Take a Fresh Breath 

by RaeAnne Marsh

Indoor air quality has taken on greater import in this COVID era. While they are not a replacement for air filtration systems, plants are more than an aesthetic reprieve for our eyes. Since NASA began researching ways to improve air quality for astronauts in closed environments in space, we’ve learned they can counter some of the toxins our made environment surrounds us with — … [More]

Appreciation by Cookie

by Mike Hunter

Businesses looking to express appreciation to a client or to reward an employee may find a suitable gift at Crumbl Cookies. Now known for cookies in a range of flavors that puts Baskin-Robbins Ice Cream’s famous “31 flavors” to shame, Crumbl offers more than 120 special ones that rotate weekly in addition to its standard bearers: chilled sugar cookies and the milk chocolate … [More]

Face Masks: Do You Nose How to Wear Them?

by RaeAnne Marsh

Face masks are the must-have fashion accessory of our time. They make a statement as to the wearer’s favorite sports team, social awareness, or simply patterns and color. But their main purpose is to protect us from airborne droplets that we expel when we breathe or talk that might contain disease molecules — notably, COVID-19. There are varying degrees of effectiveness, … [More]

Hand Sanitizer in a Wristband 

by Mike hunter

Fashionable and refillable, these revolutionary wristbands are effective at allowing people to safely access hand sanitizer anywhere. Made of ultra-light silicone in a wide variety of colors, the wristband has a built-in dispenser, making it easy to fill with the user’s choice of sanitizer. The CDC recommends consumers use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least … [More]

Standing Out with a Personal Touch

by Rick Elmore

Business leaders have seen lead-generating and relationship-building opportunities like networking events and coffee meetups evaporate amidst the coronavirus pandemic. But businesses can navigate the “new reality” of normal business operations while mitigating the spread of the coronavirus with help from automated handwritten letter technology.  Handwritten letters, being … [More]

Gifts Employees Would Actually Love to Receive

by Lindsay Jorgenson

It’s that time of year when business managers need to start thinking about ways to show employees their appreciation, and that often means gifts. So, are there gifts out there that employees want more than others? The answer is yes, and here are some of this year’s top contenders. Rawlogy Let’s face it, most jobs can be stressful and employers know that. This year, think … [More]

Wellness: Remote and Virtual

by Mike Hunter

As the current environment has made the importance of workplace wellness programs more paramount than ever, global wellness brand ZEEL offers its comprehensive suite of services – from yoga to massage – virtually. Through its ZEEL@Work platform, ZEEL offers these services virtually and live, all with newly enhanced health and safety protocols through its newly introduced ZEEL … [More]

Touchless Innovations for the Office

by RaeAnne Marsh

The workplace is rife with high-touch surfaces and common-use items — all potentially suspect since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. One way to mitigate concern is to eliminate the “touch” aspect as much as possible.  The ubiquitous smartphone offers one solution, as a spokesperson for Bevi points out there are vending machines and elevators that can be activated through … [More]

Business Swag with a ‘Stay Healthy’ Message

by Leo Friedman

The days of welcoming employees to the office with T-shirts, mugs and other swag may be over. In a sign of the new normal as businesses begin to reopen while the country continues to grapple with the pandemic, COVID-style “back-to-work kits” are enabling companies to bring their teams back into the fold with items like face masks, gloves, hand sanitizer and antimicrobial … [More]

A New Uniform for the Nation’s (Female) Telecommuting Workforce

by Mike Hunter

A best practice for work-from-home workers is transitioning from “domestic mode” to “work mode,” a meaningful psychological shift that requires changing out of sweats or PJs into something that signals time to go to work. Online retailer Betabrand recently launched WFH Pants in more than 50 colors and styles. They’re tailor-made for the worker who wants to transition from … [More]

Security Solutions for a Smart Business Environment

by Travis Hill

Peace of mind — it’s what all business owners want when it comes to data and physical plant security. Yet, threats against a company’s network from malware, ransomware, phishing, botnet infections and real intruders are omnipresent. To keep up, many businesses are augmenting their IT teams with cloud-based internet security services that block access to known malicious domains, … [More]

Plants at Work

by Kevin Erdmann

Plants need jobs, too! A few plants can make the workplace a lot friendlier, both easing the eyes and helping people to breathe easier. When planning for an office plant, it’s important to take a couple factors into account, such as light and watering. Plants are happiest where they can get light, such as in front of — not to one side of — a window, under a skylight or under a … [More]

Yes, Manners Matter

by Sharon Schweitzer, J.D.

Knowing how to comport oneself is unarguably a positive asset; one’s demeanor over a dining table is as significant as over the boardroom table. Business meals are more than just talking shop or sealing a deal. One can be the best in one’s field or tops in one’s company, but if one messes up the business meal, no one is going to be impressed. Employing the following business … [More]

Probiotic Indoor Purification System

by Mike Hunter

BetterAir is the first purification system of its kind to use probiotics to purify the air in a home or workspace. The products diffuse patented Enviromental Probiotics (Enviro-botics) into any indoor space, purifying the air and surfaces and even penetrating hard-to-reach areas such as carpets, mattresses, ductwork and computer keyboards. BetterAir's patented Environmental … [More]

Stay Fit while Traveling

by Cat Kom

Sticking to a normal workout routine while traveling can be challenging. Studio SWEAT OnDemand allows travelers to stream online workouts like yoga and Spinning classes from the comfort of their hotel. Other tips: Pack the right stuff. Planning workouts away begins at home. Packing the right stuff for a trip will make life much easier while traveling. Start with attire: … [More]

Travel Anxiety?

by Mike Hunter

Air travel is common, so it might surprise some to learn that flight anxiety is a phenomenon many people suffer from. Products sold on Patti + Ricky, an e-commerce site featuring designers who make fashion and accessories for the disability community, can help relieve that or other anxiety-related issues for people who, during an important meeting, don’t want to be perceived as … [More]

Hit the Road, and Charge!

by RaeAnne Marsh

TIncreasing numbers of electric vehicles are on the road, and a not uncommon sight in parking lots now are stalls with electric charging stations. One of the earliest to mainstream electric cars as a prestige ride is Tesla, and its drivers have a lot of charging solutions. In addition to being able to use nearly all public charging stations — EVgo, ChargePoint, etc. — with … [More]

Ridesharing Apps and Safety

by Krav Maga Worldwide

Ridesharing apps quickly became an asset for around-town traveling. Here are some safety tips to make them a stronger and safer asset; this is knowledge that can help prevent an unwanted, even dangerous, situation. Double check and then check again. Ride-sharing services provide the driver’s first name, photo, license plate number, picture of the vehicle and their driver’s … [More]

Safety Tips for Ridesharing App Users

by Mike Hunter

Ridesharing apps quickly became an asset for around-town traveling. Here are some safety tips to make them a stronger and safer asset; this is knowledge that can help prevent an unwanted, even dangerous, situation. Double check and then check again. Ride-sharing services provide the driver’s first name, photo, license plate number, picture of the vehicle and their driver’s … [More]

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]

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