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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... 


Shield your brain from decline

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

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


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

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

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


Finding the Right Business Partner

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


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

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


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

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 peo... 


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

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


Learning how to meditate

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


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

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


Jamie a... 


How Companies and Organizations Build Credibility and Trust

How Companies and Organizations Build Credibility and Trust

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



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

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

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



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


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

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


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

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



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 ... 



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... 


Disadvantage: New Study Identifies Surprising Factor That May Account for Women’s Increased Risk of Dementia

  6 months ago (Sun, Apr 02, 2023 at 09:00 AM)

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Dementia is a neurological disorder that affects a person’s cognitive function, including memory, thinking, and behavior. It is commonly associated with aging, but can also be caused by brain injury or disease. The most common form of dementia is Alzheimer’s disease, but there are other types, such as vascular dementia and frontotemporal dementia.

According to a large international study on dementia risk, which included nearly 30,000 participants from 18 countries across all six continents, social and economic disadvantage may account for the increased likelihood of women develo...    Learn More ››

6 Challenges – Identified by Scientists – That Humans Face With Artificial Intelligence

  6 months ago (Sun, Apr 02, 2023 at 08:40 AM)

Artificial Intelligence (AI) refers to the simulation of human intelligence in machines that are programmed to think and act like humans. AI technologies enable computers to perform tasks that typically require human intelligence, such as visual perception, speech recognition, decision-making, and language translation.

A study led by a professor from the University of Central Florida has identified six challenges that must be overcome in order to improve our relationship with artificial intelligence (AI) and guarantee its ethical and fair utilization.

A professor from th...    Learn More ››

Sparking Creativity: Meditation and Training Are Better Than Drugs and Alcohol

  6 months ago (Sun, Apr 02, 2023 at 08:30 AM)

Researchers have debunked the myth that drugs enhance creativity. Their psychological study found narcotics to be ineffective in inspiring imagination. Instead, complex training programs, meditation, and cultural exposure were identified as the most effective ways to boost creativity. The findings are particularly relevant for those who rely on their creativity for a living and offer a positive message that drugs are not needed for enhancing creativity, given their side effects.

A rock’n’roll myth has been debunked by researchers who discovered drugs don’t spark creativity.

The Uni...    Learn More ››

Google’s Code Of Conduct

  6 months ago (Thu, Mar 30, 2023 at 12:00 PM)

1. Serve Our Users

1. Integrity

2. Usefulness

3. Privacy and Freedom of Expression

4. Responsiveness

5. Take Action

2. Respect Each Other

1. Equal Opportunity Employment

2. Positive Environment

3. Drugs and Alcohol

4. Safe Workplace

5. Dog Policy

3. Avoid Conflicts of Interest

1. Personal Investments

2. Outside Employment and Inventions

3. Outside Board Membership

4. Business Opportunities

5. Friends and Relatives; Co-Worker Relationships

6. Gifts, Entertainment, and Payments

7. Repo...    Learn More ››

Establishing a Strong Ethical Culture for a Firm

  6 months ago (Thu, Mar 30, 2023 at 11:47 AM)

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One of the most important things the founders of an entrepreneurial venture can do is establish a strong ethical culture for their firms. The data regarding business ethics are both encouraging and discouraging. The most recent version of the National Business Ethics Survey was published in 2009. This survey is the only longitudinal study that tracks the experiences of employees within organizations regarding business ethics. According to the survey, 49 percent of the 2,852 employees surveyed reported that they had observed misconduct or unethical behavior in the past year.

Of the employees...    Learn More ››

Intensive Religious Fasting Linked To Better School Performance

  6 months ago (Wed, Mar 29, 2023 at 11:21 AM)

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The study found that students in Muslim countries demonstrated improved performance after an intensive Ramadan fasting period compared to a less intense Ramadan.

A recent study, which involved Konstanz economist Guido Schwerdt, has found that longer daily fasting periods during Ramadan have a beneficial impact on the academic performance of Muslim youth after the fasting month.

Each year, over one billion Muslims observe the fast during Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. Along with refraining from food and drink between sunrise and sunset, many participant...    Learn More ››

Too Little or Too Much Sleep Can Have Serious Health Consequences

  6 months ago (Wed, Mar 29, 2023 at 11:01 AM)

A Norwegian study involving nearly 2,000 patients revealed that those who reported sleeping less than six hours or more than nine hours had a higher risk of infection. Patients with chronic sleep issues were even more likely to require antibiotics. Conducted by the University of Bergen, the research highlights the potential benefits of good sleep in lowering the risk of infection and reducing the need for antibiotics. The study’s findings, published in the journal Frontiers in Psychiatry, emphasize the importance of sleep quality for maintaining overall health.

