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Office Productivity Takes a Hit in the Afternoon, Particularly on Fridays

A Texas A&M study shows productivity dips in the afternoon and on Fridays among office workers, advocating for flexible work to boost efficiency and well-being.

An innovative study from the Texas A&M School of Public Health offers objectiv... 


Office Productivity Takes a Hit in the Afternoon, Particularly on Fridays
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Preparing to Raise Debt or Equity Financing

Once a start-up’s financial needs exceed what personal funds, friends and family, and bootstrapping can provide, debt and equity are the two most common sources of funds. The most important thing an entrepreneur must do at this point is determine p... 


Sources of Personal Financing

Typically, the seed money that gets a company off the ground comes from the founders’ own pockets. There are three categories of sources of money in this area: personal funds, friends and family, and bootstrapping.

1. Pe... 


Business Idea: Create a Website and a smartphone app that provides a visual guide to great food and where to find it.

Company: Foodspotting

Business Idea: Create a Website and a smartphone app that provides a visual guide to great food and where to find it. Instead of reviewing restaurants, users will share where to find their fa... 


Business Idea: Create an online community that links interns (primarily college students) with entrepreneurial start-ups and change-oriented nonprofit organizations.

Company: YouTern

Business Idea: Create an online community that links interns (primarily college students) with entrepreneurial start-ups and change-oriented nonprofit organizations.

Pitch: Int... 


52 Tips for Losing Weight

A Tip a Week

If you add one of these tips a week to your daily routine, in one year you will have developed some very healthy habits!

1. Eliminate one tablespoon of fat a day and you will lose 10 pounds in a ye... 


The Law of Cause and Effect – Everything happens for a reason; there is a cause for every effect.

This is the “Iron Law” of human destiny. This law says that we live in a world governed by law, not chance. It says that everything happens for a reason, whether or not we know what it is. Every effect, success or failure, wealth or poverty, has ... 


Organizing Buying Groups to Cut Costs and Maintain Competitiveness

One challenge that businesses confront is cutting costs in ways that don’t erode their ability to remain competitive. Many cost-cutting techniques, such as scaling back on hiring, lowering marketing expenses, or reducing inventory, may save money b... 


What's In A Business Name?: A Lot Of Trouble If You Aren't Careful


While at first glance naming a business may seem like a minor issue, it is an extremely important one. A company’s name is one of the first things people associate with a business, and it is a word or phrase that wi... 


Vesting Ownership in Company Stock: A Sound Strategy for Start-Ups

If you’re not familiar with vesting, the idea is that when a firm is launched, instead of issuing stock outright to the founders, the stock is distributed over a period of time, typically three to four years, as the founder or founders “e... 


99designs: Making Partnering with Freelancers the Essence of Its Disruptive Business Model

Start-ups typically have a variety of design needs including logo design, brochures, stationery, and business cards. Traditionally the most important design work, like a business’s logo, is either done by the business itself or contracted out to a ... 


Thriving in a Crowded Industry by Creating Meaningful Value and Differentiation from Competitors

Firms do well in a crowded industry when two conditions exist: (1) they create meaningful value for customers at a fair price and (2) they effectively differentiate themselves from competitors. In fact, diminishing the impact of thre... 


Shield your brain from decline

Use the SHIELD acronym to remember the lifestyle habits that will help protect your memory and thinking skills.

We are making encouraging progress in finding medications that prevent or even reverse cognitive decline. Until we get there, however, ... 


Business Idea: Provide musicians a platform to reach out to their fan base to financially contribute to upcoming recordings or other musical projects.

Business Idea: Provide musicians a platform to reach out to their fan base to financially contribute to upcoming recordings or other musical projects.

Pitch: Musicians often have creative ideas for recordings or s... 


Finding the Right Business Partner

One thing that becomes clear to many potential business founders, while conducting organizational feasibility analysis, is that they need one or more partners to help launch their business. You might be a Web developer who has a great idea for a Web ... 


ScriptPad: Interesting Idea—But Will Doctors and Pharmacies Sign On?

To ScriptPad founder and CEO Shane Taylor, the problem his company solves is personal. Taylor’s father, who is fighting both heart disease and cancer, takes 26 different medications to fight his illnesses. Any mix-up or error associated with taking... 


Want Help Fine-Tuning a Business Idea? Find a Mentor

Fine-tuning a business idea isn’t easy. While fairly course-grained ideas are rather easy to develop, like creating a cell-phone that’s designed specifically for elderly people, fleshing out the details is where experience helps. This reality put... 


Working Together: How Biotech Firms and Large Drug Companies Bring Pharmaceutical Products to Market

Large firms and smaller entrepreneurial firms play different roles in business and society and can often produce the best results by partnering with each other rather than acting as adversaries. The pharmaceutical industry is an excellent example of ... 


Learning how to meditate

Meditation has been practiced for thousands of years and it continues to grow in popularity. This mindful practice can help aid anxiety and depression, chronic pain, cancer, bowel diseases, high blood pressure, insomnia, addiction and so much more.


