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Studies Show Handwriting Improves Memory

(NewsUSA) - According to a recent study at Kent State University, the Association for Psychological Science (APS) and others, using pen and paper instead of laptops to take notes boosts memory and increases the ability to retain and understand concepts. Of course, in the past, handwriting was the only option for capturing key information. But if a pencil broke or the pen stopped working, important details could be lost. Then, along came the laptop and tablet, and taking notes seemed so much easier.

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Monday 11/27/2017
3D Printing Makes Safer, Stronger Airline Parts
Updated: November 27, 2017 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - The aerospace industry is getting a boost in manufacturing its parts, making them safer and stronger, through a revolutionary new approach called 3D printing or "additive" manufacturing - a process which was invented at MIT in the late 1980s.

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Wednesday 11/22/2017
Men and Women: A Different Outlook on Work and Cancer
Updated: November 22, 2017 - 3:37 am

(StatePoint) The challenges surrounding life with cancer, particularly in the workplace, are complex, and new findings show that male and female experiences can differ. In a recent survey commissioned by Cancer and Careers and conducted by Harris Poll, more women than men say they need to work for financial reasons and employed women were more likely to feel they had no choice but to work during their cancer treatment. The survey also found women are more likely to be concerned about health insurance. 

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Friday 11/17/2017
How to Boost Your Business in The UK
Updated: November 17, 2017 - 3:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - The term "global economy" has been bandied about for more than a decade and there is no doubt that with evolving technology, businesses can go global from anywhere in the world.

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Thursday 11/16/2017
Aerospace Industry Uses 3D Printing to Make Parts Safer, Stronger
Updated: November 16, 2017 - 3:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - A revolution is brewing in manufacturing, especially in high-tech industries such as aerospace.

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Wednesday 11/15/2017
Managing Technology To Keep Mobile Workers Happy
Updated: November 15, 2017 - 3:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - Walk into any coffee shop and there you'll see them - the freelancers, hunched over their laptops at corner tables, talking furtively into their earphones, fingers flying across their keyboards. They might be employees working remotely or contractors securing a new deal. The world is their office and their phones are universal remotes for professional services.

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Tuesday 11/14/2017
Reassessing Office Culture - The Demise of The Desk Phone
Updated: November 14, 2017 - 3:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - People used to just pick up the phone and resolve work issues on the spot. Today, employees have to choose from among many different communication channels - emails, texts, video calls, chat windows, messenger apps and many more, especially for those who work remotely.

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Choosing Health Care Benefits - a Chore or a Labor of Love?
Updated: November 14, 2017 - 3:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - If you're like most Americans, you probably view benefits open enrollment as somewhat of a chore. After all, 67 percent of employees describe shopping for benefits as complicated, long or stressful according to the 2017 Aflac WorkForces Report.

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Voluntary Insurance Can Help Keep Employees
Updated: November 14, 2017 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - How can employers keep their best workers when increasing salaries isn't necessarily an option?

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Small businesses have struggled to find funding: Not anymore
Updated: November 16, 2017 - 3:36 am

(BPT) - In business, dreams are easy. Finding the money to make them happen, however, can be difficult.

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Thursday 11/09/2017
4 reasons why a real estate franchise might be the career move for you
Updated: November 10, 2017 - 3:36 am

(BPT) - Small business has always been the backbone of the American economy, and today's entrepreneurs are as diverse as American culture itself. Entrepreneurship takes many forms, from freelancers and independent contractors to sole proprietors. In fact, just one form of entrepreneurship — franchises — employs 8 million people and accounts for 40 percent of all retail sales, according to the Small Business Administration.

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Tuesday 11/07/2017
2017 Holiday Hiring Could Be a Boon for Seasonal Workers
Updated: November 09, 2017 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Let the holiday hiring season begin.

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Employees 'Uninspired' To Do Health Homework
Updated: November 09, 2017 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - How do American workers really feel about researching their health care benefits options? 

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Friday 11/03/2017
Honoring Veterans through Partnership And Education
Updated: November 09, 2017 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Every year on November 11th, we formally thank men and women who have honorably served in the United States military. In fact, Veterans Day was born on May 13, 1938 as a way of honoring the veterans of WWI. Fast forward to 2017, and thousands of our fathers, mothers, sons and daughters have served in WWII, the Vietnam War and War in Afghanistan, to name a few.

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Florida Continues High-Tech Boom with Biotech Business
Updated: November 09, 2017 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - If you're in the biotech industry and wondering what state is first in class for medical device and pharmaceuticals manufacturing, as well as research and development (R&D) in this industry, the answer doesn't lie in the west or the northeast. Florida is where you'll find that leadership and expertise.

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Thursday 11/02/2017
Florida Invests In Seaports, State Is Key Player in Global Marketplace
Updated: November 09, 2017 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Summer may be over, but Florida's economy isn't cooling down.