A study of nearly 2...    Learn More ››

Researchers Discover That Purple Vegetables and Fruits Have Anti-Diabetic Properties

  6 months ago (Wed, Mar 29, 2023 at 10:55 AM)

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Recent research has revealed that anthocyanins, which are red, purple, and blue pigments found in fruits, vegetables, and tubers, have properties that can lower the likelihood of developing type 2 diabetes.

According to a recent review article that analyzed the research results on the topic, the risk of type 2 diabetes can be reduced through the consumption of anthocyanins, the red, purple, and blue pigments found in fruits, vegetables, and tubers. These pigments have a positive impact on energy metabolism, gut microbiota, and inflammation. The article also discovered that the beneficial ef...    Learn More ››

New Study Identifies 5 Key Factors That Can Reduce the Risk of Low Birth Weight

  6 months ago (Wed, Mar 29, 2023 at 10:33 AM)

Low birth weight is a term used to describe babies who are born weighing less than 5 pounds, 8 ounces (2500 grams). This can be caused by a variety of factors, such as premature birth, poor maternal nutrition, or certain health conditions of the mother. Babies with low birth weight may face a higher risk of health complications and developmental delays, making it important to closely monitor their growth and development.

According to researchers, having multiple births, a short gap between pregnancies, and a maternal physical or mental health condition increase the likelihood of giv...    Learn More ››

Unlock the Full Potential of Vaccines: The Surprising Power of Sleep

  6 months ago (Sun, Mar 26, 2023 at 01:40 PM)

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A meta-analysis published in Current Biology found that good sleep plays a crucial role in boosting the immune system’s response to vaccination. Individuals who slept less than six hours per night produced significantly fewer antibodies compared to those who slept seven hours or more, with the deficit equivalent to two months of antibody waning. Adequate sleep not only amplifies but may also prolong the vaccine’s protective effects.

We all know how important sleep is for mental health, but a meta-analysis published in the journal Current Biology on March 13 found that getting good shut-...    Learn More ››

Magnesium Helps Reduce the Risk of Dementia – “Less Age-Related Brain Shrinkage”

  6 months ago (Sun, Mar 26, 2023 at 01:34 PM)

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A study from the Australian National University suggests that increased magnesium intake in our daily diet can improve brain health as we age and reduce the risk of dementia. Researchers found that consuming more than 550mg of magnesium per day, through foods like spinach and nuts, resulted in a brain age approximately one year younger by 55 compared to those with a normal intake of 350mg. A 41% increase in magnesium intake could lead to less age-related brain shrinkage, which is linked to better cognitive function and a lower risk or delayed onset of dementia in later life. The findings empha...    Learn More ››

Negative Emotions Spark Success – But There Is a Cost

  6 months ago (Fri, Mar 24, 2023 at 08:42 PM)

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Anxiety and anger, often viewed as negative emotions, were found to act as energizers similar to enjoyment and hope. But, these darker emotions are associated with reduced strategic thinking and adverse health effects, including stress-related psychosomatic symptoms like headaches, nausea, back pain, and insomnia.

According to a multi-national study led by The University of Essex, tapping into negative emotions such as anxiety and anger can lead to greater success, albeit at the cost of one’s health. The study explored how the mind processes “achievement emotions.”

...    Learn More ››

Stay Sharp: Healthy Lifestyle Linked to Slower Memory Decline in Older Adults

  6 months ago (Fri, Mar 24, 2023 at 08:25 PM)

The researchers found that each individual healthy behavior (healthy diet, regular exercise, active social contact, cognitive activity, non-smoking, and never drinking alcohol) was associated with a slower-than-average decline in memory over 10 years after accounting for other health, economic, and social factors. The strongest effect on slowing memory decline was a healthy diet, followed by cognitive activity and then physical exercise.

Even those with genes linked to Alzheimer’s disease see benefits.

