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25 Top Amazon Marketplace Sellers Based on Number of Reviews
Reviewing the top sellers on Amazon's marketplace could provide ideas on products, descriptions, and customer service. Here is a list of top sellers on the Amazon marketplace based on the number of reviews.
Topics: reviews, sellers, based, products, brands, including, number, health, marketplace, days, amazon, sells, lifetime, offers.
5 Companies to Invest in After the Health Crisis
The ecommerce, healthcare and cyber security companies that are poised to rebound the fastest.
Topics: solutions, renewable, companies, economic, health, company, invest, investments, working, nyse, crisis, growth, stock.
6 industries about to get disrupted by the Amazon-effect
Amazon seems to be everywhere. It has disrupted the way we shop and has brought effects that have gone beyond customer expenditure to impact the economy. Amazon has impacted investments, job opportunities and inflation. In addition to retail, check out the five other industries Amazon is about to shake up.
Topics: providers, stores, package, amazon, industries, traditional, health, disrupted, online, hardware, brickandmortar, amazoneffect, delivery.
Amazon employees plan additional protests over COVID-19 working conditions
As much of the world has ground to a temporary halt over stay at home orders, Amazon has continued churning. The retail giant is nothing if not an essential business for many in the U.S. and abroad, as everyday tasks like going to the supermarket and drugstore have become hazardous. While the company has continued […]
Topics: increased, employees, additional, policies, today, working, protests, techcrunch, week, covid19, health, plan, amazon, conditions.
Amazon is piloting worker healthcare clinics near its warehouses
Amazon this morning announced a partnership with Crossover Health to build worker healthcare facilities near its fulfillment centers. The plan is still in a pilot phase, as the e-commerce giant employs the services of Crossover, which builds clinics for corporate clients. The startup has built such facilities for Apple and Facebook, and was even rumored […]
Topics: patients, worker, techcrunch, healthcare, clinics, employees, facilities, health, care, potential, workers, warehouses, piloting, phase, amazon, near.
Apple now says its retail stores are closed ‘until further notice’
Apple appears to be expecting a longer disruption to shopping at its physical retail stores as a result of the public health crisis posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Earlier this week, in a press release, the iPhone maker said it would be closing retail stores outside China until March 27. A note on its website […]
Topics: website, yesterday, disruption, techcrunch, stores, wrote, work, closed, health, notice, apple, retail.
Awakening Better Sleep Through Digital Experiences: How a Global Leader In Sleep Health Is Empowering Customers To Improve Their Sleep Online
Sleep science has come a long way in the past few decades. When ResMed first got its roots, sleep science…
Topics: health, awareness, sleep, way, problems, help, resmed, australia, better, online, need, experiences, digital.
Better Health raises $3.5M seed round to reinvent medical supply shopping through e-commerce
The home medical supply market in the U.S. is significant and growing, but the way that Americans go about getting much-needed medical supplies, particularly for those with chronic conditions, relies on outdated and clumsy sales mechanisms that often have very poor customer experiences. New startup Better Health aims to change that, with an e-commerce approach […]
Topics: reinvent, customers, raises, supplies, better, supply, seed, health, market, process, techcrunch, shopping, round, stauber, chronic, conditions, ecommerce, medical.
California is investigating concerns about COVID-19 safety at Amazon centers
According to a new court filing, multiple California state offices are actively investigating Amazon over worker safety concerns as the coronavirus continues to rage throughout the U.S. In the filing, reported by Reuters, San Francisco Superior Court Judge Ethan Schulman writes that California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, California’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health and […]
Topics: investigating, covid19, health, reported, concerns, amazon, state, safety, techcrunch, workers, california, worker, san, court, centers.
Camila Cabello, Mindy Kaling, Gwyneth Paltrow pour capital into Olipop’s mission to change soda
Company co-founders say Olipop is “the first major disruptive innovation in the soda category in over 40 years since Coca-Cola launched Diet Coke in 1981.”
Topics: pour, company, kaling, soda, techcrunch, olipops, goodwin, million, lester, mindy, jonas, pandemic, include, olipop, change, gwyneth, health, paltrow, mission.
Catch takes hold of $12M to provide benefits that aren’t tied to employers
Catch is working to make sure that every gig worker has the health and retirement benefits they need.
Topics: companies, benefits, offering, takes, provide, company, hold, 12m, catch, techcrunch, platform, tied, health, retirement, insurance, anderson, employers, arent.
Creator Marketing During the New Year: How Health & Fitness Brands Can Capitalize on the “New Year, New Me” Movement
Do you work in the health or fitness industry? The New Year is your "go" time, so use these creator marketing tips to stand out from the crowd.
