Microlearning: How Corporations Benefit

Popup templates on mobile devices are great for corporations that want to keep employees in the loop at work. When employees use their mobile devices for work and need to send pdf files, contact information, and/or presentations, it allows employees to get instant access to them on their devices. This software can also help employees gain more knowledge about the company as a whole and what changes are happening with the company. This is especially true with microlearning.

Even though mobile popups are not easy to interact with on smartphone screens, they serve as a temporary alternative for employees that are working remotely and occupied with other things outside of their work life. Employees that set up a popup template on their work or personal device can have quicker access to landing pages, and messages, and moderate who can see work files/projects when sharing. 

This helps limit employees from getting burned out regarding what is happening at work since popup templates do not demand people’s full attention to be engaged at work in most scenarios. Popup templates also alleviate employees’ location and time constraints since they can engage in meaningful work projects and problem-solve with employees on their devices. 

While working remotely on a computer is ideal since employees can work more comfortably and use more powerful processors to achieve their work objectives, computers, and other large devices come with constraints themselves. Employees that are out and about multitasking other important tasks cannot simply carry their desktops around or pull out their laptops to confirm a pdf file. Popup templates that run smoothly on OS processors (apple smartphones) allow employees to remain mobile while achieving work tasks that usually require javascript or a more powerful processor to do so. 

Corporations that accustom employees and their customers to popup templates on their smartphones increase a company’s sales since customers can access more information easily regarding the products/services they promote. Customers that browse through a company’s website and click on links can do so without having to wait to browse the website. They can also get more professional and easier usability when browsing online on their phone just as if they were on their computer. Rather than customers having to wait to look at a product or service on their computer, they can get that on their smartphone which makes their purchase more seamless.

Since the relationship needs to be symbiotic, corporations’ salespeople need to professionally add popup templates when they send customers online information. Employees that can use popup templates on mobile devices for themselves and add them when they send information out are essential to making this a win-win solution. 

In a world where essentially everyone owns a smartphone, businesses small or large should seriously get accustomed to popup templates. Companies that use this technology for the betterment of their customers will receive more traffic to their businesses as customers find that they are not just limited to browsing the company’s websites on their computers. Employees that witness the success of popup templates and use them for their work life will also have an easier workflow while being just as productive without popup templates.

Sandra Possing, the Unconventional Life Coach Determined To Help You Live Your Life on Your Own Terms

A rising star in the San Francisco Bay Area, Sandra Possing, is here to transform your life. A free spirit at heart, Sandra believes in mastering our minds and learning how to co-create with the universe.

With over two decades worth of extensive research and expertise in the personal development space, Sandra has made it her life’s mission to help people reach their full potential. She understands the dull ache of untapped potential and how painful it can be when you know that you are holding back, playing small, and dimming your light.

After recognizing early on that she had fallen into people pleasing, perfectionism, and other unhelpful tendencies and working through those challenges with determination, Sandra knows first hand what it feels like to reject your own truth, ignore your inner wisdom, and instead focus on other people’s perceptions of you. She understands how easily we lose touch with our own authenticity after years of family conditioning, societal expectations, and the influence of media and peers.

Sandra’s calling became clear when she stumbled upon the coaching world, and life coaching in particular. “You mean I get to have deep and meaningful conversations all day with growth-oriented humans? And help them own who they are and create extraordinary lives they love? Yes please!” she thought back then. She created a business in 2012 that to this day is an expression of who she is and allows her to be herself unapologetically, and live her life as an example of what’s possible when you commit to authenticity and alignment. 

Her name quite literally means, “helper of mankind,” so becoming a life coach felt like coming home to her true self in so many ways. She believes that being true to yourself is the biggest act of kindness you can do for yourself and that you can absolutely manifest your dream life if you truly desire to and are willing to do both the inner and outer work.

Sandra did her coach and leadership training at the Co-Active Training Institute (CTI), and became a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) through the International Coaching Federation (ICF). Now, she has been running her location independent business for the last 10 years from her laptop from 15+ different countries as a digital nomad, because honoring their passion for travel was a priority that she and her husband committed to early on. She has helped hundreds of clients create new levels of success and happiness in their lives and work, and can’t wait to reach more people through her upcoming personal development podcast.

Whether it be through her high-end one-on-one coaching, group programs, or online courses, Sandra’s practical tools and playful wisdom help her clients and audience transform their lives from the inside out. In her social media presence, you can feel her warm and quirky personality.

Among other things, Sandra loves helping people uncover their passions and purpose, achieve career success that is meaningful to them, tap into more pleasure and playfulness in their lives, cultivate community and deepen their relationships, communicate effectively and powerfully, and show up authentically.  

