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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

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... 

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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

Introduction

It all st... 

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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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New Research Links Smoking to Greatly Increased Risk of Mental Illness

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A new study indicates a link between smoking and an increased risk of mental illness. Utilizing data from the UK Biobank, the research suggests smoking may contribute to depression and bipolar disorder, with genetic factors playing a significant role. The findings imply a potential impact of nicotine on mental health and raise considerations for policy changes in cigarette sales.

New figures from the Technical Sciences department at Aarhus University indicates a connection between smoking and an increased likelihood of hospitalization due to mental illness in later stages of life.  Continue reading ››








The Path to Prolonged Youth? Scientists Identify Key Protein for Healthy Aging

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Recent research indicates that the CD300f immune receptor significantly impacts mice’s lifespan and aging process, with its absence leading to early aging symptoms and cognitive decline, especially in females. This discovery opens new avenues for understanding aging and Alzheimer’s disease, highlighting the importance of immune system changes in these processes.

Recent research published in the journal Cell Reports reveals that life expectancy and healthy aging in mice can be significantly influenced by a specific protein found in certain immune system cells. This protein, known as the ...   Continue reading ››








“Awake Yet Dreaming” – How Sleep’s Brain Waves Guard Against Epilepsy

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A new research study reveals that slow brain waves, typical during sleep, also occur in awake individuals with epilepsy, offering protection against brain excitability. While these waves reduce epileptic activity, they negatively impact memory tasks, suggesting a potential new treatment approach for epilepsy.

UCL researchers find that slow brain waves, common in sleep, also occur in awake epilepsy patients, protecting against seizures but affecting memory, hinting at new epilepsy treatments.

Slow waves that usually only occur in the brain during sleep are also present du...   Continue reading ››








New Research Shows How Sleep Deprivation Can Damage the Brain

  Yesterday at 08:36 PM

Chronic sleep deprivation has been linked to brain damage and increased risk of neurological diseases. Researchers found that the protein pleiotrophin (PTN) decreases with sleep deprivation, causing neuronal death in the hippocampus and potentially indicating cognitive impairment.

Research identifies the decline of the protein pleiotrophin (PTN) as a cause of neuronal death due to sleep deprivation, offering a new perspective on how sleep loss impacts cognitive function and disease risk.

Not only does a lack of sleep make you feel awful, research has shown it impairs the...   Continue reading ››








The Limits of AI: Why ChatGPT Isn’t Truly “Intelligent”

  Yesterday at 08:17 PM

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A new paper argues that AI’s intelligence, as seen in systems like ChatGPT, is fundamentally different from human intelligence due to its lack of embodiment and understanding. This difference highlights that AI does not share human concerns or connections with the world.

A recent paper by UC’s Anthony Chemero explains AI thinking as opposed to human thinking.

The rise of artificial intelligence has elicited varied responses from technology executives, government officials, and the general public. Many are enthusiastic about AI technologies like ChatGPT, viewing them ...   Continue reading ››








Scientists Discover a Secret Brain Booster in Coffee

  Yesterday at 03:23 PM

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A new study found that Trigonelline (TG), a natural compound in coffee and some vegetables, significantly enhances spatial learning and memory in aged mice. The research indicates that TG modifies key molecular pathways and reduces neuroinflammation, highlighting its potential in addressing age-related cognitive decline.

Recent research has increasingly focused on finding natural compounds that can counteract age-related cognitive decline and promote healthy aging. Trigonelline (TG), a plant alkaloid found in coffee, fenugreek seeds, and radish, has been suggested as a candidate for enhanci...   Continue reading ››








A New Way To Answer The ‘What’s Your Greatest Weakness?’ Interview Question

  Yesterday at 02:55 PM

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Job hunters say that one of the most challenging questions an employer might ask is, “What’s your greatest weakness?” Unfortunately, many clients seeking interview coaching have failed to answer this question correctly.

Terry is a Baby Boomer who noted that she had asked this question when she interviewed people, but stumbled when a prospective employer asked her to identify a critical weakness. Unfortunately, many people make a mistake and can’t give a solid response but instead tell the employer why they should NOT hire them.

This weakness question is a tricky ...   Continue reading ››








Ethiopia's Sovereign Right Of Access To The Sea Under International Law

  2 days ago (Thu, Nov 30, 2023 at 11:13 AM)

Explore an article titled "Ethiopia’s Sovereign Right Of Access To The Sea Under International Law" authored by Abebe Teklehaimanot Kahsay. In the article, the author examines the legal basis for Ethiopia's right to access the sea under international law. 








