Keep Your Virtual Meeting Momentum

In the matter of months, the business world has shifted from conference rooms to remote offices and traded in-person meetings for online conference calls. While at first the notion of working from home seemed appealing to many, sitting isolated in front of a screen for the duration of the day has impacted the interaction between companies’ employees. The slumped feeling …

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Five Core Principles to Help Strategic Leaders Ask Good Questions

Leaders succeed or fail based on their ability to scan the horizon from a 50,000-foot viewpoint as well as their strength to execute on the ground level. Strategic leaders know that to achieve these potentially conflicting goals, the right questions must be asked of the right people at the right time. The specific questions, which will differ according to circumstances, …

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Coming Your Way: Delivery Bots

Autonomous delivery robots have made the leap from future tech to reality. In some settings, they are already out and about, navigating sidewalks, interacting with humans, and (in at least one case) catching fire. Early adopter companies say that delivery bots will turn personal delivery from a pricey luxury to a free (or nearly free) everyday convenience. Just think, there’s …

Can Amazon Disrupt Pharmacy as We Know It?

Amazon sells everything from dishrags to diamonds, and they do substantial business in OTC medicines. Will the ever-growing online retailer be able to fold pharmaceuticals into their robot-run warehouses? Amazon’s $1 billion purchase of online pharmacy PillPack in June scared investors, with shares of CVS, Rite Aid, and Walgreen’s falling. Here’s what you need to know: PBMs Control the Market …

Sound Apps for Peacefulness and Productivity

What can babies, tinnitus sufferers, and insomniacs all benefit from? The soothing power of nature sounds and ambient noise. Research has shown that listening to natural sounds, such as birdsong, a burbling brook, or wind in the trees, generates a calming effect on brain connectivity and nervous system activity. These changes result in reduced mental stress and improved ability to …

Facing Up to Phone Addiction

It’s no secret that smartphones have become a near-constant companion to the majority of American adults. One consumer habits study showed that we use our phones pretty much everywhere – including in church, while driving, in the shower, and even during personal interactions. This can’t be good for safety or conversation. Phone Detoxing The new trend of “phone detoxing” aims …

How Patients Can Make the Most of Telemedicine

Telemedicine provides a dose of around-the-clock healthcare convenience for people who are too far away, too busy, or too sick to travel to see a doctor in person. The concept of using telecommunications technology (such as phone and video) to conduct medical consultations was originally developed as a way to connect practitioners with patients who lived in remote, rural areas. …

Harnessing the Power of Home Health Tests

The first home health test was the now-iconic, stick-based pregnancy test, which first hit drugstore shelves in 1976. Despite several changes over the years (such as substitution of +/- results with smiley faces), the simple DIY assessment has remained popular. Since then, we’ve seen the rise of more sophisticated at-home tests, including genetic sampling that maps your DNA and can …

Kindness as a Movement

It sometimes seems like the world is getting meaner and more divisive by the day. However, there is also evidence to the contrary. Many individuals and organizations are harnessing the power of the internet, including social media, to do good. These varied groups are part of a slowly simmering “kindness movement” that has roots as far back as the late …

Find a Time-Management App You’ll Love

One of the biggest downsides of today’s ubiquitous technology is the ability for our phones, computers, watches, and other smart devices to highjack our most precious commodity – time. Time-management apps are designed to take the powerful draw of personal technology and use it for good by monitoring, tracking, and managing how we spend our hours. Which time-management app you …