The Spirit of Giving | UMBC Industry Roundup

This past Thursday, we celebrated UMBC Giving Day, a way for people to give back and support UMBC students and projects. The good vibes and happiness spread on campus as supporters donated to causes that matter to them. In today’s Industry Roundup we take a look at the relationship between money and happiness and how contributing to causes that define your values can bring about happiness. We also take a look at the healthiest nations, top breakthrough technologies of 2019 so far, and the struggle for women’s progress in the workplace.

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The Relationship Between Happiness and Money

When it comes to happiness, money just might be an important component, despite those who say money can’t buy happiness. Before you cringe at the relationship, the real component here is using money in a way that satisfies your values. Thinking about money as a tool may help bridge the connection to this relationship for those who might be a bit skeptical at the headline.

Which Nations Are Healthiest?

This Bloomberg article takes a looks at the world’s healthiest nations and what makes them so! To curate this list, they ranked 169 economies according to overall health factors. Nations are graded on several factors that include a comprehensive look into obesity, tobacco use, and environment. Who is number one? Check it out…

Breakthrough Technologies of 2019

We are three months in to 2019, and MIT Technology Review has published the top 10 technologies of 2019. Robot dexterity is among one of these. Check out the rest to see if you guessed some of them. Did you? Are any a surprise?

The Struggle for Corporate Women is Real

In a recent The New York Times Magazine’s article, we learn about how progress in the workplace for women has stalled since the 90’s, especially at the top. Why is this happening? A double bind that women are facing is partly to blame.

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