Making a Career Change at 30

If the career path that you chose in your early 20s isn’t as satisfying or fulfilling as you thought it would be, it may be time to make a change. Some people who chose a career based on earning potential alone may later find that logging long hours and sacrificing quality of life isn’t worth the six-figure salary. In other instances, people may feel that the line of work they thought would make them happy is less fulfilling than they’d hoped. If you’ve reached a point where you feel your current job no longer aligns with your personal or professional […]

What Is Learning, Unlearning, and Relearning?

When individuals have the courage to recognize their own knowledge gaps and a willingness to broaden their perspectives and embrace changes, they can truly thrive and grow. The world regularly presents situations that require people to learn, unlearn, and relearn. Consider the demands placed on individuals to shift their approaches to work during the COVID-19 pandemic. Overnight, office workers had to adapt to virtual communication and workflow management tools, while nurses had to relearn techniques for assessing patients through telehealth. Responding to changes with agility and an open mind enables people to thrive in a constantly shifting world. This involves […]

8 Study Break Ideas That Can Help Boost Your Learning

Numerous benefits are associated with taking study breaks. While some students may feel that cramming or a marathon study session is the best way to prepare for an exam, science says otherwise. Taking breaks not only helps improve concentration but also improves retention. Scheduling small distractions to give your mind a break can help you be more successful. The Benefits of Taking Study Breaks The benefits of taking study breaks aren’t anecdotal — they’re backed by science. In 2021, researchers at the National Institutes of Health announced that taking short breaks is key to learning. Their study reported that wakeful […]

Types of Security Breaches: Physical and Digital

In fall 2021, Sinclair Broadcast Group, the second-largest television station operator in the U.S., reeled from a destabilizing ransomware attack. Ransomware attacks prevent users from accessing systems until they pay a hefty fee. The incident disrupted the company’s broadcasts to local stations, caused critical data loss, and affected Sinclair’s ability to transmit advertisements. A cybersecurity breach is just one of the handful of security breach types that organizations around the globe must prepare for with increasing urgency. According to the Identity Theft Resource Center, 2021 was a record-breaking year of data compromises, with the rate of incidents already 17% above […]

What is Geotargeting?

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In the time between first connecting to the internet and finding your way to this article, you likely have been the subject of geotargeting. But what is geotargeting, how does geotargeting work, and how is it transforming digital marketing? Geotargeting definition Geotargeting is a marketing strategy that identifies potential customers based on their physical locations. In other words, if two users perform the same search on the internet, they may receive different results or see different ads relevant to their locations. Marketers employ this strategy for several reasons, but principally because it drives conversions, or the number of users who […]

Empower Each Other: 6 Ways to Spread Purpose, Resilience, and Joy

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The social isolation and suffering brought on by the pandemic have shone a light on just how much we need others and the benefit of strong communities. Empowering ourselves and each other can make people not only more resilient but also happier, healthier, and more creative. Consider what it means to elderly people unable to easily leave their homes when neighbors bring them groceries — or what it means to the neighbors who then get a chance to share meaningful conversations that give them a new perspective on their lives. To empower each other, people need to reflect on how […]

Love What You Do: How to Find the Perfect Career

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In the U.S., most people work 40 to 50 years before retiring. That’s 40 hours per week, 50 weeks per year, for roughly four to five decades — which means working adults spend, on average, between 80,000 and 100,000 hours at the workplace during their lifetimes. It’s been said that if you choose a job you love, you’ll never have to work a day in your life. On the other hand, if you find that your current career path isn’t all you hoped it would be, you could be in for a long, arduous, unfulfilling ride. The good news is […]

5 Love Languages for Work: Find Your Perfect Career Path

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In his 1992 book The 5 Love Languages, Dr. Gary Chapman defined and analyzed the many different ways that people prefer to give and receive love. While identifying your own love languages can help you navigate your personal life, it can also be beneficial in your work life. Finding a career that aligns with your love languages can not only help guide your educational journey but also help guide you toward a fulfilling career. The 5 Love Languages Understanding how their partners, friends, and family members prefer to give and receive love can help individuals feel valued, understood, and appreciated. Chapman’s […]

4 Ways That COVID-19 Is Changing the Future Healthcare Landscape

The U.S. healthcare system has been facing several longstanding, complex challenges, including rising costs, inequitable access to care, overuse of care, supply chain weaknesses, and staffing shortages. COVID-19 only accelerated them, changing the healthcare landscape. One study estimates that hospitals will lose at least $54 billion in 2021 due to the pandemic. As the world prepares for a post-COVID-19 era, the healthcare sector has already changed in four important ways: increased reliance on digital healthcare tools, the broader use of telehealth, shifts in the healthcare model, and a growing focus on public health. For aspiring healthcare leaders looking to manage […]

What Is Data Wrangling?

The world generated an estimated 2.5 quintillion bytes of data daily in 2020, and experts project that number will grow to 436 daily exabytes by 2025. In this era of big data, growing numbers of businesses across a wide range of industries rely on data wrangling professionals to help them sort, clean, and restructure their data into analysis-friendly formats. Data wrangling is an essential part of carving meaningful insights out of massive amounts of data, and data wranglers have strong job prospects as companies large and small increasingly use data analysis to guide business decisions. The exciting field of big […]