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BusinessVoice News Network

We call it “news you can use.”

The BusinessVoice News Network (BVNN) delivers quick information and lifestyle stories to your callers on hold.

Each weekday, we freshen your existing On Hold Marketing content by adding three new BVNN messages. It’s a great option if you have frequent callers or long hold times.

Want your daily updates to focus on specific news categories, such as healthcare or finance? We can white-label the BVNN for your organization, providing you with branded on hold audio that addresses the topics that are most relevant to your audience.

And with the no-touch, digital, remote system we provide, your staff will never lift a finger to update the content.

See the latest BVNN stories below.

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April 22, 2024

Having the hottest smartphone isn’t a good thing when you’re talking about temperature and not popularity. If your phone feels warm to the touch, start by removing the case and don’t store it in the sun or have it directly touching your body. Some things that can overheat a phone are shooting video, playing graphically rich games, or using your phone as a mobile hotspot. Source Link

Medicare fraud is a major problem and there are ways to spot a scam before you get taken. Medicare will not make an unsolicited contact to verify your information and watch out for an offer of free medical supplies that asks you to give up your Medicare number. And never let anyone but your doctor review your medical records to recommend services. Source Link

What are some tell-tale early signs of hearing loss? You might be asking people to repeat themselves often during a conversation, or you can’t hear background noises such as birds chirping, leaves rustling or a beep from a kitchen appliance. And ringing in your ears can be a sign of hearing loss because that’s how the brain compensates for a deprivation of sound. Source Link

April 19, 2024

Starting a garden can teach kids about where fruits and vegetables come from and make it easier to get more of them into their diet. You can grow in containers or create a garden in the yard and let children plant seeds and help with watering and weeding. After harvesting, use your fruits and vegetables in a meal, like lettuce or tomato on a hamburger or fresh-picked berries for a fruit smoothie. Source Link 

These basics of car maintenance are things that any driver can handle themselves. Know how to check and refill your oil, top-off tire air pressure, or jump-start a dead battery. And you should know the car’s year, make and model because those are needed to find the right parts for D-I-Y work. Source Link 

Here are some ways to make that next moving day go easier. Start packing as early as possible and clearly label all boxes with what’s in them and the room they go to. Declutter first so you’re not moving junk and set up utilities and change your mailing address before moving day. And try to pick a weekday morning or afternoon to save money on paying the movers. Source Link

April 18, 2024

Grocery shopping by color can be your first step toward a healthier heart. Choose foods with lots of color by starting in the produce section to stock up on a rainbow of fresh fruits and vegetables. Avoid white in bread, potatoes and rice and check labels to skip the added salt and sugar that can be found in many processed foods. Source Link 

There’s a way to read a book that has more benefits for your brain. Instead of reading for a goal of learning or finishing in a certain time, “mindful reading” focuses on the pleasure so you remain fully present and understand what you’re reading. It’s best done with a paper book because reading on a phone or tablet has distractions like notifications and the urge to multitask. Source Link 

Try these hacks to make better use of household tools you already have. A vegetable peeler can shave thin slices of onion faster than slicing and the hole in that spaghetti spoon helps you measure one portion. And wedging the teeth of a staple remover into a key ring can make it easier to slide on a new key. Source Link

April 17, 2024

Eating well doesn’t have to be expensive when you look for foods that are good for you and easy on your wallet. Eggs are a great source of protein and a real value and plain oatmeal is a fiber-rich food for pennies a serving. Chicken is a better buy than beef and bananas and fresh in-season produce are usually a good buy. Source Link

The 90-90 Rule may help you declutter that overstuffed closet one season at a time. Ask yourself if you’ve worn an item in the past 90 days or if you plan to wear it in the next 90 days. If both answers are “no,” it’s probably a seasonal item you no longer need or something that needs to move out to make way for this season’s clothes. Source Link

A lost or broken smartphone can turn your life upside down, so take a few simple steps to stay connected to your digital world. A sturdy case can lessen the risk that a drop could disable your phone. Use cloud backup for your contacts and photos, and enable location services but adjust the access that apps can have to your location in the settings for privacy. Source Link

April 16, 2024

Maybe cereal, eggs or oatmeal don’t sound good for breakfast but you can mix it up with that first meal of the day. Try leftover veggie pizza or peanut butter and sliced bananas on whole wheat toast. Or roll up a tortilla with sliced turkey, lettuce and low-fat cheese for a homemade grab-and-go breakfast. Source Link 

There are many easy and affordable ways to refresh the look and feel of your home. Small changes like replacing kitchen cabinet hardware or toilet seats, or adding motion-sensor lights can make a big impact. Upgrading your light fixtures, adding dimmer switches and installing USB charger outlets are other affordable options. Source Link

Over half of employers conduct job interviews through videoconferencing and you need to avoid these virtual pitfalls when you’re on-screen and hoping to be hired. Keep your eyes on the camera as you would maintain eye contact face-to-face and be mindful of a messy room behind you. Likewise, close any inappropriate tabs or apps that could appear when sharing your screen. Source Link

April 15, 2024

Lots of things are part of everyday life thanks to NASA. That cordless vacuum cleaner, drill or saw uses battery technology developed for the space program, along with memory foam and the sensors in your smartphone camera. And NASA research uncovered a natural source of the omega-3 fatty acid only found in breast milk that’s now used in baby formula. Source Link

There are scientific reasons why a late-night meal can add more pounds to the scale. Researchers found that when a meal is delayed by four hours and everything else stays the same, you burn fewer calories and want more food. Plus, the body’s fat tissue undergoes changes that promote weight gain. Source Link

When you’re in decluttering mode, it can be hard to decide what to keep and what to part with, so put everything to this test – is it the best, the favorite, or necessary? If something doesn’t tick at least one of those boxes it needs to go, to help you weed out multiples, items you don’t need, or those that aren’t your favorites. Source Link