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Vincent Stokes

Vincent Stokes
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is an outdoor enthusiast and an experienced world traveler. He also writes writes for the National Parks and works to promote pride in homegrown travel destinations. You can also connect with Vincent on G+ or twitter (@TravelingGlobal).
Big Data is simply a vast amount of data that experts can analyze to find trends, patterns and other insights. For medical practices of any size, this concept has a range of applications and benefits. Even small practices generate a massive amount of data, however; a handful of data...
No one will debate the impact that Hurricane Harvey has had on Texans. The wrath of Harvey swept through many Texas counties, destroying cell phone towers and leaving many people without phone service and internet. In fact, many cell phone towers were still down the Monday after the hurricane...
When buying an electric auto, you can be sure that fuel costs won't bother you anymore. But, have you considered the fact that you may be letting another unexpected expense in? High auto insurance rates will slowly creep in. High value and repair costs are to be blamed for...
For a long time it seemed hackers didn’t care about small businesses. They liked to make a splash by penetrating the defenses of major corporations and going after the deep pockets of the fat cats. Anonymity and the absence of the lure of major financial resources kept employers of...
Companies are starting to apply the Airbnb Business Model to the rental of cars and other types of transportation. Companies such as Uber are putting pressure on the rental car industry and companies that use the Airbnb model are not helping the industry, either. How It Works A typical rental car...
Business today has evolved to facilitate multiple ideas originating from changes in related socio-economic fields. Technological development has changed how organizations operate by availing resources that simplify some critical functions in business. Big data is among the best facilitations that technology provides to businesses. The ability to access multiple...
One of the most interesting things about technology is its ability to keep evolving constantly. Let's take a look at big data, for instance, and how it has exploded to become a one-stop solution for actionable insights in all types of businesses. We have seen big data technology evolve...
In a fast paced world, advantages in the marketplace are often measured in the space of a quarter or two, making the job of today's executive one of the most challenging positions possible.  Not only do they need to stay on top of the market, but they also have...
Smartphones, telematics, advanced analytics, the Internet of Things (IoT), and cloud computing are just some of the many breakthrough innovations set to bring forth massive transformations within the insurance industry. Besides enabling the development of new business models, products, and services within the industry, these technologies are also providing...
Moving even short distances is an inherently disruptive and challenging process. Moving halfway across the world to an unfamiliar place with a distinct culture is doubly daunting. It is often said, correctly, that the United States is a nation of immigrants. The early colonists, beginning with the Pilgrims who founded...
Middle Eastern architecture has grown tremendously over the years. The style was once known for a traditional look that was restricted to vertical and horizontal beams, but it has today developed into a truly creative style. Roof Lanterns Roof lanterns were common in previous centuries as the pinnacles of buildings. They...
With over 159-million pieces of data being compromised since the year 2015, it's easy to see why the cost of data security is on the rise. In fact, the US government has dedicated over one-hundred billion dollars of its budget to target, maintain and thwart off security breaches in...
There have been a lot of technological developments that have transformed the business world. Just imagine, for example, how much smartphones have changed how people buy products or find businesses. However, another big development that you may have not considered as much is the effect of big data on...
Vehicles of all types are an integral part of the business world. Vehicle technology is constantly advancing. Soon, autonomous vehicles will be an integral part of the business world. Self-driving vehicles will change the types of workers a company will need for its operation, the transportation its finished products,...
New Zealand has a temperate climate not dissimilar to that of the British Isles, but with one large difference. It is south of the equator, so the seasons are basically reversed. December through February, for example, is New Zealand’s summer. Fall takes place during March through May, while winter...
All the experts agree that you need regular exercise if you are going to be healthy. Some people think that there simply isn’t time to exercise daily, but you can always get in plenty of activity if you are smart about it. You don’t have to go to the...
Since the advent of autonomous vehicles, numerous companies (manufacturers and tech) have come up to invest in driverless cars. Since most of the states have approved the driving, and testing of autonomous vehicles on their roads, multiple investors have emerged. Each state would like to be in the lead in...
International business travel presents exciting opportunities, not just professionally, but personally as well, so you must get the most out of it. Asia is a common destination for many corporations given the significance of the region in the global economy. Business travelers to countries such as Korea, Japan, and...
There are quite a few ways that your renters can pay you, but they’re not all created equal. Some will be instantaneous, while others will need to be sent a few days in advance. Some keep you safe from stolen rent, while others provide little protection. To find a...
A lot of people are confused or intimidated by the term ‘big data,’ but it’s nothing to be afraid of. In fact, more and more travel companies are relying on big data to improve and streamline their operations, boost profits, and provide a better overall experience for their customers. These...
Paying taxes is an obligation of every law-abiding citizen. During the tax returns filing period, every business owner and individuals are engrossed with returning their taxes. It is not an easy task, with some spending a lot of money hiring various agents to help them file tax returns. Tax deductions...
These days, technology and fitness go hand in hand like peanut butter and jelly. More people than ever rely on fitness trackers or smartwatches, which have greatly increased in popularity over the past two years. At the very top of the heap sit two particular brands – Fitbit and...
In most kitchens, there are a variety of canned products in cabinets and drawers. However, many people do not know certain important information about the health risks associated with these canned products. Here are three crucial things that everyone should know about canned products. Canned products have been around for...
Ah, spring. It seems like it will never get here! Thanks to Phil the Groundhog, it looks like we have an extra six weeks of winter to slog through before we get to sweet, sweet spring. The last few weeks of winter can be particularly depressing. It's too cold...
To anyone that has made a trip to Asia in the last several years, the amount of growth and commercialization is wildly apparent. For instance, when arriving in a rapidly developing country such as Thailand, one can actually feel the excitement of growth. Factories and shopping malls are popping...
It takes a lot of work to launch a new business. According to the Small Business Administration (SBA), more than half a million new businesses open their doors each and every month. The question then becomes, how many of those startups will endure and thrive? The SBA says this number...
The frigid temperatures of winter tend to keep people indoors, which can lead to restlessness and depression. Thankfully there are places to visit where people can engage in fun winter activities. Getting out and enjoying the season will help cure the wintertime blues. The following locations specialize in winter...
In the last decade, Uber has revolutionized public transportation. It used to be that if a tourist or a resident wanted to get somewhere, she would have to pay expensive fees for public transportation. With Uber, however, big cities can take somebody across town, sometimes for just $5. While...
Essential oil is derived from herbal plants using distillation or mechanical processing. High quality orange oil, for instance, is made by mechanically centrifuging the rinds in a process called cold extraction. Garlic, onion and wintergreen are produced by maceration, much like wine is made. Essential oils have been used...
In the spring of 1986, technicians performing maintenance on reactor 4 at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant accidentally caused a chemical reaction that resulted in an explosive blaze. More than 50 site workers died. Approximately 120,000 people from neighboring communities were immediately evacuated. The fire burned for 10 days....