What Are the Pros and Cons of Labor Unions?

The union membership rate among American wage and salary earners was 10.8% in 2020, 0.5% more than in 2019, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Despite the small increase, overall membership numbers in the U.S. have been declining for the past few decades, dropping from 17.7 million union workers in 1983 to 14.3 million in 2020. Controversies surrounding unions have pushed away many workers wary of high dues, corruption, and lack of personal autonomy for union members. Nonetheless, Americans today should carefully consider the pros and cons of union membership before deciding what’s right for them. To learn […]

Social Media Resume: Skills Employers Look For

Tables of Contents First Impressions: The Social Media Resume Your Social Media Resume Marketable Skills List How to List Social Media Skills on a Resume How to Improve Your Social Media Skills Make Your Social Media Resume Stand Out Marketing professionals know how crucial social media is to brand and customer engagement, which in turn drives sales and profits. To be effective, social media campaigns have two goals: to create a conversation with customers about a company’s products and services, and to produce measurable results. A successful social media resume showcases a job candidate’s experience in planning and executing social […]

Psychology of Exercise: Improvements in Mental Health

Tables of Contents What Is Exercise Psychology?Positive Effects of Exercise on Mental HealthExercise Tips for Improving Mental HealthHow Can an Exercise Psychologist Benefit You?Finding Balance in Your Exercise Regimen According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 15% of adults in the U.S. are physically inactive. Lack of physical activity is a contributing factor to chronic diseases such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, various forms of cancer, and obesity. An additional risk of physical inactivity includes increased feelings of anxiety and depression, according to Johns Hopkins Medicine. Most people know about the physical benefits of exercise, but […]

Remote Jobs for Military Spouses: Choosing a Degree Path

Military families move every two to three years, the United Service Organizations (USO) estimates. Military spouses, especially those who work outside the home, experience numerous challenges in relocating so frequently. Compared with non-military spouses, individuals married to active-duty service members are more likely to be unemployed or underemployed, according to a 2021 report by Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness. More than 50% of those polled said employment opportunities were often an issue, and 18% of respondents said employment challenges for spouses led service members to consider separating from the armed forces. But military wives, husbands, and partners having trouble finding […]

Literacy Development in Children

Tables of Contents What Is Literacy Development?Language and Literacy Development in Children5 Literacy Development StagesLiteracy Development in Early ChildhoodEarly Literacy Development Stages in Children The benefits of physical activity for a person’s health and longevity are well documented. However, not everyone is aware of the many health benefits of the most common form of mental exercise: reading. Reading stimulates brain development in children and adults and promotes social and emotional skills that contribute to healthy lifestyles.Reading reduces stress and symptoms of depression; it lowers readers’ blood pressure and pulse rate, and it reduces the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and late-life […]

Growth of Virtual Exercise: The Fitness Industry After Coronavirus

As recently as 2018, according to the Global Health & Fitness Association, the fitness industry was worth an estimated $94 billion — a valuation that fluctuated wildly with the emergence of COVID-19 in 2020. Since then, fitness brands and gym chains have scrambled to adapt to a new reality where digital, remote exercise options replaced traditional in-person workouts. ClassPass, one of the world’s largest distributors of remote class options to fitness clubs, currently has over 30,000 club partners in the U.S. alone, with a presence in over 27 other countries, demonstrating the demand for the ability to work out from […]

Different Types of Esports

Since its debut in the 1980s, esports has drawn increasing numbers of players and spectators. In 1980, the first official esports tournament took place in Los Angeles, when 10,000 gamers faced off in Atari’s Space Invaders Championship. Today, millions of people around the globe watch esports games. Modern technology allows gamers and streamers to play or watch from anywhere with an internet connection. With millions of viewers interested in watching the very best at their games, professional esports athletes — Olof “olofmeister” Kajbjer Gustafsson, Ian “Crimsix” Porter, and others — draw huge crowds and sizable cash prizes. Members of teams […]

What Is Programmatic Advertising?

Advertising has gone digital — and the lion’s share of it is programmatic, or digital in nature. Digital spending was projected to rise from 58% to nearly 64% of global media advertising between 2020 and 2022, according to eMarketer’s Worldwide Digital Ad Spending 2021 report. Setupad shared findings from a 2021 Statista report that showed the dominance of programmatic advertising: The report predicted that 82% of global digital advertising would be programmatic by 2022. But what is programmatic advertising, and how does it help marketing professionals promote their products and services in this digital advertising age? Programmatic advertising refers to […]

Psychological Benefits of Having Plants in Your House and Workspace

Plants aren’t just nice to look at. Study after study has shown that greening up your home and workplace can improve your emotional and psychological well-being. Plants in your environment can increase feelings of comfort and lessen feelings of stress, according to a 2020 article by Healthline, and their presence may be linked to increased productivity. Additionally, a 2021 study published by Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, which polled 4,205 participants about the impact of indoor and outdoor plants on their psychological state, found that having vegetation at home during the COVID-19 lockdown “was correlated with more positive emotions,” whereas […]

How to Determine the Best Online Bachelor’s Degree

A quick look at job openings today makes it easy to see why a bachelor’s degree is so important. Many jobs that only called for a high-school diploma a decade ago are now requiring a bachelor’s degree. This phenomenon, called degree inflation or credential creep, has sent workers scrambling back to school to keep pace with the job market. The advent of online education has made tackling degree inflation more manageable. Students have more options than ever to earn a bachelor’s degree. In fact, so many choices are available that students might have difficulty determining the best online bachelor’s degree […]