Learning how to meditate
PatientsLikeMe: Allowing People with Serious Diseases to Connect with One Another and Exchange Support and Advice

PatientsLikeMe: Allowing People with Serious Diseases to Connect with One Another and Exchange Support and Advice


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How Companies and Organizations Build Credibility and Trust

How Companies and Organizations Build Credibility and Trust

There are several ways companies and organizations can build credibility and trust. We present eight techniques that are essential in nearly all cases in the following list.



Business Idea: Create a single place for music lovers to track or keep up with their favorite bands, so they’ll always know where and when the bands will be performing in their area.

Business Idea: Create a single place for music lovers to track or keep up with their favorite bands, so they’ll always know where and when the bands will be performing in their area.

In addition, create an online platform for c... 



Those who launch or found an entrepreneurial venture have an important role to play in shaping the firm’s business concept. Stated even more directly, it is widely known that a well-conceived business plan cannot get off the ground unless a firm ha... 


Discuss the differences among sole proprietorships, partnerships, corporations, and limited liability companies.

When a business is launched, a form of legal entity must be chosen. Sole proprietorship, partnerships, corporations, and limited liability companies are the most common legal entities from which entrepreneurs make a choice. Choosing ... 


Discuss the differences among sole proprietorships, partnerships, corporations, and limited liability companies.
Airbnb: How Listening to Customers and Iterating the Business Model Helped Shape and Mold a Successful Start-up

Airbnb: How Listening to Customers and Iterating the Business Model Helped Shape and Mold a Successful Start-up



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Airbnb: How Listening to Customers and Iterating the Business Model Helped Shape and Mold a Successful Start-up
Components of an effective business model

1. Core strategy (how a firm competes)

2. Strategic resources (how a firm acquires and uses its resources)

3. Partnership network (how a firm structures and nurtures its partnerships)


Six distinct ways of making money online

Six distinct ways of making money online (the way an online company makes money largely defines its business model)

1. Affiliate programs

An affiliate program is a way for online merchants, like 1-800-FLOWERS, ... 



After a firm has gained an understanding of the industry and the target market in which it plans to compete, the next step is to complete a competitor analysis. A competitor analysis is a detailed analysis of a firm’s competition. It helps a firm u... 


Some excellent ways to increase your self-awareness

1. Personal diaries

An excellent way to increase your self-awareness is to keep a diary. In it make a daily note of the important things that happen. Be honest and open with yourself. Be willing to reflect upon your beliefs, thoug... 


Maintaining positive thoughts

• E. G. S. Emotional Guidance System - Your inner guide

It is said that the average human being has approximately 64,000 thoughts per day. Protecting all of your thoughts 24 hours a day can be a full-time job. There is a better way to gauge how ... 



In general, entrepreneurs identify more ideas than opportunities because many ideas are typically generated to find the best way to capitalize on an opportunity. Several techniques can be used to stimulate and facilitate the generation of new ideas f... 


The 3 sources of business ideas

1. Observing Trends

The first approach to identifying opportunities is to observe trends and study how they create opportunities for entrepreneurs to pursue. The most important trends to follow are economic trends, social trends, ... 


The 3 sources of business ideas
Success depends on Well Concentrated Efforts

The Successful Lives Are the Concentrated Lives.  

Concentration means success, because you are better able to govern yourself and centralize your mind; you become more in earnest in what you do and this almost invariably improves your chances f... 


Scientists Reveal Two Simple Words That Can Improve Your Relationship

The research found that greater levels of perceived gratitude protect couples from common stressors such as ineffective arguing and financial problems and promote relationship stability.

• The power of “thank you” – Feeling appreciated by ... 


Scientists Reveal Two Simple Words That Can Improve Your Relationship
Study: People With Depression Are Less Likely To Have Children

Depression is a mental health condition characterized by persistent feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and lack of interest or pleasure in activities. It can also cause physical symptoms such as fatigue, changes in appetite and sleep patterns, and di... 


Study: People With Depression Are Less Likely To Have Children
Writing a thank-you note is more powerful than you think

Writing thank-you notes is not just good manners. It can have a strong psychological effect for both the sender and receiver, suggests research published in the September 2018 issue of Psychological Science.

While most people consider showing an ... 


Writing a thank-you note is more powerful than you think
Giving thanks can make you happier

Each holiday season comes with high expectations for a cozy and festive time of year. However, for many this time of year is tinged with sadness, anxiety, or depression. Certainly, major depression or a severe anxiety disorder benefits most from prof... 


Eating Ultra-Processed “Ready-To-Eat-or-Heat” Foods Linked to Premature Death

A new study found that increased consumption of ultra-processed foods was associated with more than 10% of all-cause premature, preventable deaths in Brazil in 2019. This is especially alarming, because Brazilians consume far less of these products t... 


Eating Ultra-Processed “Ready-To-Eat-or-Heat” Foods Linked to Premature Death
Study shows the power of 'thank you' for couples

Gratitude has been a trendy sentiment in recent years – sparking an industry of journals, knickknacks and T-shirts touting thankfulness as a positive force in individuals’ lives.

New research suggests that gratitude from one’s partner may be... 


