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Besides jobs and cutbacks on spending, the first thing to go during a recession is employee morale. This is extremely detrimental to maintaining the necessary productivity necessary to compete in a sluggish economy. As daunting as it may seem, increasing employee morale and motivation can be accomplished with some basic straight forward techniques. There's really no mystery to creating and maintaining a positive work environment if genuine commitment to employees is maintained.
There are many reasons people work, but most work for the monetary compensation. There's a new trend that is rearing it's ugly head in the war against good wages. Employers are using the bad economy as an excuse to get good employees for less wages. Are you one of them? There is a price to pay for using such practices: low productivity, poor morale, no teamwork, and reduced quality. It may be time for taking a second look at your compensation packages.
If you love ice cream, you may be shocked to learn what goes into the commercially made product. Chemicals used as paint solvents, in printing inks and antifreeze, as well as soaps and detergents. Here's a list of chemical ingredients commonly found in your favorite flavors, with all the known side effects and illnesses that go hand in hand with consuming such chemicals. Be prepared to scream.
If you're wondering why the cost of food keeps going up, blame it on the bees. Or rather, blame it on Bayer and Monsanto whose poisonous concoctions have only served to kill off the very organisms necessary for raising the crops to fruition. A class of pesticides known as neonicotinoids are being liberally applied in an effort to increase yields in planted crops, but without the bees necessary for pollination, the crops will bear no bounty.
This 4th segment in a series is a personal accounting of the fight to bring back health and get off of deadly statin drugs. Along the way, Type 2 Diabetes was reversed, high blood pressure was resolved, and extreme weight loss was achieved. A lifetime of irresponsible behavior and lifestyle had brought Mark to Death's door. A decision was made to begin living again.
Controversy over the use of statin drugs is heating up as more and more studies prove they're just no good for us. But what about cholesterol? The truth is that cholesterol is not only good for us, but it is necessary to maintain life. We cannot survive if we don't have adequate cholesterol levels to support muscle function, control insulin, and a host of other reasons on a cellular level. Read on to discover how statins are killing us, slowly but surely.
The battle cries have grown louder! Environmentalists and the entire "Green" community are raising more questions regarding the use of even hybrid organisms. The death of 15 cows who died after munching on Tifton 85 Bermuda grass emitting cyanide gas has experts guessing about what may have caused the event, but my research has turned up some interesting information that brings our government, Monsanto, and the University of Florida into the picture, though perhaps only marginally. You decide
5 easy recipes for homemade natural skin care remedies to heal problem skin. Create your own astringent to relieve bloating and puffiness of the face. Clear up puffy eyes, acne, and dry, rough skin patches on your elbows and ankles. Recycle used coffee grounds as the perfect exfoliating scrub. Easy and fun. Smells good too!
Learn 4 homemade skin care recipes. Hand and body lotion, facial scrub, bath melts and bath salts. Use different essential oils for pleasing fragrances that won't harm your skin. Create your own personal line for personal use or to share with friends. This is only the beginning.
This is the fifth in a series of articles detailing the discovery, the military use, the legal battles faced by victims, and the massive ongoing cover-up of the deadly chemical manufactured by Monsanto, Agent Orange. Discover the battle of US Navy Veterans still locked in combat with Department of Veterans Affairs over denied benefits associated with Agent Orange exposure during the Vietnam War.
This is the third in a series of articles detailing the discovery, the military use, the legal battles faced by victims, and the massive ongoing cover-up of the deadly chemical manufactured by Monsanto, Agent Orange. Read here the web of lies spun by, the then chemical giant, Monsanto Company. Learn of the lengths to which they were willing to go to protect their bottom line, bringing harm to hundreds of thousands with the blessings of the US government.
This is the second in a series of articles detailing the discovery, the military use, the legal battles faced by victims, and the massive ongoing cover-up of the deadly chemical manufactured by Monsanto, Agent Orange. Step into the aftermath of the Vietnam War and learn about the first class action lawsuit filed on behalf of Agent Orange victims. See if you can unravel the reasons our gov't would partner with a company like Monsanto.
This is the first in a series of articles detailing the discovery, the military use, the legal battles faced by victims, and the massive ongoing cover-up of the deadly chemical manufactured by Monsanto, Agent Orange. Step into the courtroom of Judge Jack Weinstein as he single handledly denies thousands of veterans their right to a jury trial to determine damages caused by Monsanto's deadly chemical.
It began with one 16 year old girl, then became two, and before Fall was over there were a 12 teenage girls stricken with a mysterious illness no one could explain. By the end of the year another three students had joined their ranks. A derailed train dumped cyanine and trichloroethylene onto the ground not three miles from the new high school. But that was 40 years ago. Could a chemical absorbant spilled so long ago suddenly be causing these otherwise unexplained illnesses?
Do GMO's cause allergies? It's been noted by the medical profession that food allergies are on the rise at an alarming pace. The latest figures released by the CDC in 2008 claim an 18% increase between 1997 and 2007. Scientists are seeing the parallels between this increase and the introduction of genetically modified food beginning in 1990.
