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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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The Process of Success

Written by Small Business Insights Examiner Leona Charles on 25 April 2010.

Indentify your key business functions. • Use a critical eye to evaluate how to meet the needs of these functionsEvery business across every industry has one thing in common: a business process. Understanding your business processes and the value they can bring to your organisation can mean the difference between providing a service and adding value that your clients can see. A business process can seem complicated, but it doesn’t have to be. A business process is made out of all the steps it takes to produce your goods or services. Discovering where you strengths and weaknesses are can provide your company with substantial savings and can empower your staff to take ownership of the products and services you provide.

Where Should I Start?

• Indentify your key business functions.
• Use a critical eye to evaluate how to meet the needs of these functions.
• Consider any available alternatives and then ask yourself why you aren’t using them.

What Should A Process Show?

• When the activity starts and stops.
• What staff members or department is responsible for each part of the process.
• Where and how your suppliers and vendors affect product or service delivery.
• All of the supervisor/manager contact points.

What Does an Efficient Process Look Like?

• Consolidated tasks.
• Staff empowered to make and enforce decisions.
• Tasks occurring in a natural and logical order.
• Minimal waste.

While this is not an exhaustive list, it is a starting point  that will help you make the most of your business.

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