You shall know the fact, and it will set you free!


Important facts:

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



It all st... 


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 ... 


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:



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... 


New Research Shows That Hiring More Women Is Good for Business

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Research conducted by the University of Surrey reveals that senior management teams comprising individuals from diverse gender backgrounds play a crucial role in fostering responsible and collaborative innovation.

A study of small and medium-sized firms from emerging markets (ESMEs) found that having a gender-diverse senior management team is associated with increased value and innovation that aligns with the United Nation’s Grand Challenges. This conclusion was based on an analysis of 228 survey responses from ESMEs in the United Arab Emirates.

Professor Taz Rajwani, ...    Learn More ››

Does COVID-19 Vaccination Cause Changes to Women’s Periods?

  yesterday at 09:27 AM

A study conducted by various universities found that Covid-19 vaccination does not lead to concerning changes in menstrual cycles, providing reassurance for women apprehensive about vaccination effects on their periods. However, women who had been infected with Covid-19 were found to be at increased risk for menstrual disturbances such as heavier bleeding, missed periods, or mid-cycle bleeding.

The research provides reassurance to women who might have avoided vaccination because they were concerned about the impact on their periods, the study says.

Researchers from the Universities of Ed...    Learn More ››

Iron Deficiency Could Be Making Your Mental Health Symptoms Worse

  yesterday at 08:59 AM

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Mental health is significantly influenced by iron levels in the body, according to recent research. Iron is essential for producing crucial neurotransmitters that affect mental health, and deficiencies can worsen symptoms of depression, anxiety, and schizophrenia. Iron supplementation can help improve mood and reduce fatigue, even in individuals without iron-deficiency anemia. Despite the critical role of iron, awareness about its connection to mental health remains limited among healthcare providers and patients.

As evidence of a link grows, people with depression, anxiety, and oth...    Learn More ››

Dementia: Coping with common, sometimes distressing behaviors

  yesterday at 08:36 AM

Dementia poses many challenges, both for people struggling with it and for those close to them. It can be hard to witness and cope with common behaviors that arise from illnesses like Alzheimer's disease, vascular dementia, or frontotemporal dementia.

Caring for a person who has dementia may be frustrating, confusing, or upsetting at times. Understanding why certain behaviors occur and learning ways to handle a variety of situations can help smooth the path ahead.

What behaviors are common when a person has dementia?

People with dementia often exhibit a combination of...    Learn More ››

Building a plan for healthy eating

  yesterday at 08:21 AM

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By now you know generally what types of food a healthy diet includes. But it can take time to reframe your mental image of a healthy meal. Over the years, many of us have become used to thinking of the hunk of meat in the center of our plates as "dinner." The salad or vegetables on the side were fine add-ons, but not the star attraction. Changing your dinner plate starts with changing your idea of what a plateful of healthy food should look like.

A healthy plate

To eat healthy foods at home, it might be easier to think about what should be on your plate. Here's some guid...    Learn More ››

Eye drops slow nearsightedness progression in kids, study finds

  yesterday at 08:08 AM

The results of a new clinical trial suggest that the first drug therapy to slow the progression of nearsightedness in kids could be on the horizon.

The three-year study found that a daily drop in each eye of a low dose of atropine, a drug used to dilate pupils, was better than a placebo at limiting eyeglass prescription changes and inhibiting elongation of the eye in nearsighted children aged 6 to 10.

That elongation leads to myopia, or nearsightedness, which starts in young kids and continues to get worse into the teen years before leveling off in most people. In addition to requiring l...    Learn More ››

Harvard-led study: Yoga fights frailty

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The older we get, the more common frailty becomes. It's a loss of function, strength, stamina, and overall health and fitness that increases the risk of falls, hospitalizations, and early death. But a review of 33 randomized controlled trials, published online March 14, 2023, by Annals of Internal Medicine, found that yoga may offer some protection against frailty. The trials involved a total of almost 2,400 people ages 65 or older. Research teams from Harvard and elsewhere found that people who practiced yoga improved two markers of frailty — walking speed and the ability to get up from a c...    Learn More ››

Three dimensions or lenses to study entrepreneurship

  3 days ago (Fri, Jun 02, 2023 at 05:24 PM)

Three dimensions or lenses are used to study entrepreneurship individuals, environments, and organizations. These are required to flesh out the arguments and examples. The interactions among individuals, environments, and organizations make each new venture unique and must be considered.

