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Known for his expertise in business development and growth strategy, Steven Rindner has helped various companies from different industries grow and expand in different media platforms. He is currently connected with Belgium-based pharmaceutical company Besins Healthcare International. As one of the leaders at Besins, Mr. Rindner was instrumental in launching and developing the company’s nutrition business into a valuable enterprise through numerous distribution channels, significant partnerships with media and marketing companies, and the successful execution of online strategies in both local and international markets. Prior to joining Besins Healthcare, Mr. Rindner held key posts in several companies, including as practice director for Perfect Sense Digital, executive vice president of Kastle Systems International, senior vice president at Citigroup, and senior vice president at AOL.

The biggest marathons in the US

Every year, the number of Americans who participate in marathons continue to grow. For runners looking to take part in the biggest events, the list below would be helpful:

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New York City Marathon

Established 48 years ago, the New York City Marathon runs through the five boroughs of New York City. It is not just the largest marathon in the U.S., it is also the biggest in the entire world. In 2017, 51,307 professional and amateur runners from various parts of the world entered the event. And yearly, approximately 2 million spectators line up at the marathon’s course to watch and cheer the competitors.

Chicago Marathon

The Chicago Marathon is one of the most sought-after events for runners and sponsors because it is a flat and fast course. The race is limited to just 45,000 runners, and in 2017, the number of participants fell just 500 short of the maximum. More than 1.5 million people watched the event.

Boston Marathon

Arguably the most popular marathon in the country, if not the world, the Boston Marathon is also the oldest. The first race was held in 1897 after its organizers were motivated to establish it after the success of the first marathon competition in the Summer Olympics one year prior. This year, nearly 30,000 competitors joined the race.

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Corporate and business development executive Steven Rindner enjoys marathons. To know more about Mr. Rindner, visit this page.

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Why It Makes Perfect Sense For Leaders To Prioritize Health And Wellness

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There’s a special emphasis on well-being among leaders, and for a good reason: these people who lead businesses and communities are more prone to stress, and the failure of their physical or mental health can also result in a certain breakdown when it comes to their duties and responsibilities.

In summary, a leader’s health and wellness go beyond themselves and affect the organizations they lead. Leadership is fundamentally all about setting a vision, pushing through with those goals, and taking on major challenges to get the desired results. This way, health becomes of utmost importance.

But it’s not just about the energy and stamina to carry on. Among leaders, wellness also means being of sound mind and body to make decisions, mentor and train others, and taking the organization into the future. Modeling a health-conscious behavior, too, sends the strong signal that health is of supreme importance, and without it – even amid achievement and success – people would be nothing and are left with nothing but an ailing body.

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This self-care among leaders can be very well demonstrated in the basics. It starts with preparing one’s one food and consuming a healthful, wholesome diet. Amid a fast-food culture, this is a strong message for people to take time to make their own food. There’s also exercise, getting a good night’s sleep, and cutting down on one’s stress and worries. Through it all, self-love will be another sign that good health is being a priority, not just a necessary evil.

Steven Rindner is a business and corporate development executive with experience in media, technology, real estate services, and healthcare businesses. More articles like this on this page.

How To Make Amazing Virtual Real Estate Tours

Virtual real estate tours are great for agents or developers who want to show more of their property instead of just having clients look at static photos. However, one does not simply take out their smartphone, open the camera, and press record. A lot goes on when making virtual real estate tours and publishing a video that can put off potential clients should be avoided. Here are some tips on how to make amazing virtual real estate tours.

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First, a virtual tour is not the same as a video tour. A virtual tour can be a series of videos the viewers can navigate by themselves and is not just one long video detailing the property.

When making the video, make sure your audience isn’t looking for an empty home. Provide proper staging by placing minimalist furniture in the areas that will be filmed. This gives audiences perspectives like how a queen-sized bed would look in the bedroom.

When making the video, opt for bright, consistent lighting throughout the property. It also helps to use natural light from windows to make the room come to life.

Lastly, try to capture point of view angles. This can be a series of shots showing different angles of the same subject. For example, a living room can be shown from the point of view of someone walking into the living room, a person sitting on the couch, and so on.

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Steven Rindner is a business and corporate development executive with expertise in media, technology, real estate services, and healthcare businesses. He is also one of the boards of directors of the Charles E. Smith Life Communities and the Winston Churchill HS Educational Foundation. For more real estate reads, visit this page.

The Shared Future Of Technology And Classroom Education

In the 1980s, schools started offering computer classes in the DOS format. The following decade saw the introduction of windows into the curriculum. The 2000s saw the use of tablets in classrooms everywhere.

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Now more than ever, the future of classroom education seems irrevocably tied to technology. And that is perceived as an advantage. Technology has had a generally positive impact on the way people go about their everyday lives, not exempting how people study and learn. Technology has paved new worlds both educators and students can explore. But this is just the beginning.