Avoid This Common Mistake – Scientists Discover Simple Tip for Making Better Decisions

  5 days ago (Sun, Nov 26, 2023 at 06:52 PM)

A new study finds that excess information can impair decision-making. This has implications for public health, suggesting that simplified, focused information improves choices. AI chatbots could potentially personalize advice to enhance decision-making efficiency.

Even minimal excess information can hinder effective decision-making according to new research at Stevens Institute of Technology.

When faced with challenging choices, individuals often instinctively seek out extensive information. However, recent research published in the journal Cognitive Research: Principles...   Continue reading ››








Unlocking Climate Secrets: How Ocean Salt Patterns Influence Global Weather

  5 days ago (Sun, Nov 26, 2023 at 06:42 PM)

A new study reveals the critical role of oceanic salt distribution in regulating global climate, linking historical cooling periods such as the Little Ice Age to changes in ocean salinity and circulation. This research emphasizes the interconnectedness of tropical and subpolar regions and the importance of salt movement in maintaining the climate stability of the Northern Hemisphere.

The study examines the connection between salinity, ocean currents, and climate.

Researchers from Dalhousie University in Canada, GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Alfred Wege...   Continue reading ››








Eat these fruits for their anti-inflammatory benefits

  6 days ago (Sat, Nov 25, 2023 at 09:17 PM)

They're nature's original desserts. And naturally sweet fruits are essential in protecting our bodies from disease.

Eating at least one-and-a-half to two cups of diverse fruits every day can boost antioxidant activity. Fruits are particularly abundant in anti-inflammatory compounds, which are important in protecting our bodies from heart disease, diabetes, and certain forms of cancer and bowel disease.

How to get enough healthful fruits in your diet? One strategy is to eat with the seasons, choosing grapes and stone fruits in the summer, apples and pears in the fall, persimmons and pomeg...   Continue reading ››








Scientists Have Discovered a New Cause of Parkinson’s Disease

  6 days ago (Sat, Nov 25, 2023 at 09:00 PM)

A recent study has revealed that mitochondrial DNA damage plays a crucial role in the progression of Parkinson’s disease, leading to widespread brain damage and the possibility of early diagnosis through blood tests. This discovery opens new avenues for treatment and the potential for blood-based biomarkers, with further research focused on therapeutic strategies to counteract mitochondrial dysfunctions.

A major discovery sheds light on the underlying mechanisms of Parkinson’s disease, opening the door for novel therapeutic approaches down the line.

Until recently, o...   Continue reading ››








Red Meat Might Not Be So Bad for You After All

  6 days ago (Sat, Nov 25, 2023 at 08:54 PM)

Research from the USDA/ARS Children’s Nutrition Research Center has revealed that red meat consumption may not be directly linked to inflammation, contrary to some prior studies. The team used cross-sectional data from older adults and found that after adjusting for BMI, there was no connection between red meat and inflammation markers. Dr. Alexis Wood emphasizes that any dietary recommendations about red meat should be based on solid scientific evidence.

Inflammation is a risk factor for many chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease (CVD), and the impact of diet on inflammation...   Continue reading ››








Why Red Wine Causes Headaches in Some People

  6 days ago (Sat, Nov 25, 2023 at 08:33 PM)

A study from UC Davis suggests that quercetin, a flavanol in red wine, could cause headaches by disrupting alcohol metabolism and leading to toxin buildup. Further research is planned to understand why some people are more susceptible to these headaches.

Not everyone feels fine after red wine, and a flavanol may be the culprit.

A red wine may pair nicely with the upcoming Thanksgiving meal. But for some people, drinking red wine even in small amounts causes a headache. Typically, a “red wine headache” can occur within 30 minutes to three hours after drinking as littl...   Continue reading ››








Beefing Up Immunity: Nutrient Found in Meat and Dairy Improves Cancer Defense

  6 days ago (Sat, Nov 25, 2023 at 08:09 PM)

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A study from the University of Chicago reveals that trans-vaccenic acid (TVA) in meat and dairy products boosts the effectiveness of CD8+ T cells in combating cancer. Higher TVA levels correlate with better immunotherapy responses, highlighting its potential as a supplemental cancer treatment.

