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5 ways to maximize your conference room and increase meeting creativity
(BPT) - The average person spends about 35-50 percent of their time at work in conference rooms. Long, inefficient meetings can be creativity, productivity and workplace morale killers. But meetings don't have to feel like a drag. To cultivate positive workplace culture, it's crucial to prepare ahe... Click to read more


5 ways to streamline your efforts to make most of summer
(BPT) - In an effort to maximize recreational time and get the most out of longer summer days, the world's packing, shipping and business services experts at FedEx Office offer tips to help you work more efficiently.1. Work smarter to achieve balanceWith summer being one of the busiest seasons, mak... Click to read more


5 eye health tips that are easy to visualize
(BPT) - Writer Leigh Hunt once said, 'The groundwork of all happiness is good health.' It's a mantra you heed because nothing is more important than your health. That's why you watch what you eat, you exercise at least three times a week and you avoid tobacco or excessive alcohol use. You're workin... Click to read more


5 ways businesses are turning old problems into new opportunities
(BPT) - Today's business environment is characterized by excitement as much as it is by anxiety. As new technologies are constantly introduced into the workplace and transform how employees work, managers need to adjust in order to retain employees, streamline processes and stay competitive.'Compan... Click to read more


5 reasons to leave the laptop behind and use a tablet
(BPT) - Sick of carrying that heavy laptop around? Do you want the functionality of a laptop but the flexibility of a touch screen? Today's tablets are fully functioning computers that have the firepower to match a laptop and provide the best of both worlds when partnered with a detachable keyboard... Click to read more


Smartphone market responds to senior users
(BPT) - Smartphone technology may seem complicated and flashy, but don't believe anyone who says it's only for the young. In fact, 73 percent of those 50 to 59 years old now own a smartphone, according to a 2016 survey from AARP. Going one step further, a recent study of smartphone user habits by t... Click to read more


Access to mental health care may be just a virtual visit away
(BPT) - Mental health disorders impact thousands of people every day, including many of our friends, neighbors and co-workers. Everyone reading this likely knows someone struggling with mental illness and is aware of the toll it can take on individuals, families and communities. Mental health chall... Click to read more


5 precise points to look for in the perfect PC
(BPT) - What drives you in the search for the perfect PC? Is it premium design and the high-end components? Or are you a performance person where nothing but the best specs will do? And what about price? Do you worry that you'll have to sacrifice some of the things you want simply because they are ... Click to read more


Mobile matters: The data behind America's connection to smartphones [Infographic]
(BPT) - Mobile technology enhances the way we interact with and experience the world around us. We carry our smartphones with us everywhere - to create and store memories, remain connected to others, manage our schedules, track our health and express our personality across endless apps and social m... Click to read more


3 steps to becoming a savvier online shopper
(BPT) - Every day, people use data to influence their decision making - from where to go for dinner, to selecting stocks in which they should invest, to where to live. Every Google search we perform, every Yelp review read or written, each item of clothing, houseware or electronic device we put in ... Click to read more


5 tips to keep your home secure from hackers
(BPT) - Times have changed. It's no longer enough to protect your physical home, it's also vital you stay safe from cybercrimes. It has become increasingly easier for criminals to gain access to financial accounts, email and even hack internet-connected devices in the home.The good news is that the... Click to read more


Rogue retirement account? Expert advice to reduce rollover stress
(BPT) - It's happened to almost everyone: you leave a job and have a retirement account that you are no longer actively contributing to. It sits there for months - maybe years - because you're not sure exactly where to move it or what the process is like to roll it over. You know that money could p... Click to read more


5 steps to creating happiness in your workplace
(BPT) - Each workday, the average American spends 8.8 hours at work or on work-related activities, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That's even more time than people spend sleeping. And because we spend so much time at work, it's in your and your employer's best interest to make workpla... Click to read more


Confused by TV technology? This buyer's guide simplifies the terms
(BPT) - The technology in our TV sets has changed a lot in the past decade. When it comes time to buy one, it's easy to lose track of which features matter for a good TV-watching experience.You might find a TV at a tempting price, but you don't want to end up wasting money on a picture that blurs a... Click to read more


Control mobile data costs by connecting to Wi-Fi at home
(BPT) - American's use of computers has shifted dramatically in the last five years. In the past, desktop computers were the main tools for accessing the Internet and communicating with others. Today, mobile devices like smartphones and tablets are taking over.The use of mobile devices has skyrocke... Click to read more


The data dilemma: How to choose a monthly plan
(BPT) - How much data do you really need on your monthly cellular plan? Buy too much and you're simply wasting money. Buy too little and you could end up socked with overage fees, or find your data speeds slowed significantly.The average U.S. wireless customer consumes about 1.8 gigabytes (GB) of d... Click to read more


Secrets smart investors use year-round to save on their taxes
(BPT) - Come tax time, many people work to locate tax breaks. While this is always a smart financial move, a little-known way to help build your net worth is to keep taxes top of mind throughout the entire year. Reducing taxes means you keep more of what you earn, according to Nick Holeman, a finan... Click to read more




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