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August 26, 2017

Drinking and Heart Disease
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You may have heard that drinking moderate amounts of alcohol protects against heart disease. But recent research reveals that may not be the case. Then, do you ever visit online political message boards? They are often filled with nasty comments. A recent study has fascinating findings about people who post on message boards.
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Drinking May Not Protect Your Heart
Many people believe that having a glass of wine with dinner -- or moderately drinking any kind of alcohol -- will protect them from heart disease. However, Tim Stockwell, Ph.D., Director of the Center for Addictions Research at the University of Victoria, British Columbia has conducted a series of studies that he believes cast doubt on that thinking. He outlined several issues that many researchers fail to factor into their studies.
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Trolling Online
With incivility in American public and political discourse increasingly in the spotlight, Justin Knoll, sociology doctoral student at the University of Arizona conducted a study that found that people's tolerance to incivility impacts the degree to which they participate in politics, especially online. He noted that people who most engage in online political discussions are five times more likely to vote.
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Why You Need a Mentor
Ken Blanchard, management expert and co-author of more than 60 books, including The One Minute Manager" and "One Minute Mentoring: How to Find and Work With a Mentor--And Why You'll Benefit from Being One explained why it is more critical than ever to seek out a mentor for career advancement. He said older workers can also benefit from seeking out a younger mentor for help with technology. He also talked about the positive aspects of mentoring to both parties. He also offered advice on how to locate a mentor.
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