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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... Read more

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 ... Read more

Pillars of Islam

Five Pillars of Islam:

1. Declaration of faith: There is no deity (divine being) except Allah, and Muhammad is the Prophet of Allah

2. Salat: Five daily ritual prayers

3. Zakat:Read more

TECHNIQUES FOR GENERATING IDEAS

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... Read more

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, technological adv... Read more

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... Read more

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 ... Read more

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... Read more

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 ... Read more

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... Read more

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... Read more

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... Read more

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 ... Read more

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... Read more

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 ... Read more

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 ... Read more

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... Read more

Harvard Study Links a Variety of Healthy Eating Patterns to a Lower Risk of Premature Death

  17 hours ago

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans outlines four healthy eating patterns: Healthy Eating Index 2015, Alternate Mediterranean Diet, Healthful Plant-based Diet Index, and Alternate Healthy Eating Index. These patterns promote a balanced diet with emphasis on fruits, vegetables, whole grains, healthy fats, and moderation of saturated and trans fats, added sugars, and sodium.

A Harvard study finds healthy eating patterns lower risk of premature death. Researchers discovered participants who followed at least one of four healthy eating patterns had reduced risk of death from a...    Learn More ››








Ultra-Processed Foods Linked to Increased Risk of Cancer & Death

  18 hours ago

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Higher consumption of ultra-processed foods may be linked to an increased risk of developing and dying from cancer, a new study suggests.

Researchers from Imperial College London’s School of Public Health have produced the most comprehensive assessment to date of the association between ultra-processed foods and the risk of developing cancers. Ultra-processed foods are food items that have been heavily processed during their production, such as fizzy drinks, mass-produced packaged breads, many ready meals, and most breakfast cereals.

Ultra-processed foods are often rel...    Learn More ››








Empathy

  18 hours ago

A very important component of emotional intelligence is empathy. This is the ability to understand the feelings of others. It is the ability to recognize the concerns of other people. The empathic person is also able to accept the perspective of others. There is value in differentiating between sympathy and empathy as they are sometimes confused. When you feel sympathy you experience what the other person is experiencing. This may be pleasant when the other person is happy, but not so nice when they are distressed. When you feel empathy you understand another’s feelings but you do not direct...    Learn More ››








The Yale experience regarding GOAL setting

  19 hours ago

One of the most fascinating anecdotal examples of goal setting concerns Yale University and it is described in many personal development books. Robin Sieger provides one of the clearest descriptions of what happened. He tells us that in the 1950s a questionnaire was sent to 1,500 Yale students. It asked them a wide range of questions. The last two questions were: ‘Do you have an ambition for your life?’ and ‘Have you written it down?’ Then, 25 years later a postgraduate student decided to revisit this survey. He found that 75 percent of students had an ambition for life. However, only ...    Learn More ››








Vitamin D’s Impact on Health: New Study Suggests Body Weight Matters

  3 days ago (Mon, Feb 06, 2023 at 04:32 PM)

Vitamin D is an essential nutrient that plays a crucial role in maintaining good health. It helps the body absorb calcium, which is important for strong bones and teeth, and also helps regulate the immune system and maintain proper muscle function.

Individuals with a higher BMI showed a weakened response to vitamin D supplementation, which could explain disparities in outcomes such as cancer, diabetes, and autoimmune diseases.

Researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital, a member of the Mass General Brigham healthcare system, have uncovered new evidence suggesting th...    Learn More ››








How To Shelter From a Nuclear Explosion

  3 days ago (Mon, Feb 06, 2023 at 04:20 PM)

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Nuclear weapons are highly destructive devices that release a massive amount of energy through nuclear reactions. They can cause widespread destruction and have the potential to cause massive casualties, making them one of the most powerful weapons in existence. The use of nuclear weapons is controversial and their proliferation remains a major international security concern.

Simulations reveal the destructive power of blast waves and the best places to take shelter.

A nuclear explosion is a catastrophic event with no safe zones. Those in close proximity face immediate v...    Learn More ››








Study Finds That Playing the Piano Boosts Brain Processing Power and Reduces Depression, Stress, and Anxiety

  5 days ago (Fri, Feb 03, 2023 at 11:45 PM)

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New research conducted by researchers at the University of Bath shows that learning to play a musical instrument can improve the brain’s ability to process sights and sounds, and can help to improve mood.

