Examining the Pros and Cons of Bitcoin for Small Business

Bitcoin is a digital currency and payment system that is created and exchanged electronically, outside of banks and governments. Using a virtual wallet, users can store, spend and receive bitcoins, as well as convert traditional currency into bitcoins. Since Satoshi Nakamoto invented bitcoin in 2008 and released it in 2009 as open-source software, bitcoin has… Read more »

Circling Back on Corporate Speak: The History and Impact of Business Jargon

“Transformation,” “disruption” and “millennials” topped a 2015 survey of business jargon terms workers are sick of hearing. Unfortunately, these are just the latest entries in corporate speak, joining “low-hanging fruit,” “touch base,” “bandwidth” and “innovation.” Business jargon, or specialized language used in the industry, has a long history and is universally disliked. Business jargon does… Read more »

Public Health Initiatives to Combat Opioid Painkiller Addiction in America

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has declared that the dramatic increase in opioid pain reliever use has led to the “worst drug overdose epidemic in [US] history,” the Annual Review of Public Health reports. The rate of overdose deaths involving opioids nearly quadrupled from 1999 to 2011, when 16,917 Americans died of… Read more »

How Public Health Initiatives Are Targeting the Childhood Obesity Crisis

In the past 30 years, obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In 2012, nearly 18 percent of children and 21 percent of adolescents in the United States were obese. In 1980, 7 percent of children and 5 percent of adolescents… Read more »

What’s an MBA Worth in the Workforce?

The MBA (Master of Business Administration) is a degree program that has been around since the late 19th century. The MBA is offered at many business schools, and is typically offered in various options: full-time, part-time and distance learning, as well as an executive MBA. With so many other business degrees offered today, many students… Read more »

Working Remotely Works: How Smart Employers Can Build Morale and Enhance Productivity

Employees are drawn to the idea of working remotely. Not only does remote work allow for more flexibility in the workplace, but it covers many flaws found in unpopular and widespread open office environments. Working from home also offers employees more sleep and eliminates the daily commute. Unfortunately, remote work is not the standard. A… Read more »

The Hidden Public Health Crisis: Alzheimer’s Disease and an Aging Population

Alzheimer’s disease is “the most under-recognized public health crisis of the 21st century,” according to the Alzheimer’s Association. Only 45 percent of people with Alzheimer’s have been told about their diagnosis by a healthcare provider, while more than 90 percent of people with the four most common types of cancer have been told about their… Read more »

Redefining Engagement in the Online Classroom: Understanding Active Learning

In active learning, students engage with the educational material, participate in the classroom and collaborate with others. Instead of listening to their instructor and memorizing content, students in an active learning environment apply concepts to real-world situations. As a result, active learning encourages independent, critical and creative thinking skills. One hundred years ago, John Dewey… Read more »

The Price of Collaboration: Open Office Environments and Employee Productivity

The open office trend has reached dangerous levels. Nearly 70 percent of offices have open layouts that are characterized by areas with no partitions and cubicles with low or high partitions, according to the International Facility Management Association. However, open office workers are less satisfied with their surroundings, stress levels and productivity. Even the primary… Read more »