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Gene Interacts with Stress and Leads to Heart Disease in Some People

Gene Interacts with Stress and Leads to Heart Disease in Some People

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  DURHAM, N.C. – A new genetic finding from Duke Medicine suggests that some people who are prone to hostility, anxiety and depression might also be hard-wired to gain weight when exposed to chronic stress.

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Voter Suppression:  One More Round The Ground Game - Getting Out the Vote

Voter Suppression: One More Round The Ground Game - Getting Out the Vote

By Peter Grear

Educate, organize and mobilize -- Around 30 days and counting, this election season is in the home stretch.  The highest profile race is for US Senate between Kay Hagan and Thom Tillis.  

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Voter Suppression: JUDGES MATTER Mobilize! Mobilize! Mobilize!

Voter Suppression: JUDGES MATTER Mobilize! Mobilize! Mobilize!

by Peter Grear

As we draw nearer to D-day, November 4, 2014, the political parties, candidates and pressure groups are identifying their issues, slates and strategies to win.  My title to this week’s commentary makes a gross understatement, judges matter. 

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Anxious? Activate Your Anterior Cingulate Cortex by Meditating

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 17 June 2013 11:06.

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., – June 4, 2013 – Scientists, like Buddhist monks and Zen masters, have known for years that meditation can reduce anxiety, but not how. Researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, however, have succeeded in identifying the brain functions involved.

Study Looks at Discrimination African-American Adolescents Face in Schools

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 17 June 2013 11:05.

Nearly 60 years after the Supreme Court outlawed racial segregation in public schools, African-American adolescents of all socioeconomic backgrounds continue to face instances of racial discrimination in the classroom. A new study sheds light on that and points to the need for students of color to rely on personal and cultural assets to succeed academically.

Aligning Values with Employer Can Lead to Promotion

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 17 June 2013 11:03.

Employees looking to move up within their organization should get on board with the goals and values of their employer, according to new research from Washington University in St. Louis. The study, “Status and the True Believer: The Impact of Psychological Contracts on Social Status Attributions of Friendship and Influence,” shows that employees who are “true believers” in the mission of their organization gain more influence in the company, while those who are not as invested in the company’s mission become pushed to the periphery.

Diluting Black Business

Written by Harry C. Alford on Monday, 10 June 2013 17:13.

(NNPA) - We have these programs from the blood, sweat and tears of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the other giants of the Civil Rights Movement. They saw the vision of having a new and improved civil rights act.  They envisioned one that would be more comprehensive than the Civil Rights Act of 1866 and 1957.  They demanded and bargained until President Lyndon Baines Johnson capitulated.  President Johnson had to convince many Democratic senators to go along with this.  He would refer to it as “The Nigger Bill” when encouraging the southern Democrats.  Thus, was the birth of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.  Finally, Blacks (on paper) became full- fledged American citizens.

New Technology Helps Graduates' Chances in the Job Market

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 10 June 2013 17:11.

Chicago, IL -- Employers are doing it. Daters are doing it. Even the government is doing it. So what is the "it" we're referring to here? Background checks. With nearly 75 percent of all employers now choosing to conduct background checks on all employees, the popularity of and the technology involved in conducting such searches continues to grow. And with many college graduates preparing to transition from campus to cubicle, it's important they understand these requirements and prepare for a litany of checks during their job hunt.

Treat Your Organization’s Most Valuable Resource with Care, Says Former Businessman of the Year

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 10 June 2013 17:09.

When a successful formula is discovered in the business world, it’s copied and becomes part of standard operating procedure throughout entire industries. The newest SOP trend among leading businesses? – Focusing on employee and family well-being, says Gary Kunath, who was honored nationally as Businessman of the Year and recognized with a dinner hosted by the President of the United States.

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