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Top 5 Ways Hotels Can Find and Reach Luxury Consumers Through Social Media

Top 5 Ways Hotels Can Find and Reach Luxury Consumers Through Social Media | AvisBush | Scoop.it

Luxury hotels are all over Facebook and Twitter these days. The mere existence on social media channels is, of course, not enough. Successful social media campaign is underlined by a sound strateg...


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Student launches $2M lawsuit against school district over Facebook photo

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A Georgia college student is suing a school district she is accusing of “steal(ing)” a bikini-clad photo of her from her Facebook page that was later used at a district-wide seminar for students and teachers as a cautionary tale about social media,...

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Xposedbydesign's curator insight, June 23, 2013 6:02 PM

Lets be social: @xposedbydesign on Twitter

 

Tee shirt store

http://www.zazzle.com/Xposedbydesign*

 

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Ergonomic Office Supplies

Ergonomics play an important role in desk and office equipment


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The advent of computers has led to a rash of preventable physical ills, such as carpal tunnel and back pain. Fortunately, many companies are creating ergonomic office supplies to prevent pain while working.


Preventing back pain while working at a computer all day can be difficult if cheap chairs and desks are used. Even the type of keyboard and mouse can have an impact on the physical structure and pain of the body. By purchasing more ergonomic items that are functional and painless to operate, individuals can spend longer times working without pain.


Setting an advantageous height setting for office chairs is an important method of preventing pain. Correcting an otherwise ungainly height can work wonders in preventing spine problems in the future. Sitting up too high and too straight can put unnecessary stress on the lower back and cause pain in the future. Adjusting the height of the desk in correlation with the chair is the best way to get the ideal vantage point. Accessibility to the keyboard, mouse, and other commonly used objects should be taken into consideration as well.


http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2345859,00.asp


Posture helps to further relax the body and prevent unneeded stress on joints and the back. Sitting up straight, contrary to popular belief, does not help in preventing back pain. Instead, a slight slouch with the legs at a ninety degree angle is the most natural and relaxed way to sit. Keeping feet flat or suspended on a resting bar are also good ways to help with relaxation and stress prevention. As well as this, getting up and moving around every hour or so helps to prevent joints from locking and getting stiff as the day goes on.


Ergonomic keyboard drawers serve to save space as well as make the typing device more accessible to office workers. Instead of hunching over in a chair, keyboards come directly within reach of the hands and fingers for easy use. These drawers can typically hold both the keyboard and the mouse, effectively clearing a lot of space on top of the desk for more important items. Mouse and hand rests can prevent carpal tunnel by placing the wrist in a more natural manner. This enables it to rotate and move more efficiently without stressing the joints.


Mice and split keyboards are great office products for the individual who wants to work long hours but keep their good health. More plush mice have rests for the hand and are more comfortable to hold than blockier and plastic products. A surplus of quick keys and buttons can make accessing applications and shortcuts on the computer easier, saving time and energy in reaching the keys on the keyboard. The idea to make sure that suing each device is made more comfortable and relaxing to use, instead of painful and stressful on the joints. To effectively protect the long term health of office employees, it is always advisable to invest in more ergonomic and comfortable office products.


http://www.spine-health.com/blog/11-ergonomic-tips-synchronizing-your-workstation-and-office-chair

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107 Twitter accounts were made for LeBron James’ headband - Front Page Buzz

107 Twitter accounts were made for LeBron James’ headband - Front Page Buzz | AvisBush | Scoop.it
107 Twitter accounts were made for LeBron James’ headband

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Neighbourhood Civil Society Facility (European Neighbourhood and Partnership Agreement)

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Call  for proposal Neighbourhood Civil Society Facility (European Neighbourhood and Partnership Agreement)  Reference: EuropeAid/134552/L/ACT/AM   Deadline of the Call: 08/07/2013   he gl...

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Call  for proposal Neighbourhood Civil Society Facility (European Neighbourhood and Partnership Agreement)  Reference: EuropeAid/134552/L/ACT/AM

 

Deadline of the Call: 08/07/2013

 

Eligible states:

ArmeniaMember State of the European Union, European Economic Area or of an accession or official candidate country as recognized by the EU
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Getting the Most out of Desk Space

Why desk space is important for an optimal workspace


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infozone's curator insight, June 13, 2013 2:29 AM

The ideal amount of desk space should always be more than enough. Luckily, there are a lot of ways and products that can be utilized to make any office more spacious.


