Cisco Powers Unrivaled Hybrid Work Experiences with Purpose-Built AI Innovations in Webex

News Summary: AI-powered enhancements across Webex Suite, Devices, and CX deliver more personalized and inclusive experiences Cisco Collaboration Devices now have camera intelligence for an all-new cinematic meetings experience Webex Calling hits over 10 million user milestone, nearly doubling growth year over year SAN JOSE, Calif., Mar. 28, 2023 – Cisco today unveiled new purpose-built […]

Processed Foods: Can They Play a Role in a Healthy Diet?

What comes to mind when you think of the term “processed foods”? Consumer confidence in defining this colloquial term varies, according to IFIC’s recent consumer survey, “Perceptions on Processed.” The survey found that nearly half of respondents selected the answer “I can easily explain what processed foods are and identify examples of processed foods.” But […]

Cisco Advances Interoperability with Microsoft Teams Certifications for Cisco Board Pro and Webex Contact Center

News Summary:  To expand the interoperability of Cisco’s hardware and software portfolios, Cisco deepens Microsoft partnership with two new products Certified for Microsoft Teams. Customers will have increased choice and flexibility in how they work with the option to run Microsoft Teams Rooms on Cisco Board Pro devices. Customers will receive seamless live service experiences […]

Launch of the new EMDR Association UK Forums

In March 2023, all 5,600 Association UK members were invited to join the new Forums, which are designed to facilitate improved communication, sharing of best practice and a supportive environment for all.  It is a web-based series of searchable forums including lots of different topics: including general, child and adolescent, NHS, research, accreditation, CPD events, […]

What Is Personalized Nutrition?

In recent years, a more personal approach to healthcare has grown in popularity. At the same time, consumers have become increasingly aware that “healthy” doesn’t mean the same thing to everybody—not to mention that defining what constitutes full health and wellness is a demanding task for anyone. What’s more, the Healthy Eating Index of Americans, […]

Taking a Look at Regenerative Agriculture

According to IFIC’s 2022 Food and Health Survey, 43% of consumers want to purchase food and beverages that were produced in a way that minimizes carbon footprint/climate impact. Climate change is affecting all our favorite foods—from avocado toast to acai bowls—and how farmers grow food matters more now than ever. One way farmers are improving their […]

How Caffeine Affects Your Sleep

When you feel tired during the day, it’s tempting to reach for a quick jolt of caffeine from a cup of coffee or an energy shot. But doing so might also inadvertently disrupt your sleep later that night. Although caffeine undoubtedly provides a boost of energy, its effects are temporary—and, research shows, may interfere with […]

Fiber Fundamentals

Make no mistake: Dietary fiber is good for your health. Yet most Americans only get about half as much fiber as they should each day—and this nutritional deficit has been the case for decades. Even with all its overt health benefits, fiber is consistently overlooked. In fact, in our 2022 Food and Health Survey participants […]

Functional Foods: Superheroes for Health

Taste plays a chief role in why we choose foods—as demonstrated by nearly two decades of our annual Food and Health Survey. But healthfulness is also an important driver of food purchases, and many people want to know how specific nutrients affect their health and well-being. In fact, many people seek out certain foods to […]

Snacking Production Series: Chocolate and Cocoa

Chocolate can be enjoyed in many ways—as a treat, as part of a snack, or as a flavoring for beverages— and has been for many years. In fact, cocoa foods and beverages made from beans from the Theobroma cacao tree were consumed by humans as early as 460 CE, and for years cocoa consumption has been associated […]

What To Know Before You Go Keto

Every January, we’re bombarded with messages that a new diet or gym membership is the key to a “new us” in the new year. As the calendar flips, our mindset often follows suit, and many of us look to shave off a few holiday pounds with a diet that provides quick results. One diet that […]

What Are the 10 Principles of Intuitive Eating?