According to a study published in the journal Scientific Reports, beginners who took one-hour piano lessons per week for 11 weeks showed significant improvement in recognizing audio-visual changes in the environment and reported lower levels of depression, stress, and anxiety.

In the randomized control study, 31 adults were assigned to either music training, music listening, or a cont...    Learn More ››








Feeling Depressed? Scientists Have Found That Performing Acts of Kindness May Help

  5 days ago (Fri, Feb 03, 2023 at 11:35 PM)

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Helping others can reduce your focus on your own symptoms, according to a study.

New research suggests that people with depression or anxiety symptoms can aid their own recovery by performing acts of kindness for others.

The study discovered that acts of kindness improved symptoms more than the other two therapy methods for treating depression or anxiety.

Most importantly, the acts of kindness technique was the only intervention tested that helped people feel more connected to others, said study co-author David Cregg, who led the work as part of his Ph.D. dissertation...    Learn More ››








Some excellent ways to increase your self-awareness

  7 days ago (Thu, Feb 02, 2023 at 05:40 PM)

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, thoughts and feelings. Also note how these relate to other people around you.

You need only spend 5–10 minutes a day on this activity. Perhaps you may allocate an hour every 2 or 3 months to read it in its entirety. While doing this you may detect patterns emerging. Many you will wish to keep. Others will be seen as barriers to greater happiness an...    Learn More ››








How does your mind work?

  7 days ago (Thu, Feb 02, 2023 at 12:56 PM)

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The diagram above illustrates the relationship between the important elements of how your mind works.

Let’s take a little time to unpick the ideas behind this.

Thoughts

Take a couple of minutes to reflect upon the following questions:

◆ What thoughts do you have when something goes wrong in your life?

◆ What thoughts do you have when something pleasurable happens?

◆ What thoughts do you have when learning something new?

The thoughts that you have in response to these and other situations are sometimes called ‘self-talk’. Differ...    Learn More ››








OUTLINE OF THE BUSINESS PLAN

  1 week ago (Wed, Feb 01, 2023 at 04:04 PM)

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Most business plans do not include all the elements but we include them here for the purpose of completeness.

1. Cover Page and Table of Contents The cover page should include the company’s name, address, phone number, the date, the contact information for the lead entrepreneur, and the company’s Web site address if it has one. The company’s Facebook page and Twitter name can also be included. The contact information should include a land-based phone number, an e-mail address, and a cell phone number. This information should be centered at the top of the page. Because...    Learn More ››








Types of Business Plans

  1 week ago (Wed, Feb 01, 2023 at 10:33 AM)

The three types of business plans are as follows:

1. Summary plan: A summary business plan is 10 to 15 pages and works best for companies that are very early in their development and are not prepared to write a full plan. The authors may be asking for funding to conduct the analysis needed to write a full plan. Ironically, summary business plans are also used by very experienced entrepreneurs who may be thinking about a new venture but don’t want to take the time to write a full business plan. For example, if someone such as Mark Pincus, the founder and CEO of Zynga, was ...    Learn More ››








Two Primary Reasons for Writing a Business Plan

  1 week ago (Tue, Jan 31, 2023 at 12:41 PM)

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The two primary reasons to write a business plan as shown in the figure are:

First, writing a business plan forces a firm’s founders to systematically think through each aspect of their new venture. This is not a trivial effort—it usually takes several days or weeks to complete a well-developed business plan—and the founders will usually meet regularly to work on the plan during this period. An example of how much work is sometimes involved, and how a well-planned new business unfolds, is provided by Gwen Whiting and Lindsey Wieber, the cofounders of The Laundress, a company that sell...    Learn More ››








Partying for a Purpose: Celebrations Can Benefit Your Health and Well-Being

  1 week ago (Mon, Jan 30, 2023 at 10:05 PM)

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Perceived social support is an important factor in maintaining good mental health and well-being. Studies have shown that individuals with high levels of perceived social support have better mental and physical health outcomes, and are less likely to experience depression, anxiety, and stress.