The first step in organizing an office space is to gather up and discard all clutter. This includes old invoices and other paper documents. Anything that isn’t needed in the next few days should be filed or thrown away. This prevents things from constantly piling up. Old information should be trashed as soon as it becomes irrelevant.


Even if the entirety of your desk space is rather meager, you can take a page from Lifehacker and utilize all your available room as a sort of “cockpit.” This means that everything that is relevant to the task at hand should be within easy reach. Having to grope over documents or folders can create even more of a mess. As such, having a good system of filing makes paper documents seem neater and organized, even if the desk isn’t. Limiting décor to only a few pieces will go a long way in accessibility, rather than having a dozen pictures and other novelty items. While they work to provide relaxation, they should not take up a majority of the desk space.


http://lifehacker.com/5931103/how-can-i-make-the-most-of-my-meager-desk-space


A keyboard tray works to remove the typing mechanism from sight when not in use. It is placed underneath the desk using a pull-out mechanism and some screws. This enables the keyboard to be suspended in space without taking up anything that is actually on the desk. It provides smooth lines and a clean profile for even a small office space. Hiding anything that isn’t always in use is a good way to keep things accessible. The mouse can also be placed with the keyboard, giving the user even more room to place important documents and computer monitors on the desk, rather than having a dedicated space simply for computer interface peripherals.



Instead of simply using the actual desk area, it is advisable to utilize the space under and around the desk. Boxes or file folders can be placed underneath the desk outside of the foot room area for ease of access as well as hiding large storage compartments. Storage boxes should be no-frills and have a decent amount of space for the size. Going with a deeper rather than longer box can save space in tighter areas of storage. Keeping files in an expandable binder will ensure that the maximum amount of space is being saved during organization.


Hiding cables for the office works the same as anywhere else. Getting creative with cord solutions means using paper clips or clothes pins to wrangle unsightly wires. Color coordinating various inputs works wonders in finding the correct type of cord. As well as this, a simple tag for a group of wires can make it simple to find the system or origin. All this organization will save time when rearranging the room or desk space.


http://homeguides.sfgate.com/decorate-home-corner-desk-space-75574.html

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Marketing Automation: The Need for a Behavior-Based Program - Profs

Marketing Automation: The Need for a Behavior-Based Program - Profs | AvisBush | Scoop.it

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Here are a few steps in the journey toward a buyer-centric automation strategy, which I like to call "behavioral marketing automation."

 

Segmenting, and Sending Messages, Based on Behavior: The first step of behavioral marketing automation is to determine which target audiences exhibit similar characteristics. Upon identifying clusters, you can send those groups relevant messages based on shared characteristics. Harnessing other factors related to context, like timeframe, can also boost the marketing relevance of your messages.

Driving Immediate Behavioral Messages: Once you've established your initial segments and clusters, you're ready to take things to the next level: letting contact behaviors take the wheel on an ongoing basis.

Why Behavioral Marketing, in the First Place? Sending individualized, targeted messages can seem like a daunting task, but with the Web tracking capabilities of modern marketing automation, this strategy has never been easier to execute. Moreover, why would you want to miss an opportunity to provide potential buyers with what they want, precisely when they want it?


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The author of the post is an evangelist for Silverpop, and Silverpop has announced behavioral marketing features as a part of its MAP (see http://sco.lt/4llWvx). This feature makes tremendous sense, and we encourage you to read David Raab's post to learn more: http://sco.lt/7rO4iP.


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Evelyn Waugh's 'Scoop': Journalism Is A Duplicitous Business : NPR

Evelyn Waugh's 'Scoop': Journalism Is A Duplicitous Business : NPR | AvisBush | Scoop.it

