Technology

Technology addiction is hazardous to our health – Spiritual Article

We have all heard, “technology is our friend.” It is true. The positive attributes of modern technology are endless. It has saved lives, increased our security, enhanced motorization, provided global communication (as well as exploration into the unknown) and much more. Humanity continues to profit from its many gifts and luxuries.Everywhere you look, you see an electronic device or gadget. Joggers, hikers and bicyclists wear earbuds or Fitbits while exercising; motorists talk hands-free; cars brake, park and reverse by themselves;…

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What Justice Clarence Thomas, a College Seminar, and a Zoom Conference Can Teach Us About How to Work Better. – Personal Development Article

Right now, we’re in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, and it will continue and change for a long time. While everyone across the globe is affected, it’s hitting people differently in different places. Countries are experiencing it at different times, and within the United States, states are being hit at different times. The crisis affects individuals very differently, too; people’s fears and challenges vary dramatically. Wherever we are, we’re all so grateful for the healthcare workers and all the essential…

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The Emergence of Telehealth in Wound Care – Self Improvement Article

The healthcare industry is forever evolving. With the intention of delivering health services and information across both short and long distances, many sectors have begun offering remote services. This practice is known as telehealth. With credit to the Wound Care industry, patients have been able to receive help in treating their cuts, gashes, and lesions through virtual means. Below, we will dissect both the wound care and telehealth industries, as well as explain how they’ve joined forces. The Importance of…

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Celeste Headlee: “If It’s a Habit that I Don’t Really Want to Do, I Need to Get It Done in the Morning.” – Personal Development Article

Interview: Celeste Headlee. Celeste Headlee is an award-winning journalist and the bestselling author of We Need to Talk: How to Have Conversations That Matter. In her twenty-year career in public radio, she has anchored shows such as Tell Me More, Talk of the Nation, All Things Considered, Weekend Edition, and The Takeaway. Her new book is Do Nothing: How to Break Away from Overworking, Overdoing, and Underliving. I couldn’t wait to talk to Celeste about happiness, habits, and productivity. Gretchen:…

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How to Support Teachers’ Emotional Needs Right Now – Happiness Article

At the end of March, our team at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, along with our colleagues at the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL), launched a survey to unpack the emotional lives of teachers during the COVID-19 crisis. In the span of just three days, over 5,000 U.S. teachers responded to the survey. We asked them to describe, in their own words, the three most frequent emotions they felt each day. The five most-mentioned feelings among…

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How to Keep Coronavirus Worries from Disrupting Your… – Happiness Article

Many people I know have been complaining lately about losing sleep. It’s no surprise why. All of us are feeling increased stress and worry, and experiencing changes in our work and family life. The novel coronavirus can keep us up at night. What can we do to protect our sleep during this time? For answers, I turned to Shelby Harris, director of the Behavioral Sleep Medicine Program at Montefiore Medical Center, an associate professor at the Albert Einstein College of…

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An Illustrated 1896 Manifesto for the Universal Splendors of the Bicycle as an Instrument of Self-Reliance, a Training Machine for Living with Uncertainty, and a Portal to Joy – Brain Pickings – Self Improvement Article

After the first progenitor of the modern bicycle — a seat atop two in-line metal wheels without gears, chain, tires, or pedals even, to be straddled and propelled Flintstones-style with strides pushing off the ground, dubbed the “running machine” — made its debut in the early nineteenth century, novelty-enthusiastic riders struggling to balance the contraption began migrating from the carriage-rutted streets to the smoother sidewalks, bolting past startled pedestrians. The proto-bicycle was soon banned in Germany, England, and America as…

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Coping with COVID-19: Ideas for Staying Connected in this Time of Social Distancing. – Personal Development Article

Because of COVID-19, all our usual habits are being disrupted—including our social habits. That means that we must recreate or even re-imagine the ways that we usually connect now that we’re not going into work, going out for drinks, going to a book club, dropping off kids at school, going to religious services, or playing sports. For instance, I love going for a walk in the park with a friend, but these days, I’m walking alone and staying very far…

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How Technology Can Help All Students Become More Grateful – Happiness Article

Think back to your time growing up in school. Do you remember being surprised or apprehensive about differences between yourself and other students in terms of race, class, gender, age, ability, or popularity? Or perhaps you recall being intimidated about communicating with teachers, administrators, counselors? Such differences in social identity—which sometimes involve differences in social power—can make a young person feel different, stressed, and uncertain about their sense of belonging. Those are feelings that can present obstacles to learning, relationships,…

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Three good things: virtuous video games – Positive News – Positivity Article

