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The Connection Between Endorphins, Optimism and Happiness

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(DGIwire) -- Happiness is detected in the body when the brain releases a set of chemicals including endorphins, a natural hormone, according to The Huffington Post. These endorphins give people a sense of happiness, satisfaction and well-being that indicates all is well with the body. Endorphins can be released for any number of reasons including … [Continue reading...]

An Inside Look into the Orphan’s Plight

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(DGIwire) -- For many people, what they think they know about the life of an orphan begins and ends with depictions of orphans in popular culture: for example, Little Orphan Annie and Huckleberry Finn. While these fictional characters may have given the public a cursory knowledge of what an orphan’s life might be like, they mostly disguise the true … [Continue reading...]

What Citizen Journalism Means for Your Company

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(DGIwire) – Ever since the massive 9/11 terrorist attack, New York City has been on continuous high alert for any suspicious activity. A loud noise, wisp of smoke or increased police activity can rouse anxiety. Now, with the near ubiquity of smartphones and social media, people have come to expect this kind of news in real time, giving rise to a … [Continue reading...]

Safety on the High Seas: Keeping Mischief to a Minimum

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(DGIwire) -- It’s no secret that children like to cause mischief. Whether it’s a toddler making a mess in the playroom or a teenager who sneaks out of the house in the middle of the night, it seems as if youth and defiance go hand-in-hand. Unfortunately, not all mischief is innocent, and teenagers can often put themselves and others in extremely … [Continue reading...]

6 Easy Time Management Tips

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(DGIwire) -- Do you find yourself struggling to meet deadlines? Are you able to focus on your work and complete it in a timely manner? Bookstores are filled with literature claiming to have the secret to proper time management, but do we really have to pay to understand the secret of proper time management? If you pay attention to these tips, … [Continue reading...]

Protecting America’s Schools More Quickly Than Dialing 9-1-1

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(DGIwire) -- Kent State, Columbine, Sandy Hook: these are no longer just school names, but words that carry the indelible weight of tragedy. And while these three may be among the most recognizable names when it comes to such events, it is far from a complete list. A survey from the National Center for Education Statistics, released in May 2015, … [Continue reading...]

Head and Neck Cancer: The Smoker’s Worst Enemy

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(DGIwire) -- Head and neck cancer doesn’t get the widespread attention that breast, prostate and lung cancer do. You won’t see professional athletes wearing pink jerseys in a show of solidarity for that disease, and Jerry Lewis and Jerry Seinfeld won’t hold a telethon for it with a gaggle of their celebrity friends. That doesn’t mean it isn’t a … [Continue reading...]

Can Supplements Substitute for Food?

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(DGIwire) -- Can supplements replace real whole food and are they necessary for good health? Anytime a whole food is associated with health benefits, there is a race to isolate the potential beneficial substances. The purpose is to create a new supplement or drug.  The driving factor behind this effort is money.  The marketing rationale is … [Continue reading...]

The Hiring Process: Think Companies Hold All The Cards? Think Again

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(DGIwire) -- Hiring new employees is one of the most vital activities undertaken by a company. An influx of new, capable talent into a business is the only way for it to continue to grow successfully—human capital being the lifeblood of any such endeavor.  However, there are so many logistical matters for a company to deal with when hiring new … [Continue reading...]

MD Degree in Hand, Some Doctors Seek Another Plan

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(DGIwire) -- When children are asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” they usually answer with: policeman, fireman, teacher, veterinarian or doctor. It’s not surprising, since those are typically the most visible professions in their young lives. Of course, most kids will change their minds several times, and those children who once … [Continue reading...]

FUNDaMentals by Dian Griesel Wins Independent Publisher Book Award

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(DGIwire) – June 25, 2015 -- The 19th Annual Independent Publisher Book Awards (“IPPY”), administered by the Jenkins Group, awarded a Bronze Medal in the Finance, Investments and Economics category to FUNDaMentals: The Corporate Guide to Cultivating Investor Mindshare by Dian Griesel. For those eager to convey their company’s value to potential … [Continue reading...]

(Un)Believable Facts About ‘Medical’ Marijuana

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(DGIwire) -- Marijuana has long had a stigma linked to it. Most people don’t look at it as a possible treatment for diseases but rather as a way for teens to “get high.” However, with 23 states having now approved the use of medical marijuana, and court arguments revolving around it, those in favor of medical marijuana have quickly become an … [Continue reading...]

Passion: How to Live It

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(DGIwire) – According to a survey performed by LinkedIn and reported by the Huffington Post, just less than 30 percent of workers land their dream job or work in the related field. We all start thinking about what we want to be when we grow up at a very early age. The older and more mature we get, our interests and answer to the “what do you … [Continue reading...]

Entertainment’s Answer to Frequent Flyer Miles—Without Restrictions

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(DGIwire) -- Smartphones and social media have become more than a means of communication; they have completely changed the way people live their lives. Even air travel plans can now be managed on your smartphone’s rectangular screen. Whereas once the only online communication from airlines used to be spam in your inbox, you can now directly … [Continue reading...]

Where Do You Get Your Antioxidants?

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(DGIwire) --  A study done back in 2005 by researchers at the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania concluded that the top source of antioxidants in the average American diet comes from coffee.  In fact, there was really no runner up as nothing else even came close.  Black tea came in second place but it was beaten by coffee by almost 450%.   … [Continue reading...]

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