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Study explains how protein keeps hunger at bay

By Julie Steenhuysen
Thu Jan 17, 2008 7:20 PM ET

Diets high in protein may be the best way to keep hunger in check, U.S. researchers said on Thursday in a study that offers insight into how diets work.

They found that protein does the best job at keeping a hunger hormone in check, while carbohydrates and fats may well deserve their current nasty reputation.

The study, which will appear in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, looked at the effectiveness of different nutrients at suppressing ghrelin, a hormone secreted by the stomach that stimulates appetite.

Personal Growth - Health

For not that much more, Americans opting to eat out

By Patrik Jonsson, Staff writer of The Christian Science MonitorFri Oct 6, 5:00 AM ET

By the time he's driven to the farmers' market, bought the organic veggies, and spent an hour of his time cooking a meal for himself and his wife, Mark Chernesky figures he's spent $30.

That's why today, after fighting rush hour, the Atlanta multimedia coordinator is rushing in to Figo's, a pasta place, for handstuffed ravioli slathered with puttanesca sauce. "I'll get out of here for $17 plus tip," he says.

Crunch the numbers and all across America the refrain is the same: Eating out is the new eating in. Even with wages stagnant, time-strapped workers are abandoning the family kitchen in droves.

"When I add my hourly rate, the time to cook at home, I can instead take my family out to dinner and it comes out pretty even," says Paul Howard, a manager-instructor at Café Laura, a restaurant run by college students at Pennsylvania State University in University Park, Pa.

News Cellar - Startup / Entrepreneurship

What Makes Entrepreneurs Entrepreneurial?

April 16th, 2006 by Matt Inglot

A comment from helpful reader Siddiq on my Barriers to Entrepreneurship post points out Effectuation - a very interesting site studying entrepreneurship. And on that interesting site is an interesting article titled “What Makes Entrepreneurs Entrepreneurial?“.

The article aims to analyze the thought process of the entrepreneur and distinguish this unique breed from a regular manager. It is based around the concept of “Effectual Reasoning” which is defined to be the inverse of “Casual Reasoning”. The main distinguishing factor is that instead of the casusal reasoning approach of “thinking of the best way to solve a problem given a set of means”, effectual reasoning “thinks of goals that can be acheived given a set of means”.

“All entrepreneurs begin with three categories of means: (1) Who they are – their traits, tastes and abilities; (2) What they know – their education, training, expertise, and experience; and, (3) Whom they know – their social and professional networks. Using these means, the entrepreneurs begin to imagine and implement possible effects that can be created with them. Most often, they start very small with the means that are closest at hand, and move almost directly into action without elaborate planning.” Saras D. Sarasvathy, University of Washington


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