1. Simulating a civilisation A far cry from the shoot-‘em-ups often blamed for corrupting young minds, Eco is a simulation game that challenges players to build a civilisation without trashing the planet. Gamers must work together to survive by developing a sustainable economy and laws that benefit the environment. Eco was developed by Strange Loop Games, which is a founding member of the Playing for the Planet Alliance, a group of studios that have agreed to address the climate crisis…

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We found SALLY and she is… | Dear Kitty Kittie Kath – Lifestyle Article

     Let’s go back in the early days of 2020 wherein Metro Manila commuters, while stuck in traffic, saw billboards about a certain “SALLY.” The billboards, spotted on EDSA, C5 and in Commonwealth, sounded like someone is in need of SALLY. I presume you’ve seen lifestyle bloggers here in the Philippines were also looking for her. “SALLY, where are you?” “I need you, SALLY.” “Wish you were here, SALLY.” “Has anyone seen SALLY?” “Help me, SALLY.”      So who…

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How Netflix Metaflow Framework Is Different Than Other Python Frameworks – Self Improvement Article

Python is one of the fastest-growing programming languages in the world today. It is already being used by 8 million developers across the world. It’s hard to say that when Guido Van Rossum first laid the foundation of Python in the 1990s, he would have imagined the extent to which people would adore the programming language. But, the fact is, organizations from all across the world love to implement Python in their business processes. In the data science industry, for…

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What Happens When You Take a Facebook Break – Happiness Article

For a healthier and happier life, you might try to quit something: sugar, gossiping, hitting the snooze button. These days, many people have directed their self-improvement energy at trying to quit social media, at least temporarily. I decided to join them. On Monday, November 18, at 1 p.m., I embarked on my own Facebook and Instagram sabbatical—for research purposes, of course. Admittedly, I was curious how I’d spend the extra time—and whether all the curly hair gurus I follow were…

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A Historical Analysis of Headphones – Self Improvement Article

Headphones have become one of the most reproduced tech gadgets in history and our relationship with them will continue to grow as headphones evolve. It’s assumed that Americans generally spend more than 32 hours a week listening to their favorite music. If you do the math, that’s about the same time a person would spend working full time. Considering that, to have a set of headphones handy, regardless of quality, is a given these days. Headphones can be found at…

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How Compassion Helped One Woman Leave an Extremist Group – Happiness Article

I first became aware of the Westboro Baptist Church when it threatened to picket my son’s preschool, which was at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco. Megan Phelps-Roper I wondered: Why in the world would anyone do that? Some Googling revealed that Westboro was based in Topeka, Kansas, and for a quite a few years had been very active in picketing Jewish organizations and the funerals of people who died of AIDS/HIV or gay-bashings, with signs that famously said…

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Artificial Intelligence – 10 Ways In Which It Disrupts Our Lives – Self Improvement Article

Lately I spent a lot of time brushing up my programming skills. On top of blockchain and cryptography, which were already on the table, so to speak, I also studied artificial intelligence. I find this domain absolutely fascinating, but for reasons slightly different than the mainstream opinions on AI. To make a long story short, I don’t see artificial intelligence like a conscious awareness, like some sort of autonomous agent who can take initiative mischievously, plotting to overcome his creators.…

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The Importance of LMS Software for Small Businesses – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

Running a small business is no small feat. A small business owner has many hats to wear, and they can be overwhelming. According the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 50% of small businesses don’t make it past the fifth year. Those that do still face serious problems that threaten their viability and sustainability. One of the most serious issues, alongside lack of capital, is the lack of capable employees. Small business employees must multi-task, and that makes them all the more…

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Kevin Kelly’s Letter to Children About the Glory of Books and the Superpower of Reading in an Image-Based Digital Culture – Personal Development Article

In his epoch-making 1632 book Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems: Ptolemaic and Copernican, Galileo made a subtle case for how reading gives us super-human powers. Printed books were a young medium then, still in many ways a luxury for the privileged. But as the cogs of culture continued to turn, revolutionizing ideologies and technologies, making books common as daylight, the written word never lost this power. 350 years later, Carl Sagan — another patron saint of cosmic truth…

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Save Time with Expert-Level TextExpander Snippets

This is a guest post by Helmut Hauser. He is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Robotics at the University of Bristol (UK), a father of three little boys, and a productivity geek. He shares his tips and tricks on how to work smart and be remarkable from his view point as an academic on his blog and you can find him on Twitter.TextExpander is an incredibly useful tool that expands user-defined text abbreviations (called snippets) into more complex pieces of text. This…

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7-Eleven’s Childhood Classics Promo | Dear Kitty Kittie Kath – Lifestyle Article