Mini relaxation technique to overcome grief

Dealing with grief and loss is extremely stressful. During this time it may help to take mini-relaxation breaks. If you have three minutes, try this: While seated, take a break to check your body for tension. Relax your facial muscles and allow your ... 


Mini relaxation technique to overcome grief
Scientists: Put Down Your Devices and Let Your Mind Wander

Taking some time to just sit and think might be far more enjoyable than you expect.

People don’t realize how enjoyable it is to sit and think.

According to research from the American Psychological Association, people often underestimate how m... 


Scientists: Put Down Your Devices and Let Your Mind Wander
Using digital media to relax is related to lower-quality parenting

Caregivers who consume digital media for relaxation are more likely to engage in negative parenting practices, according to a new multinational study.

The new study led by the University of Waterloo aimed to investigate the relationship between ... 


Using digital media to relax is related to lower-quality parenting
Vitamin B6 supplements could reduce anxiety and depression

Taking high-dose Vitamin B6 tablets has been shown to reduce feelings of anxiety and depression by new research.

Scientists at the University of Reading measured the impact of high doses of Vitamin B6 on young adults and found that they reported ... 


Cyberbullying puts targeted adolescents at risk for suicide, study suggests

Beyond the many stressors that young adolescents face, being a target of cyberbullying is an independent risk factor for suicide -- above and beyond traditional offline bullying, according to a study released Monday.

That's the finding of a new st... 


Job Search Strategies For Tech College Graduates Without A Job

  18 hours ago

In all my years as a career counselor, something new is now happening. An unprecedented number of tech and finance majors are graduating without a job. That would have been unheard of before. We still have 2023 college graduates who are unemployed, and high numbers of 2024 tech students who have not been hired.

David was a parent who called looking to help his son. He expressed frustration, saying, “My son has just graduated with a computer science degree. He wants to be a software engineer. That was supposed to be a high-demand field. So, I can’t understand why my son is leaving colleg...   Continue reading ››

What is cognitive reserve?

  3 days ago (Sun, May 19, 2024 at 02:51 PM)

You can think of cognitive reserve as your brain's ability to improvise and find alternate ways of getting a job done. It reflects how agile your brain is in pulling in skills and capacities to solve problems and cope with challenges. Cognitive reserve is developed by a lifetime of education and curiosity.

The concept of cognitive reserve originated in the late 1980s, when researchers described individuals with no apparent symptoms of dementia who were nonetheless found at autopsy to have brain changes consistent with advanced Alzheimer's disease. These individuals did not show symptoms ...   Continue reading ››

The pillars of self-care

  3 days ago (Sun, May 19, 2024 at 02:48 PM)

Americans are far less healthy than they could be. Six out of every 10 live with at least one chronic disease, according to the CDC. Four in 10 people have two or more conditions. Chronic conditions like heart disease, cancer, stroke, and diabetes exact a heavy toll on our collective health and productivity.

In 2018, researchers from Harvard's T.H. Chan School of Public Health analyzed data from the CDC and two long-term population studies—the Nurses' Health Study and the Health Professionals Follow-up Study. They found that people who practiced five specific lifestyle habits dramatically...   Continue reading ››

Scientists Uncover Unexpected Hidden Dangers of a Common Antibiotic

  3 days ago (Sun, May 19, 2024 at 02:42 PM)

A University of Michigan study linked the use of the antibiotic piperacillin/tazobactam in sepsis treatment to a 5% increase in 90-day mortality, underscoring the importance of considering the effects of antibiotics on the gut microbiome when treating life-threatening infections.

In emergency rooms and intensive care units nationwide, healthcare professionals must quickly decide on antibiotics for patients suspected of having severe infections. A recent study from the University of Michigan indicates that these rapid decisions could lead to unexpected effects on patient outcomes.

Beginni...   Continue reading ››

Lifesaving Discovery – First Effective Treatment Found for Spitting Cobra Snakebite

  3 days ago (Sun, May 19, 2024 at 02:30 PM)

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A new treatment using the drug varespladib shows promise in effectively preventing tissue damage from African spitting cobra venom, potentially reducing long-term disability and improving treatment outcomes for snakebite victims.

Scientists have developed a pioneering treatment for snakebites that effectively prevents the severe tissue damage inflicted by the venom of African spitting cobras.

Spitting cobra venom is incredibly potent and causes dermonecrosis, which presents as rapid destruction of skin, muscle, and bone around the site of the snakebite, and can lead to permanent injuries...   Continue reading ››

Astronomers Discover Nearby Earth-Sized Planet With No Atmosphere

  3 days ago (Sun, May 19, 2024 at 02:16 PM)

New planet SPECULOOS-3b, discovered orbiting an ultracool dwarf star, likely lacks an atmosphere and offers unique insights into exoplanetary geology.

Astronomers have discovered a new Earth-sized planet, SPECULOOS-3b, orbiting a cold, Jupiter-sized star 55 light years away. Unlike Earth, this planet likely lacks an atmosphere due to intense radiation from its close proximity to the star, offering a unique unobstructed view for direct geological study of its surface composition and history.

