Bring your family closer together, act like a team.

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PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED ON NEWS BREAK As early as Kindergarten, we are taught that families vary in size, shape, and dynamic. As society evolves, this is becoming even more of a reality. What was once thought to be the traditional family, almost no longer exists. For some, family gatherings are becoming a thing of the past. Screens are replacing intimate moments with our loved ones, and we can’t even spare a few moments to call for a chat. Families aren’t always shared by blood. In fact, most people today will find that they are closer to non-relatives than strangers they have known their whole lives. Your best friend becomes your sister, your neighbor your cousin — and, there’s nothing wrong with that. Families are the core of our existence, and while none of them are perfect, we should cherish what we have. Not everyone has a family. Not every family has our backs. Whether big or small, near or far, if you do have a family, you should realize just how lucky you are, and you should allow that blessing to drive you. Don’t make the mistake of taking your loved ones for granted. Don’t let misunderstandings cut the tithes that were so […]

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Welcoming A New Baby – And A New You …Based on your Personality Type!

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PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED TO NEWS BREAK When expecting to have a newborn, we may soon find that our emotions are all over the place. We’re happy. We’re scared. We may have become stressed, or we simply can’t wait — and, ultimately, we know that our lives are surely about to change in ways that we could never have expected. Even if this isn’t our first rodeo, there’s no debating that a newborn affects one’s personality and may even affect the family dynamic in a major way. Not only are we bringing a new life into this world — one we will have to care for, love, teach, feed and clothe — but we are also getting a great opportunity to assess our current state of being and to find personal growth in our own lives, as well. Some of the negative obstacles that may be triggered by the weaknesses of each personality type: Bad Time Management Resistance to the New Environment Distractions & the Inability to Concentrate Detail Overload Intolerance, Rage & Aggression Fear, Stress & Insecurity Overpromising Responsibilities Taking Things Too Seriously Not Taking Things Serious Enough Exhaustion & Depression Wearing One’s Self Too Thin Overanalyzing Situations Worrying Too Much […]

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Could this Smart Mask be a game-changer, as children return to the classroom?

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PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED ON NEWSBREAK Slated to be the “World’s First Nex-Gen Technology Mask,” NFL Hall-of-Famer, Champ Bailey, has teamed up with Modern Radio, Inc. to launch an Indiegogo campaign for the scaled production of a new wearable that could have our kids back in the classroom much sooner than later. Using next-generation technologies, this smart mask would do more than stop airborne particles from infecting the student body. Once adopted, it would monitor the personal air quality and temperature of each student, tracking daily use and compliance across the greater K12 environment. Such data would aid teachers in maintaining a healthy space for our children to learn, as they return to brick-and-mortar classrooms across the country. Winning the 2020 Global Innovation Award at the ATP Cyber Health Tech Conference in August, Modern Radio has been actively working to test and develop the smart mask for optimal integration. The first concern was with safety. They wanted to be sure that the mask would work effectively with no adverse reactions that would otherwise contradict the purpose of being worn. We have heard so many horror stories about how masks worsened — and even created — long-term health conditions for people, who were […]

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3 Inexpensive Tools to Monitor Students, Encourage Productivity at Home

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Previously Published to News Break Already challenged to remain productive, remote workers now face an added responsibility. While most schools have re-opened, parents are still hesitant to send children back. Some schools have already re-closed. Through online learning and enrichment programs, we collaborate with teachers to make the most of each experience. And still, we need to stay active to keep our children on daily target. Engagement isn’t generally the issue but focus almost always is. To stay on target, even the brightest children constantly need nudged. With frequent reminders, even the most difficult child can be pushed to excel. And if you have a child like mine (this girl has a 142 IQ at age 9) — you need to stay on them, to keep them off YouTube and to just get their work done. In fact, while at home, how many times a day are they told to get back to their seats — to stop visiting other sites and to finish mandatory schoolwork? How many times have you caught them playing a game — or worse yet — using the fact that their teacher has them play “educational” games — as a means to get out of […]

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Could reinventing family fun serve as a lifeline in Chuck E. Cheese’s current bankruptcy case?

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PUBLISHED ON MEDIUM Home. Where a kid can be a kid. Growing up, a kid was a kid when climbing through plastic tubes, jumping into a lagoon of colorful balls, happily watching animatronics malfunction, eating pizza, and — of course — exchanging our hard-earned tickets for spider rings and bubble gum wristwatches. Over the years, our favorite birthday venue would transform before our very eyes, serving a newer generation and doing away with our bless-ed jungle gyms — all while adding touch screens into the mix. And, then… COVID struck. Amidst national shutdowns and closures, Chuck E. Cheese would go on to see its greatest transformation, yet. Concerned that virus would linger on the surfaces of old tickets and gaming devices, the company decided to go contactless and instead target families at home, while relinquishing the torch to good old Pasqually through the launch of a secondary pizza and wings business. Although many locations would remain open, capacity would be limited throughout the pandemic. Overhead remained. And now, the entire franchise is facing bankruptcy. Protecting customers at the pinnacle of the pandemic Initially, most Chuck E. Cheese locations remained open but shortened their business hours to abide by local laws […]

