Melissa Cunningham Pritchard

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How Should Cities Prepare for an Aging Boomer Population?

<i>Since the end of the Second World War, one of the biggest agents for social change has been the "Boomer" generation, those born in the postwar years</i> …

Cross-Laminated Timber is the Most Advanced Building Material

Cross-Laminated Timber Continues to Impress Builders and Engineers<p>On a cloudy day in early October, the architect Andrew Waugh circles the base of a nondescript apartment tower in Shoreditch, a neighborhood in East London. Shoreditch suffered heavily during the blitz of World War II—“urban renewal, …

Engineering

8 Apps That Can Do Wonders For Your Career

<i>by Jessica Henderson</i><p>No one said that it was easy out there.<p>We’re talking about the job market, of course. And in this competitive environment, even small advantages can have a big impact on whether you land the gig.<p>Small advantages like these eight low-cost (and, in many cases, free) apps, which …

7 Wireless Charging Options for your SmartPhone (list)

How many times have you replaced your charger due to loss or breakage? I’ve gone through at least six cables since my 3GS. I’m using a 4S now, that’s …

Here's What's Really Going On With Baby Boomers And The Labor Force

Millions of "baby boomers" — a generation typically defined as those born during the post-war baby boom that took place between 1946 and 1964 — have retired from the workforce over the past six years.<p>This is putting massive downward pressure on the total labor force participation rate, which …

Demographics

SanDisk Packs 128GB Into A MicroSD Card

My fellow nerds, our long horrendous nightmare is over. We will soon no longer have to slum with 64GB microSD cards. SanDisk will soon start selling 128GB Ultra microSDXC cards — a capacity double that of today’s cards.<p>Today, at Mobile World Congress, SanDisk announced the tiny card that packs a …

Meet Samsung's new smartwatch family: the Gear 2, Neo and Fit

Samsung's new Gear smartwatches are no longer card-carrying members of its Android Galaxy. That's because Tizen, the company's open-sourced OS, has taken over the reins for the line begot by the barely five-month-old Galaxy Gear. And, in typical Samsung fashion, the company hasn't released just one …

Depending On Price, The Samsung Gear Fit Could Dominate The Wearables Market

Forget about the rest of Samsung’s MWC offerings. The Gear Fit is about the most exciting product announced in Barcelona today. It’s the first Samsung wearable that has a legitimate chance of catching on.<p>The Fit is focused to the fitness crowd – natch – but it packs enough features to be a hit with …

Telecommuting: 7 Tools to Help Your Employees Stay Productive and Motivated

<b>By Michael Gutman</b><p><i>Part III of III</i><p>Telecommuting has huge social and environmental benefits but how do telecommuters stay productive and connected all …

Project Management

These Are The 10 Most Unequal Cities In America

The reasons behind huge income gaps vary widely from city to city, but all these urban centers have one thing in common: the wealth is being concentrated in a tiny number of people.<p>Is inequality the price you pay for economic success? That’s a question you might ask from reading this report looking …