Archives for May 2010

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5/31/2010

Save Gas with a Virtual Office Space

From Seattle to Los Angeles to Philadelphia and beyond, gas prices are down across the nation. And in some places gas prices are still dropping. So says the AAA.

The national average price for gas is $2.72 a gallon for regular fuel. That’s down about 16 cents a gallon from just a month ago, but not quite as low as the $2.51 from this time last year.

This is good news if you are planning to drive somewhere for your summer vacatio...

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5/28/2010

Virtual Offices Could Mitigate Extremely Active 2010 Hurricane Season

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) is expecting an “active to extremely active” hurricane season for the Atlantic Basin this year.

The six-month hurricane season begins June 1. NOAA is predicting a 70 percent possibility of between 14 to 23 named storms, between eight and 14 hurricanes, and between three and seven major hurricanes. NOAA classifies major hurricanes as those that fall into Category 3, 4 and 5 with wind...

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5/27/2010

What Do Smoking Babies and Virtual Offices Have in Common?

Have you a seen the video of the two-year-old Ardi Rizai who spokes two packs of cigarettes a day? This really disturbed me. (Scroll down to see it below if you haven't already.)

Contrast that with the headline of Barbara Izzraelli, 49, who just won $8 million in a smoking suit against RJ Reynolds. She blamed the tobacco company for her larynx cancer. If that’s not enough, there’s the new gene study that reveals the heavy tool of smoking...

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5/26/2010

Miami Herald Columnist Chronicles Rise of Telecommuting

Telecommuting is on the rise. So says an article in the Miami Herald this morning. Let’s read a excerpt from the article by Cindy Krischer Goodman:

“When you can read your e-mail at the beach, hold a videoconference in your dining room and chat with a co-worker from a doctor's waiting room, is there finally a new definition of “the office''? The numbers say yes.

“Teleworking -- working remotely at least one day a week -...

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5/25/2010

Should Pregnant Women Use Virtual Office Space?

Pregnant women that get the swine flu are at high risk of serious complications—both for themselves and their unborn baby. So says a study that appears in the Archives of Internal Medicine this week.

"Little data are available regarding fetal outcomes and mortality rates among H1N1-infected mothers," the researchers wrote. "Of the 18 patients in this series, one had a spontaneous abortion and one died postnatally from complicati...

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