A new planet orbiting a small cold star, a mere 55 light years away has been disc...   Continue reading ››

Study Reveals That Organic Farming Changes Plants’ Genetic Code

  3 days ago (Sun, May 19, 2024 at 01:55 PM)

Over a 23-year study at the University of Bonn, researchers found that barley grown organically adapted genetically to its environment, becoming more genetically diverse and robust compared to barley grown conventionally. The study emphasizes the necessity of developing crop varieties specifically for organic farming to harness these adaptive benefits.

A research project conducted at the University of Bonn reveals differences in the growth of plants under organic and conventional farming methods.

A long-term study at the University of Bonn has shown that plants can gene...   Continue reading ››

Metformin Unveils Its Hidden Talent in Cancer Prevention

  3 days ago (Sun, May 19, 2024 at 01:45 PM)

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Metformin, a diabetes medication, has been linked to a reduced risk of developing myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN), according to a study in Blood Advances. The research shows metformin’s potential beyond diabetes management, with its anti-inflammatory properties possibly preventing MPN, a cancer-like condition involving the overproduction of blood cells.

A study suggests that metformin, typically used for type 2 diabetes, may reduce the risk of myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN) by leveraging its anti-inflammatory effects to prevent excessive blood cell production. The protectiv...   Continue reading ››

Virtual Reality Shows Promise As Depression Treatment

  5 days ago (Fri, May 17, 2024 at 10:16 PM)

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A Stanford University study shows that extended reality (XR) technologies like VR can effectively reduce symptoms of major depressive disorder (MDD). Using immersive simulations, XR-BA matched the efficacy of traditional treatments, potentially easing access to psychotherapy and motivating patients through novel and enjoyable activities.

A recent study published in JMIR Mental Health highlights the promising potential of virtual reality (VR) in treating major depressive disorder (MDD). Led by Dr. Margot Paul and her team at Stanford University, the research demonstrates the effectiveness of...   Continue reading ››

NASA and SpaceX Successfully Test Starship’s Lunar Lander Docking System

  5 days ago (Fri, May 17, 2024 at 08:44 PM)

SpaceX and NASA recently performed full-scale qualification testing of the docking system that will connect SpaceX’s Starship Human Landing System (HLS) with Orion and later Gateway in lunar orbit during future crewed Artemis missions. Based on the flight-proven Dragon 2 active docking system, the Starship HLS docking system will be able to act as an active or passive system during docking.

NASA and SpaceX have successfully tested the docking system for the Artemis III mission, which will enable astronauts to transfer between the Orion spacecraft and the Starship HLS for lunar lan...   Continue reading ››

Parasomnia: What happens inside a sleepwalker’s brain?

  5 days ago (Fri, May 17, 2024 at 08:34 PM)

Parasomnias, abnormal sleep behaviors, affect 2-3% of adults. A new study shows that patients may dream or act unconsciously during episodes, with specific brain activation patterns correlating to these states. Understanding these patterns could lead to better treatments.

Researchers at the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience have taken a first step in exploring a rather complex question: what is happening inside the brain of somebody who may be considered ‘stuck’ between sleep and wakefulness?

Many poeople imagine a sleepwalker as someone who is unconsciously wal...   Continue reading ››

Can Omega-3 Change the Way Children Think and Feel?

  7 days ago (Wed, May 15, 2024 at 03:08 PM)

Swansea University is studying the impact of omega-3 supplements on children’s behavior and mental health, aiming to identify which children benefit most from increased intake.

New research aims to answer the question.

Researchers at Swansea University are conducting a study to investigate the effects of omega-3 supplements on children’s behavior, mood, and mental health, which may have significant implications for both health and education.

Omega-3 fatty acids found in fish and seafood are essential for proper brain function and development in children. As the bo...   Continue reading ››

Researchers Warn: AI Systems Have Already Learned How To Deceive Humans

  7 days ago (Wed, May 15, 2024 at 02:57 PM)

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Researchers are raising alarms about the potential for AI systems to engage in deceptive behaviors, which could have serious societal implications. They emphasize the need for robust regulatory measures to manage these risks effectively.

Numerous artificial intelligence (AI) systems, even those designed to be helpful and truthful, have already learned how to deceive humans. In a review article recently published in the journal Patterns, researchers highlight the dangers of AI deception and urge governments to quickly ...   Continue reading ››

9 tips to boost your energy; naturally

  7 days ago (Wed, May 15, 2024 at 02:19 PM)

Most of us feel we need more energy. In fact, 14% of Americans said they did not have the energy they needed to get things done in one Gallup survey. Fortunately, there are things you can do to enhance your own natural energy levels.

Here are nine tips:

1. Control stress

Stress-induced emotions consume huge amounts of energy. Talking with a friend or relative, joining a support group, or seeing a psychotherapist can all help diffuse stress. Relaxation therapies like meditation, self-hypnosis, yoga, and tai chi are also effective tools for reducing str...   Continue reading ››

OpenAI showed off its new GPT-4o translating languages in real time.

