Last Thursday was one of those “Maybe-I just-need-to-stop-reading-the-newspaper-for-a-while days. There wasn’t a lot of uplifting news in the world, at least, not that I was hearing about from my usual sources. But then I came upon this piece on-line and my faith in humanity and in the power and possibility of committed partnerships was almost instantly restored. Source: Bloomwork The story is about a British couple, Maurice and Helen Kaye who have been married for a while. On August 27, they celebrated their 80th anniversary with their two children, seven grandchildren, and six great grandchildren, in Bournemouth, England. Maurice is 102 and Helen is 101. They met in 1929 when Maurice, age 16 and employed as a traveling salesman for women’s clothing, stopped by the dress shop owned by Helen’s mother to try to interest her in purchasing some clothing. He ended up staying in the store for three hours, prompting his future mother-in-law to ask Helen, … [Read more...] about A Little Good News for a Change
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Source: iStock-Getty Images, used with permission School children and teachers in Newtown, Connecticut; parishioners in Charleston, South Carolina; co-workers in San Bernardino, California; nightclub attendees in Orlando, Florida; and now concertgoers in Las Vegas, Nevada. Each time, the horror of yet another mass shooting leaves us stunned, grief-stricken, and desperate for answers. But always lurking in the shadows, waiting to pounce, is a modern-day Cerberus. Like that three-headed hound of Greek mythology that patrolled the gates of hell, the National Rifle Association, the firearms industry, and their bankrolled politicians obstruct every step toward gun reform, ominously warning that any restrictions will make us helpless to protect ourselves. When it comes to promoting this “we’ll all be helpless” message, the leader is undoubtedly Wayne LaPierre, the NRA’s longtime CEO. In an op-ed shortly after President Obama’s re-election in 2012, … [Read more...] about Fear Is the NRA and Gun Industry’s Deadliest Weapon
Source: Pxhere The latest research in personality science suggests that personality changes gradually with age. Research shows, for instance, that people are more optimistic in their fifties than they are in their twenties. People also tend to become more agreeable and conscientious as they get older. But what about narcissism? New research forthcoming in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology examined the trajectory of narcissism from young adulthood to middle age. Specifically, a team of researchers led by Eunike Wetzel of the University of Vienna examined longitudinal data spanning 23 years to determine how narcissism, and its associated traits, evolved over the lifespan. "Until now, no longitudinal study has tracked change in narcissism from young adulthood to midlife," state Wetzel and her team. "We report the longest longitudinal investigation of continuity and change in narcissism reported to date." Interestingly, … [Read more...] about Once a Narcissist, Always a Narcissist?
From its founding in 1993 until mid-2015, the restaurant chain Chipotle Mexican Grill was an unalloyed success story.1 Quarter after quarter, it grew its revenues by double digits as customers flocked to its stores for tacos, burritos and salad bowls. It kept adding new locations nationally and internationally, growing to a total of more than 1,900 at last count. It increased sales in existing locations at impressive rates.2 Consumers and investors loved Chipotle.3 Chipotle’s Success Hinges On Its “Food With Integrity” Value Proposition In the highly competitive fast-food industry where major chains compete fiercely with one another to offer the cheapest, fastest, and tastiest food to consumers, with little regard for how the ingredients in their products are grown or treated, Chipotle embraced the value proposition of “food with integrity."4 Skilled marketers know that a company’s value proposition lies at the heart of its marketing … [Read more...] about What Can We Learn from Chipotle’s Harrowing Experience?
Home Health Wellness Wellness oi-Sravia By Sravia Sivaram on March 28, 2017 Did you know that even the tiniest of the tooth problem indicates certain health issues? There is a strong link between the state of your teeth and the internal organs. This article will let you know if bad teeth can cause health problems or not. The upper and lower incisors are associated with the kidneys, bladder and ears. Canine teeth are linked to the state of the liver and gall bladder. The premolar is known to reflect the state of the lung and gallbladder. The molars tell about the state of the stomach, spleen and the pancreas. The wisdom teeth are associated with the heart and small intestine. This also doesn't mean that all internal damages are accompanied by damage of the teeth. In most of the cases, patients feel a discomfort and mild pain in the areas surrounded by a healthy tooth; while sometimes, the pain may be in the area where the teeth have been long removed. The pain which is … [Read more...] about Pain In Each Tooth Can Predict Problems In Certain Organs; Read To Find Out