Topics: health, creators, marketing, content, youre, tips, creator, audience, brands, engagement, look, fitness.
Cultivating Better Mental Health as Entrepreneurs
Being an entrepreneur can be really hard at times. You get the rollercoaster highs and lows, and it can take a massive strain on the mental faculties. Today Sherry Walling of Zen Founder talks to us about depression with entrepreneurs and how to maintain a good sense of mental health as a founder. You’ll learn: [...]
Topics: cultivating, things, lot, business, work, mental, thats, entrepreneurs, youre, im, know, think, health, better, really.
Cure Hydration raises $2.6M for its healthy sports drink alternative
Cure Hydration is announcing that it has raised $2.6 million in seed funding as it brings a healthier approach to the sports beverage market. Founder and CEO Lauren Picasso, whose past roles include serving as director of marketing at Jet.com, told me that she became interested in the market after training for a triathlon; she’d […]
Topics: ceo, 26m, products, alternative, market, cure, uses, drink, health, techcrunch, picasso, training, hydration, ventures, healthy, water, raises.
Diet autopilot Thistle raises $5M for health food subscriptions
What if it was easier to eat salad than junk food? Most diet routines take a ton of time, whether you’re cooking from scratch, making a meal kit or seeking a nutritious restaurant. But on-demand prepared food delivery companies like Sprig that tried to eliminate that work have gone bankrupt from poor unit economics. Thistle […]
Topics: 5m, delivery, techcrunch, thistle, diet, companies, unit, cheriyan, raises, subscriptions, autopilot, startup, ondemand, business, meal, health, food.
Dusit brings South African restaurant chain Kauai to Southeast Asia as Real Foods
South Africa’s Real Foods Group is launching its healthy fast-casual restaurant concept Kauai into Southeast Asia in partnership with Thai hospitality company Dusit Food, under the local brand name, Real Foods.
Topics: asia, southeast, food, brings, dusit, real, stores, options, kauais, convenient, south, restaurant, kauai, consumers, virgin, health, foods, chain.
Exploring Black Health, Wellness and Entrepreneurship with Muniq Founder and CEO Marc Washington
Black History Month is a dedicated time to remember, reflect and honor African-American history and achievements. At BigCommerce, we’re honored…
Topics: business, history, washington, black, really, community, marc, qa, bigcommerce, brand, founder, look, muniq, health, ceo.
Extra Crunch roundup: Guest posts wanted, ‘mango’ seed rounds, Expensify’s tech stack
Prospective contributors regularly ask us about which topics Extra Crunch subscribers would like to hear more about, and the answer is always the same.
Topics: rounds, techcrunch, mango, health, ipo, large, seed, posts, tech, guest, stack, companies, work, price, saas, wanted, roundup, public, company.
Foodpanda in Singapore to deliver Guardian products
Delivery platform Foodpanda in Singapore is to start delivering health and beauty products from Guardian stores.
Topics: products, delivery, customers, beauty, deliver, guardian, health, singapore, foodpanda, variety, access.
Gig workers need health & benefits — Catch is their safety net
One of the hottest Y Combinator startups just raised a big seed round to clean up the mess created by Uber, Postmates and the gig economy. Catch sells health insurance, retirement savings plans and tax withholding directly to freelancers, contractors, or anyone uncovered. By building and curating simplified benefits services, Catch can offer a safety […]
Topics: net, health, gig, benefits, retirement, tyrrell, ventures, users, workers, work, safety, need, insurance, catch, founder.
How Elastic Path Approaches Employee Wellness
Wellness: The state of being in good health, especially as an actively pursued goal.
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In the past few years there has been a much-needed push within organizations for a more developed action plan around making sure employees mental health and wellness needs are addressed and taken care of – outside of just offering the common health benefits.
We here at Elastic Path took the call to action and established our first Employee Resource Group, that would in part focus mainly on Wellness.
We established a group of individuals from all business segments, to run our Wellness Employee Resource Group with the assistance of a few individuals from HR and our executive sponsor, Tara Collins (VP of People & Culture).
Our Purpose and Vision:
To hold a space for our employees to have safe dialogue on mental health and wellness, access a pool of resources, become a support network for one another, and be part of the greater commitment from Elastic Path around ongoing learning.
Through bi-monthly newsletters, a wellness slack channel where we share daily tips or ideas as well as workshops, we hope to help our fellow EP’ers find better ways to harness their wellbeing and create more avenues for open dialogue around what can at times be seen as uncomfortable or more vulnerable conversations.
Some of the Topics Elastic Path Focuses on:
Learning to answer how are you, with more than "fine"
Mental health - Stopping the stigma around mental health - lets talk about it!
