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Mobile phones and WiFi radiation health risks

There have been many skeptics since the very initial introduction of wireless service about what the constant exposure to radiation can do to human health and the nature surrounding it.

While the world is bracing for the launch of 5G services the question of the health risks looms large.

The result of the extensive study that was conducted by the National Institutes of Health, US was inconclusive. The 10 year study was conducted using 2G and 3G wireless radiation exposure on animals for 9 hours each day. While it did show the increased risk of mutation leading to the growth of tumors or tissue and DNA damage in a group of rodents, another group did not show any evident health issues related to the exposure.

The International Agency for Research on Cancer has cited exposure to radiation as a potent carcinogen for humans. It means that long term exposure to radiations could result in extensive damage.

But here is something to think about. The studies were conducted on animals that were expo…

What Makes For a Great Location?

By Pritesh Jarodiya Location of the Business: An Essential FactorWhether you want to open a caf�, a restaurant, a hairdresser, a grocery store, a kindergarten, a clothing store or any other business, especially if retail services and sales, you need to find a suitable location for it. Today, businesses of any size and almost every industry are aware that choosing a physical location for a business can often be a crucial factor in the success of any company. Selecting a site for your retail outlet is a challenge and here's what you must consider before choosing a site for retail business.CostMost obviously, can you afford it. Also, though, consider whether your customers and employees can afford it. For example, is there free parking, or is it expensive?Proximity to Potential BuyersWhether they pass the business as part of their wanderings or they come to the place as a result of other businesses or institutions in the area. Observe the amount of traffic in the area where you want…

6 Signs You're Ready for a Career Change

By Estra Roell As you go through your life, you'll be growing and the career you chose as a younger version of yourself may not be the best fit for you now. It's important to be self-reflective and check in with yourself from time to time, especially if you notice yourself being bored or unhappy. No one deserves to spend their days doing something that is unfulfilling.Here are some signs you need a change:1. Energy depletion or boredom.Any job may have moments of boredom. But if you constantly feel apathetic and feel an energy drain at the end of each day, something's wrong. Do you dread Monday morning starting on Sunday afternoon? Does getting up each day require dragging yourself up and out the door through sheer willpower? Do you hate talking about your work?Explore what it is that's causing the energy depletion. Is it the actual job itself, the commute, your co-workers or the management style? Is there something you could tweak, like switching to a different posit…

It's NOT Their (Your Employees) Fault

By Blaine Millet I called into the call center at Sprint a few months back to get some information about purchasing the new iPhone X. After navigating through a myriad of selections I got to the right person (I think I pressed 2 - 2 - 4 - 6 and some other numbers to get there... not good). I explained what I was looking to do and wanted to know my options for upgrading to the new phone. There were no options... we have one way you can upgrade. Hmmm, not what I was looking for.After some discussion with the person, it was clear they had been given the script to deliver the one way of getting a new phone... no options. So I started to throw out some options for discussion. The first comment (and ongoing comment) is that I can only tell you about this one way to do an upgrade. So I suggested we get a supervisor involved and see if we can expand the choices and the discussion. After being on hold for a while, they came back and said they talked to their supervisor and there might be anot…

Got a Good Joke? Keep It to Yourself

By Larry Galler In a social gathering, many people often joke. They may kid one another while enjoying an evening together with friends, food, and beverage. We are relaxed among friends, just kidding around. But that's the social world. The business world is certainly not the same as a social gathering. In a business environment, we might gather over the proverbial water cooler and talk shop. Humor has a place in business, but you have to be careful not to offend.You have probably heard many jokes that started, "There was this Rabbi, a Priest, and a Minister having lunch together... " right? Some of these are funny, others are dull, and some are downright vulgar depending on your sensitivity or point of view... and these days some people are very sensitive, critical, and quick to explode and take offense.A joke in a comedy club or on late night television might cause the audience to become hysterical with laughter while the same joke at a conference table or break room …

Track Your Marketing For $80 a Year - Or Less

By Scott A Gardner Landing pages are great.  You can - and should - set one up for each different ad or content marketing effort you put out on the 'net.  Landing (or squeeze) pages are the Holy Grail when it comes to automatically adding contacts to your marketing & sales funnel.  But sometimes, the content just doesn't lend itself to a simple "give me your lead magnet" email exchange.  Sometimes, the prospect just has to call you.But how do you know which ad the prospect is responding to?Add One Number
Let's say you've put out two different ads - one that offers to remove a prospects pain with your solution, and one that promises to add pleasure with the same solution.  You ARE offering you target market prospects those two choices, aren't you?  Sure, you've got two landing pages, but what if you want a hot prospect to actually call you?For one ad, you can use your business phone number.  Many folks are using some flavor of Android phone, or ma…