The Individual

The role that individuals play in entrepreneurship is undeniable. Each person’s psychological, sociological, and demographic characteristics contribute to or detract from his or her abilities to be an entrepreneur. Personal experience, knowledge, educa...    Learn More ››

Opportunity Analysis

  4 days ago (Thu, Jun 01, 2023 at 04:53 PM)

According to the late management guru, Peter Drucker (who firmly believed that entrepreneurship could be taught), there are seven sources of opportunity to look for in the environment.

The Unexpected. When current businesses are surprised by an unanticipated event, they are often unable to adapt quickly enough to take advantage of that event. The event can be an unexpected success (good news) or an unexpected failure (bad news). For example, if war breaks out where it is unexpected, it changes the economics and demand structure of the warring parties and their populations. ...    Learn More ››

Business Idea: Develop a hand sanitizer that a person applies once a day and which retains its potency for 24 hours.

  5 days ago (Wed, May 31, 2023 at 01:30 PM)

Company: Prefense


Business Idea: Develop a hand sanitizer that a person applies once a day and which retains its potency for 24 hours.

Pitch: Every day people are exposed to germs and diseases that are invisible to the naked eye. Ideally, to combat this danger, people should wash their hands several times a day, or at the minimum use a hand sanitizer like Purell. The problem is that washing is a chore, and hand sanitizer isn’t always avail...    Learn More ››


  7 days ago (Mon, May 29, 2023 at 02:25 PM)

Two conditions must exist for entrepreneurship to flourish. First, there must be freedom—freedom to establish an economic venture, and freedom to be creative and innovative with that enterprise. Second, there must be prosperity—favorable economic conditions that give an entrepreneurial organization the opportunity to gain and grow.

Economic Growth and Freedom

Entrepreneurship is a global phenomenon. Therefore, it is vital that the prospective entrepreneur understand the relationship between the country in which the business will be l...    Learn More ››

Vitamin D Supplementation May Reduce Childhood Depression, Anxiety, and Psychiatric Symptoms

  1 week ago (Sun, May 28, 2023 at 08:26 AM)

A study by Finnish researchers suggests that a higher than recommended daily dose of vitamin D3 supplementation during the early years of life may reduce the risk of psychiatric symptoms in later childhood.

Early childhood intake of a higher than recommended dose of vitamin D3 may reduce psychiatric symptoms in later childhood, according to a Finnish study. Children receiving triple the standard dose of vitamin D displayed fewer symptoms of depression, anxiety, and withdrawn behavior than those on the standard dose. The study cautions that more research is needed to confirm these fi...    Learn More ››

Basic Types of Water-Based Exercise

  1 week ago (Sun, May 28, 2023 at 08:17 AM)

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Water-based exercise includes a variety of activities, ranging from swimming to stand-up paddleboarding and water volleyball. Here, we will focus on water-based aerobics, pool walking or jogging, and swimming.

While swimming is very familiar to most of us, water aerobics might not be. Swimming involves horizontal movement in water aerobics and pool walking or jogging are done when you're standing in the pool.

Water Aerobics

Water-based aerobics is a catch-all term that includes cardio, strength, and interval training done in the pool. Also called aqua aerobics, aquaro...    Learn More ››

Researchers want to use ‘biochar’ to combat climate change

  1 week ago (Sun, May 28, 2023 at 07:49 AM)

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One of the most promising tools to help mitigate climate change, biochar can be produced from many different urban green wastes.

Study finds ‘green’ tech can help lower greenhouse gas emissions

A new review of research suggests that the nature-based technology biochar – a carbon-rich material – could be an important tool to use in agriculture to help mitigate climate change.

Made by pyrolysis, a process that involves heating organic material in a low-oxygen environment, biochar – a charcoal-like, porous substance – has long been utilized ...    Learn More ››

Your thoughts can harm your neck and back during lifting tasks

  1 week ago (Sun, May 28, 2023 at 07:36 AM)

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The mental distress of cognitive dissonance – encountering information that conflicts with how we act or what we believe – can lead to added pressure on the neck and low back during lifting and lowering tasks, new research suggests.

