Tech

5 ways to maximize your conference room and increase meeting creativity

The average person spends about 35-50 percent of their time at work in conference rooms. Long, inefficient meetings can be creativity, productivity and workplace morale killers. But meetings don’t have to feel like a drag. To cultivate positive workplace culture, it’s crucial to prepare...

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Smartphone market responds to senior users

Smartphone technology may seem complicated and flashy, but don’t believe anyone who says it’s only for the young. In fact, 73 percent of those 50 to 59 years old now own a smartphone, according to a 2016 survey from AARP. Going one step further, a recent study of smartphone user habits b...

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Access to mental health care may be just a virtual visit away

Mental health disorders impact thousands of people every day, including many of our friends, neighbors and co-workers. Everyone reading this likely knows someone struggling with mental illness and is aware of the toll it can take on individuals, families and communities. Mental health challenges do...

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5 precise points to look for in the perfect PC

What drives you in the search for the perfect PC? Is it premium design and the high-end components? Or are you a performance person where nothing but the best specs will do? And what about price? Do you worry that you’ll have to sacrifice some of the things you want simply because they are too...

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Control mobile data costs by connecting to Wi-Fi at home

American’s use of computers has shifted dramatically in the last five years. In the past, desktop computers were the main tools for accessing the Internet and communicating with others. Today, mobile devices like smartphones and tablets are taking over. The use of mobile devices has skyrockete...

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Confused by TV technology? This buyer’s guide simplifies the terms

The technology in our TV sets has changed a lot in the past decade. When it comes time to buy one, it’s easy to lose track of which features matter for a good TV-watching experience. You might find a TV at a tempting price, but you don’t want to end up wasting money on a picture that blu...

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Secrets smart investors use year-round to save on their taxes

Come tax time, many people work to locate tax breaks. While this is always a smart financial move, a little-known way to help build your net worth is to keep taxes top of mind throughout the entire year. Reducing taxes means you keep more of what you earn, according to Nick Holeman, a financial plan...

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14-year-old scientist aims to solve the energy crisis

The family trip. For most kids it’s a chance to relax, visit a new destination, collect souvenirs, and create stories and memories to share with their friends throughout the year. For 14-year-old Maanasa Mendu, however, the family trip provided her with a vision of how she needed to change the...

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Are you reading and posting content worthy of your smartphone data? 5 tips to switch up your online commentary

From awards shows to politics and sporting events, the beginning of the year is packed with comment-worthy moments. Many of us take these opportunities to share what we think are the smartest, sharpest and snarkiest takes and project online to our friends and beyond. But as these major moments happe...

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Security in an insecure world

The year 2016 was devastating for some safe deposit box holders. In New York, thieves cut holes in the roofs of three banks and brazenly emptied hundreds of safe deposit boxes, leaving the victims’ pillaged boxes on the roof and strewn around the vault. A stealthier thief in Florida picked saf...

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