New research has found that celebrations that highlight accomplishments can boost the perception of social support.
New research shows that actively acknowledging positive life events and accomplishments while gathering for food and drink can increase feelings of social support.

The study, publish...    Learn More ››








A New Promising Tech Treatment for Youth Depression

  1 week ago (Mon, Jan 30, 2023 at 08:34 PM)

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Youth depression is a serious mental health issue that affects millions of young people worldwide. It is characterized by persistent feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and a lack of interest in activities. Other symptoms include changes in appetite and sleep patterns, low self-esteem, and difficulty concentrating.

Promising results have been reported in a new study led by Faranak Farzan, a professor at Simon Fraser University, on the use of neurotechnological approaches to treat depression in young people. The study was published in the Journal of Affective Disorders Reports.

Researchers...    Learn More ››








Sleep Conditioning

  2 weeks ago (Sun, Jan 29, 2023 at 02:26 PM)

Go to sleep at night thinking thoughts of great wealth, perfect health, wonderful relationships or astounding success depending on your specific desire. Dwelling on any of these positive subjects while going to sleep will not only attract more of what you are dwelling on to you but in many cases will also help you to get to sleep easier. Most people who suffer from insomnia do so because when they go to bed at night their minds are randomly thinking of everything that happened throughout their day, everything they have to do the next day as well as many other things. It can be difficult to sle...    Learn More ››








Choices

  2 weeks ago (Sun, Jan 29, 2023 at 01:53 PM)

Every thought you have is a choice. You can make a conscious choice to have faith or fear. To draw abundance to you or negativity.

• Faith is the expectation of something good that will happen.

• Fear is the expectation of something bad that will happen.

Faith - “Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” (Hebrews 11: 1 KJV)

How do you build faith? Faith is built through repetition. By doing things over and over continually you are building faith.

In school you had faith that you would learn a certain lesson or subject. Through repetiti...    Learn More ››








Happiness begins at home.

  2 weeks ago (Sun, Jan 29, 2023 at 01:26 PM)

Happiness begins at home. For most people, with the exception of work, home is where you spend most of your time. What are you surrounding yourself with? Is your home environment one that promotes and raises your vibrations or is it one that does the opposite?

Having a home that you are happy with will help you to be happier, raising your vibrations. What goes through your mind when you’re at home? Are you thinking about the many unfinished projects? Are there broken things that you have been wanting to fix but haven’t got around to them? Maybe a broken window, a door that doesn’t clo...    Learn More ››








Maintaining positive thoughts

  2 weeks ago (Sat, Jan 28, 2023 at 10:17 PM)

• 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 you are doing and that is through your feelings. We call it your E.G.S., which stands for Emotional Guidance System. If you’re feeling positive and happy, then you are on the right track. Your feelings are the best gauge of the thoughts you are keeping. Are you feeling good, excited, happy or are you sad, angry or disgusted?

• Law of Vibrati...    Learn More ››








Universal laws

  2 weeks ago (Sat, Jan 28, 2023 at 05:29 PM)

As you will see there are many other Universal Laws that work hand in hand with the Law of Attraction. You will become familiar and utilize many of them throughout these exercises. Here are a list of some of them with brief descriptions on each.

1. The law of Attraction

Whatever you place your energy, focus and attention on, you attract to you. The universe will always give you more of what you focus on whether it be riches or misery, sickness or health. You have a choice to use the Law of Attraction to deliberately create what you want or to let it happen by default. Either way it is al...    Learn More ››








Pillars of Islam

  2 weeks ago (Thu, Jan 26, 2023 at 05:26 PM)

Five Pillars of Islam:

1. Declaration of faith: There is no deity (divine being) except Allah, and Muhammad is the Prophet of Allah

2. Salat: Five daily ritual prayers

3. Zakat: Charity

4. Sawm: Fasting during Ramadan

5. Hajj: Pilgrimage (religious journey) to Mecca that takes place in the last month of the year, and all Muslims are expected to make it at least once during their lifetime.