When study participants were told they were performing poorly in a precision lowering experiment in the lab, after initially being told they were doing well, their movements were linked to increased loads on vertebrae in their neck and low back.

Results showed that the higher the cognitive dissonance score, the greater the extent of loading on the upper a...    Learn More ››

Can’t Find Your Phone? Scientists Have Created a Robot To Help

  1 week ago (Sun, May 28, 2023 at 07:25 AM)

Everyone has experienced the frustration of misplacing their phone at some point. Fortunately, a new robot is here to lend a hand.

New “artificial memory” enables robots to help find misplaced items.

Engineers from the University of Waterloo have developed an innovative method for programming robots to aid individuals with dementia in finding lost items such as medicine, glasses, or phones.

Although the primary aim is to support this particular demographic, the technology holds the potential to benefit anyone who has experienced the frustration of misplacing an ob...    Learn More ››

Business Idea: Launch a question-and-answer site on the Internet that encourages in-depth questions and answers and combines social networking with substantive questions and answers.

  2 weeks ago (Thu, May 25, 2023 at 10:33 AM)

Company: Quora

Web: www.quora. com

Twitter: quora

Business Idea: Launch a question-and-answer site on the Internet that encourages in-depth questions and answers and combines social networking with substantive questions and answers.

Pitch: There are a number of question-and-answer sites already on the Internet. Examples include Yahoo! Answers,, and While helpful in some r...    Learn More ››

CV vs. Resume: Here Are The Key Differences

  2 weeks ago (Sun, May 21, 2023 at 09:22 AM)

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A common mistake many people make is that they think a resume and a CV are the same. No, they are not interchangeable. Both need to capture attention quickly with impressive content and easy-to-read formatting. And they must market you in the best way possible. But, beyond that, they are very different documents.

Resumes are used for job searches. The goal is to market yourself to an employer to land an interview. That is the key objective – it either works or it doesn’t. Your resume is typically a one-two page document that covers your education, professional experienc...    Learn More ››

Evidence of ‘pandemic brain’ in college students

  2 weeks ago (Sun, May 21, 2023 at 09:07 AM)

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Decision-making capabilities of college students – including some graduating this spring – were likely negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, new research suggests.

Students in the small study conducted by researchers at The Ohio State University were less consistent in their decision making during the 2020 fall semester compared to students who had participated in similar research over several previous years.

The researchers compared responses to a hypothetical situation made by students during the pandemic to responses made by students in earlie...    Learn More ››

Preventable liver disease is rising: What you eat — and avoid — counts

  2 weeks ago (Sun, May 21, 2023 at 08:55 AM)

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Metabolic risk factors and alcohol fuel higher rates of fatty liver disease.

In today's fast-paced world, our waking hours are filled with decisions — often surrounding what to eat. After a long day, dinner could well be fast food or takeout. While you may worry about the toll food choices take on your waistline or blood pressure, as a liver specialist, I also want to put fatty liver disease on your radar.

One variant, officially called nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), now affects one in four adults globally. Sometimes it progresses to extensive scarring known...    Learn More ››

6 natural ways to lower blood pressure

  2 weeks ago (Sun, May 21, 2023 at 08:41 AM)

Lifestyle changes can be as effective as medication.

Taking medication to lower high blood pressure is a proven way to reduce your risk for heart disease. But adopting lifestyle changes may let you maintain healthy readings and perhaps even avoid drug therapy. "Unless a person's blood pressure is very high, medication most often does not start immediately," says Dr. Howard LeWine, editor in chief of Harvard Men's Health Watch. "For people with elevated blood pressure or stage 1 hypertension, the first order of business is to get serious about modifying their lifestyle."

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Stand up for your health

  2 weeks ago (Sun, May 21, 2023 at 08:30 AM)

As we lead more sedentary lives, it's important to combat the effects of too much sitting. Research has linked sitting for long periods of time with a number of health concerns such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and certain cancers.

Fortunately, you can lower your risk of these conditions simply by standing and moving more— even if you already exercise. That's because routine movement during the day adds on to those benefits.

