Archive for April, 2011

Nature vs Nurture

Friday, April 22nd, 2011

Causation of Cancer: Nature vs. Nurture

The debate over nature vs. nurture continues. A study published on July 13 in the New England Journal of Medicine examines to what degree cancer is caused by heredity, and to what extent it is caused by environmental influences. (more…)

5 Rules for Food Safety at the Beach

Friday, April 15th, 2011

Providing meals and snacks in vacation cooking environments can be challenging. Whether you have a mini-kitchen at the old beach house, a campfire and cooler, or a hotel room with no refrigerator, you must be aware of dangers of poor food handling.

Hot weather, less-than-optimal storage conditions and food-handling mistakes can make a stomachache part of your vacation memories. Don?t take chances with your family?s health. If you cannot be sure the vacation conditions will keep the food cold and safe, take along nonperishable items and budget for meals out. Food poisoning is no day at the beach. (more…)

B2 Awards Post 5

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

This gutsy move has essentially turned NECX, the retailer, into NECX, the buyer’s agent. The company has escaped the disin-termediation squeeze, focusing its attention on making the experience of purchasing computer products online better and easier than in the real world. The strategy has paid off in retaining customers. NECX’s electronic customer loyalty statistics are impressive; according to the company, 75 percent of orders come from repeat cus-tomers, while half of all first-time buyers buy again within 12 months. (more…)