Her coaching and thought leadership is a welcome breath of fresh air for folks who feel frustrated or unsatisfied and are eager to create more success, but do so on their own terms. Sandra is a great catalyst for those who are ready to tap into more authenticity and aliveness. She believes that that’s what the world needs: more people who have come alive, as Howard Thurman famously said. And in Sandra’s own words, as she would surely whisper in your ears right now, “The world needs you.”


Delta Projects a Profitable 2023

Delta Airlines predicted a successful year in 2023 because management anticipates the year’s strong travel demand will continue.

Delta’s forecast report indicates that its per-share earnings would be $6, which is more than experts had predicted. Additionally, the corporation predicted that sales would increase from 15% to 20% of anticipated earnings, which would be greater than this year.

Delta will make almost $45.5 billion in revenue next year if it does. Cash flows, however, are anticipated to increase from $2 billion in 2023 to $4 billion in 2024. Given its historic loss in 2020, the corporation would profit from the increased expectations.

“We’ve seen our recession. As a result, consumers are prioritizing their spending, where they’re making choices, and they’re prioritizing investing in themselves and experience,” said Delta CEO Ed Bastian.

Because people prefer to travel more over the holidays, airlines anticipate a more robust holiday demand. More people indeed traveled for Thanksgiving than in the previous two years. And it’s expected that the pattern will hold throughout Christmas and New Year’s.

Following Delta’s most recent predictions, its shares increased by 3% in early trading. And this, despite rising flight prices, is due to the rebound in travel demand across states.

“It’s going to be a very strong holiday season – Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s,” said Bastian.

“I know there are some pretty significant macro shifts in spending – out of goods and into services, which we are a beneficiary of,” he added.

“After two years of delaying travel, it is clear that consumers are getting out and seeing the world. So we’re glad to see people back on the road.”

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Delta adapting to new conditions

Bastian acknowledges that post-pandemic airline sector circumstances will never be the same. However, he expressed confidence in Delta’s ability to adapt to the brand-new normal of the post-pandemic era.

Unfortunately, despite the relaxation of Covid-19 requirements, several airlines have said they would reduce aircraft capacity. However, travel demand remained rising. However, Bastian acknowledged that the firm had made a significant comeback, recovering almost 80% from 2019 levels.

“It’s never going to return to what it was like, but there are going to be new forms of travel that are going to supplement that,” he said.

Scaleback of companies

Companies, including Delta, United, and American, had to cut back their goals due to supply chain issues. In addition, they reduced the company’s seating capacity due to a personnel deficit. This implies that while demand has grown, airlines are constrained with the number of tickets they make available to their consumers.

For instance, United Airlines predicted that by the end of the year, it would only have recovered around 80% of its maximum capacity. On the other hand, Delta and United Airlines anticipate regaining between 90 and 92% of their total seat capacity.

“We’re essentially going to keep flying the same amount that we are today, which is less than we intended to, but not grow the airline until we can see evidence the whole system can support it,” said Scott Kirby, United CEO.

“We’re just building more buffer into the system so that we have more opportunity to accommodate those customers,” he added.

“We continue to invest in our operation to ensure we meet our reliability goals and deliver for our customers. As we look to the rest of the year, we have taken proactive steps to build an additional buffer into our schedule. And we will continue to limit capacity to the resources we have and the operating conditions we face,” explained American Airlines CEO, Robert Isom.

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Holiday demands are up

The scale-back and personnel limitations led airline corporations to raise ticket prices. In addition, because of the increasing flight prices, management anticipated lower demand for travel over the holidays. But as the holidays approached, businesses began to see the reverse. Orders increased more than expected, outperforming their losses in the year’s final three months.

“I know there are some pretty significant macro shifts in spending – out of goods and into services, which we are a beneficiary of,” added Delta CEO.

“After two years of delaying travel, it is clear that consumers are getting out and seeing the world. So we’re glad to see people back on the road.”

“We are seeing a lot of strength for the holidays or approaching the Thanksgiving period, and our bookings are incredibly strong. However, the bookings are a little bit different this year, and they’re more spread out across multiple days than they were on any single day,” added Andrew Nocella, the chief commercial officer of United Airlines.

“We see airfare to those top destinations, the ones with the highest demand at the holidays, are much higher than they typically are at this time of year. And they’re only going to increase from here,” Hopper lead economist Hayley Berg explained.

“We’re going to have fewer flights available and more travelers looking to go home or go on vacation for the holidays. That means that you might be paying a much higher price and unable to get a seat on the specific flight you want to take,” Berg said.