Bipolar Disorder is on the rise and professionals are scrambling to understand why. Is it a matter of over/under diagnosis or are EDC's the primary factor in the escalating cases of both adult and juvenile Bipolar Disease? New studies of the effects of endocrine disruptors are showing parallels with the increases in BD prevalence.
The companion piece to Fluoride: America's Drug of choice, this article goes into depth about the people whose research has exposed the lies behind fluoridation. Read the stories of the early researchers whose initial fight brought the truth about the poison known as fluoride to the attention of the consuming public.
The heated debate over the alleged safety of fluoridated water has picked up steam over the last several decades. Released information brought about through the FOIA has unleashed an avalanche of criticism on those who maintain it is beneficial to the well-being of our children's teeth. A thorough investigation of declassified documents and studies, as well as more recent study undertakings is painting a different picture. This article examines how fluoridation got its start and who is benefi
The political debate over separation of church and state has been actively argued for the last fifty years. Some claim the removal of prayer in schools is unconstitutional while others insist that inclusion of prayers is a constitutional right being denied by left wing lawmakers. But what of the other aspects associated with a lack of religion in the lives of our young people? This article describes the personal experience of a student during the elimination of prayers in the scholastic setti
Unemployment is rising despite government's attempt at reworking the numbers to exclude those whose benefits have run out. The fact remains that the United States has been bleeding hundreds of thousands of jobs. The culprit? American Corporations hungering for low cost wages, loose foreign employment laws, and employees requiring no benefits packages. It's been estimated that between 3.5 million and 5 million jobs will have been moved out of the US by 2012.
Corporations crying over the high tax rates levied against them, have continued to move American jobs overseas. The question begs to be asked whether a 30% foreign tax rate truly makes the difference over the 35% American rate, or if the true lure is the slave wages accepted in under developed countries. These same corporations are the ones standing in the way of minimum wage increases on foreign soil. This article takes a look at some of the numbers, using several famous corporations as an
Our circadian rhythms work with our biological clocks to form our sleep patterns. Research has shown a link between circadian rhythms and endocrine disruptors. If you're experiencing unusual sleep problems and changing patterns, exposure to EDC's might be the root cause of your distress.
Proponents of agricultural biotechnology claim that genetic modification of crops will put an end to world hunger and guarantee enough food for a growing world population. But have they gone too far? As more and more GMO's become available, concerns about the hazards of genetically engineered food are growing. The latest outrage has been the addition of rice and corn modified with human genes.
Inventive Spelling: A Misguided Effort Towards Real Education or A Sinister Plot To Dumb Down The Population?
Inventive spelling has been touted as the latest and greatest method of educating our children to communicate the written word. However, the fact that college graduates aren't able to spell even the most rudimentary of words, and the results of national testing would serve to prove otherwise. Are we intentionally dumbing down America's children? or is this simply a good idea proved wrong?
The human endocrine system regulates our body functions such as metabolism and growth. It's a complex network which communicates with our nervous system, but in order to work properly, certain requirements must be met. Every day we ingest food laced with additives, preservatives and pesticides that disrupt the delicate balance. How healthy is YOUR diet?
Growing concerns over the issue of ever increasing obesity rates have experts urging Americans to eat healthy and utilize an exercise program. But how easy is it to eat healthy when harmful additives and hormones have become an unwanted but definite part of our diet? If you've done the diet and exercise thing and still find difficulty in achieving weight loss, it may be due to your consumption of meat tainted with growth hormones.
Studies give evidence that incarceration of juveniles in adult prisons is detrimental to their health as well as to society. There are currently 2,574 children under the age of 18 serving life sentences without parole. This article explores the disadvantages faced by juveniles who are tried in the criminal court system of the United States.
John Dewey and William Kilpatrick were strong advocates for changing the way American students were taught. Did changes in methodology and content beginning in the 1920's contribute to a nation full of under educated graduates? Have so called new methods served to reduce the knowledge to be gained rather than add to intellectual pursuits? This article walks through the various changes through the decades and questions the socialist agenda of the two most noted educational reformers of the 20t
With the discovery of "mirror neurons" in 1996, there has been a lot of attention given to their study. Research gives evidence that humans may have the capability to read minds. Studies show how we relate; when humans interact with each other, we create internal representations of their actions, emotions, and even sensations as if it were actually ourselves doing the sensing, feeling, and even moving.
Recent studies have indicated that the ability to multi-task is nothing more than a myth. Moreover, it causes low levels of productivity and may be rewiring our brains to process information differently, not allowing for focused critical thinking. Is ADD just a neurological response to brain overload?
Is drug-induced brain enhancement an ethical solution to keeping up with intellectual progress? Or is it a quick way to turn healthy adults into patients suffering from a multitude of nervous disorders and other physical symptoms? This artical presents a quick look at questions rising out of the practice of using drugs to intensify focus and speed up learning.