Early in the history of Islam, scholars and Quranic commentators distilled five basic ...    Learn More ››








Muslim Scripture

  2 weeks ago (Thu, Jan 26, 2023 at 04:43 PM)

According to the sirah, the biography of Muhammad, God sent the first revelation to His Prophet when Muhammad was forty years of age. From then until his death in 632 c.e., some twenty-two years later, the Quran, as the revelation is called, came to the Prophet in bits and pieces through the intermediary of the angel Jibril (Gabriel). Today, it exists as a book with 114 surahs, chapters, a little shorter in length than the Christian New Testament. The chapters and verses, ayahs, are not in the order of revelation, and to many outside Islam, the juxtaposition seems to be disjointed and difficul...    Learn More ››








Islam and Other Religions

  2 weeks ago (Thu, Jan 26, 2023 at 04:14 PM)

Islam is the youngest of the three monotheistic world religions, with Muhammad coming after the prophets of Judaism and Christianity. For Muslims, Islam is the completion and perfection of a process of revelation that started with Adam, the first human, and ends with Muhammad, the “Seal of the Prophets.” History is divided into two periods: the time of God’s active revelation through His prophets, and the time from the revelation of the Quran to the time when the world will be judged, the yawm ad-din (Day of Judgment). Judaism and Christianity have a special place in Islam. Jews and Chri...    Learn More ››








A High Salt Low Potassium Diet Can Increase Your Risk of Cognitive Decline

  2 weeks ago (Thu, Jan 26, 2023 at 03:38 PM)

Cognitive decline refers to the gradual decrease in cognitive abilities such as memory, attention, and problem-solving. It is a natural part of aging, but it can also be caused by various medical conditions, such as Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. It can also be caused by certain lifestyle choices, such as a poor diet, lack of physical activity, and social isolation.

Dementia is a debilitating condition that affects a person’s ability to remember, think, and make decisions, making it difficult for them to perform everyday activities. It has become one of the leading cau...    Learn More ››








Scientists Discover the Snake Clitoris

  2 weeks ago (Thu, Jan 26, 2023 at 03:25 PM)

An international team of researchers, led by the University of Adelaide has provided the first anatomical description of the female snake clitoris, in a first-of-its-kind study.

An international team of researchers, led by the University of Adelaide has provided the first anatomical description of the female snake clitoris, in a first-of-its-kind study.

PhD Candidate Megan Folwell from the School of Biological Sciences, University of Adelaide, led the research.

“Across the animal kingdom female genitalia are overlooked in comparison to their male counterparts,” said Ms. Folwell.
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Geography of Islam

  2 weeks ago (Thu, Jan 26, 2023 at 01:11 PM)

Islam is a world religion, by which we usually mean that it is found in most major places and among most peoples throughout the world. Like other world religions, Islam has its own particular geography. When we speak of the geography of a world religion like Islam, we often mean two things. First, we mean, where do we find the religion’s followers? Where did the religion start, and how has it spread? These are historical and physical questions. Second, we mean, how is the world divided on the spiritual map of the religion’s believers? What land is sacred and what is not? These are question...    Learn More ››








Financial Feasibility Analysis

  2 weeks ago (Thu, Jan 26, 2023 at 11:41 AM)

Financial feasibility analysis is the final component of a comprehensive feasibility analysis. For feasibility analysis, a preliminary financial assessment is usually sufficient; indeed, additional rigor at this point is typically not required because the specifics of the business will inevitably evolve making it impractical to spend a lot of time early on preparing detailed financial forecasts.

The most important issues to consider at this stage are total start-up cash needed, financial performance of similar businesses, and the overall financial attractiveness of the proposed venture.

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Organizational Feasibility Analysis

  2 weeks ago (Thu, Jan 26, 2023 at 10:33 AM)

Organizational feasibility analysis is conducted to determine whether a proposed business has sufficient management expertise, organizational competence, and resources to successfully launch its business. There are two primary issues to consider in this area: management prowess and resource sufficiency.

