There Must Be Something in the Water

Hydroponic farming has certainly experienced a boom over the last decade, especially as new markets emerge, land becomes increasingly scarce, the global population, and its demand for fresh food increases, and environmental factors, harsh climates, depleted soil quality and legislative barriers challenge traditional farming operations.

The Business of Hydroponics

The Plastic Straw that Broke the Internet

To say the invention of plastic revolutionized manufacturing is an understatement – it literally changed our lives forever. With its roots going back hundreds of years, the development of plastic is credited to English chemist Alexander Parkes and the discovery of Parkesine (nitrocellulose), considered to be the first man-made plastic. Tied in to the evolution of photography, celluloid plates became a lighter alternative to the heavy and fragile glass plates used to capture early images.

Reducing the Use of Single-Use Plastics

Woman-Owned Businesses

In the U.S., more than 9.1 million firms, mainly small-to-medium enterprises, are owned by women. They generate $1.4 million in sales and employ nearly 7.9 million people, according to the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO). Canada is keeping pace, as research cited by Susan Ward in ‘Statistics on Canadian Women in Business’ indicates that the country “is a global leader in women’s entrepreneurship, with participation of Canadian women business owners comparable to those in the United States.” But it has not always been this way, nor has it been easy.

The Fastest Growing Segment of our Economy

Health at Home

Living longer has its ups and downs. With an average life expectancy of approximately eighty-two years in Canada and seventy-nine years in the United States, many of us are on this planet longer than ever before…

The Benefits of Remote Patient Monitoring

Preparing for an Aging Population

It’s no secret that the world’s population is aging at a rapid rate. Globally, as life expectancy and the standard of living and care continues to increase and fertility rates continue to decline, the population cohort sixty years of age and older represents the fastest growing of all age demographics.

The Importance of Sustainable Health Care Systems

Turning Disaster into Opportunity

When Hurricane Maria hit the island country of Dominica and the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico in September of 2017, it soon became apparent this was no ordinary storm. Maria was a Category 4 hurricane, with wind speeds reaching an unimaginable 155 miles per hour – nearly those of a Category 5…

Grid Sustainability

Home Free

Tales of a ‘fountain of youth,’ able to restore health and vitality, go back thousands of years to ancient Greek historian Herodotus who first referred to these miraculous waters. Inevitably, an ambitious few would seek out this magical fountain and its rejuvenating properties. The best-known remains famous Spanish explorer and conquistador Juan Ponce de León (1460-1521) who accompanied Christopher Columbus on his second voyage to America.

Bringing Vitality to Senior Living

The Changing Face of the Workforce

Across the United States, approximately ten thousand baby boomers are bidding adieu to the workforce every single day. For them, there will be no more commutes to work, no more gossipy co-workers, and no more deadlines, just kicking back and enjoying the twilight years of golf, traveling, reading, hobbies, playing with grandchildren, or doing nothing at all…

The Retiring Baby Boomers and their Ripple Effect

Workforce Perspective

There are many stereotypes, perceptions and misconceptions about Millennials and their role in the workforce that need to be dispelled, especially as a labour shortage threatens the productivity and profitability of some industries, as they could be the solution to that problem…

Who are Millennials and What do they Want in a Career?

Transforming the Workplace…

How does one define well-being? It can incorporate various concepts including, physical, economic, social, and psychological considerations. There is no definitive answer. In simplest terms, well-being can be described as complete contentment, a life filled with positive emotions that foster a deep sense of satisfaction with most or all of our daily living.

for Total Well-Being

April 23, 2019, 4:34 AM EDT

The Plastic Straw that Broke the Internet

To say the invention of plastic revolutionized manufacturing is an understatement – it literally changed our lives forever. With its roots going back hundreds of years, the development of plastic is credited to English chemist Alexander Parkes and the discovery of Parkesine (nitrocellulose), considered to be the first man-made plastic. Tied in to the evolution of photography, celluloid plates became a lighter alternative to the heavy and fragile glass plates used to capture early images.