We’ve talked about intuitive eating in the past (check out our hunger scale!) but never fully dove into all 10 principles — until now. Intuitive Eating was coined by Evelyn Tribole, MS, RD, and Elyse Resch, MS, RDN, CEDRD, Fiaedp, FADA, FAND, after their clients expressed concerns about the diet plans they had been given […]

Six Critical Nutrients for Healthy Vegan Eating

The popularity of plant-based eating is on the rise, and many people are discovering the power of produce. In our 2022 Food and Health Survey, 12% of our survey participants said they followed a plant-based diet within the past year. Without a doubt, eating more plant-based foods can improve your health, especially if you do […]

Celebrating Women Scientists

Female scientists have been breaking glass ceilings for decades and inspiring young girls and women for just as long. March is Women’s History Month, which is the perfect time to acknowledge the female agriculture, food and nutrition scientists who have shaped these fields. In observance, IFIC would like to highlight a few notable women scientists […]

Hit the Physical Security Jackpot at ISC West

Join us at physical security’s biggest show to see innovative cloud technology in action It’s that time of year again! The Cisco Meraki team is packing their bags and heading to Las Vegas for ISC West 2023. ISC West is a great place to meet new people and reconnect with your network. It’s also the […]

What is Erythritol?

Highlights Erythritol is a type of carbohydrate called a sugar alcohol, or polyol.  Erythritol is unique from other sugar alcohols because it contains zero calories.  Erythritol occurs naturally in a variety of fruits, vegetables, and fermented foods and beverages. It is also commercially produced through fermentation. Our bodies also produce smaller amounts of erythritol during […]

Beyond Coffee, Alternative Sources of Caffeine

Caffeine runs deep in our food supply. Today we can we find caffeine not only in the usual sources, like coffee and energy drinks, but also in less-suspected products, like chewing gum and protein bars. Caffeine is a naturally occurring stimulant and one of the most widely used psychoactive compounds in the world. For many […]

The Safety Seven: How to Dodge the Dirty Dozen

Many of us are in the midst of welcoming spring by participating in activities outside, enjoying seeing flowers bloom and looking forward to enjoying a host of fruits and vegetables that are increasingly available with warmer weather. However, you may have also heard about the release of the Environmental Working Group’s report encouraging people to […]

EMDR Therapy, Chronic Pain, & Somatic Issues

Chronic pain and chronic health conditions are common. Somewhere between 11 – 40% of the population in the U.S. deal with chronic pain conditions according to the CDC.  In his Go With That Magazine article, Gary Brothers, LCSW and expert on using EMDR therapy with clients dealing with chronic pain and health conditions has this […]

Cisco and Telenor Group Sign Agreement to Explore New As-A-Service Business Models and Enable a More Inclusive Internet for the Future

News Summary: Cisco and Telenor extend their relationship to explore and develop new business opportunities, joint research, and innovation. Plans include: Developing new flexible and scalable as-a-service business models to accelerate services adoption in cybersecurity and multi-cloud. Further accelerating the Internet for the Future to connect more people and businesses with unified experiences, including digital […]

Find Out What Your Retail Customers Want

Guest Wi-Fi unlocks in-store customer personas This article was contributed by Techflipp, winner of the 2022 Meraki Hackathon. Every successful retailer strives to answer the question, “What do my customers want?” It’s been a relatively easy task for online retailers. They know exactly what their customers are buying and how they connect on social media, […]

In-store Customer Data Served by Wi-Fi

How Guess used in-store Wi-Fi to create new experiences to perfectly delight customers This article was contributed by Cloud4Wi, a Meraki technology partner. It’s no longer enough to just have a physical retail presence. More than great products and attractive prices, retail brands need to offer distinctive customer experiences, particularly if they want to encourage loyalty. […]

What is the Difference Between EMDRIA Membership and EMDR Certification with EMDRIA?

We receive many questions about the difference between EMDRIA membership and EMDR Certification with EMDRIA. EMDRIA offers both an annual membership in the association as well as a separate certification in EMDR. You can learn more about  each on the Join EMDRIA, Membership Benefits, and EMDR Certification pages, but here is a quick video guide […]

Cisco Unveils Groundbreaking 5G and IoT Innovations at Mobile World Congress 2023

Press Kit Mobile World Congress 2023 Cisco announces new solutions for a simplifying wireless experiences, accelerating 5g and in-vehicle innovation for hybrid work at Cisco MWC 2023 Innovation Impact Cisco Showcases Simple and Secure Wireless Experiences to Help Businesses Connect at MWC 23 Cisco spotlights new projects with global partners including BT Group, KPN, Telenor, […]