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Monday 10/23/2017
Futures for All - Online Resource Makes Financial Markets 101 Fun
Updated: October 23, 2017 - 3:30 pm

Futures Fundamentals helps educators and students tackle complex economic topics

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PepsiCo Recycling Contest Fuels Sustainability on College Campuses
Updated: October 23, 2017 - 3:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - For the second year in a row, PepsiCo is going beyond store shelves to make a real difference on college and university campuses by giving students the chance to win up to $10,000 in funding to implement new sustainability initiatives or improve existing efforts in their communities.

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Tuesday 10/17/2017
Make holiday shopping for your clients easy this year
Updated: October 18, 2017 - 3:35 am

(BPT) - The holidays are known as the most wonderful time of the year, but they’re also a great opportunity for reflection, particularly in a business setting. This is the time of year when you can look back on the last 12 months and appreciate everyone who helped make the year a success for your business. It’s also a great opportunity to say thank you to them with the perfect gift.

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Medical Device Protects Doctors, Nurses from Pathogens in Patient Fluids
Updated: October 17, 2017 - 3:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - Every time a patient has surgery or any other procedures at a hospital, the hospital faces the challenge of disposing of all the blood, urine, and other fluids that result. These fluids can contain pathogens such as HIV or hepatitis, so they may be dangerous.

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How to Increase Your Savings on Your Terms
Updated: October 17, 2017 - 3:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - "You need to save money." You tell yourself this. Others tell you this too. However, according to the 2015 FDIC National Survey of Unbanked and Underbanked Households*, approximately nine million U.S. households don't use any type of bank account to save their money. Since banks tend to offer similar products and services, even those who do save often don't see a need to explore their options. Understanding the ins and outs of saving for the future is the first step to becoming a successful saver.

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Tuesday 10/10/2017
Solving A Major Problem in "Additive" Manufacturing
Updated: October 10, 2017 - 3:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - A new approach to making everything from jet engines to toys, called 3D printing, is creating a revolution in manufacturing -- and a small company called Sigma Labs, Inc (NASDAQ:SGLB) has an enabling technology that can make it happen.

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Wednesday 09/20/2017
Real Talk -- When Was The Last Time You Enjoyed Your Business Trip?
Posted: September 20, 2017

(NewsUSA) -It's hard to believe that 2017 is more than halfway over and that fall is in the air.

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Wednesday 09/13/2017
New Form of Farming Revolutionizes the Way We Eat
Updated: September 14, 2017 - 3:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - By 2050, the world population will reach almost 10 billion people, at least 66 percent of whom will live in urban areas.

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Wednesday 09/06/2017
Five Secrets You Should Know Before Becoming A Teacher
Updated: September 06, 2017 - 3:44 pm

(NewsUSA) - A career in teaching is one of the most demanding and challenging jobs that exist today. For those considering this path, the decision may be fraught with questions, and some not easily answered.

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Tuesday 08/29/2017
FDA-Approved Device Improves Managing of Medical Fluids
Updated: August 30, 2017 - 3:34 pm

(NewsUSA) - Hospitals, surgical facilities, doctors' offices, and medical centers all face the same problem: how to safely dispose of the substantial amount of fluids that take place during surgeries and other medical procedures.

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Monday 08/28/2017
A New Medical Device for Safely Managing Dangerous Fluids
Updated: August 28, 2017 - 3:32 pm

(NewsUSA) - One problem that hospitals, dentist offices, and other medical facilities face is safely disposing of the large amounts of fluids that are produced during surgeries and other medical procedures.

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Thursday 08/24/2017
Try A Travel Tour Map Tailored to Low-Alcohol Wines
Updated: August 24, 2017 - 3:33 pm

(NewsUSA) - As more consumers appreciate the balanced elegance of lower-alcohol wines, the California wine industry is responding with a new guide that provides savvy travelers to Sonoma or Napa with the best ways to identify and appreciate these beverages.

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Wednesday 08/23/2017
Udderly Brilliant: Ag Students Win CME Group Scholarships at Illinois State Fair
Updated: August 23, 2017 - 3:32 pm

(NewsUSA) - Illinois students prepare all year to participate in State Fair agriculture competitions -- whether they are showing an animal or competing in academic tests.

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Wednesday 08/16/2017
Investment Report Sees Potential Value in Colorado Silver Project
Updated: August 16, 2017 - 3:32 pm

(NewsUSA) - Viscount Mining Corp (TSX-V: VML, OTCQB: VLMGF) is a Vancouver-based mining project generator. Its strategy is to seek out and acquire properties that have potential to contain large amounts of silver, gold, and other valuable metals. Then it conducts new rounds of exploration to see what's actually in the ground and to pin down what the property is worth.

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Tuesday 08/15/2017
Volunteer Fire Departments Work to Reach Next Generation
Updated: August 15, 2017 - 3:32 pm

(NewsUSA) - Volunteers make up more than two-thirds of the nation's fire service and protect their communities from a wide range of emergencies. Yet many fire departments are having difficulty meeting the staffing needs that an all-hazards department requires.

