How real is the possibility of inflation? What steps can you take if it takes hold?

Inflation in the United States has been accelerating no matter how hard you try and avoid looking at it. Last week, the key metric followed by the Federal Reserve to measure the fluctuation in prices within the economy– the Core PCE Price Index — showed a 0.6% monthly increase during May while accumulating an annual jump of 3.4%.

Meanwhile, other readings such as the more popular CPI Index reported a 5% annual variation by the end of May and the Core CPI, which excludes…

Could CBN be the solution to your health and wellness issues?

Most people are aware of the two primary cannabinoids found in hemp and marijuana cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), but did you know there are actually over 114 different cannabinoids, including cannabinol (CBN), that could have therapeutic benefits?

In this article, rather than focusing on CBD or THC, we’re going to take a closer look at CBN and why people worldwide are getting extremely excited about this cannabinoid. …

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These are not the only internships!

The pressure to get the “perfect” internship can feel intense, regardless of the field. Due to the tight deadlines and constantly varying options caused by the pandemic, competition for big corporate or tier one academic spots have become increasingly difficult. This can be especially true for international students.

While time always seems to be ticking and others may be celebrating their placements, it is critical to take a step back and reflect. Think deeply about where you are in your career, what knowledge and skills you hope to develop, and what options you might want to pursue post-graduation. …

As it stands, cannabis is still considered a class one drug by federal law. This makes receiving a bank loan very difficult for new businesses in this industry. Banks are notably risk-averse, and they are still hesitant about supporting businesses that sell cannabis products.

This line of judgment extends even to cannabis derivative businesses that have proven themselves to be profitable. Cannabis products presently make up a $12 billion industry, including sales of hemp and CBD oil. Despite this industry’s revolutionary growth in recent years, they have few banking options, making the industry harder to navigate.

However, the SAFE Banking…

How to structure change: Balanced Scorecard and Strategy Map — A consulting example

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Change can be tricky, or downright dangerous without a plan. Photo: Jason Wong on Unsplash

TAKE AWAY: Any change in the way a company does business requires a strategic process to support all stakeholders while also staying aligned with the mission and vision of the company. For instance, in this example, the shift to utilize technology more effectively is an important move for ABC Consulting because it can maintain their trusting relationships while also saving money.

Fighting to stay above water takes its toll.

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Poverty cuts across cultures, races, and geography…and can happen quickly for many American families. Photo: Ben Hershey on Unsplash

The ramifications for individuals, families, and our communities of the findings in following article seem both evident and troubling, especially as COVID-19 pandemic continues to reverberate through our economy. The concepts about poverty’s affect on people is even more profound when considering a state like Connecticut, that ranks as one of the richest overall, has at least one city consistently ranking among the 10 poorest in the nation:

“Poverty Impedes Cognitive Function” (Mani, A., et al.. 2013, Science, (341)6149, pp. 976–980)

“The poor, in this view, are less capable not because of…

Diversity and inclusion for a better business.

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Teams thrive with balance and structure.

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Your business is only as good as the team running it.

Do you own your own business? Have you ever wondered about the importance of balance for your business team?

Business teams often talk about work-life balance. This involves equalizing work and family roles, so people don’t feel stressed out or resentful of their jobs.

But how about balance within your team itself? This involves equalizing all voices on the team by ensuring you have enough diversity within your team to really see the whole picture. What does a balance of personalities, backgrounds, and leadership styles bring to the table? …

Live Bravely

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It takes bravery to leap into life, not strength.

Anytime something tough happens in life, some of the first words you might hear are, “You need to be strong.” I must have heard it a hundred times in the past few months after my mothers’ death and some family complications.

First off, let’s get the definitions clear (from

Strong: Having, showing, or able to exert great bodily or muscular power; physically vigorous or robust: a strong boy

Brave: Possessing or exhibiting courage or courageous endurance.

(Note: why a male example is provided for the world “strong” is probably a topic for another article)

With the pandemic…

Does technology democratize or infiltrate…or both?

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The matrix can help as well as harm. Photo by Markus Spiske on Unsplash

Technology has changed the way we work and learn in countless ways, but no more so than in the democratization and infiltration of information. The way we acquire, aggregate, move, and disseminate data would have been unimaginable to most everyone only 20 years ago. At that time, information was housed in special areas that were only available at certain times, by certain people, and in certain places. If you couldn’t access the library, the internal database, talk to the correct people, or have the right book at home, getting the information you needed was difficult. Being knowledgeable has gone from…

It’s 9pm…do you know where your parent is?

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Loss of a parent leaves a mark of light and darkness. Photo by Mike Labrum on Unsplash

Losing a parent, especially your last one, can feel like you’ve lost a part of yourself. The role of son or daughter that you’ve played your whole life no longer exists, but the remnants of the relationships live even the smallest points of your life.

I used to talk to my mother every day, after putting my young son to bed, between 8:30–9:30pm. Usually the conversations were short, mainly covering her various ailments, updates on family, and making sure I was eating well. My father passed away when I was 12, so…

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Life, like true repentance, is a choice to turn-around: mistake, guilt, apology, responsibility, growth…and writing. Jasdeep Singh CT UConn MBA Candidate

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