Learning to control your thoughts
Ideas on how to take screen breaks - yes, even during the workday!
Creating an ergonomic workspace
The importance of using your PTO and how to best prepare for your out of office
Post Covid-19 social anxiety
We decided to take the step further, with implementing a Wellness Day off for the entire company to shut down and focus on themselves as well – we shared ideas for activities, and helped those around us get excited for a completely unplugged day off.
On July 23rd, we all turned off our monitors, muted Slack and collectively as a company took the day off. Yes, even our CEO, Jamus Driscoll. In many cases people took the day, to fully realize that perhaps they had been neglecting to take care of themselves and set up motion to be better mindful to take time out of each day, to focus on themselves. Many of us took to nature, to unwind our minds, or simply hung out with our families. We all returned the following Monday, well rested, recharged, and ready to hit the ground running and with a better overall sense, that yes, our company cares about us.
We hope to better iterate off already in place initiatives and continue to create exciting and fulfilling resources for our employees to maintain a healthy wellbeing.
If you focus on just merely the output and dollar association of each employee, vs. their overall health, that formula will fail.
What are the Benefits of Wellness Programs?
Community: Showing your employees that you care about their wellbeing builds a sense of community withing your organization. Even in a virtual era, a Wellness Program is a great way to connect employees with one another. The cost associated with launching a program can also be minimal to none. With most of the work being able to be put on by internal tools, you can launch your own Wellness Program without the fear of resource limitations.
Retention: Employees that feel valued by their company, tend to stay longer than those who do not.
Increased Productivity: Studies show that we all perform better when we are in better health. Better alertness, energy, and stamina, which all lead to higher results in levels to productivity.
Reducing Overall Health Issues: Creating resources around helping those we work with build healthier lifestyles can help everyone avoid elevated health risks.
Increased Recruitment: With so many companies these days offering a slew of benefits to candidates, you want to stand out. Make sure to highlight your company’s offerings in order to attract top talent: free gym, covered insurance, ERG’s, rolling more counseling sessions into benefits, etc.
I urge all organizations, to continue to push for Wellness initiatives, continue to have open conversations and listen to those around you. When we are our best selves, is when we can all see greatness and success.
We are all more than our titles – a company is more than its profits – we are a collective whole moving together to create positive change in our fields. Your employee’s wellness is directly tied to achievement.
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How Elastic Path Celebrated International Self-Care Day
Did you know that July 24th is International Self-Care Day?
This is a day dedicated to focus on the importance of wellness and self-care. The world health organization, defines self-care as “the ability of individuals, families and communities to promote health, prevent disease, maintain health, and cope with illness and disability with or without the support of a health worker.” Self-care is anything that enables you to take care of yourself and manage your own well-being. Self-care is good for your mental health, it can help manage your day-to-day stress, lower your risk of illnesses, and increase your energy.
On Friday, July 23rd, our company recognized International Self-Care Day by providing the day off. Being a global company, often our holidays do not align, so this was a day all employees across geos had the day off. This day was a time to shut down from work, unplug from our emails, disconnect from our Slack channels, and completely unwind. This day was very important for the company to come together and recognize how hard we have worked over the past year and reward ourselves to have a day of rest, and to recharge.
How Employees Spent Their Self-Care Day:
Our team took this day to enjoy hobbies, spend time with family members, disconnect from the digital world and step away fully from their desks.
Shaneil, Senior Product Marketing Specialist, spent the day with family. She mentions, “I was able to surround myself with the people I love the most and taking a break. I got a 2-hour workout in with my mom, took a stroll through Boston public garden with my parents and had dinner together as a family, something I haven’t been able to do in 2 years [due to the pandemic].”
Other employees got to have some quality time with their kids. Whether it was taking the kids to camp, the driving range or other adventures, some employees got that one-on-one time they wanted with their little ones.
Some employees caught up with an old friend that haven’t seen in a long time. Arlene, Lead Technical Writer, spent her day off catching up with an old friend she hasn’t see in a long time. Arlene mentions “I contacted an old friend who lives near where my appointment was. We chat regularly but haven’t seen each other in a very long time. We went for lunch and spent a long time eating and chatting as if no time had ever passed. It was what I needed. It was so nice to meet up with a friend and just hang out. Something I haven’t done in ages.”
Another theme of the day was spending quality time alone. Mel, Senior Delivery Manager, mention “I LOVE Elastic Path for giving me a self-care day. I needed it! I spent my day having a very chilled morning reading a book, drinking lots of coffee, doing a bit of yoga before having a great lunch. I spent my afternoon checking out the thrift & upcycle fashion shops in my local area, so I managed to get quite a few steps to give the body something to think about. It was awesome and it was all about ME.”
