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I ♥ technology: Best tools to help you meet your heart health goals
After Rebecca Valentine, 47, found out she had high blood pressure, she started monitoring her pressure at home. She invested in a high-tech blood pressure cuff that automatically sends readings to her smartphone. Rebecca can easily share that data with her doctor, who determines whether her medication needs adjustment. “The monitor keeps a record for me and even lets me know how I’m doing,” Rebecca says. “A green light is good. Orange means keep an eye on it; red lets me know to take more medicine or call the doctor.” Read more at Aetna.com.
Washington Post: How to tell whether a prospective employer is actually ‘family-friendly’
Fewer hours. Less travel. More flexibility. Minimal stress.
The promise of having it all led Al, a father in suburban New Jersey, to leave a high-pressure career at a New York City talent management agency to work as a marketing director at a theater just a few miles from his home. Read more at The Washington Post.
Washington Post: The disconnect between schools and working parents
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Recognizing postpartum depression: Women tell their stories
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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 more at Business Insider.
Here’s what you need to know about the new CEO pay rule
A rule scheduled to go into effect in less than two years will give investors a new lens through which to view executive compensation. Read more at Business Insider.
Supervoters, Stocks, and Silicon Valley: What Investors Should Know About Dual-Class Voting Structures
Tech companies are joining the trend of giving more voting rights to select shareholders. Read more at The Motley Fool.
The Egg Came First: How Grace Hyslop Cracked An Old Boys Club
Pioneering women in the world of American finance are most often known for their work on Wall Street. In the 19th century, Victoria Woodhull opened the first woman-owned Wall Street brokerage firm; about a century later, in the 1960s, Isabel Benham became the first female partner at a Wall Street bond house while Muriel Siebert became the first woman to buy a seat on the New York Stock Exchange.
But a few years before Benham and Siebert made their ceiling-shattering moves, another woman broke into an old boys’ club of finance — not in New York, but in Chicago. In January 1961, Grace E. Hyslop became the first female member of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.
Six Tips for Millennials Who Want to Move Out
For young people walloped by the Great Recession of 2008 and 2009, living with Mom and Dad was one way to adapt to hard times. In more recent years, the economy has improved, including a significant drop in the unemployment rate…but that hasn’t been enough to push many 20-somethings out of the nest.