  1 week ago (Tue, May 14, 2024 at 07:15 AM)

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OpenAI's new GPT-4o can break down language barriers with its real-time translation capabilities. 

"Leopard thought he could eat a baboon in front of his whole troop"

  1 week ago (Mon, May 13, 2024 at 10:13 AM)

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"Leopard thought he could eat a baboon in front of his whole troop"

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Why Some Men Decide to Stay Unmarried

  1 week ago (Mon, May 13, 2024 at 08:07 AM)

Why don’t some men get married? Their answers may surprise you.


• There are complex reasons for male singlehood, particularly long-term.

• Some unmarried men feel deficient, while others adapt and acclimate to singlehood.

• Potential benefits of singlehood include independence, autonomy, and self-sufficiency.

Unmarried men are often singled out for their singlehood. But is their relational status by design or by default? As I have noted previously, some men choose to stay single to enjoy the freedoms that come with flexibility. ...   Continue reading ››

Brain Fuel: Stanford Shows Ketogenic Diet Improves Severe Mental Illness

  1 week ago (Sun, May 12, 2024 at 01:33 PM)

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A pilot study by Stanford Medicine found that a ketogenic diet improved metabolic and psychiatric conditions in patients with serious mental illnesses like schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, who were on antipsychotic medications. The diet led to significant health improvements, suggesting dietary intervention as a potential treatment method.

A small clinical trial led by Stanford Medicine found that the metabolic effects of a ketogenic diet may help stabilize the brain.

For people living with serious mental illness like schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, standard treatm...   Continue reading ››

Can a Cup of Tea Keep COVID Away? Study Finds 99.9% Virus Reduction

  1 week ago (Sun, May 12, 2024 at 01:10 PM)

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Researchers at the University of Georgia have found that certain teas can deactivate the SARS-CoV-2 virus in saliva by up to 99.9%.

New research from the University of Georgia suggests that something as simple as a cup of tea can help in the fight against COVID-19.

Tea has been renowned globally for its many health benefits, and Malak Esseili, a virologist with the University of Georgia Center for Food Safety in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, wanted to know if it may also affect SARS-CoV-2.

When the first rumblings of the pandemic began, no on...   Continue reading ››

A Better View of the Universe: World’s Highest Observatory Opens

  1 week ago (Sun, May 12, 2024 at 12:38 PM)

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Opening of the University of Tokyo Atacama Observatory

On April 30, 2024, the University of Tokyo Atacama Observatory (TAO) marked a significant milestone with its official opening. Researchers hope it will unravel some of the biggest mysteries, including how planets form, how galaxies evolve, and ultimately, how the universe itself began.

At an extraordinary height of 5,640 meters, TAO is now the highest astronomical observatory in the world. This exceptional altitude is expected to provide unparalleled observational capabilities, although it also presents unique challe...   Continue reading ››

Concerning Findings – This Severe Heart Disease Is Becoming Much More Common

  1 week ago (Sun, May 12, 2024 at 12:30 PM)

A study in Denmark shows a rise in atrial fibrillation, with heart failure and stroke as major complications. Researchers emphasize the need for better prevention and treatment of heart failure alongside traditional focus on stroke prevention.

Atrial fibrillation, often referred to as an irregular heartbeat, is a common cardiovascular condition. In Denmark, it affects over 130,000 individuals, with more than 20,000 new cases identified annually.

Researchers from the Danish Center for Health Services Research at Aalborg University have examined the incidence of atrial fibrillation and com...   Continue reading ››

The Sun Isn’t Enough: New Study Revolutionizes Vitamin D Guidelines

  1 week ago (Sun, May 12, 2024 at 12:19 PM)

A new study by Trinity College Dublin reveals significant factors influencing vitamin D levels, advocating for personalized supplementation strategies to effectively tackle widespread deficiencies.

Researchers suggest that their results could be crucial in creating personalized vitamin D supplementation guidelines.

A recent study by researchers from Trinity College Dublin, published in the journal Clinical Nutrition, explores the challenges in maintaining adequate vitamin D levels among various populations. The research highlights the ongoing issue of high vitamin D defi...   Continue reading ››

New Research Could Lead to More Efficient Televisions, Computer Screens and Lighting

  1 week ago (Sun, May 12, 2024 at 12:02 PM)

New research from the University of St Andrews offers potential solutions for improving the efficiency of OLEDs at high brightness levels, broadening their application in technology and medicine.

New interdisciplinary research from the University of St Andrews has the potential to enhance the efficiency of televisions, computer screens, and lighting systems.

Researchers at the Organic Semiconductor Centre in the School of Physics and Astronomy, and the School of Chemistry have proposed a new approach to designing efficient light-emitting materials in a paper recently published in Nature....   Continue reading ››

Microneedle Magic: New Alopecia Treatment Can Reverse Hair Loss

  2 weeks ago (Fri, May 10, 2024 at 05:41 PM)

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Innovative research has led to the development of a microneedle patch that targets alopecia areata directly at the scalp. This new approach avoids the broader side effects of systemic immune suppression. Successful tests on mice have demonstrated significant hair regrowth and reduced inflammation, and there is potential to extend this technology to treat other autoimmune skin disorders.