According to a decade-long study of older adults in China, recently...    Learn More ››

Zipcar: A Business Model Innovator That’s Changing the Way People Think About Cars

  6 months ago (Thu, Mar 23, 2023 at 03:39 PM)

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Zipcar: A Business Model Innovator That’s Changing the Way People Think About Cars



Zipcar is a car-sharing service that Cambridge, Massachusetts, residents Robin Chase and Antje Danielson launched in 2000. Scott Griffith, a former Boeing engineer, now leads the firm. Although Zipcar didn’t pioneer the idea of car sharing—it first emerged in Europe—it is the largest car-sharing company and is changing the way people think about car ownership in urban areas. Fr...    Learn More ››

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

  6 months ago (Thu, Mar 23, 2023 at 11:19 AM)

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



It all started because two aspiring designers needed money to pay their rent. It was October 2007, and Brian Chesky and Joe Gebbia were sharing an apartment in San Francisco. There was an international design conference coming to town. The two noticed that on the conference’s Web site, all the hotels that were listed were sold out. The thought occurred to...    Learn More ››

Previously Unknown Driver of Aging Discovered – Simple Supplement May Reverse It

  6 months ago (Tue, Mar 21, 2023 at 04:51 PM)

The decline of Menin in the hypothalamus may contribute to physiological aging, affecting cognition, bone mass, skin thickness, and lifespan. A recent study using mice suggests that a simple dietary supplement of an amino acid may help mitigate some of these age-related changes.

According to a new scientific study, the decline in the hypothalamic Menin may play a key role in aging. The findings reveal a previously unknown driver of physiological aging and suggest that supplementation with a simple amino acid may mitigate some age-related changes. The research, by Lige Leng of Xiamen Univers...    Learn More ››

Gratitude: A Simple Way To Reduce the Consequences of Stress?

  6 months ago (Tue, Mar 21, 2023 at 04:38 PM)

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Stress is an inevitable part of life, and it can have a significant impact on our physical and mental well-being. Therefore, finding ways to reduce the impact of stress is crucial. A recent study has found that practicing gratitude can help buffer the effects of acute psychological stress.

According to the researchers, a state of gratitude can provide a unique protective buffer against acute psychological stress.

In a study involving 68 adults, researchers from Irish universities discovered that gratitude has a unique stress-buffering effect against both the initial reac...    Learn More ››

40% Higher Risk: New Study Finds Connection Between Discrimination and Dementia

  6 months ago (Sun, Mar 19, 2023 at 02:58 PM)

The study found that individuals reporting lifetime discrimination in two or more domains had a 40% higher risk of developing dementia compared to those who did not report any such discrimination.

New research from Wake Forest University School of Medicine suggests that experiencing discrimination throughout one’s life is linked to a higher risk of dementia.

The study was recently published in Alzheimer’s & Dementia, the journal of the Alzheimer’s Association.

“We need a better understanding of how experiences of discrimination impact health and dementia risk ...    Learn More ››

Scientists Warn: Common Cleaning Chemical Linked to 500% Increased Risk of Parkinson’s Disease

  6 months ago (Sun, Mar 19, 2023 at 02:45 PM)

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Trichloroethylene, a common and widely used chemical, may be fueling the rise in Parkinson’s disease. The chemical, which is sometimes used in industrial solvents, commercial dry cleaners, and some household products like cleaning wipes, paint removers, and carpet cleaners, is associated with a 500% increased risk of Parkinson’s.

A common and widely used chemical may be fueling the rise of the world’s fastest-growing brain condition – Parkinson’s disease. For the past 100 years, trichloroethylene (TCE) has been used to decaffeinate coffee, degrease metal, and dry ...    Learn More ››

The Magic of Sunrise and Sunset: New Research Quantifies the “Wow” Factor

  6 months ago (Sun, Mar 19, 2023 at 02:27 PM)

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For the first time, a new study has quantified the impact of fleeting natural events on people.

A recent study has quantified the impact that fleeting natural events, such as sunrises and sunsets, have on people for the first time. The researchers aimed to identify the effects of these events on individuals and understand their impact.

Although there has been extensive research into the effects of nature on mental health, most studies have only evaluated these impacts under calm weather conditions and clear skies. However, surprisingly few studies have explored how peop...    Learn More ››

What Makes Brown Rice Healthy? Scientists Unveil the Secrets to Its Nutritional Wealth

  6 months ago (Fri, Mar 17, 2023 at 11:01 AM)

Brown rice is a whole grain that is a staple food in many cultures worldwide. It is produced by removing only the outermost layer of the rice grain, known as the hull, leaving the bran layer and germ intact. This process preserves the nutrients that are found in these layers, making brown rice a nutritious alternative to white rice.