Others took the time to disconnect from the online world completely. Emily, Customer Success Manager, was able to spend time to reconnect with herself and nature. Her definition of nature was a nice day at the spa, in Scandinave, Whistler, where the scenery is stunning. Emily highlights how “working for a company that not only says its important for a self-care day, but it does something above and beyond to show it.”
Many employees took time to get outside. Megan, People and Culture Advisor, went on a hike called “Eagle Bluffs” which overlooks Vancouver. Megan highlights, “it was a clear day, so the views were amazing, I usually only get to hike on weekends so getting out on a weekday was really nice, as the trails were quiet.” Megan further mentions how hiking allows her to be “present in the moment,” while also getting out for exercise and explore amazing places. Others enjoyed time outside by going on bike rides, playing disc golf, walking, and more.
If you want to take part in a company that recognizes the importance of wellness and self-care, check out our Career Page.
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How I maintain mental and physical health (to grow my business)
Managing a fast-growing ecommerce business is not for the faint of heart. I've picked up a few practices over the last decade to keep my mental and physical health while scaling FringeSport.
Topics: dont, sleep, try, work, happy, wife, health, used, mental, grow, im, maintain, physical, business.
How Virtual Care Can Close Healthcare Disparities
Advances in virtual technology and changing patient preferences show promise for increasing care access and present an opportunity for budding healthcare entrepreneurs.
Topics: close, services, providers, health, virtual, patients, problem, visits, care, healthcare, inperson, doctor, disparities.
How a Former Olympic Athlete Made His Fitness App Dream a Reality
It’s no secret that the fitness industry is a competitive one. However, there are gaps in every market if you know how to find and fill them: Former Team GB Olympic athlete, Glen Smith did just that, leveraging his 25 years of fitness expertise to launch Your Fitness App. Powered by WooCommerce, Your Fitness App (YFA) […]
Topics: glen, app, olympic, athlete, health, fitness, workouts, simple, discus, woocommerce, ads, yfa, reality, dream.
How to Deal With a Toxic Work Environment, According to Science [Infographic]
A toxic work environment can impact your physical health, mental health, and overall level of happiness at work. As a result, it can compromise the quality of work you produce -- which can negatively impact both your team, and your career.
Topics: work, according, environment, negativity, workplace, protecting, help, impact, deal, toxic, science, team, infographic, health, partly.
How to Protect Your Mental Health When Working Remotely, According to a Psychologist
2020 has brought with it unexpected levels of stress, anxiety, and fear for people across the globe.
Topics: according, instance, willard, dr, anxiety, working, stress, meetings, gratitude, psychologist, remotely, protect, mental, health, virtual, youre.
In the Face of a Falling Stock Price, Twitter Announces Two Studies of Its Network Health
Twitter announced today the selection of two proposals to study the health of its network.
Topics: public, price, studies, twitter, discourse, twitters, jack, falling, health, announces, researchers, study, stock, users, network, face, proposals.
Inside Elastic Path with Chandni Prashar
Our Inside Elastic Path series features Chandni Prashar, a Functional Specialist based in Vancouver, Canada. Chandni joined Elastic Path three and a half years ago and is very involved in company-wide initiatives like the employee resource group (ERG) for wellness. She truly believes that Mental Health at work is very important and a key element of overall wellness. Learn more about her role, and what she loves about working at our company.
Q: Can you describe a usual workday as a Functional Specialist?
Q: So, tell me about your role, is there anything you are most proud of?
Chandni: I am part of the Professional Services team at Elastic Path; we help our customers grasp how they can potentially utilize our products to solve their day-to-day commerce problems most efficiently. I really enjoy strategically designing and leading our discovery workshops, where we extract the high-level business needs and technical considerations from customer stakeholders.
I am most proud of how our Professional Services team guides each customer through their journey of discovering their real business needs,rather than jumping straight to solutioning and potentially not solve the true business problem.
Q: How would you describe the culture at Elastic Path?
Chandni: The culture at Elastic Path is all about bringing your whole self to work and help each other. When I first interviewed with Elastic Path, everyone I met was very open and remarkable at what they do. And I’m happy to report that the culture at Elastic Path has only improved from when I first joined.
Our current leadership team really put a lot of effort in listening to what the employees have to say. Our CEO, Jamus, recently did a listening tour where we candidly discussed -what’s the current state of the company culture & how can we improve it even further. I’ve also been privileged to be part of the vision statement work that our CEO has undertaken. It includes a very diverse team in every way possible.
