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Go With Your Gut: The Importance of the Gut Microbiome

The gut microbiome, a bustling community of trillions of microorganisms residing primarily in our large intestine, is often overlooked in its pivotal role in our overall health. Comprising an estimated thousands of different species, this complex system holds the potential to greatly impact many facets of our well-being, earning it the moniker “the forgotten organ”. While the gut microbiome is obviously important for digestion and metabolism, it controls and regulates a number of bodily function

This Silent Disease Leads to Diabetes, Cancer and Dementia

Metabolic syndrome is increasingly common. The Centers for Disease Control have found that more than 34% of adults over 18 have the condition. This is incredibly concerning as metabolic syndrome dramatically increases your risk of diabetes, heart disease and dementia. Here’s how to determine the risk factors and take steps to lower your risk. Metabolic syndrome is a group of risk factors that include high blood pressure, high blood sugar, excess body fat around the waist, and abnormal cholester

You Can Control Your Own Happiness

Roman emperor and philosopher Marcus Aurelius said, “The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts.” This aphorism was not proven in Aurelius’ lifetime, but the growing field of happiness research has finally synched up with his thoughts. It is possible to create happiness in your life, not just by thinking, but by engaging in certain activities that have been scientifically proven to boost mood and make you happier. But why do we need to

There’s Olive Oil in the Fountain of Youth: Benefits of the Mediterranean Diet

Eating like certain Mediterranean Europeans may help you live a longer, healthier life. Since the 1950s, researchers have been interested in the food and lifestyle habits of people who live on and around the Mediterranean Sea. Eating in the manner of residents of certain countries, such as Greece, Italy and Spain, can live up to 13 years longer. Though these countries have different cultures and customs, their dietary habits share certain commonalities. The combination of these eating habits is

What's Mental Health Stigma—and How Do We End It?

Mental health stigmas are negative judgments aimed at people with mental illness or anyone who is seeking counseling, therapy, or support for mental health concerns. Stigmas around mental health come in many forms and can be downright dangerous. For example, mental health stigma can cause shame and make it seem frightening or embarrassing for people to discuss common and treatable mental health disorders, such as substance abuse, and Stigma can discourage us from speaking with a therapist or

B2B - Business to Business

Law Firm SEO Tips: Content Marketing

What Is Law Firm SEO? How Can it Grow Your Bottom Line? Content marketing – producing and distributing blog posts, videos and other types of media to acquire customers – isn’t just for big companies. Even if your law firm is just you and a computer, content marketing can provide you with a valuable tool to generate trust and interest among potential clients. The key to good content marketing is providing your potential customers with something of value, even before they become your clients. Gi

The Best Financing For Buying a Gas Station Franchise

Buying a Gas Station Franchise: Where to Find the Best Financing Gas station franchises are attractive businesses for many small business entrepreneurs: Gas is a high demand product, which means a steady stream of customers. And, while gas doesn’t have a high margin, gas station convenience stores, car washes, and other additions provide a chance to increase profitability from non-gas sales. If you’ve already decided that buying a gas station franchise is your next opportunity, you need to be

Predatory Lending: How Do I Know if My Small Business Loan Officer is Legitimate?

Predatory lenders are easy to spot if you know these 4 red flags Predatory lending is a growing problem for small businesses. Whenever a lender is looking to protect their needs over the needs of their customers, they are engaging in predatory practices. Many companies take advantage of first-time business owners, women business owners, and minority business owners, who may be less familiar with entrepreneurship. Some laws allow companies to engage in predatory lending with little penalty. Pre

Improve Your Gas Station Profits With Employee Retention Programs

How to find and finance employee retention programs that are especially designed for gas stations and convenience stores Employee retention and turnover are big issues for gas stations and convenience stores. Cashier jobs usually involve standing for long hours, dealing with consumer complaints, and low wages to boot. These factors may lead to employee dissatisfaction, and unsatisfied employees are hard to keep – and keep happy. The good news is that there are many options for both getting an