Legalized recreational marijuana a substitute for alcohol, but not tobacco

The recent wave of recreational cannabis legalization across the U.S. could generate $22 billion in sales per year, but not everyone is happy about it. New research to be published in an upcoming edition of the INFORMS journal Marketing Science, titled, “Asymmetric Effects of Recreational Cannabis Legalization,” shows the alcohol industry could be impacted when the substance is legalized. “It appears the alcohol industry has a valid reason to be concerned about legal marijuana and may need creative strategies to avoid market decline if it passes,” said Pengyuan Wang, an assistant…

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Technology Stocks Lead the Entrepreneur Index™ to New Highs

Don’t worry investors, the Fed has your back. That appears to be the signal Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell is sending to the market as it continues its longest bull run on record. In Congressional testimony this week, the Fed Chairman expressed continuing concerns about international trade and global economic growth despite an unexpectedly strong June jobs report and slightly higher inflation than expected for the month. The Fed is still expected to cut interest rates at the end of the month. The major stock indexes all set new highs…

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Kim Kardashian West Will Relaunch Her “Kimono” Line Under a New Name

Last week, Kim Kardashian West launched a new line of “solutionwear” called Kimono, aimed at modernizing the world of shapewear with “solutions that actually work.” The beauty mogul’s other brands, Kimoji and KKW Beautyriff off her first name as well—but without referencing an age-old, traditional Japanese garment. The surmounting backlash to the brand’s name, which includes Kim’s name but also aligns historic and traditional Japanese clothing with undergarments, prompted a reaction from Kim Kardashian West today. The beauty, fashion, tech, and reality TV entrepreneur announced that she plans to relaunch the…

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Copper compound shows further potential as therapy for slowing ALS

A compound with potential as a treatment for ALS has gained further promise in a new study that showed it improved the condition of mice whose motor neurons had been damaged by an environmental toxin known to cause features of ALS. ALS patients are categorized either as familial – meaning two or more people in their family have had the disease, which in their case is linked to inherited genetic mutations – or sporadic, which accounts for about 90% of the cases. Sporadic means the cause or causes are unknown.…

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8 Ways to Get More Done as a Small-Business Owner

Entrepreneurs everywhere face a similar challenge each day: it seems there’s always more to do than time in which to do it. The good news is that since all of us are working on a time-management and productivity equation, there’s plenty of good advice to go around. Only 33% of business owners want to grow their businesses which means managers and owners needs to be as productive as possible.  Consider these eight tips from professionals and experts. 1. Batch similar tasks. Getting into a groove counts for a lot, when it comes to…

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Could coffee be the secret to fighting obesity?

Scientists from the University of Nottingham have discovered that drinking a cup of coffee can stimulate ‘brown fat’, the body’s own fat-fighting defenses, which could be the key to tackling obesity and diabetes. The pioneering study, published today in the journal Scientific Reports, is one of the first to be carried out in humans to find components which could have a direct effect on ‘brown fat’ functions, an important part of the human body which plays a key role in how quickly we can burn calories as energy. Brown adipose tissue…

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HOW TO SOOTHE A SUNBURN AT HOME

Sunburns are the worst. Who hasn’t had a perfectly good vacation or beach day ruined by bright red, sometimes blistering burn at one point or another? Even though we know the importance of wearing a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher every day — because prevention is by far the best defense against the sun’s harmful rays — no one is perfect. Sunburns happen and if one happens to you, you’re going to want to find a quick way to ease the pain and soothe the damage at home. Here’s how: SUNBURN TIP #1: COOL…

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