Northern New Jersey-based content marketing writer, editor and journalist penning business, tech, health, and education content along with the occasional humor piece.
Getting a premium domain name is important. Here’s how to do it right
What’s in a name? When it comes to domain names, the answer is a lot. A great domain name can have a major impact on a company’s bottom line, and most successful, prominent businesses today have a quality domain.
Getting a premium domain name, however, may prove a challenge if a business’s wish list includes domain names registered to someone else.
Why a confident job applicant isn’t necessarily the right hire
Imagine you’re hiring for a key role at your company and your decision comes down to two top candidates. Their qualifications are largely similar, but their demeanors are not.
Queen Bee Syndrome, Dethroned
A study by the Credit Suisse Research Institute suggests that there aren't as many Queen Bees as conventional wisdom might suggest. Female executives, it seems, are actually more likely to promote women who work under them than their male counterparts are.
How schools are failing working parents — and how some are helping
Despite the fact that most American households don’t have a stay-at-home parent — a situation that has existed for decades — and employers fall short of providing much-needed flexibility, many schools continue to function as if the opposite is true.
When Paper Paralyzed Wall Street: Remembering the 1960s Paperwork Crisis
In the late 1960s, an unusual crisis struck Wall Street. The foe? Paper.
Daily trading volume on the New York Stock Exchange was soaring to new heights, with the average number of shares changing hands more than doubling in just three years. But in this era before automated systems and processing, the Street soon became overwhelmed.
With Smart Internal Comms, Leaks Won’t Sink Your Brand
You can’t go a week without some sort of corporate internal communications leaking to the outside world: Emails get forwarded, Slack messages get screenshot, even conference calls get recorded. If they include something controversial or juicy, those communications will spread like wildfire sustained by an unforgiving news cycle.
In today’s digital landscape, every ...
The Courage of Adidas’ Sarah Camhi
The day before Adidas finally ended its partnership with Ye, Sarah Camhi did something very brave: A director of trade marketing with Adidas, she posted to LinkedIn, admonishing her employer for failing “to denounce hate speech, the perpetuation of dangerous stereotypes and blatant racism by one of our top brand partners.”
“As a member of the Jewish community,” she wrote, “I can no longer stay silent on behalf of the brand that employs me. Not saying anything, is saying everything.”
Stock voting rights aren't as simple as they appear
The financial world of investing is filled with mathematical complexity, from the quantitative analysis behind certain trading strategies to the calculus used to determine the pricing of derivatives. But investors in most publicly-traded companies can rely on one rather simple ratio: 1 to 1.
That’s the ratio that describes the voting structure at most companies: one share to one vote.
An investor who owns one share may cast one vote, an investor who owns 10 shar...
5 ways to stay happy and healthy on social media
For months, whenever Sara Thermer scrolled through friends' happy photos on Snapchat, she couldn't help but feel upset. "You'd just see people hanging out together and you’d think, 'Why am I not hanging out with anybody?'" she says.
Darcy DiModugno, an active Twitter user, also found she felt bothered when she perused her feed, which was often filled with biting comments and mean remarks. Though no one directed the hostility toward her, she felt overwhelmed by the drama. "All the negativity w...
A guide to Halloween on Wall Street
It’s that time of year to celebrate all things spooky, as Halloween lovers share ghost stories, tour haunted homes and don frightful costumes. But on Wall Street, spooky talk isn’t confined to October. Traders and bankers often employ a number of eerie terms throughout the year. Read on to learn a few…if you dare!
Dead Cat Bounce: When a black cat crosses your path, it might mean bad luck. But when a dead cat bounce is before you, it might mean something good...
Building a bond: 7 things teachers wish parents knew
After 23 years in the classroom, Marjorie Soffer still enjoys being a teacher. “You go into it because you love kids. You love helping them and seeing that lightbulb go on,” says the sixth-grade educator from Boynton Beach, FL.
Working with parents, however, can sometimes be more challenging. Marjorie says that over the years, she’s noticed a shift in parents’ attitudes toward teachers. “It went from us working together to the teacher versus the parents or the teacher versus the kid,” she say...
Here's 4 reasons US home-ownership rates are so low
U.S. home ownership has been languishing near its lowest level in about half a century after hitting a peak just before the financial crisis. And while there are few signs of an imminent rebound, it isn’t for lack of a desire to buy homes.
In the last quarter of 2004, before the housing bubble popped and the Great Recession reared its head, 69.2 percent of American homes were owner-occupied. But for roughly the last year, the homeownership rate has failed to crack 64 pe...
5 things you should know about analyst reports
When it comes to researching whether or not you should invest in a publicly-traded company, you have an array of resources at your disposal.
You can review any U.S.-listed public company’s regulatory filings, which are available through the Securities and Exchange Commission’s EDGAR database, follow media coverage of any company of interest, seek the advice of a broker or investm...
Here's what you need to know about the new CEO pay rule
Wondering about executive compensation at the companies you’re invested in? You can sate your curiosity by checking company proxy statements.
Federal law requires that publicly-traded companies provide “clear, concise and understandable disclosure” about the compensation of top brass, and proxy statements—the documents a company files in advance of its annual shareholder meeting—are one place...
How to tell whether a prospective employer is actually ‘family-friendly’
Sometimes the quest for work-life balance can lead parents to change jobs. Those who believe they’re moving to a more family-friendly company or industry may face a rude awakening, though, when hiring managers don’t keep their promises, or when personnel changes transform a once laid-back department into a high-pressure environment.