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Brittany DiMarco

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How To Beat Computer Eyestrain Part 3: Eye Rolling

Posted by Brittany DiMarco on Sep 27, 2017 12:35:00 PM

 If you work on a computer all day or spend a lot of time in front of a screen, then keep reading! Staring at a computer screen all day (and yes, reading your Kindle counts) puts a strain on your eyes. A slower blink rate and poor lighting can contribute to computer-related eyestrain. Like you, millions of Americans today suffer from fatigued and overworked eyes as a result of using computers for work, school and entertainment. In addition, prolonged screen time has a strong connection with obesity, and increases the risk of various vision ailments, including blurred vision, loss of focusing power, and dry aching eyes. However, there are at home exercises that you can do that increase the flow of nutrients to the retina, making your eyes stronger and healthier. People who have used these exercises have reported healthier eyes with clearer vision.

Continue reading to learn how to naturally reduce your risk of computer eye strain and other common ailments quickly and easily:

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How To Beat Computer Eyestrain Part 2: Squeeze Blinking

Posted by Brittany DiMarco on Sep 13, 2017 12:35:00 PM

Calling all individuals with tech jobs or to those who just love all things technology. With so many of us using computers at work, computer eye strain has become a common job-related ailment. A recent study reported that Americans spend more than 10 hours per day looking at a screen. Furthermore, studies show that eye strain symptoms occur in an average of 75 percent of computer workers. Symptoms include anywhere from decreased productivity and increased numbers of work errors, to minor annoyances like red, aching eyes. Prolonged screen time has a strong connection with obesity, and increases the risk of various vision ailments, including blurred vision, loss of focusing power, and dry aching eyes.

Continue reading to learn how to naturally reduce your risk of computer eye strain and other common ailments quickly and easily:

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How To Beat Computer Eyestrain Part 1: Slow Blinking

Posted by Brittany DiMarco on Jul 11, 2017 1:30:34 PM

Attention programmers, coders, UX/UI designers, database engineers, those with tech jobs, and people who just love all things technology. Do you spend long periods of your day in front of a computer? Are your eyes tired and achy? A recent CNN study reported that Americans spend more than 10 hours per day looking at a screen. The number of devices available to consumers have increased over the years adding to this average. Prolonged screen time has a strong connection with obesity, and increases the risk of various vision ailments, including blurred vision, loss of focusing power, and dry aching eyes. This especially applies to people suffering from nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, eye strain, dry eyes, presbyopia, or lazy eye. 

If you or someone you know can relate to the above, read on to discover how simple, innovative natural techniques can be used to help sharpen your eyesight.

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Codecademy - How To Learn To Code for FREE

Posted by Brittany DiMarco on May 1, 2017 11:51:00 AM

So you want to learn more about coding? Well, you came to the right place. Last August Touro Graduate School of Technology offered a FREE coding workshop. We highlighted the perks of learning how to code in a previous blog.

Whether you're building a website for your own business or creating a program to help others start their first website, knowing how to code is square one and useful in many different fields. If the extra income isn't desirable then consider how learning code can sharpen your problem-solving skills! In the Lost Interview with Steve Jobs, Apple’s co-founder said, “I think everybody in this country should learn how to program a computer because it teaches you how to think.”
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How To Save Money Using Technology

Posted by Brittany DiMarco on Apr 17, 2017 11:36:00 AM

Technology, quite ironically, can be both an expensive and cost effective interest. A recent article states that consumers spent an of average $2,300 on technology in 2016! It’s common for people to “forget” what iPhones and Androids cost today with all the financing options available. Hearing “your phone will only cost you $21/ month” doesn't quite hit you in the way $800 does. With the rising costs of gadgets, we wanted to highlight the ways you can save money using technology.

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How To Set Up Your First LinkedIn Account

Posted by Brittany DiMarco on Feb 24, 2017 12:03:00 PM

LinkedIn is the world's largest professional network. Recently, we did a post about How To Network on LinkedIn, then realized you may not even know what LinkedIn is. LinkedIn is a social outreach platform with over 400 million users that are actively seeking work or recruiting candidates. With one in three professionals in the world using Linkedin and 48% of recruiters using ONLY LinkedIn to network, it is easy to see how this platform is valuable to you! Although signing up for LinkedIn is quick, we want to elaborate on how to utilize the sign-up process to its full potential.

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Tech Trends To Look Out for in 2017

Posted by Brittany DiMarco on Feb 8, 2017 12:11:00 PM

What a year 2016 was; Leonardo DiCaprio finally won an Oscar. Among many other trends, 2016 was a big year for technology and new products. These breakthroughs have changed how we play, work, and live each day. But they’re not done yet. We’re excited to see which technology trends from 2016 will explode and change the world this year.

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Top Tech Gifts For Any Holiday For Under $100 (or more)

Posted by Brittany DiMarco on Dec 26, 2016 9:34:14 AM

If you’re reading this it means you’re excited about the top technologies this year or your scurrying for last minute gift ideas for those post holiday get-togethers. Don’t worry, we won’t tell. You’ll be the hit of the party when the recipient of one of these cool gadgets opens their present. There are hundreds of great tech gifts out there, however, we wanted to give you the best of the best; things that everyone can find valuable.

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The Latest Apple iPhone Comparison

Posted by Brittany DiMarco on Dec 22, 2016 12:27:11 PM

The holidays are approaching and for many people new smartphones are at the top of their lists. Every year and a half (or so) Apple not only releases a new iPhone model but they unveil two or three different models as well. In 2013 they unveiled the 4s, 5c, and 5s alone. If you have one of the 75 million iPhones sold this year, then you're the result of really great marketing.

Why, you ask?

We're sure you have been faced with the dilemma where you just bought a new iPhone, then 6 months passed and another one was released. You asked yourself if you really needed the new version or if you should just update the iOS and wait it out. Then you found yourself caving because, even though you’d end up paying more, the financing plan is feasible and it looks great. Plus, there's always eBay to sell your old device. There you have it, you have a new phone that does everything your old phone did, plus a little more.

To help make your transition into a new phone easier this year, we’re going to outline the differences in available iPhones. Plus, to show you the improvement Apple has made over the years, we’ll also include a comparison with the very first iPhone.

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Technology: Then and Now

Posted by Brittany DiMarco on Dec 14, 2016 6:50:00 AM

Did you know that paper was invented in the year 105 CE by Chinese official, Ts'ai Lun? For many years everyone used pen and paper to communicate and send messages to each other. Now, you can send emails instead of letters and take electronic notes on several different technological devices, such as the tablet and smartphone, which have replaced the use of paper. From landlines to cellphones, technology is changing in the blink of an eye. We’re thankful for the development of technology which has given us life-changing advancements from saving lives to making it easier to contact our friends. So hang on tight while we go back in time and show you how technology has changed!

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