Q: Thinking back from when you first joined Elastic Path, what led you to join the company?
Chandni: I found out about the role through a friend who worked at Elastic Path. So, I applied on the company website and sent my friend a quick text, asking if she can refer me. After that it was a very quick process to interviewing and scoring the job!
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Q: How important is wellness, and do you believe it is beneficial for employees to practice?
Chandni: I can’t stress this topic enough; wellness and mental health are really important! I am part of an employee resource group which runs the Wellness slack channel at our company. The leadership team takes wellness very seriously. For example, during the month of September, we had a steps challenge where everyone who wanted to participate, would log their steps every Friday. It was amazing to see how many people participated.
October was Mental Health Awareness month and we had a Canadian Olympian, who opened her heart about her life journey and mental health. This talk stirred an honest discussion about mental health at our company. This November, employees in our company are participating in the Movember challenge. This movement was made to prevent mental health and suicide, prostate cancer and testicular cancer, helping men live happier, healthier and longer lives.
Q: Going off the topic of mental health, you have also started weekly meditation zooms for the company; how have those been going?
Chandni: So far, the response has been excellent! The idea is to organize a bi-weekly company-wide meditation practice for the whole month of October, where we practice a ~15 mins guided meditation as a group. People have been responding back with positive feedback, and it is wonderful to hear that they now want longer sessions!
These sessions help us take a moment to fill our cup. The meditation zooms have been a wonderful experience for everyone in the company, and as a result, we have opened a meditation zen club slack channel, for employees to participate in meditation practices.
Q: What do you like to do during your free time?
Chandni: I have two boys, who are six and two years old, so there is not much of free time. We have a screen-free home, so we mostly play outside when weather allows or play board games inside. My partner and I like to cook/bake from scratch, so we spend a lot of time using our creativity in making daily meals. Also, now that our older kid is in the school system, we try to volunteer at school as much as we can.
Topics: wellness, culture, chandni, health, meditation, company, prashar, mental, team, path, employees, inside, elastic.
Kencko wants to help you eat more fruit and vegetables
People don’t eat enough fruit and vegetables, that’s despite an embarrassment of options today that include fast grocery delivery and takeout services with a focus on health. A study from the U.S-based Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released last November found that just one in ten adults in America “meet the federal fruit […]
Topics: vegetables, eat, fruit, options, wants, food, help, kencko, thats, health, vegetable, froes.
LOLA just raised $24M for a subscription service that ships tampons, pads and now condoms
LOLA, a subscription service delivering tampons and pads, and now other products, including condoms, lubricant, and feminine cleansing wipes, has closed on $24 million in Series B funding. While the startup touts its products’ “100% organic” nature, it’s also well-received because of the customization offered and its direct-to-consumer nature. The new round of financing was […]
Topics: service, women, ships, raised, lola, feminine, product, 24m, including, products, pads, subscription, condoms, tampons, organic, health.
Magento Q&A: Sherrie Rohde
The Magento Community Manager and mental health advocate talks about the increasing problem of “burnout” in tech—and what we can do about it.
Topics: tech, magento, feel, sherrie, things, problem, talk, ive, rohde, mental, health, qa, burnout.
Mail.ru launches online pharmacy
Mail.ru, one of the largest internet businesses in Russia, has announced the launch of an online pharmacy. The announcement of Mail.ru’s online pharmacy All Pharmacies follows just four months after a new telemedicine law came into effect in Russia. On 1 January of this year, a new law came into Continue reading
Topics: mailrus, drugs, telemedicine, mailru, online, pharmacy, project, order, law, launches, health.
My Starting-Over Story: How I Rediscovered Creativity After Trauma
When Monisha Edwards became a full- time caregiver for her father, her business and creativity struggled. A mental health diagnosis encouraged her to invest in self care. That’s when she discovered candle making. Monisha now runs her candle business full time. This is her starting-over story, in her own words.More
Topics: things, making, started, business, taught, startingover, trying, trauma, creativity, health, really, rediscovered, candles, mental.
NY AG sues Amazon over treatment of warehouse workers
New York Attorney General Letitia James has filed a lawsuit alleging that Amazon failed to provide adequate health and safety measures in two New York facilities, and that it unlawfully disciplined and fired employees who complained. James opened an investigation into Amazon in March of last year, which her office says initially focused on conditions at […]
Topics: sues, office, techcrunch, james, amazon, ny, york, failed, ag, safety, warehouse, health, pandemic, employees, treatment, workers.
Oova raises $1.2M to develop a better at-home kit for detecting a woman’s best time to conceive
Oova officially launched its Oova Kit that includes an at-home test that quantitatively measures two hormones, informing a woman — and her doctor — of her fertile days and confirming ovulation.