The researchers have discovered that the ester compound cycloartenyl ferulate is the primary contributor to the health benefits of brown rice.

In Asia, rice is a staple grain and accounts for almost 90% of the world’s rice consumption. Brow...    Learn More ››

Top 5 Health Benefits of Cinnamon: Heart, Diabetes, Inflammation, Weight Loss, Brain

  6 months ago (Fri, Mar 17, 2023 at 10:11 AM)

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Cinnamon is a spice that has been used for centuries in traditional medicine and cooking. It is derived from the bark of several trees in the Cinnamomum family and is known for its warm, sweet flavor. In addition to its culinary uses, cinnamon is also known for its numerous health benefits. You can even find cinnamon in supplement form as capsules, often with the active molecule cinnamaldehyde in a concentrated form. In this article, you’ll learn the major ways in which cinnamon can improve your health.

1. Boosts Heart Health

Cinnamon has been shown to have a positive ...    Learn More ››

Mediterranean Diet Linked With 23% Lower Risk of Dementia

  6 months ago (Fri, Mar 17, 2023 at 10:00 AM)

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According to a study by Newcastle University, consuming a traditional Mediterranean diet consisting of foods such as seafood, fruit, and nuts may decrease the risk of developing dementia by up to 23%. This is one of the largest studies conducted on the topic, with previous studies being limited in sample size and dementia cases.

Eating a traditional Mediterranean-type diet – rich in foods such as seafood, fruit, and nuts – may help reduce the risk of dementia by almost a quarter, a new study has revealed.

Experts at Newcastle University found that individuals who ate...    Learn More ››

Mediterranean Diet May Be the Ultimate Weapon Against Against Prostate Cancer

  6 months ago (Fri, Mar 17, 2023 at 09:37 AM)

Men who regularly consume a variety of colorful fruits and vegetables have a lower risk of being diagnosed with prostate cancer, according to two studies by University of South Australia researchers. These studies found that a Mediterranean or Asian diet, which includes a range of micronutrients, can help prevent prostate cancer and aid in recovery from radiation treatment for the disease. The research showed that low levels of certain micronutrients, such as lycopene and selenium, were associated with increased risk of prostate cancer and increased DNA damage after radiation exposure.

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Components of an effective business model

  7 months ago (Tue, Mar 14, 2023 at 06:52 PM)

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)

4. Customer interface (how a firm interfaces with its customers)

1. Core Strategy

The first component of a business model is the core strategy, which describes how a firm competes relative to its competitors. The primary elements of a core strategy are the firm’s mission statement, the ...    Learn More ››

Six distinct ways of making money online

  7 months ago (Tue, Mar 14, 2023 at 03:33 PM)

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, to get more exposure by offering a commission to Web sites and blogs that are willing to feature ads for their products or services. The merchant pays the affiliate a small commission every time someone clicks on the ads and buys one of its products.

2. Pay-per-click programs

A Web site or blog allows an advertiser’s link t...    Learn More ››

Scientists Discover That Strong Social Connections Can Improve Your Health

  7 months ago (Mon, Mar 13, 2023 at 10:17 PM)

New research suggests that the time spent with family during the holiday season may have had a positive impact on health. The study investigated the relationship between social bonds with close friends and family and health and psychological well-being.

The study, conducted by a team of researchers from the University of Kent, Nottingham Trent University, and Coventry University, utilized self-reported data from over 13,000 individuals in 122 countries, collected during the initial wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Surveys assessed people’s strength of bonding with close social circles, s...    Learn More ››

Excessive Screen Time in Preteens Linked to Suicidal Behavior

  7 months ago (Mon, Mar 13, 2023 at 10:27 AM)

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Screen time refers to the amount of time individuals spend using electronic devices such as smartphones, tablets, and computers. In recent years, the prevalence of screen time has risen sharply, with individuals spending an average of over 7 hours per day on screens.

Engaging in activities such as watching videos, playing video games, texting, and video chatting has been linked to an increased risk of suicidal behaviors.

