Commercial Office Space That Really Works

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(DGIwire) – Finally more corporations are starting to realize that small changes can go a long way toward keeping staff happier and more productive. The key is understanding how to give employees private space but still facilitate easy access to others while working on collaborative projects. Outdated designs based on a maze of gray and […]

Substance Use Disorder and Bipolar Disorder: Potential Links

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(DGIwire) – Teenagers suffering from bipolar disorder are especially at risk of developing later drug problems by the time they reach adulthood, according to research published in August 2016 in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. For the study, researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital conducted a follow-up investigation of more than 100 teenagers diagnosed with bipolar […]

REVIEW: A Soccer Mom’s New Best Friend and the 2016 “It” Stocking Stuffer!

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(DGIwire) – ReviewLoft was recently given a product to review that three staffers immediately saw three different uses for. “Wine!” cried the first staffer. “Sports!” cheered the second. “Listen to this neat popping sound this thing makes when you pull it apart!” said the third. No matter what the preferred use, no one could deny […]

7 Signs of a Substance Use Disorder

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(DGIwire) – What is substance abuse disorder? The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, Fifth Edition (DSM-5) uses this term to combine substance abuse and substance dependence into a single category. According to Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), substance abuse disorders occur when the recurrent use of drugs and/or alcohol causes clinically and functionally […]

5 Ways to Impress at Job Interviews

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(DGIwire) – Hiring the wrong people can be extremely expensive. According to job-search website Monster, it can cost businesses one-fifth of an employee’s salary to replace them. As a result, companies are spending even more time vetting recruits to make sure they have the right skills, values and personalities, Monster reports. Going into a job […]

Indigo Children

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(DGIwire) – Are you the parent of an overly sensitive child? A child who is hypersensitive to food, light, touch, sounds, and just about everything you can think of? A child who is hyperactive, labeled as learning disabled or perhaps autistic? Does your child talk to invisible friends or have intuitive insights that are characteristic […]

Custom-Built Wooden Watercraft Combine Beauty and Power

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(DGIwire) – Can a watercraft be a work of art as well as a mode of transportation? For many kayak enthusiasts, plying the waters is just part of the excitement: the quality and beauty of a craft adds considerable value to any marine adventure. Dan Thaler and his wife, residents of New York’s Lower Hudson Valley, […]

Developing Your Own Personal Home Style

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(DGIwire) – Décor is constantly evolving. That’s what makes it so exciting. However, we never want to follow trends so closely that we become home fashion victims. Here, Jacqueline Brathwaite-West of J. West Design Services, offers suggestions on developing your own personal style. By discovering and honoring your unique taste, you’ll be able to create a […]

Skateboarding Trivia: Did You Know…

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(DGIwire) – In the skateboard community across the country, it’s not uncommon to hear skaters challenging each other to do tricks that would make average mortals quake with fear. Games like S.K.A.T.E keep track of the challenges as each skater accelerates the skill and intensity of a trick and the next in line has to match […]

The Cost: Compassion Wins Over Power 3 to 1

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  (DGIwire) – What is more important to voters: Power or Compassion? A New York City audience recently made its voice heard by decisively voting for Compassion. The votes were cast just before a reading of The Cost, a stage play written by Aquaila Shene Barnes and directed by Barbara Montgomery, at the BMCC Tribeca […]

Sea Glass Jewelry: History and Adventure Made Breathtakingly Beautiful

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(DGIwire) – There’s something about sea glass. It conjures up childhood memories of treasure hunting sandy beaches and the excitement of reaching down to pick up a frosty piece of amber or blue mystery. Immediately the speculation begins. Was this piece a fragment from some pirate’s bottle of rum? Maybe that piece is the remnant […]

In the Year of the Cupcake, All Cupcakes Are Not Created Equal

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(DGIwire) – Cupcakes are enjoying a popularity that ten years ago, no one could possibly have predicted. If you had told someone in 2006, that they were going to attend a wedding with cupcakes in lieu of a wedding cake, no one would have believed it. Or even a wedding cake made out of cupcakes. […]

The Next Debate: Power vs. Compassion

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(DGIwire) – Power vs. Compassion: If given the chance, which one would most voters choose as more important? On Saturday, October 22, 2016, an answer will come from a New York City audience at the BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center. The venue will host a reading of The Cost, a stage play written by Aquaila […]

Is Eating Extra Protein Really Helpful?

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(DGIwire) – You may have read that consuming more protein than the recommended daily allowance (RDA) is a helpful strategy during weight loss, or that consuming extra protein will keep you feeling fuller longer helping to control hunger. The question is: Is it really helpful, healthful or even necessary? Even though consuming extra protein to […]

An Instructional Manual for People’s Health: Practical Paleo

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(DGIwire) — Life doesn’t come with an instruction manual. But with the staggering statistic from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that more than one-third of U.S. adults are obese, maybe a NUTRITIONAL instructional manual is what is needed? Diane Sanfilippo to the rescue. Sanfilippo is the best-selling author of Practical Paleo, which spent […]

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