The ACLU on behalf Of David House, a computer programmer who is a member of the Bradley Manning Support Network, has filed a suit against Homeland Security for the illegal search and seizure of David's personal laptop. They claim that confidential information regarding donors, other members email addresses, as well as David's personal financial information has been compromised. It's essentially another attempt at eliminating the Constitutional rights bestowed by the forefathers of the United St
Who's responsible for generating the myth known as global warming? Margaret Thatcher and Crispin Tickell cooked up the scheme to create an issue by which the newly elected Thatcher could represent herself as an authority in 1979. Today, thousands of people have been fooled into believing the scheme, and governments have jumped on the bandwagon as a means to extracting still more money from taxpayers. Read on for a complete history of how and why Global Warming is one of the biggest hoaxes of
Aspartame, otherwise known as Nutrasweet is a danger to our health. In addition to causing cancer, there is a host of ailments associated with the chemical. How did the manufacturers of NutraSweet manage to get approval of their compound if it's as dangerous as we are told? The story is a common one where greed and financial power are blended with that of political power.
The subject of a New World Order has been a recurring theme since the Senior President Bush took office. This article explores the background and foundations of the idea known as the New World Order.
This year marks 10 years since terror proved it had grown roots in American soil. Much has been written and rewritten about the events of 9/11, as well as some of the blunders in handling a growing concern with terrorism. The author gives a chronological order of events for the years leading up to that terrible day in American history.
Recent medical research has cast a shadow of doubt that is fast becoming a blanket of darkness over the question of whether Shaken Baby Syndrome is a reality. The syndrome was coined in 1946 by Dr. John Caffey who based his opinions on his own observations and suspicions regarding several of his own cases. Have innocent people been imprisoned because of pseudo science?
Our insistence on being politically correct has led us down the merry path extreme Islamists have always intended, that of becoming a country divided on how we should be treating Muslims and their religion. There can be no division if we are to preserve the Constitution of the United States. There can be no division when we are called upon to defend and guard what is legal within our own secular laws.
Where did the tradition of celebrating birthdays originate? Who were the first recipients of birthday celebrations and why did we honor them? Find these answers and more in the Origins of the Birthday Celebration.
An examination of the true meanings behind being humble yet maintaining pride in one's accomplishments. Too often we confuse our own feelings of inadequacy with the need to remind others of their responsibility to remain humble in the faces of their successes. This article is a close examination of what drives us to respond to others' success in this way.
Every state has an abundance of left over laws from years gone by. Most of them no longer serve the purpose for which they were enacted. Here is a list of dumb laws still affecting the lives of the citizens in each state. Funny, silly, mostly outrageous.
Personal account of the discovery of cancer, the dangers of ignoring it, and the inevitable required surgery which could have been avoided. Basal Cell Cancer is the least dangerous of the different skin cancers, however, allowing it to grow unchecked is a recipe for disaster in the form of severe disfigurement. And while it's usually not deadly, there are cases where it has become so by invading other areas.
Basal Cell Carcinoma is a slow growing form of skin cancer. It is the most common type of skin cancer, accounting for 75% of all skin cancers reported. Though it's not likely to become deadly and...
A humorous look at the communication gap between parents and children who take their words in a literal sense, rather than in the rhetorical manner they are meant. Funny comparisons between the intended meanings and the literal meanings.
Why do we sleep? Why do those who are depressed seem to sleep more? Sleeping is one way for humans to interact with their spiritual counterparts when searching for answers pertaining their lives. The author relates her spiritual understanding of the need to sleep.
There are many myths surrounding the origins of the Tarot, but none of them cover the history or the background of the people most notable for making use of the cards. The author discusses some of those myths while giving enlightenment regarding how the modern practice of Tarot came out of a simple card game played by Italian nobles. An explanation short history on the possible origin of the gypsies is also outlined.
Third segment in a series covering the true personal journey of the author as she searches for truth in the meaning of her life. Dealing with electronic voice phenomenon known as EVP and some interaction between herself and a particular spirit, she takes us along on her quest for the afterlife.
This is one of those funny stories I've posted on the internet that I'll be telling for years to come. As T&A truckstops go, it was typical with a restaurant, store , internet and of course showers. I was laughing so hard at the funny expressions on the cashier's face by the time we left that I was sure I would need to change my clothes again. Funny as only funny can happen to me.
Personal satisfaction on the job can only come about if one has the freedom to contribute in ways which allow him to stretch his mind and challenge his thinking. Leadership is about being able to take others along on the journey.
Arnold J. Toynbee, an economic historian, stated that "the supreme accomplishment is to blur the line between work and play. But just how does one go about doing that? Controlling our thoughts is the first step in that direction. By focusing on what we like about our job and making connections between the job and how it will benefit us in the long term, we can begin to look forward to another day on the job.
Streaking is the funny story of two teenage girls growing up in the 1970's. Joni is a skinny, not so attractive ugly duckling when she leaves to go on vacation, but comes back a beautiful seductive swan. Bored with the choices of entertainment available, she talks her friend into streaking down the highway, only to encounter police during their little jog. Running as fast as their legs can go they try to outrun the cops. Based on a true story.