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Feeding the Five Thousand – or was it Three? Researchers Claim Most Crowd Estimations Are Unreliable
The public should view crowd estimation with scepticism, say the authors of a study in Significance.
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How Washington Actually Works For Dummies® Demystifies Policymaking and Reveals Key Political Influencers
In an election year where the economy is king, along with a head-to-head matchup for the presidential race, timing could not be better for an insiders’ guide to Washington, D.C.
As the U.S. grows more bankrupt by the day, many Americans are looking for investing opportunities abroad. In his new book Brazil Is the New America: How Brazil Offers Upward Mobility in a Collapsing World, James Dale Davidson, acclaimed entrepreneur and cofounder of Agora and Newsmax, explains how Brazil has emerged as the new destination for investment success.
An expert's guide to exploring business opportunities in the burgeoning Arab marketplace.
The nursing profession needs to harness the power of the video-sharing website YouTube to promote a positive image of nurses, after research found that many of the top hits portray them in a derogatory way. That is the key finding of research published in the August issue of the Journal of Advanced Nursing.
A new Cochrane systematic review of the effects of electric fans in heatwaves has found no high quality evidence to guide future national and international policies. The review outlines the type of study that would help resolve the uncertainty which is spelt out in a podcast and an editorial all published today in The Cochrane Library.
Features contributions written by leading specialists from the global financial arena, this handbook provides a collection of original ideas on foreign exchange (FX) rates and equips readers with the relevant concepts and policies for working in today's international economic climate.
John Wiley & Sons, Inc., announced today the creation of a new role to lead open access. Rachel Burley has been appointed to the position of Vice President and Director, Open Access.
New research reveals that 10% of fibromyalgia (FM) patients use marijuana for medicinal relief from symptoms such as widespread pain, fatigue, and insomnia caused by this chronic illness. Findings published in Arthritis Care & Research, a journal published by Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), suggest that patients who self-medicate with herbal cannabis have poorer mental health. While experts believe that cannabinoids may offer some therapeutic effect, they caution against any recommendations until psychosocial and health issues can be further clarified.
As children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) grow into adulthood, disability due to disease may adversely affect their ability to achieve educational success. Findings published in Arthritis & Rheumatism, a journal of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), suggest that functional disability impacts educational attainment, which is key to successful employment in adulthood.
Women in their seventies who exercise and eat healthy amounts of fruits and vegetables have a longer life expectancy, according to research published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.
How far is too far? 60 cases illustrating modern bioethical dilemmas
The Little Book of the Shrinking Dollar by Addison Wiggin reveals how the Federal Reserve is failing America and the top 10 reasons why the dollar is losing value, while offering plenty of solutions for how investors can protect their wealth and prosper during the crisis that lies ahead.
In his new book, MoneyShift: How to Prosper from What You Can't Control, Dr. Jerry Webman, OppenheimerFunds' Chief Economist, explores the potential risks as well as the benefits of the investing options now available; from putting money into emerging markets to investing in our own human capital and knowing which traditional investment vehicles remain highly profitable.
According to new research, plus interviews with dozens of con artists and thousands of victims, basic consumer smarts are no match for the emotional appeals that clever cons use to defraud consumers of millions of dollars every year. No matter how successful or intelligent, anyone can fall victim to a crime.
Advertising - the more you try to ignore it, the greater influence it may have on you…
A groundbreaking book, Jugaad Innovation shows leaders everywhere why the time is right for jugaad to emerge as a powerful business tool in the West--and how to bring jugaad practices to their organizations.
The Occupy Wall Street movement is, to Morris Berman, an unsurprising uprising against evident society-wide dysfunction. However, though he’s hopeful they’ll succeed, he’s written an entire book chronicling rebellions—from the left and from the right—against what he calls America’s “hustle culture,” and he shows the protesters have 400 years of history going against them.
Wiley-Blackwell, the scientific, technical, medical and scholarly publishing business of John Wiley & Sons, Inc., and EMBO today announced that EMBO Molecular Medicine will, as of March 2012, join the Wiley Open Access publishing program.
Dr. Vera Köster, Website & Managing Editor, Wiley-VCH, is the recipient of this year’s prize of the Society of German Chemists (GDCh) for journalists and writers.
Wiley-Blackwell today announced a partnership with the Society of Actuaries to publish six prestigious publications in the field of actuarial science beginning in 2012.