Scientists at the University of Chicago discovered that trans-vaccenic acid (TVA), a fatty acid found in beef, lamb, and dairy products, improves the ability of immune cells to fight tumors.

Trans-vaccenic acid (TVA), a long-chain fatty acid found in meat and dairy products from gr...   Continue reading ››








Anxiety and Depression As Silent Accelerators of Cardiovascular Disease

  2 weeks ago (Mon, Nov 20, 2023 at 12:30 PM)

Recent research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2023 highlights the connection between mental health and cardiovascular disease. Findings show that anxiety and depression can accelerate cardiovascular risk factors and that a cumulative stress score is significantly linked to heart disease, suggesting that mental health significantly impacts heart health.

Two studies presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2023 link mental health to heart health, showing that depression and anxiety can hasten the onset of cardiovascular ...   Continue reading ››








Special Vegan Diet Found To Decrease Hot Flashes by 95%

  2 weeks ago (Mon, Nov 20, 2023 at 12:16 PM)

A new study shows that a low-fat vegan diet significantly reduces postmenopausal hot flashes by 95% and aids in weight loss. This diet’s impact on the gut microbiome, specifically the reduction of certain bacteria, is linked to the decrease in hot flashes, indicating a potential connection between diet, gut health, and menopausal symptoms. Further research is required to fully understand these findings.

A new study by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine has revealed that a low-fat vegan diet that includes soy fosters changes in the gut microbiome that decrease postmenopausal...   Continue reading ››








Groundbreaking Discovery: Inhibiting Key Enzyme May Halt Parkinson’s Disease Progression

  2 weeks ago (Mon, Nov 20, 2023 at 12:06 PM)

Researchers have made a significant breakthrough in Parkinson’s disease research. Their study reveals that inhibiting a specific enzyme, USP30, in a mouse model can protect dopamine-producing neurons. This finding halts the disease’s progression and opens the door to new therapeutic possibilities for the 10 million people affected by Parkinson’s worldwide.

The findings have the potential to pave the way for new disease-modifying treatments for patients with Parkinson’s disease.

A study published in Nature Communications by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BI...   Continue reading ››








The Cooking Advantage: Nine Vegetables That Offer More Nutrition When Cooked

  2 weeks ago (Mon, Nov 20, 2023 at 11:25 AM)

Recent trends in raw food diets overlook the fact that some vegetables are more nutritious when cooked. Cooking methods like steaming or roasting can enhance the availability of essential nutrients in vegetables such as asparagus, mushrooms, and spinach. This process releases important vitamins and antioxidants, which are sometimes trapped within the vegetables’ cell walls. Although cooking can reduce certain vitamins like vitamin C, the overall nutrient absorption is often increased, benefiting aspects like immune function, bone growth, and cancer prevention.

Cooked vegetables, i...   Continue reading ››








Answers To 7 Hard Job Interview Questions

  2 weeks ago (Thu, Nov 16, 2023 at 09:31 PM)

You really want that job. It’s perfect for you. You submitted your resume, hoping it would do the trick. Then the call came with the recruiter saying, “We’d like to arrange a job interview.” All that stands between you and that great job is the interview.

You tell yourself, you got this. But do you? There are no instant replays if you mess up in the interview. The recruiter or hiring manager will select the person who does the best job of marketing themselves when answering their questions. One misstep, and you won’t get hired.

Having taught interview prep clas...   Continue reading ››








Alarming Diabetes Danger: Insufficient Sleep Raises Insulin Resistance in Women

  2 weeks ago (Thu, Nov 16, 2023 at 06:00 PM)

Research funded by the NIH demonstrates that insufficient sleep heightens insulin resistance in women, especially postmenopausal women, potentially increasing the risk of type 2 diabetes. This emphasizes the critical role of adequate sleep in maintaining women’s health and preventing diabetes.

Findings highlight insufficient sleep as a modifiable risk factor for type 2 diabetes.

Chronic insufficient sleep can increase insulin resistance in otherwise healthy women, with more marked effects in postmenopausal women, according to a study funded by the National Institutes o...   Continue reading ››








Neurological Warning: Groundbreaking Study Reveals That Air Pollution Could Increase Your Risk of Parkinson’s by 56%

  2 weeks ago (Thu, Nov 16, 2023 at 04:21 PM)

Researchers have identified a 56 percent increased risk of developing Parkinson’s disease for individuals living in areas with median levels of air pollution. The study demonstrates regional variations in this risk, with the Mississippi-Ohio River Valley among the high-risk areas. The study’s groundbreaking geospatial analysis confirms a strong link between Parkinson’s disease and fine particulate matter, suggesting the need for stricter air quality control to mitigate this risk.

