Monthly Archives: May 2021

Top-rated personal air conditioner will keep you cool and save you money | New Atlas

Even though it’s only spring, the weather is starting to heat up in some parts of the country. If you’re looking for a solution to keep cool during the warmer days but are reluctant to fire up the AC, the EvaChill EV-500 may be just what you need.Personal-Air-Conditioner--768x512

This ultimate solution for hot and dry weather while indoors is currently on sale for nineteen percent off its list price. A best-selling personal air conditioner, the EvaChill will keep you comfortable all year round. The innovative product boasts an eco-friendly and bio-safe patented EvaBreeze® material that improves efficiency while it works — using less energy and saving you more money.

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Amazon Smart Sticky Note Printer |

Despite the current onslaught of “smart” devices, the humble handwritten sticky-note reminder is still hanging in there. That said, Amazon is planning on giving it a high-tech makeover of its own, with the Smart Sticky Note Printer.

The device takes the form of a compact thermal printer – meaning it doesn’t require any ink – which users load up with replaceable rolls of sticky-backed paper. It’s wirelessly linked with an existing compatible Echo device, which has to be located no farther than 30 feet (9 m) away.

When the user thinks of something that they wish to remember to do, they just say something like “Alexa, print a note, ‘Mow grass after work.’” They can also dictate a shopping list, or instruct the device to print out something such as a sudoko puzzle. The printer proceeds to do as it’s been told, neatly slicing the note off of the roll just like a till receipt printer.

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How to Manage Employee Attendance (With Templates) |

You should learn to manage your employee attendance, since it affects your overtime pay, your customers’ experience and your overall finances.

  • Employee attendance affects your overtime pay, your customers’ experience and your overall finances.
  • Challenges to your employees’ attendance include unexpected absences, late arrivals, early departures and sick employees coming to work.
  • You should craft attendance policies and use time and attendance software to measure employees’ hours.
  • This article is for employers who want to learn how to track and manage employee attendance.

Although remote work is on the rise, not every job can be done from afar – and even those that can often demand firm employee schedules. To keep your employees in line with these schedules, you’ll need to manage employee attendance remotely for your whole team of full-timers, part-timers, hourly employees and salaried professionals. There are many moving parts involved, but with a few simple tips, you can monitor your employees’ time and attendance with ease.

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Facebook will try to make sure you’ve read an article before you share it | Mashable

Facebook is a platform designed for sharing, but with the amount of misinformation, fake news and just plain nonsense being shared on Facebook every day, it’s become a big problem.

On Monday, Facebook announced it will start testing a new feature that will nudge users to actually read an article before they share it. If you try to share a news article link that you haven’t opened, Facebook will show a prompt encouraging you to open it and read it.

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Home prices are still going up almost everywhere | CNN

The beginning of 2021 has seen home prices continue to climb to new record-breaking heights, with prices rising in almost every major metro area.

While that has boosted value for many homeowners, it has made buying a home ridiculously hard for buyers.

In 99% of metro areas tracked by the he National Association of Realtors, prices in the first quarter of 2021 increased over the same period last year, according to a NAR report. Nationally, the median sale price for existing homes climbed 16% from the first quarter of 2020 to $319,200, both record highs since NAR began tracking city data quarterly in 1989.

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Woman gets 6 doses of COVID-19 vaccine at once | Live Science

A woman in Italy accidentally received six doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine all at once, according to news reports.

The 23-year-old woman did not experience any serious side effects from the vaccine overdose, CBS News reported.

The accident happened Sunday (May 9) at the Noa Hospital in Tuscany, Italy, according to CBS News. The nurse administering the vaccine mistakenly injected the woman with an entire vial of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, which contains six doses.

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What Is Decision Fatigue And How To Combat It | Life Hack

How often have you had the experience of needing to make tough decisions that pull you in different directions? You go round and round in circles and, in the end, you either flip a coin or make a snap decision because you’re just too tired to think anymore. Or maybe, you simply put off reaching a decision indefinitely, which is sometimes easier than making a tough call.

imagesCan you relate to this currently? If so, then you’re likely suffering from decision fatigue. Poor decisions are made not because of incapability but because arriving at one or more choices takes its toll—to the extent that it severely weakens our mental energy.

Now that we know what decision fatigue is, let’s explore the primary ways to combat it to enable a stronger mental state coupled with better decision-making.

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Taste alone won’t persuade Americans to swap out beef for plant-based | Fast Company

Consumers are more likely to choose a plant-based meat substitute when the restaurant’s advertising highlights the social benefits of doing so rather than its taste, according to recently published research I conducted with a colleague. We also found that showcasing the social costs of meat consumption also leads to a preference for plant-based “meats.”

To reach this conclusion, we conducted two online experiments to examine the advertising of plant-based burgers and meatballs. Participants were recruited via the crowdsourcing website Amazon Mechanical Turk.

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Cyber Attack Shuts Down Vital Fuel Pipeline To Northeast U.S. | Forbes

One of America’s energy jugulars, the 5,500-mile, 100 million gallon-per day Colonial pipeline network, was shut down Friday night because of what the company refers to as a “cybersecurity attack.”

The incident is ongoing, the company says, and is already under investigation by private cyber forces and federal agencies.

The alleged attack disrupts the nation’s largest gasoline and diesel fuel pipeline system, which supplies 45% of fuel supplies to the East Coast, including New York harbor and airports.

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7 Common Grant Application Mistakes |

We live in a world where the more money you have, the greater the impact you can make—especially when it comes to nonprofit organizations. If you are seeking funding for a nonprofit, make sure to avoid these common mistakes in your grant application. The most common grant application mistakes

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