The Advantages of the 50-60 Something Entrepreneur

By P Lorraine Wigglesworth Today, when younger entrepreneurs get so much media attention, it may seem that they have a head start, but in fact, there are twice as many successful entrepreneurs over 50 as under 25 (yeah baby). Apart from life experience, a 50 or 60-something entrepreneur has a couple of other advantages over a young entrepreneur, even if he or she is only starting their first venture. Listed below are just a few reasons why 50+ is a great age for anyone to make his or her dream of being an entrepreneur come true.Richer Network ConnectionsBy the time you reach 50 or 60, you've probably built at least a few strong professional connections, some of them perhaps even reinforced by strong friendships and other ties. This is especially true if you've been working in the corporate world. Knowing other people in an industry you are interested in, whether they are on the management ladder or not, can be a treasure trove of insight, advice, business opportunities, and p…

How to Get Started With Social Media for the 50-60-Something Entrepreneur

By P Lorraine WigglesworthWhen you see the title of this article, some of you may be saying, 'what do you mean, how do I get started with social media, like it's some big secret?' To some, it might sound like a silly question as most people just dive into a platform and begin making posts.Now imagine if you will, that you're a 50 or 60-something new entrepreneur. Most of your posts have been on Facebook or and you might have contributed to the company LinkedIn page, but you never had to bother with setting these social media accounts for your business.With dozens of multi-million networks and big companies pouring millions of dollars into it, social media may seem daunting for any small business entrepreneur, even more so for fifty-somethings who haven't grown up with the Internet. But the amount of exposure social media can bring your business, and the opportunity it offers you to connect with your target audience and spread the word about your products or servic…

Employing Fresh Graduates by Companies in Ghana - HR or Finance Decision or Both?

By Desmond AidooData from the Institute of Statistics, Social and Economic Research (ISSER) of the University of Ghana shows that only 10 percent of graduates find jobs after their first year of completing school and that it may take up to 10 years for a large number of graduates to secure employment due to varied challenges that ranged from the lack of employable skills, unavailability of funding capital for entrepreneurship, poor attitudes of graduates towards job opportunities, as well as the low capacities of industry to absorb the huge numbers. This was revealed by Mr Kofi Asare, an Education Consultant at the 2017 MasterCard Foundation Annual Learning Summit in Accra.No matter the reasons accounting for the low fresh graduates' employment, it goes to also suggest that, Companies in Ghana are failing to identify new and fresh batch of future corporate leaders and change makers. Of course, often a great business decision, trying to decide between hiring a recent graduate or p…

Considering Hiring A Virtual Assistant?

By Shalini Madhav Virtual assistants offer business support remotely using their own equipment. This means that they can work from for clients who are miles and miles away from them. The best thing about virtual assistance is that it does not come with costs for additional overheads. Whether you are a small business or not, you stand to gain a lot when you hire a reliable and professional assistant. The virtual assistants can handle different kinds of business tasks including:

Blog and social media management Project and website managementOnline researchScheduling and confirming appointments Making business calls Screening and responding to emails Creating invoices Booking travel arrangements Your assistant can handle almost all of your tasks even without being physically where you are. They make very good options compared to hiring or employing someone on part time, full time of temporary basis. There are so many instances that can compel you into getting this kind of assistance with…

Effective Leadership Qualities You Need To Be Successful

By Robert ThibodeauBeing an effective leader is more than just "barking out orders" and expecting everyone to accomplish every task successfully. Just because you are in a position to "give order" does not make you an effective leader. A true leader is able to help other people develop their leadership skills and gain their leadership confidence while accomplishing team goals. A great leader is able to lead his or her team of subordinates, regardless of what the situation is. Good or bad, a leader still leads. There will be good times as well as bad times. There will be times when it seems everyone and everything is coming against you at the same time. But a good leader will never succumb to the pressure. A good leader will never allow his or her subordinates to see them waiver.Do you possess the required skill set to be an effective leader? Let's find out.1. Honesty: Team member want to work for someone they can trust. Someone they can come to in a time crisi…

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Does this sound like something Amazon would write?

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Let me share my experience with you.
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