The risks of sedentary lifestyles

In an American Cancer Society study of 123,000 middle-aged adults, researchers found that women who sat...    Learn More ››

Lessons for the Hungry and Foolish

  3 weeks ago (Thu, May 18, 2023 at 04:37 PM)

Lessons for the Hungry and Foolish

Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Computer and Pixar Animation Studios, began his commencement address at Stanford University by admitting he was a college dropout.

Jobs not only confessed that he dropped out of Reed College after just six months but added that he doesn't regret it. In fact, when he looks back on his diverse but connected experiences (which explain how he got where he is now), Jobs sees leaving school as "one of the best decisions" he ever made. Doing so enabled him to stop spending his adoptive parents' carefully saved money on education at a t...    Learn More ››

Entrepreneurship with a Purpose (Personal Profile)

  3 weeks ago (Thu, May 18, 2023 at 02:16 PM)

She was well on her way to the top of the corporate game—a senior vice president for a high-tech firm with a successful 14-year career including stints at 3Com (formerly U.S. Robotics) and IBM.

But Cheryl Mayberry McKissack wasn’t happy; in fact, she was stressed out. McKissack realized that what she really wanted was a job in Chicago with flexible hours that would also give her an opportunity to work with other African-American women. “It was clear to me that it would be difficult, if not impossible, to craft the perfect job, unless I did it myself,” McKissack says. “I really wan...    Learn More ››

Business Idea: Provide a user-friendly, affordable, and effective platform for authors to self-publish books, and obtain real-time feedback on the books they’re working on.

  3 weeks ago (Tue, May 16, 2023 at 02:06 PM)

Company: FastPencil


Business Idea: Provide a user-friendly, affordable, and effective platform for authors to self-publish books, and obtain real-time feedback on the books they’re working on.

Pitch: Not long ago, the only way to publish a book was to pitch the book or a proposal for a book to a book agent or publisher, and hope that the book would be one of the few they’d accept. That’s no longer the case. FastPencil is a leader a...    Learn More ››

Business Idea: Create a cell phone app that allows group messaging on any phone that can text—regardless of who makes the phone or what operating system it runs.

  3 weeks ago (Tue, May 16, 2023 at 01:33 PM)

Company: GroupMe


Twitter: GroupMe

Facebook: GroupMe

Business Idea: Create a cell phone app that allows group messaging on any phone that can text—regardless of who makes the phone or what operating system it runs.

Pitch: Imagine you’re organizing a wedding. You need to provi...    Learn More ››

Global Study Finds Link Between COVID-19 Vaccination and Menstrual Changes

  3 weeks ago (Sun, May 14, 2023 at 10:25 AM)

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A new international study published in the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology has found that women vaccinated for COVID-19 have a slightly higher risk of experiencing a heavier period after vaccination. Researchers analyzed menstrual cycle data from 9,555 individuals, primarily from the US, Canada, UK, and Europe. Results showed a 4% increase in total bleeding quantity after the first vaccine dose, translating to 40 additional people per 1,000 experiencing more bleeding quantity. However, these changes typically resolved by the first post-vaccination menstrual cycle.

A re...    Learn More ››

We Asked a NASA Scientist: Why is Venus Called Earth’s Evil Twin?

  3 weeks ago (Sun, May 14, 2023 at 10:01 AM)

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Venus, often referred to as Earth’s “Evil Twin,” is the second planet from the Sun and shares many similarities with our home planet, such as size, mass, and composition. However, Venus is shrouded in an opaque, toxic atmosphere comprised primarily of carbon dioxide and sulfuric acid clouds, which create a runaway greenhouse effect, trapping heat and raising surface temperatures to a scorching 900 degrees Fahrenheit (475 degrees Celsius). This inhospitable environment is characterized by intense air pressure, powerful winds, and extreme volcanic activity, making Venus a stark contrast to...    Learn More ››

New Study: Gene Therapy Can Effectively Eliminate HIV Infection

  3 weeks ago (Sun, May 14, 2023 at 09:44 AM)

Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is a virus that attacks the immune system, making it difficult for the body to fight off infections and diseases. HIV is primarily transmitted through sexual contact, sharing of needles, or from mother to child during pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding. If left untreated, HIV can progress to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), which can be fatal.

