Congress Introduces Bill to Connect Even Veterans With Telemedicine

Posted on May 29, 2015, Updated January 11, 2021Categories Taxes & Law, TechnologyTags , , ,   Leave a comment on Congress Introduces Bill to Connect Even Veterans With Telemedicine

A new bill currently making its way through Congress would remove even more barriers to veterans’ access to telemedicine, making it easier for them to seek treatment for mental illness. According to MHealthNews.com, the Veterans E-Health and Telemedicine Support Act of 2015, introduced on May 22, would allow the Department of Veterans Affairs to push needed telehealth services — especially mental health and behavioral services — to veterans who need them, no matter where they are. This would change current … Continue reading “Congress Introduces Bill to Connect Even Veterans With Telemedicine”

Home Values for First-Quarter 2015 Surveys Show a Higher Increase Than Expected

Posted on May 27, 2015Categories Business, Economy, Investing   Leave a comment on Home Values for First-Quarter 2015 Surveys Show a Higher Increase Than Expected

In major 20 cities throughout the U.S., home values rose at a faster rate in the first quarter of 2015 than analysts had predicted in 2014. The Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg Business both report that a limited number of available homes is likely to continue driving values up for the rest of the year. According to the SandP/Case-Shiller index report, released on May 26, property values have increased by 4.1% since March 2014. Bloomberg has reported, from a survey … Continue reading “Home Values for First-Quarter 2015 Surveys Show a Higher Increase Than Expected”

As Air Conditioning Use Rises, So Do Global Temperatures

Posted on May 22, 2015Categories Economy, TechnologyTags , , ,   Leave a comment on As Air Conditioning Use Rises, So Do Global Temperatures

The most startling anomaly that signals more bad news for Earth’s climate: the more air conditioning humans use, the warmer the planet gets as a result. Consequently, as the planet warms up, people will continue to crank up their air conditioners even higher. It’s a vicious circle that has become especially pronounced during the 21st century. From 1993 to 2005, as summers grew hotter and homes got larger, residential air conditioning’s energy consumption in the U.S. alone doubled; by 2010, … Continue reading “As Air Conditioning Use Rises, So Do Global Temperatures”

Millennials Are Now the Biggest Generation in the American Workforce, But Their Influence As Consumers Is Equally Important

Posted on May 20, 2015Categories Business, Economy, Entrepreneurs, TechnologyTags , , ,   Leave a comment on Millennials Are Now the Biggest Generation in the American Workforce, But Their Influence As Consumers Is Equally Important

Recent data from the Pew Research Center and a U.S. Census Bureau survey shows that Millennials are starting to become even more influential, now that they have become the largest generation in the American workforce. The Wall Street Journal and TIME magazine both report that there are 53.5 million Millennials in the workforce, making up about one-third of the working American population. A Pew analysis estimates that Millennials surpassed Gen Xers in the first quarter of the year; this generation is now slightly less … Continue reading “Millennials Are Now the Biggest Generation in the American Workforce, But Their Influence As Consumers Is Equally Important”

New England Clothing Company Opens Nautical-Themed Office in Connecticut

Posted on May 18, 2015, Updated November 27, 2020Categories BusinessTags , , ,   Leave a comment on New England Clothing Company Opens Nautical-Themed Office in Connecticut

There are a number of components that help create effective, productive workplaces, from natural lighting to a close-knit, hardworking team. However, for some reason, office decor often seems to be forgotten when companies try to focus and promote their brand. Fortunately, this seems to be changing: a number of prominent businesses have begun working to make their offices not only productive but enjoyable spaces. Google, for example, offers its employees gourmet food and creatively-designed game rooms, maintaining that staff happiness … Continue reading “New England Clothing Company Opens Nautical-Themed Office in Connecticut”

With Real Estate Heating Up, a Look at the Most Thriving Housing Markets in the Country

Posted on May 18, 2015Categories EconomyTags , , ,   Leave a comment on With Real Estate Heating Up, a Look at the Most Thriving Housing Markets in the Country

As the weather warms up, so is the real estate sector all across the country — and many aspiring home buyers will have to act fast if they want to snatch up their dream home before another buyer does. According to a recent CNN Money report, an amazing 40% of homes on the market were sold over the last two months, a recent Trulia report found. That’s an increase from 38% during the same period last year — and a … Continue reading “With Real Estate Heating Up, a Look at the Most Thriving Housing Markets in the Country”

Steve Jobs’ Business Cards Bring in More Than $10K at Charity Auction

Posted on May 14, 2015, Updated May 15, 2015Categories Business, EntrepreneursTags , , ,   Leave a comment on Steve Jobs’ Business Cards Bring in More Than $10K at Charity Auction

Under normal circumstances, nearly 9 out of 10 — 88% — of business cards are thrown out within a week.But fortunately for a California private school, one of its families had the foresight to save three of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs’ business cards when they did catering work for him decades ago. Over the weekend, those cards brought in over $10,000 at the school’s annual fundraising auction. The winning bidder, The Marin School confirmed May 11, was Tim Knowles, CEO … Continue reading “Steve Jobs’ Business Cards Bring in More Than $10K at Charity Auction”