Researchers at the Barrow Neurological Institute have conducted a study revealing that residing in areas w...   Continue reading ››








Nominees announced for 2023 Member Federations Award

  2 weeks ago (Thu, Nov 16, 2023 at 03:37 PM)

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Six finalists have been nominated for the Member Federations Award ahead of next month’s World Athletics Awards 2023.

The Member Federations Award recognises a Member Federation that has distinguished itself in its accomplishments throughout the year and, as a result, positively contributed to the growth and profile of the sport. The shortlisted federations were nominated by each of the six area associations.

The winner will be announced on World Athletics’ platforms in early December, as part of the World Athletics Awards 2023.

The six nominees, listed alphabetically, are:

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Finalists announced for Men's World Athlete of the Year 2023

  2 weeks ago (Thu, Nov 16, 2023 at 03:11 PM)

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The names of the five finalists for Men’s World Athlete of the Year honours have been confirmed, as the countdown to the World Athletics Awards 2023 continues.

The five athletes, who represent four countries from four area associations, have achieved sensational performances across a range of athletics disciplines in 2023, winning titles and breaking world records at the World Athletics Championships Budapest 23, one-day meeting circuits, Label road races and other events around the world.

The finalists are (in alphabetical order):

Neeraj Chopra, IND, javelin
· Wo...   Continue reading ››








Finalists announced for Women's World Athlete of the Year 2023

  2 weeks ago (Thu, Nov 16, 2023 at 03:04 PM)

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The names of the five finalists for Women’s World Athlete of the Year honours have been confirmed, as the countdown to the World Athletics Awards 2023 continues.

The five athletes, who represent five countries from four area associations, have achieved sensational performances across a range of athletics disciplines in 2023, winning titles and breaking world records at the World Athletics Championships Budapest 23, one-day meeting circuits, Label road races and other events around the world.

The finalists are (in alphabetical order):

1. Tigist Assefa, ETH, marathon
...   Continue reading ››








From Crisis to Cure: Innovative Tactics to Counter Global Deforestation

  2 weeks ago (Thu, Nov 16, 2023 at 02:44 PM)

Between 2001-2020, deforestation equivalent to clearing forests in France, Germany, and Spain occurred. This has profound impacts on climate change and biodiversity. Technological advancements aid in monitoring, but tackling the issue requires a blend of economic policies and political will.

Vital forest is cleared every day, with major climate effects. Satellites have revolutionized the measurement of the problem, but what can we do about it?

Imagine if France, Germany, and Spain were completely blanketed in forests — and then all those trees were quickly chopped down...   Continue reading ››








How teachers would handle student violence against educators

  2 weeks ago (Thu, Nov 16, 2023 at 02:29 PM)

School hardening strategies - such as the use of security officers - was ranked third of four strategies for dealing with violence against teachers.

For the first time, teachers in a nationwide study have told researchers what strategies they think work best to deal with student violence against educators.

Teachers rated suspending or expelling students as the least effective way of addressing violence, despite the popularity of “zero tolerance” policies in many school districts.

Instead, teachers rated prevention policies, such as counseling for troubled students...   Continue reading ››








Depression rate by country

  2 weeks ago (Wed, Nov 15, 2023 at 06:12 PM)

1. Greenland - 6.61%
2. Greece - 6.52%
3. Spain - 6.04%
4. Portugal - 5.88%
5. Palestine - 5.75%
5. Tunisia - 5.75%
7. Bahrain - 5.52%
8. Morocco - 5.49%
9. Iran - 5.48%
10. Lithuania - 5.42%
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11. Ukraine - 5.25%
12. Monaco - 5.21%
13. Latvia - 5.16%
16. Suriname - 5.1%
17. Estonia - 5.09%
19. Lebanon - 5.06%
20. Australia - 5.05%
21. Belarus - 5.04%
22. United Kingdom - 5.02%
24. Finland - 5.00%
25. Ireland - 4.99%
26. Sweden - 4.98%
29. USA - 4.92%
30. Kuwait - 4.90%
31. Saudi Arabia - 4.90%
33. France - 4.74%
34. Switzerland - 4.72%
35. Bangladesh - 4.67%
38. ...   Continue reading ››








Why Intelligent People Prefer to Socialize Less

  3 weeks ago (Sun, Nov 12, 2023 at 07:02 AM)

There is a common stereotype that intelligent people are loners who prefer to spend their time alone. While this may be true for some intelligent people, it is not the case for all of them. However, there are a number of reasons why intelligent people may tend to socialize less than others.