Gene-editing therapy targeting both HIV-1, the virus responsible for AIDS, and CCR5, the co-receptor assisting viral entry into cells, has been demonstrated to effectively eradicate HIV infection, acco...    Learn More ››

New Study: 70% of Type 2 Diabetes Cases Linked to Food Choices

  3 weeks ago (Sun, May 14, 2023 at 09:35 AM)

Researchers estimate 7 out of 10 cases of type 2 diabetes worldwide in 2018 linked to food choices.

A study has established a correlation between a poor diet and 14 million cases of type 2 diabetes worldwide.

According to a research model developed by the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University, poor diet was a significant factor in the development of over 14.1 million cases of type 2 diabetes in 184 countries in 2018. This accounts for over 70% of all new diagnoses worldwide.

The study, published on April 17 in Nature Medicine, offers valu...    Learn More ››

At-home dental care: True or false?

  3 weeks ago (Sun, May 14, 2023 at 09:21 AM)

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Try these true-or-false questions to learn more about how to best care for your teeth and mouth.

#1. If your gums are bleeding, you're brushing too hard.

True, sometimes. Bleeding gums are usually a sign of gum disease, but over-vigorous brushing can cause gums to bleed as well. Pregnancy, poorly fitting dentures, and some medications, such as anti-clotting drugs, can also contribute to bleeding gums. However, if you're brushing correctly (see the next question for tips!), healthy gums generally will not bleed.

#2. It doesn't matter how I br...    Learn More ››

Get more out of your daily walk

  3 weeks ago (Sun, May 14, 2023 at 09:12 AM)

You already go for a walk every day, which is great for overall health. Regular, brisk walking helps lower LDL (bad) cholesterol, control blood pressure, strengthen muscles, burn calories, and lift mood. Walking can also help ward off high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, and diabetes.

And you can get even more health benefits by adding a few simple upgrades to your daily walk.

Improve your balance

Your sense of balance is based in the brain. "The brain integrates information from your inner ear organs, vision, and nerve endings and feelings in the feet, muscl...    Learn More ››

Mindfulness meditation to control pain

  3 weeks ago (Sun, May 14, 2023 at 09:05 AM)

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Dealing with pain day in and day out can create a lot of stress on our bodies and minds. Stress reduction expert Jon Kabat-Zinn recommends the body scan mindfulness exercise as the best form of mindfulness meditation for pain conditions.

Kabat-Zinn advises practicing the exercise every day for 45 minutes, even if it seems boring or doesn't seem to be helping. "You don't have to like it, you just have to do it," he explains in his book, Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness. "Whether you find the body scan to be very relaxing and in...    Learn More ››

Business Idea: Create a “virtually waterless” laundry machine that washes clothes and is quicker, uses less detergent, uses less water, and produces a smaller carbon footprint than conventional washing machines.

  4 weeks ago (Thu, May 11, 2023 at 12:09 PM)

Company: Xeros

Business Idea: Create a “virtually waterless” laundry machine that washes clothes and is quicker, uses less detergent, uses less water, and produces a smaller carbon footprint than conventional washing machines.

Pitch: Remember when you were a kid and you sat in front of a washing machine and watched the soaked clothes tumble through the suds? Although enjoyable for many, that experience may be a thing of the past. Researchers at Leeds University (located in the United Kingdom), which is home to one of the world’s mo...    Learn More ››

Partnering for success

  4 weeks ago (Mon, May 08, 2023 at 12:21 PM)

Three Ts That Are Important for Becoming Active in an Industry: Trade Associations, Trade Shows, and Trade Journals

One thing that’s important for a start-up is to become active in the industry it’s entering. Activity leads to learning the ins and outs of an industry, finding business partners, and becoming recognized as an industry leader. Three important Ts that lead to industry activity are trade associations, trade shows, and trade journals. Start-ups should consider utilizing these Ts as a part of their early and ongoing activities.

Tr...    Learn More ››

MIT Engineers Revolutionize Semiconductor Chip Technology With Atom-Thin Transistors

  4 weeks ago (Sun, May 07, 2023 at 12:06 PM)

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MIT researchers have innovated a low-temperature growth technology to integrate 2D materials onto a silicon circuit, paving the way for denser and more powerful chips. The new method involves growing layers of 2D transition metal dichalcogenide (TMD) materials directly on top of a silicon chip, a process that typically requires high temperatures that could damage the silicon.

