How Can Running a Business Improve Your Family Life?

After a long day at work, you’re looking forward to spending some time with your family, but instead you find yourself getting distracted by more customer comments on your company’s Facebook page. You may be enjoying some well-deserved downtime with your kids, but as the sole owner of your business, …

5 valuable (and overlooked) web design skills to start learning

You’re a WordPress wizard, a master of markup, and you place every pixel with precision. You’ve spent hours studying the latest web design techniques and tools. But when it comes to sharpening our web design skills, we all have blind spots—valuable skills that most designers tend to overlook. Skills that …

How to write product descriptions to increase sales

When it comes to setting up and managing an eCommerce business, learning how to write product descriptions may seem like a relatively simple task. On the other hand, if you sell multiple products, it can feel monotonous and repetitive. However, product descriptions shouldn’t be glossed over or written in a …

Government policy is making life increasingly difficult for freelancers

Freelancers expect government policy to drive their businesses and the economy into decline over the next year, a report from IPSE (the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed) claims. This quarter, amid widespread speculation about Budget announcements that would harm the self-employed, freelancers’ confidence in their annual business performance …

GoDaddy Q&A: Lyn Slater slays the web to become fashion’s Accidental Icon

GoDaddy is thrilled to partner with Accidental Icon founder Lyn Slater for our “Make the world you want campaign” — empowering makers to change your world if it doesn’t quite fit you. A professor of social work at Fordham University in New York City, Slater started Accidental Icon to fill a …

Build a Health Tracking App with React, GraphQL, and User Authentication

This article was originally published on the Okta developer blog. Thank you for supporting the partners who make SitePoint possible. I think you’ll like the story I’m about to tell you. I’m going to show you how to build a GraphQL API with Vesper framework, TypeORM, and MySQL. These are …

Basic income experiment increased wellbeing but did not encourage people to find work

Giving jobless people in Finland a basic income for two years improved their self-perceived wellbeing but did not lead them to find work, researchers have concluded. In the trial, from January 2017 until December 2018, 2,000 unemployed Finns were paid a monthly flat amount of €560.  The aim was to see …

A long and winding road to new copyright legislation

Dave Davis Contributor Dave Davis joined Copyright Clearance Center in 1994 and currently serves as a research analyst. He previously held directorships in both public libraries and corporate libraries and earned joint master’s degrees in Library and Information Sciences and Medieval European History from Catholic University of America. More posts …

A Beginner’s Guide to npm — the Node Package Manager

Node.js makes it possible to write applications in JavaScript on the server. It’s built on the V8 JavaScript runtime and written in C++ — so it’s fast. Originally, it was intended as a server environment for applications, but developers started using it to create tools to aid them in local …

The world's most powerful politicians once rode Segways

The man in control of the world’s second largest nuclear stockpile is reportedly terrified of taking the stairs. In earlier, happier times, our leaders were brave. They were courageous warriors. They were decent, educated, sophisticated diplomats. They kept the post-WWII international world order together. They rode Segways.  SEE ALSO: This …

Improving patient engagement: Measuring results in the small- to midsize medical practice

For better or for worse, healthcare is changing, and as a result, your practice might be experiencing some growing pains. That’s because today’s healthcare world embraces consumerism in the sense that healthcare is a consumable service in a competitive market. As such, patient engagement is a critical marker. Why patient …

Spillage Control: Determining Countermeasures and Prevention According to the Type of Spill

Every facility that deals with hazardous materials should be well-equipped and aware of the correct procedures to undergo if a spill were to happen. Spill management and spill response strategies should be included during the emergency planning, and every facility should have multiple (if not all) employees trained in the …

Employees want to achieve a healthy work-life balance this year

A new Acas study of the key issues for working lives in 2019 claims that the biggest issues for employers will be finding skilled workers (53 percent), productivity (36 percent) and technological change (36 percent). On a more personal level, the most important issues in employees’ working life will be …

These Are the Cities Where It’s Getting Easier for Millennials to Buy Homes

Rising home prices and student debt are making it harder for young people to buy homes. But if you want to beat increasing costs in popular areas like California and the Pacific-Northwest, check out Texas. Home prices across the U.S. reached an all-time high this summer, with the median house …

How to Avoid Copyright Lawsuits & Demand Letters from Law Firms

It is a known fact that Copyright is a kind of intellectual property protection. You will often notice copyright violation warnings while watching a movie. It actually extends beyond songs on the radio to videos, paintings, software, books, pictures and blogs. If you are a home-based business owner, you are …

3 tips for businesses embracing employee bleisure travel

Millennials lead the surge in “bleisure” travel, but businesses should prepare for this trend to take shape company-wide. A combination of “business” and “leisure,” bleisure travel is when an employee extends his or her business trip for leisure purposes. A study commissioned by Expedia Group Media Solutions found that bleisure travel is …

Learning to learn will be key skill in new world of work

A joint report by the Secretariat of the All Party Parliamentary Group on AI, Big Innovation Centre, and professional services firm KPMG has been published, identifying the key skills individuals and organisations will need if they are to survive and thrive in the unfolding future. The report finds that jobs …