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The next wave of transformative digital health

Digital healthcare investing has gone through several waves: 2013 was the year of consumer wearables, 2014 of healthcare big data, 2015 of virtual care delivery and 2016, so far, has been about payer disruption. 2017 will be a return to the core practice of medicine: technology that enables …

Digital Health

Developing Employees’ Strengths Boosts Sales, Profit, and Engagement

Should companies primarily focus on playing to the strengths of their employees or help them improve on their weaknesses? This question is particularly important today, given low workplace engagement and higher expectations from workers about what a great job entails.<p>Gallup has studied thousands of …

Employee Engagement

Wellness Programs Take Aim At Workplace Stress

Stress has long been shown to increase the risk of heart disease, obesity, diabetes and a number of mental health problems.<p>And a recent poll finds that a substantial number of working adults say stress is a critical health issue they face at work. The poll was conducted by NPR, the Robert Wood …

The Workplace

21 Incredibly Disturbing Facts About High Prescription Drug Prices

If you're not sick already, you will be.<p>The August 2016 issue of <i>Consumer Reports</i> features an in-depth, multi-prong investigation into why Americans …

Insurance

In the Best Sales Teams, About Half of the People Are in Support Roles

Sales reps are most effective when they have the right amount of support staff, but exactly how much support staff does a company need, and how should it be structured? Call it a Goldilocks quandary: Too little support, and your sales people can’t do their jobs well; too much, and you’re wasting …

Management

Why John Deere Measures Employee Morale Every Two Weeks

Many companies go to great lengths every year or two to determine just how motivated their work force really is. Traditionally, they might get vendors such as Gallup to survey employee engagement. More recently, online sites such as Glassdoor and Vault let HR managers view anonymized praises and …

Employee Engagement

How to Teach Gratitude

<i>Photo by Stocksy</i><p>It’s one thing to have your kids go around the Thanksgiving table and politely say what they’re grateful for once a year. But …

Parenting

How Parents Can Have a Healthy Relationship With Their Kids

<i>Photo by Phillip Suddick/Getty Images</i><p>By<p>Perhaps the worst thing a parent can hear from a grown up child is, “I want you out of my life. You’re toxic.” …

Parenting

Every Important U.S. Airport, Ranked by Its Food and Drink

<i>Where does your favorite airport rank? (Photo: Thinkstock)</i><p>by <i>Kevin Alexander and Liz Childers</i><p>Everyone has been faced with the same harrowing decision …

Des Moines

How to Prioritize Your Innovation Budget

Here’s the scene: A problem has come up with one of your supply chain vendors, threatening to delay timely shipment of your product. At the same time, a potential opportunity appears that, with some exploration and investment, could lead to a new generation of products down the road. Which do you …

15 Instant Productivity Hacks You Need to Know

Productivity

Curiosity Is as Important as Intelligence

There seems to be wide support for the idea that we are living in an “age of complexity”, which implies that the world has never been more intricate. This idea is based on the rapid pace of technological changes, and the vast amount of information that we are generating (the two are related). Yet …

How To Get People To Care: Anatomy Of A Trending Hashtag

Angry Kid-Lit Readers Demonstrate Why Hashtag Activism Isn’t Always Useless. Here’s What You Can Learn About Sharing Your Message.<p>When the organizers of BookCon, a major publishing event, released their list of big-name speakers earlier this spring, some people noticed something: there weren’t a …

Cute

Mixing Business and Social Good Is Not A New Idea

More and more business schools are building programs to support students who want to do business while doing good. In addition, companies are rebuilding their recruiting processes to attract top talent that cares less about financial rewards and more about social impact. It seems like every day I …

Report: Google Is Most Valuable Brand Name

In November last year, we did bring you word that Apple has managed to retain its position as the most valuable brand name in the world for the third …

9 out of 10 Americans are completely wrong about this mind-blowing fact.

We're pretty bad at predicting how reality works.<p>At 1:05, I get a rude awakening. At 1:41, he starts talking about you. At 2:24, he says a "bad" …

Lifestyle

A Movement To Bake Online Privacy Into Modern Life, 'By Design'

As we become a more digitally connected society, one question has become increasingly pervasive: Is the expectation of privacy still reasonable?<p>Ann Cavoukian, the privacy commissioner for Ontario, Canada, thinks so. She contends that privacy — including privacy online — is foundational to a free …

Here’s Why Talented Creatives Are Leaving Your Agency

<i>Murat Mutlu is a product designer based in London and the co-founder of the free prototyping startup @marvelapp. He has worked on the creative teams</i> …

Animated GIF

Mentally Strong People: The 13 Things They Avoid

<i>Editors’ Note: Following the huge popularity of this post, article source Amy Morin has authored a guest post on exercises to increase mental strength here and Cheryl Conner has interviewed Amy in a Forbes video chat about this article here.</i><p>For all the time executives spend concerned about physical …

This Is What It Looks Like When A Click-Fraud Botnet Secretly Controls Your Web Browser

Spider.io, a London company that specializes in detecting click-fraud on the internet, has done the world a huge favor by producing some graphics and a video that show exactly what happens when your PC becomes infected with malware that creates false clicks on ads.<p>Advertisers waste about $7 million …

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