A new microneedle patch effectively treats alopecia areata by rebalancing the immune response locally, promoting hair regrowth and reducing inflammation without systemic side effects.

Res...   Continue reading ››

Alarming Findings: New Study Reveals Childhood Abuse Drives 40% of Mental Health Conditions

  2 weeks ago (Fri, May 10, 2024 at 05:25 PM)

A study in Australia has revealed the severe impact of childhood maltreatment on mental health, attributing up to 40% of major mental health conditions such as anxiety, depression, and suicide attempts to such experiences. The research, which used extensive national data and robust analytical methods, indicates that addressing childhood maltreatment through comprehensive public health policies and preventive measures could significantly reduce the mental health burden in the country. This would not only prevent millions of mental health cases but also substantially decrease years of life lost ...   Continue reading ››

Toxic Rides: New Study Reveals Hidden Dangers in Your Car’s Air

  2 weeks ago (Wed, May 08, 2024 at 10:49 AM)

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Research indicates harmful flame retardants in most personal vehicles, linked to cancer and IQ loss, with calls for urgent regulatory reform to protect public health.

A study reveals that personal vehicle interiors are contaminated with cancer-linked flame retardants due to outdated flammability standards. These chemicals, found in 99% of tested cars, pose significant health risks, especially in warm conditions which increase their concentration.

The air inside all personal vehicles is polluted with harmful flame retardants—including those known or suspected to cause c...   Continue reading ››

Unveiling Vitamin D’s Hidden Power Against Cancer

  2 weeks ago (Wed, May 08, 2024 at 10:39 AM)

A new study highlights that dietary vitamin D can modulate the gut microbiome in mice, thus enhancing the efficacy of cancer immunotherapies. This finding suggests that vitamin D levels are crucial for the effectiveness of cancer treatments and immunity.

Study finds that vitamin D boosts gut health and cancer treatment success in mice, indicating new avenues for enhancing immunotherapy.

A recent study in mice reveals that dietary vitamin D can modulate the gut microbiome, thereby enhancing the response to cancer immunotherapies. This research sheds light on the complex r...   Continue reading ››

Scientists Develop New More Efficient Way To Capture Fresh Water From the Air

  2 weeks ago (Tue, May 07, 2024 at 11:09 AM)

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The Cheerios effect is a process where small floating objects cluster together on the surface of a liquid. Researchers optimized this process to increase condensation rates for efficient water-harvesting systems.

A more efficient way to capture fresh water from the air could be inspired by a phenomenon of motion first glimpsed in bowls of breakfast cereal.

KAUST researchers have observed that, when water droplets condense from the air onto a cold surface coated with oil, the droplets commence a complex dance. This motion — akin to a process known as the Cheerios effect whereby the flo...   Continue reading ››

How To Find A Job If You Are 55 Or Older

  2 weeks ago (Tue, May 07, 2024 at 10:36 AM)

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As employers continue to lay off workers, one group that has quietly been eliminated is mature workers. Some call it forced retirement, others a layoff, but the result is that they are job hunting.

Although we would like to pretend that there is no age discrimination, sad to say, there is. In my career counseling practice, I’ve noticed a significant uptick in prospective clients over 55 who are now actively job hunting. Mature workers are facing a tougher job market. New jobs for those over the age of 55 are few and far between, and many people age 60 or older are hitting...   Continue reading ››

4 ways to eat your way to lower cholesterol

  2 weeks ago (Mon, May 06, 2024 at 10:51 AM)

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Many people can lower cholesterol levels simply by changing what they eat. For example, if you are a fan of cheeseburgers, eating less meat (and leaner cuts) and more vegetables, fruits, and whole grains can lower your total cholesterol by 25% or more. Cutting back on saturated fat (found in meat and dairy products) and trans fat (partially hydrogenated oils) can reduce cholesterol by 5% to 10%.

Here are four steps for using your diet to lower cholesterol.

1. Stick with unsaturated fats and avoid saturated and trans fats. Most vegetable fats (oils) are made up of unsatur...   Continue reading ››

Scientists Finally Explain Puzzling Link Between Depression and Cardiovascular Disease

  2 weeks ago (Mon, May 06, 2024 at 10:25 AM)

Depression and cardiovascular disease (CVD) are intricately linked, as both share certain lifestyle risks and genetic pathways, including a gene module identified in a Finnish study that correlates with both conditions. This discovery provides new biomarkers for both diseases and may aid in the development of treatments targeting them simultaneously.

Gene expression analysis of blood identifies a functional group of genes linked to both depression and cardiovascular disease.

Depression and cardiovascular disease (CVD) pose significant challenges to global health. An esti...   Continue reading ››

Scientists Have Discovered Cognitive Benefits of Creatine

  2 weeks ago (Mon, May 06, 2024 at 10:12 AM)

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Researchers at Forschungszentrum Jülich have found that a high single dose of creatine can temporarily enhance cognitive functions impaired by sleep deprivation, specifically improving processing capacity and short-term memory. The study cautions against excessive creatine intake due to potential health risks, although it suggests future potential for cognitive enhancement with lower doses.