A recent study revealed that children aged 9-11 who have more screen time are at a greater risk of developing suicidal tendencies two years later. This ...    Learn More ››

Weight Loss Surgery – A Promising Treatment Option for Type 2 Diabetes

  7 months ago (Mon, Mar 13, 2023 at 10:19 AM)

Type 2 diabetes is a chronic metabolic disorder characterized by high blood sugar levels due to the body’s inability to properly use insulin. This condition is often associated with obesity, a sedentary lifestyle, and poor dietary habits.

Results have shown that bariatric surgery is an effective treatment for individuals who have both type 2 diabetes and morbid obesity, with almost 50% of patients able to discontinue all diabetes-related treatments.

With results indicating that nearly 50% of patients were able to discontinue all diabetes-related treatment, bariatric su...    Learn More ››

Warning: Sleep Medications May Increase Your Chances of Dementia

  7 months ago (Mon, Mar 13, 2023 at 10:13 AM)

A study found that sleep medications increase the risk of dementia in white older adults who are not living in nursing homes. The type and amount of medication may also play a role in increasing the risk. The study followed approximately 3,000 older adults with an average age of 74 over a period of nine years, with 42% being black and 58% being white.

Do Sleep Medications Increase Your Chances of Dementia?

University of California, San Francisco-Led study shows benzos, antidepressants, and Ambien may impact cognition.

A new scientific study shows that sleep medication...    Learn More ››


  7 months ago (Sat, Mar 11, 2023 at 03:56 AM)

Everyone has insecurities. When you show yourself in the world and display your talents, you naturally stir up all kinds of resentment, envy, and other manifestations of insecurity. This is to be expected. You cannot spend your life worrying about the petty feelings of others. With those above you, however, you must take a different approach: When it comes to power, outshining the master is perhaps the worst mistake of all.

This Law involves two rules that you must realize. First, you can inadvertently outshine a master simply by being yourself. There are masters who are mo...    Learn More ››

Major Study Finds Working a Four-Day Week Boosts Employee Wellbeing Without Compromising Productivity

  7 months ago (Fri, Mar 10, 2023 at 12:46 PM)

In June 2022, 61 organizations in the UK began a six-month trial reducing working hours by 20% for all staff with no decrease in wages. Results of the trial show that there was a significant reduction in stress and illness in the workforce with a 65% reduction in sick days and a 57% decrease in staff leaving participating companies compared to the previous year. Company revenue remained stable during the trial period. 92% of companies intend to continue the four-day working week, with 18 companies confirming the change as permanent, according to a report of the findings presented to UK lawmake...    Learn More ››

Astronomers Uncover Black Hole Closer to Earth Than Ever Before

  7 months ago (Fri, Mar 10, 2023 at 12:08 PM)

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Astronomers made a groundbreaking discovery by detecting a dormant stellar-mass black hole, the closest one to Earth yet found in the Milky Way. This first unambiguous detection of such a black hole presents an exciting opportunity for study, as it is only 1,600 light-years away and can provide insights into the evolution of binary systems.

Gemini North Telescope on Hawaii reveals first dormant, stellar-mass black hole.

Astronomers have discovered the closest black hole to Earth, the first unambiguous detection of a dormant stellar-mass black hole in the...    Learn More ››

Seven Healthy Habits To Reduce the Risk of Dementia

  7 months ago (Fri, Mar 10, 2023 at 11:48 AM)

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New research spanning two decades has found that following seven healthy habits and lifestyle factors, known as the American Heart Association’s Life’s Simple 7, may lower the risk of dementia in women. These factors include being active, eating better, maintaining a healthy weight, not smoking, maintaining healthy blood pressure, controlling cholesterol, and having low blood sugar.

New research that followed female participants for two decades has found that seven healthy habits and lifestyle factors may play a role in lowering the risk of dementia. The preliminary stu...    Learn More ››

Just do it!

  7 months ago (Wed, Mar 08, 2023 at 05:24 PM)

"Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up." T. Edison

The great news for any person who wants to manage themselves is that they can take any of the different elements of emotional intelligence and improve on it. Furthermore, you can be confident that when your emotional intelligence is elevated, so is the quality of your life. The perplexing question is; why do so few people make these changes?

I have looked for the reason why some people will make the effort to change, while others will not. And why will s...    Learn More ››

Moving from pessimism to optimism

  7 months ago (Wed, Mar 08, 2023 at 03:06 PM)

When you experience the pessimistic thinking identified by Seligman, it is possible to challenge it. By asking questions and giving honest answers, a more constructive mindset can be created. Read through the questions that you can ask at a time of adversity.


