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Tuesday 06/12/2018
'Democratized Data' Helps Marketing
Updated: June 20, 2018 - 2:59 am

(NAPSI)—Today's global marketplace needs reliable, accessible data. Unfortunately, this invaluable data is often unreachable for businesses lacking the resources, sourcing know-how or budget. Equally as problematic, today's data industry is complicated, fragmented, inefficient and often ineffective, wasting millions in time and money. This is why is "democratizing" big data, leveling the field by giving small and medium-sized businesses access to critical data they need in one convenient platform. It's providing the reliable data needed to operate a business efficiently.

Monday 06/11/2018
New AI Platform Protects Musicians' Work
Updated: June 20, 2018 - 2:53 am

(NewsUSA) - Any music artist - regardless of his or her level of fame - will tell you that chief among their many concerns about the business is guarding against copyright infringement and protecting the work.

Saturday 06/09/2018
Don’t Let Your Personal Data End up on the Dark Web
Updated: June 20, 2018 - 2:59 am

(StatePoint) Consumers today give out personal information all the time -- from shopping online to signing up for special promotional offers to filling out job applications.

Friday 06/08/2018
Ready to switch wireless carriers? Answer these 6 important questions first
Updated: June 20, 2018 - 2:59 am

(BPT) - Changing your wireless carrier is an important (and potentially expensive) decision. Before you make the switch, answer these simple questions to make sure you make the move that’s right for you.

Thursday 06/07/2018
Be prepared for the 2018 storm season
Updated: June 20, 2018 - 2:59 am

(BPT) - For millions of Americans, the devastation of the 2017 storm season is still fresh in their minds. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the cumulative cost of the weather events in the U.S. was $306.2 billion. Whether you were directly affected by one of those storm systems, or saw images of flooded neighborhoods, there’s probably one question that you’re now asking yourself.

Tips to Upgrade Your Home Gaming Experience
Updated: June 20, 2018 - 2:59 am

(StatePoint) Whether going on an epic adventure, hunting for treasure, exploring vast wondrous lands, or playing sports, video gamers are always seeking the latest ways to create the ultimate experience at home.

Wednesday 06/06/2018
Artificial Intelligence Platform Music to Producers' Ears
Updated: June 20, 2018 - 2:54 am

(NewsUSA) - Artificial intelligence (AI) is everywhere, and more markets recognize AI's potential to help businesses achieve greater results in less time. The music industry in particular is embracing how AI can help increase productivity and foster creativity.

Tuesday 06/05/2018
Take control of your social media experience in 3 easy steps
Updated: June 20, 2018 - 2:59 am

(BPT) - Does all this talk about data and sharing on social media have you confused? Is your feed too noisy and you're not seeing posts from the people and brands you care about? Social media should be a fun place for you to have meaningful interactions with friends and family. Here are three simple steps to block the distractions and have more control over your social media experience.

Four Ways To Help People Hear And Work Better
Updated: June 20, 2018 - 2:59 am

By Sarah Toler, Au.D.

Thursday 05/31/2018
Lower temps at a lower price: How to improve the energy-efficiency of your home today
Updated: June 20, 2018 - 2:59 am

(BPT) - When the seasons change, the energy needs in your home change right along with them. And yet, whether you need to heat or cool your home, there’s one thing that never shifts: You want to do so as efficiently as possible.

Wednesday 05/30/2018
5 ways to help Dad out
Updated: June 20, 2018 - 2:59 am

(BPT) - Being a dad today brings with it many joys and challenges. From the kids' soccer games to tidying up the house to cooking healthy foods everyone actually wants to eat, it can be exhausting. Supporting Dad can make a big difference all year long, helping to reduce stress and save time. What can you do for your superhero Dad?

Thursday 05/24/2018
5 ways for families to tackle summer on-the-go
Updated: June 20, 2018 - 2:59 am

(BPT) - Summer is just around the corner, which means it’s time to get ready for the fun-filled months ahead. From barbecues to sporting events and family vacations, summer can be the busiest time of year for families — but, there are some easy tips and tricks you can use to stay on top of a busy routine. Take it from busy mom, entrepreneur, philanthropist and lifestyle blogger Samantha Busch, who manages to juggle it all while traveling around the country with her husband, stock car driver Kyle Busch, and their 3-year-old son, Brexton.

