Travel with a Touch of Comfort

by Mike Hunter

It’s always the details when traveling, whether for business or pleasure, that make the difference for comfort. World’s Smallest White Noise Machine This palm-sized noise machine from Sound Oasis helps lull its listener off to a restful sleep — even on an airplane — from a choice of 10 different continuous white noise tones. It has a built-in rechargeable battery that lasts … [More]

Guilt-Free Single-Serve Coffee

by Mike Hunter

Offering coffee lovers a new option for the office break room, startup Steeped, Inc. has launched its revolutionary Steeped Coffee brewing method to serious coffee drinkers across the nation. Brewed similar to tea, Steeped Coffee’s nitro sealed Steeped Bags, along with their guilt-free packaging made using renewable and compostable materials, achieve the unthinkable: freshly … [More]

Take a Spa Time-Out

by RaeAnne Marsh

Sitting at a desk. Clutching a phone. Inundated with information. Weighted by decisions.  Stress and tension often go together, and there’s little that beats a good massage to regain a clear outlook. Local spas have earned high marks for these and other rejuvenative treatments. Aji Spa “Aji” is the Pima word for “sanctuary,” and, with the Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass … [More]

Work Hard, Play Hard

by Jerry Rose

“I can accomplish more in 50 weeks than I can in 52.” —Lee Iacocca, when CEO of Chrysler Corporation Travel is the only thing we can buy that makes us richer. It’s truly a growing experience, giving us new perspective and making us appreciate what we have. Here are samples of three different types of travel tours. Land Tour Best of Italy adds a dash of “issimo” to the … [More]

Mobile Messaging at Work and Play – Beyond Conversation

by Beerud Sheth

Over the last few years, mobile messaging usage has exploded. It now dominates smartphone usage. While consumer communication grew rapidly a few years ago, the more recent and interesting phenomenon is the rise of “messaging as a platform” — a platform for developers and enterprises to engage their customers and build advanced conversational experiences. Messaging and … [More]