Popular Testosterone Therapy Lacks Evidence Testosterone-replacement therapies promise to bring increased muscle mass, a heightened sex drive, more energy and maybe even some extra vigor in the golf swing for men with "low-T," or low levels of testosterone. But in the last five years, even as low-T has become a buzz word, some have questioned the claims of products that offer to boost levels of the hormone and improve fitness, libido and mental focus. Through prescription patches, injections and gels, along with the advent of "T-Clinics," where men can receive testosterone injections, the hormone is more readily available than ever, said Dr. Robert Schwartz, a geriatrics professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. But in June, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that all manufacturers of approved testosterone products must include a label that warns users about the risk of blood clots in the veins that the products may pose. [8 Tips for Healthy Aging] A natural drop Men's history is important
Eight Toughest Interview Questions | The Corner Office - Part 1 Interviews are designed to do just one thing: identify the best possible candidate for the advertised job. And sometimes it may feel that the questions being asked have been designed to deliberately catch you out or make you question whether you are up to the job or not. But that’s not their intention. Some questions aim to establish how well you cope under pressure, others will be to reveal your personality or to see what your career aspirations are. If you want to avoid an interview disaster, here are some of the toughest interview questions and their suggested responses. Q: “Tell me about yourself” This is perhaps the most open-ended question of them all and is typically used by interviewers as a warm-up question to give you the opportunity to shine. A: I started my media sales career five years ago as a telesales representative, rising through the ranks before gaining promotion to sales manager three years later. Q: “What are your salary expectations?” Q: “Why should we hire you”
Beach Bummer: Toxic Slime Will Hit Lake Erie Again Slimy green mats of toxic algae will again threaten the western shores of Lake Erie later this summer, according to an algae forecast released today (July 10). The predicted Lake Erie algal bloom will be smaller than in the past three years, but still above the average for the past 12 years, according to the National Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration (NOAA) forecast. The algae are also expected to collect on certain shorelines instead of spreading out evenly across the lake, NOAA said in a statement. The 2014 Lake Erie algae bloom forecast, as compared to previous years.Credit: NOAA This year's forecast calls for some 24,250 tons (22,000 metric tons) of blue-green algae to overtake Lake Erie's waters, while the average since 2004 is 15,430 tons (14,000 metric tons). This is the third year the agency has forecast the amount of toxic slime that would choke Lake Erie during the late summer.
List of Resume and Cover Letter Action Keywords Do you need keywords to use in your resume and cover letters? Using the right keywords not only shows what you have accomplished in previous jobs. They also help your job application materials get selected by the software and hiring managers who screen your documents. Here's a list of action keywords to use when applying for jobs. Resume and Cover Letter Action Keywords A Achieved, accomplished, adapted, addressed, analyzed, authored, authorized, assessed, assisted, appraised, amended, advised, allocated, altered, accelerated, acquired, acted, aided, assembled B Budgeted, built, balanced C Compiled, combined, challenged, chaired, committed, communicated, coordinated, calculated, contributed, commissioned D Decided, developed, disclosed, documented, discovered, designed, determined, demonstrated, deferred, distributed, directed, devoted, drafted, doubled, diversified F Facilitated, focused, financed, fueled, figured, fit, formed, fortified, functioned H Hired, handled J Judged Q Quoted
Future Drones Could Mimic Birds and Bats The flight habits of birds, bats and insects could inspire new designs of flying robots, say scientists who are using nature as a guide for developing innovative drone technologies. As part of a broad investigation of bioinspired flight control, 14 different research teams are stealing ideas from nature to make novel improvements to the capabilities of drones. "Whether this is avoiding obstacles, picking up and delivering items, or improving the takeoff and landing on tricky surfaces, it is hoped the solutions can lead to the deployment of drones in complex urban environments in a number of different ways," officials from the Institute of Physics (IOP) in the United Kingdom said in a statement. [5 Surprising Ways Drones Could Be Used in the Future] These technologies, IOP added, could be used for a variety of purposes, ranging from "military surveillance and search-and-rescue efforts to flying camera phones and reliable courier services.
The Mind Trick That Will Change the Way You Write Cover Letters Forever Finally. You found it. The dreamiest dream job that ever waltzed into existence. You sit down to craft your cover letter, and the primary thought in your mind is: I hope they choose me. Anxiety floods your body, triggering a rush of paralyzing thoughts and questions: Am I good enough? What pours out of your fingertips goes something like this: Dear Sir or Madam, I am writing to inform you of my interest in applying for the position of social media director at Save the Dolphins. You stop mid-sentence, realizing that your cover letter sounds totally depressing and awkward. The good news? Pretend. Pretend that the person you're writing to already loves and respects you. This person already gets what makes you great. You could even pretend that you just received an email from your soon-to-be boss, saying: Hey, since you're practically already part of the family, we'd all love to learn a little more about you! So, tell us: What inspired you to apply for this position? We're so curious!
