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9 Self-Care Tips If You Get The Flu This Season

9 Self-Care Tips If You Get The Flu This Season

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Flu season is here, and while you're taking steps to prevent the flu — like getting your flu shot, encouraging your sick coworkers to stay home, and practicing good hygiene — it never hurts to keep a list of self-care activities for when you have the flu in your back pocket in case you do get the virus. The Mayo Clinic reports that flu symptoms usually start about two days after you get exposed, and can be mild to severe. You might have chills, a fever, body aches, or a runny nose, but most healthy adults under age 65 can recover at home without medical treatment, according to the Mayo Clinic. (If you are running a fever of over 103 degrees, though, or have other severe symptoms, it's important to see your doctor ASAP.) But if you're riding the illness out at home, practicin...
Blue Diamond Growers Go Live with Conversational Online Self-Service Using Astute Bot

Blue Diamond Growers Go Live with Conversational Online Self-Service Using Astute Bot

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COLUMBUS, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct 16, 2018--Blue Diamond Growers recently launched a new customer self-service chatbot on its website,  www.bluediamond.com,  using AI-driven virtual agent technology from Astute. In its first month, the new Blue Diamond bot has assisted close to 6,000 consumers in finding answers to questions about products, coupons, recipes and more. In addition to giving consumers the ability to self-serve, the bot deflects high-volume, repetitive questions away from the contact center and enables agents to focus on engaging with customers. Blue Diamond’s consumer advocate group receives a high volume of c ontacts each month related to simple questions about coupons, product flavors, allergies, ingredients, and recipes. Lisa Diehl, Blue...
LogMeIn's Prompt ai and RescueAssist add AI smarts to self-service IT

LogMeIn's Prompt ai and RescueAssist add AI smarts to self-service IT

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Most IT desks waste an enormous amount of time repeatedly tackling the same problems, roughly 40 percent of which could be fixed via self-service. In fact, the average IT professional spends up to 78 percent of their time working on level-one customer tickets, like password resets, which works out to as much as eight hours a day on average. LogMeIn thinks there’s a better way. The Boston, Massachusetts company today announced Prompt ai, an AI-powered employee self-service portal, and RescueAssist, a remote support solution. Together, they’re designed to minimize the friction employees experience when they encounter technical challenges large or small. “Today, LogMeIn has taken an important first step in helping to reinvent the way companies support and empo...
Opt for self-service or pay Dh10 to fuel your car from Oct 21

Opt for self-service or pay Dh10 to fuel your car from Oct 21

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Starting October 21, you will have to dole out Dh10 if you take the help of a pump attendant to fuel your car at Adnoc gas stations across all the northern emirates. However, you can also opt to self-fuel your vehicle, if you wish to avoid paying the charge.  The elderly and people of determination have been exempted from the 'premium service fee' which will be enforced after five days in Sharjah, Ajman, Umm Al Quwain, Ras Al Khaimah, and Fujairah. Under the self-service option, you can follow a simple and safe process to fuel your vehicle on your own. Cashiers will be at hand to help if you are not sure of anything and need assistance. Adnoc's rollout of the new 'Flex Service' across the northern emirates follows a free trial period of several months, in which custo...
New Self-Help Book Offers Tips for Leaders to Become Better Using the…

New Self-Help Book Offers Tips for Leaders to Become Better Using the…

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Semcasting Offers Self-Service Attribution Tool

Semcasting Offers Self-Service Attribution Tool

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Semcasting has launched a self-serve omnichannel attribution platform called The Attributor.The objective is to help brands unify their marketing tactics around a common ID and turn attribution into a self-service measurement tool, states Ray Kingman, CEO of Semcasting.The Attributor uses a common ID to measure performance of email, direct mail, in-store traffic, connected TV, display, search and social media, Semcasting says.  It also can stack five tactics in a study to measure ROI and advertising impact of an omnichannel campaign, it adds.The new platform is deterministic, and companies can use it as an audience verification metric, the company says.Now generally available, the product has a usage-based platform model.“For too long, attribution has been treated as a c...
Self-Care Today

Self-Care Today

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Every once in a while, I find myself in an emotional bind. I am not feeling the best in the world but certainly not feeling the worst. It’s one of those times when I just want to talk to someone; however, there is no one that I really would like to speak with. Similar to what I mentioned in one of my earlier articles, I needed to hear from the person that I trust the most. I again needed to hear from myself. Last time, the focus centered on writing notes to yourself to help during the rough times. Instead of writing, speaking positive things about myself or situation is another choice for exercising self-care. It was affirmation time. Most people are familiar with affirmations. If you are not, they are phrases used to encourage yourself or speak positivity over situations. Affirm...
Zafar: Self-Care is not selfish

Zafar: Self-Care is not selfish

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I sat in the lobby of the counseling center at the end of spring term with an uneasy feeling in my stomach. The past year, I was the happiest I had been in a long time, but there was still a heavy weight pressing on my heart. I didn’t know what it was that was so unsettling to me in that moment; because after years of depression, I was finally seeking help. I should have been relieved, but I later realized that what I had been feeling was guilt. For most of my life I had played the role of the listener. I was a person who people went to with their emotional distress, because they knew I would support them. The past year had been no different. I was content with this role as long as it meant I would be able to help someone I cared about. But when it came time to focus on my own me...
People's Self Help Housing is creating a support program to empower Latina women seeking higher education

People's Self Help Housing is creating a support program to empower Latina women seeking higher education

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Natali Camacho remembers her college experience as a tough but important part of her life. She went to Allan Hancock College for three years and then transferred to UC Davis where she earned her degree in Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology. She wasn't exactly thrilled to be attending community college because her first choice was a university. Family and financial circumstances ultimately put her on the community college path. At first, Camacho was crushed. "But it [community college] opened my eyes, because I realized I was not ready to go forward to a university because I wasn't taught the skills or know what to look for in a university," Camacho said. ...