Cincinnati Children’s develops new programs to improve child literacy | Addresses early concerns, provides intervention.

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Funded by the Reading & Literacy Discovery Center, neonatologists, caring for babies in the NICU at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, conducted a study that would identify key risk factors, associated with reading difficulties some children face prior to elementary school. It is their claim that “literacy screening and interventions administered by a pediatrician can effectively help identify potential reading difficulties” and effectively improve early childhood development. The study, conducted between 2018 and 2019, was recently published in the Journal of Pediatrics. According to the study, “high-risk parents were five times more likely to read to their baby at home due to hospital intervention and that reading reduced any anxiety they felt during their child’s stay.” The hospital has since developed a new framework to effectively identify those risks associated with exposure to variables, relating to shared experiences and interventions taken during infancy, economic and environmental factors within the home, and special case scenarios that would depict exceptions to the rule. Through this study, pediatricians would gain a better understanding of how these factors would directly influence a child’s brain, as it continues to be wired, and how early literacy programming would ultimately affect their ability to read, as […]

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Celebrate D.E.A.R. Day 2021 with three new children’s books, written by local authors

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Previously Published to News Break In celebration of Children’s Book Author, Beverly Cleary, April 12th marks National D.E.A.R. Day, otherwise known as “Drop Everything and Read,” encouraging families across the nation to drop everything and read together. According to Reading Rockets, a national public media literacy initiative offering information and resources on how young kids learn to read, why so many struggle, and how caring adults can help, National D.E.A.R. Day is a day “When kids can read and enjoy the books they want, just for the pleasure of reading and with no questions asked!” The day has its roots in reference to Beverly Cleary’s Ramona book series, where Ramona, aged 8, became the campaign spokesperson for the once fictitious “Drop Everything and Read” event. Since then, families have adopted this concept and have marked April 12 as the day they would put aside distractions and spend at least 30 minutes of their day reading together. Needs a Home: Peanuts and Sarah | Susan Johnson Lynch, Painesville Written by a former veterinarian technician and die-hard advocate for pet adoption across the United States, Cleveland Area-native Susan Johnson Lynch releases Needs a Home: Peanuts and Sarah in hopes of highlighting the […]

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Financial Transparency is Key to Any Relationship, Financial Infidelity Being the Ultimate Killer

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Previously Published on News Break Whether running a tight ship or planning for a post-pandemic wedding of the century, couples are, for the most part, always coming up with new ways to manage their money. Despite an imminent fear of catching the coronavirus, a record number of professionals have become hyper-focused on advancing their careers — some on the brink of unemployment while others are possibly even losing their businesses due to shutdown and quarantine. “How did the pandemic change the way couples ‘do money’ together?” This was something Policygenius really wanted to know. The nation’s leading online insurance marketplace conducted a survey by polling more than 1,500 adults across the United States. They examined the ongoing relationship between couples and how they managed their money both before and after the pandemic. Overall, these figures have not changed and remain consistent with previous versions of the Policygenius Couples & Money survey, published in both 2018 and 2019. Surprisingly, only one in three people surveyed (34%) claimed that the pandemic had changed the way that they’ve been managing their wallets. Only 16% of those individuals admitted that they have had to “tighten their belts,” some earning a lower income than they […]

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Tech Leaders Make a Bold Statement, Predicts These Companies Will Undoubtedly Fail in Three Years or Less

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Previously Published to News Break One year into the pandemic and our world is becoming the ultimate ghost town. We’re seeing a massive exodus from the West Coast, businesses closing doors, and workers being laid off in numbers from those that had never been laid off before. Tech says there’s an app for that but so many fail to listen! In an annual Kong survey, more than 400 senior technology decision-makers were polled across a broad range of US and European industries, the general consensus was that if businesses refused to modernize, they’d be next to be featured in the Smithsonian. According to the 2021 Digital Innovation Benchmark report, 51% of tech leaders expect a majority of businesses to go under, or be acquired, by 2024. These leaders went so far as to state that companies lagging in digital innovation may live only three years — and, that’s if they rush to do something now. In fact, nearly 89% of respondents went on to explain that by creating new digital experiences, businesses could easily combat the challenges faced by the pandemic and that these interests should serve as critical to their organization going forward. In 2020, only 75% of respondents […]

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Who relocates during a pandemic? | Robert Half reveals new trends in the Jobs Industry

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Previously Published on News Break In case you haven’t noticed, our economy has been re-opening since the introduction of vaccines. People are traveling again. Others are looking for work. And, hiring managers are back on the scene, recruiting for their latest openings — yet, so much of our regular hiring processes have changed. Last month, one company reported that more than 29% of working professionals would quit their job if not allowed to continue working remotely and that 62% of long-term employees preferred employers that offered work from home opportunities in the future. Most have reported that working from home made them more productive, allowed them to focus on quality and that they were less stressed due to a more meaningful work-life balance, despite a deadly pandemic knocking at their front doors. Robert Half, the World’s first and leading staffing agency, was also busy conducting their own studies, surveying more than 1000 workers, aged 18 and over, on the topic of relocation. More than 1,000 human resources managers were also polled, selected from companies in 28 major cities across the US. The study showed that 51% of employees surveyed would strongly consider relocation should their company offer more long-term opportunities […]

