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Blast Off to Total Well-Being with Sonic Boom

Random acts of kindness, keeping your cool, wearing your sunglasses…is this my next vacation or is this a wellness initiative?

We recently launched our BeWell campaign powered by Sonic Boom Wellness. The BeWell program is based on the concept of embracing all dimensions of wellness, in hopes to expand our understanding of wellness and create a program that provides opportunities and resources. With the support of the Sonic Boom platform, we were able to create a program that best suits our needs and focuses on the 4 dimensions of wellness: personal well-being, physical well-being, financial well-being and professional well-being. Continue reading Blast Off to Total Well-Being with Sonic Boom

August is National Immunization Awareness Month

Now that it’s August, I can’t help but notice that we’re in the midst of the dog days of summer! You know, those lazy, crazy hot days when it’s almost too hot to function. Well, snap out of it! August is National Immunization Awareness Month and it’s important to take an active role in the preservation of your health. August also has other very important health awareness campaigns listed below:

• Cataract Awareness Month
• Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month
• National Immunization Awareness Month
• Psoriasis Awareness Month
• Spinal Muscular Atrophy Awareness Month
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Are Embedded If Statements Keeping You Up at Night?

If you clicked on this blog, chances are you either love Microsoft Excel, work in a risk based environment (such as insurance) or are just so confused by the title you thought you would explore the article for further insight. In any case, we’ll start with: what is an “embedded if statement?” Well for starters, it is one of the most confusing Excel formulas out there. These formulas are often avoided due to their complexity and messiness, but what people don’t understand, is how much “embedded if statements”  represent real life. Have you ever laid in bed at night thinking: “Did I lock the front door? What if I didn’t lock the front door? What if a robber comes to my front door and is able to open it? What if they steal my TV? What if I can’t afford to buy a new TV? Would insurance cover this claim? Did I pay the cable bill? Why can’t I fall asleep?”… Now that you’re thoroughly stressed out, consider this: think about a world where the future doesn’t depend on the past or a situation where there is effect without cause…kind of impossible, no? For example, would you still have a headache right now if you didn’t start reading this blog? The point is that the world is made of a gazillion “if statements,” each one building on the next to come up with a specific outcome. Sometimes the outcome is carefully executed by a tightly organized plan and sometimes it is more random, but nonetheless there is a cause and there is an effect. If you Google the term “embedded if statements” you will see a lot of references to the word “nested.” The idea that multiple conditions setup within each other creates an outcome, or in the Excel reference, an answer! Continue reading Are Embedded If Statements Keeping You Up at Night?