Monthly Archives: September 2010

the economy and our country Need Rethinking (the lower case was chosen on purpose)

This blog is different from my other blogs. Micheal Bloomberg earlier this week said that 10% of all the new private employment this year arose within New York City. While that may be wonderful (and it is) for New York- it is abysmal for the rest of America. We need to take action. Continue reading

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Our choice of branded objects provides self-affirmation

New research indicates that the more religious we are, the less drawn we are to branded products. Continue reading

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New Applications for Pluripotent Stem Cells

Pharmaceutical development is beginning to employ tissues derived from pluripotent stem cells. This affords a more rapid and safer approach to determining potential deleterious effects resulting form the administration of the new therapies. Continue reading

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Bone metabolism and Energy metabolism- linked? Data says yes, but how tightly?

Over the past 15 years of so, Gerard Karsenty has been investigating the interactions between osteocalcin (bone metabolism regulator) and energy metabolism (specifically related to diabetes-affected mice). The mechanism is clear (for mice), but operates on a longer-time basis than the normal insulin-glucose-energy metabolism cycles. Continue reading

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Creative Enterprises Are The Province of Everyone- Age is NOT a barrier!

When I was organizing (ok, dreaming up) my professional career, I made a decision that I needed to develop two new products or processes every single year.  Not a running average- a minimum.  If I failed to do so, it … Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolutions (OK, new fiscal year for some of you): Time to Re-evaluate Your Life

OK, I get to have two New Year’s celebrations.  But, I use the one that comes in September/October to re-evaluate my life and my choices.  Since many of you (still) operate using fiscal years (or cater to the government), this … Continue reading

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Starting a business is like falling in love… No, it is falling in love…

Starting a business is like falling in love- no, it IS falling in love. We love the idea and mentally feel the same as falling in love with another person. And, starting a business with another person is like getting married. But, in this case the “prenuptial” agreement is NOT optional. You must have governing documents to resolve the issues described herein. Continue reading

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Alternative Medicine Demonstrates Physiological Changes

A truly scientific study was performed to determine if there are physiological effects from undergoing a massage. The results indicated that hormonal levels were changed, as well as immune responses. Continue reading

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We are social animals- at home, at play, and at work

We are social- and it is our brain that insures that we remain social animals. From perceived pain when we are excluded from groups and the need to surround ourselves with friends, our brain sets the tone. We need to keep this in mind when we manage and lead others, as well. Continue reading

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Mobile, Simple, FAST eye test developed (no training needed, either)

Very creative adaptation from the MIT Media Lab group lets one adapt a smartphone for eye tests. This affords a fully mobile, rapid test- perfect for developing countries. The add-on device costs about $ 2.One looks through the eye piece and arranges red and green circles together. Continue reading

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