Tuesday 05/22/2018
Thanks, Dad: 5 special things you can do for your father this season
Updated: June 20, 2018 - 2:59 am

(BPT) - He was there when you rode your bike for the first time, got behind the wheel of a car and when you simply couldn’t figure out algebra. Your dad has been there for you through the good and the bad and he’s given you so much that you can’t help but want to give back.

Monday 05/21/2018
New technology will define the future of farming
Updated: June 20, 2018 - 2:59 am

(BPT) - When you think of automated vehicles, you probably think of driverless cars. While that particular movement is certainly in the news, it’s not the only place where driverless technology is gaining momentum. Did you know that driverless technology innovations are occurring every day in agriculture as well? While most of us won’t see this technology since it’s confined to the farm, driverless tractors are poised to change the way our food is grown.

Thursday 05/17/2018
Career Tips from 5 Women Breaking the Glass Ceiling in Science
Updated: June 20, 2018 - 2:59 am

(BPT) - Did you know that women make up 50 percent of medical school applicants? This might sound promising, but obstacles remain for women in the science field. Recent data show that they are not attaining the highest levels of leadership positions at the same pace as men.

Tuesday 05/15/2018
4 common mistakes keeping you from a good night's sleep
Updated: June 20, 2018 - 2:59 am

(BPT) - Do you wake up in the morning feeling tired, even if you went to bed early? Do you struggle to feel well rested? Is it difficult to fall asleep or stay asleep all night? You're not alone.

Tuesday 05/08/2018
Working Moms Stay Connected to Children Through Messenger Kids
Updated: June 20, 2018 - 2:53 am

(NewsUSA) - According to research from Working Mother Research Institute and Messenger Kids, 79 percent of working moms find that there is a constant struggle to find the right balance between being at work and being with their kids.

Can Capitalism Be Compassionate?
Updated: June 20, 2018 - 2:53 am

(NewsUSA) - The global economy can be confusing and terrifying. Financial experts, policy makers, and everyday citizens want to know: How will government policies impact our families and what can we do about it?

Monday 05/07/2018
2018 Grads Send Messages of Thanks to Mom This Mother's Day
Updated: June 20, 2018 - 2:54 am

(NewsUSA) - As this year's grads get ready to walk across the stage, they're sending messages of excitement, gratitude and love to one very special person: Mom.

Thursday 05/03/2018
Looking ahead: 4 tips for scaling your small business
Updated: June 20, 2018 - 2:59 am

(BPT) - As the U.S. economy continues to move at a healthy pace, many analysts are projecting a 2.5 percent growth for 2018, which would represent the best two-year run since 2005.

May is American Stroke Month: What to Know Now
Updated: June 20, 2018 - 2:59 am

(StatePoint) For patients experiencing ischemic stroke -- the leading cause of disability in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention -- the time it takes to receive treatment is critically important for avoiding irreversible brain damage. While getting evaluated by a specialist used to take up to several hours, new in-ambulance technology being tested by hospitals nationwide is helping patients get evaluated within minutes.

Tuesday 05/01/2018
Simple summer home maintenance tips for comfort and energy savings
Updated: June 20, 2018 - 2:59 am

(BPT) - Things will soon be heating up all over the country. In fact, the average U.S. household will spend 3 percent more on electricity bills this summer than in 2017, due to rising retail electricity prices and higher usage, according to the U.S. Energy Administration’s estimation.

Parks Can Help Your Quality Of Life Grow Greater
Updated: June 20, 2018 - 2:59 am

(NAPSI)—When it comes to improving your health and happiness, research suggests that living near a park may be more important than you think.

Monday 04/30/2018
5 ways to get the most out of this baseball season
Updated: June 20, 2018 - 2:59 am

(BPT) - Spring is many things to many people: the smell of freshly cut grass after a long winter; blue skies; warm days; and the crack of the bat, sending a ball far into the outfield.

