How To Empower Your Employees To Learn New Technology

Here’s the irony. Our new “data-driven world” has created unprecedented demand for workers with skills in collecting, processing, analyzing and understanding data. But it has also done the opposite. More than ever, businesses need people with skills at the other end of the spectrum, such as creativity, emotional intelligence, empathy, and collaboration. These were once called soft skills. Now, they’re “power skills.” This is happening because of advances in machine learning and artificial intelligence. As these new technologies take over certain types of jobs, the uniquely human skills built around our ability…

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Want To Teach Your Young Child About Finance? Here Are Five Simple Activities To Get You Started.

Little Joe’s Coffee & Books, Katonah NY MARY ANN DAVIS Growing up, most of us (adults) weren’t taught about finance. Money was considered taboo, and it simply wasn’t spoken of. Today we are paying for it. It’s obvious now the problems that come along with not having a financial education. Adults are swimming in debt through credit cards and student loans. Financial stress wreaks havoc on marriage and health. Most Americans do not have enough saved for retirement. But really, this shouldn’t be surprising. Why should adults know how to manage their…

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Tech travel tips to keep you sane and your devices charged

The Christmas and New Year holidays are behind us, but China and a couple of other countries in Asia are now gearing up for the Lunar New Year holiday. The Chinese New Year, or Tet in Vietnam, is the biggest holiday on the calendar over here. It triggers the largest human migration in the world as millions of Chinese working in the metropolises of Shanghai, Beijing, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, and other buzzing cities head back home to visit their families. I’ll be leaving town, too, which got me thinking about the…

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Facebook wants to put a mic and camera in your home with the Portal

Facebook has announced Portal, a series of devices that let you do voice or video calls to other Facebook and Messenger users. Two different models were announced today, the Portal and the larger Portal+. The smaller Portal is an Amazon Echo Show style device, which is basically a giant display with a speaker. The 10.1-inch display has a resolution of 1280×800 and has 10W dual speakers. The Portal uses an array of four far-field microphones that records your conversations picks up your voice commands and a 12MP wide-angle camera that watches you sleep lets…

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Travel Buff? Download These Apps Before Your Next Vacay

Stress-Free Travelling Take the stress out of planning your trip and explore the world with these mobile applications. AR City AR City uses a combination of augmented reality and computer vision technology to let tourists access information as they travel around cities. You can stand in a street and holding your iPhone in front of you, see virtual information such as street names, building names and local points of interest on a live image of the real world in front of you. You can also use it for basic navigation.…

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Want to travel the world? First head to these 7 trending spots for the vacay of your life

Seven reasons the size of a continent why you should swap your corner office for travelling to the four corners of the earth. To reduce the world to a list of top destinations is a near impossible task. But for a variety of reasons some places are favoured over others and become the flavour of the moment. Here are some of the top spots trending this year: Asia The five Stans of Central Asia  Together, the five Stans — Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan — of Central Asia spell…

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How to Make Sure Your Shoes Are Comfortable When You Travel

I’m a huge fan of taking walking tours when I travel. Walking tours are a great way to see a city, and if you opt for a food tour you get to sample some of the local cuisine, take in the sights, and get a little exercise in the process. It’s a great combo. That is unless you decided to wear the wrong shoes. Uncomfortable shoes, or shoes not designed for walking long distances, can make a walking adventure a painful idea rather than a pleasant excursion. Travel + Leisure recently spoke…

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How to travel with your senior parents

If your destination is somewhere with a lot of walking, Lim recommends prepping your parents beforehand and encouraging them to start taking short walks around their neighborhoods. (Shutterstock/File) When you’re an adult, traveling with your parents can be stressful, what with the planning, different interests and the inevitable butting of heads. However, with these tips, some of that stress can be left on the wayside and you can all focus on having fun. Don’t forget to take it slow As hard as it is to remember sometimes, your parents are getting…

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These 7 tips will make your travel experiences even better

As chief White House correspondent for NBC News, appearing across such network shows as Today and NBC Nightly News, Hallie Jackson earned accolades via her reporting on the 2016 Republican primaries and the rise of Donald Trump. Before joining the political front, Jackson worked in various local markets, including Los Angeles and Hartford Conn. Her current gig has turned the travel-loving Jackson into a true frequent flyer; she logged 250,000 miles last year, following the president around the globe from Saudi Arabia to Beijing. Her favourite airline is Delta Air…

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Your next holiday should be to this ghost town in China

Blanketed with greenery, the ghost town is perched atop cliffs looking west into sea mists obscuring the horizon. Abandoned homes ravaged by weather and creeping vines stand silent but for the surf, the whine of mosquitos, and birdsong. This is Houtouwan — Back Bay in Mandarin — an abandoned fishing village engulfed by nature on the far eastern island of Shengshan, 90km off the coast of Shanghai. Small groups of tourists on a recent weekend braved muddy footpaths through overgrown lawns to chase foggy photographs and answers to the question:…

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