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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... 

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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... 

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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... 

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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... 

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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 ... 

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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... 

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

Introduction

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... 

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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... 

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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 ... 

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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... 

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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, ... 

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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... 

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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 ... 

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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... 

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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... 

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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 ... 

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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.
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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

Web: www.patientslikeme.com

Jamie a... 

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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.

Te... 

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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... 

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CREATING A NEW-VENTURE TEAM

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... 

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CREATING A NEW-VENTURE TEAM
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 ... 

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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

Web: www.airbnb.com

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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)

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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, ... 

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COMPETITOR ANALYSIS

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... 

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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... 

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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 ... 

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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... 

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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, ... 

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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... 

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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 ... 

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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... 

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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 ... 

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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... 

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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... 

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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... 

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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 ... 

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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... 

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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 ... 

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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 ... 

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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... 

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Sources of Personal Financing

  Yesterday at 03:16 PM

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. Personal Funds The vast majority of founders contribute personal funds along with sweat equity to their ventures. In fact, the results of a Kauffman Foundation survey of nearly 5,000 new business owners indicate that just 10 percent of those surveyed used external sources of funds their first year of operation. The numbers change some but no...   Continue reading ››








Tanning’s Hidden Cost: Sun Exposure Can Disrupt Skin’s Microbiome

  2 days ago (Wed, Apr 10, 2024 at 06:46 PM)

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Research shows holiday sun exposure has a swift but temporary impact on skin microbiota, specifically Proteobacteria, influencing skin health and recovery dynamics.

Researchers have shown that too much sun exposure negatively affects short-term diversity and composition of the skin’s bacterial make-up.

Skin, the largest organ of the human body, is home to a vast array of bacteria, fungi, and viruses – microorganisms that compose the skin microbiota. Among other things, these microbial populations, which are organized in complex community structures, protect against p...   Continue reading ››








Japanese Researchers Discover Simple Trick to Reduce Anger

  2 days ago (Wed, Apr 10, 2024 at 06:26 PM)

A study in Japan reveals that writing about negative experiences and physically discarding the paper can greatly reduce anger.

A research group in Japan has discovered that writing down one’s reaction to a negative incident on a piece of paper and then shredding it or throwing it away reduces feelings of anger.

“We expected that our method would suppress anger to some extent,” lead researcher Nobuyuki Kawai said. “However, we were amazed that anger was eliminated almost entirely.”

This research is important because controlling anger at home and in the workplace can reduce ne...   Continue reading ››








Teenage E-Cigarette Use Linked to Frequent Headaches

  2 days ago (Wed, Apr 10, 2024 at 06:10 PM)

Recent research has identified irregular meal patterns and e-cigarette use as significant factors increasing the risk of frequent headaches among children and teens. The study emphasizes the importance of regular meals and highlights the negative impact of e-cigarettes on headache frequency, suggesting lifestyle changes as potential interventions for headache prevention.

For children and teens, irregular meals such as skipped breakfasts are linked to an increased risk of frequent headaches, according to a new study recently published in Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy...   Continue reading ››








Counseling Psychology

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Scientists Discover Surprising Benefits of Unconsciously Remembering Things

  5 days ago (Sun, Apr 07, 2024 at 10:55 PM)

A study suggests that unconsciously recalling memories, rather than doing so consciously, may enhance memory retention. The research reveals that unconscious reminders help in better organizing memories, particularly during sleep or rest, highlighting the efficiency of unconscious over conscious memory processing in long-term memory consolidation.

A recent study sheds light on how sleep and daydreaming serve as optimal times for organizing and preserving memories for the long term.

For memories to stick, it may sometimes be better not to consciously recollect them. That...   Continue reading ››








Scientists Shed New Light on the Anti-Aging Effect of Vitamin D

  5 days ago (Sun, Apr 07, 2024 at 10:48 PM)

New research highlights the anti-aging benefits of vitamin D and its receptor in Drosophila, revealing their significant role in stem cell health and longevity, and providing insights into aging mechanisms.

Adult stem cells play a crucial role in keeping tissue balance, with their diminished functionality tied to aging and related illnesses, affected by the surrounding cells’ environment. Clinical studies in humans have consistently shown a decrease in vitamin D and its receptor levels due to aging and cancer. Despite this, the ways in which the vitamin D/vitamin D receptor (VitD/VDR) pat...   Continue reading ››








4 Distinct Sleep Types Identified, With Unique Impacts on Long-Term Health

  5 days ago (Sun, Apr 07, 2024 at 10:41 PM)

Researchers at Penn State have identified four sleep patterns related to long-term health outcomes, revealing that poor sleep habits are linked to chronic health conditions.

