Gabriel Vargas

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Small Business Is Using More Contractors

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When commentators discuss the trend towards increased use of independent contractors at American companies, they tend to focus on large businesses. That’s natural since information on what big companies do is easiest to access. However, …

Small Business

HIPAA Omnibus Rule

By Carols Leyva<br>Published: February 3, 2013<p>HIPAA Omnibus Rule Summary<p>I have argued before that the HHS HIPAA Omnibus Rule ("the Rule") is neither a</i> …

HIPAA Violation Results in $4.8 Million Settlement

Privacy Policy <i>(Updated: October 8, 2015)</i>:<p>hide<p>JD Supra provides users with access to its legal industry publishing services (the "Service") through …

No Harm, No Foul – Appellate Court Finds No CMIA Claim Without Actual Injury

California’s Confidentiality of Medical Information Act, Cal. Civ. Code § 56 et seq. (“CMIA”), provides that an individual may recover $1,000 nominal …

Are your HIPAA ducks in a row? The next round of OCR HIPAA audits is approaching

In 2011 the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights (OCR) established the HIPAA Pilot Audit Program to ensure compliance …

OCR to Begin Phase 2 of HIPAA Audit Program

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights (OCR) will soon begin a second phase of audits (Phase 2 Audits) of …

Google Classroom Offers Assignment Center for Students and Teachers

Google is launching Classroom, a new offering in its Google Apps for Education to provide students and teachers with a central place to create, store, organize and provide feedback for classroom assignments.<p>The service, which is in beta and available only in some schools, allows teachers to:<p><b>Create</b> …

10 Tips For First-Time Entrepreneurs

I didn’t plan to be an entrepreneur. I’d just moved back to Los Angeles after spending two and a half years in San Francisco while attending Presidio …

Bike-mounted 3D printer turns trash into twinkling tokens

In Taipei, a group of young design enthusiasts have kitted out a bike with a computer and 3D printer to turn plastic waste into something useful -- and fun.<p>Mobile printers are shrinking in size as they grow in popularity. A group of young makers in Taipei has taken advantage of the smaller size of …

3D Printing

Lab grows blood for human trials

Human volunteers in the near future will test out blood created from engineered stem cells. Someday facilities could make type O on demand, like real-life Tru Blood factories.<p>"Real blood is for suckers." That's a promotional slogan for Tru Blood, the fictional beverage that helps wean vampires off …

Stem Cells

Design & Development News | The Next Web

All stories in Design & Dev<p>Here's proof notifications don't have to suck<p>Notifications suck. I mean they really, really suck. Consider what my desktop workspace looks like at any given time. I mean, yes, I did create those reminders and yes, I do need to do all of those things, but displaying …

State Street

Riding Is My Ritalin: How One Cyclist Gained Control Over His ADHD

Adam Leibovitz is conducting a groundbreaking experiment that could transform the way doctors treat ADHD: He's pedaling his bicycle.<p>One evening in the late autumn of 1997, Jeff and Lori Leibovitz arrived at Skiles Test Elementary School in Indianapolis for a meeting with their son Adam's …

John Mellencamp

How the Timbuk2 Brand Went From Basement to Famous

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>The following is the 13th in the series</i> <i>"Live Your Brand"</i> <i>in which branding expert Melanie Spring takes us along on her three-week road trip across the country to meet innovative entrepreneurs whose experiences offer lessons learned to</i> …

Employment

How to Go 'Cha-Ching' With an Affiliate Program

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whether you're developing software or making delicious hot sauce, a strong product is vital. Nonetheless, the linchpin for any successful startup is the ability to market and sell your products. However, for lean startups with not a lot …

Outsourcing

Why You Should Commit to Small Daily Improvements and Other Must-Read Business Tips

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>A roundup of the best tips of the week from Entrepreneur.com.</i><p>Big goals don't provide immediate gratification. To reach them, you have to commit to small improvements in your daily habits, says Jeff Olson, founder and chief executive of …

Skin Care

4 Lessons In Building A Brand

Lessons on how to build a successful brand from popular snowboarding company Neff Headwear.<p>Love it or hate it, your success this year and beyond depends on your ability to shape a brand: your career’s, product’s, department’s, or company’s.<p>Here are some counterintuitive lessons from a man who built …

Snowboarding

By this time next year, you could be 3D printing custom comfortable inserts for your shoes

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Sols<p>For nearly a year and a half, Kegan Schouwenburg ran the enormous Shapeways factory in Queens, New York. Her …

9 Ways To Create Time, Space and Stillness For Meaningful Work.

I am fascinated by people who do meaningful work. People who create, share and nurture ideas that move us toward a better future. They somehow …

Productivity

Survey: Email Is 40 Times More Effective Than Facebook and Twitter

This story originally appeared on PR Daily<p>What? You've opened up that thing called "Outlook Express," and you're writing an email?<p>Surely you know that this form of marketing and communications is as pass? as floppy disks and cell phones the size of Shaquille O'Neal's shoe.<p>Or is it? Now comes a …

Marketing

When Launching a Company, Consider These 5 Things

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>While entrepreneurship is in vogue (2012 was a 14-year high), the success rate for new businesses is disheartening. Indeed, according to the Small Business Administration, only about half of all establishments survive five years or more. …

Entrepreneurship

Is Your SEO Strategy Ready for Google's New Algorithm?

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Last fall, Google rolled out one of its largest changes of the past decade - an entirely new search algorithm, nicknamed "Hummingbird." In contrast to the past updates, Panda and Penguin, which modified existing search algorithms and …

SEO

All Our Crap Has Made the Man Bag a $9 Billion Business

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>In a time when cell phones flipped, cargo shorts ruled, smartphones did not exist, and tablets were …

Don’t laugh at the “man purse”—it’s now a $9 billion luxury business

All is not well in the luxury world. Stalwart luxury buyers in China are cutting back, according to recent statements from Burberry and Richemont, among others. New data from research firm Euromonitor International confirms that the industry is in a bit of a slump. Global luxury sales are on track …

Luxury Lifestyle

Cool Things: Pad & Quill’s New Leather Bags Collection

I’ve written about and reviewed a number of iPad cases from Pad & Quill over recent years. They’re handcrafted cases that are always striking looking and exude quality.<p>Recently the nice folks at P&Q have extended their line and now offer a series of leather bags that are just exquisite looking. …

Shopping

Video tutorial: Messenger bag

Professor Pincushion shares a video sewing tutorial showing how to make this messenger bag. It’s trimmed out with contrast bias tape. You can …

The Origin of the 8 Hour Work Day and Why We Should Rethink It

One of the most unchanged elements of our life today is our optimal work time or how long we should work -- generally, every person I've spoken to quotes me something close to 8 hours a day.<p>And data seems to confirm that: The average American works 8.8 hours every day. At least, those are the …

Time Management
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