Algae Cultivation: Good for Human Health and the Environment Alike

(DGIwire) – Could cultivating algae not only improve human health but also help the environment as well? Yes, according to a recent article in the science magazine Cosmos. As the article notes, these fast-growing, single-celled plants can provide high-quality nutrition for a rapidly growing global human population. According to the magazine, the … [Continue reading...]

Electric Vehicles: Only as Good as Their Batteries

(DGIwire) – Will battery electric vehicles (EVs) save the planet? If they succeed, it will certainly have a lot to do with the kind of batteries they utilize. One of the reason EVs improve on traditional cars is because the latter utilize lead-acid batteries, which—although relatively cheap and recyclable—exploit workers using unsafe methods to do … [Continue reading...]

Silver Savings Plans: Experts Offer Ideas

(DGIwire) – Anyone who has made it to age 50 has a dizzying array of expert sources of advice for saving up for retirement. And who could be better at providing reliable insights than one’s own financially savvy peers? Folks in this age group who are hungry for tips on saving for a comfy retirement can look to the pages of Silver Disobedience™—a … [Continue reading...]

Prescribed a Self-Injection? Ask a Doctor These Questions

(DGIwire) – When prescribed a new medication that requires self-injection, it is likely that any patient would have a series of questions. The best person for them to ask is their healthcare practitioner, who can provide detailed answers that are specific to their particular condition and course of treatment. However, there are some general … [Continue reading...]

The ‘Silver’ Perspective on Dating After a Spouse Dies

(DGIwire) – Life can be hard when going it alone. After a spouse dies and the bereavement period has concluded, a widow or widower may feel the need to seek out a new companion. When the survivor is over age 55, this can seem like an especially daunting journey. But members of the Silver Disobedience™ movement—a large and growing group of men and … [Continue reading...]

What It’s Like to Have PTSD…in the Movies

(DGIwire) – What do Hurt Locker, American Sniper and Goodbye Christopher Robin have in common? All three movies involve posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among military men as one of their themes. Hurt Locker follows the day-to-day travails of three soldiers in an explosive ordnance detachment in Iraq; American Sniper, based on a real-life … [Continue reading...]

A ‘Noble’ Experiment: Can Employee Engagement Boost Company Performance?

(DGIwire) – How important is employee engagement to a company’s success? According to a recent article in Forbes by the Forbes Coaches Council, a great deal: Without a motivated staff that is excited about its work, management is likely to find itself stuck with low performance, productivity and quality. To ensure high levels of engagement, the … [Continue reading...]

Offering Sports Dreams & Equipment, A Non-Profit Grows Rapidly

(DGIwire) – When brothers Anthony, Dylan and Matthew Sica were growing up on Long Island, NY, they had a garage full of sports equipment to enjoy. A few years later, they had outgrown that equipment, but much of it was still in great condition. That’s when inspiration struck the three brothers and their father, Anthony: why not donate it all to … [Continue reading...]

Can Algae Revolutionize Dietary Supplements and Food Ingredients?

(DGIwire) – Do any natural products offer a host of advantages that could substantially improve the quality of today’s dietary supplements and food ingredients? According to a recent article in Food Manufacturing, indeed there are: certain strains of algae. As the article reports, these algal strains—which incorporate unique blends of protein, … [Continue reading...]

The EV Revolution Is Near: Are Utilities Ready?

(DGIwire) – There has been a steady stream of headlines heralding the dawn of the battery electric vehicle (EV) era. Yet one large piece of the puzzle may still need to fall into place: ensuring that electric utilities are ready. A recent report from the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA), featured on the transportation news website NGTNews.com, … [Continue reading...]

Building Tomorrow’s Biologics: Could a Fungus Change the Status Quo?

(DGIwire) – Every pharmaceutical company would like to make its production processes more efficient and cost-effective. According to a recent article in BioPharma Reporter, this includes the makers of biologic drugs noting that most companies in this space have long made their biologics using a method involving the Chinese hamster ovary (CHO). But … [Continue reading...]

Furniture Sellers: Why Older Homeowners Are Worth Marketing To

(DGIwire) – Which segment of consumers is most likely to furnish their house with the most prestigious offerings? Hint: it’s not newlyweds in a modest starter home. Sellers of furniture and other luxury home products are much more likely to find satisfied customers—and substantial sales—among the silver-haired portion of the population. Yet to a … [Continue reading...]

Electric Vehicles and the Electrical Grid: Can the Relationship Work?

(DGIwire) – Electric vehicles (EVs) feature strongly in a multitude of rosy visions about the future. Unfortunately, these visions don’t go as far at the moment as some might hope, thanks to a sobering realization: today’s electrical grid would likely fail catastrophically if the entire U.S. car fleet immediately made the switch to running on … [Continue reading...]

Three Organic and Sustainable Food Trends in 2018

(DGIwire) – The popularity of organic and sustainable food is at an all-time high, driven in part by its popularity among millennials. In fact, according to Forbes, organic food currently represents 5.3 percent of total retail food sales in the U.S. What are some of the specific developments to look for this year as greater numbers of consumers … [Continue reading...]

Training Patients to Self-Inject: Moving the Needle Forward

(DGIwire) – When a patient is required to self-inject their medication, they may be apprehensive during the initial few months, known as the onboarding period. As recently reported in Healthcare Packaging, Noble International Inc.— a developer of patient-centric, advanced drug delivery system trainers custom-built for the world’s leading … [Continue reading...]

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