1. Management Prowess

A proposed business should evaluate the prowess, or ability, of its initial management team, whether it is a sole entrepreneur or a larger group. This task requires the individuals starting the firm to be honest and candid in their self-assessments. Two of the most i...    Learn More ››








Industry/Target Market Feasibility Analysis

  2 weeks ago (Tue, Jan 24, 2023 at 04:26 PM)

Industry/target market feasibility is an assessment of the overall appeal of the industry and the target market for the product or service being proposed. There is a distinct difference between a firm’s industry and its target market, which should be clearly understood. An industry is a group of firms producing a similar product or service, such as computers, children’s toys, airplanes, or social networks. A firm’s target market is the limited portion of the industry that it goes after or to which it wants to appeal. Most firms and certainly entrepreneurial start-ups typically do not try...    Learn More ››








Product/Service Feasibility Analysis

  2 weeks ago (Tue, Jan 24, 2023 at 02:58 PM)

One of the best things prospective entrepreneurs can do, throughout the feasibility analysis process, is get out and talk to prospective customers about their product ideas. Surveys, designed properly, can be an effective way of gathering information.

Product/service feasibility analysis is an assessment of the overall appeal of the product or service being proposed. Although there are many important things to consider when launching a new venture, nothing else matters if the product or service itself doesn’t sell. There are two components to product/service feasibility analysis: product/...    Learn More ››








Feasibility Analysis

  2 weeks ago (Tue, Jan 24, 2023 at 01:12 PM)

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Feasibility analysis is the process of determining if a business idea is viable. The most effective businesses emerge from a process that includes (1) recognizing a business idea, (2) testing the feasibility of the idea, (3) writing a business plan, and (4) launching the business. If a business idea falls short on one or more of the four components of feasibility analysis, it should be dropped or rethought. Many entrepreneurs make the mistake of identifying a business idea and then jumping directly to writing a business plan to describe and gain support for the idea. This sequence often omits ...    Learn More ››








How Buddhism Could Help Lower Depression Risk

  2 weeks ago (Mon, Jan 23, 2023 at 10:49 AM)

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Buddhism is a religion and philosophy based on the teachings of the Buddha, or Siddhartha Gautama, who lived in ancient India. One of the key principles of Buddhism is the Five Precepts, which are ethical guidelines for living a virtuous life. Adhering to these precepts is believed to lead to the cultivation of wisdom and compassion, and ultimately to the attainment of enlightenment. The Five Precepts are considered the foundation of Buddhist morality and are taken by lay followers as well as monastic practitioners. They are not considered commandments but rather guidelines to be taken volunta...    Learn More ››








Even More Beneficial Than We Thought: How Drinking Black Tea May Improve Your Long-Term Health

  2 weeks ago (Mon, Jan 23, 2023 at 10:37 AM)

Black tea is a type of tea that is made from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant. It is the most widely consumed tea in the world and is known for its bold flavor and dark color.

The flavonoids found in black tea have been linked to improved cardiovascular health later in life. Drinking a cup of black tea daily may provide these benefits, but if you are not a tea drinker, there are other dietary options that contain flavonoids.

Drinking a daily cup of tea could have potential benefits for your health as you age, but even if you’re not a tea drinker, you can still reap the benefit...    Learn More ››








A Startling Difference: Adult Children Four Times More Likely To Be Estranged From Dad Than Mom

  2 weeks ago (Mon, Jan 23, 2023 at 10:18 AM)

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The study found that daughters were 22% more likely than sons to be estranged from their fathers, but slightly less likely than sons to be cut off from their mothers.

A recent national study has found that estrangement is fairly common among individuals.

According to a recent long-term nationwide survey, adult children are over four times more likely to be separated from their fathers than their mothers.

According to the survey, just 6% of adult children indicated they had ever been estranged from their mothers, compared to 26% of those who said they were from their fathers. However,...    Learn More ››








ENCOURAGING AND PROTECTING NEW IDEAS

  3 weeks ago (Sat, Jan 21, 2023 at 12:14 PM)

In many firms, idea generation is a haphazard process. However, entrepreneurial ventures can take certain concrete steps to build an organization that encourages and protects new ideas. Let’s see what these steps are.

1. Establishing a Focal Point for Ideas

Some firms meet the challenge of encouraging, collecting, and evaluating ideas by designating a specific person to screen and track them—for if it’s everybody’s job, it may be no one’s responsibility. Another approach is to establish an idea bank (or vault), which is a physical or digital repository for storing ideas. An exa...    Learn More ››








TECHNIQUES FOR GENERATING IDEAS

  3 weeks ago (Fri, Jan 20, 2023 at 03:51 PM)

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 for products, services, and businesses. Let’s take a look at some of them.