1. They are more focused on their goals.

Intelligent people are often driven by their goals and ambitions. They are constantly thinking about how to achieve their next goal, and this can make it difficult for them to focus on socializing. When they do socialize, they often find that t...   Continue reading ››








Monitoring blood pressure at home? Make sure you follow these steps

  3 weeks ago (Sat, Nov 11, 2023 at 04:47 PM)

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Learning how to take accurate at-home measurements can help your doctor diagnose or treat high blood pressure — a common condition that can harm the heart, kidneys, and brain.

When was the last time you had your blood pressure checked? All adults should have this simple test at least once a year.

If a blood pressure reading at your doctor's office is elevated — that is, higher than a healthy range — current guidelines from the US Preventive Services Task Force recommend repeating the measurement outside of a clinic setting before starting treatment. But that's not ...   Continue reading ››








High Metabolism – Scientists Uncover New Early Sign of Alzheimer’s Disease

  3 weeks ago (Sat, Nov 11, 2023 at 04:20 PM)

New research has revealed that an increase in hippocampal metabolism is an early sign of Alzheimer’s disease, offering a potential early diagnostic indicator and new avenues for intervention. This discovery could lead to early treatments that target cellular energy and waste management processes to slow the disease’s progression.

Researchers from Karolinska Institute have identified a metabolic increase in the hippocampus as an early phase in the development of Alzheimer’s disease, according to a study published in Molecular Psychiatry. This discovery paves the way for potential new m...   Continue reading ››








Age and muscle loss

  3 weeks ago (Sat, Nov 11, 2023 at 04:07 PM)

As the years pass, muscle mass in the body generally shrinks, and strength and power decline. The pro­cess begins earlier than you might think. Sarcope­nia—defined as age-related muscle loss—can begin at around age 35 and occurs at a rate of 1-2 percent a year for the typical person. After age 60, it can accelerate to 3 percent a year. The loss may be mild, moderate, or severe—or muscles can remain in the normal range.

But on average, adults who don’t do regular strength training can expect to lose 4 to 6 pounds of muscle per decade. (And most people don’t see the number on the...   Continue reading ››








Study examines link between underwater landslides and tsunamis

  3 weeks ago (Sat, Nov 11, 2023 at 04:02 PM)

Scientists have calculated a way to determine the speed of past underwater landslides, a new study has found.

Researchers from The Ohio State University studied the remains of an underwater landslide just off the coast of Oregon – dubbed the 44-N Slide – that is part of the Cascadia Subduction Zone (CSZ).

Stretching from Vancouver Island in Canada to Cape Mendocino in Northern California, the CSZ is a dipping fault line that has been the source of some of the most powerful earthquakes ever recorded. These quakes can result in underwater (also known as submarine) landslides, which c...   Continue reading ››








Does poor sleep diminish the cognitive benefits of exercise?

  3 weeks ago (Sat, Nov 11, 2023 at 12:57 PM)

Getting at least 150 minutes of exercise each week (such as brisk walking) is crucial to keeping your memory and thinking skills sharp. Exercise promotes the birth of new brain cells and increases the production of enzymes that break down amyloid proteins associated with dementia. Sleep also plays a role in cognitive health, flushing those amyloid proteins out of the brain. The right amount of sleep is so important that a lack of Z's may sabotage the cognitive perks of exercise, according to a study published July 2023 in The Lancet Healthy Longevity. Researchers evaluated the periodic memory ...   Continue reading ››








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

  3 weeks ago (Thu, Nov 09, 2023 at 03:35 PM)

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 “earn” the stock. The same goes for employees who join the firm later and receive company stock. Instead of giving someone stock all at once, the stock is distributed over a period of time.

