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The term distracted driving has become much-discussed as of late, but distracted walking is another common phenomenon.
Distracted walking incidents have been on the rise in recent years. Create a distracted walking policy with distracted walking safety tips from Travelers.
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"He was the first guy I picked for the band, and he was the first guy who taught me how to roll a joint," says Jefferson Airplane singer of late band mate
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Know the relevant facts and figures about earthquakes. When do they occur? How damaging are they? What do you need to look for when an earthquake hits, and how do you need to respond in case the worst happens? Know what to do when it comes to earthquakes.
Earthquakes are unpredictable and can happen any time of year. Get earthquake survival tips and facts with this earthquake infographic from Travelers.
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According to the 2015 Travelers Business Risk Index, 60% of U.S. businesses worry about medical cost inflation.
A process for employee engagement and support that focuses on safety and wellness can help with job retention and help promote wellness. Get engagement and support tips from Travelers to help create a safety and wellness program.
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According to the 2015 Travelers Business Risk Index, employers are concerned about hiring, with 53% of U.S. businesses reporting that they worry about attracting and retaining talent.
Attracting the right employees can be a challenging but important task for companies of all sizes. Learn talent acquisition strategies from Travelers.
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“Content Marketing is a universal point for CMOs. They are now spending more on content than traditional media advertising, yet few have mastered the discipline and economics of creating content at scale,” said Bruce Rogers, Chief Insights Officer at Forbes Media and head of the Forbes CMO Practice.
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Employee error is a common cause of business data breaches. Get employee information security tips from Travelers to help avoid data breaches.
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Travelers is helping Habitat for Humanity build stronger homes that can better withstand hurricanes and storms in coastal areas.
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A partnership with Travelers and Habitat for Humanity shows how building standards can create stronger, storm-resistant homes to coastal communities
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According to the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment (IRLE) at the University of California at Berkeley, the costs of replacing an employee are approximately 9% of an employee’s annual wage.
Continuous onboarding and training of employees can help overall retention. Create an employee onboarding and training plan with these tips from Travelers.
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Cell phones can be a major distraction on the road. Is yours? #ThinkSafe
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Premium Publishers: How the Insurance Industry Learned to Love Content
Insurance is thought of as a 'boring' industry. But these brands are using smart content to prove it's anything but.
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  • IDG
    Editorial Director, 2008 - present
  • United Business Media
    Director of Content Development, 2007 - 2008
  • CMP Media
    Director of Product Development, 2004 - 2007
  • CMP Media
    Director of Internet Operations, 2002 - 2004
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I am Editor in Chief and Editorial Director of CIO.com and head of the Social Media Task Force for IDG Enterprise. 
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Digital media senior manager with 20 years’ experience in web site development, digital strategy, content strategy and development, social media expertise, CMS development, web site management, product management and development, a proven track record of web site traffic growth, and extensive experience with SEO and SMO methods and practices.
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    Psychology, Philosophy, 1989 - 1994
  • Cold Spring Harbor High School
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This video is a short introduction to the new Kindle Flare, an advanced e-reader that tells strangers what you are reading.

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It’s getting ugly in the Valley. And it's not just about gentrification. Tech companies are under fire for indirectly helping con artists du

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This short video shows a new way to access your smartphone, with a digital tattoo!

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Digital transformation is on the menu for most companies this year, but the ingredients needed are still being determined. However, new rese