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Wednesday 08/09/2017
Daughters in the Workplace Need More Support
Updated: August 09, 2017 - 3:32 pm

(NewsUSA) - For the millions of women caring for an aging adult while balancing a full-time job, it can be a struggle to juggle conflicting demands.

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Friday 08/04/2017
Fire Departments Look to Community for Volunteers
Updated: August 04, 2017 - 3:32 pm

(NewsUSA) - Fire departments across the country rely on the service of dedicated volunteers, but department membership rosters may not always reflect the demographics of the communities they serve.

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Wednesday 07/12/2017
CME Group, 4-H Steer Youth Toward Agricultural Industry for Fifth Straight Year
Updated: July 12, 2017 - 3:32 pm

(NewsUSA) - CME Group has once again partnered with National 4-H Council to sponsor the interactive and educational Commodity Carnival, which will visit 120 state and county fairs in the Midwest during the summer and fall of 2017. The Commodity Carnival and companion app, Risk Ranch, give players a fun and engaging way to learn about agriculture by bringing a steer to market.

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Tuesday 07/11/2017
So Your Company Went Mobile ... Now What?
Updated: July 11, 2017 - 3:32 pm

(NewsUSA) - Most companies know the need to go mobile to make their workforce more productive and efficient, but many don't know what is needed outside of buying some tablets and software.

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Wednesday 06/28/2017
Mobile Payment App Gives Apple Pay a Run for Its Money
Updated: June 28, 2017 - 3:32 pm

(NewsUSA) - This fall, like clockwork, Apple, Inc. will launch its iPhone 8, with yet another new operating system. Added to the mix will be the launch of Apple Pay Cash and sending money inside its messenger app, also known as Peer to Peer (P2P).

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Tuesday 06/27/2017
5 big changes for today's small businesses
Updated: June 28, 2017 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - A generation ago, the notion of a small business owner meant something very different. You pictured a person who owned their own storefront, often named after themselves, and every day they were the first to arrive and the last to leave. They worked tirelessly for their customers, and their reward was enjoying those customer interactions day after day.

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Friday 06/23/2017
Job Hunting? 5 Reasons to Consider Using a Staffing Agency
Updated: June 23, 2017 - 3:34 am

(StatePoint) If you’re an active job seeker or simply looking to expand your career horizons, many experts say that in today’s market, working with a recruiter can give you a substantial leg-up.

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Tuesday 06/20/2017
Viscount Mining Corp: Company to Watch In 2017
Updated: June 20, 2017 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Back in the late 1800s, hordes of miners descended on Colorado's Custer County to seek their fortunes. They staked nearly 100 individual claims, and mined large amounts of top-grade silver and gold from the ground. The area even acquired a revealing name: the Hardscrabble Silver District.

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Thursday 06/15/2017
6 Signs it’s Time to Quit Your 9-to-5 Desk Job
Updated: June 15, 2017 - 3:32 am

(StatePoint) A growing number of workers are moving away from typical 9-to-5 desk jobs and are reaping the benefits of being their own bosses or becoming independent contractors. How do you know if that lifestyle is for you?

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Monday 06/05/2017
How to Use Social Media to Build Your Career
Updated: June 05, 2017 - 3:35 am

(StatePoint) Seventy-seven percent of American women want to be their own boss, a new survey from Avon finds. While their reasons vary -- from scheduling flexibility to more control to less office politics -- now it’s easier than ever to start living like a boss or simply to advance in your career.

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Tuesday 04/25/2017
How to Cash in on the Gig Economy
Updated: April 25, 2017 - 3:31 am

(StatePoint) There’s an exciting career revolution taking place for those who want to call their own shots, set their own schedules and control their destinies. Say hello to the “gig economy,” a booming new job market.

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Thursday 03/30/2017
How Mobile Technology is Helping Small Businesses and Their Employees
Updated: March 30, 2017 - 3:32 am

(StatePoint) If you run a small business, you know that there is almost always work to be done. However, much of your time may be spent on tasks that you didn’t foresee before you opened shop. Indeed, up to 25 percent of a business owner’s time can be consumed by human resources and benefits administration, according to the Small Business Administration.

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Wednesday 01/25/2017
Hot or Not? Discover this Year’s Most In-Demand Jobs
Updated: January 25, 2017 - 3:32 am

(StatePoint) Whether you just entered the career world or have been in the workforce for years, if you’re hunting for a new gig, it’s time to discover this year’s hottest jobs.

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Wednesday 01/11/2017
Tips to Get Organized, Set Priorities and Be More Efficient
Updated: January 11, 2017 - 3:31 am

(StatePoint) No matter what your work or family circumstances are, your days are likely a juggling act.

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Tuesday 12/20/2016
Face-to-Face Meetings Help Drive Small Business
Updated: December 20, 2016 - 3:32 am

(StatePoint) Face-to-face meetings are a high priority for the small business community, according to a new survey.

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