A new low-temperature growth and fabrication technology allows the integration of 2D materials directly onto a silicon circuit, which could lead to denser and more powerful chips.

Researchers from M...    Learn More ››

Silent Epidemic: Oral Sex Is Now the Leading Risk Factor for Throat Cancer

  4 weeks ago (Sun, May 07, 2023 at 11:39 AM)

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Over the last two decades, the incidence of oropharyngeal cancer, a specific type of throat cancer, has dramatically increased in the West due to the human papillomavirus (HPV), leading some to call it an epidemic.

The rapid rise in oropharyngeal cancer in the West over the past two decades is largely attributed to the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus (HPV). Despite the potential protective effect of HPV vaccinations, challenges such as vaccine hesitancy, low coverage in certain regions, and behavioral trends could undermine its effectiveness. While a gender-neutral vaccin...    Learn More ››

Balanced Meal Timing: A Recipe for Enhanced Cognitive Health

  4 weeks ago (Sun, May 07, 2023 at 11:19 AM)

Research reveals a correlation between the temporal patterns of energy intake (TPEI) and cognitive function in middle-aged and older adults. The study found that compared to those with an “evenly-distributed” pattern of energy intake, individuals with unbalanced TPEIs, particularly those skipping breakfast, had significantly lower cognitive function scores over a ten-year period. This suggests that maintaining balanced TPEIs could potentially benefit cognitive health, highlighting the need for optimal TPEIs in preventing cognitive decline.

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Cognitive Decline Mystery: It’s Not Just About Dementia

  4 weeks ago (Sun, May 07, 2023 at 10:37 AM)

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A study of 7,068 elderly Americans suggests more research is needed to inform healthy aging strategies.

A study from Ohio State University analyzed data from 7,068 elderly Americans to identify factors contributing to cognitive decline. While dementia accounts for 41% of cognitive decline, other factors like education, race, and socioeconomic conditions significantly affect cognitive function. However, these factors only account for 5.6% of how cognitive function changes with age, leaving 77% unexplained. The findings emp...    Learn More ››

Improving your mobility

  4 weeks ago (Sun, May 07, 2023 at 10:23 AM)

It can’t be emphasized enough: engaging in physical activity is the single most important thing you can do to maintain mobility and independence, no matter your age or your health status. It can help you control your weight. It’s the key to keeping your muscles and bones strong, your joints working properly, your heart healthy, and your metabolism revved.

The more you move, the better your strength and balance will be, and the less likely you will be to fall or lose the ability to perform basic daily functions. And that’s on top of all the other health benefits of regular exercise, su...    Learn More ››

Education Quality Matters: Study Finds Link to Late-Life Cognition

  4 weeks ago (Sun, May 07, 2023 at 10:14 AM)

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A study involving over 2,200 adults who attended U.S. high schools in the early 1960s found that attending higher-quality schools led to better cognitive function 60 years later. The research suggests that investing in school quality, particularly for schools serving Black children, could improve cognitive health among older adults in the United States.

An examination of over 2,200 adults who went to high schools in the United States during the early 1960s revealed that those who received education at higher-quality schools displayed improved cognitive abilities 60 years later.

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Diet and Exercise Alone Won’t Stop Childhood Obesity

  4 weeks ago (Sun, May 07, 2023 at 10:05 AM)

Childhood obesity is a growing concern in today’s society. It is defined as a condition where a child has an excessive amount of body fat, putting them at risk for various health problems. This health issue is caused by a combination of genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors, such as unhealthy diets, lack of physical activity, and sedentary behavior. Childhood obesity can have severe impacts on a child’s physical and mental health, leading to conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and low self-esteem.

The issue of childhood obesity is complex and demands complex solu...    Learn More ››

Risk of Stroke Surges 50% Worldwide – What Can Be Done About It?

  4 weeks ago (Sun, May 07, 2023 at 09:52 AM)

Since 2005, stroke incidence has increased by 50% globally, with one-in-four people expected to experience a stroke in their lifetime. As National Stroke Awareness Month begins, experts emphasize the role of modifiable risk factors, such as diet and lifestyle, in stroke prevention. While genetics and age are non-modifiable factors, 80% of strokes are preventable through changes in diet and lifestyle. With obesity on the rise and diets becoming poorer worldwide, adopting healthier diets like the Mediterranean diet and avoiding processed foods can significantly reduce stroke risk. The CDC also r...    Learn More ››

Business Idea: Administer injections using a needle-free injection system.

