News Cellar - Startup / Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurs jumpstart business on Web

1/3/2009 6:54 PM
By: Bonnie Gonzalez / News8 Austin

Jill Clark and Mandi DuPuy, owners of Two Green Moms.

Some of the Internet's biggest Web sites and most powerful companies were once nothing more than a few big dreams in a small garage or a bedroom. It's the garage-to-greatness approach and some local entrepreneurs are doing just that. They're turning their passions into profits in this sluggish economy.

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Jill Clark and Mandi DuPuy know the advantage of running a business online.

"Especially in these economic times, it's a great opportunity to run an online business, compared to actually having a storefront," entrepreneur Clark said.

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Personal Growth - Health

Report urges study of cell phone health effects

Could wireless devices harm children or pregnant women, U.S. experts ask

Reuters
Fri., Jan. 18, 2008

WASHINGTON - Researchers should study more children and pregnant women in trying to figure out if cell phones or other wireless devices could damage health, the U.S. National Research Council advised on Thursday.

A few studies have indicated a possible link between mobile telephone use and brain tumors, although far more show no connection. But because wireless devices have become almost ubiquitous, researchers wants to ensure their safety.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration asked the National Research Council to recommend some future lines of study. The Council, which advises Congress and the federal government on scientific matters, held a meeting of experts including engineers and biologists and has now released the full report.

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Personal Growth - Health

Overcoming Metabolic Syndrome

Article Date: 11 Jan 2008 - 3:00 PST

Metabolic syndrome, a collection of related abnormalities like hypertension, obesity, insulin resistance, and excess cholesterol, poses a major risk for developing heart disease and diabetes. Individuals with a genetic predisposition to high cholesterol (familial hyperlipidemia or FH) can be especially vulnerable to metabolic syndrome, but researchers have now found that blocking the enzyme stearoyl-CoA desaturase-1 (SCD1), which helps synthesize unsaturated fatty acids, greatly improves the profile of FH-mice affected by metabolic syndrome.

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Personal Growth - Life

Do you make these 10 mistakes in a conversation?

Can you improve your conversation skills? Certainly.

It might take a while to change the conversation habits that's been ingrained throughout your life, but it is very possible.

To not make this article longer than necessary let's just skip right to some common mistakes many of us have made in conversations. And a couple of solutions.

Not listening
Ernest Hemingway once said:

"I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen."

Don't be like most people. Don't just wait eagerly for your turn to talk. Put your own ego on hold. Learn to really listen to what people actually are saying.

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