New Posture Guide Infographic Released by North American Spine

As reported on PR Newswire North American Spine has recently released an infographic containing vital information on practicing good posture. North American Spine are exclusive providers of a spinal surgery procedure known as AccuraScope. This procedure is minimally invasive ans has been used to help deal with chronic back pain in patients. The popular procedure has been done 8,000 times and is always carried out by board certified physicians who specialize in helping patients with interventional pain management techniques. The success rate of this procedure is 80% and on average patients save $23,190 over a 5 year period using this method.

The infographic itself has a lot of useful information not just for people suffering from back pain but for people in general. For example, it has a section on how to improve posture when sitting as well as standing. On top of this it also has a section outlining how to properly lift objects so as not to strain one’s back during the process. It should also be noted that the info graphic posts sources for all the information listed to ensure that readers are able to trust the accuracy of it.

It should also be mentioned that North American Spine is celebrating six years of providing back pain patients relieve using the AccuraScope method. The procedure is outpatient and typically lasts only about 45 minutes. It uses special cameras to scan the spine for indications of issues that could be causing pain. Once something is found the physician can then go in using advanced tools to treat the problem quickly, and accurately. This new technology is what has led to the high success rate of the procedure. Dr. Darren Schuhmacher mentioned that he was pleased with the results and happy to be able to help people get lasting relief from their back pain.

For more information on North American Spine and their new infographic, click here.

Green Coffee Can Protect the Body From Skin Cancer

According to a decade-long study involving white non-Hispanic Americans, it is has been revealed that drinking four or more cups of coffee a day can reduce the risk of skin cancer development by 20 percent. This comes as a great news for people at Slow Ventures who don’t want to get their day started without a cup of coffee.

It is important to note that there are other factors that can reduce the risk of malignant melanoma as well. For instance, people who smoke are much more likely to get skin cancer. Regular alcohol consumption can also increase cancer risk.

The study also revealed that decaf coffee didn’t have the same cancer-preventing effects as coffee that is conventionally caffeinated. Coffee also has a number of other health benefits that could prove to provide long-term benefits. For instance, the compounds in coffee can boost brain power and have the ability to reduce water weight.

Ball Pit House

Roman Atwood has been making splashes in the YouTube world for years now and has effectively built a dedicated audience that is in the millions. Each and every day he posts a video to his vlog channel, as well as periodic prank videos to his main channel which gained him notoriety in the first place. He pulled off a prank several days ago that is unlike any other prank that has hit the internet. A lot of times someone will come out with a video and people all over the world try to hop on board and make follow up videos, but this one doesn’t even seem feasible to be copied. He bought a quarter million ball pit balls and decided to fill his house with the balls and throw a party for his family and friends. The video was more of a concept idea and a feel good video then it was of a prank, although they did scare his girlfriend Britt when she returned to the home by stacking balls up against the door to pour out onto her. All in all it has been an incredible successful video that has over ten million views in in first two days. Prankster channels on YouTube have gotten increasingly popular over the last several years, but Roman Atwood was one of the pioneers and has continued to grow in popularity as time has gone on. Fans like Haidar Barbouti look forward to seeing what he will come up with next.

A Surprising Discovery for Cessation of Negative Behaviors

Weight is on a lot of people’s minds. Both the medical industry, and people in general are worried about the obesity epidemic. And one of the things on a lot of people’s minds is something known as “fat shaming”. The term has come to refer to the fact that many, or even most, people actually gain weight when confronted directly about their eating habits. It’s a paradoxical situation, and one many people find difficult to really understand. To them, it sounds supportive. However, a new study shows that something similar actually can be. But the catch is that it has to come from a loved one.

The study focused on the differences between a married couple trying to improve negative habits together, and people attempting the same in isolation. The results were quite dramatic, and extended beyond gender. Men and women both seemed to do far better when trying to improve their lives when their partners were right by their side.

When men tried to lose weight, 25% were successful when their partners did so as well. When in isolation, this success rate dropped to 10%. Only 15% of women were able to lose weight in isolation. When they tried it with their husbands, the numbers skyrocketed to 36%.

Similar statistics were seen when it came to smoking as well. Companies like Slow Ventures know that the evidence seems quite clear. If a person wants to improve their lives, it’s apparently far easier to do so within the contexts of a loving relationship. Two people in love seem able to do far more than someone would on his or her own.