Tuesday 04/24/2018
Young 4-H leader makes STEM fun and accessible
Updated: June 20, 2018 - 2:59 am

(BPT) - Cassandra Ivie is the founder and creator of the Incredible Machine, a curriculum and activities kit that teaches chemical, mechanical, software and electrical engineering to students in her community — and she is only 17 years old! Ivie is a 4-H leader from West Jordan, Utah, who brings hands-on STEM learning to youth in communities who may not otherwise have access to these types of projects. And her passion for STEM is contagious. She inspires those around her to become the next generation of STEM leaders our country needs. "It has been a privilege to lead these activities with local students to show them that STEM is accessible to everyone and that it is also a lot of fun. Seeing students' faces light up when they have their ‘aha’ moment, is what it’s all about," she said.

Monday 04/23/2018
Custom settings make smartphones easy, accessible to older users
Updated: June 20, 2018 - 2:59 am

(BPT) - The digital generation gap is slowly narrowing, as older users come to more fully grasp smartphone technology and appreciate its many benefits. New technologies make it easier than ever to maintain social contacts, monitor health and preserve independence. According to Pew Research, 85 percent of adults over age 65 own cellphones today, and the number who own smartphones has risen from 18 percent to 42 percent since 2013.

If You're Stuck at Sea, There's An App for That
Updated: June 20, 2018 - 2:53 am

(NewsUSA) - No one out enjoying time on a boat wants to think about breaking down and needing a tow, but a little preparation can make a big difference.

Sunday 04/22/2018
Reassessing Office Culture - The Demise of The Desk Phone
Updated: June 20, 2018 - 2:53 am

(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.

Friday 04/20/2018
Virtual Colonoscopy Is Becoming a Reality for More People
Updated: June 20, 2018 - 2:54 am

(NewsUSA) - Colorectal cancer deaths are slowly declining, but shocking racial and ethnic disparities remain.

Monday 04/16/2018
3 ways to make your home more eco-friendly with smart home technology
Updated: June 20, 2018 - 2:59 am

(BPT) - More and more Americans are shifting to a greener lifestyle, and if you’re one of them, you're always looking for ways to reduce your impact on the environment. Cutting your energy usage is a big part of that, and the benefits of doing so are twofold: First, of course, is being more environmentally friendly, and second, is the added bonus of lower monthly energy bills.

Saturday 04/14/2018
Why Internet Access in Rural America Affects Everyone
Updated: April 14, 2018 - 2:35 am

(StatePoint) Healthy communities and a strong national economy rely on internet access for all, suggests a new study.

Friday 04/13/2018
5 Tips for Today's Freelance Entrepreneur
Updated: June 20, 2018 - 2:59 am

(BPT) - From millennials who have been grinding away in the workplace for a few years to Gen Xers looking to move out of their cube, many have been intrigued by the possibility of freelancing.

Thursday 04/12/2018
Hearing Loss Need Not Be A Struggle For All Involved
Updated: April 13, 2018 - 2:34 am

by Lisa Klop, Au.D.

Tuesday 04/10/2018
Gifts to Give on Administrative Professionals Day
Updated: April 10, 2018 - 2:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - With Administrative Professionals Day around the corner on April 25th, like many, you may be wondering what to give your secretary, assistant or other administrative worker. You're not alone.

Monday 03/19/2018
Your invitation to Dream the Future [Video]
Posted: March 19, 2018

Thursday 03/15/2018
Cybersecurity Spring-Cleaning: How To Tidy Up Your Digital Footprint To Help Avoid Data Breaches
Updated: March 16, 2018 - 2:35 am

(NAPSI)—Similar to how dust collects in the nooks and crannies of homes during the winter, many people have accumulated years of data from old devices, e-mail accounts and online profiles. All this available information creates a digital footprint that could leave them exposed to unnecessary cybersecurity risks.