◆ Will this situation last for the rest of my life?

◆ Can I name another person where this situation lasted for the WHOLE of their life?

◆ Does this situation HAVE to touch EVERY aspect of my life?

◆ Could I name one aspect of my life that is not touched by the adverse situation?

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Managing your emotions

  7 months ago (Wed, Mar 08, 2023 at 01:18 PM)

To manage your emotions you must combine two important elements of emotional intelligence. First you need to have an awareness of your emotions and what triggers them. Once this has been done, you can begin to take alternative actions where it is needed.

For each of the emotions in the table below complete each column. Here are some pointers to help you do this.

◆ In column two briefly note how you experience that emotion – ask yourself what physical sensations do you experience? Where in your body do you feel them? How is your breathing/thinking affected?

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Daily 11 minute brisk walk enough to reduce risk of early death

  7 months ago (Sun, Mar 05, 2023 at 03:02 PM)

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One in ten early deaths could be prevented if everyone managed at least half the recommended level of physical activity, say a team led by researchers at the University of Cambridge.

In a study published today in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, the researchers say that 11 minutes a day (75 minutes a week) of moderate-intensity physical activity – such as a brisk walk – would be sufficient to lower the risk of diseases such as heart disease, stroke and a number of cancers.

Cardiovascular diseases – such as heart disease and stroke – are the leading cause o...    Learn More ››

Youth overweight a risk factor for blood clots as adult

  7 months ago (Sun, Mar 05, 2023 at 02:30 PM)

Being overweight in childhood and in early adulthood are discrete risk factors for blood clots later in life, a University of Gothenburg study shows. The study is based on the early BMI history of more than 37,000 men and information about their thrombi, if any, in adulthood.

The association between obesity and blood clots is already established. However, to date it has been unclear how much influence a raised BMI in childhood and puberty exerts. The purpose of the study was to clarify the links between BMI in early life and subsequent thrombi.

Thrombi usually arise in t...    Learn More ››

Introducing “Dinkinesh” – First Asteroid Target for NASA’s Lucy Mission Gets a Name

  7 months ago (Sat, Mar 04, 2023 at 12:46 PM)

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A size comparison of (152830) Dinkinesh (shown in blue in the artist's concept) to the main belt asteroid (2867) Steins and the near-Earth asteroid (101955) Bennu. Steins is currently the smallest, independently orbiting main belt asteroid whose surface has been well imaged by a spacecraft (ESA Rosetta). The near-Earth asteroid Bennu was recently explored by NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft with a sample return expected this September. As a tiny main-belt asteroid, Dinkinesh will serve as a link between these two populations. Credit: Montage by NASA Goddard, Image of Steins: ESA/OSIRIS team, Ima...    Learn More ››

Low-carb diet helps cut blood sugar levels in people with prediabetes

  7 months ago (Thu, Mar 02, 2023 at 11:03 AM)

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For most people, there’s no single healthy way to eat, though there are healthy foods and eating patterns. Yet for people with prediabetes, a low-carb diet could quickly bring elevated A1C levels back to a healthier range, a trial published in JAMA Network Open suggests.

But while this research revealed several benefits of low-carb eating to blood sugar control, Dr. Giulio Romeo, associate medical director of the Adult Diabetes Section at Harvard-affiliated Joslin Diabetes Center, wonders whether its rigorous approach is realistic in everyday life. "Clearly this study shows that a low-car...    Learn More ››

Obstacles for breast cancer prevention in high-risk Black women

  7 months ago (Thu, Mar 02, 2023 at 10:37 AM)

Black women at high risk of breast cancer face a variety of obstacles that may keep them from care that could prevent cancer and increase the chances they’ll survive if they develop the disease, new research has found.

A study from researchers at The Ohio State University provides insights into the factors that contribute to racial disparities in use of preventive measures, including genetic testing, prophylactic mastectomies and medication to thwart breast cancer.

In the new study, in the journal PLOS ONE, the researchers interviewed 20 Black women and 30 white women at high risk of b...    Learn More ››

Please release me

  7 months ago (Tue, Feb 28, 2023 at 09:34 PM)

When unsuitable or unpleasant emotions arise, they are likely to adversely affect the quality of our lives. They cause us to feel bad. They may well weaken us physically and leave us susceptible to illness. They will often impair our decision making and responses. When unwanted emotions occur there are three common responses – suppress, express or exit.

