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December 02, 2014

Jon Gordon's Inspiring Fables Bring out the Best in Yourself and Your Team

The fables included in The Jon Gordon Box Set have inspired readers around the world. For the first time, eight of Jon Gordon's most engaging and powerful fables are together in one limited edition box set. The collection will fuel your life, work, and team with vision, passion, positivity, and purpose. Gordon's masterful storytelling and meaningful messages makes the set a perfect gift for professional colleagues, students, and families alike.

December 02, 2014

Measurement Madness: Recognizing and avoiding the pitfalls of performance measurement

Measurement Madness presents a level-headed approach to performance management, helping leaders avoid the often-bizarre, unintended consequences of KPIs.

December 01, 2014

Blocking Blood-Brain Barrier Proteins May Improve ALS Drugs’ Effectiveness

Through research in mice, scientists have found that proteins at the blood-brain barrier pump out riluzole, the only FDA-approved drug for ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease, limiting the drug’s effectiveness. However, when the investigators blocked these proteins, the effectiveness of riluzole increased and the animals experienced improved muscle function, slower disease progression, and prolonged survival.

December 01, 2014

Estimates of Anthropogenic Nitrogen in the Ocean may be High

Inundation of nitrogen into the atmosphere and terrestrial environments, through fossil fuel combustion and extensive fertilization, has risen tenfold since preindustrial times according to research published in Global Biogeochemical Cycles. Excess nitrogen can infiltrate water tables and can trigger extensive algal blooms that deplete aquatic environments of oxygen, among other damaging effects.

December 01, 2014

Experts Question Aspects of Certain Ebola Guidelines

Various guidelines for caring for patients infected with Ebola virus are being issued from different national and state public health authorities, professional societies, and individual hospitals. Experts are questioning aspects of some of the guidelines that go beyond current CDC recommendations, especially those that call for suspending certain routine lab tests.

December 01, 2014

How Terrorist Attack Survivors View their Interactions with the Media

Among survivors of the 2011 Utøya Island terrorist attack in Norway, most perceived contact with media as a positive experience. Among those who allowed themselves to be interviewed by the media, 13% found the experience distressing and 11% regretted participating.

December 01, 2014

Lung Treatment May Help Patients with Severe Emphysema

The first long-term clinical trial on the use of Lung Volume Reduction (LVR-) Coil treatment in patients with severe emphysema has found that the minimally-invasive therapy, which enables the lung to function more effectively, is safe over a 3-year period. The results are published in Respirology.

December 01, 2014

Ozone Depletion Is a Major Climate Driver in the Southern Hemisphere

When people hear about the dangers of the ozone hole, they often think of sunburns and associated health risks, but new research shows that ozone depletion changes atmospheric and oceanic circulation with potentially devastating effects on weather in the Southern Hemisphere weather.

December 01, 2014

Some People May Be Genetically Susceptible to UV Tanning Dependence

Researchers have found a possible underlying genetic susceptibility to being dependent on UV tanning.

November 28, 2014

Staying the Course as a CIO: How to overcome the trials and challenges of IT leadership

New book by leading CIO gives practical advice for IT professionals on integrating the IT department into their organisation’s strategy

November 26, 2014

New Book Provides 101 on Private Banking Services

New book offers sound advice on how high net worth individuals can get the most out of a private bank

November 26, 2014

Stuff I Wish I'd Known When I Started Working

Based on a varied career spanning 30 years, author Fergus O'Connell offers insights to get ahead in the business world, with plenty of useful tips and tools.

7:00 PM EST November 25, 2014

New study examines the effect of timing of folic acid supplementation during pregnancy

Taking folic acid before conception significantly reduces the risk of small for gestational age (SGA) at birth, suggests a new study published today (26 November) in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (BJOG).

November 24, 2014

Leadership and Management Coach, Jeff Wolf, Launches New Book “Seven Disciplines of a Leader”

Jeff Wolf, founder and president of Wolf Management Consultants, LLC, today announced the release of his new book, Seven Disciplines of a Leader (Wiley & Sons) and will donate 100 percent of proceeds to benefit three military-focused non-profit organizations including Warrior Foundation–Freedom Station, Blue Star Families, and Building Homes for Heroes.

12:00 AM EST November 24, 2014

Adult Survivors of Childhood Eye Cancer Experience Few Cognitive or Social Setbacks

Adult survivors of retinoblastoma, a type of eye cancer that usually develops in early childhood, have few cognitive or social problems decades following their diagnosis and treatment.

November 21, 2014

CNBC’s Brian Kelly Discusses Future of Alternative Currencies in New Book Published by Wiley

Bitcoin is attracting more venture capital at a faster pace than the internet did in its infancy.  The lightning fast pace of adoption is punctuated by over 50,000 merchants offering bitcoin payment options, including Overstock, Dell, 1-800-Flowers, Expedia and the Sacremento Kings. 

November 20, 2014

Coding For Kids – First "For Kids" Book from the Makers of the For Dummies Series

New book helps kids, parents and teachers grasp coding fundamentals

12:00 AM EST November 20, 2014

Only half of patients take their medications as prescribed: are there interventions that will help them?

The cost of patients not taking their medications as prescribed can be substantial in terms of their health. Although a large amount of research evidence has tried to address this problem, there are no well-established approaches to help them, according to a new systematic review published in The Cochrane Library.

November 18, 2014

New York Times Best-selling Author of Networking Is a Contact Sport, Joe Sweeney, Releases New Book Aimed at Changing Human Behavior

Joe Sweeney’s newest book, Moving the Needle, provides practical advice and tools to help individuals and business professionals get clear, get free, and get going in their career, business, and life.

November 17, 2014

Doug Kass Details Tactics and Strategies of Successful Short-Selling and Much More in His New Book Doug Kass on the Market: A Life on TheStreet

The Doug Kass name needs no introduction. A longtime student of the markets, Kass is known to bring keen insight, contrarian ideas, and humor to any financial conversation.

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