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Teaching Teenagers about Business

Jul 23, 2014 in Business/Finance . 0 Comment

Teaching Teenagers about Business

Teaching teenagers about business equips an upcoming generation with viable job skills that they’ll need to support themselves. Hands-on, real-life experiences can also spark creativity and a renewed interest in related classroom skills and subjects. Learning about business can also give high school students a much-needed sense of worth and ownership during their formative years. 

Why Teach Kids Business Skills?

Some kids are great at abstract thinking. All they need to do is read their textbook and everything clicks into place. For others, it takes practical experience for the puzzle pieces to fall into place. Business training for teens can bridge that gap. A creative writing assignment becomes more relevant when it involves putting together a proposal or mission statement for the student’s company. 

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Pew Report Exposes Potential Threats to Internet Freedom

Jul 21, 2014 in Tech . 0 Comment

Pew Report Exposes Potential Threats to Internet Freedom

If you haven’t heard, the World Wide Web turned 25 this year. Statistics show that the internet is used by millions of people around the globe, and that its usage has grown exponentially over the past two decades. In 1995, only 14 percent of U.S. adults used the internet. Today, 87 percent of people across the world are connected. 

The internet has widely impacted culture, health care, politics, and communications. However, some fear that the internet, as we know it, may be threatened. Here’s a look at some of the potential threats to internet freedom.

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How to Keep Work and Personal Life Separate as a Small Business Owner

Jul 18, 2014 in Business/Finance . 0 Comment

How to Keep Work and Personal Life Separate as a Small Business Owner

If you’re a small business owner or work from home, there needs to be a separation between your work and personal life. This can fall under two categories – finances and time management.

Business and Personal Finances Should Not Mix

As a small business owner, especially if you work from home, it’s important to keep your business finances separate from your personal money matters. This will not only keep things simple when you need credit for your business, but it will also help come tax time. Using accounting software in this area may be a great help. There are several free online options, such as Wave, that can handle even larger companies.

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Facebook Performs Psychological Tests on Users

Jul 16, 2014 in Tech . 0 Comment

Facebook Performs Psychological Tests on Users

It has now emerged that Facebook researchers conducted a psychological experiment on members of the social network without their knowledge. It is a move that has some questioning the ethics of such a study. Moreover, some Facebook users were angered to find out that they may have been the unwitting subjects of scientific research. In fact, the backlash has made waves across social networks and the media. But is the heated reaction warranted? Here’s a closer look at Facebook’s experiment and what it means for users. 

The Research 

The research that has some people up in arms was actually performed in early 2012. It was a week-long study that involved more than 600,000 users. The researchers looked at the concept of whether or not emotions could be as contagious through online interactions as they are well-documented to be through in-person interactions. They did this by altering what appeared on the News Feed of the selected users. Some users got mainly positive updates while others received mainly negative stories. The findings of the study have been published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

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5 Leadership Qualities You Need

Jul 14, 2014 in Business/Finance . 0 Comment

5 Leadership Qualities You Need

Every business needs a solid leader in charge. Many startups today succeed or fail because of the quality of leadership at the top. However, leadership can come in some surprising forms. Here are five leadership qualities that every business needs to thrive today. 

Optimism

It often takes a leap of faith to get a business off the ground. Optimists are more likely to see the potential rewards than get bogged down by the chances of failure. With optimism, you are more likely to see opportunities and possibilities. This type of attitude can also be contagious, which is important in a leadership role. Employees in the workplace typically look to their leaders for inspiration. Optimists who effectively communicate their perspectives can be a true source of inspiration, allowing others to put aside feelings of negativity and doubt. 

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