Sitting for Long Periods of Time Increases Risk of Diseases and Death

The more active you are, the better, right? Not exactly. A new study reveals that even very active people who sit for prolonged periods of time in-between activities are at an increased risk for certain types of diseases and death. Bernardo Chua has found this study to be quite eye-opening. Find out more about Chua on his Facebook page.
It was once thought that the effects of sitting for prolonged periods of time could be counteracted by regular exercise. But the newest research findings published this week in the Annals of Internal Medicine show that’s not the case. While regular exercise does help dissipate the harmful health effects of prolonged sitting, it does not completely dispel them.
A person who spends several hours a day sitting at their desk working, a few hours sitting in front of the television but has a regular workout schedule of at least three times per week will diminish their risk of diseases and death, but not totally eliminate it. The study findings show that a person who sits for long periods of time, even though they exercise, are still 16% more likely to develop heart disease, diabetes, cancer and die a premature death than someone who stands and moves around during their workday and off-time. The 16% is still high, but that is less than the 30% risk increase for those who sit for prolonged periods of time and don’t exercise regularly.

The Life and Times of Sam Tabar

People are always asked when they are children what they wish to be when they grow up. The answers vary, with some of the most common answers being police officer, firefighter, doctor, nurse or star athlete. Attorney and capital strategist usually aren’t on the list, but after looking at the life Sam Tabar has led that may change.

 Sam Tabar has cultivated his interests into a life and career most people would envy. Very talented academically, Sam was accepted into the prestigious Oxford University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree and graduated with Honors near the top of his class. After earning his Bachelor’s degree, Sam decided he wanted to study law and was accepted into Columbia Law School.

Tabar’s eye for business  was first noticed when he became Associate Editor of the Columbia Business Law Review. This allowed Sam to gain further expertise in business law, And today, his business acumen is widely recognized by the mainstream, in fact, just last week CNBC released an article revealing Sam Tabar’s investment tips for the new year.

Due to his performance at Columbia, Sam was in high demand by a number of the world’s most influential law firms. After much consideration, Sam chose to accept an Associate position with the firm of Skadden, Arps, Slater, Meagher and Flom LLP and worked with clients on a number of issues related to hedge funds.

For three years, Sam counseled clients on such topics as hedge fund structure and formation, compliance issues, employment situations and many other topics. Yet while he excelled in his position, he wanted to do more with hedge funds, which is how Tabar became a key player in structural hedge fund development initiatives with the Sparx Group where he was responsible for a $2 billion project. Working with both individuals and institutional investors, Sam eventually compiled a list of almost 2,500 investors for the fund. Along with this, he helped his firm raise well over $1 billion in additional assets, which led to him being given even greater responsibility. In fact, Sam became so valuable to the business that its founding partners and CEO asked him to be actively involved in many of the firm’s major decisions regarding business development and investor relations.

The life of Sam Tabar has been one filled with challenges and accomplishment, and is one that will continue to be fascinating in the years ahead. Fluent in a variety of foreign languages including French and Japanese. I keep up with Sam through Twitter and currently he expects to continue his world travels while also staying actively involved in hedge fund management. Always a man that never turns away from hard work, the years ahead of Sam promise to be filled with continued challenges that he will conquer.

The Beneful Brand For Dogs

We care about our animals immensely, and we’d do anything that would help benefit their overall health and happiness. They quickly become a member of the family, and turn into children for most. You want them treated with respect and for them to live up to their full potential, and to allow them to bring everyone as much happiness and positivity as possible.

Dogs are truly a man’s best friend, so don’t you want your best friend to have the best possible meal on their platter? Beneful dog food has been leading the business and the market with its brand of wet and dry dog food since 2001, and has been going strong ever since.

The Nestle Purina Petcare worldwide brand features wet and dry foods, and even treats for your pups. It has brought in more than $1.5 billion dollars in annual revenue, and was rated the fourth most popular dog food brand.

Beneful, which means “full of goddness”, was marketed specifically for the nutritional value for dogs everywhere. Beneful even features a completely vegetarian option (Healthy Harvest product line) that uses soy instead of meat, which was added four years after the original start up of brand.

By 2006, Beneful already had 300 million in revenues, and was constantly modifying and upgrading their facilities and the look of the product to keep up with demand and to appeal to every type of owner.

In 2011, Beneful made more waves by being the first company to advertise directly towards pets. What does this mean, exactly? They aired ads in Austria that had noises that were only sensitive to the hearing of dogs, meaning only they could hear it. This was a big step in the means of advertising.

