September 3rd, 2014

Valetudinarian – Wacky Word Wednesday

Today’s Wacky Word Wednesday discusses a kind of phobia that is rooted in our fear of dying. It sounds a little morbid but we promise we won’t scare you too much. Here’s this week’s description:

Valetudinarian

[val-ee-too-duh-NAYR-ee-uhn]

-noun

A person who is unduly anxious about their health.

September 1st, 2014

The Complete, Absolute, Know-Nothing Beginners’ Guide to SEO, Part 1

Since first hearing the term I’ve had a vague idea of what search engine optimization (SEO) meant. But after several days’ worth of research, I feel like I somehow know less but understand more. So rather than try to explain SEO with any sort of wit or depth, I’m going to answer some very basic questions to provide you with the necessary foundation for understanding SEO.

September 1st, 2014

The Cheapest Way to be a Polygot

People who call themselves “citizens of the world” are more than likely to have lived in multiple countries around the world; some can even speak more than a half dozen languages—fluently. But for the majority of us, speaking a second or third language is a goal yet to be achieved. If you belong in that category, check out some of these free resources to help you brush up on your foreign language skills.

August 29th, 2014

In The News: India Launches Bank Account for All, Russia’s Biggest Bank is Lending Cats, New Technology Helps Prevent Password Theft

The news about the recent cyberattacks on JPMorgan Chase starts off our news segment this week. U.S. law enforcement officials said the attacks were “very sophisticated” and were likely state-sponsored. Other news includes a plan to provide a bank account to every household in India, a cat lending program launched by Russia’s biggest bank to attract prospective home buyers and a new technology that can track your typing behavior and help prevent password theft.

August 28th, 2014

Icy Strategy

The first time I heard of the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) ice bucket challenge was just over a month ago when it popped up on my Facebook feed showing two friends showered in a waterfall of ice cubes.  I have to be honest; at that point the neurodegenerative disease didn’t ring any bells and it took some searching online to discover that it’s also referred to as Lou Gehrig’s disease and also Motor Neurone Disease (MND) – finally a name I had heard of. Creating awareness for any charity is undoubtedly a worthy cause but with ALS being a relatively rare incurable disease, I didn’t expect to log onto Facebook a week later and see friend after friend as well as celebrities and politicians willingly dowsing themselves in icy-cold water.

August 27th, 2014

Virago – Wacky Word Wednesday

Today’s Wacky Word Wednesday is back to talk about heroic women, whose bravery has inspired many people over the generations. Hauled over from TermWiki.com, here’s this week’s word:

Virago

[vuh-RAH-go]

-noun

A bold, impudent, turbulent woman; a female warrior.

August 26th, 2014

What You Didn’t Know about Localization

Simple concepts can sometimes be difficult to grasp. Localization is no exception. The purpose of this guide is to help you better understand what localization is and why using a language service provider (LSP) can make a world of a difference for your business.

August 25th, 2014

6 Secrets for Employee Happiness

Whatever the outlook for the economy, businesses should always be concerned about safeguarding their human capital. To succeed, they need to cultivate an engaged workforce; the happier, the better. Studies show that engaged employees miss less work, perform better, are more supportive of changes, and will help implement those changes. So we’ve compiled a list of 6 tips to help you keep personnel pleased.

 

August 22nd, 2014

In The News: Volvo Eyes China’s Rich, Researches to Develop Car-to-car Communication, Indonesia Poised to Overtake Thai Car Market

Today’s In the News segment is back to keep you informed of latest transportation news from around the world. You’ll read about a new technology that enables cars to communicate with one another, the increasing demand for private jets in Brazil and a growing enthusiasm among auto industry players for the Southeast Asian market.

August 22nd, 2014

Nokia Still Makes Phones

You heard right: Nokia still makes phones. But wait…they’re no longer really Nokia; now they’re Microsoft. Oh, I’m sorry – did I just blow your mind? Well, hopefully you don’t get that excited about tech industry news but, if you do, you probably already know that in April this year, Microsoft bought Nokia’s mobile phone division for $7.2 billion. Now they’re finally coming out with a new phone that may surprise you – not for its incredible new features but rather its distinct lack thereof.