Archive for February 2008

Death Threat Elmo: Marketing Opportunity?

If you haven’t heard, a woman in Tampa claims that her son’s Elmo doll says "Kill James." I’ll admit that’s probably not what I would consider optimal performance in a toy. There’s a round up here if you want to read all the accounts: http://www.squidoo.com/DeathThreatElmo The bigger question is, how will Matel turn this around?…

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Classic story told by Jim Rohn

If you’re trying to achieve any kind of success, there are some lessons you just have to learn. Jim Rohn has an amazing way of teaching one of the most important stories. Watch it here.      

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If you can drive, you can make money today

I get approached by a lot of people who want to know how to make money right away. While I do teach people some very simple ways to make money from home, I can also understand the desire to somehow do something now. Even selling on Ebay adds about a week between putting your item…

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The Poisons You Pay For

I like to think that people are smart enough to do good things and avoid bad things. Don’t eat mushrooms from the wild (unless you know how to identify the ones that will liquify your liver and avoid them). Don’t cut off your hands with a bandsaw. Don’t smoke. Don’t drink poison. These all seem…

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Are You Going To Overpay Your Taxes This Year?

Did you know most people do? The reason for this is simple: The tax law is absurdly complex and few people want to understand enough to make it work in their favor. Of course, that sounds weird when you think about it…people aren’t willing to learn how to put money into their own pocket. I…

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Studies show how meal frequency impacts health

The health consequences of eating one large meal a day compared with eating three meals a day has long been assumed but not established by any formal studies. Now two recently published journal articles are among the first to report the effects of meal skipping on key health outcomes, based on a study involving a…

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Stress hormone impacts memory and learning in diabetic rodents

Diabetes is known to impair the cognitive health of people, but now scientists have identified one potential mechanism underlying these learning and memory problems. A new National Institutes of Health (NIH) study in diabetic rodents finds that increased levels of a stress hormone produced by the adrenal gland disrupt the healthy functioning of the hippocampus,…

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VisualCV: The new resume?

A good friend of mine just officially launched a new web service called VisualCV. It provides a media-rich was to build an online resume. What makes it better than something like Linkedin.com is the way your information is presented and also the ability to create resumes that are targeted for different segments from your expertise.…

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New Strategy Aims to Reduce Reliance on Animal Testing

Testing the safety of chemicals ranging from pesticides to household cleaners will benefit from new technologies and a plan for collaboration, according to federal scientists from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), who today announced a new toxicity testing agreement. The concept behind this agreement is highlighted in…

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