Research reveals four key sleep patterns tied to health, stressing the importance of tailored interventions to enhance sleep quality and reduce chronic health risks.

Poor sleep habits are strongly associated with long-term chronic health conditions, according to decades of research. To better understand this relationship, a team led by researchers in Penn State’s College of Health and Human Develo...   Continue reading ››








Ethiopia’s Sovereign Right of Access To The Sea Under International Law

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Think and Grow Rich

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Think and Grow Rich 








The Power of Now

  5 days ago (Sun, Apr 07, 2024 at 09:40 PM)



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The Power of Now... 








Law of Attraction

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Law of Attraction 








Oreilly Python Cookbook

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Oreilly Python Cookbook 








Python - Create Modify Reuse

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Python - Create Modify Reuse 








Easy Weight Loss and Health Guide

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A Guide to Healthy Living

Your Route to Weight Loss 








FIFA Rules

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Laws of the Game 








THE 15-MINUTE MUSCLE-BUILDER

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4 ways to improve focus and memory

  1 week ago (Thu, Apr 04, 2024 at 09:55 PM)

If you find it harder to focus your attention and absorb information as you age, you're not imagining it. Normal aging leads to gradual changes in many skills associated with thinking and memory. In fact, research shows that memory loss begins as early as age 45.

The slowdown in processing can lead to a bottleneck of information entering your short-term memory, reducing the amount of information that can be acquired and encoded into long-term memory.

The good news is that you can improve focus and attention. Try these four strategies to help you tune out distractions and improve your abi...   Continue reading ››








Effective Anger Management: Chilling Out vs. Blowing Off Steam

  1 week ago (Thu, Apr 04, 2024 at 09:46 PM)

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A comprehensive review of 154 studies revealed that common anger management techniques like jogging increase arousal and anger, while activities that lower arousal, such as meditation and yoga, are effective in managing anger. This finding is significant across various demographics and settings, emphasizing the need for evidence-based anger management strategies.

Effective anger management comes from decreasing physiological arousal with methods like deep breathing and yoga, challenging the efficacy of traditional “steam-blowing” techniques.

Some commonly recommended tactics for mana...   Continue reading ››








College Students Beware: Taking “Study Drugs” Can Have Serious Consequences

  1 week ago (Thu, Apr 04, 2024 at 09:27 PM)

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Research shows that illicit use of “study drugs” among college students can cause further drug use and worsen mental health, highlighting the need for better education on the risks of drug use on the developing brain.

Abuse of Adderall among college students predisposes them to the use of alcohol, cannabis, and other substances.

Taking “study drugs” like Adderall without a diagnosis is not only dangerous in itself, but can lead to other drug use and a decline in mental health, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York.

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Groundbreaking Study Reveals Potential Treatment for COVID-19 Brain Fog

  1 week ago (Thu, Apr 04, 2024 at 09:12 PM)

A study by the University of Illinois Chicago has discovered a mechanism behind cognitive impairments in mice with COVID-19 and tested a gene therapy that improves symptoms. Focusing on the blood-brain barrier and a specific signaling pathway, the research offers a hopeful avenue for preventing post-COVID-19 cognitive issues in humans by enhancing barrier integrity.

Memory loss and learning difficulties are among the many confounding symptoms observed in individuals recovering from COVID-19. Yet little is known about the mechanisms of cognitive impairments like these, commonly called brain ...   Continue reading ››








How to Close an Interview to Land the Job

  1 week ago (Tue, Apr 02, 2024 at 02:01 PM)

“How do you end an interview?” asked Ken, an over 50-year-old. “Should I be bold and just say hire me, no one is better? Will I sound too cocky or demanding and lose the job?”

Good questions. I have never been a fan of the sales strong-arm approach where you push for the job and blatantly ask for it at the end. I haven’t seen it work, and it can turn off employers. There is a much more effective way to end the interview and leave the employer with a strong impression of you.

The 60-second sell is your tool to spark an employer’s interest to close out your interview.  Continue reading ››








Microhydropower generation

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Stream-based hydroelectric power generation

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Dog's Reaction to Staged Struggle in Water

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Owner stages a situation where he appears to be struggling in water to see how his dog reacts

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Gibbon swinging across the rope

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Amazing nature

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Never give up

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Never give up on your dreams

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Vaping’s Hidden Dangers: New Study Links E-Cigarettes to DNA Changes

  2 weeks ago (Mon, Apr 01, 2024 at 09:30 PM)

A study by UCL and the University of Innsbruck shows that e-cigarette users, even those who’ve smoked fewer than 100 cigarettes, experience DNA changes in cheek cells similar to those in smokers. This research emphasizes the need for long-term studies to evaluate the health impacts of vaping, suggesting e-cigarettes may not be as harmless as previously thought, despite being considered a safer alternative to smoking by health authorities.

