Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Real GDP Rebounded Strongly in the Second Quarter; Up 0.9 Percent in the First Half of 2014

Posted in Jobs & Employment 7/30/2014

"... The U.S. economy grew strongly in the second quarter, up 4.0 percent and recovering from a very disappointing first quarter. With that said, the first quarter data was revised again, improving slightly from a decline of 2.9 percent to a decline of 2.1 percent. The second quarter data were higher than the consensus estimates and mostly reflected an economy that has rebounded from weaknesses earlier in the year, including winter disruptions. Still, real GDP growth in the first half of 2014 was soft overall, increasing just 0.9 percent. ..."

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You'll Be Rich in the Military - in Ways You Don't Think

Posted in Military 7/30/2014

"... When I got shipped off to boot camp, I was making about $400 every two weeks. I always thought to myself how much more I had made in the civilian world. But I wasn't taking into account what didn't show up in my paycheck. Here are 10 big financial benefits of serving in the military: ..." 

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Reading The Warning Signs Of Domestic Violence

Posted in Domestic Violence 7/30/2014

"... Police and domestic violence advocates agree, it's up to the individual to know the signs: Threats, name-calling, stalking, preventing contact with family and friends, withholding money, actual or threatened physical harm, and sexual assault. "If we can get people to recognize those signs, stop making excuses for bad behaviors and unhealthy relationships, and have people get help...because by the time it gets to that point, it's more dangerous and it's harder to extricate themselves," Brown said. ..."

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Six Seconds Of Exercise 'Can Transform Health'

Posted in Weight Loss 7/29/2014

"... Short six-second bursts of vigorous exercise have the potential to transform the health of elderly people, say researchers in Scotland. A pilot study involving 12 pensioners showed going all-out in very short bursts, reduced blood pressure and improved general fitness over time. The team at Abertay University believe it could help avert the "astronomical" costs of ill health in elderly people. Experts said the study emphasised the benefits of exercise at any age. ..."

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Study Leads To Longer Life For Patients With Prostate Cancer

Posted in Prostate Cancer 7/29/2014

"... When 65-year-old Dale Pagenkopf heard the three words no one wants to hear – you’ve got cancer – he thought his life would soon be over. “I thought, I’m not going to be around for very long, so I need to get some things taken care of,” says Pagenkopf. Diagnosed with prostate cancer, the disease very quickly spread to lymph nodes in his groin area. That’s when his doctor, Essentia Health Oncologist Dr. Daniel Nikcevich, suggested Pagenkopf take part in a clinical trial. The study looked at the timing of when to introduce chemotherapy to prostate cancer patients. ..."

Children Are Suffering As Mental Health Services Fail To Cope, Say Parents and Teachers

Posted in Mental Health 7/29/2014

"... The Department for Education recently issued a 47-page guidance document on mental health and behaviour in schools, which covers, among other things, how to recognise the signs of mental health problems such as anxiety, depression, self-harm and eating disorders and refer children to the local Camhs service. But some headteachers say this is missing the point. ..."

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Lower-Income Students Getting Shut Out of Sports

Posted in Sports 7/29/2014

"... Even school teams are getting more expensive. A study by the University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital found that 61 percent of respondents reported paying to participate in middle school and high school sports. The end result is that a significant share of lower-income children and adolescents find themselves shut out of team sports. ..."

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Nutrition And Diet Questions Answered

Posted in Nutrition 7/29/2014

"... Q: Help! I can't control myself when I start eating! How can I limit my portions?

A: You’re not alone. Thousands, if not millions of people struggle with portion control many times throughout the day. I know ­ that doesn’t make you feel better. But because it is such a common problem, there are some strategies you can use to help control your portions. ..."

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Equinox's Plan to Take Over Fitness As We Know It

Posted in Fitness 7/29/2014

"... Equinox, the upscale gym chain, is acquiring another trendy fitness company to add to its growing exercise empire. Equinox, based in New York, now operates 73 clubs in cities that include New York, Miami, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago and London. The company announced today that it is acquiring six Sports Club/LA and Reebok Sports Club locations from Boston-based Millennium Partners Sports Club Management. ..."

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