Yousuf Yaffa

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Why I Should Have Woken Up at 5 A.M. to Hit the Gym (and Not the Office) | Inc.com

<i>Editor's note: We asked noted entrepreneurs to reflect on what they wish they'd known starting out and to put it in a letter to their younger selves. Tom Gimbel is a founder and CEO whose LaSalle Network ranked on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. 10 years in a row.</i><p>…

Ancient herb ashwagandha gives boost to modern world

In a certified-organic field in Ramganj Mandi, India, the soil is arid and hasn’t seen water in months. This is exactly how the prolific crop growing there likes it best. Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), the jewel in the crown of the 5000-year-old system of Ayurveda – which means science of life – …

What is Object Oriented Programming?

Java is the primary language used to create Android apps. Java, you may have heard, is an ‘object oriented’ programming language. But what precisely does that mean?<p>Before Object Oriented Programming<p>One of the easiest ways to understand what is meant by ‘object oriented’, is to define what it is <i>not</i>. …

US patients who see immigrant doctors live longer than those treated by their American-trained colleagues

Of the roughly 926,000 doctors practicing in the US, about a fifth studied internationally. And by at least one measure, these doctors outperform their American-educated colleagues.<p>A study published in the British Journal of Medicine shows elderly Americans treated by a doctor who attended medical …

Africa's agriculture projects are growing inequality, not food

Brendan Brown, <i>University of Adelaide</i> and Ian Nuberg, <i>University of Adelaide</i><p>Low yield growth, increasing food insecurity, climate change and massive population growth are the four factors that will determine the shape of Africa over the next century. Even if countries on the continent are successful …

Startup’s ‘Farm From a Box’ kit grows enough food for 150 people

Everything you need to start a small farm—in a shipping container<p>We’ve seen many a clever shipping container building, but rarely one that so effectively combines transportability with community impact. But here comes Farm From a Box, essentially a shipping container starter kit that holds …

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University open days: what you should really look out for

Less than a month into the new school year and deadlines abound. There’s the unofficial personal statement deadline, the academic reference deadline, the second personal statement deadline – when you missed the first – and, finally, the official Ucas application deadline on January 15.<p>University …

Diagnostic Radiography at City University

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Pelvis and Hips: Essential Radiography (Re-post)

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Logo Blackouts: The Practice Of Camouflaging At The 2016 Olympics

It’s not an official Olympic event but for those of us who follow the sport of marketing, there’s a contest taking place in Rio between the strength of an athlete’s personal brand and the power of the corporate logo.<p>I’m talking about <i>camouflaging</i>, a practice in the elite world of track and field …

Science Explains Why You Can't Stop Eating Potato Chips

You might think fatty foods are delicious, but fat alone isn’t actually very appetizing. (The true taste of fat, according to recent research, tastes …

Thousands of refugees turn out for German jobs fair

<b>Berlin, Germany -</b> Thousands of job-seeking refugees have attended an employment fair in the German capital, Berlin, which attracted 211 prospective employers from a number of fields, including information technology, medicine, tourism and construction.<p>Monday's event at the Estrel Hotel was part of …

Neuroscience says these five rituals will help your brain stay in peak condition

Thanks to improvements in medicine, more of us are living longer. That makes we have a heightened investment in making sure our brains stay in shape as we age, too. While an increased life expectancy will not necessarily lead to a higher incidence of cognitive disorders, Alzheimer’s alone is …

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This Classic Algorithmic Problem Can't Get Any Less Complex (Deal With It)

Researchers offer a new proof that "edit distance" can't be solved any more efficiently.<p>A group of MIT computer scientists has proven—presented a proof for—a vexing and outstanding question in algorithmic complexity related to a rather dry-sounding but also completely fascinating and weird problem …