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November 11, 2015

Insights from Top Money Managers on Avoiding Dangerous Products

Most people buy financial products and services with the knowledge of an amateur, and are often vulnerable to an unscrupulous advisor. While the financial services industry is full of good people, there are too many "me-first" advisors who offer less than a fair deal for their clients. Wall Street Potholes is filled with illustrative examples, vital information, and time-tested strategies that will give investors more power over their financial future.

November 11, 2015

Top Wiley Business Authors Alexander Osterwalder and Yves Pigneur Win 2015 Thinkers50 Strategy Award

Wiley authors Alexander Osterwalder and Yves Pigneur have won the prestigious 2015 Thinkers50 Strategy Award – one of a number of Distinguished Achievement Awards given out to celebrate the very best of strategic thinking. They have also been named #15 in the Thinkers50 global ranking of most influential living management thinkers.

November 11, 2015

Bacterial Defense Systems Have Numerous Clinical and Research Applications

A new review highlights the diverse ways in which genetic-based defense systems found in bacteria can be harnessed to manipulate the microbes for various clinical and research applications. The systems, called CRISPR-Cas systems, naturally protect bacteria by recognizing and cutting genetic elements from potential invaders.

November 09, 2015

A Data Visualization Guide for Business Professionals

In her new book, Storytelling with Data, Nussbaumer Knaflic expands upon the lessons taught in her highly-regarded storytelling with data workshops. It explores the fundamentals of data visualization and how to communicate effectively with data. It illuminates the power of storytelling and the way to make data a pivotal point in a story. Nussbaumer Knaflic’s lessons are grounded in theory, but made accessible through numerous real-world examples—ready for immediate application.

November 09, 2015

The Art of Change Leadership

There's no doubt that workplaces have changed dramatically in the last few years. Unfortunately, many organizations haven't adjusted their approach to be able to perform optimally in this new world. Author and business guru, Cheryl Cran tackles these issues head on in her new book, The Art of Change Leadership – Driving Transformation in a Fast Paced World.

November 09, 2015

Wiley Announces Partnership with ACT to Enhance Test Prep Solutions in Order to Help People Achieve Education and Workplace Success

Wiley partnering with ACT to create new test prep solutions for students and professionals and become the exclusive publisher of ACT’s The Real ACT® Prep Guide starting in January 2016

November 09, 2015

Could Solar Eclipses Disrupt Electricity in Germany?

Could a solar eclipse over Europe during the day affect the power generated by Germany’s photovoltaic systems or solar panels, thereby challenging the reliability of the electrical supply across the country?

12:00 AM EST November 09, 2015

Meat—and How It’s Cooked—May Impact Kidney Cancer Risk

A new study indicates that a meat-rich diet may increase the risk of developing kidney cancer through mechanisms related to particular cooking compounds. Also, these associations may be modified by genetic susceptibility to kidney cancer. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the study illustrates how diet and genetics may interact to impact cancer risk.

12:00 AM EST November 09, 2015

Research Is Lacking on Marijuana’s Effects in Patients with Rheumatic Diseases

Although there are anecdotal reports indicating that cannabinoids, especially marijuana (or herbal cannabis), may be of therapeutic benefit for some patients with rheumatic complaints, a new review published in Arthritis Care & Research, a journal of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), finds scant scientific evidence supporting any use of cannabinoids in rheumatic diseases. Furthermore, not a single controlled study has examined herbal cannabis in the rheumatology patient population.

November 06, 2015

New Vital Sign Monitoring System May Improve Care for Hospitalized Patients

A recent study indicates that a newly designed vital sign monitoring system can improve patient safety in medical and surgical units without an abundance of unnecessary alarms.

November 05, 2015

Overcoming Anxiety: Reassuring ways to break free from stress and worry and lead a calmer life

For those who experience occasional anxiety or have a diagnosable disorder, Overcoming Anxiety is a new book that provides practical strategies and techniques to help manage or overcome worries and concerns.

7:00 PM EST November 04, 2015

Insufficient evidence for the use of Omega 3 supplements in treating depression

New research out today concludes that there is insufficient evidence for the use of taking an Omega 3 fatty acid supplement in treating major depressive disorder.

November 03, 2015

Wiley Announces 12 New Books Covering Apple’s Latest Gadgets and OS X El Capitan

For Dummies®, Teach Yourself VISUALLY and Portable Genius guides help get users up to speed on Apple’s latest operating system, iPhone, iPads and the Apple Watch

November 02, 2015

Eighth Year of Presidential Terms: Why 2016 May Prove to Be A Lousy Election Year Market

Bull markets tend to occur in the third and fourth years of presidential terms while markets tend to decline in the first and second years. The ‘making of presidents’ is accompanied by an unsubtle manipulation of the economy. Incumbent administrations are duty-bound to retain the reins of power. Subsequently, the ‘piper must be paid,’ producing what we have coined the ‘Post- Presidential Year Syndrome.’  Most big, bad bear markets began in such years.

November 02, 2015

New Book Explores the Life and Legend of Leon Hess: The Last Titan of the Oil Industry

Wiley announces the publication of its new book: Hess: The Last Oil Baron (ISBN: 978-1-118-92344-3) releasing November 2, 2015. The book written by journalists Tina Davis of Bloomberg News and Jessica Resnick-Ault of Thomson Reuters profiles for the first time a titan of the oil industry, mapping the journey of the quintessential American dream. 

November 02, 2015

Antiepileptic Drugs May Progressively Impair Balance

In a study of 26 twin and sibling pairs where one of each pair had received long-term antiepileptic drug therapy, participants who were taking these medications swayed more during static and dynamic balance tests compared with their siblings who were not taking antiepileptic medications. They also showed a greater deterioration in sway tests over an average interval of 3 years.

November 02, 2015

Fireworks Are Fun but Can Reduce Atmospheric Visibility

To some, holidays such as Bastille Day, Independence Day, and New Year’s Eve, as well as major sporting events, wouldn’t be the same without fireworks. But in a new Weather article, Dr. Francis Pope and his colleagues highlight the negative effects of fireworks on visibility and short-term air quality.

November 02, 2015

Inspiration for Top Gun’s Female Lead Offers Statistics Advice

In an interview published on StatisticsViews.com, Christine Fox, who recently served as the acting United States Deputy Secretary of Defense and was the inspiration for the Kelly McGillis character in Top Gun, shares her experiences working in statistics at the very top of the US government.

November 02, 2015

Premature Ejaculation Isn’t a True Illness

A new review argues that premature ejaculation—which has become the center of a multimillion dollar business—should not be classified as a male sexual dysfunction.