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The Benefits of Onshoring to Small Businesses and How Biden’s Plan is Right on Time

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Previously Published to News Break If you’re a small business owner or contractor, get ready! According to Clutch, a leading source for B2B research, ratings, and reviews, “80% of businesses plan to outsource in 2021, citing the ability to save time, grow their business, and work with other experts across industry.” In fact, taking a number of losses in 2020, many businesses have been forced to rethink operational efficiencies and have been looking for new ways to optimize existing business structures. As entrepreneurs, we see things differently than our colleagues or peers in the workforce. We often make excuses when things don’t go our way, and very often we feel a sense of loyalty to our weakest links. Sometimes, we do this to the detriment of our own wallets, rewarding those that were there with us from the beginning — whether they actually do anything meaningful, or not. In some cases, we feel the need to pay them a salary before we even pay ourselves — even if we wear damn near every hat under the sun and they sit around waiting for our business. Likewise, we tend to exert more energy towards tasks that pay little to nothing, stealing […]

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LG and Google Partner, Bringing Stadia Gaming to OLED | Could outperform Xbox, PS5 in Global Gaming Markets

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PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED ON NEWS BREAK The cost of cable surged in 2020, despite the increase of bodies at home during the pandemic. In fact, a majority of service providers will continue this trend on into 2021, as many have reported that they will increase monthly service plans by 30 a month in some cases. People are cutting chords, and minimalists are downsizing. TV manufacturers are scrambling to think outside of the box. Companies like VIZIO are expanding their platform for sports-dedicated programming. Advertisers are finding a more effective means for getting their messages out. And, LG has been focused on bringing Stadia Cloud Gaming to their webOS Smart TVs in late 2021. Set to offer immersive 5.1 gaming experiences to audiences on lockdown, LG announced a partnership with Google on January 11th that would allow LG to natively support Stadia gameplay via webOS and Google TV, making them the first TV manufacturer to support extensive gameplay exclusively on-screen. Smart TVs running webOS 6.0 and webOS 5.0 will be the first to receive Stadia services later this year. “Supporting Stadia on LG TVs is our commitment to customers that gaming is an increasingly important feature expected by LG TV owners,” said […]

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Independent Artists Find An Ally | Major League Distribution Without Selling Their Souls

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Previously Published via News Break Daring to steal market share from companies, such as TuneCore, RED Music, and The Orchard, Too Lost announced distribution possibilities that could change independent music forever. Providing new opportunities for distribution and marketing, Too Lost introduces opportunities for artists to be heard without overextending themselves, financially, and with little-to-no results. Better yet, through these new opportunities, artists would be able to keep 100% of their creative rights and ownership of master recordings. Not only would artists find distribution with 250 different music stores and streaming services, but they would also gain access to a slew of marketing tools and branding support services. “Too Lost is highly automated and maximizes the use of machine learning technology to power the services we offer and make them incredibly efficient,” added Hirschhorn. “We want to empower independent artists and labels to manage their businesses on their own terms.” A digital music distribution network, based in New York City, Too Lost was founded by a pair of publishing and distribution insiders, who “believed some of the major music organizations were doing a disservice to the independent musicians under their wing.” Through monthly subscription services, Too Lost makes distribution as cheap […]

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What to Look for When Hiring a Production Worker

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Previously Published to News Break When we think about “production,” we should also be thinking about the “product.” Depending on the market, production will be different, as will the requirements for the worker that we choose to work behind the scenes, making sure everything happens as it’s supposed to — with great quality and optimal fortitude. For the most part, the requirements of a production worker will always be the same. However, because we find ourselves working amongst a variety of niche markets, the actual specifications will vary quite a bit. They also vary, based on department, role, and area of expertise. To better understand what we are looking for in a production worker, we must think about: Quality, Turnaround & Output Popularity & Product Demand Equipment & Technologies Budget & Inventory Health & Safety Management Shipping, Packaging & Warehousing Order Processing & Logistics Team & Project Management While these are all concerns we have within the production environment, they can be carried out rather seamlessly with the help of a skilled workforce and solid leadership teams. Of course, nothing would be made possible without excellent communication and the ability to delineate. Production workers should carry a toolbox of soft skills within […]

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Experts say you need a Marketing & Revenue Attribution Strategy in 2021. But, do you?

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Previously Published on News Break Experts say you need a Marketing & Revenue Attribution Strategy. But, do you have one? Let’s take a deep dive into the world of marketing attribution, revenue tracking and where your customers could be getting lost in the sales funnel. “Whoever owns your attribution model owns your budget,” states Lars Hirsch, Principal Product Manager of Sponsored Products at Amazon. What is Marketing Attribution? The Content Marketing Institute defines marketing attribution as “a set of user actions that contribute to a desired outcome, (i.e., a conversion) and assigning a value to each of these events. It helps you to understand which combination of events in which particular order influences people to engage in a desired behavior. It proves your content is working. It helps marketing align with sales, determines your budget, and can improve your content quality.” Per CMI, “Marketing attribution is integral to the success of content marketing because the vast majority of touchpoints (instances where potential customers interact with your brand in some way) happen online. They occur when someone reads your blog post, e-book, or infographic, or watches your video. Marketing attribution models enable content marketers to more accurately understand how their content […]

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