1. Brainstorming

A common way to generate new business ideas is through brainstorming. In general, brainstorming is simply the process of generating several ideas about a specific topic. The approaches range from a person sitting down with a yellow legal pad and jotti...    Learn More ››








Personal Characteristics of the Entrepreneur

  3 weeks ago (Fri, Jan 20, 2023 at 12:03 PM)

Let’s look at some specific characteristics shared by those who excel at recognizing an opportunity.

1. Prior Experience

Several studies show that prior experience in an industry helps entrepreneurs recognize business opportunities. For example, evidence over time about the founders of firms appearing on the Inc. 500 list shows that well over 40 percent of those studied got the idea for their new businesses while working as employees for companies in the same industries. This finding is consistent with the findings of research studies the National Federation of Independent Businesses' ...    Learn More ››








New Research Reveals the Secret to Unleashing Creativity in Conventional Thinkers

  3 weeks ago (Thu, Jan 19, 2023 at 03:04 PM)

Creativity is the ability to generate new and original ideas, perspectives, and solutions. It is a vital skill in many areas of life, including art, science, business, and personal growth.

According to a recent study, even individuals who tend to think in a conventional manner, such as accountants or insurance adjusters, can be creative if they are able to approach emotional situations from a different perspective.

The study conducted experiments and found that conventional thinkers, who tend to rank low on openness to new ideas and experiences, generated more creative ideas than their p...    Learn More ››








How Tomatoes and Potatoes Could Be Used To Treat Cancer

  3 weeks ago (Thu, Jan 19, 2023 at 02:31 PM)

Glycoalkaloids are a class of naturally occurring compounds found in many plants, particularly those from the Solanaceae family, which includes the potato, tomato, eggplant and pepper plants. Due to their toxic nature, they are being researched in isolation, purification, and manipulation to turn them into safe anti-cancer drugs.

• Glycoalkaloids found in plants from the genus Solanum may be a key ingredient in future cancer drugs.

Cancer is a disease that affects many people worldwide. In 2020, there were around 19 million new cases and 10 million deaths registered. While treatments f...    Learn More ››








Scientists Discover Biological Consequences of Racism

  3 weeks ago (Thu, Jan 19, 2023 at 02:26 PM)

Racism is a societal problem that refers to the discrimination and mistreatment of individuals based on their race or ethnicity.

• New research published in Biological Psychiatry has discovered a correlation between discrimination and an altered brain-gut microbiome.

Structural racism not only has psychological consequences but also impacts the body on a biological level. Discrimination has been shown to contribute to various mental and physical disorders such as obesity, depression, and addiction, however, the biological pathways linking social experiences to physical health effects r...    Learn More ››








Surprising Research Reveals Religion Is Not the Main Reason for Rejection of Evolution in Schools

  3 weeks ago (Thu, Jan 19, 2023 at 02:19 PM)

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A recent study published in PLOS ONE, involving 5,500 Brazilian and Italian students aged 14-16, found that while religion does play a role in shaping students’ understanding and acceptance of evolutionary theory, other factors such as nationality, perceptions of science, and household income have a greater impact. The study suggests that social and cultural factors are more influential in shaping students’ views on evolution than religious beliefs.

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The 3 sources of business ideas

  3 weeks ago (Wed, Jan 18, 2023 at 11:40 AM)

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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, technological advances, and political action and regulatory changes. As an entrepreneur or potential entrepreneur, it’s important to remain aware of changes in these areas.

When looking at environmental trends to discern new business ideas, there are two caveats to keep in mind. First, it’s important to distinguish between trends and fads. New businesses typ...    Learn More ››








IDENTIFYING AND RECOGNIZING OPPORTUNITIES

  3 weeks ago (Wed, Jan 18, 2023 at 10:28 AM)

Essentially, entrepreneurs recognize an opportunity and turn it into a successful business. An opportunity is a favorable set of circumstances that creates a need for a new product, service, or business. Most entrepreneurial ventures are started in one of two ways. Some ventures are externally stimulated. In this instance, an entrepreneur decides to launch a firm, searches for and recognizes an opportunity, and then starts a business, as Jeff Bezos did when he created Amazon.com. In 1994, Bezos quit his lucrative job at a New York City investment firm and headed for Seattle with a plan to find...    Learn More ››








Repeated Stress Can Accelerate Aging of the Eye

  3 weeks ago (Mon, Jan 16, 2023 at 04:36 PM)

Stress-induced retinal aging produces symptoms similar to those that occur naturally with aging.

