From the Editor's Desk Speaking of weird and unsavory, if there's one thing that really excites Peter Thiel, it's the prospect of having younger people's blood transfused into his own veins. That practice is known as parabiosis, and, according to Thiel, it's a potential biological Fountain of Youth--the closest thing science has discovered to an anti-aging panacea. More here
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Michael Phelps meets his sports idol Novak Djokovic in Rio Athletes idolize Michael Phelps. The most successful athlete in Olympic history said he met one of them for the first time in the Rio Olympic Village on Wednesday morning – Novak Djokovic, currently the No. 1 ranked men’s tennis player in the world. “I was walking back from an interview this morning
Net Neutrality in India: the Start of Something Big Something big is happening in India. While authorities in the United States and the European Union work to put the last big pieces of net neutrality regulation in place for their respective portions of the internet..
Motivate your unit managers with these simple steps Many new franchisees discover that they love being a franchise operator but often quickly learn that they can't always be in the store overseeing operations at all times. This is especially true as single unit operators expand. Since hourly employees typically need oversight, guidance, and sometimes redirection, many franchisee operators often turn to unit managers to help them keep the unit operating at maximum efficiencies. It's this
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Vocational training: Bridging the skill gap Financing technical vocational education and training (VET) is costlier than general education due to its technical nature. Pre-service training requires the installation of equipment and trained ins
Dollar gains on currency markets after encouraging jobs data New York, Aug 3, 2016 (AFP) -The dollar strengthened Wednesday against major currencies, including the euro and the pound, following the release of encouraging jobs data. Toward 2100 GMT, the euro stood at $1.1148, down from $1.1224 the day before. The dollar rose against the yen to 101.
Higher oil prices, jobs data boost US stocks New York, Aug 3, 2016 (AFP) -Wall Street stocks rose Wednesday following solid US hiring data and a rise in oil prices that lifted petroleum-linked equities. Payroll firm ADP reported that private US companies added 179,000 jobs in July, slightly better than expected. Dow member Chevron rose 1.
Instagram takes on Snapchat with self-destruct Stories : Report Photo sharing social network Instagram is taking on Snapchat with a new feature called Instagram Stories which allows users to post pictures and videos for 24 hours, the company said on its blog. It mentions that unlike regular posts, Instagram Stories will not allow users to comment publicly a