Ryan Musser

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Vitamin B6 and B12 Supplements Appear to Cause Cancer in Men

A newly discovered risk associated with common energy and metabolism pills<p>Energy. If you’re not taking vitamin B12, forget about having energy. As <i>The Dr. Oz Show</i> has recommended, “End your energy crisis with Vitamin B12.” The nice thing about sublingual pills is “you don’t need a doctor, you don’t …

This Science Just In Says You Should Eat These 6 Foods More Often

Recent research finds new benefits for a handful of foods that can help you live longer, stronger and smarter.<p>It can be exhausting trying to keep up with all the new research coming out each week telling you what (or what not) to eat. To streamline the process of sifting the science, here's a …

Holistic Medicine

Economic Storm Clouds Hang Over Kenyan Leader's Second Term

Winning a second disputed election may have been the easy part for Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta. Now he needs to tackle daunting economic …

From Bollywood to Baghdad, Screen Stories Help Create Empathy

We walked up a hilly field trudging through rows of sprouting seedlings, mottled with spots of brown mud from the rain that had since subsided. I was …

What Happens When Huge International Development Projects Fail?

Not long ago, few governments or companies would dream of building large-scale infrastructure in another country. It was seen as being too risky and the timeline for returns too long-term. But in the relative global calm and heightened interconnectivity of the early 21st century, the building of …

Sri Lanka

Tired of war, South Sudanese youth turn to art to push for peace

South Sudanese activists are using music, poetry, theatre, comedy, dance and fashion to preach tolerance in the world's youngest nation which has …

New methods and technology can make elections fairer

TO BE a democracy takes more than free elections. But no democracy can thrive without them. In some places votes are travesties, with incumbents …

Africa

Europe’s refugee crisis is making headlines, but Latin America’s is just as alarming

The global migration debate is sharpening. There is widespread alarm over the explosion of refugees – which reached 21.3 million people in 2016 – …

Nigeria likely to pass 2017 budget before May - lawmaker

ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria is likely to pass the 2017 budget into law before May, a lawmaker who chairs a committee on the spending plans in the upper chamber of parliament said on Monday.<p>The budget lays out plans to pull Africa’s largest economy out of its first recession for 25 years, largely …

Africa

President Muhammadu Buhari's illness 'slowing down' economic reforms in recession-hit Nigeria

Buhari, 74, is due to go back to the UK in April to undergo further medical treatment.<p>Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has decreased his working …

Taking a hot bath may be just as good for you as working out

At the end of a long workday, there are two vastly different ways to unwind: doing an intense workout or sinking into a hot bath. If the <i>only</i> reason …

Trump claims US gov't is letting undocumented immigrants vote

During a meeting with leaders of a union for border patrol agents, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said the US government is allowing …

Americans are spending a fortune on finding happiness—and becoming less happy in the process

As a Brit living in the United States, the sheer backbreaking intensity of the American approach to finding happiness can sometimes feel alien. People in America spend more time, emotional energy, and money in the quest for contentment than any nation on earth. The systematic packaging and selling …

Happiness

Resilience Is About How You Recharge, Not How You Endure

As constant travelers and parents of a 2-year-old, we sometimes fantasize about how much work we can do when one of us gets on a plane, undistracted by phones, friends, and <i>Finding Nemo</i>. We race to get all our ground work done: packing, going through TSA, doing a last-minute work call, calling each …

Self-improvement

Suburbs Trying to Attract Millennials Diverge on Development Patterns

Towns, sometimes miles apart, adopt starkly different strategies<p>By<p>Chris Kirkham<p>Chris Kirkham<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@c_kirkham<p>chris.kirkham@wsj.com<p>In the northern Dallas suburb of Frisco, Texas, developers are planning to build as many as 6,000 new condominiums and apartments, 10 hotels and …

Urban Design

Our life in three stages – school, work, retirement – will not survive much longer | Lynda Gratton and Andrew Scott

Babies born today have a good chance of surviving to be 105. If they are to exploit the great opportunities raised by longevity we must abandon outdated notions of a traditional life<p>For much of human history, life was well described by Thomas Hobbes as “nasty, brutish and short”. However, continued …

Retirement

Lessons from Kenya about what’s holding back solar technology in Africa

The spread of solar and other modern energy technologies in African countries is considerably low. Despite the global viability and growth in the …

How Four 20-Somethings With Student Loan Debt Spend Their Money

There’s no shortage of talk about how the burden of student debt is forcing the nation’s young people to put off life’s big milestones such as buying a home, saving for retirement or starting a family. Survey after survey attempts to draw conclusions about how Millennials are dealing with their …

Welcome To The Post-Work Economy

For the future economy to work, we need to get rid of our unhealthy fixation on what work and jobs mean to our self-worth.<p>If the goal of the economy is to provide decent-paying work for everyone, that economy clearly isn’t doing a good job at the moment. Real wages for most Americans haven’t …

Why Africa needs capitalism that is aligned with its development needs - The Africapitalism Institute

Africans have long engaged in capitalist economic transactions. But the type of capitalism introduced by colonialists has not always been aligned …

Business Collaborations in a Post-Competitive World

Businesses are paying more attention than ever to their sustainability performance and not just the bottom line. This is a good thing, but companies …

What I learnt about business in Africa from rowing across an ocean, by James Adair, Executive Search Consultant

In April 2011 I set off from Geraldton, Western Australia, with my Kenyan friend, Ben Stenning, and rowed the 3,500 miles west to the island of …

Millennials Are Reshaping The World Of Social Impact

The kids are taking over–and rather than being apathetic selfie-takers, they’re bringing a fresh perspective on the most effective ways to change the world.<p>Stories about millennials are unavoidable in the media today. We’ve all heard how they’re knocking at the door to the corner office and already …

This 20-Something Couple Is Spinning Their Side Hustles Into An Early Retirement

Meet the couple exercising their way to an early retirement.<p>“I don’t want to work anymore” is not an uncommon thought. In fact, as anyone who watched Ali Wong’s Netflix special has realized, it’s an incredibly relatable thought that most of us just try not to verbalize. The people who attempt early …

12 tips for getting a job in international development

<b>Jamie Furniss, programme director of MSc International Development,</b> <b>University of Edinburgh</b><b>, Edinburgh, UK,</b> <b>@UofE_MScID</b><p><b>Don’t assume studying international development is the best plan:</b> One mistake a lot of people make is to think that you need to study international development in order to ‘do’ …

How to Avoid the Trap of Self-Improvement

In the healing work of self-compassion, it’s important to avoid the trap of getting caught up in self-improvement. When you have a pervasive sense of …

Elections in Africa usher in positive changes

Democracy is improving across the continent aided by improved communication and a younger generation hungry for better economic management, writes …

Just Stop and Breathe - Center for Healthy Minds

Guided Practice<p><i>Led by Beverly Hays</i><p>Welcome to this meditation, using breath to help calm and focus your mind. Before beginning, I invite you to take a …

How to Reach Financial Independence Even if You Make an Average Income

<i>This is a guest post from Pauline from InvestmentZen.com</i>Reaching financial independence is not an easy task, but it is perfectly doable even if you …