5 Terrible Trading Mistakes That Rookie Investors Keep Making

Mistakes are very common in the business world. Most experienced businessmen will almost always have an account of some of the memorable mistakes that they made when starting their career. Mistakes help investors learn about the market and how they should approach new challenges. While it is nice to view …

Over half of workers admit to arguments about the office temperature

Almost two thirds (59 percent) of UK employees say that the office temperature is a controversial topic amongst colleagues, with over half (52 percent) admitting that it causes regular arguments. Now new research conducted by Boiler Plan highlights the extreme lengths that some office workers are willing to go to in the …

Great Big Workplace Adjustments survey needs your input

A leading not-for-profit business and disability organisation is asking employees and managers to share their experiences of requesting and arranging workplace adjustments via an anonymous online survey. Business Disability Forum wants to use ‘The Great Big Adjustments Survey’ to create a clear and up-to-date picture of what works and what …

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 …

How to secure your online writing portfolio as a freelance writer

It’s a bit of a Catch-22, isn’t it? You took the time to create an eye-catching, user-friendly personal website to house your writing portfolio. You posted your writing samples so potential clients can bask in your writing prowess and hire you to write something special for them. But then a scary …

Personal financial worries are increasing workplace stress

Employers need to understand more about the impact of personal financial worries on workplace mental health, but are struggling to agree best practice standards to address the issue, new research from MetLife UK claims. More than six out of 10 (61 percent) senior HR executives have seen a rise in …

Sound In Motion’s Malaa Show Shines the Spotlight On Minneapolis’s Booming EDM Scene

Twin Cities EDM lovers flock to Sound In Motion’s Malaa show at Skyway Theatre. Every spring and summer, Minneapolis amplifies its nightlife offerings for residents who are excited to take advantage of the nice weather. In the city’s thriving EDM scene, there are already many must-attend spring and summer shows, …

Executives understand the importance of big data but have little idea what to do with it

  When board members in big firms make critical decisions about their organisations, it is almost always behind closed doors. So exactly how and if senior leaders draw on big data factors in their decision-making is largely unexplained. Researchers from Brunel University studied top-level decisions by board managers at 19 organisations …

Domain extensions guide: What you need to know before you pick a domain name

Whether it’s for a business or blog, or you just want your own slice of the internet, your domain is your digital address online. If your domain is your address, your domain extension is like your ZIP code in that it gives your website visitors a little more information about …

More disabled people opt for self-employment

More disabled people than ever before are choosing self-employment, but are being let down by poor support from government, according to new research from IPSE (the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed) and the Community trade union. The study, Making self-employment work for disabled people, claims that 611,000 UK …

Wondering how to sell website security? Try pitching care plans.

As a web pro, you’re already familiar with the need and steps to set up a WordPress maintenance business, why all clients should be required to sign up for a care plan, and why maintenance is an ongoing process, not just an occasional task. You’re convinced it’s the way to …

Advanced OOP for WordPress: Customizing REST API Endpoints

This article on advanced OOP for WordPress was originally published by Torque Magazine, and is reproduced here with permission. I’ve written a lot about object-oriented PHP and the WordPress REST API for Torque over the past few years. I’ve also touched on using Composer for dependency management and to provide …

Website mockup tools: 5 popular choices to consider

Planning out a website’s layout with website mockup tools before cracking open a code editor is a good practice. However, choosing the right tool for that planning process isn’t just about what’s in your Applications folder. There are many different options available, and each might be suitable based on your …