I'm a writer from the Northwestern U.S. I cover topics including health and wellness, productivity, marketing, business, technology, politics, and women's rights.
How Car Video Games, the Metaverse, and Driving IRL Intersect.
From Super Mario Kart to Grand Theft Auto, car and racing video games have consistently provided an outlet/opportunity for people to drive fast, break the law, and experience futuristic technology from the comfort of their own home. Now, with the advent of the metaverse, these experiences can be even more immersive. How similar will driving in the metaverse be to car games?
How to Secure Funding for Your New Women-Owned Business
No business can survive without funding. That’s why business owners pursue funding opportunities relentlessly before and after launching their companies. Women business owners, in particular, are hyper-focused on financing, mainly because it’s so difficult for them to acquire it.
Why Gen Z Loves Coworking
As the oldest members of Generation Z graduate and enter the workforce, many businesses are struggling to recruit them. The youngest generation has new goals and ideals that employers are still figuring out how to meet. Some of the best practices for hiring Gen Z professionals — including shorter interview processes, practical work benefits, and virtual onboarding — are challenging old HR norms. Even influencer marketing and social media are becoming a key part of recruitment strategies.
Parental Controls in The Metaverse
Since the company formerly known as Facebook rebranded itself as Meta, the Metaverse has been their big focus. The idea behind the Metaverse is an interactive virtual space, a world within our own, complete with its own lands and real estate.
But will these spaces be safe for children?
New technologies have been served to children without pause for research to indicate the psychological safety of these tools. It’s the wild west when it comes to technology, and the Metaverse is the new frontie...
Discussing Salary in the Interview Process
Why can’t companies make it easy on us and just share salary information in their job ads? That way, we wouldn’t have to panic about discussing salary information during the interview process.
You aren’t alone if you’re losing sleep over the salary questions you’re about to encounter in an interview. As much as you want to avoid the topic altogether, you can’t. It’s going to come up at some point, and it’s best to be ready for it.
This article will guide you through the details of when and ho...
Are Self Driving Cars the Future of Delivery?
Self-driving cars have been on the horizon for some time now, but until recently, presented too many problems and bugs to be viable for any business. However, self-driving technology has made huge leaps since 2020 and is closer than ever. Dominoes, Walmart, and even Amazon are exploring self-driving technology for their delivery services. So what does this mean for restaurants?
Tips for Setting Healthy Boundaries Around Parental Leave
You knew that becoming a parent would be a transformative experience. What you might not have expected, however, is how quickly the transformation would occur or how deeply it would affect your professional life, even before the little bundle of joy officially arrived.
The reality, though, is that if you want to make the most of your parental leave, if you want to be truly ready and prepared for that rare and precious time with your little one and your partner, then you need to start adjustin...
The Benefits of Automating Part of Your Workforce
No matter where we turn, automation technology is increasingly impacting our lives. But while many consumers are adopting new software at rapid rates — using everything from smart plugs for coffee makers to automated camera functions for home security — many companies are still struggling to adapt to changing times in the modern workforce.
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However, staying up-to-date with business automation capabilities is the best way to ensure your company survives. In add...
Restaurants and Customers Step into the Metaverse for a Taste of Opportunity
As the hype around the Metaverse reaches a fever pitch (despite it still being in beta testing), restaurants are finding ways to get their piece of the Metaverse pie. Though the Metaverse offers an entirely virtual reality - that is, one where all food is made up of ones and zeroes - restaurants have to get creative to figure out how they can claim their space in the 'verse.
Trends in Artificial Intelligence for E-Commerce Sites
The artificial intelligence world has been growing by leaps and bounds in recent years — and it’s showing no signs of slowing down either. Recently estimated in the $2 to $3 billion range, the value of the AI market is expected to explode into the tens of billions of dollars within the next 5 years.
While AI is having an impact on verticals everywhere, from running cash registers to writing music, there’s one area that we’re going to focus on here: e-commerce. Much like AI, the online retail ...
Opioid Crisis: How Youth Can Look at Pain Relief
If you’ve been keeping up with current events, chances are you are well aware of the dire reports of the United States' immense and worsening opioid crisis, which claimed as many as 130 lives every single day in the nation by 2017, the latest year data was collected. Yet amid the flurry of warnings and lamentations, one thing you likely haven’t heard is the enormous toll the crisis of addiction is taking on young people not only in America but also around the globe.
For far too long, youth ha...
Labor Rights in the Trucking Industry
The trucking industry is synonymous with American roads and highways. On family road trips, semi-trucks are such a common sight that there’s even a traditional signal the kids can use to encourage a truck driver to honk his or her horn. Semi-trucks are so ubiquitous, in fact, that they transport about 71% of the nation’s total freight, according to American Trucking Associations (ATA).
Although truck driving is such an integral component of capitalism, drivers themselves aren’t always treated...
How Your Home and Health Are Connected
One way or another, you spend a massive chunk of your life at home. For a little perspective, the average person spends 2 to 3 hours doing household activities and 5 to 6 hours engaging in leisure activities each day. Add onto that the fact that people spend a third of their time sleeping, and the home becomes an obvious hotspot in a person’s life.
It should come as no surprise, then, that your home and your overall health are intimately connected.
The Link Between Home and Health
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Simple Changes That Can Improve Your Quality Of Life
Life is about the journey. Goals are all well and good at times, but if you live life as a means to an end, you’re going to miss 99% of the experience.
If that strikes a chord, you may feel the need to do something about it — maybe something big. After all, some of the best stories come from life-changing revelations and shocking course corrections. Why would it be any different for you? Before you let your excitement get the better of you, though, it’s worth taking a moment to slow down and ...
How to Prepare for a Natural Disaster When You Have a Chronic Illness
Modern society is rife with individuals who suffer from chronic, debilitating illnesses. From diabetes and heart disease to autoimmune conditions, cancer, and mental health issues, chronic conditions are almost the norm rather than the exception. The National Health Council reports that approximately 157 million Americans will be living with a chronic illness in 2020, which is roughly 40% of the total population.
The unpleasant reality is that this segment of the population is extremely vulne...