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E-Books Outsell Hardcovers on Amazon

Thanks to a price cut and the growing popularity of e-books, digital tomes are now outselling hardcovers on Amazon, the online retailer announced this week. After slashing the cost on its digital reader Kindle, Amazon saw an increase in the sales of the popular gadget and e-books. “We’ve reached a …

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Is the Snack the New Meal?

EHS Corporate Care While the economy has certainly put a damper on eating out, the lifestyles of the fast and furious family continue to drive the snack trend.   With less time for sit down meals, and a larger availability of snacks, most time-starved Americans, including business executives, view eating …

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Feeling Sleepy, Dopey, Grumpy?

With a wide variety of symptoms, Lyme disease is considered the most common tick-borne disease in the northern hemisphere of the United States.  We’ve only been aware of the disease since 1975 when a group of children living near each other in Lyme, Connecticut were diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis.  Ultimately, …

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Safe Summer Surfing: Tips from PandaLabs

PandaLabs yesterday published its annual security tips for consumers to stay safe and prevent their falling prey to Internet scammers this summer. “This year we ask users to take particular care with the information they share across social networks,” said Luis Corrons, technical director of PandaLabs. “This applies particularly to …

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Don’t Sweat It

Hot sticky summer days can encourage busy executives to slow down and enjoy friends and family, yet sultry heat also leads to sweat. Perspiration, or sweating, is a release of salty liquid from the body’s sweat glands. Microscopic glands in the deep layer of skin produce perspiration by filtering fluid …

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Top Summer Vacation Spots for Execs

Executives are a famously busy breed, but in the summertime some of them manage to abandon all thoughts of P&L, BD and ROI for some well-deserved R&R. Here, local CXOs share their top summer vacation spots, from the beaches in North Carolina to the pristine beauty of New Zealand. High-level …

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Vinegar – The Magic Elixir?

Miracle cure.  Fountain of youth.  We’ve all heard outrageous claims of the one thing that will make us healthier, happier, skinnier or sexier. Is there such a thing? Some would lay claim that apple cider vinegar is that cure all. As far back as 400 BC, vinegar has been used …

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Hazardous Home?

With the warm hazy days of summer finally upon us, air conditioners are turned up, windows sealed shut and busy executives spend more time indoors than out.  Alarmingly, recent EPA studies estimate indoor air quality to be 3 to 5 times more toxic than outdoor air, mainly due to the …

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Awesome Asparagus

Question for executives. What’s tall and green and healthy all over? If you guessed asparagus, you’re right.  Asparagus is one of the few vegetables that contain so many healthful nutrients that it’s linked to everything from curing cancer to improving your love life to relieving arthritis and rheumatism to strengthening …

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5 Tips to Motivate Your Team

There are days when enthusiasm and inspiration seem elusive. How do you get that drive back to motivate your team and become even more productive? Here are five tips collected from a variety of motivational-business books that can help inspire, strengthen work relations and boost overall morale. 1. Respect. As …

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Fire up for Father’s Day

Burgers and dogs, steak and ribs, chicken and lamb.  Delicious grilled dinners are a father’s day staple for executives.  Yet this favorite summer cooking method can be hazardous to your health.  Although the surgeon general hasn’t placed a health warning on BBQ equipment or supplies, a National Cancer Institute study …

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Oops! Top 5 Mishaps Executives Should Avoid

It is never easy being an executive, especially when things go wrong. Whether it is a wardrobe malfunction or sending an inappropriate email, executives will always face more scrutiny than others in a company. Here are the top 5 mishaps to avoid, and the remedy for those oops occasions that …

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Go Jump in a Lake (a healthy one)!

Dreaming of a vacation by the lake?  Fishing, tubing, and refreshing swims are many executive’s idea of a great way to spend time off with family and friends.  Unfortunately, water contamination isn’t limited to oil spills.  While generally rare, it’s important to be aware that many of the major disease …

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Skin Sense

As the sultry days of summer stretch ahead, we bare arms and legs to adjust to the heat and humidity.  For most busy executives, skin care is an afterthought, often just a slathering of sunscreen before a day of golf, tennis, or boating.  Yet skin is our largest organ, covering …

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