Monthly Archives: July 2017

Why You May Not Have to Finish All Your Antibiotics | Live Science

If you have ever taken an antibiotic, you likely know the drill: Finish the entire course of treatment, even if you are feeling better, or else you risk a relapse.

Worse, by not finishing, you might contribute to the dangerous rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

The advice to always finish your antibiotics has long been considered medical dogma, and can be seen today on the websites of the World Health Organization, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and other leading health authorities.

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5 Reasons to Explore a Salvage-Based Business |

Most of us have heard the saying, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” But have you ever considered that the salvage business is actually a viable business model? Not only that, but salvage yards provide a valuable service to those looking to get rid of old cars, or clear out unused machinery or other clutter.

In fact, the items that can be salvaged and repurposed range as far and wide as a person’s imagination and effort are willing to go. A business can recycle metals, such as steel, copper, and iron. Or more common everyday goods, such as clothes, furniture and kitchenware. For example, businesses that make use of the salvage model include a wood flooring company that only uses salvaged timber. To a company that sells unclaimed airport luggage.

Here are 5 reasons you might want to consider salvaging as the backbone for your next great business idea.

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How Video Platforms and Brands Are Courting the Next Generation of Internet Stars | Adweek

As an up-and-coming actress-comedian, Laura Clery spent more than a year doing “free work,” posting on Facebook every day without fail, building an audience for her sketches, characters and video blogging.

Those days are over, as Clery is now one of the first digital influencers to take part in Facebook’s new revenue-sharing program, while also in discussions to make original content for the social media behemoth.

With her 3.1 million Facebook followers, dwarfing what she’d amassed on YouTube, Clery is part of the current crop of internet stars that’s set off a talent grab by Facebook, YouTube and other distribution platforms and brands like AT&T and Verizon’s go90.

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Chipotle class action suits allege brand misled public, investors about food safety measures | Fast Casual

One class action suit has been filed, another is awaiting class certification and a third is in the wings, all alleging that Chipotle and its leadership led food safety officials, investors and the public at large to believe its food safety initiatives were adequate when they were not.

The court actions come after a day of crushing, crisis-level news about events striking the chain’s stores in Virginia and Texas that ultimately sent the brand’s stock price into a downward spiral, closing Thursday at $356.05, compared with $390.17 at the close Monday before the most recent events became public.

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Six Words And Phrases That Make Everyone Hate Working With You | Fast Company

In general, it’s smart to say what you mean. In the workplace, people tend to use overwrought business jargon to compensate for not knowing their stuff. But there’s a less-apparent risk to doing just the reverse. If you sound like a walking Instagram comment, you might start to alienate yourself in your own office and lose your coworkers’ trust—even if they use those same kinds of words expressions when they’re texting their roommates.

Some terms and phrases are best left to casual exchanges with friends and family. Here are a few you probably shouldn’t let creep into your office vocabulary.

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Three Big Innovations Hitting Law Offices |

When one thinks of the law industry, innovation isn’t typically something that comes to the forefront. However the world of law from the personal injury lawyer to the divorce attorney is changing drastically to keep up with the pace of technology and modern trends.

Here are some of the biggest trends to keep your on eye in the coming years.

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Turn Off Your Push Notifications. All of Them | WIRED

PUSH NOTIFICATIONS ARE ruining my life. Yours too, I bet. Download more than a few apps and the notifications become a non-stop, cacophonous waterfall of nonsense. Here’s just part of an afternoon on my phone:

“Hi David! We found new Crown jewels and Bottle caps Pins for you!”

“Everyone’s talking about Bill Nye’s new book, Everything All at Once. Read a free sample.”

“Alex just posted for the first time in a while.”

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The Trouble With Open-book Management In Your Business | Forbes

My day job is running a company called The Value Builder System™ where we help owners improve the value of their businesses, often in the lead-up to a sale. One of the core principles of creating a more valuable business is ensuring your business can run without you and this is often a factor that leads owners to consider open-book management.

I like the theory behind open-book management because the main idea is to get employees acting like owners. Empowered employees, the theory goes, are the best positioned to solve your company’s thorniest issues as they are the ones closest to the problems. In theory, people feel more like they are part of a bigger cause and this has the potential to contribute positively to a company’s culture.

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Not Even Starbucks Was Built in a Day. How to Slow Down to Grow Fast |

Something’s changed in what’s expected of the entrepreneur. Ten years ago, people were excited to just start a business, to create their own thing so they didn’t have to go work for someone else. They wanted to make a good living, buy a house, and be able to pay for their kids’ college.

But now, entrepreneurship seems like a sport. And the score depends on scale. How big can you get? How fast can you get big? How much power can you amass in the shortest possible time?

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11 Ingenious Kickstarter Ideas We Wish We’d Thought Of | Business News Daily

With entrepreneurs on the rise, there are creative businesses taking off each day. Kickstarter, a valuable crowdfunding tool for inventors, artists and entrepreneurs, helps gain financial support and attention for innovative ideas across the globe.

To stand out on Kickstarter, you must be unique. Businesses that find the most success on the platform are those that stand out from the crowd. Here are 11 Kickstarter projects we wish we’d thought of first.

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