New research from the University of California, Irvine, indicates that aging plays a significant role in the death of retinal ganglion cells in glaucoma and that new treatment methods for glaucoma patients can target these unique pathways.

The study was published in Aging Cell and conducted by Dorota Skowronska-Krawczyk, Ph.D., and her colleagues. The research delves into the epigenetic and transcriptional changes that occur in the aging retina and how stress, such as increased intraocular pr...    Learn More ››








THE ENTREPRENEURIAL PROCESS

  3 weeks ago (Mon, Jan 16, 2023 at 03:41 PM)

Step 1 Deciding to become an entrepreneur

Step 2 Developing successful business ideas

Step 3 Moving from an idea to an entrepreneurial firm

Step 4 Managing and growing the entrepreneurial firm
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Step 1 Deciding to become an entrepreneur

People become entrepreneurs to be their own bosses, to pursue their own ideas, and to realize financial rewards. Usually, a triggering event prompts an individual to become an entrepreneur. For example, an individual may lose her job and decide that the time is r...    Learn More ››








Characteristics of Successful Entrepreneurs

  3 weeks ago (Mon, Jan 16, 2023 at 02:41 PM)

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Four Primary Characteristics of Successful Entrepreneurs

1. Passion for the Business: The number one characteristic shared by successful entrepreneurs is a passion for their business, whether it is in the context of a new firm or an existing business. This passion typically stems from the entrepreneur’s belief that the business will positively influence people’s lives.

Passion is particularly important for both for-profit and not-for-profit
entrepreneurial organizations because, although rewarding, the process of
starting a firm or building a social enterprise is demanding.

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Why Become an Entrepreneur?

  3 weeks ago (Mon, Jan 16, 2023 at 12:50 PM)

The three primary reasons that people become entrepreneurs and start their own firms are to be their own boss, pursue their own ideas, and realize financial rewards.

• Be Their Own Boss: The first of these reasons—being one’s own boss—is given most commonly. This doesn’t mean, however, that entrepreneurs are difficult to work with or that they have trouble accepting authority. Instead, many entrepreneurs want to be their own boss because either they have had a longtime ambition to own their own firm or because they have become frustrated working in traditional jobs.

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What Is Entrepreneurship?

  3 weeks ago (Mon, Jan 16, 2023 at 12:22 PM)

The word entrepreneur derives from the French words entre, meaning “between,” and prendre, meaning “to take.” The word was originally used to describe people who “take on the risk” between buyers and sellers or who “undertake” a task such as starting a new venture.

Inventors and entrepreneurs differ from each other. An inventor creates something new. An entrepreneur assembles and then integrates all the resources needed—the money, the people, the business model, the strategy, and the risk-bearing ability—to transform the invention into a viable business.

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BREAKING DOWN YOUR GOALS

  4 weeks ago (Sun, Jan 15, 2023 at 10:39 AM)

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Attaining that long-term goal may seem overwhelming or too distant. There
is a simple solution: now that you have a vision of where you ultimately want to be, you can start to set smaller short-term goals in order to stay on track. Plot your course of action by writing down the immediate-term things you need to do in order to attain your long-term goal. Be honest with yourself about the obstacles that will stand in your way, and you can begin to methodically eliminate them one by one. No immediate goal is too small as long as it helps you move toward your long-term vision.

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Secret of Everything

  4 weeks ago (Sun, Jan 15, 2023 at 08:37 AM)

The secret of everything – Everything Is Mental. All talent, skill, power, speed and ability is mental.

Nothing is impossible. Anything is possible. There is nothing you cannot Be, Do or Have.

You can Be, Do and Have anything you want as long as you have the mind for it.

The Inner World creates the Outer World. Your beliefs, intentions and emotions create your reality.

Magic is causing change to occur in accordance with will. Wherever your mind focuses, your energy goes.

Everything is Mind. Mind is Everything. The Universe is Mind. Mind Controls Everything.

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