Creatine, a widely used supplement among athletes to enhance physical performance, has been found to also temporarily boost cognitive abilities affected by sleep deprivation. This discovery was made in ...   Continue reading ››

This is an amazing hunt!

  2 weeks ago (Sun, May 05, 2024 at 06:28 PM)

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Office Productivity Takes a Hit in the Afternoon, Particularly on Fridays

  3 weeks ago (Sat, May 04, 2024 at 10:57 AM)

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A Texas A&M study shows productivity dips in the afternoon and on Fridays among office workers, advocating for flexible work to boost efficiency and well-being.

An innovative study from the Texas A&M School of Public Health offers objective insight into employee behavior and the potential benefits of flexible work arrangements.

If there’s one thing most office workers can agree on, it’s that they tend to feel less productive toward the end of the day and the end of each work week. Now, a team of researchers at Texas A&M University has found objective evidence of this...   Continue reading ››

Light Exposure Linked to Sharper Cognitive Skills, Study Finds

  3 weeks ago (Sat, May 04, 2024 at 10:40 AM)

Recent research suggests that higher levels of light exposure can improve alertness and cognitive performance by influencing the hypothalamus in the brain. This finding supports the potential for light therapy treatments to enhance daily function and sleep quality. The study emphasizes the need for further investigation into how light interacts with brain structures to affect behavior.

Research indicates that increased light exposure can enhance activity in a part of the brain known as the hypothalamus and boost cognitive performance.

New research suggests that higher li...   Continue reading ››

Live Longer: Scientists Discover Method To Offset Effects of Life-Shortening Genes by Over 60%

  3 weeks ago (Sat, May 04, 2024 at 10:28 AM)

New research indicates that a healthy lifestyle can significantly lessen the impact of genes predisposed to shorten life, potentially by more than 60%. The study utilized data from over 350,000 individuals in the UK Biobank to analyze the effects of genetic risks and lifestyle factors on lifespan. It found that unfavorable lifestyles and genetic predispositions independently increase the risk of premature death, highlighting the importance of healthy behaviors in extending life expectancy, particularly for those at genetic risk.

An unhealthy lifestyle increases the risk of death by...   Continue reading ››

Africa’s shifting media landscapes: Digital media use grows, but so do demographic divides

  3 weeks ago (Sat, May 04, 2024 at 10:22 AM)

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Radio remains on top as the most widely used – and most democratic – source of news.

Africa’s media landscapes have shifted tremendously in the past 30 years. The end of state run monopolies in most countries brought thousands of potential sources of news, information, and entertainment to the continent. These outlets in the print, broadcast, and digital sectors vary widely. Some are doggedly independent, while others are known mouthpieces for partisan actors. Some vet information carefully before dissemination, while others are vehicles for mis-, dis-, and mal-infor...   Continue reading ››

According to Scientists, Making This Simple Dietary Switch Can Reduce Bad Cholesterol Levels by 10%

  3 weeks ago (Thu, May 02, 2024 at 11:47 AM)

A University of Exeter study demonstrates that substituting meat with Quorn can reduce bad cholesterol by 10 percent and improve markers linked to diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Published in Clinical Nutrition, the research highlights Quorn’s potential in managing cholesterol and enhancing heart health, offering a simple dietary alternative to more complex diet changes like the Mediterranean or vegan diets.

Regularly replacing meat with mycoprotein, like Quorn, can reduce bad cholesterol levels by 10 percent, similar to the effects of adopting a Mediterranean or vegan diet.<...   Continue reading ››

Kids on the streets of England, 123 years ago in the year 1901

  3 weeks ago (Thu, May 02, 2024 at 11:06 AM)

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Kids on the streets of England, 123 years ago in the year 1901

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Anger and Arteries: Surprising Link Uncovered by the American Heart Association

  3 weeks ago (Thu, May 02, 2024 at 10:41 AM)

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Brief anger can temporarily impair blood vessel function, potentially heightening heart disease and stroke risks, finds new study in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

• When adults became angry after remembering past experiences, the function of cells lining the blood vessels was negatively impaired, which may restrict blood flow. Previous research has found that this may increase the risk of heart disease and stroke.

• In this study, episodes of anxiety and sadness did not trigger the same change in functioning of the blood vessel lining.

A...   Continue reading ››

Reducing Alzheimer’s Risk by 70%: Columbia Scientists Discover Super Gene

  3 weeks ago (Thu, May 02, 2024 at 10:24 AM)

Columbia University’s discovery of a genetic variant that lowers Alzheimer’s risk by up to 70% opens potential for new treatments targeting the blood-brain barrier and amyloid clearance, marking a significant advancement in combating the disease.

Researchers at Columbia University have identified a genetic variant that may lower the risk of Alzheimer’s disease by as much as 70%, potentially protecting thousands of people across the United States from developing the condition.