Topics: better, best, women, detecting, million, company, divaraniya, health, oova, kit, womans, fertility, techcrunch, hormone, develop, test, conceive, raises.
Oscar Health raises IPO price as Coupang releases bullish debut valuation
These companies will soon convert tens of billions of dollars of illiquid private shares into public currency. As such, their offerings may reveal investors' sentiments regarding e-commerce and insurance companies backed by venture capital.
Topics: coupang, valuation, óscar, debut, health, ipo, range, raises, techcrunch, price, pricing, share, billion, releases, public.
Science-backed Tips for Mastering Public Speaking, According to 5 Mental Health Professionals
Welcome to The Science Behind Success — a blog series that explores the best ways to help our brains perform better at work. With psychological research and interviews with leaders in the field, we're showing you how psychology can help you overcome workplace obstacles and excel in your career. Because a little mindset change could go a long way.
Topics: speaking, health, mental, say, help, feel, professionals, tips, youre, public, sciencebacked, thought, anxious, going, mastering, thoughts, according.
Shopee Malaysia starts selling Covid-19 test kits, booking online consultations
Malaysian online medical service DoctorOnCall has entered into a partnership with Shopee Malaysia to sell Covid-19 tests online.
Topics: tests, malaysia, digital, selling, vouchers, starts, shopees, work, booking, test, health, kits, covid19, consultations, live, shopee, medical, online, doctoroncall.
Steps to Greener Ecommerce Warehouses
Ecommerce warehouses are often not environmentally friendly. They consume vast amounts of energy. Many pose hazards to their employees. Material handling equipment, lighting, heating, air conditioning — all create emissions, some of them toxic.
Topics: energy, greener, warehouses, noise, levels, emissions, ecommerce, warehouse, db, packaging, health, steps, waste.
Swedish fashion brand Chiquelle moves to the Netherlands
Fashion brand Chiquelle is moving its warehouse operations. Currently these are located in Arlandastad, outside Stockholm, but after the Christmas holidays, the Swedish company will move its warehouse to the Netherlands.Chiquelle says the move is part of accelerating global expansion, with an increased focus on profitability and sustainability. The ecommerce… Continue reading
Topics: lead, netherlands, chiquelle, warehouse, company, brand, significant, health, moves, swedish, data, rest, times, fashion.
The Art of Friendship for Entrepreneurs
If you’re running a business, you undoubtedly have a million and one things vying for your time: family, health, religion, your business, and your friends. What most often gets pushed aside are friendships, which is especially true for entrepreneurs who tend to jam-pack their lives with as much as they can possibly fit in it—and […]
Topics: art, good, ive, hanging, things, entrepreneurs, youre, friendships, health, cultivate, friendship, business, friends.
The Bad Remote Work Habits You Should Avoid
A few years ago I was at one of those Big Group Dinners with my marketing team and our clients. There were about 15 of us.
Topics: work, mental, avoid, habits, working, bad, youre, health, know, feel, team, things, group, remote.
The Movember Movement
Did you know that November is Movember?
Movember is a movement around men’s health. It all started when two friends met at a bar and wanted to bring back the mustache. They got 30 of their friends to grow out mustaches for 30 days in November, which was a fun bonding experience between the group of men.
The mustaches led to many conversations and caused a lot of reactions and conversations around the types of mustaches men were growing. The friends decided to turn it into a movement, called Movember, which evolved into “changing the face of men’s health.”
Movember is a global movement of over 5 million people in 20 countries who’ve raised $1 billion for men’s health initiatives in 2021. As a company, we have raised $2,848 which we are matching to donate a total of $4,848. We decided to support Movember, to help break the stigma, silence and create space for people to talk about their mental health. Movember has supported us through the process, by providing us resource material, and a speaker to engage with employees on the importance of cancer prevention and mental health.
Since 2003, Movember has helped fund 1,300 men’s health programs for prostate, testicular, and mental health including suicide prevention.
The goal is to have men live longer, happier, and healthier lives. Research shows men are less proactive when it comes to accessing their healthcare needs, so the movement seeks to break down some of the barriers.
Testicular cancer is the most common form of cancer in men aged 15-39. “I can’t stress this enough, know the symptoms,” says Shea Theodore, a Canadian professional ice hockey defense man for the Vegas Golden Knights of the National Hockey League. Shea was diagnosed with Stage 1 Testicular Cancer. He emphasizes how important it is for men to know what feels regular and act when they notice a change.
