Scientists make artificial Martian dirt, will sell it to you for $20

Scientists don’t expect to get their hands on Martian soil anytime soon, so they’re making their own. Created by University of Central Florida astrophysicists, this red soil, called Mars “simulant,” is designed to give researchers a useful approximation of the actual, far-off extraterrestrial soil. This might be especially relevant for …

Automation could replace 1.5 million UK jobs, according to Government study

Around 1.5 million jobs in England are at high risk of some of their duties and tasks being automated in the future, Office for National Statistics (ONS) analysis shows. The ONS has analysed the jobs of 20 million people in England in 2017, and has found that 7.4 percent are …

Britain should make it easy for high skilled immigrants in the wake of Brexit vote

The UK Government should restrict levels of  immigration by low-skilled workers after Brexit, but at the same time make it considerably easier for for medium-skilled and high-skilled workers from around the world, according to a new report from the Migration Advisory Committee. The detailed report was commissioned in July 2017 by …

Episode 69 – 7 Key Growth Factors for Google & Amazon in 2019

There probably isn’t a more consistent rule in business or in life like the 80/20 rule.  Usually, 80% or more of your results and success comes from just 20% of your efforts. I’m all about finding the 20% of activities, changes, etc. to focus on to deliver the biggest impact. …

BitTorrent’s uTorrent Web passes 1 million daily active users

BitTorrent today announced that its latest creation, uTorrent Web, has passed 1 million daily active users. Although uTorrent Web had been available in beta for years, the web-based torrent client was finally released as a stable version exactly a month ago, on September 4. It’s not fair to say that …

Avid Cannabis Enthusiast Harrison Baum Launches Daily High Club

Ever pay $7 for a pack of papers and lighter that you’ll lose the next day anyway? You’re not alone. In August 2015, Harrison Baum was an avid cannabis enthusiast working at Vistaprint as a fraud specialist for their website builder. In a sea of talented developers and designers, he …

Breaking eggs and a two thousand year quest to make the most of each day

The fracturing of time and place underlies every one of the great workplace issues of our time. Everything that springs from this – the where, when, how, what and why of work – is defined by the shattering of any fixed idea we may once have had of a time …

CIPD report finds employers can do more for women going through the menopause

The majority of working women experiencing the menopause say it has a negative impact on them at work, finds a new survey from the CIPD. The research found that three out of five (59 percent) working women between the ages of 45 and 55 who are experiencing menopause symptoms were …

Four day working week would still allow people to complete their work

Ahead of daylight savings this weekend, The Workforce Institute at Kronos Incorporated has released part two of a global survey examining how employees across eight nations view their relationship with work and life, asking the simple question, “What would you do with more time?” These results from The Workforce Institute at Kronos …

Majority of UK business leaders believe costs and red tape will rise after Brexit

Over half (58 percent) of UK business leaders expect costs to rise after Brexit, even if a deal is struck and just over a third (38 percent) believe that access to local business funding and grants will also become more challenging post-Brexit, claims a new survey from Vistage. Respondents were …

9 things to include in a swag bag for your business

Small businesses and entrepreneurs are always looking for new and creative ways to grow their brand recognition to gain and retain customers. And there’s one incentive that never fails: free stuff. Enter the swag bag. For those unfamiliar, a swag bag is a goodie bag loaded with free promotional items …

Working while on holiday is the new normal, claims study

Two thirds of business leaders have admitted that they check their work emails while on holiday and three quarters have taken or made a work call, according to a new survey into summer working habits by The Institute of Leadership & Management. The Institute’s new research found that 65 per …

These 100-Year-Old Retirees Are Running, Teaching Yoga, and Living Their Best Lives. Here Are Their Secrets to Happiness

Orville Rogers is 100 years old and routinely breaks records at track meets around the country. Sure, the World War II veteran doesn’t have much competition in his age bracket, but that’s beside the point. The point is that Rogers is in his fourth decade of retirement and still running …

Is a default WooCommerce installation really ready for a live client site?

WooCommerce is often touted as a great solution for setting up an online storefront. However, can it really be used straight out of the box, with a bare minimum of tweaks? Many think so, but we’re not so sure — although it does depend on your overall goals. This article will …

Google lays outs narrow “EU election advertiser” policy ahead of 2019 vote

Google has announced its plan for combating election interference in the European Union, ahead of elections next May when up to 350 million voters across the region will vote to elect 705 Members of the European Parliament. In a blog post laying out a narrow approach to democracy-denting disinformation, Google …

London office demand bolstered by tech media, financial and serviced sectors

Serviced offices dominated office take-up in London’s West End in August, mainly due to three big transactions resulting in a 44 percent market share, but the Tech and media sector continues to be the main driver for space. According to figures from Savills just shy of a third (31 percent) …

Marketing and Selling on Internet!!

Marketing on the Internet involves online advertising to reach out to potential customers. It requires creativity like designing, development and technical aspects like marketing and advertising. Affiliate marketing, email marketing, search engine marketing and interactive advertising are all different facets of Internet marketing. It also includes sales, public relations, information …

Is Nectar Sleep the Best Mattress You’ve Ever Slept On?

Getting great rest isn’t simple. Stress is always there, pain sometimes strikes you and you worry constantly because you will not be able to finish your work in due time. Lots of people aren’t getting the therapeutic rest we require every night. Common tranquillizers like melatonin, magnesium glaciate, and GABA …

10 Best Entrepreneur Tips from Industry Experts

Like many entrepreneurial-minded professionals, you’re probably sufficiently motivated about what the future holds. Even so, you might wish you could get advice from people who’ve been in your place. It’d be nice to meet with hard-working business professionals who were once starting too but have since achieved incredible success. When …

3 Compelling Reasons You Should Hire a Superb Bookkeeper

As a business owner, the more attention you pay to managing your money, the more successful your company will be. While you may currently enjoy an abundant revenue stream because your revenues exceed your overheads, you won’t position your business for long-term success until you also master the art of …

Warren Buffett Predicted the Demise of Sears 10 Years Ago. Here’s What He Said

The end for Eddie Lampert, CEO of Sears Holding Group and a hedge fund manager, appears near. And Warren Buffett’s decade-old prediction is finally coming true. Sears filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Monday, announced the closure of 142 more stores, and Lampert also agreed to step down as CEO …

The web designer’s guide to managing WordPress sites

Editor’s note: This post is part of our collection on managing multiple WordPress sites. *** Web design projects never begin in a vacuum. Behind each new WordPress site you design for a client, there’s an ongoing business problem that needs to be solved, a pain you can help your clients overcome. …