The death of desks, the truth about smart cities and a long list of things architects should know

You can’t judge an international marketplace by wandering around an exhibition of its products for a day or two. This is a simple fact overlooked by a new piece in Dezeen which declares that desks are finished. This notion is based on a trip to the Orgatec furniture fair in …

Flexible working the key to attracting female talent

Flexible working is the key to make construction a more attractive and progressive career choice for female talent, according to a RICS poll which claims the top recommendations industry professionals believe will help employers encourage more female talent into the property sector. Women make up around 14 percent of the …

UX SEO: How user experience can affect search engine rankings

Today, user experience (UX) has a considerable impact on search engine optimization (SEO). How did we reach a point where UX SEO matters so much? SEO has evolved drastically over the past decade. Years ago, you were able to achieve first-page ranking on Google by just stuffing your website full …

6 Things You Should NEVER Buy at Walmart — and 6 Things That Are Great Deals

As the world’s largest retailer, Walmart boasts a massive selection on everything from staples like groceries and clothing to camping equipment and pet supplies. However, don’t let the retailer’s 5,000 location footprint lead you to believe that you’re always getting the best deal. Here are the 12 best and worst …

Management skills are the key to solving the productivity puzzle

New research from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) claims that recently trained managers use on average 50 percent more of the structured management practices associated with increased labour productivity than those not trained within the last 12 months. The research, involving 940 managers, revealed that managers who received management training …

The DeanBeat: Why Blackout battle royale will be huge for Call of Duty

I’ve been thinking a lot about Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’s Blackout battle royale mode. It is Treyarch and Activision’s answer to the competitive threat in the multibillion-dollar shooter market from Fortnite and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. And I now think it’s going to be huge. I played it during the beta, …

'Iron Fist' was canceled and the internet has strong opinions

Iron Fist, Marvel’s least-loved Netflix series, has been canceled after two seasons. With pretty poor reception of the first season in 2017 and mixed reactions to its recent second season, the immortal Iron Fist (a.k.a. Danny Rand) will no longer have his own show like Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, and …

Defining the Customer Funnel: Retention

RETENTION   Defining the Customer Funnel: Retention Raven Brajdic, Content Writer @ Article-Writing.co The marketing funnel doesn’t end once a customer’s purchase has been made. The steps that a company takes after a sale has been completed can make the difference between securing a return customer that spreads the word …

Corti heart attack detection AI can now deploy on the edge with Scandinavian design

Work is underway to deploy Corti, an AI system that detects heart attacks during emergency phone calls, and it could be coming to some of the biggest cities in Europe. Following plans announced earlier this year to roll Corti out in more cities, this summer the European Emergency Number Association …

Major League Baseball Teams Lost $93 Million This Season Because No One Is Going to Games

Major League Baseball attendance dropped 4 percent this year, continuing a steady decline for “America’s Pastime.” It’s the lowest league-wide attendance since 2003 and the largest single-season drop in a decade. What does that mean for a team’s bottom line? Bloomberg News crunched some numbers to get a better understanding. …

Study – Americans Don’t Have Plan for Another Dow Dro

Are you financial prepared for dips in the market? A new study reveals that about half of Americans (52 percent) feel financially prepared, yet surprisingly only 28 percent have a financial plan in place. With us here today to talk tips for financial literacy is Doyle Williams, EVP of COUNTRY Financial. The post Study – Americans Don’t Have Plan …

Moving the wellbeing debate beyond a fixation on stress

The world of work is evolving. Geopolitical change, digitalisation of the workplace and increased regulation are just some of the changes that businesses and their employees have to navigate. This disruption can feed into employee stress levels, impacting their happiness at work. Maintaining good mental health in the workplace is …

Trump tweets 'Game of Thrones' reference to announce Iran sanctions and this is hell

Is this real life? It appears Donald Trump, former reality TV host and current President of the United States, just announced plans to impose sanctions against Iran on Nov. 5, via a fake Game of Thones-esque poster on Twitter. WHAT? Truly what? pic.twitter.com/nk2vKvHuaL — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 2, …

What is web accessibility, why does it matter, and how do you get started?

In many ways, the web is a great equalizer, granting access to a treasure trove of information and connections to all who log on. But imagine for a moment that you can’t use your keyboard due to a severe tremor or paralysis and that operating your mouse is impossible. How …