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14 Ways To Keep Your Kids Safe Online

kids online safety

Technological advances have really lost their glamour. Minor adaptations of current technology isn’t as buzz worthy as the all in all new advances that were sweeping the news a decade ago. But what has taken some of the spotlight is the new ways parents can protect their children with technology. We often hear of all… Read more »


The Top Tech Companies with Remote Jobs

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New year, new lifestyle? FlexJobs recently released a list of the 100 top companies with remote jobs, chosen from among 30,000 companies who post remote and flexible jobs on their job board. The companies are ranked according to their number of job postings in the past year. Although there was some high-profile backlash against remote… Read more »


The Basics of a Great Cover Letter

The Basics of a Great Cover Letter

If you are searching for your next job, then make sure that you have your cover letter up to standards. Although candidates mostly focus on drafting their curriculum vitae (CV), candidates usually ignore the cover letter’s importance. Know this: the cover letter is equally as important to impress the recruiter. In most cases, a cover letter… Read more »


8 Tips for Conducting Business in China

8 Tips for Conducting Business in China

China is a new market of opportunities that’s attracting lots of global entrepreneurs and investors. However, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to have a significant breakthrough and to make it big there, as the influx of firms is widening, and the local businesses are also stepping up their game. In order to put all the odds… Read more »


Give Users a Better Experience on Your Web Page

UX/UI

Today’s internet natives have become very accustomed to what we’ve begun to know as the ‘typical’ internet experience spectacle. We all know it very well, in fact as you probably came across this very article while browsing one of your favorite web pages. However, as we begin to transition into richer and newer media simply… Read more »


Women in Tech: Elizabeth Merkhofer with Ladies Who Code

Ladies Who Code

The Washington D.C. Metro Area is full of dozens of organizations dedicated to lowering the barrier for women and minorities in tech. DCFemTech, a collective of DC & Metro area women and minority focused organizations is launching a series of interviews with women in tech leaders to highlight their group’s mission, culture and events. The… Read more »


Share Your Worries with Vent Up Mobile App

Vent Up

Vent Up connects people from across the globe and aims to mitigate depression with the healing ability of anonymous chat. The free app, however, doesn’t quite excel on the implementation level: while the idea is great, the technical environment needs some work, alongside eliminating elements that undermine the base of the app, anonymity. Signing up… Read more »


4 Tips for a Better Wi-Fi Connection

wifi connection

Does your wireless network often let you down just at that time when you need to send a very important message or when you are about to begin watching a new release on your smart device?   You can now improve the quality of your Wi-Fi connection by taking note of some simple but useful… Read more »


20 Killer Apps and Websites to Make College Life Easier

college life

Homework, study groups, classes, labs, family, friends, jobs: it’s a wonder how college students get everything done, and still manage to get a couple hours of sleep every night! Productivity, studying, and time management are three areas in which many college students struggle. No wonder, considering the activities many of them are juggling. Some students… Read more »


6 Writing Mistakes That Won’t Get You Published Online

6 Writing Mistakes That Won't Get You Published

Let’s all get real here: not everyone can write great prose like Charles Dickens or George Orwell. We’ll probably never get into any of those guys’ leagues, but that doesn’t mean that you should give up on writing just yet. If anything, you should keep on writing. However, there are writing mistakes that you need… Read more »


3 Ways Social Network Use Can Be Positive at Work

social network

It is common for people to think that social network use in the office is wrong because it will distract employees from their duties. While this can be true in some cases, there are some situations where they can actually be (very) positive for the work’s journey and even bring improved results. Some social networks are… Read more »


In Internet Commenters We Trust (Over Scientists)

In Internet Commenters We Trust (Over Scientists)

Despite the many years through which our species has evolved into our current, overall smarter selves, it seems that we may not actually be as smart as we think; indeed, some of use may even be convinced that the popular notion from the scientific community on the issue of human evolution is itself a complete farce – a… Read more »


App Claims to Predict If Your Plane Will Crash

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Fear of flying? There’s an app for you. Even though there is a 0.00001% chance of your plane crashing, I understand the growing fear due to the absurd crashes last year, with the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines MH370, and the crash of AirAsia QZ8501. That’s where the Am I Going Down? app comes in. The app was launched… Read more »


DreamIt Ventures Kicks Off Its Program for Women

DreamIt

This week, startup accelerator DreamIt Ventures kicked off its Winter 2015 class in Philadelphia and the first run of its accelerator for women, DreamIt Athena. Announced in November, DreamIt Athena is a special program for women-led startups. Companies selected join the regular DreamIt cohort and get access to the same resources – including $25,000 in… Read more »