“Most travelers will want to fly a few days before the holiday and return a few days after. That means prices are those dates are going to be extremely high, capacity is going to sell out, and airports are going to be chaotic,” she added.

Covid-19 Impacts Businesses in Beijing

Beijing streets are left without a crowd, with shopping centers devoid of people following a surge in Covid-19 cases.

The spike in cases in Beijing is the first significant increase since the country was hit by the pandemic more than two years ago. For instance, in the shopping district of Sanlitun, restaurants and shops did not have any customers.

Moreover, other establishments only served takeouts and were running under a limited number of workers. In an ironic turn of events, several health experts attribute the increase to the easing of the Covid-19 policy of the country, which the public has highly protested for several weeks.

Many businesses showed signs of slowing down amid the rise in Covid-19 cases. Some workers refused to work because they had fallen ill. Many consumers also stayed at home in fear of contracting Covid-19. According to a source, 21 out of 24 authorities in Beijing tasked to monitor residential activities have shown signs of Covid-19.

“As our superiors are mostly infected, there’s not much work given to us. (The usual) events, lectures, performances, and parent-child activities will not be held,” said the source.

Beijing only had minimal cases weeks before. However, there were unprecedented cases recorded in recent weeks. The immense number of Covid-19 instances marks the first large-scale infections since Wuhan in 2020.

However, authorities have little statistical data to graph the extent of the virus’ spread. Moreover, unlike before, China backed down on mandatory and widespread Covid-19 testing across cities, which made it difficult to track the actual number of positive cases in several regions.

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Covid-19 cases cannot be precisely counted

The National Health Commission of China said they could not precisely count the total number of affected individuals in the country. For instance, the NHC said it would exclude asymptomatic individuals from their count. This week, authorities detected 2,249 symptomatic Covid-19 cases. Of this number, 20% were found in the nation’s capital.

“Many asymptomatic patients no longer participate in nucleic acid testing. As a result, it is impossible to grasp the actual number of asymptomatic infections accurately,” said the NHC.

“It’s deeply frustrating. Businesses have to close due to sick staff, even though they can legally be open. Blame is starting to flow from companies’ [foreign] headquarters to the team on the ground in China, with HQ asking, ‘Why can’t the China operations navigate these restrictions?’ All other markets have had to adjust and did so successfully,” said Noah Fraser, a managing director based in Beijing.

“It feels quite bizarre, actually. They’ve gone from 100 to zero, it seems. However, I think people are [still] concerned about catching Covid as there are fewer people out than normal, I’ve observed,” added a resident from Guangzhou.

“Some obviously miserable. Many nursing kids/parents are at home. Our’ work at home policy is now ‘work at home if you’re well enough.’ This thing came on like a runaway freight train,” explained James Zimmerman, a lawyer in Beijing.

The protest against the lockdowns

A couple of weeks ago, the citizens of China protested against the strict Covid-19 lockdowns in place. This caused the government to ease the lockdown protocols of many regions across China. People partially celebrated because of the development. However, Chinese authorities remained strict and still imposed other restrictions.

“I feel like everyone’s hard work is paying off,” said one protester.

“In our view, ending the pandemic [measures] as soon as possible is the key to the recovery in credit demand and economic growth,” said an analyst from Nomura.

“For China’s official institutions, there are no easy paths. Accelerating reopening plans when new Covid cases are rising is unlikely, given the low vaccination coverage of the elderly. But, on the other hand, mass protests would deeply tilt the scales in favor of an even weaker economy and likely be accompanied by a massive surge in Covid cases, leaving policymakers with a considerable dilemma,” added SPI Asset Management’s Innes.

“It appears that moving away from zero-Covid is pretty much a decentralized process in China: while some localities are easing restrictions, some allegedly still cling to zero-Covid, and still others are waiting and watching,” said Yanzhing Huang, a fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.

“There will be no compensations, no apologies, no discovery of the truth, just moving on. What can lock us down can also easily unlock us. How terrifying is this capricious power, and when will it overturn your life again? I don’t celebrate. I just remember those brave friends with gratitude,” said a resident in a video posted on Weibo.

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A strain on the healthcare system

Nevertheless, the increase of Covid-19 patients rushed to the hospital will strain the country’s healthcare system. Beijing authorities urge citizens not to go to hospitals if they only have minor or light symptoms.

Yet, over 19,000 patients admitted to the hospital have flu-like symptoms within just six days.

“The current strains will spread faster in China than they have spread in other parts of the world. Because those other parts of the world have some immunity against infection from previous waves of earlier Omicron strains,” said Ben Cowling, an epidemiology professor from the University of Hong Kong.

