy up in heaven. The resurrection is the foundation that Christianity rests on. What if the Futurians aboard the time-ship then availed themselves of their hyper-advanced bio-tech and resuscitated the “rabbi” then returned back to the future with him? Q, LOL. So, like Elvis, Jesus is alive and well, but teaching ancient carpentry in Tomorrow Land? A. I’m not kidding. With the convergence of upheavals headed our way—and absolutely no leadership from politicians to deal with our problems—what if Joshua/Jesus of the future felt such empathy for the failings of his fellow human beings that he persuaded the “timeline magistrates” to let him board a time-ship and return to Jerusalem c. 33 AD—thus fulfilling the prophecy that was made of his Second Coming. Only he would announce that he is NOT God but if the people of the Earth got their act together there is a paradise waiting for them down the road. Q. So, then the timeline would remain intact? A. Bingo! The world has a “The Day The Earth Stood Still” moment. The message being—be good to each other and to the planet—and you will be invited into “heaven” for real. Here’s a quote from Revelations. I had to look it up but: “When the great disasters come, the Lord shall begin rewarding the good and punishing the wicked, and then He shall come with clouds and appear openly to all peoples. When that time comes, all who resist ‘The Word’ shall be caught in the disasters and there shall be much weeping and gnashing of teeth.” Q. It’s so stupid it’s brilliant. Science and mysticism meet atop the mountain of knowledge, right? A. It may be crazy but not as bat-shit crazy as the mountains of crap being shoveled our way by so-called leaders like Trump and Putin. Q. Again, if anything, Mr. Zoller, you’ve given us a lot more food for thought. A. I’d say it’s more like a pig-out. And before we go I’d like to invite anyone in the Toronto area who is interested in participating in a one-off UFO event at Workman Arts to contact me through Facebook. All graphics by Stephen Zoller. Author/blogger Ashley Jude Collie’s new sci-fi, dystopian novel, REJEX, is available on Amazon (US) and Amazon (UK), and Amazon worldwide.

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