In many situations, a person may have a strong emotional reaction. One way they try and deal with it is via suppression. They attempt to push the feeling deeper inside themselves. There is...    Learn More ››

New Study Confirms That Using the Internet Can Help You Lose Weight

  7 months ago (Mon, Feb 27, 2023 at 02:51 PM)

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The study showed that the use of web-based interventions in individuals with overweight and obesity had a positive and significant impact on weight loss.

Researchers from the University of Tsukuba demonstrated that utilizing web-based applications can aid in weight-loss efforts.

Obesity and being overweight can lead to serious chronic conditions, including type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, sleep apnea, osteoarthritis, and certain cancers. Conventional weight-loss interventions that involve behavioral changes and lifestyle modifications have been show...    Learn More ››

The Power of a Negative Mood: How It Enhances Analytical Thinking

  7 months ago (Mon, Feb 27, 2023 at 02:45 PM)

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According to new research, individuals who are in a negative mood may be more efficient at detecting inconsistencies in the things they read.

According to research from the University of Arizona, when you’re in a bad mood, you might want to focus on tasks that require attention to detail, such as proofreading.

A new study, published in Frontiers in Communication, led by the University of Arizona suggests that individuals in a negative mood may be quicker at spotting inconsistencies in what they read. This study builds upon existing research on the way the brain process...    Learn More ››

A Five-Minute Fix for the Hazards of Prolonged Sitting

  7 months ago (Mon, Feb 27, 2023 at 02:38 PM)

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Prolonged sitting has been linked to a number of negative health consequences. Sitting for long periods of time has been shown to increase the risk of several chronic conditions, such as cardiovascular disease, obesity, type 2 diabetes, and certain types of cancer. Prolonged sitting also leads to decreased circulation, which can result in the formation of blood clots and a higher risk of deep vein thrombosis. In addition, prolonged sitting can lead to a decrease in muscle activity, causing the muscles to weaken and increasing the risk of injury.

A prescription for prolonged sitting:...    Learn More ››

COVID-19 Vaccination Linked to Fewer Heart Attacks, Strokes, and Other Cardiovascular Issues

  7 months ago (Mon, Feb 27, 2023 at 02:30 PM)

Researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have analyzed extensive datasets in the United States and found that individuals who were vaccinated against COVID-19 had fewer cases of heart attacks, strokes, and other cardiovascular issues among people who had been infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19.

First U.S. study to show lower cardiac risk of cardiac events in patients following SARS-CoV-2 infection.

Analyzing the most extensive datasets in the United States, researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have revea...    Learn More ››

Scientists Spin Food Processing Waste Into “Gold”

  7 months ago (Mon, Feb 27, 2023 at 02:21 PM)

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Among the waste types analyzed in the study was fried donut waste, a potential candidate for anaerobic fermentation to biogas.

Research study proposes profitable ways to repurpose industrial waste.

New research suggests that there is potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and make money by finding a second life for industrial food-processing waste products such as potato peels, fried dough particles, and cheese whey. These waste products often end up in landfills, but finding innovative ways to use them could lead to a more sustainable and profitable future.

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New Study Links Premature Birth to Worse School Grades

  7 months ago (Fri, Feb 24, 2023 at 11:36 AM)

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An examination of IQ scores obtained from military conscription intelligence tests revealed significantly lower scores for individuals born prior to 34 weeks gestation.

According to a recent large population study published in The BMJ, premature birth, before 34 weeks of pregnancy, is associated with lower scores in math and language tests during adolescence in comparison to those born at full term (40 weeks).

The study found that there was no significant difference in cognitive function later in life between babies born between 34-39 weeks and those born at 40 weeks. The researchers als...    Learn More ››

Social Support: The Key to Mitigating Genetic Depression Risk?

  7 months ago (Fri, Feb 24, 2023 at 11:25 AM)

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A study of first-year doctors and recently widowed older adults has revealed that social support has the greatest impact on those with the highest polygenic risk scores for depression.

Extending a helping hand to someone during times of stress is always a wise choice. However, according to a recent study, offering support could be particularly important for individuals who have a genetic predisposition to depression.

The study highlights the significance of social support in mitigating the danger of developing depression symptoms, as demonstrated by data obtained from tw...    Learn More ››


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