Tea Around the World (Infograph) I don’t post a lot of infographics but as a tea and travel lover I couldn’t resist this one on different tea customs around the world. It was created by UIC and is a great primer on the importance of tea across many continents. What’s your favorite way to drink tea? Never trust a man who, when left alone with a tea cosy, doesn’t try it on. Billy Connolly, Scottish comedian Throughout history different cultures have built their own rituals, customs and ways of preparing tea. The word‚”tea” in the United Kingdom can refer to the drink itself or to an evening meal. History Tea was introduced to the UK in the 17th century. Facts Outside of China, the UK is the largest per capita consumer of tea in the world. Afternoon tea is sometimes called “low” tea as it’s served at lower (coffee) tables. Russian tea drinking is inextricably linked with the samovar that is used in its preparation. The samovar is actually a Mongolian invention that was adopted in Russia from the 17th century onwards. Presented by
here’s an example of a great cover letter A reader recently sent me one of the best cover letters I’ve ever seen, and she nicely agreed to allow me to reprint it here in case it inspires anyone else. Note: Don’t steal this letter or even parts of it. The reason this letter works is because it’s so customized to the writer’s situation and the job she’s applying for. Here’s some background from the writer before we get to the letter itself: I’ve been out of work (but doing freelancing) for the last several years since my company closed. Got a call a couple of days later, and it was the guy from the ad who said, “You should know that you get the award for best cover letter ever.” There’s your background. Dear ___, As soon as I saw your posting for a ____, I knew it was the perfect position for me – and that I was the perfect solution for you. As you will see from the attached resume, I’ve worn a lot of different hats. While writing is my passion, project management is my bread and butter. Sincerely, Rebecca Zultowski
Vaccine Manufacturing Gets Boost from Tobacco Plants Medicago says it’s improving the production of influenza vaccines in two ways: The firm starts with virus-like particles (VLPs) to generate a vaccine, and then it manufactures large quantities of a vaccine in the leaves of tobacco plants. Its technology platform is readily adaptable for the mass production of seasonal and pandemic vaccines, as well as biosimilars and other types of proteins. Medicago’s manufacturing platform uses Nicotiana benthamiana, also known as Australian tobacco. In 1999, Louis-Phillippe Vezina, Ph.D., co-founded Medicago to explore the manufacturing of proteins in alfalfa plants. Dr. Headquartered in Quebec City, Medicago recently opened Medicago USA in Research Triangle Park, NC, to manufacture affordable VLP-based vaccines. The U.S. Medicago USA is gearing up to conduct a rapid-fire test for DARPA.
How to stand out with your covering letter Your covering letter links your CV to the specific requirements of the job and the company. But rather than repeating information from your CV, grab the attention of the hiring manager by highlighting and expanding on relevant personality traits, strengths and experience. Make it personal Say why you want the job and/or why you're keen to work for the organisation. Perhaps you're a perfect match for the role, or you're impressed by the company's reputation for great products, services or innovation. If you sound genuinely enthusiastic, you stand a much better chance of wowing the hiring manager. In a recent Q&A, Scott Davidson underlines the importance of research before you start writing. Adam Kaveney adds further advice: "The real chance to stand out is to find an interesting angle. Your covering letter is a great opportunity to let your personality shine through, he says. Write as you normally speak to make your letter sound both professional and human. Keep it brief
Pacífico Colombiano Aserrío, Cabeceras, río San Juan, Chocó. Colección fotográfica Robert C. West, Biblioteca Luis Ángel Arango. El sitio Web Pacífico Colombiano es un espacio de divulgación dentro de la Biblioteca Virtual del Banco de la República en el cual se encuentra información sobre contenidos tanto físicos como virtuales del Pacífico Colombiano, desarrollo que se hace en cumplimiento de los objetivos del Programa PODER PACÍFICO como apoyo para la Maestría en Gobierno y Políticas Públicas - Enfoque Pacífico Universidades ICESI y EAFIT El programa es realizado en asocio con la Corporación Manos Visibles, la Fundación Ford, la Universidad ICESI y la Universidad EAFIT.
What Makes A Great Cover Letter, According To Companies? Advertisement Ah, the dreaded cover letter. Boring to write, difficult to get right, and you’re usually preoccupied by other things (such as the portfolio and resume, which are also really important). The status of the cover letter is changing in the Web industry. You may be interested in the following related posts: The Old Way: Copy, Paste… Personality-Free Anyone who has ever recruited for a job has received “that letter.” No Sirs or Madams! Addressing an actual person is so important. We trash generic inquiries (i.e. form letters) automatically. I want to click delete if I see “Dear Sir/Madam” or “To whom it may concern.” The worst thing someone could do is send over a generic copy-and-pasted email in which they’ve just changed your name or company name. Bcc Is Not Your Friend We’ve all done it. Technology gives you power to Bcc 100 email addresses or more at a time. Really? Structuring Your Cover Letter You’ve Got 20 Seconds… Short and Sweet, Please! First, we’re busy people. Questions?