A new study led by researchers from University College London (UCL) and the University of Innsbruck reveals that individuals who use e-cigarettes, despi...   Continue reading ››








Science Simplified: What Are Dark Matter and Dark Energy?

  2 weeks ago (Mon, Apr 01, 2024 at 09:20 PM)

What Are Dark Matter and Dark Energy?

There’s something amiss in the cosmos. Mysterious influences seem to be stretching the universe apart and clumping stuff together in unexpected ways, but we can’t see or touch them. Scientists call these influences dark energy and dark matter.

Humans have studied the sky for many thousands of years, and in the last century, scientists have really started to understand how the universe moves and changes under the influence of a force called gravity. Gravity affects everything, including not only matter — a scientific term for st...   Continue reading ››








Invisible Threat: How Everyday Chemicals Endanger Our Hearts

  2 weeks ago (Mon, Apr 01, 2024 at 08:56 PM)

New research reveals that PFAS chemicals found in nearly all participants of a study involving over 2,500 adults are linked to harmful blood lipid levels, increasing the risk of cardiovascular diseases. This extensive study, utilizing advanced mass spectrometry, solidifies the association between PFAS exposure and negative health effects, particularly among younger people, advocating for stricter regulation of these substances.

Researchers from the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) have found that the presence of PFAS chemicals in human blood, a common contaminant, is link...   Continue reading ››








A Simple Way To Run Faster: New Research Reveals That Cranberries Can Boost Athletic Performance

  2 weeks ago (Sun, Mar 31, 2024 at 09:23 AM)

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Research reveals cranberry supplements boost running performance and muscle recovery in athletes, owing to the antioxidant properties of cranberries’ polyphenols.

Scientists report improvements in speed, blood lactate, and oxygen levels following daily consumption of extracts.

Competitive athletes are always looking for an extra edge that can help them improve performance. According to a new study by Concordia researchers published in the journal Physical Activity and Nutrition, they can find one in the common cranberry.

In a series of trials involving trained dist...   Continue reading ››








Concerning New Study: Millions Are at Risk Using High Arsenic Water for Cooking

  2 weeks ago (Sun, Mar 31, 2024 at 09:13 AM)

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Recent findings from the University of Sheffield highlight the health hazards posed by arsenic-contaminated water, affecting roughly a third of the global population. The study stresses the critical need for updated regulatory standards on arsenic levels in water, particularly in regions with high rice consumption, and outlines effective strategies to minimize arsenic exposure through safer water and cooking methods.

A recent study from the University of Sheffield reveals that water containing arsenic levels exceeding recommended limits could pose a serious health risk to millions.

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Dietary salt and blood pressure: A complex connection

  2 weeks ago (Sun, Mar 31, 2024 at 08:58 AM)

Genetic variations play a role in salt sensitivity, which affects your risk of heart disease.

One of the cardinal rules of heart-healthy eating is to avoid excess salt, which makes sense. The average American consumes the equivalent of about 1½ teaspoons of salt per day — about 50% more than the recommended amount. Getting too much sodium (a main component of salt) is closely linked to having high blood pressure.

But on an individual basis, people respond differently to sodium. About a third of healthy people — and about 60% of people with high blood pressure — are salt sensitive,...   Continue reading ››








Revolutionizing Weight Loss: Scientists Uncover New Secrets to Natural Appetite Control

  2 weeks ago (Sun, Mar 31, 2024 at 08:45 AM)

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A new study unveils that Metformin and solid foods raise a natural appetite suppressant, Lac-Phe, offering promising strategies against obesity and type-2 diabetes. This insight into Metformin’s role and the impact of food choices on hunger control opens avenues for novel anti-obesity treatments and dietary guidelines.

In a ground-breaking study, just published in leading international journal Nature Metabolism, scientists from Trinity College Dublin and Princeton and Harvard Medical School share newly uncovered secrets to natural appetite control, which offers promise in the battle again...   Continue reading ››








NASA Selects 10 New CubeSat Missions To Fly to the International Space Station

  2 weeks ago (Sun, Mar 31, 2024 at 08:39 AM)

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NASA has chosen 10 small satellites from across eight states for the International Space Station, enhancing educational and scientific opportunities.