The development of virtual and augmented reality could introduce the possibility of students experiencing simulations of processes and events–-such as atomic reactions or sailing through the eye of a storm—previously thought non-replicable.

Students performing delicate surgical procedures in medical schools will also benefit heavily from technology, as new tools and devices allow for more accurate incisions.

The rise of technology doesn’t necessarily translate to the decline of books and other old-school tools such as projectors and slides, as some traditionalists are anticipating. Libraries remain the main bastions of reliable information. And while a few teachers and professors may be afraid of losing their jobs to robots in the future, their experience could not be replaced by the mechanical capabilities of robots.

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Technology, despite its ubiquity and importance, should be viewed only as a tool – probably the best tool for education at the moment.

Steven Rindner is a results-oriented executive with a strong background in business development and growth strategy across a number of industries including technology, real estate services, and healthcare. For more about him and his work, visit this page.

A Few More Tips For Real Estate Success

Being a real estate agent is easy, but being a successful real estate agent is something else entirely. A lot of real estate agents who’ve completed the licensure exam quit before their first year on the job. Many of those who quit do so because of disappointment and heartbreak. However, there are a few ways to raise the chances of success for new agents. Below are some of them.

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First, agents should have a plan. A lot of new agents don’t know what to do after passing the licensure exam. Agents should look past the exam and do their research on the community they plan to work in. It saves time, and after the exam, agents hit the ground running.

Doing research and planning ahead lead to a solid decision on who the target market will be. Knowing who to sell to can save an agent a lot of time and effort. Agents should focus on that and their niche – the kinds of properties he plans to sell at first. Without a target market and a niche can wear an agent down, with the industry being a dog-eat-dog scenario.

Finally, new agents should start meeting people as soon as possible. Building a network early creates all sorts of opportunities in the years to come. Each calling card given is a potential seed waiting to become a plant someday.

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Steven Rindner is a business and corporate development executive with experience in media, technology, real estate services, and healthcare businesses. Visit this blog for similar reads.

Why consider running a half marathon instead of a full one

Recently, there has been an increase in interest in half marathons, particularly from recreational runners. Back in 2000, a little less than 500,000 Americans participated in half-marathon races. By 2014, that number had risen by more than four times as over two million Americans ran the 13.1-mile endurance race.

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Choosing a half marathon over a full can actually benefit a runner in various ways; examples are the following:

Less stress on the body: A 2017 study by Spanish researchers compared pairs of half-marathoners and full-marathoners who were of similar age and anthropometric data. After their respective races, the researchers were able to determine that the subjects who did half were less dehydrated and had less muscle damage.

More free time: Because there is less distance to cover in half marathons, the training schedule is also shorter. Most marathon training programs last at least 18 or 20 weeks, but for the half version, complete training can be achieved in 10 or 12 weeks. Runners will not have to sacrifice as much time to be in good condition for the marathon. Also, this means that there is less likelihood of injuries or illnesses impeding the training.

The full-marathon becomes a longer, larger goal: Those who have just started or at the beginning phases of their marathon journey can opt for a 13.1-mile race first, with the full marathon serving as a long-term goal.

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Technological innovations that are greatly aiding the healthcare business

The healthcare industry has been massively benefiting from many innovations in modern medical technology in the past decade. Medical companies are focusing more on products that offer cheaper, faster, more efficient patient care. Aside from this most welcome development, they are likewise working with U.S. Food & Drug Administration regulators for complex reviewing and approval of novel medical devices. Here are some manifestations of these innovations.

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Electronic Aspirin

A new technology that’s now being closely investigated is this patient-powered tool for blocking the sphenopalatine ganglion (SPG), a facial nerve bundle that’s the source of chronic headaches. It involves the implanting of a small-nerve stimulating device on the side of the head normally affected by the headache. When a patient senses the beginning of a headache, they can place a handheld remote controller on the cheek nearest the implant to block the pain-causing neurotransmitters.

Robot Nurses

This sounds like stuff straight out of a science fiction novel, but beyond telemedicine, new medical robots can now patrol hospital hallways for routine rounds to check on patients and manage individual charts in lieu of actual nurses. The RP-VITA Remote Presence Robot produced jointly by iRobot Corp., and InTouch Health is the first of such. It has already received FDA clearance for hospital use.

Needle-Free Diabetes Care

Dealing with diabetes has been associated with the constant pain of having insulin shots, which if done recklessly can heighten the risk of infection. Also, while continuous glucose monitors and insulin pumps are prevalent options nowadays to semi-automate blood-sugar management among diabetes patients, they don’t completely remove the need for skin pricks and shots. The company Echo Therapeutics is developing technologies that would replace the poke with a patch, a transdermal biosensor that reads blood analytes through the skin without drawing blood.

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Steven Rindner is a business and corporate development executive with experience in media, technology, real estate services, and healthcare businesses. For more on his work and interests, visit this Twitter page.