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  Keeping a steady balance

Wednesday, December 25th, 2013 | In Lifestyle | Tags: , ,

Keeping a steady balance
~ Keeping a steady balance ~

A well-developed sense of balance helps prevent falls and consequent injuries. It also lends confidence be it in sports such as roller-blading, on rain-slicked side-walks or while riding a bus or train.

Simple balance exercises once or twice a week are helpful in this regard. It is recommended the following exercises.

1. Exercise 1: Stand straight, legs and feet together, on a flat surface. Close your eyes and count to 45.
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  How to find out whether a company supports multiculturalism

Monday, December 23rd, 2013 | In Knowledge | Tags: ,

How to find out whether a company supports multiculturalism
~ How to find out whether a company supports multiculturalism ~

Look at the composition of the executive team
Research information from the corporate website. An executive team which is heterogeneous may indicate a company culture that is supportive of diversity.

Find out about diversity initiatives
These may include internal mentoring programmes or affinity groups. They also may show up as sponsoring or other linkages with diverse community organizations or professional groups. Look for diversity initiatives that are more than “meet, greet and eat” and are actually connected to the business.

Talk to your connections
Use Linkeln, Google+ and Facebook to locate staff who may be willing to share details of the company culture, promotion practices and workforce diversity. This can be a great way to obtain information, but caution is advised as to not make decisions based on the views of one employee.
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  Vulnerable to food-borne toxins

Thursday, December 5th, 2013 | In Health | Tags: , ,

Vulnerable to food-borne toxins
~ Vulnerable to food-borne toxins ~

Scientists recommend that parents stock their fridges with organic foods, cut out potato chips and reduce the consumption of meat and animal fats. This recommendation comes after they found that preschool-aged children in the US are particularly vulnerable to food-borne toxins which have been linked to cancer.

Those are among some of the suggestion in a new study out of the University of California which found that preschool-aged children were at high risk for exposure to compounds like arsenic, dieldrin, DDE (a DDT metabolite), dioxins and acrymalide.

These have all been linked to cancer, developmental disabilities, birth defects and other conditions. Children that early exposure can have long-term effects on disease outcomes, the results of this study demonstrate a need to prevent exposure to multiple toxins in young children to lower their cancer risk.
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  Pulling back to save the knees

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013 | In Information | Tags: , ,

Pulling back to save the knees
~ Pulling back to save the knees ~

A new study suggests that women pull back on high-impact exercises, such as running, a week before their period is due in order to lessen their risk of knee injuries. While previous research has focused on the biomechanical differences between men and women, this study looked at how the menstrual cycle can affect nerves that control muscle activity.

A team of researchers from the University of Texas at Austin and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill measured the activity of nerve fibers and the muscles they control around the knees of seven female volunteers, aged between 19 and 35, at various points of their menstrual cycles.
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