A doctor writes: keeping employees well and positive as the days get shorter

Winter is coming. The clocks in the UK have just changed, and the long, dark nights are starting. There are still only a few weekends to Christmas, and some employees may be thinking, “How am I supposed to get through the winter? How am I going to stay productive and …

Working carers of children and parents are at breaking point

‘Sandwich carers’, those people who look after children and their relatives alongside work, are struggling to cope with the burden of juggling caring responsibilities alongside their job. Around 1.3 million people in the UK now fall into this category and new research from BHSF claims that many are at breaking …

Netflix consumes 15 percent of the world’s internet traffic, report says

Video is taking over the internet, but it’s never been more obvious than when you look at who’s hogging the world’s internet bandwidth. Netflix alone consumes a staggering 15 percent of global internet traffic, according to the new Global Internet Phenomena Report by bandwidth management company Sandvine.  Movie and TV …

How to start a real estate investment company

This post was originally published on August 3, 2017, and was updated on October 9, 2019. If you’ve ever seriously looked into making your money work for you, you’ve probably already heard of the benefits of real estate investment. The combination of equity and income from properties looks attractive to …

How to Build a Stunning Portfolio Website as a Web Developer

This sponsored article was created by our content partner, BAW Media. Thank you for supporting the partners who make SitePoint possible. In your role as a professional web developer, you're up for just about any website-building challenge. But, building a creative website portfolio for your own services isn't something you're …

The Four Principles of Acing an Interview

First, remember that an interview is a work-related competition. The same competition onstage for the theater is called audition. People compete throughout their lifetimes. They compete for resources, such as money, time, awards, rewards, and honor. So let’s focus on the interview competition, in which several preselected candidates compete for …

Getting Started with GraphQL and React Native

In 2012, Facebook engineer Nick Schrock started work on a small prototype to facilitate moving away from an old, unsupported partner API that powered the current Facebook News Feed. At the time, this was called “SuperGraph”. Fast forward to today and SuperGraph has helped shape the open-source query language GraphQL, …

UK SMEs must leverage tech-friendly culture to secure talent

UK SMEs must create a tech-friendly culture to attract and retain top tech talent, according to a new white paper from Robert Half UK, Recruiting for the future: The challenges for UK SMEs. While remuneration and work–life balance are the top reasons for job moves, SMEs’ ability to offer an …

Khloe Kardashian’s Brand Just Invented a Completely New Clothing Size — and There’s a Fascinating Reason Why

Khloe Kardashian’s clothing company, Good American, is starting to sell jeans in a size that straddles the line between straight and plus sizes — a fashion first that will continue the brand’s size-inclusive mantra. And it turns out the inspiration for Good American to create the first-ever size 15 option …

Supercharge the WordPress Gutenberg Editor with Custom Blocks

In a default installation, the WordPress Gutenberg editor contains a number of useful blocks. All of your basic text and image formatting, along with multicolumn layouts are included. But that’s only the start of what this new content creation tool can do. One of the most powerful features of Gutenberg …

Building a Cyber Security Sandwich with Common Sense: Defending Your Small Business… Deliciously!

Are you part of the 87% of small businesses who don’t think they’re at risk for a cyber security attack? According to CBS, half of small businesses have not only been attacked but had their security breached in the last year. A cyber security plan can mean the difference between …