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(StatePoint) Con clases, deportes, tareas y otras actividades, los días de la semana están llenos de acción para los niños. Desafortunadamente, algunos estudiantes tienen que enfrentar un añadido no deseado a su rutina diaria: el acoso. Se calcula que anualmente 13 millones de estudiantes sufren acoso, según estadísticas del gobierno.
(StatePoint) With classes, sports, homework and other activities, weekdays are action packed for kids. Unfortunately, some students deal with an unwelcome addition to their daily routine -- bullying. An estimated 13 million students are bullied annually, according to government statistics.
(Family Features) Americans love barbequing. There's something great about inviting friends and family over, firing up the grill, sitting back and eating a juicy burger with veggies in the backyard.
The Festival & Events Assocation of Tucson & Southern Arizona presents its third a annual Arizona conference, presented with pre-conference professional Certified Festival & Events Executive (CFEE) training, at Tucson Marriott University Park in Main Gate Square on the Tucson Streetcar line.
For more than 50 years, Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs) have been one of the top lifestyle choices for older adults across the country. CCRCs are popular because they offer exceptional value and protection against the high costs of long-term care.
(StatePoint) There’s something great about inviting company over, firing up the grill, sitting back and eating a juicy burger. Celebrity chef Michael Symon from the Food Network and ABC’s “The Chew,” is partnering with Bank of America to share tips for stress-free barbequing.
(NewsUSA) - Maintaining a positive reputation online is indispensable in today's digital age. It's time to take a long, honest look at how you manage your online reputation.
(BPT) - Between managing careers, navigating the rigors of parenthood, handling the daily to-do list, and finding time to stay in touch with friends, it’s no wonder modern moms and dads are always on the lookout for simple solutions to make life a little less hectic. Luckily, the age of mobile technology brings ultra-convenient apps and Bluetooth-connected devices for everything from shopping to banking and, of course, cooking.
For small businesses, smart marketing is crucial for success. But what does that mean in today’s fast-paced, highly wired world?
(BPT) - Everyday technology consumes everyone’s lives as the phone, computer, tablet and other high tech devices have become not just an object, but also a close companion. And for those who are extremely connected to their devices, going without them, even for only a few minutes, can be an anxiety-filled experience.
(Family Features) For everything from paying for lunch to paying the water bill, a checking account is the primary tool many Americans use to make day-to-day financial transactions. But for many consumers free checking is becoming a thing of the past as banks notify their customers that “free” accounts are being discontinued.
(BPT) - Deck season is in full swing, but before you mix that pitcher of lemonade or fire up the grill, you may want to give your deck a much-needed makeover.
Since his 2013 appearance on Animal Planet’s “Rhino Wars,” Oro Valley resident and retired Navy Seal Craig “Sawman” Sawyer has been keeping plenty busy.
(BPT) - Recently, emboldened Russian hackers breached the systems of power plants across the United States and Western Europe. In June, Chinese hackers attempted to gain access to several U.S. power plant operation control systems. And in May, the Department of Homeland Security announced hackers had actually gained control of a mechanical device at an unnamed U.S. energy facility.
(BPT) - What do personalized movie-kiosk offerings, marketing campaigns and Godzilla all have in common? The obvious answer is “the movie industry,” but another equally important common element ties all three together: they’re all the product of big data.
(NAPSI)—The story of Army Specialist Travis Fugate may be eye-opening for many Americans.
(NAPSI)—Just as social media and mobile technologies are changing how individuals connect with friends and family, they are also changing how consumers and businesses interact. For small businesses to respond faster to change and deliver better customer experiences, they need to work like a network so they can listen, adapt and grow in new ways.
(BPT) - Graduating students are out in droves trying to find jobs that will enhance their careers. But before beginning the resume and interviewing process, there are certain do’s and don’ts that students should be aware of so they will be competitive in today’s limited job market.
(BPT) - With summer bringing the celebration of our country’s freedom and a bit more flexibility in our hectic schedules, it’s also a time to reflect on the American dream: life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. For many Americans, that means seeking success and prosperity by building their own business.
(Family Features) Whether you’re seeking the view from the London Eye, the thrill of zip-lining in Belize or the taste of an icy cold gelato in the streets of Rome — summer adventure is calling.
(BPT) - One in two American workers are projected to be self-employed by 2020, according to MBO Partners. While the shifting economy has surely pushed some people into independent work, many have chosen it. Career goals for contemporary professionals are changing and given how quickly this trend is taking hold in the United States, today’s employees who aspire to be tomorrow’s contract workers need to prepare now to navigate this changing landscape.
To help professionals effectively transition to contract work, the Career Advisory Board, established by DeVry University, worked with MBO Partners, Inc., a provider of back office services for self-employed professionals, to conduct a new study, The Future of Work: Preparing for Independence, which examined the attributes and skills of those who are gainfully self-employed to help aspiring contractors get and stay ahead in this ever-changing work environment.
According to the study, professionals are choosing self-employment in order to control the type of work assignments they pursue (67 percent), to have a greater sense of flexibility and work-life balance (64 percent), and to follow a passion (59 percent).
“While they are young, millennials should be proactive in taking advantage of intrapreneurship and training opportunities, as well as acquiring transferable skills like project management, budgeting, sales, and marketing, in an established organization,” says Alexandra Levit, Career Advisory Board member. “This will be the foundation of a viable contract career in the future.”
Based on the research findings, the Career Advisory Board recommends the following strategies to help professionals excel in independent employment:
Take off the blinders: Being your own boss may sound enticing, but it also comes with its own set of challenges. Survey respondents said that in addition to having solid expertise in a particular field, successful contract workers must be self-starters who have the ability to cope with uncertainty, including an unpredictable income stream. Many contactors work remotely, have multiple clients to report to, and have to juggle multiple projects at once. Assess your strengths and weakness before jumping into contract work, make sure you have an organized action plan to help you start off on the right foot, and always keep an open mind and be able to adapt quickly.
In-person networking still trumps social media: The survey pool reported that while social media is important for contractors’ branding and reputation, it often does not generate income. In fact, just 6 percent said social media outreach led to paid project work. Therefore, create strong profiles on sites like LinkedIn and Google+, but refrain from spending too much time on these networks and make sure you still build in face time. Seek in-person meetings, attend events and workshops, and be visible to your future clients beyond your social media accounts.
Start small and look local: Although technological advances allow many self-employed professionals to offer their services globally, the majority of the respondents still obtain most of their work assignments from within their immediate metropolitan area. While it’s a good long-term goal to think about how you might leverage a larger and more diverse pool of potential clients, aspiring contractors should first embark on being visible in their local communities. It is also a good rule of thumb to start small with only one or two clients until you master the craft of contract work.
“As independence is becoming more desired in today’s economy, professionals need to stand out by building strong networks in their communities and being visible to local employers that use contract work,” says Gene Zaino, president and CEO, MBO Partners. “Use your time wisely – stay focused on your core, billable expertise and find ways to outsource other non-essential functions.”
For additional career advice and to view The Future of Work: Preparing for Independence executive summary, visit: www.careeradvisoryboard.org.
(NAPSI)—Volunteering is easy way to give back the increasing number of older Americans who rely on services and social activities within their community.
(BPT) - Mealtimes – they can be both the blessing and curse of family life. At their best, meals bring families together to share time with loved ones. But, in today’s recovering economy, the pressures of putting food on the table, without busting budgets can make mealtime a source of stress.
(StatePoint) When it comes to getting a job or doing business, social media and other forms of electronic communication are a great networking tool, however, there will never be a substitute for communicating face-to-face.