The Ghost Nebula glows in new photo just in time for a spooky Halloween

Nearly 550 light-years away lies the Ghost Nebula, which haunts the constellation Cassiopeia like a shadow.  Named after a vain queen in Greek Mythology, the constellation Cassiopeia forms a highly-recognizable ‘W’ in the sky, with gigantic star Gamma Cassiopeiae marking the central point. Radiation from the nearby Gamma Cassiopeiae is …

Annual commuting time is up 18 hours compared to a decade ago, finds TUC

Commuting to and from work now takes 5 minutes longer than a decade ago, according to a new analysis published by the TUC to mark the annual Commute Smart Week organised by Work Wise UK. Rail commuters face the longest journeys, taking an average of 2 hours and 11 minutes …

SitePoint Premium New Releases: More Vue, Nuxt.js + JS Data Structures

We’re working hard to keep you on the cutting edge of your field with SitePoint Premium. We’ve got plenty of new books and mini-books to check out in the library — let us introduce you to them. Learning JavaScript Data Structures and Algorithms Third Edition – Packt Create classic data …

13 Clear Signs You Have a Strong Brand

What is the hallmark of a particularly strong brand, and what lessons can be learned from those traits? These answers are provided by Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most successful young entrepreneurs. YEC members represent nearly every industry, generate billions of dollars in revenue each …

How to use national calendar days to promote your travel business

With an industry as competitive as travel, many independent agents and agencies are looking for an edge to get their names in front of more people. A great way to do that is by riding the waves of social media trends. In this post, we’ll explore the national calendar days …

3 Ways Entrepreneurs Are Getting Around the Conventional College Route

Attending a university and living on campus is all part of the traditional college life that many students expect to encounter, but in recent years many entrepreneurial millennials are looking for alternatives to this time-honored process that in many ways has become akin to a coming of age ceremony. The …

5 Tips for SMBs when Choosing Collaboration Tools

Unified communications. Business collaboration. Digital work hub. These are just some of the phrases that get commonly bandied around enterprises today. But for small or medium-sized businesses (SMB), these buzzwords may not be mainstream and can frankly be confusing. Irrespective of the size of a business, collaboration is critical for …

People with epilepsy twice as likely as average to be unemployed

In the UK approximately 1 in 100 people (600,000) have a diagnosis of epilepsy, yet despite anti-discrimination legislation, people with epilepsy in the UK are more than twice as likely as those without the condition to be unemployed. That is the main conclusion of a report from IES which included …

38 Genius Items the World’s Best Travel Agents Always Pack

Fine, call us nosy. But we can’t help but wonder what other people have packed in their suitcases, especially if said people are seasoned professionals at this whole packing-for-a-trip thing. It’s our favorite way of discovering new packing tips and tricks. We’ve asked the editors at T+L for their favorite …

Business rates and employment costs for small firms need overhaul

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) is calling on the Chancellor Sajid Javid to bring forward radical interventions to address an unprecedented long-term slump in small business confidence, slowing economic growth and a widening trade deficit when he publishes the 2019 Autumn Budget on 6 November. In a letter to the Chancellor, the group calls for a …

From FUBAR to Five Star: Delivering Excellent Facilities Management

Mark Wilcock is an experienced facilities management professional and he has something to share with you. His self-written new book From FUBAR to Five Star: Delivering Excellent Facilities Management offers reflections and guidance on a range of challenges that face facilities managers in their day to day lives. Mark is …