The Importance Of Cholesterol

Cholesterol is yet another molecule that has a bad reputation but does not deserve it. In reality, it is a lipid all animals have, and it has an essential role in the maintenance of the structure of cell membranes, where it is present alongside phospholipids and maintains the membrane stable …

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Compassion Is A Good Thing

When people are on their deathbed, you never hear about them wishing they’d been more of a jerk or been harder on their kids and family. If anything, there are sentiments like “I should have told my family I loved them more” or “I wish I’d been more …

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Portfolio Decisions

Portfolio decisions are some of the most important and challenging a business leader will face. One reason is that portfolio decisions are long term. When you launch a new brand, you have to manage it for many, many years. When you kill a brand, it is gone. Can a mermaid …

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Misfolded Proteins

Looking beyond misfolded proteins, some potential triggers of neurodegeneration have more support than others. One idea that has moved from the scientific fringe to mainstream thinking has to do with inflammation and immunity. Most of us can recall a nasty bout of inflammation, whether from an insect bite, flu, or …

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Should You Use A Carrot Or a Stick?

For whatever reason, adults think that prizes, sticker charts, and cheap plastic incentives motivate children. While these types of “carrots” certainly make magic happen for all of one minute, they actually do the very opposite in the long haul. Will a struggling learner work really quickly and with a smile …

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Reflexive Emotion

Like embarrassment, shame, and guilt, pride is a reflexive emotion that is strongly influenced by sociocultural norms and values. Historically, pride has been conceived both as vice and virtue. Pride as vice is close to hubris or vanity. In Ancient Greece, people could be accused of hubris if they placed …

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Disruptive Apostles

The educational reach of Cynicism clearly exceeds the laughter as well as the deliberate aggressions and humiliations inflicted by Diogenes on his contemporaries. When Cynic philosophy was not directly exemplified through the life of a Cynic practitioner, it was conveyed through brief anecdotes, recollected gestures and retorts, ironic encounters, and …

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Rules Of Etiquette

Possessing both good manners and a working knowledge of the rules of etiquette makes life easier, pure and simple. You are more comfortable in all situations of everyday life both personal and professional–it makes no difference where you are–and you will always be at ease because you are …

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Looking After Your Mind And Body

Now, as an investment, adopting a sport will do wonders for you in the future. I personally love swimming, and I'd vouch for it until my last breath. It works every muscle in the body and keeps your blood flow circulating, resulting in a healthy respiratory system. I also use …

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Looking Within

We all live very unique lives. We all have had parents or relatives who shaped our lives, for better or worse. We all have had other mentors or parental figures who mold us, for better or for worse. We all have had events that contributed to our life’s trajectory …

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Success In Business

I was once asked by a newspaper reporter, How did you become so successful? In haste to come up with something very enlightening, I answered, I just kept thinking there are no more reasons I shouldn't be. At the moment I answered this question, I thought it was a generic …

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You Are Important

I always know a meeting is heading south when I start feeling too eager to show what I know. If you’re intent on impressing, you just can’t listen closely enough. It’s dangerous to go into any business situation seeking approval and applause; as soon as you’re …

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The History of Magic

Since digital games have existed, their creation has been dominated by a small part of the population: generally white male engineers. In the 1960s and ’70s, universities like MIT and Southern Illinois University contained computers and computer networks that were available for student use. Most of these games existed on …

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Your Obligations to the Publisher

You’ll find yourself agreeing to do, and not to do, certain things under the publishing agreement. For example, there will likely be something in the contract about your obligation to deliver a satisfactory manuscript to the publisher by a particular date. If you’re a fiction writer and have …

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The Narrative Of Today

If our own century is to have a story, then it is curious to wonder what historians fifty years hence will opt for. Decolonization, the Cold War, the world wars, the age of empires, the industrial revolutions and the age of dynastic monarchies – each of these is a compelling story …

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Essential Speaking

One of the ways we awaken our power and participate in creating our reality is through what I call essential speaking. Essential speaking is about being intentional and communicating straight from the heart. It’s the practice of speaking from our own experience and self-discovery rather than from concepts and …

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Be More Batman

Psychological researchers have come to a wild mind blowing revelation. The superhero stance – that iconic pose, Superman and the like determinedly practiced in the mirror. The stance of “shoot me, I dare you. Cause I’m the boss. Bullets bounce off me, and I don't even bat an eye.” That …

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