The fictional tale about war correspondents will make you laugh till the person next to you on the subway thinks you have problems. It is also, according to writer Alexander Nazaryan, an all-too-real parody of the glory days of print journalism....In only a few years, a child will ask a parent about newspapers: What was their purpose? What did people do with them, and why? The parent, a little flummoxed, will explain that, long before biosensitive data aggregators simply uploaded information into the neurons of our frontal cortexes, people actually read the news by holding a piece of paper in front of their noses and scanning columns of text with their eyes. There were many such newspapers, to be read in the morning, over breakfast, and in the evening, over scotch. The newspapers competed with each other by sending actual people out into the actual world to report what had taken place, was going to take place — or, even, was alleged to have taken place but didn't. On days when there was little so-called news to report, the newspapers filled their pages with stories about, say, puppies who could recite Macbeth or people who wore jeggings to work. Also, there were crosswords.Of course, this fictional parent could give his/her fictional child Evelyn Waugh's Scoop — a fictional 1938 tale of British foreign correspondents reporting on a civil war in the fictional East African country of Ishmaelia. Fictional, yes, but to a journalist like myself, most everything about the novel is too real. Waugh was a master at mixing humor and pathos, as evidenced by his two most ambitious novels: A Handful of Dust and Brideshead Revisited. Scoop, on the other hand, is all laughter, of the sort that will make the person next to you on the subway think you have problems. Every time I read it, I miss the glory days of the ink-stained art — but also see why they have come to an end.Scoop is based on Waugh's own experience as a war correspondent in Ethiopia, where he reported for the Daily Mail on Mussolini's 1935 invasion. Lord Copper, owner of the Daily Beast — yes, that's where Tina Brown got the name for her own venture — decides to cover the socialist insurrection in Ishmaelia (which has the geography of Ethiopia and the history of Liberia) because, as he explains, "We think it a very promising little war." (One problematic aspect of the novel, it should be noted, is Waugh's crude treatment of Africans). Copper means to send the novelist John Courtney Boot, but a case of mistaken identity leads him to send William Boot, the newspaper's timid nature columnist, whom Waugh endows with one of the great lines of journalistic purple prose: "Feather-footed through the plashy fen passes the questing vole." Hemingway, he isn't. Hilarity ensues...


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, June 17, 2013 12:44 PM

Evelyn Waugh's 1938 Scoop is a story of British foreign correspondents that may be relevant again today.

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Ageing baby boomers, boost to Singapore businesses

Ageing baby boomers, boost to Singapore businesses | AvisBush | Scoop.it
Singapore ranked third out of 15 Asia Pacific countries in the first ever Ageing Asia Silver Economy Index – and that signals a welcome boost to business.

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5 Must-Haves for Social Media Management

5 Must-Haves for Social Media Management | AvisBush | Scoop.it
We show you five things you need for efficient and trackable social media management.

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Glenn Weidner's curator insight, December 13, 2012 10:09 AM

General guide of what to look for in Social Media Management Tools.  Would be useful to find specific platforms.  Especially for foreign markets like the Czech Republic

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I like active at social media
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Why CEOs Should Plan To Go Social In 2013 | Business 2 Community

Why CEOs Should Plan To Go Social In 2013 | Business 2 Community | AvisBush | Scoop.it
Last year, the Edelman Trust Survey showed that only 38% of people/consumers around the globe trust CEOs. But yet when it comes to dealing with and responding

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William Newman's curator insight, January 18, 2013 4:26 PM

Social Business as a Vehicle to Build CEO and Brand Trust

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My name is ( Hatem Deif) and in a moment I will invite you to check out a unique, Fun and Profitable Company!
But first, I want you to close your eyes (not really) and Imagine...Waking up every morning knowing that you are part of a business that:
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Social Media Marketing Essentials: You Only Understand Conversions You Are Part Of

Social Media Marketing Essentials: You Only Understand Conversions You Are Part Of | AvisBush | Scoop.it

I was on a Twitter Scramble the other day with The Fish Firm and was impressed with their ideas and contributions. I am particularly impressed with this post. The title is a magical idea.

The magical idea is conversions are happening, social conversions, that a company can't understand fully because they are not part of the conversation. Such a powerful double idea so simply stated. 

 

There are many implications to not understanding conversions you are not part of including:

* Cast a broad social net and to be part of more conversations.

* Responding is critical to being included in the conversion.

* Conversions aren't free; you do something to be included. 

* No matter how good you are you are still missing conversions.

 

If you are a perfectionist the last bullet can drive you stark raving mad. Internet marketers learn to turn into the wind and trim, constantly trim, based on feedback loops. 

Great post by The Fish Firm.  

