10 Simple Ways to Become Healthier

There are many ways you can create and maintain a healthy, happy body. A few little lifestyle adjustments might be all it takes to lose weight, tone up, and be bursting with energy. All you need to do is follow the ten simple ways to become healthier. 1. Consume Plenty of Fruit & Vegetables To develop a healthier body, you should aim to consume five servings of fruit and vegetables per day. The more colorful the produce, the more nutrients they will contain and the healthier your body will … [Read more...]

Get Well Toronto, Nidhi Sachdeva

  Are food and environmental stressors affecting the quality of your life? Foods, electromagnetic fields such as radiations, negative thought processes, pollens, danders, chemicals etc., can act as stressors for our internal cellular environment. Increased exposure to these substances can disturb homeostasis – our body’s internal balance. Homeostatic Imbalance “Triggers”: Stress – physical or emotional (causes cellular vulnerability to EMF) EMF – Cell phone towers, … [Read more...]

New Pew Report: Smartphone Ownership in 2013

The Pew Internet and American Life Project released new data last week showing that 56% of all American adults use smartphones. At AIDS.gov, we have seen growth in mobile access to our website. Since January, 2013, nearly 37% of visits to AIDS.gov have been from a mobile device. This has already surpassed the total mobile visits from 2012. The HIV community should take note of the growth in smartphone usage. Here are a few things from the report that may be of interest. What Pew found: … [Read more...]

Mobile telephony: Empowering women through self employment

When was the last time you met a truly empowered woman?   Well, earlier in the week, I was lucky enough to meet Valiben Macwana, one of the 1.7 million empowered self-employed women's association (SEWA) members. SEWA, based in Ahmedabad, India, is an organization of self-employed women workers who earn their living thanks to their small business. These women do not get a monthly salary, nor enjoy benefits like those of their sisters in the "organized labour sector". And to make … [Read more...]

Lorre White celebrates Next Generation of Luxury Mobile Phones

Practical, technical and elegantly beautiful, the VERTU Ti has it all   For many people, an iPhone is considered more than adequate when it comes to smartphones with a high-quality combination of sleek design, solid qualityand an intuitive interface. While it undoubtedly possesses these qualities, when put side by side with the new release from luxury mobile phone manufacturer Vertu, it pales in comparison. Vertu is the leading provider of luxury mobile phones in the world, … [Read more...]

Mobile Money: IT for Tackling Global Poverty?

Did you know that 2.5 billion people in the world are without bank accounts? For many people in developing countries, it is simply too expensive to maintain a traditional brick-and-mortar bank account or the distance to a bank or ATM is too far to travel. This translates into greater economic insecurity for the people who need it most. You also may not have known that 2 billion of these people now have access to a cell phone, and that new mobile banking technologies are allowing millions … [Read more...]

Master Your Family’s Schedule, 10 iPhone Apps

In our increasingly tech-dependent society, it seems as if the smartphones in everyone’s pocket are capable of managing every aspect of a busy life. From streamlining professional duties in order to boost productivity to providing an entertaining distraction, there seems to be nothing a smartphone can’t do. Apple’s popular and powerful iPhone devices are backed by the strength of developer offerings in the App Store, extending the phone’s functionality and making it a snap to manage … [Read more...]

Career Women, 12 AUTO-CORRECTS on the IPHONE – BEWARE!

I am in a 'love/hate' relationship with auto correct on my iPhone and don’t even get me started on Siri (which half the time totally gets everything I say wrong). With all of that said, in general auto correct and even Siri have become tools I rely on when texting. However, I can’t tell you the number of times I have read back what I sent to another person and felt completely embarrassed. I also find myself on the receiving end of garbled up texts quite a bit. Here is a summary of the … [Read more...]

Women, 10 IPHONE APPS that will help you manage your home

Balancing the demands of a successful career, a busy family and your household needs is rarely a simple task. While Apple’s ubiquitous and impressive iPhone device users know that they can use their phone and the valuable applications in the App Store to streamline many of their professional and daily tasks in a manner that boosts productivity and efficiency, you may be surprised to learn that your iPhone can also help you manage household tasks. These ten apps are among the most useful … [Read more...]

Make Sure New Media is Not a Source of Distracted Driving

AIDS.gov encourages the use of new media to respond to public health issues, and to meet our audiences’ needs, we offer content through social media. Over time, we are seeing a major shift in the way people are accessing our content—nearly 50% of our traffic is now coming from mobile devices. While we are excited about this enormous upsurge in mobile use, we are mindful that there are potential dangers to using mobile devices—especially while driving. Since Distracted Driving month in … [Read more...]

AIDS.gov – Talking To Your Cell Phone

Co-authored by Michelle Samplin-Salgado, New Media Strategist, AIDS.gov   A day after Apple announced the new 4S iPhone, they lost their leader and visionary, Steve Jobs. We joined many others in commemorating the loss of a man whose work and vision have impacted the HIV and public health community with technology, access and communication. He helped all of us re-imagine what technology could do and how it could change our lives. The new iPhone has been getting a lot of … [Read more...]

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