6 Steps to Hiring the Best Employees

By Rich Allen

Hiring the best employees is important to any business, but for small business owners it may be even more critical.  In a small business, each employee tends to play a larger role and is vital to helping the business grow.  But hiring can be a cumbersome and unpredictable process, with no guarantees of success.Studies that measure the cost of making a bad hiring decision put the cost

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5 Critical Roles Business Owners Should Never Delegate

By Rich Allen

Business Owners have a tendency to involved themselves in too many of the day-to-day details of their business.  It is important for them to hire talented people and then delegate to them the majority of the tasks that are required for the business to function.But there are some tasks they should NEVER delegate.  Here are my top 5:1 – Setting the Vision for the Future.T

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3 Tips for Being Effective While Working Remotely

By Rich Allen

More and more businesses are allowing and encouraging their team members to work remotely.  With the ever-increasing costs of office space and brick and mortar facilities and the explosion of new technologies to keep teams connected, it is often an advantage to work from home rather than commute to the office.But that doesn’t mean that there has been a relaxation in the expectations

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Thinking About Graduate School To Advance Your Career? 10 Questions To Consider

By Caroline Ceniza-Levine

To go to graduate school or not: that is a question you may face after several years on the workforce and looking for a boost in your career; or after several decades of work and looking for a major change. Given the time and expense of a graduate school education, it makes sense to weigh the decision carefully. Here are 10 questions to consider before deciding on graduate school as the next step

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Nutrition and Cancer

By Paul Kennedy

Topic of the WeekJuly 10th, 2017Nutrition and CancerIt seems that everything in the modern world is related to increases in the incidence of cancer. Moreover, it also seems that there is little that we can do about that fact other than avoiding those circumstances or situations that may cause it. For example, lung cancer is far more prevalent in smokers than in non-smokers (although ab

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Sarcopenia

By Paul Kennedy

Topic of the Week July 3rd, 2017  SarcopeniaOne of the issues associated with aging is a “condition” known as sarcopenia or age related loss of muscle. For many, loss of muscle tissue seems to be accepted as an inevitable factor of aging that cannot be avoided. Nothing could be further from the truth. Sarcopenia results in decreased strength, reduced physical

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Guidelines for Preventing Cardiovascular Disease in Women

By Paul Kennedy

Topic of the Week June 19th, 2017Guidelines for Preventing Cardiovascular Disease in WomenThe American Heart Association periodically updates its guidelines for the prevention for cardiovascular disease in women. The guidelines are really a look at long-term as well as short-term prevention. The leading cause of death in women is heart disease and stroke with heart disease accou

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The Wonderful World of Research

By Paul Kennedy

Topic of the Week June 12th, 2017The Wonderful World of ResearchThe fitness and nutrition “industry” many times relies on the hopes, fears and comparative ignorance of the American public to sell products. Whether it be equipment, foods, supplements or diet plans, the problem is not in getting information to the public, it is getting the public to accurately assess how

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Cholesterol

By Paul Kennedy

Topic of the Week June 5th, 2017Cholesterol Although the body produces cholesterol (since it IS an essential nutrient that is critical to the production of vitamin D as well as some hormones and even acids found in bile), it can also be consumed through the diet. There is not necessarily a one to one link between dietary cholesterol and the amount of cholesterol found in the

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Liquid Candy

By Paul Kennedy

Topic of the Week May 29th, 2017Liquid CandyWell-done consumer studies are not very common.  But one study produced as a by-product of the National Health and Nutrition Survey (a somewhat cooperative effort between the government and a group called the Milk Processor Education Program) came close to a very real issue concerning calorie consumption by Ame

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