The reason vesting is a smart move is that although everyone is normally healthy and on the same page when launching an entrepreneurial venture, you...   Continue reading ››








Solving the mystery of sudden deaths in young adults

  3 weeks ago (Wed, Nov 08, 2023 at 04:50 PM)

Studies indicate that the sudden deaths among young adults have little to do with the COVID-19 vaccination and a lot more to do with one’s lifestyle.

Since the onset of the pandemic, there has been considerable public interest and anxiety regarding sudden deaths in relatively young adults. Some individuals have speculated that this is a recent phenomenon and have even linked it to the COVID-19 vaccination. Given the novelty of COVID-19 and its vaccines, these theories have gained traction. This article provides clarity on the matter, summarising relevant scientific litera...   Continue reading ››








How to add core exercises to your workout routine

  4 weeks ago (Sun, Nov 05, 2023 at 02:43 PM)

Core exercises are good for more than just building strong abdominal muscles. These efficient exercises can improve your posture, make everyday activities such as bending or twisting much easier, reduce low back pain, and even improve your balance and lessen the risk of falling. Core work should be part of a well-rounded workout routine.

A basic workout plan

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, a balanced exercise plan includes:

• At least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity, 75 minutes ...   Continue reading ››








Exercise can boost your memory and thinking skills

  4 weeks ago (Sun, Nov 05, 2023 at 02:05 PM)

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Moderate-intensity exercise can help improve your thinking and memory in just six months.

Exercise benefits health in so many ways. It preserves muscle strength; keeps your heart strong; maintains a healthy body weight; and staves off chronic diseases such as diabetes.

But exercise can also boost memory and thinking skills. "There's a lot of science behind this," says Dr. Scott McGinnis, an instructor in neurology at Harvard Medical School.

Exercise stimulates physiological changes in the body such encouraging production of growth factors — chemicals that affect the growth of new bl...   Continue reading ››








The Science Behind the Scream: Why We Love To Be Scared

  4 weeks ago (Sun, Nov 05, 2023 at 01:40 PM)

Fear, an age-old response, protects organisms from threats. While chemicals involved in fear also contribute to happiness, the context often determines whether we feel terror or thrill.

Fear has evolved to protect organisms from harm. The brain’s amygdala detects threats, while other areas provide context. While some enjoy the thrill of fear due to a sense of control, others may find it overwhelming. Disorders stemming from abnormal fear are prevalent but treatable.

Fear may be as old as life on Earth. It is a fundamental, deeply wired reaction, evolved over the histor...   Continue reading ››








Revealing the Hidden Causes: Yale Study Uncovers Key to 90% of Mysterious Pregnancy Losses

  4 weeks ago (Sun, Nov 05, 2023 at 01:15 PM)

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Yale research reveals that placental examination can determine the cause of 90% of previously unexplained pregnancy losses, offering a pathway for improved pregnancy care and emotional relief for affected families.

Researchers from Yale have demonstrated that placental examination resulted in the accurate pathologic determination of more than 90% of previously unexplained pregnancy losses, a discovery that they say may inform pregnancy care going forward.

The findings were recently published in the journal Reproductive Sciences.

Statistics on Pregnancy Losses

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Scientists Discover Even More Reasons To Eat Fiber

  4 weeks ago (Sun, Nov 05, 2023 at 12:18 PM)

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Recent research emphasizes the health benefits of insoluble fiber, revealing that plant sources of this fiber contain unique bioactives. These bioactives are linked to reduced risks of various diseases such as cardiovascular ailments, cancer, and Type 2 diabetes. While fiber’s importance for gut health is well-acknowledged, the study suggests the need to recognize the broader health benefits provided by the bioactives in fiber-rich plants. The findings also propose opportunities to fortify processed foods using these fiber sources, potentially enhancing their nutritional value.

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New Cambridge Research: Simple Blood Test Can Help Diagnose Bipolar Disorder

  4 weeks ago (Sun, Nov 05, 2023 at 11:48 AM)

Researchers from the University of Cambridge have combined an online psychiatric evaluation with a blood test to enhance the diagnosis of bipolar disorder. This innovative approach uses biomarkers to differentiate between bipolar disorder and major depressive disorder, addressing the common misdiagnosis problem. The research highlights the potential of the blood test to expedite and refine the diagnostic process, offering a promising tool in mental health diagnostics.