     Nothing beats the classics! If you’re a 90s baby, prolly you are proud of all things 90s! Feel like a kid again with 7-Eleven’s Childhood Classics promo and don’t miss out on a chance to relive your childhood at Hong Kong Disneyland!       We have our Disney Classics reboots, old school playlists, and 90s fashion comebacks but nothing says ultimate throwback quite like 7-Eleven’s latest Childhood Classics promo. Scroll down below to read more! 7-Eleven’s Childhood Classics…

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Our Odd Culture of Over-Sharing and the Quest to Be Relevant – Motivational, Self Improvement Article

“Be yourself. Life is precious as it is. All the elements for your happiness are already here. There is no need to run, strive, search, or struggle. Just be.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh We show off our best moments—another sunshine shot from the beach, big smiles, cocktails and all. We try to be controversial. We ride the wave of the latest trend, showing we’re ‘on point’ and ‘in the know.’ We follow in the slipstream of something clever or enlightened…

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Can New Technology Help Eliminate the Productivity Gap? – Productivity Article

Conversations around optimizing workplace productivity have always existed—the only real changes to the conversation are the solutions that business leaders consider to ameliorate the productivity gap. In the past, these solutions often had to do with individual performance (how each team member can operate more efficiently). But today, the conversation has shifted to also include the ways that technology can alleviate workloads, enhance communication and help teams accomplish the same quality of work more quickly.From completing online learning to automating…

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Program officer leaps into new creative career – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

Andrea DeBerry, an experienced program professional, found herself burnt out and seeking a career change. She connected with National Able Network to determine what path she would choose for her new career. Upon applying for and being accepted into the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) program, she chose to enhance her skillset with creative technology. Andrea successfully completed training in programs such as Photoshop, Dreamweaver, HTML5 and more! We got in contact with Andrea to learn a bit more…

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The State of the Structural Engineering Industry from the ASCE SEI Structures Congress Part 1 of 2 – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed In episode 02 of The Structural Engineering Channel podcast, we will be taking you with us back to the ASCE SEI Structures Congress in Orlando where we interviewed some guests on the current state of the structural engineering industry. This is actually one of two episodes from ASCE’s Structural Engineering Institute(SEI Structures Congress). The other episode will be published on June, 19 on The Civil Engineering Podcast, in an effort to…

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Cybernetics Pioneer Norbert Wiener’s Prophetic Admonition About Technology and Ethics – Brain Pickings – Personal Development Article

“Intelligence supposes goodwill,” Simone de Beauvoir wrote in the middle of the twentieth century. In the decades since, as we have entered a new era of technology risen from our minds yet not always consonant with our values, this question of goodwill has faded dangerously from the set of considerations around artificial intelligence and the alarming cult of increasingly advanced algorithms, shiny with technical triumph but dull with moral insensibility. In De Beauvoir’s day, long before the birth of the…

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Free online gardening tool launched to help people support pollinators – Positive News – Positivity Article

A free app and website have been released by the Bumblebee Conservation Trust to try to get more people growing flowers for bumblebees and other pollinating insects With global crashes in insect numbers causing concern, a free online gardening resource to get more people growing flowers for bumblebees and other pollinating insects has been launched. The Bee kind app and online tool, which helps people across the UK choose the best plants for pollinators in their gardens, window boxes or community…

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The Top 10 Productivity Apps on Desktop

Every year at Asian Efficiency we release a roundup of our favorite apps. With thousands of apps on the market, it can be challenging to find the right app for you. We believe you shouldn’t have to sacrifice your health and family to get things done. You should be able to get everything done in the limited time you have. There’s no point in experimenting with dozens of apps and wasting a lot of time switching apps every few weeks.…

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The 2019 Top Tech Events to Attend for Your Business – Self Improvement Article

Technology plays an important role in business, regardless of the size of your enterprise. Therefore, it is important for business owners to make sure their IT department is running smoothly and efficiently at all times. For business owners in the UK, there are a number of interesting technology events happening this year that are worth attending. Unfortunately, it’s not possible to attend them all as that would almost be a full-time job. However, the opportunity to network with other business…

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10 Ways to Use Mind Maps Over Text Notes

Here at Asian Efficiency we love mind mapping. It’s like a Swiss Army knife that can serve many functions. In fact, we prefer mind mapping in most cases, overtaking text notes. There are exceptions to this rule but in this case I will show you why you should start using mind maps over text notes for specific scenarios. Quick Summary Mind mapping has many benefits over linear text notes. The visual aspect of mind maps allows you to use mindmapping…

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