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Portable wrap massages leg; may help with blood circulation. #healthtech #wearables #ns

Our bodies rely on many complex systems, and one of the most important is the circulation of blood. This life-giving fluid delivers oxygen to our cells, while transporting nutrients and wastes in and out of our different tissues. If asked about how this…
Our bodies rely on many complex systems, and one of the most important is the circulation of blood. This life-giving fluid delivers oxygen to our cells, while transporting nutrients and wastes in and out of our different tissues. If asked about how this fluid gets pumped through our bodies, most people will naturally think about …
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Enrollment at two-year colleges continues to decline, largely due to losses among students aged 24 and older. The improved job market has reduced the incentives for older workers to expand their skills. Two-year programs have lost more than 160,000 students from spring 2015 to spring 2016.
​Community college enrollments continue to skid, but at a far slower rate, according to new data from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center. Between spring 2015 and spring 2016, enrollment at two-year public institutions dipped 2.8 percent, compared to the 4.8-percent drop between ...
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What are your sources? According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/web/empsit/ceshighlights.pdf), "Over the past 12 months, hourly earnings have increased by 2.5 percent." Not a huge increase, but an increase. Also, "over the past 3 months, job growth has averaged 200,000 per month." That means that any one month more than accounts for the enrollment drop at the 2-year college level for the entire year.

Correlation does not mean causality, but can you offer a different theory based on facts?
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Social media rankings are not always what they appear to be. Here's a case where they gamed the system very successfully for just a few hundred dollars. Sad news for those of us trying to build an online reach that is legit.
 
This is an amazing article about how social media can be completely faked and should be required reading for every PR professional who thinks someone with more followers has more influence than anyone else.
Former agency executive Marc Cowper, now boss of start-up Recomazing, embarked on an experiment to see how easy it is to buy endorsements from influencers
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That's a scary report for a consumer.
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Researchers have created an origami robot that can be swallowed in a pill, then move around a patient's stomach. #healthtech #wearables #ns

We all know what robots look like. They are mechanical humanoids with legs and arms and a torso, and they walk stiffly so that we know they aren’t people. But some robots have unusual forms, such as an origami robot that has been created by scientists…
We all know what robots look like. They are mechanical humanoids with legs and arms and a torso, and they walk stiffly so that we know they aren’t people. But some robots have unusual forms, such as an origami robot that has been created by scientists from MIT, the University of Sheffield, and the Tokyo Institute …
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A flexible strap turns any surface (or even the air) into a wireless keyboard; could be useful for #wearables. #ns

With many mobile devices, you want to type in text and other information, but you’re often hobbled by a small display that shows a little touch keyboard. With a wearable device, such as a smartwatch, the screen is too small to use to enter text. The folks…
With many mobile devices, you want to type in text and other information, but you’re often hobbled by a small display that shows a little touch keyboard. With a wearable device, such as a smartwatch, the screen is too small to use to enter text. The folks at Tap Systems believe that they have the …
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Next month, I'll be giving a free webinar for Jobs4AllNow about how to build your professional network without pain. It's for future job seekers such as college students, as well as for current job seekers. Did I mention that it is free? Register now!

Here are the details:

Job Seeker Webinar: 3 Secrets for No Pain Networking Success
Join us for a webinar on Jun 15, 2016 at 2:00 PM EDT.
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Networking is the broccoli of the job search; we all know it’s good for you, but that doesn’t mean that you enjoy it. Many young people find it difficult to speak with adults they don’t know, especially when the other person may be a lot older. It can be difficult to start a conversation, but many find it’s even harder to talk about themselves.

This short and powerful presentation starts with the assumption that networking is an essential part of a successful job search. It is packed with simple tips and strategies that are easy to practice and put into practical use. Even if you are a hopeless introvert and you break into a sweat just thinking about participating in a networking event, this session will get you on track to break out and build a strong network of professional contacts that will help you now and for years to come. You will learn:

• Why speaking to others is scary, and how to solve it
• Three benefits of building your professional network (aside from getting a job offer)
• Three essential steps to making new connections
• Why the person with the most contacts doesn’t usually win
• One secret to make your LinkedIn profile more effective

Networking is the broccoli of the job search; we all know it's good for you, but that doesn't mean that you enjoy it. Many young people find it difficult to speak with adults they don't know, especially when the other person may be a lot older. It can be difficult to start a conversation, ...
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Waoo very nice
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What's it like to wear a continuous monitor for glucose levels? Here's a great firsthand account by a diabetic who now tracks his glucose on his Apple Watch.
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I love the free training that LeadPages provides, even if you're not a customer of their service. This new webinar shows you how to grow your email list by giving away the perfect "Lead Magnet." This is my current favorite strategy for growing my lists, so you can be sure that I'll be attending this session myself. [The webinar is free, but the link is my affiliate link, so if you do decide to sign up for a LeadPages service later on, I might get a little something.]
What exactly should you give away to grow your email list? Find out in this live training with Leadpages Senior Conversion Educator Tim Paige.
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In-home therapy for stroke patients shows significant gains compared with those who only get treatment in clinical settings. #healthtech #ns

The road to recovery for stroke victims or patients who have suffered some other sort of brain injury can be long and arduous. Therapy requires repetition and practice to help patients learn again how to speak or perform other cognitive functions. And it…
The road to recovery for stroke victims or patients who have suffered some other sort of brain injury can be long and arduous. Therapy requires repetition and practice to help patients learn again how to speak or perform other cognitive functions. And it would seem logical that the more practice a patient gets, the better …
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A new smartwatch for seniors needs your help, by providing samples for their speech database. #healthtech #wearables #ns

Many fitness and other wearable devices are targeted at young, able consumers with plenty of disposable income and apparently low expectations of functionality for such products. Many of these products are not well suited to the needs of the elderly,…
Many fitness and other wearable devices are targeted at young, able consumers with plenty of disposable income and apparently low expectations of functionality for such products. Many of these products are not well suited to the needs of the elderly, where complex user interfaces and small displays pose significant barriers to their use. UnaliWear is …
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According to a new report from Silk Road, nearly one in four new hires come as the result of a referral from an existing employee. (And about one in eight are hired from within.) How bad are the "big board" websites? According to the report, only about 1% of all new hires come from Monster.com, and less than 2% from LinkedIn job listings.
Taking a look at how employers fill jobs may give an advantage in your job search. According to data, here are the top hiring sources for 2016.
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College tuition and fees are soaring out of control, much faster than the inflation rate. We all know this, right? Wrong. That's true for the "list price" tuition, but colleges and universities -- especially private ones -- offer deep discounts to students. These discounts have also risen rapidly over the past dozen years, and today, the average incoming freshman only pays about 50 cents on the dollar. https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2016/05/16/discount-rates-rise-yet-again-private-colleges-and-universities
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Writer, speaker, sailor, musician, husband, dad, grandpa. Still following my nose as I try to navigate my way through my professional and personal life, and I'm happy with where I've been and where I'm headed. I hope that you are, too.
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