 

 


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The Fish Firm's curator insight, February 12, 2013 5:44 PM

Thanks Marty!

A.W. Smith Law's curator insight, February 20, 2013 4:31 PM

Very true!  Something all businesses should keep in mind.  The importance of connecting and understanding your clients/customers is invaluable. 

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Social media marketing must complement not replace traditional marketing

Social media marketing must complement not replace traditional marketing | AvisBush | Scoop.it
Chris Summers lifts the lid on practical ways that social media can drive traditional marketing.

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thanks ! http://www.scoop.it/t/direct-marketing-services my newly made scoop.it :)
MarketingAiDE's curator insight, January 15, 2013 7:37 AM

Absolutely.

Two Pens's curator insight, February 1, 2013 6:33 PM

The problem that social media marketing has is that so many people think of it as the end-all-be-all. It's only one tool; it works great but not if it's the only tool.

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Ergonomic Office Supplies

Ergonomics play an important role in desk and office equipment


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infozone's curator insight, June 13, 2013 2:42 AM

The advent of computers has led to a rash of preventable physical ills, such as carpal tunnel and back pain. Fortunately, many companies are creating ergonomic office supplies to prevent pain while working.


Preventing back pain while working at a computer all day can be difficult if cheap chairs and desks are used. Even the type of keyboard and mouse can have an impact on the physical structure and pain of the body. By purchasing more ergonomic items that are functional and painless to operate, individuals can spend longer times working without pain.


Setting an advantageous height setting for office chairs is an important method of preventing pain. Correcting an otherwise ungainly height can work wonders in preventing spine problems in the future. Sitting up too high and too straight can put unnecessary stress on the lower back and cause pain in the future. Adjusting the height of the desk in correlation with the chair is the best way to get the ideal vantage point. Accessibility to the keyboard, mouse, and other commonly used objects should be taken into consideration as well.


http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2345859,00.asp


Posture helps to further relax the body and prevent unneeded stress on joints and the back. Sitting up straight, contrary to popular belief, does not help in preventing back pain. Instead, a slight slouch with the legs at a ninety degree angle is the most natural and relaxed way to sit. Keeping feet flat or suspended on a resting bar are also good ways to help with relaxation and stress prevention. As well as this, getting up and moving around every hour or so helps to prevent joints from locking and getting stiff as the day goes on.


Ergonomic keyboard drawers serve to save space as well as make the typing device more accessible to office workers. Instead of hunching over in a chair, keyboards come directly within reach of the hands and fingers for easy use. These drawers can typically hold both the keyboard and the mouse, effectively clearing a lot of space on top of the desk for more important items. Mouse and hand rests can prevent carpal tunnel by placing the wrist in a more natural manner. This enables it to rotate and move more efficiently without stressing the joints.


Mice and split keyboards are great office products for the individual who wants to work long hours but keep their good health. More plush mice have rests for the hand and are more comfortable to hold than blockier and plastic products. A surplus of quick keys and buttons can make accessing applications and shortcuts on the computer easier, saving time and energy in reaching the keys on the keyboard. The idea to make sure that suing each device is made more comfortable and relaxing to use, instead of painful and stressful on the joints. To effectively protect the long term health of office employees, it is always advisable to invest in more ergonomic and comfortable office products.


http://www.spine-health.com/blog/11-ergonomic-tips-synchronizing-your-workstation-and-office-chair

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26 Awe-Inspiring And Rare Photographs Of Celebrities

26 Awe-Inspiring And Rare Photographs Of Celebrities | AvisBush | Scoop.it
We previously brought you 32 Magnificent Black And White Celebrity Photographs so consider this part 2 if you like - this time even more wonderful characters sharing moments together, direct from t...

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21 Inspiring Clean Website Designs

21 Inspiring Clean Website Designs | AvisBush | Scoop.it

Is your website clean and crisp -- or just boring?
SUMMARY: Clean, minimalist design principles can lead to striking finished websites, writes Gisele Muller. Still, it's important not to take minimalism so far that the page becomes dull. "Remember that the concept of clean design is to have something simple ... not something boring," she writes.

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Assessing a Job Candidate

Assessing a Job Candidate | AvisBush | Scoop.it
Executive Search Michael Page International - Team Profile

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infozone's curator insight, June 13, 2013 2:35 AM

Picking the right person for the job is a great quality in today’s economy. There are a number of ways to gauge a potential employee’s effectiveness on the job.


