Being a Solar CEO: What It’s Taught Me About Workplace Energy

As a solar company CEO, I’ve learned many unexpected lessons about a form of energy seemingly different yet related to solar energy – energy in the workplace. I know how to manage people’s electricity usage within the walls of their homes, helping them reduce power bills and establish energy independence. …

How the media oversold standing desks as a fix for inactivity at work

Sitting is so culturally ingrained at work, at the wheel, in front of the TV and at the movies, it takes a great effort to imagine doing these things standing up, let alone pedalling as you work at a bike desk. So, when the world’s first specific guidelines on sitting and moving …

New US report says that climate change could cost nearly $500B per year by 2090

A new report from the U.S. government on the impacts of climate change on society indicates that unless action is taken, climatological events could cost the country nearly half a trillion dollars annually by 2090. The National Climate Assessment is a Congressionally mandated report on the impacts of climate change and …

10 ways to stop hackers from touching your e-commerce website security

Editor’s note: This post was originally published on 5/20/2015 and updated on 8/6/2018. Hackers want in. So as a web designer or developer with an e-commerce website, it’s your job to stop hackers in their tracks. You must consider e-commerce website security a top priority to protect customers’ personally identifiable …

How Culture Can Influence the Success of Your Business

After graduating from university, Lisa Spiden — the founder of FibreHR and Roster Right — embarked on a backpacking trip across Europe before eventually landing in London and, consequently, into Human Resources with HSBC Investment Bank and BC Global. From there, she worked with several large organizations before taking on …

'Fortnite' partners with the NFL and it's honestly kind of gross

America’s biggest team sport, meet the world’s biggest esport.  In a match that was bound to happen sooner or later, the NFL and Fortnite have joined forces. It’s not a full-blown seasonal theme, but starting on Nov. 9 at 7:00 p.m. ET, players will be able to buy NFL-themed outfits …

Demand for office space in Edinburgh city centre augmented by a lack of supply

An acute lack of supply in Edinburgh’s city centre will push up office rents to over £35 per sq ft in 2019 according to the latest estimates by Savills, which suggests that rental increases and lack of supply may cause certain organisations to consider opportunities on the city’s western periphery. …

Most Common Recruiting Mistakes for Home-Based Businesses

Every home-based business owner yearns to grow their revenue and brand reach. They often aren’t prepared for the changes that ensue when they finally meet their growth targets. Their biggest frustration is needing to find qualified employees or contractors to assist them. Hiring the wrong talent can have a disastrous …

5 Reasons to Use North Coast Financial as Your Hard Money Lender

Looking for a hard money lender you can count on to provide you with competitive rates and leading service? North Coast Financial is one of the most reputable lenders in California. The private money lending business has worked hard to develop a reputation for leading loan products and exceptional services. …

Women in technology: How tech companies can (and should) get more female applicants

Hiring more women for roles in technology companies — especially in leadership positions — is a positive step forward for our culture and society … and a smart business decision. In this article we’ll look at why we need more women in technology, some obstacles faced by females in the …

Black Friday predicted to hit $6.4B in online sales, $643M spent so far

After a record-breaking Thanksgiving with $3.7 billion in digital sales across desktop and mobile devices, it looks like Black Friday will also pull in a bumper year for e-commerce. Adobe — which tracks trillions of transactions across a range of retail sites — says that as of 7am Pacific Time, …

Get inspired by these people of color in leadership positions

Although there’s still a long way to go, diversity within the business world is improving, even among the highest tiers of management. This is great news, as diverse leadership within an industry can have a positive impact on that industry as a whole. This increase in diversity also has the …

How to Use TypeScript to Build a Node API with Express

Like it or not, JavaScript has been helping developers power the Internet since 1995. In that time, JavaScript usage has grown from small user experience enhancements to complex full-stack applications using Node.js on the server and one of many frameworks on the client such as Angular, React, or Vue. Today, …

Network Rail agrees £1.46bn commercial real estate sale to Telereal Trillium and Blackstone Property

Network Rail has agreed terms with Telereal Trillium and Blackstone Property Partners for the sale of its commercial real estate portfolio. Proceeds from the £1.46 billion transaction will help fund the railway upgrade plan, bringing improvements for passengers and reducing the need for taxpayers to fund the railway, according to …

The Strange Story of How Frida Kahlo’s Face Ended Up on an $8 Bottle of CVS Nail Polish

In 1946, shortly before her 40th birthday, Frida Kahlo painted what might be the most tragic self-portrait in her whole collection. It’s called “The Wounded Deer,” and re-imagines the Mexican artist as prey; pierced by a shock of arrows and left to die in a forest clearing. Her face, framed …

Working parents continue to grapple with inflexible, long hours work culture

The UK’s working parents are penalised for working part-time and suffer from poorly-designed jobs that force them to work extra hours, according to a new study published by Working Families and Bright Horizons. The 2019 Modern Families Index claims that parents working part time – most of whom are women – …

Half of CIOs say Artificial Intelligence will lead to more jobs and improve productivity

    Fears that Artificial Intelligence will destroy the job market are not shared by more than half (51 percent) of UK CIOs who see AI as a job creator. This is more than three times the number who say that it will diminish workers’ job prospects (16 percent). For the survey …

Here's why cord-cutters should be worried about the Dish-HBO dispute

On Thursday, HBO and Cinemax went dark for some Dish customers across the country as a feud between the carrier and the pay channel’s parent company escalated. And now that feud could have a huge impact on cord-cutting customers who depend on over-the-top (OTT) services like Sling. SEE ALSO: Why …

Over half of men want to be more involved in childcare, major new report claims

More than half of men who have children or other caring responsibilities want to be more involved in childcare, a new study commissioned by Business in the Community, in partnership with Santander UK, has found. The Equal Lives research asked 10,225 UK parents for their views on work and care, and …

Buying a Used Car for Business: Tips for a Successful Purchase

A used car can be an affordable way to gain transportation for your business. There are many dealers that have a used car lot and individuals willing to part with their vehicles. Used car shopping requires a little more investigation than new car shopping, however. It is important to implement …