NASA’s CubeSat initiative supports 10 new missions, promoting educational and technological advancement through modular satellites. These include diverse projects from universities and a K-12 school, focusing on scientific research and sustainable space technology.

NASA selected 10 small research satellites across eight states to fly to the International Space Station as part of the agency’s efforts to expand education...   Continue reading ››








Neurological Shadows: The Cognitive Costs of Sleep Apnea Unraveled

  2 weeks ago (Sun, Mar 31, 2024 at 08:21 AM)

Sleep apnea may increase the risk of cognitive decline, with affected individuals 50% more likely to report memory and thinking problems.

A new study indicates a link between sleep apnea and increased memory or thinking problems, based on self-reported data from over 4,000 participants.

People who experience sleep apnea may be more likely to also have memory or thinking problems, according to a preliminary study that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 76th Annual Meeting taking place April 13–18, 2024, in person in Denver and online. The study s...   Continue reading ››








The Entire Ocean Ecosystem Is Threatened – Scientists Uncover Shocking Spread of Plastics Beyond Known Garbage Patches

  2 weeks ago (Sun, Mar 31, 2024 at 08:12 AM)

A groundbreaking study discovered extensive plastic and microplastic pollution in remote ocean areas, proving that the threat extends far beyond known garbage patches. It underscores the need for immediate global action to reduce plastic emissions into the ocean and calls for a comprehensive Plastics Treaty to tackle the issue at its source.

A study by the UFZ has uncovered the presence of microplastics in a remote marine protected region.

When plastic finds its way into the ocean, it slowly breaks down into tiny pieces due to weathering and disintegration. These small p...   Continue reading ››








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

  2 weeks ago (Thu, Mar 28, 2024 at 08:40 AM)

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 favorite dishes and see what dishes other people have liked at the restaurants they visit.

Pitch: Foodspotting began in 2009 when its cofounders realized that while there were many restaurant review Web sites and apps, there was no easy way to find or rate specific dishes. As a result, if a person craved grilled salmon there was n...   Continue reading ››








4 ways to eat your way to lower cholesterol

  2 weeks ago (Wed, Mar 27, 2024 at 09:09 AM)

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 ››








How the Big Bang got its name

  2 weeks ago (Wed, Mar 27, 2024 at 09:02 AM)

You might have heard this one before: astronomer Fred Hoyle coined the phrase ‘Big Bang’ to make fun of a theory of the Universe’s origins that he disliked. Wrong, writes historian Helge Kragh. Hoyle did originate the catchy term — in a 1949 popular-science talk for BBC radio — but it was never intended as ridicule. And most people, including Hoyle, pretty much ignored it for decades afterwards. In 1965, the discovery of the cosmic microwave background signalled the triumph of the theory, ‘Big Bang’ made it into a New York Times headline, and the term snowballed into the popular ...   Continue reading ››








COVID-19 Had a Much Greater Impact on Life Expectancy Than Previously Thought

  2 weeks ago (Wed, Mar 27, 2024 at 08:55 AM)

A comprehensive study in The Lancet details the COVID-19 pandemic’s severe impact on global life expectancy and mortality, highlighting continued reductions in child mortality and evolving population trends with significant future implications.

A recent study published in The Lancet never-before-seen unprecedented details on the exceptionally high death rates due to the COVID-19 pandemic both within nations and internationally. Regions including Mexico City, Peru, and Bolivia experienced some of the most significant reductions in life expectancy from 2019 to 2021. This research, offering ...   Continue reading ››








“Game Changer” – This Liquid Can Stop Tooth Decay in Young Children

  2 weeks ago (Wed, Mar 27, 2024 at 08:46 AM)

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Research funded by the NIH shows that silver diamine fluoride (SDF) is effective in halting tooth decay in young children, marking a significant advance in pediatric dental care. With its potential for FDA approval, SDF could soon provide a more accessible and less invasive treatment option for combating cavities, especially in underserved populations.

A study funded by NIH discovers that the non-invasive use of silver diamine fluoride is more effective than placebo.

A large clinical trial funded by the National Institutes of Health has shown that applying a topical solu...   Continue reading ››








How Smoking Actually Increases Belly Fat

  2 weeks ago (Wed, Mar 27, 2024 at 08:37 AM)

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A study in the journal Addiction found that smoking initiation and prolonged use are linked to an increase in abdominal and specifically visceral fat, which poses significant health risks.

Research shows smoking is linked to increased abdominal and visceral fat, raising the risk of serious health issues. Genetic analysis confirms smoking’s significant impact on fat distribution, underscoring the importance of anti-smoking campaigns.