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How newborns change your DISC personality

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READ THE FULL ARTICLE ON DISCINSIGHTS BY PEOPLEKEYS Fall has finally arrived – and so have those babies we’ve had our watchful eyes on all year! There may not have been a baby boom, but it sure did feel like there was. Didn’t it? Your sister had a baby. Your neighbor had a baby. Your co-worker had a baby… even you and your wife had a baby! And diapers aren’t the only things about to change. Our personalities change through life experiences, and like our newborn family members, we tend to look at the world totally different. Things we thought were once important just seem to be trivial anymore. If you’re a “D” personality… You may find yourself wanting to control everything. You feel you are that baby’s lifeline and he depends on you, so it’s no wonder you wouldn’t trust anyone else to make decisions on his – or your – behalf. You want everything to be right and to keep your little treasure happy, safe and protected. You’ll also be impatient. Your baby may show early signs of advancement, and you’ll want to run with it. You will expect more from your baby from the beginning. You’ll want […]

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Augmented Reality | Bringing interactive reading & learning tools to young explorers in real-time

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PUBLISHED ON MEDIUM If you grew up watching Nick Jr., you already know how much of an impact interactive television shows, such as Blue’s Clues, can have on a young mind. Our children feel as if the characters on the show are actually their friends, and they quickly embrace the second-person experience, as a means for early-learning education. They become like sponges — easily engaged and encouraged by conversation. Intrigued by curiosity, they thirst for exploration. And while they quickly absorb the material and storylines presented before them, there is a huge divide between reality and storytelling that continues to leave a void out in the open. Augmented reality is changing all of that, allowing our children to thrive at levels we have never seen before. Our children learn in different ways, and yet reading is a major part of who we become as students, educators, and professionals in our fields. We learn visually, we learn through auditorial experiences and we learn through pure immersion, completely saturated in the overall experience. One company making a difference. Within, a Los Angeles-based tech company, has been taking advantage of this ideal, creating exciting new platforms and highly interactive experiences in augmented, mixed […]

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Wearables for Good Improves the Lives of Children

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PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED TO TMC NET’S WEARABLE TECH Child-friendly “Wearables for Good” is what UNICEF, ARM  and frog are calling both Khushi Baby and SoaPen, winners of the 2015 Wearables for Good Challenge. Each team, led by joint collaborative Indian-US teams, will have their designs come to life through manufacture, mentorship and a $15,000 prize. Earlier this month, winners were named for the May 2015 launch of The Wearables for Good competition. Sparked by the release of the UNICEF Kid Power Band, three superpowers in technology have teamed up to continue creating wearables for children. The world’s first WEARABLES-FOR-GOOD presents a mission to keep children active through adventure and physical activity, as they collect points to unlock therapeutic food packets to be delivered to severely malnourished children around the world. Adoption of this technology has inspired a trend in wearable innovation. A challenge that quickly drew over 2,000 registrants from over 65 countries around the world is now considered one of the “World’s most inclusive technology and designs challenges,” focusing on wearables and what they can do to make our planet a better place. Enter Khushi Baby, a wearable necklace that stores immunization records for the last two years of a […]

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The First ‘Smart’ Teddy Hits the Markets

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Previously Published to TalentZoo’s Digital Pivot Ted…Snuggles…Teddy Ruxpin…The Care Bears. We all fell in love with these popular teddies because they had minds of their own, they spoke to us, and they “wanted to be our friend.” While Ted’s fictional role in two movies allowed him to completely speak his mind and interact with humans as Snuggles did in laundry commercials, most of our other furry friends were one-way speakers and nothing more than a novelty. We could tell our teddies all the secrets in the world, and they would never tell. They had no other function aside from a pull string or the flip of a cassette tape. After a while, the novelty wore off. Enter “My Smart Teddy Bear.” ​Hutoma, a manufacturer of smart toys, gives a “portable brain to everyday objects” and announced yesterday, October 8, that it is changing the one-way conversation and launching a Kickstarter campaign aimed at releasing its Smart Teddy Bear — the “first toy powered by deep learning neural networks that can be programmed by parents using simple text files containing sample conversations.” Basically, Hutoma is giving life through artificial intelligence in making our next-generation pals a little more realistic. Due to the sensitive […]

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Educational App encourages “Social” with contests in promoting Math to our youth!

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PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED ON EXAMINER Whether your child attends a public school or is being homeschooled by you, there is no denying that educational yet interactive learning materials are top priority in giving your child the skills they need to succeed in the real world. The younger the children are, the more we seek to excite their core with educational games directed towards their age group. One company is working to supply this demand in a host of games under release that encourages innovation and the elements of Mathematical function. In 2013, Sproglit tested the waters with the launch and release of their first educational math game. This game was launched as a Beta iPad App and found its way into a number of schools in California, Utah and New York. This game was dubbed “Kyle Counts” and has found success through Beta users. The matrix that Kyle Counts was built on is being called “Math Arrow” and is now announcing a contest encouraging teachers and parents, who homeschool their children, to enter for a chance to win $1,000. Runners up will win prizes provided by Sproglit in gratitude for their participation. The contest is fairly easy to execute. Sproglit asks […]

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