Prostate cancer is more commonly diagnosed in older men, it is the number one diagnoses for those aged 65 years and older. Early detection is key for prostate cancer treatment. Men should go in for a PSA blood test by the age of 50, and talk to their doctor about how to spot symptoms for early detection.
Movember’sofficial slogan for Mental Health is “Have a convo, save a bro.” Mental health and suicide prevention is one of the biggest health issues impacting men today.
Mental Health impacts the day-to-day, and can be adversely affected from a stressful week, or from a bigger issue such as a job loss, or a divorce. It is important to spot the signs, since men tend to ‘mask’ how they feel. It’s crucial for men to know the signs and be able to ask for help.
The Movember movement offers free online mental health tools designed to provide guidance on how to support the men in your life who might be struggling. One of these tools is the ALEC framework, (Ask, Listen, Encourage, Action, Check-In) designed as a launching pad to begin conversations about personal health. For more information visit conversations.movember.com and act.
Movember is more than a mustache; it’s important to recognize men’s health and raise funds to help the men in our lives.
For more information, visit the Movember website.
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The Ultimate Guide to Wellness at Work
There's a lot of buzz around "workplace wellness" in the HR industry recently, and for good reason.
Topics: workplace, health, stress, employees, healthy, offering, employee, work, program, ultimate, guide, wellbeing, wellness.
The best ecommerce Christmas commercials of 2019
The Ecommerce News staff is enjoying the holidays in the presence of their family and friends. So, there are no posts for the coming days. But please, enjoy these beautiful, funny and touching Christmas ads, from retailers such as John Lewis, Amazon and Asda. Ecommerce News Europe wants to wish… Continue reading
Topics: commercials, wish, touching, best, ecommerce, health, christmas, lewis, data, free.
Think you have poor deliverability? 7 reasons not to panic
Let’s paint a picture of your day. It’s another day, you get into the office with minimal mishap and you’re planning next month’s campaigns. You check your inbox and freeze. An email has landed telling you that your inbox placement rates are low. 30% of your messages, they say, are going straight into the spam folder and some might not even be being received at all.
Morning ruined, panic ensues.
A common sales tactic of providers in the email space is to note a supposed issue with your current set-up and to let you know that they can solve all your email-related problems. But to solve them, they need to detail to you what’s wrong. This time it’s your deliverability. They’re looking to devalue your current sending status and your successes with your current deliverability team as a way to make you unsure of your current strategy and of course, that’s a pretty handy sales tactic.
Topics: think, email, placement, panic, spam, poor, health, current, inbox, sending, reasons, rate, open, deliverability.
Understanding Amazon’s ‘Brand Health’ Initiative
Amazon's new A10 search algorithm ranks organic results, in part, on the "health" of a brand. In this post, I'll address the Amazon Brand Health initiative, its key metrics, and its effects on marketplace sellers.
Topics: understanding, page, metrics, customer, brand, health, rate, sellers, amazons, product, initiative, amazon, price.
What is HIPAA Compliance?
Bringing your commerce strategy online and digitizing your business solution is oftentimes a no brainer as it drives more convenience for your customers and creates an overall better customer experience. However, when your business strategy requires your customers to share Protected Health Information (PHI) such as medical records, health insurance records or billing details, your eCommerce strategy becomes more complex. Businesses that operate with this type of information need to ensure that they can remain secure per the federal law known as HIPAA. So what is HIPAA and how does Elastic Path help to support your business’ HIPAA compliance?
What is HIPAA?
HIPAA, formally known as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, is a federal law created to protect sensitive patient health information from being disclosed without the patient’s consent or knowledge. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued the HIPAA Privacy rule which establishes important protections of individually identifiable health information also known as Protected Health Information (PHI), when created, received, maintained, or transmitted by a HIPAA covered entity (health care plan, health care provider, healthcare clearinghouse) or business associate (A person or organization using or disclosing individually identifiable health information to perform or provide functions, activities, or services for a covered entity.)
These protections include:
Limitations on uses and disclosure of the information
Safeguards against appropriate uses and disclosures
Individuals rights with respect to their health information
While businesses don’t receive a certification for meeting HIPAA compliance rules, a failure to meet these guidelines could result in significant fines, lack of loyalty, and loss of customers. Therefore it is imperative for your eCommerce business to be fully compliant.
How Do I know If My eCommerce Business Needs To Be HIPAA Compliant?
The simple answer is, if you are handling any type of Protected Health Information (PHI), your business will need to be HIPAA compliant. So this means any type of healthcare businesses along with their business associates (BAs) will require HIPAA compliance in order not meet regulatory guidelines. Examples of these types of businesses include: Dentists, doctors' offices, insurance companies, pharmacies, and optometrists, while examples of their Business Associates include: Billing companies, answering services, and shredding companies. Of course this not an exhaustive list, so we recommend only using this as a baseline and working with a lawyer to determine where your business stands.