Researchers at the University of Cambridge have developed a novel approach to enhancing the diagnosis of bipolar disorder. T...   Continue reading ››








Scientists Discover New, More Effective Way To Coach and Inspire

  4 weeks ago (Wed, Nov 01, 2023 at 09:32 PM)

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A study by Case Western Reserve University utilized neuroimaging to analyze brain responses to different coaching styles, revealing a conflict between how people view their ideal self versus their real self. The researchers found that focusing on an individual’s aspirations and future dreams, rather than on their immediate problems, facilitates positive growth and reduces resistance to change.

New research suggests a more effective coaching approach for managers, therapists, teachers, and parents.

Could there be a better method to coach and inspire your employees, athl...   Continue reading ››








Unlocking Longevity Secrets: How a Diabetes Drug Promises Longer Life

  4 weeks ago (Wed, Nov 01, 2023 at 09:16 PM)

Researchers have found that metformin, a commonly prescribed drug for type 2 diabetes, can extend lifespan in C. Elegans, a model organism. The drug achieves this by stimulating the production of ether lipids, a component of cell membranes. Studies on C. elegans revealed that enhancing the production of these lipids, whether through drug interventions or by altering genes, results in a longer lifespan. While these findings are promising, further studies on mammalian models are needed to determine their implications for human health.

Metformin, a widely prescribed drug for type 2 diabetes, n...   Continue reading ››








What is cognitive reserve?

  4 weeks ago (Wed, Nov 01, 2023 at 08:55 PM)

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

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








New Study: Alcohol Consumption Linked to Ectopic Fat

  1 month ago (Sat, Oct 28, 2023 at 12:26 PM)

Heavy alcohol consumption is linked to increased ectopic fat deposits around vital organs, according to a recent study. Researchers at Wake Forest University School of Medicine found that heavy and binge drinking resulted in higher levels of pericardial and hepatic fat compared to those who abstained. Interestingly, light to moderate drinkers had the lowest levels of this fat. The study further revealed a J-shaped relationship between alcohol consumption and cardiovascular risks, emphasizing the dangers of excessive alcohol intake.

Is there a link between heavy alcohol consumption and an in...   Continue reading ››








Eating Almonds for Weight Loss? Groundbreaking New Study Reveals the Truth

  1 month ago (Sat, Oct 28, 2023 at 12:11 PM)

Almonds, when included in a weight loss diet, can aid in weight reduction and offer potential long-term cardiometabolic advantages, according to a study from the University of South Australia.

Nuts often face criticism in weight loss discussions due to their high-fat content despite being protein-rich, leading many individuals aiming to lose weight to avoid them. However, recent research from the University of South Australia indicates that you can eat almonds and lose weight too.

In the largest study of its kind, researchers found that including almonds in an energy-restricted diet not ...   Continue reading ››








An unexpected link between 2 schizophrenia risk proteins

  1 month ago (Sat, Oct 28, 2023 at 11:40 AM)

The discovery of a physical interaction between two proteins in brain cells that can be traced in mice to control of movement, anxiety and memory could one day open the door to development of new schizophrenia treatment strategies, researchers say.

The research group is the first to determine that the two proteins, both among the dozens of proteins related to risk for the development of schizophrenia, bind to each other under normal conditions in multiple regions of the brain, and that their connection was found in mice to be key to maintaining normal movement, memory function and anxiety r...   Continue reading ››








Monitoring blood pressure at home? Make sure you follow these steps

  1 month ago (Fri, Oct 27, 2023 at 09:59 PM)

Learning how to take accurate at-home measurements can help your doctor diagnose or treat high blood pressure — a common condition that can harm the heart, kidneys, and brain.

When was the last time you had your blood pressure checked? All adults should have this simple test at least once a year.

If a blood pressure reading at your doctor's office is elevated — that is, higher than a healthy range — current guidelines from the US Preventive Services Task Force recommend repeating the measurement outside of a clinic setting before starting treatment. But that's not ...   Continue reading ››








Improve your balance by walking

  1 month ago (Fri, Oct 27, 2023 at 09:22 PM)

Balance is a one of the senses that we often take for granted—until we lose it. In our 50s and 60s, we may notice that our bodies feel less stable. Gradual changes linked to growing older—such as loss of muscle mass, lack of flexibility, slower reflexes, and worsening eyesight, and even certain medical conditions and medications —can affect our sense of balance.

Poor balance often leads to falls, which can cause head injuries and other disabling injuries. Hip fractures, in particular, can lead to serious health complications and threaten independence.

How walking can help...   Continue reading ››














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