Christina Penrose

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A Test For Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

<i>By Nathan Collins</i><p>Chronic Fatigue Syndrome affects one million Americans, according to recent estimates. Yet there's no reliable lab test for the illness, and researchers are still struggling to understand why and how the disease develops. That situation may soon improve, as researchers have found …

Immune System

Sleep Patterns of Successful People in Tech and Engineering

I used to only sleep between five and six hours a night. While this may sound crazy to some, I was pretty consistent with this sleep behavior, and I …

Bill Gates

Could flexible working hours be the answer to the sleep loss epidemic?

It is estimated that around 30% of adults do not get enough sleep on a regular basis. To put it another way, their sleep need – the actual amount of …

What Is Melatonin And Should You Really Take It For Sleep?

<i>By Zahra Barnes for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>When it comes to living healthy, you know getting enough sleep matters. You can't kill it at work and at the gym if you aren't hitting the sack hard to let your mind and body recuperate. So if you're a tosser-and-turner, your ears might perk up at the mention of …

Sleep

This Is What's Ruining The World's Sleep -- And It's Not Our Technology Addiction

Between keeping our smartphones by our pillows and binge-watching Netflix before finally closing our eyes, you'd think our ever-growing connection to technology was responsible for most of our sleep woes. But it turns out stressing about money and work takes the sleep deprivation-causing cake, …

Binge-Watching

Because it's World Sleep Day, here's how to get your sleep on

Today is World Sleep Day, that special time of year when we come together to gripe about how little sleep we really get.<p>Recently, the National Sleep …

13 Things You Should Have In Your Closet By 30

All of the touches you need to add warmth, style and creativity to the most-used space in your home.<p><i>Courtesy of LA Closet Design</i><p><b>1. Something Cozy Underfoot.</b> You know how you feel when you step into your favorite slippers?It's like that, but EVERY time you walk into your closet."I think that by the …

10 Ways to Squeeze a Little Extra Storage Out of a Small Pantry

(Image credit: Faith Durand)<p>If you're an enthusiastic cook and rambunctious baker, you can never have enough pantry space. Here are 10 ways to make …

Spices

How We Work, 2015: Andy Orin's Gear and Productivity Tips

Every week we ask notable people how they do what they do, and now it's our turn at the table. I'm Andy and here are my slightly embarrassing work …

How to Be More Assertive and Hold Your Ground in a Conversation

It can be rough when you don't feel like you're heard in a conversation, but it can be even worse when someone hears exactly what you're saying and …

An Incomplete Guide to the Complete Wardrobe

Of all the incredibly boring articles ever written about fashion (and dear God, there are literally <i>thousands</i>), one stands head and shoulders above the rest in its stupidity: some version of "<i>10 Perfect Items for a Complete Wardrobe</i>."<p>Because come on, absolutely no wardrobe is complete with just 10 …

Clothing

WhatsApp founder among young tech tycoons dominating philanthropy

WhatsApp co-founder Jan Koum embodies the ethos of how the new generation of tech entrepreneurs is reshaping philanthropy: Give early and give large.<p>Last February, Facebook bought WhatsApp, a mobile messaging service, for $19 billion. Eight months later, the 38-year-old Ukrainian immigrant gave …

16 Problems Only Neat Freaks Understand

It's not easy being clean.<p><b>1.</b> <b>You have to get up a half an hour early so that you have time to clean before you leave.</b><p>How could you focus at work if your coffee cup was still in the sink?<p><b>2.</b> <b>Office life is stressful because your cubemate's space is so messy.</b><p>You ask to start working from home just so …

How to Save Money When You Don't DIY

<i>Laura Gaskill, Houzz Contributor</i><p>The Internet is overflowing with ideas (many good ones!) for crafting, painting and DIYing your way to a beautiful home on a budget. But what if you don’t want to DIY? Here are 10 smart ways to save money while decorating your home — with nary a staple gun or stencil …

