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October 22, 2014

New Book Guides Expatriates How to Build Wealth Using Low Cost Index Investment Approach

Most of the world's 200 million expats float in stormy seas. Few can contribute to their home country social programs. They're often forced to fend for themselves when they retire. The Global Expatriate's Guide to Investing is the world's only book showing expats how to build wealth overseas with index funds. 

October 22, 2014

Wiley Announces CPA Exam For Dummies® Plus Exclusive Access to CPA Online Test Bank

Master all the topics covered on the CPA Exam using this handy reference plus online test bank access

October 21, 2014

Preservation Technique for Marginal Livers Prevents Biliary Stricture

New research shows that a preservation technique known as sequential subnormothermic ex vivo liver perfusion (SNEVLP) prevents ischemic type biliary stricture following liver transplantation using grafts from donations after cardiac death (DCD). Findings published in Liver Transplantation, a journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society, indicate that the preservation of DCD grafts using SNEVLP versus cold storage reduces bile duct and endothelial cell injury post transplantation.

October 20, 2014

Authors of the International Bestseller, Business Model Generation, Simplify the Process of Designing and Testing a New Business Idea in their New Book

Value Proposition Design by Dr. Alexander Osterwalder, Dr. Yves Pigneur, Greg Bernarda, Alan Smith and Trish Papadakos Explores How to Design, Test, Create, and Manage Products and Services that Customers Want

October 20, 2014

New Book Reveals How Brands Can Fire Up Growth by Uncovering Return on Experience and Engagement

Subtitled, Fire Up Your Company Growth by Multiplying Customer Experience & Engagement and published by Wiley, Igniting Consumer Connections shares decades of experience, data and stories drawn from dozens of top brands and Epsilon’s proprietary research to help marketers better understand, respond to and engage with consumers. 

October 20, 2014

Vicky Ward's The Liar's Ball Tells The Extraordinary Saga of How One Building Broke the World’s Toughest Tycoons

The Liar’s Ball, is the shocking exposé of how brilliant and audacious real estate tycoons lie, cheat, bluff, and bully their way into some of the world’s biggest deals.  In over 200 interviews, Ward got a rare look into the world of these vain and powerful men chasing their profits and schemes and dreams. 

October 20, 2014

Antibody Treatments May Help Combat Alzheimer’s and Other Diseases

Treatment with antibodies that target tau proteins, which play an important role in the development of Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative conditions, has shown considerable promise in studies conducted in mice.

October 20, 2014

Brief Interactions May Offer Clues of Infidelity

In a recent Personal Relationships study, observers were able to accurately identify people who were cheating on their romantic dating partner after viewing a short 3- to 4-min video of the couple interacting. Impressions of commitment and trustworthiness seemed to play a role.

October 20, 2014

Different types of ice propagate waves differently

Surface ice on oceans and lakes can cause major problems, both onshore and offshore. Specifically, surface waves interacting with ice can create hazardous conditions for cargo ships, damage coastal structures, and carry important nutrients away from the shore.

October 20, 2014

Experts Reveal Clues to the Origin of Teeth

How teeth originated continues to be a topic of considerable debate, with some saying that teeth evolved from external skin structures (the outside-in hypothesis) or others saying that they arose entirely independently (the inside-out hypothesis).

October 20, 2014

How Unwanted Pregnancies Affect Relationships

Among women who sought abortions in 2008 to 2010, giving birth temporarily prolonged romantic relationships with their male partners, although most romantic relationships ended soon, whether or not the woman had an abortion. However, giving birth increased the likelihood that the women would maintain nonromantic contact with their partners.

October 20, 2014

Many Siblings of Children with Peanut Allergies Unnecessarily Avoid Peanuts

More than 10% of siblings of children with peanut allergies will avoid peanuts, and siblings born after a child in the family is diagnosed with a peanut allergy may even be presumed to be allergic to peanuts without having a history of an allergic reaction or undergoing clinical testing.

October 20, 2014

Menthol Doesn’t Make Cigarettes Less Unhealthy

Menthol cigarettes are not safer that traditional cigarettes, according to a recent Respirology study. In fact, menthol cigarette smokers may experience more frequent severe exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) than non-menthol cigarette smokers.

October 20, 2014

Moving Beyond Carbon Sequestration May Improve the Planet’s Health

Managing carbon flow into the atmosphere has been a central focus of efforts aimed at protecting the planet and addressing climate change. A new European Journal of Soil Science review proposes that we focus less on sequestering carbon to mitigate CO2 buildup and more on using wisely the energy it carries.

12:00 AM EDT October 20, 2014

Mummy Remains Refute Antiquity of Ankylosing Spondylitis

Ankylosing spondylitis is a systemic disease that causes inflammation in the spinal joints and was thought to have affected members of the ancient Egyptian royal families. Now a new study published in Arthritis & Rheumatology, a journal of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), refutes that claim, finding instead a degenerative spinal condition called diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH) in royal Egyptian mummies from the 18th to early 20th Dynasties.


October 20, 2014

People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities May Have Increased Diabetes Risk

Adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities are at increased risk of developing and being hospitalized for diabetes, according to a new study of more than 28,000 Ontarians.

October 20, 2014

Untested Stimulant Found in Many Dietary Supplements

Researchers found that at least a dozen supplements sold by US distributors contain an untested analogue of a stimulant that was recently banned by the US Food and Drug Administration, in dosages from 13 to 120mg per serving.

October 20, 2014

Vitamin D Deficiency Increases Risk of Dementia in Older Adults

Updated international recommendations indicate that vitamin D deficiency increases the risk of cognitive decline and dementia in older adults, but vitamin D levels should not be used as a diagnostic or prognostic marker of Alzheimer’s disease due to lack of specificity and insufficient evidence.

October 20, 2014

What Effect Does Your Shampoo Really Have on Your Hair?

New analytical techniques can show how different hair care products affect the hair, with some leaving isolated deposits behind and others leaving layers of material that wet the hair surface.

October 20, 2014

When Should Online Dating Partners Meet Offline?

The results of a new study suggest that online daters create mental constructs of their potential partners by using online dating profiles to fill-in-the-blanks of who the partner might really be in the offline world—and daters who wait too long to meet in person might find it difficult to accept any discrepancies from their idealized mental construct of their partner.