The Wrap: Rebels Super Rugby pre-season clicks through the phases

February 12, 2019

Understandably, most discussion about the Rebels’ Super Rugby prospects in 2019 turns towards the players, and whether the Wallaby-laden group can propel the Melbourne side to their first ever finals appearance since joining the competition in 2011. Scratch below the surface however and it’s clear that joining the elite echelon, or winning the Australian conference, is not just about the merits of individual players but more about the readiness of…


Genetic Study of Impulsiveness Reveals Associations with Drug Use

February 11, 2019

Some of the same genes that influence a person’s propensity toward impulsiveness also affect whether or not he or she will use drugs, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine.   Published today in the Journal of Neuroscience, the study is another in a series of studies done by researchers looking at the genetic underpinnings of behavior, addiction, and…


Relist Watch Returns

February 3, 2019

John Elwood reviews the first relists of 2019. Happy New Year and welcome back! Most of D.C. started 2019 nice and slow, enjoying offices (and roads) made quiet by vacations, both planned and unexpected. But not the Supremes. They jumped in with both feet, when most of the lawyering class was still lazily finishing off their fruit baskets. On January 4, the court gave plenary review to the Maryland and…


Motivating Retail Associates: 7 Proven Ways to Boost Employee Morale and Performance

January 31, 2019

Who you have in your store is practically as important as what you have in it. Your staff has a direct impact on sales, customer satisfaction, and the overall success of your store, which is why it’s important that you should not only invest in finding and hiring the right people but also put in the effort to keep them happy and motivated. To help you accomplish this, we’ve put…


Study Points to New Genetic Underpinnings for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

January 18, 2019

In the largest genetic study to date on Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), a leading cause of female infertility, an international team of scientists found new genetic associations for the condition and further evidence of its associations with metabolic disorders, menopause and depression.   Published in the journal PLOS Genetic, the study found 14 genetic variants associated with the condition, three of which were identified for the first time. The study…


U.S. News Reveals 2018-2019 Best Hospitals List

November 30, 2018

U.S. News & World Report recently announced its annual honor roll for the best hospitals in the nation. The rankings are based on a number of factors, including hospital performance in 16 areas of complex specialty care and in nine common procedures and conditions. According to the publication’s website, only 158 U.S. hospitals performed well enough to be nationally ranked in one or more specialties. “For patients and their physicians,…


New service to help dentists with transitions

November 17, 2018

ADA Practice Transitions is a new service offered through ADA Business Innovations Group to foster relationships between dentists at key points in their careers. The purpose is to match dentists who are looking to join a practice with owners who are seeking a partner, associate or someone to purchase their practice. ADA Practice Transitions was developed after field research uncovered a need in the marketplace for dentists who want to…


Q&A with Vegan Bros Matt and Phil Letton

November 16, 2018

Brothers Matt and Phil Letton have built their lives around animal advocacy with a focus on mainstreaming veganism through online courses, e-books, social media, videos, blogging and more.  Phil became vegan as a teenager and Matt followed a little while later, loosing 100 pounds! Over to Phil and Matt! How long have you been vegan? Our transition to become vegans was very unexpected, particularly because we were raised in a community that…


Unpacking The 2018 World Coffee Research Annual Report

October 22, 2018

While it’s tempting for many who own, work in, and frequent coffee shops to focus solely on day-to-day issues like rising rent, increasing labor costs, and fierce market competition, the coffee production sector currently faces critical long-term threats—threats like climate change, cost of production, and lack of educational and fiscal resources. These issues, if unchecked, will present major barriers to every link in the coffee supply chain, threatening the future…


Best F(r)iends Is The Tommy Wiseau And Greg Sestero Follow Up The World Needs

Lionsgate Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sestero will go down in history as one of the most charismatic, enigmatic and mesmerising duos Hollywood has ever seen. Their friendship is unique. Their road to stardom like no other. And the way they make movies will simply not be replicated by any writer, producer, or director for all of time. After The Room, and the money subsequently made from it, you’d think these…

October 14, 2018