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How to Prepare for Leadership in Healthcare
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How to Prepare for Leadership in Healthcare

Healthcare is a massive sector and it requires great, passionate leaders at all levels. Healthcare leaders can manage a small team, a department, or even the entire hospital. They work in all areas of healthcare, from hospitals and clinics to research companies and pharmaceutical businesses. It doesn’t matter where you work, either. Your job as a leader in healthcare will always impact the quality of care that patients receive and also the job satisfaction of your staff. With burnout on the rise and an increase in challenges, there has never been a more pressing need for talented, passionate healthcare leaders. There is always room to improve and many ways to prepare for a role in leadership. By focusing on healthcare in particular and by also working to develop a great set of soft skill...
Nine New Low-Interest Loans Awarded to Support Business Expansion, Job Creation in Seven Pennsylvania Counties
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Nine New Low-Interest Loans Awarded to Support Business Expansion, Job Creation in Seven Pennsylvania Counties

Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of nine new low-interest loans through the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) to support business growth in Beaver, Berks, Bucks, Dauphin, Erie, Fayette, and Lancaster counties that will help create and retain more than 375 total jobs. “The PIDA loans approved today provide the support needed for these nine businesses to expand and succeed,” said Gov. Wolf. “Through the acquisition of new property, the expansion of existing buildings, and the purchase of new equipment, this funding ensures these businesses can grow their operations right here in Pennsylvania.” To date in 2022, PIDA has approved $8,845,000 in low-interest loans that have resulted in $16,170,748 in private investmen...
Elon Musk sells $4 billion in Tesla stock, probably to help finance his Twitter deal
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Elon Musk sells $4 billion in Tesla stock, probably to help finance his Twitter deal

Detroit — Elon Musk has sold 4.4 million shares of Tesla stock worth roughly $4 billion, most likely to help fund his purchase of Twitter.Musk reported the sale in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday. The shares were sold over the past few days, at prices ranging from $872.02 to $999.13. The world's richest man, who is the CEO of Tesla, tweeted that he doesn't plan any further sales of the company's shares. He still owns just over 168 million shares in the electric carmaker, via a trust, Agence France-Presse points out. Most of the sales took place on Tuesday, when Tesla shares closed down 12%, a huge single-day drop. Analysts said Tesla investors fear Musk will be distracted by Twitter and less engaged in running the ele...
Netflix canceling shows amid rare subscriber slump
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Netflix canceling shows amid rare subscriber slump

Netflix's shrinking subscriber base and stock price are a reckoning for the company, raising questions about its growth prospects in the increasingly competitive streaming business."At almost every single impasse they have faced before, the company found a way to safely maneuver before hitting the wall," MoffettNathanson Research analysts said in a report. "However, this time it feels different as the first quarter 2022 earnings release, investor letter and video interview portrayed a company that was more surprised by things and less clear than ever about the path forward."  In response, Netflix is already moving to cut costs by pulling the plug on a number of shows. The latest casualty is an animated series created by Meghan Markle, known by its working title "Pearl," that was on...
Walmart touts activewear line with Michelle Smith and Stacey Griffith
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Walmart touts activewear line with Michelle Smith and Stacey Griffith

Fashion designer Michelle Smith and SoulCycle instructor Stacey Griffith are teaming up with Walmart on an activewear and swim line, the retailing giant announced on Friday. The Love & Sports brand is available on the company's ecommerce site and is starting to roll out to 1,500 Walmart stores, the company said in a news release. The initial offerings feature 121 women's items, including running shorts, sweatshirts, sports bras and swimsuits, priced between $12 and $42.Smith co-founded the Milly apparel brand and designed the dress worn by Michelle Obama in her Smithsonian portrait. Griffith, meantime, has a devoted following as an indoor cycling instructor. The couple met at a SoulCycle class.  Love & Sports - Stacey Griffith and Michelle Smith ...
Tennis great Boris Becker sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison for bankruptcy offenses
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Tennis great Boris Becker sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison for bankruptcy offenses

Tennis great Boris Becker was sentenced on Friday to 2 1/2 years in prison for illicitly transferring large amounts of money and hiding assets after he was declared bankrupt.The three-time Wimbledon champion was convicted earlier this month on four charges under the Insolvency Act and had faced a maximum sentence of seven years in prison.Judge Deborah Taylor announced the sentence after hearing arguments from both the prosecutor and Becker's attorney. The 54-year-old German was found to have transferred hundreds of thousands of pounds (dollars) after his June 2017 bankruptcy from his business account to other accounts, including those of his ex-wife Barbara and estranged wife Sharlely "Lilly" Becker.Becker was also convicted of failing to declare a pro...
Freelance Marketplace Reviews
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Freelance Marketplace Reviews

Interested in getting paid to write? If so, UJober is the right freelance marketplace for you. Webmasters and freelance writers find it particularly beneficial to start and grow their businesses here. It offers many opportunities for freelance writers to branch out into new niches and can easily close down their current career if they do not like what they do. The platform offers more than 200,000 freelance jobs every month ranging from writing, editing, and website development to graphic design and photography. Upwork If you are looking for a flexible and affordable way to supplement your income, the UJober freelance marketplace may be the answer. This freelance marketplace caters to IT contractors, but it also offers several positions for writers and other creative profe...
How to Create a Positive Office Culture
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How to Create a Positive Office Culture

What is the best way to create a positive office culture? It can be difficult to define, but what does a healthy office culture look like? Here are some tips to make your office environment as pleasant as possible. Toxic workplaces may be more difficult to manage, but you can start by determining whether your workplace is toxic or healthy. Keeping employees happy will help improve the quality of work you produce, and your bottom line. But how can you create a good culture without putting too much time and money into your office? Positive company culture When a company fosters a positive work culture, it fosters high standards and a commitment to the common good. The values and assumptions of the company drive key business practices, behaviors, and strategic direction. Positive compa...
Telfar Clemens is creating his own fashion playbook
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Telfar Clemens is creating his own fashion playbook

New York — Telfar Clemens is creating his own fashion playbook and it's catapulting him to the top. The Queens native says he began designing clothes at 15 because he couldn't find any that fit his style."I wasn't allowed to have the clothes that I wanted to wear, because sometimes we'll be in the women's section and I would have to explain this whole thing to my mom, who's actually paying, that I want this crop top," he tells me from his warehouse studio in Bushwick.Inspired by designer Jean Paul Gaultier, Clemens began creating original, gender-fluid garments he describes as everyday clothing items made "better and nicer for everyday use." "I'm just looking at what you have, you know, and being like, I'm the clothes that you wear when you're not goin...
Florida is the least affordable place to live in the U.S.
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Florida is the least affordable place to live in the U.S.

Sally Starkey thought moving from Chicago to Florida would be easy. The 33-year-old publicist moved to Naples, Florida, when her husband got a nearby job. Familiar with the area from friends and family who vacationed there, the couple was excited to move, she said. "We thought we would have no problem finding a place to live," Starkey said.She was wrong. The couple inquired into two dozen apartments before agreeing to lease a townhouse in north Naples — sight unseen. "It took us up until two weeks before we were out of our apartment in Chicago," Starkey said.  At $3,500, meanwhile, the rent on their two-bedroom, two-bathroom townhouse is about 20% more than what they paid in Chicago, although she considers herself fortunate given the alternatives. "I'm...