Home Decorating

Want Highly Motivated People? Here's Why You've Got It Wrong

Unless tied to actual job requirements, competencies like leadership and drive can quickly lead to a dysfunctional and disengaged workforce.<p>Gallup recently reported that 68% of the U.S. workforce was disengaged. I contend that one big cause of the problem is the continued use of generic competency …

Employment

An Introduction to Data-Driven Decisions for Managers Who Don’t Like Math

Not a week goes by without us publishing something here at HBR about the value of data in business. Big data, small data, internal, external, experimental, observational — everywhere we look, information is being captured, quantified, and used to make business decisions.<p>Not everyone needs to become …

5 Social-Media Hacks to Boost Your Brand Starting Right Now

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest are slowly moving toward the concept of ecommerce integration. Savvy brands have already found creative work-arounds that make it possible to hack social media sites to fuel …

Marketing

Why You Should Always Delegate Before You Really Have To | Inc.com

If you are feeling overwhelmed, you are not alone.<p>The frustrations you are experiencing are both understandable and predictable. As small companies grow, the founder can no longer do everything himself. Many refuse to delegate, and their organization stop growing. Their companies never become any …

Entrepreneurship
North Carolina

Getting the Best Testimonials From Clients to Use in Your Marketing

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Being the child of two educators, I grew up hearing my parents’ students ask, “Can you please write me a letter of recommendation?”<p>And, when teachers are teaching hundreds, and sometimes thousands, of students a year, it can obviously be …

Ice Cream

How Authenticity Can Keep Professionals From Growing Into Effective Leaders

The concept of “authenticity” means many different things to different people: not putting on a show, being true to one’s values, being transparent, feeling aligned with one’s integrity, etc. For many, the practice of authenticity feels positive, liberating and growth-inducing. But, in practice, it …

Selling

How This Woman Turned a Layoff Into a $3 Million Business

After being let go from her retailing job, Heidi Rasmussen joined her husband to launch the health discount card freshbenies.<p>At age 15, Heidi …

Dental Care

Greece is backtracking on privatisation and markets are surging on a rumoured deal with Europe

Greece's new government is backtracking on its plans for Greece's ports, according to The Wall Street Journal. Syriza, which won Greece's election in late January, had promised to stall the Port of Piraeus' privatisation, but it will now go ahead.<p>Here's The Journal:<p>Selling the state's 67% stake in …

Europe

The 10 most important things in the world right now

<b>1.</b> When it meets with eurozone partners on Wednesday, Greece's radical government will ask for a "bridge" agreement until a wider debt deal can be negotiated in September.<p><b>2.</b> A senior government official says the mysterious death of Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman is part of an attempted coup …

Europe

The Amazon and Microsoft clouds are in Seattle, but that’s not where devs are going next

Seattle seems like an obvious enough choice for the next hot spot for developers. It sports two of the largest cloud providers — Microsoft, with its Azure cloud, and Amazon.com, with Amazon Web Services. Seattle has a strong university system as a solid feeder into those tech companies. Beyond …

Microsoft researchers say their newest deep learning system beats humans — and Google

Microsoft Research has outdone itself again when it comes to a trendy type of artificial intelligence called deep learning.<p>In a new academic paper, employees in the Asian office of the tech giant’s research arm say their latest deep learning system can outperform humans by one metric.<p>The Microsoft …

The best pizza in 11 big cities around the US

In celebration of this important holiday, the editors at Zagat shared the best pizza joints in 11 big cities around the US.<p>From Dallas to New York to Seattle, here are some epically delicious pies.

Texas

With Oil And Gas Pipelines, China Takes A Shortcut Through Myanmar

On the 29th of January, China opened, with little fanfare, a <b>new oil link</b> through <b>Myanmar</b>. Despite its low profile, this project has clearly been a huge undertaking, both technologically and politically. This 2,400km long <b>pipeline</b> runs through some of the most rugged areas on the planet, marked by …

Oil & Gas Industry