The discovery of the protective variant, which appears to allow toxic forms of amyloid out of the brain and...   Continue reading ››

How to silence snoring

  3 weeks ago (Thu, May 02, 2024 at 10:01 AM)

Snoring by itself is generally harmless,but it can be annoying, especially for your bed partner. Fortunately, you can take steps to alleviate the problem. Start by making lifestyle changes and trying simple home remedies to alleviate the problem. You can also try one of the many products marketed as stop-snoring aids.

But if you snore and you also wake up gasping for air or frequently feel sleepy or tired during the day, you likely have sleep apnea. Sleep apnea can cause hypertension and more serious medical problems. Consult a doctor if your snoring affects the quality of your sleep.

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Duck finishes marathon and gets a medal.

  3 weeks ago (Wed, May 01, 2024 at 03:26 PM)

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Duck finishes marathon and earns a medal.

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Measuring blood pressure

  3 weeks ago (Tue, Apr 30, 2024 at 04:45 PM)

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Because high blood pressure rarely has any warning signs, you might easily be unaware you have it, at least until trouble strikes. That's why it's important to have your blood pressure checked periodically.

Whether you are at the doctor's office or checking your own blood pressure, it's important to take certain steps to get accurate readings.

1. Don't drink a caffeinated beverage or smoke during the 30 minutes before the test. Sit quietly for five minutes before the test begins.

2. During the measurement, sit in a chair with your feet on the floor and your arm supported so your elb...   Continue reading ››

New Research Links Reused Deep-Fried Oil Linked to Neurodegeneration

  3 weeks ago (Tue, Apr 30, 2024 at 04:31 PM)

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A study found increased neurodegeneration in rats consuming reused deep-fried oils, highlighting the health risks associated with this common cooking practice. The research suggests that the consumption of such oils disrupts critical physiological functions and could potentially exacerbate neurodegenerative diseases. Future studies will delve into the broader implications for human health.

A study on animals indicates that consumption of grease interferes with the connections between the liver, gut, and brain.

A recent study revealed increased neurodegeneration in rats a...   Continue reading ››

NASA Unveils Game-Changing Electric Propulsion Technology for Future Space Missions

  3 weeks ago (Tue, Apr 30, 2024 at 03:47 PM)

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NASA’s new propulsion technology enhances small spacecraft capabilities for future planetary missions and extends the operational life of existing satellites. By partnering with commercial entities, NASA not only advances its technology commercialization goals but also supports the U.S. space industry’s global leadership.

NASA’s innovative propulsion technology propels small spacecraft exploration and extends satellite lifetimes, supporting U.S. leadership in space technology.

NASA has developed an advanced propulsion technology to facilitate future planetary expl...   Continue reading ››

Severe Morning Sickness: Effective Strategies for Diagnosis and Treatment

  3 weeks ago (Mon, Apr 29, 2024 at 08:51 PM)

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Hyperemesis gravidarum, or severe morning sickness, significantly impacts maternal and infant health, and poses considerable healthcare challenges. The review in the Canadian Medical Association Journal by Dr. Larissa Jansen and her team outlines the unknown causes, risk factors like younger maternal age and carrying a female fetus, and emphasizes treatment with antiemetics.

Severe morning sickness, hyperemesis gravidarum, impacts mother and baby health, with current treatments focusing on symptom management and avoiding cannabis.

Hyperemesis gravidarum, a severe form of...   Continue reading ››

Scientists Warn of “Sinking Syndrome” in Coastal Cities Worldwide

  3 weeks ago (Mon, Apr 29, 2024 at 08:29 PM)

Researchers underscore the widespread issue of urban land subsidence affecting millions in China, emphasizing the need for strategic responses to mitigate this underrecognized yet critical challenge linked to climate change.

According to scientists at the University of East Anglia (UEA) and Virginia Tech, land subsidence is an underestimated hazard in urban areas.

Writing in the journal Science, Prof Robert Nicholls of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research at UEA and Prof Manoochehr Shirzaei of Virginia Tech and United Nations University for Water, Environment and Health, Ontari...   Continue reading ››

Why Your Face Ages and What You Can Do

  3 weeks ago (Sun, Apr 28, 2024 at 12:37 PM)

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Along with the wisdom, experience, and accomplishments that come with getting older, there are changes that occur in our outward appearance. Age affects every nook and cranny of the body. But changes in our faces are at the forefront.

How the face ages

Dozens of changes take place as the years add up, some of them obvious and familiar:

• Foreheads expand as hairlines retreat
• Ears often get a bit longer because the cartilage in them grows
• Tips of noses may droop because connective tissue supporting nasal cartilage weakens.

There are also s...   Continue reading ››

Most detailed Moon maps ever made

  4 weeks ago (Sat, Apr 27, 2024 at 12:50 PM)

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The Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) has released the highest-resolution geological maps of the Moon yet. The Geologic Atlas of the Lunar Globe, which took more than 100 researchers over a decade to compile, reveals a total of 12,341 craters, 81 basins and 17 rock types, along with other basic geological information about the lunar surface. The maps were made at the unprecedented scale of 1:2,500,000.

“Every question in geology starts with looking at a geological map,” says Ross Mitchell, a geophysicist at the CAS Institute of Geology and Geophysics in Beijing. The new lunar atlas is ...   Continue reading ››


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