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13 Ways to Develop Laser-Like Focus

Here are some surprising ways to help boost your focus and performance.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you want to be successful, you have to find strategies that will help you focus despite all of the distractions that prevent you from doing the task at hand. …

Time Management

Yale-Trained Doctor Refutes Dangerous Misinformation Given by CDC's Dr. Paul Mead on Fox 5 Lyme Special

(Illustration: Laura Waldusky)<p><i>On June 30, Fox 5 New York aired a highly-rated thirty-minute TV special about Lyme Disease called "Lyme and Reason," in which I was interviewed with my doctor, Yale-trained internist and preeminent Lyme specialist, Steven Phillips. You can watch our segment here.</i><p>Also …

The secret Swiss Agent: Puzzling comments reveal new twist to the Lyme disease saga - Scope

While I was conducting a 2013 biographical interview with Willy Burgdorfer, PhD, the discoverer of the Lyme disease bacterium, he reluctantly …

Video shows woman withering in pain while suffering symptoms of Lyme disease

In the last month, Rachel Battersby has been taken to the hospital four times for debilitating body spasms due to Lyme disease. Now the Australian woman is fundraising to go to Germany for medical treatment.<p>More on this...<p>Battersby, 25, of Tugun, Queensland, posted a video on Australian fundraising …

Higher tick populations or not, take precautions against Lyme disease

Recent media reports have suggested that tick populations in Pennsylvania may be particularly high this year, leading to an increased risk of Lyme …

Disease

Prominent Neurologist Calls Lyme Disease 'A Human Rights Concern'

Dr. Frid is a New York-based board-certified neurologist and clinical neurophysiologist who specializes in infection-induced autoimmune disorders. I first met Dr. Frid in Amsterdam last May, where she was speaking at the Lyme disease awareness event Something Inside So Strong. We had a chance to …

LDI: Bring on The Regulators

There is a relatively new treatment for Lyme disease and the co-infections that is designed to improve how a person feels by regulating the immune …

Immunotherapy

When My Dog Comforts Me on the Rough Days With My Lyme Disease

This morning I sat outside for a few minutes, enjoying the gentle breeze and shade on the steps outside my backdoor. My dog, Tooka, was loving every …

Two new cases in Spain of potentially fatal Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever

Health authorities in Spain have identified two new possible cases of Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF), two days after the virus claimed its first casualty in western Europe.<p>Two women were on Friday evening placed in isolation wards in Madrid hospitals after showing symptoms of the deadly …

Disease

Interactive: The making of a microchip

From raw materials to retail shelves, the Internet of Things (IoT) holds an unprecedented potential to transform supply chains. Businesses are beginning to understand this: In a recent survey of supply chain professionals (most at the executive level), 55% of respondents believe the IoT will create …

Internet of Things

I Ran My Day Like Elon Musk Runs His -- and This Is What Happened

Here's what scheduling each five-minute chunk of my day and skipping breakfast taught me.<p>What happens when you try to run your day like Elon Musk, but you’re neither a CEO (sorry, Mom) or a billionaire? I decided to find out by breaking up my schedule on Tuesday, April 17, into five-minute time …

How Can You Tell a Great Leader When You See One? Look for This 1 Uncommon Sign

This is the stuff of which legacies are made, careers advance, and companies ultimately flourish.<p>Many of us have to make decisions that define who we are. It's often arriving at the crossroads of choosing between towing the line or doing the difficult, unpopular thing. And sometimes, doing what you …

Leadership

How to Lose Your Best Employees

You want to be a great boss. You want your company to be a great place to work. But right now, at this very moment, one of your key employees might be about to walk out the door.<p>She has consistently brought her best game to work and has grown into a huge asset. But her learning has peaked, her …

5 Questions Truly Exceptional Bosses Ask Their Employees

Why performance evaluations suck.<p>Performance reviews suck. Why?<p>Well, doing these reviews is like trying to drive forward, while keeping your eyes trained on your rear view mirror. You won't get anywhere. And you might just get into accidents!<p>Here's what I mean: you're hoping that your employees …

Employment

21 books you need to read this spring

Spring is here and that can only mean one thing: time to shake yourself out of hibernation and bust out that spring reading.<p>But with so many great …

Overdose Drug Improves Stroke Outcome

The life-saving drug used to treat opioid overdose, naloxone, reduces brain inflammation in the aftermath of stroke in male rats. The preclinical …

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This week is National Animal Poison Prevention Week! To help raise awareness of common hazards to pets, APCC has released their list of Top 10 Toxins …

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4 Habits of People Who Are Always Learning New Skills

Working in online learning, I’ve found that every year around this time there’s a burst of sign-ups from workers seeking new skills. Perhaps it’s a matter of New Year’s resolutions, or a reaction to seeing their friends and colleagues make big career changes each January.<p>Unfortunately, the initial …

Amazon Web Services

How to Manage Stress Like an Olympic Biathlete

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Race across the snow on skis as fast as you can. Now stop and shoot a target the size of an Oreo about 54 yards away. If you miss, you’ll ski penalty laps before you are allowed to race to the next set of targets.<p>Most of us will never try the biathlon, a uniquely …

Winter Olympics

15 Life Lessons I Learned by 50 (That I Wouldn't Have Believed in My 20s)

Everyone else is as insecure as you are.<p><i>What do 50-year-olds know that 20-year-olds often don't? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Phyl Bean, Attorney at Phyl Bean Law, on Quora:</b><p>Here …

How To Start — When You’ve Procrastinated On Your Goals For Too Long

<i>“</i><b>Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday</b><i>” </i>— Don Marquis<p>As you are reading this, you probably have a goal on your own, that you’ve …

New CRISPR tools can detect infections like HPV, dengue, and Zika

Meet SHERLOCK and DETECTR<p>Scientists are harnessing the same technology behind the powerful gene-editing tool CRISPR to develop cheap devices that can quickly diagnose infections. These systems, described in new research, have the potential to revolutionize how we detect and respond to viruses like …

Alzheimer's pervasive plaque contained when key enzyme is removed in mice, study finds

Brain plaque connected to Alzheimer's disease actually goes away in mice when researchers removed the enzyme BACE1, which is linked to the development of the disease, according to a new study published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine.<p>"To our knowledge, this is the first observation of such …