“At present, the number of newly infected people in Beijing is increasing rapidly, but most of them are asymptomatic and mild cases,” said Sun Chunlan, a top Chinese official directed to manage Covid-19 in the country.


NASA Launches SWOT Mission

NASA just launched a craft intended to survey all the water on the Earth’s surface. The International Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) mission left the Earth using a Falcon 9 rocket.

The mission has several stages. And the first phase of the SWOT mission has just landed on Earth. SWOT is a cooperation between NASA and the Centre National d’Études Spatiales, a French space agency. The mission will try to assess the Earth’s water status and measure the seas’ height and the freshwater on Earth. Both space agencies have independently monitored the situation of the world’s water. However, with SWOT, the chances of expanding the discovery have become two-fold.

“The SWOT spacecraft launched atop a SpaceX rocket from Space Launch Complex 4E at Vandenberg Space Force Base in California with a prime mission of three years. The satellite will measure the height of water in freshwater bodies and the ocean on more than 90% of Earth’s surface. This information will provide insights into how the ocean influences climate change; how a warming world affects lakes, rivers, and reservoirs; and how communities can better prepare for disasters, such as floods,” said NASA in a press release.

“Warming seas, extreme weather, more severe wildfires – these are only some of the consequences humanity is facing due to climate change,” said Bill Nelson, NASA administrator.

“The climate crisis requires an all-hands-on-deck approach, and SWOT is the realization of a long-standing international partnership that will better equip communities so they can face these challenges,” Nelson explained.

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The SWOT mission

The findings of the SWOT mission will substantially help scientists assess the relationship between the amount of water on Earth and other water-related phenomena. NASA said that SWOT would pave the way for understanding the releationship between the Earth’s atmosphere and the ocean in terms of heat exchange. It would also aid them in explaining the acceleration of heat.

“We’re going to be able to see things we just could not see before,” added Benjamin Hamlington from the Sea Leval and Ice Group.

“We’re going to be able to track the movement of water around the Earth between ocean and land, be able to make some of these connections and really understand where water is at any given time. This is critical because we know that the water cycle is accelerating with climate change. What this means is that some locations have too much water, others don’t have enough,” he added.

“We’re eager to see SWOT in action. This satellite embodies how we are improving life on Earth through science and technological innovations. The data that innovation will provide is essential to better understanding how Earth’s air, water, and ecosystems interact – and how people can thrive on our changing planet,” said the director of NASA’s Earth Science Division, Karen St. Germain.

Studying the Earth’s climate

According to NASA, SWOT is the fruition of NASA’s long-time goal for a multi-agency program that targets the climate. NASA and CNES have gathered vital information about the seas since the 1980s. However, the collaboration brings in another technology that would propel the study even more.

“This collaboration pioneered the use of a space-based instrument called an altimeter to study sea level with the launch of the TOPEX/Poseidon satellite in 1992,” explained NASA.

“This mission marks the continuity of 30 years of collaboration between NASA and CNES in altimetry. It shows how international collaboration can be achieved through a breakthrough mission that will help us better understand climate change and its effects around the world,” said the director of the CNES Orbital Systems and Applications, Caroline Laurent.

“SWOT will provide vital information, given the urgent challenges posed by climate change and sea level rise. That SWOT will fill gaps in our knowledge and inform future action is the direct result of commitment, innovation, and collaboration going back many years. We’re excited to get SWOT science underway,” added Jet Propulsion Laboratory director of NASA Laurie Leshin.

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One success after another

Earlier this month, NASA made progress with its Artemis I mission. NASA did the mission to gather vital information for future manned travel to the Moon. Using the Orion spacecraft, NASA made several rounds around the Moon and will make their way back to Earth. Orion only has a dummy aboard, specially made to gather information in support of life in space. The Artemis mission will also lay out the rocket’s trajectory which will be the same for future Artemis missions.

“The biggest test after the launch is the reentry because we want to know that that heat shield works at about 5,000 degrees Fahrenheit (2,760 degrees Celsius), almost half as hot as the sun, coming in at 32 times the speed of sound (nearly 40,000 kilometers per hour),” said NASA Administrator Bill Nelson.

“Well, for once, I might be speechless. I have talked a lot about appreciating the moment that you’re in. And we have worked hard as a team. You guys have worked hard as a team to this moment. This is your moment,” said Charlie Blackwell-Thompson, the launch director of the mission.

“As we embark on the first Artemis test flight, we recall this agency’s storied past. But our eyes are focused not on the immediate future but out there,” Nelson said months ago.

“It’s a future where NASA will land the first woman and the first person of color on the Moon. And on these increasingly complex missions, astronauts will live and work in deep space. And we’ll develop the science and technology to send the first humans to Mars.”