Taxation is a guarantee of common welfare. This part of our bills comes to building infrastructure and providing social benefits. However, taxes often collide with our own financial interests. While individuals rarely suffer from extra taxes, business owners are expected to give a generous part of their income to the federal budget. Even small businesses are obliged to pay a pack of taxes, which prevents companies from expanding and creating new workplaces. According to the Affordable Care Act, companies with more than 50 employees have to provide health care insurance to their workers. Avoidance will drag penalty so that
The aim of every business is to make money. Creativity, on the other hand, is rarely associated with profit. Creative people either struggle to earn for living with their craft or, on the contrary, reach an unprecedented success. Nevertheless, creative marketing remains the way to go in the business environment. With the rise of the internet and technological growth, old ways of advertising became outdated. Entrepreneurs have to create unique content and adopt innovative practices to outrun competitors. Serious brands became playful and inventive in their advertising to keep their profit at the top level. Marketing is all about
All successful businesses did not emerge profitable right away. They all have been startups once, and their founders worked hard to make their ideas bring money. It is true that almost everyone can launch a company, but the statistics says that only 12% of first-time entrepreneurs succeed. Some of them get lucky while the others acquire some experience before starting their own brand. Still, there are a few recommendations for those beginners who want to push their business to success. Starting a business, it is most important to realize why this startup is so essential. Most successful entrepreneurs have
Cloud technology is more than a storage, and each of us probably uses the cloud more often than they realize. Web mail, social networks, online transactions, gaming, and video streaming all involve cloud computing. Data and applications are stored on remote servers, which allows doing all these activities online. Accessing these servers via the Internet is much faster and more convenient than downloading gigabytes of information to personal computers. Businesses like cloud storage for its accessibility and security. An entirely unbreakable system does not exist, but owners of cloud services do their best to earn credibility. Encryption, backups, and
Technology has already made a considerable impact on our everyday life. We actually cannot take a step without a couple of devices in our pocket. Someone says we are overly dependent on cell-phones, laptops, and plenty of smart devices. Indeed, we cannot turn back to the life where TV and radio have been the latest technology. On the other hand, the progress did not happen by itself. We have created all these digital devices aiming to simplify our daily routine. No one has impacted technological development more than ourselves. Development of the latest technology is always associated with engineers
Predicting future is often a losing game. We cannot precisely anticipate the weather forecast for tomorrow, and discussing the future of technology sounds like science fiction. Nevertheless, 2030 is almost 10 years ahead, and we can say for sure that nothing dramatic will happen in such a short period. We will hardly set colonies on Mars and print human organs with 3D printers that fast. However, some of the recent innovations will certainly change our lives in the following decade. Self-driving vehicles and smart machines are already here. Drone delivery is a highly-appreciated invention that will improve the quality
A gluten-free diet is a must for people with coeliac disease. Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley, rye, and oats. It restricts dietary habits of people with gluten intolerance. To address this issue, supermarkets filled their shelves with plenty of gluten-free products. In fact, gluten-free became synonymous with healthy. In fact, biscuits and bread without gluten are very healthy to those with the coeliac disease. Technically, they are the only option for people with the gluten intolerance. The benefits for people who can tolerate gluten, however, remain insufficient. The research conducted at the George Institute for Global
Current evolution in drugs and health care allowed people to live much longer. Living to 70 or 75 is nothing extraordinary these days, and even more people manage to celebrate their 100th birthday. There is no single key to longevity, however. Long-livers usually have other people who lived a long life in their family. They also stick to a certain lifestyle, like exercise or work during retirement. Long-livers always take activities, physical, mental, or both. It does not mean that they work hard to keep fit. They just get more social and involved in their community than passive aged people.
Coronary disease is still a major killer of people on the wrong side of 60. Some of them have a family history of cardiovascular conditions, while the others have earned a stroke through life. It is rather easy to look through one’s family history searching for warning signs. It is much more challenging to notice how our own body changes under the influence of outer factors. Living with heart disease requires stillness of nerves and prominent self-discipline from patients. Whatever caused the change in heart function the point is to maintain a stable blood pressure and control one’s cholesterol.
In many countries, polio is a distant memory. Thank to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, the incidents of disease reduced by 99% worldwide. The program provided live oral polio vaccines on the global scale. Combined with a strong political advocacy and mass mobilization, simple measures wiped polio away from most affected countries. Only marginalized rural communities preserved the virus so far. Today only Afghanistan, India, Nigeria, and Pakistan remain polio-endemic. Low political advocacy, poor community participation, and vaccine failure are responsible for the inability to eradicate polio in these areas. Social awareness and consciousness are essential to establish herd