Entrepreneurs Embrace In-House Fitness

The popularity of health and fitness services is driving many entrepreneurs to start home-based businesses. For those innovative individuals, Fitbomb, a patented fitness tool, may be the perfect fit. This “fitness sauna”allows individuals to provide an entire gym’s worth of in-house fitness services easily. David Shurtleff, a disabled veteran, created FitBomb as an option for….

New Research Shows Big Opportunities for Small Businesses

Today’s technology has changed the shopping experience. While many of us still enjoy trying on clothes at our favorite department store, we also relish the ability to buy specific and unique items through an e-commerce app, or research product details via our smartphone. The changing nature of retail has opened tremendous opportunities for small businesses….

Pay Attention to the Warning Signs of Depression, Suicide Risk

While it is common for everyone to feel down or sad at times, a person whose symptoms last for more than two weeks may be having a major depressive episode, according to The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA). Data from Mental Health America’s 2017 State of Mental Health in America report shows….

Technician Education Can Fuel Financial Success

It doesn’t take a college degree to understand that a four-year education may not be the end-all and be-all it once was, according to a new survey of U.S. high school students. With rising costs for higher education, and the way it equates to a career, more high school students say costs will be a….

Did You Know Your Eye Makeup Could Be Making You Sick?

Sponsored News – For a lot of women, eye makeup is an essential part of being properly dressed — just as important as a stylish outfit or nice shoes. But while mascara and eyeliner can create different looks, from subtle to striking, they can also make you sick. The problem: Eye makeup can be a….

How One Furniture Manufacturer Goes ‘Beyond Sustainability’

It’s no surprise that more companies are paying attention to their impact on their environment. However, some stand out by going beyond reducing their carbon footprints, to cultivating socially conscious corporate cultures in which making a positive impact is as important as making a profit. Humanscale, a leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance….

No Arms, No Legs, No Worries

One might not think that someone with no arms and no legs could swim, much less scuba dive, but with the help of one non-profit organization based in the Chicagoland area, children, veterans and people of all abilities around the world can benefit from zero gravity and scuba therapy. The Downers Grove-based Diveheart Foundation has….

Automated Containers Make Organic Urban Farming Feasible

The future of agriculture can be found in commercial containers, in which plants can be grown hydroponically. Hydroponic farming has many benefits, including saving the resources involved in soil cultivation and avoiding the uncertainty of weather conditions, according to Seedo, an innovator in the field of commercial growth containers. Approximately 40 percent of the costs….