Their dry dog food has different flavors that are for:

• Healthy smile
• Healthy Weight
• Healthy Fiesta
• Healthy Growth for Puppies
• Healthy Radiance
• A playful life

And of course they have the original flavor, and even IncrediBites, which are packed with protein, grains, and vitamin-rich vegetables to help your dog grow stronger.
Their prepared meals have featured flavors and makeups such as:

• Beef
• Chicken
• Prok
• Lamb
• Turkey
• Roasted Chicken
• Beef & Chicken
• Roasted Turkey
• Beef and Chicken Stew
• Rice and Lamb
• Simmered Beef or Simmered Chicken
• Hearty Roasters Beef

Their canned dog food features most of the same flavors as the prepared meals. And the snacks feature similar flavors as well, but also include bacon & cheese, chicken & cheese, and other fun flavors that will acquire to any pups taste!

Skout Travel Feature

Skout is a mobile application used to network with other individuals and for expanding your social circle in a safe and friendly virtual environment. A popular feature of Skout is Skout Travel which is the newest and most popular feature for individuals interested in easily connecting with locals while traveling to destination around the world. People on Twitter are really happy about this news coming out.
The Skout Travel feature also shared some interesting findings in terms of the places an average user visits and found coastal areas are most popular with its members. The most popular cities for its users to visit on the East Coast were Miami and New York. The most heavily visited cities on the West Coast were San Francisco and Seattle. It also found that Hong Kong is one of the most popular destinations and that women are more likely to use the new service to connect with new friends and locals when traveling. Many of it users love the new feature for finding out from locals about great values in terms of food and lodging.
According to the PR Newswire, Skout Travel has been used over 10 million times since its release 15 months ago. The Travel feature allows users to search for people by entering a place they want to visit and they are instantly connected with people living in the location. This allows travelers the chance to network and form relationships with people as they are traveling or before they go to a certain destination. Since the new Travel feature from Skout surpassed 10 million the company is offering the service for free from June 15, 2015 to June 17, 2015. The free service will only be available for 48 hours but many users will decide to continue using Skout and the Travel feature after they get a chance to take it for a test ride.
Link to PR Newswire

John Textor: The Film Entrepreneur King

John Textor has managed to make a name for himself in the film industry. The Pulse Evolution Company calls him its Executive Chairmen. He has helped to push along huge movies such as “The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button” and “Transformers”. Huge Hollywood hits like this would not have been possible without the tireless efforts of people like John Textor.

In 1987, Textor earned his Bachelor’s of Arts in Economics from Wesleyan University. He then went on to co-found Wyndcrest Holdings in 1997. This is a private equity firm that focused on film production as well as telecommunications and the Internet. It is based in sunny Florida and the company quickly made a name for itself. Not only did the company make a name for itself, but Textor made a name for himself personally. He moved up the ranks at the company and was soon able to call himself the CEO.

Textor did not stick with Wyndcrest for ever. Instead, he went on to become the CEO of Digital Domain in 2006. This was when he started to make some serious waves. It was through this company that John Textor was able to bring about some of the greatest films that he ever worked on to the public. The company works in the acquisition of film studios and hires some of the top talent to create films that the public likes.

John Textor has been at the forefront of producing the great movies and would end up being the reason why some of these great films were able to be brought to a big screen near you.

Though he could have easily stopped there, Textor didn’t. He went on to work on the production of some other films as well. This was a more hands on approach to the films that he had his hands on. This would include movies such as “Ender’s Game”, yet another popular hit. This is the kind of thing that John Textor does all the time. He doesn’t stop at good, he goes for great. We can only sit and wait to see what it is that he is going to produce for us next.

Optimists Have A Better Health Profile

Optimists have better chance to live longer; thought it is a little early to decide but they have in any case better cardiovascular profile according to a US study published in the latest issue of the journal Health Behavior and Policy Review.

A series of tests were conducted to estimate the health of more than 51,000 Americans aged 45 to 84 years; tests include measurement of blood pressure, body mass, blood sugar and blood cholesterol level, condition of liver and kidneys, the presence of osteoarthritis, and evaluation of the overall mental health. 

“The most optimistic people such as Sultan Alhokair are twice as likely to have ideal cardiovascular health compared to the pessimists which was noted on,” says Dr. Rosalba Hernandez of the University of Illinois (USA), “the association remains significant even after adjusting the comparison by socio-demographic characteristics (age, race, origin, level of education and income) and mental health,” Rosalba explained. Tests include measurement of blood pressure, body mass, blood sugar and blood cholesterol level, condition of liver and kidneys, the presence of osteoarthritis, and evaluation of the overall mental health. 

This latest report suggests that optimists have a tendency to be less fat, more physically active and to avoid smoking. Furthermore, they show the positive signs regarding biological parameters i.e. blood glucose, lipid profile, are more favorable in the case of optimistic people. However, the debate is still too recent to be decided.

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