The worry of gaining weight is a common excuse for smokers not to quit. A new study published today in the scientific journal Addiction ha...   Continue reading ››








New Maps Reveal the Individual Brain Changes Linked to Different Mental Illnesses

  2 weeks ago (Wed, Mar 27, 2024 at 08:28 AM)

Mapping brain changes in nearly 1,300 people with different types of mental illness reveals diversity across conditions.

A breakthrough project mapping brain changes in nearly 1,300 people diagnosed with six different types of mental illness has revealed the extraordinary diversity of brain changes found in people with conditions like major depression and schizophrenia.

The study, published in Nature Neuroscience and led by researchers at Monash University’s Turner Institute for Brain and Mental Health and School of Psychological Sciences, used brain imaging to measure...   Continue reading ››








Scientists Have Identified the Best Healthy Fruit Snack

  3 weeks ago (Sun, Mar 24, 2024 at 06:29 PM)

Research from UMass Amherst shows only three types of fruit snacks are nutritious according to federal guidelines, highlighting the need for healthier snack options and reformulation to reduce added sugars and improve nutritional value.

Ditch the gummies – Research from UMass Amherst reveals that dried fruit tops the chart for nutritional value.

Next time you’re packing lunch for your kid or reaching for a healthy afternoon bite, consider this: only three types of fruit snacks – dried fruit, fruit puree, and canned fruit with juice – meet the latest recommendatio...   Continue reading ››








How to get more fiber in your diet

  3 weeks ago (Sun, Mar 24, 2024 at 06:19 PM)

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Diverticulosis is a very common colon condition in which small pouches form on the colon wall. Most people who have diverticulosis have no symptoms, However, sometimes one of the pouches gets inflamed, usually due to a bacterial infection.

To reduce your risk of getting diverticulosis and diverticulitis, add high-fiber foods to each meal. Aim for up to half your plate to contain some fiber-rich food.

Here are some tips that can help you make the transition to a higher-fiber diet.

• Eat a minimum of three servings of vegetables and two servings of fruit every day.  Continue reading ››








Unlocking the Mystery of Cognitive Decline Before Dementia

  3 weeks ago (Sun, Mar 24, 2024 at 01:35 PM)

Researchers identified a specific language deficit in individuals with aMCI, highlighting difficulties with complex sentence interpretation. This discovery adds a new dimension to understanding and detecting dementia risk beyond traditional memory assessments.

Study finds language-processing difficulties are an indicator — more so than memory loss — of amnestic mild cognitive impairment.

Individuals with mild cognitive impairment, especially of the “amnestic subtype” (aMCI), are at increased risk for dementia due to Alzheimer’s disease relative to cognitively h...   Continue reading ››








Good News for Office Workers: 10,000 Steps a Day Linked to 39% Reduced Risk of Death

  3 weeks ago (Sun, Mar 24, 2024 at 09:56 AM)

Increasing daily steps to around 10,000 reduces sedentary lifestyle health risks, including mortality and cardiovascular disease, emphasizing the value of movement for health improvement.

Higher step counts are associated with reduced risk, irrespective of sedentary time.

A recent study from the University of Sydney’s Charles Perkins Centre in Australia brings encouraging news for office workers, revealing that raising daily step counts can help mitigate the health risks associated with prolonged periods of sitting.

The study of over 72,000 people, published in the ...   Continue reading ››








According to Scientists, Smiling Is the Secret to Seeing Happiness

  3 weeks ago (Sun, Mar 24, 2024 at 09:46 AM)

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A groundbreaking study by the University of Essex has found that a brief smile can make neutral faces appear happier, using electrical stimulation to influence emotional perception. This research opens new avenues for understanding facial feedback and developing treatments for emotional expression disorders.

Smiling for just a split second makes people more likely to see happiness in expressionless faces, new University of Essex research has revealed.

The study led by Dr Sebastian Korb, from the Department of Psychology, shows that even a brief weak grin makes faces appear more joyful. T...   Continue reading ››








Science Simplified: What Is Artificial Intelligence?

  3 weeks ago (Sun, Mar 24, 2024 at 09:28 AM)

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Artificial intelligence, particularly through machine learning, is revolutionizing how we solve complex problems in various fields including science, medicine, and technology. Facilities like Argonne National Laboratory are leading these advancements, using AI to predict complex system behaviors, improve material selection, and assist in global challenges like disease and climate change.

What Is Artificial Intelligence?

Artificial intelligence (AI) is the collective term for computer technologies and techniques that help solve complex problems by imitating the brain’s ...   Continue reading ››














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