Let’s Talk Tips
Tuesday, January 1st 2019 – Volume 4
An Author Donna Jodhan Publication
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This month in Let’s Talk Tips:
1.) Netflix is Testing an Instant Scene-Replay Feature
Did that scene in “Black Panther” or “Stranger Things” wow you so much that you wanted to stop everything and instantly rewatch it? A new feature being tested by Netflix could give viewers the ability to do exactly that.
2.) SMS to RCS. A New Messaging Standard. What it is and why you might want it.
A lot of people have become bored with SMS messaging, and the tech industry is very aware of it. While services such as Apple’s iMessage, Facebook Messenger, and WhatsApp allow you to add photos, GIFs and videos to your messages, they are not universal solutions.
3.) The AI boom is happening all over the world, and it’s accelerating quickly.
The second annual AI Index report pulls together data and expert findings on the field’s progress and acceleration.
4.) The Worst Passwords of 2018. Is yours on this list?
Making it into the Top 25 for bad passwords this year are “donald,” “princess,” and “sunshine.” If you’re guilty of using one of the offending passwords on SplashData’s 100 Top Worst Passwords List of 2018, it’s time to get more creative.
5.) CNET Gives Us The Top Tech Stories of 2018
From Google’s scary Duplex AI to Fortnite mania, this year showed the good, bad and uncomfortable ways that tech is changing our lives.
1.) Arjun Kapoor’s Weight Loss Diet Plan & Workout Routine. Before & After Pics
Bollywood actor Arjun Kapoor’s incredible weight loss story is indeed an inspiration for many people struggling to get fit. Read on to learn his diet plan and workout routine.
2.) How to Lose Belly Fat and Build Muscle Fast. 5 Workout and Diet Secrets Every Man Should Know
Building muscle is tricky in itself, doing that while losing the unwanted belly fat is perhaps, trickier. Here are some things that you need to incorporate in your workout routines to meet your goals.
3.) What is the Fast Metabolism Diet and How Does it Help with Weight Loss?
Essentially, the Fast Metabolism Diet is a 28-day eating plan that aims to speed up your metabolism by consuming specific foods in a certain time, resulting in weight loss. The diet, developed by a celebrity nutritionist and wellness consultant Haylie Pomroy, claims that eating the certain foods at the right time can ‘trick’ your metabolism into speeding up, helping you lose up to up to 20 pounds (9 kilos) in just 28 days.
4.) Why Relaxing is More Important for Weight Loss Than You Think. And How Often You Need to Chill Out
More and more gyms are investing in relaxation areas and luxury saunas, but you can reap the same benefits at home.
5.) 7 Tips for Exactly How to Eat Before and After a Workout
Nutrition pros break down the guidelines for pre and post workout eating, so you can maximize the benefits of your sweat session.
1.) All of Facebook’s Ad Targeting Options in One Infographic
Facebook’s Ad Targeting Options got you dizzy? Well you’re not alone. Check out this awesome infographic for a complete visual represenation of your options, fully categorized and illustrated.
2.) The Verge Gives Us 22 Predictions for Social Media in 2019
What to expect from Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and more.
3.) For the first year ever, Pew Research Study reveals more people now turn to social media for news than actual newspapers.
It’s a sign of the times. Pew also found that other sources of news, including television, radio and news websites still outrank social media. You can take a look at Pew’s data distribution here.
4.) Why businesses are relying on Facebook Groups to build engaged audiences.
At the beginning of 2018, Facebook switched up its algorithm in an attempt to “fix” the News Feed by promoting more posts from family and friends and demoting content from businesses, brands and media. The move actively distanced brands from their followers on the platform by limiting exposure to organic content posted by businesses. At first glance, the only solution for brands was to invest more in their Facebook ad campaigns, but some businesses have found an alternative to connect with their audience by building vibrant Facebook Group communities.
5.) Instagram Strips Out Fake ‘Likes’ Tied to 3rd-Party Apps
1.) Barriers to Working Longer are Coming Down
Whether by choice or necessity, more adults are working past retirement age.
2.) Long Term Care and Nursing Home Information Systems Market Report
The Long Term Care and Nursing Home Information Systems Market Report provides an overview of the Long Term Care and Nursing Home Information Systems Industry, including industry characteristics, manufacturing technology, industry chain analysis and the latest market trends & dynamics.
3.) Hunger Among Senior Citizens is Serious Problem
The period of life known as “the golden years” is often more bleak than bright for a lot of senior citizens in the United States. Nearly 5 million seniors citizens currently deal with hunger in the U.S., according to Feeding America, a nonprofit organization that focuses its efforts on hunger relief.
4.) Perennials, Not Millennials, Will Trigger the Next Wave of Talent Retention Efforts
Headlines in recent years have trumpeted workplace changes demanded by millennials, from nap pods to flexible scheduling to student-loan repayment. But there is another fundamental shift in workforce demographics. Older workers — or “perennials,” as this cohort has sometimes been called — are now the fastest-growing population of workers, with twice as many seniors as teenagers currently employed in the US.
5.) LinkedIn’s 50 Big Ideas for 2019: What to Watch in the Year Ahead
The business leaders, authors, journalists and academics who gave us their 2019 predictions foresee a shaky economy, a troubled world order and continued anxiety — but also a renewed focus on caring for ourselves, for each other and for doing the right thing. Here’s our annual look at the year ahead.
1.) Accessibility at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Japan
Tokyo, Japan is hosting the 2020 Summer Olympics. As usual, the Paralympics will follow. It is expected that forty million people will travel to Japan to watch the Olympics and Paralympics. As a result, Japan is examining accessibility at the 2020 Summer Olympics. While Japan is accessible in some places already, the country will be making improvements between now and 2020.
2.) People With Disabilities Face Significant Barriers in Education System, Commission Finds
Ontario’s education system needs to modernize its approach to supporting disabled students at every age level and do more to eliminate persistent barriers they face in school, the province’s human rights commission said in a statement.
3.) Research Shows 1 in 5 Museums Do Not Provide Online Access Information and are Inadvertently Contributing to a “Disability Engagement Gap”
Museum websites are key tools for providing visitor access information, and the absence of this contributes to the ‘disability engagement gap’; where people with a disability are less likely to be regular or frequent visitors of museums than those who are not disabled.
4.) Equal Access in Air Travel for the Blind. Raising Expectations from the United States Department of Transportation
Air travel and the treatment of blind passengers by the airlines are not new topics for the NFB and in the Braille Monitor. But recent events have the topics squarely on the NFB Agenda as you will read in this article.
5.) What would a truly disabled-accessible city look like?
Most cities are utterly unfriendly to people with disabilities, but with almost one billion estimated to be urban-dwellers by 2050, a few cities are undergoing a remarkable shift.
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