  1 month ago (Thu, May 04, 2023 at 03:36 PM)

Company: PharmaJet


Business Idea: Administer injections using a needle-free injection system.

Pitch: Administering injections is an integral part of both preventative health care and the treatment of sickness and disease. Traditional injections use a needle to penetrate the patient’s skin and insert the vaccine or medicine. While this has been a staple practice in medicine for decades, it has drawbacks. Patients of all ages have a fear of ne...    Learn More ››

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.

  1 month ago (Tue, May 02, 2023 at 03:23 PM)

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 concert attendees to record memories of the concerts they’ve seen by sharing anecdotes, posting photos, and discussing the events with other people who were there.

Company: Songkick


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Business Idea: Create a Web-based service that helps parents protect their children's online reputation, privacy, and safety.

  1 month ago (Mon, May 01, 2023 at 11:41 AM)

Company: SafetyWeb

Web: SafetyWeb

Business Idea: Create a Web-based service that helps parents protect their children’s online reputation, privacy, and safety.

Pitch: Parents worry about their kids’ online activity. Cyberbullying, sexual predators stalking children, and the exchange of offensive language and photos are just a few of the online hazards to which children today are commonly exposed. Parents are also aware that their kids can post something onlin...    Learn More ››

AI vs MD: ChatGTP Outperforms Physicians in Providing High-Quality, Empathetic Healthcare Advice

  1 month ago (Sun, Apr 30, 2023 at 11:55 AM)

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A study in JAMA Internal Medicine suggests that AI assistants like ChatGPT could significantly improve healthcare. Using real-world health questions, the study found that healthcare professionals preferred AI responses to those of physicians 79% of the time, citing higher quality and empathy. While not a replacement for doctors, AI could be integrated into health systems to enhance patient care, potentially reducing physician burnout and improving overall healthcare delivery.

While AI won’t replace your doctor, a new JAMA Internal Medicine paper suggests physicians working togethe...    Learn More ››

Humans Reign Supreme: ChatGPT Falls Short on Accounting Exams

  1 month ago (Sun, Apr 30, 2023 at 11:34 AM)

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In a test of ChatGPT’s ability to handle accounting assessments it still couldn’t compete with the student’s level. Credit: Nate Edwards/BYU Photo

The massive study was crowd-sourced with 327 co-authors from 186 institutions in 14 different countries.

Last month, OpenAI introduced its latest AI chatbot product, GPT-4. The company claims that the bot, which employs machine learning to produce text in a natural language style, performed exceptionally well on various exams. Specifically, it achieved a score in the 90th percentile on the bar exam, passed 13 out of 15 A...    Learn More ››

Vitamin D: Immunotherapy Booster Against Skin Cancer?

  1 month ago (Sun, Apr 30, 2023 at 10:58 AM)

A study in the journal CANCER indicates that maintaining normal vitamin D levels may improve the effectiveness of immunotherapy treatment in advanced melanoma patients, leading to better response rates and longer progression-free survival.

Research suggests that maintaining normal vitamin D levels may benefit cancer patients.

New research indicates that for patients with advanced skin cancer, it may be important to maintain normal vitamin D levels when receiving immunotherapy medications called immune checkpoint inhibitors. The findings are published today (April 24) by ...    Learn More ››

Dual Pathways of Pain: How Drinking Alcohol Fuels Chronic Pain

  1 month ago (Sun, Apr 30, 2023 at 10:50 AM)

Scripps Research scientists have discovered two distinct molecular mechanisms by which chronic alcohol consumption increases sensitivity to pain. The findings, published in the British Journal of Pharmacology, suggest potential drug targets for treating alcohol-associated chronic pain and hypersensitivity.

A Scripps Research team showed how both alcohol intake and alcohol withdrawal can lead to increased pain and hypersensitivity.

Chronic alcohol consumption may make people more sensitive to pain through two different molecular mechanisms—one driven by alcohol intake a...    Learn More ››


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