How Do I Find a HIPAA Certified eCommerce solution?
While you can work with eCommerce solutions for your HIPAA compliant website, there is currently no certification recognized by the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for HIPAA compliance for eCommerce solutions, and therefore you will not find a “HIPAA Certified” eCommerce vendor. Complying with HIPAA is a shared responsibility between the Covered entity and the Business Associates. Covered entities are ultimately responsible for evaluating their own HIPAA compliance and working with their vendor to form a Business Associate Agreement (BAA) that specifies each party’s responsibilities when it comes to PHI and ensure the security of their data assets to ensure HIPAA compliance.
Can I Still Work With Elastic Path To Build My HIPAA Compliant Website?
Yes, you can! While you won’t find a HIPAA certified vendor, Elastic Path works with your business and business associates to continue to deliver a unified commerce experience without interrupting your HIPAA compliance.
In summary, achieving HIPAA compliance is a must for any business storing Protected Health Information and you can certainly work with Elastic Path to maintain HIPAA compliance while still delivering your unique eCommerce experiences. If you’re still unsure about how your business can work with Elastic Path to meet your requirements, feel free to set up a call with one of our internal experts to understand how we can help to achieve your goals.
Topics: path, compliance, elastic, services, work, business, information, hipaa, health, ecommerce.
Why Overworking Is Bad For Your Health (and Your Career)
There's no doubt that technology has simplified the way we carry out our day-to-day routines. Computers help us do things faster, emails and text messages let us always be in touch, and the internet makes it easy to find the answer to any question with just a quick Google search.
While being constantly plugged in can make us feel safe, connected, and in-the-know -- both at work and at home -- it also means we never really clock out.
Topics: bad, hours, type, health, long, day, sleep, work, career, overwork, working, overworking.
YC-backed Remedial Health raises $1 million pre-seed to digitize pharmacies in Nigeria
Remedial Health has secured $1 million in pre-seed funding to digitize pharmacies and stem the supply of fake and substandard pharmaceutical products, starting with Nigeria before expanding to the rest of Africa. The round was led by Global Ventures and Ventures Platform, with participation from Ingressive Capital, Voltron Capital, Opeyemi Awoyemi’s (Jobberman co-founder) Angel Syndicate […]
Topics: digitize, supply, pharmaceutical, pay, preseed, system, million, ycbacked, products, nigeria, pharmacies, techcrunch, remedial, using, health, raises, pharmacy.
Zalando Lounge launched in the Czech Republic
Zalando has launched Zalando Lounge in the Czech Republic. The online shopping club for fashion and lifestyle products has arrived just in time for the holidays, starting with Black Friday this week. The Czech Republic is the 14th market in Europe where Zalando Lounge is active. Zalando Lounge is already… Continue reading
Topics: czech, health, launched, lounge, zalando, growth, data, website, republic, items.
ePharmacy Ro launches doc-approved WebMD rival Health Guide
“Whatever your symptom, WebMD says you have cancer.” It’s a long-running joke that underscores the distrust of perhaps the top source of medical advice, stemming from a confusing site clogged with ads that’s been criticized for questionable information and pushing pills from its sponsors. Health Guide is the new medical handbook for the internet, where […]
Topics: guide, site, theres, doctor, million, ro, medical, health, wont, rival, webmd, epharmacy, docapproved, launches, patients, techcrunch.
iPharmacy Roman fights stigmas with premature ejaculation meds
There’s a war brewing to become the cloud pharmacy for men’s health. Roman, which launched last year offering erectile dysfunctional medication and recently added a ‘quit smoking’ kit, is taking on $97 million-funded Hims for the hair loss market. Today, Roman launched four new products it hopes to cross-sell to users through a unified telemedicine […]
Topics: health, ipharmacy, meds, hair, erectile, patients, hims, telemedicine, premature, stigmas, loss, fights, ejaculation, roman, medication, reitano.
mPharma raises $35 million in round joined by Tinder co-founder’s JAM fund, Bharti executive
Ghanaian health tech startup mPharma is building a network of community pharmacies across Africa as it plans to be the go-to primary healthcare service provider for millions of people residing in the region. MPharma plans to grow its community (Mutti) pharmacies across eight markets in Africa to be the first point of care for patients. […]
Topics: executive, jam, joined, round, pharmacies, health, techcrunch, raises, care, fund, million, services, africa, pharmacy, mpharma, build, tinder, mutti, community.