The first step in deciding upon a person to fill a position is to get a lineup of resumes or applications and mill through them. Picking the first person should be of utmost importance. Typically, this is the person that the employer more than likely thinks will get the job right off the bat. This can prove to be a wrong assumption, however, so further evidence is needed during the interview process.


As the interviewee approaches, it pays to take into account the type of posture and clothing they represent. A good and efficient manner of dress is an indication of an ability to please without being flashy. Presence and mannerisms such as body language are also cues into the mind of the applicant. Skilled interviews can sometimes tell the difference between a good but nervous employee and someone who is clearly under experienced or not the right fit for the job in question.


http://www.inc.com/resources/recruiting/articles/20041001/assessment.html


Questions to ask during the interview should effectively gauge the willingness of the applicant to devote their time and energy to their job fully. As such, researched and proven experience is a plus, such as a vocal description of how the applicant managed other employees or diffused a potentially ugly situation in the workplace. These are the qualities of a good worker and someone who takes their job seriously.


Sales tends to be the most difficult job to assess a candidate, and companies looking for sales representatives should know the tricks needed for exceptional executive recruitment. Salespersons need managers, so hiring through an agency will ensure that even the most green employees will be under the watch of someone who is both experienced in managing and preventing problems from happening. This leaves more time for the company owner to focus on other aspects of their business, while giving them peace of mind.


Checking the applicant’s knowledge of work situations is another method into finding out who will be the best person for the job. This includes asking the applicant the best ways to deal with a situation or problem that may arise. The crafty employee will tell the interviewer of an experience they have encountered and dealt with, whether in a positive or negative manner. This truthful answer helps the interviewer decide whether they could benefit from high level training or are simply too green to hire. Recruitment agencies take the majority of the guesswork away by presenting only the most qualified applicants to the company for hire. These can be effectively narrowed down and personalized so that only the cream of the crop ever makes it to the initial interview. For a company looking to invest in executive power, these agencies are a great choice for any potential hiring options.


http://humanresources.about.com/cs/recruiting/a/candidateeval.htm

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NYTimes: Championing Women, a New League for Club Boxing Enters the Ring

NYTimes: Championing Women, a New League for Club Boxing Enters the Ring | AvisBush | Scoop.it

More than 40 women are scheduled to compete in the United States Intercollegiate Boxing Association championships at the University of San Francisco. [via nytimes]

 

tickets: http://usfca.edu/koret/usiba/

 

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Unicorn Theatre actors surmount 'The Mountaintop' in stunning MLK portrayal | examiner.com

Unicorn Theatre actors surmount 'The Mountaintop' in stunning MLK portrayal | examiner.com | AvisBush | Scoop.it

Go in with an open mind; expect the unexpected; travel back 45 years to a different America, one divided mostly by race and prejudice in the days of the Civil Rights movement; and then focus on the man that led Black Americans out of social chains and darkness, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

 


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Advantages of Car Rentals

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All your questions on car sharing and car share rental benefits in Singapore answered.

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infozone's curator insight, June 13, 2013 2:21 AM

There are many different aspects of car ownerships that are not ideal for someone who hardly ever drives. Individuals who live in metropolitan areas can find themselves without a place to park their vehicles for long periods of time, as well as all-consuming traffic and high gas prices. In major cities, most businesses are close together rather than spread out over many miles, and as such do not require much driving to access. Because of this, owning a car can be more of a burden than a luxury.


For city-dwellers, more attractive transportation options include taxis, buses, and subway systems. These have a much lower “cost of ownership” than vehicles, because they are not maintained by the rider. Bus passes can be purchased for frequent riders who commute to work, and a variety of subway and train companies offer discounts to employees of businesses who require frequent commuting. Subway systems allow for a 24 hour access to any part of the city at a negligible cost. These different methods of commuting allow riders to have many different options. Paying for car insurance and maintenance can get expensive, and is not always worth the convenience. The timely schedule and process of riding a bus or train means that there are no surprises.


