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Can an Algorithm Lead Better Than Your CEO?

We are at a turning point where the once-theoretical promises of artificial intelligence (AI) are becoming daily realities across industries. AI is transforming healthcare by revealing hidden data patterns that improve patient outcomes, revolutionizing manufacturing with streamlined processes that optimize global supply chains, and personalizing media content at speeds once deemed impossible. However, the rise…

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Skills-Based Hiring: Revolutionizing Recruitment

Skills-based hiring is becoming a cornerstone of conversations about work. So, what is it? Skills-based hiring evaluates candidates based on their practical skills rather than their formal educational backgrounds or work histories. It seeks to align job seekers with roles that fit their capabilities, theoretically leveling the playing field and focusing recruitment on the practical…

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Millennial Menopause

Menopause is a significant transition in a woman’s life, marking the end of her reproductive years. While experiences vary greatly, most Gen Xers are already on their way in this process. Now, some older Millennials are experiencing the world of menopause for the first time. That’s why universal support is crucial for those undergoing this…

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Corporate Drinker: 2025

Work. It’s more than just a means to an end. It’s a cornerstone of our lives, shaping our identities, influencing our relationships, and dictating our sense of worth. But what happens when work becomes synonymous with stress, dysfunction, and, yes, even alcohol? Although some believe that the three-martini-lunch died with Don Draper, I’m here to…

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