July 2016

Ditch your 9-to-5 and convert your hobby into a thriving business A beloved hobby can feel like a mini vacation from everyday life. Whether it’s gardening for relaxation, photography as a creative outlet or computer coding to exercise the brain, hobbies serve as an escape from stress and boredom. What if rather than a hobby being your escape, […]

Classroom technology unites students nationwide, ushers in new learning experience When Cyndi Roberts steps into her classroom in Columbus, Ohio, her 19 students finish their conversations and get ready to start the day’s lesson. Like a scene from a high-tech science fiction film, she’s followed by voice-activated motion-detection cameras as she greets 14 people in […]

Certified coders in high demand following ICD-10 implementation Nine years ago, Peter Esswein, a resident of Sandy Springs, Georgia, enrolled in a health information technology degree program at DeVry University to capitalize on the growing prominence of electronic medical records. “I always wanted to work in the medical industry, and the time was right for […]

Companies across the nation are looking for ways to become more energy efficient, and small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are no exception. Reducing energy consumption is one of the top areas where SMB leaders need more guidance — up 14 percent from the previous year, according to the Cox Conserves Sustainability Survey. Energy costs are […]

For those looking to secure their first professional job, rejoin the workforce or climb the professional ladder, the importance of phone etiquette cannot be overstated. The path to professional success often begins with a phone interview. In fact, 82 percent of HR managers and working professionals say that phone skills are key to both landing […]

The throbbing, the pressure, the pain – more than 36 million Americans know these symptoms well. They represent the onset of another migraine headache attack. Migraines are the 19th leading cause of all years lived with a disability according to The World Health Organization. And for those who live with the condition, there may be […]

  What’s your goal for 2016? Do you want to lose weight, learn a new skill or quit smoking? Perhaps you’ve decided to set goals around your career instead. Earning more money or getting promoted are common pursuits, but what if your goal is bigger than just moving up in your current career? What if […]

You’ve probably heard of Down syndrome, but did you know:   * About one in every 700 babies in the U.S. is born with this condition? * A 45-year-old woman is 10 times more likely to conceive a child with Down syndrome than someone who is 35 years old? * Down syndrome is only one […]

From modest to magnificent: Create an entertainment space for any home Entertaining at home? Whatever you’re planning – big bash or intimate soirée, cheery beer fest or elegant wine tasting – an inviting and accessible built-in bar featuring handsome hardwood cabinetry can help transform mundane household space into the life of the party. And once […]