Tuesday 03/13/2018
Stemming the leak: 4 ways to encourage STEM in your middle schooler
Updated: June 20, 2018 - 2:59 am

(BPT) - Even though many Americans understand the importance of STEM education, children in the U.S. continue to lose interest in science, technology, engineering and math subjects at young ages.

Monday 03/12/2018
Students Discover New Aspirations Taking AP Computer Science
Updated: March 13, 2018 - 2:33 am

(NAPSI)—There’s high demand—and top salaries—for workers with computer science expertise. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, computer science and information technology made up nearly half of the 8.6 million STEM jobs in 2015. In fact, a recent National Association of Colleges and Employers report shows engineering and computer science were the two highest-earning majors, with computer science graduates projected to earn more than $66,000 annually.

Thursday 03/08/2018
Selecting The Right Wireless Plan For You
Posted: March 08, 2018

(NAPSI)—Here’s something many Arkansans will be talking about: Mobile phone and wireless Internet service in their communities may be easier and better now that a major wireless company has expanded in the state.

Seven Secrets To Meeting Success
Updated: March 09, 2018 - 2:34 am

(NAPSI)—There are more than 60,000,000 knowledge workers in the United States and they spend more than 8.5 hours per week in meetings. This translates into more than 440 meeting hours per year—a total of 11 weeks.

Wednesday 02/28/2018
Payday for Instagram Users
Updated: February 28, 2018 - 2:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - If you've spent any time obsessing about photos of your life, business, wardrobe, pet, or the last cupcake you ate, on Instagram, you understand that rush of excitement that comes when "Likes" pop up on your feed. Not only is it downright thrilling, but you can now cash in with Quantum Sponsor.

Monday 02/26/2018
Are hidden leaks damaging your home, boosting water bills and harming the environment?
Updated: June 20, 2018 - 2:59 am

(BPT) - Home water leaks waste 1 trillion gallons of water per year, and 10 percent of American homes have leaks that waste 90 gallons of water a day, according to the EPA.

5 important qualities to look for when purchasing paper
Updated: June 20, 2018 - 2:59 am

(BPT) - Buying paper and office supplies can seem routine, however, these simple choices matter. Choosing the right paper can help save time and money, as well as ensure the quality of documents.

Friday 02/23/2018
5 'smart' ways to tackle your spring cleaning
Updated: April 07, 2018 - 2:36 am

(BPT) - Pull back the drapes, crack open the window and let in the warm, sun-soaked air. That’s right, spring is right around the corner and that means it’ll soon be time to chase away the grime and odors that have settled in over the long winter.

Thursday 02/22/2018
Small Business Checklist for Tax-Time Technology
Updated: February 23, 2018 - 2:33 am

(NewsUSA) - Anyone who operates a small business, home-based business, or even a home office knows that tax time can be stressful. However, investing in the right equipment and technology can help a small business navigate tax season - and every season - smoothly and efficiently.

Technology can help people manage Type 2 diabetes in real time
Updated: June 20, 2018 - 2:59 am

(BPT) - There is no disputing that digital health technology and connected devices can produce massive amounts of data. But that data, on its own, is not always particularly useful.

Tuesday 02/20/2018
Cybersecurity Expert Makes Data Breaches Personal To Encourage Smart Security Practices For Spring Break Travel
Updated: February 21, 2018 - 2:35 am

(NAPSI)—As a father, Maurice Gibson says his smartphone is integral in documenting his children's memories from vacations. But as an assistant dean for the College of Information Systems and Technology at University of Phoenix, he worries about the risk of losing much more than his data if his phone is hacked.

Friday 02/09/2018
Retailers find purpose and share it with customers
Updated: June 20, 2018 - 2:59 am

(BPT) - Ninety-six percent of Americans are now shopping online, according to a recent study from CPC Strategy.

Thursday 02/08/2018
5 top trends for your kitchen in 2018
Updated: March 20, 2018 - 2:37 am

(BPT) - It’s your home’s focal point. The site of some of your best moments and the base of operations for entertaining — it’s your kitchen, and no room in your home is more valuable. A magnificent kitchen defines a home, and bringing your kitchen to this level means capitalizing on today’s top trends.