J.J. Watt shows how Hurricane Harvey donations are making an impact, but there’s so much more to do

September 13, 2018

Work continues in Houston, but Watt’s impact has been immense. J.J. Watt started a movement in 2017 in the wake of Hurricane Harvey when a $200,000 crowdfunding effort started by the Texans’ All-Pro led over 200,000 people donating over $37 million to take his efforts up to $41.6 million in donations from around the world. Now, a year after the money was put to work Watt is showing what those…

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The essential scan: Top findings in health policy research

September 4, 2018

By Abigail Durak, Stephanie Hedt, Will Palmisano, Paul Ginsburg What’s the latest in health policy research? The Essential Scan, produced by the USC-Brookings Schaeffer Initiative for Health Policy, aims to help keep you informed on the latest research and what it means for policymakers. If you’d like to receive the biweekly Essential Scan by email, you can sign up here. Opioid Prescribing Decreases After Clinician Learns of a Patient’s Fatal Overdose Study…

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Why Brands Should Focus on Post-Acquisition to Increase Customer LTV

August 24, 2018

Swrve has spoken to many different companies all over the world, and one thing we’ve noticed, that has become somewhat of a theme and an infinite source of frustration, is a disconnect between teams; user acquisition on one side, and engagement, loyalty and CRM teams (or post-acquisition) on the other. This blog examines what that disconnect is, why it happens, why it is a problem, and what can potentially be…

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How The GDPR Is Changing Document Storage

August 15, 2018

  In May 2018, the GDPR came into force. This is a regulation set down by the EU that oversees the way that companies use the data of citizens of EU. In practice, it has meant that almost every business across the UK has had to make changes to that way it stores data and documents containing personal information. Also read: GDPR In The Workplace And How To Implement It If…

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Can An Heiress Be Self-Made? Paris Hilton Thinks So

August 14, 2018

Welcome to Refinery29’s weeklong exploration of women and greed in an era of enormous wealth inequality. Where does need end and greed begin? Read on. Last month, Paris Hilton found herself in a familiar position, standing in front of a crowd of goading paparazzi decked out in bejeweled sunglasses and a shiny silver mini dress. But the conversation they were having was certainly not familiar to those who may think…

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The Staffing Show, Episode 2: AMN President Ralph Henderson

July 23, 2018

In this episode of The Staffing Show, Caitlin Delohery, the Editor in Chief of Staffing Hub, interviews Ralph Henderson, the President of Staffing and Professional Services for AMN Healthcare, about creating a people-driven culture as you scale, adopting the tech that helps recruiters thrive, and making Fortune’s 100 Fastest-Growing Companies list. This interview took place at SIA’s 2018 Executive Forum — please excuse the background noise. It’s just the sound of the…

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Here’s how clowns became so terrifying in modern American culture

July 16, 2018

Brooke Palmer/Warner Bros. Clowns weren’t always the terrifying subjects of many horror movies, but the American idea of clowns as happy is not historically true either. They were complicated and often subversive figures, tracing back to the theatrical characters of 16th century Italy.  Well into the 20th century, clowns weren’t evil or terrifying, but they weren’t simply good or happy either. Bozo the Clown and Ronald McDonald appeared on TV in the 50s and 60s,…

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Parents of Thai boys rescued from a cave are finally able to visit their sons — but they need to wear hazmat suits

July 14, 2018

Linh Pham/Getty Parents of the 12 members of the Thai soccer team who survived a grueling 17-day ordeal inside a cave are finally being allowed to see their children. Doctors said the parents of the first eight boys who were rescued will be allowed to visit their sons’ bedsides while they remain quarantined. This means that parents must wear hazmat suits and keep a 6.5-foot (2 meter) distance. Doctors said the 12 boys…

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People are fleeing San Francisco’s housing market for sunny SoCal — here are 10 ways they compare according to people who have lived in both

July 10, 2018

Shutterstock People are getting more and more fed up with San Francisco’s crazy-high housing prices. The city’s always tight housing market has only gotten even more competitive as people migrate across the globe to land jobs in the growing and high-paying tech industry. A recent survey conducted by public-relations firm Edelman revealed that about half of residents in the Bay Area found the cost of living so insane, they have…

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Princess Charlotte waving goodbye to Prince Charles and Camilla as they leave in his helicopter is just further proof that she’s the most adorable royal

July 9, 2018

Chris Jackson/Getty Images Once again, Princess Charlotte is proving that she has the perfect princess wave. Footage shows the three-year-old royal waving goodbye to her grandfather Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, as they prepare to board a helicopter. Princess Charlotte is known for her precious waving skills, which continue to steal the show at official royal engagements.  Princess Charlotte’s a total pro at waving, and it…

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