Formula for Life

If you’re looking for a quick list of ways to improve your physical and mental health, you could do worse than follow a list compiled by Bala Afshar, author of The Pursuit of Social Business Excellence, who works as “chief digital evangelist” for the Salesforce CRM organization.

His list looks like this:

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Virtual Realities

Searcy Financial Services had key employees working remotely and conducted face-to-screen client meetings from multiple locations. Then the company founder decided to move away.

Takeaways: Clients are receptive to virtual meetings so long as they can get in touch with you. You might see your staff more often virtually working from home than you did […]

The Professional Mindset

Have you ever noticed that some people seem to be consistently successful at complex and creative tasks, while others see only fitful success and repeated failure? The difference might not lie in talent or motivation, but simply in mindset—in the way these tasks are approached by people who take a professional mindset vs. the great […]

Uber’s Flying Vision

The future of personal transportation will be very different from the past. If you marry two clear trends—the advent of self-driving cars with increasingly popular Uber transportation—it’s easy to envision a world where you can sell your car and convert the garage into a spare bedroom. Why would you need your own auto when you […]

Balancing Traits

Are you ready to achieve work-life balance? The American Sociological Review has published a study showing that most of us struggle—which is a fancy word for “fail”—in this important endeavor. But there’s hope. The study also found that the minority of people who HAVE managed to achieve some form of the work/life holy grail are […]

A Slow Decline in Readers

Do you read printed books occasionally? If you do, you’re still in the majority, but a declining one. As you can see from the accompanying chart, 73% of American adults have read at least one book in the last 12 months, down from 79% in 2011. 65% of us have read a print book in […]

Good News About HIV

You don’t hear much about the HIV epidemic any more, despite the fact that an estimated 1.2 million Americans are living with the disease, and an estimated 44,000 new cases are reported in this country every year. The Center for Disease Control says that 36.7 million people around the world have the disease, and 1.1 […]

Will Your Morning Cup of Coffee Make You Healthier?

If you drink coffee habitually, you’ll like this. A new study monitored the coffee intake of 208,500 men and women over the course of 30 years, and found that people who drink coffee in moderation (fewer than five cups a day) received a number of significant health benefits. Among them: lower risk of dying from […]

Bees An Endangered Species?

You probably know that the bee population in the U.S. has been collapsing for the past several years, due to factors that are only now being partially understood. Scientists call the phenomenon “colony collapse disorder,” but the term “beemageddon” has become popular among laypersons.

Suspects for the population decline have included pesticides, disease-bearing parasites and […]

Anti-Trump Fund to Watch

You could go to Las Vegas and bet on the U.S. election, or make a side bet with your friends. Or you could buy an ETF.

Say what? Professional investors have noticed that the iShares MSCI Mexico Capped ETF (ticker: EWW), an ETF that focuses its investments in Mexican stocks, is increasingly being driven up […]