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Sometimes, car rental in singapore is necessary in order to move or travel exceptionally long distances cheaply. Rental and sharing companies provide their customers with a large number of vehicles to choose from. Larger rental companies typically have a fleet of some of the latest vehicles, but can charge more than sharing businesses. The first step in determining the final cost is the type of vehicle that is desired. Larger and more performance-heavy cars cost more to rent than more economical rides, because they are more expensive for the business to insure. A van can be procured for a family trip over the summer, while a flashier ride can be rented for a night on the town. Choosing the right car does not stop at its make and model. Checking the body for any dents or scratches is important, and even taking the car on a test drive before deciding fully. This helps to prevent future problems with company vehicles that are not maintained properly.


Car sharing is a relatively new concept that many people are catching on to. Even if an individual already owns a vehicle, sometimes another type is needed, such as moving vans or family vans. Sharing companies offer a wide network of private owners who can offer their vehicles to others for a low hourly rate. This enables customers to choose more specific makes and models, and to get a cheaper price for only renting the vehicle a few hours at a time.


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How Smartphones Are Trying to Replace Your Doctor (But Can't Yet)

How Smartphones Are Trying to Replace Your Doctor (But Can't Yet) | AvisBush | Scoop.it

For most of time medicine was a guessing game. Doctors, or witch doctors, or shaman would inspect a patient, stir a potion and hope it would work. With some notable exceptions, modern medicine isn't so different. The data collection—blood pressure, heart rate, weight, reflexes—is largely rudimentary. We're getting by, but technology can take us so much further.

 

Even technology that fits in your pocket.

 

In the past year or two (or three) iPhones and iPads have been a fixture in doctors' offices around the world. Why carry a clipboard when you could pull up records via Wi-Fi and type the information directly into the patient's medical record? Perhaps even more powerful is the idea that these devices can be collecting data all the time.

 

Smartphones are incredibly powerful tools for anything as simple as data mining to something so sophisticated as measuring a patient's sleeping pattern. There are apps that can help regulate your mental health, apps that can help you keep track of what and how much you eat. There are apps that can take your blood pressure and you blood sugar. There are even apps that help you cope with aging.

 

While an app can't cure a disease, some of the newer, more experimental medical apps can do truly extraordinary things. This technology can not only help you feel better; it can prevent illness by spotting symptoms early on.

 
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nancygabor's comment, June 5, 2013 1:07 PM
Collecting data is one thing, understanding what it means and when to bring concerns to your doctor is another. if the smart phone is the glove, the hand is health literacy... they have to go together. Early adopters are likely to have better health literacy early on, but to gain the full benefits of sensor technologies in mobile consumer devices, we need to make interpretive information available to patients. We also need to reimburse physicians for the time they spend trawling through patient data. Dominique is an unusual leading thinker... most docs don't trawl without a real incentive.
nrip's comment, June 6, 2013 5:44 PM
Tools made from data are helping doctors, patients and healthstaff who are willing to be helped. With time tools will improve as those who are building them will mature in their techno-medical skills. As doctors learn to accommodate these tools in their practices, they will mature in their understanding of how tools can be used to improve outcomes as well as improve paradigms of care.
IT-Lyftet och IT-Piloterna's curator insight, June 17, 2013 2:53 AM

Kan "smarta prylar" ersätta doktorer? Nä, naturligtvis inte, men det finns mycket att vinna på att rutinmässiga undersökningar kan utföras med hjälp av små, tekniska hjälpmedel, och utvecklingen går snabbt framåt.

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Linking Empathy to Health, Green-living, and Peace

Linking Empathy to Health, Green-living, and Peace | AvisBush | Scoop.it
Lesa Walker discusses how she has implemented a unique empathy-driven project in schools across the United States and in Ghana.

 

I looked to the research about positive psychology, happiness and empathy and noticed several cross-cutting themes.  There is power to effect positive change through simple, effective techniques such as increasing our daily positive intentional awareness, expressing our gratitude, holding positive thoughts in our minds and daily journaling.  I created the Olymp-i-a Challenge, utilizing these techniques to engage people in the practice of positive ideas and actions for health, green-living and peace.  The “i” and the “a” in “Olymp-i-a” stand for positive “ideas” and “actions.”... 

 

Empathy is expressed in many of the students’ daily ideas and actions.  They talk about helping another person or animal or helping clean up or recycle. "

 

By Lesa Walker


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